June 30, 2009

Show and Tell #22: Spastikmooss Goodies

Tim aka Spastikmooss sent me a bunch of really great oddball "cards" and assorted goodies recently. Here are my favorites:

I'm a huge fan of floating head cards and these are literally floating heads that you can affix to a wall with a suction cup. The best part of these is Kevin Mitchell's gold front tooth. It's so gigantic and shiny your eyes go right for it.

I've stated my love for the GIANT Donruss cards of the 1980's before and so I was really excited when I pulled out a bunch of 1986 Donruss Jumbos that I hadn't seen before.

#4 Kirby Puckett

#57 Teodoro Higuera

Cardboard Junkie has been having a nice debate on whether it is better to "cut or not cut" cards that could be separated. Spastikmooss sent me some of each...a Darryl Strawberry and Wade Boggs together and a Cal Ripken and Dave Winfield separated.

I like truth in advertising and this "Big Topps" card does just that. It's Big...a little off center and the back has no stats.

Thanks Tim!

I Think Elton John Sang A Song About This...

The sunset always looks a little brighter when you've just finished your day at work.

The Continuing Saga: 1971 Topps

#49 Don Money

I personally love worn cards. And this one looks like it was thrown into some one's wallet like they were confusing Don Money for real money.

The Continuing Saga: 1971 Topps

#43 Steve Kealey

Here's another one of those odd "windbreaker-under-the-jersey" cards...

But the real highlight here is the Mini Green Monster behind Steve...and the guy that's leaning up against it just killing time.

June 28, 2009

Billy Mays Is Dead

With all due respect to Michael Jackson, but Billy Mays is dead and I feel bad about it. Cleaning my house will never be the same.

Quick Question On Allen & Ginter '09

I can see from Wax Heaven's Allen & Ginter '09 preview shots that this year's relic cards will be encased in a larger card as they have been in previous years. But my question is with autographs. Do we know for sure if they will look the same as previous years...like this:

[Sorry about the image quality, this is from Beckett's calendar email that they sent out each month.]

Or will the card look like this and be more like the autographs that were include in Champ's Hockey?

June 27, 2009

The Reds Are Everywhere

I'm in the middle of undertaking a great, colossal, massive shit from my cards being organized by set to a more player-centric organization system. As I was working today it seemed that I was seeing Reds everywhere...

No, not these Reds:

These are my type of Reds:

The Hurt Locker

With the exception of Syriana, I don't really go for movies about the "Global War on Terror" but I have to say that The Hurt Locker looks awesome:

Here's an article from Slate about how the movie breaks the key action movie rules.

Who Knew Michael Jackson Was A Yankees Fan?

Cards With Jack Morris' Mustache and Without

I admitted my love for Jack Morris cards a little bit ago and since then I've been piecing together some of his cards...

#703 1978 Topps
#703 2001 Topps Archives

Topps cut out the Mickey Mahler, Larry Anderson, and Tim Jones riffraff and just focused on Jack-o on this one.

#5 1982 Kellogg's 3-D Super Stars

#73 2008 Upper Deck Goudey

Jack's eyes are particularly weird in this card.

#13 1986 Donruss Diamond Kings#CM-JM 2005 Upper Deck Classics Autograph

Now this is how you do a on sticker autograph:

June 26, 2009

Heartbreaking Pack: 2009 Donruss Elite Football

I ripped another pack of this over at A Pack To Be Named Later and this one was pretty disappointing as I didn't even get a numbered card...

#8 Willis McGahee

#66 Kellen Clemens

#87 John Carlson


#30 Jason Witten

#50 Dwayne Bowe

June 25, 2009

Greinke Collection #1: 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings #113

Zack broke through last night and won his first game in his last five starts. His quest to become the first Royal since Bret Saberhagen to win 20 games or more was looking pretty bleak but now things are looking up. Right now he is sitting at 9-3 and has, I think, three more starts before the All-Star break which if all goes well he'll be sitting at 11-3 or 12-3.

As we move closer to his run at 20, I will highlight a Greinke card from each one of his starts. This one is from the 2005 Donruss Diamond Kings set.

Comic Book Cards

I'm feeling in a non-sport mode this evening...so here are some of my favorite comic book cards:

I like my adamantium with a little gold foil added in!

Namor was one of the first super heroes and I love these Masterpieces-esque comic cards.

These next two cards are about as close as I will get to owning a Spider-Man X-fractor:

It's hard to see but on this one all the white color is really clear plastic...it has the feel of the Allen & Ginter relics from last year.

Todd McFarlane was the best Spider-man illustrator ever:

While Venom is great, my all-time favorite villain is the Red Skull. It's just so simple. Nazi = Bad and Captain America rocks possibly the best costume ever.

My favorite X-men related villain is Apocalypse. It's mainly that he was the first mutant and possibly the worst ever.

Double Take

Forget The Wizard of Oz, if you live in Kansas, the movie to watch and really get into is the post-apocalyptic thriller The Day After. It takes place in Kansas the day after nuclear war and just makes you feel great about living in the Sunflower State. I saw the movie a few times before moving to Kansas and now I'm here I love it all the more.

This all leads me to yesterday. I got out of my car to walk into Wal-mart and as I do I look up and do a double take like in the old Warner Bros. cartoons. From where I was standing it looked like Kansas City just went up in smoke:

You can watch the whole The Day After movie right here right now:

June 22, 2009

Late Night Rock On


The Continuing Saga: 1971 Topps

#42 Boots Day

The card reads "Boots Day" but it is signed "Charles Day"...I'm not really sure which I would prefer...I guess it would be why I was called "Boots" in the first place.

But Boot's brief career helps prove my theory that every player has some unique record or story. For Boots it is the fact that he was the 1st batter to play at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia.

He grounded out to Jim Bunning.