This was going to be that post until I saw this:
I MUST HAVE THIS CARD!!!
I will KILL for this card. Well, not kill, like people or animals or anything. But I will kill bugs for this card. That's right, send me this card and I'll kill all the insect pests you like. I know how some of my female readers (and a few male ones) detest those crawly thousand-leg creatures that scoot out from under the couch when it's quiet and dark. I'll even kill those. I'll literally come to your home, camp out and wait until night falls, and then ...
OK, my wife might have a problem with that. I mean, who is going to kill bugs when I'm not there?
But rest assured, if you send me this card, not a single arachnid will be safe on my very own property. (Besides, I hear owls love bugs).
Seriously, get in touch with me if you want to send me this card. I'll even send you a card or two for your trouble. Dead bugs AND cards? Now that is a bargain.
All right, now on to what I was going to write about here.
A few months ago, the blog For Card's Sake issued The Rookie Card Challenge. Bloggers were asked to reveal their favorite rookie card and tell why it was their favorite. I thought it was a smashing idea. Then I promptly forgot about it.
Fortunately, others have responded, and I've enjoyed reading their stories. This post -- well actually the video -- is way too funny.
Like some others, my favorite rookie card is not one of the big ones like Rickey Henderson or Don Mattingly or Ken Griffey Jr. Well, actually it is a big one, but not for the reason everyone else thinks it's a big deal.
Here it is: