Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Base(ball) Oddity #21: Be Prepared!




The Braves move to Cobb County in 2017 will take them into Scout territory. As in, the Boy Scouts of America.

Located across the street from the headquarters of the Atlanta Area Council of the 104 year-old organization, Sun Trust Park will surely include the numeral sculpture of Glavine's number 47 brought over from Turner Field- and I, for one, would like to see an accompanying statue of the lefty in front of the future home of the Braves. 

It's probably also a good bet that Scout Day will continue to be a part of the new park, as it has for years- dating back to the Fulton-County Stadium days.



For thirteen consecutive years (1992-2004), the Atlanta area Boy Scouts of America issued one Collector's Edition card at each of their annual Scout Days. The Glavine card, shown today, was issued in 2001 and is one of my more recent eBay buys. I jumped at the opportunity to buy one at the BIN price of $9.95 shipped. Having had it saved in my watch list, I was, like the scouts, prepared. 





Three down and now only ten more to go!

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