Sunday, September 24, 2017

My 2 cents, and a COMC order.

Well, I might as well get this over. I am PISSED, as a veteran....a service connected disabled veteran. My injuries were for freedom, but NOT the freedom to disrespect the flag! Taking a knee does nothing for any "movement" IT WILL NOT make anything better in fact is WILL make things worse. It is an asinine thing to do. I personally am offended by such things. You don't have to salute, or place your hand over your heart, but to outright disrespect (kneeling at a sporting event) ignores our Nations National anthem, and says to me XXXXXXXXXX. I say get the f out of my country. I am done with the NFL, NBA, and if that asshole in Oakland causes a virus in MLB I'll be done with that too. I am not literally done with those other 2 sports, but physically as well. I will never again spend one AMERICAN red cent on one of their cards. I will throw in the trash where they now belong any that I have or come my way for whatever reason other than the John Elway Super Collection. I will find something else to do with those. Something that will have a serious affect and effect to a worthy cause, unlike those idiots disrespecting me and every other veteran out there.  I hope and pray that MLB does NOT allow anymore crap like what Maxwell pulled. That would really suck. Now for some GREAT baseball cards, and yes the Elway Blog will die on the vine.

I decided to put a dent in the Braves team sets.

so what better way than to add some vintage.

I hope you enjoy the vintage cards.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lookie what I found

A couple of weeks back (before the storms) we were going through one of the hundreds of boxes/bins my Uncle's "stuff" is stored in. I had recently set up one of his dvd players and was going through a bin of dvd's.

Low and behold I spied something oddly familiar.

Mint condition 1972 Kellogg's baby, oh yeah.  Now if only the other 53 were in that bin, hey I can dream.

I also found the following in my mailbox back in Florida last week.

These "double-sided" 4x6 photo cards came via Mark Hoyle.

I have no idea what they are from, but I like them. Thank you Mark (what are they?).

The back side photos.

Just before I those awful storms I had received a trade package from Matt at Bubbas Bangin Batch of Baseball Bits.   Blog for Matt

Absolute beauties, this is what regular A&G should look like, love them, thanks Matt.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wacky Wednesday

Well I'm back in Georgia, things are a mess (not from Harvey or Irma), just from running all over these last couple of weeks, more of a disarray if you will. I apologize for that last post of WW as I just checked it to see the over sized puzzle image and the under sized. i did correct it btw.

Stickers 19 through 27.  A couple of good ones here. I like Poop Tarts, and Hot Whales is bordeline oops.

The 2 different puzzles backs for the above stickers.

I have a couple of trade posts to put up still this week and 1 from a COMC order.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Alive and well on Wacky Wednesday

Survived the storm, just got power back in GA, no power still at my house in FL or at my daughter house in Ft Myers, also with no damage at either. Truly blessed, will be travelling for the next week or so to check the houses out, etc.. Not sure when I'll be posting again.

UPDATE: I've been told I have power at home in FL. I'm going to try to head down tomorrow night, but there are complications with that...... I-75 may shut down due to the Sante Fe river flooding and has risen to record levels today. It is 156 miles from here to my house, the detour if I-75 closes is 200-300 miles "additional" NUTS, but I hope it is clear when my sister get here tomorrow and when I get to that spot (the half way point). The normal alternate routes have already been shut down. Cross your fingers for me! and here's some cards to look at.

Okay, so they're stickers.

and their puzzle backs.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Wacky Wednesday (on Thursday morning)

OOPS, I was supposed to publish this last night.

Round two of  ANS 12 from 2014. This time around a bit easier on the eyes, (no seeing double).

Stickers 10-18.  Some good ones here. Now let's look at the 2 different puzzles from these 9 stickers.

Furbeast or Pampered, you decide.

Stickers 19-27.

And the 2 different puzzles from the stickers backs.


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Shadow Shots Plus Whose collecting?

Good Saturday morning Cardsphere!

Some kind of creepy crawly.

A mummy with with one leg 2 foot longer than the other.

Some Arizona Cacti.

A polar bear with really long legs! Okay maybe that's a stretch, so let's go with The Beast (Marvel).
Normally I would be at the Jax. Show today, but I am skipping it this month and next week we'll see.

Whose collecting 2017 A&G mini's? I remember one guy last year who sent me those Ginter X Braves, but I don't know who is is (MY BAD FOR NOT WRITING IT DOWN).

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Coincidence or Fate?

Which is it?  This past weekend I pulled the trigger on Ebay for a set or near set (missing the key card plus 1 other) of 1984 OPC. The Key card being Mattingly RC and the other card was Ripken. I had been watching this set for almost 2 months. It was relisted of course. Go figure, yesterday in the mail from an OCTer bud I get a partial set with most but not all of the stars pulled out. This works for me, because of all of the "different" collections I have going on.

Love that Japan thing. Not your everyday cardboard now is it?

This one I actually needed for my Braves team set, it closed it out, yeah! Of course, I will still need one for the PC.

This one goes into the Birthday Binders.

Some for the PC's.

More for the PC's.

See not all of the stars were pulled out.  Now if I could just get someone to send me that Cal and Donnie Boy......

Wacky Wednesday: A new run ANS 12

In 2014 Topps released it's next ANS (12). And just like the previous release it is SUPER LOADED with what I call.  OVERBOARD!!!!!. No, not the movie with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.
For starters: The base set contains 2 backs for each base sticker and make up a 110 card set, but there are only 55 different stickers (fronts). Secondly, They have parallels too and yes the variations are paralleled as well! Here are the parallels: Silver A and B, Gold AB, Red AB, Pattern AB, Wacky AB, Pencil AB, Ludlow Black & Ludlow Red, and let's not forget printing plates. And just to make it a little more harder to get a "master" set, they've included a ton of insert sets like: Ridiculous, Terrible TV, Bonuses, Lost, Patch, Medallions with variations. GEEZ LOUISE, money grubbing sonsaditches.

Okay, I ranted enough, let's look at what I'm talking about.

View from the front of the first 4 cards!

View from the back. Just for kicks, I flipped the wrapped over too. Wait a minute.... I see two different colored borders on those puzzles pieces.

The remaining stickers for the first 9 (I left the other one (9) out on purpose).

Puzzle #1. The Blue one. Or is it #2?

The Red puzzle.

To save time and effort the rest of the post's from this series will carry a different format, one I hope you appreciate without the redundancies.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Trade Post

I should be caught up as of this morning anyways from the packages coming in from the blogosphere.
I have skipped scanning the OCT batch just to give me some time to post the awesome packages that came in last week. Thanks again you know who you are. Tonight's post is a package from Julie who really cracked one out of the ballpark with this one.

Starting off the package is the auto above and the One of a Kind Smoltz. You know with a parallel named 1 of a kind, you'd think that it'd be a 1/1, but no, numbered to 150 which is good enough for me.

Really love knocking off needed inserts, especially when they are the current years. You got wonder what is going on Maddux's mind in that shot.  Looks, like "Really?", or maybe a "I'm getting too damned old for this".  LOL.

Julie moves into the higher end products with this scan. Again with some 2017 needs, sweeeeeet! See that serial number on the Triple Threads, Emerald baby!

Let's start with the Andruw card atop. This is considered the die cut version, seriously it's just rounded corners. Now, that Chipper is an SP variation, thank you very much. I hadn't seen it before so when I was adding it to my list (now I need another one for the PC) I realized there is another one out there too with 2 players on the photo with this sign. Going to have to track it down.

Thanks Julie for polishing off a great week of incoming cardboard.

Let's end with these 2 2015 Topps Black mini's serial numbered to 10 (ten) each.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Big Trade Post

Still trying to get caught up with the incoming packages.

Not long back Bo reached out about some 85 OPC cards I had available. I pulled 151 for his want list, and in return Bo sent me some needed Braves you see above and below.

What you don't see are the stack of 1995 Donruss he sent for my set build.

Nor do you see the huge stack of Bowman's (flagship Bowman, that is) for those set builds.

I must say this, because I WANT, NEED, MUST HAVE every Braves card I do HATE all the mumbo jumbo sets that make up Bowman. BP, BCP, DP, BDP, BDPP, etc, seems like there are a hundred different sets each year (2000's). Even though they've changed it up quite a bit these days with the 3 separate sets in one, and then also one of them comes as it's own release, I still don't like that either. For that reason, I only collect the flagship Bowman set and I really wish Topps would just drop them all together. Other than Braves and PC guys I don't want no stinking crazy "stuff" from Bowman.
I got side tracked, sorry.   Thanks Bo, for trade.

Next up we have cards from.....

Mr. Mark Fujimoto.

I have no idea how I didn't already own the Glavine SI for Kids card. The Heyward is a SUPER SWEET  looking card in hand. I didn't even know that insert set was out there.

Mark sent me some non Braves cards too, but I am only showing the Braves. And yes, that is an Atlanta Braves Sheffield card, even if Beckett can't read the writing on the front of the card.

Two more sweet packages with lots of Braves getting removed from the want list, thanks Mark, and again thanks Bo.

One more big package to show off tomorrow from Julie who really "Cracked one out of the park"