Yep, I'm still alive, folks. I've had a nasty case of bronchitis that I'm still getting over, but I'm getting there. Respiratory ailments aren't conducive to sorting through thousands of dusty old sports cards or going to flea markets, so I've been laying low. Getting better, though, so I'll have some new stuff for y'all soon. Here's what's been going on in the meantime:
I have a trade post to get out there yet, as Ryan from This Card Is Cool became the first person to offer me cards of a Player Of The Month during that month! I'll get those scanned (finally) after the weekend and show y'all what Ryan sent me, but in the meantime, thanks again, Ryan!
Speaking of Ryan (whose musings also appeared there), why didn't you guys tell me I got quoted all over the place in the new Beckett Sports Card Monthly? That's some awesome stuff! I knew Kevin from The Mojo Beard was in there, but not Ryan and definitely not me! I feel like I've arrived. Hopefully some kids read what I said about how awesome it is that 25 year old cards of Hall of Famers can be had for next to nothing and get motivated. Are there any more of you out in TV Land who made it into the new issue? Regardless of who got quoted where, they did a nice job on the issue, which spotlights the 1980s in cards, across sports, and it's well worth picking up.
As I said, I've been on sick leave, so aside from a few Heritage singles I needed, I've picked up very little in the way of cards over the past week and change, and I've missed all the fun you lot have been having with Gypsy Queen (possibly altogether, if the wow-a-bomb-hit-this-place appearance of one of my local Targets and the lack of product is any indication...has retail sold out everywhere, too?). Keep me in mind for base cards, folks! The set looks way better than we were all expecting!
Gotta go take care of a monitor problem downstairs, but I wanted to let y'all know I'm still here. I will report back when I've got more to report!