New Project Idea

As often as I can, I like to put my youngest son in the stroller and take him for a walk around the neighborhood. He loves getting out of the house and just being outside, and I love the quiet time to relax and go over things in my head. A lot of times those "things" are Blog related.

One of the things I constantly think about is my next victim, er... individual to send a TTM attempt to. While I love sending cards out to Baseball players and Ginter subjects, my mind does wander to other individuals. Maybe a soldier over seas, or just someone who may not be famous, but I think my deserve attention too. It is, in a small way, one of the reasons why sending out the Grand Canyon card to sheriff Joe was so cool, I was able to step out of the box a little bit.

With out taking you on a confusing and frightening trip on how my mind works, I will just fast foward ahead to the conclusion. I have decided to create a custom sub set for the 2008 Allen & Ginter cards. "Blogger Edition" will be custom made cards honoring the individuals in the blogging world that produce quality blogs, entertain, and inform us, and push the hobby to new levels. Initially I will produce only two of each card (maybe more if other want them but this hasn't been thought out fully yet). I will send both cards to the individual in a typical TTM fashion. One will be for them to keep, and the other...well I am hoping they will sign it and return it for my collection.

The card that I send out in an TTM attempt will be hand numbered to 2, just in case later on I decide to print more for others who may want them. In addition, I have a number of blogs in mind, but if anyone wants to nominate a blogger for this shoot me an e-mail. You can not nominate yourself though, and I would like you to give a reason why you nominated the blogger that you did.

I am not promising any sort of time table as time can be troublesome for me, and I still need to find a place to print these in the quality I want.

The honor of the first card goes to:

Alfredo "Wicked" Ortega - 2008 Allen & Ginter "Blogger Edition" - #1

That is right, the 2009 Trader of the Year award winner himself. Be careful how you say that, he may get a little upset if you called him the Traitor of the year. Just a thought.

Maybe I am a little crazy, but for now on there will be a little of these subset cards being sent out along with my usual cards.


  1. as soon as I saw that pic in my feed, I burst out laughing...


  2. That's awesome. If I could create cards, I'd be doing that.

  3. laughing capt.? i know where you live homie!! Dude that's an honor, thank you so much!! i can send a better pic if you like tho....