And that's a good thing.
But sometimes that means other things get neglected. I started this blog to recount some stories of my collection and it evolved into a space for quick information. My goal was to tell you in 5 minutes or under everything you would need to know about new releases. I was tired of sifting through sites of information and sitting through 25+ minute breaks to see exactly what is in these enticing new boxes. So this site served as help in making my purchasing decisions as much as it was to inform others.
Of course the one thing you start to notice as you take the task on of compiling information on every release, even if it is not on your purchasing radar, is that you actually spend MORE time than you would have in the first place. But it was, and still remains, fun to put these posts together.
I will not stop doing what I do, reviews and other box break goodies will still be featured, but what I would like to do is make this blog more inclusive. Open it up. Make it more of a community. I think that is one aspect of the hobby that is getting lost, the community of card collectors and traders. Seems to me it is a lot more about ripping and flipping at this point.
To open things up I'm going contact collectors who actually collect, the people who hold onto to cards more so than hoping to bust a box and flip a sick one. By doing profiles perhaps we can get to know each other in a more meaningful way.
I'm also willing to open up Box Break Recaps and Reviews that perhaps cover some of the releases you haven't seen featured here to some of you, in particular to any of you Upper Deck fans. From a practical level, that doesn't mean providing everyone with boxes. But there might be some of you, from time to time, that feel compelled to write about a release of a box but don't want to keep up the task of reviewing everything or running a blog. The only thing I ask of you is to think about is using the guidelines I use in my reviews.
If anyone would like to be featured in any of these profiles, or reviews, please feel free to contact me. Hopefully this might be a step in the right direction to bring some of the interactive nature of collecting back to the hobby.
Let me know what you think.