Blogging about cards has been one of my go-to hobbies for the past eleven years. It's been an activity that has provided me a place to document hobby memories, talk about trading cards, and best of all... interact with all of you who take time out of your busy lives to read my posts.
Normally... the act of sitting down in front of my computer and writing about cards is enjoyable, but lately... the passion hasn't been there. With each passing week, I started fixating more and more on the amount of hours I spend writing and scanning... instead of focusing on quality content for myself and all of you.
That's why it's time for me to take a break from the blog. I've been contemplating this decision for a few months, but was worried about losing followers. However this week I've decided mental health needs to come before blog views and comment counts.
Is this the end of the blog? Probably not. It's a big part of my life and I don't see myself closing up shop and walking away. Do I have an idea when I'll come back? No. Maybe next week or maybe next year.
Will I continue to collect and be a part of the blogging community? Of course. Just because I'm burned out on writing posts doesn't mean I don't enjoy reading yours. Plus the additional free time should allow me to sort a few 5,000ct. monster boxes and finally reorganize my collection.
So a huge thank you to all of you who have supported me and this blog over the years. This past Tuesday marked the 11th anniversary. According to Hallmark, I'm suppose to celebrate with some steel:
1996 Leaf Preferred Steel #46
This was the first product I thought of when I saw the word "steel". Back in 1996, Leaf inserted one of these Steel cards into each pack of Leaf Preferred.
Does the protective peel distract you? Maybe I'll remove it. Maybe I won't.
The back reveals Gwynn's Steel Stats. It's hardly his most iconic 90's card... but it definitely fits the era.
Can't have my final post feature a single card... so here are five athletes who wore/wear #11 on their jersey: