Friday, February 10, 2012


Saturday mornings taught us it was a magic number. It still is, in a way.

Some of the best things in life come in threes. Stooges. Outs. Amigos. Members of Green Day. Three is also a lucky number for many people, as one of the greatest baseball players of all time wore the number regularly.

In this case, Three represents this blog's longevity. For three years now, Mint Condition has been giving you custom cards, pack breaks and snappy banter, usually regarding gimmicks. And it's still going strong. Blogging is something I enjoy doing, and I really won't tire of it.

Yesterday, February 9th, was the 3rd anniversary of my first post on the blog. It was basically a welcome notice. The blogging aspect was new to me, and I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with it. That year was spent using many botched countdowns and projects until I finally settled on customs. They worked well, and I've been using them ever since.

In the 3 years I've had this blog I've attracted more than 60 subscribers. The number is a little low, but it's better than nothing. I really don't plan on stopping this blog because I love doing it. The customs will stay because I love making them. Until Topps goes bankrupt I'll still rip these packs. And until the entire world is obliterated by the incoming 2012 madness, I will continue to make Mint Condition a pretty decent cardblog.

So thanks for sticking with me for all three years. And trust me...three years is not anywhere close to the end for me.


  1. you now have(+1) 76! congrats on three years!

  2. Happy third. When you think about it, you could be blogging long after the rest of us. If, that is, you want to be blogging for the next 50 years.