|2003 Bowman Heritage Black Facsimile Signature #142|
So far I've seen three different interpretations of this topic -- there's been the "What I'm currently working on (card wise)", "What I collect (card wise)", and "What I collect (cards and non-card stuff) -- so, which is it? If it's one of the first two, then I don't really understand it's purpose, and by that I mean, if somebody wanted to know what I collected and/or what I'm currently working on (card wise), they could just scroll up to my want lists and see what's what, which would then make a blog post on the subject sort of unnecessary, right?
Now if it's supposed to be about what I collect in the broader sense...
|2018 Topps 1983 Topps Design #83-89|
I've mentioned it before, but when I moved to Tennessee a couple of years ago, I had to leave my super awesome ginormous display case behind, as it would've never survived a cross-country journey. I have only just recently acquired two display cases (the two combined still aren't as big as my old one), both need some repairs, which I've waiting until the weather warmed up to do, which it has, but I just haven't started working on them yet. So for the moment, everything gets to stay in boxes.
I'm also not sure that Night Owl had that kind of post in mind, and judging by the lack of views on my non-card posts as of late...
|2007 SP Legendary Cuts Legendary Americana #LA-64|
I have quite a few records (vinyl) as well, so is that a collection? Again, I don't consider it to be, I just like music, so I have a lot of it. And what about all the stuff that I've bought over years that I only did so...
|2017 Topps Archives 1959 Bazooka #59B-14|
|1994-95 NBA Hoops Big Numbers - Rainbow #BN11|
|1997 Score The Franchise #3|
In fact, since my readership seems to be dropping off, I'm probably going to start doubling down on the non-card posts, as they tend to be the only posts that I actually enjoy putting together. And it's not because I'm losing any interest in cards, on the contrary, I've had more fun with cards in the last couple of months than I have in the last few years. It's just that every card post I try to add words to lately just feels like a grind, actually it feels like something more than a grind, but I just can't think of another more suitable analogy at the moment. So I guess I could say, that if you want to know more about what I collect, stick around, as I've only begun to scratch the surface.
And I still enjoy reading other people's card posts, in fact, blog posts and comic books, are for time being, pretty much the extent of my reading material.
|2015 Topps Allen & Ginter's Buyback Framed Mini's 10th Anniversary Issue|
Speaking of depression, I have felt it trying to get another foothold for the last couple of months, I've been able to keep it at bay thus far, but it's only a matter of time before I can no longer do so. People that have experience with depression probably know what I'm taking about. I don't think it will cause me to stop posting this time, but if my posts become more negative in tone, at least you'll know why. Drugs don't work for me, so really I just have to wait, and let it run it's course, but it will... it always does.
Back to 300th post, I should probably be holding a contest of some sort, but only being aware of this impending (now) mini milestone since two days ago, I didn't have much time to plan anything, much less acquire something interesting to give away. Besides, after the disaster that was my last contest, I'm a little down on holding contests right now. I never mentioned it, but neither winner claimed their prizes from my COMC Black Friday contest, well actually the first place winner did try to claim $15 credit to use during the Black Friday sale, the only problem was... that they waited until February to do so, yep... February. So in the end, all I did was waste a bunch of people's time entering a contest that would end up having no winners. Needless to say, I probably won't be trying that kind of contest again.
[Spoiler alert: I will most likely still do a contest in September when the blogs third anniversary comes around]
|1995-96 SP NBA All-Stars Die-Cut #AS27|
Also, if I do get more comfortable talking (literally) to a larger audience, I'm probably going to start doing the card show recaps in video form, as they seem to be taking longer and longer for me to do, I mean I'm still doing this post with cards from last months show in it. The year end COMC stockpile would likely end up being shown in a couple of videos as well, at least then I'd actually get around to showing it all, instead of just the small percentage of it that I usually do.
|1994 Score Select Salute #SS2|
How about that Select Salute Dave Winfield? I had never seen one before, apparently it was just a two-card insert set to honor some recent achievements from Dave and Cal Ripken Jr. According to BaseballCardPedia, the odds of pulling that card were 1:360! And you can't really tell from the picture, but it's got that cool creeping shine effect when the card is moved back in forth.
|1998 SPx Finite Radiance #253 (error)|
As you can see, there is a cardboard bit (which I've never seen by the way) still covering the medallion in the middle, obviously this card escaped the machine that was supposed to pop it out. For anyone who might not be familiar with the SPx Finite set, here's a side by side to show you what's what:
My apologies for yet another long and rambling post, it may not seem like it, but I'm really trying not to make these a habit.
Thanks for taking a moment (or two) to look at my page.