That’s what’s on my mind this morning: the Donruss aqueous issues. Specifically, what the hell does that mean? My understanding was that it was Donruss’s “glossy” or “tiffany”, but I received a few cards from COMC that were supposed to be aqueous and they look the same as any other card. Does it then mean that they’re water-soluble? Can someone help me out on this one so I don’t feel quite so ripped off?
The other thing that I’ve been pondering is the direction of this blog. While I’m still collecting the Nationals and Expos, I find I’m not writing about them as much as I once did. I don’t think that’s a bad thing; I enjoy writing about stuff like the 1989 project’s players, I just wonder if I should keep the title of the blog the same. I suppose I will, for now.
I’ve also decided that, rather than write several entries in one day, I’m going to focus on two…the morning coffee posts, which are obviously more off-the-cuff and stream-of-consciousness, and then an evening post. I’m doing this to improve the quality of the writing on the more formal post. During my ponderings about the blog, I realized that one of the goals of writing this blog is to give me a daily outlet to practice my writing while also writing about something I love. I mean, I’m a professional writer, so I’m writing pretty much every day, but I don’t get the chance to write about something I really care about. So why not apply the same process I use at work to my entries, and really polish up those posts? Last night’s Jim Abbott post was the first example of what I’m talking about, and I feel the writing really shined for the layer of polish that I gave it.
Boy, last night’s game went nothing like I expected, especially after that bone-headed first inning by the Giants, but they not only came back, they destroyed the Rangers. If you’d told me a Lee-Lincecum matchup, would end up like that…well, I guess I’d say that’s the postseason. Look at the Lincecum-Halladay matchup. In fact, The Freak hasn’t been pitching incredibly well of late. It’s a bit concerning. Anyway, on to game two!
Annnnd on to what other folks were saying around the card-o-sphere:
- 30-Year-Old Cardboard took a look at the excellent 1990 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes Reggie Jackson set.
- Vintage Sportscards wrote about Roy Campanella.
- Wrigley Wax showed the 1990 Topps TV Cubs. I need the Expos version of this, seriously.
- Dodgerbobble showed off a sweet Vlad Guerrero bobblehead.
- Garvey Cey Russell Lopes created the Ron Washington card that should’ve been.
- e Rayhahn, Rayhahn showed us his sweet Halloween costumes over the years.
- The Great Orioles Autograph Project continued the overview of Orioles signers for 2010.
- Nachos Grande examined the best times to post blog entries and reached some of the same conclusions I have.
- White Sox Cards continued the excellent birth years custom card series.
And that’s it for now! Have a good one!