Wednesday, December 14, 2016

It's happening again

The post title has kind of a "two-prong" meaning for me.  My first thought when it comes to the title is my somewhat semi-regular posting routine.  Yes, a lot of what I'm doing right now is posting cards that I've either bought or received lately, but the mere fact that I've hit double digit posts each of the past 4 months (and well on the way to doing it again here in crazy December) means that I'm hitting my stride again. 

When I'm getting cards such as the 71-72 OPC cards you see above, I'm not letting them sit for days, weeks, even months on end before A) posting about them or B) putting them where they belong.

Yes, another small problem I'm developing (note that I used the word small) is there are piles of cards developing on my desk again.   When I lived in PA, my wife was afraid to use the computer because of the endless piles of cards on the desk, some 300 to 400 cards high, for fear of knocking them over.

Mind you, there weren't any stacks of '68 Topps with that many cards in them, but you get the idea.  The piles right now number approx. 1/2 dozen, and they're certainly not of the hundred plus card variety. 

My goal is to keep them moving.   Keep writing, even if it's just babble like this post.

Move them into their proper place, whether it be a binder, or a box, or a plastic 100 count container.  Just get them off the damn desk.

Post about them, so everyone can enjoy them, or despise them (depending of course on your particular tastes).  Even take the time to gush a little about one particular card, like the Alvin Dark below from '69 Topps.

I love this card back, no ifs, ands or buts about it.  Love the artwork, and I actually learned something about Alvin Dark the player, even though this is a card of Alvin Dark, the Indians manager.  I'm going to have to look at the other manager cards in '69 T to see if they are the same on the back.  (I'm assuming they are)

Maybe the best part about the "it's happening again" title is that I'm writing a Wednesday night post on a Tuesday.  Yes, my wife and I go out on Wednesday to our friends house, to spend a few hours playing kitchen table poker and kibitzing with our good friends.  Over the past few months, I wouldn't have even thought about filing a post on Wednesday nights...

I've got the itch again.  The writing itch.   I just have to figure out how to keep it going. 

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Two of my favorite vintage sets there - 68 Topps and 71-72 OPC. So much color in that OPC set!

    Hope you enjoy your game night. Keep churning out those blog posts!

  2. Oh, man, that Woody Fryman card! I fondly remember seeing him pitch many times with the Expos.

  3. Good for you!

    That Richert card is a scream.

  4. I don't know if you need any justification for moving to FL, but it is sooooo cold in our area right now.

    I laughed when I saw the Richert card.

  5. The artwork on the backs of the 69T cards are fantastic. I only have one... Mr. Joe Schultz (Seattle Pilots). But I need to add a few more sooner than later.