Wednesday, January 21, 2009

1,000th Post

Well, here’s the 1,000th post of this blog. Have all the posts been nuggets of joy? Not really. A few have been phoned in. There are a few real gems in there too. Most of it, I would say, has been not too shabby.

I wasn't thinking of an audience when I started this blog. I was thinking that this would be a good place to keep track of my collection, while highlighting some of the cards that I came across. My how things have changed.

While this blog started in November 2007, my love affair with baseball, baseball cards and the White Sox (in that order) started many years ago. If I had to estimate when baseball came fully onto my radar, it would be around 1982. I’m sure that I saw baseball games on television before then, but my first recalled memory of watching a ballgame would be around ’82.

My on and off obsession with baseball cards started in 1983. I was hooked from that first pack. I didn't stay hooked like I should have. Other factors of growing up got in the way.

The picture is from 1986. I had just received a comic book in the mail, from a subscription that I had. Although, all you can see is the back of that comic book. I am, however, wearing one of my favorite White Sox t-shirts. I must have worn that shirt at least once a week back then. Despite the way it looks, I am wearing shorts. More than likely, some type of squiggly print that was popular at the time.

While I’m in a reflective mood, I will give away 100 random cards to the first person to correctly identify the comic book in the picture. For comic book buffs, it shouldn't be that difficult to figure out. For others, you may get lucky with a guess. Let’s try one guess per blogger. If it still isn't properly guessed in 24 hours, then everyone can wager another guess.

I would like to thank everyone for reading and commenting. It really has been a great ride so far. One that I don’t want to get off of anytime soon. Let’s see how long it takes until 2,000!

24 comments:

Jeffrey Wolfe said...

Spiderman

Marie said...

No idea, but congrats on the 1,000th post.

I have some Sox cards here for you if you need them. I'll email you soon with what I have.

dayf said...

Congrats man! I just blew right by my 1000th without even realizing it. That picture is scary, swap the Sox shirt for a braves one and that could be me.

As for the comic... no clue. You looks like a Batman fan though.

White Sox Cards said...

Both comics have been excellent guesses. While I did collect both of those comics as a kid, that would not be the one I had in my hand. I only could afford a subscription to one comic in 1986 and those two didn't have as much of my marvelous admiration as this one did.

Maybe you'll get another shot at it this evening. :)

night owl said...

I was far from comic book land in the mid 1980s, so I haven't the faintest.

Just want to say congratulations on 1,000.

steveisjewish said...

congrats on 1k and gi joe?

White Sox Cards said...

G.I. Joe is correct!! That was issue number 50 that I had gotten in the mail that morning.

Nice guesses everyone!

deal said...

congrats on the milestone, I know the contest is over, but I wanted to guess "Batman" anyway.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the "Grand" posts.

May your Sox continue to be bright white !

gcrl said...

congrats on 1k!

i would have guessed x-men btw.

Steve said...

Congrats on 1000 ! From this northsiders point of view i would have thought the comic was "Archie".
Here is to celebrating 2000 !

Johngy said...

Congrats on #1000.
I would have guessed Aquaman, knowing it would be a wrong guess, but giving props to my favorite SuperHero!

Slette said...

The GI Joe/Transformer crossover was like porn to me when I was a kid... and that's even after finding my neighbor's dad's Playboy stash.

Congrats on #1000, man. I owe the rekindling of my love for the hobby to you.

Sooz said...

Awesome. Congrats.

It takes a lot of patience and love to stick around for that long.

oldschoolbreaks said...

Congrats Steve on the 1000th post and congrats Steve for winning the contest!

BASEBALL DAD said...

Congratulations on 1000 posts ! I hope I can last that long. The ones I've read have been prtty good.I have some White Sox items I've been saving for you if you'll email your address.

Motherscratcher said...

congrats on 1,000!

here's hoping that you're still going strong when I hit 1,000...sometime in 2019.

Dave - Fielder's Choice said...

Congratulations, Steve! I can't wait to read the next 1000 posts!

ManOfSteal said...

Congratulations on the milestones. That's a lot of info about White Sox cards!

capewood said...

1000. Great. Yours was one of the first baseball card blogs I found when I started doing this myself almost a year ago. By the way, you look a little like me in 1963. I might have been reading a comic book then but I wouldn't have been wearing a White Sox shirt.

Bobble Mike said...

CONGRATS on #1000. Keep 'em coming!

'30-Year Old Cardboard said...

Congratulations!!! I think I've read about 600 +/- of your posts. Keep up the great work!!

tastelikedirt said...

Well done!

Bart McClaughry said...

Congratulations!
The first time I read your Blog.I said this guy is good!

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