I'm in preliminary stages of planning out my Pirate organization project. I feel like I'm going to need several industrial engineers on retainer. Right now my thinking is getting long term Pirates like Cutch, Marte, Neil Walker and Jason Bay in binders while organizing monster boxes for shorter term guys. Time will tell.
New arrivals into the collection have been WVU dominated. 2018 was an odd year for Pirate releases. Checklists continued to be dominated by the likes of Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte. While I like collecting each guy, I'm more than set on having a nice rounded out collection of each. Just type in Starling Marte in trading card database. SO MANY CARDS!
In some ways its kind of a throwback to the early/mid 2000's when most of my new additions were retired players.
I rarely buy non core collection stuff these days, but made an exception for this Bill James auto.
The obscure retired autos from Heritage can be tough to find and expensive. I've been trying to dig up some stragglers that I've missed over the years like this Harding Peterson.
So, while I'm not blogging I'm still very much involved in all my usual shenanigans. At the very least this might help reduce the amount of Viagra and "make money at home" comments on my old posts.
Hope everyone enjoyed summer! For those still lucky enough to have their chosen baseball teams still actually playing, good luck!