Thursday, April 30, 2009
so close I can smell it...
Does anybody have #312 and #313?
EDIT: darkship comes through.... Thank you Todd!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Where have you gone Bill Wennington?
But my "card closet" is not. It needs it. Desperately. So in I dive. The beginning of Organization 101.
In the next few days you will see random posts like this one. If you want, pay no attention to my ramblings.. if you feel my pain, listen in. you can help. Yes. I'm talking to you.
Random babble #1
Somehow, card #431 Bill Wennington from '90/91 Hoops got up and left. Crawled out of the binder and went home. I looked through my monster box of doubles, and he wasn't there either. Now, I have a case of these waxboxes...(yes, a case) and I will open them all if I have to. It'll save me from sending them to dayf slowly over the next while...
but if you happen to have a minty fresh Bill Wennington #431, and you're willing to share... great.
I thank you. And I'll still be able to send stuff to dayf.
2009 Goudey = Big steaming pile of crap
My wallet just got a little fatter looking at those cards. I will not be buying any needless to say.
What happened to all the really good sets? Why do they insist on taking all these really great ideas and ruining them?
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Get your guesses in...
Rules are simple... pick the winners, pick the amount of games needed, and guess the answer to the tie breaking bonus question.
(6)Carolina Hurricanes @ (1) Boston Bruins
(8) Anaheim Ducks @ (2) Detroit Red Wings
(4) Pittsburgh Penguins @ (2) Washington Capitals
(4) Chicago Black Hawks @ (3) Vancouver Canucks
each series is a best of 7 games....
Bonus Tie Breaking question: Who will be the Conn Smythe Trophy Winner? (playoff MVP)
EDIT: guess all the way through to the finals.... winner of Carolina/Boston vs Pittsburgh/Washington and winner of Anaheim/Detroit vs Chicago/Vancouver, then the Finals
cutoff is Friday 5pm MST
Pujols is 1 for 8 with 3 strikeouts. The Cardinals have "intentionally" walked Chipper 5 times. Including 4 tonight. There is no way that LaRussa is letting his guys pitch to last years Batting Champion, while Bobby is letting his young staff go after what is considered the best hitter in all of baseball. Interesting chess match.
Now the good stuff. If you don't like what you saw in tonight's Game 7's, you're not a sports fan. Wow! Great action and intensity. And some of the greatest goaltending you'll ever see. Amazing.
How Carolina came back against New Jersey I'll never know. I watched it, and I still don't know. Two goals in the last 1:20 of the game to win 4-3. Unbelievable. Cam Ward deserves a medal for his heroics in the Hurricanes' net.....
Speaking of heroics... the only reason there was a Game 7, or a Game 5 for that matter, is Henrik Lundqvist. Unbelievable. The Rangers were no match for the powerful Caps, but Henrik stole, took, absconded, with 3 games.
Wow. This is the reason that playoff hockey is the best sports has to offer, better than the Superbowl, far better than the World Series....
for the love of the gods...
Contest Prize announced
The first round ends tonight. Starting with round 2, pick the winners of the remaining series all the way through to the Stanley Cup Finals!
(relax, don't start thinking yet, I'll have the bracket up late tonight or tomorrow)
They'll also be a couple of tie-breaker questions.
What will you win? I'm glad you asked. The winner will receive a complete set of 1977/78 OPC Hockey Glossy Inserts.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Prizes and details to be announced Tuesday or Wednesday, depending when I can find them.
Can you identify these?
I checked my handy dandy 2009 Standard Catalog of Baseball Cards that I received for Christmas... but to no avail. I guess 1850 pages ain't what it used to be.
I'm guessing this is a Framed Black Auto #'d /5 But is that the correct name?
Sunday, April 26, 2009
a little pimpin'....
You can visit him here.
John is trying to make a go of it selling off singles at what he thinks are competitive prices. I browsed around for a few minutes... but the NFL draft was starting so I got distracted.
He's going to be adding singles from the last year or two in the very near future as well.
Check him out. Good Luck John.
Friday, April 24, 2009
He's the best folks...
He does this every other night.... unreal.
Notice any problem? After contacting the seller, I am more than welcome to return the card, at my expense, for a refund of my purchase price, less S+H. To summarize, I pay a total of $6 to get my $1.99 back, with no card to look at.
This goes along with the guy who sent my 30 '71 OPC baseball cards that had been trimmed with scissors. Badly. They were tiny. And mis-shapen. Again, return them at my expense for a refund, less S+H.
The previous two were sellers who did not deliver the waxboxes I had purchased. One proved that he had sent it. (to the wrong address) The other said, but had no proof, that it was returned to sender and wanted another $20 to ship it again.
Both times, ebay did nothing. I'm going to start selling on ebay again, but buying elsewhere.
the Lions are on the clock...
I won't amaze/bore you with my 1st round mock draft. Although I will gloat that for the first time in 4 years, the Cowboys are guaranteed to get a top quality player with their first round pick. (they traded it, #20 overall, to Detroit for Roy Williams.)
Pre-draft starts on the NFL network at 11am est. First pick at 4pm est.
I'm gonna need snacks....
Thursday, April 23, 2009
This is the oldest waxbox I have of non-sports cards.
1983 Donruss Magnum P.I.
This set is heavily geared towards Tom Selleck.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Looking for a good time?
Those of you still using Beckett.... get your mojo over to Zistle. It's better, faster, and easier to use.
And while you're there... check out the live chat feature, trade tracker, and if you like trading, look at my wantlist. I'm always looking to trade.
All the cool kids are there.... why not you?
Defencemen Andre Markov, Matthiew Schnieder, and Patrice Brisbois
as well as Forwards Alex Tanguay, Robert Lang and Francis Bouillon.
Other than that, things are peachy.
Oh. And league leading cheap shot artist Milan Lucic is back from suspension for Boston.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
This first one is from Duane of Democratic Roadkill. Duane offered to send me a few of the '08 A&G I still needed,
and threw in some "junkwax type Braves" as he put it.
Monday, April 20, 2009
2009 Topps Finest Baseball
That's Mr Hockey, Gordie Howe telling us that this is a 600 card set. In Series One. This is not for the faint of heart.
The base cards... very old school. Matte finish. Great for TTM autos...
Nothing wrong with that. But there is so much else out there in regards to sports memorabilia.
Game jerseys, autographed items, programs, etc...
Does anyone else collect anything besides cards?
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I slipped up....
Just a few local collectors selling off their singles and hits from a winter of busting cases of hockey.
One guy was selling off some boxes cheap... but I was saving for OPC baseball and maybe A&G.
He was very persuasive. $100 got me this.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
it's a good thing...
thank god for playoff hockey....
Thursday, April 16, 2009
attention Know It Alls....
Anyways, I found these. Now what I need to know (and am too lazy to research) is if I am missing any?
2006 Topps Chrome refractor White
2006 Topps Chrome refractor Blue (is this a parallel? It's not numbered..)
I'm so confused.
No sport has a more intense, passionate playoffs than hockey. And nothing annoys a good Canadian lad more than some Yank thinking he knows more about his national sport than he does. (okay, our national sport is lacrosse, but I'm on a rant here...)
Shane, from Shoebox Legends, has thrown down the gauntlet. Crossed the line. Killed the rabbit. He let the Germans bomb Pearl Harbour.
Yes. That's right. He said the Boston Bruins would defeat the Montreal Canadiens in this years playoffs.
I know. What a buffoon. Anyways, I could not let him get away with it. I picked up the gauntlet, erased the line, performed CPR on the rabbit, and defeated the Germans, just like we did at Normandy and Vimy Ridge!
Take a look Shane... there it is...
Enjoy it. That's as close as you're going to get to it. You may as well send my new Topps Archives Montreal Forum Seat Relic my way now. Avoid the inevitable embarassment.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
A Nasty Update...
That gives him a season total of 10 IP 0.90 ERA 17 K 4 BB
Rough outing.... hopefully he can bounce back in the next one.
Blue Jays Cards
He's at one post and climbing...
now that's service!
Today, 8 days later, (included in that time, Easter Weekend) a package arrived today from ITG.
Inside were two very well wrapped packs of '08/09 Between the Pipes.
Sweet! Now that's customer service!
Of course, my luck being what it is, I did not get any of the cards I need to complete my set. All 8 cards were duplicates. *sigh*
But at least I have cards to trade now. Anybody else collecting this set?
A big thanks to In The Game and Dr Brian Price for their excellent customer service.
A Lopes Sighting...
My very first look at '09 Heritage. (Canada still has yet to see these at less than $140 a box, and still no packs. None)
Brandon styling and profiling in the dugout. (Hey! that's Hubbard in the background...)
Davey Lopes looks kinda rough, but he's the last card in the set, and came to me from a huge Dodgers fan. And that's good enough for me.