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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2012 Topps is Live

And ain't no one has a shortprint as good as mine!



(important safety tip - pastels don't work worth a darn on decoy cards)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Joy of a Completed Page - Ludicrous Edition

I haven't done one of these in a while and I'm hopelessly behind on my self-imposed posting schedule, so let's do this. Submitted for your approval: A complete page of 1986-1987 Fleer Basketball.


HEY YOU SLEAZE. THAT'S NOT A COMPLETE PAGE.

Ooooooooooh yes it is.

holy shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii-

Not keeping that particular card in a 9 pocket sheet for obvious reasons. Here's the back for gits and shiggles.


This is in celebration of making a trade for my first additions to this set in nearly 20 years. I got so giddy I made a wantlist.


36 George Gervin


Ya, I need 15 4 1 cards to complete the '86-87 Fleer set and the biggest name is it's George Gervin. I've got over 90 doubles from this set so if there is anyone out there who happens to have any of these I'll be happy to trade you at least two-for-one for any of these suckers. I got all the ones I have from about half a box at 35 cents a pack from McCrory's at Northlake mall in 1987. While I didn't score all the rookies, I traded my surplus of Barkleys and Ewings to knock out the biggies that I didn't have. I think it's about time to put this sucka to bed. If you have no '87s to trade, I'd also appreciate a link to someplace online I could pick 'em up cheap.

Aww what the heck, let's put up the '87-88 Wantlist too while I'm at it.

this is as close to a complete page as I've got from this set


1 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
5 John Bagley
6 Thurl Bailey
9 Charles Barkley
10 Benoit Benjamin
11 Larry Bird
14 Tony Brown
16 Joe Barry Carroll
17 Bill Cartwright
18 Terry Catledge
20 Maurice Cheeks
23 Terry Cummings
25 Brad Daugherty
27 Johnny Dawkins
30 Clyde Drexler
36 Mike Evans
37 Patrick Ewing
38 Vern Fleming
39 Sleepy Floyd
40 Artis Gilmore
42 A.C.Green
49 Ron Harper
51 Roy Hinson
52 Craig Hodges
56 Magic Johnson
58 Vinnie Johnson
59 Michael Jordan
60 Jerome Kersey
66 John Lucas
67 Jeff Malone
68 Karl Malone
72 Rodney McCray
73 Xavier McDaniel
74 Kevin McHale
75 Nate McMillan
76 Sidney Moncrief
77 Chris Mullin
79 Charles Oakley
80 Hakeem Olajuwon
81 Robert Parish
83 John Paxson
84 Sam Perkins
85 Chuck Person
87 Ricky Pierce
89 Terry Porter
91 Robert Reid
92 Doc Rivers
96 Mike Sanders
97 Detlef Schrempf
103 Steve Stipanovich
106 Isiah Thomas
111 Wayman Tisdale
118 Dominique Wilkins
119 Gerald Wilkins
122 John Williams
123 Hot Rod Williams
130 James Worthy
132 Checklist 1-132

Got a few more stars to pick up in this one... I love commons too though.

This post is now a generic Fleer Baketball wantlist

 88-89 - COMPLETE

89-90 - COMPLETE

90-91
59 Dennis Rodman
125 Patrick Ewing
All Star - 1 3 5


1991-1992 Fleer 400
72 83
111
164
244
298
306 323
Rookie Sensations - 1 3 4 6 7 8 9 10
S-# Tony's Pizza

1992-1993 Fleer 444
COMPLETE

1993-1994 Fleer 400
5 17 49
52 82 89 92 98
120 123 128 144
160
250
251 253 258 260 262 265 267 272 275 276 279 284 286 287 288 292 293 294 296 297
301 303 309 311 316 317 318 320 322 325 330 331 333 335 336 338 341 342 343 346 349
354 355 356 358 359 360 361 362 363 366 368 371 372 374 377 380 384 386 389 393 400

1994-1995 Fleer 390
37
105 134
241 247
276 281 286 289 297
301 303 312 325 328
351 352 381 382

1995-1996 Fleer 350
40
58
106 111
165 168 173 189 190
202 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 217 218 219 221 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 232 233 234 236 238 240 242 246 247 248 249 250
252 253 254 256 257 261 262 263 265 269 272 277 280 281 282 287 290 291 292 294 296 297 300
301 302 306 308 310 311 314 316 318 320 321 322 326 327 330 332 336 338 340 341 347 349 350

1996-1997 Fleer 300
1 2 3 4 5 8 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 29 31 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 48 49
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 70 75 76 77 79 80 82 83 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 96 97 99 100
101 102 103 104 105 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 150
151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 171 172 173 174 175 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 190 191 192 193 195 196 197 198
202 203 204 205 206 207 208 210 211 212 213 214 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 239 240 241 242 244 245 248 249 250
251 252 254 255 256 257 258 259 261 262 263 264 265 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 300

1997-1998 Fleer 350
3 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 17 19 22 23 25 30 31 32 33 36 37 38 39 40 42 43 44 48 50
51 53 57 59 60 61 62 63 65 66 68 70 71 72 73 75 76 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 90 91 92 93 94 99
102 103 104 106 111 113 114 115 117 118 120 121 124 125 126 127 131 132 134 135 137 138 139 140 149 150
151 152 153 154 157 159 160 161 162 163 165 166 170 171 172 174 176 177 178 179 180 182 183 186 190 192 193 195 196
201 203 207 210 212 214 215 219 222 224 225 227 228 234 238 239 240 241 242 244 247 248 249 250
251 252 253 254 256 257 259 262 263 266 267 270 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 283 284 285 287 289 290 291 292 295 300
301 302 304 308 309 315 316 319 323 324 327 329 330 333 334 337 339 340 341 346 347 348 349 350
Million Dollar Moments
1 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 22 23 24 26 29 30 31 32 35 37 41 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

1998-1999 Fleer Tradition 150
1 4 11 12 23 26 33 34 40 42 43 44 45 47 49 50
51 53 57 61 63 67 73 75 76 77 81 84 93 95
106 110 112 114 115 116 118 122 123 124 129 130 131 132 137 143 149


1999-2000 Fleer Tradition 220
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 42 43 44 45 46 48 49
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 68 69 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 91 92 93 94 95 97 98 99 100
101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150
151 152 153 154 155 156 157 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 197 198 199 200
201 202 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 217 218 220

2000-2001 Fleer Tradition 300
1 2 4 5 6 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 38 40 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
52 53 54 55 56 58 59 60 61 62 63 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 79 80 81 82 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 93 94 95 96 97 99 100
103 104 105 106 107 108 110 111 113 114 115 116 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150
151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 184 185 186 187 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 198 199 200
201 202 203 204 205 206 209 211 212 216 217 218 220 221 222 223 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 240 241 242 245 246 247 249
251 252 253 254 255 256 258 259 261 262 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 283 284 285 286 287 288 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300

2001-2002 Fleer Shoebox 180
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 49
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 89 90 91 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100
101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150
151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180

2002-2003 Fleer Tradition 300
1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 61 62 63 64 65 66 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100
101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 121 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150
151 152 153 154 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200
201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250
252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300
2003-2004 Fleer Tradition 300
1 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 56 58 59 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 85 86 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 128 129 130 131 132 133 135 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150
151 152 153 154 155 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199
202 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 218 219 221 223 224 225 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 249 250
251 252 253 254 255 256 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300
2004-2005 Fleer Tradition 268
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 56 57 58 59 61 62 63 64 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100
101 102 103 105 106 107 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 135 136 137 138 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150
151 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 173 174 175 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 187 188 189 190 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 200
201 203 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250
251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268

2005-2006 Fleer Greats of the Game 100+69 boolsheet
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100

2006-2007 Fleer 250
1 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100
102 103 107 110 112 115 116 117 118 120 122 124 125 127 129 132 134 135 136 139 140 141 142 144 146 147 149 150
151 152 153 158 161 162 163 168 169 173 175 178 180 181 182 185 186 190 192 193 194 197 198
201 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 212 213 214 215 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 242 243 245 246 247 248 249 250

2007-2008 Fleer 235
1 4 7 8 10 11 13 15 22 23 24 27 30 33 39 42 50
54 57 69 72 75 77 84 85 86 87 90 92 100
104 105 111 113 115 120 121 122 124 128 135 143 150
153 155 156 162 163 165 175 177 180 181 187 189 190 200
201 202 203 204 205 207 211 215 216 217 219 221 222 224 225 227 228 229 231 232 233 235

2008-2009 Fleer 247
1 2 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 17 18 19 21 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 43 46 47 48 49 50
52 54 56 57 58 61 62 65 66 67 69 71 74 76 77 79 81 83 84 86 88 90 91 96 97 98 99 100
101 103 106 108 110 112 117 119 121 123 124 127 128 129 134 136 140 142 143 146 147 148 149
152 154 155 156 157 158 160 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 182 184 185 189 190 191 192 194 195 197 198 199 200
201 202 203 204 205 206 208 209 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 219 220 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 230 231 233 234 235 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 247

RIP FLEER ;_;

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Surprise!

Tim Hudson pranks the Braves' next manager.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Half a set of Game cards

This week in posting has gone disastrously, so I'm going to write it off and finish up with a post I should have had up last year. At least I'll have caught up a little! I don't remember exactly what I traded to The Cardboard Don for these things. I'm pretty sure a relic was in there somewhere. I do remember the sketch card though, but I'm behind on posting that one too...

Ah well. one thing at a time. Here's half a set of 1970-71 Topps Baseball Scratch Off Game cards.


UGGGGH. Tim McCarver would have to be the first one out of the package.  These cards were inserts inside packs of 1970 and 1971 Topps. There were 24 cards, one "Team Captain" per team. I have no idea which team gets the privilege of boasting Tim as their team captain because he's such a team player he didn't bother to wear a cap on this card. I suppose I could look it up, but with Google's new policy on combining history among all Google accounts, I'm afraid to have "Tim McCarver" in my search history. My demographics are fairly well calibrated at Male, 25-34 (YESSSSSS) Interests: Sports Memorabilia, Cartoons, Art & Design, Stupid My Little Pony crap on YouTube (the stupider the better!), Armchair SOPA Activism and Showtunes. I can't risk messing that up and getting targeted ads for Tim's latest book.



MUCH BETTER. Mack Jones, team captain of the Expos. I miss the Expos. They didn't have as much money as the Nationals do.


Sal Bando, captain of the A's. People get all caught up in Reggie and forget Sal was a helluva player.


Here's two Tony Perez cards, but they are not doubles. How can this be? While Topps completely recycled this insert in 1971 right down to the players they put on the cards, they did make one change to the set:


The centers for 1970 inserts had a white background.


The centers for 1970 inserts had a red background. I got one of each for Tony. Not that I'm going to try to collect all 48 varieties of this set, hell no. I'm not even picky if the suckers have backs to them, which some of them do not.


Like this Boog Powell card here. The back half is completely ripped off. I ain't even mad. If you've seen one back to these things you've seen 'em all. Like this one here:


The Reds stole one from the A's in the 8th inning according to the back of this '71 Tony Perez card. Every single card has this exact back (minus the added scoring of course) so who cares if you only have half the card. This isn't exactly a condition sensitive set. A game card that came out of a fresh 1970 pack opened in a clean room would still only grade a PSA 4, tops. These things were never mint, ever.


Here's an awesome '70  Yastrzemski with bonus Killebrew!


Well speak of the devil... Here's full Harmon, with a little schmutz on the front. I can't tell exactly what that is. Might be a printing flaw or the card might have gotten run over by a bicycle that just rolled through hot tar. It's hard to tell.


Mel Stottlemyre was team captain of the Yankees? Wow, did their fortunes fall in the early '70s.

Nate Colbert joined Boog as a member of the 50% off club. Nate's missing back is a little more obvious on this scan.


Future Brave Jimmy Wynn is the captain of the 'stros. WHO BETTER REMAIN THE 'STROS. I can handle the Houston Astros in the American League, but not the Houston Oilers or the Houston Gamblers or the Houston Swamp Rats or whatever polls well in focus group testing. The only DECENT name they could possible change to is the Houston Colt '45s which would be promptly kiboshed because omg gun violence. Dammit Bud! Quit screwing up the game!


Dick Bosman got to be captain of the Senators as well as a coaster for an 8 oz. coke bottle.


 Last but not least is Lou Piniella, who is also not wearing a cap, but as anyone who has read Ball Four a couple dozen times knows, he was dumped from the Seattle Pilots and went on to win Rookie of the Year for the Royals. Lou is also one of the cards I got with pristine innards:


Damn, that's purdy. Maybe I should reconsider my position on Tiptons just for this set. Thanks be to the Don for this trade, I hope the return was deeemed acceptable. I'd hate to wake up to find a pony head in my bed.

Jason Heyward signing tomorrow for realz



BP Sports in Marietta has J-Hey signing tomorrow from noon-3:00. $39 for flats and balls. Not that I'd want Jason to sign my balls. (you'd think they'd charge extra for that)

Solidarity



Here's a video of the people of Poland flipping out over their country's signing of ACTA. Good for you, Poland!



What the hell is ACTA? It's an Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (see, right there in the name) that has a bunch of internet-killing provisions tacked on for no good reason. Here's a video by a smart dude who knows way more about this that explains it.



I'm not even going to play like I know a goddamn thing about this other than it's yet another attempt to completely screw up the internets. But if it's important enough to cause an entire freaking country to lose their minds over it, then it's important enough for me to MSPaint an old trading card in solidarity. If you want to know more about ACTA, Google it while you can.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Not so original after all

I thought I was being clever by painting ponies on random trading cards...



But this dude is painting pop culture stuff on original cabinet cards!



The artist bit of me is all squee but the collector in me is all nope nope nope nope NOPE. This guy does these paintings so well that I just might need to hide the really old vintage binder for a couple weeks lest I become inspired.

Here's one for Night Owl: The Art of Alex Gross - Mixed Media

Lots more painting awesome things on other things in this post what I ganked this from.

Sketch Card #13 - GODZILLA


I am now over two months behind in posting sketch cards. I'm also blowing off posting the Top 20  Card Show #17 with this post. Procrastination leads to procrastination! In my defense, I couldn't post this one earlier because most of the images were stuck on my phone. I have no excuse for the Top 20 post. This card went to Edgar. Far as I know, Edgar doesn't have a blog, and he traded me a bunch of Sparkly parallels for... uh, I don't even remember anymore it's been so long. As you can see from the back, I was a bit bewildered as to what I should draw for him . So I went with Godzilla. Good choice, no?


After playing around with the colored pencils for Twilight Starlin, Maddux Pie and Cartoon Dirk, I just went balls out with this one.  I also decided to record the process of making the thing. Here's how Gojira came to be:


First I sketched out the basic shape of Godzilla and the menacing helicopter. Once that was in place I started layering on the color, starting with some purple for a foreboding sky.


Godzilla is attacking at night, so lots of dark blue joins the fun.


Tokyo is on FIRE, so let's add some red, orange and brown.


Darkness falls. Let's add some black to finish up the sky. And over here is where a happy little helicopter lives. At least until Godzilla swats it to oblivion.


Time to grab every green pencil in the box. I started out by coloring in the outline of Godzilla and filling in with the lightest shade of green and then working progressively darker. I have no idea if this is how it should normally be done, I was pretty much winging it the whole time.


A tiny bit of darker green was added and I colored in the mouth and radioactive funk breath at this point. I think I futzed with the sky a little bit too.


A couple more layers of green were added. The big guy is filling in nicely.


Finally I added the darkest green, touched up with a few of the other colors of green, added some brown highlights here and there and did the eye. Godzilla is ready for action.


Here's the reference photo I used to make this thing. A good chunk of the stuff I've been drawing is random crap I found on the interwebs and Edgar just got lucky I stumbled across a cool monster that day. Considering some of the horrible disgusting sites I frequent, he got DAMN lucky. He could have gotten a sketch of Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid!


(why oh why can't I get away from politics???)