The Great Cardening of 2009 #1

Near the end of my last post I mentioned I had some ideas to roll out.  And so I shall roll out the one that isn’t stupid now, for I have a plan… A plan to effectively shrink and focus my collection.  It may fail horribly, but I need to try something.

So, in the coming days, I’m going to list all of my cards of a particular team in a single post.  If you see something you like, leave me a comment or shoot me an email and I’ll get back to you and hopefully we can make something happen.  Once the deal(s) have been made and I’ve gotten the majority of that team’s cards confirmed to be traded, I’ll move on to the next team, and so on and so forth.  You’ll still be able to contact me about the remnants of prior teams if you get in late though.

After I get my greezy lil’ mitts on one of the last couple blasters of Allen & Ginter they had at Target the other day (assuming they are still there), I’ll get things sorted out and get this donkey train rolling.

Before we start, some things of note:

• There aren’t likely to be very many, if any, Boston Red Sox, as they are pretty much reserved for Shoebox Legends.

• There will be very few Cubs, seeing as I, uhh, collect them.  Only current players that have been traded or guys I’m indifferent towards, as well as some duplicates I get over the course of this will go out.

• The teams that I think I have the most of in no particular order are White Sox, Yankees, Astros, Dodgers, Braves and Phillies.  I may find this to be incorrect, but I do have good number of each.

• If necessary, I may do posts in set form for ones I have a significant amount of, like ’08 Allen & Ginter, Goudey, Upper Deck, Baseball Heroes, and X.

• After baseball is all said & done, I may do football, which I might even have more of.

It all starts with one of the aforementioned teams I have the most of whenever I can be arsed to get around to going through things.  Here’s hoping all goes well.


I’ll finally have an official, if overly simplistic, wantlist up before I begin as well.  That’s probably a good idea.  Yeah…


Shoutouts #3: Bad Way Day

Oh man, my state of mind pretty much sucks right now.  I don’t even know where to begin.  I guess I’ll just do some shoutouts, since I have some to make.  I think, I don’t know.  I feel like s*** right now.  Lets see where it goes.

First, Mario Alejandro of Wax Heaven (pffft, as if you read mine first and need a link to go over there)… Thank you for the e-mail.  I never accused or ever even considered any actual bias on your part, but thank you for filling in the blanks and getting my facts all straight for me.  My recollections on some details were… hazy, and would have been even if I was well rested.  I stand by what I had to say and my overall message (whatever it was…), but I’m not sure I made my personal feelings on the matter clear.

Basically my personal feeling on it all is this: I’m glad JV shined the flashlight of truth or whatever on things, but ehh, it doesn’t really bother me.

This just handed to me… received another email from Mario saying not to worry about making an edit or anything.  Umm, too late? 😛

Wow that was long… NEXT!

To the man behind the curtain over at Boxbusters, I’m glad you liked the cards I sent am eagerly awaiting yours.  Also, sorry I can never remember your name.  The combined memory capabilities of my parents is written into my DNA, so sometimes, names just don’t register like they should.

To Dinged Corners… it’s not like the package is even ready to go yet, but I don’t think I have the bubble mailer with your address on it anymore.  You said something about sending everyone that offered up on the Baseball Heroes trade a little something, so I’ll wait for that and send out my stuff immediately (I hope…) thereafter.

To the Sandman?  Where were you last night.  I was freakin’ tired, dude!

To Jacky Muffin, thanks for talking me down when I had that mental spazzout today.  You are the best.

Shoutout to whom it may concern… about the promised update to the internet romance saga I attempt to find myself in, against all the bananas odds.  It is getting interesting, but I have no idea how to explain right now.  Maybe I’ll know more soon.

I thought I had more, but I guess not.  My head hurts and I need to be up early and do crapola tomorrow.  So goodnight cruel world.  Things will be better after I sleep though.

See you, Space Cowboy