Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Help Wanted: Spring Cleaning Continues

Yikes!  I am buried in cardboard!  It's not the most terrible way to go but I'm just not ready!  I pulled two more boxes from the closet.  One was mostly for trading and the other contains cards purchased just before moving in June of 2015.

1500 or so cards
Topps, Upper Deck, SP, Chrome, Pinnacle - this box held a bit of everything and needed sorting, of course.  I hired some help about a year ago too but having no thumbs, Jingles is paid to do very little.

Taking a union break

Adding cards to the Salvation Army box.
She is the sweetest kitty.  A year old this month, she and her two siblings were abandoned in a box by the vet's back door at three days of age.  One was adopted, the other sadly did not live.  Jingles was bottle fed by the vet until she was old enough for me to bring home.  She has only known love. Jingles likes kisses and will pull your face to hers when she wants one. Still...what a freeloader!  


With her help, over half of the cards made it to the trade stacks.  Others will be donated and some added to the discard box to be given away later.  The trade cards must be moved into their team spots. There is one small problem...SPACE!  When I began this project a few weeks back, I had one big box for trade cards which has morphed into three.  I have at the very least, another 500 cards to squeeze into these which doesn't take into account those yet undiscovered. 

Original trade box on the left.

In the midst of the sorting, I took some time to edit trade photos.  There is a fellow out there, a non-blogger who puts a great trade package together.  I don't know how many of you have swapped with him but he comments as Xavier Higgins and trades as Rocky Quinn.  He sent two packages months ago and one just recently,  probably 100 cards total.  I can't possibly share all of these but here are some highlights:

1992 Topps with Micros!!  Love these tiny cards!

FOOD ISSUES: 92 Mother's Cookies Pudge and 96 Pizza Hut Piazza

VINTAGE TIGERS AND A BUCKY DENT

PLAYER COLLECTIONS

2017 HERITAGE

ALTUVE AND MIGGY

SWELL!!!!

NICE KINSLER RELIC  AND A GORGEOUS TICKET REFRACTOR
I don't collect hockey at all but do love that Hawks Jersey!  Xavier remembered my player collections too.  I so appreciate this!  Thank you for the diverse selection of cards.  It was great fun!  Sorry it's taken so long to share these.  I want bloggers to know how generous you are!

Spring cleaning continues.  If you've made it this far then my reader friends, you deserve a chance to claim another Cracked Bat disCARD box!  I did mention there'd be another giveaway later.  There are cards to move. To be eligible for  a random chance, you must live in the USA - any one of our 50 great states will do.  The other little detail - you aren't a past recipient of a discard box.  I want to spread good will around the blogs.   We'll keep the opportunity open through Sunday evening.  I'll run the Randomizer around three times.  The box will go to spot number two.  Now all that's left for you to do is comment.  

29 comments:

  1. Never seen that Pizza Hut card before - very intriguing. Count me in for a shot at a disCARD box!

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  2. Everyone knows cats are not union members. SHE'S A SCAB!

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    1. She is a most unusual feline. She is unable to meow so it is no surprise to me. Little Blue Collar Kitty!

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  3. I'm so in. Mark me down as taking another crack at the discard box.

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    1. You are entered. There will be more chances but maybe this one will be headed your way soon.

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  4. Is the cat included at the disCARD box?

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    1. Hi Laurens. No But we can throw in some fur if you like. Do you have a fave player or team? I don't believe I've met you. Thanks for reading!

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    2. Please add me to drawing - Angels are my team, but nearly any MLB team would do if my name is picked - thank you.

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  5. Cats are motivators. I'll put a claim in for a box.

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  6. The choking hazard warning is a little harsh, I mean Piazza is a Hall of Famer after all. And David Cone was always known for being cool under pressure.

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    1. I got a chuckle out of that too! best of luck on the draw!

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  7. Please include me in the drawing. -And give Jingles some kisses for me. :)

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  8. Nice cat. I'm in - thanks!

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    1. Bo, you are entered. I love that little feline. Animals just make life better!

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  9. There's gotta be one Dodger in that box! I'm in for a shot. Thanks!

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    1. There may even be TWO Dodgers in that little box! Thanks for joining in on the fun!!

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  10. I'm more of a dog person, but she is cute. And good for you for taking her in. Speaking of in- I'm in.

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    1. HI - I haven't come across your blog(s) and will be checking them out over the weekend. HOw did you come across this post? I'll include you randomly!

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  12. Please, don't add me to the randomizer... would love the box, but too little time.
    I just wanted to say Jingles is a beautiful cat. We have two young ones as well, and ... ahem... their "help" isn't always the kind of assistance card sorters are looking for! LOL
    I sometimes have to pay mine (in cat treats) to stay away and let me finish my card projects. :)

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    1. HI Tom! You did say please. ;) Thanks for the kind words regarding Jingles. I'll have to show off her baby pictures. She is looking 'all adult' in the pics I shared but most of the time she is all kitten!

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  13. Contest closed. Off to the Randomizer!!

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  14. We recently moved into an apartment and luckily were able to find a relative to take our cat in, as our new domicile wouldn't allow pets. I'm pleased you enjoyed the parcel as it brings me joy to give to such an appreciative soul. Looking forward to your next post!

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