Two weeks sometimes seems like a lifetime, and then there are other times where it's more like a blink of the eye. My grandfather has told me on more than one occasion that decades seem to move at the same pace. It's all a matter of perspective I suppose.
I had to go back and look at the time stamps of my most recent entries to realize that I haven't had a post in fourteen days, and that post just so happened to be #750 in my humble little blog's history. Nice.
Having put the blogosphere through 750 blog posts of my ramblings, I suppose I should reward my loyal readers with a contest. The prize? A bubble mailer full of cards cards from your favorite team! (Oh, my trade box is devoid of Blue Jays and Astros, but all the others are up grabs . . . even the Cubs!) I'll enter all contestants into the all-powerful randomizer and the individual holding the top position after three rounds will be designated the winner. The contest will run through noon, P-town time, on Monday.
All you have to do is answer the following two questions:
1. With which team would you like me to fill the bubble mailer?
2. Of the teams which are still in the MLB playoff hunt, which team will you be rooting for come October? And why? Did I mention that you can't choose your favorite team if they are playoff bound?
Personally, I'm going with the Royals. Why? I like small market teams, they aren't in the NL, AND they have local boy Ben Zobrist, who has been rejuvenated in Kansas City. That's reason enough for me!
Now that my junior high softball coaching season is over I'll be able to blog a little bit more. I've actually been sitting on a couple of packages from HSCA and BWTP, which I'm looking forward to blogging about. All in good time, folks!
In the meantime feel free to drool over a couple of my "recent" pick-ups.
778 unique Ryno cards in my collection, while the Schwarber is the 8th. But, it's an acetate card, so that's worth 770 cards, right?
I'm now only one card away from completing the 2012 Panini Triple Play MASTER Set.
Lastly, I have my first two Gleyber Torres cards. Torres, only eighteen years old, was named the Midwest League prospect of the year. He's the Cub's next big prospect coming up the organizational ladder to the big leagues.
As always, thanks for reading and good luck in the contest!