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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Trapped in a perm she never made


Como es Juan

(note - I am now in full hiatus mode. I will be posting cards received in a package received from Scott Crawford at random intervals with no commentary except a silly title, occasionally interspersed with pony cards until I return probably Septemberish. While I don't want to spend any time writing on the blog for a little while, I don't want it to wither into dust any more than it already has either. Until we meet again... this is Dayf signing off)


The theme song for 2013 Topps Baseball

One last insomnia-fueled post before I head into hiatus mode.

If I open any 2013 Topps - and I won't rule it out quite yet - I will be listening to this song on repeat while I rip open that box of cards.



(I might have to buy a box just so I can listen to Motorhead)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Takin' a break

I actually thought about starting this last week until I realized I was in the middle of a contest over at Nachos Grande. I'm out of the contest now so it's time. Gonna take a little break from the blog for a while. Probably a couple weeks or so. There's too much going on right now and I need to catch up on some backlogged stuff before I waste time on writing ludicrous things about trading cards. I'll be back in a couple weeks probably. I've got some random stuff from Scott Crawford and some pony cards to post to keep the dust off the blog. Just need to recharge so I can get back to doing quality nonsense.



Ahhhh... I could use a nap right about now.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Well played, Topps

Note: I made a really dumb baseball card comic. Go vote for Dayf at Nachos Grande if you want more of these silly things from me.

Apparently Topps has gotten wind of the fact that I have given most of this year's collecting money to Hasbro in exchange for miniature candy colored equines. Hoping to exploit my weakness for

Pretty


Pink


Ponies



Topps is including a new parallel version in 2013 flagship:



I think they are now just an green orange parallel away from going full Rainbow Dash. (there's also a shiny emerald variation apparently) Valiant attempt, Topps. I'll probably still hold out for the factory set though.

UPDATE: Awww snap, there's a 1972 Topps insert set in there too. Topps must want me back badly.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

I finally bought a pack of 2012 Topps

Note: I made a really dumb baseball card comic. Go vote for Dayf at Nachos Grande if you want more of these silly things from me.

The pack wasn't for me, it was for my son. We were at the LCS, I said he could get something and that is what he picked. I haven't bought any packs myself and I can't say I've missed it. Consider the game changed. Like any self-respecting kid he did leave his cards lying around the house to tempt mom to throw them away so I snagged the good ones out of the pack and scanned them before they hit the trash.

Here's Randall Delgado, technically the first Brave pulled out of a Topps pack this year for the household. I am so glad Ryan Dempster likes Los Angeles better than Atlanta. I just wish Randall hadn't "beaten" Kris Medlen in spring training for the 5th spot in the rotation.

Here's the guy we ultimately got from the Cubbies' garage sale. I have to say I'm happy with the way he's pitched so far and it's nice having two lefties that can start.


Here's one of the newfangled shiny gold things of a Mariner I've never heard of before. Actually, other than King Felix and the now departed Ichiro, I don't think I know any Mariners.

Finally, here's a nifty looking card of David Price. I have no idea what that award is, but it's shiny in a crystal sort of way. I really should decide if the Rays or the White Sox are my AL team now and not be a bandwaggoning douche and pick whoever gets into the playoffs. Or not. Being a douche is actually more fun.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

No Pete Harnishes were harmed in the making of this comic
















This incredibly stupid thing was made with loving care for Nachos Grande. Please eventually vote for Dayf in the contest poll he hasn't put up yet if you liked it. If you thought this was entirely too much effort for a silly rage comic then vote for the other guy.

Monday, August 13, 2012

May Card Show Top 10 in poetry - #7 Tommie

Nope, haven't forgotten about this. More bad poetry for you!


Aaron at the plate.
We'll see a home run for sure!
Whoops, that ain't Henry.



(eyelash menacing
I need to clean my scanner
Tommie ducks, evades)

Eau Claire, Jacksonville.
Cedar Rapids, Louisville.
Austin, Denver, Bigs!



He led Texas League!
in fielding. A lead is a lead
Have you lead any?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

I guess I better post this now, huh?

So about 3 months ago I bought a couple of packs of Olympic cards. The plan was to video rip 'em and post 'em the day of the opening ceremonies. Anyone following my YouTube account knows that didn't happen. I haven't posted much of anything there because my camera is pretty much dead. I need to sell off half my collection and upgrade my electronics hardware very badly. I can't video it, but I can scan it so here's the pack a couple weeks late but at least the Olympics are still going on. They are still going on, aren't they?

Disclaimer: I have no idea who any of these people are. Still. I'm going to write a sentence or two about each and then Google 'em to see how they've done. Over/Under on how many time I make a fool of myself is 4.5. Place your bets. 

#17 Ryan Lochte - Swimming


Not Mr. Phelps, but according to the back of the card he has a couple of gold medals of his own. Like Mike on the front of the pack, Ryan is topless and his nipples are on full display. I am on the record as being against nipplage of all sorts on trading cards and this set is chock full of nipples. If you imagine the red stripes of the flag in the background of these cards as rivers of blood this set's nipple and gorefest rivals your average David Cronenberg movie.

Apparently this dude has two Golds, two Silvers and a Bronze in London. Not bad.

#99 Alex Meyer - Open Water Swimming


The fact that he is wearing a jacket does not make up for that smug look on his face. According to the back of the card he is a graduate of Harvard. OoooOOOoooh... HAHvahd. Throw this dude in the Atlantic and let him do some open water swimming away from some sharks. Sharks don't 'do' smug.

Alex came in 10th in the 10K marathon. His Google picture doesn't look smug at all. Now I feel bad I called him smug and wanted him nibbled by sharks.

#12 Brenda Villa - Water Polo


Yay! A girl! Thankfully wearing a shirt too. I like my Olympians modest, unlike those savage ancient Greeks. Put on a fig leaf or SOMETHING, people. Two things about Water Polo. I have only sat down to watch the Olympics twice so far, and one time women's water polo was on. Water polo is boring as hell when you watch it on tv. Throw the ball. Swim a bit. Defensive player tries to drown you. Swim some more. Whistle blows for no reason. Throw swim and drown some more. Throw the ball at the goal. That's pretty much it. I guess it's a great sport to watch if you like seeing people needlessly drown. Not for me though.

U.S. Women's team won gold over Spain! Way to go! And apparently no one drowned! That's world class athleticism right there.

#87 Nathan Adrian - Swimming


Ugh, Another swimmer. Spoiler: I did get more cards than nipples in this pack, but it was damn close. Let's see how many times he lost to Phelps.

Two golds and a silver... nice. Lots of medals in this pack. We're up to 5 golds, 3 silvers and a bronze so far.

#24 Todd Rogers - Beach Volleyball


While I didn't specifically sit down and watch a beach volleyball match, every single time I walked through the living room while my wife had it on beach volleyball seemed to be on. Maybe not the whole time, but at least once a day. Didn't see one men's match either. I WONDER WHY NBC MADE THAT EDITORIAL DECISION.

Todd and Phil Dalhausser lost in the round of 16 to... ITALIA!!!!!!! Sorry Todd. I'm a quarter Italian, I gotta do that every time I refer to that country in any sporting event.

#99 Alex Meyer - Open Water Swimming Gold Parallel


Parallel my ass, I say it's a double and I say the hell with it!

OR-DB Dotsie Bausch Relic #41/75


Three color relic! Sweet! I know nothing about Cycling! Well, that's not true, but my knowledge drops off precipitously after Lance Armstrong and Pee-Wee Herman.

Wow, Dotsie is a former model who started cycling during anorexia and cocaine rehab and won silver in the Team Pursuit finals. This is now in my "awesome relic card" permanent collection.

#36 Tucker Dupree - Swimming Bronze Parallel


I was all set to complain about getting more swimmer's nipples but according to the card back Tucker woke up one morning to blurry vision and has lost most of his sight since. When I was 6th grade a detached retina did the same thing to me and it was months before I got my vision back completely. Tucker's not getting his vision back. He's still a champion swimmer in the Paralympics and according to his Twitter feed it looks like he's competing in 3 days. Good luck Tucker, I'm rooting for ya!