Monday, January 25, 2010

A look back

I realized the other day that I've been blogging here for just over a year. And now I have just over 300 posts. And my statcounter says that I've had over 16,750 page loads. So, what does that mean?

It has been one quick year. Things change. Priorities, likes and dislikes, favorite blog sites, attitude. I've grown in my knowledge of baseball and baseball cards. I've read several books on the history of the game.

I've received cards and sent cards. I think I've become a better writer. I've encouraged and been encouraged. I've opened my binder and shared some of my cards. I've opened my heart and shared some of my feelings.

I've tinkered with card creation and learned some things about layers. I've been to two card shows. I've purchased a T206 and some cards from the '40's. I've gotten closer to finishing of the 1989 Topps set. I've shared my joy of collecting with my father and now he's interested in Diamondback cards.

I got an in person autograph of a Hall of Famer. I've started collecting auto and relic cards of Hall of Famers. I've held a contest and won one or two. I've given quite a bit of thought about pursuing some TTMs.

It's been a fun time and I'm going to continue it.

There. I've looked back. Now it is time for me to look ahead.


  1. Sounds like it's been a great year for you. :)

  2. A very good year. Here's to another good year in 2010!

  3. A very nice look back. I need to work on being that brief.

    Congrats on one year.

  4. As one who has been encouraged by you, thanks, and I hope future years are as good and better.

  5. I am another who has been inspired by your passion.

    Onwards and upwards!