Thursday, March 18, 2021

Catching up

 Well, it's been one of those times again...  I haven't posted in 10 days.  It's nothing serious, but I've been down and unable to get much done outside of work.  There are a number of us out on the blogosphere that have (hopefully minor) mental health issues from time to time.  But thankfully, cards have been rolling in from several of you, and that definitely helped, so thanks!

I apologize that I still can't get myself to scan and write much, but a huge thanks go out to...

Jay from Card Hemorrhage shot me an awesomely eclectic package of cards that had me smiling.  There was a great selection that had some set needs and players I love, but the kicker was an APBA game card of Earl Campbell!!  I loved APBA back in the day, if you don't know what it is, use the googlebox.

Madding from Cards on Cards sent me a 2021 Topps Blaster!!!!!!!!  I won a NFL Playoffs contest on his blog, and this was my prize.  I have not opened new packs in quite a few years, so it was a real treat for me.  And kind of awesomely, the first card out of the blaster from a top Cardinals fan was Yadier Molina.  I imagine Kerry waving his hands mystically over the blasters in a Target, dowsing for Cardinals.  OK, probably not, but if he did, then it worked.

Jeremy from Topps Cards That Never Were sent me a big bunch of Alan Embree cards in response to my plea for help a while back.  Definitely got me going in the right direction for my daughter's Alan Embree Project (NOT The Alan Parson's Project).  And he went the extra mile by sending 5 ProVisions cards I had mentioned I was looking for!  Very thoughtful!!

Canadian reader Derek also popped in with some Embree's and some Mark McGwire Panini stickers from the late 80s/early 90s that I needed.  This isn't the first package Derek has sent my way, and I am working on some stuff to send up north!

I also made a trade with Gavin from Baseball Card Breakdown. He jumped on my timid offer to trade the SSP Bellinger I lucked into, and quickly proposed a trade that I loved.  Hopefully Bellinger will have a great career, and Gavin's card will be one of the jewels of his collection!

And it turns out I got enough energy up to do a single scan, here is one card from each of the packages in this post.  Thanks everyone!!


  1. Life has been sucking lately. Hope it gets better.

    I like the ProVision cards.

    Campbell was a beast.

  2. Hope things get better soon. The past few months, I've felt like a dishwasher working at an all you can eat buffet. Every time I think about pausing to catch my breathe... something else gets added to my plate. That's why I turn to card blogs. It's my happy place.

  3. Hope you're hanging in there. Nice batch of cards!

  4. Hope things turn around for you soon. Hang in there!

  5. Let me get this straight: a Padres fan was more interested in the Bellinger card than I was? ... I apparently need to reset my priorities.

    Hope you get a break soon! March, man, it's always crazy.

    1. Yeah, that Bellinger guy had wide appeal, I guess!

  6. I've been there, too. Hang in there and let me know if you ever need some support.

  7. For what it's worth, I'm always just an email away :)