I just wanted to say how much I enjoy blogging and reading all your blogs. And yes, I read all 125+ blogs on my blogroll. Not every day but I usually catch up on all and don’t miss any posts. But I’ve also made some good friends and great trading partners. I realize my blog is mostly about my cards where as some of yours go into the design and photography and such. I do love those posts about cards in general, but I really just don’t get that into the cards with that much depth. My love is baseball, then baseball cards. I still get excited when I pull inserts of hall of famers, not because it’s an insert, but because of the player. Although, I could go without any more Mickey Mantle’s or Jackie Robinson. I still like getting their cards but do you really need that many different cards of retired players. When I used to collect, I collected a huge variety of players. I had probably 20 albums just of players I collected. I had literally hundreds of cards of each of the 50+ players. Now that I’m older and I can’t spend my “allowance” all on cards, it doesn’t make sense to collect that many cards. But that doesn’t mean I don’t follow that many players. I could probably go through the rosters of each team and their would be at least 3 or 4 on each team that I would collect if I had a limitless income. I just love baseball.
I started a trade with my cousin for cards to trade to a couple of you out there. So, all for the price of shipping, I’m going to get a bunch of great cards for my PC’s from you guys and gals. I needed some relic and/or autos to get some relic/autos of Sox players from some of you and I thought that I was going to have to purchase some, but I remembered my cousin does card shows in Ashville, NC every month so I called him up and swung a trade for some of my Braves and Rays cards because those cards do well for him.
And I just completed a trade on the Diamond Giveaway site with another fellow blogger. I had a 1959 Jim Owens (above) he wanted, but the only Sox card he had was a 1989 Mark Salas. So he offered me a couple of 70’s cards along with it and I went ahead and accepted it, just because he was a fellow blogger (and Wolverine fan). And after that trade I offered up the 2 cards he gave me, and within minutes, I got a 1974 Bill Melton to add to my White Sox PC. So technically, A2wolverine of “No Relics Pulled” gave me 2 Sox cards, plus another one I hope to trade for other Sox cards.
It is so great to trade with people who don’t care about price. I give them cards for their PC and I get cards for my PC. Nobody cares if someone comes up a few cards short of the other guys cards. This blogging has brought my love for cards back, and believe me, it’s been itching to get back. I spend most evenings looking at your cards or going through mine. I love baseball, and I love baseball cards.