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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

CLEANING UP ONLINE DIME BOX CARD PURCHASES 4/4

 FINALLY THE LAST OF THESE POSTS. IT'S GETTING HARDER TO FIND GEMS ON THAT SITE SO MIGHT JUST BE WANTLIST SCROUNGING FROM NOW ON

2014 PRIZM WORLD CUP JACK WILSHIRE


ABSOLUTE ARSENAL LEGEND

WHAT DO WE THINK OF TOTTENHAM? SHIT!

WHAT DO WE THINK OF SHIT? TOTTENHAM!

THANK YOU

LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE I BOUGHT A LOT OF THIS SET BUT PRICES ON BOXES GOT REAL HIGH REAL QUICK. THANKFULLY I JUST WANTED THE TRASH FILLER CARDS INSTEAD OF SUPER MOJO HITZZZZ. I KNOCKED OFF A BIG CHUNK WITH THIS ORDER BUT STILL HAVE A FEW TO GO. JUST LIKE HUNDREDS OF OTHER SETS I INSIST I'M COLLECTING AND NOT HOARDING

2017 ALLEN & GINTER WORLD'S FAIR STATUS OF LIBERTY


2017 WAS THE BEGINNING OF MY 'I DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO BE RIPPING A BUNCH OF GINTER PACKS' DECLINE INTO MISERY BUT THANKS TO JUNK BOXES AND DIME CARDS I'M STILL ABLE TO SCROUNGE A FEW TOGETHER. I PICKED UP A LARGE PORTION OF THIS WORLD'S FAIR INSERT SET AND HAD TO SHOW OFF DECAPITATED LIBERTY AS IT IS EASILY THE MOST INTERESTING


COLLOSSAL NOGGIN IS SUPER DISRESPECTFUL AS IS THE SCARE QUOTES AREOUND LADY LIBERTY. SHE HELPED THE GHOSTBUSTERS DESTROY PINK SLIME DAMMIT SHE DESERVES BETTER THAN THAT 

2013 PANINI FEARLESS BRIAN MCCANN


THING ABOUT PANINI PRISM INSERTS IS THEY ALL LOOK PRETTY COOL AND YOU CAN FIND THEM PRETTY EASILY BUT I WILL NEVER TRY TO COMPLETE A SET SO THEY JUST SORT OF CLUTTER UP MY INSERT BOXES SHOVED IN WITH DONRUSS BECAUSE WHERE ELSE COULD I PUT THEM. BUT A BRAVES CARD? EASY PEASY, THAT GETS SHOVED IN THE BOX WITH ALL MY BRAVES PLAYERS. ORGANIZATION! I APPRECIATE THIS CARD FOR THE SUPER ZOOMED IN PHOTO THAT IS TRYING TO ESCAPE THE EDGE OF THE CARD AND FOR THE WONKY ETCHING ON THOSE FLAMES. THAT LICK OF FLAME ON THE TOP OF THE BALL LOOKS ESPECIALLY AWKWARD 


THE BACK: JUST LIKE THE FRONT EXCEPT TEXT AND EASIER TO SEE. THIS WAS THE IMAGE THAT BLOGGER DECIDED TO EAT WHEN I WAS MOVING AROUND THE PICS TO PUT THEM IN THE RIGHT PLACE. PRETTY SURE A DEMON HAS TAKEN OVER THIS WEBSITE AND IT DEMANDS TRIBUTE. THIS IS WHERE I WAS PLANNING TO EMBED MY FAVORITE PINK FLOYD SONG BUT EMBEDDING IS A PAIN NOW TOO SO LINKED IT IS

1993 TOPPS MELVIN NIEVES ROOKIE


28 YEARS LATER I STILL AIN'T FINISHED THIS DAMN SET DESPITE OPENING PACKS AND BOXES AND FISHING THEM OUT OF REPACKS. I'M STARTING TO WONDER IF I NEVER COMPLETE ANY SETS BECAUSE THEN I'D LOSE ALL INTEREST IN THE SET. I STILL EXAMINE EVERY 1989 TOPPS CARD I COME ACROSS HOPING IT'S THAT #$%^& CRAIG MCMURTRY CARD THAT IS INEXPLICABLY MISSING FROM THE BINDER. I COMPLETED THE 2000 SET YEARS AGO AND I JUST SHOVE THOSE GRAY THINGS ASIDE WITHOUT A THOUGHT


AIIGHT LETS CHECK OUT THESE TOP PROSPECTS

JEROMY BURNITZ - PLAYED 14 YEARS, WAS REALLY GOOD FOR MILWAUKEE, WAS EVEN AN ALL-STAR. BUT WAS ALSO A MET SO 

MELVIN NIEVES - HAS MORE BASEBALL CARDS AS A BRAVE THAN GAMES PLAYED FOR THE BRAVES. PLAYED TWO FULL SEASONS FOR DETROIT. NEGATIVE WAR

RICH BECKER - A FEW DECENT YEARS WITH MINNESOTA THEN BOUNCED ALL OVER THE PLACE. MET AND TIGER.  ENTIRE CAREER EARNINGS IS LESS THAN WHAT CHASE ANDERSON IS GETTING FROM THE PHILLIES THIS YEAR

SHON WALKER - PITTSBURGH'S 1ST ROUND PICK, NEVER MADE IT PAST HIGH A BALL. HIGHER WAR THEAN MELVIN


2013 GARBAGE PAIL MINI MECHANIC AL

THIS CARD IS FANTASTIC. TRASH MECHA VS GARBAGE GODZILLA. HELICOPTERS. PEOPLE FLEEING. BUILDINGS CRUMBLING LIKE GINGERBREAD HOUSES. ONLY PROBLEM IS THIS IS FROM TEH TIME PERIOD WHERE TOPPS WAS DOING A MINI VERSION OF EVERYTHING IN THE 75 TOPPS SIZE. THE SMALLER CARD SIZE DOES NOT DO JUSTICE TO THE ART ON THESE CARDS. I'M GONNA STICK TO STANDARD SIZE GPKS FROM NOW ON


I'LL BE THE FIRST TO ADMIT A LOT OF THE GAG COMICS ON THE BACK OF GPKS ARE TERRIBLE. THIS ONE IS NOT. AN EVIL WITCH SUMMONING A GOT-DAMN DEMON FROM HELL TO DO THE DISHES IS A CLASSIC JEST. ONE OF MY FAVORITE FRONT-BACK COMBOS EVER

2011 GOODWIN CHAMPIONS ADDIE JOSS MINI


I LOVE GOODWIN CHAMPIONS AND HAVE A LOT OF CARDS FROM THE EARLY SETS BUT I'M PRETTY SURE I HAVEN'T EVEN SEEN A BASE CARD OF THE STUFF SINCE 2016 EVEN THOUGH I KNOW FOR A FACT IT'S STILL BEING PRODUCED. OH WELL. 98% OF COLLECTORS HATE ART CARDS BUT I LOVE THEM AND IF YOU WANT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT HOW BAD ADDIE LOOKS ON THIS CARD I BESEECH YOU TO GO FIND THE ORIGINAL PHOTO THIS IS BASED ON. MY BOY HERE LOOKS LIKE IF LURCH WAS A ROMERO ZOMBIE. DUDE LOOKS ROUGH EVEN FOR 1910


A SAD END FOR ADDIE AND I FEEL BAD FOR THE ZOMBIE JOKE NOW. I'M GLAD I WAS ABLE TO SCROUNGE AT LEAST A FEW GOOD MINIS OFF THE SITE ALTHOUGH I HAVE TOO MANY LOOSE MINIS NOW AND NO PLASTIC SHEETS FOR TEHM TO BE PUT INTO

ALLEN & GINTER SOME WAR BULLSHIT


I DON'T LIKE WAR AND I REALLY DON'T CARE FOR TRADING CARDS ABOUT WAR AND IF I WASN'T TRYING TO BUILD ALL THE GINTERS I WOULDN'T HAVE BOTHERED WITH THESE CARDS


JUST FUCK WARS, I DON'T GIVE A SHIT. SUCH A FUCKING WASTE

201? OPENING DAY FRANCHISE FLASHBACK JULIO TEHERAN


OK FINE OPENING DAY INSERTS ARE SUPER GREAT AND PROBABLY BETTER THAN THE FLAGSHIP INSERTS. THIS DAY-GLO MARQUEE SURROUNDING JULIO WEARING THE THROWBACK NEGRO LEAGE ATLANTA BLACK CRACKERS UNIFORM IS SUPER AWESOME. HAPPY TO SEE TEHERAN GET SIGNED BY DETROIT, I HOPE HE HAS A GOOD YEAR

HONUS BONUS NONSENSE YONDER ALONSO SILVER

HONUS BONUS ADS WERE ALL OVER THE PLACE FOR MONTHS BUT I NEVER EVER SAW A SINGLE PACK OR EVEN CARD UNTIL I SAW A HEAVILY DISCOUNTED BOX AT A CARDS HOW TWO YEARS LATER. I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL THE GAME WAS OR HOW IT WORKED BUT IT'S TOO LATE NOW ANYWAY. THIS IS A SPECIAL SILVER PARALLEL CARD AS YOU CAN TELL BECAUSE IT IS SO UGLY


THE REASON I BOUGHT THIS CARD IS BECAUSE I WANTED TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE HONUS BONUS CARD IN MY COLLECTION AS A KEEPSAKE OF SUCH A HORRIBLE FLOP. IT FITS IN NICELY WITH MY DONRUSS TOP OF THE ORDER AND UPPER DECK FLYBALL GAME FAILURE CARDS. I HAD A CHOICE BETWEEN SILVER YONDER HERE WHO WAS ON THE BRAVES ROSTER WHEN I BOUGHT IT AND A PLAIN ADAM DUVALL CARD. ALONSO WAS WAIVED BY THE TIME I RECEIVED THE CARD AND DUVALL HIT A BUNCH OF BOPS LAST YEAR FOR THE BRAVES SO CONSIDER THIS ANOTHER GAME CARD FAIL

201? PRIZM TEAM MVP FELIX HERNANDEZ


DESPITE THE CARD BEING LITERALLY TWO INCHES AWAY FROM ME AT THE MOMENT I AN TOO LAZY TO CHECK THE BACK AND FIND OUT THE YEAR THIS CARD IS FROM. 2013 PROBABLY. OF ALL THE PAIN THE PANDEMIC HAS INFLICTED ON ME I FEEL THE MOST REGRET THAT IT STOLE FELIX HERNANDEZ REGULAR SEASON STARTS FOR THE BRAVES AWAY FROM ME. I DID GET MY TOPPS CARD THOUGH AND IF I HOLD THE CARD BY THE TOP CORNER AND SQUINT I CAN PRETEND KING FELIX IS WEARING THAT BRAVES UNI AND HURLING A MASTERPIECE IN MAY. IT'S GOOD TO HAVE DREAMS



AND THERE WE GO ANOTHER CARD SERIES COMPLETED ON THIS BLOG AND NOT ABANDONED TO THE DRAFT FOLDER VOID. MY LATEST CANADA CARD PICKUPS ARE BEING SHOWN OFF IN A TWITTER THREAD IF YOU WANT MORE. MAYBE IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER ORDER? OR MAYBE I SHOULD SORT THE STUFF I GOT

3 comments:

gcrl said...

if i were to support a football team, it would probably be tottenham because reasons but i will defer to your judgment that they probably are shit.

Fuji said...

Yeah... those Honus Bonus cards are terrible. Never played it... but Topps should do some scratch off fantasy baseball cards where collectors can win prizes. Actually... maybe they've already tried that, but I didn't pay attention.

dayf said...

gcrl: Arsenal and Tottenham are arch rivals so that's why an Arsenal player and fan would feel that way. however i respect a team who makes their logo a cock on a ball

Fuji: i doubt Topps will be giving away anything ever again after the million card giveaway where they were sending out entire sets