Saturday, May 14, 2011

Happy 3rd Anniversary to bdj610's Topps Baseball Card Blog!!!

On May 8, 2008, I started this humble, little blog. That means this past Sunday, the blog turned three 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, 2010, I:
    • added 2,485 cards to my official collection
    • wrote 446 posts (not all necessarily about baseball cards)
    • had more than 43,000 people find their way here, and 64,000 plus hits to show for it
    • been added to at least 30 blogs on their blogrolls (this is a liberal estimate)
    • gained 37 followers
    • added 150 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 third 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" (I swear, I'll get this going again)
    • 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???"
    Future topics for the upcoming year will also include:
    • A tournament of my past All-Star Teams to determine the best of All-Time
    • As you probably know, one of the coolest things Topps included on the backs of each card in Series 1 was a mention of a card from the past 60 years that shared the same card number. Before Series 2 arrives in June, we will list the cards mentioned.
    • Coming in July, the return of the Random Card of the Day.
    Thank you for reading. Continue to enjoy the journey.

    Sincerely,

    JayBee Anama

    4 comments:

    Nathan said...

    Congratulations JayBee! Here's to many more years of blogging and a special thanks for maintaining not only this excellent blog but also your invaluable blogroll.

    White Sox Cards said...

    Congrats on the anniversary!

    Rod (Padrographs) said...

    JayBee, congratulations on three years. Do you still need the scavenger hunt poster. If so I picked one up yesterday, email me at padrographs at live.com

    PunkRockPaint said...

    Congratulations! I look forward to many more years.