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The Beginning

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Well, you have to start somewhere. And this is it - my first posting to a blog. Over the past 5 years or so, I've read many sports cards blogs. Most of them are good - I wouldn't say excellent - but good. Most deals with the bloggers card collection or what they have received in their latest trades. There's a few that's anti this or anti that. There's other's that take a card by card look at certain vintage sets.
There were 2 that I found was excellent which unfortunately no longer blog. The first was Mauro at Wax Heaven, who due to personal reasons no longer blogs. He had a easy writing style, wrote a bit about his personal life and his personal collection (Jose Canseco), wrote about the card industry, reviewed card releases and periodically looked at previous card sets. This was my first introduction to card blogging, and when he quit writing it was like a friend had moved away.
The second was written by an industry insider. I believe that during the time he wrote the blog he was unemployed (he had worked with Upper Deck and maybe another card manufacturer). I believe he stopped writing when either he got a job with a card company (hence conflict of interest) or just got a job. He had some very interesting insights into things like card set development, and decision making by management at the card companies.
So, how do I foresee my blog? I want to talk about my experiences as a sports card collector, as an on-line card trader, and my take on card sets - both old and new. I've been thinking about doing this for a while. Luckily for me, SCF gives me a forum to do this. It may also be theraputic for me (not that I'm ill), but it'll be like a journal or diary, and sometimes it's just good to write down your thoughts.
Well, I think that is all for now. I've got work to do, and I've spent enough time writing blog posting #1.
Happy Collecting - Jeff


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