Thursday, April 17, 2014

Box 1-4 update, my computer and a dirty little secret

I think I'm going blind trying to sort the cards from the four 5000 count boxes I got from my LCS buddy.  I decided last night to sort them into sets by year, but not put them in numerical order.  I changed my mind tonight because I can't stand the thought of them sitting in their boxes all out of order.  Not to mention the fact that it's much easier to pull cards for others if the cards in the proper order.

My computer is alive!  One of my co-workers suggested I check the cables that connect the hard drive to the rest of the computer.  Those of you who are computer savvy are probably cringing at my lack of techno jargon, but that's the best you'll get from me.  Anyway, I took the cover off, blew out about 10 pounds of dust and sure enough, the cable was still connected, but not plugged in completely.  I plugged it in and two minutes later the computer was up and running normally.  The very first thing I did was back the whole thing up and now I at least have the backup if the thing dies for real.

I sort of teased a dirty little secret, but the dirty isn't really a secret, it's a card.

I picked up this 2014 Topps Museum Collection Elvis Andrus Momentus Material on Ebay.  It's #29/50 and is a filthy piece of cardboard.  That thing needs to go through the wash!  I like it and it was cheap enough for me.

I also picked up another Museum card.  This is a quad relic featuring Elvis Andrus, Yu Darvish, Adrian Beltre and Ian Kinsler.  I'm a little dubious about the four relic pieces actually being from each player.  Either the guy setting this card up was very meticulous in making sure the Andrus and Beltre pieces matched up or those two pieces are from the same swatch.  At any rate, its a cool card and I'm glad to have it.  Not that it matters, but it's #11/99.

I'm glad to have my computer and my scanner back in action.  I'm using a new flash drive now so I guess I have a lot of re-scanning to do.  

Ummm, not.


  1. Glad the computer's back and that it was such an easy fix.

  2. Clean out that dust on a regular basis. Most computer cases have screws in the back that hold on the side panel. However, those side panels lock in pretty well, so don't bother putting the screws back in. Then, every 6-9 months or so (more or less based on where your PC sits), power it down, pull off the side panel and vacuum it out.

    And I cannot repeat this part enough - POWER IT DOWN! If you want to fry your motherboard, leave it powered up and touch the inner boards and wires with anything and enjoy the fireworks. But all that dust and you are just asking for a much larger repair job than just a loose IDE (or SATA) cable.

    There - I went all tech on you.

    1. It was powered down this time but I'll remember for future reference. Thanks!