My mailbox has started to bulge with the fruits of the second annual Trade Me Anything!, and it's time to showcase the goods. The kickoff trade comes from Sam, a Minnesota resident.
Giving: 2008 Topps Updates & Highlights Ring of Honor Darryl Strawberry #MRH-DS
Getting: 1971 Topps #456 Bob Meyer and #493 Dave May, Brewers Racing Sausage "I Ran the Bases at Miller Park!" Magnet
* I got two Brewers that weren't traded to me through Trade Me your Brewers
* The sausage magnet (a term applied to only the West Allis-y of women around these parts (Milwaukee residents will knowingly chuckle at that one)) reminds me of many great events involving extra access to stadium facilities. While I have not actually run the bases at Miller Park, I did get the chance to do so at County Stadium sometime in the late 1980s. Today, that feat is reserved for citizens not old enough to drive.
What I have done, however, is participate in the Sausage Race, a 5-kilometer fun run/walk that begins in the center field parking lot, takes you around the perimeter of Brew Crew-owned territory, and even jaunts you through a tunnel leading into the stadium, onto the warning track, past both dugouts, and back out again before the final mile. This summer I was able to complete this race in 25:25, not a great time, but good enough considering that I didn't cross the starting line until well after the race was underway. Then this past August I completed another 5k in 24:06. I am definitely not built for distance running, but I will beat any card blogger in a 100-meter dash. Anyone who wishes is welcome to come to Milwaukee and make a proposition bet for a pack or even a box of cards. Wooooo! (-Ric Flair)
*The only thing I can think of is the Great Clips corporate logo on the bottom. I can't tell you how many pieces of sports clothing I own but do not wear because of errant corporate branding. How can I communicate my love of the Marquette Warri-...er, I mean, Golden Eagles without intimating that I shop at Piggly Wiggly Supermarket? There's got to be a way There..must...be..a...way.
Oh yeah, and for anyone who was following this last year, the fun backgrounds are back.