Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The U.S Postal Service and Baseball blogging....

Haven't posted in a while.

There’s been talk on the news about how the U.S Postal Service is in trouble. There’s been talk about cutting out days and even speculation it could very well end if things are not done There was an article I just read about “Do we really need The U.S postal Service.” Talk like that scares me. Not only that, it upsets me.

I still like sending birthday card and I like getting them. Same with Christmas cards and other holidays I don’t want a Flipping E-card. I like getting something in the actual mail. I like something I can hold in my hands and put up and look at any time I feel the urge. I like seeing the hand written messages from family.

I also got to thinking about the baseball bloggers. I haven’t gotten a padded envelope in a long time, nor have I sent one and I miss that. I love looking in the mailbox and seeing a padded envelope amongst the bills and sales papers. I have a book of all the addresses from all the various bloggers. I also have the notes that you guys have sent, hand written ones.

What is going to happen to us, the bloggers that trade and send cards? It is such an essential part of a lot of our collections. You guys have been very helpful in getting me the cards I needed or wanted. My sets would be far from being finished without you lot.

What is more though than filling in the holes in my binder or marking another card of my want list is the... I duno what to call it. Just the excitement of seeing that envelope and the seeing other bloggers blog about the cards I sent. Just knowing I am helping someone, just as someone is helping me.

So what’s going happen if the mail service ends? I sure as hell don't want to find out


  1. We can't have you going without an envelope. Email me your address and I'll send you at least one Brave from the 2011 Topps Chrome I opened today.

  2. The price of mailing may go up even more if the USPS closes. Then UPS and Fedex can charge whatever they want since they will have less competition.

  3. There will (probably) still be FedEx & UPS for package delivery if the USPS ever goes away completely. Somebody will have to deliver all those Amazon orders, after all.