Monday, September 01, 2008

Ten Years of Stale Gum

The year was 1998. Pinnacle Brands had just filed for Chapter 11. The defending World Series champion was in last place. And somewhere on an Air Force base in Nebraska, some obscure Airman who was making a name for himself on the old RCCD newsgroup, had this crazy idea to create a baseball card newsletter.

Ten years later, that newsletter -- which has been lost forever to posterity -- evolved first to a free website, then a dedicated webzine, to a couple of years in hiatus, into what you see here. So whether you're one of the RCCDers from back in the day, or just getting back into The Hobby and discovered this, I thank you all. To every cardblogger I've inspired; you're welcome.

Here's to another ten great years.

Always Be Collecting,
CH

PS If you want to see what the site looked like back in 2001, click here.

6 comments:

deal said...

congrats on 10 years. and thanks for all the info. yep your site along with the Baseball Card Blog and Card Junkie were among my first intros to card blogging. kudos.

capewood said...

When I stared looking for baseball card blogs back in February, there weren't many. Yous was one of the first I found. Hard to believe you were doing something like this 10 years ago. Keep up the good work.

Greg said...

Happy anniversary Chris. Keep up the good work.

--David said...

Way to go on the 10 year anniversary! Traditionally, you should get tin or aluminum... Wonder if there's a can around here I could send you...

oldschoolbreaks said...

So we should send Chris cans of Pinnacle Inside?

BTW, Congrats Chris!

Commish said...

Happy Anniversary!

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