Wow what a day yesterday. I’ve learned recently that I’m gluten intolerant, but I didn’t appreciate the scale of just *how* gluten intolerant I really am. Let’s just say I ate something I shouldn’t have eaten and paid the price.
Things have been a little quiet for me on the card front lately. I have a few things arriving in the mail soon, but I’m changing gears for holiday shopping, and so I’ll be spending less on cards in the next month or two. I think this is probably the time to dive into my huge backlog of Expos and Nationals cards, as I’m about to start a FIFTH album (and these aren’t small albums). I’d estimate I’ve cleared about 2,000 Nats/Expos/Senators cards at this point. Sweet!
One of my favorite games, Rock Band, also released #3 yesterday, and…wow. The launch was rocky, but it’s a fun game. I’m slowly learning to play “real” keyboard, and it’s pretty cool to be able to say a video game taught me to play the scales on a piano, even if it was torturous.
I’m hearing there’s talk about expanding the playoffs. Not sure how I feel about that…I don’t like the idea of following sports like the NBA down the road of a never-ending playoff system, but a quick little best of three series played over one weekend following the end of the season could be pretty sweet.
All right, since I’m drawing a blank on what else to say, let’s see what others had to say the last two days…
- Collective Troll hit us with a LAME ALERT.
- bdj610 informed us of a troubling trend on the sports card blogroll.
- Wrigley Wax covered the Cubs’ 2010 Topps Debut series 2 team set and inspired me to order the Nationals set.
- Padrographs showed off autographs from Omar Ortiz and Akinori Otsuka.
- The Nitty Gritty Card of the Day was an Oriole, Harvey Haddix. Sweet!
- Drew’s Cards got some vintage from Pop Popps. Nice stuff.
- Condition: Poor hosted a Pack Clash!
- Waxaholic showed a…well, wow, Topps. Wow.
- The Great Orioles Autograph Project continued to review Orioles signers for the year. Fascinating series.
- Spastikmooss posted every single card he has as trade bait. Time to check those lists!
- Cardboard Icons showed us rookie cards of two awesome pitchers.
- 1975 Topps (It’s Far Out, Man) had a Darold Knowles card. A former Senator with a sweet stache!
- Night Owl also posted about Ron Washington’s rookie card and his long wait for the majors.
- Play at the Plate told a great story about cards for other people (just sent one of those off the other day myself).
- Matt F pulled an autograph from 2010 Topps Chrome at a Pack to Be Named Later.
And that’s that for today. Have a safe one out there.