Here's something to do.
The idea is to pick a junk dupe of a card you like (but are willing to "sacrifice") and carry it around in your wallet for a full year, occasionally taking pictures of it on your travels or wherever, and share them on your blog. Sort of like the Cards in Odd Places feature I've done a couple times.
It should be a card that makes you smile every time you see it, since you'll probably be seeing a lot of it. If size/weight is a concern, consider choosing a mini.
Here's the card I picked for 2015.
Can't go wrong with a Gwynn. The '88 Topps All-Stars are so-bad-they're-good.
I didn't get this puppy in my wallet until today (January 2nd)-- forgot yesterday. But close enough.
I should have done this last year, as my Hawaiian wedding would have presented many nice photo-ops. Still though, I'm hopeful for some neat shots with the card as the year progresses.
I want to turn it into a fun game everyone with a blog can play. Just pick a card for yourself, put it in your wallet, and occasionally take photos of it. The winner is whoever posts the coolest photos of their card during the year. (No altering/shopping beyond cropping and maybe a filter or something. It's a photography game, not a Photoshop contest.) Winner gets.. I don't know, something, I guess. If we get a few serious entries, I'll find something good for a prize.
Speaking of friendly card blog rivalries.
Any blog out there taking the reins for hosting the 2014 Card Blog Awards? Jaybarkerfan used to do it, but then he retired from blogging. Daniel did some bonus awards (including the Best New Blog award that I'm way too proud of winning) but I'm not sure if he intends to keep it going this year. I hope somebody does something, though, and may do it myself if nobody else does.