December 30, 2013

Green and Gold Gifts

As I write this the Packers are either going to make the playoffs by beating the Bears or miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and so what better time to highlight a few of my recent Packers pickups...and these pickups came in the form of Christmas gifts.  The first is a mini-helmet I received from my lovely wife. I have tons of Packers stuff but somehow I never got myself a mini-helmet. Thankfully my wife corrected this horrible oversight!   

My second addition is a Packers Rookie Jersey Relic of former Packer Alex Green. Green is now with the Jets but that's no matter as I am a collector of all things Green and Gold. It is mainly a green patch with a little smidgen of white on the left side.  This came to me in Crackin' Wax Secret Santa Exchange along with a bunch of Milwaukee Braves cards that I'll highlight later.

2011 Topps #HRP-AGR Alex Green Rookie Patch

December 29, 2013

More Doctor Who Micro Figures, This Time All Killer, No Filler!

I've opened several packs of these Doctor Who Micro-Figures [here and here] put out by Character Building but they've out done themselves with this latest set.  It's all 11 Doctors, no side characters, no villains.   All Killer, No Filler! [Well, I mean, there is the 8th Doctor but what can you do?].

I picked up one pack for $4.50 from the local British store here in Lawrence called Brits.

Each pack comes with a handy mini-poster/checklist of each figure. My top priority figures would be the 4th Doctor, 10th Doctor, and the 1st Doctor.  Let's see what I pulled.

I pulled the 5th Doctor played by Peter Davidson in the early 80's.  Although I don't remember exactly when I first saw the original Doctor Who series, being born in 1979 I believe it was probably the 5th Doctor during reruns on PBS.   

So we can cross off on Doctor from my list and I'll will certainly be back to Brits for another pack soon.