Daily Archives: November 15, 2014

’30-Year Old Cardboard’ – The Curtain Call

’30-Year Old Cardboard’ – The Curtain Call

Tonight, I say good-bye.  My blogging days are done and my ride of 12,268 articles written will come to an end.  I have not skipped a day of posting an article to this blog since August 17, 2008.  Tomorrow, my streak ends at 2,281.

The sport of baseball is one of my true loves.  And when I was introduced to baseball cards in 1985, that love was able to be shared through cardboard rectangles that featured images of my favorite players.

In August of 2008, I created ’30-Year Old Cardboard’.  The blog was created as a way for me to reconnect with the hobby that I grew up loving while also bringing me closer to the players that I cherished as a kid.  Both missions were a success as my passion for the game and for the hobby of baseball card collecting have never been higher.

To anyone that I have connected with over the last six years, you have my respect and admiration.  It is not always easy to be a fan of this sport.  And it is very hard to be a dedicated collector.

Many of the people I have connected with through ’30-YOC’ have become friends as well.  For that, I say ‘Thank You’.  I will still be around – just in other formats.  We can still text, and tweet , and chat through Facebook.

Personally, I look forward to what the next chapter of my life brings…

I have a large stack of baseball-related books that are waiting for me to be read.


Both of my sons are extremely active in Little League baseball and the community soccer programs in our city and I am signed up to be their coach throughout.


I have also been working out a lot lately – mostly running.  Since the middle August of this year, I have lost 27 pounds with a complete diet overhaul and vigorous running regimen.  I am in the best shape that I have been in in quite some time and I look forward to seeing where it goes from here.  I am registered for my first ever 5k race in a few weeks and I already have my eyes set on another event in January.

Life continues to be full of thrills and I am eager to enjoy every single one of them that comes my way.

Again, my sincerest ‘Thanks’ to each and every reader that has ever stumbled across this blog.

It has been a blast.  And now, it is time to go.

With respect and admiration, Thank you!

Brian Applebaum

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