I have no idea how to create pages but I'll figure it out eventually godammit

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Nightmare Night!

Time to go out and get some candy! But don't let Nightmare Moon get you!


Better dress up in a costume to fool her!


Maybe Batmare or Harrison Foal! I dressed up as a middle age guy trying to keep up with his daughter as she cut through people's yards. I was apparently too pathetic for Nightmare Moon to gobble up.

But make sure you get the candy!!!


And try to get there before Pinkie does! It's a miracle that there's any candy left in the whole town...


And if Pinkie gets there first and there's no more candy? Well, it's time for some tricks, see...


BUT NO TRICKING PRINCESS LUNA. She's nice now and this holiday always makes her a little edgy. Remember, she's as powerful as her sister and she'll send yo ass to the Sun if you aren't careful.


Also, don't bother going to Fluttershy's house. She does NOT like Nightmare night and she does not have any candy. After that assertiveness seminar she took, she'll also kick you in the face if you cross her. She likes Dia de los Muertos though, so invite her over tomorrow for a sugar skull.


Have fun on Nightmare Night everyone!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Joy of a Completed Page - 1976 Edition Part 3


This is the last of the '76s but I'll have more pages for you this week.

What, you didn't expect me to actually WRITE a decent post did you?

Joy of a Completed Page - 1976 Edition Part 2


I really need to become a Rowland Office Supercollector.

Joy of a Completed Page - 1976 Edition Part 1

It's '76 day here on the blog, mostly because I don't want to post anything about the Giants. You can haz compleet pagiz.


Every page should have a Yaz in the middle.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Joy of a Completed Team Set - 1974 Topps

This one has been done for a while and I might have even already posted it but Davey Johnson somehow escaped the binder and I finally tracked him down hiding amongst some '74 doubles. So here it is in all it's 715 splendor.





Thursday, October 25, 2012

Joy of a Completed Page - 1960 Edition


Page #1 filled out when I got an upgrade for my Joe Adcock in my team binder. I would have flipped this one to the side, but I couldn't do that to Willie.

Joy of a Completed Page: Qypsy Gueen Edition



Somebody just watched eight hours of Angry Video Game Nerd and went on a sorting binge. I sure hope you like completed pages 'cause you're about to get some.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Qypsy Gueen Cheapo Target Blaster



Because I just don't feel like writin'. *cough*

Humble Book Bundle

In lieu of a real post here's a link to the books I will be reading over the next month instead of writing or drawing stuff for posts.

HUMBLE BUNDLE

Go do it, book nerds.

As per RE: posts and so forth, you guys wanna see a blaster break tonight? Maybe a complete set? Want me to draw a pony? Lemme know what you wanna see because seriously, I'm creatively bankrupt at the moment.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Back on the YooToobz!

2011 Allen & Ginter cheapo $11.99 blaster. If all goes well you'll get another video by the weekend.



Warning: shaky video, bronchitis wheezing, excessive Ums, cussing like a sailor, multiple masturbation jokes, trashing on Heritage, serious pony infestation. Watch at your own risk.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Mars Attacks Wantlist


Scott Crawford threatened to feed Pinkie Pie to the gigantic bug-thing on card #41 if I didn't put my
wantlist for this set up so here it is.

2 Martians Approaching
12 Death in the Cockpit
14 Watching from Mars
15 Saucers Invade China
23 The Frost Ray
30 Trapped!!
36 Destroying a Dog

Deleted Scenes
Complete

New Universe
2
9
15

If you're thinking of sending me any, please don't. Scott is already going to drop a Martian bomb on me and I am literally the worst trader in the world right now. I haven't mailed anything since August and I've got one package on my desk that should have gone out a year ago.
Scott dropped his Mars Bomb and the list is now updated. I'm still a terrible slow trader though.

Monday, October 15, 2012

2012 Varsity Cards Review

A few weeks ago Topher over at Varsity Trading Cards offered me some cards to review. I said OK. He said waddya have? I said Mark Lemke or Ponies plz. He said I gots no MLB, Players Union or MLP license. I said surprise me. So he did. Then I surprised him by not reviewing them for weeks.

But tonight! While desperately trying to procrastinate, Twitter betrayed me:

The horror. THE HORROR.

I guess it's time to review these things after all. BEHOLD: 2012 VARSITY TRADING CARDS!


Here's the front of card S1. Unfortunately while I was trying to write this, Chris Harris sent me this video. If I have to suffer so do you. Watch this before moving on.



Ok, so what we have here is a Varsity card of Seth Kasten of the Warriors. First impression is that the design looks like a pretty good Minor league set design. Since these cards are marketed towards the High School crowd, that's a pretty good look. There's a lot of dipping and swooshing going on, but the pic bleeds over it at the top so the design doesn't get in the way of the photo. The border features the team colors and the text is legible. No foil name here! You can actually read and scan the thing! There's also a space for an autograph at the bottom if you want to go stalk a high school catcher. Or, more likely, if  you're related to that high schooler and are using this as a keepsake. The Varsity logo is fairly unobtrusive up in the top right hand corner. Let's check out the next card.


This one is of Zach Hauer, head coach for the Lions. Same design elements here. Swooshy border with team color and logo. Name and team is legible. Spot for autograph. Decent looking card. The card stock is sturdy on these things. I'm not certain of the number of points on this stock but it's approximately twice as thick as a Topps base card and fairly stiff. I would not recommend trying to bend these cards at all as they might snap in half. The card is somewhat glossy but covered in a matte finish for easy autographing. Everything with a front has a back, right? Except maybe a Möbius strip but I digress.


 Backs are simple and effective. Design swoosh is replicated in the card number. As an old blind geezer, I am very persnickety about card numbering. White text works with a dark background like with card S2, but S1 needs black text or a different background number. Also knock the font up a few points and put that isht in bold. Grandpa's got sets to sort. Numerical nitpick aside, the rest of the back is solid. Full biographical information on the top. Four years of stats. This is a good number for high schoolers, you don't need to see stats for all three Sophomore years for that running back who ended up with a full scholarship to Florida anyway. A career line would be nice. There's also a little Bio write up underneath everything. The very bottom has the company logo and legalese. There's also one of the new-style barcodes that I don't know anything about because I'm old and own a flip phone. I guess scanning that leads to a player page? Maybe an order form? I'd test it but I'm technologically feeble. I'm actually surprised (thankful) these haven't invaded cards from you-know-who yet. Topher be innovatin'! Oh, speaking of Topher...

TOPHER-JO!




Yep, I got a case hit from my preview pack. This card will be displayed proudly next to some of my other blogger autos like the one from Chris Harris and Fuji. Topher was surprisingly thorough on his biography. For one thing I would have bet money he was at least 5 years younger, but his taste in music should have tipped me off. I'm also quite impressed with his taste in movies. Needs more Lebowski, but don't we all. One thing I don't understand...

How in the hell can you be a Twins and a Packers fan at the same time? Isn't that illegal or something?

At any rate, if you're a high school athlete (or related to a high school athlete, or work for a high school, or just want some custom cards) and are looking for some well-made cards to commemorate your career check out Varsity Cards, as these cards look pretty darn good for customs. And no this isn't an ad, Why the hell would I ever shill for a Twins fan?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Did I post this one?


Also: Happy Birthday Eddie Mathews.

And Margaret Thatcher assuming she's still around.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Chippah


Probably not going to post much, if anything, until next week when I get a break, so here's Chippah.

Anyone know where I can find the O-Pee-Chee version of this card?

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Friday, October 5, 2012

And once again a Hall of Fame Braves career ends in a debacle


1995 Pinnacle Chipper Jones


No. 111

Sam Holbrook called an infield fly rule on this play

1999 Stadium Club Chipper Jones


No. 2

2001 Upper Deck Vintage Chipper Jones


No. 176

This stuff looks 1000% better than 2012 Heritage.

2009 Allen & Ginter Chipper Jones


No. 149

2003 Leaf Chipper Jones


No. 132

1999 UD Choice Starquest Blue Chipper Jones


No. I don't friggin know SQ10 or somethin

2000 Skybox Dominion Chipper Jones


No. 196

2002 UD 40 Man Power Chart Chipper Jones


No. 1098

2000 Pacific Private Stock Chipper Jones


No. 10

2001 Topps Gallery Chipper Jones Star Gallery


No. SG7

1990 Classic Frank Viole, "Texas Heat" Chipper Jones, Don Mattingly

 NNO

1998 Score Complete Players Chipper Jones


No. 9C

1999 Pacific Invincible Heros Del Diamante Chipper Jones


No. 2

1998 Pacific Invincible Chipper Jones


No. 118

1999 Pacific Private Stock Chipper Jones


No. 9

1999 Finest Chipper Jones Gems


No. 116

Notice this Finest has not yet been freed. If the Braves don't win today it's all my fault.

1999 Pacific Omega Diamond Masters Chipper Jones


No. 5

1994 Bowman Chipper Jones


No. 489

2001 Bowman Heritage Chipper Jones


No. 1

1999 Donruss Chipper Jones


 No. 6

1999 Donruss doesn't actually exist, but I still put it in the 1999 section of my Chipper Box.

2005 Diamond Kings Chipper Jones


No. 25