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Friday, February 4, 2011

First Bipping of 2011


UPDATE: Justin of Justin's World actually did the Bipping. I goofed.

Jeremy of No One's Going To Read This Blog bipped me with a mess of '88 Donruss when he sent his payment for the Smallest Group Break Ever. The interesting thing about this bippery: there were only two cards of each player. Thirteen pairs of '88 Donruss cards. Now, according to the generally accepted guidelines agreed upon by the more bellicose members of the blogoshpere, a proper Bipping consists of at least 5 cards of one particular player. More informal rules state that a large amount of cards in multiples of three can also be an effective Mini-Bipping. Thirteen pairs of two has never been done before. However, much like Shwartz' breach of protocol by going straight to the Triple Dog Dare, I believe this is surely a True and Successful Bip simply because of this one fact:

Any sufficient quantity of 1988 Donruss is a Bipping in and of itself. 

Do you want to receive any 1988 Donruss? Most experienced collectors have at least two shoeboxes worth of this stuff down in the basement or shoved in a closet somewhere. Even people who only collect high end autorelics and graded cards still find 1988 Donruss cards lying around inexplicably amongst their collection every so often. 1988 Donruss is the baseball card equivalent of weeds, they just show up all of a sudden and don't go away. I think there is a printing press in Waukegan, Illinois that has been running non-stop for 23 years still printing up this set.

Bravo Jeremy Justin, you've not only provided my first Bip of the year but added an important corollary to the Rules of Bippery.

8 comments:

smedcards said...

I've been only at this 9 months, and I have about 321,431 1988 Donruss in a box. But I still don't have the full set. I need Mookie Wilson and Lee Mazzilli.

Isn't that always the way?

dawgbones said...

Don't know, did anyone check Benny's group break closely, he may have a box of this in there? He's got danged near everything else in there.

AdamE said...

So he provided your first Bipping of 2011 and added a new Bipping rule, so I guess we are just going to have to wait and see if he earned a return Bipping.

Captain Canuck said...

hey, at least i bipped you with your namesake...

beardy said...

Cory Snyder appears to be mocking you.

I suspect he was in on it.

dayf said...

I screwed up, It was Justin, not Jeremy. I'll fix tonight.

Jeremy said...

Yeah it couldn't have been me; I don't have that many 88 donruss laying around. Haha!!! Thank goodness for that. And I'm happy not having a bunch of 88 donruss laying around.

Brian said...

Much like the '91 Upper Deck ( my personal nemisis ), I'm thoroughly convinced someone out there is still producing these puppies and foisting them off in repacks!