I know I haven’t been around much. Just kind of on autopilot around here but that’s probably how it will be for awhile. I haven’t bought packs for myself since probably December. I’ve gotten in JABO’s box breaks in order to get some 2012 cards. I got the flagship and Heritage and have signed up for Gypsy Queen. I need to get some Opening Day but that probably won’t happen as I’m pretty much stopping all trading (except you Dennis, but you will have to wait a bit). The packs are cheap enough but I haven’t been able to find single packs at Walmart when I go in. All they’ve had is the rack packs and blasters. I was hoping just to pick up a pack here or there, give them to my son to open and keep with the agreement that any White Sox cards are mine.
I received some bad news a few weeks ago so I have put a stop to most of my buying. The Cheap Ebay posts you’ve been seeing were all purchased before the bad (financial) news. The last thing I’ve purchased was a lot of ‘73’s from Ted “Crinkly Wrappers” and that was when I found out about the financial bad news. There is good financial news for us possibly coming. The news itself maybe in a month or so, the actual money in our pockets could be as far as 9 months or so. Of course, what really sucks in there is a card show this weekend. I may still go and just see what I can for $5 or something.
The main reason the trading has been stopped is because I just haven’t purchased many cards so I have very little to trade. I plan on listing some stuff on Ebay, nothing high dollar, probably vintage lots. Just so I have a little money for some cheap purchases, just to keep the addiction in check. I also plan on getting a list out of what I do have for commons or base and let you all know how many of each set I have, then if you want to let me know a link to you want lists to that set, I’ll see if I have anything. That post will go out when I have time. Don’t comment on this one for these, wait till I post some of what I have. I’ll let you all know when I get the lots up on Ebay and if any of you bid and win any, I’ll discount the shipping or throw other cards in or whatever.
I do have plenty of ‘81 and ‘73 posts to compose and put out. As well as lots of Player Collection Spotlight and cheap Ebay pickups. I even have a few trade and box break posts to get up. Most of it is scanned, it’s just a matter of taking the time to get the posts together. I have actually been spending more time on my other blog “Random Thoughts from a Random Guy”, it’s more of an everyday life blog about the kids, dealing with my wife’s MS, and other things in my life. I’m not asking everyone to go and read everything, just putting that out there. I still plan on posting at least once a day here but like I said, there will be a lot less commentary just because without purchasing much new product, I don’t really have much to say. That may change with the upcoming season starting this week. We will see how that goes.
Although I tend to stay a few days behind, I am still reading everybody’s blogs. Seeing all of your blogs is helping with the not being able to purchase anything. Getting to see all your great cards helps curb the appetite so everybody keep posting (like I have to tell you). So your blogs are my therapy for now. I’ll get a check in the mail to all of you guys since your my therapists. Oh wait, I have no money, looks like you all are working for free.