Monthly Archives: October 2012

This is a picture of who, exactly?

My dad is a twin.  An old picture of him and his brother has the following unsigned note on the back:  “The one on the left is me, I think.” So we don’t know who wrote the note and even … Continue reading

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Kotter #8 – the merits of anger

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – the text of an old silk-screened panel that was given to me … Continue reading

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High-fiving Johnny Bower

Johnny Bower was at my Sobey’s this weekend.  It’s always fun to see him out and about because he’s always got a smile on his face and he’s always gracious to the people who approach him to say hello.  It’s … Continue reading

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Seeking ’59s, finding ’58s

When I finished my last project, I really wasn’t in the mood to start another one.   In theory, I should have just moved on to 1962-63 Topps and Parkhurst since they’re next in line, but neither set is really all … Continue reading

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Not buying it

I’m still not bent out of shape over the lockout.  My nascent soccer/football fandom is keeping me busy enough and there’s no point in being upset over things I don’t control.  The lockout will end when it ends and if … Continue reading

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Not the man I thought he was

I’ve had this card for 27 years, almost 28.  I pulled it myself (and probably another dozen exactly like it) from a wax pack and regarded it while eating the plastic-like, shatter-prone, vaguely dangerous powdered gum-like substance that inexplicably came … Continue reading

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Let the abusing of Rick St. Croix begin!

“Welcome, Rick, to the Toronto Maple Leafs coaching staff.  Please affix this rather large target to your back – no, no, the back – the one on the chest is for the players.  Oh, I see, that’s just permanently embedded … Continue reading

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