One area in my collection that continues to grow at a fast rate is vintage. I received so many great trades this year from fellow bloggers that have helped turned what was once my least represented area to a full fledged respectable collection. I capped the year off nicely by getting the Kiner rookie so maybe I look at finding a Stargell rookie this year! If I hit the lottery maybe Clemente!
It was another nice year for trading. For the third year in a row I received over 100 packages in the mail. The true number is probably a good bit more because of JBF as he sends me about 40 at a time, but either way that is right on pace from the last few years.
My Stamps.Com account says I sent out 75 packages during the calendar year. That number is down from years past, but still a nice number. Some of this is due to some bloggers taking a break from sending out cards and some trades being streamlined for cost efficiency.
Like everyone else, time is always the biggest issue with blogging. Balancing work and family sometimes can create some headaches, but I will continue to make time for the hobby I love. Hopefully I'll think of a few new things this year for the blog to keep things fresh.
Before closing on 2016 here is the last pending trade package of 2016 from Adam of Infield Fly Rule.
Thanks for all the cards Adam. That was a unique bunch for sure. This is my official goodbye to 2016 two weeks late! On to 2017 cardboard. As you can see things are piling up.
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