Sunday was the end to a disappointing season. But it may also be the end of an era. The Captain Jason Varitek may have played his last game as a Red Sox. I was happy to see the farewell he got when leaving the field during Sunday's game. I was of course watching from home but I still gave him a standing-o and made my kids do the same.
There is a possibility he comes back though as a backup. It depends on what comes of signing V-Mart. If Martinez signs than that will be the end of the Varitek era with Salty in the wings. (I spent two seasons calling Daisuke Matsuzaka Dice-K because I couldn't spell his name, wonder how long this one will take me) If V-Mart goes to another team than Tek is back for another year.
The 2010 Upper Deck Varitek came from Gordon who sends me surprise packages from time to time. I post a few of them but lots of them don't get posted. He is a Red Sox collector also and I can rarely find anything to send him in return that he doesn't already have.
Gordon helped fill out a bunch of my junk wax era cards with his latest package.
The last 87 Fleer I needed.
The last 92 Fleer I needed
The last 93 Donruss I needed.
All in all he knocked out about 6 team sets that I only needed a few cards for and a slew of other cards I didn't have yet. The last package I sent was the first time what I sent was heavier than what I received. If you add up all the cards we have traded though I am seriously behind. Thanks again Gordon