Thursday, February 26, 2009
how many kills for Jack?
Take it easy - results will be up late next week
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
My friend guessed it perfect with 1 kill for Jack (Dibaku's guard) and 2 for everyone else! (Sean killing his girlfriend/fellow terrorist aiding twatwaffle, and then Marika in effect killing herself by causing the car crash)
So my friend - all the prizes are yours! Please mail me firstname.lastname@example.org with your address and I will get your prize out to you by the end of next week (when i have a chance to unpack it). Also - be sure to tell me what team you would like your cards to come from!
I will put a post up for next weeks 2 hour special - it will count as one episode, so make sure your guesses reflect 2 hours of death. And for those of you who don't watch - the previews definitely showed a machine gun battle - so get those body bags ready -- could be a big one!
I wont have cable or Internet at the new place until Tuesday of next week, (same day mlb 09 the show comes out for PS3) so I may not post up the winners until the end of the week. but I promise to do you all a solid - I dont know what the prize is going to be yet - It may just end up being a surprise, but it will be a good one.
Take care and Congrats! All the points for weeks not guessed right will carry over to the end of the year if the season ends and there are unclaimed prizes.
Monday, February 23, 2009
all guesses by 9pm EST on this thread
up for grabs
100 card teams set
rookies of johnson, Sosa, biggio, Baines, Schilling
09 Topps Munson Patch Card
09 Topps Ronny Paulino Auto
08 Allen & Ginter Johnny Damon bat card
and now added to the fold
A pack of 09 UD and 09 Topps series 1!
Good luck and keep the guesses coming!
Saturday, February 21, 2009
125 1/2 Helen St
dont send me anthrax or anything ok?
Friday, February 20, 2009
and then subesquently totally forgot about it. Well about a week ago this package came in the mail and I remembered then that he had asked me to put a package together AFTER receiving this one - So here are some quick highlights from what he sent me, and I will be getting his package together later today!
First we have a 1999 Topps Auto card of Mo Bruce - this is a name I have not thought of in years... I just remember him being reasonable touted and then obviously since is a new name for even some Mets fans, he didnt do too much. But I love obscure Mets cards and I really like his auto too.
Next we have a2008 Heritage Mike Pelfrey. I think that Pelf is quickly becoming one of my favorite Mets and not for his play on the field (of course that helps) but its for being just a big dork. Lately in spring training he has been caught wearing a helmet due to his recent flipping of a golf cart, and has been relentlessly teased by teammates for crying at the end of Marely and Me (The dog dies). I like Big Pelf
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Chris - 1 point
Andy - 1 point
Don - 1 point
Duane - 1 point
for other peoples favorites - I know that Chris @ Stale Gum is a big fan of Chase "fuckin" utley, a know a certain lady with a "problem" who likes her Pujols (get your minds out of the gutter!), and Dave is a big fan of Mr. Longoria.
A few more inserts - Reyes for me, CC For thorzul, Chipper for Days, Manny #'d to 99. also, I did not bring up how much I do not like the history subsets -I don't care about what happened, I don't care about some suits bullshit predictions (I know they don't really believe them, but this is a waste of my time). also, I don't feel good having a bunch of cards now of high school kids... just weird to me.
Monday, February 16, 2009
We know the rules yes?
if not check out prior posts - its easy
Jack kills ____
up for grabs
* Thurmon Munson Manufactured letter patch (T)
* 100 card team lot
and this weeks addition
2009 Topps Career Best auto of Ronny Pauling
2008 Allen and Ginter Johnny Damon GU bat relic (framed)
all comments must be in before 9pm easterm on Monday
Lets try to get more than 4 people this week - even if you dont watch, throw a guess out there - its worked for Chris!
Now of course as much as the next one, I don't like seeing something I paid $80 for all the sudden being sold for $35, but it happens. We all know about those cards from the late 80s and early 90s that carry almost next to no value now. So yes, while that stinks for a lot of us who were hoping to retire off of all those Albert Belle rookies they are now just want list filler. But I have to say I owe my currently being back in this hobby to those boxes of junk wax.
A few years ago I was super bored, went on ebay, and bought a lot that had boxes of 90 Donruss, 87 Topps, 89 Score. and just like that - I was back - It took a while - almost a year and half before I even considered buying new product - which I now do more often than I would like.
I sort of went off topic. I wanted to talk about why I did not participate in the bat around, and while I write this, I realize I probably just should have used this answer for that -- (disclaimer - I really did enjoy reading what everybody had to say on the topic). But for me, I understand that for some people this is their job and this is how they make their money. But the idea of value and hobby for me are counter intuitive - I do this because it is fun. I enjoy looking through the cards, putting them in order, chasing down a set, and all that goes with it. If I get a card thats "worth" a lot of money - it goes in the same box as my Hunter Pence rookie - sure one is worth just about nothing and the other could be "worth" a few hundred bucks - but that means nothing to me. These are cards that I will hang on to because I like them - if nothing else, they get to be trade bait if i see some cool Mets stuff someone else has opened.
While its good for some people - it doesn't rub me the right way when I see links to your ebay store on the page. there have been times in the past where I see someone working on a set so I send some cards or sps their way (of course they send something back, so I know I do not have a leg to stand on here) but then I see those cards on E-Bay a few months later. I view it like if you have a dog you need to get rid of - you want to send it to a nice a home where it will be loved - not brought to a puppy option.
I didn't really plan this post out well - I'm just writing off the cuff - and maybe I sound like a jerk off or maybe I've made sense to someone - hopefully it just made a little sense at all to anyone. But to answer the question of what I think is going to be worth having in 10 years - I answer who cares whats valuable so long as you have something that you love and enjoy
Anyway - here are the results from box 1 - i'll show off box 2 tomorrow and also get my want list up. This first group of cards is for all my fellow bloggers - I know I haven't seen as much Upper Deck on the blog scene as Topps, which I feel is okay, since I really like the Topps product better this year (and last year i got totally hard for UD) -so if you haven't seen your favorite players yet - here you go. We've got Granderson for Grand Cards, Martin For the Night Owl, Miller for Mario, Chipper for Dayf and Captain Canuck, Mauer for Gelman, and a few "Linceys" for Bailey.
Next up were my favorite cards from the box, which of course are Met-centric. Of course Wright and Reyes - the centerpieces of this franchise - we have a great photo of L- Millz, My ROY preseason pick Travis Snider, and a few local Binghamton Mets who grew up last year, Nick Evans and Bobby Parnell.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
One Dealer had some boxes of singles for sales, one was labeled rookies/Game Used 3/$10
And this is what I pulled from there - We have an 85 Donruss Kirby Puckett. This is man who did nothing half assed - we all know he was a fantastic player who had to retire too young, who also died to young. however, thanks to Sports Illustrated we also know that he was a world class asshole who one time used an electric saw to get through a door that was impeding him from hitting his wife. Baseball has more than its share of these polarizing figures.
Next we have a Sweet Spot classic Will Clark bat card. Nothing bad to say about Will - He and Griffey JR had the best left handed swings of all of their contemporaries - great, great player.
Finally, just because I needed to find one more I took this ugly Topps Gallery Roberto Alomar bat card. whatever.
Now Finally - the purchase that made me happiest
Oh yeah. I have wanted this card since I was 9. $2
Fuck Face MOJO! I kinda hate myself now.
Also - I just wanted to give a quick shout out to Dan @ Grand Cards for being a great trade partner. He sent me a bunch of cards for my 07 Topps UH set for a few Grandersons and a card I did not yet own, the Galaragga GU card from 08 Topps - He was super patient when it took me way longer than expected to secure the card from my buddy who was the owner - so everyone release your Granderson's to Dan and he will take care of you.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
These Legends are easily the best insert Topps has done since I have been back into collecting.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
goddamnit. I need alot more than I thought - Looks like this will be the 2008 product im still getting boxes from in 09.. so long as they stay @ around $35/each.
I do have plenty of doubles - so please - lets help each other out
3/12/09 - Chris from Nachos Grande sent me 13 more!
3/13/09 - Adam from Thoughts and Sox got me 2 more towards the set
3/28/09 - Jim from Garvey, Cey, Russell, Lopes got me about 10 closer!
5/21/09 - Steve from White Sox Cards sent me Jr Towles - 1 closer!
98 Akinori Iwamura
166 Jeff Baker
199 Shrek... I mean Ramon Castro
57 Jo Jo Reyes
2 Omar Vizquel
277 Asdrubal Cabrera
198 Conor Jackson
42 Jeff Francoeur
146 Glen Perkins
302 Brian Giles
49 Kazuo Matsui
182 Daneil Murphy (I went bowling with him and Jon Niese and other B Mets - I'll tell the story sometime)
3 Andy Marte
74 Trey Hillman
191 Shane Victorino Postseason Highlights
267 Michael Bowden RC
202 Gaby Sanchez RC
208 James McDonald
217 Albert Pujols MVP
134 Evan Longoria ROy (That makes 3 Longoria cards so far)
TTT19 Carlos Quentin Topps Town
TR45 Miguel Cabrera Turkey Red
LG4 Ty Cobb Legends of the Game (I read somewhere he often had a batting average well over .300 and a racism average of nearly .985)
RH17 Gary Sheffield Ring of Honor
86 Kila Ka'Aihue RC Gold 116/2009
CBA-RP Ronny Paulino Career Best Auto
145 Alex Gordon
227 Freddy Sandoval RC
278 Phillies Win the Series (I hate the Phillies, but this is a fantastic card)
259 Lincecum/Haren/Santana League Leaders
246 Upton/Crawford/Longoria Postseason highlights (4 Longorias! this is overkill)
221 Lee/Halladay/Matsuzaka League Leaders
209 Alfredo Amezaga
18 George Sherrill
264 Dave Bush
39 Stephen Drew
167 Aaron Harang
313 Jamey Carroll
218 Emmanuel Burriss
285 Justin Duchscherer
161 Brendan Harris
15 Nate McLouth
171 Jeff Bailey
100 David Wright (the Franchise!)
41 Mike Mussina
289 Josh Banks
59 Eric Gagne (you know - sometimes you want to say something bad about someone and all the comes out is an exasperated sigh)
305 Ivan Rodriguez
160 Evan Longoria gold cup (I think Longorias are sorted at a rate of 1 per pack)
133 Brandon Jones
Set 218/330 = 66%
base - Complete
Topps Town - COMPLETE
Legends Of The Game - 1, 2, 6, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23
Turkey red - 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 13, 15, 19, 22, 24, 28, 29, 30, 32, 36, 37, 39, 46, 49, 50
I'm not bother with Ring of honor - so i have some of those up for trade as well, im only keeping whatever Mets I get. So please - if you have any of these available for trade, let me know so we can work something out!
Phil from Cheese and Beer got me 6 Turkey Reds closer and down to needing only 1 of the Topps Town cards - thank you Phil!
3/13/09 - Some Turkey red and Topps Town and Legends from the junkie Jeff Wolfe!
3/26/09 - Chris from Nachoes Grande hooked up me with the Last Topps Town I needed, Hanley! Thanks meng
4/2/09 - 5 more Turkey Red cards by way of Greg @ Lake effect cards
5/26/09 - thanks to Scott at Hand Collated for 2 more Turkey Reds!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Last week I got a package that included card #118 Chien Ming Wang to complete my set - All cards are now officially paged in the same book as my 08 Goudey set and it brought me peace to look through them! Sorry I cannot thank you by name as the emails have been deleted and the label the shipping store put on the package covered your return address and name! So let it be known I thank you and I am grateful. If you have any lists or anything like that I can look through, let me know!
Also a quick thanks to Cliff @ Capewood's Collections for getting me to within 15 cards of my 89 Topps set - if anyone has a box of those kicking around, much love if you take a gander at my list. Take is easy.
298 Jonathan Van Every
195 tim Lincecum
119 Craig Counsell
262 Mike Gonzalez
265 Carlos Zambrano
143 Matt Joyce
184 Luis Ayala
150 Kosuke fuckudome (is he really deserving the # 150?)
288 guillermo Quiroz
35 David Price RC
140 Brandon Webb
243 Chase Headley
117 Ron Gardenhire
255 Joe Crede
295 Derrek Lee
205 Miguel Cabrera
79 David Eckstein
114 Chris Dickerson
162 Mike Cameron
25 Jon Lester
89 Lester/Bay Postseason Highlights
307 Burnett/Santana/halladay League Leaders
105 Francisco Liriano
63 Josh Outman RC
179 Rafael Furcal
87 Brad Hawpe Gold 617/2009
RH21 Johnny Podres Ring of honor
LG17 Bob Gibson Legends of the Game
TR23 Garret Atkins Turkey Red
TTT20 Lance Berkman Topps Town
292 Francisco Cervelli RC
293 Brian Bixler
299 Cole Hamels Postseason Highlights
309 Humberto Sanchez RC
321 Kazmir/Price Classic Combos
327 Phil Coke RC
283 John Baker
320 Miguel Cabrera
187 John Garland
197 Ronnie Belliard
185 Randy Johnson
269 Hunter Pence
168 Mark Derosa
220 Jay Bruce Gold Cup
48 Mike Napoli
280 Joe Saunders
99 Juan Castro
279 Ryan church
215 Ian Kinsler
296 Reid Bignac
Some Notes on pack- I officially hate the ring of honor set. anyone want to trade ring of honors for legends/turkey reds/topps towns let me know- I will only look to keep any mets that appear in that set. I can't complain about any pack that gives me 2 David Price cards and another great young ace Tim Lincecum. the Randy Johnson card looks exactly like a Randy Johnson card should. just after the release with that ugly mane flapping in the wind. Jay Bruce gold cup - makes me think about trading with friends years ago over who would get my Wally Joyhner gold cup rookie... Phil coke - I hope so... he'll probably be good like the 86 Mets. Hunter Pence looks like he is passing a stone. Bob Gibson - one of the greatest all time. love itSet 131/330 = 40 %
Monday, February 9, 2009
Still up for grabs
100 Card Team set of your choice
rookie cards of Baines, Schilling, Biggio, Johnson, And Sosa
And the prize for this week is a 2009 Manufactured Letter Patch from Thurmon Munson
you know the rules
How many will Jack wack?
How many will die by others?
all comments in by 9pm.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
76 Marcus Thames
213 Jeremy Sowers
210 Geovanny Soto
328 Doug Mientkiewicz
260 Manny Ramirez
256 Reggie Abercrombe
170 CC Sabathia (Brewers)
228 Scott Rolen
47 Jose Valverde
239 Brandon League
235 Chad Billingsley
69 Rich Aurilia
303 Zach Duke
244 Sean Rodriguez
203 Jair Jurrjiens
268 Chris Burke
173 Manny Delcarmen
36 Kevin Slowey
238 Jorge Cantu
229 Cesar Izturis
127 Cabrera/Quentin/Rodriguez Leage Leaders
139 Matt Stairs Postseason Highlights
147 Howard/Wright/Gonzalez Leage Leaders
307 Burnett/Santana/Halladay League Leaders Black 56/58
143 Matt Joyce Gold 1936/2009
RH13 Derek Jeter Ring of Honor
LG7 Babe Ruth Legends Of The Game
TR25 Alex Rodriguez Turkey Red
TTT6 Ichiro Topps Town
13 ryan Langerhans
164 Bob Geren
169 Juan Miranda Rookie Card
184 Bobby Parnell Rookie Card
196 Jason Motte Rookie Card
276 Geovany Soto ROY
214 Scott Elbert Rookie Card
172 Yadier Molina
30 Ken Griffey Jr
183 Jason Michaels
141 Mark Teahen
44 Geoff Jenkins
175 Jeff Samardzija
232 Gabe Kapler
151 Carl Pavano
72 David Delucci
11 Fernando Tatis
189 Jay Payton
249 Jack Hannahan
55 JJ Hardy
294 Brandon Boggs
Set Total 44/330 13%
Notes - God this so much better than last years set - The design, the photos, the multi player cards (no classic combos!!!) - odd that all of the horizontal cards are packaged with each other and all of the rookies were next to each other. Another pack soon
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
enjoy the mystery man.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Once again, nobody guessed the exact kill count, so the prize will carry over til next week. There were 2 guesses for 12 kills, but one was closer with Jacks count. they are below.
MMayes of the wonderful 72 Topps blog guessed 2 kills for jack (not with kindness) and 12 overall.
Reader Don guessed 12 kills total, with 4 by Jack.
Since he was closer, he will get a point towards the end of season prize if there is anything unclaimed by imperfect guesses.
Don - 1
Andy (of the 88 Score Traded/Rookie Blow) - 1
The rookie cards and 100 card team lot will carry over to next week.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Last week there was no winner, although Andy from the 88 Score update blog received a point towards a year end prize if there are still some unclaimed.
The prize that is carrying over is a 100 card lot from the team of your choice.
The prize this week are the following 5 rookie cards
1) Sammy Sosa 1990 Upper Deck
2) Randy Johnson 1989 Score
3) 1989 Topps Craig Biggio
4) 1989 Donruss Curt Schilling
5) 1981 Harold Baines Topps
Remember, we need 2 guesses,
1) How many Jack Kill
2) How many everyone else kills
All guesses must be in by 9 PM EST
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Now when I started this quest I'd said I would do some kind of contest for the first person to say good job and answer a question that I posted.
Question - Who is the player with a mildly dirty name that I featured on my blog twice in one week? this was back when it all first started - so take a look at those archives!
The first person to put the answer in the comments will receive autographed cards from
These are doubles I have received in my TTM requests that I have to post up, but they are all here and up for grabs this weekend for kind words and a little research. Good luck. First to post answer and words gets the prize!
To complete my 08 UD baseball Heroes set! He was also kind enough to send me 25 89 Donruss and a few 89 Topps - Thank you so much! anyone with card 118 - I will love you long time.
He was also kind enough to include a small stack of Mets cards including a few Sportflics cards which you can (kinda) see below!
Also - There are 2 wax packs of 1989 Donruss in the package that I will be breaking at a later date!