...an immediate Cease-Bipping!
At some point in the past month or so, have you gone to your mailbox, opened a package in a padded envelope, only to look like this------>???
2009 Topps T206 Old Mill Framed Relic #FR-15 Ryan Braun
If you can identify with this state of shock, you might be happy to hear this directive. Effective immediately, all Bippings are to stop. Too many lives have been lost. Too many limbs have been lost. I've been getting complaints from the US Post Office.
If you have Bipped someone in the last 24-72 hours, you are exempt from this declaration, as are those who have organized and packaged a Bip, and have planned to mail it this afternoon. Should you be found guilty of ex post facto Bippage, severe sanctions can and will be imposed. Expect to make travel plans destined for The Hague, for you will be court-martialed, and you will receive no leniency. At ease.
But Thorzul, you scream, what will we do with ourselves now?
On a serious note, I have been thrilled with the degree to which Bipping has spread. Truth be told, I couldn't keep up with the cataloguing anymore (at least in a way that would have done your hard work any justice). However, I think this practice has run its course. Any future Bippings I receive will not be posted (unless you want to add to my '89 Gallagher collection), and I probably won't be reporting on any occurrences on any other blogs. It was fun while it lasted, but I think it's fallen out of fashion.
Do I have another assignment up my sleeve? You bet your ass I do. I've got an idea brewing, but I would like to give everyone an adjustment/warning period. For too long we have been emasculating and humiliating our brethren. Soon, the true enemy of the common collector will feel our wrath. I cannot tell you more than that, but I can prepare you for a March 1st directive:
SAVE YOUR WRAPPERS!
SAVE YOUR WRAPPERS!
I invite you to postulate any theories about what this may mean, and who the target might be. I also implore you to spread the word on your blogs. Urge your readers, in as many posts as you deem worthy, to save their pack wrappers. Thank you.
If you can read this... you are the resistance.