Monday, November 12, 2012

Mondays with Hoyt, Episode 22

1953 Topps #151 Hoyt Wilhelm

Personally, I'm a man of few words.

I don't talk all that often in my classes at school. I don't mind speaking up if the teacher calls on me, but I'm more than happy to just hang back and let others head the lecture most of the time. 

I'm not the type of person who has to introduce themselves to everyone in a room. I applaud those that can do that, but it's just not me. I don't have twenty gazillion "Facebook friends". The ones I do have, though, I consider to be close. At the very least, I've held a conversation with them in the past.

Let's put it this way.

Have you ever run into that loud and crazy pack of teenagers at the mall or a restaurant?

I'm pretty much the opposite of that.

That's where the beauty of blogging comes into play.

Oddly enough, I've found my personality to be a lot different on here.

A lot of bloggers can show off a card or two, write a couple sentences, and have that be their post for the night.

Don't get me wrong. Those types of posts make for some of my favorite reading in the blogosphere. Again, if you can do that, I applaud you.

But, as much as I try, I just can't do it.

I realize my posts are a bit longer than the norm. As a blogger, it's who I am.

Sometimes, I'll have a post where I can't seem to stop myself from writing. It just pours out of me. In what seems like a blink of an eye, I find that I've already completed a dozen paragraphs.

Whoops. It just happened again in this post. 

Like I said, I'm powerless with this thing.

I do hope that my readers take the time to read my posts all the way through. If not, though, I can't say I'd blame you. It can be a lot to take in sometimes, especially when it comes to my massive card show/flea market posts. 

I'm starting to realize that perhaps I should start letting some cards speak for themselves. I probably don't need to tell you why they're so great.

Take this magnificent '53 Hoyt Wilhelm, for instance, the oldest card in my collection of his. 

The best part about it?

The cost.

Not a single penny. A fellow collector sent it to me gratis a few years ago when I was just starting this whole Hoyt thing.

So, why exactly is this card so fantastic?

Well, first, we have the fact that...

Actually, never mind.

You can probably understand why this card means so much to me and my Hoyt collection.

I'll shut up now.

1 comment:

Ana Lu said...

'gratis' means 'free' in Portuguese. That was cool to read.

I like to read your blogger self. Keep going.