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Thursday, October 1, 2020

ONLINE DIME CARDS BATCH TWO - PART 1

 I'VE BEEN STARING AT THAT LAST DIME CARD POST DRAFT FOR A MONTH AND I CAN'T WRITE SHIT SO HERE'S SOME CARDS FROM THE SECOND BATCH I GOT FROM BASEBALL CARD STORE DOT CA

I'M TWOOTING OUT CARDS FROM THE THIRD BATCH DAILY ON MY TWITTER ACCOUNT. GO THERE TO SEE MOAR COOL CHEAP CARDS AND TO GET A FIREHOSE OF SPEWING ELECTION HORSESHIT STRAIGHT IN THE FACE

ALSO FOR THE LOVE OF FUCK PLEASE VOTE FOR THAT ROTTEN CROOKED SENILE OLD BASTARD BIDEN AND END THIS GODDAMN NIGHTMARE WE'RE TRAPPED IN

OH NOEZ I WENT POLITICAL ON MAH BLAG. FUCK IT THEN. BLACK LIVES MATTER, TRANS RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS, FUCK THE PROUD BOYS, WEAR A GODDAMN MASK AND ANIME IS REAL. NOW THAT I'VE CHASED OFF ALL MY READERS I CAN TYPE ANY OLD BULLSHIT ABOUT BASEBALL CARDS AND NOT FEEL SELF CONSCIOUS ABOUT IT. HERE WE GOOOOOOOO

1991 SPORTS CARD NEWS TOM GLAVINE


ODDLY, THIS IS THE ONLY CARD IN ALL THREE ORDERS THAT WAS SENT IN A TOPLOADER. AND IT WAS SENT UPSIDE DOWN. IS THIS A CHOICE? DO PEOPLE REALLY STORE CARDS LIKE THIS? I'VE ALWAYS STORED CARDS WITH THE BOTTOM GOING IN THE SLOT FIRST BUT NOW I THINK ABOUT IT IF YOU  STORE THEM LIKE THIS DUST AND CRUMBS AND SCHMUTZ CAN'T FALL IN THE TOP OF THE HOLDER. I GUESS THIS IS WHY PEOPLE PREFER CARD SAVERS INSTEAD. I'M TOO OLD AND MY CARDS ARE TOO SHITTY TO WORRY ABOUT THAT NOW, CRUMBS FOR EVERYONE. 

OH YEAH THE CARD. THIS IS SOME PROMO FROM A CARD MAGAZINE AND IS ONE OF THE FEW OLD-SCHOOL ODDBALLS I'VE SEEN WITH FOIL. THE CARD IS SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN A NORMAL CARD BUT THE EDGES ARE VERY STRAIGHT SO I'M NOT SURE IF IT WAS RELEASED LIKE THIS OR CUT FROM A MAGAZINE. I SUPPOSE I COULD DO SOME RESEARCH AND FIND OUT BUT NAH


I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF ALLEN KAYE'S SPORTS CARDS NEWS AND PRICE GUIDES AND I LIVED THROUGH THAT ERA OF FLY BY NIGHT SPORTS CARD INVESTING RAGS AND I THOUGHT I HAD SEEN IT ALL. THERE ARE A LEAST 32 CARDS IN THIS SET SO EITHER THIS MAG WAS AROUND FOR A WHILE OR THEY JUST RELEASED THEIR OWN PROMO CARDS AS A SET OR SOMETHING. I COULD EASILY FIND OUT JUST BY HIGHLIGHTING ALLEN KAYE'S SPORTS CARDS NEWS AND PRICE GUIDES, RIGHT CLICKING AND CHOOSING 'SEARCH GOOGLE FOR:' BUT I REALLY DON'T CARE ENOUGH TO DO THAT. IT'S A COOL TOM GLAVINE CARD THAT I HADN'T SEEN BEFORE AND THAT'S ENOUGH



THE PACKAGING OF THESE ORDERS HAS BROUGHT ME ALMOST AS MUCH ENTERTAINMENT AS THE CARD THEMSELVES. THIS ORDER WAS SHIPPED IN A 1991 SCORE NHL ROOKIE AND TRADED BOX WRAPPED INSIDE RECYCLABLE PUBLI-SAC BAGS IN ALL FRENCH AND PLACED IN A BCW 300 COUNT STORAGE BOX THAT WILL EVENTUALLY BE REPURPOSED. THE FILLER CARDS THIS TIME WERE UPPERDECKREWARDS.COM ADS WHICH WERE NOT AS FUN AS THE FILLERS IN THE FIRST OR THIRD ORDERS BUT WHICH DID HIT ME WITH A LITTLE BOT OF EARLY 00S PACK RIPPING NOSTALGIA. I NEVER EVER WENT TO UPPERDECKREWARDS.COM EVEN ONCE SO THESE ADS WERE SUPER EFFECTIVE

2002-03 UPPER DECK LEGO ALLEN HOUSTON


I SAW THIS CARD AND WAS IMMEDIATELY ALL 'WHAT THE HECK IS THIS??' I CARE NOTHING ABOUT THE KNICKS OR ALLAN HOUSTON FOR THAT MATTER BUT LEGO BASKETBALL CARDS?? THAT'S THE STUFF RIGHT THERE. THESE WERE INSERTED INSIDE MINIFIG PACKAGES THAT HAD THREE PLAYERS EACH. ALLAN WAS GROUPED UP WITH CHRIS WEBBER AND TRACY MCGRADY. OF COURSE THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO HAWKS IN THE SET BUT THERE IS A VINCE CARTER CARD WHICH I WILL BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR NOW. OF COURSE THERE WERE RANDOMLY INSERTED IMPOSSIBLE AUTOGRAPHS BECAUSE 21ST CENTURY CARDS CAN'T JUST BE FUN. THIS CARD DESIGN IS EXTREMELY EARLY 00S BUT I APPRECIATE THE LEGO BRICK PATTERN ON THE BOTTOM LEFT. ALBETCHA THE MINIFIGS ARE WAAAAY MORE COLLECTIBLE (READ: PRICEY) THAN THE ACTUAL CARDS NOWADAYS



AAAHAHAHAHAHAHA LOOKIT THE LITTLE MINIFIG DUDE SLAM DUNKING AT THE BOTTOM. THAT'S ADORABLE

2010 TOPPS TURKEY RED INSERTS ROD CAREW


I HAVE A WEIRD HISTORY WITH TURKEY RED CARDS. I WENT ABSOLUTELY BATSHIT INSANE FOR THE SET IN 2006 OR WHENEVER THEY FIRST RELEASED AND COLLECTED THE HELL OUT OF THE FIRST TWO SETS, THEN THE THIRD SET WITH THIS DESIGN CAME OUT AND GOT RID OF THE PARALLELS AND ADDED CHROMES AND CRAP AND I COOLED ON THE SET AND THEN IT TURNED INTO INSERTS AND THEN FUCKING ONLINE EXCLUSIVES AND I COMPLETELY GAVE UP ON THE WHOLE MESS AND NOW ALL THE CARDS HAVE BEEN BOOTED OUT OF THEIR BINDERS AND JUMBLED UP IN A RANDOM ASS BOX TO ROT IN THE BASEMENT UNTIL I'M FORCED TO SELL THEM FOR FOOD. THIS IS A SHAME BECAUSE THEY ARE/WERE A VERY UNIQUE SET. ROD CAREW IS THE BEST THOUGH SO I'LL TAKE ONE OF HIS CARDS ANYTIME EVEN IF IT'S ON A STUPID-ASS BRAND THAT TOPPS RUINED

2019-20 HOOPS KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS


KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS IS A STAR AND YOU DON'T OFTEN FIND BASKETBALL STARS IN DIME BOXES. I MEAN, HE'S A STAR LIKE JOEL EMBIID OR KEVIN DURANT AND NOT A STAR LIKE LEBRON OR STEPH OR EVEN GIANNIS BUT STILL, YOU SEE A STAR IN A DIME BOX YOU GRAB IT. I LIKE THIS HOOPS DESIGN EVEN THOUGH ALL HOOPS DESIGNS KINDA BLUR TOGETHER AFTER A WHILE

2011 ALLEN & GINTER MINDS THAT MADE THE FUTURE CHARLES DARWIN


THIS MIGHT BE MY FAVORITE FULL SIZED GINTER INSERT SET. I SAY THIS ABOUT HALF THE GINTER SETS I POST ABOUT BUT I MIGHT BE TELLING THE TRUTH THIS TIME. IT'S A BIG SET AS GINTER INSET SETS GO BUT I AM SLOWLY BUT SURELY CHIPPING AWAY AT IT. YES, I COULD EASILY COMPLETE ALL THE SETS BY SWIPING THE DEBIT CARD AND GOING HAM ON EBAY AND COMC AND SPORTSLOTS ONE AFTERNOON BUT I THINKS IT'S MORE FUN TO PICK THEM OFF HERE AND THERE ORGANICALLY. HERE'S A VERY STEAMPUNK CARD OF FAMOUS OLD DEAD WHITE GUY CHARLES DARWIN WHO MADE A MONKEY OUT OF ALL OF US. REMEMBER BACK WHEN THE BIG CONTROVERSY AMONG CONSERVATIVE POLITICIANS WAS 'EVOLUTION IS JUST A THEORY AND SHOULDN'T BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL' INSTEAD OF TODAY'S 'VIRUSES AREN'T EVEN REAL, SEND YOUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL'. AHH THOSE WERE GOOD TIMES

2020 TOPPS MIKE SOROKA


SO THIS IS MY FIRST 2020 TOPPS CARD. THE BRAVES STRATEGY OF DRAFTING ALL THE PITCHERS FINALLY PAID OFF WITH A LEGIT ACE. HE'S GOT A ROOKIE CUP AND EVERYTHING. AND THEN HE BROKE. AND NOW THE BRAVES HAVE THEIR BEST OFFENCE AND BULLPEN IN ALMOST 20 YEARS AND THEY'VE GOT TO START ROOKIES IN THE PLAYOFFS BECAUSE EVERYONE BUT FRIED FELL APART. NEXT YEAR MY FIRST 2021 TOPPS CARD IS GOING TO BE ENDER OR MARKAKIS
 

DESPITE ALL THE ANGLES THIS IS A VERY SIMPLE, ELEGANT LOOKING SET. THE TEXT IS TOO SMALL BUT IF I SCAN THE CARD AND BLOW IT UP I CAN READ IT OK. MAYBE IN 2021 I COULD JUST COLLECT CARD SCANS

1992 BASEBALL ACES TOM GLAVINE


I HIT THE GLAVINE ODDBALL CARDS PRETTY HARD IN THIS ORDER. I HAVE TO SAY, I DON'T REALLY SEE TOM GLAVINE AS A JOKER. I GET IT, HE'S THE CY YOUNG WINNER SO HE GETS A 'SPECIAL' CARD BUT JOKER? NAH. MAYBE THEY MEAN JOKER AS IN A BATMAN VILLAIN. MAYBE LIKE A STONE-FACED MASTERMIND WITH THE POWER OF MIND CONTROL. HE THROWS A SLIDER FIVE INCHES OFF THE PLATE AND USES HIS PSYCHIC POWER TO ORDER THE UMP TO CALL IT A STRIKE. GOES INTO A BANK AND WITH HIS STEELY GAZE CONVINCES THE TELLER INTO GIVING HIM BIG MONEYBAGS FROM THE VAULT WITH $$$ STAMPED ON HIM. BATMAN DRAGS HIS ASS TO COURT STILL HOLDING THE MONEYBAGS AND *ZAP* THE JUDGE SETS HIM FREE WITH ONE LOOK FROM STONEFACE. I KNEW THIS BIT WAS FAILING MISERABLY THREE SENTENCES AGO BUT I CAN'T BE ARSED TO START OVER


MAN, THERE WERE A SHITLOAD OF LICENSED PLAYING CARD DECKS FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS AND THEN THEY JUST STOPPED AND NEVER CAME BACK. I STILL HAVE TO TRACK DOWN ABOUT THREE PLAYING CARDS FOR MY LEMKE COLLECTION AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO FIND ANY OF THEM OTHER THAN SEARCHING RANDOM ANTIQUE MALLS FOR DECKS. I MEAN, I KNOW WHY THEY STOPPED GETTING MADE IN 1994 BUT I'M NOT SURE WHY THEY NEVER CAME BACK? PROBABLY BECAUSE BY THE TIME BASEBALL HAD RECOVERED ENOUGH FOR PLAYING CARD MANUFACTURERS TO BE INTERESTED AGAIN THE LICENSE FEES HAD GOTTEN OUT OF CONTROL SO IT WASN'T WORTH IT. I DON'T LIKE THIS ERA WHERE ONE COMPANY MAKES A SHITLOAD OF PRODUCTS INSTEAD OF A BUNCH OF COMPANIES MAKING A SHITTON OF PROBUCTS

2016 TOPPS CUBS TEAM SET JASON HEYWARD


YAY, A HEYWARD CARD FROM THE PAST 6 YEARS THAT ISN'T A BASE CARD. MY HEYWARD COLLECTION AFTER 2014 IS KINDA SPARSE AND IT'S NICE TO FILL UP SOME OF THOSE PAGES. AT THE TIME OF THE IS POST THERE IS STILL NO CARD IN THE 2019 PAGE ALTHOUGH I ALMOST CERTAINLY HAVE A HEYWARD FROM THAT YEAR LYING AROUND SOMEWHERE. I REALLY LIKE THIS CARD BECAUSE 1) JASON IS SO DAMN HAPPY AFTER SIGNING THAT BIG CONTRACT 2) TIES UNDERNEATH JERSEYS ARE AN UNDERRATED LOOK 3) BUDDY GOT A RING THIS YEAR. YOU CAN SAY WHATEVER YOU WANT ABOUT JASON'S CONTRACT AND CAREER WITH THE CUBS BUT THEY HADN'T WON SHIT IN A CENTURY AND HEYWARD SHOWED UP AND IMMEDIATELY TOOK THEM TO THE PROMISED LAND



AS THE YEARS GO ON 2016 TOPPS DOESN'T LOOK AS BAD TO ME ANYMORE. MAYBE I'M JUST USED TO IT NOW. JUST PLEASE NEVER EVER FOG UP YOUR CARDS WITH CLOUDS EVER AGAIN TOPPS

2005 IN THE GAME DAN BOUCHARD

I HAD NO IDEA ATLANTA FLAMES CARDS WERE STILL BEING PRINTED IN THE 21ST CENTURY. THIS CARD IS AMAZING. THE FAKE-70S O-PEE-CHEE DESIGN IS DOPE, I KINDA WANT TO COLLECT A WHOLE SET OF IT. THAT OLD-SCHOOL FLAMES SWEATER MAKES MY HEART FILL WITH BLOOD AND THAT MASK IS *CHEF'S KISS*. DAN BOUCHARD WAS LEGIT MY FAVORITE HOCKEY PLAYER AS A LITTLE TINY BABY KID BEFORE I I BECAME A DERANGED SPORTS-OBSESSED HOARDER. I NEVER LEARNED HOW TO PROPERLY PRONOUNCE HIS NAME BUT I'M PRETTY SURE I SAW THE GUY WITH THE COOL MASK AND WAS LIKE AWW YEAH, THAT'S THE DUDE RIGHT THERE. I GOT TO GO TO A FEW FLAMES GAMES WAY BEFORE I COULD REALLY APPRECIATE THEM AND I REMEMBER THE FIRST GAME I WENT TO WAS AGAINST WINNIPEG WHOSE NAME CONFUSED ME. MY CLOSEST FRAME OF REFERENCE WITH WINNIE THE POOH SO I CALLED THEM WINNIEPIG. THE CITY OF WINNIE PIG WOULD BECOME A CRUEL IRONY DECADES LATER. MAN I MISS NOT LOATHING HOCKEY


DAN BOUCHARD IS MR. ATLANTA FLAMES. ALL 8 SEASONS AND WAS DAMN GOOD BESIDES. NO ONE MADE IT THROUGH ALL 11 THRASHERS SEASONS ALIVE. THE FRONT OF THIS CARD IS GREAT BUT THE BACK IS TRASH. AND 300+ CARDS?? I DON'T WANT TO COLLECT THIS SET ANYMORE

1992-93 SKYBOX DAVID ROBINSON FLAGSHIP SERIES R3 - COLLEGE


DAVID ROBINSON IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER IN SPURS HISTORY. NOT ONLY WAS HE A GREAT PLAYER BUT HE GOT HURT AT EXACTLY THE RIGHT TIME TO ALLOW THEM TO GET THE #1 PICK AND SNAG TIM DUNCAN. THE SPURS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN LOW-KEY MY #2 FAVORITE TEAM AFTER THE HAWKS DUE TO MY OBSESSION WITH ARTIS GILMORE AND I WOULD PROBABLY BE MUCH HAPPIER NOW IF I HAD SWAPPED THOSE RANKINGS AS A CHILD. I DON'T THINK PEOPLE NOWADAYS UNDERSTAND JUST HOW BIG A DEAL THE ADMIRAL WAS IN THE LATE 80S EARLY 90S. OTHER THAN THE RIDICULOUS 86-87 FLEER SET, HIS HOOPS ROOKIE CARD WAS THE FIRST BASKETBALL ROOKIE TO CAUSE MASS COLLECTOR INSANITY. HE WAS A BIG ENOUGH DEAL TO GET HIS OWN EXTREMELY 90S PEOPLE MAGAZINE LIFESTYLE INSERT SET IN SKYBOX. I HAD TO GET THIS ONE BECAUSE COLLEGE TO ME ABSOLUTELY MEANS SLEEPING ALL DAY

DIFFERENT PHOTOS ON THE FRONT AND BACK. COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SUBJECTS! THAT'S SOME EXTREMELY HIGH- CLASS SHIT RIGHT THERE. YOU CAN REALLY SEE THE SKYBOX BASKETBALL - IMPEL STAR TREK CONNECTION ON TH BACK OF THIS CARD AS WELL. IF YOU'VE NEVER SEEN THAT SET LOOK IT UP, IT'S A TOP-TIER NON-SPORTS SET. THINK I'M GONNA TRY TO BUILD THIS SET, NOW I JUST NEED TO FIND THE ONES I PULLED IN 1993

*NO FOOTNOTES IN THIS POST, I JUST WANT TO GET THIS ONE FINISHED AND OUT THERE

**NOT EVEN GONNA CHECK FOR TYPOS OR FUCKUPS YOU GET A STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS TODAY, ENJOY THE PREMIUM CONTENT

Sunday, August 30, 2020

CANADA CARDS SECOND BATCH - ARCHIVESY INSERTS

THIS WEEK HAS ACCIDENTALLY BECOME A BREAK FROM TWITTER NOT BECAUSE OF THE OBVIOUS REASON THAT IT HAS BECOME AN ANNOYING LOVECRAFTIAN EXISTENTIAL NIGHTMARE BUT BECAUSE I'M SO EXHAUSTED I'VE MOSTLY BEEN SLEEPING AND/OR STARING INTO SPACE SINCE SUNDAY. ALSO TWITTER KEEPS TRYING TO TRICK ME INTO LETTING THEM FACEBOOK ALL MY PERSONAL DATA BY POPPING UP WITH THAT 'YOU'RE IN CONTROL' UNSKIPPABLE POPUP THAT I REFUSE TO CLICK ON EVER. I KNOW THEY'RE ALREADY STEALING ALL MY DATA BUT I SURE AIN'T GIVING THEM PERMISSION. AS A RESULT I'VE MISSED A LOT OF THE COMPLAINING ABOUT 2020 ARCHIVES. ARE PEOPLE STILL COMPLAINING ABOUT ARCHIVES? FOR ALL I KNOW EVERYONE IS COMPLAINING ABOUT SOME OTHER PRODUCT BY NOW. MAYBE BOWMAN MEGA PLATINUM SAPPHIRE OR GINTER X CHROME NOW DROPPED LIKE A WET FART THIS WEEK. I'M SURE SOMETHING HORRIFIC HAPPENED THIS WEEK BECAUSE SOMETHING HORRIFIC HAPPENS EVERY WEEK NOW SO I'LL WASTE MY TIME WRITING DUMB CRAP ABOUT BASEBALL CARDS INSTEAD

ALL THE CARDS I BOUGHT FROM BASEBALLCARDSTORE.CA OR WHATEVER IT'S CALLED ARE SCANNED AND I DON'T WANT TO TRY TO SET UP THE SCANNER ON MY NEW(ISH) LAPTOP BECAUSE IT'S A PAIN IN THE ASS TO SET ANYTHING UP ON THE NEW(ISH) LAPTOP  SO THOSE CARDS ARE ALL YER GONNA SEE FOR A WHILE. IN THE FIRST BATCH I SCOOPED UP THE 2010 CARDS YO MOMMA THREW OUT INSERTS SO THIS TIME I ATTACKED ANOTHER INSERT SET I'M WORKING ON, 2010 VINTAGE LEGENDS. WHILE YO MOMMA CARDS ARE STRAIGHT UP REPRINTS THE VINTAGE LEGENDS ARE IN THE STYLE OF WHAT ARCHIVES MORPHED INTO IN 2003 WITH THE HALL OF FAMER TYPE PLAYERS ON RANDOM-ASS TOPPS CARD DESIGNS. THIS SHIT IS CATNIP TO ME AND I LOVE THEM ALL EVEN THOUGH I GAVE UP TRYING TO COLLECT EVERYTHING AFTER BERGER'S BEST. HERE'S ALL THE VINTAGE LEGENDS FROM THE SECOND DIMEBOX ORDER

2010 TOPPS VINTAGE LEGENDS 1992 JOHNNY MIZE

JOHNNY MIZE IS A GREAT PLAYER AND NOBODY GIVES A SHIT. I THINK IT HAS TO DO WITH THE GIANTS. ANY GREAT PLAYER NOT NAMED WILLIE MAYS TURNS INVISIBLE AS SOON AS HE PUTS ON THE GIANTS UNIFORM. THERE'S SO MANY HALL OF FAME PLAYERS THAT PLAYED FOR THE GIANTS THAT END UP IN CHEAPO BOXES BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT DODGERS OR YANKEES IT'S RIDICULOUS. HERE'S A GUY WHO RETIRED IN THE EARLY 50S LOOKING AWKWARD ON A 1992 DESIGN. IT STILL LOOKS PRETTY GOOD THOUGH BECAUSE 1992 DESIGN. DOUBLE BORDERS, BABY. TOPPS SHOULDA DONE A DESIGN LIKE THIS WHEN THEY WERE PLAYING AROUND WITH THE BORDERLESS CARDS. WHILE IN EDITING VIEW THE WHITE BORDER BLENDS INTO THE BACKGROUND SO IT KINDA LOOKS BORDERLESS AND IT LOOKS PRETTY DOPE

HERE'S THE BACK OF THE CARDS. THEY'RE PRETTY UGLY. PANINI BACK UGLY. THEY DO THE JOB THOUGH I GUESS. THERE WERE TWO SERIES OF THIS INSERT SET, THE FIRST ONE WAS IN 2010 SERIES 2, ALL THE CARDS I'M SHOWING OFF HERE ARE FROM THE UPDATE SERIES BECAUSE I NEVER BUY ENOUGH UPDATE SERIES PACKS. THE SUPER DUMB THING IS THAT BOTH SERIES HAVE THE SAME 25 PLAYERS IN THEM WITH DIFFERENT DESIGNS. YOU'D THINK THEY'D AT LEAST USE FIFTY DIFFERENT DESIGNS BUT NAH, THEY DUPLICATED DESIGNS TOO. I DON'T KNOW WHICH DESIGNS GOT THE SHAFT BUT 1988 AND 1989 IS IN BOTH SERIES BECAUSE WE SURELY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH CARDS WITH THOSE DESIGNS. THE 1988 FONTS ARE UTTERLY BUTCHERED TOO, IT'S HORRIBLE. BIG JAWN'S SERIES 2 CARD IS A 1965 TOPPS DESIGN BUT I PREFER THIS ONE BECAUSE THE '65 HAS HIM AS A CARDINAL. SCREW THE CARDINALS, SO GLAD THE BRAVES DON'T HAVE TO PLAY THOSE PISSANTS THIS YEAR

YOU KNOW WHAT THIS SET IS NOW I'M NOT TYPING OUT TITLES ANY MORE 1977 CY YOUNG

1977 TOPPS IS SO GOOD LOOKING WITH THAT ALL STAR BANNER. CY YOUNG RETIRED 22 YEARS BEFORE THE FIRST ALL STAR GAME. THERE IS NO ALL STAR BANNER ON CY'S BASEBALL-REFERENCE PAGE. THERE IS ONLY ONE OTHER CARD IN THE SET THAT USES THE ALL-STAR DESIGN. IT'S THE CY YOUNG CARD FROM SERIES 2. IN CASE YOU'RE CONFUSED, SERIES 2 IS THE FIRST SERIES OF THE VINTAGE LEGENDS SET. THIS IS A DEEPLY WEIRD SET. THE FIRST CY YOUNG CARD USES THE 1987 ALL STAR DESIGN AND I CAN'T REALLY DECIDE WHICH ONE I LIKE BETTER

1970 OZZIE SMITH


A LOT OF THESE CARDS ARE A MESS BUT WHEN THEY HIT, THEY HIT HARD. YOU COULD SNEAK THIS CARD INTO A 1970 TOPPS BINDER AND IT WOULD TAKE A WHILE FOR ANYONE TO FIGURE IT OUT. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE CARDS IN THE SET, MAYBE SECOND BEHIND THE EDDIE MURRAY FROM THE UPDATE SET. THAT ONE IS IN A BUTCHERED 1963 TOPPS DESIGN BUT WHILE THEY FUCKED UP THE FONT AND USED COLORS FOR THE BOTTOM BORDER THAT WERE NEVER EVER FOUND IN THE ORIGINAL SET IT ALL LOOKS FANTASTIC. MAYBE OZZIE IS MY FAVORITE DESIGN THEY GOT RIGHT CARD AND EDDIE IS MY FAVORITE WHAT THE FUCK DESIGN* CARD. OZZIE'S SERIES 2 CARD IS IN THE 1969 DESIGN AND IT'D BE PRETTY GOOD IF THE WONKY TEAM NAME FONT WASN'T SO DISTRACTING

2001 ROY CAMPANELLA


WHY THE HELL IS THE HOME TEAM ADVANTAGE LOGO ON THIS CARD? DOES ANYONE GIVE A SHIT ABOUT A PARALLEL FACTORY SET? I MEAN, MAYBE NOW THAT EVERYTHING'S GONE INSANE BUT IN 2010? DID TOPPS EVEN DO HTA FACTORY SETS IN 2010? THEY ALSO DID THIS IN THE YO MOMMA SET WITH THE VLAD GUERRERO CARD. WHY?? WAS THERE SOME KIND OF HTA PUSH FROM UPPER MANAGEMENT IN MID 2010? I DON'T UNDERSTAND SOME OF THE CHOICES IN THIS SET. I ALSO HAVE NOT FIGURED OUT IF 2001 IS A GOOD DESIGN OR NOT. IT'S KINDA ICONIC NOW THANKS TO THE 50 YEARS THING AND ICHIRO BUT IT'S ALSO KINDA UGLY? BUT BETTER LOOKING THAN A LOT OF THE TOPPS DESIGNS OF THE TIME? I HAVEN'T EVEN LOOKED AT MY 2001 CARDS IN YEARS, I HOPE THEY HAVEN'T ALL BRICKED. I'M PRETTY SURE MY SET IS IN SLEEVES BUT MY DOUBLES (AND I HAVE A LOOOOOOOOOOOT OF DOUBLES) AREN'T. CAMPY'S SERIES 2 CARD IS A VERY SIMPLE 1979 DESIGN AND I THINK I PREFER THAT

2002 JOHNNY BENCH


2002 TOPPS IS ONE OF THIS YEAR'S ARCHIVE DESIGNS AND MOST OF THE REACTIONS I'VE SEEN ONLINE HAVE BEEN SOME VARIATION OF "BOOOOOOOOOOOOO". I CAN'T HATE THIS ON SET THOUGH, SURE THE WAVING RIBBONS ARE A LITTLE GOOFY BUT IT'S A BRIGHT, SIMPLE UNOFFENSIVE DESIGN. GIVE IT A WHITE BORDER, PUT THE POSITION DESIGNATION WHERE THE TOPPS LOGO IS AND STICK TOPPS UP ON THE RIGHT CORNER WHERE IT ALREADY IS AND IT WOULD LOOK LIKE A 70'S DESIGN. I HAVE NOT LEFT THE HOUSE IN 18 YEARS SO I HAVE NOT SEEN ANY 2020 ARCHIVES CARDS IN HAND YET BUT I CAN'T IMAGINE THEY LOOK MUCH DIFFERENT FROM THE ORIGINAL SET, OR THIS ONE FOR THAT MATTER. THE CARD LOOKS GOOD AND HEY, IT'S JOHNNY BENCH. JOHNNY'S SERIES 2 CARD IS IN THE 1957 DESIGN AND HONESTLY I THINK THIS ONE LOOKS BETTER. I'M PROBABLY WRONG BUT YEAH, WELL, THAT'S JUST, LIKE, MY OPINION, MAN

1989 THURMAN MUNSON


WHY THE HELL ISN'T THURMAN MUNSON IN THE GODDAMN HALL OF FAME

EVERY STINKING ROTTEN YANKEE EVER** IS IN THE GODDAMN HALL OF FAME EXCEPT THURMAN MUNSON

THE GODDAMN HALL OF FAME IS STUPID AND I HATE IT

OK GOT THAT OUT OF MY SYSTEM. I LIKE THIS CARD IT LOOKS GOOD. THERE'S THAT WAVEY RIBBON ON THE DESIGN AGAIN SO DON'T HATE ON THE 2002 RIBBONS. MY DEFAULT OPINION ON 1989 TOPPS IS THAT IT'S A LAZY BORING DESIGN AND EVERY TIME I LOOK AT ONE OF THE CARDS I'M LIKE, 'HEY THAT'S A NICE LOOKING CARD'. THIS IS A NICE LOOKING CARD. MUNSON'S SERIES 2 CARD IS ON A 1959 DESIGN AND THE PICTURE LOOKS LIKE A MUGSHOT TAKEN AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED FOR STARTING A BAR FIGHT AND THROWING A JUKEBOX AT A COP. I WAS CERTAIN I'D LIKE THE '89 CARD BETTER BUT NOW THAT I'VE LOOKED AT THE OTHER CARD I'M NOT SURE

1998 TRIS SPEAKER


SO. 1998 TOPPS. NOT GONNA LIE, IN 1998 I WENT APESHIT OVER THIS DESIGN. THE GOLD BORDER LOOKED SO COOL. DAT BEVELED BORDER THING. THE GOLD FOIL NAME! ON TOP OF LOGO WALLPAPER STUFF! SO UH, YEAH. THIS HASN'T AGED WELL AT ALL. THE LATE 90S WERE A STRANGE TIME. SPEAKER'S OTHER CARD IS ON THE 1981 TOPPS DESIGN AND THAT ONE LOOKS WAAAAY BETTER. THAT CARD DOESN'T HAVE A GHOST IN THE BACKGROUND OF THE PHOTO THOUGH. HOW MANY CARDS HAVE UFOS? NOT MANY I THINK

YAY I DID A THING. I'LL BE BACK SOON WITH MORE DIME CARDS AS SOON AS I RECOVER FROM MY NEXT NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

* ANOTHER WTF CARD IS EDDIES SERIES 2. IT'S GOT A PRETTY DECENT 1964 DESIGN BUT FOR SOME REASON EVERY CARD IS OFF-CENTERED TOP-BOTTOM AT 95-5%. TOPPS DOES THIS OCCASIONALLY ON THESE VINTAGE REIMAGINED CARDS AND IT'S BEWILDERING TO ME

**EXCEPT BERNIE WILLIAMS WHAT THE FUCK

Thursday, August 13, 2020

UUUHHHHHH DIME BOX ONLINE CARDS PART 4

AAAAAAAYYYYYY ANOTHER POST. FIRST ONE WRITTEN ON THE NEW(ISH) LAPTOP. ALL THE PICTURES WERE SCANNED AND UPLOADED ON THE OLD LAPTOP BUT THE WORDS WERE TYPED UP ON THE NEW ONE. ACTUALLY IT'S BEING TYPED ON THE SAME KEYBOARD THAT WAS ATTACHED TO THE OLD ONE BECAUSE I DON'T LIKE TYPING ON LAPTOP KEYBOARDS IF I DON'T HAVE TO. ESPECIALLY THIS ONE, THE KEYS DON'T FEEL RIGHT AND I DON'T LIKE IT. CAN YOU TELL I HAVE NOTHING TO WRITE ABOUT TODAY? I STILL HAVE A LOT TO DO TO GET THE NEW SYSTEM SET UP THE WAY I WANT IT BUT I'VE SCANNED ALL THE DIME BOX CARDS AND COPIED THEM OVER SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ME WAITING FIVE MONTHS TO SET UP THE SCANNER. YOU DO STILL HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ME FARTING AROUND FOR FIVE MONTHS AND NOT WRITING ANYTHING

I DON'T REMEMBER IF I MENTIONED I BOUGHT ANOTHER BATCH OF CARDS FROM THAT ONLINE SITE IN THE LAST POST BUT I DID AND I GOT THEM AND NOW THERE ARE 5-10 ADDITIONAL POTENTIAL POSTS TO SHOW OFF. THE SECOND BATCH ISN'T QUITE AS INTERESTING BECAUSE ALL THE GOOD CARDS I WANTED GOT SNATCHED UP BUT I TRIED. DON'T STEAL THE STACEY AUGMON CARD I'M WATCHING BECAUSE I WON'T BE ABLE TO BUY ANOTHER BATCH FOR A WHILE. FOR NOW I SHALL HAVE MY FUN PUTTING THE CARDS IN THEIR BINDERS AND WRITING A BUNCH OF NONSENSE ABOUT THEM. HERE COMES THE NONSENSE



ANOTHER SCRATCH OFF CARD!!! WILL WE WIN THE GAME?!??!!!!! STAY TUNED TO FIND OUT!!!!!1

2017 ALLEN & GINTER MAGICIANS & ILLUSIONISTS PAMELA COLMAN SMITH


AS I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, I SNAPPED UP EVERY ALLEN & GINTER MINI INSERT I COULD FIND NOT CARING IF I NEEDED IT OR NOT. SO IF YOU WERE LOOKING FOR MINIS, I'M THE JERK WHO SNATCHED THEM AWAY THIS TIME. MUA-HA-HA-HAAAAA! I GOT THREE MAGICIANS & ILLUSIONISTS AND I DON'T KNOW WHO ANY OF THEM ARE SO I AM COMPLETELY UNABLE TO WRITE UP ANYTHING INTERESTING ABOUT THESE PEOPLE. I AM DEDICATED TO YOUR ENTERTAINMENT HOWEVER SO  IN LIEU OF WITTICISMS I HAVE INSTEAD CREATED QUICKIE FIVE MINUTE SKETCHES OF THE CARD SUBJECTS. PAMELA GETS A PENCIL SKETCH



I DUNNO IF IT LOOKS LIKE PAMELA BUT IT LOOKS LIKE A PERSON SO I'M OK WITH IT. I ALSO SCANNED THE BACK OF THE CARD SO WE CAN LEARN ABOUT THESE MAGICIANS TOGETHER

WHOA! SHE DREW THE RIDER-WAITE TAROT DECK?? THAT'S AWESOME! THIS CARD WENT FROM WHO THE HECK IS THIS TO ONE OF MY MOST CHERISHED GINTER INSERTS. IF YOU'RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH TAROT CARDS THEY ARE DECKS OF CARDS USED FOR FORTUNE TELLING. THERE ARE A WHOLE LOT OF DECKS OUT THERE WITH ALL KINDS OF ILLUSTRATIONS BUT THE RIDER-WAITE DECK IS A VERY ICONIC AND WELL KNOWN DESIGN. HERE'S AN EXAMPLE OF HER ILLUSTRATION ON A CARD I IDENTIFY VERY MUCH WITH

TAROT CARDS FIGURE PROMINENTLY IN ONE OF MY FAVORITE COMIC SERIES, PROMETHEA, AND IN ONE OF MY FAVORITE VIDEO GAMES, THE BINDING OF ISAAC, SO I LIKE TAROT CARDS AND THEIR ART VERY MUCH. IT STILL KILLS ME THAT QYPSY GUEEN* STARTED DOING TAROT THEMED INSERTS RIGHT WHEN I NO LONGER HAD THE DISPOSABLE CASH TO THROW AT A GARBAGE SET LIKE QYPSY GUEEN. WHEN I SAW THIS SET OF MAGICIANS & ILLUSIONISTS I DIDN'T KNOW TOPPS MEANT ACTUAL OCCULT MAGICIANS. I WONDER IF ALAN MOORE HAS A CARD IN THE SET

2010 TOPPS YO MOMMA CARD BARRY LARKIN


MO YO MOMMA CARDS OF COURSE. I LIKE BARRY LARKIN AND THIS IS A NICE LOOKING CARD BUT IT IS A LITTLE SILLY THAT I'M BUYING A REPRINT OF A CARD WHEN I ALREADY OWN MAYBE A DOZEN OF THE ORIGINALS. HELL THE ORIGINAL ROOKIE CARD CAN PROBABLY BE FOUND IN A BUNCH OF DIME BOXES. AT LEAST I THINK SO? THERE'S A LOT OF CHATTER ON TWITTER ABOUT CARD PRICES GOING COMPLETELY INSANE LATELY. MAYBE THEY'RE IN DOLLAR BOXES NOW

2017 ALLEN & GINTER MAGICIANS & ILLUSIONISTS P.T. SELBIT


THE ONLY P.T.'S I KNOW IS BOATS AND BARNUM. THIS GUY CALLED OUT TO ME FROM THE BEYOND  FOR A CHARCOAL SKETCH



MASTERPIECE. A PERFECT LIKENESS. I LOVE NOODLING AROUND WITH CHARCOAL ESPECIALLY THE PENCILS WRAPPED UP IN PAPER WITH THE STRING TO PULL WHEN YOU NEED MORE CHARCOAL BECAUSE CHARCOAL PENCILS AND SHARPENERS DON'T PLAY WELL TOGETHER. LET'S SEE WHO THIS HANDSOME FELLOW IS AND FIND OUT IF HE'S A GOB FROM ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT ILLUSIONIST OR A SERIOUS TRAVERSING THE ASTRAL PLANES OCCULT MAGICIAN WHO COULD BE STANDING BEHIND ME RIGHT NOW


I READ HIS NAME IS PERCY TIBBLES AND HAD A MASSIVE GIGGLING FIT SO I REALLY HOPE HE'S NOT STANDING BEHIND ME RIGHT NOW WITH A POSSE OF DEMONS. SELBIT WAS THE RIGHT MOVE, BRO. HOLY SHIT HE WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SAW A WOMAN IN HALF?? ER, THE ILLUSION VERSION AT LEAST? THAT SHIT'S ICONIC. WHEN HOUDINI GANKS YOUR ACT YOU'RE A FRIGGIN LEGEND. THIS INSERT SET IS AMAZING

2010 TOPPS YO MOMMA CARD WILLIE MCCOVEY


THIS IS THE SHIT TOPPS NEEDS TO BE REPRINTING. CRAZY SCARCE HIGH NUMBERS FROM THE 60S. LEGIT MIGHT TRY TO FIND THE ORIGINAL BACK VERSION OF THIS CARD AND SHOVE IT IN THE '63 BINDER. MCCOVEY HAS ALWAYS BEEN ONE OF MY FAVORITES MAINLY BECAUSE HE IS IN THAT GROUPS OF AWESOME HALL OF FAMERS FROM THE 60S WHOSE CARDS WERE CHEAP AS HELL BECAUSE ALL THE MONEYBAGS COLLECTORS WERE DRIVING UP PRICES ON MANTLE, MAYS, CLEMENTE AND KOUFAX. GIMME THEM MCCOVEYS AND STARGELLS AND YASTRZEMSKIS AND JENKINS AND CEPEDAS AND MARICHALS AND KILLEBREWS IN THE BARGAIN BINS. NOT ANYMORE THO, EVERYTHING'S EXPENSIVE AS FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUU

2017 ALLEN & GINTER MAGICIANS & ILLUSIONISTS HOWARD THURSTON


LET'S SEE IF WE'RE THREE FOR THREE ON BAD-ASS WIZARDS. I USED A THIN FELT MARKER ON THIS ONE. I HATE MARKERS BUT NEED TO GET OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE OCCASIONALLY


TRIED TO CAPTURE THE SPOOKY LOOK ON THIS DUDE'S FACE. LET'S SEE WHAT THIS INTENSE MOTHERFUCKA DID WITH HIS LIFE


DISAPPEARING HORSES AND PERFORMING THE INDIAN ROPE TRICK FOR MIDWESTERN RUBES. NOT A BAD WAY TO SPEND THE '20S. MUCH BETTER THAN THE WAY WE'RE SPENDING OUR '20S. I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY ABOUT SPOOKY THURSTON, BUT THERE WAS A GREAT TALES FROM THE CRYPT COMIC ABOUT A MAGICIAN WHO WENT ON A TRIP TO INDIA TO LEARN STEAL NEW TRICKS FOR HIS ACT. HE SWIPES A MAGIC ROPE FROM A STREET MAGICIAN AND BEING AN EC COMIC THINGS GO VERY VERY BADLY FOR HIM. THE STORY WAS USED IN THE FILM THE VAULT OF HORROR WHICH IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE HORROR ANTHOLOGY FILMS AND CAN BE FOUND PRETTY EASILY ONLINE

1992 KELLOGG'S JIM PALMER


FINDING KELLOGG'S CARDS IN DIME BOXES AT CARD SHOW IS LUDICROUSLY DIFFICULT AS IT IS, FINDING ONE IN AN ONLINE DIME BOX THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN RAVAGED BY COLLECTORS AND FLIPPERS SHOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE. OK, SO IT'S LATER YEAR SPORTFLICS AND NOT THE '70S HOTNESS BUT THE CARD IS LENTICULAR WHICH IS ALL THAT MATTERS. IT'S NOT IN 3D BUT SINCE THE PICTURE MOVES AND IT LOOKS LIKE JIM IS THROWING A PITCH IT'S KINDA IN 4D

SUPER LOVE THE BACK. TWO COLORS, WHO NEEDS MORE? WHY DOES TWO COLOR BACKS LOOK LIKE ASS ON PANINI PRODUCTS AND LOOK WONDERFUL HERE. WE ARE BLESSED WITH A GRAINY BLACK & WHITE PHOTO OF JIM. PURE ART. A WHOLE BOOK'S WORTH OF INFORMATION ABOUT PALMER'S CAREER IS SQUEEZED IN THE BACK OF THE CARD. AND THIS ISN'T A FULL SIZED CARD, EITHER, THEY CRAMMED ALL THAT IN ON A SLIGHTLY SMALLER THAN STANDARD CARD. YOU WANT STATS? THERE'S HIS WHOLE CAREER ON ONE LINE . ALL THE STATS, INSIDE LITTLE BOXES. EVEN ALL THE LEGAL NOTICES AND MANDATORY LOGOS LOOK ELEGANT. THIS CARD BACK LOOKS LIKE IT'S FROM 1962, NOT 1992. CAN'T DO THAT NOWADAYS UNLESS YOU SWAP THE PLAYER BIO WITH THE COPYRIGHT AND LICENSING GARBAGE

2017 ALLEN & GINTER REQUIRED READING THE ILIAD


BOOK CARDS! NO, NOT THE STUPID EXPENSIVE ONES WITH CHONKY RELIC PATCH CARDS AND AUTOGRAPHS CONNECTED BY THIN STRIPS OF PAPER THAT YOU'D THINK WOULD RIP AFTER A WHILE. JUST A CARD. OF A BOOK. TEN YEARS AGO I WOULD HAVE COMPLETELY LOST MY SHIT OVER THESE BUT NOW MY EYESIGHT IS SO GARBAGE THAT I CAN BARELY SEE THE WRITING, LET ALONE READ IT. IT MIGHT AS WELL BE IN GREEK

WAIT WHAT

AT SOME TIME IN MY LIFETIME THE NAME HOMER STOPPED BEING ASSOCIATED WITH AN EPIC GREEK POET AND STARTED BEING ASSOCIATED WITH A BALD YELLOW ANIMATED IDIOT WITH BUG EYES. THAT'S AS GOOD A EXPLANATION OF CURRENT AMERICAN SOCIETY AS ANY I GUESS. I HAVE NEVER READ THE ILIAD BUT I AM VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE CLIFF'S NOTES VERSION. NEVER PISS OFF A GODDESS, KIDDOS. A KEY CHARACTER IN THIS TALE WILL SHOW UP IN THIS SERIES OF POSTS SOON

2015 TOPPS GOLD ATLANTA FALCONS 0409/2015


A FOOTBALL CARD! A RARE OCCURRENCE AROUND THESE PARTS LATELY. I AM ON RECORD AS BEING COMPLETELY DONE WITH THE NFL AND TOPPS LOSING THE LICENSE IN 2015 IS ONE OF THE REASONS. ALTHOUGH I HAVE TO ADMIT TOPPS' SWAN SONG FOR FOOTBALL IS AN ABSOLUTELY GARBAGE POOP DESIGN. I KNOW EVERYONE LOVES TO CRAP ON THE TOPPS FLAGSHIP BASEBALL DESIGNS SINCE 2016 BUT AT LEAST NONE OF THEM HAVE BEEN AS BAD AS THIS. YOU THINK THE 2021 DESIGN IS TOO BUSY, LAY YOUR PEEPERS ON THIS MADNESS

TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY THERE IS NOT A FLAKE OF GOLD FOIL ON THIS GOLD CARD OTHER THAN THE TOPPS LOGO. IT MAY AS WELL BE A YELLOW PARALLEL IF NOT FOR THE NUMBER ON THE BACK


I HATE THE NEW-FANGLED PRINTING OF SERIAL NUMBERS ON TOPPS CARDS. HOW WAS THAT PRINTED, AN INKJET?? I LIKE THE OLD-SCHOOL GOLD FOIL NUMBERS. THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE TO BE THE BIG CHONKY NUMBERS LIKE ON THE EARLY DONRUSS INSERTS, I'M FINE WITH THE SMALL ELEGANT NUMBERS YOU USED TO SEE ON HERITAGE INSERTS. NEW CARDS MAKE ME SAD. JUST LIKE THE FALCONS. I DO ENJOY THAT THE FALCONS' HIGHLIGHT OF 2014 IS BEATING THE SAINTS' ASSES. HONESTLY THAT'S BEEN THE ONLY HIGHLIGHT THE FALCONS HAVE EVER HAD

2017 ALLEN & GINTER REQUIRED READING MOBY DICK


CALL ME MR. GROUCHYPANTS

THIS CARD FRONT IS HONESTLY THE MOST I'VE EVER READ OF MOBY DICK AND I HAVE NO PLANS TO READ IT IN THE FUTURE. DUDE GETS SUPER BUTTHURT ABOUT A WHALE, I GET IT. I KNOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO ONE OF THE GREATEST NOVELS EVER WRITTEN BUT BY THE TIME I GET THE TIME TO READ ACRES OF PAGES EXPLAINING 19TH CENTURY WHALING TECHNIQUES IN INTRICATE DETAIL I WILL BE EITHER STONE BLIND OR DEEP IN THE THROES OF DEMENTIA OR DEAD. OR ALL THREE AT ONCE. NO TIME FOR GIANT TOMES ANYMORE. IF I WANT TO BE PISSED OFF AT A BIG FAT DESTRUCTIVE ANIMAL THAT CAUSES HAVOC AND SUFFERING EVERYWHERE HE GOES I HAVE A PRETTY GOOD REAL LIFE EXAMPLE TO FOCUS MY ENERGY ON RIGHT NOW. THAT BEING SAID, BARTLEBY THE SCRIVENER HAS BEEN ON MY RADAR FOR A WHILE. I SHOULD REALLY TAKE THE TIME TO READ THAT


LOOKING UP THIS CHECKLIST TO SEE WHICH BOOKS ON THEIR REQUIRED READING LIST I'VE ACTUALLY READ.

[time passes]

NOPE, NOPE, YEP, OH NO, HELL NO, NOT THE ACTUAL TEXT BUT 20,000 REWORKINGS, REALLY??, NAH. NO. NOT THE WHOLE THING BUT A GOOD CHUNK OF IT, CLIFF'S NOTES, WHAT???, THE EXPURGATED FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS VERSION, I LIKE THE SANDWICH, HAVE SEEN EVERY FILM ADAPTATION MAYBE I SHOULD READ THE BOOK

LOTTA WHITE DUDES ON THIS LIST. WHERE'S THE MINI  CARD SET FOR STUFF FROM JAMES BALDWIN OR TONI MORRISON OR CHINUA ACHEBE

OH WAIT, THOSE BOOKS ARE STILL IN COPYRIGHT, NEVERMIND

2019 ALLEN & GINTER HISTORY OF FLIGHT WRIGHT FLYER


ONE OF MY FAVORITE ALLEN & GINTER INSERT SETS IS THE ASCENT OF MAN SET FROM 2011. A 26 CARD SET OF FULL-BLEED ARTWORK THAT ALL CONNECTED INTO ONE GIGANTIC CARD IF YOU PUT THEM TOGETHER. IT'S ONE OF THE FIRST GINTER INSERT SETS I COMPLETED AND I EVEN FOUND A 1952 LOOK N SEE CARD OF CHARLES DARWIN TO PUT IN THE LAST CARD POCKET IN THE BINDER. IT WAS SO GOOD TOPPS TOOK 8 YEARS TO DO ANOTHER SET LIKE IT

IT'S A GREAT LOOKING SET, BUT IT AIN'T NO ASCENT OF MAN. ONLY 15 CARDS AND THE HISTORY OF FLIGHT ENDED IN THE LATE '80S. STILL PRETTY NICE THOUGH. I REGRET NEVER PULLING ONE FROM A PACK. I REGRET NEVER OPENING A PACK OF 2019 GINTER, BUT THAT'S A DIFFERENT STORY. WITH THIS CARD I HAVE AT LEAST ONE FROM EVERY GINTER FULL SIZE INSERT SET.

EXCEPT THE HORSES ONE FROM 2019

HOW DOES I HAS NO HORSES

NO TIME FOR REGRETS, IT'S TIME TO SCRATCH

I MADE A POINT! 40 THOUSAND MORE OF THESE AND A TIME MACHINE AND MAYBE I CAN GET A FOOTBALL. I NEVER SENT AWAY FOR THE PRO-SET GAZETTE WHEN I WAS A KID ADULT. I WAS TECHNICALLY AN ADULT BY THEN. LEGALLY AT LEAST I THINK.WHY DIDN'T I SEND AWAY FOR ALL THE FREE SHIT BACK THEN. STAMPS WERE CHEAP AND THE POST OFFICE WASN'T BEING MURDERED IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. WHAT A FOOL I WAS

A FOOL!

NEXT TIME: THE CARD THAT MADE THIS ALL POSSIBLE

*IF YOU HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT THE BIT YET, I'VE SPOONERIZED THE NAME OF THIS TRADING CARD SET FOR YEARS BECAUSE THE FIRST WORD IN THE NAME** IS WIDELY CONSIDERED TO BE A SLUR NOWADAYS AND WHY TYPE OUT A SLUR IN A BUNCH OF YOUR BLOG POSTS IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO? ALSO SAYING QYPSY GUEEN OUT LOUD STILL MAKES ME LAUGH YEARS AFTER I STARTED THE JOKE BECAUSE I AM A CHILD
**THE SAME WORD AS THE TITLE OF A VERY POPULAR FLEETWOOD MAC/STEVIE NICKS SONG THAT I STILL ENJOY BECAUSE I'M A BIG HONKIN' HYPOCRITE

AND A FOOOOOOOOL