This isn't a post about the World Series. But another long wait has ended, though not nearly as long a a life-time wait.
A year and a half ago I was working on the Fleer cloth patches from the late '60s and early '70s. The Cubs sticker has three different versions.
I've had these two for a while, which are the first and third version. The second version has the same logo as the top but the dark blue like the bottom. It was no where to be found until an auction popped up with patches of four teams included the missing Cubs.
I was the only bidder so I ended up with patches for the Angels, Dodgers, Royals, and...
And the long wait almost went longer. The tracking for the package showed it would be delivered on Tuesday. It was listed as "Out for Delivery." When I got home from work, there was no package in the mailbox.
The tracking still showed the next day as "Out for Delivery" and again, no package. After waiting all this time, would be hopes be crushed?
No! On Thursday I got home to a package. It was time to celebrate!