Tuesday, December 8, 2009

100th Post Already?!

I have been dreading this since I noticed it looming on the horizon. I realize that for many of you, post #100 is a distant memory, but it has been staring me in the face for a few days now. I wanted to have something dramatic and exciting to feature for #100. I wanted something funny or maybe even a great pull to highlight. Something, anything, to say "Hey, I'm post #100 and I'm important!"

But, I don't have any of that.

With Christmas fast approaching, I literally cannot even go buy another blaster, discounted or otherwise.

I haven't done the research necessary for an in depth post on any one card or player.

I haven't typed up any of the interesting (to me at least) personal stories from years of going to the ballpark.

My son hasn't turned me into a big ball of mush with some unexpected moment of pure joy. For some reason he is "I want, I want" mode right now.

What I have is this. A big thank you to the bloggers who introduced me to the blogosphere. I don't want to hurt any feelings by not mentioning names, but you know who you are. I comment on your pages frequently. Your blogs are the ones I go to first every afternoon when I wake up. (Hey, I'm not lazy, I work nights.) We've completed multiple trades and you've probably, but not necessarily, gotten unexpected envelopes in the mail from me. Several of you encouraged me to get off my fat rump and start blogging and stop using the lack of a scanner as an excuse. Thanks for that.

Thanks to everyone who is a follower of my humble little blog and to the ones who don't follow, but still read. Thanks for every single little (or big) comment, from the one word type to the ones that are practically blog posts themselves.

Thanks to every blogger out there for providing entertainment, information and quality reading material for the deep, dark nights when absolutely nothing is going on at work. I am in awe of those of you that have been doing this for years or have such vast knowledge, not just of baseball, but of those little slices of heaven we call cards. I sometimes struggle to come up with information to go along with a player's card and some of you could write biographies about some of your favorites.

Most of all, thanks for making me appreciate baseball cards as little bits of history. For looking at the "whole" card, the background, the design, and the back. I've gone from card hoarder to collector. From the guy who would leave the base cards on the counter, to the guy who will study every card just to enjoy it for what it is. It's not about the "hits", it's about the card and the story behind it.

I'll leave you with a card that celebrates a fact about my all-time favorite player.

This 1986 Donruss Highlights Will Clark celebrates Will becoming the 53rd player to homer in his first MLB at-bat. He was on the April 8th Opening Day roster and hit a homerun off HOF'er Nolan Ryan that helped the Giants win the game 8-3. Thanks to Austin from Omegawax for this card.

Thanks again everyone. I plan to be around for awhile. I hope you do too.


  1. Awesome 100th post. "From card hoarder to collector" -- I like that. Glad you joined us and plan to be around for awhile.

  2. 100 and many more to come.... Congrats!

  3. congrats bud... keep posting, we'll keep reading

  4. Nice first hundred posts. Keep up the good work.

  5. I hope to see some more pack breaks in the future. Keep it up!

  6. For as long as it seemed that it took you to bite the bullet and start your official blog, it took you no time at all to reach your 100th post. I am proud to say that now did I eagerly await your very first post, I have read each one of the 99 that have followed. I will continue to do just that. It is you and all the fresh new voices out there that compliment all of the established greats which make our little baseball card blog-o-sphere a wonderul and amazing family and place. Keep up the great work my friend! Congrats!

  7. 100! Weeeeeeee!!!! Way back when I would list in the labels milestone posts like this. After getting to over 2000 posts, it seems a little silly now.

    1. Yea, it has to be a round number like 2000 or 2500. My next one will be 2000, but that is about 425 away.

  8. Homers at 1st at bats are awesome. Though I've only been watching baseball for a couple years now, I have seen one. Daniel Nava for the Red Sox against my Phils, too cool!

  9. Congrats on the first 100 ! And happy blog birthday !