Sunday, August 26, 2012

Blast from the Past

Ebb and flow.

Come and go.  

That's the life of a blogger.  Sometimes we need to take a break.  After a few days or weeks, we come back and pick up where we left off.  Sometimes we walk away and that's it.  Nothing left except some words we wrote bouncing around the internet in perpetuity.

I was scrolling through my picture file looking for a play at the plate scan that I misplaced when I came across a folder containing these cards.     

2009 Sweet Spot Josh Hamilton jersey

2009 Topps Unique Josh Hamilton Gold #10/25

2009 Topps Unique Hank Blalock Prime Time Patch #61/99

That gold Hamilton is probably the lowest numbered Hamilton in my collection.  The Blalock patch is one of only a couple patches in my collection.  It's a great card.  

These came from a fellow blogger back in early 2010.  Yes, I posted them back then, but seeing them reminded me of him and how many people have disappeared from the blogosphere.  These came from Beardy, once one of the most interesting bloggers going.  I think he walked away from blogging and collecting at the same time, causing some issues with people that were in the middle of trading with him.  I never had anything but the best experience trading with Beardy.

People come and people go.  The blogosphere reminds me of my life in the Navy in that regard.  I made a number of good friends and it was always hard when they transferred or I did.  The same thing happens here.  I only hope when someone disappears it's because they did it on their terms, not because something happened to them.  You just never know.  

If you're one of those bloggers who has dropped off the map, leave a comment now and then so we know you're still around.  We're still a dysfunctional card collecting family after all.   


  1. Like you I had nothing but good dealing with Beardy. He also always manages a heck of a Fantasy team. He leading in two leagus that I am in.

  2. I've been on the wrong end of a trade at least 4 or 5 times when someone walks away (most recently pirates treasure room) but not with beardy. Miss that dude and his beard-o-meter.