Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

I mailed this 8x10 to Clayton Richard toward the end of the 2012 season.  I got it back two weeks ago.  Wondering what the longest you have ever gone between sending something out and getting it back.  Believe it or not this is not the longest for me.  Kurt Bevacqua once took 3 years to get a baseball back to me.  Several players have taken a couple of years to send cards back and we had moved a couple of times. Luckily I have friends who have lived in the same house for thirty years or more so I used them for a return address and they get my returned mail.  Better than it sitting in a dead letter office somewhere.

Clayton Richard has been one of my favorite Padres since coming over in the Jake Peavy trade.  He has had a couple of good seasons and a not so good one and an injury filled one.  He is currently a free agent whom I hope will return to Petco Park.

I have gotten overwhelmed once again by the hobby, even though their is only one company making baseball, sorry I don't recognize the logoless gentlemen from Panini, they make too much stuff that is just the same design over and over with just a small difference.  Right now I am going to concentrate on my Heritage team sets, Padrographs and Jeff Pendergraph Christmas cards.  Oh and any new Bip Roberts cards.  Travis "Punk Rock Paint" Peterson, soon to be father is now the holder of the Gospel of Bip.  I also spend a lot of time on my other blog, Readerman.us, where I review everything I read.  Last year I read 136 books, not hard when you have a one hour commute each way. I hope to be back on a more regular basis at least once a week.