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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

From the Disorganized Collection of Hugo Z Hackenbush

I found these four cards in the first small handful I pulled from an unmarked 200 count box I had sitting on a shelf.

This random card may be the only one I have from a pretty cool looking insert set.  I'm not a Padres fan but who doesn't like the late great Tony Gwynn.
This is one of 50 cards honoring great moments in history from Upper Deck's 2008 Piece of History set.  I think I must have opened a couple of packs at some point.  Can you believe that we went from this moment to landing on the frickin' moon in just 66 years?

Insert hot post!  Denis looks high here.  Who wouldn't be after winning the Stanley Cup!  Too bad it wasn't with the Blackhawks.  Hockey fans will know that Denis's Canadiens are still the last team from our neighbors to the north to hoist the Cup.  Denis was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000, just one year after The Great One himself.

Hall of Fame hot post!  (OK, I'm lame).  This is a great card from one of my favorite sets, Upper Deck's 2007 Baseball Masterpieces.  Like Gwynn and Savard it's hard not to like Cal.  

I have no problem with being organized but sometimes it's fun to be a slob.  

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


I'm not much of a fan of modern mini cards but I do collect tobacco cards from time to time.  Here's one of my favorite sets, 1934 W.D. & H.O. Wills Animalloys.

Some examples:

This is the complete set in pages:

Play with the cards:

Friday, September 8, 2017

Fan Pack Fun 2017 -- Atlanta Braves

I sent postcards to all 30 MLB teams around Memorial Day requesting fan packs.  So far I've received about 20 envelopes/packages.

Today we have the nice envelope I received from our friends in Georgia.  It looks like Hurricane Irma may make it's way through Atlanta on Monday.  I feel very fortunate up here in Iowa.  Hoping for all of you in the southeast to make it through the next week safely.

Not sure why the Braves are choosing to leave off their logo.
The letterhead is new to me.  Classy.
Nice postcard sized photo of Danby showing off the classic Braves uniform.

This is an unfolded schedule celebrating the Braves move to their new digs, SunTrust Park.

The bumper sticker is around 8" x 4"
2" pin

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Fan Pack Fun 2017 -- Minnesota Twins

I sent postcards to all 30 MLB teams around Memorial Day requesting fan packs.  So far I've received about 20 envelopes/packages.

About a week after I sent out my requests I was surprised to find a small box on my porch.  I wasn't expecting a package.  Whoa, it was from the Minnesota Twins!  I don't think I've ever received a fan pack in a box before.  We live about 170 miles from Minneapolis which makes the Twins the nearest team to our current home.

These four blank backed pictures are 4" x 6".  Two legends and two good current players.  Very nice!
Sweet 400+ page media guide.

The nylon tote is about 13 X 19".

Winter's coming.  I can use this -- if my wife doesn't swipe it.  (I bought her a nice Cubs version.)

Great package from my neighbors to the north.  Thanks Twins!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Happy Labor Day

I thought I had a Labor Day related card but I guess I don't.  Maybe there isn't one.  I'm sure there will be some really creative posts today and I'll enjoy reading them.  As my  obvious contribution here are a few of my favorite sort of work related songs.  No,  I'm not one of the hip kids when it comes to music but these are truly songs I like.  If Joe Shlabotnik hasn't cornered the market on this theme feel free to share your favorites.

"I love to work at nothing all day"

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