For every season, there is a passage that a baseball fan must go through. In summer, it is uplifting hope; in autumn, it is crushing disappointment followed by uplifting hope; in winter, it is boredom, followed by uplifting hope, and in spring, it is uplifting hope followed by unceasing opening of baseball card packs.
I haven't been diligent enough in the unceasing opening of the packs this spring. I've skipped over the usual suspects in pursuit of other collecting needs. But like the pollen that inflames our bronchial tubes, it is a rite of spring that must be satiated, lest our collection dwindles and starts craving other more sinister pursuits to swell its ranks.
I ventured into the 2013 pack breaking era with a rack pack of the Heritage brand. For 3 reasons:
1) My quota of hatless player cards was yet unfulfilled
2)The 3 black bordered cards that come with each rack pack.
3) The joy of playing "spot the airbrush"
Here are the highlights:
Until the bug strikes again....