Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Little Did He Know

Little did he know, that when he was ripping packs of cards that contained Grant Hill RC's, that one day he would become more apart of the card industry than ever...As a buyer, as a blogger, as a builder, as a seller as a reader...as a friend.

Little did he know that some of the cards would evolve into relics, autographs, parallels and sp's.

Little did he know that he would be a 27 year old man watching a pretty entertaining Chris Olds do various editions of Box Busters.

Little did he know that most of the cards he obtained as a child would one day be deemed as "junk" and that their monetary value would plummet into the carding abyss.

Little did he know, that when he would one day think about the card industry, he would think about things like Night Owl Cards , Play At The Plate , The Chronicles of Fuji , $30 a week habit , Shoebox Legends , The Diamond King and of course Dime Boxes -- The Low-End Baseball Card Collectors Journey just to name a few.

Little did he know, that after his youth collecting days were up, he would go on to do many different things and was ultimately defeated by his budding alcoholism and erratic behavior while under the influence.

Little did he know, that all it would take to appease his restless mind was sobriety and the hobby of card collecting.

Little did he know, that there would be a whole bunch of other adults that would share his passion and that his collection would grow beautifully and slow, almost like a maple tree.

Little did he know, that he would become so inspired that he would start his own blog, called The Card Raven.

Little do I know, where my cardboard adventures will take me, and little do I want to know : )

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