Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The Blogger National 2022

*sits down, takes a sip of coffee. opens keyboard, begins to type today's newest post*

This week kicks off the 42nd time I will be missing The National Sports Collectors Convention. It's not that I don't want to go, but it's too expensive, too far away and now with Covid starting to ramp up again, I don't want to expose myself to sickness to the thousands that go.

I am good with where I will be instead. Sitting behind the keyboard, not spending money I don't have, or traveling to a place I don't know and not exposing myself to sickness.

Doesn't that sound good to you too?

So instead, I thought that those of us who aren't going and just sitting behind our keyboards or phone could host a Blogger National. What is a Blogger National? Well, it's a blog-bat-around where you just take one post (or multiple if you so choose) in the next few days and dedicate it to showing off your coolest cards or your most favorite cards or a recent mail day you hadn't posted yet using the blog post title, The Blogger National 2022. 

Try to find the cards that are show worthy to you. You know, the dazzling cards that would attract all of the people over to your table (blog).

I received some show worthy cards in my latest mail day from blog reader Oren and will start The Blogger National 2022 today with them.

*takes a sip before continuing on with today's post*

My latest mail day from Oren was a fun mixed bag of goodies. Not that my previous mail day from him that included cards from The Lion King and Batman were bad, but this one stands out.

IT'S SHOW TIME! (picture this line being done in the voice of Jim Carrey from The Grinch)
A new pink Unleashed Pink Fireworks parallel of Luis Robert. I am still collecting all of these and the 2021 version looks better than the 2022 one.

Not sure what this is, but I like it. Shiny, kind-of non-sport.

This basic parallel looks better than some of the parallels that are produced today. I still add these when I can. Someday I need to add the Griffey.

I don't like many inserts before 1995, but the ones I do are usually from basketball. Basketball has always had the best-looking inserts.

Speaking of best-looking inserts, I can't remember a time I actually like an insert or anything from Gypsy Queen. These Gypsy Gems look great. I didn't open any GQ this year so this is my first card from it. If only the gem included was a relic of a gem, how great would that be??

For all of you 1995 Fleer haters, I guess you don't remember these inserts. Together these make a puzzle. I already have one set, when Oren offered up another almost complete one, I took it. Will hopefully add the Marshall Faulk again and finish this one up again.

This card was a great add to the trade just as it was.....

But adding the parallel to match it, wow. That refractor pops!! If that card isn't show-worthy, then I don't know what is.

And you have to include this Sweet Strokes card to that list as well.

Thanks again to Oren for the trade and the "show" cards.

*takes a sip before finishing up today's post*

I am hopeful many of you will join in on this. Usually my Blog-Bat-Arounds go nowhere but maybe this one will catch your attention.

And for those of you who read this and don't have a blog, feel free to post them on social media and use the hashtag, #TheBloggerNational2022. I will be on the lookout for that hashtag on all social media platforms. Well, except TikTok. I haven't joined that at all yet and don't plan to.

Hope everyone has a great day. Remember to tell a loved one you love them today. Maybe even visit them for a cup of coffee.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*


  1. Cool idea. I would have used yesterday's post as my BBA submission since if I ever attended the National... oddballs would towards the top of my wantlist. I have another post scheduled to be published this week, but it doesn't really fit the theme. If I get around to writing another post this week, I'll try to make a contribution to this BBA.

    1. Sounds good! I look forward to it!

    2. http://sanjosefuji.blogspot.com/2022/07/no-card-show-no-cry.html

    3. Thanks for participating!

  2. I usually have a "here's what I got while I wasn't at The National" every year at this time. The one I'm writing for today should fit that theme. I'll make sure to add the blog bat-around tag.

  3. Here's that Spartacat card: https://www.tcdb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/290055/cid/17574882/2021-22-Upper-Deck-MVP---Mascots-Gaming-M-20-Spartacat

    Upper Deck Mascots gaming? That's a new one for me

    1. Yeah, that's interesting. Thanks for the info!

  4. I've been toying with the idea of doing the 97 Topps Sweet Strokes set. 15 cards inserted to Topps Series 1 retail at th rate of 1 per 12. I have McGwire, Gwynn & Chipper, and just traded for Palmeiro. so 4/15 and that makes me 25%, and so I'm going for it. "abide"

    1. It's a great looking set and not too hard to find! Maybe I should chase it as well lol


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