Hump-catting…similar to bear blasting.
Putting most of the 1991 Project into albums last night, I was struck by how damn many cards there were, and what a massive undertaking it had all been. And for what…some junk wax-era cards? So I’m strongly rethinking whether I should continue past 1991, as 1992 is going to be pretty expensive, and I’m not sure if my heart is in it past this point. As I’ve said before, learning about the development of the industry has been fascinating – it’s ironic that traded and rookie sets started to die right around 91 and yet there were more cards of traded players and rookies than ever. It’s interesting to watch the hobby transition to a more season-long thing, but I don’t know. Maybe some time off.
Danny Espinosa hit for the cycle in winter ball yesterday! Very cool. Gets me a bit more excited about his first full season in the majors. Oh, and how about the Marlins? On a damned rampage. First the Maybin/Miller deals, now the Uggla trade, and coming down the pike is a stupid contract for John Buck. I’m not sure what the hell they’re doing down there, as the Uggla trade is just…not good.
Busy day today, so I’m going to go straight to the card-o-sphere:
- Emerald City Diamond Gems reviewed Mariners cards of the 70s.
- The Number 5 Type Collector looked at the evolution of the oldest card in his collection.
- The Hall of Very Good’s Twitter Tuesday featured National Collin Balester. Woot!
- Cards on Cards ripped some Topps Update wax.
- Sports Cards Uncensored looked at the state of serial-numbered cards.
- Night Owl popped in.
- Core Contrarian had some advice for the BBWAA (wow, that’s quite a website).
- Night Owl also evaluated the worst year of the junk wax era. I’d say I agree with his assessment, too.
- No One’s Going to Read This Blog advised to respect your elders and look at vintage cards.
And that’s it for today. Catch you tomorrow…