Being gone all those weekends means I needed to be more diligent with my card organization. I think subconsciously this caused me to start my major organization and start shipping cards out. For the first time in a long time I'm getting a better gauge of where I'm at with my collection. I also know that Wes is lurking with some kind of showstopper package that will probably cause me to shut down my blog for two months. Wes preparation is like disaster preparation. You need to make sure you have ample space for supplies and have inventory of what you have. Right now we are at Wes level 5.
Another exciting development is that I've found some new Pirate cards. Nothing recent other than a few Leaf Trinity cards, but real actual baseball cards. Most of my purchases the last couple months has been WVU related. Watching actual baseball on tv must have motivated me.
Here is my favorite of the most recent purchases.
2005 Diamond Kings Rob Mackowiak 1/1
I've mentioned a thousand times how I love mid 2000's DK releases. The design is nothing that great, but it more than makes up for it by having one of the best Pirate checklists during a barren cardboard era.
I don't really think I have a collecting niche, but I do favor finding these type of cards of obscure players. Mackowiak saw time in parts of 8 seasons, but was never really a regular. His best years were as a Pirate where he was a super utility player. He was the type of guy that would have probably never had much of a career had he not played for some poor Pirate teams.
Either way I'm super pumped to add this card to my collection!
By the time you read this I hope to be at least two or three deep! Hooray weekends.
Thanks for reading!