Sunday, December 7, 2014

I'm here, but not completely

Am I back? I never really left, but I wouldn't say that I'll be posting everyday. Life has been a journey lately to say the least. I have watched my son make it to Varsity baseball in high school last year as a freshman. He has since gotten his driver's license, and now as a sophomore earned hos first varsity letter in golf. I found out this summer after much denial on my part for a long time that I am on the Autism spectrum having Asperger's Syndrome. I'm really glad that I went and found help to slowly work on being more social and working through the difficulties of it. The best part of getting help and admitting to myself that I could be on the spectrum is that it might have saved my marriage of 21 years. While my wife is a very upbeat and outgoing person that loves to interact with people, it is very difficult and stressful for me. We are starting to work on me slowly becoming more social and interacting and it is a long road. Sometimes I do great and sometimes I have a hard time with conversation. Everyday is another work in progress but eventually I will win and be able to work with my condition and be the person I want to be.

I am still going to be collecting my Mainers. How could I not after all the work I've put into my favorite team. As most know, I'm only doing the base cards for them. I did make a recent purchase to get myself all up to date through the 2014 cards. I hope that my fellow bloggers will remember me when the itch to start buying 2015 Topps comes calling soon with your extra Mariners cards. I have been slowly working on two of my three player collections. Two smiling faces that I don't need too many cards of now. If you have any of the cards listed below their smiles please let me know.

Alvin Davis
1985 Fleer   488
1985 Topps   145
1986 Fleer Leaders 9
1986 Fleer Stickers 29
1987 Donruss OD 115
1987 Fleer Stars 13
1987 O Pee Chee 235
1988 Fleer Record  8
1988 SportFlics 52
1989 Mother's 2
1989 O Pee Chee 57
1989 Score Hot 100 78
1989 SportFlics 33
1989 Upper Deck 105
1990 O Pee Chee 373
1990 Score 205
1990 Upper Deck 364
1991 O Pee Chee 515
1992 Donruss 124
1992 OPC Premier 183

Dale Murphy
1978 Topps 708
1979 Topps 39
1981 Fleer 243
1983 Donruss 47
1983 Topps 502
1985 Fleer 335
1988 Donruss 78
1988 Fleer 544
1988 Sportflics 170
1989 Donruss 104
1989 Fleer 596
1989 Sportflics 110
1990 Fleer Update 46
1990 Sportflics 189
1991 Upper Deck 447
1992 Bowman 684
1992 Studio 79
1993 Fleer 496
1993 Topps 445
1993 Ultra 353
1993 Upper Deck 706