Dateline: January Fifth. It's the last day of my New Years vacation. For the past eight days, I've been trudging around Japan, buying baseball cards, seeing sights, and eating food. And the day before, I hiked about 13 kilometers. But on this day, my plan was to have a great time with Kenny hitting up Nagoya's four card shops.
While we made it to all four shops (you can read a little bit about it on Kenny's post), I'd like to share a small, small sliver of the massive pile of cards he unloaded on me first thing that morning.
You see, there were two large bags in his hand for me. One full of snacks - American chips (Doritos, Cheetos, Sun Chips, Fritos, Lays), Airheads, and candy canes. The other full of boxes of cards. Kenny bought a bunch of boxes of cards while he was living here, and he's unloaded his extras on me a couple times now.
I'm not complaining. Just sifting through piles of cards can be a great way to stay in shape... er, spend an afternoon. How much time have I "wasted" pulling cards from dime and quarter boxes at shows in the US? And there were many cards in the stacks that I could use. Kenny also included some more recent cards.
I scanned a little over 60 cards in the end, which was just a drop in the bucket. Here's that sampling.
Kenny has said that he's dumping cards on me that I don't need. And yes, I have a bunch of cards left that are just taking up space. But my collection got some help and I really enjoyed sorting through the cards! So thanks, Kenny, for all the awesomeness you left with me as I departed Nagoya!
And it was great getting to catch up with you! I have to go through my stuff to find those (very few) cards I have for you to send to New York.