Most of you are probably aware of Mark Grace's remedy for breaking a slump at the plate- finding the 'fatest, gnarliest, grossest chick' to have sex with (the 'slump-buster,' as he called it). He swore that it would bring instant success. But what to do when you're in a slump at the keyboard and can't think of anything to write?
That's the question I've been asking myself a lot recently. Posts aren't as frequent as they had been, a number of drafts sit in my dashboard, what I have posted hasn't been too inspiring, and readership has gone down quit a bit. Perhaps it's time to take a break. Or, find my own cardboard slump buster.
Now, before you think I'm into some weird stuff, I'm strictly talking about some ugly, gross card to feature. Something that isn't the eye-candy we collectors drool over.
1989 Hillshire Farms/Kahn's Cooperstown Collection
This 11-card set was available through the mail for just one dollar plus 3 proof of purchases. The subjects were all Hall of Famers and includes Cool Papa Bell, Harmon Killebrew and Willie Stargell, just to name a few.
I don't have anything against cards that feature paintings- I just don't like bad art. Unfortunately, there are three things that made this 'gnarly': the face, the foot, and the background. Fix those and it wouldn't be so bad.
I do like the design on the front of the card, but find the back just plain drab. Again, a simple fix (color!) could transform the backside.
But then again, with all those fixes, this card wouldn't be a slump buster.