Tuesday, August 20, 2013

It's Your Birthday...And I'll Celebrate!

Ladies and gentlemen. I'm not quite sure all of you have heard, but today the Toddfather turns the big 4-0!!! And what better way to say happy birthday than showing off recent purchases of the Mr. Helton on the blog named after him.

Normally, I like to save my most awesome buys for last to build up the suspense, but this time I'm gonna have to break routine. 

When I started collecting Series One, I was unsure if Todd would make the cut, so I vowed to myself that I would try to pick up at least one Camo and one Pink parallel of any body from the set. A few months ago, I added a Miguel Montero Camo, and all I needed was a Pink. Well, I got it!!!

Numbered 35/50!!! I'm beyond stocked. Upon finding this beauty in my mailbox, I promptly messaged a picture to Ashley exclaiming my excitement. This card and the next came from a Sportlots order. (I love that site!) Check it out.

I went from zero to two parallels in the matter of two days. Now, I just need 120 more...I kid, just 23.

If you thought those were sweet, you're right! And so is this one.

Believe it or not, but this is my first "full-size" A&G Relic. It just happens to be the birthday boy. Throw in a purple pinstripe, and there, my friends, is a great way to celebrate the Toddfather's Over the Hill party. 

Although Todd went 0-4 with an error, I declare any day I can show off new Helton pick-ups a huge success!

Maybe I should celebrate all my PC birthdays this way? I'll get right on it.

Monday, August 5, 2013

A House-Sitting Surprise

If you house-sit for someone, you normally either get paid or they bring you back a surprise. There can be other surprises involved in house-sitting, especially if they have to small dogs that are confined for most of the day. That was the case as I house-sat for my parents as they took a trip with my aunt and uncle up to Chicago. (Note: My uncle, bless his sole, is a life-long Cubs fan. No offense, Tom.)

Anyway, my parents asked me to stay with their puppies as my little brother did the same for my aunt and uncle. While I did come home to some puppy surprises, the best gift was the one for sitting on the dogs and the house.

You see, my parents didn't only go to Wrigley. On their way home, the stopped at the Louisville Slugger factory and brought this back for me.

Awesome, right? Now, let's zoom in.

Even more AWESOME!!! But that's not all...

And zoom in...

Freaking sweet.

Finally, even though my mom is a big baseball fan, she cares nothing for the Cubs. It just so happens they went on a giveaway night. What did they get, you ask?

Even though we barely know him as a North-sider, Kyuji Fujikawa got his own Bobblehead Night. 

Personal opinion, of course, but I think the payment was definitely worth the Doggy Duty. Don't you?