Hey guys, Drew back here! College is now 11 days away, and I'm more nervous than ever before. It's crazy thinking about the middle school version of myself that used to type away to you all on Blogger and how quickly time has gone. What dates me the most is when William and I talk about how long we've known each other, because it's been around 6 years now! Time flies when you're having fun, and it's safe to say my time in the blogging community has been a real blast. I don't plan on blogging from school because I won't have much to write about and I'll be caught up in numerous other things, but don't cut me from your blogrolls just yet because I'll have a lot of through the mail successes to share when I come home!
On that note, William sent me a birthday present recently, and it was something I hadn't seen or heard about yet, but fell in love with the second I held it in my hand.
It's the short printed Masahiro Tanaka rookie card from this year's Series 2 edition; card number 661! Tanaka was extremely impressive to me in the beginning of the season, and I really hope he can recover from his nagging elbow problems and make an impact for the Yankees this fall. I don't see the Yankees going anywhere this season without him leading the pitching staff, because as impressive as Brandon McCarthy has been so far I'm not ready to trust him to be our ace in a playoff series. If Pineda and Tanaka can come back from their respective injuries and lend a hand, there's a slim chance that they could advance past some of the other American League challengers, but the guy on the card above is the X-Factor without question.
I absolutely love having this card in my collection, and I hope to add more Tanaka cards in the future to my collection (this is my second)! Thank you so much William for the great gift, as I've said countless times; you're the best, and I hope everyone that reads my blog reads his as well (he's much more active than I am anyway!). Have a great day everyone, and See Ya!