Friday, November 23, 2012

Butlers, Lemons, and South Park

That's pretty much the best "Certified Auto" I've ever seen.  No, it's not actually from the 1987 set (I knew you were wondering).  It was on top of the latest trade package I received from Rosenort at the Condition Sensitive blog.  He had already posted the stuff I sent him.  However, everything he sent me wasn't just "Terrance and Phillip"-style Glamour Shots (unfortunately).  He also included some real cards, and they all hit my want-lists, too.  Among everything he sent me, I had a few favorites...

Like this.  These guys are Iowa State alumni.  That initial Skybox set was OUTSTANDING.  I remember those and the "computer generated backgrounds" so well.

This guys is an old, odd-looking, Royals manager!  Everything I am looking for!

1971 Topps Bob Lemon
A few miscellaneous cards for my burgeoning Brookens collection.

And the whole reason we kicked off the trade...the Billy Butler Gypsy Queen relic card. 

2012 Gypsy Queen Relic Jersey Card - Billy Butler

Thanks so much, Rosenort!!! 

The Listia Hall of Fame

Listia is a good place to get rid of stuff you don't need and pick up stuff you do.  I picked up this card on there recently.  It obviously fits in well to my Iowa State collection, and is an on-card auto, which is very cool.  But who was the seller?  None other than noted blogger and Seneca super-collector "SpastikMooss" of the Great Sports Name Hall of Fame blog!!  We've dealt with each other before, so it was nice to give him a little business and hook him up with some credits (not that he needs any more :-)).

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I'm Thankful...

....that the elections are over. 

Especially the '88 election.

By which I mean the 1888 election.  (Sorry, Grover)

2008 Topps Campaign Matchups #1888
(this came to me via trade from Zistle User AAB in exchange for a few Vikings cards.)

Monday, November 12, 2012


I am once again WAY behind on trade posts.  These things tend to come in waves, plus I've been trying to spend more time with my little son and get to sleep at a reasonable hour.  That said, if you have sent me something in a trade....I'll get to it eventually.  :-)

Today's trade is from SuperDuperMan at the blog Fantastic Catch.

This card is Super.

This card is Duper.

This card is a Man.

 And these guys are playing a Fantastic game of Catch.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Andruw Jones Game-Used Bat

I'm really starting to question the authenticity of the bats they are putting in these cards...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Associative Baseball Trivia

Ken Jennings runs a weekly trivia contest on his blog.  Today he asked this question:

What unusual distinction is shared by all these baseball players?  Wade Boggs, Rick Burleson, Ron Cey, Frank Crosetti, Andre Dawson, Ralph Garr, Rich Gossage, Joe Medwick, Phil Regan, Tris Speaker

I got it pretty quickly.  Can you?  Answer in the comments.
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