Friday, October 17, 2014

Who Is Posing as P-Town Tom?

Okay, so let's be honest here.  Tom is a pretty common name.  In fact, I used to go by "Tom" within the blogosphere until my naivety wore off and realized there were other fine cardboard collecting gentlemen who were given the same name.

Since then, I have gone with the moniker or P-town Tom. I figured this would cut down on the confusion a little bit when signing up for group breaks and posting comments on the blogs of others.

Then I came across a new blog which I found to be completing amusing to me.  Stack22 is trying to collect all the Tim Wallach cards. 

No, you don't get it.  Not one of each Tim Wallach card ever made.  All. The. Tim. Wallach. Cards. Ever. Made.  
Crazy, huh?

After scrolling through his pages a little more I found this curious little nugget:

 Did you see, the last name on the list?  I certainly did.  But wait, it's not me.

I'm not sure what's going on here, but could it be that there is another Tom in Peoria, IL, who collects baseball cards AND is connected to the blogosphere?

I couldn't believe it, but then I dug a little deeper and found a map on the Tim Wallach cards website which marks the location from where all the cards in Stack22's Tim Wallach collection have originated.   (For the record, I need to learn how to mark items on a map.)
 Saints Prison Ministry in Peoria?  I'm not sure I know where that it, but I may have to run a little field trip and find out!

To confirm that I didn't black out and send cards to Stack22 I went to the man room to look for cards of Tim Wallach.
I found a nice collection of Tim Wallach cards to prove that I didn't send all of my cards already.  Unfortunately, I only could come up with fourteen cards.  (The other Tom from Peoria nearly tripled my total.  Bummer.)

So, now this other Tom has a better collection to pull Tim Wallach's from?  Crazy.  I did a little more research on the Tim Wallach blog and found this post.  Wow, I guess that answers all my questions.

I'm NOT the only Tom from Peoria, IL, who is sending out baseball cards to members of the blogosphere.  Man, that's a huge shot to my ego for sure.

In summary, I really like Stack22's project.  It's a bit large for me a part-time card junkie like myself to try, but I tip my hat to the gentleman.  I only wish I had more than fourteen cards to give to his cause.  Oh yeah and while warpping up I can't forget to mention that I found out while crafting this post that I am not as unique as I thought I was merely fifteen minutes ago.  Learn something new everyday I guess!

Tom from Peoria, IL, if you're reading this, drop me a line!  I'd love to meet up and swap some cardboard!


  1. You're still my favorite Tom from Peoria.

    1. Woah, Unclemoe, easy there. I mean, this Tom is an easy top 5 Tom from Peoria, but let's not jump the gun and go all the way to "favorite"!

      I just made a trade with another card blogger who also lives in Texas and is named Marc, so that's about as close to "Multiplicitiy" as I think I'll ever get.

    2. I'm in the Top 5? So, what you're saying is that I have a chance to the Top Tom! Nice!

    3. You sneaked in as a wild card, but I think you have a chance to make a Royals-like run here in the playoffs. We're all rooting for you, don't screw it up, or this Tom from Peoria 2014 Champion tattoo I got will look ridiculous.

  2. So there's a Tom that collects every single Tim Wallach card and a Tom that collects every single Rock Shoulders card. Thank goodness my name isn't Tom or else I'd be obligated to collect every LT card.

  3. Thanks for the cards Tom, and thanks for not asking for a donation like that other, less legitimate Tom from Peoria.