The reason I haven't posted in a long time is I've been moving my family from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Rock Hill, South Carolina. It was a crazy move, a twelve-hour drive through the mountains, into a completely different climate. I packed an entire house into a single PODS unit, cancelling my second PODS and saving about $1500. Anyway, besides being a master of extreme Tetris, I'm now a southerner. The local team now, I guess, is those guys in Atlanta. So, I guess that makes me a Braves fan now?
Here's one of my favorite Braves cards in my collection that I've had for a while. The design is a bit lackluster--weird early 2000s digi-chic--but I love the jersey piece. It has some odd stitching showing through. I'm not sure what it is, but it's cool looking, and it's Maddux, The Professor, which is also my title now that I've moved down south, which is why I moved, for a really fantastic dream job.
But does that make me a Braves fan?
I'll still take an Inge auto over a sweet Maddux GU.
Or some Greenberg vintage, no matter how creased.
Even a Miggy jersey (thanks Adam over at Topps Baseball Fanatic) where he's wearing the wrong jersey, even when his giant contract swallowed his swing, I'm still always going to collect Tigers and be a Tigers fan.
But I'm all settled and ready for a crazy new semester down south.