Angels Great Jim Fregosi has signed a lot of stuff for me over the years, he's great TTM, and didn't disappoint by signing his 1978 TCMA, 1968 Topps Deckle, and 1968 Topps Game cards in 17 days from his home in Florida.
Kevin Scot Flora (yes only one "t" in Scot) signed his 1992 Skybox, 1992 ProCards, and 1988 Grand Slam in 19 days from Mission Viejo, CA.
Flora played in the Angels system from 1987 to 1995 making it up to the big club in 1991 and 1995, and also with the Phillies in 1995 after he was traded with Russ Springer for Dave Gallagher.
He then was in the Mets system in 1996 and the Astros in 1997.
A reader named Kenny reached out and asked if I'd be interested in some Sega Japanese cards he had of some Angels. We corresponded a bit since I didn't know what these cards were, and struck up a trade. Kenny collects Yankees so I sent him a stack and he sent the Japanese cards along with some other Angels cards.
Here's the first Japanese one:
2006 Konami Digital Entertainment
No idea what this is or how it was released.
Looks like a typical game-type card, Pokeman-ish.
Cute Japanese animation on the back.
I'm assuming that's Jarrod Washburn on the mound for the Mariners.
Then there were these cool Sega-Gens,
I don't know anything about these.
2012 Topps Sega Card-Gen
Nice looking cards.
Kenny was kind enough to write out the translations on the 4 cards above.
If anyone is curious I'll send you a scan.
Anyhow, pretty cool to get some Japanese cards, my first.
Finished book 2 of a 3 part series on American history.
From Sea to Shining Sea is an overview on American history from 1787 to 1837, with an emphasis on our nations Christian heritage and how our future was threatened by greed, pride, and self-righteousness.
Book 1, The Light and the Glory went from 1492 to 1793.
Excellent reading for any history buff.
But now it's time to change the pace and read something baseball again.
We finally saw "42" the movie about Jackie Robinson.
I had started reading Robinson's autobiography a few years ago but put it down shortly after I started.
I can't remember why.
Seeing the moving renewed my interest in it, and so far I'm engrossed.
I think seeing the moving gave me a better perspective on what he had to endure.