Sure, we all do! Wouldn't it be great if there was a place to go to check out all those 1978 Topps Cards we all love? It sure would! I have 129,478 Topps Cards in my collection and I like my 1978 Topps cards best of all. Well, I like my '55 Topps cards (78 of them in all) better. And also my Ernie Johnson 1958 Topps #78 card. Ok so it's not my favorite set but it's probably #9. Maybe 7, 8 tops. Cards are my passion and I have to be honest with you all. I still love those 1978 Topps cards though! Boy I wish there was a place we could go to see all those lovely 1978 Topps cards... hey, what's this in the mail?
Well, I certainly am a pimp... I mean, I used to be before I gave all that up and walked the straight and narrow... But I am an honest (ex-)pimp! I do not take bribes! How shocking that 78 Topps Cards would try to bribe be to promote that wonderful, excellent blog! SHOCKING! SO what was the scoundrel going to bribe me with anyway?
Ron Oester?? I would give up my integrity for an '86 Ron Oester card? Just to promote the best card blog on the net about 1978 Topps cards? Well, sir, I have far more integrity than that! What's on the back of this devious parcel?
Glenn Davis? The center for the Celtics? I'm going to besmirch my good name and promote the best new card blog on the internet that deals withfor a fat center for the Celtics? Inconcieveable! Never, I say never, will I plug a blog that so brazenly trys to influence me with trinkets. Wait, there something wedged in between the two cards:
Now we are engaged in a great collecting crisis, testing whether that hobby, or any hobby, so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great blogosphere for that crisis. We have come to dedicate a portion of that interwebs, as a memorial place for those cards with a "Play Ball" Played by Two game on the back. It is altogether fitting and proper that Andy should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this blog. The brave cards, mint and creased, with their 'fros and 'staches, have consecrated it, far above Topps' airbrushers' poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, because we're just talking 'bout baseball cards, but it can never forget Eddie Murray with a rookie cup. It is for us the collectors, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work of the cards that thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored cards we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these packs shall not have been opened in vain—that this hobby, under God, shall have a new birth of set building—and that baseball cards without foil stamping, without serial numbering, without jerseys and gimmicks, shall not perish from the earth.
Did I go over the top a little bit? Just a little? Go check out 78 Topps cards anyway and exersise your vote.