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Sunday, July 26, 2015

I Try Another Random 2015 Pack


It's only money.  I bought a pack of 2015 Topps Heritage.  Will I do any better than I did with Stadium Club?
Card #1
Not a great start.  Asdrubal signed with Tampa Bay before the 2015 season.  He's the only Asdrubal to make it to the major leagues.  I do like the cartoon.

Card #2
I like this one.  The back extols Bruce's success as a manager.  The photograph seems to capture Bruce with an enigmatic Mona Lisa smile and a faraway look in his eyes.  Intriguing if accidental.

Card #3
This one reminds me of Torii Hunter and that's good.  Only one Asdrubel and only one Kennys.  In fact Mr Vargas may be the only notable Kennys ever (please correct me).  Kennys is apparently not in a smiling mood these days, having been demoted to AA Chattanooga.

Card #4
Nothing for me here.

Card #5
Meh!  Tanaka's won his last three starts.  Whoo, Hoo!

Card #6
I'm sorry but I've never heard of this guy despite his 14-8 record in 2013.  I guess he's just returned to the D-Backs.

Card #7
What,Darwin Barney wasn't good enough for the Dodgers?  Guess not.Is this the rare scratched up negative version?

Card #8
Um, I like the Dodgers red.


Card #9
When I saw the butterscotch color I thought it might be a Cub.  No such luck.

Well, I guess I'm still going to be the crabby old man of the card blogging world.  I got two cards that I was mildly happy with.  I promise to post something more positive next time.
Now get out of my yard you miserable kids and the next time that ball comes over my fence I'm going to keep it!


Sunday, July 19, 2015

Song for a Sunday Night

Since I can't get this song outta my head thanks to Joe Shlabotnik I might as well listen to it and now you can too.

My daddy was the family bassman
My mamma was an engineer
And I was born one dark gray morn
With music coming in my ears
In my ears.

They call me Baby Driver
And once upon a pair of wheels
Hit the road and I'm gone ah
What's my number
I wonder how your engine feels.
Ba ba ba ba
Scoot down the road
What's my number
I wonder how your engine feels.

My daddy was a prominent frogman
My mamma's in the Naval reserve
When I was young I carried a gun
But I never got the chance to serve
I did not serve.

They call me Baby Driver
And once upon a pair of wheels
Hit the road and I'm gone ah
What's my number
I wonder how your engine feels.
Ba ba ba ba
Scoot down the road
What's my number
I wonder how your engine feels.

My daddy got a big promotion
My mamma got a raise in pay
There's no-one home, we're all alone
Oh come into my room and play
Yes we can play.

I'm not talking about your pigtails
But I'm talking 'bout your sex appeal
Hit the road and I'm gone ah
What's my number
I wonder how your engine feels.
Ba ba ba ba
Scoot down the road
What's my number
I wonder how your engine feels.

Hello there, Mr. Froggy!

A good excuse to feature two of my favorite old school Muppets:

Here's another recent addition to my vintage non-sports collection.  It's currently my only one from the 96 card, 1954 Bowman Power for Peace set.


From the same year as the card

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Allen & Ginter Contests!

This was my favorite card from last year's A&G.  We all have a chance to win some 2015 cards by visiting, Bubba's Bangin' Batch of Baseball Bits.

I'm the Worst!

I always joke that I must have been dropped on my head as a baby.  My memory for the past is awful and I usually forget names and faces as soon as someone walks away from me.  Apparently I'm also oblivious to spelling errors that are staring me right in the face.  

I've had a bunch of these 1983 Donruss Action All Stars boxes for over thirty years.  It wasn't until just the other day when I noticed:

Donruss did notice at some point as there are boxes out there that spell Mickey's last name correctly.  Is this the only known example of an error box?  If I've seen one before I probably forgot about it.
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