When I get a trade package, or a package from a break, or just a random package that someone has contributed to the cause, I like to make a post, sometimes multiple posts out of it. I'm extremely inefficient at doing this.
So what happens is I get the cards and I put them in a stack somewhere in my corner secure in the knowledge that I'll remember who sent them. Sometimes I write it down or put them in what amounts to an "in" box, but not every time. I'm just terribly, terribly overmatched when it comes to any type of sustained organization.
Well, this time it caught up with me. I have a huge amount of stacks to go through and a lot of backlogged posts to write up. I have a lot of the cards scanned into post waiting to be written; some of them scanned in months ago. The whole big mess is almost indecipherable at this point.
What I've done is write them all up so that I can post them all this week.
A very wise soul once said that we should live every week like it's shark week. So that's what this is. Only with trade posts and whatnot instead of sharks. Essentially it will be like Beardy's blog was (I swear that dude did about 17 trades every week. How does he find the time? I wish I was more like Beardy.)
If you have a post coming it should be up tout suite, meaning this week some time. In many cases I won't remember why you sent me the cards in the first place. It may have been a trade. If this is the case there's about a 13.78% chance of me remembering what I sent you (dear God I hope I sent everything.) If you sent me cards and I never posted about them and you aren't on the list, you should let me know. Seriously.
I'm only about 82.4% confident that I've gotten everyone. I'm less sure that the cards listed in the posts are actually attributed to the correct contributor. But I did my best. If your cards got lost in the shuffle I sincerely apologize and do wish that you'd contact me about it. I'll do my best to straighten things out. But, the plain truth is I probably won't have any real way of doing that.
On the other hand, maybe I got everything in it's right place. Stranger things have happened.
Here is what you can expect this week during the Achiever Card Blog Shark Week!
- Tribecards Random Packs Part 6
- Night Owl Cards Part 1
- Baseball Dad Part 2
- Tribecards: Brewers Edition
- Night Owl: CC is Dead to Me Edition
- Baseball Dad Part 3
- Thorzul Rules
- I Am Joe Collector Breaks
- Baseball Dad Part 4
- Condition Poor Trade
- Night Owl: Candy Man Edition
- I Am Joe Collector: Big League Choo Edition
- Baseball Dad: Christmas Card
- A Thorzul Bonus (I think)
- I Am Joe Collector: Exquisite Edition
I've actually been scanning and writing these posts a little at a time for what seems like forever. Some of these posts were actually written a long time ago. I've been saving them up for Shark Week because at a certain point it seemed like the right thing to do. There was likely alcohol involved with that decision. The point is that because of the time frame there is bound to be repeated anecdotes and jokes (or what passes for jokes around here). Please don't hold that against me too much. There's only so much you can say about Carlos Baerga's alleged coke habit, you know?
I really feel bad that it took me so long to get this stuff up. Please, for the love of all that is good and holy, don't for one second let this prevent you from sending me more free stuff. Because that would be the real tragedy. We cannot...we mustn't let it come to that. Because if that happens, the terrorists win.