Sunday, December 30, 2012

2011-12 Adrenalyn XL - a Manchester United pack break

my buddy dayf sent me a package last week. Included in the awesomeness that I'll share later, was a pack of 2011-12 Adrenalyn XL Manchester United.
 look at those guys! Rooney, Giggs, Vidic, and Nani... plus special Power Up cards!

Did I get any of those guys?


But let's see who I did get.

Striker Dimitar Berbatov. He won the Golden Boot Award two season's ago.... he's now playing for Fulham.
 Fabio Da Silva. Left back. He's currently on loan to Queen's Park Rangers in order to get some playing time. His twin brother Rafael plays right back for Manchester United.
 Michael Carrick, midfielder for United. Michael has played really well over the last few games. Very good player.
 Tom Cleverly, midfielder. Young Tom is really carving out a place in the starting eleven for himself. Rapidly becoming a crowd favourite.
 Darron Gibson, midfielder. The young Irishman currently plays for Everton.
 Federico Macheda, striker. The 21 year old Macheda is currently in his 5th season with United. Unfortunately, he's 5th choice among strikers behind Rooney, van Persie, Hernandez, and Welbeck.
Well, only two starters, but all in all, some cool cards. I now have to try and get the rest of them!

Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Premier League Contest - Match 20

I have virtually no time at all for anything this time of year, let alone blogging.

Let me re-phrase. I somehow fail to make time for things like blogging. If it wasn't for this contest, I wouldn't be posting anything. Let's hear it for deadlines.

As it is, my blog now looks like a retail site for buying bikinis. Such is life.

Everyone knows the drill by now... all teams play this weekend, so please get your posts in by monday lunch.

Any later than that and most of you will have started your pre-new years festivities....

Have a Happy and safe New Year.... and Go United!!!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Premier League Contest - Game 19

It's Christmas, and I got nuthin'.... and I'm busy, so enjoy the girls...

Post your Boxing Day matches here...

Go United!!!

Happy Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Premier League Contest - Match 18

Welcome to Match 18.

We've got a full slate of matches over the weekend, AND then almost another full slate on Boxing Day. Only Arsenal and West Ham have the day off. Something about construction on the tube or something....

Let's dive in, shall we?

Kayla Paige shows us a completely unbelievable kit. No one is going to believe you could wear that during a game. I mean look at it. Look at it! A studded bracelet! That's dangerous!

Stephanie Foder definitely needs to work on her heading technique.

Barbara Moore represents our not forgotten verteran catagory.

Another one of theose Racer girls inserts that make no sense in a football/soccer product.

Brooke Morales in the latest warmup gear.

And there is no way. NO WAY that Flo Jalin could wear that kit in a match. Can you imagine her running down the touchline in that? She'd be carded for a uniform violation for sure.

Get your posts in as soon as you can. I've scheduled a different post for the Boxing Day matches.

Go United!!!! but above all, Merry Christmas everybody!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Xmas done come early.

A quick post to say thanks to a couple of the local card shops here in the Big C.

Trade night was last night and prizes were given away. I was the lucky recipient of movie passes complete with popcorn and beverages for me and the wifey.
Thanks to Darren and Maple Leaf Sports for the night out! I just hope wifey remembers to take me.
And Mike and Doug at Eastridge Hobbies gave me a nice stack of Chippers, Smoltz's, and Maddux's.

Very sweet.

Thanks guys! I'm very lucky to have two great places to go to.

Merry Christmas.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Premier League Contest - Game 17

No fancy pack break this weekend... too darn busy. It's that time of year you know. Or so everyone keeps telling me.

Am I the only one that feels like I'm caught in some sort of time warp? And the only way out is to spend skads of money, only I don't have any?

Moving on.... there are games today, Sunday and Monday, with two teams, Chelsea and Southampton having the weekend off for some odd reason.

Let's get your posts in by tuesday lunch, mmmmmmmkay?

And above all remember, Go United!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Parallels Aplenty, but less than $30 worth...

a few days ago I received a surprise package in the mail from Robert who writes $30 a Week Habit.

In it was one hockey card, and eight baseball cards. You'll see the baseball here, all from 2012 Topps.
As luck would have it, I needed 7 of the 8.

An orange Uggla from Chrome. I've said it before, and I'll repeat myself... I love these cards. I just wish I could find the purple and blue and red ones....
Speaking of blue.... here are three blue parallels from... uh.... Topps Update? Maybe?
Yes, Chad Durbin is still in the majors...
Hard swingin' Matty Diaz. If only every ball player gave the effort that Matt gives.....
Next up, three of the '87 mini's... I had Kimbrel already, but it was awesome to be able to add Chipper and Freddie.

I've now got Heyward, Kimbrel, Bourn, Uggla, Hanson, McCann, Spahn, Chipper and Freddie. Who am I missing? Anyone?

Finally, a liquorfractor of Jair Jurrjens. I dunno if the Braves are going to resign Jair... how can someone go from Cy Young candidate to OMG I FORGOT HOW TO PITCH in 6 months???

Thanks Robert!!! I'll see if I can find more Leafs for you soon....

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Premier League Contest - Game 16

Welcome to our third game of the week, which just happens to be Game 16.

Unless you're Reading / Sunderland, but we'll rectify that mishap shortly.

Some huge matchups this weekend, not the least of which is the battle at the top of the table.

United vs City. Good vs Evil. Should be a banger.

Speaking of bangers, on to the girls.

Melissa stares into your soul..........

Tiffany! I dated a Tiffany for awhile. Everyone should date a Tiffany. And I mean everyone.

Cindy Margolis. On the front, an old picture of Cindy. On the back, a newer picture of Cindy.
should've stuck with the old....

Carrie Stroup... why is it so many women in this set are holding blue balls? I've never seen the colour blue used in any match anywhere, ever.

There's a whole lot of black and white polka dots in Destiny's world.... on her kit and her ball.

There are games Saturday, Sunday and Monday, as well as that aforementioned Reading/Sunderland makeup game on Tuesday. So let's get all of your responses in by then, mmmmmmkay?

and remember, Go United!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Premiere League Contest - Game 15

so no fancy post this weekend.... I've been agonizingly sick since.... tuesday? Wednesday? No idea. I ate something that not only didn't like me, but made it it's mission to eradicate me from the face of the planet, from the inside out.

Not fun.

Anyways... so I can go back to my couch and continue to die slowly.... use this as your contest post.

Go United!!!

oh, and this is for dayf...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Premier League contest - Week 14

Holy Sneaky Bonus Week Batman!

I hope most of you are paying attention because it's a short week here in Premier Land. I almost missed this and have to slam together this post on the fly at the last minute.

We got game here on Tuesday and Wednesday! A great opportunity for some of you to gain points on those that don't check in here except for weekends.

Speaking of hot blondes, it's time for Katarina van Derham.

Christy Hemme, whom I believe retired from football in order to wrestle???

sporting City colours, and by default our least favourite model, Alana Curry.

Short print hi number of Nikki Zeno.

and finally Jill Wagner.

Jill makes me feel a sudden urge to run an obstacle course and buy a Mercury.

Everyone plays either Tuesday or Wednesday so let's get your results in by thursday lunch at the latest. Thanks.

Good luck all and Go United!!!