Wednesday, January 12, 2011


This is my 500th post. And I have been blogging here for 2 years and 2 days.

Much has changed, and much has stayed the same. I'm not flashy, I don't buy boxes or blasters. It remains my foray into sports card collecting. Yeah, it mostly centers around baseball cards, but not always. I haven't purchased many cards this last year, but I still have managed to post 216 times. I slowed down. Life got busy. I set some things aside.

But this is a new year. One to embrace with open arms. What are my goals for this coming year? I haven't really thought about it.

I'd like to more clearly know what cards I have. Zistle is back on track with some site upgrades so I'm back to working with Josh and Ashley on that.

I rejoined SABR, so there's always research to do.

I'm working a few trades with fellow card collectors.  Yes, I need to send out some packages.

I'm discovering more blogs to follow.  Most recently The Cardboard Dugout and The Card Investor.

I'll be keeping up with my Old Knoxville Baseball blog.

That's about it.  I'm simple in that regards. I do want to thank each and everyone that has stopped by, left a comment, traded with me, emailed, etc.  Really.  Thanks.

I'll leave you with a Jumbo Swatch of one of the players that I collect.

2005 Absolute Memorabilia
Tools of the Trade Swatch Single Jumbo
Orel Hershiser (card # TT-159)

That's it. No contest. Just thanks.  Run along now.


  1. Glad there's no contest. Great card. Happy 500th. Glad you're here.

    Not necessarily in that order.

  2. 500 is alot. Good luck with the next 500.

  3. So you write your own blog, making you an independent. Or, as we like to say around here, "indy". And you just published your 500th time around the track?

    I think that calls for a celebration, and a checkered flag. Not that you're done, or are drinking milk, or are kissing bricks. It's just that - well, I couldn't resist the pun.

  4. Hey, congrats on 500!! Wahoo!!

  5. Excellent, congrats on 500! Did you rejoin SABR after time off, or was it just time for annual renewal?

  6. All - thanks.

    Matthew - re: SABR... time for annual renewal.