What I am listening to: Auld Lang Syne by The Choral Scholars of University College Dublin
It's been nearly 3 months since my last post. A lot has happened since then n my life, though not on the hobby front. You're hear for the cards, so I won't waste time on life events other than to say I've been thrown a curve, but all is generally well for me. And it is the holiday season!
I got back into the hobby just about 12 years ago, attending my first show and getting my first cards in December of 2010. I began trading cards online shortly thereafter, though as a marginal blogging personality (at best) it was always a small part of my collecting experience. I went back and looked to see who those early trading partners were. The first person I traded with after re-entering the hobby was Chris over at Nachos Grande. The second was Night Owl. Fast forward to today and I do some sporadic trading over Twitter (though I intend to leave there soon) and at Net54. But, for the most part, my only consistent partner now is Night Owl, with whom I trade with a couple/three times each year.
Anywho, I mentioned previously that I'm shifting my collecting focus somewhat. Specifically, I won't be building any sets from 1954 or prior due to the cost and will start building some of the sets from the 1980s. Sometime back I bought a huge box of junk wax for $10 and it included a substantial amount of 1989 Topps. A few weeks ago, I got an email from Greg asking incredulously "Are you really building 1989?" When I confirmed that I was, Greg was generous enough to knock off my entire want list for the set. And here is a sample of what he sent. Knowing his feelings for the man, I am most surprised that he parted with a Jack Clark card.
Or, perhaps more accurately, I am surprised he allowed a Jack Clark card to take up space in his house for any length of time. Either way, I'm glad to have it and glad to have 1989 in the books.