Things have slowed down to a crawl over here. No new cards or trades have come in. No TTMs have gone out or come in lately. I'm still a bit under the weather. Chris is out of town visiting grandparents, so I am enjoying some quality time with the wife. She and I rode to the LCS today so I could pick up a few packs of 2012 A&G to see what the fuss is about.
I began to sour on A&G in 2009 when the infamous printing issues cropped up. Remember the lines on the cards? Those really got on my nerves. I didn't buy but maybe 4 packs of 2011 A&G last year. I'm pretty much over the set, now.
That being said, I do like the design of this year's set. They look nice, much like an A&G card should. I might purchase a box at some point; but as of right now, I'm in full save mode. I paid myself back pretty quickly for the money I spent on 2012 Topps Series 2 and have now rolled that on to autograph tickets for the 2012 National Card show. I have almost paid myself back for that stuff as well, meaning, if I can build a nice surplus to take with em to the show, I might be able to find a lot of blog worthy cards and such while I am there.
So, I have to sacrifice. No boxes to bust, no HOF baseballs to buy, no Ebay purchases up until the end of the month, then I can splurge at the National. Plus, that is my vacation time as well, so I need to save for that, too.
Once all of this is said and done, I should be back into blogging full time by the end of the month. We'll see. Might need you guys to hook me up with some trades to keep me writing.