Saturday, May 15, 2010
I was at the big box place yesterday, fully expecting to grab my first packs of Chicle. But the card aisle at Target was just as barren as it was a week-and-a-half ago. Wal-Mart's was, too. Then I went to the card shop to see if they even had Finest in yet. Nope. Next week. Bare shelves directly behind the counter.
This would be very frustrating except for two things. The first is the card shop had switched its basket of oldies packs from '92 Stadium Club, etc., to stuff from the late 1990s/early 2000s, an era that is better known to me as the "why is the baby crying NOW??!!" period.
I changed a lot of diapers, but I didn't collect at all during this time, so I grabbed 10 packs of stuff. Most of it was Topps Gallery:
This will take care of my artsy fix that I can't satisfy with National Chicle. I like these cards.
I also grabbed a couple of packs of 2000 Chrome and a late '90s Bowman pack. I'll probably open this pack on APTBNL:
My goal is to get more Hall of Shame votes then any other pack that's been opened there. I know that's a tough feat, considering Ricky Martin cards were once featured. But maybe people will get so outraged over the ridiculous parallels that they'll overload the "shame meter."
The other thing that helped ease the frustration of not finding any new stuff is four more card packages arrived in the mail today. Very cool stuff items you'll see later, including more unopened packs.
But those packages remind me that I'm quite delinquent on posting goodies that I've received recently. I have a huge backlog. I really, really, really need to catch up on posting trades. But that's difficult without making an endless string of trade posts. And if I did that, you know, I think I'd be violating some sort of trade post/non-trade post unwritten rule.
You didn't know card blogs have unwritten rules, just like baseball? Perhaps I'll make that into a post. I'll have to consult with Dallas Braden first, though.
OK, speaking of A-Rod, I got some cards from Yankees fan Drew quite some time ago. I love unloading my Yankees and he responded with a few great items. The first I showed already, the 1972 Topps Joe Ferguson card.