Wait til Next Year . . . is making a come back.

I am going to mix a bit of the philosophy of my life into this blog as I continue to highlight some of my baseball card collection. (hoping the card collectors of this world welcome me back)

Its been a tough 18 months for me . . . the Chicago Cubs have had it rough as well.

This site will be devoted to all those who need to define what "wait til next year" means.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Pay it Forward

No this is not a movie review, though "Pay it Forward" is a favorite of mine, and I highly recommend it to all (especially the young people in our lives). This post is an acknowledgement that since entering the world of blogging (December 0f 2008) it seems that the concept of "paying it forward" is more prevalent than I ever imagined.

Just the other day I received an email from blogger Tim of 90sboxbreaks that he was willing to send me some cards he had to fill one of my "wants". In my reply email I asked what I could send in return and his reply was "just pay it forward". This is the best answer any of us bloggers could hear and practice, especially since we all have our own specialities and collections.

Tim sent me four of the five 1991 Score Dream Team cards I was missing.
from Frank Viola's quirky "is that an apple in your hand or are you happy to see me" to "need a light" Doug Jones . . .
and Dave Stewart with his eyes posed to throw that ball at anyone who crosses him . . .
to Roberto Alomar seemingly floating in the air waiting to backhand that line drive shot (though he looks scared at the same time).

Now my Dream Team set is almost complete, just searching for that elusive last card, #12 Ken Griffey Jr. Thank you Tim for reminding all of us that our hobby is our own production of the movie as we all "pay it forward" everyday.

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm. Guess who has #12 Ken Griffey Jr. in his stack of cards on its way to you?