1. Christmas cards
I've had somewhat of a tradition of sending out Christmas card packages over the last few years--I found related posts from 2014, 2016, and last year, at least--and was happy to bring that back for this holiday season. I put together a bunch of packages of stuff weeded out from my collection and purchased from COMC, eBay, and Sportlots, and thanks to my COMC stuff arriving yesterday was finally able to get them all in the mail. It was too late (after 6pm) for them to go anywhere but at least they'll be on the move come Monday.
Here's another festive shot of the 19 packages (waiting on cards for #20 later this week):
While doing the Paypal shipping labels I used email addresses for everyone I could find so many of you may be aware these are coming, but just in case here's a list of ZIPs getting cards (hopefully) this week:
Folks in those areas should be keeping an eye on their mailboxes this week!
2. The Trading Card Database:
look me up and add me if you'd like.
Right now I'm spending a ton of my "card time" adding my collection to the site and uploading scans where I can; Trade bait will come later. It's a very cool way to track things and there's definitely a certain amount of pride that goes into crowdsourcing the checklists and scans. And that doesn't even take into account the trading aspect which I know many of you rave about. So for now I'll just say that I'm really enjoying what's become an addictive pastime that's been another way to keep collecting interesting, and though I have a few gripes about the site I think both it and its community are amazing!
3. Another PC bites the dust:
Bobby Korecky--a 2008 SP Authentic Rookie Exclusives Autographs card--for long enough that I wasn't really sure it existed. Though a checklist for that set appears on Beckett's OPG I'd never seen one of any player for sale or even posted at all. Since they were allegedly redemption cards I figured they could be rare but not that rare.
So I threw up the question of their existence on TCDB and got a response or two that pretty much confirmed they didn't exist, which was good enough for me. That means I'm considering my Korecky checklist complete at six cards, making him the 16th PC guy whose run I've completed. Hooray for not going insane trying to track down a nonexistent card!
That's it for today but I'll probably be back before long with loot from COMC and Sportlots (of which you'll see way more on TMM in upcoming posts) in addition to my aforementioned look at TCDB.