Today's mailbox brings the reward of being in a pick 'em contest from Johnny's Trading Post..
First I have to say that I wasn't a good participating member of this contest, having forgotten that I'd actually agreed to being in it.
My health kept me out of touch, and I didn't even know the game had started.
Johnny sent out an S.O.S. for me, and defgav hit me up with a Twitter message to find out if I was still around, and I thank him for that.
Upon getting myself back into the game I was able to chose #11.
My pick, which luckily went without being stolen by another player in the game, resulted in this amazing card!
I don't know how many times over the past few year that I've come across blogs that have featured baseball cards that I never knew existed, and this card qualifies in that category.
I also didn't realizehow big the card was...it's like getting an oversized postcard.
My team, the Detroit Tigers, have appeared in 11 World Series over their 118 year of playing baseball in the American League, and have won the World's Championship 4 times, 1935, 1945, 1968, and 1984.
In 1945, World War II was winding down with the defeat of Nazi Germany in May of 1945, and as the summer of baseball continued into the summer, the Tigers got back there premier power hitter, Hank Greenberg, on July 1st.
The team rode the back of Hammerin' Hank to the A.L. Pennant, and a triumph over the Cubs in the Series.
Thanks again to Johnny for the contest, and the great card, it's very much appreciated, that's for sure.
Play Ball! 🐯⚾️🇺🇸