It’s been way too long, I know.
Blogging has become hard for me, almost a chore that needs to get done, but i don’t wanna do it!
It’s not that it’s difficult, it’s just hard to find the time or energy to scan, write and post something on a regular basis. Something that I would be happy to put out there and hopefully entertain the readers. It was too much, so I took a little break. Hopefully the break ends here and I can keep up with my postings and get back some readership that I may have lost. I know there are so many great blogs in the collecting community and i’m just trying to be a part of the gang and continue to be an active participant in our hobby.
Along with my lack of blogging, i’ve cut down quite a bit on my purchasing of cards as i’m REALLY trying to get organized. I’ve said that many times, but this time it’s for real! I hope. I have a couple of boxes filled with R******s that need to be collated and organized. We all know how fun that can be, right!
Part of the problem with my organizing conundrum is that i’ve been focusing on commons, which means I come home from a show with 75 ten cent cards…and put them in a white box next to the computer…only to sit there for months on end…BUT, i’ve also managed to pick up some nice autographs and jersey cards of my favorite players on the Washington Football team.
Here’s one. A one of one, Mr. Santana Moss. I believe this is a genuine 1 of 1 cyan printing plate. Although it seems a little fishy to me? There is nothing on the back of the card that says it’s a 1 of 1 and the printing plate is encased in cardboard. I own a couple of other plates and never seen them packaged this way. If i got duped, then i am out $8. If it didn’t than i’m pretty happy with my first printing plate from the DC football team. -HTTR!
anyone else overreacting to this Kendrick Lamar verse on the Big Sean track?
This new blog was an attempt at therapy for me and a way to connect better with my favorite hobby. Unfortunately, life always seems to get in the way…as it does and doing one post a week has become difficult. This is by no means me waving the surrender flag, but more of an apology to the blog itself for my neglect. With that in mind i am going to attempt to up the ante and do two blog posts a week, one on Wednesday and one on Sunday…we will see how that all works out.
Another task that i have thoroughly neglected with my collection is the purging i promised myself and my wife. I’ve gotten to the point of putting the cards to be sold into a nice empty white box, which is now a grey dusty filled box. The biggest problem is the time involved with this task along as well as the difficulty in dealing with the fine folks on ebay. The scanning and describing and mailing aspect seems insurmountable at times, especially with a 4 month old. A new short term goal is to get a few dozen posts before February…it would be nice to have some loot back in my paypal account as well…to buy more cardboard.
The last item of note to get off my chest is this Washington Redskins shoebox that needs some serious sorting and organizing. I would say that i’ve done a wonderful job at purchasing cards through checkoutmycards.com, the two card shows in town and my favorite local card shop, The Sports Room. But i’ve done a terrible job at organizing them. I know for a FACT that i purchased two Ryan Kerrigan autographs from COMC at about $8 each. Not the worst thing in the world, but that money could have gone to another card i don’t already have. I could also use this time to figure out what RGIII cards I have and which ones i can afford to purchase. So, i’m hoping to get this going on the next few weeknights around the Riddle house here…work be damned!
Look for more info on these short term goals…and don’t be afraid to keep me on my toes. -HTTR!