Monday, September 29, 2014

My Boys

Tuesday night - one game.
The first KC playoff game I've seen.
Whatever happens, Royals, you made me smile this year.
Thank you.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"The Curt Flood Guy"

I hope nobody trying to finish the 1964 Topps set is still looking for the Curt Flood card.  You're gonna have to compete with this guy.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ton of Bricks - The Randoms

Last year, before I moved and before the new baby was born, I had a bomb dropped on me.  That bomb was the inaugural "Ton of Bricks" package sent out by Wes at Jaybarkerfan's Junk.  This was not one PWE.  This was not one bubble mailer.  This was a MEDIUM FLAT RATE BOX full of the best collecting stuff that I could possibly imagine.  I didn't have my scanner hooked-up yet, and knew that this Ton of Bricks would require a Ton of Posts about it.  Tonight, for the first time in 6 months, I've got my scanner running and knew I had to start this series.

Inside this box were 9 separate envelopes labeled as such:
1) "Some Randoms"
2) "Some Royals"
3) "Don't You Collect This Guy?"
4) "More Of The Guy I Think You Collect"
5) "Do You Know This Guy?"
6) "Now I'm Going To Toy With You"
7) "You May Want These"
8) "Do You Need This Card?"
9) "Hope This Is A Good Finish"

Let's start at the beginning, shall we?

I opened up the "Some Randoms" packet.  Minis....Ginter....Football...Politics...and one Padre (although not of the San Diego variety).  Here's a sampling of all the stuff he sent -- it was way too much to scan it all.

Some ships.

Some Presidents.

A mustache.

Governor Jack Markell -- he's still the current governor of Delaware.  This is my first Governor card.  I don't even have a Schwarzenegger yet!

America's Sweethearts.

 A couple of smarties.

Roller Derby????  Why.

I think more outfits should have epaulets.  Like pajamas and tank tops and stuff with epaulets.  Maybe find a way to put epaulets on pants.  I'd be for that.

Ski bunnies.  To the lodge!


TEBOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW!!!!  I still like him, even if his gig isn't on the field anymore.

And finally, the Padre:
JOCULARITY!!!!  I will count this as a boxing card.  Mulcahy had quite the tough jab.

 So, that's part 1 of 9.  It's gonna be a good ride.  JBF rocks.


Friday, May 23, 2014

Ike Knows Accounting

In the last post we saw that Bo Knows Shoes.  But he's not the only one who knows something -- consider Mr. Ike Harris.

1979 Topps Ike Harris - #257
Now Ike looks like your typical "dumb-jock," right?  Fast legs, but not too much going on upstairs?  Surely that's the case.  Let's check out the back of his card...

HE'S A CPA, BABY!!!!  Putting all that Iowa State book-learnin' to good use.

So if he's a WR and a CPA, that means he knows about:
  • Bubble Screens and Tax Liens
  • Hook-and-Go's and Cash Flows
  • Exercising and Amortizing
  • Acceleration and Depreciation
  • "Caught It!" and "Audit!"
We tip our cap to you, Ike Harris.  A real-man of genius.

(Are there any more good football/accounting rhymes that I missed?)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Bo Knows Shoes

1) If you've been into baseball for awhile, then you know that Bo Jackson could break his bats over his knee.

2) If you've been into baseball cards for awhile, then you know that Score made a card of Bo breaking bats over his knee.

1991 Score - "Bo Breaker" - Bo Jackson

3) If you've been into sneakers for awhile, you know that now there is a sneaker of Bo Jackson breaking bats over his knee.

Wait?  What?  A sneaker of Bo breaking a bat???  Yes.  Yes it exists.

Nike recently made this sneaker.  Here's their website.

Here's the tops:

And here's the bottoms:

Currently the ones on Ebay in my size are going for over $250.  I guess that means I won't be buying any of them.  I guess I'll have to get my 8-bit Bo Jackson fix in some other way.  Tecmo Bowl anyone?

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