Friday, February 12, 2016

Opening Day at Strat-O-Matic

It was a fantastic last two days as the Fungoes and Warpigs flew to Glen Head, NY, to attend the 55th Anniversary of Strat-O-Matic and get in line to get their cards. And while a couple of guys from New Jersey and Philly showed up at 5AM (the doors officially open at noon), we were next in line (we got there at 8AM). We stood in 18 degree weather for 4 hours, but it was worth every minute of it. We chatted for those 4 hours with the 2 guys ahead of us and a guy in line behind us who drove there from Cleveland. We met all the SOM people, including Hal himself. All of them were as nice as can be (but then, we didn't tell them we know the Zapper). They provided coffee and donuts and free peeks at new cards. Derek and I were interviewed for a YouTube segment and later by a local newspaper guy. And when the cards started getting passed out, the Warpigs were the first to have their cards in hand.

We went over to find the place the day before, and they let us in and introduced us to Hal. It was a great two days.

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