Friday, July 7, 2017

The Analog Kid

  Eric, aka AnalogKid, sent me a private message at The Trading Card Database last Friday, announcing that I had won his Free Card Friday! give-away. I did not know there was such a thing, so imagine my surprise at being told I had won!

  The packet arrived with goodies from my TCD want list, and some Beatles cards I did not know existed until Eric brought them to my attention. Cool dude, this AnalogKid!

 Below are some of the baseball card highlights that the AnalogKid checked off my want list.

  I needed a 2nd copy of Jacoby Ellsbury's 2017 Opening Day card to complete my Yankees Opening Day set. His first card went into my Native American Players collection. I don't normally seek Yankees cards, unless it's for a player collection, but I do keep the Yankees that come my way because they are Zipper's 2nd favorite team. 

  In an alternate universe, Micheal Jordan is the world's greatest baseball player and he sucks at basketball.


 These next two cards are my absolute favorite Gypsy Queen Design! My first two 2017 Gypsy Queen Cub cards. 


The grand prize for me? 

Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks. 

  Thank you Eric! I am off to add your name to The Beatles Honor Roll now.

Wishing a great day to you all!


  1. What's better than free cards? Free cards you didn't even know you earned! That Ellsbury "lightning butt" card is destined to be a modern classic.

  2. Lightning butt, lol, I had not thought of that, but now that you mention it, it is better than thunder butt!

  3. I'm curious - How big is you Native American ballplayer collection? I remember when Ellsbury came up in Boston it was noteworthy, and I don't recall another Native American making it to the Majors since. It's an excellent idea for a collection!

  4. Oh my collection on baseball cards is very small. -Two different Ellsbury cards so far. I started collecting baseball cards last summer, and the native Americans on baseball cards idea came to me only a few months ago.

    That Opening Day Ellsbury was the first card I acquired for the collection. I had collected native Americans on postcards for years, and it's weird that it took me so long to think of it with the baseball cards. I'm getting old. :D

    This link is what I use as a master list.-