Well... she's not completely wrong, but the fact is... every post I write (even the short ones) takes at least thirty to ninety minutes for me to write, edit, revise, and publish. Some of the longer posts have hours invested into them. What's sad is those are the things that come fairly easy to me. By far... the most challenging part of blogging (for me) is coming up with blog post ideas.
That's why... when it comes to Blog Bat Arounds... my philosophy is the more... the merrier. It's one less idea for me to come up with.
1993 Skybox Marvel #156
The latest Blog Bat Around I stumbled upon was created by Matt over at Diamond Jesters. His idea was based on the latest Marvel blockbuster... Avengers: Infinity War. Unfortunately, I haven't seen the movie yet. I'm sure I'll eventually watch it. Probably when it lands on Netflix or HBO.
The good news is you don't need to watch the movie to be able to participate.
Here are the two questions/challenges he has presented:
#1: 1909-11 T206
1909-11 T206 #399 Mike Powers
This question would have been much more challenging if my collection contained a high percentage of super sentimental cards. For example, I know a guy who inherited his father's collection. There's no way I'd risk that disappearing. You can't replace the memories of meeting your favorite athletes and having them sign your cards. Especially since some of those guys have passed away.
The vast majority of my collection (99.999%) are cards that I love, but could easily be replaced if I had a bunch of money. And that's exactly what I would have if I owned a mint condition 1909-11 T206 tobacco set. Without a doubt, I'd turn around get the cards graded by PSA, pull out the Chief Bender and Mike Powers, and flip the rest at one of the bigger auction houses.
Honestly this would actually be killing two birds with one stone. I'd have more than enough money to replace the missing cards. However the bigger bonus is that half of my collection would be gone... getting rid of a bunch of clutter and freeing up tons of space.
I'm sure you're asking yourself... what about all of those gifts from friends and bloggers that you can't put a price tag on? Y'know... like the T206 Doc Powers that was generously donated to your collection by Corky over at Pack War a few years ago.
Or that sweet custom Grace Park card that Gavin designed for you?
What about that amazing sketch card that AJ (aka The Lost Collector) drew for you?
Seriously... all of these items are super special and priceless... but you need to remember... only 1/2 of my collection is going to disappear. If the Cardboard Gods offered me a mint T206 set, I'm going to think positively, cross my fingers, hope they are looking down on me kindly, and spare my sentimental binder.
#2: De Nada
1956 Topps #30
Thanks Matt for kicking off this Blog Bat Around! Here's a haiku dedicated to you and your blog:
Thank you Matt for the...
Creative blog post idea.
It saved me some time.
Happy Thursday and sayonara!