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Monday, December 21, 2020

THE TWELVE DAYS OF DRAFTSMAS - DAY NINE - THE GINORMOUS TIME-INTENSIVE POST THAT THREATENS TO TRAINWRECK THE ENTIRE PROCESS

I'M ALREADY REGRETTING THIS ONE

IN FACT I'M NOT DOING THIS. THIS IS A SET OF FOUR POSTS I PLANNED AFTER A PARTICULARLY GOOD DAY AT THE CHEAPO BOXES. I CAME UP WITH THIS AMAZING IDEA TO DO A TOP 40 COUNTDOWN AND POST IT DURING THE NATIONAL AND THEN I SCANNED EVERYTHING, UPLOADED ALL THE PICS, EVEN COMPLETED ONE OF THE POSTS AND THEN MISSED MY SELF-IMPOSED DEADLINE AND NEVER POSTED ANYTHING. THE IDEA THIS YEAR WAS GOING TO BE TO POST THE WHOLE SHEBANG AT ONCE AND JOYFULLY COMPLETE SOMETHING I STARTED. AND THEN I DIDN'T HAVE A DAY OFF FOR A WEEK. I DON'T HAVE 4 HOURS TO FINISH THIS THING, BUT ENJOY THE PICTURES AND WHATEVER TEXT IS IN HERE. 

FUCK IT, I'VE GOT TWO FREE HOURS AND I'M GONNA WASTE IT HERE 

HAPPY NATIONAL NATIONAL DAY

I DON'T REMEMBER WHEN THE NATIONAL WAS LAST YEAR BUT THIS WAS GOING TO POST ON THE FIRST DAY THEN THE REST THROUGH THE WEEKEND. GOOD LORD, THIS WAS LAST YEAR?? IT SEEMS LIKE A DECADE AGO

ORIGINAL SAVE DATE 8/10/2019


RANDOMLY FOUND THIS IN A BOX FULL OF PROMO CARDS. SERIAL NUMBERED FROM THE ATLANTA NATIONAL. I REGRET MISSING THIS BUT AT THE TIME I WAS IN COLLEGE ROOMING WITH TWO GIRLS. COME AND KNOCK ON OUR DOOR... WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR YOU....


HEH, HEH, HEH... NICE




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THIS POST WAS WRITTEN ALREADY BUT I'LL CHIME IN IF I HAVE ANYTHING OBNOXIOUS TO SAY


#40 1972 Topps Jim Holt

Let's start off easy with a '72 Topps card in the 500s. Almost everything in this list came from a quarter box, 5 for a dollar box, dime box or a quarter box that turns into a dime box if you buy 100 cards, but this is one of the few I got really spendy on at 75 cents. Totally worth it just for the Count Floyd 3-D bat in the face pose.

#39 2015 Archives 1968 Game Jose Altuve


I completely ignored 2015 Archives so I originally thought this was an insert from 2017 Heritage. Holding a full sized '68 Game card is very disorienting but you know I can't pass up the retro oddballs. Jose Altuve is turning into one of my favorite players to collect since he's an amazing player but he doesn't hit 40 homers a year so his cards are cheap.

I STILL LIKE JOSE ALTUVE, FUCK YOU. I WISH THE BRAVES WOULD CHEAT

#38 2015 Gypsy Queen Bartolo Colon mini parallel #192/199


I don't care if he sucked, I'm glad he was a Brave if only for a couple months. If you check out quarter boxes enough you'll know the experience of not really feeling the box after shuffling through piles of failed bowman prospects and football cards but then - THE CARD APPEARS - that forces you to dig through the rest of the slop looking for enough cards to get the quantity discount. This, my friends, was that card for this particular quarter box. Yes I know I hate Gypsy Queen and the Mets, IS NUMBERED MINI BIG SEXAY.


#37 1975 Topps Leading Firemen


We need to drop the ninth-inning-only closer nonsense and go back to firemen riding into the game with big helmet bullpen carts. Calculate a pitcher's value through saves, relief wins and bitchin' facial hair.

FOR REAL, DO THIS


#36 2017 Andrelton Simmons


When sorting through my Sunday pickups a whole lot of cool inserts and oddballs got left out of the top 40 list, so how did a 2017 base card make it? Because OMG look at that card.

LONG DISTANCE DEDICATION - Harvey Haddix


SO I EVEN INCLUDED THE LONG DISTANCE DEDICATIONS IN THIS POST. I AM NOT SURE WHY I DIDN'T WRITE ANYTHING FOR HARVEY HADDIX BUT I SUSPECT IT IS BECAUSE IT WOULD HAVE BECOME HARVEY HADDIX FANFICTION. I ALREADY WROTE JAY BUHNER FANFICTION AND THIS WOULD HAVE GOTTEN EXPONENTIALLY WEIRDER


#35 2003 Bazooka Ichiro Standups


Ichiro Suzuki + retro oddball homage = yes please. This card would rank much much higher if a Seattle Mariners card didn't have Oakland colors but Bazooka made a lot of odd decisions back in the day.

#34 2015 Allen & Ginter Keys to the City Statue of Liberty


A one per blaster insert from 2015 which seemed much tougher since I pulled the same damn one in every blaster I bought. Everyone loves the Statue of Liberty, she even managed to team up with Jackie Wilson and save Ghostbusters 2. NOT TOO SURE ABOUT THIS CROPPING THO TOPPS yes I know it's a horizontal layout but maybe make an exception for this one so Lady Liberty doesn't get her hand chopped off like a giant Luke Skywalker.

#33 1996 Leaf Total Bases Rafael Palmeiro #1244/5000


Gotta love insane 90s inserts with serial numbering and foil stamping and weird genuine base-like textures. Also gotta love that half the players from the 90s can be discounted from Hall of Fame consideration because drugs are bad mmkay so their cards are cheeeeeeep. A one in three box hit is now in a quarter box!


PUT HIM IN THE HALL ALREADY, NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT STEROIDS ANYMORE

#32 1986 Fleer Hall of Famer Rod Carew


Rack Pack Goodness! No one gives a crap about 80's Fleer inserts so of course I'm fascinated by them. Topps was the first to put an exclusive insert in rack packs in 1984, so Fleer copied them two years later with a six card set featuring five Hall of Famers and YOU KNOW WHO. I never saw any 86 Fleer racks back in the day so I have to depend on the kindness of junk boxes nowadays.


#31 2005 Donruss Zenith Epix Pedro Martinez #405/750 & Nomar Garciaparra #312/350


OK so I cheated when making the top 40 list. You try choosing between an Orange Mets Pedro card and a Blue Cubs Nomar card. Sadly this is 2005 Donruss Epix instead of 1998 Score Epix so the cards are in crappy-scanning etched foilboard instead of cool shiny holofoil but I promise that they look good in person. Plus, ubiquitous late 90s-early 00s Serial Number Font!



IF THE PEDRO WAS BLUE HE'D BE FLYING SOLO HERE

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE

THE NATIONAL IS HAPPENING AND I SPENT ALL MY MONEY ON DIME BOX CARDS LAST WEEKEND

ALL THREE POSTS (THAT'S RIGHT) ORIGINAL SAVE DATE 8/19/2019

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WHY DID I HAVE SO MUCH EMPTY SPACE HERE











PROBABLY DUE TO THE WONKY WAY BLOGGER UPLOADS IMAGES


#30 2004 Fleer Greats Battery Mates Don Drysdale & Roy Campanella #1008/1957


GOD, I LOVE FLEER GREATS. IT'S UH, GREAT. TWO BROOKLYN HALL OF FAMERS WITH BONUS SERIAL NUMBER. INJECT THIS INTO MY VEINS



IT WOULD KILL ME BUT IT IS A GOOD DEATH

#29 1961 Golden Press Dazzy Vance


NOBODY EVER KNOWS WHAT THESE THINGS ARE SO YOU CAN USUALLY FIND THEM CHEAP AS LONG AS IT'S NOT RUTH. IT'S A FRIGGIN BOOK LIKE THE DOVER REPRINTS THAT HAD PERFORATED CARDS AND ROTTEN LITTLE KIDS SEPARATED THE CARDS AND PLAYED WITH THEM AND HAD LOTS OF FUN AND RUINED THE COLLECTOR VALUE FOREVER, THE BASTARDS. IF THEY DID THIS TODAY IT WOULD BE AN ONLINE EXCLUSIVE WITH LESS THAN A HUNDRED COPIES AND SOME ARTIST PROOFS THAT NO ONE WOULD EVER PLAY WITH BECAUSE WE LIVE IN HELL


#28 2001 Fleer Genuine High Interest Frank Thomas


FLEER HAD THE BEST INSERTS. LOOK AT THIS INSANITY. DIE CUT, GREEN FOIL AND HOLOFOIL WITH A SEAM IN IT THAT JUST ADDS TO THE GLORIOUSNESS. NO ONE REMEMBERS FLEER GENUINE BUT NO ONE WILL FORGET THIS AFTER SEEING IT


#27 1991 O-Pee-Chee Tom Glavine


1991 O-PEE-CHEE MAKES ME SAD BECAUSE IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL BUT IT USES THE TOPPS LOGO AND IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND WHERE I LIVE. I WANT TO OPEN A BOX OF IT AND SAVOR EVERY DUAL-LANGUAGE CARD BUT THEY PROBABLY COST FOUR FIGURES NOWADAYS


#26 1974 Clarence Gaston Washington "Nat'l Lea."


TRYING TO COMPLETE THE 1974 TOPPS MASTER SET AND I THINK THE ONLY WASHINGTON CARD I NEED IS MCCOVEY. I'LL GET IT ONE DAY

LONG DISTANCE DEDICATION - Random Ass Reprint Thingys


I'VE SAID THIS MANY TIMES BUT THESE GODDAMN THINGS ARE MY KRYPTONITE. WHY BUY REAL ACTUAL VINTAGE CARDS WHEN YOU CAN BUY FAKEY ONES! THAT 61 FORD IS A SERIAL NUMBERED REFRACTOR SO I AM TEH WINNAR


#25 1992 Fleer Headliners Robin Yount


FLEER. INSERTS. BEST. 
I BOUGHT A TON OF 92 FLEER BUT THE INSERTS WERE SO HARD TO GET. THESE BLACK BORDERS LOOK SO GOOD

#24 2012 Archives 1977 Cloth Sticker Reggie Jackson


THE ARCHIVES VERSION OF REGGIE'S 77 CARD SUCKS COMPARED TO THE ORIGINAL BUT THE CLOTH CARDS ARE LEGIT ONE OF MY EARLIEST COLLECTING MEMORIES AS I WAS DELIGHTED AND AMAZED BY THESE ODDLY STICKY CARDS WITH THE COOL TEXTURE. THE 21ST CENTURY VERSIONS HAVE A NICE FEEL TO THEM AS WELL AND DON'T HAVE ANCIENT GLUE BLEEDING THROUGH THEM AT ALL


#23 1998 Skybox EX 2001 Mike Piazza


THE CONSTANTLY MORPHING FLEER EX BRAND IS ANOTHER FAVORITE OF MINE EVEN THOUGH THE CARDS CHANGED DRASTICALLY FROM YEAR TO YEAR SEEMINGLY EVERY YEAR. I LOVE THE PLASTIC SEE-THROUGH ONES THE BEST


#22 2011 Allen & Ginter Minds That Made the Future Galileo Galilei and Dmitri Mendeleev


I STILL NEED TO FINISH THIS SET BUT EVERY TIME I FIND ONE I NEED IT'S A GODDAMN DELIGHT. I FOUND TWO I NEEDED HERE AND I EVEN KNOCKED ONE OFF MY LIST IN THIS HELLISH CARD-STARVED YEAR

#21 1995 Pinnacle Zenith Z-Team Larry Walker


Z-TEAM IN A DIME BOX IS FUCKING CRIMINAL, BUT I ENDED UP WITH THIS BEAUTIFUL GORGEOUS AMAZING CARD SO FUCK THE POLICE. MAYBE IT WAS A QUARTER BOX BUT STILL. SO HAPPY LARRY FINALLY GOT HIS DUE



BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE


IF THIS DOESN'T POST ON SATURDAY YOU KNOW I'M A LAZY ASS

YEP.


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YO DING DONG, MAN. DING DONG YO

#20 1976 Topps All-Time All-Stars Lou Gehrig


PRETTY SURE I MENTIONED 1976 TOPPS IS MY SLOW BURN SET COMPLETING FOCUS BEHIND ALL THE VINTAGE SET I GET BONERS FOR* AND IT'S A GOOD DAY WHEN I CAN PICK OFF ONE AT A CARD SHOW. THIS GEHRIG IS USUALLY STOOPID EXPENSIVE BUT I GOT A SHITTY ONE FOR CHEAP! FITS IN THE CARD POCKET JUST AS GOOD AS THE NEAR MINT ONE!

#19 2003 Upper Deck Post Cereal Barry Bonds


THIS ONE IS WEIRD. I AM A FAT MAN WHO LOVES TO EAT CEREAL TOO MUCH. AND I EAT A lot OF POST CEREALS AND I COLLECTED THE HELL OUT OF THE 2002 POST CEREAL SET BUT I NEVER EVEN KNEW THIS 2003 CARD EVEN EXISTED UNTIL I FOUND IT IN A BLOODY JUNK BOX. IT'S ALL SPORTSFLICKY AND FROM UPPER DECK (?!?) AND HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THESE???? IS THERE A MADDUX OUT THERE SOMEWHERE? A CHIPPER?!?


#18 2006 Heritage Flashbacks Minnie Minoso


MINNIE MINOSO SHOULDA BEEN ELECTED TO THE HALL OF FAME WHILE HE WAS STILL ALIVE ON THE FIRST FUCKIN BALLOT AND GOD DAMN EVERY HALL VOTER WHO DIDN'T VOTE FOR HIM TO EVERLASTING HELLFIRE. I WILL NEVER FORGIVE

#17 1981 Cramer Baseball Legends Ernie Banks


EARLY EARLY PACIFIC CARD GOODNESS. THESE WERE HARD TO FIND WHEN I WAS A KID AND THEY STILL FACINATE ME. THESE FEEL LIKE THEY SHOULD BE WAY OLDER THAN 1981. WISH I COULD FIND A SET BUT I APPRECIATE MY RANDOM SAMPLES


#16 2004 Fleer Greats Ted Williams Reprints


MOAR FLEER GREATS IS GREAT. I ACTUALLY HAVE THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF THIS CARD AND I THINK IT MAY BE MY FAVORITE OF THE SET BECAUSE OF THE GOOFY PICTURE AND ALSO BECAUSE TED LOOKS UNCANNILY LIKE ONE OF MY ROOMATES IN COLLEGE


SERIAL NUMBERS ON A REPRINT CARD, LAWD THE EARLY 00S WERE A DISASTER FOR TRADING CARDS

LONG DISTANCE DEDICATION - Craig Griffey


A CRAIG GRIFFEY ODDBALL HOLOGRAM FROM A FLY-BY-NIGHT CARD MANUFACTURER IS MAYBE THE MOST EARLY-90S CARD IN EXISTENCE. I MEAN REALLY

YOU'LL SEE MORE FROM LIME ROCK SOON, SO STAY TUNED

#15 Donruss Hall of Fame Set Needs


PEOPLE PAYING LIKE 200 BUCKS FOR A PACK OF BLACK CHROME WHATEVER WITH FOUR RANDOM-ASS CARDS WHEN YOU CAN GET FOUR UPPER ESCHELON HALL OF FAMERS FOR LIKE A BUCK. THIS HOBBY IS RIDICULOUS

#14 1959 Topps Lou Berberet


I KEEP FORGETTING THIS ISN'T STRICTLY A DIME BOX POST. I MAYBE ONLY SPENT 50 CENTS ON THIS ONE THOUGH. THERE WAS A TWO-FOR-A-BUCK VINTAGE BOX AT THIS SHOW AND IT WAS OFTEN STOCKED WITH SOME OLDER ONES. NICE LOOKING CARD FOR FOUR BITS IF THAT WAS THE CASE


#13 2000 Pacific All-Star Fanfest Promo Hank Aaron


I ALREADY HAD A COUPLE SETS OF THESE HANK AARON ALL STAR FANFEST CARDS BECAUSE I WAS ACTUALLY AT THE FANFEST AND I BOUGHT A BUNCH OF TERRIBLE OVERPRICED PACKS TO GET THEM. I THINK I HAD TO OPEN PACIFIC OMEGA TO GET THE SHINY PRISM. WORTH IT, I GUESS. I GOT ANOTHER ONE ANYWAY BECAUSE MORE HANK


#12 1996 Pinnacle Team Pinnacle Albert Belle/Sammy Sosa


MORE DUFEX WHAA-HOOOOOOO ALBERT GETS THE GOOD SIDE WHILE POOR SAMMY IS STUCK WITH THE FOILBOARD. STILL A GREAT LOOKING CARD. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS WHY THIS IS #12 AND THE Z-TEAM LARRY IS WAY UP AT #20 IT'S BECAUSE I WANTED TO END THE LAST POST WITH A BANG. DOESN'T WORK AS WELL NOW THAT I SMOOSHED ALL THE POSTS TOGETHER DOES IT


#11 2005 Donruss Zenith Spellbound Greg Maddux


M O A R E R   D U F E X 

AH, PINNACLE/DONRUSS ZENITH. THE CONFUSED NICK YOUNG OF TRADING CARD SETS. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS SET. WHY DOES IT EXIST. HOW DID IT KEEP POPPING UP YEAR AFTER YEAR. WHO CARES WE GOT SPELLBOUND CARDS. I THINK A LITTLE POOP CAME OUT WHEN I SPOTTED A DUFEX MADDUX IN A RANDOM JUNK BOX


BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE

HOLY SHIT I FINISHED A SERIES ON THIS DUMB BLOG

NOPE.

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MOARER EMPTY SPACE. BOY WILL THIS JOKE FALL FLAT IF BLOGGER JUST YEETS ALL THE BLANK LINES THAT WERE HERE IN THE DRAFT

OK TOP TEN TIME. DIS GON B GUD

#10 1976 Topps Thurman Munson


ANOTHER ONE OFF THE 1976 LIST! THIS ONE IS ACTUALLY A GREAT CARD IN DECENT CONDITION TOO! WHEN I WAS A YOUNG'UN BUYING VINTAGE THURMAN MUNSON CARDS WERE NOT FOUND IN THE CHEAPO BOXES AND VINTAGE BRICKS I WAS BUYING. PRETTY SURE THE FIRST TIME I EVER SAW THE DUDE WAS IN THE K-MART MVPS SET. THANKFULLY I'VE MADE UP FOR LOST TIME IN MY AGED YEARS

#9 2017 Archives Bazooka Tom Glavine


I WILL NEVER EVER OWN ONE OF THE ORIGINAL BAZOOKA CARDS SO I'M VERY HAPPY ARCHIVES KEEPS MINING THE VINTAGE ODDBALL STASH TO STEAL DESIGNS FROM. REALLY LIKE THIS TOM CARD, IT WAS UNPRICED ON A RANDOM TABLE AND I WAS VERY HAPPY WHEN THE SELLER DIDN'T QUOTE A RIDICULOUS PRICE FOR IT

#8 2017 Archives Jason Heyward


WHY YES A JASON HEYWARD BASE CARD ON ONE OF MY FAVORITE EVER CARD DESIGNS IS IN MY TOP TEN WHY WOULD YOU EVEN QUESTION THIS


OH OK NOW YOU LIKE IT TOO I SEE. GO AHEAD, SAY IT IN THE COMMENTS. SAY IT YOU COWARDS

#7 2004 Diamond Kings Adam LaRoche Dual Bat Relic #043/100


I DON'T REMEMBER HOW MUCH I PAID FOR THIS CARD BUT I REMEMER IT WAS STOOPID CHEAP. OK, IT'S A BAT RELIC. OK THE ONLY REASON NON-BRAVES FANS REMEMBER ADAM LAROCHE ANYMORE IS BECAUSE DRAKE. OK SERIAL NUMBER OF XX/100 DOESN'T MEAN A DAMN THING ANYMORE. STILL! THIS CARD WAS TOO CHEAP. I'M ASHAMED I PAID SO LITTLE


#6 Allen & Ginter Insert Set Finishers

FIVE sets!!! I finished off FIVE insert sets!!!!!

I DID!!! I REALLY FINISHED OFF FIVE FUCKING INSERT SETS!!!!!!!


Not a Buck-and-a-quarter Quarterstaff, these were all out of the 100 for $10 box.

THIS EXPLAINS A LOT OF CARDS IN THIS POST. THE QUARTER BOXES WHAT BECOMES DIME BOXES WHEN YOU BUY ENOUGH OF THEM HAD SOME SERIOUS QUALITY IN THERE


Cartography mistake that

THAT WHAT? THAT WHAAAAT? I HAVE TO KNOW!

I DON'T KNOW. 2015 HAD A LOT OF COOL INSERTS THOUGH


Topps purposely printed one of these cards with sdlkdf lsk

I LEGIT HAVE NO IDEA WHERE I WAS GOING WITH THIS ONE. I WONDER IF THE SDLKDF LSK VARIATION IS HARD TO FIND


Rosie the Robot

MAN, BACK IN THE 60S EVERYONE IMAGINED ROBOT HOUSEKEEPERS AS SEXY MAID-BOTS OR AT LEAST AS THE VAGUELY FEMININE DALEK-LOOKING THING FROM THE JETSONS BUT ACTUAL TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY ROBOT HOUSEKEEPERS ARE LITTLE FAT FRISBEES ON WHEELS THAT SHUFFLE AROUND BUMPING INTO THINGS UNTIL THE CAT DECIDES TO TAKE A RIDE ON IT. SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTING BUT HONESTLY MORE ENTERTAINING


Cards featuring inscrutable images about obscure subjects is A&G's bread and butter

HAS ANYONE FIGURED OUT WHAT THE DUCK THIS PICTURE IS SUPPOSED TO BE? LIKE 90% OF MODERN TOPPS NON-SPORT CARDS THE IMAGE IS DIRECTLY GANKED FROM WIKIPEDIA, BUT SERIOUSLY, WHAT THE HELL IS IT??? 


THERE HAD TO BE A BETTER PICTORIAL DEPICTION OF A SHORTWAVE RADIO STATION THAN A SATELLITE IMAGE. YES, EVEN ONE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. INFURIATING THAT A COOL SET GETS SHITTY IMAGES DUE TO CHEAPNESS/LAZINESS

LONG DISTANCE DEDICATION - Neglected Tony Gwynn '90s Inserts


TONY GWYNN CARDS ARE SO UNDERPRICED. LAZER CUT INSERT FOR LESS THAN A BUCK. MAKES NO SENSE. PLEASE KEEP DOING THIS, SELLERS


#5 1999 Topps Gold Label Race To Aaron Juan Gonzalez


MAN, I WAS SO STOKED FOR THIS SET BACK IN 1999 UNTIL I REALIZED THAT THE PACKS WERE VERY EXPENSIVE AND THE CARDS WERE HARD TO FIND AND NEW INSERT PRICES WERE REALLY JACKED UP. NOW THEY ARE ALL TRASH BECAUSE MIKE TROUT IS NOT ON THE CARD. IT TOOK ME A WHILE TO FIGURE OUT THIS IS TECHNICALLY A JUAN GONZALEZ CARD. IT'S NOT, IT'S A HANK AARON CARD. BUT TECHNICALLY. I SUPPOSE



#4 1980 Topps Frank White


LAST FUCKIN CARD I NEEDED FOR THE 1980 TOPPS SET EXEPT FOR THAT GODDAMN NOLAN RYAN. I KNEW WHEN I SAW THIS THAT IT WOULD BE THE LAST 1980 CARD I WOULD BE ELATED TO BUY FOR MY SET BECAUSE THAT OVERPRICED NOLAN WOULD BE A BITCHASS TO FIND CHEAP. MANY SUPER GRATEFUL THANKS TO CARDBOARD ICONS FOR SENDING IT TO ME OUT OF THE BLUE ONE DAY

#3 Every Satchel Paige Card In The World


EVERY SATCHEL PAIGE CARD


IS A BEAUTIFUL


SATCHEL PAIGE CARD.

#2 1961-1963 Post Don Mossi Rainbow


SO THE GOOD VINTAGE GUY** SHOWED UP WITH A SHOEBOX FULL OF REALLY TERRIBLE LOOKING POST CEREAL CARDS AND WAS ONLY CHARGING 5 CENTS EACH AND I SCROUNGED THROUGH THEM AND FOUND A FULL 1961-1962-1963 SET OF DON MOSSI CARDS WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST WONDERFUL THINGS I HAVE EVER FOUND IN MY CHEAPSKATE SCROUNGING COLLECTING CAREER. TWO OF THE BACKS WERE EVEN SCRIBBLED ON. IN RETROSPECT I SHOULDA BOUGHT LIKE TEN BUCKS WORTH OF THE THINGS BUT VERY FEW PLAYERS IN THE BOX REALLY JUMPED OUT AT ME AND HONESTLY I HAD ALREADY FOUND THE BEST THREE CARDS THERE COULD BE. I DECIDED TO LET SOME OTHER PEOPLE HAVE SOME FUN. WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE BETTER THAN THIS?


#1 1992 Lime Rock Alfred E. Neuman Hologram


WHAT, ME WORRY?


DAM SI KCAB EHT NEVE


WHAT THE HELL WAS I THINKING I MEAN MERRY WHATEVER

*1953, 1960, 1972. WHEN I EVENTUALLY BURN ALL MY CARDS IN A RAGE AGAINST MAN AND GOD THESE BINDERS GET CHUCKED IN THE BONFIRE LAST. AS I LEAP IN CLUTCHING THEM TO MY CHEST

**THE CHEAP VINTAGE GUY NOT THE OVERPRICED SNOBBY VINTAGE GUY

4 comments:

Fuji said...

Way too much to comment on. You have my brain running in fifteen different directions. Anyways... rooming with two ladies in college sounds awesome. I was rooming with my parents when I was in college. Wait. That sounds wrong. I was living in their house while going to college. And my ears perked up when I read full box of promo cards. That sounds fantastic! I think Gwynn cards are undervalued too... but I'm okay with that since I don't want to pay more to add cards to my Gwynn PC. And Mad Magazine rules... so you know I love that Alfred E. Neuman hologram. Happy holidays!

dayf said...

the box wasnt completely full of promo cards but there were a whole lot more than were in a normal dime/quarter/whatever box
i did once get an actual box full of promo cards at the flea market one time but that's a story for another time

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