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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

This Blog is Not Dead, It's Just Resting -- I've Got a Pack Break

Here's a random pack from my stash.  Just four cards.  Maybe we'll find something fun.  We are after all, promised "the history of yesterday and today!"  Not to quibble but if history is "the study of past events", isn't the phrase "history of today" rather nonsensical?  Just saying.

Card #1
Success?  I'll say!  206 hits, 124 runs scored, 39 doubles added to his 39 home runs.  2017 Hall of Fame?
Card #2
"Shark" or as I prefer to call him, "The Swashbuckler".  I couldn't find a good example to show you but when I look at this card I'm reminded of those 18th century portraits by itinerant painters.  Jeff is having an off year on the south side.  He's a free agent after the season.  I wonder where he'll end up.  I haven't heard of the Cubs having any interest at this point.
I admit I've never watched his ND highlights before.  The kid could ball!  Hard to fault his choice considering his baseball career but how popular would he have been had he become a Bear (not that that would have happened.)
Card #3
Scanned a little dark.
Well, this pack has gone from being a good one to a great one. Rimshot
Card #4
I love old tobacco cards.  I collect them.  They're authentic.  They're small on purpose. Have you ever seen the packs of cigarettes they came in?  I'm not a fan of cards like this.  It's like, "Honey, they shrunk my card!"  I paid full price for a shrunken card?  I'd be more likely to go along with it if the whole set was this size.  I liked Upper Deck's 2007 Goudey partly for that reason.  Oh, well, hater's gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.
I was the 1,017, 011, 297th view of this video.  Holy @#$%!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

1953 Bowman TV and Radio Stars of NBC

I'm still looking for a particular star from both the 1953 and 1954 Bowman sets but I do love the Carl Reiner.  The William Conrad was a bonus.

In addition to being the co-creator of Rob Reiner, Carl created the classic sit-com, "The Dick Van Dyke Show".  This is a classic moment featuring Carl as Alan Brady:

Conrad may be best known for his starring roll in the 1970's cop show, "Cannon".

Friday, August 21, 2015

Hello, Dolly!

This is the only card in this year's set that I was interested in and a friend from my local card shop gave me this copy.  It cracks me up.

Dolly was in fact named after the curvaceous Dolly Parton.

This is Dolly the Sheep's taxidermied remains.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

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!

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