Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sometimes... want to tell the world about a bunch of great cards at once, but are so fried from scanning them all that you just can't post what you'd like to.

Sometimes you pull an all-nighter checklisting your cards because you're tired of not really knowing where you stand on set-building. "Am I close? Should I try building, or am I better off shooting for a set? Do I care that I don't have the set in the first place?"

Sometimes all those really cheap lots you nailed on eBay show up at once, and it becomes a full-time job just to sort and catalog everything. (Believe me, I'm not complaining.)

 Sometimes, you have cards attempting to travel across the country in so many directions that you end up with piles of cards that were meticulously picked out, but you forget who they're for.

Sometimes you end up with the shakes from trying to do everything at the same time.

But sometimes, in the face of all this adversity, a card so unexpectedly magnificent comes your way that you have no choice but to sing its praises from the highest mountain. For me, that time is now.

Yes it's a card of Barney Fife. Don friggin' Knotts.

I really could just stop collecting cards now. This one's pretty much the epitome of all that is great in the universe.

The spectacular thing about this card coming into my possession is that I didn't even ask for it, try to get it or know it existed before it showed up here.  I was just minding my own business, opening the package that my Charlie Sheen relic card was in, and I noticed a small batch of bonus cards. (You'll see more of 'em soon. This wasn't the only gem of the bunch.) "Awesome gesture on the eBay seller's part", I thought, but until I got 3 or 4 cards in, I didn't realize exactly how awesome.



  1. If anyone ever asks you why you collect cards, now you have an answer.

  2. Man, I was all excited over my card show haul, but you got this as a throw in? I got one card that might beat this. Might

  3. I really can't wait to see if you got something that tops the card of the midget raping the tiger or whatever it was last year.


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