I have been inundated with cardboard over the last year, which included absorbing two collections into my own on top of all the normal trade packages that arrive at Waiting 'til Next Year Headquarters. I'm almost done sorting and collating. I had EIGHT more cards to file away and then I saw Daniel's contest. Eight is not nine, so I actually pulled a card out from its designated home for this post.
As I usually tend to do with things in my life, I saved the best for last: Cards for my Cubs World Series binder and cards for the cover pages in my many Cubs binders.
Cardinal fans... yeah, you may want to look away.
The next four cards will compete for spots on the lead page in one of my many Cubs binders. I call them cover pages and each binder gets nine cards at the front before the true subject matter begins.
This is my first "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" card, which I think is just a stupendous addition to my collection.
So, that's seven.
Well, I am the resident VOGELMONSTER supercollector.
Those were the last eight cards I had laying out in the man room. For the ninth card I had to dig into my team boxes.
I have two boxes dedicated to the 29 other MLB teams. Some stacks are larger than others. For instance the Dodgers, Indians, Expos/Nats and Pirates have larger stacks than most, because I'm a fan of Jackie Robinson, Jim Thome, Vladimir Guerrero and Roberto Clemente. I keep most of the cards of these players rather than shipping them out in trade packages.
I decided to select my favorite Clemente card in honor Matthew's retirement announcement.
Bob Walk the Plank was a staple in our blogosphere and he will be missed. He provided solid reading content, fun cards of forgotten Pirates, and he hosted our Secret Santa. I'm sure we'll still knock out a trade from time-to-time, but I'd be remiss if I didn't mention his generosity through trades.
Well, thanks for stopping by today. I think I'm going to file these cards away and enjoy a clean and tidy man room while it lasts!