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Monday, September 27, 2010

Taking five

I have a backlog of posts to write, a large pile of packages to put together and send, a bunch of stuff to finish up at work, cards to sort, desks to clean, bushes to trim, shelves to put together, kids to pick up, a busted door to fix, my country's 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife to murder and Guilder to frame for it; I'm swamped. On top of all this the Braves have picked me up in a limo and driven me first class to the very edge of despair. I'm gonna take a little break now so I can focus on these other things instead of trying to write for a few days. See you at the playoffs.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Even though we're in the midst of an Epic Collapse, capitalization intended, If you would have told me in March that Bobby Cox would get his 2500th win this year I would have been overjoyed.

Still am overjoyed, actually.

Good Job, Bobby.

(just please get a few more before you're done)

Friday, September 24, 2010


Gonna be busy tomorrow, so I have no idea if I'll be able to post before the weekend. This is partly due to the fact that I ignored cards and writing up posts pretty much all day today. Gota take a break every once in a while. Here's some Old Planter images from deep in the Draft folder (originally dated 12/24/07!) to oogle at until I get my act together.

These images were in a post a long time ago but there's some of you who haven't yet seen the majesty of the THIS BELONG TO JOE K. DUCK stamping...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Favorite Teams - 9/23/2010

I'm feeling good about today! We can't possibly lose!

Record of favorite teams since I started this: 7-8

Braves vs.Phillies Series Recap

Or my approximate reactions, at least.




This is a pain that shall linger...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Every time I see a card of this guy

I think of this scene:

Every. Single. Time.


My Favorite Teams - 9/22/10

The pain continues...

Record of favorite teams since I started this: 5-6

King again

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Group Break & MSPaint

Georgia Mindset is doing a Triple Threads and Topps Chrome group break. Bribery may have been involved, but I'll always support a fellow Dawg and Bravo fan. Especially in these dark and dismal times. *sob* Go check it out if you're into the whole Group break thing.

If you're not into the whole group break thing, here's a Matt Diaz card I hashed up to commemorate what may be the defining moment of his career.


I'm gonna sing the doom song now

The Revenge of the Son of the Southside Bipper

Steve gets particularly vicious this time around. He first tries to soften me up with some Chippers before landing the blow.

Here's Chipper smiling in happier days. He probably likes the way the foil words rubbing up on his crotch feels.

A Dick Perez sketch of Chipper from A&G. Anyone critisizing the quality of the sketch needs to realize that this image of the sketch is actual size. It's not easy to paint something that good on a tiny little card. Anyone criticizing Topps for leaving the 1/1 designation on the one per pack insert may carry on.

Here's the First Edition version of the 2007 Upper Deck card seen above. Not only is there a different photo on the front, but there is a different photo on the back for both cards as well. It's times like these I really miss Upper Deck.

Aaaaaaand now I don't miss them anymore.

Here's a 2007 Opening Day insert of Chipper that would have looked 1000000% better if it wasn't on foilboard. Foilboard cards have been totally unneccessary since about 1997.

Cool! A spanish version Super Estrellas Chipper. This was a nifty set and at one time you could find boxes of them for 10 bucks at Wally World.

85 hits, 98 runs and 126 hits. The cool thing about Moments and Milestones is that since I am the only one in the blogosphere who admits to liking the set, everyone keeps sending me their M&M cards. I might actually be able to complete one of these ridiculous runs of Chippers one of these days just through blind aggregation.

Now I REALLY don't miss Upper Deck. Sweet Jesus, Spectrum sucked. Who puts Kim Kardashian in a friggin baseball card set?!?

Ok, here's where Steve decided to get cute.


Ah, William Tecumsah Sherman. Acworth's best.

November 1864. Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine was born that month.

"Little Shanty" We only do Big Shantys around here.

Burned to the Ground! in red sharpie to indicate FIRE!!!

How quaint. A "You Southerners Got Pwned 150 Years Ago" Bip. I would feel remiss if I did not point out a certain fact.

My city got totally burned to the ground by these guys:

The United States Army. The finest fighting force the Earth shall ever know.

Steve's city also got burned to the ground. By one of these:

Us: defeated by large numbers of invading troops. Ya'll: defeated by a malcontented ungulate. Just sayin'.

Th-th-th-th-th-th-th-that's not all, folks. One more post of Biptitude and we can all go home.

The Kid Who Could - Page 13

It's been forever since I did one of these, but this page is so gawd-awful boring that I couldn't figure out what to write. I'mma just gonna go for it, boring be damned.

Little Peter wins the trivia contest, the security guards give Ozzie that look reminding him to get the kids and large anthropomorphic carnivore the hell off the field and our heroes protagonists the idiots this comic are about trudge up to their seats. Someone recognizes them, then they sit down. that's about it. I did notice one goof -

Ozzie got them choice seats on the first base side. So where are they sitting?

I don't know.... THIRD BASE.

My Favorite Teams - 9/21/2010

Well, that sucked...

Record of favorite teams since I started this: 4-3

Monday, September 20, 2010

Son of a Beachy

I've never seen anyone THIS deep in Bobby's doghouse before.

Jair Jurrjens tweaked his knee in the bullpen on Friday and might have to sit out tonight's game against the Phillies. So obviously Kenshin Kawakami is going to start instead, right?

Wrong. Braves called up rookie pitcher Brandon Beachy to make the emergency start in case JJ can't go. I've never heard of him either. He's not in the Gwinnett Braves set I bought this year so I can't even show you his card. Here's what he looks like if you're interested.

Whoops, while I was typing this, it was announced that Beachy gets the start tonight. Sphincter: tightening.

Since I don't have a card of the guy maybe I'll have to create one later tonight. I'm pretty sure I don't need any more Kawakami cards ever again though. He may as well be back in Japan right now.

I never have to buy another pack of Topps206 ever again

BEHOLD: The joy and beauty of hat-laden J-Hey....

Ok, just one more pack...

(I'll end up pushing my luck, you know I will)

My Favorite Teams - 9/20/10

Only one game means anything today...

Record of favorite teams since I started this: 4-2


I finally worked up the courage to open that ominous lumpy package Chris Harris sent me in retribution for getting Bowman Bombed. Inside was....


Oops, wrong Panini. I meant baseball Panini.

NO. WRONG. This Panini:

Chris sent 219 1990 Panini baseball stickers. Loose. All just floating around everywhere in the package. Sure, they're stickers, so who really gives a crap if they're getting dinged up all over the place but still. This is not something you do to someone who is twitchy about cards. 120 of them were unique, the rest were doubles, triples, and in one case sextuples.  There is a problem though.

I do not have a 1990 Panini Sticker album.

I got no clue what to do with these things. I guess I could hunt down an album. Let's try it now. Google "1990 Panini Sticker Album" and see what comes up. Well, I can get a Little Mermaid or Talespin album for $4.49. eBay's not much better. I could get a 1990 Topps album and a buncha packs for twenty bucks. Wait, here's a Panini album! ...pre-stuck. Well drats. It doesn't matter anyway because once I do get my hands on an album, the stickers are all American League.

Yep, not one national leaguer in the bunch. Retribution is one thing but this is just dastardly.

Chris made up for it by including some World Cup stickers mixed in with all the mess.

Georgia is a vast wasteland of football stickers so these more than make up for the Bippery. I'm allowing myself to stick one group a day so tomorrow I will get to not stick my Steven Gerrard sticker because I've already got that one. I miss the World Cup. I'm ready to move to Europe just for the World Cup Adrenalyn cards.

Also included is another reminder that Chris want's me to sign up for this time sin when I'm barely maintaining this blog and....

Jefferson Burdick has a POSSE. Awww Yeaaaah.

Now I need to plan my next move. I have all the time in the worid to concoct the perfect scheme. Revenge is a dish best served cold.