Well, after more than 3 months, I’m finally going to post again.  No promises this time about regularity, but I’m hoping that I will be back with some regularity.

So where have I been, that has prevented me from posting on my football card blog during the football season?

Well, nowhere, unfortunately.

Back around the start of the football season, there was a convergence of things that made me back away from the hobby some–a combination of me putting more time in on another football blog that I help run, to a vacation that put me a week behind in catching up with the rest of the sports card blogs, to frankly just getting kind of worn out with the whole scene.

Oh, and a combination of being disgusted with Beckett, turned off with the general direction the card companies were going, and not being real impressed with the rookie class this year (good call on my part–although, in my defense, I still don’t think that anyone in this rookie class has long term superstar potential), and I decided I wasn’t going to buy any more 2008 product.

So, in terms of the hobby, since I posted last September about opening a box of Donruss Threads, you’ve missed…nothing.

But, in the last few weeks, things have started to percelate again.  I’ve started reading a few of the blogs again.  I’m getting ready to set up at my first show–during which I hope to REDUCE my collection some, and pick up some cash.  And I even broke down and picked up a box of cards–to no one who regularly reads the site’s surprise I’m sure, it was a box of Bowman Chrome.

So I finally decided I would pick things up here again.  No promises on regular posting, no Cards of the Week (for a little bit), and likely still not much in terms of box breaks.  But we’ll see.

As for the box of Bowman Chrome–not real exciting–Ryan Torain Autograph, Joe Flacco Refractor being the main highlights–but it was fun to open again.

As for the show that’s coming up–it’s not really a “real” show–rather a friend set up last year at a bar in a small town about a half-hour south of the Twin Cities, and had a decent draw considering the town is less than 5,000 people.  So he decided to do it again this year, and I’ve offered to set up too.  Unfortunately, it will be after Christmas this year–but we’ll see how it goes.

So, if anyone is interested in trading me Vikings cards (or Twins, for that matter–maybe Wild, if there are actually any hockey collectors out there–as for basketball, well, when Minnesota gets an NBA team, maybe I’ll be interested)–vintage, new, whatever–let me know, and we’ll see if we can work a deal.

Also, I still am interested in completing that 2007 Refractor set, and am still toying with the idea of completing the 1982 Topps as well.

So drop me a line if you get a chance–hopefully there are still a few readers left around here!

Oh, and a special PS note, to commentor Shawn–I apologize for not responding to your message, but you hit me right in the middle of my funk.  I hope you figured out a way to get your cards back from Iraq–and I think it’s awesome that you were able to collect while you were there.  Here’s a special shout out to your card store site–hopefully I can drive you a sale or two.