Congratulations again, Jim.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Congratulations again, Jim.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Because of this card I'm still pushing for at least another year.
Why did Topps kill Bowman Heritage? I always liked it better than Topps Heritage. They still had other designs to steal...
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I have been horrible about posting lately. That may change for the next week though. Why you may ask? Well, as the soccer association president this weekend I played in an alumni soccer game. I was the oldest guy on the field with quite a players 15 or more years younger and college players to boot. I didn't even plan on playing but they needed one more player and I couldn't say no. I get suckered in every year and it is the only time I play all year. So now basically if I get up out of the recliner for the next week for anything at all it will be to amputate my legs.
Isn't this the ugliest card you have ever seen. Somehow his right side of his face got caved in (left side of the card.) This thing is worse than some of those 09 Goudey monstrosities. He looks like on of the guys from the Fat Albert cartoon. Anyone know what that guys name was on the cartoon?
If I had any photoshop skills at all I would out a Red Sox uniform on Halladay, post it, and dream. Instead I'll just dream Halladay, Beckett, Lester... Wow!!!
If I were in Theo's shoes I would be working on a Mark Teahen trade. He can play either corner, 2nd, and the outfield corners. That would provide some much needed Lowell and Drew insurance. (on top of that he was a real nice guy when I talked to him at a game last year)
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I was the winner by default. Not really default more like leading a game in the 7th when the rain stops the game. See he has to "dress up" for work at times when we have customers visit and such while I don't. I can hide away in my warehouse and not be seen. In the end he made a good run at it but he only had so many Cardinals polos to wear. I be real honest if I would have had to dress up as many times as he did he would have won long ago.
What did I win? Our standard $5. So looks like the only dinner I can buy is from McDonalds. that is untill the end of the season. See that is where our better record bet comes into play that I talked him into. I've won that one a few times now. Hopefully it will turn into a double or nothing on who goes farther into the playoffs.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
a. coaching t-ball
b. nagging wife
c. gone fishing
d. nobody reads my crap anyway
f. all of the above
Here are some scans of cards I got in a trade a while ago. I started a post scanned the cards then forgot about it. The cards came from a Dodger fan either GCRL or Night Owl just don't remember which and I don't have enough ambition to go through e-mails to figure out which one it was. Heck I barely have enough ambition to post. Anyway, enjoy.
Bowman - I'm not a fan of black-bordered cards so boo for Bowman this year.
Bowman Chrome Draft Picks – I hate Bowman draft picks. It is a whole set of guys that nobody has ever heard of. Yes someone in the set may turn out to be a star but I’ll leave the prospecting to someone else and just pickup the Red Sox. At least they have white borders and not the black ones like the regular set.
Goudey - Not as good as the last two years. I almost completed 07 and 08 team sets otherwise I wouldn't even bother to pursue it this year. I do like the minis though.
Heritage - 1960 was Topps all-time best looking set so this was a home run. If they just didn't have so many SPs.
Topps Base - When I first saw the design online I didn't like it but it turns out that this is the best base set Topps put out in years. I love the photography this year. Keep it up Topps!!
Topps Wal-Mart - Argg, more black borders. But I am strangely attracted to them. This is now my favorite black-bordered set of all time. It is the black backgrounds that make the border work. Although they show fingerprints like crazy.
Topps Target (Throwback) - I thought I was going to love these till I got them in hand. Big disappointment. Even though the backs have that throwback feel the glossy fronts kill the cards and the old logo does nothing for me. Plus to me the absolute worse gimmick that manufacturers make is the card back parallel.
Upper Deck First Edition - Same as above with some gold color on them. Ugg!!
Legendary Cuts - When I saw these online I knew they would be awesome in person. Once I got them in-hand I found out just how wrong I was. Plus with so many SP cards I'll never finish this team set.
Spectrum - To me it looks just like last years. Heck it even looks like a bright colored Starquest card and pink sucks.
O-Pee-Chee - I have seen lots of people bash O-Pee-Chee but I love this set. Why? It has that old-school feel. Not ancient like Goudey/A&G old school, more like 70's/80's cards; and I love them. The no gloss, large set, and matching borders screams nostalgia. Upper Deck's lone good product of 09 so far. Hopefully Goodwins meets my expectations.