Saturday, September 27, 2014

I've Been Away For A While

The title says it pretty well. I've been gone. There's been a lot of stuff going on in my life. On Sunday, I found out that the girlfriend, Jenn, of my best friend and old roommate had passed away from brain cancer. The next day, I learned that the woman who helped guide me back to Christ, Mosa, had passed away after routine back surgery. On Wednesday I drove up to Omaha for Jenn. The rosary was that night and the funeral and mass was Thursday. I drove back yesterday and got in late. My plan was to get up this morning and go to Mosa's funeral.

And that's where I am ashamed of myself. I woke up this morning and tried to get ready. However, I became overwhelmed with emotion and sadness thinking of Mosa. I began bawling like a baby. I couldn't make myself go to the funeral because I couldn't fathom seeing her for the last time. I don't know what I am going to say to her husband, Bob.

Anyway, enough of my pity party. A while back, I read an article on Sports Collector about Omaha Sports Cards, so I decided to drop in yesterday before I left town. The plan was to grab a box of 2014 Bowman Chrome, but his shipment hadn't arrived. So I bought a few packs of 2014 Heritage Minors.

I came away with a couple parallels and an auto.

Oddly, both of the black parallels are numbered 95 of 105. I wonder if all boxes are like that?

Anyway, all three cards are for trade, preferably for some Rangers from the same set. However, I'll consider any offers that are made. I hope everyone has been well in my absence!


  1. Sorry to hear about your loss. Cancer is a bitch as my family has been affected by it as well. On a side note, nice cards

  2. Hang in there, Judson. Things will get better.

    That is odd about the parallels both having the same serial number.

  3. Ashamed for being human? Nah, man. Loss hurts and stinks. No shame in loving someone.