September 11, 2014

Genius Covers: Bob's Burgers #1

I don't often buy physical copies of comics without any research/investigation but when I heard Bob's Burgers was coming in comic form by Dynamite Comics I had to have maybe one of the what I count as 15 variants covers of issue #1.

They give us several different stories here including a Tina's Erotic Friend Fiction and a story with Louise getting her school picture taken. There are also full page art posters including Jimmy Jr. in all his disco dancing glory. We also get some new burger special names including one rejected Billy Ocean inspired meal "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Chard Burger.

September 10, 2014

Olbermann Burns Sage Sportscards

During Tuesday's episode of Olbermann he named Sage Sportscards the second Worst Persons in the Sports World...take a look.


September 9, 2014

My New Oldest Card

This one called out to me in a pile of "firm prices" pile at a card show in Marietta a few weeks ago. This tobacco card came from the Anstie Tobacco company in 1922 replacing my 1939 Playball Harold Schumacher as the oldest card in my collection.

This horse racing colours [notice the British spelling of "colour"...this was a British tobacco company after all.] set had 50 cards with the first 25 showing the different colours the riders wore and the last 25 featuring the jockeys themselves. Here's a collection of similar cards for sale on eBay currently

September 6, 2014

Now This Is A Gimmick Card I Can Get Behind

A few days ago you may have noticed some photos floating around Twitter off a scantily clad fan getting several rows to himself during a Nationals/Dodgers game.  I usually hate the idea of super short printed gimmick cards but I dusted off the old Photoshop and created a gimmick card I can certainly get behind. 

September 5, 2014

Help Support An Andy Pafko Kickstarter

1955 Bowman #12 Andy Pafko

Since starting my blog I've written about Andy Pafko 53 times. Well, it hasn't been enough! Here's post #54 and it's the Pafko post I'm most excited about since I finally got my hands on my own copy of 1952 Topps #1.

Joe Niese, an author from Chippewa Falls, WI [which is right next door to my hometown of Eau Claire] has started a Kickstarter drive for his upcoming book Handy Andy: The Andy Pafko Story. The book is expected around February 2015 and if you donate $25 [that's the level I donated at] you get an autographed copy of the book when it's ready.

Niese has also written a book about Burleigh Grimes another Wisconsin native and baseball Hall of Famer who was famous for his spitball. 

September 4, 2014

The Packers Are On And I'm Just Sitting Here Posting About Aphex Twin

I've really been enjoying the new Aphex Twin song "Syro" and his new album cover...

...but I know there is one card blogger out there who is into Aphex Twin a little more than all of us. I'm proud to present Dayfx Twin.

September 1, 2014

Late Night Post Dump: Pafko Variations

*Occasionally, late at night, I dump a blog post onto the world that I'm never going to put the proper amount of effort into finishing.* 

I just like looking at these '52 Topps variations. They are like an Andy Warhol painting and I would love to own the pink/red one.