I wanted to give this a shot because....well....other than for pack buying, blog trolling, auction lurking, and the constant trades that go throughout our hobby, I wanted to try something different that would break the monotony up and most of all, be hella fun.
You see, outside of the realm that each of us is very comfortable with in our hobby, we forget something very crucial that is even evidenced on Youtube; that is, our hobby, and more so our sports, American sports, transcend just the American population.
Baseball is loved around the world, as are many other sports; look up Youtube and you'll see card shops in Japan with fellow collectors busting high, mid, and low-end products from Topps, Upper Deck, and several other companies.
Are we to coyly believe that our hobby was meant for ONLY our little blogosphere? I think not.
So here's my project that I need YOUR help in accomplishing - I think it'll be fun, promote the good nature of our hobby and sports, and let everyone know that collecting cards is more than just a tradition, but also clearly part of a past-time.
The following is two baseball cards; one from 2009 Allen & Ginter and one from 2009 Goodwin Champions.
I'm going to sign the card, put where I'm from, and then mail it to a fellow collector.
This is where you come in; I need a volunteer to send the card too. Whomever that might be, do the same as I did - that is, sign the card, put where you're from, then mail it to another collector with the same directions.
If you have a blog and get this card, I ask you to sign the card and where you're from, post a scan on your blog, and then mail it off to another collector with directions.
Pretty simple huh? I think this could be super fun to see where the card ends up.
When the cards are completely signed and no more space, I'll ask the blogosphere to send it back to me; I'll do my best to keep track of where it ends up and put up a map to the right showing where the card is.
Fun, right? And it'll only cost you one postage stamp!!!!
The two subjects for my project is: 2009 Curtis Granderson Goodwin Champions and 2009 Cliff Lee Allen & Ginter.
As you can see, I put my initials up top, where I live, and country. I'm very curious, using the blogosphere, how far this card can go this year before it's completely filled, front and back, with initials/signatures from collectors around the world - and we'll start here in the good 'ol USA!
I really think this will be a very fun project! After you get the card, you add your info, and mail it off to the next collector, with a short set of instructions on what to do and remember to ask them to post it on their blog so I can try to keep track of where it is; OR have them check out my blog for the instructions.
See? Fun and easy! This should be super interesting! So I need two volunteers to start after me - I'll mail both cards out tomorrow, one to each volunteer.
So, who want's to sign next?