Speaking of auto's, The Great Orioles Autograph Project has begun his Hall of Fame week with Earl Weaver, a favorite of my managers collection, and is holding a contest for an auto card of him. Check it out.
Next part of our little journey here on The Buffet today is a "Joy of a Completed Set" card. Back in 1995, before I left the hobby for some time after my kids were born in 93 and 94 respectively, I chased the 95 Bazooka set when I found a couple of boxes dirt cheap in a clearance bin at CVS. I killed the base set no problem and most of the Red Hots insert set. I bindered them up and never finished the insert set. When I got back into the hobby a few years ago I had so many other interests I forgot about this set until I found the binder and realized I was only 5 cards short of the set. COMC had 3 so it was easy to knock those off and I was down to 2. I actually thought it was 1 and through an SCF post I got the Frank Thomas Red Hot I thought would finally finish off the set. When I was adding it to the book I saw that I skipped one card in the page and was actually still one card short. After a couple of months of being on my most wanted list and sporatic SCF posts, a trader named Jamie hooked me up with this final card to put this set to bed 16 years after I started it.
Finally I believe I have found the real reason the NY Jets lost to the Steelers yesterday. I received a letter in the mail today from a very, very popular blogger out there that explains it all. Apparently he is a mush as the letter proves.
That's all I have for now. Keep rockin those cardboard dreams people!