Quite frankly it’s still being nuts, but at least it’s a sort of manageable nuts that has a plan and a light at the end of the tunnel so to speak. I completely missed out on the Ginter-postocolypse that seemed to go around the community. I bought a blaster, it wasn’t bad. I really like this years design. I got a full team set from Topher’s case break, and I also completely cheated and just bought the rest as a complete set from Sam. I also missed talking about Bowman Platinum, another of my favorite sets. This year it’s just middle of the road. Not bad, but not really all that awesome either. I bought 3 blasters of that. I also pulled 3 autos, so, that didn’t suck. So, this may be a bit of a “kitchen sink” post, but that’s how my month felt anyway, so it seems appropriate.
I’ve been neglectful in my posting, and I’m actually getting quite annoyed by it. Not at myself for not budgeting my free time, but at work for denying the free time in the first place. It was really a combination of outdated servers, old operating systems, an IT department that botched a PHP upgrade, and some depreciated WordPress plugins that has led to a perfect storm of woe. I’ve been waist deep in “emergency repair” to my companies intranet for nearly two weeks now.
I basically had to scrap 1200 documents in a “downloads” system, install a new one, and reupload and RELINK all 1200 files again. It’s been a nightmare. Needless to say, by the time I get home each night, the last thing I want to look at is a computer screen.
I’ve got at least 6-7 posts worth of cards scanned, including my Ginter master team set from Topher, and I just haven’t gotten around to posting any of them. I also have one pending trade to negotiate, and two “I’m sending you cards” packages all packed up, just sitting on my desk. I’m a terrible person.
I will, eventually, get all this back on track, but it might not be until September that I get back on a regular posting schedule. Duty calls, and the webmaster answers!
I was fortunate enough to have tickets to the Red Sox – Astros game Monday night. I decided to take the day off work and make a whole event out of it. It was my belated Father’s Day present and I had a blast.
So, August is here, and that mean I can retrospectively look back at what I picked up in July. This year July was pretty quiet, not only lacking in new products to open, but in lack of random things to find online as well. I only picked up a couple things here and there. Mostly those Brock Holt cards I showed off last week, but there were a couple others as well.