My Dad would have turned 70 today. He passed away in October 2011 and it's hard for me to grasp that he's been gone for over two years. I still hear his voice on a daily basis and I'd like to think that it was at his urging that I recently bought a few vintage cards from Kit Young. Always one to love a good deal, he would have appreciated that I bought the cards during one of Kit Young's recent sales.
January has always been my least favorite month of the year, and I annually struggle to make it through the month in tact and still smiling. The passing of our dog Chachi last week has made that more of a struggle this year. Baseball cards have always had a way of cheering me up, and the recent additions to my collection are no different.
So as we trudge through what's left of this crappy January, I'm glad I now have this 1955 Bowman card of Forrest "Smoky" Burgess in my collection. We're getting closer to pitchers and catchers reporting, the days are getting longer and it will be springtime before we know it.
Just like Smoky here, things are starting to look up.