I picked up my 300th follower on the blog sometime Wednesday evening while I was at work.
I figured I'd acknowledge that somehow, although I have no idea what to say. I selected this Upper Deck Fun Pack Manny Ramirez card because it's the only night card I have scanned of a player who hit over .300 for his career. Commemorating a 300 milestone with players who hit .300 seems like the thing to do -- at least on this blog.
As I've often said, when I started this blog I never expected more than a handful of people to read what I wrote here, let alone 300 regulars (although some have disappeared from their blogs, sadly). I have an enthusiasm for writing and for baseball and for baseball cards, and there are some moments in the day or week or month or year when that is ALL that I want to do. So, that's what I do, whether people want to read it or not.
Still, like a lot of bloggers, I find myself getting caught up in "is this something people want to read?" I've weighed how something will go over before I write it.
But I do less of that these days. Ninety percent of the time I just write what I feel. But every time I write, there is a love for cards involved. Every time. I hope that is apparent, even when I'm bitchy.
I write this blog for myself, but others read it. And my hope for those who read it is that they'll always find the blog fun and that my interest in and love for cards is always there.
I suppose if I was someone else and I reached 300 followers, I'd go call up Topps or Panini and request that they sponsor me and send me free product. But I'm not really built that way.
What you see is what you get here. I like cards. I like writing about them. No other motives.
Well, unless I've had a really bad day. Then you might read about something else.
Anyway, I feel like I've written all of this before, and I probably have. I've really I've run out of stuff to say for milestone posts.
So, I'll end it and say, as always, thanks for joining me.
But not too closely, please.
(P.S.: If I lose a follower and dip below 300, don't be a jerk and point it out. Thanks).
Night Card Binder Candidate: Manny Ramirez, Stars of Tomorrow, 1994 Upper Deck Fun Pack, #1
Does it make the binder?: Yes. It boots the 2003 Bowman Garret Anderson card. Sorry, Garret, Manny did a lot better for the Dodgers than you did.