A place where Colorado Rockies baseball card collectors (all 3 of us) can waste some time reading about our favorite sport. The Rockies and their cards will be the primary focus, but I like to go off on tangents as well so anything and everything baseball related may be covered here.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Quick Thought Experiment + a Nice L'il Tease

I will go ahead and say this now.  I have not watched one second of baseball since the Division Series ended with 3 of the 4 teams I was rooting for on the losing end.  Only the Cardinals kept it from being a complete bust, but I wasn't really rooting for the Cards as much as against the Nats.  Needless to say, baseball has not been much fun this month for me.  I have been able to update my complete Rockies checklists in this time though, I only have 4 years to go.

Now, I am hoping the Giants finish out the Series in 4 or 5 games just so they can't win in San Francisco again.  I just want the World Series to be over.  It pains me to say that because I have always considered myself a baseball fan more than a Rockies fan (or any other team for that matter).  Now though, I think I have stepped over the line and become more a Rockies fan and less a baseball fan.  It just kind of snuck up on me, but I think it is established now. 

Let me preface this next discussion with the statement that I have no intention of quitting on my Rockies, although 2012 was really rough.  This is just more of a thought experiment than anything.

The biggest problem with this situation is what happens when the Rockies just keep making horrible decisions that I don't agree with.  I am not a bandwagon fan by any means.  I was born a Kentucky Wildcats fan (and stayed through probation and Billy Gillispie) and have been a Chicago Bears fan by choice since 1985 (and boy were the 90's lean times there).  I have always liked the Rockies, but I have only considered myself a "fan" for about 5 years.  So theoretically, if I changed allegiances it wouldn't be a major change.  However, now that I am a bigger Rockies fan than a baseball fan, if I decided to find another team to root for would I end up leaving baseball behind?  I honestly have no answer for this, but it is interesting to think about. 

Are you a bigger fan of your team or the sport in which your team plays?



Onto the tease.

When I came back from my darkness, I mentioned that I had a huge completed project that would encompass this blog for the majority of the off season.  Let's just say that I was (and still am) a huge fan of both the Topps Total and Upper Deck 40 Man sets.  Topps has not produced a set like this since 2005 and we all know what became of Upper Deck.  Therefore, I customed my own 1494 card set that I will showing off IN FULL over the next 2-3 months.  What well-known design did I use?  I'm not going to say yet, but if you have paid attention to this blog over the past year, you might be able to guess it.

I am going to start sometime this week and I hope it is something that you guys like, because it took me countless hours to finish this thing.

7 comments:

night owl said...

Countless hours on cards?

Count me in!

Usually I'm not sure if I'm more a fan of my team or the sport. But with postseasons like this, it's an easy choice: Go Dodgers!

Jim said...

Awesome! Looking forward to seeing the Phillies in the set.

Nick said...

With baseball, I'm just as much a fan of the sport as a whole as my favorite team. While the Cubs have always been "my" team above all, I can still find pleasure in watching a game between teams I have no or little preference towards. (Like this year's World Series.)

It's not like that with football or hockey. I find it hard to watch games that don't feature the hometown Bears or Blackhawks, because I simply don't care enough to devote my attention to it. (No matter the team, I can't watch basketball.)

Also, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the results of your "project"! I've always been a huge fan of the Total/Fortyman sets.

Spankee said...

I think you missed a distinct group: Player fans. I would say I'm a bigger fan of individual players than I am of any team or the game as a whole.

dkwilson said...

Looking forward to see what you've come up with!

Play at the Plate said...

I love baseball...at any level. I'm a Rangers fan going on 34 years. I can't separate the two. I do know I have watched exactly 2 innings of baseball since in the last 8 weeks. I've had my own issues to contend with.

cynicalbuddha said...

Are you doing backs too?