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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Heritage is Live

Unlike the 2015 Braves' playoff chances AMIRITE

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In other news...

There's also Scratch 'n Sniff parallel cards in 2015 Heritage. Boy I sure hope I pull this one...

Saturday, February 7, 2015

2015 Topps Wantlist

Yes. This set is that good.

16 David DeJesus - Tampa Bay Rays22 Tyler Flowers - Chicago White Sox
27 Kendrys Morales - Seattle Mariners
36 Julio Teheran - Atlanta Braves
49 Dominic Leone - Seattle Mariners
75 Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox82 Nick Tepesch - Texas Rangers
84 Jonathan Schoop - Baltimore Orioles
92 Ian Kinsler - Detroit Tigers
116 Vidal Nuno - Arizona Diamondbacks129 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets FS
132 Michael Taylor - Washington Nationals RC
151 C.J. Cron - Los Angeles Angels FS
158 Kevin Kiermaier - Tampa Bay Rays FS
167 Matt Cain - San Francisco Giants
200 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers201 Tommy La Stella - Atlanta Braves
205 Josh Harrison - Pittsburgh Pirates206 Rick Porcello - Detroit Tigers
228 Jake Peavy - San Francisco Giants237 Lucas Duda - New York Mets
252 Travis Wod - Chicago Cubs
259 Brian Dozier - Minnesota Twins263 Dillon Gee - New York Mets
273 Brandon Hicks - San Francisco Giants
286 Trevor Rosenthal - St. Louis Cardinals
297 Scott Kazmir - Oakland Athletics
304 Shawn Kelley - New York Yankees
316 R.A. Dickey - Toronto Blue Jays
328 Adrian Gonzalez - Los Angeles Dodgers
331 Danny Espinosa - Washington Nationals
340 Carlos Gomez  Milwaukee Brewers
343 Shane Greene  New York Yankees

36 Julio Teheran - Atlanta Braves
58 Evan Gattis - Atlanta Braves FS
64 Atlanta Braves
69 Justin Upton - Atlanta Braves
73 Freddie Freeman - Atlanta Braves
181 Jason Heyward - Atlanta Braves
184 B.J. Upton - Atlanta Braves
201 Tommy La Stella - Atlanta Braves
202 Mike Minor - Atlanta Braves
255 James Russell - Atlanta Braves
283 Chris Johnson - Atlanta Braves
349 Justin Upton - Atlanta Braves LL
Adrian Gonzalez - Los Angeles Dodgers
Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins

Once I figure out which inserts I'm collecting I'll put 'em here

Thanks to: Matt_F, Grogg

Wednesday, February 4, 2015




 Ya done good, Topps. Ya done good.

Monday, February 2, 2015

First Baseball Card Pack of 2015!

2015 baseball is LIVE! Packs are in hand! Woooooo!!! It's finally here!

no, not that Topps stuff, 2015  Phungo Cards!!!

I've done this joke 100 times before but I don't care! YOLO motherscratchers!!! Let's open up my pack!

First card of the year: Jimmy Rollins, pack cover boy and 2014 Clemente Award winner. And apparently a Dodger now?? That's just wrong. J-Roll is a Phillie phorever. Not interested in players being on the wrong teams right now.

UGH. Marteeeeeeeeeen in an ugly gritty Deeeeeeeee-Backs uniform on a card that indicates he was traded to the Damn Yankeeeeeeeees last year. Oh well, we all still love Prado and it can't get any worse than this.

Oh no.


oh god no it's real now he has a BASEBALL CARD with that filthy team on it nooooooooo
Note how Deal used the old '60s Topps trick of using a picture with no cap for players who were traded to other teams. Very sneaky and it makes me want to jump off a bridge a little less because, hey, '60s Topps-style Heyward.

HA! This guy never got traded. Maybe I can flip this to Sooz. And all you douchebags complaining that Jeter is in 2015 products can suck it like an Everlasting Gobstopper.

Ferguson Jenkins..... Red Sock??!?!!? Deal's just phucking with me now.

Onto the inserts! First up is a 2010 Upper Deck Kris Medlen card with absolutely no MLB logos on it at all. NONE AT ALL. Damn I miss Upper Deck. I miss Kris Medlen too, he's signed on with the Royals.

2012 Topps '87 Topps Mini Thingy of Brian McCann. Like Prado, Brian is also a Damn Yankee. Wait, Prado got traded to the Marlins. DAMMIT YANKEES. I still insist that all Brian has to do is play halfway decently with the Yankees and make one good playoff run with them and he's a cinch Hall of Famer. That didn't happen last year though. Stoopid Yankees.

Yeah! Evan Gattis Rookie Cup Chrome! He's gonna smoosh ALL the home runs this year! For the Astros!
This is a very difficult year for me baseball wise.

Bobsled randomness! I think the rationale behind this particular card showing up in this particular pack is that Meyers is from Georgia and lives in Fairburn. Sadly, the Braves traded Elana to Switzerland last month for a speed skater and a 'secure' bank account to hide their Cobb County Stadium Slush Fund from the feds.

Yeaaaaaaaah Chipper never got traded! He's also the de facto 2015 team MVP as long as he keeps on tweeting.

MOJO!!! 1966 Topps Braves card I didn't already have. Sweeeeeeeeeeeet! A semi-high number '66 Rookie Starts card of Herb Hippauf and Arnie Umbach. Herb and Arnold were also lifelong Braves, as Herb threw 3 games of relief in '66 and Arnie won his only start for Milwaukee in '64 and pitched 22 more games for Atlanta in '66. Check out the cropping on Arnie's side of the card. Someone put the white bar in the wrong place!

1965 Team card! Like 1964, the Braves are again staring at 5th place in 2015. There was much discussion on Twitter what that stain is on the right side of the card. I say good ol' fashioned water. Other guesses were Kool-Aid, coffee and wine. What do you think droozled all over this poor card?

2015 Topps base cards vaguely remind me of some Fleer set from a decade ago that I can't quite place as does this Ginter design from 2011. Remember 2011? Life was good in 2011.

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! A Chipper card I'm almost 100% sure I don't have! I really need to stop being lazy and finish cataloging all my Chipper cards. I really like this USA patch design. Goes to show that Panini CAN design a decent looking card every once in a while.

On an unrelated note, is the WBC still a thing? I can't remember the last one at all.

Johnny Logan fills an empty pocket in my Braves binder. It's also the only '57 Logan in existence with a Ghost Five on the front. EBay 1 of 1, baby!

After learning all about Faces and Heels in my Randy Savage post, I want to see Bryce and Chipper throw down in the ring. I wonder if crossbows are illegal in wrestling.

Hall'a' Famer Johnny Smooooooltz! I literally just traded anything to Thorzul for this card.

Fan favorite Gerald Laird is the final card in the buyback portion of the pack. Gerald was also a victim of the massive roster purge this offseason and had his roster spot snagged by AJ Pierzimnotbotheringtomemorizehowtospellhisname. I also needed this card for my Braves team set binder although you wouldn't know it because I haven't put together a want list yet. Dang, it's 2015 already, isn't it?

WOOOOOOO AN ACTUAL CURRENT BRAVE. Nick also gets the '66 Topps treatment with no cap. I may need to appropriate these images and MSPaint them into 'a '66 Topps design. For some reason I'm starting to appreciate the 1966 set all of a sudden when it's the new Heritage design. Topps is brainwashing me somehow, I know it.

Wow! Insert card of Khao Phing Kan island in Thailand. Best known as Francisco Scaramanga's hideout in The Man With The Golden Gun. Was not expecting a James Bond/Christopher Lee reference in my Phungo pack! The set is better than Ginter!

Last card in the pack is TP MVP. Terry has all the balls and might even be the Braves manager by the end of the season depending on how bad Fredi borks it up this spring.

Thanks Deal! 2015 baseball card season is heeeeeeeeeeeeere!

If you want to see some previous Phungo packs, well here ya go:
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

For the Price of a Pack

Got this stuff at a card show last year for approximately $2:

1953 Johnston's Cookies Dave Cole. One of those vintage sets I need to drop everything and complete already.

Big ol' crease in the middle but any '50's large size card for 50 cents is a good deal in my book.

I don't care what the little birdie told you, Ernie Johnson was a Brave For Life.

Pops! This was one of the last boxes unchecked on the 1974 Topps checklist. I can upgrade later if I want.

I buy new stuff too! Especially shiny Aaron inserts in the quarter box. I still don't understand why the border is blue though.

Kinda random post, but I have to keep reminding myself these things especially since Series 1 is about to drop on our heads.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hall of Fame - Macho Man Randy Savage

I don't really do wresting cards for the most part but what the heck...

Randy "Macho Man" Savage (AKA Randy Mario Poffo) is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame so he deserves to get in on the Hall of Fame posts this month. Problem is, I don't collect much in the way of wrestling cards so I'll show off all his cards from the 1987 WWF WrestleMania III set.

Got a box of this stuff back in '88 or '89 for seven bucks even though I didn't really watch a lot of wresting. Cheap wax is fun no matter the subject. The back of the card insinuates that Randy is a dirty fighter with a clingy girlfriend. This set does not treat Randy kindly.

First action card for Randy shows Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat lifting him up by his Adam's apple. I'm guessing Randy didn't have a fun WrestleMania III.

The choke out is revenge for an earlier injury. I'm more concerned with Randy's shorts. Was pink a normal color for wrestler's outfits back in the '80s? From the look of this set it seems so, there's pink everywhere.

in Randy's last appearance in the set, we get to see him fly out of the ring while Ricky yells PLATOOOOOOOOOOON. I am now sad I have neglected my wrestling collection because I want to show a card of Macho Man kicking some ass and I can't.

My wrestling knowledge is limited, but I think Macho Man was a heel at this time which explains why he's getting his butt kicked. I choose to remember Macho Man at his best.

No more cards of Randy in the set, but there is a card of Elizabeth staring at Randy so I'm putting it in the post because reasons.

Elizabeth watches intently. Hey, is anyone else watching intently?

While Elizabeth watches Randy, George "The Animal" Steele watches Elizabeth. This is maybe one of the greatest trading cards in the history of paper products.

Card number 69. Nice...
I like nice...

Anyone who's anyone in an Old School set gets to be on a sticker. Congrats on the induction Macho Man, up in the Big Ring in the Sky.