Real estate hunting can be tiring work, especially when you do it in the middle of a Florida summer. My wife and I finally were able to lock into a contract this past week, and the process has begun of buying what we are calling our "final home". Our plan is not to move anymore, and hopefully in the next few weeks we will have the process closed and move into the new digs.
Outside of the daily posts on my other blog, which consist of 3 bullet points and take only a few minutes each to hammer out, my blog posts have really been few and far between. I've managed to knock out a few trades and envelopes here and there, but blogging just hasn't been the same as it was a year or 2 ago.
Last Wednesday, one of my favorite blog trading partners, Tony from Off Hiatus Baseball posted about the Brewers cards I sent his way. What he also mentioned in the post is my long running Serial Numbered Insanity quest, which has been dormant on the blog for some time.
Tony, thank you for the push that I've needed. It's time to go over what I have with a fine tooth comb. I'm going to post each page over the next several weeks, make sure that each team has 50 cards and that I've not screwed anything up.
Those who follow religiously, make sure I don't screw anything up, OK?
Here we go!!
Page 1--cards #1-9
#1: Adrian Gonzalez, 2010 Topps Chrome Yellow Printing Plate. Courtesy of Brian from Play at the Plate. San Diego card #1
#2: Brian Moran, 2010 Bowman Chrome gold refractor #2/50. Picked up via a trade from the Bench website. Seattle card #1
#3: Erik Bedard, 2008 Topps Moments & Milestones #3/10. Courtesy of Mark from the Chronicles of Fuji blog. Baltimore card #1
#4: Victor Martinez, 2007 Topps Finest green refractor #4/199. Picked up via a trade from the Bench website Cleveland card #1
#5: Kevin Youkilis, 2011 Bowman's Best insert #5/99. Picked up via a trade from the I collect ball cards blog (no longer active). Boston card #1
#6: Yunel Escobar, 2009 Topps Finest green refractor #6/99. Picked up via a trade from the Bench website (3rd one already!). Atlanta card #1
#7: Eric O'Flaherty, 2011 Topps Black parallel #7/60. Courtesy of Ted from the Crinkly Wrappers blog (retired). Atlanta card #2
#8: Garret Anderson, 2008 Topps Co-Signers green parallel #8/25. Courtesy of Dennis from the Too Many Verlanders blog. LA Angels card #1
#9: Yorvit Torrealba, 2011 Topps gold #9/2011. Bought from ebay. Texas card #1
#10: Nathan Haynes, 2007 Topps chrome refractor #10/415. Courtesy of Max from the Starting Nine blog. LA Angels card #2
#11: Ichiro, 2011 Topps Finest refractor #11/299. Likely picked up at a card show in western PA.
Seattle card #2
#12: Christian Frederickson, 2012 Bowman Chrome gold refractor #12/50. Courtesy of the Diamond King blog (still alive, but hasn't posted in a couple years). Colorado card #1
#13: Chipper Jones, 2011 Topps Finest refractor #13/299. Likely picked up at a card show in western PA. Atlanta card #3
#14: Johnny Mize, 2009 Topps Triple Threads #14/525. Picked up at the 2012 National Sports Card Convention in Baltimore. St. Louis card #1
#15: John Lindsey, 2011 Bowman green parallel #15/450. Picked up via a trade from the Bench website. Los Angeles Dodgers card #1
#16: Kosuke Fukudome, 2010 Topps black parallel #16/59. Courtesy of Ted from the Crinkly Wrappers blog (retired). Chicago Cubs card #1
#17: Dan Uggla, 2007 Topps Moments and Milestones #17/29. Picked up at the 2012 National Sports Card Convention in Baltimore. Florida card #1
#18: Brad Hawpe, 2010 Topps Chrome purple refractor #18/599. Courtesy of the Tomahawk Chopping blog. Colorado card #2
1482 cards, and a lot of posts to go. Lots of great cards to come as well.
Thanks for the push Tony!!
Thanks for reading, Robert