Hi all! Its been awhile ...
I haven't disappeared completely. I've been working on a column that appears every Sunday morning at Talking Chop (the best of the Atlanta Braves blogs) called Braves Cardboard Sundays. Here's a short summary of each of my columns so far, in reverse chronological order:
Carboard Memory: Francisco Cabrera - A look at Francisco Cabrera's big hit, but not the one you're thinking about.
Five to Collect: Brian McCann - Do you want to start a Brian McCann collection? Start here.
Eric O'Flaherty Gets His Due - A look at the Atlanta Braves cards in 2011 Topps Update Series, including the long overdue first card of EOF in a Braves uniform.
Collecting Jason Heyward - A discussion of why I collect Jason Heyward, even after the season he just had.
Hope and Pain and Hope Again - I attempt to put the Braves collapse into perspective. Mostly, I wrote this so I wouldn't sit around sobbing like a baby.
Is It Worth It? - About the psychology that goes into purchasing a box of cards.
Cardboard Memory: Ernie Johnson - A tribute to late Braves announcer Ernie Johnson.
Braves on the Box - Topps has one sure fire way to get me to spend money on cards I don't want: stick a Braves player on the box.
Cardboard Memory: Chris Chambliss - I recall the first Braves game I attended in person, including Chris Chambliss' game winning hit.
Where, Oh Where, Is Eric O'Flaherty? - Why does Topps exclude certain players from a set?
A Baseball Fan, A Braves Fan, A Card Collector - An introductory column.