Saturday, July 1, 2017

To 200, and beyond!

Somehow, some way, I've managed to keep this thing going long enough to write 200 posts. I certainly have enough material for a lifetime of posts, but the variable is finding enough time to write them. Darn near half of these 200 have been trade posts, which is a testament to how awesome this community is. I know I still owe a few of you cards (Trevor and Johnny are on my list), and I will get shipments out soon.

The Rockies have been doing amazingly well the first two or so months of the season, which has been a joy to watch, at least until their recent 8-game losing streak that dropped them into third place. And I've been on a pretty steady pace of about three posts a month, but I only managed one lone entry in the entire month of June. Not quite as much as I'd like, especially since I still have stacks from long-ago card shows sitting around waiting for their turn at Infield Fly Rule.

Most of all, I'm thankful for my readers and everyone who comes by this little corner of the internet. I put a lot of time into these posts, so I appreciate anyone who lends me even a few minutes of their attention.

I do have a little contest planned, related to the awesome Lego set of the Saturn V I just finished. As a prize, I'm offering up a 1991 Space Shots Moon Mars set. You can see a few of my favorite cards from the 36-card set here.

1991 Space Shots Moon Mars #7 Buzz Aldrin - Moonwalk
As Anthony Bourdain put it in his recent Antarctica episode of Parts Unknown, we are living in "a time when science is held in open contempt". I thought a little reminder of how cool science can be, and more importantly, what America can do when there is a common goal, is a good thing to spread around. And I know it's not exactly baseball-related, so I'm happy to throw in a few cards from your preferred team, too.

All you need to do is comment on this post, but I'm happy to give you an extra entry if you'd care to mention this on your blog as well.

Thanks for reading, and I hope to keep watching all your milestones roll by as well.

Edit: Entries are now closed.


  1. Congratulations on your 200th!

  2. Congratulations on number 200!

  3. Congratulations on reaching 200 posts!

  4. Gosh, I love me some LEGOs.
    Congrats on the 200 posts!

  5. Congratulations on reaching the 200th post mark! What a fantastic set of cards. I shall blog about this. Go science!!!

  6. Congrats on making it to 200 - we're happy to have you here on the blogosphere! Also, I have to say, I love the motivation behind this contest - weird times we live in.

  7. Nice job on crossing 200. I aspire to make that number soon, but have slowed down recently too.

    The space program still blows my mind to this day. Would love to have that set.

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  8. congrats Adam! looking forward to reading more - and more trades! I owe you one. Look for it in the next few weeks! (That narrows it down!)