Monday, July 22, 2013

I'm on vacation!

Mariner Moose likes to cut loose.

Yours truly is taking a little time off.  For the next week I'll be camping on the shore of a lake with a bottle of Bushmills Irish whiskey and a smorgasbord of various IPAs and meals prepared by human hands.  I am extremely ready to get out there and start relaxing. 

While there I will probably not be posting anything (unless it rains a lot and I get very bored and jimmy-rig my phone to connect my laptop to the internet which I've never done but I know is possible), so I would like to take this opportunity to lay out what's to come on the blog here when I get back.

First, I've been concentrating on the Design Timelines a lot lately because they've been so fun to write.  There are still many, many more brands out there I have yet to tackle (Fleer, Flair, and Finest to alliteratively name a few), but I'll also be returning to my roots of covering individual brand years. It's been too long.

I just mailed out six yellow packages and five PWEs to bloggers I've been known to trade with.  There are still more of you I would like to send stuff to and a few that have messaged me or commented on posts requesting trades.  Yes, I want to mail you many cards, guys.  I'll hit you up when I get back.

I've got a couple of great posts that are already in the works.  I don't want to give anything away, but I'm sure they'll be a lot of fun.

Oh, and Junior is getting inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame in a few weeks!  This feels like a practice run for the pomp and circumstance of his entry into the MLB HOF which is sure to follow.  I am hoping for at least a half-hour special on ESPN about my guy.  It'll look great on my DVR next to Top Gear and Puhoy, the Adventure Time episode that is an homage to the Star Trek: TNG episode The Inner Light.

The blog itself is really coming along, currently closing in on its first full year of existence.  At that time I will likely revisit my goals and give away a bunch of stuff. 

Until then folks, vaya con Dios.


  1. Junior is worthy for Cooperstown?



    1. It might take a few tries. Just hoping he breaks 5% for the first couple of know, to stay on the ballot. Fingers crossed!

  2. Jameson is for shooting. Bushmill's is for sippin'.