June 27, 2014

Odd Connections

A few years ago I wrote a post in my Everybody's Got A Record series about John Paciorek who is one of the few players that ended their major league career with a perfect 1.000 batting average. John went 3-for-3 and two walks in his one professional game making him the only player with three hits and still have a perfect batting average. 

Last summer I was contacted by a writer from a professional magazine called Texas Co-op Power. They wondered if they could use the image of the Paciorek card from 2010's Tristar Obak set I posted on my blog from 2011. I said "certainly, go right ahead" and dug out the card and re-scanned it in the best quality the old scanner could muster. 

Several months later I received a large envelope filled with a few issues of the September 2013 issue of Texas Co-op Power. 


Flipping around to page six I found a familiar looking card. 


The section of the magazine was about interesting facts from around Texas and so they shared Paciorek's claim to fame. So now one of my cards has been published in a magazine...writing this blog does lead to some odd connections. 


3 comments:

Hackenbush said...

Congrats, I guess. I did love the Obak cards.

Fuji said...

Congratulations! When I was growing up, I always dreamed of having one of my cards published in Beckett or any magazine for that matter.

Jafronius said...

Congrats on the accomplishment! But why wouldn't they just contact Tristar to get permission?