Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy 2nd Anniversary to bdj610's Topps Baseball Card Blog!!!

On May 8, 2008, I started this humble, little blog. That means this past Saturday, the blog turned two years old.

So...

Happy Anniversary to Me!!! (Note, I ran this last year...feel free to enjoy once again now!!!)






    (the words to the song for those who either can't access the video, or for those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing)

    (Gioacchino Rossini; arr. William Hanna / Joseph Barbera)
    Practically a restaurant standard, most people don't realize that these lyrics, to the tune of "The William Tell Overture", were written by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera for the episode titled "The Hot Piano".

    Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary
    Haaappy Anniversary

    Pour a cheerful toast and fill it
    Happy Anniversary
    But be careful you don't spill it
    Happy Anniversary

    Ooooo Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary
    Haaappy Anniversary

    (Fred and Wilma Talking)

    Ooooo Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary
    Haaappy Anniversary

    (Fred Talking)

    Happy she and happy he
    They're both as happy as can be
    Celebrating merrily
    their happy anniversary

    (Fred and Wilma Talking)

    Ooooo Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary
    Haaappy Anniversary

    (Fred Talking)

    Ooooo Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary
    Haaappy Anniversary

    We now state emphatically
    its happy anniversary
    Not another day could be
    a happy anniversary

    Ooooo Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary
    Happy (slow)
    Happy (slow)
    Happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy, happy (fast) Anniversary!!!

    Since I kept track of this last year, I think I'll do it again. Since May 8, 2009, I:
    • added 2,258 cards to my official collection
    • wrote 446 posts (not all necessarily about baseball cards)
    • had more than 54,000 people find their way here, and 80,000 plus hits to show for it
    • been added to at least 30 blogs on their blogrolls (this is a liberal estimate)
    • gained 69 followers (my highest was 58)
    • added 100 plus blogs to the Sports Card Blogroll, and most importantly
    • earned acceptance into this wonderful world called the Hobby Blogging Community
    I want to thank everyone who's ever found their way here and decided to come back. Thank you very much for joining me on my journey as I continue building onto my collection. It is the hope for year 3 of bdj610's Topps Baseball Card Blog that I not only show off more of my growing collection or give my opinions about the Hobby topic of the day, but also to inform, possibly to entertain, to show more cards that might have never seen the light of day, and to become a stronger voice in the hobby (this last one will take some time...).

    To celebrate the second anniversary of this dog and pony show, I'm bringing back a number of segments that have not been featured in a while, including:
    • the ever popular "Topps Cards that Make You Go...What??! of the Week"
    • the return of the "2011 Topps Archives Project"
    • more "Cards that Will Never See the Light of Day...EVER!!!", and
    • everybody's favorite guessing game, "If This is His Topps Card, Then What Card is This???"
    Thank you for reading. Continue to enjoy the journey.

    Sincerely,

    JayBee Anama

    6 comments:

    The Chop Keeper said...

    Thanks JayBee for all the great posts, and I look forward to many, many more! Keep up the great work.

    Play at the Plate said...

    Happy Anniversay Jaybee!

    night owl said...

    Congrats. Good to see the veterans still going strong.

    TDLindgren said...

    Happy Anniversary Jaybee! I look forward to your post in the coming year!

    SingleDaddyof2 said...

    Hey JayBee, big HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you and the blog! Party hearty!

    Andy J. aka SingleDaddyof2

    Stormy said...

    Happy anniversary!!!!