Grand Cards: December 2008

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008: A Retrospective

Over the next few days I will be breaking down the 2008 sets into a nice little summary and end by posting an "Ultimate Checklist" for Curtis Granderson's 2008 cards.  Consider it my way of saying, "Happy New Year" and "Jesus Christ, why couldn't I have chosen to collect a more obscure player like Bobby Seay or Vance Wilson"

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Grand Cards: A History

I had been batting around the idea of starting a blog that focuses on my Curtis Granderson baseball card collection for some time now.  I know that there are a lot of baseball card blogs out there and that there are many people who are far more involved with "The Hobby" than I will ever be.  Still, as my collection has grown over the past few months, I thought that it might be fun to chronicle my exploits in collecting.  
With that, I introduce "Grand Cards," a site primarily devoted to my Curtis Granderson collection, but with significant space devoted to my Detroit Tigers card collection as well.

My story could probably be repeated by millions of people across the country--I am a baseball nut who collected everything as a kid, but just grew out of it as I got older.  I had new interests, the Tigers were mired in a decade of obsolescence, none of my friends collected etc.  Then, after the 2006 season, I thought that it would be fun to buy a Tigers team set to commemorate the season.  I was hooked.  I needed to have the 2007 set too--it acknowledged some of last year's success!  I should probably get 2005, because those young players really set the table.  Plus, I already had the 1984 set from when I was younger--I needed to be prepared for another championship.  Before I knew it I was back in the thick of things.
With the "Who's Your Tiger" campaign in full swing prior to the 2006 season, I became a Granderson devotee too and in the last year or so have decided to add a player collection to my overall Tigers sets.  With that, the idea of Grand Cards (it sounds so much better than Grandy Cards doesn't it?  And so much more flexibility!) was born and we are off and running.

So there you go, an abbreviated history of this blog.  I look forward to sharing my collection with you.