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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

For the Price of a Pack

Got this stuff at a card show last year for approximately $2:

1953 Johnston's Cookies Dave Cole. One of those vintage sets I need to drop everything and complete already.


Big ol' crease in the middle but any '50's large size card for 50 cents is a good deal in my book.


I don't care what the little birdie told you, Ernie Johnson was a Brave For Life.


Pops! This was one of the last boxes unchecked on the 1974 Topps checklist. I can upgrade later if I want.


I buy new stuff too! Especially shiny Aaron inserts in the quarter box. I still don't understand why the border is blue though.

Kinda random post, but I have to keep reminding myself these things especially since Series 1 is about to drop on our heads.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hall of Fame - Macho Man Randy Savage

I don't really do wresting cards for the most part but what the heck...
SNAP INTO A SLIM JIM!!!!!!1


Randy "Macho Man" Savage (AKA Randy Mario Poffo) is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame so he deserves to get in on the Hall of Fame posts this month. Problem is, I don't collect much in the way of wrestling cards so I'll show off all his cards from the 1987 WWF WrestleMania III set.


Got a box of this stuff back in '88 or '89 for seven bucks even though I didn't really watch a lot of wresting. Cheap wax is fun no matter the subject. The back of the card insinuates that Randy is a dirty fighter with a clingy girlfriend. This set does not treat Randy kindly.


First action card for Randy shows Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat lifting him up by his Adam's apple. I'm guessing Randy didn't have a fun WrestleMania III.


The choke out is revenge for an earlier injury. I'm more concerned with Randy's shorts. Was pink a normal color for wrestler's outfits back in the '80s? From the look of this set it seems so, there's pink everywhere.


in Randy's last appearance in the set, we get to see him fly out of the ring while Ricky yells PLATOOOOOOOOOOON. I am now sad I have neglected my wrestling collection because I want to show a card of Macho Man kicking some ass and I can't.


My wrestling knowledge is limited, but I think Macho Man was a heel at this time which explains why he's getting his butt kicked. I choose to remember Macho Man at his best.




No more cards of Randy in the set, but there is a card of Elizabeth staring at Randy so I'm putting it in the post because reasons.


Elizabeth watches intently. Hey, is anyone else watching intently?


While Elizabeth watches Randy, George "The Animal" Steele watches Elizabeth. This is maybe one of the greatest trading cards in the history of paper products.


Card number 69. Nice...
I like nice...


Anyone who's anyone in an Old School set gets to be on a sticker. Congrats on the induction Macho Man, up in the Big Ring in the Sky.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hall of Fame - John Smoltz

Smoltzie gets four cards instead of three because I do what I want.


He's an announcer now, but Smoltz has always liked to talk.


Topps Tek is the new (old) hotness but for my money 1997 Skybox EX2000 is the best looking weird-ass high-end plastic stock set of the '90s.


I've been stuck in the '90s for this Hall of Fame series but 2007 Masterpieces is just so purdy. Have some Cooperstown-worthy laundry.


BONUS DIAMOND KINGS GOODNESS. Signed by the artist himself. This card courtesy of Captain Canuck at Waxaholic. Them Canadians have some amazing autograph hounding skills.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Hall of Fame - Pedro Martinez

More '90s weirdness inserts to celebrate people actually going into the Hall of Fame while they're alive and kickin'! Have some Pedro.


Had to show off the Dodger card where Pedro's clowning around. I think this card got tweeted about 100 times the day of the induction announcement. But how many of them were the Silver Signature parallel version eh? That card right behind it is a double so make me an offer I can't refuse.


DUFEX EXPOS GOODNESS. Man I hope Martinez goes in with an Expos cap. On a Dufex plaque.


Die-cut micro-foil etched plaques with '90s rainbow color scheme would also be acceptable. Ever heard of Skybox Circa Thunder before? Kinda want a case of it now, don't ya?


Up next! You Know Who!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

2014 Allen & Ginter Wantlist

I haven't opened a blaster or a pack of this stuff in months. Haven't even bought any singles from a dime box. Cleaned OUT  that dime box. Guess it's time to post this.


Base Cards
28 Mark Trumbo, Arizona Diamondbacks
43 Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves
99 Wilin Rosario, Colorado Rockies
101 Mike Trout, Angels
116 Brett Gardner, New York Yankees
145 Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
146 Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers
189 Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
193 Tom Glavine, Atlanta Braves
219 Evan Gattis, Atlanta Braves
222 Danny Salazar, Cleveland Indians
282 Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals

Short Prints

316 Ken Griffey Jr., Seattle Mariners
324 Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals
345 Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

Air Supremacy
18

Co?nc?dence
COMPLETE

Fields of Yore
COMPLETE

Festivals and Fairs
COMPLETE

Natural Wonder
COMPLETE

World's Capitals
COMPLETE

I have probably 1000 doubles of Ginter from 2006-2013 if anyone wants to trade new for old.

BIG thanks to Ben at Cardboard Icons who massacred this list.
Moarer thanks to Scott who picked off some more off the list.
Brenda at the card show murdered off the inserts.
Ross at Champion Sports Cards picked off a few more.

Monday, January 12, 2015

First Ballot Hall Of Famer

Chipper Jones really likes college football.



 He also signs his cards promptly!

My favorite player is better than your favorite player.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Hall of Fame - Randy Johnson

Scanner crisis is over so time for some Haul 'a Faym posts! Randy Johnson got the most votes this year, mainly because BBWAA members would check the box next to his name and remember their favorite dick  joke and giggle. Hey, votes are votes, don't be judgmental. Here are three of my favorite Unit cards scrounged up from the archives.


Rookie Randy! Forget the Griffey or the Fuck Face, I want to rip a case of '89 Fleer in search of a Randy Johnson Marlboro ad variation. Kinda silly since I've got at least 2 complete sets of the stuff, but still.


1996 Upper Deck Hot Commodities. Die-cut AND holofoil AND special FX etched foil stuff AND it's the same color as a thermonuclear fireball. The '90s were a crazy time, folks.


2000 Fleer E-X E-xplosive. Fleer could also do some crazy stuff back in the day and this is the purdiest cards I have of Randy in this Snake days. It's also numbered out of 2499. BOOM!

Pedro next!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hall of Fame - Craig Biggio

(wrote this stuff last year when I still cared about the Hall of Fame. I did posts for Maddux, Glavine and Thomas featuring three favorite cards for each from my collection and Craig was supposed to be in that group but oh well. I knew Biggio would get in this year so I forward dated it to tomorrow as an pre-announcement auto-post but got the date wrong so here it is now)

TWO FUCKIN VOTES

Biggio should have friggin been elected last year but as I write this he's still on the bubble with Hall voters becoming stupider and stupider by the second. For the record, Piazza, Raines, Bagwell, Bonds, Clemens and yes, Jack Morris should have been elected last year too and if any of them had we would not have this ridiculous voting backlog right now but that's how the mop flops. Seeing as how we're getting Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Gary Sheffield on next years ballot FOR STARTERS, I really hope Biggio isn't out there soaking up more votes for desperate candidates on a complete debacle of a ballot.


If you say the words "Craig Biggio" this is the card I will immediately think of without exception. 1991 Donruss is a horrible set, but this is a beautiful card.


Ultra Gold Medallion double play leaping card. With an ex-Astro on the card no less.


This card from an obscure late '90s set may not seem Mojoriffic at first glance but cards serial numbered to under 100 (98 in this case) from back in the day are not at all easy to find. Sure, it's maybe only a 10-15 dollar card but good luck finding it.

(I've picked out some cards for the rest of this year's surprisingly large Hall of Fame crop and will post them throughout the week with slightly less agitated commentary. I'm done with the Hall, but I'm rediscovering how cool wacky 90s inserts can be)

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Mobile Friendly Wantlist - 1993-2014 Topps

Too bad there's not a single card shop in the country that has commons of these sets for sale because worthless.
Oh well if I ever find a weirdo shop I'LL BE READY

1992 - Confirmed 3/10/17
40 Cal Ripken Jr.
286 Gilberto Reyes
391 Ron Gant All Star
469 Jim Eisenreich
551 Top Prospects Chipper Jones
554 Donald Harris
579 Johnny Oates
700 Ruben Sierra
703 Mark Wohlers
728 Dave Burba

1993 - Confirmed 3/10/17
580 Walt Weiss
658 Jeremy Burnitz

1994 - Confirmed 11/25/16
32 Tim Hulett
114 Mitch Williams
120 Jimmy Key
200 Cal Ripken Jr.
230 Larry Walker
260 Julio Franco
261 Rafael Belliard
298 Salomon Torres
316 Prospects Terrell Wade
345 Kevin Brown
401 John Kruk
469 Jeff Shaw
486 Wally Whitehurst
688 Brian Dorsett

1995 - Confirmed 2/29/16
1 3 5 10 13 21 24 26 33 34 44 45 47 50 51 56 60 63 68 75 76 77 78 80 87 95 99
105 106 114 127 132 133 135 138 143 148 152 158 160 164 166 168 183 186 187 188 190 192 194
200 201 210 217 228 235 238 240 241 242 245 255 258 262 263 266 267 268 270 271 280 283 287 294
301 308 311 314 316 318 321 324 329 336 340 341 345 356 358 362 373 374 380 381 388 392 396 399
410 417 418 419 426 475
501 503  512 519 537 550 572 575 576 584 586 592 597 599
603 613 614 616 621 622 626 650 657 659

1996 - Confirmed 2/24/16
52 Ron Karkovice
115 Joe Carter
246 Mike Piazza

1997 - Confirmed 12/10/17
130 Greg Maddux
274 AJ Zapp, Jason Marquis
276 Chipper Jones
404 Mark Wohlers
455 Andruw Jones

1998 - Confirmed 7/25/17
4 8 10 12 19 21 23 30 42 62 70 71 81 86 97 98
102 105 107 112 142 148 156 160 162 163 168 171 173 181 182 194 198
205 223 231 233 240 244 251 263 264 268 278 282 287
307 315 317 319 325 326 327 336 340 341 343 348 349 353 364 365 369 372 378 379 382 389 396
406 409 410 411 412 414 419 423 426 428 429 434 446 448 453 458 459 460 462 466 468 469 471 472 479 486 487 488 497
502

1999 - Confirmed 12/10/17
34 Nolan Ryan
69 Bill Taylor
98 Gerald Williams
138 Walt Weiss
203 Roger Clemens SH
224 Ken Griffey Jr LL
225 Sammy Sosa LL
231 Greg Maddux LL
311 Dennis Reyes

2001 - Confirmed 11/25/16
254
319 321 323 358 364 385 387
420 471 485
528 593
606 619 636
707 728 785 790

2003 - Confirmed 2/24/16
13 43
105
281
300 302 351
409
556 598
719

2004 - Confirmed 2/25/16
7 13 22 24 25 34 38 53 54 60 69 75 85
105 109 113 128 131 140 157 165 166 167 177 179 180 182
205 241 246 261 264 265 266 273 274 275 291 293 298
305 314 341 321 341 345 354
526 593
672 673
733

2005 - Confirmed 4/0916
403 409 411 424
522 531 546 552
631

237

2008 - Confirmed 2/25/16
369 385 393
414 426 427
504 515 524 530 555 557 581
639 640 649

2009 - Confirmed 7/25/17
1 2 4 6 7 9 14 15 20 22 26 31 34 37 40 43 48
54 57 61 62 65 67 71 76 78 80 82 89 91 92 93 98 100
103 105 110 112 113 115 116 118 120 122 126 129 132 133 136 144 145 148
155 158 161 166 167 168 169 170 171 178 179 180 184 185 186 191 196 197 198 199 200
202 205 206 207 211 215 218 220 224 226 236 240 250
251 258 259 260 261 263 267 269 270 273 275 276 277 279 285 287 288 290 291 292 295 296 297 300
306 307 309 310 313 314 317 321 322 323 325 327 328 330 331 334 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 346 347 350
351 352 354 355 356 357 358 359 362 363 364 366 367 368 369 370 371 373 375 376 378 381 382 383 384 385 386 390 391 392 394 395 397 398 399 400
402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 412 413 415 417 418 419 420 423 424 425 426 427 429 430 431 432 435 436 438 439 441 442 443 444 445 448
453 454 455 457 458 459 461 462 463 464 465 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 488 489 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499
501 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 526 527 528 529 531 532 534 537 539 540 541 543 544 546 549 550
551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 561 562 563 564 568 569 570 571 572 574 575 577 578 580 582 583 584 585 586 587 589 591 592 594 595 596 597 598 599 600
602 603 604 606 607 608 610 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 623 626 627 628 629 631 633 634 635 636 637 638 639 640 642 643 644 645 647 648 649
651 654 655 656 658

2010 - Confirmed 3/06/16
4 18 20 33 36 37 41 43
51 54 57 58 64 74 85 95
102 106 111 124 125 127 142 146
151 154 160 163 170 174 181 183 186 192 195 199
213 225 226 231 235 243
274 286 288 289 296 298
307 308 310 330 333 337 338 340 342 343 345 346
352 353 354 357 359 360 363 365 366 372 373 374 377 378 379 383 389 394 395 396
403 406 409 415 430 432 433 436 437 438 440 443 444 447 448
453 457 464 465 467 468 469 470 472 478 482 484 486 489 492 493 495
504 506 507 509 510 512 515 517 521 524 525 529 530 541 544 547
552 554 557 558 561 563 564 569 580 584 585 588 597 598 600
603 606 609 610 611 614 619 620 621 623 630 634 637 639 643 646 647 649 650
657 660

2011 - Confirmed 11/25/16
13 19 35 44
63 90 93 98
108 110 111 121 128 129 131 137 148
152 166 178 180 181 185 188
206 224 234 241
251 257 261 265 269 273 276 285 294 300
301 302 311 313 319 327 331 333 343 347
352 357 361 363 364 379 383 385 386 390 392 400
405 406 411 414 423 427 428 434 448 450
459 463 464 467 473 481 483 484 486 491 494 496
502 504 517 523 524 535 543 544 546 550
553 556 557 560 563 567 572 574
605 618 619 636 638 639 640 650
653 654 658

2012 - Confirmed 2/14/17
1 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 14 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 28 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 40 42 44 45 47 48 50
54 58 60 61 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 72 75 76 79 81 87 91 92 93 95 96 97 98 100
101 104 106 107 108 109 110 112 113 114 115 118 119 121 124 127 128 129 130 133 135 136 138 139 140 141 143 145 147 149 150
151 154 157 159 161 164 170 171 172 177 178 180 182 183 185 187 188 192 194 198 200
201 202 204 205 206 207 211 214 216 218 219 220 222 223 225 226 227 229 230 231 233 234 235 238 239 240 247 248 249 250
252 253 256 258 260 262 263 264 266 267 270 271 274 275 277 278 279 281 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 300
302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 324 328 329 330 333 334 335 338 339 343 344 345 346 347 350
352 355 356 358 360 362 363 369 370 372 374 375 380 381 382 383 384 387 389 390 391 393 395 396 397 400
401 403 406 409 410 416 418 420 421 422 424 426 427 428 432 433 435 437 438 439 443 446 447
456 458 460 464 466 468 471 477 480 481 482 484 491 497 500
501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 537 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550
556 564 570 574 575 589 595
608 615 617 618 619 630 642 644 648 650
659 661

2013 - Confirmed 11/25/16
3 7 9 10 26 27 28 31 32 35 36 39 40 43 44 45 46 48 50
54 56 57 58 64 70 71 75 78 79 82 86 87 88 89 93 95
101 103 105 108 112 115 116 117 118 124 133 138 140 142 145 149
151 152 153 154 161 164 166 167 171 173 175 176 177 179 180 181 185 186 188 190 191 192 193 196 200
203 204 207 208 212 213 216 217 221 222 225 227 231 236 237 238 239 241 246 247 248 250
252 254 258 262 263 264 267 269 270 275 281 282 283 284 286 287 293 296 297 300
303 305 310 311 316 318 320 322 325 330 331 336 337 339 340 341 342 343 344 349 350
354 355 362 364 365 366 370 371 373 375 376 377 378 380 384 387 390 395 396
403 404 405 406 415 418 421 422 424 425 427 430 431 432 433 435 437 438 445
454 461 467 468 469 475 477 480 483 488 489 496 497 499 500
501 502 503 504 505 508 510 511 513 515 517 521 522 523 524 526 532 533 534 536 538 540 541 543 545
554 555 560 564 567 569 571 572 576 579 581 582 584 585 586 590 591 595 597
604 606 607 608 610 612 616 618 620 622 625 627 629 634 635 636 643 645 648 649 650
652 655 659

2014 - Confirmed 11/25/16
1 2 7 10 11 12 20 24 26 32 37 45 47
53 55 56 71 83 84 86 90 92 93 97
102 109 114 125 130 131 134 135 136 137 143
151 154 159 162 163 164 166 169 175 183 186 188 190 191 196 198
201 213 217 218 221 228 236 238 245
256 258 259 263 269 272 275 277 281 284 285 286 289 290 291
303 305 307 314 330 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 346 347 350
351 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 365 366 367 368 369 370 372 374 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 387 388 390 391 392 394 395 396 397 399 400
401 402 405 406 407 409 410 411 413 414 416 417 419 422 423 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 433 434 436 437 439 441 443 445 446 447 450
451 452 453 454 457 458 460 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 476 480 481 482 483 485 487 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500
501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 516 517 518 519 520 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 530 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 548 550
552 555 556 561 562 567 569 574 575 578 579 580 581 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 593 594 595 596 597 598 600
601 603 604 605 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 623 625 626 627 628 629 630 633 634 637 643 645 646 647 649
652 653 654 655 656 660 661