Monday, December 23, 2013

Vintage Cards #1

I wish I actually had these cards
in my collection.

I discovered these posted on Pinterest.

Monterey County Harley-Davidson bizcard

Here is the 'standard' business card
for employees of the
Monterey County Harley-Davidson shops.
I have removed the employee's name.
The bridge that is depicted twice on the card
is the 'famous' Bixby Bridge,
which is part of the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH),
aka Highway 1,
that hugs the coastline
from Mexico to Canada.

MBBCC in Growth Mode

Today the Monterey Bay Business Card Collectors (MBBCC) officially welcomes Member #2, David Sadler.

David resides in Canastota, New York, which makes his collusion with MBBCC very poetic.  It is a coast-to-coast (almost) gesture of unification and solidarity among collectors of business cards.

Viva la BizCard!!!

For the record, here is how David was welcomed to MBBCC.

"Congratulations, and welcome to the inestimably boisterous Monterey Bay Business Card Collectors!

"You are officially member #2.

"We have not yet developed a glossy brochure with history and information about our group. Perhaps in about twenty years, when we celebrate our Silver Anniversary, we will have many exciting and amusing tales to tell!

"Warm regards from Generally-Not-As-Cold-As-New-York-This-Time-Of-Year Monterey."

The future of MBBCC is looking bright indeed!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

All Good Things


It has now been more than two years since I posted anything here.  Among other things, that is because I and my dearly beloved (supremely patient) wife have been moving, traveling, working, and otherwise finding all manner of OTHER STUFF to occupy our time.

During this time, too, I have come to the decision - a very difficult one to make - that I am going to significantly pare down my business card collection.  As of this writing, I have more than 50,000 cards happily resting in over 50 three-ring binders.  By the time I am done "de-commissioning" the collection, I expect to have 47,000 or more to pass on to business card collector friends.  I'll be hanging on to a few hundreds because there are some that I will just not be able to bring myself to part with.  For example, I'm sure I'll keep my Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California, card.

Anyway, I still really enjoy business cards.  I just have too many other interests, hobbies, collections - there's only so much time in each day, for goodness' sake!  Also, we are trying to downsize our need for storage; i.e., rid ourselves of all the extraneous, unnecessary effluvia by which we are surrounded.  Fifty thousand cards takes up a lot of space.  I can live with a couple of "favorites" binders that I can casually peruse occasionally and show off to friends who kindly pretend to be awestricken by them.

All of which means I am still technically a "business card collector" because I'll probably never leave an interesting card just lying there.  So, this is still the original site for the "Monterey Bay Business Card Collectors" chapter of the International Business Card Collectors group.  Some day I might even discover member #2.

I'll try to stop by more often and report on the progress of my downsizing efforts.  Also, I hope eventually I'll get around to scanning some of my favorite cards to share them here.  Meanwhile, I trust whomever has taken the time to read this is enjoying Happy Holidays (even if you are reading this next July)!

Cheers, y'all.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Well. I created this blog at a moment's notice on a whim prompted by a brief look at a compadre's business card collecting blog.

Now I've just got to find the time to upload some pics of some of my business card (bc or bizcard) collection.

And I'd like to post an explanation of the hobby and how I got involved in it, where it has taken me, how my collection has evolved, etc.

Considering that this is now my third attempt (at this particular blogging location) to sustain a viable blog presence, it may be wishful thinking to imagine that one might come here a month or two or six or a year from now and find a delightful drift of delectable diary dabblings.

As always, it remains to be seen.

Meanwhile, Von, if you have followed the breadcrumbs from your blog to mine: Thank you so much for inspiring me to get this one opened for business.

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and may God bless you all!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

first post. no time actually. come back later!