Friday, July 31, 2009

Trader Crack's Razor Contest!

Do like I did...comment, follow, and link Trader Crack for a chance to win a Razor auto card.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Unintentional Junk Wax Humor - 1992 Donruss Triple Play Darryl Strawberry

Hey Darryl, stop looking so somber and check out this card!

1992 Donruss Triple Play...and you're gonna crush that ball!

No! Don't read the back.


Monday, July 20, 2009

A Topps Redemption Fulfilled

I have my bones with Topps redemption policy. With several redemptions going on 1 year and still not fulfilled, I've only gotten brush-offs from Topps CS. There was one instance where I was yelled at by a customer service agent when I asked if we could request a specific replacement (sure, it may have been a naive question, but it surely wasn't one that deserved the level of rudeness in response). Anyway, now when I enter a redemption code, I just forget about the card so that if or when it arrives, it'll be a nice surprise.

Anyway, when I got a Topps WBC redemption, I expected it to take much longer...but I looked in my mailbox the other day and got this. A beautiful card...though of a hated Yankee. I do love this year's Topps base design and it translates well to the refractor printing. One problem with the Tri-Star Fulfillment is that they just load the card into a toploader without using a penny sleeve. Of course, the card is a thicker stock refractor, so there wasn't much shifting en route, but I would have been a bit more comfortable if there was a penny sleeve.

Also in the mailbox, two cards from the box breaks from I am Joe Collector. I also got a Heritage Hanley refractor (didn't scan it because I'm an idiot). Everything's for trade.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Custom made Hanley card

I will get to the real cards that I've gotten since the last update, but I had a few hours to kill at work and decided to make another fake card...rudimentary powerpoint.

2009 Trade Me Your Hanleys "Transcendent Talents Patches" MLB patch, Flag patch, jersey relic , button relic, bat relic, autograph card (#d 1/1)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

...and yet I need more time

So much to write about: my box of Allen & Ginter, the great trades that netted me some more Hanleys, and my first in-person auto, but I've got to go be a good husband. Until then, just a shout out of thanks to Beardy for the Hanleys and to SCF trade partners for the various cards that have come in the mail. Also, if anyone knows what 09 A&G Kristin Armstrong red auto #d 2/10 is worth, please let me know.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

All-SCUM Team 2 - Al Lerner

Sure, this could go as a dual player card with Ted Lerner and Peter Angelos, or a group card denoting the "Lerner Family," but I'm just going to pinpoint the thumbs-up a-hole that is nickel and diming the Nationals to insignificance. The worst thing is that the Nationals (or Nubbinals, as christened by local radio legends "the Junkies") are fielding a team composed of Austin Kearns, Christian Guzman, and a horrible pitching staff (off-season signee Adam Dunn was the rare good move) are still making.
According to Thomas Boswell, writer for the Washington Post, the Nationals make money with a terrible team, a low payroll, and terrible average attendance numbers by marketing to the neighboring teams' fans. That's right, the Nationals market to Phillies, Mets, Yankees, and Red Sox fans to come to games. While there, the Nationals concessions stands actually sell the opposing fans jersey and memorabilia. They transformed Nationals Park into a pseudo Fenway Park South during the recent three game series in D.C.. That's shameful. They collect money from the opposing team, as well as through media contracts and revenue sharing, and was ranked the second most profitable team in the MLB last year. That's sick. Add this to the Nationals failure to sign their last two first round picks (I'll go ahead and predict that they'll failed to get Strausburg to sign), a failure to attract in-their-prime free agents, a population of potential fans who are completely jaded, and the Lerners bungling of the Jose Rijo/Jim Bowden fiasco, and you've got the worst ownership in baseball...Al Davis-style.