Sunday, October 1, 2017

A Very Happy Birthday!

  Howdy y'all! A very happy birthday was had by yours truly. There are postcards, stamps, trading cards and baseballs to post about. All good stuff!

  As I write this post, I am watching the last Cubs game I'll see this year, unless they make it to the World Series. After the game, I think I will pull out the Halloween decorations and dress the apartment.

  Zip has really outdone herself with her selection of birthday gifts this year!  Let's take a look at some of the cool additions to my collections.  First up are the postcards. A complete set of the 2000 USPS pre-stamped Legends of Baseball postal cards. These are gorgeous! Oddly enough, this set is not found in the Trading Card Database.

  In 1988 Grenada issued a 9-sheet set of 81 Major League Baseball postage stamps. There were several PC hits for both Zip and I. Ernie Banks and Ozzie Smith being at the top of the lists. I do not have good images of the stamps so I'll forgo pics for now, except to make note of the Reds' Rose stamp.  

  A Pete Rose stamp had been printed on the original yellow sheet of stamps, but because he was uber naughty, authorities in the USA requested that the Rose stamp be removed. In compliance, Grenada replaced Rose's stamp with this non-stamp, which is what is found on my yellow sheet.

  I will share more baseball goodies in my next post. Thanks for reading!

TYZ ! 

Cubs finish season 92-70.