Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Repack Haiku #146 (Phil Niekro)

An April Fools thought:
Can I get other bloggers
To post this same card?

1988 Score #555 Phil Niekro

A few months ago, I had an idea. In keeping with my "Jester" namesake, I decided I wanted to try and pull a prank. I wanted to do something that other members of blogging community could get in on - a sort of twist on the blog bat-a-round concept. I thought it would be funny to get as many bloggers as I could to all do a post on April 1st focusing on the exact same card. I had in my mind this mental image of a blog reader going through their routine of favored blogs and realizing something was up.

I started out emailing the handful of bloggers I actually had email address of. I also put out a cryptic forum post on the TCDB. The response was fantastic, well beyond what I could have possible have hoped for! A lot of bloggers were eager to participate. Other than myself, no one else knew exactly who else was involved, or how many would there be.

As far as the card choice goes, I looked up athletes born on April 1st, and immediately settled on the Hall of Famer Phil Niekro. By choosing his "sunset" card, I figured that would give my fellow bloggers numerous ideas for posts - I gave everyone complete creative control as to what they posted. They could do whatever they wanted as long as this card shone in all its golden beauty!

So now we play the waiting game! Throughout the day we should be seeing more and more Phil Niekros. I'm going to try and update this post as blogs are revealed and link all the participating blogs. If I end up missing anyone, let me know!

Phil Niekro Sightings

The Lost Collector
A Cracked Bat: Baseball Cards And A Hot Dog
CrazieJoe's Card Corner
The Collective Mind
Johnny's Trading Spot
Japanese Sumo Wrestling Cards And Menko
The Collector
Baseball Cards Come To Life!
The Profane Saint
$30 A Week Habit
Scribbled Ink
Bump And Run Football Card Blog
Padrographs: Abner To Zimmer
Pack War
John's Big League Baseball Blog
Cardboard History
Stadium Fantasium
The Chronicles Of Fuji
Starting Nine
Night Owl Cards
Infield Fly Rule
The Angels In Order
The Bucs Stop Here
Highly Subjective And Completely Arbitrary
Tenets Of Wilson

24 comments:

  1. This was fun! I was torn about having the '88 Niekro at the top of my post cause it would spoil my setup. But it is so cool to see nothing but Knucksie on my blog roll!

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  2. This was fun - thanks! My original "Niekro" was going to be a homeless guy in NYC - obviously that couldn't end up being it, but it worked out better this way I think.

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  3. Happy Baseball Birthday! Blog Post is up!

    Glad to be involved in this fun blogaround.

    Good Job! 👍

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  4. This was an awesome idea. At the moment I'm only about halfway through the list. So far the posts from Julie at A Cracked Bat and Greg from the Collective Mind are standouts.

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  5. I found a few new to me blogs this way - great idea, and it looks like it's being executed well across the blogosphere!

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    1. Awesome! I hope a few people get introduced to some new reading material!

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  6. I wish I could post a screen shot of your blog roll here but at this moment there are four consecutive Niekro '88s on it.

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    1. I just noticed that on his blogroll. Very cool. Can't imagine we'll see this again... or at least very soon.

      Thanks Matt for organizing this! I've had a lot of fun reading everyone's posts.

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    2. So many Niekros, so little time... https://i.imgur.com/30t8StQ.jpg

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    3. I know! It's just so funny to see!

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  7. You may or may not find it on Starting Nine as well. But I might be fooling you now. Or am I?!?!

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    1. I missed it the first time I read your post - I had to go back and find him!

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  8. Hit me up for the fun next time around!

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    1. I actually tried to email you about this, but the messages kept getting bounced back. I must not have your correct email. Sorry!

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  9. It's been fun reading these posts tonight! Sorry I couldn't join the club -- my blogging schedule's been so erratic.

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    1. As I told another blogger who couldn't participate - there's a lot more important things in life than a little blog prank. I'm glad you at least got to enjoy the posts!

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  10. Threw a short one together: https://tenetsofwilson.blogspot.com/2020/04/phil-niekro-appreciation.html

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  11. This was fun for sure. Great idea!

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  12. I just logged in to start reading blogs on my RSS reader. The first post had the 1998 Score Niekro, then the 2nd, then the 3rd. I was like WTF? Then the 4th had a link to this post. Ha, you got me, I knew something had to be going on.

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    1. Yes! I was hoping to hear this kind of response from a reader!

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  13. You all are beyond awesome!

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