Saturday, January 11, 2014

79 Is Fine (Part 2)

A few weeks ago, I posted a package of 1979 Topps cards I received from Greg at Night Owl Cards. That post is here. He let me know that there was more coming, but he had to send it in two installments because of the holidays.

I'm mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. Somewhere along the line in 2012, I accidentally stumbled across his blog. As you may or may not know, I buy a lot of repacks, most often at dollar stores in my area. I was researching how to get my own repacks into dollar stores, and I wanted to see if there was any information about anybody's experiences in trying to do that.

I was clicking on any links I could find about baseball cards and dollar stores and one of them led me to his blog. After I read that post I read a bunch more, and I was introduced to this entire blogging community that I knew nothing about.

For several months, I bounced from blog to blog, just reading. I was amazed that there were all these blogs just about collecting baseball cards! Eventually I created a profile so I could comment, and then I took a deep breath, took the plunge and started blogging myself.

So it is kind of indirectly Night Owl's "fault", that you are subjected to my ramblings, good or bad. Which makes it kind of bittersweet when I receive a package of cards from him.

One of the things that I frequently read before I started blogging was how cool this group of card collecting bloggers are. Since I have forced myself upon all of you, I have to say I have not been disappointed. This is truly a "club" I'm proud to be part of.

Ok, enough sappy stuff (sorry, sometimes I want to express just how much more I've enjoyed this hobby since I discovered y'all).

Now where were we?.....Oh, yeah the cards!

These arrived earlier in the week on a day when I worked both jobs, so I arrived home quite late. It was about 1:00 in the morning and I was debating whether I should go to bed or open up the cards. Thankfully, common sense prevailed and I opened up the cards.

So behold all of the cardboard goodness that is 1979 Topps!

Remember to breathe, kids.

Doesn't the Terry Humphrey card scream the 1970's?

Juan Beniquez, Bombo Rivera, Leroy Stanton, Rennie Stennett....I feel like I'm 10 years old again.

Thank you Night Owl for the trips down memory lane.

1 comment:

  1. I remember exactly what it was like to be searching for something baseball card-related and stumbling across this amazing baseball card blog world. It happened to me in June of 2008. It's humbling to know that my blog is the one that started someone else. I only hope there are more baseball-card loving folks out there who have yet to discover our blogs.