I have no idea how to create pages but I'll figure it out eventually godammit

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Retirement

NO NOT ME. I'M NOT A BOOMER, I'LL WORK TILL I'M DEAD. NOT THE BLOG EITHER, HAD A COUPLE OF FRUSTRATING WEEKS SO I'VE BEEN GOOFING OFF MORE THAN USUAL. ALSO KIND INTIMIDATED BY TRYING TO FOLLOW UP THE WALLY WOOD POST. THE NEXT NON-SPORTS POST IS GONNA SUCK, I SHOULD JUST GET IT OVER WITH. AND ALSO NOT THE SCANNER, MY LAPTOP WON'T EVEN RECOGNIZE IT NOW BUT I'M WORKING VERY HARD TO FIX IT. JUST THE OTHER DAY I THREW THE USB CORD AS HARD AS I COULD ACROSS THE ROOM. ANY IT PROFESSIONAL SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS ALWAYS WORKS. BUT SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT TO THIS BLOG IS GOING INTO RETIREMENT.

MEET MY STANDARD CATALOG OF BASEBALL CARDS.


GEM MINT 11. VERY APPROPRIATE FOR SOMEONE WHO LOVES CARDS LIKE THIS


SO YOU KNOW HOW I'M THIS BIG CARD KNOW-IT-ALL WHO POSTS A BUNCH OF OBSCURE CRAP AND KNOWS THE ANSWERS TO ALL THE CARD QUESTIONS ON TWITTER AND IS GENERALLY AN OBNOXIOUS ASS? THIS BOOK IS THE REASON. WELL NOT THE REASON I'M AN OBNOXIOUS ASS, THAT JUST COMES NATURALLY. ALL THAT OBSCURE CARD BULLSHIT - I LEARNED A WHOLE LOT OF IT FROM THIS BOOK. LOOKING UP CARDS I HAVE, PERUSING SETS I DON'T HAVE, BROWSING THE CHECKLIST FOR A SET I JUST COMPLETED AND SEEING HALF A DOZEN CARDS I DON'T HAVE AND HAVE NEVER HEARD OF. JUST READING IT FOR FUN LIKE A BIG OL' NERD. THIS WONDERFUL BOOK FROM BOB LEMKE DOES IT ALL

I PICKED THIS UP AT A BOOKS-A-MILLION OUT OF THE CLEARANCE IN FOR ABOUT FIVE BUCKS AND IT WAS A BLESSING AND A CURSE AS I THOUGHT I WOULD EVENTUALLY FIND ITS REPLACEMENT FOR THE SAME PRICE. NOPE, IT AIN'T THE 90S ANYMORE, THESE THINGS ARE HARD TO FIND ON SALE. AS A RESULT THIS THING IS WELL USED AND GETTING A LITTLE (A LOT) DOG-EARED



I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS HAPPENED IT JUST DID. UNFORTUNATELY THIS MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO TURN PAGES IN THE FIRST AND LAST 50 PAGES OR SO IN THE BOOK. THE BACK IS IN MOSTLY THE SAME STATE. AND SEE? YOU CAN BE A BASEBALL CARD EXPERT. IT SEZ THERE RIGHT ON THE BACK AND IT IS TRUTH


THEN A COUPLE WEEKS AGO I GOT AN UNEXPECTED $10 AMAZON GIFT CERTIFICATE (YES, I KNOW - BOOOOOO AMAZON, AMAZON SUX, PAY YOUR WORKERS YOU BILLIONAIRE FUCK) AND DECIDED TO BURN IT ON THIS:


ONE MEEEELLLION CARD VALUES! I ONLY USE IT FOR THE CHECKLISTS. AND LIL WRITEUPS ON ALL THE SETS. AND INSERTS! HOLY SHIT THERE ARE SO MANY INSERTS TO KEEP UP WITH. AND MINOR LEAGUE SETS FROM THE 30S I'VE NEVER HEARD OF. AND ODDBALLS- YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING

THIS IS THE 20TH EDITION FROM 2011. WHICH MEANS IT WAS PRINTED IN 2010 AND HAS CARD SETS THAT WERE RELEASED UP TO ABOUT JUNEISH? 2010 LISTED. I REALLY DIG THE COVER CARDS



PRINCE ALBERT, MICKEY AND THE HAMMER. A BAZOOKA AT THAT! NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY IT'S COVER BUT IF HANK AARON'S ON IT YOU CAN CHEAT AND BE A LITTLE JUDGEY. YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THE BAR CODE SLAPPED ON THE COVER, THERE'S A REASON FOR THAT


THIS BOOK WAS ORIGINALLY PROPERTY OF THE HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY. I'M ASSUMING THE RESELLER BOUGHT IT IN A LIBRARY SALE AND DIDN'T JUST CHECK IT OUT. IF THIS IS A HOT BOOK AND THE PO-POS SEARCH MY BOOK COLLECTION THEY'LL FIND A BUNCH OF LIBRARY SALE FINDS AND I'LL PROBABLY BE SENTENCED TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT IN ONE OF THOSE LITTLE STUDY ROOMS. WAIT, IF I COULD SNEAK OUT AND GET BOOKS THAT WOULD BE KINDA AWESOME. IF YOU LIVE IN TEXAS SNITCH ON ME UNLESS THE LIBRARIAN IS REALLY INTO GUNS

EVER WONDERED WHAT THE DEWEY DECIMAL CODE IS FOR BASEBALL CARD CATALOGS?



SEVEN SIXTY NINE

NICE

BY THE WAY, THIS THING IS FRICKIN HUGE. LIKE TWO PHONEBOOKS HUGE. LEGIT THICK AS A CARD BOX. YOU COULD EASILY FIT ALL OF THE CEREBUS COLLECTIONS UP TO THE POINT WHERE DAVE SIM HAD A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN IN THIS THING


SINCE I UPGRADED FROM 2002 TO 2011 I NOW HAVE LISTINGS FOR HERITAGE CARDS AT LEAST UP UNTIL I STOPPED GIVING A SHIT ABOUT HERITAGE. OH YAY A HUNDRED DOLLAR VARIATION IN A SET COLLECTOR'S SET


I BELATEDLY REALIZED THIS ENTIRE POST IS POTATOPHONE PICTURES OF TINY CATALOG TEXT SO I'M GONNA SHOW OFF A CARD FROM THE SET LISTED  IF I CAN FIND ONE IN MY PICTURES FOLDER. ISN'T THIS A GODDAMN GLORIOUS FUCKING CARD


WHOOPS THIS IS FROM 2005 HERITAGE. FUCKIT, 2010 HERITAGE WAS UGLY


I'M ALSO HAPPY TO SEE SOME ALLEN & GINTER CARDS IN THE CATALOG, ESPECIALLY ALL THOSE FINICKY LITTLE INSERT MINIS.


WOOOO GRIFFEY RED. WHOOPS THIS IS FROM 2006. CLOSE ENOUGH


I NOW HAVE THE COMPLETE CHECKLIST RUN OF UPPER DECK CARDS. I DIDN'T JUST PICK THIS EDITION FOR THE AARON, 2010 IS KIND OF A LANDMARK YEAR IN CARD COLLECTING. MY WORD THIS PICTURE IS AWFUL


I MISS FUN UPPER DECK PHOTOS *SOB*

NO THE SAME KIND OF PHOTOS PRINTED ON SP VARIATION CARDS DON'T FUCKING COUNT


FLEER ALSO GETS THE ENTIRE-RUN-OF-THE PRODUCT TREATMENT IN THIS BOOK. FROM VINTAGE TED WILLIAMS TO UPPER DECK FLEER BRANDED JUNK. AS MENTIONED EARLIER THE TRUE VALUE HERE IS IN ALL THESE INSERT CHECKLISTS. A LOT OF TIMES YOU WOULDN'T EVEN KNOW AN INSERT EXISTED UNLESS YOU BOUGHT A FEW CASES OR OWNED A CARD SHOP


AAUGH I CLICKED ON THE WRONG IMAGE!! BUT THE PHOTO IS UPLOADED NOW SO YOU'LL HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT


DONRUSS.... WELL DONRUSS IS KIND OF A MESS. NOT COUNTING THE NEW PANINI DONRUSS, THIS CATALOG DOES NOT END WITH 2005 DONRUSS (ALTHOUGH WITH ALL THOSE $%*&! SHORTPRINTS DONRUSS DESERVED TO END) BUT CONTINUES ON WITH ALL THOSE ELITE AND THREADS SETS WITH THE MINOR LEAGUERS. WHY DID CARDS IN THE '00S HAVE TO SUCK


HERE'S THAT FLEER CARD I SHOULD HAVE POSTED.
NO YOU'RE NOT GETTING A DONRUSS CARD, ENJOY A LOVELY CARD OF ADRIAN BELTRE YOU PHILISTINE



WHILE FLIPPING THROUGH THE BOOK I REALIZED I COULD NOW PORE OVER CHECKLISTS FOR A BUNCH OF WEIRD-ASS SETS I BOUGHT A TON OF AND IMMEDIATELY FORGOT ABOUT. LIKE MLB SHOWDOWN! REMEMBER WHEN EVERYONE WANTED TO BE A CCG? NOW I CAN SEE JUST HOW MANY FOILS I'M MISSING

I DON'T HAVE ANY SHOWDOWN SCANNED SO HERE'S DERPY AKA MUFFINS. IT'S NOT A COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME EITHER BUT THE CORNERS ARE KINDA ROUNDED. BEFORE YOU ASK, NO, THIS CARD IS NOT IN THE NON-SPORT FRANKENSET


THIS SET ALSO CAUGHT MY EYE WHILE RUMMAGING THROUGH THE BOOK. OH BOY! THE COMPLETE LIST OF FLEER WORLD SERIES CARDS! JUST LIKE IN THE OTHER BOOK! AND THE VINTAGE PRICE GUIDE I BOUGHT AND NEVER USE! BUT NOW IT'S IN THIS ONE TOO


I'M ALMOST CERTAIN I SCANNED A FLEER WORLD SERIES CARD AT SOME POINT BUT I MUST HAVE MOVED IT TO MY BACKUP DRIVE AND I'M NOT DRAGGING THAT THING OUT TONIGHT. YOU'LL HAVE TO SETTLE FOR A '59 TED


HERE'S A SET THAT IS NOT IN THE 2002 EDITION A 50S DOMINICAN REPUBLIC SET THAT'S SCARCE ENOUGH THAT ALL THE SUBJECTS ARE UNKNOWN BUT CARDS ARE SOMEHOW ONLY 10 BUCKS A THROW? THIS KIND OF STUFF FASCINATES ME BECAUSE I'M A BIG OL' NEEERRRRRRRRD WHO LIKES TO READ BOOOOOOKKKKKSSSS


I ABSOLUTELY DON'T HAVE ONE OF THESE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CARDS BUT HERE'S AN OLD TOBACCO CARD OF GOLFER DENSMORE SHUTE THAT I CAN'T USE FOR A STANDALONE POST BECAUSE I BOOGERED UP THE BACK SCAN


whoops


AND HERE'S WHAT I'LL MOSTLY BE USING THE BOOK FOR, LOOKING OVER TOPPS SETS I'VE LOOKED AT 1000 TIMES BEFORE. I APPRECIATE THE (DP) AND (SP) NOTATIONS AS WELL AS THE EASE IN PICKING OUT ALL THE CARDS I STILL NEED FROM 53 TOPPS BY THE THREE AND FOUR DIGIT PRICE TAGS


GOTTA LOVE THEM RELATIVELY AFFORDABLE HIGH NUMBERS THO


NOTE THE MOBILE STATS. BILL DID MAKE IT TO THE BIGS IN '53 AND HIT A HOMER FOR BROOKLYN WHICH IS COOLER THAN ANYTHING ANY OF US WILL EVER DO


BACK TO AARON. ONLY REASON FOR THIS PIC IS I WANTED TO SHOW OFF THOSE WONDER ROOKIE CARDS IN BOLD ITALIC. MUCH EASIER TO PICK OUT IN THIS EDITION, SOMETHING MY RUINED EYES APPRECIATE.


HOMEBREW TRADED CARD! I SHOULD MAYBE LOOK THIS ONE UP IN THE OLD CATALOG


NOW THAT THE OLD EDITION HAS BEEN PUT OUT TO PASTURE HERE'S THE NEW LINEUP OF REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR WHEN SOMEONE RANDOMLY ASKS A QUESTION ABOUT AN OBSCURE CARD ON TWITTER. IF YOU CAN PICK ONE UP AT A GOOD PRICE FOR YOU I RECOMMEND IT. JUST DON'T BLAME ME IF YOU GET CAUGHT UP LOOKING AT SKYBOX INSERTS FROM THE 90S AND LOSE AN AFTERNOON

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Cool Stuff #3 - Trae Kings

I SHOULD BE WRITING MY NON-SPORTS POST TONIGHT, OR RATHER, I SHOULD HAVE WROTE IT ALREADY BUT I'M NOT AND I DIDN'T AND I'M NOT REALLY FEELING IT TONIGHT SO HERE'S SOME COOL STUFF!!!!1

GET EXITED THIS IS COOL DAMMIT

2019 DONRUSS ROOKIE KINGS TRAE YOUNG


IT'S AN INSERT SO NOT TECHNICALLY A ROOKIE CARD BUT IT LOOKS NEAT SO WHO CARES. IT'S GOT THAT FAKE CANVAS TEXTURE ON IT WHICH MAKES THE FOIL STAMPING INTERESTING. THIS COST AS MUCH AS A DONRUSS ROOKIE CARD BUT I'M GOING TO SPEND ENOUGH ON DOLLAR STORE DONRUSS PACKS TO BE ABLE TO BUY ALL THE TRAE ROOKIES IN THE CASE AT THE LOCAL SHOP EXCEPT I WON'T PULL A SINGLE TRAE. OR LUCA. 13 AYTONS THOUGH, PROBABLY. LOOKING AT THE TRAE YOUNG GALLERY ON TRADING CARD DB THERE AIN'T THAT MANY TRAES OUT THERE IT APPEARS. NOW THAT THERE WILL BE NO TRAE PASSES TO ZION AND ONCE DONCIC WINS ROY I'M HOPING THE TRAE HYPE SETTLES A BIT AND THE PRICE SETTLES DOWN A BIT AND I CAN WAY OVERPAY FOR A LOT OF THESE BASE ROOKIES AT CARD SHOWS. I REALLY DIG THE REVOLUTION RC AND THE DONRUSS THE ROOKIES INSERT.

OK I POSTED SOMETHING, I PROMISE YOU'LL GET A NON SPORT CARD SOON, RIGHT NOW I'M GONNA WATCH A MOVIE ON VHS SINCE THERE'S NOTHING ELSE ON TV TONIGHT

Sunday, May 12, 2019

NON-SPORT FRANKENSET - CARD #2

THE SCANNER IS EVEN MORE BROKEN THAN IT WAS BEFORE AND I'M VERY UPSET ABOUT IT BUT THE SHOW MUST GO ON

I'VE SCANNED THE ENTIRETY OF THE NON-SPORTS FRANKENSET SO I'M GOOD FOR 43 MORE POSTS AT LEAST. CARD 1 IS HERE IF YOU MISSED IT ALTHOUGH I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU MISSED IT BECAUSE IT'S THE SAME 6 GUYS READING MY POSTS ALONG WITH A HANDFUL OF MARKETERS FROM ABU DHABI, KYIV AND KUALA LUMPUR. HELLO MY INTERNATIONAL READER FRIENDS!

CARD #2 IS A SIGNIFICANT ONE FOR THE BLOG, LET'S GET GOING

2 1992 Eclipse Famous Comic Book Creators - Wally Wood


WALLY WOOD IS THE BEST. HE WORKED WITH EVERYBODY. HE CREATED COMICS IN EVERY GENRE. EC, MARVEL, DC, PLAYBOY, UNDERGROUND COMIX. WORKED WITH EISNER, KURTZMAN, FRAZETTA, KIRBY, FEIFFER, DITKO, SPIEGELMAN. WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL GANG OF IDIOTS ON MAD. CREATED THE 22 PANELS THAT ALWAYS WORK WHICH IS BASICALLY A MASTER'S DEGREE FOR COMICS. HE CREATED TRADING CARDS FOR WOODY GELLMAN INCLUDING SOME DESIGNS FOR MARS ATTACKS. OH FORGET IT, I'LL BE TYPING ALL NIGHT IF I TRY TO EXPLAIN THE AWESOMENESS OF WALLY. JUST READ THIS BUT DON'T CLICK ON IT AT WORK BECAUSE BOOBIES INCLUDING THE INFAMOUS DISNEYLAND MEMORIAL ORGY, THE GRAT GRANDPAPPY OF RULE 34.


ECLIPSE WAS A COMIC BOOK PUBLISHER FROM THE LATE 70S TO EARLY 90S. THEY WERE A VERY INNOVATIVE COMPANY ONE OF THE BEST OF THE INDIE PUBLISHERS. THEY OFFERED OWNERSHIP RIGHTS TO CREATORS, PARTNERED WITH VIZ TO IMPORT MANGA TO THE US AND PUBLISHED GRAPHIC NOVELS BACK BEFORE THESE PRACTICES WERE A THING. THEY ALSO WERE ONE OF THE FIRST TO CREATE TRADING CARD SETS, OFTEN HORRIBLE AND SCANDALOUS TRADING CARD SETS. BUT ALSO MANY SUPER COOL SETS LIKE THE STARS OF THE NEGRO LEAGUES WITH ART BY MARK CHIARELLO. THEY ALSO MIGHT HAVE USED THE TEXT ON THE BACK OF THIS SET TO PROMOTE THEIR OWN WORK AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE BACK OF THIS CARD. A FLOOD THAT WIPED OUT THEIR BACK STOCK AND THE 90S COMIC CRASH PUT THEM OUT OF BUSINESS BUT CRYSTALLIZED THEM AS THE ESSENTIAL 80S INDIE PUBLISHER. IF YOU'RE EVER HUNTING FOR CHEAP COMICS AND FIND ANYTHING FROM ECLIPSE YOU'LL PROBABLY HAVE A GOOD TIME.

THE FIRST RULE OF CINEMA IS SHOW DON'T TELL. THIS IS A SHITTY BLOG ABOUT WORTHLESS TRADING CARDS BUT THE RULE STILL FITS. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME WOOD GOODNESS


EC COMICS ARE THE BEST JUST LIKE WALLY WOOD IS THE BEST. HERE'S A WEIRD SCIENCE COVER BY WALLY, CHECK OUT THAT SPACE MONSTER. LOOKS LIKE THE LOVE CHILD OF A MARS ATTACKS ALIEN AND CTHULHU. THIS IS A GLADSTONE REPRINT OF WEIRD SCIENCE #16 AND WEIRD FANTASY #17. IN MY OPINION THE GLADSTONE REPRINTS ARE THE BEST OF THE BUNCH. I HAVE NO ORIGINAL EC COMICS BECAUSE IF I HAD THAT KINDA MONEY I'D BE SPENDING IT ON 1953 TOPPS HIGH NUMBERS. THIS ISSUE HAS TWO STORIES BY WOOD!


DOWN TO EARTH!!!!! CHECK OUT THAT BITCHIN SKULL. I'VE HAD TO USE MY PHONE'S ANCIENT CAMERA SINCE THE SCANNER IS KAPUTT SO THERE'S NO SENSE IN TRYING TO UPLOAD THE WHOLE STORY SINCE THE TEXT IS PROBABLY UNREADABLE. THIS STORY IS ABOUT A BUNCH OF PLANE CRASHES THAT QUICKLY TURNS INTO AN X-FILE EPISODE. SPOILER - COVER BOY MAKES AN APPEARANCE


THERE WILL COME SOFT RAINS...
THIS ONE IS BASED ON A BRADBURY STORY AND IS CREEPY AS HELL. THE SHADOW FAMILY IN THE FIRST PANEL SETS THE HORRIBLE TONE


THE HAUNT OF FEAR. ANOTHER GLADSTONE PRODUCTION WITH HOF #17 AND WEIRD SCIENCE-FANTASY #28 WITH A COVER BY GRAHAM INGELS. THE HAUNT OF FEAR IS MY FAVORITE OF THE HORROR TITLES BECAUSE THIS BOOK'S HOST IS THE OLD WITCH. WITCHES ARE HELLA COOL. WOOD'S STORY IS A SCI-FI ONE THOUGH


THIS STORY IS FANTASTIC I WISH I COULD COPYRIGHT VIOLATION THE WHOLE THING FOR YOU. THE BASIC GIST OF THIS ONE IS A STARFLEET-TYPE VESSEL IS EXPLORING THE GALAXY AND CAPTIAN NOT-KIRK IS BORED SHITLESS BECAUSE THEY KEEP FINDING RUINS FROM A GRAND CIVILIZATION. THEY LUCKILY FIND A LASERDISC THAT EXPLAINS THE DOWNFALL OF THIS GRAND SUPERIOR RACE. THERE'S A TWIST AT THE END WORTHY OF MARK MOTHERSBAUGH. DE-EVOLUTION IS REAL!


TWO-FISTED TALES! THIS ONE IS FROM GEMSTONE PUBLISHING, WHICH USED TO BE RUSS COCHRAN PUBLISHER WHO TOOK OVER FROM GLADSTONE SOMEHOW AND SNAGGED ALL THEIR BACKSTOCK AND STARTED REPRINTING ALL THE ISSUES IN ORDER AS SINGLE ISSUES AND WASN'T AS GOOD AS THE DOUBLE ISSUE ONES. WHATEVER HAPPENED THE PRICE WENT UP AND YOU GOT LESS COMIC SO FUCK THAT. I NORMALLY DO NOT CARE FOR WAR COMICS OR WAR MOVIES OR WAR ANYTHING BUT THIS ISSUE HAS AN AMAZING WALLY WOOD COVER AND ONE OF WALLY'S ALL TIME CLASSICS


YOU KNOW WHAT THIS ONE'S ABOUT. IT IS HORRIBLE. THAT FIRST PANEL. UGH


I'M SAD NOW. LETS HAVE SOME FUN COMFORTING HORROR. TALES FROM THE CRYPT! THE CRYPT-KEEPER LOOKS VERY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT US 21ST CENTURY CITIZENS ARE USED TO BUT THE OLD WITCH IS GORGEOUS AS EVER.THIS ISSUE IS FROM THAT RUSS COCHRAN PUBLISHER MIDDLE PERIOD AND INCLUDES TALES FROM THE CRYPT #24 AND CRIME SUSPENSTORIES #21. THE ISSUE PRINTS A LETTER FROM A COMICS DORK BITCHING ABOUT THE PRINT QUALITY OF THE REPRINTS AND RUSS TAKES IT IN STRIDE AND SUGGESTS HIS HARDCOVER EDITIONS. VERY SMOOTH MARKETING, RUSS. ZOMBIE QUICKSAND COVER IS BY THE GREAT AL FELDSTEIN


LOOKIT DAT FACE. DAT BEAUTIFUL HORRIBLE FACE. THIS IS A STANDARD POTBOILER ABOUT A GOLD DIGGING HUSBAND TRYING TO PUT HIS WIFE IN THE GRAVE FOR THE INHERITANCE MONEY. BUT UNCLE'S NOT HAPPY! REMEMBER THAT FELDSTEIN COVER?


HEY! ECLIPSE! WE'VE COME FULL CIRCLE. EVERYTHING HERE IS ALL WALLY. I ADORE THIS COVER. THE STYLIZED SIGNATURE TITLE. THE FLYING SAUCERS. LITTLE SPACE KID BRINGING HOME A DEADLY RAPTOR WHILE MOM PROTESTS. THAT OUTFIT COMBO OF SKIN-TIGHT SUPERHERO SPANDEX, A PINK APRON AND FRIGGIN RED STILETTOS IS THE MOST RETRO-FUTURISTIC SHIT I'VE EVER SEEN. INSIDE ARE THREE WALLY WOOD STORIES. I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY WERE ORIGINALLY FROM, BUT THEY SURE AS HELL WEREN'T EC OR OLE DR. FRED WOULD'VE HAD SOME REAL INTERESTING SHIT TO SHOW TO CONGRESS


THE END. I'M ONLY SHOWING HALF THE FIRST PAGE BECAUSE THERE IS NUDITY ON LITERALLY EVERY PAGE OF THIS STORY. THIS IS SOME REAL HEAVY METAL TYPE SHIT WHERE THE HAPPY KINGDOM OF ELVES COLLAPSES IN BLOODSHED WHEN THE IMMORTAL WIZARD OF PEACE GOES AND FUCKS OFF SOMEWHERE FOR SOME REASON. SERIOUSLY THOUGH, THERE'S AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT 2 DEATHS AND 4 TITS ON EVERY PAGE AND THAT'S NOT EVEN COUNTING THE ASSES. SO MANY ASSES


SECOND STORY IS THE SCIENCAL FICTIONARY TYPE. NOSY HUMANS GO EXPLORE SOME PLANETS AND SEE BIG PILES OF SKELETONS OF CREATURES THEY DIDN'T KILL. HOW RUDE! HUMANS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE THE ONES TO MURDER ALL LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE. AFTER MORE SKELETON PLANETS THEY FINALLY FIND A CIVILIZATION TO DESTROY. AND THEY DO! THEN THE FUN BEGINS! SPOILER - EVERYONE DIES. JUST LIKE ROGUE ONE, BUT WITH SLIME


HERE'S ANOTHER FANTASY STORY WITH BEWBS. THIS WAS THE BEST PAGE TO POST BECAUSE IT ONLY HAS HALF A SIDEBOOB AND A FLYING PONY! THIS IS A CONAN TYPE STORY WHERE A BARBARIAN GETS PISSED OFF BY A COUPLE OF WIZARDS WHO TRY TO SNATCH HIS NAKED GIRLFRIEND MARISSA. AND SHE IS VERY NAKED ALTHOUGH WALLY DID THE THING WHERE HER LONG FLOWY HAIR USUALLY COVERS UP THE NIPS SO THIS ONE MUST HAVE BEEN FOR A SLIGHTLY HIGHER-CLASS PUBLICATION ORIGINALLY. BUT OUR BARBARIAN FRIEND ONLY HAS THE STANDARD LOINCLOTH AND GIRLFRIEND ONLY WEARS CLOTHES FOR LIKE TWO PANELS SPECIFICALLY FOR A PLOT POINT BEFORE TAKING THEM OFF IN RELIEF. AMUSINGLY ENOUGH ONE OF THE ASSHOLE WIZARDS IS NAMED THANOS AND YES HE IS PURPLE. I LIKED THIS STORY BEST BECAUSE TORIN THE BARBARIAN IS A DISCORDIAN AND FLYING PONIES OF COURSE.

WHEW! THIS WAS A LONG ONE! ALSO IMPORTANT BECAUSE NOW THIS IS A CARD AND COMIC BLOG! HA! HA! I SNUCK COMICS IN RIGHT UNDER YOUR NOSES! DON'T WORRY NO COMICS IN THE NEXT POST BUT AFTER THAT WHO KNOWS. TILL NEXT TIME, MAYBE SOONER IF MY @$%$# SCANNER WOULD START RESPONDING

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Dime Box Junk - $3.00

HERE'S SOME MORE DIME BOX TRASH FOR YA

TYPING THIS UP WHILE LISTENING TO THE DODGERS GAME AND HONESTLY THIS IS NOT GONNA BE VERY WORDY CAUSE I JUST WANNA GO TO BED

2017 TOPPS CHROME BARTOLO COLON


I SHOULDA  CLEANED MY SCANNNER BEFORE THE SOFTWARE DECIDED TO GLITCH

OH WELL, BARTOLO'S ATLANTA TENURE WAS PRETTY FILTHY AS WELL. I CHERISH EVERY INNING. A CURSE ON MANFRED'S FAMILY FOR SEVEN GENERATIONS IF THIS COLLUSION BULLSHIT ENDS BIG SEXY'S CAREER



2013 PINNACLE SLUGFEST ADAM LAROCHE SLUGFEST


PINNACLE! DUFEX! ADAM LAROCHE! ECCH, WASHINGTON! 2013 WAS SUCH A WEIRD UNLOVED ANOMALY OF A SET BUT SO MANY OF THE INSERTS ARE JUST RIDICULOUS AMAZING. THESE THINGS SCAN SO WEIRD, I LOVE IT


ADAM LAROCHE WAS A HELLUVA PLAYER AND I DEEPLY REGRET HIS TRADE TO PITTSBURGH BUT IF HE WASN'T TRADED TO PITTSBURGH DOES FREDDIE FREEMAN HAPPEN BUT WHY WAS HE SO GOOD WITH WASHINGTON WHYYYYY. IN CONCLUSION THE LAROCHE TRADE IS A LAND OF CONTRASTS

1993 TED WILLIAMS MOTHERFUCKING POGS YO


AT LEAST ONE READER OF THIS POST IS GOING TO SEE A POG WITH TED WILLIAMS' FACE ON IT AND BE SO BEWILDERED THEIR BRAIN WILL OVERHEAT AND TURN TO STEAM AND SHOOT OUT THEIR EARS AND FLOAT AROUND THE ROOM LIKE A CLOUD WITH TINY LIGHTNING STRIKES ZAPPING THINGS OCCASIONALLY. FIRST THINGS FIRST. THERE WAS A TED WILLIAMS BASEBALL CARD SET IN 1993 AND 1994 FEATURING OLD TIMEY LEGENDS TYPE PLAYERS. THEY HAD A GIMMICK JUST LIKE TOPPS WITH GUM OR FLEER WITH STICKERS OR DONRUSS WITH PUZZLES OR UPPER DECK WITH HOLOGRAMS OR SCORE WITH THOSE SPORTSFLICSY TRIVIA THINGS. AND EVEN THOUGH MOST OF THOSE GIMMICKS HAD ALREADY BEEN ABANDONED, TED WILLIAMS HAD A UNIQUE GIMMICK AND THIS WAS IT:

INVISIBLE INK.

NO I'M NOT SHITTING YOU INVISIBLE INK

IS IT ANY SURPRISE AT ALL THAT THIS COMPANY CHOSE POGS AS AN INSERT SET

POGS ON CARDS IS SUCH AN INSANE CHOICE FOR A KINDA SORTA HIGHER-END PRODUCT MARKETED TOWARDS MIDDLE AGED WHITE DUDES WHO REMEMBERED PLAYERS FROM THE 50S AND 60S AND IT STILL ISN'T AS SILLY AS INVISIBLE INK SO PUT YOUR STEAM BRAIN BACK IN YOUR HEAD BEFORE IT SETS THE COUCH ON FIRE



BLANK BACKED POGS ARE SOME LASY ASS BULLSHIT BUT IT'S TEDDY BALLGAME SO WHAT THE HELL

2018 DIAMOND KINGS MOOSE SKOWRON


HEY, REMEMBER THAT 2019 DIAMOND KINGS CARD I POSTED A LITTLE WHILE BACK? REMEMBER HOW IT DIFFERED FROM THIS DESIGN? NO. NO YOU DON'T. ALL THESE NEW DK DESIGNS BLUR TOGETHER. OIL PAINTING FILTER PLUS SOME PAINT SPLOOSHES SO IT'S LIKE IT'S A WORK IN PROGRESS OR THE ARTIST DROPPED THE CANVAS AND PALLET DOWN THE STAIRS. I STILL BUY THE STUFF THO



AH THE BACKS I REMEMBER, THE 2019 VERSION HAD A FRAME AROUND THE BACK AND THIS ONE HAS A SMALLER FRAME SURROUNDED BY BOB ROSS HAPPY FLUFFY CLOUDS. OVAL FRAMES ARE NORMAL CARDS AND RECTANGLE FRAMES ARE VARIATIONS. WHY DO I KNOW THIS.

MOOSE WAS A HELLUVA PLAYER AND HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE TO PLAY ON SOME MONSTER YANKEE TEAMS. WHEN DESPICABLE STAT SNOBS START CRAPPING ON WHATEVER HALL OF FAME CANDIDATE WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN ELECTED TEN YEARS AGO AND THROW OUT THAT OLD CHESTNUT "HALL OF VERY GOOD" ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK OF IS HOW THE PLAYERS LIKE MOOSE HERE THAT FILL UP THAT HALLOWED IMAGINARY HALL ARE INFINITELY MORE INTERESTING THAN THE LATEST FORMULA FOR DETERMINING A PLAYER'S FINANCIAL WORTH THAT'S BEING ABUSED TO DEPRESS FREE AGENT WAGES IN A WAY THAT WILL ULTIMATELY WIPE OUT A SEASON OR TWO WITH LOCKOUTS AND STRIKES. FORTUNATELY WHEN MANFRED CANCELS A WORLD SERIES DUE TO A WORK STOPPAGE JUST LIKE HIS PREDECESSOR WE'LL HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO READ UP ON BILL'S PLAYOFF HEROICS. HA HA PEPITONE WAS SUCH A DOUCHE.

COMIC BALL 2(?) KEN GRIFFEY SR HOLOGRAM


OK GOT A LITTLE DARK ON THAT LAST CARD. LET'S LIGHTEN THINGS UP WITH A HOLOGRAM CARD FROM WHAT I *THINK* IS UPPER DECK COMIC BALL 2 BUT I'M NOT SURE AND I'M NOT LOOKING IT UP. MAMA BEAR IS ABSOLUTELY HITTING ON THE ELDER GRIFFEY. HERE AND IT SURE DON'T LOOK LIKE HE MINDS TOO MUCH. CHUCK JONES IS A FURRY. NORMALLY I'D TELL KEN NOT TO MESS WITH STRANGE BEARS BUT PAPA BEAR IS LIKE WHAT, THREE FEET TALL? HE CAN TAKE HIM WITHOUT TOO MUCH FUSS. GO GET YOU SOME HOT BILF ACTION MR GRIFFEY

I APOLOGIZE FOR THIS POST AND MY ENTIRE BODY OF WORK. IT IS WRONG AND I AM WRONG. I PROMISE TO POST NICE NON-SPORTS CARDS IN THE FUTURE