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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
4/99

HAVE:
32 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
16/233

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


1972-73 topps basketball
27/264

HAVE:
11 17 21 22 35 42 47 53 73 88
115 129 155 158 163 166 171 173 176
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
41/264

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

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
57/132

HAVE:
6 21 26 27 28 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
68/132

NEED:
8 12 13 14 15 16 18 21 22 24 25 26 28 30 32 33 35 37 39 41 43 44 47 48
51 55 57 59 60 61 65 66 67 68  71 72 73 77 78 79 83 84 85 86 89 92 94 95 99
103 104 106 107 113 114 116 117 120 123 124 126 127 128 132

1980-81 topps basketball
176/176
COMPLETE

1981-82 topps basketball
94/198

NEED:
2 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 14 20 21 22 27 29 33 34 35 36 37 45 46 47 49 55 59 61 63 66
EAST:
67 68 69 71 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


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.