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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Night Video - Cards & Comix

The comix bit is done by 1:30 so don't get skeered off. Have a pack of Panini Cooperstown and GPK Chrome.



I've been slackass on my videos lately so I'll try to make this a more frequent thing if you like it.

Here's that thrift shop vinyl find if you're interested...



oh yass... Wandy Carlos  Moog goodness

Building a set: 1989 Topps Ghostbusters 2 - Packs 9 & 10

All righty then, after doing so well for so long, HERE COMES THE HORROR


100% fail on pack 9. Even the sticker was a double.



Here's what the completed puzzle looks like. When and If I complete the puzzle I'll take a nice blurry photo of it.

I'm not doing a post of all doubles so let's open up pack 10.

sticker #5
One piece closer to that puzzle! I like the pencil thin mustache on zappy ghost there. But if I'm showing off the sticker first, that must mean.....


Yep total protonic reversal. Um, I mean all dupes. Again. Stupid Topps collation.

Set completion: 54/88 61.4%
Sticker set completion: 8/11 7.27%
Doubles: 26
Sticker doubles: 2
Cards needed in the pack(s): nada, zilch, zero, bupkis
Number of cards needed for the set: 34
Number of cards left in the packs: 40

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Building a set: 1989 Topps Ghostbusters 2 - Pack 8

Back to Ghostbusters. Last pack was a dud, but this one gets us off the schneid. I ain't 'fraid of no doubles...

card #52
SLIMER MUNCHIN ON HOT DAWGS. Better nom 'em quick cause Louis is comin' to get you! Still trying to figure out why this card needs a wiiiiiiiiiiide screen shot. Put it on a regular card design and the only thing you lose is a chair on the left and some file folders on the right. Eh, Slimer deserves a special card I guess.

card #70
Ernie Hudson wonders how long he can milk this gravy train while Bill Murray sternly contemplates an ingenious plan to avoid doing any more sequels.

card #41
This might be my favorite cheezy ghost effect in the film just for the absurdity of a ghost checking his own pulse.

card #55
Can Venkman finally get to first base? YES! No cockblocking annoying baby for once! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

sticker #2
Boo! Skeery Ghosts! I can't tell if this artwork is supposed to look this way or if the register is off. Either way it's effective and manages to cram in a good chunk of the ghosts in the movie.

card #6
RICK MORANIS IS LOUIS ONE BAD MOTHER-

SHUT YO MOUTH

I'M JUST TALKING 'BOUT TULLY

WE CAN DIG IT

card #33
From the previous majestic card to what appears to be Louis puking on a ghost.

card #54
Dammit, set, Sigourney Weaver is NOT just eye candy. She kicked Xenomorph ass in three movies. Wait, do Xenomorphs even have asses? Well, she kicked something. Ghostbusters 3 should just be Sigourney Weaver and a bazooka blowing haunted houses all to shit. BOOOOOm!

card #75
*FORESHADOWING* Let's go to the stats.

Set completion: 54/88 61.4%
Sticker set completion: 7/11 63.6%
Doubles: 10
Sticker doubles: 1
Cards needed in the pack: 8
Number of cards needed for the set: 34
Number of cards left in the packs: 56

Monday, September 9, 2013

The best pack of Ginter I'll probably get this year

I know you're all sick and tired of Ginter but I'm poor and I couldn't rip a case and I don't care I'll enjoy this set at my pace and my pace is one blaster every 3 weeks.


My blaster today was as lame as my last blaster. No relics, no autos, the mojo hit was a mini numbered to 25. I did get probably my favorite pack of the year though out of it. My favorite baseball pack that is. Let's take a quick look, shall we?


Chicken man! Off to a good start with a Hall of Famer. Since I am a child of the '80s and never actively rooted for any of Wade's teams I have good memories of the guy.


MELVIN! I love me some BJ. Yeah I know, he's hit under the Mendoza line almost all year long and has watched more third strike fastballs down the middle than Leonard Maltin has watched movies but I don't care. He's OUR high priced underperforming free agent signing and I'll support him until the bitter end.


 BIG MAC! Two Barves in a roooooooow! I am enjoying every single Brian McCann at bat this year as much as I possibly can. With Evan Gattis asserting himself and newly called up Christian Bethancourt almost ready for The Show the only way Mac'll be in a Braves uni next year is if the NL gets the DH and cheapass Liberty Media ups the payroll $30 million.


Yeah, fuckin' Cody Ross. I said it was my favorite pack, not the perfect pack.


PEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEE

I've wanted this card since 2007. Topps went and weirded it up with blank backs and black lights but who cares I have a mini of the greatest football player EVER. Love love love love LOVE this card.


Finish off the pack with REGGIE. In an A's uniform so I don't have to feel bad about being a fan of Reggie as a Yankee. And I am a HUGE fan of Reggie as a Yankee. Three home runs in one World Series game beeyotches. Only four players have done that and Reggie was the skinniest one to do it.

Not a bad little pack there, eh? Still haven't gotten my Abe Vigoda card though. Dang it Topps!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

Joy of a Complete Insert Set: 2008 Allen & Ginter State Flags

The last of my completed primary insert sets out of Ginter. Back in 2008, the inserts were thick so they doubled as decoy cards and were numbered to 50. Nowadays they take the place of a short print, are normal sized so as not to hinder pack searchers and aren't numbered at all. Not that this set is all that or anything. I mean, the flags are nuce, but Georgia's player is Nick Markakis despite half the Braves team being home grown and the only Atlanta representative is Mark Teixeira. Blech. Ya couldn't have snuck in Brian McCann in this set, Topps?


No relics this time, you'll get checklists and like it!


Here's the back. Nick did go to a college in state so there's that. An unfortunate side effect of scanning all these sets is that now I've been going through the inserts from 2010-2013. If I maaaaybe happen to put up a want list for those sets please don't judge me.

Topps Basketball Wantlist

This is now ALL teh wantlists

1969-70 topps basketball 5/99

HAVE:
32 39 45 47 67

1970-71 topps basketball 22/176

HAVE:
11 12 22 23 34 42 43 46 48 52 55 56 62 66 73 74 89 93
101 106 109 157

1971-72 topps basketball 18/233

HAVE:
6 43 45 58 66 70 78
105 120 123 124 127 130 131 132 136 139 177
221


1972-73 topps basketball
28/264

HAVE:
11 17 21 22 35 42 47 53 73 88
115 129 155 158 163 166 171 173 176
227 230 237 242 244 246 247 256 259 260


1973-74 topps basketball 45/264

HAVE:
1 4 5 19 30 33 41 43 45 50 60 63 66 70 71 73 90 95 99
105 110 111 121 125 145 155 156 157 160 183 185 186 187 195
208 210 225 230 236 238 239 242 243 254 260

1974-75 topps basketball 45/264

HAVE:
37 47 51 58 63 64 65 67 68 72 83 94 95 99
100 105 118 121 125 129 130 131 138 141 138 139 141 150 152 156 161 165 166 170 177 185 186 189 193
203 205 207 209 213 216 222 229 240 241

1975-76 topps basketball 74/330

HAVE:
2 3 5 7 8 10 13 20 23 29 32 34 39 41 45 47 48 49 51 54 61 62 63 64 66 69 88 89 91 92 93 94
102 106 108 109 110 111 113 115 120 122 128 130 131 132 133 140 145 152 156 160 163 166 168 173 177 180 183 186 195 197
200 204 224 231 238 244 252 260 269 279
317
1976-77 topps basketball 81/144

1 2 3 6 10 11 16 19 22 23 25 26 27 28 29 34 35 38 40 41 43 44 49
51 54 55 57 58 60 61 64 65 66 68 75 76 77 78 80 81 82 84 87 88 90 93 100
101 105 110 113 115 120 125 126 130 131 132 133 134 136 140 144

1977-78 topps basketball 59/132

HAVE:
1 6 21 26 27 28 29 32 34 36 37 358 39 43 44 45 47 49
51 52 53 55 57 58 61 62 63 66 68 71 72 74 75 76 78 79 81 86 87 88 89 91 92 96
102 105 107 109 110 112 113 116 119 123 125 127 128 129 131

1978-79 topps basketball 132/132
COMPLETE

1979-80 topps basketball 91/132

NEED:
8 12 13 14 15 21 22 24 30 32 35 37 39 41 43 44 47 48
51 55 57 59 61 65 66 67 68  71 72 73 77 78 83 84
103 116 120 126 127 128 132

1980-81 topps basketball 176/176
COMPLETE

1981-82 topps basketball 94/198

NEED:
2 4 7 8 11 12 14 21 22 27 29 33 34 35 36 37 45 46 47 49 61 63 66
EAST:
67 68 69 72 73 74 76 77 78 79 80 81 83 85 86 87 88 89 90 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 104 105 106 107 108 109
MIDWEST:
74 89 91 93
WEST:
67 68 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 83 85 86 87 88 89 90 92 94 95 96 97 100 101 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110

92-93 topps basketball 381/396

125 Dominique Wilkins
141 Michael Jordan
193 Reggie Miller
220 Nate McMillan
278 Harold Miner
286 Kennard Winchester
296 LaBradford Smith
303 Anthony Pullard
306 Nate McMillan
334 Christian Laettner
338 Byron Houston
341 Bryant Stith
348 Jon Barry
368 Rodney McCray
396 Checklist 2

1993-94 Topps
2 6 9 15 20 24 25 26 28 29 35 36
63 70 72 84 86 88 89 92 95 100
102 111 114 115 117 118 119 120 122 123 124 128 137 139 143
151 155 159 163 172 173 176 179 183 189 190 191 196 199 200
201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250
252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300
301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350
351 352 353 354 355 356 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396

1994-1995 Topps
2 4 5 6 7 10 11 12 17 18 19 20 22 23 25 28 29 30 32 33 34 36 37 39 40 41 42 43 45 46 49 50
51 52 54 55 57 58 59 60 61 62 64 65 67 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 82 83 84 85 86 87 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 97 100
103 104 105 106 107 109 110 111 112 114 117 124 125 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 138 139 141 143 144 146 148
151 153 154 155 159 160 162 165 167 168 169 172 177 179 181 183 184 186 187 189 191 193 194 197 198 199 200
208 209 210 211 212 214 216 218 219 220 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 231 232 234 235 236 237 238 241 242 244 245 246 247 248 250
251 253 256 259 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 274 281 282 284 286 289 290 292 293 294 295 297 298 299
301 303 305 307 308 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 330 333 334 335 336 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 346 347 348 349 350
353 355 356 357 359 360 361 363 365 366 367 368 369 372 373 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 386 387 388 389 390 391 393 394 396

1995-1996 Topps 291
1 5 6 10 11 13 27 29 33
76
110 111 144
156 161 182 183 184 185 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 195 197 198 199 200
201 203 204 205 206 207 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 221 222 224 225 227 228 229 233 234 235 236 238 239 241 245 248 250
251 252 254 255 256 257 258 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 268 269 270 271 273 274 275 278 279 280 282 283 285 287 288

1996-1997 Topps 221
1 5 31 42
51 59 64 95
111 112 113 114 116 117 118 121 122 123 124 126 127 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 139 141 142 143 144 146 147 149 150
151 152 155 156 157 158 159 161 162 163 164 165 167 169 171 172 174 176 178 179 180 181 184 187 188 189 190 192 193 194
201 203 204 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 218 219 220 221

1997-1998 Topps 220
1 3 5 6 7 16 17 18 19 20 21 25 26 33 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 53 54 57 58 59 61 63 65 66 67 69 70 71 78 79 80 81 84 85 88 89 91 92 94 96 97 100
103 107 108 109 110 111 112 115 118 119 123 125 128 129 140
164

1998-1999 Topps 220
1 3 4 7 10 12 14 15 17 19 22 23 24 25 27 28 30 31 32 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 43 44 45 47 49 50
51 52 53 54 55 56 57 59 61 63 66 67 68 70 71 72 74 75 76 78 80 82 83 84 85 88 92 93 94 95 96 98 99 100
101 102 103 104 106 108 109 110 111 112 114 117 122 130 136 137 138 145 149
152 163 167 172 174 176 187 188 195 198 200
202 207 210 211 212 215 216

1999-2000 Topps 257
63 88
111 113 114 116 121 123 124 125 126 128 129 130 131 132 133 135 137 138 140 141 142 143 145 147 150
151 153 155 156 159 160 162 164 165 167 168 170 171 172 178 179 181 183 184 186 187 188 190 192 194 195 196 197 198 199 200
201 202 204 206 208 210 212 213 217 218 219 220 222 223 224 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250
251 252 253 254 256 257

2000-2001 Topps 295
1 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 14 15 18 20 21 22 23 27 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 41 43 44 45 46 47 49
52 53 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 68 69 71 72 73 74 75 79 80 81 83 85 86 87 89 91 94 95 96 98 99
101 102 103 106 107 109 110 113 116 117 118 119 120 122 123 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150
151 152 155 156 158 160 161 162 163 166 167 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 178 179 181 182 183 184 185 188 189 190 191 193 198 199 200
201 202 203 204 206 208 209 211 212 213 214 217 219 220 222 223 224 225 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 238 240 241 242 243 244 246 248 249 250
251 252 253 255 257 259 260 261 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295

2001-2002 Topps 256
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 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
101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150
151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200
201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250
251 252 253 254 255 256

2002-2003 Topps 220
1 2 3 4 5 7 9 13 14 15 18 19 21 23 24 25 28 29 30 33 34 35 36 39 40 41 44 46 47 48 50
51 52 54 55 56 57 60 62 64 65 68 69 70 73 74 76 78 79 80 81 83 84 85 86 88 89 90 91 94 95 97 98 100
102 106 107 110 112 113 115 117 118 120 121 122 125 126 127 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 141 142 143 145 146 148
151 152 153 154 155 157 158 159 160 161 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 189 190 192 193 195 196 197 199 200
201 203 204 205 206 208 212 213 215 216 218 219

2003-2004 Topps 249
1 3 37
149
164
221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 231 232 233 234 237 238 242 245

2004-2005 Topps 249
1 2 3 4 5 8 9 11 12 13 15 16 17 19 20 23 25 27 28 29 31 32 33 35 36 39 40 41 43 44 45 47 48 50
51 52 53 55 56 58 60 61 63 64 67 68 69 70 71 72 74 76 79 80 81 83 84 88 89 90 91 92 93 95 96 97
101 102 103 104 105 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 115 116 119 120 121 122 124 125 127 128 129 130 131 132 134 135 137 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 150
151 155 156 157 158 160 161 162 163 164 165 168 169 171 172 173 176 177 180 181 182 183 184 185 187 188 191 192 194 195 196 198 199 200
201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 210 211 212 214 216 218 219 220 221 222 223 225 226 227 228 230 231 233 234 237 238 239 242 243 244 245 246 247 248

2005-2006 Topps 255
1 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 13 14 15 16 18 19 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 32 33 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 46 47 48 49 50
51 52 54 56 57 58 59 61 62 63 64 67 69 70 71 73 74 75 76 77 79 81 82 83 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 95 96 97 98 99 100
101 103 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 120 121 122 123 126 127 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 140 141 143 146 147 148 149 150
151 152 153 155 156 157 158 159 160 162 165 167 168 172 173 174 175 177 178 179 180 182 183 185 186 187 188 189 191 192 193 194 196 197 198 200
201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 213 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 228 229 230 231 232 234 235 238 240 241 242 244 245 247 248 249 250
251 252 253 255
2006-2007 Topps 265
8 12 15 32 35 39 50
59 70 77
102 107 116 121 127 131 134 138 143
153 170 176 190 193 199
202 211 228 230
256

Not sure why I like this set so much. Probably a combination of the Al Horford rookie and the '57-'58 retros. Nobody collects basketball cards anymore but I'mma throw this up here anyway.


Base set

#2 Joe Johnson
#16 Pau Gasol
#22 Michael Redd
#107 Brandon Roy

'57-'58 parallels

#23 LeBron James


I've got the complete Bill Russell set, but I wanted to show one off anyway.

2008-2009 Topps 220
10 13 14 19 21 27 29
58 71 77
107 108 111 112 116 118 119 120 122 123 124 126 128 132 136 139 140 142 148
152 160 164 166 168 170 172 176 180 186 191 193 196 199
201 202 203 204 206 207 208 210 211 212 214 215 216 218 219

2009-2010 Topps 330
5 8 9 10 11 14 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 27 28 29 30 32 36 37 39 40 41 42 44 46
51 52 53 56 58 59 61 64 65 66 67 68 70 71 73 75 76 77 78 80 83 84 86 89 91 92 93 94 96 97
102 107 108 109 110 113 116 120 121 122 123 124 125 127 128 129 130 132 133 134 135 138 140 141 145 146 148 149 150
155 157 159 163 164 165 167 168 171 172 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 182 184 185 188 189 190 191 194 195 196 197 199
201 203 205 207 209 211 212 213 218 219 220 221 222 223 226 227 228 229 231 233 234 235 236 240 241 243 245 246 247 249 250
253 255 256 258 260 261 262 266 268 273 278 279 282 283 284 287 292 293 297
302 305 306 310 312 316 317 320 321 324 327 330