There are only two truisms that are relevant for all walks of life:
1. Don't walk in the same rhythm as the music you're listening to.
2. A scanner and a blogger have an estranged, conflicted relationship.
Everything else is just details.
This was a group break from long ago from the gentleman at Community Gum when they decided to venture into what many collectors have dubbed "The Dead Zone". For many, this was the period after high school, before nostalgia, and after too much money being spent on late night billiards and road trips through unexplored towns. My "Dead Zone" was intermittent from 1999-2007 with some much needed breaths in 2001. Luckily, one of the sets I had pursued was in the group break, 2001 Fleer Platinum RC. So I joined the plunge into the foray of Fleer and feasted upon the decidedly unformidably filling filet of Phillies (the Phillies were a bad team then; the most exciting player was Bobby Abreu for awhile. What does that say? He never ever smiled.)
These guys definitely disagree about the Thome thing. This Abreu card was from a set named after Ted Williams's nickname.
It was a fun group break to watch the contents be revealed. Until next time, having different playlists for walking and running around is my advice.