Today, I'm feeling pretty good about the way things are going. That's not to say everything's cool. Let's just say that I like today and leave it that.
I hate being cryptic. But there are just some things not meant for the blog. That's hard for me to accept as I've never been one of those "all-business" card blogs. The emotions of the day seep into everything that I do, and that includes collecting. This blog isn't any more immune to what's going on in life than anything else that's important to me.
If things turn out fine, then I'm sure I'll babble about it on here. But in the meantime, I just want to say thanks for all the well-wishes. It means a lot.
I wish I could do more for you than this trade post, but that's about all I have time to do. Besides, what kind of post is more thankful than a trade post? Thanksgiving should be a day of trade posts. People giving thanks for cards instead of Aunt Evelyn's green bean casserole.
So today (or tonight), I'll just say:
Thanks, JABO's Baseball Card Blog
Many thanks ...
For finding a Dodgers sticker from last year's sticker set that I didn't have. Just by chance.
For being the first to send me one of these Koufax Golden Greats cards. Need only 4 more ... because Topps is weird.
And the first to send me this Hong-Chih Kuo card, which arrived just before a flurry of the same Kuo cards arrived. I now have more versions of this card than any 2012 card.
Thanks, 30-Year-Old Cardboard
Much gratitude to Brian:
Who sent this inspirational card that says that Matt Kemp is already 40 percent of the way toward tying Mays' career mark of getting at least 25 homers and 25 stolen bases in a season.
And for sending me my first gold sparkly Dodger, Rookie Cup Gordon. It looks like some of the gold has worn off on Gordon's uniform.
Thanks, $30-a-Week Habit
A merci beaucoup to Robert:
Who also sent a Kuo card, but of the numbered variety.
And a Carter card, of the Rated Rookie variety.
Thanks, Troll Might Rule
Cheers to the good Troll, who sent a number of 1979 Topps Dodger upgrades, plus:
My first red-bordered 2012 Dodger of the year.
And my second gold sparkly Dodger of the year. That's the guy on the right. The guy on the left is a Marlin, the guy in the middle is -- basically what's wrong with the modern athlete.
And a fine '71 Topps Manny Mota. The card that I saw in the gutter. Not this card, of course.
Thanks, Nachos Grande
Gracias to Chris:
For my third version of the Duke Snider cloth Legacy card. Anybody want to trade another cloth Dodger for one of these?
A shiny, shiny Campanella. Almost finished with the shiny Dodger parallels with Lineage.
And the GRAY swatch version of the Kershaw Lineage mini. To go with the white version. Who knew I could get so excited over gray swatches?
You learn to appreciate little things like that when times are tough.
Thanks as always, guys.
I raise my glass to you.
Don't worry, it's not filled with wine cooler.