Archive for The Shield

A note to readers of Cardboard Icons

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

sierra2In the upcoming weeks, my posts here will be less frequent as they have been in the past. At some point — possibly today (Friday) — my wife and I are expecting the birth of our first child. And when that process really starts moving, I’m not going to have a chance to leave this note here telling you such.

I’m sure at some point during this process I’ll wish I was on vacation — perhaps like my friend Mr. Ruben Sierra here — but reality is that things are about to change in my life. This also means a shift in priorities. Continue reading

Thoughts on `The Shield’ series finale

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , on November 26, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

vicVic Mackey is a free man, sort of …

If you’re a fan of The Shield and you didn’t watch the series finale Tuesday night on FX, I am sorry for ruining it for you. Then again, if you’re a fan and haven’t watched the finale, but you’re reading my blog — traditionally one about baseball cards — then maybe you’re not much of a fan. Or maybe you just can’t get enough of Cardboard Icons. It’s OK, I understand. I’ll get back to cards later, but for now enjoy my recap and thoughts on the finale of The Shield. Continue reading