Sports Cards Uncensored is hosting the sixth Blog Bat Around and although I usually don’t participate, after witnessing a horrific baseball card horror story tonight, I felt I had no choice.
I blog to spread information. I blog because my baseball card bible, Beckett, let me down so many years ago. I blog because I refuse to be reported to. I blog because I want to know the entire story, not just what a journalist writes. I blog because it is my goal to help fellow collectors.
Don’t let the hit counter and comments fool you. I get hate mail from card companies, other collectors, and even daily readers but I know there is a wealth of knowledge to spread and refuse to rely on Beckett or Tuff Stuff to do it. They need the advertising money, I don’t.
I blog because sixteen bids were placed on this Frankenstein cut signature from 2008 and only one collector noticed this beautiful on-card, pack-inserted autograph of “Stan the Man” from 1999 Upper Deck Century Legends. There are a hundred thousand forgotten baseball cards being throw away or cut up and sold for ridiculous sums of money.
I blog to keep the old school alive. It’s 2009 and despite all of today’s new card technology and gimmicks, nothing beats bustin’ a box of 1997 Pinnacle Certified – not even pulling a fancy “1 of 1″ Superfractor. OK, maybe just a Superfractor but nothing else.
I blog to stay humble. By nature, I am a proud Latin male but in reality I know there are thousands of collectors in the card blog community with more experience and knowledge than me. We all deserve to share our voice with the online community, not just the most popular or controversial ones.
I blog to make executives at Upper Deck, Topps, and DonNini uncomfortable. I won’t sell out for an extra box of Finest or Prime Cuts. My priorities belong to you the reader of Wax Heaven and to no one else. Don’t get fooled by those sponsor logos on the sidebar.
I blog for you the collector and no one else.