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A sign of things to come?

One of my favourite hobbies has been to collect autographs. 

It’s a great feeling to go to the mailbox and get letters that aren’t bills or junk mail.

But I haven’t collected autographs for a few years now, but I think I’m ready to get back into it.

In fact, I have a few autograph-related items on my bucket list: Get Earl Emerson’s autograph, and get 1,000 different NHL autographs.

There’s a few I want to get started on. I’d like to get Roy Halladay’s autograph, and I still want to get Emerson’s autograph. I’d also like to get Carey Price’s autograph, but I will probably wait until next year before starting again on NHL players. I’d also like to get a few actresses autographs, such as Charisma Carpenter, but that will have to be in-person at some point as she only sends out preprints in the mail.

But I’m going to try to not buy any autographs. If I can’t get someone through the mail or in-person somehow, then I’m not going to bother.

I plan on posting any successes I get here, so be sure to come back often to check them out.

What about you? Any interesting autographs you have?

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Roy Halladay traded

I think I became a little bit less of a Blue Jays fan yesterday.

Roy Halladay is now gone from the Blue Jays.

Roy Halladay, my favourite baseball player, who happened to play on my favourite baseball team, was traded.

At first, I was disappointed. Then I heard former Cy Young winner Cliff Lee was involved, so that cheered me up a little bit. But then I found out that Lee was going to Seattle, not Toronto.

No, the Blue Jays were getting a bunch of prospects I’ve never head of before.

This always seems to be the case with the Blue Jays. They don’t trade for major players anymore. They trade for prospects, and sign bit players when their best seasons have passed them by.

I understand the Jays needed to trade Halladay. It’s a business, and Halladay hinted that he wouldn’t resign with the Blue Jays.

But they couldn’t get a superstar, or at least an all-star, in return?

There’s no way they’ll make the playoffs at this rate. Yes, it’s difficult to match up against the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, with the way that they spend money. But the Jays need to be able to compete with that at some level, whether it be getting one or two superstars to shore up the lineup, or having a bunch of players who can compete at every level (offence and defence).

Until then, they’ll be stuck battling for third place in their division. And now they’ll have to do it without the best pitcher in the game.

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