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Friday, April 12, 2024

2023 COMC BINGE - PART 9: MINIS FINIS

HERE'S THE LAST SET COMPLETER FOR A LITTLE WHILE. IT'S A WEIRD SET AND IS NOT IN A BINDER SO NO JOY OF A COMPLETED PAGE PICTURES THIS TIME, SORRY. I BOUGHT A BUNCH OF PACKS OF THIS STUFF WHEN I WAS A KID SO IT'S NICE TO FINISH IT OFF

1986 TOPPS MINI LEADERS RON GUIDRY


IN 1986 TOPPS REVISITED THEIR EXPERIMENT WITH 1975 MINI SIZED CARDS WITH THIS MINI LEADERS SET BASED ON THE TEAM LEADERS CARDS FROM THE FLAGSHIP SET. I ALWAYS FELT LIKE THIS WAS TOPPS TRYING TO CUT COSTS BY SELLING THE SAME AMOUNT OF CARDS WHILE USING LESS PAPER. THESE CARDS WERE SOLD IN A TINY CELLO PACK WITH SIX CARDS FOR TWENTY-FIVE CENTS WHICH SOMEWHAT VALIDATES MY FEELINGS. THESE WERE ON BETTER CARD STOCK AND WERE VERY GLOSSY AND WERE AN INTERESTING NOVELTY WHEN THEY WERE RELEASED LATER IN THE YEAR ONCE WE WERE SICK OF ALL THE BASE SETS AND I ENDED UP RIPPING A BUNCH OF THESE PACKS. NOT ENOUGH TO FINISH THE SET THOUGH, AND ANOTHER BIG PILE OF THE THINGS I GOT IN A BULK LOT STILL DIDN'T COMPLETE IT. THIS GUIDRY CARD WAS THE LAST ONE MISSING AND THIRTY-SEVEN CENTS LATER I FINALLY FINISHED THIS SET UP


GUIDREY WAS SO DAMN GOOD FOR LIKE EIGHT SEASONS BUT HE HAD THE MISFORTUNE OF HITTING THE HALL OF FAME BALLOT WHEN PITCHERS HAD TO HAVE 300 WINS AND 3000 STRIKEOUTS TO GET ANY CONSIDERATION. TO BE FAIR, THERE WERE A FEW DUDES WHO HAD THOSE CREDENTIALS BACK THEN, BUT RON SHOULDA GOT MORE THAN EIGHT DAMN PERCENT OF THE VOTES. NOW THAT 170 WINS IS AN INSURMOUNTABLE OBSTACLE FOR 99.99% OF PITCHERS OUT THERE MAYBE GUIDREY WILL GET SOME LOVE ON THE VETERAN'S BALLOT. HE JUST NEEDS TO GET PAST THE COUPLE DOZEN OTHER PLAYERS WHO GOT SCREWED BY HALL VOTERS BUT HEY, MAYBE IT'LL HAPPEN BEFORE THE END OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION




Thursday, April 11, 2024

ONLINE MEGA BOX - PART 27

ANOTHER BOX OF CARDS IS ON THE WAY FROM BASEBALLCARDSTORE DOT CA (HEY THAT RHYMES) AND I AM STILL POSTING STUFF I GOT LAST SEPTEMBER. I'M GOING TO BE THREE BOXES BEHIND SOON SO I AM GOING TO SPEEDRUN THE REST OF THIS BOX SO I CAN START GETTING MORE STUFF PUT AWAY. THIS WAS GOING TO BE A SHORTER POST THAN USUAL BUT THEN I REMEMBERED I COULD PAD IT OUT WITH CARDS FROM THE LATEST BOX THAT I STILL HAVEN'T TAKEN PICTURES FROM. YOU DON'T KNOW THE ORDER OF ANY OF THESE CARDS! YOU DON'T CARE WHICH ONES I GOT WHEN ANYWAY, YOU JUST WANNA SEE PICTURES OF CARDS. THESE ARE ALL CHIPPER JONES CARDS BY THE WAY SO BRAVES HATERS MIGHT WANT TO CHECK OUT NOW

CATEGORY: BRAVES, INSERTS AND/OR WANTLIST

1998 PINNACLE CHIPPER JONES GOIN' JAKE


1998 WAS THE LAST YEAR FOR PINNACLE BUT THEY WENT OUT ON TOP WITH A WITH A VERY SIMPLE 200 CARD BASE SET. THE SET IS A BIT MINUMALLY DESIGNED BUT GOOD LOOKING AND INCLUDED THIS ALL-STAR INSERT SUBSET HONORING THE PLAYERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE HOME RUN DERBY AT JACOBS FIELD. I FEEL LIKE I HAVE THIS CARD ALREADY IN MY CHIPPER BINDER BUT THIS ONE WILL END UP IN THE PINNACLE BOX

1997 LEAF CHIPPER JONES GAMERS


IVE MENTIONED THIS BEFORE BUT MY BRAIN INSISTS THESE CARDS ARE SHORT PRINTED SO I USUALLY END UP PICKING THEM UP IF I SEE THEM. WELL, IF IT'S SOME JABRONI LIKE CHUCK KNOBLAUCH, I'LL CHECK THE WANTLIST FIRST BUT CHIPPER GOES DIRECTLY INTO THE CART. IF I RECALL CORRECTLY I GOT SEVERAL OF THESE WHEN CARDS WERE BEING POSTED IN 8 CARD SHEETS AND A DULL CHIPER SHEET WENT INTO THE CART ONE AT A TIME AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE

1997 SP CHIPPER JONES


THIS ONE TURNED OUT TO BE A WANTLIST NEED ALTHOUGH I DID NOT HAVE A LIST AT THE TIME AND REALLY JUST LOOK AT THE CARD. I DON'T NEED NO STINKIN WANTLIST TO GET A CARD THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS. THIS IS MAYBE THE SHINIEST AND FOILIEST OF ALL THE BASE SP SETS AND MIGHT BE THE BEST OF THE BUNCH IF NOT FOR HOW BADLY THE CORNERS AND EDGES CAN GET MOOSHED WITH THAT HOLOFOIL. A CRISP CARD LOOKS GORGEOUS, BUT EVERY DING REALLY SHOWS. THIS ONE LOOKS GREAT WHICH IS WHY I'M ANXIOUS TO GET IT PUT AWAY BEFORE I WRECK IT

1996 UPPER DECK CHIPPER JONES DIAMOND DEBUTS


I THOUGHT THESE CARDS WERE A BOX SET OR MAYBE A MAIL-AWAY SET FROM UPPER DECK FOR THE LONGEST TIME BUT THEY WERE ACTUALLY ONE-PER-PACK INSERTS IN SPECIAL WAL-MART PACKS. WHICH MIGHT BE WHY THEY DON'T SEEM TERRIBLY DIFFICULT TO GET AND WHY I NEVER PULLED ONE BACK IN THE DAY. THE GENEROUSLY FOIL STAMPED CARDBOARD FUSED TO AN ACETATE BACK LOOKS FANTASTIC BUT I'VE SEEN THE CARDS START TO CURL UP IF YOU DON'T WATCH THEM CLOSELY

1997 UD3 CHIPPER JONES


MOARER ACETATE CARDS. THIS ONE IS WEIRD THOUGH, THE CARD IS LIKE ONE OF THOSE SEE-THROUGH MIRRORS COPS PEER THROUGH WHILE THE PERP IS BEING INTERROGATED ON THE FRONT BUT MEANWHILE ON THE BACK


REVERSE NEGATIVE PLAYER PHOTO. YOU CAN SEE THE PICTURE THE RIGHT WAY ROUND IF YOU LOOK AT IT WITH A BRIGHT LIGHT BEHIND IT BUT WHO DOES THAT. I'M TRYING TO PICK OFF AS MANY CARDS FROM THIS SET AS I CAN BEFORE I AM FORCED TO COMPLETE THE SET ONLINE ON COMC OR SOMEWHERE SO KNOCKING OFF ONE OF THE BEST CARDS IN THE FUTURE IMPACT SUBSET IS NICE

1998 SCORE CHIPPER JONES


ANOTHER CARD I MIGHT HAVE IN THE CHIPPER BINDER BUT DO NOT HAVE IN THE SCORE SET BOX. COMPLETING THE ENTIRE SCORE RUN FROM 1988-98 IS ONE OF THOSE SOMEWHAT ACHIEVABLE LONG TERM GOALS OF MINE SO EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS

1997 UPPER DECK CHIPPER JONES KEN GRIFFEY JR'S HOT LIST


I DON'T KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT COMPLETING THE UPPER DECK RUN ANYMORE. I REALLY LIKE THE 90S SETS BUT I'M WONDERING IF I EVEN CARE ABOUT ANYTHING AFTER THE TURN OF THE CENTURY ANYMORE. THIS FORTUNATELY IS FROM 1997 AND UNLIKE THE LEAF GAMERS CARD ABOVE, THIS IS ACTUALLY A SHORT PRINTED CARD. HOW SHORT PRINTED? WHO KNOWS, THERE WEREN'T ANY ODDS ON THE WRAPPER BUT THAT F/X FOIL ON THE FRONT WAS TOO MUCH FOIL FOR UPPER DECK TO LET THE PRESSES RUN ALL NIGHT I GUESS

1991 UPPER DECK CHIPPER JONES HOT PROSPECTS


UPPER DECK LET THE PRESSSES RUN IN 1991 THOUGH. HOO BOY DID THOSE PRESSES RUN. THAT'S HOW YOU CAN GET A HALL OF FAME ROOKIE FOR CHEAPS IN AN ERA WHERE BASE CARD ROOKIES ARE ALL PRICED THROUGH THE ROOF. SLAP AN RC LOGO ON HERE AND YOU GOT AN EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLAR CARD

2002 UPPER DECK A PIECE OF HISTORY CHIPPER JONES


I LOVE THIS DUMB SET EVEN THOUGH IT IS EXTREMELY DUMB. IT'S GOT A HORIZONTAL DESIGN THAT IS WAY TOO BUSY WITH TIMELINES AND FOIL EVERYWHERE AND WHITE TEXT ON TOP OF OFF- WHITE DESIGN ELEMENTS AND THREE PHOTOS WITH ONE DUPLICATED. IT'S ALREADY OBJECTIVELY A MESS BUT THEN UPPER DECK NOT ONLY INCLUDED 42 SHORT PRINTED ROOKIES BUT ALSO SHORT PRINTED A NINTH OF THE BASE CARDS FOR NO APPARENT REASON. IT'S A DAMN MESS. I LOVE IT THOUGH, ALONG WITH THE INSERT SETS THAT ARE JUST AS MESSY AND OVERDESIGNED

2000 TOPPS CHIPPER JONES ALL-TOPPS TEAM INSERT


THIS ALONG WITH THREE OTHER CARDS FROM THE SAME INSERT SET WERE SET ASIDE FOR ME.  THIS IS A WILD LOOKING SET AS THE FRAME HAS LITTLE METALLIC SPARKLEYS EVERYWHERE WHICH IS A LOOK YOU DON'T OFTEN SEE ON CARDS. IT'S MEANT TO EMULATE A HALL OF FAME PLAQUE AND TOPPS DID WELL WITH THE CHECKLIST AS EVERYONE IS EITHER IN THE HALL ALREADY OR PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN IF NOT FOR THE STEROID BACKLASH. WHEN ALBERT BELLE IS THE WORST PLAYER IN YOUR INSERT SET, THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD INSERT SET

1998 UPPER DECK SPECIAL F/X POWER ZONE INSERT


THIS CARD CONFUSED ME BECAUSE I BOUGHT SO MUCH LATE-90S UPPER DECK BUT I HAD ABSOLUTELY NO RECOLLECTION OF THIS INSERT AT ALL. IT TOOK ME A WHILE TO FIGURE OUT THIS WAS AN UPPER DECK INSERT NIT FROM THEBASE SET BUT FROM THE SPECIAL F/X SET THAT WAS BASICALLY A PARALLEL OF THE 1998 SET, JUST WITH THAT TEXTURED FOIL BACKGROUND ON THAT KEN GRIFFEY JR'S HOT LIST CARD ABOVE. AND ON THIS CARD FOR THAT MATTER. I AM NOT A FAN OF SETS THAT ARE CARBON COPIES OF THE FLAGSHIP JUST WITH A GIMMICK SO I'M NOT SURPRISED I NEVER PULLED ONE OF THESE CARDS

1999 PACIFIC PARAMOUNT CHIPPER JONES TEAM CHECKLIST INSERT


PACIIIFIIIIC IIINSSEEEEEERRRTT!!! I SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST. PACIFIC PARAMOUNT WAS BASICALLY PACIFIC'S COLLECTOR'S CHOICE PRODUCT WITH A SMALLER BASE SET, SOMEWHAT BORING DESIGN AND LOWER PRICE (AND NUMBER OF CARDS) PER PACK. PACIFIC INSERTS ARE UNDEFEATED THOUGH AND THIS ONE GILDED WITH A SPLOTCHY FOIL TEAM LOGO IS TOO SHINY FOR ME TO PASS UP EVEN WHEN IT'S NOT CHIPPER


THAT'S A PRETTY GOOD TEAM CHECKLIST FOR A 250 CARD SET TOO. THE BIG THREE PITCHERS PLUS THE STARTING LINEUP MINUS THE SHORTSTOP. WHO THE HECK WAS THE SHORTSTOP IN 1998 ANYWAY? THAT WAS TOO EARLY FOR RAFAEL FURCAL AND TOO LATE FOR RAFAEL BELLIARD. UGH, I HATE THAT I HAVE TO LOOK THIS UP, I'M SLIPPING

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WALT WEISS? I WOULDN'T HAVE GUESSED THAT IF YOU GAVE ME ALL DAY. NOW YOU KNOW WHY I DON'T PLAY THE HALF DOZEN DAILY GRID AND LINEUP GAMES THAT KEEP GETTING POSTED ON TWITTER

UP NEXT: IT'S MINIS TIME



Tuesday, April 9, 2024

APRIL 2024 CARD SHOW PREVIEW

 THIS PAST WEEKEND I SOMEHOW HAD BOTH TIME AND A LITTLE MONEY AT THE SAME TIME AS THE MONTHLY CARD SHOW SO I TOOK A LITTLE TRIP AND HAD A LITTLE FUN. I HAD TO BE SUPER EXTRA CHEAP (THAT MURPH THERE WAS THE MOST EXPENSIVE THING I BOUGHT) BUT I HIT ALL MY FAVORITE TABLES AND WAS SUCCESSFUL AT THE ONE GOAL I SET FOR MYSELF. I AM EVENTUALLY GOING TO DO A SERIES OF POSTS ON THE SHOW BUT I HAVE OVER A HUNDRED CARDS THAT NEED PICTURED TAKEN, CROPPED AND UPLOADED SO HERE'S A SORT OF TOP TEN LIST OF MY PICKUPS IN THE MEANTIME. I WILL LIKELY SHOW THEM ALL OFF AGAIN IN THE SUBSEQUENT POSTS, PLACE YOUR BETS NOW ON HOW MANY JOKES I RECYCLE


HERE'S A FULL PHOTO OF ALL THE PICKUPS. THE PILES AT THE BOTTOM ARE LEFT TO RIGHT:  QUARTER BOX, DIME BOX, FIVE DOLLARS WORTH OF VINTAGE AND THREE FOR A DOLLAR BOX. THAT'S NINE OR TEN POSTS RIGHT THERE DEPENDING ON HOW I DEAL WITH THAT FIVE DOLLAR PILE. THE FIRST CARD IN THE TOP TEN LIST IS WHICHEVER OF THE TWO 1987 FLEER BOX BOTTOM PANALS YOU PREFER. DO YOU LIKE THE BASE PANEL WITH DALE MURPHY? OR PERHAPS THE TOUGH STICKER BOX BOTTOM WITH BOB HORNER? IF YOU CAN'T CHOOSE, THEN CHOOSE BOTH. I WON'T STOP YOU. THIS IS THE ONLY PICTURE YOU'RE GETTING THOUGH BECAUSE I TOOK MULTIPLE SHOTS OF THEM AND THEY ALL TURNED OUT BLURRY FOR SOME REASON AND I'M NOT DOING IT AGAIN


DALE HERE IS THE LAST CARD I NEEDED FOR MY 1981 FLEER SET. THIS IS SOMEWHAT AWKWARD BECAUSE I HAVE A POST LINED UP FOR THE PENULTIMATE AND NEXT-TO-NEXT-TO-LAST CARDS I NEEDED FOR THE SET SCHEDULED IN A COUPLE MONTHS IN MY COMC BLACK FRIDAY POSTS. THEY'RE GOOD CARDS AND YOU'LL FIND OUT WHY THIS WASN'T IN THAT COMC PACKAGE THEN. BUT RIGHT NOW AT THIS VERY MOMENT, THE 81 FLEER BINDER IS COMPLETELY COMPLETE. EXCEPT FOR THIRTY-SEVEN ERROR CARDS. AND ABOUT A HUNDRED AND THIRTY STICKER CARDS. BUT THE SET! IS! COMPLEEEEETEEEE!!!


I LOVE FINDING EXTRA-ODD ODDBALL CARDS IN CHEAPO BOXES I'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE AND THIS ONE COUNTS. AT LEAST I THOUGHT I'D NEVER SEEN ONE OF THESE BEFORE BUT IT TURNS OUT IT'S FROM THE 1993-95 SPORTS STARS USA BOOTLEG SERIES THAT I AM VERY FAMILIAR WITH. I KNEW I RECOGNIZED THAT CRACKED ICE-STYLE FOIL FROM OTHER CARDS. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW THEY GOT AWAY WITH USING LOGOS ON THEIR UNLICENSED SET BUT THE EARLY 90S WERE WILD. THERE'S A SURPRISE ON THE BACK BUT I'LL SAVE THAT FOR THE ACTUAL QUARTER BOX POST


I THINK I AM OFFICIALLY COLLECTING ANY MINOR LEAGUE TRAINER CARDS I FIND FROM NOW ON. NORMALLY WHEN I COME ACROSS AN ABANDONED MINOR LEAGUE TEAM SET IN A DIME BOX I LOOK FOR ANY PLAYERS WHO MADE THE BIGS. THIS TIME I WAS ALL "I HOPE THERE'S A TRAINER, I HOPE THERE'S A TRAINER, I HOPE THERE'S A TRAINER... YES!!" I HOPE BARNEY'S HAVING A GOOD TIME OUT THERE WHEREVER HE IS


THERE WERE A BUNCH OF TOPPS BUNT CARDS IN THE DIME BOX BUT UNFORTUNATELY THEY WERE 2017 BUNT WHICH DON'T CARE FOR.THIS MCCUTCHEN INSERT WAS TOO PRETTY TO LEAVE BEHIND THOUGH. I'M NOT SURE HOW 'IMAGE USED IN AN OBITUARY' ENDED UP BEING THE THEME OF AN INSERT SET BUT I'M GLAD I FOUND THIS ONE


YOU ALWAYS LEARN SOMETHING NEW AT EVERY CARD SHOW. AT THIS SHOW I LEARNED THAT PRESS PASS RELEASED AN ELVIS SET THE YEAR HE WOULD HAVE TURNED 75, AND THAT ELVIS WAS IN A MOVIE WITH MARY TYLER MOORE. I TOOK ONE LOOK AT ELVIS LEERING AT NUN ASS AND KNEW THIS CARD WAS COMING HOME WITH ME. THIS IS THE WILDEST CARD I'VE SEEN ALL YEAR AND I'VE SEEON SOME SHIT


THE AFOREMENTIONED GOAL FOR THIS CARD SHOW WAS TO FINALLY PICK UP SOME 1977 TOPPS CARDS SINCE I'M OSTENSIBLY FOCUSING ON COMPLETING THAT SET THIS YEAR. NEWS FLASH: I AM NOT FINISHING THIS SET THIS YEAR. I WILL BE CHIPPING AWAY AT THE WANTLIST AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY. A HALL OF FAME CARD IS ONE OF THE BIGGER CHIPS OFF THE LIST. OF COURSE I BOUGHT THIS BEAT UP MESS FOR CHEAP INSTEAD OF GETTING A NICE ONE IN EX CONDITION FOR A BUCK OR TWO. THEY BOTH FIT IN THE BINDER POCKET


THIS ONE WAS FROM THE THREE FOR A DOLLAR BOX. THERE WAS A NICE MIX OF OLD BASEBALL BASKETBALL AND HOCKEY IN THERE AND I HAD TO MAKE A LOT OF TOUGH CHOICES AS IT WAS THE LAST BOX I SCROUNGED THROUGH AS I WAS EXITING THE SHOW. THIS WAS NOT A TOUGH CHOICE AS I LOWKEY COLLECT KENTUCKY COLONELS CARDS AS MY FAVORITE ABA TEAM. MY ABA FAVE ARTIS GILMORE IS NOT ON THIS CARD BUT YOU KNOW WHO IS? HALL OF FAMERS JULIUS ERVING AND GEORGE MCGINNIS. JUST PUT DOCTOR J IN YOUR EBAY TITLE AND YOU'LL TRIPLE THE BIDS


ANOTHER DUMB THING I'VE BEEN BUYING A LOT MORE OF LATELY ARE EXCESSIVELY MARKED CHECKLISTS. I DON'T WANT THE ONES WITH HALF THE BOXES NEATLY MARKED, I WANT THE RUINED ONES WITH THREE DIFFERENT COLORS OF PEN INK, PENCIL SCRIBBLES AND DIFFERENT MARKINGS POSSIBLY TO INDICATE DOUBLES OR A SECOND SET. THOSE ARE THE CHECKLISTS I WANT. IT HELPS WHEN THERE'S A HEADSHOT OF A RECENTLY MINTED MVP ON THE CARD AS WELL


1977 TOPPS IS MY OFFICIAL SET BUILDING FOCUS RIGHT NOW BUT 1975 TOPPS IS WAY MORE FUN TO BUY SO I HAVE BEEN DOING JUST THAT. I'M NOT COMPLETING THAT SET THIS YEAR EITHER AS I HAVE SOME DAUNTING ROOKIES AND SOME BIG STARS STILL STARING ME DOWN. NOT THE BIG ROOKIES THANKFULLY BUT THERE'S ABOUT TEN CARDS I WILL HAVE TO ACTUALLY SPEND REAL MONEY ON. THIS WAS THE MOST ICONIC I HAD LEFT THOUGH AND I ALMOST MADE ASCENE WHEN I FOUND IT HIDING AMONGST SOME '75 COMMONS. I HAVE ABOUT FORTY CARDS LEFT FOR THE SET BUT WITH THIS ONE IN THE BINDER WE CAN DEFINITELY SAY I'M ON THE HOME STRETCH NOW

Thursday, April 4, 2024

ONLINE MEGA BOX - PART 26

 WE'RE BACK TO THE GOOFY SHIT. WHILE I HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD ABOUT FOCUSING ON WANTLIST STUFF AND THINGS I ACTUALLY COLLECT LATELY SOMETIMES I GO OFF THE RAILS AND THAT'S OK

2021 UPPER DECK SPACE JAM LEBRON JAMES PROFILE


CATEGORY - SUPERSTAR

LEBRON JAMES IS THE BEST BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THIS CENTURY AND IF YOU GET A CHANCE TO PICK UP A CARD CHEAP YOU DO IT. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF THERE ARE RABBITS ON THE CARD YOU GET THE CARD. THIS CARD DESIGN - LIKE THE MOVIE ITSELF - SEEMS A BIT OVERWORKED

2021 UPPER DECK SPACE JAM GOSSAMER


CATEGORY - NON-SPORT

GOSSAMER FITS ON THIS DESIGN MUCH BETTER. I REALLY LIKE THE BUGS BUNNY CARTOONS WITH BUFF, GINGER COUSIN ITT SO THIS WAS AN EASY GET FOR MY MONSTER BINDER. I NEED TO FIND A WITCH HAZEL CARD FROM THE ORIGINAL SPACE JAM SET TO PAIR WITH HIM

2022-23 HOOPS GIANNIS ANTETOKOUNMPO


CATEGORY - SUPERSTAR

I THINK THESE WERE THE FIRST 2022-23 HOOPS I GOT AND GIANNIS IS A PRETTY DANG GOOD FIRST CARD. I LIKE WHEN HOOPS BRINGS BACK THE KEY ELEMENT TO THE DESIGN THAT THEY USED BACK IN THE EARLY DAYS. IT'S UPSIDE DOWN HERE BUT I STILL GET IT 

2022-23 HOOPS JALEN JOHNSON, DEJOUNTE MURRAY


CATEGORY - HAWKS

THIS HAWKS SEASON HAS BEEN A COMPLETE TRAINWRECK BUT AT LEAST THEY MADE THE PLAY-IN TOURNEY AGAIN. AT LKEAST JALEN JOHNSON HAS BROKEN OUT THIS SEASON AND BECOME THE PLAYER JOHN COLLINS ALREADY WAS BEFORE THEY SCREWED UP HIS ROLE WITH CRAPPY ROSTER CONSTRUCTION. DEJOUNTE LOOKS GREAT, AT LEAST WHEN TRAE ISN'T PLAYING, AND I'M SOMEWHAT SURPRISED HE WAS ALREADY TRADED AT THE DEADLINE. PROBABLY A GOOD THING, AS WE'D MOST LIKELY BE IN THE LOTTERY IF HE WAS SHIPPED OFF. HAWKS ARE A DAMN MESS BUT THEY KEEP ENDING UP IN THE (EXPANDED) PLAYOFFS AND THEY HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD YOUNG PLAYERS SO MY ABANDONING THEM FOR THE SPURS WILL BE DELAYED AT LEAST ONE MORE SEASON*

2022 PANINI LEGACY DRAKE LONDON


CATEGORY - ROOKIE

WHY DID I BUY THIS?? I DON'T REALLY COLLECT FALCONS PLAYERS ANYMORE, AT LEAST NOT ONES FROM THIS DECADE, AND I DON'T CARE ABOUT ANY COLLEGE PLAYER EXCEPT GEORGIA BULLDOGS. BUT A WHOLE CRAPLOAD OF LEGACY CARDS GOT POSTED ALL AT ONCE AND I DIG THE WHOLE RETRO VIBE AND I ENDED UP PICKING UP A FEW CARDS. NOW THAT THE HEAD COACH IS LESS OBNOXIOUS (AND MY ALTERNATE TEAM JUST HIRED THE OLD ONE) MAYBE I'LL LISTEN TO A FEW FALCONS GAME THIS FALL AND MAYBE DRAKE WILL DO SOMETHING WITH A COMPETENT QB

2022 PANINI LEGACY MICHAEL VICK LEGENDS


CATEGORY - LEGEND

THIS I KNOW WHY I BOUGHT. I HAVE A BOX SOMEWHERE WITH A BIG PILE OF COOL VICK CARDS I GOT BEFORE *WAVES HANDS AT EVERYTHING* AND I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT ABOUT ADDING TO THAT COLLECTION NOW THAT HIS CARDS ARE NO LONGER PRICEY. I HAVE NOT DONE SO BUT IF I SEE A NICE ONE IN A FALCONS UNI IN A DIME BOX I PICK IT UP. AS LONG AS THERE'S NOTHING BETTER IN THE BOX

1998 METAL UNIVERSE DAMION EASLEY


CATEGORY - WANTLIST

IN 1998 SKYBOX DITCHED THE FANTASY BACKGROUNDS WITH INTRICATE FOIL ETCHING AND SWITCHED TO BACKGROUNDS REPRESENTING THE CITY OF THE PLAYER'S TEAM. DETROIT GOT A TRAINYARD. EVEN IF IT WASN'T ON THE WANTLIST ALREADY I MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN IT JUST BECAUSE IT'S FUNNY

1991 LEAF ROGER SALKELD GOLD LEAF ROOKIES


CATEGORY - INSERT

I'M SLOWLY CHIP-CHIP-CHIPPING AWAY AT THESE GOLD LEAF ROOKIES CARDS AND I THINK I ONLY NEED ABOUT TEN FOR THE ENTIRE 1991 TO 1995 RUN. IN 1996 LEAF RELEGATED THE GOLD LEAF ROOKIES TO THE BASE SET AND THEY WERE DITCHED COMPLETELY IN 1997. THERE'S NOT MANY  MULTI-YEAR RUNS OF INSERTS LIKE THIS FROM THE 80S TO 90S SINCE THINGS GOT WACKY AFTER THE STRIKE. GOLD LEAF ROOKIES, DONRUSS DIAMOND KINGS, TOPPS ALL-STARS, FLEER ALL-STARS, UPPER DECK HEROES... AND? NOT MUCH ELSE? I SHOULD DO SOME RESEARCH ON THIS STUFF NOW THAT I'M ON A MAJOR 90S INSERT KICK

1997 TOPPS FINEST JASON GIAMBI EMBOSSED
 

CATEGORY - SHINY

I'VE BEEN PICKING UP RANDOM NEATO FINEST CARDS HERE AND THERE DESPITE STILL PROCRASTINATING ON GETTING A  HANDLE ON EXACTLY WHAT FINEST CARDS I ALREADY HAVE. THIS ONE WAS AN EASY PICKUP SINCE IT'S 1) AN UNCOMMON SILVER BACKGROUND CARD AND 2) AN EMBOSSED CARD. CRAZY FRACTURED BASE SETS WITH DIFFERENT RARITIES FOR RANDOM CARDS IS A BIG REASON WHY I'VE NEVER BOTHERED TO BUILD ANY OF THESE SETS DESPITE THEM BEING REALLY COOL LOOKING. THE EMBOSSED BIT IS A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO STORE TOO. YOU CAN'T SEE IT FROM THE FRONT IN THIS PICTURE SO I TOOK ONE OF THE BACK TO TRY TO SHOW IT OFF  


I'M NOT SURE HOW SUCCESSFUL I WAS BUT YOU CAN KINDA SEE HIS ARM AND MEATY THIGH. THEY'RE REALLY COOL LOOKING AND ALSO NOT TOO EASY TO FIND. GIAMBI AIN'T MY FAVORITE BUT IT'S STILL SHINY COOL

UP NEXT: I REALLY HAVE NO IDEA, THE DRAFT POSTS HAVE RUN OUT AND IT'S TIME TO DECIDE WHERE TO GO FROM HERE. MAAAYBE MORE OF THIS, MAAAAYBE SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. THE FUTURE IS UNKNOWN

*UNLESS TRAE GETS TRADED, THEN ALL BETS ARE OFF

Monday, April 1, 2024

ONLINE MEGA BOX - PART 25

IT'S ODD I GOT STUCK ON THIS POST SINCE I ALWAYS GUSH ABOUT HOW I LOVE FOILY, SHINY ODDBALL CARDS AND THESE CARDS ARE ALL THREE. A PILE OF SPX HOCKEY POPPED UP  AND WHILE I INSIST THAT I DON'T CARE ABOUT HOCKEY ANYMORE I KEEP BUYING COOL HOCKEY CARDS. 1997 SPX IS ABOUT AS COOL AS YOU CAN GET,WITH TEXTURED FOIL ON THE FRONT, FOILBOARD BACKS, A HOLOGRAM WITH AN ACTION SHOT AND A PORTRAIT THAT SOMETIMES SHAKES THEIR HEAD AT YOU AND TO TOP IT OFF THEY'RE DIE CUT ON EXTRA THICK CARD STOCK. UPPER DECK SAID ENOUGH OF THIS MESS AND ABANDONED THE HOLOGRAM GIMMICK AFTER THIS SET BUT THE ONES THEY MADE WERE ALL TOP NOTCH. I DIDN'T CLEAR OUT THE SPX CARDS BUT I PICKED UP A FEW GOOD ONES TO START OFF A BINDER PAGE

CATEGORY - SHIIIIIIIINY

1997-98 SPX ED JOVANOVSKI


I WAS INITIALLY CONFUSED ON HOW ED JOVANOVSKI MADE THE CUT. HE'S A GOOD PLAYER AND HAS A COOL NAME BUT I AM NOT A FAN OF ANY OF THE TEAMS HE PLAYED FOR AND DON'T RECALL EVER USING HIM IN A VIDEO GAME. THEN I CHECKED MY LIST OF PICKUPS AND THIS CARD WAS POSTED BEFORE THE BIG PILE OF SPX WAS SO I JUST PICKED IT UP PURELY ON COOLNESS ALONE. AND IT IS A REALLY COOL CARD, I TRIED TO PHOTOGRAPH IT TO MAXIMIZE THE HOLOGRAM PORTRAIT BUT I NEGLECTED TO WIPE OFF MY GREASY FINGERPRINTS. DON'T STEAL MY BIOMETRICS, BRO

1997-98 SPX THEOREN FLEURY


THEO WAS A ROOKIE ON THE CALGARY TEAM THAT WON THE CUP IN 1989 SO HE'S ALWAYS BEEN ON MY RADAR AS A JILTED ATLANTA FLAMES FAN. I HAVE A SMALL COLLECTION OF HIS CARDS AS I LIKED TO GET ANYONE FROM THAT 88-89 TEAM I CAN FIND BUT HE'S BEEN UHHH.. "ACTIVE" ON SOCIAL MEDIA LATELY SO I PREFER CARDS OF JOEY MULLIN, AL MCINNIS AND LANNY MCDONALD AT THE MOMENT. STILL A COOL CARD FROM MY WAYWARD TEAM

1997-98 SPX OWAN NOLAN


A LOT OF THESE CHOICES WERE ME THINKING ABOUT HOW MANY 90S INSERTS I PULLED OF THESE GUYS AND NABBING THE PLAYERS I GOT A BUNCH OF. OWEN NOLAN HAD A LOT OF 90S INSERTS. PLUS I'VE ALWAYS LOVED THAT SHARKS LOGO. I BOUGHT A SHARKS T-SHIRT IN COLLEGE BUT THAT WAS WHEN I WAS AN EXTRA LARGE AND I BECAME A 2X PRETTY QUICK AFTERWARDS

1997-98 SPX ADAM OATES


THE FIRST HALL OF FAMER IN THE BUNCH. MY ROOMMATE IN COLLEGE WAS A BIG CAPS FAN SO I WAS VERY FAMILIAR WITH OATES. THE PORTRAIT LOOKS BLURRY IN THIS PHOT BUT THAT'S BECAUSE THIS IS ONE OF THE CARDS THAT HAS A 3D MOTION HOLOGRAM. ADAM IS WINKING AT YOU ON THIS CARD AND I REALLY WISH I KNOW HOW TO MAKE A GOOD GIF OF IT. IF YOU SEE THIS CARD GET IT AND SEE FOR YOURSELF

1997-98 SPX PETER BONDRA


PETER IS THE OTHER CARD WITH A 3D HOLOGRAM. PETER GIVES YOU A SMILE AS YOU WIGGLE THE CARD BACK AND FORTH. I'M NOT SURE WHY THE WASHINGTON GUYS GOT THE 3D TREATMENT BUT IT'S NEAT

1997-98 SPX BRENDAN SHANAHAN


ANOTHER HALL OF FAMER! NO HEAD SHAKING ON THIS CARD THOUGH. I KIND OF ARBITRARILY PICKED THE RED WINGS AS MY TEAM ONCE ATLANTA HOCKEY LOST THEIR THIRD TEAM TO CANADA, MAINLY BECAUSE I LIKED PLAYING THE WINGS ON THE EA SPORTS SNES GAMES. BRENDAN IS A GREAT PLAYER BUT WHEN I WAS PICKING STEVE YZERMAN CARDS OUT OF MY HOCKEY INSERT BOX EVERY TIME A RED WINGS INSERT POPPED UP I WAS LIKE YEAH!... AWWW. ANOTHER SHANAHAN

2008-09 UPPER DECK HOCKEY CARD DAY GORDIE HOWE


CATEGORY - SUPERSTAR SURPRISE

I'VE LIKED GORDIE SINCE I WAS A KID AND NOTICED CAM'S DETROIT SWEATER IN FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF. I'M PRETTY SURE I TRIED TO GET THIS CARD BUT I DON'T REMEMBER WINNING IT? LIKE, I'M SURE IT WAS IN MY CART AT SOME POINT BUT IT'S NOT ON THE LIST OF CARDS I MADE AFTER I BOUGHT THE SAME CARD TWICE FOR THE THIRD TIME. MAYBE MY LIST MAKING SKILLS ARE SUSPECT OR MAYBE IT WAS A BONUS, WHO KNOWS. I KNOW I ALMOST PUT THE SAME CARD IN MY CART AGAIN LATER ON THOUGH LOL


I ESPECIALLY LIKE HOWE CARDS WITH MR. HOCKEY ON THEM. WAYNE GRETZKY ISN'T MR. HOCKEY. SIDNEY CROSBY ISN'T MR. HOCKEY. THAT DUDE ON THE BLACKHAWKS EVERYONE IS FREAKING OUT ABOUT AIN'T IT EITHER. GORDIE HOWE IS MR. HOCKEY! I DON'T KNOW IF I'M SPECIFICALLY COLLECTING GORDIE CARDS BUT LIKE WITH RICKARD PETTY, IF I SEES A GOOD ONE I'M GETTIN IT

1997-98 SPX JOHN VANBIESBROUCK


ANOTHER DUDE I DON'T TECHNICALLY COLLECT BUT MAYBE PROBABLY SHOULD CONCIDERING HOW MANY CARDS I HAVE OF THE GUY. HE PLAYED FOREVER AND HIS CAREER OVERLAPPED MY YEARS OF COLLECTING HOCKEY CARDS PRETTY CLOSELY. ONE OF MY BEST HOCKEY RELIC CARDS HAS A CHUNK OF ONE OF HIS PADS ON IT

1997-98 SPX BRETT HULL


WE END UP WITH ONE LAST HALL OF FAMER IN BRETT HULL. HE'S LIKE A TOP-5 OF THE 90S KIND OF GUY SO I WAS STOKED TO PICK THIS ONE UP. I ALWAYS ASSOCIATE HIM WITH ST. LOUIS AND WAS SURPRISED TO SEE HE WON CUPS WITH DALLAS AND DETROIT. THAT'S THE WAY IT GOES


HERE'S A PICTURE OF THE BACK THAT DOESN'T REALLY DO JUSTICE TO THE SHINY FOILBOARD. I SHOULD HAVE TIRED TO GET SOME GLARE INSTEAD OF AVOIDING IT LIKE I NORMALLY DO. I LOVE THESE WEIRD HIGH-END CARDS AND AM GLAD UPPER DECK GOT A FEW SET OF THEM OUT BEFORE PIVOTING TO RELICS AND AUTOGRAPHS

UP NEXT: BACK TO THE NONSENSE, LOL

Sunday, March 31, 2024

2024 WEEK IN REVIEW - THE REST OF FEBRUARY

 THIS WEEK MONTH HAS SUCKED AND I'M ALMOST A MONTH TWO MONTHS BEHIND NOW AND THESE POSTS GET INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT AS I PROCRASTINATE ON THEM SO WE'RE KNOCKING OUT THE REST OF FEBRUARY IN ONE SWELL FOOP AND I'LL GET TO MARCH HOPEFULLY BEFORE JUNE

COLLECTING STUFF I DONE DID

NOT MUCH! I SPENT A HOUR WRITING UP ALL THE STUFF I DID TO GET CARDS I NEEDED PUT AWAY ALL IN ONE BOX AND SHOWED OFF SOME COMPLETED PAGES BEFORE I REALIZED I HAD ALREADY POSTED THE SAME THING IN THE PREVIOUS WEEK(S) IN REVIEW. I'M SURE I DID SOMETHING, BOXES HAVE DEFINITELY MOVED QUITE A BOT IN THE PAST MONTH BUT NOTHING INTERESTING WITH FUN PICTURES. THIS IS THE PROBLEM WITH DIARY POSTS LIKE THIS WHEN YOU ARE PRONE TO HAVING STRUGGLE MONTHS

MOVIES I WATCHED LIKE SIX WEEKS AGO

I HAVEN'T BEEN WATCHING MANY MOVIES LATELY BECAUSE I'M WATCHING SOMETHING ELSE AT THE MOMENT BUT YOU'LL FIND OUT ABOUT THAT IN THE NEXT POST. I GOT A COUPLE IN THOUGH


#24 IN A LONELY PLACE

WHEN I RUN ACROSS A HUMPHREY BOGART NOIR I HAVEN'T SEEN I GOTTA WATCH IT. BOGIE IS A DRUNK SCREENWRITER WHO IS ALSO A COLOSSAL PIECE OF SHIT THAT ENDS UP THE PRIME SUSPECT IN A MURDER CASE. HUMPHREY DOES HIMSELF NO FAVORS BY ACTING ERRATICALLY THROUGHOUT THE INVESTIGATION. MEANWHILE GLORIA GRAHAME, BOGART'S NEIGHBOR AND ALIBI, INEXPLICABLY FALLS IN LOVE WITH HIM. WELL, PERHAPS NOT INEXPLICABLY. THE COMBINATION OF BOGIE'S CHARM AND PLOT NECESSITY IS A VERY STRONG ATTRACTOR. THIS MOVIE IS DARK AND DEPRESSING AND FUCKING FANTASTIC

#25 KILLERS FROM SPACE

THIS MOVIE IS NOT GOOD. ALIENS CRASH TO EARTH AND BRAINWASH PEOPLE SO THEY CAN VEEERRRRY SLOOOOOWWWLY TAKE OVER THE WORLD. A LOT OF NOTHING HAPPENS AND IT WOULD BE COMPLETELY UNWATCHABLE IF NOT FOR TWO THINGS: PETER GRAVES PETER GRAVING IT UP ALL OVER THE PLACE, AND THE ALIENS' LUDICROUS GOOGLY EYEBALLS. IT'S WORTH A WATCH JUST FOR THE GIGGLE FITS YOU'LL HAVE EVERY TIME EYEBALLS START FLOATING IN SPACE. I SAW THIS ONE ON BEWARE THEATER WHICH HAS A TON OF OLD MOVIES HOSTED BY ARACHNA OF THE SPIDER PEOPLE. IT'S GOOD CHEESY FUN

THE BEST CARD I BOUGHT THIS WEEK(S)


I HAVEN'T BOUGHT A PACK OF BASKETBALL CARDS IN OVER A YEAR SO I HAVE HAD NO OPPORTUNITY TO PULL ANY KOBE BUFKIN CARDS. KOBE FINALLY GOT CALLED UP FROM THE G-LEAGUE AND PLAYED REALLY WELL UNTIL HE JOINED HALF THE TEAM ON THE INJURY LIST. RECENT BASKETBALL ROOKIE CARDS NOT NAMED VICTOR ARE SUPER CHEAP ON COMC AND I GOT THIS PRIZM CRACKED ICE RC BECAUSE IT WAS THE MOSTEST SHINY FOR THE LEASTEST BUCKS. I'M AT A CROSSROADS ON COMC NOW BECAUSE I HAVE EXACTLY ENOUGH IN THE ACCOUNT TO GET EVERYTHING SHIPPED WITHOUT ADDING MORE MONEY. I STILL HAVEN'T REQUESTED SHIPMENT OR ADDED MORE CARDS SO I MIGHT BE STUCK IN THIS PREDICAMENT FOR A WHILE

NOW IT'S TIME FOR THE BASEBALLCARDSTORE.CA RUNDOWN

WEEK 8 TOTALS BY CATEGORY:

WANTLIST CARDS FOR SETS: 7
BRAVES/HAWKS/DAWGS/ETC: 8
INSERT CARDS: 4
STAR/PC CARDS: 5
SHIIIIIINY CARDS: 4
ALLEN & GINTER: 3
ODDBALLS: 2
NON-SPORTS: 1
2024 TOPPS: 3

37 CARDS TOTAL THIS WEEK, I CALMED DOWN A BIT AFTER GETTING ALMOST 120 THE WEEK BEFORE. 


LOTS OF GOOD STUFF BUT THIS JEFF BAGWELL STUDIO INSERT IS PROBABLY THE BEST. A HALL OF FAME CARD WITH TEXTURED FOIL ON THE FRONT AND A SERIAL NUMBER ON THE BACK, EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT FROM AN 90'S INSERT

WEEK 9 TOTALS BY CATEGORY:

WANTLIST CARDS FOR SETS: 4
BRAVES/HAWKS/DAWGS/ETC: 3
INSERT CARDS: 10
STAR/PC CARDS: 4
ODDBALLS: 4
NON-SPORTS: 5
2024 TOPPS: 3

33 CARDS TOTAL. TIGHTENING MY BELT A BIT AS THE CHRISTMAS MONEY RAN OUT. MY PROCESS FOR PICKING UP CARDS ON THE SITE IS TO OPEN UP EVERYTHING THAT'S INTERESTING IN A NEW TAB, THEN PICK OUT THE BEST OF THE BUNCH. I END UP LEAVING BEHIND PROBABLY 50-75% OF THINGS THAT CATCH MY EYE ALTHOUGH SOME GET BOOKMARKED TO REVISIT AT A LATER DATE. HONESTLY THIS IS NOT ALL THAT MUCH DIFFERENT FROM HOW I ATTACK A DIME OR A QUARTER BOX


THIS WAS A REALLY TOUGH WEEK TO CHOOSE THE BEST CARD BUT I CAN'T GO WRONG WITH THIS 2000 PACIFIC CROWN COLLECTION LATINOS OF THE MAJOR LEAGUES INSERT OF JOSE CANSECO. PACIFIC WENT WILD WITH THE HOLOFOIL IN 2000 AS THERE ARE FIREWORKS DESIGNS AND THE NUMBER 2000 ALL OVER THE PLACE. THE SAME FOIL WAS USED ON 2000 PACIFIC REVOLUTION AS WELL IF I RECALL CORRECTLY. THESE INSERTS FELL TWO PER BOX SO THEY WEREN'T ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT TO PULL BUT PACIFIC CARDS IN GENERAL ARE SO HARD TO FIND THAT IT'S WONDERFUL TO GET ANY OF THEM

I ALSO RECEIVED ANOTHER PACKAGE OF THESE CARDS WHICH INCLUDED SOME CARDS I PICKED UP FROM WEEK 8! LET'S SHOW THEM OFF NOW INSTEAD OF IN NOVEMBER WHEN I CATCH UP ON ALL THESE POSTS

1999 TOPPS TEK JASON KENDALL, TRAVIS LEE, BEN GRIEVE

CATEGORY - WANTLIST, SHINY

TEK CARDS GO FAST ON THE SITE AND I WAS LUCKY TO GET THREE CARDS I DIDN'T HAVE PLUS ONE PATTERN I NEEDED. I'M GETTING CLOSE TO REACHING A POINT WHERE I SHOULD PROBABLY GO AHEAD AND PUT ALL THESE THINGS IN A BINDER BUT I'LL HAVE TO EVICT SOME OTHER SET TO RECLAIM THE PAGES IN ORDER TO DO SO. I LEFT BEHIND A COUPLE OF TEK CARDS THAT I ALREADY HAD TO IF YOU LOOK BACK AROUND THE M700S YOU MIGHT FIND ONE

1979 TOPPS DOCK ELLIS


CATEGORY - HELL YEAH

THIS CARD IS A BIT ICONIC TO ME THANKS TO GRITZ'S TWITTER ICON. I DON'T THINK ELON LETS YOU ON THE SITE ANYMORE WITHOUT PAYING HIM SO HERE'S A SCREENSHOT


I DON'T HAVE THIS IN MY BOX OF DOUBLES SO THIS WAS AN AUTOMATIC PICKUP

1977 TOPPS ROB ANDREWS

 CATEGORY - WANTLIST

THE FIRST 1977 TOPPS CARD I'VE PICKED UP THIS YEAR! I AM GOING TO HAVE TO PICK UP MY PACE IF I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO COMPLETE THIS SET IN 2024 BUT I'LL STILL CONSIDER IT A WIN IF I SIGNIFICANTLY CHOP DOWN THE WANT LIST ONCE I'M ABLE TO HIT THE LCS AND A CARD SHOW

1988 FLEER STICKERS WADE BOGGS


CATEGORY - WANTLIST

WHEN I MENTIONED I BOOKMARK A LOT OF CARDS, MOST ARE COMMONS FROM SET WANTLISTS THAT GET PUSHED ASIDE WHILE I GET DAZZLED BY INSERTS AND ODDBALLS. A HALL OF FAMER FROM AN ODDBALLISH SET DOES GET PUT IN THE CART FAIRLY REGULARLY. I STILL DON'T KNOW HOW I FEEL ABOUT THIS STICKER BORDER DESIGN. COLORFUL STARS ON THE GRAYEST GRAY JUST LOOKS... ODD

1982 CRACKER JACK TONY OLIVA

CATEGORY - ODDBALL

I SAW THE FULL UNCUT PAGES OF THIS CRACKERJACK SET AT THE LCS WELL OVER A DECADE AGO BUT THEY WEREN'T PRICED AND I DIDN'T ASK HOW MUCH THEY WERE. THE NEXT TIME I WENT BACK THEY WERE GONE AND I HAD DEEP REGRETS. A HANDFUL OF CUT CARDS POPPED UP ON THE SITE AND I SNAGGED THIS ONE OF NEWLY MINTED HALL OF FAMER TONY OLIVA. THIS BORDER IS SO WILD, ELEMENTS FROM 1976, 1978 AND 1979 TOPPS COMBINED WITH ACTUAL CRACKER JACKS. I LOVE IT

1995 FLEER JOE MONTANA

CATEGORY - WANTLIST

ONE OF THE NON-PHOTOGENIC THINGS I DID LAST MONTH WAS GET A BUNCH OF WANTLISTS PUT TOGETHER INCLUDING A MASTER LIST OF 1995 FLEER. HOCKEY, BASEBALL, FOOTBALL, BASKETBALL. THERE ARE 1,600 1995 FLEER BASE CARDS AND I HAVE 1,263 OF THEM. THESE DESIGNS CAUSE MUCH EYE-BLEEDING AMONGST COLLECTORS BUT I LOVE THEM ALL. I HAVE A MUCH LOWER PERCENTAGE OF THE INSERTS BUT I'M FAIRLY CLOSE ON COMPLETING THE FULL HOCKEY AND FOOTBALL RUNS. I'M HONESTLY UNSURE WHAT'S GOING ON WITH MY FOOTBALL SET BECAUSE I HAVE A TON OF INSERTS BUT BARELY OVER HALF THE BASE SET. EITHER I MISPLACED A BOX SOMEWHERE OR I GOT SOME TERRIBLE COLLATION. JOE MONTANA WAS A PRETTY EASY PICKUP TOP ADD TO THE SET

BONUS PODCAST RECOMMENDATION

THE FIRST ONE OF THESE POSTS HAD BOOKS AND MUSIC AND ALL KINDS OF STUFF BUT LATELY IT'S BEEN CARDS AND MOVIES ONLY, SO HERE'S A NICE PODCAST I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO. BIG QUESTIONS WITH THE DEAD MILKMEN IS A MOSTLY WEEKLY PODCAST BY THE MEMBERS OF THE DEAD MILKMEN WITH OCCASIONAL BREAKS WHEN THEY TOUR OR ARE IN THE STUDIO MAKING NEW MUSIC. YES, THE 'PUNK ROCK GIRL' GUYS ARE STILL MAKING MUSIC. THE FORMAT IS EACH WEEK THE MEMBERS OF THE BAND ANSWER AN IMPORTANT QUESTION IN THEIR OWN PARTICULAR WAY. IT'S VERY FUNNY AND PRETTY INTERESTING WHEN THEY DIG INTO THE INS AND OUTS OF MUSIC MAKING. HERE'S A SAMPLE EPISODE WHICH MAY BE THE WORST OR POSSIBLY THE BEST EPISODE TO START OFF WITH. IT'S PRETTY FUNNY EITHER WAY. "THE GREATEST PUNK SONG IN THE HISTORY OF FOREVER"


I AGREE WITH DEAN, BY THE WAY. THEY'RE CURRENTLY IN ANOTHER SEMI-HIATUS PERIOD BUT THERE'S OVER 200 EPISODES TO WATCH/LISTEN TO AND CAN BE WATCHED IN ANY ORDER YOU PLEASE. GOOD STUFF IF YOU'RE A FAN OR JUST LIKE MUSIC