I have no idea how to create pages but I'll figure it out eventually godammit

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

More Lemmers

I might have to rethink this whole binder thing. This thing is a beeyotch to scan and over half the pages are over half empty. I may just have to suck it up and relocate the collection to real binder pages so I can scan and post the collection properly. Here's a 2/3rds filled one with a spiffy Bowman card and a real life Parallel card.

Also, this is for my good friend Dennis:


I eagerly await all the the wonderful Brippings! Thanks Bro!(ny)



Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Just when I thought I was out


This is going to delay my conversion of this site into a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Blog by at least a week or two.

(Derpy Ducreux by Moe)

Thursday, August 25, 2011


This binder is hard to scan. You'll be getting the 'layered' effect in the rest of these posts. This is probably a good thing because this binder is not as filled as is should be.

I considered listing the cards for each page, but you people keep wanting to send me stuff. Please do not send anything I don't care if the package has been sitting on your desk for four years with postage already attached. No this is not reverse psychology. Just don't.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I don't know what this is, but I like it

No Lemmers tonight because today was difficult. I did find this neat retro/vintage/art/typography/thingamajig while relaxing on the intertoobs.

See more here, by them, via this, ffffound here.

There are supposedly more in the works, I hope a Boston (Nat'l) is among them.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


I found my Mark Lemke binder! I'm so happy I'm going to scan the whole thing and post it over the next few weeks! Because I suddenly find it very difficult to write anything about cards! And it's not going to be easy to scan this thing because I put it in one of those plastic Panini Adrenalyn binders! But I'm doing it anyway! Because I love Lem! Here's the first page!

Yes! I'm missing cards! NO. Do not send me any cards! I have some of these already and just need to organize them! I mean it! Stop sending me stuff!

Also! I haven't checked e-mail in like two or three weeks! I might check it sometime this week! Maybe! Sorry! I'm going through a very weird time right now! I'll reply to everyone soon I hope!

Friday, August 19, 2011


I've tried to write my latest Gint-A-Cuffs post like four times already and I keep losing/deleting/botching it completely. I haven't even scanned the damn things yet. Uncle Dayf is going to quit cards for a little bit to get his head in order. In the meantime enjoy some coffee and cigarettes.

Iggy Pop & Tom Waits - Coffee & Cigarettes by xav_powerovitch

The beauty of quitting is, now that I've quit, I can have one, 'cause I've quit.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Smear the Beard

It's starting to feel like playoffs.

Thanks to Fab Five Freddy.

(now why the hell can't we beat the Nationals or the Cubs???)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Lemmer

Remember when I traded for every single Topps Mark Lemke card in the Original Transmogrifier? Well, I had 'em shipped too. And they've been sitting on my desk waiting to be scanned for several months. Well it's Mark Lemke's birthday today and that means it's time to show off my trading haul. Behold: every single Mark Lemke cards from Topps Base sets.

1989 Topps

The Rookie Card. The Pose that rivals the '52 Mantle. I like the Donruss Rookie better, but Topps didn't give any of those away last year for some reason. This one is pretty perfect too.

1990 Topps

Goodness, 1990 Topps has not aged well. Sophomore Lemmer is stoic inside his frame of moldy green.

1991 Topps

Lemmer would have been the World Series MVP had those dirty Minnesotans not cheated. Three straight years with those yellow stands in the background.

1992 Topps

ACTION LEMMER! Smack that ball! Man, this is such a great looking set.

1993 Topps

This one was a pleasant surprise. Check out the logo on the bottom right corner. For some reason the fulfillment company sent me a card from the Florida Marlin Inaugural Season factory set instead of a base common card. I'm totally fine with this as I didn't already have one. Also note the only appearance of Lemmer's glasses on the front of a Topps card.

1994 Topps

The first Topps base set dripping with glossy coating. Is it just me or have these cards started to yellow over the years like a old timey photo? You could combine the '92-'94 photos on a Sportsflics card to great effect.

1995 Topps

Justice got the homer, Glavine got the shutout, Grissom caught the ball, Wohlers got the save and Lemmer got a ring.

1996 Topps

The cool thing about seeing all these cards all together is that if you flip the '92 and '93 pics you get to see Lemmer smack a triple. A triple that took five years, but that's still faster around the bases than Bream.

1997 Topps

And now Topps finally stations a photographer on the first base side for an at-bat. Even though we can finally see the visiting team's dugout, I can't figure out what team is in there. And that row of turkey drumsticks in the stands... oy gevalt.

1998 Topps

And the last one. Finally we get to see Lemmer playing the field on Topps' first set of the current plastic era. I always liked the looks of this one, even though it sparked a streak of colored borders that got tedious after a while. Even though Topps was not offering traded set cards in the Transmogrifier redemptions anyway, I'm kinda glad there was never a Topps card of Lemmer as a Red Sox. Upper Deck took care of that along with a few other sets and that's enough for my collection. I like seeing Mark playing on just one club for his entire career as least as far as the Topps base set is concerned.

Happy Birthday Mark!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Overshadowing six, thirty-two and a thousand

Everyone knows about Skip and Pete, but Ernie was every bit as good as the pair of them. Rowland's Office has a great video of Ernie in action.

There was a pretty dang good game tonight as well.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

And Aroydis makes three

All three of the Braves' Big Three pitching prospects have now made their debut this season now that Arodys Vizcaino bumped Scott Proctor out of the bullpen today. He got a strikeout tonight but also walked and plunked the bases loaded in the ninth before handing a gift wrapped save to Johnny Venters in his major league debut. I wonder if he got a hold for that?

I am mildly ashamed that I either do not have or cannot find a card of Arodys (I think I've misspelled that name 4 times on this blog already) to scan for this post so I'm ganking one from CheckOutMyCards.

2010 Bowman Chrome Prospects X-Fractors #BCP211 - Arodys Vizcaino - Courtesy of CheckOutMyCards.com

If you are wondering where the hell I've been lately, I either got really distracted this weekend and never got motivated enough to queue up some posts for this week or suddenly became highly superstitious and refused to post until a certain event happened. If Uggla goes 0-4 tomorrow you'll know it was the latter.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Topps Ganks Pictures From Wikipedia - #3 Pigs

More Yoink! Same set.  Different year. Last one for today, just wanted to establish the theme and maybe stir up some isht while the National is going on.

2010 Allen & Ginter Three Little Pigs

Topps Pigs

Wikipedia Project Gutenberg Pigs

Ok, so it's Project Gutenberg instead of Wikipedia. Close enough for government work.

Topps Ganks Pictures From Wikipedia - #2 The Horror

More Yoink! from Allen & Ginter.

2011 Allen & Ginter The Amityville Haunting

Topps Amityville Horror

Wikipedia Amityville Horror

Topps Ganks Pictures From Wikipedia - #1 Gharial

I've been thinking about doing this since about 2008 but never got around to it. The time is nigh.

Topps totally swipes pictures from Wikipedia for their cards. So what? We all do that too for our customs. Hell, we don't even bother to find pics in the public domain. We just do a Google Image Search and find one that looks cool. So it's no surprise Topps does a little bit of the Yoink! now and then. Or actually, all the time, especially on non-sports subjects. Here's the first in a long, long series on this blog unless lawyers get involved. Then I'll just post it somewhere else because

2011 Allen & Ginter - Gharial

Topps Crockagator

Wikipedia Crockagator

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Platinum Rage



Dammit, now I have to defend this set to Chris Harris again to make it look like I'm not just buying it because Fab Five Freddy's on the wrapper.

No, really, it's a good set... it's like, shiny and stuff.

Live rack rip in progress, just keep hitting F5.

Pack 1


Where'd all the haters go? Oh yeah that's right. 25 game hitting streak beeyotches.

Decoy card

BPP92 Trey McNutt

I don't know who any of these prospects are so don't ask.

74 Starlin Castro green parallel

Actually if the wrapper back can be trusted this is a 1:10 packs Emerald Parallel. The Green Refractors are apparently numbered.

3 Adam Jones

Oh yeah, I forgot, all the cards this year are refractor-ish. They are still easily-fingerprinted foilboard but they now have that refractor sheen that brings all the boys to the yard.

NEXT: Card numbers and the Purplefractor bonus pack


BPP87 Adron Chambers

No clue who this is.

BPP24 Oswaldo Arcia


BPP38 Billy Hamilton

I know this guy! Hall of Fame outfielder for the Boston Beaneaters. I didn't think Legends cards would be in this set.

Security tag

So the checkout counter can go beep beep beep. Readers who know their retail should know where I bought this pack now.

UP NEXT: Another pack!

Pack 2:

73 Ryan Zimmerman

It's time to sing the doom song!

Another decoy card

BPP18 Zack Cocks

Prospect blah blah blah

93 Aroldis Chapman RC

How the hell is this a rookie card?? He had several dozen Bowman cards last year. My God, we got a monopoly and the industry is still completely incapable of putting out non-confusing rookie cards.

43 Joey Votto

Redlegs hot pack!

Up next: One more pack. JOOOOOOY


59 Justin Morneau


Decoy card

Extra value in every pack!

BPP28 Shaeffer Hall

Why are the prospect cards on Finest/Chrome stock while the worthless base cards are on foilboard? And why do white people name their kids stupid stuff like Schaeffer?

96 Matt Kemp Gold parallel

The scan looks green but the card looks gold. Trust me, it's way different from the Emerald Castro up there.

32 Jason Heyward

I hope you all enjoyed the first and last post about 2011 Bowman Platinum on this blog as much as I did.