My brother-in-law and his family came up for the weekend for a family event we were having. My mother-in-law has been here since before Christmas. They are good people and I don't mind them, but I am an extreme introvert and having extra people around really drains my energy. They headed for home on Sunday, and I am hoping to stretch my legs a bit and maybe get a few things done in the man cave downstairs during this week. We'll see how it goes. It seems like there are always things that come up when you have plans. For example, the unplanned events of this weekend for me are my wife's car breaking down and needing a tow to the shop, a trip to the vet for our (relatively) new dog who has come down with something, and maybe helping my sister dig her car out of a snowbank.
Here is a card I've been trying to hunt down for a while now. It pops up with some frequency, but sellers usually want more for it than I am willing to pay. This copy popped up in my price range, and I got it. It's a 2016 Topps Series 1 Postseason Performance relic card of pitcher R.A. Dickey. His 2015 postseason with the Toronto Blue Jays was a bit of a mixed bag, as he had a good start against the Rangers in the ALDS and a very bad outing against the Royals in the ALCS. One really interesting thing about this relic is the disclaimer along the bottom there, which reads: "ITEM IS NOT FROM THE 2015 POSTSEASON". So this relic card celebrating the 2015 postseason contains a relic, but not one from a uniform worn during the 2015 postseason.
Even better is the disclaimer on this side of the card, which reads: "THE RELIC CONTAINED ON THIS CARD IS NOT FROM ANY SPECIFIC GAME, EVENT, OR SEASON, NOR IS IT FROM THE 2015 POSTSEASON." The descriptor text under the relic window says it is game-used, but who knows? I just thought it was funny that Topps made sure to indicate that the relic piece was not from the 2015 Postseason on both the front and back of the card. They really don't want anyone thinking that it was. The card is numbered # 066 / 100.
R.A. Dickey signed with the Atlanta Braves back in November. My wife is from Atlanta, but I have never been a fan of the various Atlanta pro teams. I will root for Dickey wherever he goes, though, so whenever he gets some cards in his Braves uniform, I will be there trying to collect them. Hopefully the move to the NL will help his numbers.