Jesus it's been awhile. Luckily I'm done with school until September so that leaves me with months of free time. There's no longer any excuse for me to neglect my blog. Anyway onto my post.
One of my short term collecting goals was to get an original Norm Cash card. I went to a card show and found plenty of them, but being so close to Detroit the home town favorites are generally marked up in price so I refrained from purchasing it. It also didn't help that I blew all of my money on a couple vintage Maris's. Good ol' Stormin' Norman was, in my opinion, one of Detroit's best hitters. Back in '61 while Maris and Mantle were clobbering home runs, Cash led the league in hits and had his best season out of his 17 year career. He also had 22 doubles, 8 triples, and 41 home runs. He finished the season with a .361 batting average. By the time he retired in 1974 he amassed 1820 hits, 241 doubles, 41 triples, and 377 home runs. That's a pretty impressive career if I do say so myself.
While at work this past Friday, which was dead due to the law students graduating, I got to looking on the Topps Diamond Giveaway. I've redeemed 14 codes so far and the oldest card I've gotten was this.