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Sunday, December 26, 2021

IT'S POGMAS TIME

 POGMAS IS HERE!!! WELL, POGSING DAY I GUESS. I ACTUALLY ENJOYED YESTERDAY INSTEAD OF WRITING BLOG POSTS. I NORMALLY CUT THESE THINGS OFF AFTER 12 DAYS BUT YOU CAN'T PLAY POGS WITHOUT A SLAMMER AND BOY DO I HAVE A WHALE OF A SLAMMER FOR YOU

 1994-95 CANADA GAMES NHL POGS HARTFORD WHALERS SLAMMER

 

THERE IS A WHOLE-ASS NHL LICENSED POG SET OUT THERE WITH 358 PLAYER CAPS AND TEAM LOGO SLAMMERS AND NO ONE REALLY TALKS ABOUT IT. IT'S A LEGIT SET AND LOOKS REALLY GOOD AND IT IS ALL BUT LOST TO THE ANNALS OF TIME. I WORKED AT ONE OF THOSE NOVELTY CARTS AT THE MALL IN COLLEGE AND WE SOLD THESE AND WHEN MY BOSS DIDN'T PAY ME ONE TIME I ACCEPTED SOME ALTERNATE REMUNERATION AND GOT A FEW OF THESE THINGS. IF I CAN FIND THEM I'LL SHOW SOME OFF IN THE FUTURE BUT THIS GLORIOUS SHIMMERY PLASTIC LUMP OF DEFUNCT LOGO IS A CROWN JEWEL OF THE COLLECTION

 

 FINALLY SOMETHING WITH AN ACTUAL POG LOGO. THE NUMBER 17 IS THE NUMBER OF THE CAP, THESE WEREN'T INSERTS THEY WERE THE FIRST 26 ITEMS IN THE CHECKLIST. A COMPLETE SET OF THESE WOULD LOOK AMAZING IN A BINDER BUT SEEING HOW THEY ARE SCARCE AS HELL AND EVEN THE PLASTIC PAGES ARE HARD TO FIND NOW I DOUBT I'LL EVER SEE ONE. SMITHSONIAN NEEDS TO STEP UP AND BUILD A MILK CAP WING FOR THE BENEFIT OF FUTURE GENERATIONS

ENJOY THE REST OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON, I'M GONNA GO DRINK AND I SUGGEST YOU INDULGE IN YOUR VICE OF CHOICE AS WELL

Friday, December 24, 2021

THE TWELVE DAYS OF POGMAS - DAY 12

 CHRISTMAS EVE! IT'S A HOLIDAY FRIDAY SO LET'S HAVE A HOLIDAY THEMED POG

 THE HOLIDAY IS HALLOWEEN, BUT WHATEVER

 1995 PARACHUTE PRESS GOOSEBUMPS #2 STAY OUT OF THE BASEMENT

 TWO THINGS THAT SCREAM EARLY 90S ARE POGS AND GOOSEBUMPS AND HERE THEY ARE IN AN UNHOLY ALLIANCE. SADLY, EVEN THOUGH I LOVE GOOFY HORROR STUFF GOOSEBUMPS HIT WHEN I WAS JUST A LITTLE TOO OLD AND MISSED OUT. RL STINE IS STILL MY BRO THOUGH, BUT I REMEMBER HIM AS JOVIAL BOB STINE WHEN HE WAS EDITING BOOKS AND MAGAZINES FOR SCHOLASTIC LIKE BANANAS. THIS POG SET WAS NOT AVAILABLE IN PACKS, THESE WERE A GIMMICK TO SELL BOOKS. NOT LIKE GOOSEBUMPS NEEDED HELP SELLING BOOKS IN 1995 BUT HEY, SELLING A COUPLE MORE BOOKS TO SOME POG-HAPPY CHILDREN WHO CAN'T READ COULDN'T HURT ANYTHING. THIS SET IS REALLY WELL DONE AND FEATURES COVER ART IN SMALL ROUND FORMAT WITH SOME OF THEM ALSO HAVING GLOW IN THE DARK STUFF ON THEM! THIS CAP FEATURES A CREEPY LEAFY HAND WHAT COMES FROM A THING THAT LIVES IN THE BASEMENT THAT YOU SHOULD STAY OUT OF. I'M REALLY SHOCKED THERE'S NOT MORE INFORMATION ON THIS STUFF ONLINE ESPECIALLY SINCE THE KIDS WHO ENJOYED POGS BACK IN THE DAY ARE NOW IN THEIR 30S. THERE'S SERIOUSLY AN OPENING TO BE THE WEIRDO ONLINE POG GURU FOR ANYONE WHO WISHES TO BE A NICHE INTERNET CELEBRITY


THIS IS A CLASSY LOOKING BACK. NUMBER, TITLE, LOGO, COPYRIGHT. SIMPLE,  UTILITARIAN, YET STILL ATTRACTIVE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN EXACTLY WHY YOU SHOULD BE STAYING OUT OF THAT BASEMENT HERE IS A GREAT VIDEO FROM PUSHINGUPROSES REVIEWING THE TV EPISODE BASED ON THE BOOK. ALL HER VIDEOS ARE FUN, CHECK OUT HER CHANNEL IF YOU LIKE TV MYSTERIES AND ADVENTURE GAMES


 

OH LORD THE TREE IS SUPER CROWDED NOW EVEN AS IT REDUCES TO CHARCOAL. THERE'S STILL A BIG SPACE UP TOP THO I WONDER WHAT THAT IS FORRRRRR

Thursday, December 23, 2021

THE TWELVE DAYS OF POGMAS - DAY 11

HAPPY FESTIVUS EVERYONE. I HOPE YOU ALL AIRED ALL THE GRIEVANCES, STRENGTHED ALL THE FEETS, AND HAD A MIRACLE OR TWO. HERE'S SOMETHING SILLY FOR YOU ALL TO ENJOY TONIGHT

 DEION SANDERS MYSTERY POG

 

 THIS POG RAISES MANY QUESTIONS. WHAT COMPANY GOT THE NFL LICENSE FOR MILK CAPS? WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? WHY WAS A PICTURE OF DEION SANDERS  SITTING IN A DIRECTOR'S CHAIR USED? WHAT IS THIS BOOTLEG LOOKING MESS? WELL THE ANSWER SIMPLY IS...

 



IT IS A BOOTLEG MESS! DIY POGS! MILKCAP MAKER WAS A GIZMO WHERE YOU COULD PUT A BLANK POG IN A MACHINE AND USE YOUR OWN PICTURE. FOR THE DESIGN AND MAKE CUSTOM MILK CAPS TO BE THE ENVY OF ALL YOUR FRIENDS. WHOEVER MADE THIS ONE WAS A COWBOYS FAN BECAUSE I HAVE AN EMMETT SMITH CAP LYING AROUND SOMEWHERE AS WELL. HERE'S A VIDEO FROM NESTALGIAHOLIC WITH ONE OF THESE BEASTS IN ACTION AND A MUCH BETTER SUMMARIZATION OF THE HISTORY OF POGS THAN ANYTHING I'VE DONE IN THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS 




 DANG I WANT A SHOVEL KNIGHT POG NOW, THAT'S BAD ASS

 

LET'S LET DEION FILL UP THAT BARE SPACE DOWN AT THE BOTTOM, HE ALWAYS COULD COVER A LOT OF GROUND

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

THE TWELVE DAYS OF POGMAS - DAY 10

 TOOK A DAY OFF TO GET BACK ON SCHEDULE. YOUR PATIENCE IS NOW REWARDED WITH THE BEST POG OF THE BUNCH

 199? WESTRIM CRAFTS FLIPPER CAPS THIS SWEET BASTARD

 

 I DON'T KNOW WHO THE HELL THIS DUDE IS BUT HE LOOKS LIKE DEADPOOL AND THE MONARCH FROM VENTURE BROTHERS GOT STUCK TOGETHER IN THE TELEPORT PODS FROM THE FLY AND CAME OUT LIKE THIS AND I LOVE HIM. HE'S GOT A GUN! HE'S GOT A FUCKING GUN!! AND THAT BACKGROUND IS WONDERFUL. SHINY AND SHIMMERY AND YOU CAN WIGGLE IT AROUND FOR HOURS AND STILL BE DAZZLED. AND THIS SHITS CAME FROM A COMPANY BEST KNOWN FOR LITTLE CHEAP PACKETS OF CRAFT SUPPLIES LIKE BEADS AND POM-POMS AND GOOGLY EYES AND CREEPY DOLL HEADS AND OTHER ASSORTED GRANDMA STUFF. A HUNDRED FLY BY NIGHT OPERATIONS TRYING TO OUT-EDGY EACH OTHER IN THE MILK CAP GAME AND THEY ALL GOT THEIR CLOCK CLEANED BY THE COMPANY THAT MADE STUFF FOR YOUR THIRD GRADE ART CLASS BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT KIDS WANT: SHINY NONSENSE



ONCE AGAIN I WAS ABLE TO FIND THIS CAP IN AN ONLINE IMAGE SEARCH AND THERE ARE SO MANY GENERIC HEROES OR VILLAINS OR JUST PLAIN WEIRDOS IN THAT GROUP. I WANT BACK STORIES ON ALL OF THEM ASAP. ESPECIALLY THE ELF GIRL WITH PINK HAIR. I NEED A WHOLE-ASS MANGA SERIES DEDICATED TO HER. IT ALSO APPEARS THAT EACH SUBJECT HAS A DOPPELGANGER POG WITH A REVERSE NEGATIVE IMAGE. PERHAPS THE ONES LOOKING TO THE RIGHT ARE THE HEROES AND THE ONES LOOKING TO THE RIGHT ARE VILLAINS. OR MAYBE THEY'RE BOTH ASSHOLES. WHO CARES, EVERYBODY FIGHT EACH OTHER!

 

 WE FLIP THE THING OVER AND HOLY SHIT IT'S A VALENTINES POG. RICHARD BETTER BE TREATING JUSTINA LIKE A QUEEN RIGHT NOW. BUT SEEING AS HOW I NOW OWN THE BEST GIFT HE SHALL EVER RECEIVE, THAT IS NOT LIKELY. RICHARD, YOU CAD. YOU RAKE. YOU SCOUNDREL. I HOPE JUSTINA IS LIVING HER BEST LIFE RIGHT NOW WITHOUT RICHARD. SHE'S TOO GOOD FOR HIM ANYWAY

BEST POG EVER GOES ON THE COOL BLUE TREE. MY POST, MY RULES

AND WHILE THIS IS OBJECTIVELY THE BEST POG EVER WE STILL GOT GOOD SHIT COMING, I PROMISE

Monday, December 20, 2021

THE TWELVE DAYS OF POGMAS - DAY 9

 JUST REALIZED RIGHT NOW I STARTED THIS THING A DAY EARLY BUT I'M GONNA PLAY IT OFF LIKE I DID IT ON PURPOSE BECAUSE I KNEW I'D SLACK OFF AND MISS A DAY. BECAUSE OF COURSE I DID I AM A GODDAMNED MASTER GENIUS AND I KNOW EVERYTHING AND I ALWAYS KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I'M DOING

 I DON'T HAVE ANY FUCKING CLUE WHAT THE HELL THIS IS

 

 MAYBE THE WEIRDEST OF ALL THE CAPS I HAVE IS THIS HOLOFOIL DINOSAUR PRINTED ON MATTE BLACK CARD STOCK THAT MOST RESEMBLES A STURDY PIECE OF CONSTRUCTION PAPER THAT IS AS THICK AS A RELIC CARD. THERE IS NO COMPANY OR COPYRIGHT INFO TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE AND THUS IS PRETTY UNGOOGLEABLE. IT SEEMS MOST LIKELY TO ME THAT THIS WAS EITHER INCLUDED IN SOME RANDOM MILK CAP PACKAGE THAT SCHOLASTIC PUT TOGETHER IN 1995 AND SOLD IN THOSE ADS YOU GOT IN 3RD GRADE TO TRY TO CASH IN ON THE FAD OR WAS SOMETHING YOUR GRANDMOTHER WOULD FIND IN A CRAFT STORE IN THE CLEARANCE SECTION. IF ANYONE HAS ANY REAL INFORMATION ON THIS THING I'D LOVE TO HEAR IT. THERE'S ONLY SO MANY COMBINATIONS ON HOLOFOIL DINOSAUR POG MILK CAP CIRCULAR GAME DISK MATTE BLACK CONSTRUCTION PAPER YOU CAN PUT INTO GOOGLE AND GET NO RESPONSE BEFORE IT GETS DISCOURAGING

 

 SERIOUSLY. WHOLE THING IS ROUGH BLACK PAPER STRAIGHT THROUGH. NO GLOSS, NO LAYERS. MAYBE IT'S BLOTTER PAPER. MAYBE IF I THROW IT IN THE BATHTUB IT WILL GROW 8000% IN SIZE. I JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO COMPREHEND THIS OBJECT BUT I LIKE IT

FOX NEWS THINKS DINOSAURS ARE A SATANIC PLOT SO LET'S PUT THIS ONE OVER ON THE OTHER TREE SO THEY DON'T GET PISSY ABOUT IT

Sunday, December 19, 2021

THE TWELVE DAYS OF POGMAS - DAY 8

 AWW YEAAAAHHHH PLAGUE JUST KICKED IT INTO FOURTH GEAR AND I'M GOING TO SEE A MOVIE ABOUT SPIDER-MENS IN A PACKED THEATER LET'S GOOOOOOOO

  STREET KAPS PLANET ZED BARBARIAN LOOKIN DUDE WITH SOME FUNKY HOLOGRAPHIC FOIL SHIT

 MAN, THERE'S A TON OF SEALED PACKS FOR SALE ONLINE IF YOU LIKE THIS STUFF. NO INFORMATION AT ALL ABOUT WHAT THE HELL A PLANET ZED IS THOUGH. IT'S OBVIOUSLY SOME FANTASY WORLD BUT WAS IT BASED ON A BOOK? A COMIC? JUST PULLED RIGHT OUT OF SOMEONES ASS? NO MATTER. IT'S A WORLD OF VARIOUS ALIENS, CREATURES AND MONSTERS LOVINGLY RENDERED IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH CLASS NOTEBOOK ART STYLE AND SLAPPED ON A BUNCH OF POGS WITH PSYCHEDELIC BACKGROUNDS. THIS DUDE WITH MJOLNIR MUST BE A RARE CHASE FOIL CAP. I DIDN'T REALIZE IT AT FIRST BECAUSE THIS ONE HAS A DIFFERENT BACKGROUND BUT THERE WERE A LOT OF OTHER PLANET ZED CAPS IN THAT PILE I GOT AT GOODWILL. THE ART STYLE IS SIMILAR NOW THAT I LOOK AT IT AND IT MAKES SENSE TO BE PART OF A THEME INSTEAD OF RANDOM VIKING FOIL POG

 

THE PLANET ZED BRAND IS ALSO SEEN WITH A STACK N SMACK LOGO. IT LOOKS LIKE STACK N SMACK WAS THE MAIN COMPANY AND STREET KAPS AND PLANET ZED WERE PRODUCTS FROM THEM? BUT HONESTLY WHO KNOWS. LIKE I SAID THERE ARE A TON OF UNOPENED PACKS AND BOXES OF THIS STUFF OUT THERE AND IT'S ALL BRANDED DIFFERENTLY. HERE'S A PLANET ZED BOX:

https://simhq.com/store/img-large/g/I1IAAOSwSi9hT2Uz/s-l1600/planet-zed-kaps-over-100-pieces-brand-new.jpg

I'VE GOT THAT FANGED BABOON AND THE PIGGY LOOKING ONE SOMEWHERE. LOOK AT THIS SETUP, TWO TUBES, TWO SLAMMERS, A BIG PILE OF CAPS AND I GUESS THE BIG ONE IS THE GAME BOARD. HOURS OF FUN RIGHT THERE. NOW CHECK OUT THIS ONE FOR STREET KAPS


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YES, THOSE ARE MICHAEL JORDAN CAPS. NO IDEA HOW THEY GOT THE LICENSING FOR THAT ONE. or if they even did. AND THERE WE HAVE THE STREET KAPS/PLANET ZED BACKS ON THESE TOO. ALL THIS SHIT IS FASCINATING AND CONFUSING. ANYWAY I WANT THE DARE DEVIL CAP THAT LITTLE DUDE IS COOL

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/817vt1AYdKL._AC_SL1500_.jpg

AND HERE'S SOME CHEAPO STARTER SETS FOR KIDS WHO CAN'T AFFORD THE SUPER DELUXE MODEL NO TUBES, 90 LESS CAPS BUT YOU CAN SORT OF PLAY A GAME AT LEAST

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/I6EAAOSwp-JcxgNg/s-l1600.jpg

AND YOU CAN'T HAVE EPHEMERAL COLLECTABLE BULLSHIT WITHOUT BLINDBAGS OR PACKS. THE MORE I LOOK AT IT THE MORE I DIG THIS ARTSTYLE. LOOK AT THE EXPRESSION ON BUGGY DUDE'S FACE, IT'S GREAT. ANYWAY I STUMBLED ACROSS ANOTHER CAP DESIGN THAT REALLY SPOKE TO ME WHILE LOOKING THIS STUFF UP SO HERE YOU GO

https://static1.milkcapmania.co.uk/Img/Stack%20N%20Smack/Street%20Kaps/300DPI/02-arf.png

ARF INDEED


 DANG WE REALLY ARE IN THE HOME STRETCH NOW AREN'T WE

Saturday, December 18, 2021

THE TWELVE DAYS OF POGMAS - DAY 7

 I ACTUALLY DID SOMETHING TODAY. GO HERE TO CHECK IT OUT. OR JUST SCROLL DOWN, EITHER WAY YOU WIN

2000 PACIFIC 7-11 SLURPEE DISCS ALEX GONZALEZ 



HA HA! I CHEATED! THIS ISN'T A MILK CAP AT ALL, IT'S A DISC! WHICH IS THE SAME THING, REALLY. IT'S EVEN JUST ABOUT THE SAME SIZE, SOMEHOW POG SIZE GOT STANDARDIZED WHICH IS BIZARRE CONSIDERING THE SHEER AMOUNT OF BOOTLEGS AND KNOCKOFFS. I COULD HAVE JUST AS EASILY SNUCK IN A TOPPS COIN OR ONE OF THOSE SPORTSFLICS PROMOS FROM THE 80S BUT THOSE WERE FROM BEFORE THE GRAT POG CRAZE OF NINETY-FOUR. THIS ISN'T EXACTLY CONTEMPORARY BUT IT'S THE FIRST SLURPEE DISC SET RELEASED AFTER POGS WERE A THING SO WHY NOT. IT'S A LENTICULAR ODDBALL SET FROM PACIFIC OF ALL COMPANIES. PACIFIC CARDS ARE ALWAYS* AWESOME ADD ODDBALL STORE BRAND LENTICULAR AND WE'RE ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL

 

 THE BACKS ARE VERY WELL DONE. FULL COLOR WITH A METALLIC LOOKING RIM FOR A BORDER AND A TEAM LOGO AND A 7-11 LOGO AND ALL THE LEGALESE LOGOS. THE STATS ARE A LITTLE AWKWARD  BUT AT LEAST THEY TRIED TO CRAM THEM IN SOMEWHERE. THIS ONE'S A LITTLE BEAT UP BECAUSE I'M PRETTY SURE I FOUND IT IN A PARKING LOT. DESPITE ME BEING A BIG OL BOY WHO LOVES SLURPEES I HAVE NEVER GOTTEN A SINGLE ONE OF THESE DISCS FROM BUYING A DRINK. PART OF THAT MIGHT BE BECAUSE THE ONES IN MY CITY EVAPORATED IN THE 80S WHEN THEY WERE HAVING FINANCIAL TROUBLES BUT I STILL FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN CHEATED OUT OF A SMALL JOY IN LIFE

 

 

 UH OH THE FLAMES ARE GETTING HOTTER. THAT PLASTIC WILL LIKELY GIVE OFF NOXIOUS FUMES WHEN ABLAZE SO ON THE OTHER TREE IT GOES

*WELL, MOST OF THEM ARE AWESOME, ESPECIALLY LATE 90S ONES