Friday, August 16, 2013

I'm Gonna Moon Ya

 ....well.  There you go.  You've been mooned.

These are all from my first, and only, pack of  Allen and Ginter for the year.  I buy one pack each year to quench the pack-busting thirst.  I was at a card shop with my nephew and brother-in-law down in Orange County last Saturday and grabbed a hobby pack. My goals for the pack were one interesting insert and one Royals player.  I got a great "MOON" card, and that will go into the oddball keepers collection.

The first card I pulled out of the pack was this guy.
2013 Allen and Ginter - Alex Gordon - #61
Mission:  Accomplished.

The other two interesting pickups were Bob Lemon (SP), and a Denard Span mini (regular back).  Both of these are for trade if someone needs them.
2013 Allen and Ginter - Bob Lemon SP - #311

2013 Allen and Ginter - Denard Span - Mini - #268
The rest of the cards were base cards....Ben Revere (#14), Vida Blue (#146), A.J. Burnett (#199), and Robinson Cano (#242) -- also for trade.

I'm very satisfied with this pack.  I think I will relax a little bit...have some dessert, maybe a moon pie or a Luna bar, close my eyes, and go to my very own sea of tranquility.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Blaise Bryant

This is my man, Blaise Bryant.  When my Dad took me to Iowa State games a a youth, he was the stud RB.  Didn't have much of an NFL career...played in Canada for awhile.

But you wanna know why I really love him?

THE HAIR!!!!  Oh, the hair.  Such a thing of beauty.  Exploding from his scalp like a Saturn V rocket.  I hope he still has it cut that way today...


I guess when you are a real estate broker / financier, you can't go around looking like Kid 'N Play.*  At least he's still got that "head to the left" tilt.

(*In case you didn't get the reference.....)

Who's got the best hair ever on a sports card???

Sunday, August 11, 2013


Best Game Show Ever?  Yes.

2013 Topps Heritage - News Flashback - Jeopardy! - NF-J
Best Baseball Card of a Game Show Ever?  DEFINITELY YES.

 Best Jeopardy Host?  NO.

 Best Jeopardy Host?  DEFINITELY YES.


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Kyle Drabek - Triple Threads

Hey all,

I gotta give a shout out to NAPKIN DOON (if that is your real name)....for running his Big Fun Game again this year.  I ended up with this sweet Kyle Drabek Triple Threads auto #'d / 50.  I really like it, and will probably keep it but would be willing to trade it if any of you had any good Royals auto-relics for trade.  The auto is on-card -- the swatches are three different white ones with really fine patterns that don't scan too well. 

2011 Topps Triple  Threads Triple Relic - Kyle Drabek

Napkin also tossed in a wax pack of 1990 Topps.  Yes, it had the gum.  No, I did not eat the moldy gum.  What can come from a pack from the teeth of the overproduction era?  How about 3 Hall-of-Famers!

1990 Topps

Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.  And I do say so myself. 

Thanks again, Mr. Doon!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

2011 Game Day

(Courtesy of Spankee....)

Three more cards from my favorite subset ever(?)....2011 Topps Football - Game Day inserts.

I am collecting this subset...currently at 17/50...34% complete.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Extreme Posting Delays - TTG Edition

TTG from "Friars on Cardboard" has been very good to me in the past

He's been good to me again...with these guys showing up in my mailbox on....May 1st.  So...I'm a little delayed, no biggie.  I'll just pop over to the FoC blog to leave a comment and let him know I'm really appreciate it.

Blog not found???

You know it's been awhile since you posted when a blog shuts down in between the time you get the cards and when you post them.  It looks like he's doing all his posting at now.  I know "Gas Lamp" is the SD district, but I like to picture the Padres playing all their games with flaming spheres of gas that explode upon being hit.  You'd get a lot fewer Home-Runs that way....but the opposing infielders would all be really scared.

But I's the oddballs he sent me!

I've seen the "Rub Downs" before, but the "Pro Stamps" were completely new to me.  Thanks again, sir!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bombs Away - The Grand Finale

Due to work, life, health, etc....I've been slow posting lately, so I figured I would just dump the rest of the pics from Jaybarkerfan's ridiculous PWE Bombing of me.  It's kind of like at the end of the fireworks show when they just shoot off everything that is left....

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