So, having taken the time to look over the last few days it has been far too long since I dedicated some time to posting. I have been able to sporadically read some of the blogs I follow but when it comes to this one I am woefully ashamed. Other than two self-serving posts entering me into some great contests there has been nothing of significance from LFB2B.
Time to change that.
In the last three weeks there have been some generously over-stuffed envelopes that have come across my desk. Having taken some time off of work for relaxation purposes I am now forcing myself to send out some overdue gracious acknowledgements to some incredibly awesome fellow bloggers. One of the challenges I knew I had ahead of me when I decided to return to card collecting was filling in the gaps of the years I was away. Mostly gathering team sets and a few individual players did not seem like that big of a task at the start. However, once I saw just how much had been released in the ten years or so that I was away things seemed a bit more daunting. Thankfully there have been some kind souls who have come to my rescue and trading has become a once again enjoyable part of the hobby for me.
On with the Thank-yous.............
Scott and I had been sending a few hockey cards back and forth earlier on in the year and at some point things became confusing enough that neither of us were sure what was to be sent where. However, after some careful deduction and some diligent research things are balanced once again.
Understanding the struggle of a fellow Canadian trying to collect baseball cards in a country that seems to predominantly worship hockey and then hibernate for five months has been my motivator for several trades with Brian. I think we need to develop some kind of Canuck Horsehide Appreciation Network or something. Hmmmmmm.........
Along with another helpful pile of Jays and Cubs, Mark planted a little bug in the back of my mind that I am toying with. Thankfully Halladay did remain in T.O, Mark. Phew!!
Mario ran a contest giving away some autographed cards from 'UD Spectrum of Stars' and had the costs of shipping graciously underwritten by 1st and Goal. I received a pile of autograph cards from some awesome 'C' and 'D' list stars. Kitsch Rules!!!
JDs Wild Cardz
Capitalizing on an other's ill fortune I built my 2009 Topps Target Retro Cubs and Jays collection by 4 cards and also scored an auto of one half of the A&G Code Crackers for 2009. Once I get another ad card I will be bothering the other mastermind.
All totaled I have received over 125 cards towards filling in the missing years of my collection. I thank each and every generous one of you and pledge that from this point on, I will make a point of properly showcasing the treasures that make their way to me. And, never again will I falter in expressing the utmost of gratitude to my fellow traders.