Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Writer's Journey Presents Redfest 2010!!!

I'm not planning on getting a lot of Christmas presents this year. I don't mean that I'm not buying presents (with two kids plus seven nephews and nieces, if I said this, I'd be in deep trouble), I mean that I don't expect to be getting ANY presents for Christmas this year. And quite frankly, I'm okay with that. Tight times financially for everyone means really having to think about who to shop for Xmas. I have my health, a house, food on the table, and other things that make me grateful for what I have, (but in the event that I do get something, I'll of course be grateful and kindly accept).

With that said, on Friday, mixed in with the usual bills, junk mail, and coupons, was an envelope from friend of the blog, and the Writer's Journey's own, Jason Carter. As you recall, he went to the Redsfest a few weeks ago, and was able to snag a few extra cards from the Topps Redsfest set. In said envelope were the following four cards:

Hey, aren't these supposed to be from 2010???

After looking at scan after scan, it's nice to get an up close look regarding how the 2010 design looks in real life. This does give me something to look forward to come January when the real stuff goes live.

Thanks Jason, I appreciate the gift. To anyone else who went to Redsfest was able to get extra cards of the other four players (Brandon Phillips, Ryan Hanigan, Joey Votto, Drew Stubbs), if you're interested in helping me complete this eight-card set, please drop me a line.

On an unrelated note, I know that the Pirates, Twins, Cardinals, Braves, and Orioles are going to have their own FanFests soon too. If anybody who reads this blog plans on going to any of these and other fan conventions, and there are Topps cards being given away, please let me know so we can get them spotlighted on the blog. Bonus and gratuitous recognition if you'd be willing to send these cards to me. Thanks in advance.


JayBee Anama


Anonymous said...

I'm glad they arrived safely.

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Orioles Magic said...

I'll be at the O's FanFest but they have never given away card sets in the past. If they do, you will get the hookup.

GOGOSOX60 said...

I was very curious to see these 2010 Topps cards that I won a bid for the 8 card complete set on E Bay for 99 cents. What I like about these cards are the stock is not over done with gloss and no foil. Now will the real base set 2010 Topps cards be just like these??

I like the cards very much from the 8 cards I have. Should be a nice set to collect!!
Bring on the new cards!

Brady James said...

I'm going to my first TwinsFest this year, I don't know if they have anything, but if they do, I'll get you a set.