Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Melvin, A Posey and other musings...

Good Wednesday evening to you all, I hope you're all ready for turkey day tomorrow!!

Yes, you are looking at another odd title.  Hopefully it made you wonder, as always, "what is he talking about now?"

Well, I received an envelope today, from one of my Sportlots purchases, and I'm now closer to one set, and completed two different Topps series...

First, I got a Melvin  (I always snicker for some stupid reason when I hear this...check the urban dictionary definition here)

This is the card that kept me from completing this set for a little while now.  Yes, a manager card.  

2006 Topps is done!!


Next up, 6 of the 7 cards I needed to finish 2010 Topps series 1 & 2.

OK, 2010 Topps Series 2 is complete, and Series 1 is down to 1 card, card #2 in the set.

A Posey.

Any one out there got a pocket full of Posey's and can spare one to trade to me??

I looked in the magazine, and was shocked that a Topps base set RC was listed for so much.  Shows you how much I've kept up over the past few years, huh?

Now, on to the other musings...

  • I'm having a blast so far with the blogger hockey pool being run by Brian from the Waxaholic Blog.  My team started out slowly but has done better the past couple of weeks.  If my goaltending hadn't been such a mess from the start, I might even be better off than 9th out of 14 teams (whoever picked up Roloson is finding out now why I dropped him in the first place...)
  • The serial insanity set is coming along quite well so far.  The reception I've received from the blogosphere has been great so far, and the cards I've received either in trades or from generous donations have been fantastic!!  If I haven't thanked you personally yet, consider this a big thank you!! (I should be hitting the 200 card mark soon)
  • Speaking of "card marks", I don't know if any of you readers actually remember this, but I started this blog months ago hoping my Blue Jay collection would hit 250 cards by the end of the calendar year.   If only I knew how great you all are out there.  I've got a pretty good shot of hitting 1000 cards in the next couple of weeks, and I couldn't have done it without you all...thank you!!!  I also need somebody to let me know if the Google docs format is easier to read than the old way I had the LTP Blue Jays page.  Please let me know, thanks....
  • I like the fact that MLB and the MLBPA very quietly signed a 5 year labor agreement, especially in the midst of a NBA lockout that is likely going to kill the '11-12 season.  Now only if the NHL can get their negotiations completed before the current bargaining agreement expires....

Thanks for reading, Robert

Words in this post, for the month, 12747.


  1. There are more Jays and some insanity on the way, hopefully they help!

  2. I have one of those Topps Team Logo manupatches of Posey. Maybe we could get a trade started???