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Thursday, July 30, 2020

UUHHHH ONLINE DIME BOX CARDS - PART 3

BRIEF ASIDE: FROZEN GRAPES ARE BETTER THAN ICE CREAM. I WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME ABOUT THIS YEARS AGO

IT'S BEEN SO LONG SINCE I POSTED I'VE COMPLETELY MOVED MY OFFICE, BLOGGER IS NOW SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT AND I BOUGHT ANOTHER ORDER OF ONLINE DIME CARDS. WITH MY NEW OFFICE SETUP I CAN TYPE UP POSTS AT 4AM WHEN I'M BEING AN INSOMNIAC SO THERE MAY BE MORE FREQUENT POSTS. HOPEFULLY NOT TOO FREQUENT. DON'T EXPECT THE NEXT BATCH OF DIME CARDS TO BE AS GOOD AS THIS ONE, YOU STOLE ALL THE CARDS I REALLY WANTED. NO O-PEE-CHEE CHIPPERS OR VINTAGE BASKETBALL FOR YOU. OR ME. THIS WEEK'S BATCH IS TOP NOTCH THOUGH, I EVEN SCANNED ALL THE BACKS


1992 UPPER DECK MARK LEMKE GOLD HOLOGRAM

LEMKE!!! GOOD OLD MEMORIES OF THE 1991 WORLD SERIES WHERE THE LEMMER WAS CHEATED OUT OF A WORLD SERIES MVP. I CAN'T REMEMBER IF I'VE SHOWED OFF A LEMKE DIME CARD YET. THERE'S A FEW OF EM SO GET READY. I LOW KEY AM TRYING TO COLLECT ALL THE LEMKES OUT THERE EVEN THE WEIRD STUFF LIKE ODDBALL PACIFIC PARALLELS AND IT'S GOING OK BUT LEMKES ARE KINDA SCARCE EXCEPT FOR 1989-1990 DONRUSS. THOSE ARE EVERYWHERE. ALL THE LEMKES I BOUGHT IN THIS BATCH WERE CARDS I DID NOT ALREADY HAVE


HOW THE HECKY DID I NOT ALREADY HAVE A 1992 UPPER DECK MARK LEMKE YOU ASK. WELL, I DID. BUT THIS ONE'S A BULLSHIT GIMMICK. LOOK CLOSELY. REALLY CLOSELY

I SAID VERY CLOSELY. SEE THAT HOLOGRAM? THE SLIGHTLY YELLOWISH COLOR? THAT'S A GOLD HOLOGRAM WHICH WAS FOUND IN SOMETHING LIKE ONE OUT OF EVERY 20 FACTORY SETS. OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THE SELLER NOTED THE HOLO HUE OR I WOULD NEVER HAVE FOUND THIS CARD EVER. UPPER DECK ALSO HAD HOLOGRAM LOGO STICKERS IN THIS COLOR, ANOTHER DUMB THING I COMPULSIVELY WASTE MY MONEY ON

2012 ALLEN & GINTER GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL MUSICAL MASTERS MINI INSERT


ALLEN & GINTER MINIS!!!!!!! MINI INSERTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I BOUGHT THE GUY OUT OF ALL THE INSERT MINIS SO NOW YOU CAN'T HAVE ANY. MOSTLY CLEARED HIM OUT OF MINIS ALTOGETHER ON THE SECOND ROUND AS WELL. I DON'T SEE MINI INSERTS CHEAP VERY OFTEN SO AM HAPPY TO HAVE THEM. HERE'S A MUSICAL CARD FROM THE FANTASTIC 2012 SET. GINTER STARTED SLOWLY SLIDING DOWN THE RAZORBLADE AFTER THIS SET

DAMN THESE CARDS ARE DESIGNED WELL. REALLY REMIND ME OF THE ORIGINALS EXCEPT FOR ALL THE LEGALESE GLORPING UP THE CARD. KINDA WANT TO PUT A BIG SPLOTCH OF GLUE RIGHT ON THE COPYRIGHT, PASTE THIS TO A SCRAPBOOK AND RIP IT OUT TO GET THAT ORIGINAL 1888 PAPER LOSS FEEL. I'M MORE OF A BACH AND BEETHOVEN KINDA GUY BUT HANDEL IS ONE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC'S HITMAKERS. YOU'VE HEARD HIM BEFORE



2019 ALLEN & GINTER PECOS BILL'S LASSO INCREDIBLE EQUIPMENT INSERT

REMEMBER WHEN I THEORIZED THAT THE FRED MCGRIFF CARD WAS MY FIRST ONE FROM 2019 GINTER? I'VE SORTED THROUGH SOME CARDS SINCE THEN AND DETERMINED THIS IS INCORRECT. HANK AARON WAS MY FIRST 2019 GINTER CARD AND I'M HAPPY ABOUT THAT. HERE'S ANOTHER FULL SIZED INSERT FOR MY NEWLY-ORGANIZED BINDER. IN 2018 TOPPS INCLUDED A GIGANTIC INSERT SET OF BASEBALL EQUIPMENT CARDS SO IN 2019 THEY WENT BACK TO THE WELL AND DID A SET OF MYTHOLOGICAL/LEGENDARY ACCESSORIES. I'M GETTING SUPER DEJA-VU RIGHT NOW. DID I WRITE THIS EXACT SENTENCE IN THE LAST POST? FUCK IT, IT'S A GREAT SENTENCE. READ IT AGAIN


I DID WRITE THAT BEFORE. I REMEMBER GUSHING ABOUT THE PALM FRONDS NOW. AH SCREW IT, EVEN THE BEST SITCOMS HAD A CLIP SHOW EPISODE. SO PECOS BILL WAS THE HOOTENIST TOOTENIST SHOOTENIST BOBTAIL WILDCAT IN THE WEST. HE WAS THE FASTEST GUN NORTH SOUTH EAST AAAAAAAAND WEST OF THE PECOS. WAIT NO, THAT WAS YOSEMITE SAM. EH, WHO CARES THAT AIN'T NO RATTLESNAKE ON THE FRONT OF THE CARD EITHER


1992 COMIC IMAGES FANGORIA - ISSUE #7 THE SHINING


THERE IS/WAS A COMPLETE OR MOSTLY COMPLETE COMIC IMAGES SET OF FANGORIA ON THE SITE.  WAIT, I HAVEN'T LINKED THE SITE ON THIS POST YET HAVE I. HERE YA GO: BASEBALLCARDSTORE.CA. DON'T BUY THE CARDS I WANT. I LOVE HORROR MOVIES AND I ALMOST BOUGHT THIS COMPLETE SET ONCE EXCEPT FOR ONE THING. FANGORIA IS GORY. LIKE, A LOT GORY. IT'S RIGHT IN THE NAME FOR THE LOVE OF PETE. AND WHILE I DO LIKE GORE ON OCCASION, IT AIN'T MY FAVORITE THING. AND HOO BOY FANGORIA REALLY LIKES THAT GOOPY SQUICKY GORY. SO IN LIEU OF COLLECTING THE ENTIRE DRIPPY VISCERAL MANGLED INFECTED SET I PICKED OUT MY FIVE FAVORITE CARDS. THE SHINING IS MY FAVORITE KUBRICK FILM. WAIT - NO. THAT'S DOCTOR STRANGELOVE. IT'S MY FAVORITE STEPHEN KING ADAPTATION THEN. I SUPER DIG THIS COVER WITH THE CLASSIC NICHOLSON KUBRICK SHOT. PLUS TWO OUT OF THREE SIDE FEATURES ARE ALIENS AND THE BLOOD COMES FROM TOM SAVINI WHO DOES CLASSY GORE. AND SHELLY DUVALL IS GREAT, WHERE'S HER FANGORIA COVER

AS WITH MOST EARLY 90S COMIC IMAGES SETS THE BACK IS EXTREMELY MINIMAL. TWO COLORS.GIGANTIC TITLE LOGO. A SMALL FACTOID THAT RARELY HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE FRONT. ANNE RICE STROKES HER READERS' EGOS ON THE BACK OF THIS CARD. GOTTA RESPECT THE SAVVY BUSINESS MIND ON ANNE. THIS IS NOT TO SAY THESE BACKS ARE HALF ASSED THOUGH. EACH CARD BACK HAS A 4 PANEL FILMSTRIP DESIGN WITH UNIQUE IMAGES IN EACH PANEL SHOWING OFF A HORROR SCENE. THIS ONE IS PANNING BACK FROM A MONSTER ON THE ROOF OF A DECAYING GOTHIC MANSION. KINDA WISH I BOUGHT THE SET NOW JUST FOR THE ILLUSTRATIONS

1992 COMIC IMAGES FANGORIA - ISSUE #50 FREDDIE


BLOOD DRENCHED ISSUE! FREDDY KRUEGER IS THE MOST ADORABLE GHASTLY IMMOLATED MONSTROUS CHILD MURDERING NIGHTMARE DEMON EVER. SERIOUSLY, ONLY THE FUCKED UP 80S COULD HAVE TURNED THIS INTO A BELOVED  FILM SUPERSTAR. FREDDY'S A LEGEND AND THIS IS A HELL OF A COVER. LOOKING CLOSELY AT THE COVER I SEE THAT THERE'S AN ARTICLE ON ANGELO ROSSITTO IN THE ISSUE AND NOW I HAVE TO TRACK DOWN A COPY OF THIS SOMEHOW. ANGELO IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE CLASSIC HORROR ACTORS. HE APPEARED IN MOVIES FROM 1927 TO 1987 (!!!) AND FEATURED IN SUCH INFAMOUS CLASSICS AS FREAKS, THE CORPSE VANISHES, MESA OF LOST WOMEN, INVASION OF THE SAUCER MEN AND DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN. YOU WANT GOOD MOVIES? HE'S IN THE WIZARD OF OZ, DOCTOR DOOLITTLE AND MAD MAX: BEYOND THUNDERDOME. HOW ABOUT TELEVISION? HE APPEARED IN GUNSMOKE, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E, BARETTA, THE ROCKFORD FILES AND AMAZING STORIES. OH, AND ALSO H.R. PUFNSTUF AND LIDSVILLE. 'THAT WEIRD MOVIE WITH BELA LEGOSI AND ANGELO ROSSITTO' IS A LEGIT HORROR GENRE IN ITSELF. I LOVE ANGELO ROSSITTO, WHERE'S HIS FANGORIA COVER

COMIC IMAGES HAD ENOUGH SENSE TO INCLUDE A TOPICAL TIDBIT ON THE BACK OF FREDDY'S CARD. I'M LAUGHING TOO HARD TO TYPE OUT WHAT ROBERT SAID BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE HE HAD FUN. NOT SURE WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON IN THE FILMSTRIP THOUGH. LOOKS LIKE A DOUR VERSION OF HAROLD LLOYD'S SAFETY LAST

1992 COMIC IMAGES FANGORIA - ISSUE #109 THE ADDAMS FAMILY

*SNAP* *SNAP*

THIS IS BY FAR THE MOST NON-GLOOPY COVER IN THE ENTIRE SET AND THAT'S FINE WITH ME. I LOVE ALL ITERATIONS OF THE ADDAMS FAMILY FROM THE ORIGINAL COMICS TO THE TV SHOW TO THE MOVIE REBOOT SHOWN HERE. I EVEN LOVE THE FREQUENT CHEAP HANNA BARBERA  KNOCKOFFS. I MUST ADMIT I STILL HAVEN'T SEEN THE NEW REBOOT WITH POE DAMERON BUT I LOVE IT ANYWAY. UNCLE FESTER IS WHAT I WANT TO BE IF I GROW UP. THE REST OF THE COVER IS PRETTY INTERESTING AS WELL. 13TH YEAR OF FANGORIA. BUNCHA NEW CLIVE BARKER STUFF WHICH COULD BE ANY YEAR IN THE 80S OR 90S, REALLY. THE PIC WITH THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS LOOKS TO ME LIKE STEVE MARTIN COSPLAYING A ZOMBIE AND I CAN'T GET THAT IMAGE OUT OF MY HEAD. THERE'S A WHOLE MESS OF FORGETTABLE STUFF. FREEJACK WITH... ANTHONY HOPKINS AND MICK JAGGER?? WHAT THE HELL IS BORROWER AND WHY DID IT FINALLY ARRIVE? SHOCK ROCK? TEENAGE WEREWOLF? WHAT EVEN IS THIS STUFF. FREDDY'S DEAD, THAT I GET


THE BACK PIVOTS TO DRACULA, WHICH I'M PRETTY OK WITH. I HEARD CHRISTOPER LEE'S VOICE READING THE ENTIRE QUOTE IN MY HEAD. CHRISTOPER IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT, THERE HAS BEEN NO EXACT ADAPTATION OF BRAM STOKER'S NOVEL BUT SOME HAVE COME CLOSE. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW CLOSE, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JAMES ROLFE'S VIDEO ANALYZING JUST HOW FAITHFUL DRACULA FILMS ARE TO THE BOOK. OR JAMES ROLFE'S VIDEOS IN GENERAL, I'M HAVING TO FORCE MYSELF NOT TO WATCH THE VIDEO SO I CAN FINISH THE POST

THE GARGAMEL AS DRACULA CARTOON IS MAKING ME LAUGH TOO MUCH, I HAVE TO MOVE ON

1992 COMIC IMAGES FANGORIA - ISSUE #37 GREMLINS


GREMLINS, THAT WHOLESOME CHRISTMAS FILM WITH THE CUTE FLUFFY MONSTERS. ANY OTHER MAGAZINE WOULD PUT A MOGWAI ON THE COVER BUT NOT FANGORIA. GOTTA SHOW THAT NASTY UGLY WEIRDLY SHINY GREMLIN. I THINK I'VE FINALLY STARTED TO UNDERSTAND WHY I HAVE SUCH AN IRRATIONAL DISDAIN FOR STEVEN SPIELBERG, DISMISSING HIS MOVIES AS MANIPULATIVE NONSENSE AND CLAIMING HIS BEST FILM IS 1941*. IT'S BECAUSE AS AN IMPRESSIONABLE YOUTH LITERALLY EVERY OTHER MOVIE RELEASE WAS LOUDLY TRUMPETED AS STEVEN SPIELBERG'S $MOVIE IN ALL THE ADVERTISING. I WAS LIKE GODDAMN, STEVE MAKES AN ASSLOAD OF MOVIES DOESN'T HE. THEN LATER ON I FOUND OUT IT WASN'T STEVEN SPIELBERG WHO MADE GREMLINS, IT WAS JOE FUCKING DANTE. STEVEN SPIELBERG DIDN'T MAKE POLTERGEIST, IT WAS TOBE FUCKING HOOPER. STEVEN SPIELBERG DIDN'T MAKE ANIMANIACS IT WAS, UM, WHOEVER THE FUCKING ANIMATOR WAS. STEVEN SPIELBERG IS NOT A GODDAMN ANIMATOR. NOW I ASSOCIATE STEVEN SPIELBERG WITH LIES AND BETRAYAL. AND A JAPANESE SUB ATTACKING HOLLYWOOD. ANYWAY, JOE DANTE IS A NATIONAL TREASURE AND IS A WAY BETTER DIRECTOR THAN STEVEN SPIELBERG. DID STEVIE EVER MAKE A MOVIE AS GOOD AS THE 'BURBS? HELL. NO. WHERE'S JOE DANTE'S FANGORIA COVER

ALSO THIS IS AN EXTREMELY GOOPY COVER BUT IT'S MOSTLY AWESOME GOOP. RICK BAKER'S DEMON BABY FROM IT'S ALIVE IS THE PERFECT MIXTURE OF INCREDIBLY UNSETTLING AND KINDA KILARIOUS. THAT'S A TYPO BUT I'M KEEPING IT. I WOULDA BOUGHT THIS CARD JUST FOR BLOODY ASH FROM EVIL DEAD ALONE. I'LL ACCEPT BUCKETS AND BATHTUBS FULL OF GORE IF BRUCE CAMPBELL IS ATTACHED TO IT. I HAVE NO EARTHLY IDEA WHO OR WHAT LUMPY IS AND I DON'T THINK I WANNA KNOW. ASSUMING IT IS NOT THE FAT KID FROM LEAVE IT TO BEAVER ALTHOUGH I CAN ABSOLUTELY SEE JUDY TURNING INTO A SLASHER LATER IN LIFE


SAW THE TITLE OF THE BACK QUOTE AND GOT EXITED AND STARTED READING IN VINCENT PRICE'S VOICE. AND WAS HORRIBLY DISAPPOINTED THAT IT WAS COKED-UP ERA STEPHEN KING WHINING ABOUT HOW FAMOUS HE WAS. YOU WERE THE MOST FAMOUS AUTHOR ON THE PLANET BY ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE UNTIL THAT HORRIBLE POTTER WOMAN** SHOWED UP, OF COURSE PEOPLE IN A RANDOM ASS MALL IN MAINE ARE GONNA RECOGNIZE YOU. YOU'RE BETTER THAN THAT, STEPHEN. TO BE FAIR STEPHEN KING HAS CERTAINLY SEEMED TO HAVE BECOME SUPER CHILL SINCE THE 90S. THE WITCH ANIMATION MADE ME HAPPY. WITCHES ARE COOL AS HELL. I ESPECIALLY LIKE THIS WITCH


THIS IS GOOD MUSIC FOR THE NEXT CARD, HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS

1992 COMIC IMAGES FANGORIA - ISSUE #1 GODZILLA


G O D Z I L L A

HOOOOOOOOOLLLLLYYYYYY SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT

I WANT THIS COVER AS A POSTER. I KNOW IT'S PROBABLY FOR SALE LIKE A HALF DOZEN PLACES ON TEH INTERWEBS BUT I'M MOSTLY BROKE AND JUST WANT TO DREAM. 

DAMN, THIS IS AN INSANELY AMAZING ISSUE BEYOND THAT GODZILLA GOODNESS ON THE COVER. LOOK AT THAT ARTICLE LINEUP! DAWN OF THE DEAD! DOCTOR WHO! BATTLESTAR GALACTICA! !!!!!CHRISTOPHER LEE INTERVIEW!!!!! THE CREATURE FROM TEH BLACK LAGOON! A PREVIEW OF FRICKIN ALIEN! JUST IMAGINE BUYING THIS OFF THE RACK BACK IN THE DAY BECAUSE GODZILLA AND ALSO LEARNING ABOUT ALIEN FOR THE FIRST TIME. THIS ISSUE SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING IN COLLEGE COURSES


ANOTHER RELEVANT QUOTE ON THE BACK! STARLOG GOES GOOPY. CONSIDERING THE WRETCHED VIOLENCE OF THE STUFF IN THIS MAG I FIND IT AMUSING THE FIRST EDITOR WROTE HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS. THEN AGAIN THAT FILM IS SOME SUBVERSIVE BODY HORROR SHIT DISGUISED AS A KIDDIE FLICK NOW THAT I COME TO THINK OF IT. THERE'S A GALLERY OF THIS CARD SET ONLINE WHICH IS HOW I WAS ABLE TO PICK OUT MY FAVES. GO CHECK IT OUT AND SEE THE GROSS STUFF FOR YOURSELF. AS FOR ME I'M HOLDING OUT FOR A CINEFANTASTIQUE TRADING CARD SET

DANG, I ALMOST RECOGNIZE THE ART STYLE FROM THIS DUDE WITH CANDLE COMIC. THE NAME OF THE ARTIST IS RIGHT ON THE TIP OF MY TONGUE BUT I CAN'T QUITE PLACE IT. I'D BET MONEY THEY WORKED WITH JOVIAL BOB STINE AT SOME POINT IN THEIR CAREER

2016 ALLEN & GINTER JASON HEYWARD A&G MINI


FROM GOOOOODDDZIIIIILLLLLAAAA TO JAAAAAAYYYYY-HEEEEEEEEYYYY
CAN'T PASS UP A HEYWARD MINI. THANKFULLY IT'S A CUBS CARD AND NOT A (blecch) CARDINAL. 2016 WAS A GOOD DESIGN AS WELL. BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE

ALLEN & GINTER BACK BAY-BEE! UNFORTUNATELY OLD PLANTER HAS BEEN PUT TO PASTURE BUT THIS STYLIZED T-A-G LOGO IS PRETTY DOPE. I HAVE NOT FIGURED OUT IF THIS IS GOING IN THE HEYWARD BINDER OR THE FRANKENSET YET. ASSUMING OF COURSE I DON'T ALREADY HAVE THIS CARD WHICH IS A BIG ASSUMPTION HONESTLY

2010 TOPPS MARK FIDRYCH YO MOMMA CARD


ENDING ON A HIGH NOTE IN A POST FULL OF HIGH NOTES. I DIDN'T SCAN THIS BACK SO WE CAN ALL PRETEND IT'S ACTUALLY FROM 1977. PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE FONTS, JUST ENJOY THAT ROOKIE CUP AND ALL STAR BANNER


*WHICH IT IS. HIS BEST FILM BY FAR. AND THE BEST WAR MOVIE EVER, ACTUALLY 
DON'T @
**WHILE I DO NOT REGRET READING THE FIRST FOUR BOOKS, JK ROWLING IS IRL DOLORES UMBRIDGE AND I DO REGRET STANDING IN LINE AT MIDNIGHT AND GIVING HER 25 BUCKS A POP FOR THE DOORSTOPS

***TOM RUEGGER. 
TOM RUEGGER MADE ANIMANIACS. ALONG WITH A WHOLE BUNCH OF TALENTED ANIMATORS. NOT FREAKIN STEPHEN 'SLAPS HIS NAME ON EVERYTHING' SPIELBERG
GRAAARGH

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

UUUUH ONLINE DIME BOX CARDS PART 2

I SHOULD PROBABLY BE DOING STUFF AROUND THE HOUSE OR CATCHING UP ON WORK OR EVEN JUST RELAXING WITH A VIDEO GAME OR SOMETHING BUT I'M GOING TO TRY TO DO ANOTHER BLOGE POAST BECAUSE I GOTTA DO SOMETHING OTHER THAN STARE ANXIOUSLY INTO SPACE. HONESTLY I'M STILL DOING A LOT OF THAT BECAUSE I AM HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING SOME BACKGROUND NOISE THAT WILL HELP ME TYPE AND NOT DISTRACT ME. IRON CHEF ON TWITCH USUALLY WORKS BUT THEY ARE SHOWING A SPECIAL RIGHT NOW AND NOT A REGULAR EPISODE WITH THAT WONDERFUL DRONING COMMENTARY. BOB ROSS IS GREAT FOR CLEANING UP THE HOUSE BUT NOT FOR TYPING AS I KEEP LOOKING AT THE PRETTY PICTURE. I BURNED THRU MY GO-TO PODCASTS AT WORK THIS WEEKEND AND A VIDEO GAME LET'S PLAY AIN'T GONNA WORK RIGHT NOW. FUCK IT, GONNA LEAN ON THE OLD STAND BY - GAME GRUMPS COMPILATION

UPDATE: GAME GRUMPS DID NOT WORK AT ALL BUT I LAUGHED A LOT. MOST OF THE POST WAS WRITTEN WITH HELP FROM A WITCH HOUSE MIX AND THE ARSENAL-LEICESTER MATCH AUDIO

THIS BATCH OF CARD HAS SOME INTERESTING ODDITIES BUT WE'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF THE MAJOR THEMES OF MY CARD PURCHASING CHOICES. A WARNING IF YOU CHOOSE TO DELVE INTO THE ONLINE DIME BOX WORLD: THIS IS NOT A SUPER USER FRIENDLY WEBSITE. YOU GOTTA WORK TO FIND COOL CARDS. IF COMC IS SOMETHING LIKE SUPER MARIO MAKER WITH TONS OF OPTIONS THAT LETS YOU DO WHATEVER YOU WANT, THIS IS MORE LIKE A SUPER MARIO TEXT ADVENTURE YOU PLAY BY ENTERING TEXT COMMANDS ON AN OLD VAX TERMINAL IN A GOVERNMENT FACILITY THAT'S STILL RUNNING A MAINFRAME FROM THE 70S BECAUSE THE PROGRAMMERS ARE ALL DEAD AND THEY CAN'T CONVERT THE DATA SINCE THE BUDGET GOT CUT

IE, PRETTY FUN IF YOU KNOW WHAT COMMANDS YOU WANT TO USE AND CAN AVOID THE GUARDS WHO WILL SHOOT YOU BECAUSE YOU BROKE INTO A RESTRICTED GOVERNMENT BUILDING IN ORDER TO PLAY A SUPER MARIO TEXT ADVENTURE GAME THAT DOESN'T EXIST. IN OTHER WORDS, I'M ABSOLUTELY NOT TRYING TO DISSUADE YOU FROM GOING TO BASEBALLCARDSTORE.CA AND BUYING UP ALL THE CARDS I WANT BUT CAN'T BUY RIGHT NOW

ANYWAY HERES SUM CRADZ

2015 TOPPS GOLD PREMIER LEAGUE MESUT OZIL


ARSENAL IS MY TEAM AND MESUT IS MY FAVORITE PLAYER AT LEAST UNTIL HE LEAVES ARSENAL AND JOINS THE MLS WITH A TEAM I DESPISE LIKE DC UNITED OR WHATEVER THE HELL THAT MIAMI TEAM IS. MY JOURNEY TO ENJOYING PROPER FOOTBALL OVER NFL FOOTBALL HAS BEEN A LONG ONE BUT TWO PIVOTAL MOMENTS INVOLVE MESUT. EVER SINCE THE WORLD CUP WAS HELD IN THE U.S. IN 1994 I'VE TRIED TO WATCH AT LEAST A COUPLE GAMES EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WTF WAS GOING ON. THE FIRST WORLD CUP WHERE I WATCHED A TON OF THE GAMES WAS THE 2010 CUP IN SOUTH AFRICA. I CAN STILL HEAR THAT ANNOUNCER BEGGING EVERYONE TO BUY A HYUNDAI EVERY SINGLE COMMERCIAL BREAK IN MY MIND. THE THING THAT REALLY STRUCK ME ABOUT THE 2010 CUP WAS WATCHING GERMANY MATCHES AND SEEING THIS DUDE WHO LOOKED LIKE A SUPER FIT PETER LORRE RUNNING ALL OVER THE DAMN PLACE MAKING PLAYS. I DIDN'T HAVE THE SLIGHTEST CLUE WHAT HE WAS DOING BUT I KNEW IT WAS AMAZING AND HE BECAME MY FAVORITE PLAYER FROM THE TOURNAMENT.

A COUPLE YEARS LATER I STARTED FOLLOWING THE PREMIER LEAGUE  BECAUSE A COWORKER WAS A HUGE LIVERPOOL FAN. I FOLLOWED ARSENAL FOR THREE MAIN REASONS: 1) WHEN I PLAYED EA SOCCER '96 I COULDN'T FIND THE TEAM FOR LONDON* IN THE ENGLISH LEAGUE SO I CHOSE THE TEAM WITH THE BIG-ASS GUN FOR A LOGO 2) THE IT CROWD EPISODE WITH THE LINE 'THE THING WITH ARSENAL IS THEY ALWAYS TRY TO WALK IT IN' 3) I REALLY LIKED THE MOVIE FEVER PITCH WITH COLIN FIRTH. NOT THE OTHER ONE, FORGET THE OTHER ONE. THE FIRST TIME I GOT TO EXPERIENCE THE INSANITY CALLED THE PREMIER LEAGUE TRANSFER WINDOW WAS THE SUMMER OF 2013. IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE SHITSHOW. I WAS WHOLLY UNPREPARED FOR THE SHEER AMOUNT OF BULLSHIT RUMORS THAT WOULD BE FLYING AROUND AND I GOT CAUGHT UP IN THE GONZALO HIGUAIN DRAMA. HIS SIGNING TO ARSENAL WAS IMMINENT EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR TWO MONTHS AND THEN HE SIGNED WITH NAPOLI AT THE LAST SECOND. I WAS SAD AND THE INTERNET HAD A GOOD LAUGH AT WENGER AND THEN AT THE LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT ARSENE PULLED A MADNESS AND MY FAVORITE PLAYER JOINED MY FAVORITE TEAM, NEITHER OF WHICH I KNEW A DAMN THING ABOUT 3 YEARS EARLIER

ARSENAL SUCKS NOW AND MESUT'S CAREER IS WINDING DOWN BUT I DON'T CARE. MAINLY BECAUSE I HAVE ATLANTA UNITED AND JOSEF MARTINEZ TO ROOT FOR. THIS CARD FILLED UP A FULL PAGE OF MESUTS IN MY SOCCER BINDER, A GRAND ACHIEVEMENT IN A TOWN WHERE LOCAL CARD SELLERS ACTIVELY AVOIDED SOCCER CARDS FOR YEARS

2015 PANINI PRIZM JASON HEYWARD PASSION INSERT


PRIZM INSERTS. SOMEHOW EVEN MORE GENERIC LOOKING THAN PRISM BASE CARDS. AT LEAST IN BASEBALL WHERE EVERYONE HAS TO LOOK LIKE THE NO-BRAND WHITE LABEL BEER CANS THEY USE IN MOVIES. HAVE THOSE EVER ACTUALLY BEEN USED IN MOVIES? OTHER THAN THE TIMES THEY WERE USED IRONICALLY. I SWEAR THAT PRISM FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL CARDS ACTUALLY HAVE COLORS ON THEM WHILE BASEBALL IS STUCK WITH THIS CALL OF DUTY COLOR PALATE. IT'S EVEN WORSE ON THE BACK WHERE THEY TAKE THIS EXACT PHOTO AND MAKE IT MONOCHROME BLUE. DOESN'T MATTER THOUGH BECAUSE HHEEYYWWAARRDDDDD. I HAVE A PASSION FOR J-HEY WHILE THE BRAVES TOOK A LOOK AT THE UNFORTUNATE PLACEMENT OF THAT LEFT FOOT AND DECIDED TO PASS ON. OH WELL HEYWARD DIED SO DANSBY COULD LIVE. THANKS DAVE STEWART! THIS IS THE SECOND HEYWARD CARD OF THE BUNCH I'VE HAD TO PUT IN THE WRONG SHEET OF THE BINDER BECAUSE I RAN OUT OF PAGES. I'M GOING TO HAVE TO EVICT AN OLD RETRO SET OUT OF THEIR BINDER AT THIS RATE JUST TO RECLAIM SOME SHEETS

2019 ALLEN & GINTER INCREDIBLE EQUIPMENT POSEIDON'S TRIDENT


HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO
ALLEN & GINTER INSERTS
THIS IS MY FIRST FROM 2019. MAYBE MY FIRST 2019 GINTER CARD?? I HAVE VAGUE RECOLLECTIONS OF SNAGGING THE BASE CARD OF THAT GARY V GUY OUT OF THE DIME BOX AT THE LOCAL CARD SHOP BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER IF I DID OR NOT AND THAT WAS SEVEN THOUSAND YEARS AGO ANYWAY.

IN 2018 ONE OF THE INSERT SETS WAS BASEBALL EQUIPMENT LIKE BASEBALLS AND GLOVES AND WHATNOT SO IN 2019 TOPPS JUST RIFFED ON THAT AND DID A SET OF SIGNATURE ACCESSORIES FOR A COLLECTION OF MYTHOLOGICAL HEROES AND HISTORICAL LEGENDS. LIKE A LARGE CHUNK OF GINTER INSERTS THIS LOOKS LIKE AN INTERN GOT A SET CHECKLIST AND WAS TOLD TO SCRAPE PUBLIC DOMAIN IMAGES OFF WIKIPEDIA. I ALSO APPRECIATE THE PALM TREE MOTIF IN THE BACKGROUND, BRINGING BACK THE CLASSICS FROM THE EARLY DAYS OF GINTER. I HAD A GOOD CHUCKLE WHEN I SAW THIS CARD BECAUSE WHEN I THINK OF POSEIDON I THINK THE FATHER OF JOE THESEUS, THE ANTAGONIST IN EDDIE CAMPBELL'S COMIC BACCHUS. THIS IS A FANTASTIC COMIC FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES COMICS BUT DOESN'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT STUPID SUPERHEROES. WHO NEEDS 'EM WHEN YOU HAVE STUPID GODS

WHEN I THINK OF TRIDENT I DO NOT THINK OF GUM, ONLY THIS ENTERS MY ROTTEN MIND:



2016 ALLEN & GINTER FELIX HERNANDEZ MINI

ALL I WANTED FROM THE 2020 SEASON WAS ONE START BY FELIX HERNANDEZ IN A BRAVES UNIFORM. PRE-COVID, SPRING TRAINING, MY ONLY WISH WAS TO SEE FELIX MAKE THAT OPENING DAY ROSTER AND GET THAT START. EVEN A RELIEF APPEARANCE WOULD HAVE BEEN FINE. JUST ONE OFFICIAL APPEARANCE. THAT WAS ALL I DESIRED, THAT LINE IN HERNANDEZ'S STATS THAT SAID 2020 - ATLANTA. THAT AND THAT ALONE WOULD HAVE MEANT A SUCCESSFUL BRAVES SEASON TO ME. NOW THE SEASON IS A COMPLETE DISASTER AND HERNANDEZ HAS WISELY OPTED OUT.

OH WELL, KING FELIX MINI CARD FOR A DIME! LET'S SEE WHO IT BUMPS OUT OF MY MINI FRANKENSET



oh.

AWW YEAH FIRST CARD FOR MY FELIX HERNANDEZ PLAYER COLLECTION. NEXT POST YOU SEE ON HERE WILL PROBABLY BE A FRANKENSET NEED LIST

2019 ALLEN & GINTER FRED MCGRIFF

FIRST BASE CARD FOR MY 2019 GINTER SET! IF I DID BUY THAT GARY V CARD IMA RIP IT UP, HE'S NOT WORTHY OF A FIRST CARD. FRED MCGRIFF IS A BRAVES LEGEND AND SHOULD BE HALL OF FAMER. I PREDICT HE FINALLY GETS IN AFTER THE 2020-2022 CORONA/LOCKDOWN/STRIKE SHUTDOWN ENDS A BUNCH OF CAREERS PREMATURELY AND STEALS A COUPLE PRIME YEARS OF STATS FROM OTHER PLAYERS AND ALL THOSE "'BORDERLINE'" PLAYERS FROM THE 90S GET A SECOND LOOK. I REALLY LIKE THE 2019 DESIGN. NICE BIG PICTURE THAT STILL USES THAT FAKE LITHOGRAPH GIMMICK THAT APES THE ORIGINALS. THE LOGO IS WELL DESIGNED BUT DOESN'T EAT UP A TON OF REAL ESTATE. THE BKNY NONSENSE CLUTTER CAN GO FUCK OFF BUT NOTHING'S PERFECT. SEEING HOW I GET THE MAJORITY OF MY GINTER OUT OF DIME BOXES AND JUNK BOXES AND I HAVE NO CONFIDENCE THAT I WILL BE ABLE TO GO TO THE CARD SHOW OR LOCAL SHOP ANYTIME SOON I FEEL MY DAYS OF BUILDING THIS SET ARE COMING TO A PREMATURE CLOSE, JUST LIKE NICK MARKAKIS' CAREER


2010 TOPPS 1961 CARL YASTRZEMSKI YO MOMMA INSERT

JUST NOW NOTICING THE GUNK ON MY SCANNER THAT'S MAKING THIS CARD LOOK MORE VINTAGE THAN IT IS. I SHOULD PROBABLY CLEAN IT BEFORE SCANNING THE REST OF THE CARDS BUT I PROBABLY WON'T

I WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED TO DISCOVER THAT THE 1961 YAZ WAS RELEGATED TO THE UPDATE SERIES OF YO MOMMA CARDS AS I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS A REALLY ICONIC CARD FROM THAT SET. HOWEVER, THE FIRST SERIES HAS THE 1960 YAZ ROOKIE AND ROGER MARIS' 1961 CARD WHICH IS VERY APPROPRIATE. SERIES TWO HAS BROOKS ROBINSON AS THE 1961 EXAMPLE AND YAZ'S '65 CARD. NOW I'M WONDERING HOW MANY PLAYERS HAVE CARDS IN ALL THREE SERIES. THEY NEED AT LEAST TWO MORE SERIES OF YO MOMMA CARDS SO WE CAN GET REPRINTS OF THE INFAMOUS 1973 CARD WITH THE COOL SIDEBURNS AND MY PERSONAL FAVORITE YAZ CARD FROM 1978. THAT SOUND YOU HEAR IS STALE GUM CURSING MY VERY NAME FOR ENCOURAGING TOPPS TO CONTINUE BEATING THE EXTREMELY DEAD HORSE THAT IS REPRINT INSERTS

GO AHEAD AND YELL AT ME, I STILL LIKE 'EM

2018 ALLEN & GINTER MIRANDA MAGNIFICENT MOONS 

JUST LIKE 2019'S EQUIPMENT SET RIFFING ON A PREVIOUS GINTER INSERT SET, 2018'S MAGNIFICENT MOONS IS A SEQUEL TO 2013'S ONE LITTLE CORNER SET WHICH FEATURED SIGNIFICANT CELESTIAL BODIES IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM. LIKE MOST SEQUELS IT IS INFERIOR TO THE ORIGINAL AND ONLY FEATURES 10 MOONS. TO BE FAIR, THEY ARE A GREATEST HITS LIST OF MOONS. MIRANDA IS THE ONLY MOON FROM URANUS TO MAKE THE CUT, MOST LIKELY DUE TO ITS DISTINCTIVE TOPOGRAPHY. I WAS UNAWARE THAT ALL OF URANUS' MOONS WERE NAMED AFTER SHAKESPEARE CHARACTERS. AFTER DISCOVERING MIRANDA WAS NAMED AFTER PROSPERO'S DAUGHTER IN THE TEMPEST AND LOOKING UP A SYNOPSIS I REALLY NEED TO LOOK INTO FINDING A PRODUCTION OF THAT PLAY TO WATCH. THE PLOT IS BATSHIT CRAZY AND WOULD HAVE MADE A FANTASTIC RAY HARRYHAUSEN FILM. HOWEVER NOW I SUDDENLY HOPE THAT THE THEORIZED PLANET X IS NEVER DISCOVERED IN MY LIFETIME BECAUSE YOU JUST KNOW THEY'D NAME ANY MOONS THE THING HAS AFTER MARVEL SUPERHEROES OR SOME SUCH DUMBASSERY

OK THEY CAN NAME ONE MOON AFTER MOON KNIGHT, I'LL ALLOW THAT

1992 UPPER DECK DAVE WINFIELD HOMERUN HEROES INSERT

I LOVE THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF UPPER DECK. IT'S CHEAP, THERE'S A CLEAR AESTHETIC GOING ON, THERE ARE FUN INEXPENSIVE INSERTS THAT ARE FAIRLY EASY TO FIND. THEN 1994 HAPPENED AND THE SET GOT DARK AND CORRUPTED WITH PARALLELS. 1992 IS THE LAST YEAR OF THAT WONDERFUL THIN PLASTICKY CARD STOCK THAT HAS MORE IN COMMON WITH GASOLINE THAN WOOD AND WHILE I ADORE THE 1993 SET I FEEL THE CARD STOCK CHANGE WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF THE FUN JUNK WAX ERA. WHILE MY FOCUS IS ABSOLUTELY ON PICKING UP 1993 INSERTS I DO ALWAYS KEEP MY EYE OUT FOR THIS SET. IN 1991 UPPER DECK INTRODUCED A SILVER SLUGGERS SET THAT LOOKED ALMOST IDENTICAL TO THIS ONE EXCEPT FOR A SILVER BAT. THE 1993 VERSION OF HOMERUN HEROES HAD AN EMBOSSED BAT FOR SOME REASON IN A SHOW OF WANTON EXCESS. I LIKE THIS SET THE BEST. SIMPLE DESIGN, GOLD BAT. PLUS DAVE WINFIELD IS AWESOME  AND ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLAYERS. I WOULD HAVE PICKED THIS CARD UP EVEN IF I WASN'T TRYING TO BUILD THE SET

1998-99 PANINI NHL HOCKEY STICKER CHRIS CHELIOS

FUCK THE NHL, FUCK HOCKEY, FUCK GARY BETTMAN, FUCK PUCKS, FUCK STICKS, FUCK SKATES, FUCK ICE

THERE I GOT THAT OUT OF MY SYSTEM. CHRIS CHELIOS IS THE BEST AND IS MAYBE THE LAST HOCKEY THING I ENJOY COLLECTING. I DON'T HAVE HIS CARDS IN A BINDER YET BUT I DO HAVE A SMALL BOX PUT ASIDE SEPARATE FROM THE GIANT PILE OF HOCKEY CARDS ABANDONED IN THE BASEMENT. WHILE I HAVE NO IDEA WHICH CHELIOS CARDS I HAVE OR DON'T HAVE I KNEW I HAD NEVER SEEN THIS PANINI STICKER BEFORE. IT'S A NEAT LOOKING DESIGN WHAT WITH THE BLUE BORDER AND SILVER NAME. FUN FACT - CHRIS RETIRED AS A THRASHER AS HE WAS CALLED UP FROM THE CHICAGO WOLVES AT THE END OF THE 2010 SEASON. WAIT - THRASHERS

AAAAAAAARRRRGGGGHHHHHHHHH

FUCK HOCKEY, FUCK WINNIPEG, FUCK THE ATLANTA SPIRIT GROUP, FUCK STEVE BELKIN, FUCK ARIZONA IN PARTICULAR FUCK GARY FUCKING BETTMAN!!!!!!!!!


2015 DONRUSS ICHIRO DONRUSS PREFERRED INSERT


ICHIRO FOR A DIME. THIS SHOULD BE ILLEGAL. I ALWAYS FIND A TON OF DONRUSS INSERTS IN DIME BOXES BECAUSE NO ONE GIVES A FLYING FRANKENSTEIN ABOUT NEW DONRUSS CARDS BUT THE PRODUCT ALWAYS COMES OUT IN THAT WEIRD LATE-WINTER PERIOD WHERE EVERYONE HAS ALREADY ENGORGED THEMSELVES ON TOPPS SERIES ONE AND THEY WANT TO OPEN NEW STUFF BUT THERE'S NOTHING ELSE BUT DONRUSS SO THEY BUY IT TO GET THEIR RIPPING FIX AND THEN COMPLETELY FORGET ABOUT IT BY APRIL WHEN THERE ARE A DOZEN OTHER NEW SHINY THINGS TO OPEN AND OBSESS OVER FOR A WEEK. THIS IS ANOTHER CARD I MIGHT ALREADY HAVE AS I PICKED UP A TON OF THESE OUT OF A DIME BOX BACK IN 2015. THEY'RE NOT GREAT CARDS TO BE HONEST. THEY ARE PLAIN FOIL BOARD WITHOUT THE ETCHING THAT MADE THE ORIGINAL 1998 SET LOOK DECENT. THEY ARE NOT VERY COLORFUL AND THE LITTLE BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO IN THE CORNER DOES NOT POP AT ALL. BUT--- ICHIRO. ALL ICHIRO CARDS ARE GOOD. EVEN THE SUPER DEPRESSING ONES WHERE HE'S IN A YANKEES UNI

TWO POSTS DOWN AND I HAVEN'T DELETED MY ENTIRE GOOGLE ACCOUNT YET, THAT'S A GOOD SIGN. THE NEXT BATCH OF 10 ARE SUPER INTERESTING, I REALLY HOPE I WRITE ABOUT THEM BEFORE NEXT MAY

*BUT MANCHESTER HAD TWO TEAMS?? WHAT BULLSHIT

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

OH GOD I FORGOT A TITLE - UHHH ONLINE DIME BOX CARDS PART ONE

OH HEY HERE I AM AGAIN. JUST DROPPED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH FOR FIVE MONTHS WHERE THE HELL WAS I ANYWAY

THE SAME PLACE EVERYONE ELSE WAS - COWERING IN MY HOME ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN WHILE TRYING TO AVOID THE PLAGUE, THE COMPLETE BREAKDOWN OF SOCIETY AND THE PROJECT 2020 BOOM AND BUST. ALMOST ALL MY COPING MECHANISMS HAVE VANISHED IN A PUFF OF SMOKE AND I'VE ALREADY BURNED THROUGH THREE NEW ROUTINES TO TRY TO DEAL WITH THIS SHIT AND NOTHING'S WORKED SO FAR SO FUCK IT, LET'S TRY BLOGGING AGAIN

ASSUMING THIS EVER EVEN GETS POSTED, I'M ALREADY FLAGGING AFTER MAYBE 100 WORDS* BUT THE CARDS ARE SCANNED SO HERE WE GO


IN THE DRAFT FOLDER IS A POST TENTATIVELY TITLED ' THE LAST CARD I WILL EVER BUY' BUT THAT'S GONE OUT THE WINDOW BECAUSE I BOUGHT MORE CARDS. IT COULD STILL WORK IF I ADD 'IN PERSON' BUT I DIGRESS. SO WHAT HAD HAPPENED IS FUJI DID A BLOG POST ABOUT AN ONLINE DIME BOX WEBSITE WHICH LOOKED SO GOOD THAT I DECIDED TO TRY IT OUT. ME AND SEVERAL DOZEN OTHERS APPARENTLY AS THE SITE GOT SLAMMED AFTER THAT POST. I HOPE FUJI GOT SOME NICE KICKBACKS FOR THE ADVERTISING. I FOUND A LOT OF CARDS I WANTED, BOUGHT THEM, AND EVERYTHING ARRIVED SAFELY AND REASONABLY QUICKLY. I'D DEFINITELY BUY AGAIN IF I HAD ANY MONEY, WHICH I DON'T.


I GOT EIGHTY CARDS FOR THIRTEEN BUCKS WHICH ARRIVED IN A BUBBLE MAILER ENCLOSED INSIDE A MEDIUM SIZED SNAP CASE AND A SMALL SIZED SNAP CASE HELD CLOSED BY TAPE. I SHALL NOT TELL YOU WHAT KIND OF TAPE BECAUSE THAT'S A WHOLE FUCKIN' CAN OF WORMS I DON'T WANNA GET INTO WITH THIS WEIRD COLLECTOR FANBASE. THE CASES ARE FINE AND THE CARDS ARE FINE. THE OUTSIDE CARDS IN EACH SNAP CASE ARE THESE PRO BOWL INSTANT WIN SCRATCH OFF CARDS WHICH MANY OF YOU SHOULD INSTANTLY RECOGNIZE. THIS HERE IS PURE CLASS AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. HERE'S THE FIRST TEN CARDS FROM THE FAT CASE

2014 TOPPS JASON HEYWARD BREAKING OUT INSERT


BOOOOOOOOOOM JASON HEYWARD. EVERYONE HATES HIM EXCEPT ME NOW THAT HE HAS A PILE OF MONEY AND A RING BECAUSE INSUFFICIENTLY LARGE NUMBERS ON FANGRAPHS. BUT FUCK ALL THAT, HE OCCUPIES MY 'FAVORITE PLAYER EVER' SLOT IN BETWEEN CHIPPER JONES AND RONALD ACUÑA JR  ON THE TIMELINE. THIS MEANS I CAN GET COOL INSERT CARDS OF JASON FOR ONE THIN DIME. REMEMBER WHEN THIS WEIRD HYPER COLOR SUPER BUSY UNCANNY VALLEY CARD STYLE MADE FOR SOME REALLY NEAT INSERTS AND THEN TOPPS CREATED THE FIRE BRAND AND IT SUDDENLY BECAME THE STYLE FOR REALLY UGLY BASE CARDS? APOLOGIES IF YOU ACTUALLY LIKE FIRE BUT IT'S A GARBAGE RETAIL EXCLUSIVE UNNECESSARY SET THAT'S UGLY AS HELL AND I'M SAYING THIS AS SOMEONE WHO LOVES 1995 FLEER.

FOR REASONS THAT WILL BE EXPLAINED EVENTUALLY YOU ARE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF RUNNING THEMES THROUGHOUT THESE POSTS AND JASON HEYWARD IS ONE OF THEM

1998 PANINI WORLD CUP STICKER THIERRY HENRY

STIIIIIIICKKKEEEERRRRRS! I SOMEHOW ENDED UP AN ARSENAL FAN THROUGH VIDEO GAMES, MEMES AND ARSENE SNATCHING MY FAVORITE PLAYER AWAY FROM REAL MADRID AND I HAVE NO REGRETS. I GOT TO SEE THEM WIN A BUNCH OF FA CUPS AND NOW I GET THE SCHADENFREUDE OF WATCHING THE ENTIRE ORGANIZATION COLLAPSE AFTER THE 'WENGER OUT' KNUCKLEHEADS GOT THEIR WAY. THIERRY HENRY WAS PLAYING FOR THE RED BULLS** WHEN I FIRST STARTED FOLLOWING FOOTBALL IN EARNEST BUT HE'LL ALWAYS BE AN ARSENAL LEGEND. AND WHO DOESN'T LOVE STICKERS. STICKY STICKY STICKY STICKERS. PRETTY SURE THIS IS A CANADIAN VERSION SINCE IT'S IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH ON THE BACK

2013 GOODWIN CHAMPIONS HUBBLE DEEP FIELD WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE INSERT

A LOT OF CARDS I BOUGHT WERE SPECIFICALLY FOR SETS OR PLAYER/TEAM COLLECTIONS I HAVE BUT OCCASIONALLY I PICKED UP SOME RANDOM STUFF THAT IS JUST HELLA COOL. I HAVE BEEN OBSESSED WITH THE HUBBLE DEEP FIELD EVER SINCE I FIRST SAW IT IN SOME FANCY COFFEE TABLE BOOK IN A MALL BOOKSTORE YEARS AGO. THE BOOK HAD A PICTURE OF THE SKY WITH A TINY LITTLE SQUARE OF BLACK OUTLINED WITH THE CAPTION THAT THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE FOCUSED ON THAT TINY BLACK SQUARE AND THEN YOU TURN THE PAGE AND THERE'S A TWO PAGE SPREAD OF GALAXIES FUCKIN EVERYWHERE AND MY TINY MIND WAS BLOWN AND TURNED TO MUSH AND I AUDIBLY SAID COOOOOOOOOOOL RIGHT OUT LOUD IN THE BOOKSTORE AND THEN I DIDN'T BUY THE BOOK SO I BOUGHT THE CARD INSTEAD


I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT THE PICTURE IS WAY COOLER IN LARGE GLOSSY BOOK FORMAT THAN IT IS ON A TINY TRADING CARD THAT IS APING SHITTY OLD PRINTING PROCESSES. THE FRONT LOOKS LIKE A STAR TREK CARD FROM THE 70S WITH THE ENTERPRISE AIRBRUSHED OUT AND THE ONE COLOR BACK IS VERY AUTHENTIC IN IT'S UNREADABILITY..IT'S STILL AN AMAZINGLY COOL CARD IN SPITE OF/BECAUSE OF ITS INCREDIBLE RETRONESS. I'M TRYING TO PUT EACH CARD AWAY IN THE PROPER BINDER AS I WRITE THIS POST BUT I DON'T REALLY HAVE A BINDER FOR THIS CARD. GUESS I'LL HAVE TO MAKE ONE


THIS HERE IS EITHER MY FAVORITE BIT OF THE HDF OR AN ARTIST'S INTERPRETATION OF WHAT MY FILTHY-ASS LAPTOP SCREEN LOOKS LIKE WHEN THE SCREEN GOES BLACK. YOU DECIDE WHICH

1988 TOPPS JOHN McNAMARA GLOSSY ALL-STAR INSERT

A FEW YEARS AGO I GOT ALL MY TOPPS GLOSSY RACK PACK ALL STAR CARDS TOGETHER AND PUT THEM IN A BINDER AND STARTED PUTTING SOME EFFORT INTO COMPLETING THE RUN. EVEN THOUGH I ONLY NEED A HANDFUL OF CARDS AND THESE CARDS ARE EXTREMELY NOT RARE I'VE HAD INCREDIBLY BAD LUCK FINDING THE ONES I NEED. IF I NEED A 1985 CAL RIPKEN, I FIND A HALF DOZEN 1986 CAL RIPKENS. IF I NEED A 1988 DARRYL STRAWBERRY, I FIND A PILE OF 1987 DARRYL STRAWBERRIES. IF A SELLER HAS A THOUSAND RACK PACKS FOR SALE I WILL FIND EXACTLY ZERO ALL-STARS I NEED ON THE FRONT OF THE PACKS. I WAS VERY HAPPY TO FIND ONE CARD I WAS MISSING, EVEN IF IT'S A MANAGER CARD. ALSO WHAT THE HECK IS UP WITH THE 1991 GLOSSY ALL-STAR SET? THESE THINGS ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND AND I HAVE TO ADMIT I HAVE NEVER EVEN SEEN A 1991 RACK PACK ANYWHERE. NOT THAT I COULD AFFORD A BOX ANYMORE WHAT WITH THE CRAZINESS IN THE MARKET.


1990 UPPER DECK CHRIS SABO


IT'S STORYTIME WITH UNCLE CARDJUNK. BACK AROUND 1991 OR SO THERE WAS A KID WHO LIVED NEXT DOOR TO MY BEST FRIEND AND HE FOUND OUT I COLLECTED BASEBALL CARDS SO HE OFFERED TO SELL ME A COMPLETE FACTORY SET OF 1990 UPPER DECK FOR 20 BUCKS. HE WAS A STEREOTYPICAL GENERIC ANNOYING ROTTEN CHILD AND REMINDED ME OF MYSELF AT THAT AGE SO I BOUGHT IT, ALSO MUCH LIKE MYSELF THE KID WAS A CHEATING LITTLE BASTARD AND WHEN LOOKED OVER THE SET I FOUND IT WAS MISSING LIKE 50 CARDS, MOSTLY STARS. AFTER MUCH CONSTERNATION I GOT HIM TO COUGH UP MOST OF THE MISSING CARDS (AMUSINGLY THE ONE HE GRIPED ABOUT THE MOST WAS RICKY JORDAN) BUT THERE WERE STILL A FEW CARDS MISSING. THANKFULLY ENOUGH 1990 UPPER DECK CARDS WERE PRINTED TO COMPLETELY BLOCK OUT THE SUN AND SMOTHER ALL LIFE ON THE PLANET IN CRUSHING DARKNESS SO IT WAS FAIRLY EASY TO FILL IN THE HOLES IN MY SET. EXCEPT FOR CHRIS SABO. EVERYONE FECKIN ADORED CHRIS SABO IN THE EARLY 90S BECAUSE HE LOOKED LIKE SPUDS MACKENZIE BUT THAT ADORATION EVAPORATED SOMETIME AROUND 1993 SO YOU WILL NOT FIND ANY CHRIS SABO BOXES OR BINDERS AT ANY CARD SHOP AND IF YOU ASK FOR 1990 UD COMMONS YOU'RE LIKELY TO GET LAUGHED OUT THE STORE OR OFFERED ONE OF THE THREE DOZEN FACTORY SETS ON SALE FOR 5 BUCKS EACH. SABO WAS THE LAST DAMN CARD I NEEDED FOR THAT SET FOR YEARS AND YEARS SO I GAVE UP AND GRABBED IT FOR A DIME

LITERALLY TWO DAYS BEFORE THIS PACKAGE ARRIVED I WAS LOOKING THROUGH A BOX OF JUNK RESCUED FROM THE GARAGE AND FOUND - YOU GUESSED IT - THE 1990 UPPER DECK CHRIS SABO I NEEDED TO COMPLETE MY SET FOR YEARS AND YEARS AND YEEEAAAARS

WELP, TIME TO BUILD A SECOND SET

2013 ALLEN & GINTER PERSIANS & PHOENICIANS CIVILIZATIONS OF AGES PAST INSERTS

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YOU'RE GONNA SEE A FUCKTON OF ALLEN & GINTER IN THESE POSTS AND THERE'S A SHITLOAD MORE I'M GONNA BUY ON MY NEXT SHOPPING SPREE SO GET USED TO IT. AFTER I COMPLETED MY GINTER BASE SETS I STARTED FOCUSING ON THE INSERTS AND NOW I'VE GOT A NICE CHUNK OF THE FULL SIZED NON-SPORT INSERT CARDS. THE 100 CARD BASEBALL INSERT AND MINI INSERT SETS, NOT SO MUCH BUT I'M TRYING. THESE TWO CARDS COMPLETE MY CIVILIZATIONS OF AGES PAST SET AND I THINK I HAVE COMPLETED ALL OF THE 2013 INSERTS BUT THERE'S ONE GAP IN THE BINDER AND I NEED TO MAKE SURE THERE'S NOT A CARD THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE IN THERE. IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED I WILL SCAN ALL THE 2013 SETS FOR YOU AND POST THEM BUT I'M NOT DOING IT NOW BECAUSE I AM FINALLY MAKING PROGRESS ON WRITING THIS POST FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO WEEKS AND IF I GO THOUGH THE RIGMAROLE OF CONNECTING MY SHITTY HP SCANNER TO MY LAPTOP IT WILL COMPLETELY HALT ALL PROGRESS AND YOU WILL NEVER SEE THIS

2013 BOWMAN PLATINUM JASON HEYWARD


SO HERE'S THE THING ABOUT THIS CARD. MY JASON HEYWARD HAVE LIST IS WOEFULLY OUT OF DATE SO WHEN I WAS LOOKING FOR HEYWARD CARDS TO BUY I PULLED OUT MY HEYWARD BINDER AND LOOKED THROUGH IT TO SEE IF I NEEDED ANY OF THE HEYWARD CARDS THEY HAD FOR SALE. FOR SOME REASON I THOUGHT I BOUGHT A 2012 BOWMAN PLATINUM CARD OF HEYWARD BUT I RECEIVED A 2013 BOWMAN PLATINUM CARD OF HEYWARD AND WHEN I GOT IT I WAS LIKE, AW MAN, THIS IS A 2011 BOWMAN PLATINUM CARD OF HEYWARD AND I HAVE IT ALREADY AND NOW THAT I'M PUTTING IT INTO THE BINDER IT LOOKS NOTHING LIKE A 2011 BOWMAN PLATINUM CARD AND IT EVEN SAYS 2013 ON THE BACK BUT IT'S ALL GOOD BECAUSE I ALSO NEED THE 2013 BOWMAN PLATINUM HEYWARD AS WELL AND WHEN I TRIED TO PUT THE CARD IN THE BINDER I FOUND OUT THAT THE 2013 PAGES ARE ALL FULL AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE THERE ARE ANY EMPTY PAGES SO I JUST PUT THE CARD IN A 2012 PAGE WHICH IS SURE TO CAUSE MANY MORE PROBLEMS DOWN THE ROAD.  . 

THIS IS MY WAY OF TELLING YOU ALL THAT AS A COLLECTOR I AM A COMPLETE DISASTER

WHICH YOU ALL KNEW ALREADY

2018-19 HOOPS JOHN COLLINS YELLOW PARALLEL


LOVE LOVE LOVE JOHN COLLINS. HE IS GOING TO BE THE HAWKS STAR I CAN STILL AFFORD CARDS OF WHEN TRAE GOES OFF WHEN THE PLAGUE IS OVER AND WINS FOUR MVPS IN A ROW AND A BUNCH OF TITLES. PARALLEL CARDS ARE STOOPID WHEN YOU'RE BUILDING SETS BUT I AM NOT BUILDING A HOOPS SET I AM HOARDING HAWKS CARDS SO FINDING A YELLOW CARD IS A-OK WITH ME. MY CURRENT ROSTER HAWKS BINDER IS A WORK IN PROGRESS WHICH IS A EUPHEMISM FOR 'DOESN'T EXIST' BECAUSE LIKE I SAID I DON'T KNOW IF I HAVE ANY EMPTY PLASTIC SHEETS ANYWHERE SO JOHN WILL GO INTO MY HAWKS BOX WHICH IS UNFORTUNATELY BEHIND A VERY LARGE PILE OF OTHER BOXES RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I'M REORGANIZING AROUND THE HOUSE SO JOHN WILL LIVE IN A PILE OF RANDOM CARDS PRECARIOUSLY PILED ON MY DESK FOR A WHILE

2010 TOPPS ANDRE ETHIER YO MOMMA INSERT

OH WOW, LAST CARD FOR THE POST! ONCE I FINISH WRITING ABOUT THIS ONE AND READ THE POST SIX TIMES AND STILL MISS A SUPER EMBARRASSING TYPO I CAN GET MY ASS OUT OF THIS CHAIR AND GO DO OTHER STUFF FINALLY. HERE WE HAVE A 2005 TOPPS ANDRE ETHIER ROOKIE CARD - OOPS I MEAN FIRST YEAR CARD - AND IT'S A SUPER RARE VARIATION WITH SILVER FOIL INSTEAD OF GOLD. IT'S EASILY WORTH FIVE BILLION DOLLARS IN TODAY'S VOLATILE ERROR MARKET. OH WAIT, NO IT ISN'T, IT'S A...



YO MOMMA CARD

EVERYONE'S MOTHER THREW THIS CARD OUT IN THE TRASH BECAUSE OF ALL THE PAPER DRIVES FOR THE WAR EFFORT AND - WELL NO. NO ONE THREW THIS CARD OUT EXCEPT FOR THE VERY EARLY PROTO-GROUP-BREAKERS WHO RIPPED A BOX OF CARDS AND THREW IT ALL IN THE TRASH EXCEPT FOR THE ONE RARE INSERT OR RELIC CARD THEY PULLED. OK MAYBE SOME DODGER FANS THREW IT OUT WHEN ANDRE WAS GETTING PAID 18 MILLION FOR BARELY PLAYING AND IT WAS A DAMN ATHLETICS CARD ANYWAY SO WHO NEEDS IT, BUT THAT'S ABOUT IT. ANDRE ETHIER WAS A BIG ENOUGH DEAL BACK IN 2010 TO GET HIS ROOKIE CARD IN THE THIRD SERIES OF REPRINTED GARBAGE CARDS, BUT NOWADAYS THE INSERT AND PROBABLY THE ACTUAL ROOKIE CARD SELLS FOR 10 CENTS. I WENT BUGSHIT CRAZY OVER THIS SET BACK IN THE DAY THOUGH AND HAVE A HUGE AMOUNT OF THE SET AND I'M GONNA WARN YA THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF THESE CARDS SPRINKLED THROUGH THE REST OF THESE POSTS ASSUMING THEY GET WRITTEN

I HAVEN'T PUT THIS CARD IN THE BINDER YET BECAUSE I NEED TO FIND THE BINDER. I THINK IT MAY BE IN THE BIG PILE OF STUFF BLOCKING MY HAWKS BOX

UPDATE: IN BETWEEN WRITING THE POST AND 'EDITING' (lol) THE POST I FOUND THE BINDER AND ANDRE IS NOW SNUGLY TUCKED IN BETWEEN JUSTIN VERLANDER AND UUUUH NO ONE BECAUSE IT'S NOT IN THE CENTER POCKET OF THE SHEET. ALSO THIS CARD IS ACTUALLY IN THE SECOND SERIES OF DUMPSTER CARDS BEHIND ONLY THE RYAN HOWARD/COLE HAMELS DUAL ROOKIE PROSPECT REPRINT CARD FROM SERIES ONE

NOW FOR A TREAT! LET'S SCRATCH OFF THE INSTANT WIN CARD AND SEE IF I GET TO GO TO HAWAII ASSUMING THEY LET ME IN SINCE I LIVE IN A STATE THAT IS BEING RAVAGED BY COVID RIGHT NOW

INCOMPLETE PASS TRY AGAIN. SHOULDA RAN THE BALL LIKE THE FALCONS IN SUPER BOWL LI. LUCKILY I HAVE THREE MORE CHANCES, ASSUMING THOSE POSTS EVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY

I HAVE ENOUGH CARDS SCANNED FOR TWO MORE POSTS AND THEY'RE ACTUALLY PRETTY INTERESTING CARDS SO I MIGHT EVEN BE MOTIVATED TO WRITE THEM IF I GET ENOUGH COFFEE OR BOURBON OR BOTH IN ME SO UNTIL NEXT TIME,

AND WEAR YOUR GODDAMN MASKS YOU FILTHY ANIMALS


OH POOPS ALMOST FORGOT TO PLUG THE STORE AGAIN

BASEBALLCARDSTORE.CA

GO BUY SOME CARDS FROM THEM BUT NOT THE ONES I WANT

*THE WHOLE SHEBANG CAME SCREECHING TO A HALT WHEN THIS POPPED UP IN MY YOUTUBE RECOMMENDATIONS BUT I SOMEHOW PERSEVERED



** EVERYONE HATES THE RED BULLS

*** CARDS PUT AWAY IN BINDERS AT THE TIME THIS WAS POSTED: 7/10

Thursday, January 23, 2020

TRAE YOUNG ALL-STAR STARTER

YEAAAAAH TRAE YOUNG'S AN ALL-STAR
HERE'S MY ENTIRE TRAE YOUNG COLLECTION



I'LL GET SOME MORE ONE I SELL A KIDNEY OR SOMETHING

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

2019 PROCRASTINATION POST - FREE WILLIE

Y'ALL GONNA BE MAD AT ME FOR HOLDING OUT SO LONG WITH THIS ONE

ALSO HOLY FUCKING SHIT THIS GODDAMN ROTTEN YEAR JIMINY CHRISTMAS

I AM A TWITTER ADDICT BUT I MOSTLY USE IT TO BULLSHIT ABOUT NONSENSE, RETWEET SHITPOSTS AND KEEP UP WITH SOME NEWS SO I CAN MAINTAIN A CONSTANT LEVEL OF ANXIETY AND EXISTENTIAL DREAD AT ALL TIMES. THERE ARE MANY OTHER USES FOR TWITTER SUCH AS PROMOTING YOUR WORK, OFFERING UP STUFF FOR SALE, UNDERMINING DEMOCRACY AND PROMOTING FASCISM, AND RETWEETING EVERY SINGLE CONTEST OFFER ON TWITTER IN AN ATTEMPT TO MOOCH FREE SHIT. I AM ALL FOR MOOCHING BUT I USUALLY DON'T ENTER TWITTER CONTESTS UNLESS IT'S JUST A SIMPLE FOLLOW/RETWEET AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT I WOULD HONESTLY REALLY REALLY WANT. YOU'D BE SURPRISED THE HOOPS SOME PEOPLE WANT YOU TO JUMP THROUGH. LIKE, RETWEET, FOLLOW THIS ACCOUNT, FOLLOW ANOTHER ACCOUNT, CLICK ON THIS LINK, COMMENT ON MY PINNED POST, REGISTER AS A LIBERTARIAN FOR THE UPCOMING PRIMARIES, NO DON'T VOTE FOR VERMIN SUPREME WHAT ARE YOU DOING, BEAT DARK SOULS USING A GUITAR HERO CONTROLLER, QUOTE TWEET WITH YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER YOUR MOTHER'S FIRST PET AND YOUR CAT'S FAVORITE SPICE GIRL, EAT SOME VEGETABLES, GET YOUR LIFE TOGETHER FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. AIN'T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT. THIS BEING SAID I ENTERED A CONTEST THAT WAS A SIMPLE RETWEET FOR SOMETHING I LIKED A LOT

1956 TOPPS WILLIE MAYS BVG 10
I WON A MAJOR AWARD! GOT THIS PERFECT WILLIE MAYS CARD FROM A CONTEST @card_mosaics HELD ON TWITTER. BEN IS AN ARTIST WHO CREATES MOSAICS FROM CUT UP BASEBALL CARDS. HIS ARTWORK IS VERY IMPRESSIVE ESPECIALLY TO ME SINCE I'VE NEVER REALLY BEEN ABLE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE MOSAICS. I'LL STICK TO MY SCRIBBLY SKETCHING, THANKS.

IT WAS POSSIBLE TO WIN WILLIE, ERNIE BANKS AND ROY CAMPANELLA. I ALREADY HAD ERNIE BUT HEY, LET'S COLLECT TWO! SO IF I WON ANYTHING IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL. MAYS IS GREAT BECAUSE HIS CARDS ARE EXPENSIVE AS FUUUUUUUU AND I PASSED ON HIS 56 CARD AT A SHOW YEARS AGO AND KINDA SORTA REGRETTED IT. ONLY KINDA SORTA BECAUSE IT WAS 25 BUCKS AND I'M PRETTY SURE I DIDN'T HAVE MUCH MORE CASH THAN THAT ON ME AT THE TIME. I'VE GOT A PRETTY DAMN GREAT COLLECTION OF CARDS I WAS OFFERED AT A SHOW WHEN I WAS A BROKE ASS BITCH WITH NO MONEY

I THINK THIS CARD MIGHT HAVE HAD A TEAR AT SOME POINT BUT REALLY YOU CAN HARDLY TELL. IT'S AMAZING AND A LITTLE SCARY WHAT TRADING CARD DOCTORS CAN DO NOWADAYS TO HIDE DAMAGE ON CARDS AND GET THAT HIGHER GRADE. NOT THAT I WOULD EVER GET THIS CARD GRADED OF COURSE, I AM AN HONEST COLLECTOR THAT WOULD NEVER TRY TO DECEIVE MY FELLOW HOBBYISTS JUST TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK. BESIDES IF IT WAS GRADED IT WOULDN'T FIT INTO THE BINDER. LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE JOY OF A COMPL- UM, MOSTLY COMPLETE- ER, JOY OF A... PAGE. OF CARDS


SO YEAH. HALFWAY COMPLETED PAGE AND I'M PRETTY SURE ROSELLI AND LOGAN ARE PHOTOCOPIES FROM MY TEAM SET. STILL! HALFWAY THERE! THAT'S NOT TOO BA- OH WAIT. THE CARD NEXT TO JOHNNY LOGAN IS MICKEY MANTLE. OH WELL, FUCK THIS PAGE. I'LL GO DIGGING FOR A REPRINT.

 INCLUDED WITH THE CARD WERE A COUPLE GOODIES. FIRST IS A HONUS BONUS

HERE'S A NEAT VINYL STICKER OF THE T-206 HONUS WAGNER. AS A FAN OF ELDRITCH HORROR SEEING A FACE MADE OUT OF LITTLE FACES IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY. I'M GUESSING THE BACKGROUND IS '87 DONRUSS, NOT SURE ABOUT THE BORDER THOUGH. THIS KINDA STUFF FASCINATES ME, HOW THE HECK DO YOU PICTURE ALL THIS IN YOUR MIND BEFORE YOU START HACKING AWAY AT CARDS WITH SOME SCISSORS. THE STICKER IS ABOUT THE SIZE OF AN INDEX CARD AND IS HELLA STURDY. IT WILL  PROBABLY NEVER GET STUCK ON ANYTHING THOUGH BECAUSE I'M WEIRD ABOUT REALLY COOL STICKERS
ALSO INCLUDED WAS A BUSINESS CARD. PATRICK BATEMAN WOULD - WELL, HE'D PROBABLY HATE IT. BUT THAT GUY'S A DICK. I'M OBSESSED THOUGH. ARE THOSE STARS HAND CUT? TAKEN FROM ACTUAL '52 CARDS? HOW THE HELL WAS THE SIGNATURE DONE? THAT LOGO? SO MANY QUESTIONS. I DIDN'T SCAN THE BACK BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW IF THEY WANT THEIR PHONE NUMBERS PLASTERED ON THE INTERNET BY SOME WEIRDO. DAT FONT THO. THE SUBTLE OFF-WHITE. THIS THING'S ALREADY IN A TOP LOADER

BEN'S WEBSITE IS  www.sportscardmosaics.com GO CHECK IT OUT

BONUS 2019 IN REVIEW CONTENT!!!

BEST MUSIC OF 2019

SO THE THING WITH ME AND MUSIC IS THAT I LISTEN TO A LOT OF IT BUT IT ALL JUST FLOWS THROUGH ME AND I CAN NEVER REMEMBER MY FAVORITES AT THE DROP OF A HAT ANYMORE. IS THERE A YOUTUBE FEATURE THAT TELLS YOU WHAT SONG YOU PUT ON A LOOP FOR THE LONGEST? PROBABLY KOMM SUSSER TOD. NOW THAT I DON'T HAVE AN HOURS LONG COMMUTE MOST OF MY MUSIC LISTENING IS LISTENING ONLINE OR PUTTING ALL MY RIPPED MP3S ON RANDOM. I CAN TELL YOU MY MAIN LISTENING FOCUS THIS YEAR WAS FUTURE FUNK/CITY POP/VAPORWAVE MIXES*, METAL - ESPECIALLY ANYTHING REFERENCING WITCHES OR WIZARDS IN THE TITLE AND OLD-ASS JAZZ/FUNK/R&B**. THIS STUFF WAS USUALLY THE SOUNDTRACK WHILE I PLAYED VIDEO GAMES. AS FOR NEW STUFF, I DID MANAGE TO FIND A COUPLE OF GEMS THIS YEAR

BEST ALBUM: MASTER BOOT RECORD - INTERNET PROTOCOL



GOTHIC CHIPTUNE CLASSICAL METAL

HOLY FUCKING SHIT

THIS POPPED UP RANDOMLY IN MY YOUTUBE RECOMMENDATIONS. I TRIED IT OUT AND DAAAAYUM IT'S GOOD. VERY GOOD FOCUSING MUSIC. MBR IS VERY PROLIFIC, GO CHECK OUT THE BANDCAMP AND ALSO KEYGEN CHURCH FOR MORE EPICNESS

BEST SONG: NATE MERCEREAU - RIGHTEOUS ENERGY



MY FAVORITE LOCAL RADIO STATION IS ALBUM 88 BUT IT'S HARD TO LISTEN TO BECAUSE NPR GOBBLED IT UP AND EXILED THE MUSIC TO THE ALTERNATE HD STATION FROM LIKE 7AM-7PM. I GOT NO HD RADIOS SO I HAVE TO LISTEN ONLINE OR AFTER HOURS. VERY OFTEN I'M LISTENING ALONG WHILE DOING SOMETHING ELSE AND A SONG WORMS ITS WAY INTO MY SOUL WHILE I'M NOT LOOKING. THIS HAPPENS TO ME A LOT, THERE WAS A SONG FROM ABOUT 2006-07 THAT I ADORED BUT I NEVER FOUND OUT THE TITLE OR BAND NAME AND THE ONLY LYRIC I COULD REMEMBER WAS 'THE OWL GOES HOO-HOO-HOO-HOO' WHICH IS UNGOOGLEABLE. THIS SONG DID EXACTLY THAT AND I COULD NEVER FIGURE OUT THE TITLE AND IT'S AN INSTRUMENTAL SO AIN'T NO DAMN LYRICS TO LOOK UP. I KNOW, USE THE SHAZAM APP, MY OLD-ASS PHONE CAN BARELY MAKE CALLS. I FINALLY FOUND A WEBSITE THAT HAD THE PLAYLIST.  PROBLEM WAS IT IDENTIFIED THE SONG AS JOY TECHNIQUES. I LISTENED TO THE WHOLE DAMN ALBUM (WHICH IS VERY GOOD), FOUND THE SONG AND NOW I LOVE IT. THE FUTURE IS AWESOME, IF A LITTLE COMPLICATED

HONORABLE MENTION: LISEL - ANGELS ON THE SLOPE. THIS IS ALSO GETTING HEAVY PLAY ON ALBUM 88 AND I DIG SEVERAL SONGS ON THIS ALBUM

*ANYTHING WITH LOOPING ANIME GIFS FOR THE VIDEO IS EXTREMELY MY JAM
**WITH A BIG FOCUS ON SONGS THAT WERE HEAVILY SAMPLED BY HIP-HOP HITS