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
The Five Tool Collector
This Card Is Cool
All Trade Bait, All The Time
Not Another Baseball Card Blog
Topps Cards That Never Were
Old Red Sox Cards
From a 1980s Baseball Card Collector
The Angels, In Order
Bump and Run Football Card Blog
1967 Topps Baseball
The Fleer Sticker Project
Baseball Card Breakdown
The Chronicles of Fuji
Bob Walk the Plank
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
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.