Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The End is Near!!

The signs have been there for some time.  All you have to do is look at the numbers.  I'm not even sad about it.

That's right, it's the end of 2014.

What, you thought I was closing down the blog?  Ha, you wish!  Sure my posting has been sporadic at best and this month, damn near non-existent.  That doesn't mean I've lost the desire to keep posting.  It's just a fact of life with this new schedule.  I do have a plan in place to bump up the posting again and I'm actually resolving to post at least 20 times per month starting on January 1st. That seems like a fairly modest number, but considering I haven't hit 20 posts in a month since March, I think it's a good goal to set.

I thought about doing one of those "Year in Review" posts, but this wasn't my best year blogging.  I only have (counting this one) 172 posts this year.  That's the lowest since I started in 2009 and that was only three months!  I did manage to pick up all of Nolan Ryan's early cards, including his Rookie Card, at amazing prices.  I also hit 2000 posts and got Topps to donate a box of cards to giveaway! That was, without a doubt, my best giveaway ever.

Speaking of giveaways, I finally won something on Twitter.  @BB_Essential offered up a great prize and I was fortunate enough to win!



This is what showed up in the mail  I had no idea @BB_Essential cared so much.  *Blushing*




The prize was something I'll always display proudly!  It is an official ball autographed by Will Clark. As most of you know, and Night Owl despises, Will Clark is my favorite player.

I was shocked that I won, but so happy to win something I'll actually enjoy.  Many thanks to @BB_Essential for the ball.

Most of all, thanks to all of you that are still writing blogs, still reading blogs, and still sending me packages!  Resolution #2 is to get all caught up on mailing cards!

Happy New Year everyone!

12 comments:

  1. Congrats on the win but you are rushing 2015 out the door aren't you? :) Happy new year!

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    1. Ha! Not in that big a hurry. Thanks and Happy New Year to you Chris.

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  2. If people are winning Will Clark balls in 2015 we can skip right to 2016.

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    1. You know you want one. In 2014 or whenever! :)

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  3. Getting a Nolan Ryan RC and a second year Ryan for $25 would make my collecting year! That's a sweet Clark ball!

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  4. Everyone is sending you good luck for next year...seeing as you are my competition, I don't know how I feel about that! Hahahahaha Kidding, of course. Congrats, my friend!

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  5. That is a sweet Clark! Happy New Year

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  6. 2014 was an off year for me as well. It was the lowest number of post published since 2011 for me. At least you were able to wrap things up with that awesome Clark ball. Happy New Year!

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  7. Happy new year. I think I gave a Clark item to send your way

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