Well, it looks like I’ll be going up to Cooperstown for the Hall of Fame. I moved to northern New Jersey over a year ago and promised myself I’d go to every induction while I lived here. I broke that promise in the first year because it was the only weekend my parents could come visit. I again made it tough on myself this year – I’m in the Cayman Islands right now for vacation with my wife and some friends, but we get back late tonight. I was hoping to get up early Saturday, drive the 3 hours to Cooperstown and spend Saturday and Sunday there. I think I’m just going to do Sunday instead – I was hoping to find a hotel an hour away, but literally can’t find anything within 2 hours for this weekend. I knew it would be that way – I just didn’t think it’d be quite that bad.
If anyone is gonna be there, I’ll be the guy wearing the bright yellow A’s Rickey Henderson jersey. Unless of course I decide to wear my Eric Davis 1990 jersey – but probably going to go with Rickey.
Also, here’s a brief update on the future happenings of this blog of note. I just ordered some Allen & Ginter to participate in Gint-A-Cuffs III – so I’ll be collecting that as well. I’ll post my box for that in the middle of next week – but will then return to finish up my Goodwin Champions posts. Then I’ll go back to a few posts of Ginter. I’m not going to do the full-blown old/new comparisons on Ginter like I did for Heritage, Gypsy Queen and Goodwin. Why? First off, I am definitely collecting Topps Legacy, which comes out in less than 2 weeks. I will definitely be doing some comparison posts there – very excited about figuring that out. So I was originally pondering skipping Ginter for now and collecting it at a much later date. Because there are only 2 years of original A & G sets – and this is the 6th year Topps has done this. I can certainly do these comparisons when/if (probably when) I collect the 2006-2010 sets. I will be doing the overall post of the current year Ginter set and some posts on the description of inserts / autos / parallels.
So, in summary, here’s the likely output over the next few weeks (this helps ME organize it more than anything :-] ):
- An update on the Hall of Fame trip
- A box of Ginter posted as soon as I receive it and open it
- Finish up Goodwin Champions
- Posts on Ginter
- Posts on Topps Legacy
- A couple posts on the Topps Diamond Give-away
- Finally followed up by a triumphant return to the purpose of this blog – collecting Topps sets since the day I was born; I’ll be picking back up at 1990