My wife is a big Alfred Hitchcock fan. I did like Rear Window and North by Northwest. I didn't care for The Birds myself. I'd much rather see a good comedy any day.
Sunday, January 31, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Topps has issued a variety of cards featuring some kind of image on "silk". This is one I pulled from a blaster in 2013.
How many people do an Alan Alda impression?
Monday, January 25, 2021
I hear that basketball cards are more popular than they've ever been. Is that right? Are you collecting them? Can you even find them? Can you find anything? Even if I could I'm not interested in chasing some rookie's shiny new card. Certainly not as an investment. If you're reading this you probably collect for the fun of it like I do.
So I don't have any Zion Williamson or Ja Morant cards. No Luca Doncic, no La Mello Ball.
I suppose I'd like my collection to be worth something but that's a bonus. I'm irritated by the recent news about Target having to limit sales on cards because investors are buying them up. I haven't been buying cards very often but I like knowing I can walk in a store and find a variety of packs if I'm in the mood. Maybe it's a good thing for the hobby in the long run but it's certainly not now for the casual collector.
I do have some basketball cards. They're not serial numbered and they don't shine. Luckily I never gave my Mama a chance to throw them out. My total investment was $.10, one dime. That's about $7.00 in today's money.
These guys aren't Zion but I think they were pretty good.
Sunday, January 17, 2021
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Friday, January 15, 2021
This card was #1 in the 1971 Topps football set. Johnny was still sporting the iconic brush cut (not sure what year this shot was taken). I think of him as Johnny, don't you?
The cartoon mentions Johnny's restaurant. Here's a copy of the menu from 1968 courtesy of the New York Public Library.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
The NHL begins play tonight. As the pack below notes, it is the 2020-21 season. But not so. It is the simply the 2021 season. Will next year's cards list stats that way or will they show both years?
My wife gave me this pack for Christmas. It's hard to find packs at Walmart and Target here in NE Iowa and I'm guessing this was her best option. They're ok cards but I think Upper Deck's flagship is the best. I did pull one one Blackhawk and a bunch of assorted veterans.
Are you excited about hockey season?