September 19, 2014

Late Night Post Dump: A Rich Evans Gif

Being originally from Wisconsin I'm contractually obligated to love Milwaukee's RedLetterMedia. Their "Best of the Worst" episodes are the best bad movie series since Mystery Science Theater yet they find a way to tread the same ground as MST3K yet do it differently.

Their latest video is probably going to end up being my favorite from the series. "Wheel of the Worst #6" find the group again picking between shorter oddball videos sent into them by fans. The discussion breaks down into hysterics and it's clear which video will be destroyed.  

At the end of each "Wheel of the Worst" they destroy the copy of the video that has been determined as the worst video. This episode provides us a French cinema destruction homage but more importantly it gives us an opportunity to create a legendary Rich Evans "f**ck off" gif for everyone to enjoy.

September 18, 2014

Opening A Box Of 1986 Topps Baseball Tattoos

While I was down in Plains, GA [a.k.a. home of Jimmy Carter] in one of the gift shops they had several racks of junk wax. Alert to you hipsters out there you might also notice that on the bottom row on the left they are also selling new cassette tapes.

The one box that enticed me was a product I had never opened before, 1986 Topps Baseball Tattoos. 

Each pack comes with a stick of gunm and a sheet of 18 temporary tattoos featuring portraits of stars as well as drawings showing generic players in action poses. 

Along with the tattoos you get some instructions on how to use them on each pack as well. 

In total for the set you have 24 sheets of 18 players/action shots so you have 432 tattoos available. In my box I ended up a few sheets short of a complete set with some sheets being duplicated as many as five times. 

Of course for the tattoos to look correct on your arm, leg, or face are mirror images on the card themselves. It gives you a unique card if you never use the tattoo. 

Here's what the non-player-specific tattoos look like. 

Here are a few of my favorite tattoos from my box.

Leon Durham and Mike Davis rocking the giant framed 80's glasses.

A couple of Brewers with great bushy hair. 

And my favorite tattoo is of a very young looking Kirby just to find some clear arm space...

September 16, 2014

An Interesting Seattle Seahawks Kickstarter

Even though a lived in Seattle for five years I had never heard the story behind the inspiration for the Seattle Seahawks logo until coming across this article on a proposed Kickstarter campaign. The logo was inspired by this piece of Native art  and you can clearly see the similarities between the mask and...

...the logo the team used in the 70's and 80's. The Kickstarter campaign is to move the mask from its home in Maine to the Burke Museum in Washington until next July.

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.