Hi, I’m Dave. I’m 30 years old and I reside with my wife, my cat, and my baseball cards in Apex, North Carolina, a suburb or Raleigh. My wife and I are eagerly awaiting the birth of our first child, a daughter, in June 2010. I am fortunate to live close to Durham Bulls Athletic Park, home of the Durham Bulls, the Triple-A affiliate of my favorite major league baseball team, the Tampa Bay Rays. I grew up in Rochester, New York and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) in 2001. I have lived in the Raleigh-Durham area (also known as the Research Triangle) ever since then.
I started Fielder’s Choice Blog on June 14, 2008 after I had recently regained the passion for the baseball card hobby that I had as a kid. I was inspired to start a blog after becoming a devoted reader of other card blogs like Wax Heaven, The Baseball Card Blog, Treasure Never Buried, Cardboard Junkie, and Stale Gum. I actively blogged about the baseball card industry, my personal collection, and the sport of baseball itself from June 2008 through May 2009. A highlight was writing about the Rays’ amazing run to the 2008 World Series. Eventually I realized that I was burning myself out, spending too much time writing and maintaining the blog, and put the blog on hiatus.
As of February 2010, I have resumed blogging on a limited basis. I won’t be writing as much as I used to, but I will still be sharing my opinions on the baseball card hobby, showing off some of the cards in my collection, and commenting on the 2010 baseball season when I have the time. In addition, it’s likely that I’ll also be writing about topics that aren’t related to baseball or baseball cards. For example, I’m sure that I will have a lot to say about my journey into fatherhood starting in June.
If you’d like to contact me, you can email me here. And of course, I love receiving comments on my posts. Getting people’s thoughts and opinions about what I write is what makes blogging fun!