All the blogging comes down to just one moment, the day you receive an official 1/1 Stale Gum autograph isn't doesn't get better than this.
Chris of Stale Gum, the home of the acclaimed 'On location box-break', whether it be in a cemetery, a stadium, an industrial site, a windy corner or even in his car, they are well worth a watch.
But for me this is what blogging about collecting is about - making contact with other collectors and trading. The exchange of 'I have something that you would like and I am willing to part with it'. I tried trading on forums and didn't have a great deal of success, a made a few trades but none to the extend I have made while blogging. Bloggers are generous, consistent and you end up trading again and again.
I sent Chris some Panini World Cup sticker packets and an assortment of any football related product that my local store carried.
Chris sent back a large stack of Red Sox cards and,
A relic and an autograph,
A sampling of Upper Deck 'soccer' cards, including a relative unknown named David Beckham,