Scanning has become a routine for me. I do it so much, that I don't really even have to think about it...I just do it.
But sometimes I stop and think about how cool it actually is. Really, it's kind of amazing. We can hold something in our hands and look at, but with one press of a button, you can take what you are looking at and put it onto your computer, blow it up to see the small details larger, even build a database of your entire collection- like I have been for the past 10 years. No matter how big or small, you can make it so you have access to your entire collection no matter where you are or where they are.
That's just a great thing.
Even though the technologies used on the card doesn't always work well for scanning (looking at you, mirror foils and Chrome style cards!) it's still amazing.
And not something I would ever have imagined being able to do when I first started collecting...of course, when I began, having a computer at all, or the internet, were concepts I had simply never even thought of because, while they did exist (I think), were so far "out there" that they didn't enter into my life at all.
Even though it's a nice day out, I'm mentally in a bit of a fog due to health problems leading to lack of sleep so I'm not working on models- have to be fully with it to do that- so I'm scanning cards for the first time in a while, and just had my train of thought go down that path...have not written much lately so decided to get a post out of it.
Since it's kind of a light post, here's a scan I made today.
an orange parallel from 18-19 Status.