Thursday, May 22, 2008
Shameless self promotion
In addition to occasionally writing for this blog, I do my own blog called Capewood's Collections. But you already know this because my blog is listed in the side bar.
I've been toying with doing a baseball card only blog of my own. I got some encouraging feedback on my idea from several bloggers (including Steve here) so I've gone forward with my idea of making what will essentially be an on-line encyclopedia of baseball cards. Some of the feedback I got suggested this would be better done as a wiki instead of a blog. I had no idea how to set up such a thing but it turned out to be easier than I thought. And this will work better as a wiki (after all a wiki is designed to be an on-line encyclopedia).
The site is ready for the public. It can be found at http://baseballcardref.pbwiki.com/. I'd appreciate it if you'd check it out and visit often. I am open to suggestions on how to make it better. At some point I may solicit other contributors but its too early for that.
I'm starting with cards from 1980. The Pete Rose card is the first card to be posted.
Posted by capewood at 3:00 PM
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Hey--I am dense and I am missing the point of the site. Just to talk about each set and show a few example cards? (That's cool if so--just trying to understand.)
That's pretty much the idea. I'm hoping that readers will contribute comments about the cards, either critiques or personal experiences. Also, as it grows, there will be more player links. You'll be able to see multiple years of a player. Same with team sets. I'm putting in links to stats (Baseball-Reference.com).
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