Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Mon cendrier Expos

I'm in New York City this week attending my aunt's funeral (2019 has not been a good year so far). I have a few posts scheduled. I hope they make it because I won't be checking in very often.

The pic below is the latest 'display' piece in my collection. I've always had a soft spot for expansion teams, particularly the Pilots and Expos. Jim Bouton's Ball Four was my connection to the Pilots and a family trip to Montreal in 1969 during which we took in a game at Parc Jarry was one of the memorable vacations we experienced.  I'll never forget my Dad trying to get restaurant recommendations from a group of French-speaking firemen at a fire station across from our hotel. Good times! 

I thought this was a fun little item and was happy to win the auction. I'll probably keep it on the top of my two-level desk and use it for paper clips or something. The Bob Bailey card is there for perspective.

Speaking of the Expos, I won a small oddball set a few months ago that I still haven't scanned. I'll get that posted this week.


  1. Condolences. May the rest of your year be better.

  2. Condolences on your loss. Nice looking ashtray.

  3.'s funny to think of how common place these were and virtually nonexistent now...

    My condolences to you and your family.

  4. Hey Commish, I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. 2019 has truly been a rough one for a few of us.