Friday, March 22, 2013

Two Blue (aka My 200th Post)

Back on June 28 of last year when I created this blog and posted my first entry, I had not idea how long I would bother to keep up with this thing.  I tend to run hot and cold with certain ventures.  Yet, in the span of less than a year, I have made it to my 200th post.  Not exactly a monumental milestone, but I'll be sure to have a cupcake and a shot of Jameson a little later on to commemorate the occasion nonetheless.  My gratitude to all who have latched onto the existence of this blog and, therefore, me.  I hope the next 200 posts are just as much fun.

Now that I've taken care of that, time to talk about 2013 Topps Wal-Mart blue parallels, one of my favorite collecting topics of this season.  I received a pair of very nice contributions this week via the mail.

From the upstate NY headquarters of the famous Plain Gray Swatch, I received eight cards, including the two hurlers depicted above.  As well as the six fancy examples below.  Rookies ahoy!

Thanks very much for the cards, Roy!  Always happy to work out a trade with ya.

Then, one the newer allies of the Clubhouse, none other than the good waxcaptain, sent me an unannounced PWE of blue dandies.  And not just that, but each of them was a tremendous horizontal card.

These are great.  A warm thank you, Victoriano.  Your random kindness will be reciprocated!

For those scoring at home (or if you're by yourself), the one-dozen cards received this week brings my Blue Project total to 215 cards from the 330-card set.  We have reached 65% completion rate!

Enjoy the weekend, folks!  And good luck with your March Madness brackets, if that's your thing.



  1. Congrats on 200 posts, Mark! Best of luck on the rest of the Wal-Mart set as well, I'll be on the hunt for some to send your way at tomorrow's card show.

  2. Congratulations. Glad you liked the cards. I have been buying packs strictly from Walmart just to help you finish the set.

  3. The blue border on that Felix card makes it look even more awesome. Nice work!!

  4. The big 2-0-0. Congrats bud, keep up the great work! One more gets you above the Mendoza line!

  5. Belated congrats on the milestone!