One of my goals for this year (though I don't typically state them formally) is to post here more frequently. I don't think I will ever be a "post-per-day" blogger, just way too much going on with work and other personal things to likely ever post at that frequency. I have been somewhat consistent in the past though, with at least 100 posts in each of the 7 years that I've run the blog so far, and an increasing number of posts over the past couple of years specifically. In fact, my 190 posts last year was an all-time high for me, and I'd like to cross the 200 post threshold this year if I can.
As I mentioned, I just don't have the time to write an extensive post with 20-30 scans and a lot of commentary most weekdays. On at least some of those days this year I'm going to throw up a really quick single card post, just like this one. While I do generally believe in quality over quantity, I also believe in quantity over nothing I guess. Either way, should make a nice quick read for anyone that decides to stop by.
Alright, now that I've gotten all that out of the way, here's our first card:
How Much?: $.43
Why?: Always liked Trot "Dirt Dog" Nixon during his time with the Sox. Just the type of player who, while maybe not the most talented guy on the diamond, seemed to epitomize hustle and grit. Aside from that I find minor league cards interesting, and I've always loved Action Packed's embossed cards.
Other: The back of the card contains some pretty interesting facts:
1976 SSPC: Bill Gogolewski, Bob Stinson And Billy Smith - Bill Gogolewski is from Oshkosh, WI (b’gosh!) and pitched 19 games of relief in 1975 to finish his pitching career. Before that, he pitched six seasons, m...