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10,000 Posts!!!

10,000 Posts!!!

Holy Cow!

I had to take a minute to just announce that ’30-Year Old Cardboard’ has reached 10,000 posts – a true blogging milestone.

Whether you’ve been with me since the stat and read all 10,000 posts or if you are fairly new to the blog and have just a few hundred under your belt, I ‘Thank You’ for your support.

This blog means the world to me as it has allowed me the chance to connect with people that I never would have met while keeping me firmly attached to the sport and hobby that brought me endless happiness as a kid.

Cheers to 10,000!


Let’s go for another round!!!

Taking A Quick Pause To Celebrate Blog Post #9,500 At ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

Taking A Quick Pause To Celebrate Blog Post #9,500 At ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

Just taking a quick break to celebrate and acknowledge that this is blog post #9,500 at ’30-YOC’.

Baseball Sugar Cookies

Cookies for everyone!!!

600,000 Hits!!!

600,000 Hits!!!

Just taking a moment to stop and pay homage to the fact that the blog hit it’s 600,000th page view today.

Thank you to all of the readers out there who keep ’30-YOC’ fun and entertaining.

And as you can see by the picture below, one of my readers is a very amped about this occasion!!


Oh, and I will be celebrating my 600,000th page view with a giveaway a little later in the week.  Stay tuned for that one.

And now back to your regularly scheduled program.




Just taking a moment to celebrate the 5,000th post on ’30-Year Old Cardboard’.

Thank you all for your continued loyalty to the blog.

Only onward and upward from here; I promise!!!!

Happy Anniversary ’30-Year Old Cardboard’!!!!

Happy Anniversary ’30-Year Old Cardboard’!!!!

Today marks the 3-year anniversary of this blog and my emergence back into the hobby that I loved as a kid.

In that time, I have re-dedicated myself to the sport that I love and to the hobby that consumed hours of my youth.  Along the way, I have met some incredible people, picked up some great additions to my collection, and have fallen in love with the only sport that I believe to be timeless.

When I think about what baseball means to me today and compare it to how I felt about the sport during my youth, the feelings are very similar.  I love the fundamentals of the game.  I love the strategy of the game.  And I love that the stars of today play the game in the same manner that the heroes of my youth did.   Baseball is a timeless sport, and I cannot wait to share my love for it with my kids.

Thank you to everyone that has made this such an enjoyable thing for me.  ’30-YOC’ is more than a hobby to me.  It, like baseball, is a part of me.  And I am thrilled to have found so many people who feel the same way!!!

Thanks again!!!

Happy Anniversary ’30-YOC’!!!

UPDATED : ‘About Me’ Page

As part of my commitment to ‘freshen up’ some of the pages on my blog, I have tackled the ‘About Me’ page.

Check it out here.


Happy Anniversary ’30-Year Old Cardboard’

It’s amazing how 1 year has flown by so quickly.

When I started this blog, I had very little idea as to what direction it would head into and how long it would last.  I am a creative guy that likes to write, but getting back into the hobby of collecting baseball cards again was not something I had a lot of knowledge about and was unsure as to what direction to take.

Ultimately I settled in on going back to my days of collecting as a child and attempting to honor some of my favorite players from my youth.  For me this was the perfect decision.  If I had not chosen this route I have no doubt that this blog would not be ‘alive’ today.  The wonderful thing about this hobby is that it offers something unique to each and every person.  And for me that was focusing in on the guys I enjoyed watching play or read about playing when I was a kid.  Paying special attention to the incredible Cubs like Andre Dawson, Fergie Jenkins, Billy Williams, Mark Grace, and others, I quickly realized that my collecting goals were unique and special to me but that other collectors respected and I enjoyed what I was doing.   Adding in other players that captivated my like Rickey Henderson and Dave Winfield only made my collecting goals that much more fun.

So 365 days later, and several player collections complete, I am looking to bring new material to the site.  While I have no plans of changing the look and feel of ’30-YOC’, I do plan on adding some new elements to keep the blog fresh.  And I have a ton of new ideas for collecting and series’ of posts to bring to you in the near future.

I want to thank everyone who has helped make this a special journey for me.  It has been a blast to recapture and share my love of writing and baseball in one place.

I am looking forward to see what lies ahead for ’30-YOC’.  I hope you are too!!

Thank you.