It’s official. I’ve decided I’m not much of a blogger. Just not that into it I guess. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I’m a little burnt out. You know how you have ups and downs and highs and lows in collecting? Well I’m at the trough and am looking for the recovery, the upswing. Sorry for the business cycle references but that’s how my little mind works.
Back to blogging. It’s not that I don’t have much to talk about or say but rather that I’m always saying it. Why write about it too. I speak to my glove buddies very regularly and always have two or three trades going so there is a lot of back and forth. I return close to 100 e-mail inquiries a week so that takes up a lot of time too. I continually monitor the Forums and eBay but somehow don’t see half the great items that everyone else does – probably for the better.
I could talk about having the pleasure of looking at two more advanced book screenings. Yep, two more glove books are coming out as well as Joe’s Nokona book. I could talk about a bunch of us going to the National and raising hell and loitering in Brett and William’s booth. We’re thinking of broadcasting or streaming live video from the National. Maybe we’ll be posting on the Forum in real time for those who can’t attend. One guy might even have a continuous PowerPoint slideshow of gloves showing on a screen. We are attempting to draw more attention to the hobby because one thing is certain. Prices are historically low and this is great if you are a collector. I have added so many pieces to my collection recently that I can’t afford to keep up the pace. I don’t know why I’m complaining as I’m a collector and not a dealer. The problem is that it doesn’t stop coming and that concerns a lot of us as it appears that there aren’t enough new collectors to absorb all the gloves. Quantity supplied seems to exceed the demand keeping prices low. We are just thinking that it couldn’t hurt to help the demand curve shift to the right a little to bring the equilibrium prices back up to where they were. Do we just chalk it up to the economy, high unemployment? Well that’s a weak and overly simplistic argument. Are more collectors unemployed or cash-strapped as of late? Are they anticipating high tax bills? I’d love to blame it on the latter but that’s probably a bit pre-mature. It’s coming though. I promise but I won’t go there…yet.
Anyway, I thought I would just write something to change that link on the site so you guys don’t have to keep looking at my ugly mug from the last post. I had plans of making this section of the site a lot more dynamic than I have been but I’ll get rejuvenated. I always do and when Ricky and Brett recently called me with two great items I needed, I have to admit, the juices got a flowin’. More soon.