Friday, September 18, 2015

Tennessee 2015 Football Schedule

I like pocket schedules of local teams, either professional or collegiate. Living in the Knoxville area I have the opportunity to obtain both.  Nothing spectacular about this one.  Dates and opponents  Rather bland photo of Neyland Stadium and fans.  I'll keep it.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Tennessee Smokies Military Card Set

On May 30, 2015, the Tennessee Smokies, along with Efficient Energy of Tennessee, had a promotion at the ballpark. As part of Salute To Heroes Night, the first 1,000 fans would receive a special military card set, featuring 30 East Tennessee veterans and their stories.  I didn't attend, but did trade some junk wax to a friend who did.  Here's a sample of the unnumbered cards.

To those who have served, or are serving in the military, thank you.

David A. Foraker

Seaman Morgan A. McNabb

Richard Quinn Phelps

Major Gary L. Taft

Melissa Watson

Monday, September 7, 2015

Tears of a Clown

1971 Topps
Jim Hickman (card # 175)
Several weeks ago a friend of mine, Jeff Archer, said that he was going to attend a card show in Cincinnati.  Would I like for him to help me with my 1971 Topps wantlist?  Sure!

He let me know that he was successful, mostly with dime box plunders.  We live on opposite sides of Knoxville and our paths didn't cross until last week when we both attended the final game of the Tennessee Smokies.

a few older Cubs enjoying the view at Smokies Park

We exchanged pleasantries, but more importantly we exchanged cash for cards. I came away with 56 cards. 54 cards that were on my wantlist, 1 dupe, and a Jeff Lewis card.

2000 Topps
Jeff Lewis (card # 294)
I thank Jeff for his friendship, but mostly for his willingness to be my card show proxy.  And his snarky attitude on Twitter.