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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

May Card Show Top 10 in poetry - Peter Tork

What better time to show off the goods from the May Vintage card show than the last day of July. I would have done this sooner but I was waylaid by writer's block, contest posts, Ginter, Ponies and more writer's block. I still have writer's block so I'm going to post the top ten acquisitions from that Vintage show through the art of bad poetry. I can't write poetry worth a damn so I feel no pressure to write anything good and my writer's block can't figure out how to keep me from writing it. This first installment shall be written in haiku. I briefly considered doing the whole series in haiku, but if I announced that I would never ever be able to write another haiku as long as I lived. So next time, you might get a sonnet, or a limerick or maybe even another haiku. I might drink a quart of vodka and go ee cummings on yo ass.  You never can tell. Today you get haiku.

1967 Monkees #18c

Peter Tork, drummer
my favorite Monkee
he waits on tables

puzzle on the back
a puzzle of existence
where has Davy gone


It's time for some magical ass tattoos!







Which tattoo should I put on my butt?



Every reader of this blog: Pony obsession aside, what the hell is a standee?


Sane people: Ok, that makes sense. So um, are you going to fold it so it can stand up?


People slowly backing away in fear:  Riiiiight. Value. Will you fold one if you get a double?

ME: I shall consider it.

Frank Wren is a Pirate Ninja Wizard

Okay so we had to give up this guy:

I'll trade a closer in 2015 for a playoff berth in 2012.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Off to work I go

I work at a farm now.

Kicking trees is a remarkably rewarding career! Kinda like Minecraft, but with ponies.

You can go ahead and steal the code, I already checked it. Refreshingly, you do not have to register and log in and sign up and give EnterPlay a bunch of information to check your codes. Just go to the website, enter it in and presto:

Oh please. We're all winners with ponies!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Captain Canuck wants to look at my backside

Actually, I could have just posted the card numbers he needed but where's the fun in that? Here's the back of my 1976 Topps Braves Team set.

Oh yeah, I found a card I could use to fill out the page.
What the heck is that? #662? That's from a post I should have written about a month ago. I might write it eventually.

1976 Topps Braves Team Set

Thanks to whoever sent the Rogelio Moret traded card to finish this off. Found it in a random box of junk somewhere and rejoiced that another team set was completed. My Barves, let me show them to you...

I should really put something in that last empty pocket. Any suggestions?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Rapturous Blissful Joy of a Completed Page

Plus this:
First mini card out of a few dozen 2012 minis that's actually filled an empty hole in the FrankenSet. And howcome the mini card shows Chipper with a full cap
While the base card whites half of it out? It's crap like this why the blog is going to be 90% pony over the next month (or two).

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

DJ Pon-3 & Octavia

Card 2, pack 2. Pack 1 is being saved for another post if I can ever be arsed to write it. Right now you can haz musical ponies.

Don't know who the hell these ponies are? Watch this:

Or you could just read the back of the card.

Seeing these two together always reminds me of this Aphex Twin song:

I'm honestly surprised no one has created a Pony video for that song yet...




Tuesday, July 24, 2012

2012 Enterplay My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Trading Card Checklist

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Trading Card Checklist. Because by the time I finally found one online I had already spent over an hour piecing this one together from trading forum and eBay listings.

Yes, you all are are in for a long, long month.

Base set:

1 Twilight Sparkle
2 Rarity
3 Fluttershy
4 Applejack
5 Pinkie Pie
6 Rainbow Dash
7 Spike
8 Princess Celestia
9 Princess Luna
10 Apple Bloom
11 Scootaloo
12 Sweetie Belle
13 Princess Cadance
14 Shining Armor
15 Granny Smith
16 Cheerilee
17 Big Macintosh
18 Zecora
19 Snips & Snails
20 The Cakes
21 Braeburn
22 The Wonderbolts
23 Diamond Tiara & Silver Spoon
24 Hoity Toity & Photo Finish
25 Mayor Mare & Time Turner
26 Cranky Doodle Dandy & Matilda
27 DJ Pon-3 & Octavia
28 Mare Do Well & Daring Do
29 Golden Harvest & Lyra Heartstrings
30 Prince Blueblood
31 Nightmare Moon
32 Discord
33 Queen Chrysalis
34 Sea Serpent
35 Gilda
36 The Great and Powerful Trixie!
37 Owlowiscious
38 Winona
39 Opalescence
40 Angel
41 Gummy
42 Tank
43 Philomena
44 Peewee
45 A Sonic Rainboom
46 Vanquishing the Ursa Minor
47 A Party of One?
48 "Come on and Smile!"
49 “Chaos is a Wonderful Thing."
50 Worst. Companion. EVER.
51 Parasprites Eat Ponyville
52 Best... Comedy Act?
53 Another Day Another Dungeon
54 "You’re Not Scientifically Possible"
55 “My Little Spikey Wikey!”
56 Best. Wedding. Ever!
57 Slumber Party 101
58 Pony Without a Team
59 Meet the Apple Family!
60 Nightmare Night Indeed!
61 "Hush Now Quiet Now"
62 Curse of the Evil Enchantress
63 Crazy Cutie Pox!
64 "I hate being a model"
65 The Green-eyed Monster
66 The Big Doozy
67 A Very Special Somepony
68 The Flight of Rarity
69 "Into the Dragon's Lair"
70 Elements of Good Cheer
71 Iron Pony Competition
72 “I really AM a doormat”
73 Everfree Forest
74 Sugarcube Corner
75 Cloudsdale
76 Crusaders Clubhouse
77 Ponyville Schoolhouse
78 Golden Oaks Library
79 Sweet Apple Acres
80 Carousel Boutique
81 Day Spa
82 Canterlot
83 Appleloosa
84 Fluttershy’s Cottage



1 Applejack
2 Rainbow Dash
3 Pinkie Pie
4 Twilight Sparkle
5 Rarity
6 Fluttershy
7 Sweetie Belle
8 Scootaloo
9 Applebloom

Tattoo Sheets

1 Fluttershy cutie mark
2 Pinkie Pie cutie mark
3 Applejack cutie mark
4 Princess Celestia cutie mark
5 Princess Luna cutie mark
6 Rainbow Dash cutie mark
7 Rarity cutie mark
8 Twilight Sparkle cutie mark
9 Applejack & Rainbow Dash
10 Twilight Sparkle & Princess Luna
11 Rarity & Pinkie Pie
12 Fluttershy & The Cutie Mark Crusaders

Foil Cards:

Elements of Harmony Puzzle A

F1 Applejack: Element of Honesty Puzzle A: 1 of 6
F2 Fluttershy: Element of Kindness Puzzle A: 2 of 6
F3 Pinkie Pie: Element of Laughter Puzzle A: 3 of 6
F4 Rarity: Element of Generosity Puzzle A: 4 of 6
F5 Rainbow Dash: Element of Loyalty Puzzle A: 5 of 6
F6 Twilight Sparkle: Element of Magic Puzzle A: 6 of 6

Royal Wedding Puzzle B

F7 Applejack Puzzle B: 1 of 9
F8 Twilight Sparkle Puzzle B: 2 of 9
F9 Pinkie Pie Puzzle B: 3 of 9
F10 Rainbow Dash Puzzle B: 4 of 9
F11 Rarity Puzzle B: 5 of 9
F12 Fluttershy Puzzle B: 6 of 9
F13 Princess Celestia Puzzle B: 7 of 9
F14 Princess Cadance Puzzle B: 8 of 9
F15 Shining Armor  Puzzle B: 8 of 9

F16 Applejack
F17 Pinkie Pie
F18 Rainbow Dash
F19 Rarity
F20 Twilight Sparkle
F21 Fluttershy
F22 Scootaloo
F23 Sweetie Belle
F24 Apple Bloom
F25 Spike
F26 Zecora
F27 Granny Smith
F28 Cheerilee

F40 Rarity (BronyCon card)

Gold Series

G1 Princess Celestia
G2 Princess Luna
G3 Princess Cadance
G4 Twilight Sparkle
G5 Princess Mi Amore Cadenza
G6 Discord
G7 Nightmare Moon
G8 Queen Chrysalis

Thanks to mlp.tcgtrading.com who filled in some holes in my original list. I wish I'd found them before I spent all that time putting this thing together. Click that link for a card image gallery too!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Your all time leader in RBIs for a third baseman is...

Mr. Larry Wayne Jones.

You can call him Chipper.

Congrats to 30 Year Old Cardboard

Whether you love Beckett, hate Beckett or simply chose to ignore Beckett, they're still one of the biggest mainstream publications about the card collecting hobby. It's nice to see them honor one of our blogger brethren with an article. Brian over at 30-Year-Old Cardboard was featured as this month's Supercollector for his Andre Dawson collection. You can read about it on his blog here.

Here's my favorite Dawson card to celebrate, a lovely powder blue Expos swatch of a jersey from the Hawk. Hopefully Brian already has this one or I'll pretty much have to trade it to him. Congrats Brian, and keep having fun!