Friday, August 12, 2011


This weekend is a very busy one for the Spiff household. As such I have scheduled today's post as well as the posts for the next few days. Hopefully I am only missing commenting on positive happenings for the Rangers.

For post #500 I posted a Jon Matlack card. For #1,000 I decided to go with Matlack again. This time he appears as a new Ranger on the cover of the third issue of the 1978 Sports Quarterly. Gotta love the headlines. "The Texas Menace" and "Pittsburgh Rises Again". Guess it's time for a repeat.

Post number one on this blog was a welcome post followed the same day by the Rangers rookies card from the 1972 Topps set. That was in January of 2008. A little over three and a half years later here we are at #1,000. It's been a fun time for the most part, even if there were moments of frustration with the Rangers and a lack of inspiration with the blog. Hope you have gotten a little enjoyment from it as well. A few of the highlights to this point:
  • Comments and feedback from those who have taken the time to read the blog.
  • Trades with new friends, fellow bloggers, and readers.
  • Willie Lozado commenting on the blog and graciously granting me an interview.
  • Joe Wardlow's comment on a post.
  • Getting a free Strat-O-Matic game and being able to give away free games to readers.
  • The stint at the top of Google search results for Texas Rangers Cards.
There are many more that I can't recall off the top of my head so the list is by no means complete. I have really enjoyed taking another look at my Rangers collection and appreciate all the comments and support from readers. If there is a post or series of posts that you have found particularly interesting or amusing I would love to hear about it. Thanks again for reading.

1 comment:

night owl said...

Congrats on 1,000 posts!

I don't remember that Sports Monthly magazine at all, and that was when I had most of those things memorized and notarized.