Call it off-season depression, or whatever you want, but I am going through baseball withdrawal and figured now would be a good time to do what I've been wanting to do for quite a while. I've been looking forward to putting together a video series of my Canseco collection post-supercollectordom. I can hardly believe it, but it has been a year and a half since I stopped my relentless search for each and every card depicting the 40-40 man. Time flies when you are having fun ... and having a baby :) BTW, Beckett is six months old today, and
IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO READ ALL OF THIS, PLEASE CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AT THE VERY END, THANK YOU! Hurricane Harvey was unknown a mere handful of days ago, but just like that, friends of mine were sending pictures to me of people lining up for gas and bottled water. I can't believe how quickly this came into play. The flooding has taken a HUGE toll in our area. Thankfully, our house does not look like it will be threatened by flooding (for now.) However, check out the before and after pics a few minutes down the road
My wife alerted me to a package I had on the porch. When I opened the door, I saw THIS: (If you don't get the Manny Ramirez reference, check my previous blog posting.) Anyway, here is the video of me opening up all my new precious!
I babble quite a bit for the first 4 minutes on the history of Donruss, without showing anything really so feel free to skip to around the 4 minute mark if you don't care and just want to see the collection!
Here is the latest video!
I'm going to try and post more & more videos - who doesn't like videos? Am I right? Anyway, here is the mail from today!
I've finally got my ducks in a row to show a video of all the bowman/bowman's best/bowman chrome/bowman heritage cards in my collection. I'm using this also as a bit of a cardboard 101 history lesson for folks who are interested in hearing the backstories on some of these cards. Stay tuned also - many more videos to come!
Please view the video below for very important information that everyone needs to hear.
I did another video of some of my Canseco collection ... check it out!
If your collecting career was alive and well during the 1980's, you were treated to finding your favorite players packaged with all sorts of things. From cookies and breads to sausage and dog food, they were everywhere. Unless they were Broders, you were very familiar with the airbrushed hat, not unlike what Panini and Leaf have to do these days. Companies did a great job understanding what their consumers liked, and in the 80's, it was baseball cards. Cards being inserted into bread is now a thing of the past. Card companies have done a number of things differently from