Tuesday, October 2, 2018

1997 Bowman's Best Atomic Refractor

I'm going to try something to help me get back into the habit of blogging regularly. I'm going to do a 5 minute post. I set a timer on my phone for 5 minutes and when it's done I'm going to publish whatever I've got.

Sometimes I will sit at the computer for an hour watching a show or movie while working on a post and I don't get very far. Other times I start typing and then think about it for a while and then start all over. This process may repeat itself several times and I end up with nothing.

So, like I said I'm going to give this 5 minute post thing a try.

Back in early August I made a COMC purchase. I picked up a few things that I haven't gotten to share, so here is one of the cards from that order.

It's a 1997 Bowman's Best Atomic Refractor of Tim Salmon.

Well, 5 minutes goes by pretty fast. If I actually stuck to the 5 minutes, there would have been no picture, title, or this last paragraph.


  1. If I tried to do a post in just five minutes, it would probably contain two lines (maybe), and that's it -- I'm a very easily distracted blogger!

  2. That is quite the challenge. I don't think any of my posts were completed in less than 10 minutes... let alone 5. If I were to guess... I'd say my average post takes anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes.

    1. P.S. Sweet card. I love 90's refractors.

  3. My five minutes - go: i really should post these trades but want to share some of my own cards. Dang it cat, must you be held NOW? What is that on the wall? Did I leave my car window down again? I forgot my bottle of water. I need a nap. Battery is dying on the laptop. great, the internet just cut out again. Now, where are those cards I scanned... Oh wow - I forgot he sent me these! I scanned these 8 months ago. TIMES UP. Crap. Guess I'll try to post tomorrow.

  4. This is a great idea! Maybe I'll try a modified version of this to get me back on track too. Btw, love late '90's era refractors!

  5. I am amazed at all the quality posts that have been made in the last few days (eek it's been two weeks of 5 minute posts?) for this "Blog Bat-A-Round" that you started.