100 blog posts!
Because I add content here once a week, every Sunday, 100 posts means I've been at this for almost two years now. That's small potatoes compared with many of you blogging veterans out there, but I'm happy that I've been able to come up with enough content to fill that many Sundays. So happy, in fact, that I'm going to have a little giveaway soon in order to celebrate and to thank all you readers for spending some time here.
But because this is a trading card blog, let's tie in some cards first. Here are two sports-related milestones involving the number 100, along with cardboard representation.
Baseball: 100 Stolen Bases in a Season
About a dozen players have accomplished this feat. The list of pre-1900 players consists of Tommy McCarthy, Hugh Nicol, Artie Latham, Charles Comiskey, John Montgomery Ward, Billy Hamilton, and Jim Fogarty. Modern-era players joining them are Maury Wills and these three guys.
Hockey: 100 Assists in a Season
This stat will give you a good indication of just how much time Wayne Gretzky spent on another planet throughout his career.
The Great One recorded 100 assists in a season eleven times, putting up as many as 163 during the 1985-86 season. Only two other NHL players have reached the milestone, and they each did it only once: Bobby Orr, with 102 assists in 1970-71, and Mario Lemieux, with 114 assists in 1988-89.
Just as amazing as the feat itself, Gretzky's 11 seasons of 100+ assists were consecutive. (From 1980-81 through 1990-91.)
Now let's get back to the giveaway. Here are some details:
- The list of prizes will appear on my upcoming two-year anniversary post (about a month from now), complete with pictures.
- At least a dozen prizes will be available, mostly trading cards of various quantities and vintages.
- One prize per person, first person to claim the prize with a comment will get it.
Simple as that.
So keep your eyes peeled, and thank you as always for reading.