Monday, December 1, 2014

One Piece at a Time

While growing up, you could say that my musical influences were varied.  I did most of my "growing up" musically in the 80's, so my tastes are strong into the bands/acts that were popular at that time.

But before I branched out towards my own musical tastes, my father was a big influence on what me and my sisters listened to around the house.  His love of country music kind of grated at my nerves, but in the end I probably wound up with more of an appreciation for that style of music than most of the other kids in my neighborhood.

Now most of the artists that my dad listened to, such as Charley Pride, Tom T. Hall and Stonewall Jackson were not my cup of tea.  But one singer that left an indelible impression on me was Johnny Cash.  His clean cut and good looks reminded me of my dad, and it didn't hurt that I was able to sing along to his music as well.

I received an envelope today from blog reader Steve D., a PWE that featured two cards.  One of the cards was another addition to the SNI project.

Serial # 1105

Ted Lilly becomes the 41st Dodger card in the SNI set, and the 13th card that Steve has sent my way.  The set now stands at 1270 cards total out of the 1500 needed for completion. 

The Ted Lilly card for some reason made me think of the Johnny Cash song that is featured on the video below.  As the set moves towards its completion, I imagine that I'm going to see more envelopes with just one card in them.  One Piece at a Time you might say.

Not only was that card in the envelope, but so was this....

Another great looking Adam Lind autograph card, this one from the 2012 Topps Golden Moments insert set.

Every card, every envelope, and every thought that another blogger or collector has sent my way is truly appreciated.   Each of those items gets me one step closer to a set that I thought I may never complete at one point.

It struck me as ironic that one of the most articulate and well spoken singers of my lifetime has a video of one of his most popular songs that contains just the lyrics.  I'm sure that everyone out there who listens to this song will be able to understand the words....

Steve, thank you so much for the cards!!  They really are appreciated.

thanks for reading, Robert


  1. "One Piece at a Time" is a frigging classic. Great song from the Man in Black.

  2. Glad you got them! Happy to help you out in any way that I can!