Hello to all my collecting friends, this is ARPSmith here. Still alive and well. Read a couple blogs recently that referenced me as the primary Giants collector and also as MIA. I also noticed it has been 2 months since I posted on my blog so I thought I would give an update on where I am at with my relocation/move and also a quick collecting update.
As a reminder, I am moving from Southern California to the Kansas City, Kansas area for a new job opportunity. I started my new job on 2/22 but my family is staying in CA to finish up the school year. We found a great house in Overland Park, KS and we close on 5/25. School ends here on 6/9 so we will start the 1600 mile trek on 6/11 or 6/12. We plan to see some sites on the way so I expect we will end up in Kansas somewhere around 6/18-6/20. I have been going back and forth to work in my new office spending about 2 of every 3 weeks in KS so my time in CA is limited.
I packed up all my cards to help streamline the move so I don't have access to my cards. I kept one box open for any new acquisitions. I haven't had too much time to seek out Giants singles on the new products so I will play some catch up when I get to Kansas. I have kept doing some shopping on eBay and have been able to pick up some nice cards that I will eventually share.
Special Note to #Supertrader friends
I have been impressed and excited by some of the great cards (and volume of cards) that have headed my way since we started the Supertrader list. I am keeping these cards separate until after the move so I can adequately thank all of you. I also have plans to return the favor over the summer, thinking of doing something like 5 packages a week once I get my cards unloaded and sorted. I wanted to ask those of you that are sending out packages to hold off on sending any my way until I announce my new address. My packing date for the movers is about a month away and with the slowness of the USPS these days I don't want to be in a situation where I miss your cards and I am not sure how forwarding of packages works.
Followers of this blog may recall that I set a goal to get 1 T206 card per month and I am trying to maintain that during my transition. Prior to boxing everything up, I did take a scan of my March pick up. Can't have a post without a card, right?
January T206 post,
that card was the fielding pose. I will eventually finish up the
trifecta with the Bat version. As you can see this is a PSA 2 and looks
really nice (sorry for the blurry scan, the card is quite crisp in
person). Like the other card I picked up with this one it is listed as a
miss cut. Again it has to be top to bottom centering as the size of the
card is appropriate.
With this card I am up to 7 T206 cards in my collection. If I keep with my goal I will be in double digits by mid year!
Looking forward to be back engaged in our blogging community this summer.