January 29, 2009
The reason is obvious isn't it?...There always room for pie...or Felix Pie for that matter. [Please don't leave comments that it's pronounced PEE-ay...it will always be Pie in my book].
Felix was shipped from the Cubs to the Orioles a few weeks ago and I hope he has better luck in left field in Baltimore than the platooning he was doing in Chicago.
January 28, 2009
#12 Thomas Vanek
#60 Rick DiPietro
What a great looking card. I've always liked the royal blue and orange of the Islanders.
I have to admit I was completely fooled by this decoy card...It is so thick that I thought I had lucked out and got one of the patch cards...
#68 Dany Heatley
#88 Brad Richards
January 27, 2009
#299 Franklin Lee Stubbs
#415 Michael Josheph Bielecki
#19 Kirby Puckett Diamond King
#282 Jay Lindsey Tibbs
#92 Jim Edward Rice
#140 Thomas Mitchell Herr
#357 Kenneth Grant Dayley III
#489 Harold Craig Reynolds
#225 Lonnie Smith
#575 David Joseph Magadan
#310 Ronald Dean Robinson
#301 Steven Michael Farr
#6 Jose Canseco Diamond King
#416 Frank Michael Dipino
#283 Richard Craig Schofield
Roberto Clemente Puzzle Pieces #34, 35, & 36
I could not be happier with this pack...a brand new Hall of Famer and two Diamond Kings that I don't think I have...Thanks Mark!
I've never opened a pack of this stuff...and I was surprised to pull four cards in which I knew all the players.
As a Packer fan, pulling a Brian Brohm Louisville card is about the best thing I could hope for...short of a Matt Flynn card.
The Oakland curse...what could he be doing today if he had been drafted by anyone but the Raiders?
Eli Manning's back up's back up...
Jason Campbell's backup:
January 25, 2009
I'm thinking a nice Allen & Ginter/Mayo set with some nice cut signatures of Sir Arthur Cnan Doyle, Jeremy Brett, Basil Rathbone, and Nigel Bruce. Sign me up.
The New York Times article about the film goes out of the way to mention that it's going to be different...a little like Batman Begins...more gritty than the 1940's films. Yet the article ends with this frightening quote:
"Another question, since the movie is meant for a family audience — or as Mr. Ritchie put it, is “deliberately designed so I can watch it with my family and friends without any embarrassment.”This is possibly a bad sign for fans hoping for "a true to the Conan Doyle version" of Sherlock Holmes. I'm afraid the film will pick and choose the characteristics Holmes should have rather than sticking with the original stories. A great example of this is in Holmes most famous phrase, "Elementary My Dear Watson." Holmes never actually says this line in any of the novels/short stories yet because of the popular movies of the 30's and 40's it has entered the cultural consciousness as the central Holmes quote. If they uses it in the movie, I will lose my shit.
No, Mr. Wigram said, speaking of Holmes. “He doesn’t do cocaine in our movie.”"
Let me stop here otherwise I will surpasses the legal amount of nerd whining allowed in a single blog post.
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January 24, 2009
I thought I had heard that Upper Deck Documentary would only be available at Hobby shops so I was surprised to find these at Target. I'll try anything once or in baseball card lingo: "I'll buy two packs of anything."
The collation of these packs was a little weird...out of twenty cards I pulled in a set of nearly 5,000 cards I received five cards for the final game of the season [Game 162]...The "highlight," if you can call it that, was getting a card for a Hurricane Ike canceled game between the Astros & Cubs.
Game 4838 [Canceled Game]
Here's the first entry which is a trade with Chuck's Used Cards...I sent him some soccer cards and he sent me a mix of Royals and some of the other groups I collect including some Jamie Moyer and horseshoe mustaches.
This awesome card pulls the facial hair trifecta...horseshoe, handlebar, and soup strainer:
Three's a crowd:
Some Ranger's era Jamie Moyer: