Even though I'm deeply involved in the baseball playoffs, I'm also an avidly involved hockey fan. As the second round of the league championship series come to an end, there is less and less baseball every day.
What is a baseball fan to do that tries to watch three games at once every day in order to fill his time? Well, turn to the next best thing that happens on weekday nights....and in this case, for me, it would be turn to the sport that bleeds winter.
Where I live though has no true winter, so when December comes around, I stand in front of the cold room at work to get into the hockey mood.
But it;s only October now, so it feels like they should be skating on leaves instead of ice.
Baseball card season is a different story. It's never not baseball card season. There seems to be so many sets released at the end of the year.....does it never end? I will never finish the Phillies collector checklist! The shame...the horrrrrrrrrror!
Oh well, to cope I decided to get some hockey cards to remind me of simpler times....when strapping on goalie pads on an ice covered driveway and purposefully sliding on them into people's knees was considered good defense.
Check out these rookies from five years ago. This was a box set of 2007-2008 Upper Deck Rookie Class....I have a weakness for box sets, they're all boxed up and ready to sort, and there's never a missing number. I like when the numbers go in order; it makes me feel all happy inside, like the time when I realized how rally caps actually work had nothing to do with the hat.
Ok, for real....here's the cards.
I still feel warm.