Last year I thought that I had finally come up with a solution with my "COMC Sundays" series. It worked out pretty well... for about three weeks! I found out pretty quickly that limiting this stuff to just Sundays didn't work out for me, I just need more flexibility than that. Plus the whole grouping of similar items together thing, didn't really do much for my want of variety.
This really wouldn't as much of a problem (and yes, I realize that it's not a "real" problem) if I just did like everyone else and got multiple shipments throughout the year, but I'm just too cheap to pay for shipping when I know that it'll be free after the Black Friday sale. Because of this, I always end up with a couple of hundred cards - all bought and paid for with credit that was earned from doing the Challenges - right before Christmas, and then have no idea how to work them into the blog... hence this longstanding problem.
Thankfully, I do believe that this problem of mine has now been solved, and the solution to it came to me quite by accident back in January while I was editing some photos.
I don't know if it had always been there, or if had just been added after one of the seemingly never ending updates, but I noticed an option at the top of the open folder page that said "shuffle". Upon seeing this new to me feature, I couldn't figure out for the life of me why anyone would want to shuffle their photos, so I just went back to my editing, but while doing so, I kept thinking about this new option -- so when I was done, just for poops and guffaws I gave it a go on the picture folder that I was in, and it did just what I thought it would do... it mixed up my photos/scans!
I know that this probably isn't too terribly exciting to read about, so I'll try to get to the point a little quicker, which is, after I saw the mix, an idea happened, one that'll likely change the course of this blog's history (well, not really, but it sure sounds dramatic, doesn't it?). The idea, put all of my COMC photos/scans into a single folder, shuffle it, and then make a blog post featuring the first ten items, in the same order that they came out of the shuffle in. Sounds pretty simple, right? So let's hit that shuffle, and see what we end up with!
|2012 Panini Black Friday Kings Progressions - Yellow #9|
For anyone who may be unfamiliar with them, the Progressions are essentially proof cards that were added to Panini's promotional/seasonal sets (Black Friday, Father's Day, etc) from 2012-14. The proofs came in four colors, black, cyan, magenta, and yellow - and each color was limited to just five copies, which can make the completion of a rainbow quite difficult.
|1999-00 Topps Record Numbers #RN7|
|1933 Goudey #191|
|2013-14 Panini Prizm Wal-Mart Blue #248|
|2012 Topps Golden Moments #537 (x4)|
|1999-00 Upper Deck Ultimate Victory Ultimate Collection #133|
|2013-14 Panini Prizm Retail Green #230 (x3)|
|2014-15 Panini Prizm Blue and Green Mosaic #168|
|2000 EX E-Xceptional #9XC|
|1957 Topps #386|
Not the best way to end this first post, but I guess that's what happens when you let a randomizer choose the order of the cards. Overall though, I liked the variety, hopefully a few of you did as well. Looking ahead, I can see that there won't be a lot of incoming cards in the next couple of months, so by turning this into a weekly series, I will at least be able to have some card content on the blog for the foreseeable future - at least until they run out, but by then I should have this year's stockpile in hand to keep the series running.
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