Monday, January 30, 2012

Why 2012 releases and pulls will be different for me

Good Monday evening to you all...getting psyched up for 2012 Topps are you?!

My thought process right now is probably more backwards from most of the other bloggers about 2012 and the upcoming Topps baseball releases.  This is largely due to the fact that I've started blogging, and have traded with many of you out there at least once.

Therefore, I can buy Topps this year and not worry about finding potential trade partners for cards such as these:

or these...

that's the best part. 

Before, I had to lament my luck and worry about getting stuck with cards such as these...

His future is long gone

(Billy has been out of baseball for 2 years now in case you were wondering)

Or, I'll be able to find more cards to have fun with...because I amuse really easy as you may have noticed.
There's going to be cards like this where I can say .."he does nothing but brag about his name"

I haven't had that kind of luxury over the last several years because my collecting has pretty much left me on an island.

Now of course I'm going to be realistic when it comes to this years product and know going in that I will not be able to trade away everything that I don't collect, but I'm going to maintain a positive spin on this years releases.

We have enough in our lives to worry about that brings negativity...why in the world am I going to bring that in to the hobby that I love...

Just my opinion....

Thanks for reading, -Robert


  1. Nice post - and I could not agree more with your opinion there at the end.

    In other news, is that Barney autograph for trade? :)

  2. That's a good attitude. I've been looking at all the 2012 posts and I have to say, it's a lot of sensory overload.

  3. Hey Robert, looking forward to some trading! The 2012 set is not so bad, I have a feeling the inserts will grow on me eventually.