Friday, March 30, 2018

Blog bat-around epilogue


Here is a card that arrived just yesterday.

It's part of my recently started mission to get a better representation of my love for music in my card collection. I figured the MusiCards set from the early '90s is the best place to start since they're so available.

Why Kylie Minogue, you ask? A better question is why not Kylie? Why hasn't Kylie Minogue been the three-decade cutey-patootie sweetheart in America that she's been in all of Europe and Australia? Why, huh? WHY?

But anyway, this satisfies both my music cards collection and my girlie cards collection. And I've been doing a fine job lately of meeting several of my collection interests, as you'll see in a post this weekend.

But this post is less about my collecting interests than your collecting interests.

A couple of weeks ago I kicked off a Blog Bat-Around by asking you what your collections looked like. Some of you beat me to the punch and listed what you collected before I even started the blog bat-around. But even after it became official, there was a great response.

I had never thought of it this way, but this Blog Bat-Around was actually a great way to advertise what you collect for future trades. And now this post will be a great one-stop spot for seeking out particular bloggers' wants.

Here now are all 44 (or thereabouts) of the "What I Collect" blog bat-arounds:


The Shlabotnik Report



The Collective Mind



Cardboard History




njwv



The Five Tool Collector




This Card Is Cool



Cardboard Greats



All Trade Bait, All The Time



Not Another Baseball Card Blog



Topps Cards That Never Were



Old Red Sox Cards



Card Buzz



From a 1980s Baseball Card Collector



The Angels, In Order 



Condition Sensitive



Bump and Run Football Card Blog



1967 Topps Baseball



The Fleer Sticker Project



Cardboard Catastrophes



Cardboard Clubhouse



Red Cardboard



Baseball Card Breakdown



Section 36



The Chronicles of Fuji



Nachos Grande



Wrigley Wax




Stadium Fantasium



Bob Walk the Plank



Cardboard Collections



Mark's Ephemera



Sport Card Collectors



2 x 3 Heroes



Base Card Hero



Waiting 'Til Next Year




Twitch Collects Cards




Once a Cub




$30 A Week Habit



CrazieJoe's Card Corner





Infield Fly Rule




The Raz Card Blog




Japanese Baseball Cards





Scribbled Ink





The Writer's Journey





ARPSmith's Sportscard Obsession



Torren' Up Cards


And if you forgot:


Night Owl Cards


I hope I didn't forget anyone. I also hope no one is disappointed I merely linked. I started writing brief blurbs on what each person collected and quit that after three blogs when I realized I'd be typing until 5 in the morning.

If you had planned to write a Blog Bat-Around and haven't gotten to it yet, I will add your post to this list when it shows up.

It's funny, there was a blog several years ago that listed everyone's collecting preference, so I don't know why this clicked with everyone all over again (plus, most blogs feature a "what I collect" link somewhere on the blog).

But I know several bloggers participated in their first blog bat-around with this one, so that's great!

It's also great that people are so enthusiastic about collecting that they have a dozen or more pursuits. The more obscure the better!

Even if it's collecting cards of that Locomotion chick.

15 comments:

  1. This is a great resource, and even though I didn't technically participate it did help initiate a trade or two. And there are blogs listed in this post that I hadn't seen before.

    And I have no idea why Kylie never caught on stateside (at least not until the aptly-titled earworm that is "Can't Get You Out of My Head") She was my 'guilty pleasure' crush for quite a while. The legs on that little woman, my god! :D

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  2. Perfect. I was trying to find all the other Blog Bat Around posts... I missed quite a few. There goes the rest of my night catching up.

    Thanks!

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  3. Putting these links together was probably more work than most of us put into the posts...I noticed that you even put them in chronological order of being published. Most impressive. There are some I haven't seen before so now it's time to check out some new to me blogs.
    Somewhere around here I actually have her CD with "Can't get you out of my head"...but unfortunately where I put it did go out of my head.

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  4. Thanks for getting it started, thanks for putting all this together, and thanks for the link!

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  5. Okay so maybe I need to create a blog header…

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  6. Awesome! Thank you for putting it all together.

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  7. From one Dodger fan to another, thanks so much for including my Stadium Fantasium blog! I agree that this post will help expand our trading opportunities. Thanks again!

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  8. I had fun in my first bat around. I actually have more stuff I could have put on there but narrowed it down.

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  9. Nice. I actually started writing mine, it'll be up around Monday lol.

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  10. Great topic. Thank you for putting all of these together. I definitely missed some of these, so I look forward to checking them out. Hopefully this inspires more BBA in the near future.

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  11. I'll have to get around to writing one of these posts at some point. It might be a bit more scattered than other people's posts, but it would be a good resource for future trades (which seem to have dried up for me lately).

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  12. Kylie will always be Cammy to me. Bless you, gloriously awful live action Street Fighter movie.

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  13. Kylie is nice, but the one pop gal I include with all the guitar gods that I separate out of music cards is Sheena Easton.

    I'll be adding to my blogroll and binge reading a lot of these posts later.

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