The venerable Night Owl mused yesterday about the weekend being a deadzone for the blogosphere.
He said, "People don't read blogs much on the weekend, and on Sundays during football, it's almost pointless to put something up..."
I always figured there was a steady group of readers who hit the blogs with a brew on casual Saturday nights or with pancakes and coffee on lazy Sunday mornings, and those would be busy times.
But then again, I don't analyze my blog traffic as much as I should.
Night Owl is usually right when it comes to the tools of the blogging trade, so perhaps he's right once again.
All of that said, I'm certainly hoping there will be a healthy audience for this post, because the blogger who made it possible, Tony L from Off Hiatus Baseball Cards deserves everybody to hear the trumpets blare for the outstanding package fulla Dodgers cardboard that he sent to me this week.
Tony is a member of the Supertraders group, but the twist in the story here is I am not.
One would think Tony's hands are full supertrading with the big boys, but he's such a Super-Duper, Kick-Ass trader that he also found the time and energy to put together an awesome stack of cardboard for little ol' me.
You see, a couple of weeks ago, I set new collecting goals and posted wantlists for Dodger teamsets. Tony took note, reached for his "Wantlist Crushing Machine" and went to work. The results were cardboard shock and awe.
1978 Topps: Wantlist slashed in half with one stroke!
1981 Fleer: Wantlist ninja'd in half!
1982 Topps: Wantlist COMPLETED! Absolutely destroyed! I can't scan all these. This stack's volume would blow my scanner's circuits.
1983 Topps: Tommy sez, "This wantlist is wiped out like I used ta wipe out postgame buffets." (Only two left)
1984 Topps: Wantlist sledgehammered! COMPLETED!
I would be doing all of this primo Dodgers cardboard a disservice if I didn't single out a few favorites to show you all. So tune in tomorrow and check out Part Two to see those.
However, before we do that, here's a little something for those of you who caught what this post's title alludes to. It comes from a line in one of my all-time favorite movie endings...
That scene always, always hits me - just like Tony hit those wantlists.
Ten-Hut! There's a Supertrader on the blogs!