Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Politically Incorrect Team Names Collide!


Jack, of All Tribe Baseball, and I, recently(ish) completed a pretty big series of trades. In these, I sent him gobs of Indians cards, and he sent me gobs of Braves cards and finished my 1987 Topps set. In return for this goodness, I have neglected Jack and his cards. I feel sorry for this. But I digress.

Pirated image from Nachos Grande. Arrgh!
This was the one card/poster that set off the latest round of trading between Jack and I. Chris of Nachos Grande mailed it to Jack for a "Trade Stack" dealie, who, in turn, mailed it to me. Success!

Jack sent me more stuff too, like this McGwire second-year card. It was one of the last 1987 Topps cards I needed, and one that I foolishly left out to get crumpled. Oh well. If this were 1972 Topps I might go for a replacement, but, really, it's not; I will not worry about it.

Chipper and Dale cards, including some stickers! Does anyone use the actual stickers for anything whatsoever? I mean, I could easily use the Expos ones for kindling (kidding), but beyond that, you could use this as a regular card too. I mean, it's the Collector's Choice.
I would say I picked to scan this card because Billy Sylvester was just that he was such an awesome pitcher for the Braves in the early 2000's that I simply had to, but that would be lying. I mean, come on, the dude doesn't even have a Wikipedia page. Really Billy? So why did I scan this card? Chops, man. You can't ignore them.
I've never seen these cards before. Note the airbrushed helmet. I think Duracell would be a lot more appealing company if they had a fuzzy mascot that played a percussion instrument too. But that's just me.
 I really like these black metal cards. Like, a lot.
 Sportflix in the house!
Is it pa-jah-muz or pa-jay-uh-muz? Inquiring minds...
Mini! The arrival of a mini into the Chipp n Dale house merits exclamation points any day. Dale is, however in pajamas. So just one exclamation point for that.
These are pretty sweet cards. I like 'um good. Kenshin Kawakami was fun to have around while he lasted. I mean, come on, doesn't want a pitcher with two K's for intials???
First batteries, now hot dogs! Definitely more baseball related. I had never seen these before and they're pretty neat too. Dislike airbrushing <sad face>
 Card back. This background drawing is reminiscent of 1980's/90's childrens cartoons. On VHS tapes...

This was pretty sweet-I'll close out with it. Topps Coins Dale Murphy! Sorry for the fuzzy scans-I tried to get the front...
...and the back. There you have it! Thanks to Jack from the Tribing Blog, and I certainly recommend doing a trade with Jack if the Indians are overwhelming your trade box! Adios!

Friday, September 21, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Love the fall! Between college football, the MLB season wrapping up and postseason beginning, and the freakin' awesome weather, fall is the bomb.

Moving on to cardboard. Today is World Gratitude Day, and I'm grateful for this:

I purchased my first 2012 baseball pack over the weekend. My choices were Topps, Panini, or those weird Pete Rose card sets. Am I the last one? Anyway, 2012 Panini Triple Play was the one to do the trick. Wal-Mart, it seems, has finally come around and I purchased one of these for a mere 98 cents.

Wal-Mart isn't the only one to come around though-I think I'm one of the last ones to try a pack of Triple Play too! If anyone would like to exorcise any 2012 Panini cards, look my way! Wantlists are up, everybody! :-)
And so it begins
Josh Hammy on the front. Absence of team logos. Need to "look for" those tattoos, eye blacks, and stickers. Will they be found???
 Card numero uno: Adam Jones. Scanner cut off the bottom. I love the black feathers in the background.
 Next we have Geovany Soto. You've already picked up on the fact that multiple artists drew the players. Geovany definitely looks different from Adam up there.
 Buster Posey puzzle piece 9 of 9. Nice rendition of Buster's formerly injured left knee. Buster's having a beast season this year-apparently it's healed well!

Looks a little like Evan Longoria. Check that-those are pinstripes.
  Sticker! Showing a nameless player making a "Great Catch!" Okay....
 Miggy focusing.
Justin Morneau is a superstar! Either that, or they didn't want to have twin brothers (sisters?) as the background photo for this card, so they went with the vortex space one. I really like the player numbers on the front. That's pretty neat.

Pretty sure those are water oak leaves.
 Last card-Yoenis Cespedes puzzle piece 3 of 9. Yoenis faltered this season after starting out really well. Hoping he can do well for the A's, who need it.

Awesome! No "hits," like the game-used stuff, but a sticker and some puzzle pieces, with the best part being these were all cards I needed to complete this set! (Starting to collect a set can be fun, too!) Once again, if you have any unwanted 2012 Panini cards from this set, I would love to make a trade. Looking forward to getting the set put together, puzzle pieces, stickers, game-used, and all! Will you be trying to do the set/collect your team's cards? I will keep you in mind for when I start accumulating doubles if you just let me know what your thoughts are in the comment section. Thanks!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pop Quiz

Where is Panama?
Little does he know the earth is actually banana-shaped

If you said, "Ummmm...Central America?", you are incorrect. If you said, "Panama, officially the Republic of Panama is the southernmost country of Central America. Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. 8.7515° N, 79.8772° W, and has an transcontinental canal across it," You are correct! You are also a cheater-try not to use Wikipedia next time!

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

If you said neither, but instead, "What on earth does this have to do with the blog supposedly about baseball cards that I am reading?", fear not.

Hint: It has to do with this card.

You guessed it! Despite the fact that this card scanned fuzzily, Juan Berenguer is himself from Aguadulce, Panama! Again, why should you care? Because this and some other fine Braves cards were recently sent to me per a request to BA Benny, or Mike, of BA Benny's Baseball Card Buffet.

Some more?

Football cards? Yes! These were the original sources of the swap between Mike and me. Besides finding some neat 90's FB cards, I had a feeling Mike would have some Bravos as well, and he did!

Ah, Mark Grant. You can tell someone didn't work out before Spring Training! :-)

I really like these Gold Parallel cards. Apparently the home team in this game had some attendance issues, though.

Bruce Benedict has a little bit of a unibrow going here, I see. Ha.

Is it just me or does it look like a big ol' spider is crawling up Chambliss's back? By the way, check out the back of the card:
I got a card of Carroll Christopher Chambliss from BA Benny's Baseball Card Buffet!!!

Last card!
You know that feeling, as a team collector, when you get a card from a base set that you didn't have yet? That's a good feeling, isn't it?

Thanks to BA Benny for the cards-hope you enjoyed the Mets I sent you as well!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

3 Index Cards

With ink on them
The contrast of looping color and stark white

I wax poetic due to the recent return of this little guy.

Ah yes, you've just been suckered into reading another Bobby Doerr TTM return. Seriously though, Doerr is a prolific signer, one who doesn't deny an autograph request through the mail. Ask yourself this: If I were 93 94 years old, would I sign every scrap of paper someone sent my way?

I rest my case. One amusing instance with this return, however, was that Doerr neglected to answer my question I sent him in a letter. The question? Why is Robert Doerr's middle name Pershing? I kind of came up with that question out of the blue, but I still wonder. Any help?

For those who are interested, Mr. Doerr can still be reached at the address found here.

An intriguing article by Thomas Owens about Doerr's autographing is found here.

Thanks for checking out me blog. I know I need to catch up on some trade posts-scanning, scanning, scanning equals fun, fun, fun! No seriously, I love getting stuff and trading it for other stuff. It's just like Nick Saban said, though-it's a process.

Shifting gears to wrap it up,

Remembering 9/11. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims of the deadly plane crashes 11 years ago today. These kind of losses really do mean so much more than those of any team.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Lerdees and Gerntlemen...

Presenting...yet the latest in a string of recent contests...Enough Already's 300 POSTS CELEBRATION EXTRAVAGANZA!!!


My work here is done.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cards from Scott Crawford!

Scott Crawford and I recently made a deal for some baseball (and football) cards. Scott chronicled his side of the trade over thisaway. As for me, I got a nice little pile of Bo's, Chippas, and Murfs. Check it out:

Desite the chronic airbrushing on the Post card, I kinda like the design. It's...patriotic. Bo bunting card is funny. Throw in a Rookie card and you've got yourself a nice little grouping.
Bo football cards! Yes! Always looking for those. Chipper Classic Prospects Rookie Card! Chipper looks like he's ready to fall asleep. The Bo Jackson portrait card looks pretty classy.
Dale Murphy cards, both as a Brave and a Phillie. I had exactly 0 of these Murphy cards, so that was pretty nice. More Post! Exactly how were those Post sets issued, I wonder. Cereal boxes??? The McDonald's marks another food-issue card. I am totally lovin' it.
Oh, and that's not all! Scott included a Bo Jackson Topps SUPER ROOKIE!!! 

Bo looks very determined in this shot. This card should be titled: "Determination in the face of high expectations of Superiority: Bo Jackson, Football Player." Very sweet card imo.

Scott rounded it all out with some more Dale Murphy cards. The Diamond Kings card is awesome. The 1991 Donruss is...um, well, accurate :) I like the other cards showing Dale in stance and batting. Good stuff!

Great cards Scott, very pleased with everything-thanks for the trade!