Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Response to Comments...then Good News, Bad News

A quick note before I have to get ready for work.

REJ, the guy who writes both the 20th Century Topps Baseball and 21st Century Topps Baseball, suggested that Allie, the lady in South Carolina who is looking for the perfect gift for her sports card collecting husband, find (if she can) the book that has pictures of all the Topps cards from their first 35 or 40 years called Topps Baseball Cards: The Complete Picture Collection, a 40 Year History, 1951-1990 by Frank Slocum, Red Foley, and Sy Berger. Which would be a great idea.

Not too many copies of this out there, but if you can find one, it would make a heck of a birthday present. It's a shame that Topps didn't make one for their 50th anniversary in 2001 or even a 60th in 2011. Yes, it would have made the book extremely heavy...maybe if they did it by decade (I know they made books that showed every card in the 50's and 60's and probably the 70's too).

Personally, I like this book as well:

Classic Baseball Cards: The Golden Years 1886-1956 by Frank Slocum. I have both books, and needless to say, yes they're huge, but great references for cards from the past.

Now, on to the second segment on today's post. Good news. I have my 2013 Allen & Ginter's set. I even have the five regular-sized insert sets whose subjects range from planets, to castles.forts, to ancient civilizations and even warriors. One problem was that the 10 card Martial Mastery set only had nine cards in the package. Normally, I'd be on the horn to the seller to ask if he had a spare card (I was "missing" the Spartans card). However, I did buy a couple of packs of this year's set before taking the plunge for the master set, and sure enough, one of the inserts was the Spartans card. So positive feedback was left, I am done with new cards (until 2013 Topps Update Series), and all is right in my world.

Well, almost.

The bad news is that my computer crashed. It isn't the first time this has happened. And in the past, I've had no problems getting everything back. But this time, everything in my C: drive was erased. All my back up drives are fine (my E: storage drive is now D:, my F: drive which has all of my baseball simulation stuff is now in the E: drive, and my G: drive is now the F: drive.). Sadly, there was no B: drive created, which means all of my devices, and many of my really important spreadsheets (like my checklists, my bank, and other things) are gone. Now, I do have some of these spreadsheets in my flash drive, but obviously, for things like my bank spreadsheet, it's far from up-to-date.

This also means that devices like my scanner, my printers, would have to be re-installed. No problem. But I also have to find a way to get the internet back up and running. That's going to take a while. So until then, unless I hook up my scanner to the laptop (or the second computer upstairs), I will be stealing images from my favorite card website, the Baseball Card Cyber Museum when talking about cards. This also puts a bit of a monkey wrench into the Random Cards of the Day.

Have to go. Talk to you soon.


JayBee Anama


defgav said...

ouch.. sorry to hear about the crash. Good luck getting back up and running again.

jaybarkerfan said...

The Topps book is awesome!


That's my biggest fear!
btw, I love the Cyber Museum as well.

GOGOSOX60 said...

I picked the big Topps book many years ago at a grocery store mark down for under 7 bucks or so. It's a printers discard, with a few colour flaws, but you hardly noticed it for under 7 bucks!!