One of my favorite new blogs to crop up in 2019 is the wonderful Nine Pockets blog. Gregory, proprietor of the blog, came up with an interesting challenge back in April, which he dubbed The Well Traveled Envelope Challenge. The idea is pretty simple, re-use the same bubble mailer and mailing supplies as many times as possible to shuffle cards around between card collectors and bloggers. I recall reading the post at the time and thinking it sounded like a cool idea.
Well, the envelope went first to Gavin at Baseball Card Breakdown. He turned it around in pretty short order to Angus at Dawg Day Cards, and that's where things started to get interesting! Angus reached out to me to see if I was interested in being the next recipient. I told him sure, but on that very same night he suffered a somewhat serious curling injury (yes, Angus is Canadian in case you weren't aware!).
Long story short that delayed things a bit, and thanks to occasional lengthy shipping times between our two countries I got the package back in the first week of June. The summer is a super busy time of year for me, and by the time I'd unpacked and scanned the contents of what Angus sent me, and then stuffed the team set bags for another collector, another 3 weeks had gone by! The collector I reached out to didn't get back to me for a few more weeks and ultimately decided he didn't want to take this on at the moment, but this was my fault ultimately for losing sight of this during my busy summer months.
Well, I'm pleased to report that everything has come together now, and after gumming up the works for a full two months I dropped the well-traveled envelope in the mail today, headed off to Chris who blogs over at The Collector!
So, that's the tale of how I pretty much single-handedly delayed The Well Traveled Envelope Project. My apologies to everyone for slowing things down, but I want to thank Gregory for coming up with this fantastic idea, as well as Angus for selecting me and hooking me up with all this great cardboard! I hope Chris enjoys this even half as much as I did!
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