Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Something Quick, Something Game Used

Today I have a sick kid.  All my kids are different.  It's crazy that they are all raised exactly the same way by the same people and are soooo different.  Different in the way they act, their tastes, their looks, their moods, everything about them is different.  The only way they are alike is that they are all pretty smart, though even their smarts are different.  One of mine is is great at math, one is great at reading and writing, and the third is just in kindergarten so while I can tell she is smart it's hard to tell what is going to be her forte.  (as you can tell that writing thing didn't come from me)  All that said I have one kid that is A WHOLE LOT whinier that they other two. Guess which kid I get to stay home with?  Lucky me.  So I'm doing a quick one. 

Still battling the scanner.  It took like 10 minutes to edit this photo and it still looks off.  Somehow it got squished top to bottom but not left to right.  It's like an 8x8 now.  I'll get it right one of these days.

This is an 8x10 of Bill Virdon when he was the bench coach for the Astros in 1997.  How can it be 1997 when the little date at the bottom says 2008?  Well for starters he wasn't the bench coach in 2008.  More importantly is I have that shirt.  No I don't mean I have just a white Astros jersey from 1997 I mean I have "That Jersey".

I picked up this Game Used jersey earlier this year.  It is one of my three game used Virdon Jerseys.  Actually it was my 2nd, I got my 3rd afterwards.  Two Pirates and this Astros.  I just need a yankees and an Expos one now.  I'm always afraid to let one get past me because I'm afraid Topps will get hold of it and I will be chasing serial numbered Game Used parallels for years.  I'm going to frame them one day but I don't have any of them framed yet.  On every single one he signed the front of the jersey instead of the back by his number and I want it mounted with his nameplate showing. 


Mark Hoyle said...

Sweet jersey. Do you frame them?

AdamE said...

I haven't. I want one signed on his number then I'll frame that one. I've thought about making it to him and having him sign the back but it seems... petty.