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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

CLEANING UP ONLINE DIME BOX CARD PURCHASES 2/4

 MY EDIT BUTTON DISAPPEARED AGAIN SO MY WANTLISTS ARE TRAPPED IN AMBER AND I AM SAD. I'VE ALREADY GOT THE SITE UP THOUGH SO HAVE MOARER DIME CARDS

2016 ALLEN & GINTER NATURAL WONDERS AMAZON RAINFOREST


I THINK I'VE ALREADY WIPED OUT ALL THE GINTER CARDS I NEED ON THAT SITE. THERE WERE SOME 2020 CARDS ON THERE FOR ABOUT 18 MINUTES BUT I WAS NOT FAST ENOUGH


THE MISERABLE PART OF ME WONDERS IF THE FOREST ON THE FRONT HAS ALREADY BEEN BURNED DOWN SO CATTLE CAN GRAZE THERE FOR EXACTLY ONE YEAR BEFORE THE FIELD IS ABANDONED

2016 ALLEN & GINTER MASCOTS IN THE WILD MOOSE, ELEPHANT, TIGER

CAN I JUST SAY THAT BLOGGER HAS NOT ONLY EATEN THE PICTURE OF THE BACK OF THE ELEPHANT CARD BUT NOW IT REFUSES TO CENTER ALIGN THIS TEXT. PRETTY SURE GOOGLE IS SABOTAGING THE SITE SO THEY CAN DUMP IT WITHOUT TOO MUCH FUSS 


CAN'T GET ANY SQUIRREL CARDS FROM TOPPS BUT I GOT SEVERAL MOOSES

MEESES

WHATEVER. THE ONLY TEAM I KNOW WITH A MOOSE MASCOT IS A HOCKEY TEAM, I GUESS THIS IS SEATTLE'S MASCOT. THERE SHOULD BE MORE TEAMS CALLING THEM SELVES MOOSE. THOSE ARE BIG SCARY ANIMALS


NO TEAMS CALLED THE ELEPHANTS EITHER WHICH IS RIDICULOUS. ARMIES TOOK ELEPHANTS INTO WAR BACK IN THE OLDEN DAYS FOR FARTS SAKE. BIG ASS MONSTERS WITH GIANT TUSKS AND A NIMBLE SNOOT THAT COULD SMACK YOU SILLY. CARNIVORE BIAS IN TEAM MASCOTS IS DUMB. THE MEANEST ASSHOLE ANIMAL ON THE PLANET IS THE HIPPOPOTAMUS. THOSE FUCKS WILL CHOMP YOUR HEAD OFF IN ONE BITE, STOMP YOUR GUTS OUT AND THEN SHIT ALL OVER YOUR CORPSE JUST BECAUSE THEY'RE BORED. BUT IF YOU NAMED A TEAM THAT EVERYONE WOULD LAUGH, IT'S DISRESPECTFUL


EVERY DAMN LEAGUE HAS A BIG CAT MASCOT THOUGH BECAUSE BIG ASS CATS ARE COOL AS HELL. THE POOR TIGER HAS BEEN HORRIBLY ABUSED BY ROTTEN HUMANS. HUNTED TO NEAR EXTINCTION BY DUMBASSES AND THEN ASSOCIATED FOREVER WITH OTHER DUMBASSES TRYING TO EXPLOIT THE ONES LEFT THANKS TO A NETFLIX SHOW. TIGERS CAN'T CATCH A BREAK. I WILL REFRAIN FROM MAKING FUN OF THE ACTUAL BASEBALL TEAM BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN TO THE WORLD SERIES TWICE THIS CENTURY WHILE MY TEAM HAS NOT

2019 HERITAGE JASON HEYWARD


YAY HEY
I GOTTA SAY BACK TEN YEARS AGO OR SO I WAS NOT EXPECTING 2019 HERITAGE TO LOOK SO GOOD BUT IT DOES. TOO BAD THEY UPPED THE NUMBER OF SHORTPRINTS AND PUT ALL THE GOOD STARS AND ROOKIES IN THE SHORTPRINTS AND ADDED A BUNCH OF VARIATION GARBAGE AND THE PRICES ARE ALL JACKED UP AND I GENERALLY JUST HATE THE SET NOW AND WOULD RATHER HAVE ORIGINAL 1970 CARDS AT THIS POINT FOR A FRACTION OF THE COST. JASON LOOKS GOOD THO


NOT TO MENTION THAT TOPPS KEEPS FUCKING WITH HERITAGE HIGH NUMBERS AND NOW IT'S BACK TO BEING ONLINE ONLY OR HOBBY ONLY OR WHATEVER THE FUCK AND THEY BOTCHED THE CARD STOCK AND REGULAR HERITAGE PACKS ARE FLOODING BIG LOTS NOW. GOD I'M AFRAID OF HOW BADLY THEY'RE GOING TO BUTCHER 1972 HERITAGE

2014 GOLDEN AGE ARTIS GILMORE


MORE GOLDEN AGE ALTHOUGH THIS ONE WAS BOUGHT BEFORE THE GROUP I POSTED A LITTLE WHILE BACK. ARTIS GILMORE IS MY FAVORITE PLAYER NEVER TO WEAR A HAWKS UNIFORM AND WILL BE UNTIL I CROAK. I HAD A POSTER OF ARTIS WHEN I WAS A KID WHERE HE WAS RUINING STEVE HAWES' LIFE AND I'M NOT SURE WHAT HAPPENED TO IT AND THERE ARE NO GOOD PICTURES OF IT ONLINE AND I DESPERATELY WISH I COULD JUST STARE AT THAT POSTER FOR A HOUR ONE MORE TIME IN MY LIFE, IT WAS SUCH A GOOD DAMN POSTER


ONE OF THESE DAYS, MAYBE MANY DECADES FROM NOW, I'M GOING TO HAVE SOME CASH TO BURN AND THE FIRST THING I'M GETTING IS A KENTUCKY COLONELS T-SHIRT. 1975 ABA CHAMPS, MOTHERFUCKERS. AND WHY THE HELL DID IT TAKE UNTIL 2011 FOR GILMORE TO GET IN THE HALL OF FAME. HALLS OFS FAMES ARE BULLSHITS

1991 PRO SET YO! MTV RAPS PUBLIC ENEMY, CHUCK D.


WHEN I SAW THERE WERE YO! MTV RAPS CARDS I IMMEDIATELY LOOKED FOR PUBLIC ENEMY AND BEASTIE BOYS. I WAS TOO SLOW ON THE BEASTIES BUT PUBLIC ENEMY WAS MY FIRST CHOICE SO I'M HAPPY TO HAVE IT. I CAUGHT A LOT OF SHIT IN HIGH SCHOOL FOR LIKING PE AND SPIKE LEE MOVIES BUT I HAD MY FUN AND THOSE THINGS ARE STILL WAY COOLER THAN WHATEVER BON JOVI BULLSHIT THOSE IDIOTS WERE LISTENING TO ANYWAY


I HAD FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET ON VINYL BUT IT GOT TRASHED AT A PARTY AND LATER DISAPPEARED SOMEHOW. I DIDN'T MEAN FOR THIS POST TO HAVE A 'BELOVED ARTIFACTS FROM MY YOUTH NOW LOST FOREVER' THEME BUT HERE WE ARE. I ENDED UP WITH ALL THE ALBUMS ON CD EXCEPT FOR IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK WHICH IS ON CASSETTE. THIS WAS A POOR CHOICE AT THE TIME BUT IS A PRETTY COOL THING TO HAVE NOW


CHUCK D. IS THE BEST. WE NEED MORE CHUCK D.S NOWADAYS


2020 THREW US ALL A HECKUVA KNUCKLEBALL LIKE PHIL'S

TOPPS SET I FORGOT THE HAME OF HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME JOHNNY CASH


SPEAKING OF WE NEED MORE OF, JOHNNY CASH. I WITH I KNEW WHAT THE FUCK OUTLAW COUNTRY WAS IN MY YOUTH AND DIDN'T JUST MOOSH ALL COUNTRY TOGETHER WITH THAT WHITEBREAD POP NASHVILLE SHIT. MISSED OTUON SOME GOOD LISTENING BUT MAYBE I CAN APPRECIATE IT MORE NOW. I LITERALLY CANNOT REMEMBER THE NAME OF THIS TOPPS NON-SPORT PRODUCT AT ALL BUT I DO KNOW THAT PEOPLE RIPPED THE SHIT OUT OF IT CHASING AUTOGRAPHS OR SOMETHING AND ALL THE INSERTS GOT DUMPED INTO SLOPBUCKETS FOR ME TO FEAST ON. I KNOW I GOT THE VINCENT PRICE VERSION OF THIS CARD FROM A DIME BOX AND THE ENTIRETY OF THAT GOOFY MUSTACHE INSERT SET OUT OF A FIVE DOLLAR JUNK BOX. CELEBRITY SETS ARE THE BEST 

1997-98 TOPPS FINEST DOMINIQUE WILKINS


DUE TO BAD TRADING CARD TIMING AT ONE POINT THERE WERE WAY MORE FINEST CARDS OF DOMINIQUE IN CELTICS AND SPURS UNIS THAN THERE WERE HAWKS FINEST CARDS. THANKFULLY IN THE LATE 00S TOPPS STARTED PUTTING LEGENDS CARDS IN EVERY PRODUCT SO BALANCE WAS RESTORED. I DON'T MIND NIQUE IN A SPURS UNI BECAUSE I ALWAYS LIKED THE SPURS. SEE: ARTIS GILMORE A FEW CARDS UP. IN RETROSPECT WILKINS ON THE SPURS WAS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO ABANDON THE HAWKS AND BECOME A SAN ANTONIO FAN SINCE I ALREADY LIKED DAVID ROBINSON. MISSED OPPORTUNITY RIGHT THERE. OH WELL LOYAL TO MY TEAMS TO A FAULT. EXCEPT THE FALCONS, FUCK THOSE GUYS AND THE ENTIRE LEAGUE 28-3 FUCK YOU ALL TO HELL. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE NIQUE THOUGH

FOR ALL OF YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THAT UGLY PROTECTIVE COATING COVERING UP POOR NIQUE'S FACE I ASSURE YOU THAT SHIT HAS BEEN PEELED OFF AND THE CARD PLACED LOVINGLY IN A BINDER. REMEMBER KIDS: FREE THAT FINEST

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

CLEANING UP ONLINE DIME BOX CARD PURCHASES 1/4

SO MY NEXT COMC PICKUP FEATURES A GIANT ANGRY OUT OF CONTROL MONSTER WRECKING A CITY AND THAT SEEMS A BIT TOO ON THE NOSE TO POST AT THE MOMENT SO I WILL SHIFT GEARS AND DO SOME MORE BASEBALLCARDSTORECA POSTS. I JUST BOUGHT ANOTHER BATCH INCLUDING A COUPLE OF THE 15 RANDOM CARDS FOR A BUCK PACKS THEY HAVE NOW SO MAYBE I CAN BURN THROUGH ALL THESE CARDS BEFORE THE NEW PACKAGE ARRIVES


MOAR POINTS! I'LL SAVE UP ENOUGH FOR THE ZUBAZ ASSLESS CHAPS IN NO TIME 


SPEAKING OF SAVING UP. A MINI CARD GOT MISPLACED SO I GOT A REFUND. THIS IS COMPLETELY UNDERSTANDABLE, THOSE MINIS GET LOST EASY. THIS WOULD INFURIATE MANY PEOPLE BUT I AM UTTERLY DELIGHTED. TAPING A DIME TO AN INDEX CARD IS THE TYPE OF PERSONAL SERVICE WE NO LONGER GET IN ONLINE TRANSACTIONS. I AM GOING TO SAVE THIS DIME JUST LIKE DANNY DEVITO'S CHARACTER IN THROW MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN SAVED ALL THE CHANGE HE GOT WHEN GOING ON OUTINGS WITH HIS FATHER


MOAR MESUT OZIL CARDS FOR ME. MESUT'S TIME AT ARSENAL IS QUICKLY COMING TO AN END, BUT WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE ALL THOSE FA CUP TITLES. MESUT HAS EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN PLAYING A FENERBAHCE OR IN THE US SO MY DREAM OF HIM COMING TO PLAY AT ATLANTA UNITED IS STILL ALIVE. IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN, UNITED'S M.O. IS TO SNAG PROMISING YOUNG PLAYERS FROM SOUTH AMERICA IN HOPES THEY CAN SELL THEM TO EUROPE FOR A PROFIT AFTER A YEAR OR TWO BUT I WILL CONTINUE TO DREAM UNTIL D.C. UNITED SIGNS HIM AND I CRY FOREVER


HERE'S TWO SHINY CHROMEY CARDS OF MESUT ON THE GERMAN NATIONAL TEAM. FUN FACT: HERE IS THE BREAKDOWN OF TOTAL CARDS BOUGHT IN MY UPCOMING 10cCA PACKAGE:

BASEBALL: 44
BASKETBALL: 50
AMERICAN FOOTBALL: 9
NON-SPORTS:57
PROPER FOOTBALL: 0

THERE ARE MULTIPLE REASONS FOR THIS BUT IT MAINLY COMES DOWN TO 3 THINGS: HARDLY ANY MLS CARDS AND ZERO ATLANTA UNITED. THE ONLY SEARCH RESULTS FOR ARSENAL ARE FOR STAR TREK AND PUNISHER CARDS. I'VE ALREADY WIPED OUT THE OZIL CARDS. AT SOME POINT I MAY PULL UP AN ARSENAL ROSTER LIST FROM 1990-2020 AND DO A SEARCH ON EVERY PLAYER BUT THAT DAY IS NOT TODAY


ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS, EXCEPT EUROPA. ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE

JOKE'S ON YOU LOOMING MONOLITH, I GOT EUROPA

AND UM, ANOTHER EUROPA

THAT WAS ALREADY IN THE BINDER

DOUBLE EUROPA, FUCK YOU MONOLITH



BEHOLD: THE EXACT MOMENT TOPPS FLAGSHIP TURNED TO THE DARK SIDE. CARDINALS. BLECCH

ON THE OTHER HAND IT'S A HEYWARD CARD THAT WAS NOT IN MY BINDER BUT IS NOW IN MY BINDER. YAY CARDS

DOING THE POINTS SCRATCH OFF CARD NOW BECAUSE I HAD A BACK IMAGE FOR ONE OF THE OZIL CARDS AND I TRIED TO DRAG IT TO WHERE IT WAS SUPPOSED TO GO AND BLOGGER STRAIGHT UP ATE THE DAMN THING. I'M NOT SACRIFICING ANYMORE IMAGES TO THIS DEMONIC WEBSITE. NOW WHERE'S MY COIN


EXTRA POINT! 39,999 MORE OF THESE AND I CAN AFFORD THE PRO LINE BRANDED NIPPLE CLAMPS. HOORAY!


BELA LUGOSI!!!!
AND SOME OTHER GUY. OK OK ALAN LADD WAS IN SOME GOOD NOIRS AND WESTERNS BUT WHO GIVES A SHIT THIS BLOG STANS LUGOSI. THIS CARD IS FROM THE 2015 PANINI AMERICANA SET THAT I ACCIDENTALLY COLLECTED BECAUSE FULL HOBBY PACKS ENDED UP AT DOLLAR TREE FOR A BUCK A PIECE A FEW YEARS BACK. THERE ARE A FEW BELA CARDS FROM THAT SET, ALL INSERTS UNFORTUNATELY, BUT I MANAGED TO PULL ANOTHER VARIATION ON THIS CARD WITH BELA AND AN ACTRESS AND THAT MADE ME UNREASONABLY HAPPY. THIS CARD SQUASHED LUGOSI AND LADD TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY BOTH APPEARED IN THE 1941 FILM THE BLACK CAT. I DON'T RECALL EVER SEEING IT AND THE SUMMARIZATION OF THE PLOT ONLINE MOSTLY CONSISTS OF 'YET ANOTHER SPOOKY OLD HOUSE FILM' SO MAYBE I SHOULD CHECK THIS OUT. WAIT, IT ALSO HAS BASIL RATHBONE? SIGN ME THE FUCK UP


HERE WE GO WITH THE FLOOD OF 2010 YO MOMMA INSERT CARDS I BOUGHT. I ACTUALLY FOUND TWO MORE CARDS FROM THIS SET I NEEDED WHEN I GOT MY MOST RECENT BATCH. I'LL BE COLLECTING THESE REPRINT CARDS UNTIL MY DEATH. IF I EVER COMPLETE ONE OF THE SETS I  MIGHT DIE OF SHOCK. I MAKE SNARKY JOKES BUT THIS 1003 FRANK THOMAS CARD IS SO BEAUTIFUL I MIGHT JUST STARE AT IT THE REST OF THE DAY. THE BRAVES WILL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE BUT BIG FRANK AND CARDS LIKE THIS IS WHY THE WHITE SOX WAS MY SIDE PIECE IN THE 90S


YO MOMMA ROOKIE REPRINT CARD OF BARRY ZITO AND BEN SHEETS. YET ANOTHER ONE OF THESE REPRINTS I NEEDED FOR THE SET WHILE HAVING MULTIPLE DOUBLES OF THE ACTUAL FUCKING CARD. WHEN THIS CARD HIT THE CHECKLIST IN 2009-EARLY 2010 IT WAS PROBABLY STILL A POTENTIAL DOUBLE HALL OF FAMER ROOKIE CARD BUT THINGS WENT SOUTH QUICK. BUT IN 2012 ZITO GOT A RING AND BEN SHEETS BECAME A BRAVES LEGEND SO FUCK HALL OF FAMERS. HALL OF VERY GOOD IS WAY MORE INTERESTING ANYWAY


REPRINT OF THE FIRST CARD FROM THE 1980 TOPPS SET I FINALLY COMPLETED LAST YEAR THANKS TO CARDBOARD ICONS. EVERY TIME I MENTION 1980 TOPPS I WILL BE THANKING CARDBOARD ICONS FOR SENDING ME THAT GODDAMNED OVERPRICED NOLAN FUCKING RYAN CARD SO GET USED TO IT. NIGHT OWL JUST PLACED THIS CARD ON HIS TOP 100 80S CARD LIST AND HE IS RIGHT. SPLIT SCREEN HALL OF FAMERS ARE DOPE. YES I KNOW WHAT I JUST SAID IN THE LAST PARAGRAPH, I'M A FUCKIGN HYPOCRITE HAVEN'T YOU NOTICED YET


WHEW! A BREAK FROM REPRINTS! I LIKE DONRUSS, MOSTLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE SOME REALLY WILD INSERT CARDS. TOPPS HASN'T BEEN MAKING INSERTS LIKE THESE RECENTLY. 3D EMBOSSED SPOT GLOSSED PITCHERS LITERALLY SMASHING THROUGH A BRICK WALL. I ALREADY HAD THIS CARD BUT I HAD TO HAVE IT AGAIN BECAUSE I LOVE IT. KRIS MEDLEN IS ONE OF THOSE PLAYERS WHO IS NOT QUITE ON THE CHIPPER/HEYWARD/HORFORD/LEMKE/TUGGLE LEVEL WHERE I GRAB EVERY SINGLE CARD I CAN FIND AND PUT THEM IN BINDERS BUT IF I EVER FINALLY COLLECT EVERY SINGLE LEMKE CARD EVER MEDS MIGHT GET PROMOTED TO THAT LIST. I'M STILL SAD MEDLEN'S CAREER GOT DERAILED BY INJURY BUT I'LL ALWAYS HAVE THAT GAME WHERE HE SHOVED THE BATS STRAIGHT UP WASHINGTON'S ASS

HERE'S HOPING FOR MORE FUN IMAGINARY MONSTERS INSTEAD OF REAL, VICIOUS, DANGEROUS MONSTERS IN THE NEAR FUTURE

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

BLACK FRIDAY COMC PICKUPS - PART 3: OLD ARSENAL

FIVE DAYS IN TO THE NEW YEAR AND I'M ALREADY FED UP WITH EVERYTHING. AT LEAST I HAVE SOME OLD CARDS TO PLAY WITH

I LIKE SOCCER NOW. SO MUCH I'M JUST GONNA CALL IT FOOTBALL. ARSENAL SHOWED UP AT MY DOOR ONE DAY AND AND I DIDN'T SHOO THEM AWAY AND THEY LOOKED HUNGRY SO I FED THEM AND THEY NEVER LEFT. I CAN THINK OF WORSE TEAMS TO GET STUCK WITH. THEY SIGNED MY FAVORITE PLAYER, WON A FEW FA CUPS, CONSISTENTLY END UP IN THE CHAMPIONS OR EUROPA LEAGUE AND GENERALLY STAY AWAY FROM RELEGATION. THE OWNER SUCKS AND THE HARDCORE FANS ARE INSUFFERABLE WITH THEIR WENGER OUT CRAP, BUT HEY, THAT'S FOOTBALL. THE THING I LIKE MOST ABOUT FOOTBALL IS I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE FUCK IS ACTUALLY GOING ON SO I CAN'T OVERANALYZE SIGNINGS OR COMPLAIN ABOUT FORMATIONS OR GET MAD ABOUT INDIVIDUAL PERFORMACES. ARSENAL WIN, I YAY. ARSENAL LOSE, I BOO. ARSENAL DRAW, I ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. MUCH SIMPLER THAT WAY. UNFORTUNATELY UP UNTIL MAYBE 3-4 YEARS AGO FOOTBALL CARDS WERE RARE AT SHOPS AROUND ME AND VINTAGE STUFF IS STILL NON-EXISTANT. SO I WENT LOOKING FOR SOME MOLDY OLD GUNNERS ON MY SHOPPING SPREE


BIG HEAD CARICATURE CARDS ARE SOMETHING MOST COLLECTORS LOVE BUT ARE USUALLY PRODUCED SPARINGLY ENOUGH SO THEY DON'T WEAR OUT THEIR WELCOME. THIS ONE IS FROM THE FOOTBALL CARICATURES BY 'MAC' SET FROM JOHN PLAYER & SONS CIGARETTES. I LITERALLY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING ABOUT THIS CARD. HERE IS WHAT I'VE BEEN ABLE TO QUICKLY FIND: THE MAC IN CARICATURES BY MAC WAS AN ILLUSTRATOR NAMED DOUGLAS MACHIN WHICH IS VERY HARD TO SEARCH FOR BECAUSE GOOGLE INSISTS YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT DOUGLAS MACHINE INC. BUT HERE'S A LITTLE ARTICLE ABOUT CAPTAIN MAC FROM DALLINGTON PARISH HISTORY BLOG. PLAYERS IS ONE OF THE BIGGER BRITISH CARD MANUFACTURERS BUT OF THEM, I KNOW NOTHING. I FOUND A GOOD SUMMARY OF FOOTBALL CARDS WHICH IS BEING BOOKMARKED SO I DON'T FALL INTO A RABBIT HOLE WHILE TRYING TO WRITE A POST. ALSO FOUND A NEW BOOK I NEED TO PICK UP


AS FOR BOB JOHN, I DON'T KNOW MUCH ARSENAL HISTORY EARLIER THAN MAYBE THIERRY HENRY. A QUICK RUN DOWN OF HIS WIKI PAGE DOESN'T GIVE A WHOLE LOT MORE INFORMATION THAN THE BACK OF THIS CARD. HE'S WELSH, IS PRETTY GOOD PLAYING HALF BACK OR FULL BACK AND HE PLAYED A LOT OF INTERNATIONAL MATCHES WITH WALES. IT'S HARD TO RIFF ON CARDS WHEN YOU KNOW A DANG THING ABOUT THE SUBJECT. IT'S A NEAT LOOKING CARD THOUGH! I LIKE THE CARICATURE STYLE, VERY BOLD SIMPLE LINES, I WISH I COULD DO THAT. THE BACK DESIGN ALSO MAKES ME EXCEPTIONALLY HAPPY. SET TITLE ON TOP! CARD NUMBER! SUBJECT! BIG OL WALL OF TEXT! BRAND LOGO! LEGALESE! ALL WRAPPED UP IN A SIMPLE BORDER. I DON'T KNOW SOCCER BUT I KNOW CARDS AND THIS ONE IS CLASSY AS FUCK

Sunday, January 3, 2021

BLACK FRIDAY COMC PICKUPS - PART 2: HANDS OF ORLOC

ANOTHER CARD, THIS ONE'S GREAT


PETER LORRE ROOKIE CARD??? SO WHAT THE HELL IS THIS THING. I DON'T HAVE THE SLIGHTEST IDEA. THE CARD SET IS THE 1936 GALLAHER FILM EPISODES, A BRITISH CIGARETTE INSERT. I KNOW ALMOST NOTHING ABOUT BRITISH TOBACCO CARDS OTHER THAN THEY LOOK COOL. THIS CARD IS ESPECIALLY COOL SHOWING PETER LORRE AND FRANCES DRAKE IN THE FILM THE HANDS OF ORLOC, BETTER KNOWN AS MAD LOVE. THIS IS PETER LORRE'S FIRST AMERICAN FILM AND IT IS A DOOZY. PETE IS A MAD SCIENTIST WHO TRANPLANTS THE HANDS OF A STRANGLER ONTO FRANCES' PIANO PLAYING HUSBAND AND THEN SHENANIGANS ENSUE. THE FILM ALSO STARS COLIN CLIVE AKA DOCTOR FRANKENSTIEN FROM THE ORIGINAL UNIVERSAL PICTURE. IT'S ALIVE! IT'S AALLIIIIIVE!!! THAT GUY. IT ALSO FEATURES TED HEALY. HE'S THE GUY WHO TREATED MOE, LARRY, CURLY AND SHEMP LIKE DOGSHIT UNTIL THEY FUCKED OFF FROM THAT ASSHOLE AND BECAME THE THREE STOOGES. THE MOVIE IS BATSHIT CRAZY AND LORRE CHEWS SCENERY THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE THING GETTING MORE AND MORE UNHINGED BY THE SECOND. YOU SEE THE CRAZY EYES IN THIS PICTURE? THEY'RE CRAZIER IN THE ACTUAL FILM. AND AT ONE POINT HE'S IN THIS BIZZARE STEAMPUNK LOOKING OUTFIT WITH METAL HANDS AND A NECK BRACE WITH FLYING BUTTRESSES AND LOOKS LIKE A CYBORG VERSION OF THE GESTAPO AGENT FROM INDIANA JONES. IT'S GREAT BUT IF YOU GOOGLE IT YOU GET THE SONG AND THE DREW BARRYMORE FLICK


LIKE I SAID BEFORE I KNOW ALMOST NOTHING ABOUT BRITISH CIGARETTE CARDS. I RECOGNIZE SOME BRAND NAMES AND I LIKE LOOKING AT PICTURES OF THEM BUT I'VE BARELY SEEN ANY IN HAND AND DON'T REALLY HAVE A HANDLE ON WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE OR HOW THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO FEEL. THAT BEING SAID, THIS CARD IS IN ALARMINGLY GOOD CONDITION. CORNERS ARE ALL SHARP, CARD STOCK IS NOT DIRTY, IT LOOKS WAY BETTER THAN THE NORMAL CARD THAT FINDS ITS WAY INTO MY COLLECTION. I'M NOT GOING TO GO AS FAR AS TO SAY IT'S A REPRINT BECAUSE THERE IS SOME DAMAGE ON THE BACK AND THE BOTTOM EDGE IS KIND OF RAGGED AND THE PAPER STOCK IS THIN BUT FIRM. THE INK LOOKS RIGHT TOO, NOT TOO GLOSSY, THE PHOTO IS NOT BLURRY AND THERE'S A LOT OF VISIBLE LITTLE DOTS, THE BLACK BORDER AND BACK INK ALSO LOOKS SOLID. I'M JUST GOING TO ASSUME IT'S LEGIT AND I'M TOO PARANOID ABOUT CARDS IN REALLY GOOD CONDITION. DOESN'T REALLY MATTER TO ME EITHER WAY, I JUST WANTED A TRADING CARD OF PETER LORRE AND THIS IS A FANTASTIC ONE

HERE'S A GALLERY OF THE ENTIRE SET CHECK FOR YOURSELF AND SEE WHAT YOU THINK. I THOUGHT I HAD A DECENT AMOUNT OF KNOWLEDGE OF CLASSIC FILM BUT I'M NOT SURE I KNOW ANY OF THESE OTHER FILMS. LAUREL & HARDY AND THE SHIRLY TEMPLES FILMS, SURE BUT I'M DRAWING A BLANK ON ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE. SOME OTHER ACTORS IN THE SET I'D LIKE TO GET A CARD FROM : WC FIELDS, LIONEL BARRYMORE, EDWARD EVERETT HORTON, MAE WEST, CONRAD VEIDT, IDA LUPINO, OF COURSE LAUREL & HARDY. ALSO: KATHERINE HEPBURN AND FRED MACMURRY WERE IN A FILM TOGETHER? THAT SOUNDS INTERESTING EVEN IF THE MOVIE STINKS

Friday, January 1, 2021

BLACK FRIDAY COMC PICKUPS - PART 1: OLD ART

 IT'S A BRAND NEW YEAR. A FRESH SLATE. NOTHING DESPICABLE HAS HAPPENED YET OTHER THAN ALL THE LEFTOVER DESPICABLE FROM LAST YEAR. PLUS ALL THE BASELINE HORRIBLENESS WE GOT FROM 2020 MEANS THAT IT WILL BE DAMN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE FOR 2021 TO POSSIBLY BE WORSE SO THINGS ARE AUTOMATICALLY LOOKING UP. EVEN IF SOME COMPLETELY OUT OF LEFT FIELD BULLSHIT HAPPENS LIKE AN ALIEN INVASION, SHIT'S SO BAD WE MIGHT JUST SAY FUCK IT AND HELP THE MARTIANS BLOW UP WASHINGTON. SHOULDA GIVEN US THE TWO GRAND STIMMY, MOTHERFUCKERS, EAT HOT DEATH RAY. SINCE THINGS ARE SO SHIT MAY AS WELL JUST DO LITTLE THINGS TO MAKE OUR LIVES AND THE LIVES OF OTHERS A LITTLE BIT BETTER. I CAN'T LEAVE THE HOUSE AND Y'ALL SEEM TO LIKE MY NONSENSE SO HERE'S SOME BLOG POSTS. LET'S START WITH THE CRAP I BOUGHT OFF COMC DURING THE BLACK FRIDAY SALE

I'VE BEEN IN FULL PANIC CHEAPSKATE MODE FOR MONTHS IF NOT YEARS SO MY IDEA OF SPLURGING ON TRADING CARDS IS LIKELY NOT THE SAME AS YOUR IDEA, OR EVEN MY IDEA A FEW YEARS AGO. THE BUDGET WAS SET AT THE MYTHICAL 'ONLINE BLASTER' PRICE. AND THAT'S RETAIL PRICE TWENTY BUCKS, NOT EBAY PRICE SEVENTY BUCKS PLUS SHIPPING. I HADN'T MADE AN ORDER FROM COMC SINCE AROUND 2014 SO MY PRICING WAS A BIT OFF ON NEW CARDS AND I GOT SOME STICKER SHOCK LOOKING AROUND AT FIRST. NEW CARDS ARE EXPENSIVE! BASEBALL CARDS ARE HELLA EXPENSIVE! YA KNOW WHAT'S NOT EXPENSIVE? OLD-ASS BEAT UP NON-SPORTS CARDS! I MANAGED TO SCAVENGE TEN CARDS FOR JUST UNDER TWENTY BUCKS WITH SHIPPING AND THAT INCLUDES THE EXTRA FEE TO SHIP THE CARDS IMMEDIATELY INSTEAD OF NEXT MAY. HERE'S WHAT I GOT IN ORDER OF HOW THEY CAME OUT OF THE BUBBLE MAILER


I LIKE TO PAINT. I HAVEN'T SO MUCH AS LOOKED AT A PAINT BRUSH IN OVER THREE YEARS AND I'M PRETTY SURE ALL MY PAINTS ARE DRIED UP AND RUINED. WHILE I ENJOY PAINTING, I JUST HATE DOING ANYTHING THAT WOULD MAKE ME HAPPY. I ALSO LIKE WEIRD OLD NON-SPORTS CARDS FROM THE EIGHTTEEN HUNDREDS. HERE'S AN ITEM THAT INCLUDES BOTH INTERESTS! THE PAINTING AND THE CARD INTERESTS, NOT THE NEEDLESSLY MAKING MYSELF MISERABLE INTEREST. THIS IS FROM THE KINNEY BROTHERS NOVELTIES SET WHICH IS ONE OF THE WEIRDER TRADING CARD SETS OUT THERE. THIS ONE FEATURES A PRETTY LADY HIDING BEHIND SOME GRASS ON A BIG SQUARE PAINTER'S PALETTE. THE CARD IS VERY ATTACTIVE AND COLORFUL AND HAS THAT FOOTBALL PEBBLE TEXTURE THING THAT HAPPENS ON THESE OLD LITHOGRAPHS THAT I LOVE TO LOOK AT FOR SOME REASON. THERE WERE ACTUALLY TWO LADIES ON TWO DIFFERENT ART PALETTE CARDS TO CHOOSE FROM. THE OTHER ONE WAS OVAL IN SHAPE AND LOOKED REALLY GOOD BUT THIS ONE WAS CHEAPER SO I GOT IT 



KINNEY BROS ARE ONE OF THE LESSER KNOWN SUPER VINTAGE CARD COMPANIES BUT THEY HAVE A LOT OF GREAT LOOKING UNIQUE NON-SPORTS SETS. LOTS OF DIE CUTS AND ARTISTIC SUBLECTS. THE N-228 NOVELTIES SET IS HUGE WITH OVER 250 SUBJECTS, SIX DIFFERENT TYPES AND CARDS THAT COME IN CIRCULAR, OVAL, DIE-CUT AND PLAIN OLD RECTANGLE SHAPES. THE SUBJECTS OF THE SET CONSIST MOSTLY OF PORTRAITS OF WOMEN, ODDBALL KNICK-KNACKS AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS, AND THE TWO COMBINED IN SOME WAY. I AM NOT 100% CERTAIN BUT I THINK THIS IS A TYPE THREE CARD FROM THE 50 STYLES SET. THERE'S ALSO A 25 SUBJECT TYPE THREE SET AND TYP FOUR IS JUST TYPE THREE BUT EMBOSSED. SHIT'S COMPLICATED. I'M JUST A TOURIST IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CARD COLLECTING GAME. I WILL NEVER HAVE A COMPLETE SET OF ANY OF THIS STUFF, HECK I WILL NEVER EVEN SEE JPG IMAGES OF 99% OF THIS STUFF. BUT I CAN CERTAINLY SNAG RANDOM-ASS CHEAP CARDS HERE AND THERE. IF IT'S GOT A COOL DESIGN AND A PRETTY LADY ON THE CARD WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED?

FUN FACT: I HAVE ALL THE CARDS SCANNED AND UPLOADED AND READY TO WRITE THE POSTS AT MY PACE. NO MORE BLOG ANXIETY FOR ME! ESPECIALLY WHAN I DRINK

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

GOLDEN AGE CANADA DIME CARDS

BLARGLE FLARGLE GARGLE FLARG

I'VE GOT SOME BLOGGING INERTIA GOING AND I DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING PRODUCTIVE RIGHT NOW SO HERE'S ANOTHER FROM THE DRAFT FOLDER. I'M KEEPING THE FDGFADGF STUFF IN BECAUSE I THINK IT'S FUNNY

MOAR CANADIA CARDS. AMONG THE MANY FRANKENSETS I'M BUILDING BUT NOT SHOWING OFF IS ONE FOR PANINI GOLDEN AGE SETS. I HAVE A SMALL PILE FROM 2012-2014 I GOT OUT OF JUNK BOXES AT THE LCS BUT NOWHERE NEAR A COMPLETE SET FOR ANY OF THEM. SO: FRANKENSET! THERE WERE A TON OF CARDS ON THE SITE THAT WOULD HAVE FIT IN THE BINDER BUT I WHITTLED IT DOWN TO MY FOUR FAVORITES

MOE BERG WAS A SPY. BASICALLY JAMES BOND IF HE WAS A CATCHER. I HAVE WANTED TO BUY A VINTAGE CARD OF HIM FOR A WHILE BUT SOMEONE WROTE A BOOK AND THEN THEY ALL GOT EXPENSIVE. THEN I STARTED LOOKING FOR ONE FROM A LEGEND SET. I NEVER FOUND ONE BUT I BET THERE IS ONE HIDING IN A BOX OF UNFINISHED SETS. NOW I HAVE ONE. I WANTED ONE OF HIM IN A BASEBALL UNIFORM BUT THIS ONE WITH THE EYEBROWS IS SO FANTASTIC I CAN'T COMPLAIN


HERE IS THE BACK OF THE CARD. GOLDEN AGE ALWAYS HAD THESE QUASI-VINTAGEY SINGLE COLOR FAKE SCREENPRINTED LOOKING BACKS THAT I HATE WHEN THEY ARE ON HOOPS OR DONRUSS BUT I'M FINE WITH IN THIS SET FOR SOME REASON. TWO OF THE BACKS USE THIS RUSTY MAROON COLOR, THE OTHER IS DARK BLUE. THIS BUGS ME AND MAKES ME YELL ADFGADFGADFG. THREE DIFFERENT COLORS OR ALL SAME COLORS MAKES MY BRAIN HAPPY


LON CHANEY JR IS A GREAT WEREWOLF, AN OK FRANKENSTEIN AND A LOUSY DRACULA. HE'S NOT ALL ABOUT THE MONSTERS THO AS HE WAS GREAT IN OF MICE AND MEN AS LENNY AND HAS AN IMDB PAGE THAT KEEPS SCROLLING FOR MILES. MY FAVORITE LON CHENEY JR. FILM IS SPIDER BABY: OR THE MADDEST STORY EVER TOLD. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THAT GOOFYASS PICTURE.  ALSO STARRING A BABY SID HAIG. I NEED A TRADING CARD OF SID HAIG TOO


EVERYONE KNOWS I LOVE JIM BOUTON, I LOVE BALL FOUR, I EVEN STARTED ANOTHER CARD BLOG ABOUT BALL FOUR AND THEN I GOT LAID OFF AND ALL THE CREATIVITY WAS CRUSHED OUT OF MY SOUL AND THE BLOGS ALL WENT TO SHIT. I'LL PROBABLY GET LAID OFF AGAIN SOONER OR LATEER BUT THE JOKES ON THEM, I'M ALREADY A BROKEN WRECK OF A MAN SO THEY CAN'T FUCK ME UP ANY MORE THAN I ALREADY AM. JIM WROTE MORE THAN ONE BOOK, I HAVE A VINTAGE COPY OF I'M GLAD YOU DIDN'T TAKE IT PERSONALLY FLOATING AROUND SOMEWHERE. I ALSO HAVE FOUL BALL, A BOOK ABOUT HOW HE TRIED TO RESTORE A SUPER OLD HISTORIC BALLBARK BUT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT WERE PUSHING TO SCRAP IT AND BUILD A BRAND NEW BALLPARK THAT WOULD COST MORE MONEY AGAINST THE WISHES OF THE TOWN VOTERS AND THE BOOK KIND OF HINTS THAT THIS WAS BEING DONE TO BUILD ON TOP OF SOME EPA VIOLATIONS TO PROTECT A LOCAL POLLUTING COMPANY BUT THE BOOK IS KINDA RAMBLY AND I NEVER REALLY FIGURED OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON. THIS BOOK IS GOOD BUT IT READS LIKE IF BALL FOUR WAS WRITTEN BY YOUR CRAZY LIBERAL UNCLE WHO IS INTO A BUNCH OF CONSPIRICY THEORIES

LIBERALS LOVE CONSPIRACY THEORIES TOO, IT'S NOT ALL ALEX JOMES Q BULLSHIT YA KNOW

JIMI. 

THAT'S ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS JIMI.

I SHOULD JUST BUY ALL THE JIMI CARDS ON THAT SITE, THERE'S A LOT OF THEM SURPRISINGLY

I WENT AHEAD AND PUT THE CARDS INTO THE FRANKENSET BINDER WHILE WRITING THIS POST. MOE AND LON ARE RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER ON THE SAME PAGE THAT WAS VERY EMPTY BEFORE NOW. JIMI WENT INTO A PAGE WITH FRANK ROBINSON. JIM DIDN'T GO IN AT ALL BECAUSE GERAL FORD SHARES HIS CARD NUMBER AND I'D RATHER PUT IT WITH MY BOUTON COLLECTION ANYWAY. FUN FACT: THE GOLDEN AGE FRANKENSET IS IN THE SAME BINDER AS MY 2012 WWE HERITAGE SET, WHICH IS ANOTHER SET I WILL NEVER EVER FINISH