More importantly, it means I have disposable income to pay for my habit (that pesky thing called baseball cards). I am going to ask if I can hang out on Friday night at the convention center as the spring card show is this weekend. And, as it was my birthday yesterday, maybe I celebrate by buying a few cards (or something).
In the meantime, I wanted to do a bit of catch up since I didn't post anything since I bought my first few packs of 2018 Topps Series 1.
So I decided to take two Topps packs each from Target and Walmart and put them in a box. The first pack I picked was from Walmart. So the first card from that pack, the official Topps first card for 2018 (for me) is:
Nick Pivetta, pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Card #241.
The first card from the Target card was of:
Jose Abreu, the White Sox' first baseman, card #280.
(On an unrelated note, I'm going to miss my HP scanner, but I'm starting to get the hang of this scanner/printer...loving it).
On the insert front, I did get one SP, Dexter Fowler of the Cardinals. But after opening 10 regular packs, 4 jumbos and two blaster boxes, the best card came from the fourth pack that I opened for the year. From the second Target pack that I opened, I found this:
A Corey Seager Major League Material Bat Card!!!
This only means one of two things:
- I beat the pack searchers or they had not arrived yet.
- They searched but missed a pack.
Now, onto the other reason for posting tonight. It's time, once again, to update the Sports Card Blogroll.
Yes, blogging seems to be a dying form of communicating. We've lost a number of bloggers to other social media platforms like Twitter (you can still follow me as I hang out there from time to time @bdj610). But perusing the site at 280 characters, I'm discovering new voices, and have decided not only to give them a follow, but to add their sites to the big blogroll. And of course, new blogs tend to find other new blogs, and so on, and so on...
But first, time to remove the blogs that have not had any activity in the past six months. The following blogs have been removed from the main blogroll:
- Capewood's Collections
- Bleedin' Brown and Gold
- The Hero Who Didn't Want To Be: My Journey of Completing The Hank Greenberg Player Set
- That 90's Sport Card Blog
- The Card Bin
- Just A Bit Offside
- The Other World
- Dodger Penguin
- Coot Veal and the Vealtones
- Fantastic Catch
- My BF collects Chipper Jones
- Uncle Doc's Cards
- The Great Orioles Autograph Project
- Paul's Random Baseball Stuff
- Justin's World
- Long Way from Lambeau
- Baseball Every Night
- A Guy and his Pavel Bure Collection
- Jenny's Card Collecting
- Wax Heaven (yes, boys and girls, Mario is back, and looks to be here to stay).
- Statis Pro 1984 (not really a baseball card blog, which explains why this site, up since 2012, has eluded me).