Thursday, February 27, 2014

Number One

Well, after reading a number of blogs for the last number of months, I have decided to start blogging.  I am new to blogging, so please bear with me as I get acquainted to this whole thing.

First, a little about me...

My first experience with baseball cards was in 1989.  I remember my brother receiving a complete set of 1989 Topps baseball cards for his 10th birthday.  At the time, he loved them and I thought they were cool.  A couple years later, I was given a complete set of 1991 Donruss baseball cards for my 8th birthday.  I guess Mom thought I was a little more mature.

My brother lost most of his interest in cards by that point, so I ended up with what was left of his cards.  I started saving chore and birthday money to buy packs of cards.  My Dad would also take me to card shows at the local Don Carter's All-Star Lanes.  My friends and I would get together to trade and play with our cards.  Anyone remember Flip?  We probably bent a lot of corners playing that game, but we were none the wiser back then.

I continued buying packs here-and-there over the years until I started college.  Work and school took a backseat to collecting cards.  

I returned to collecting last year.  I was in Target with my wife when I thought about how long it had been since I bought any baseball cards.  I shared my thought with her and she said I should get some.  Obviously, I did and it has been fun returning to an old hobby.

I will attempt to blog about baseball cards, the hobby, the New York Mets, and various other related topics.  I will add more things (trade bait, wish list, etc.) to the blog as time goes on.

Stay tuned!


  1. Welcome to the Trading Card Blogiverse aka The World of Blogging. Oh and thanks for following my blog.

  2. I echo the sentiments that the Captain above stated. Glad to have you!!