Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Michigan Panthers- Rex Boomer Schedule

As per a request from a fellow schedule collector I am showing off a 1983 Michigan Panthers schedule.

For those that don't know the Panthers were one of the original members of the USFL. Only playing in the league for two seasons, and winning the inaugural USFL Championship. After the 1984 season the league was talking about moving from spring to the fall. Unwilling to compete with the Lions, Panthers ownership worked on a merger with Oakland.

From the look of the back this schedule was used not only as a schedule, but as a tool for trading. Rex did a few of these schedules in 1983 with the Tigers being included into the collection.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Let The Trading Commence

Every year that I have been collecting schedules the month of February, or one of the two months close has been labeled 'Trading In Your Favor Month'. The idea of the month has been to offer a deal in other collectors favor for schedules that fit into my collection. In past years this has been a great success not only for myself, but hopefully other collectors that have filled in their wants as well.

With this year being crazy for the cat on so many levels the offer continually got pushed back, and pushed back. Heck, I almost got to the point of wondering if I was even going to run the offer this year.
  Well wonder no more! 
Despite things still being a little nuts around here with me working tons of overtime, and other things going on. I am making this thing happen, and it is officially happening right now!! Not only is it happening it will happen for the entire extended month of Augtember.

If you haven't taken me up on this offer in past years, or just stumbled across this blog, here is how the deal works. For the remainder of August, and September I am offering to trade 3 yes, 3 schedules, or business cards from my traders for one schedule, or business cards from my wantlists. 

It's a great deal that will help both of us fill holes in the collections that have possibly been looking to be filled. So go through all those traders you have looking for a home, and see if maybe just one might find that forever home here at the cat house.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

2015 Seattle Mariners Portland Edition

It has been waaay to long between posts around here so I feel it's time for something new.

Around 2006 the Mariners had put out a few schedules that had a line with the town, and the word edition. There were a very limited amount of teams at the time that got these special editions.

Fast forward to 2013, and the Mariners went back to these schedules. Unlike the 2006 version these have been done on a much larger scale with over a dozen being put out each year. Besides the bar across the bottom with the town name, and edition. What makes these different is the inside lists the local radio stations that broadcast Mariners games.

While I'd love to show more of these this is currently the only one from these three seasons I've managed to trade for. Hopefully more will make their way in my direction in the future, but for now I'm thrilled to have this lone copy.