Been a pretty good week, though it was Tuesday before my legs stopped hurting from the day skiing. But I was able to meet the son of a president, and that’s always a good thing. Of course the carnage in St. Lucie continues. Moises Alou heads to surgery for a hernia? I almost don’t want to know. So before anyone else gets hurt, I present the Deezo Friday Five.
1) The new Topps Heritage set. Only Topps has the history to come up with a set like this, and year after year it is stunning. This year Topps gives us current players in the glorious 1959 design, as seen here by the sweet Carlos Beltran card.
But things get a little screwy. Topps gives us a “News Flashback” insert subset. The only problem is that ’59 wasn’t all that newsy. Sure, the Nixon-Khrushchev kitchen debate card is cool. But my box had the “Castro become prime minister” and “In Cold Blood Murders Committed” cards. Yuck. I’d rather have cards of a couple Yankee scrubs than a couple of murders.
2) Kitty say what?
3) All-Star Game caps. I got this sweet cap from the 2006 game for just 99 cents! Twins Enterprise makes the best caps by far, and I have them through the start of this decade. Of course that streak comes to an end since this year’s game is at Yankee Stadium and refuse to wear anything with a Yankee logo.
4) I won a copy of the “Batfink – The Complete Series” DVDs. Oh my. There are 100 episodes that are about five minutes each. And at least half of each show consists of scenes recycled from previous shows. But his wings are like a shield of steel!
5) Taking the youth group to see the Winter Jam concert this weekend in East Lansing. As always, the lineup is stellar, with MercyMe and Skillet headlining, and the $10 tickets are an extreme bargain. The only problem is that the show is hosted by Newsong, and they have a big, long set in the middle. These are the people who brought us “Christmas Shoes,” and their non-holiday fare doesn’t stray too far from that. A little too in-your-face for my liking. But MercyMe rocks!