Thursday, November 17, 2011
OK, so about that having no time to do anything ...
I have no intention of going back on my promise to create a 1985 Topps set blog.
But I can't say I'm not disappointed about waiting a whole two years -- even longer if I throw in the '85 traded set (and I will) -- to begin a 1971 Topps set blog.
Two years is a long time. Who knows if I would ever get to a '71 Topps blog? Anything could happen. I could develop amnesia. I could join a virulent anti-computer cult. I could sell all my baseball cards to pay for cell phone bills. You just don't know.
Which is why I am going to start a 1971 Topps blog in January, too.
I mean look at the card that I have posted. Topps put three prospects named Reynolds on a single card and left it there without any additional comment. No quirky write-up on the back to link all three. No Fleer-like "Reynolds Riflemen" on the front. Just three guys with the same last name on a card. Figure it out for yourself.
I cannot possibly avoid blogging about a set with cards like this in it.
Besides, look at the cap on Archie.
Of course, there's the matter of not having time to do one blog, let alone three. So here's what I'm going to do:
I will alternate updating the '85 and '71 blogs. My hope is I will update each every other day. We'll see.
I'm almost absolutely certain now, that each post for each set blog will be mercifully brief. I don't mind researching. But I will absolutely hate it if I have to do it for three separate blogs.
So, see? Everyone gets their way.
Except for you '93 Upper Deck fans. No amount of whining in the comments will get me to do a third set blog.
Serves you right for growing up in the junk wax era.