A note to readers of Cardboard Icons

sierra2In the upcoming weeks, my posts here will be less frequent as they have been in the past. At some point — possibly today (Friday) — my wife and I are expecting the birth of our first child. And when that process really starts moving, I’m not going to have a chance to leave this note here telling you such.

I’m sure at some point during this process I’ll wish I was on vacation — perhaps like my friend Mr. Ruben Sierra here — but reality is that things are about to change in my life. This also means a shift in priorities.

Fore more than 20 years I’ve been a card collecting junkie. And to be honest, I want this to be a hobby that I will continue to enjoy for my entire life. I’ve found that blogging about my cards and experiences in the hobby here have enhanced the enjoyability. No longer is it about me buying and buying for the sake of buying. Now I look at things more critically.

Over these next few weeks, my head will be elsewhere. I won’t be thinking about my Lou Gehrig rookie; the time I met Kevin Maas; my post about the Photoshoped 2008 Stadium Club Manny Ramirez card; or the tiresome — yet intriguing — discussion on the importance of Beckett.

During this hiatus, I encourage you readers of Cardboard Icons to take a look through my archives and enjoy some of the stuff you may have missed. Maybe you’re a fan of The Shield (and I don’t mean the NFL); wanted to see one of the rarest Alex Rodriguez rookie cards produced; curious about the origins of Bowman Chrome, or just wanted to see a bad rap video. I’ve got you covered.

Meanwhile, I’ll be welcoming my new addition (not these type of  new additions)  into the world. Maybe I’ll even light up a cigar like our good buddy Jack McKeon here. (Seriously, who at Topps thought this was a good idea?)


Cardboard Icons is not going away. I’ve got too many stories to share, and opinions and insights on cards to offer. I’ll be back as soon as possible. Maybe I’ll even discuss the struggles of a lifelong collector dealing with the reality of fatherhood in poor economic times. Actually, that sounds like a good book … just don’t steal my idea.

8 Responses to “A note to readers of Cardboard Icons”

  1. Good luck to you. It’s about to get fun!

  2. ….and messy.

    Hide all your cards. 😦

  3. Congratulations!


  5. Good luck (and congrats)!

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