Tuesday, March 31, 2009
notes on the show -
Seaton is douche and looks like Ron Livingston (Office Space)
Olivia Taylor is a hot douche
Jack wont die - he's signed up for 2 more seasons
His scars look like cottage cheese
Congrats Mike! Cards will go out today or tomorrow!
Monday, March 30, 2009
Up for grabs this week is the 1988 Topps Memorable Moments KMart set.
33 cards Featuring HOFers Boggs, Brett, Clemens (maybe), Dawson (next year I bet), Gwynn, Henderson, Moliter, Ripken, Ryan, Schmidt, Smith, Yount and more - 33 cards total.
all you have to do is guess by 9PM EST on Monday how many people
Jack Kills -
The Rest Kill -
Take it easy
Music - M Ward
Next up are my favorite cards from the set - the Black and White floating head subset (I know its a re print of something, but I don't really care/remember of what). Jim sent me over a future Hall of Famer and few All Stars to boot. Randy Johnson (sleeper pick for fantasy this year), Chien-Ming Wang (the most boring player on the Yankees), Derrek Lee (not what he once was, but still a nice player) and Alofonso Soriano (It must be frustrating to be a Cubs fan).
Finally, we have some of the die cut prospects (or guys who have been int he league for a few years and haven't become full time players yet). We got Glen Perkins (had him last year on my fantasy team at the end - seems like a capable lefty starter or long man), Jeff Baker (I see a lot of things stating this is the year he could see 400 ABs for Colorado) and Nyjer Morgan - this dude sucks and I always pull his auto from stuff.
so thank you Jim! This is the first of many posts from your box of awesomeness - tomorrow the Mets parade starts!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I am giving this want list the bump since I am down to 5 cards needed - anyone?
I've got plenty of doubles out of this so lets see if we cant all work something out?
Heres what I need
405, 421, 434, 466, , 488,
2 boxes and all the cards I need are in the 400's. anyone else find that kind of weird?
Friends of the pursuit:
The card junkie Jeff Wolfe got me 6 closer!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Lets start over.
Growing up I was in LOVE with Drew Barrymore. In Middle School and High School I always had a thing for girls with short hair. I've discussed Juliana Hatfield here before. There is still a picture of Winona Ryder (Alien Resurrection era) on my base guitar under the strings. But I tell you - the first time I saw a preview for "Boys on the Side" there was no going back. Drew was my girl.
I started watching anything I could with her in it - Hoping for another taste of what happens about a quarter the way into the movie - yes - lift the shirt - jiggle - laugh - leave. less than 10 seconds of film that has taken up at least an hour of my life. I was 15 for Heaven's sake. Anyway - I watched Mad Love, Poison Ivy, Scream, Everybody Says I Love You - If she was in it, I saw it. There were pictures all over my bedroom. I was infatuated to the max.
However, one thing was always missing. Yes, you know what it was - the January 1995 issue of Playboy. I had no connections. I had to be the one kid in high school who did not have access to that kind of stuff. My internetting skills (and connection) were poor at best. Try as hard as I could - I never got a glimpse of the angel in the centerfold (yes I know she isn't actually in the centerfold, but I never miss a chance to reference the J Giles Band).
So, no connections, connection, and no spine to try to find someone to sell it to me, because I was underage, so of course, if I tried to buy it (In my paranoid mind) since I was not 18, I would be arrested, made a laughing stock, and most importantly, disappointed my mother.
Then, just a few weeks after my 18th birthday I happened in an antique store and there it was. A box of old magazines with the bunny on them. I went through what must of been years worth of bunnies until I found my girl. $15 - done deal. I went home and... read the articles.
Finally - after all those years, my dream (I didn't aim high those days) had come true. Life was good. I'd actually gotten with a real girl, my punk bands played shows, and I saw Drew Barrymore full on naked. Too sweet.
I'd never had much of a collection of those style books, but this one went with me at every move. So when my folks split and we moved to Vestal, Drew came with me. I went away to college and my first apartment on my own, Drew came with me. I moved to a different apartment, you guessed it - Drew came with me... and me with her (sorry - I need an editor I know).
By this time Drew was a superstar. She was in huge movies and had subsequently married (and divorced) Tom Greene. That gave me hope (never realized). So it comes to be that Drew started dating the drummer from the band the Strokes who happened to be an alum of the school I went to SUNY New Paltz.
I'm hanging out with my girlfriend, the girl I wanted to be my girlfriend, and some dude named Julian when I get a call from Joe Walker.
Joe Walker - "I just saw Drew Barrymore at Bacchus drinking beer"
Me - "wow"
Yeah - that was it. I know. You would think I had more to say, but my mind was racing. My celebrity crush of all crushes was riding through my 3 traffic light (approx) town. And I was stuck with my girlfriend, the girl I wanted to be my girlfriend, some douche - and Drew with her man.
I decide that tonight just isn't the night for dreams to come true. An hour or so go buy and its out to the bars with no real intentions of pursuing Drew. So I walk down my driveway and we go to run into the mobile so the girl I want to be my girlfriend can grab some smokes - and what do I see?
Drew Barrymore and her drummer Beau making out in front of the Mobile station with a six pack of Miller cans in hand.
So many things to say and do run through my head.
1) Punch him and impress her with my strength
2) Start..."reading the articles"
3) Profess my love
4) Run my ass back to my apartment, grab the Playboy and a pen and be that guy who asks for an autograph in a wholly inappropriate time.
Take a moment - What do you think I did?
Nope - Didn't do any of them. Here is what came of my mouth.
"hey Drew Sorry to interrupt - I've loved your movies and been a fan for a long time. (now to drummer) Your band is pretty good".
That was it. That was my moment with the love of my life. The most typical experience she ever could have had. I guarantee nothing about that moment was even memorable enough to recall 2 minutes later for her. So here I am, with my girlfriend (who I hated... another story, another blog), the girl I wanted to be with, and Julian - who was hitting on the girl I wanted to be with. So I am in this lovers square if you will, frustrating as it is, and I have this chance to have Drew, the holiest of holies (holyies? how does that work - is that like hollies the plant? who knows, maybe spell check will help me out later) , sign my magazine, my most (I know lame) prized possession next to my signed 86 Mets Team ball (I don't remember the story of how I got that - sorry), and just totally blew it.
Where are they now?
Drew - Superstar still - making movies, doing what she does.
Drummer boy - The Strokes recent albums sucked.
Julien - don't know
Other girl - Long Island
Girlfriend - who cares - Trick was crazy
Me - at work - sending dayf an e-mail.
Take it easy.
So Roofgod, I will be sending you an email to get your mailing info!
Thanks for playing! We will be back next week!
Monday, March 23, 2009
Winner this week gets a stack of 12 random Chrome/refracters from various 07/08 Topps products - there are definately some star players so this isnt just cleaning out the closet so to speak. Lets see what you guys thing? Can Duane nail it 2 weeks in a row?
Of course all guesses due by 9pm EST Monday
Saturday, March 21, 2009
This league is a 10 team roto league w/ 30 man rosters. you have a 100 million dollar cap. You also have a minor leaguer team of approx 10-20 players. Here is how I did - all players are assigned contracts of 1 to 5 years - I wont go into the contracts here, but know that young dudes are here for 5 years, old dudes arent. This was an auction draft.
C - Matt Wieters
C- Taylor Teagarden
1B - Prince Fielder
2B - Chase Utley
3B - Adrian Beltre
SS - Christian Guzman (ugh)
MI - Ian Kinsler
CI - James Loney
LF - Pat Burrell
LF - Adam Dunn
CF - Shane Victorino
RF - Jay Bruce
RF - Alex Rios
SP - Zack Greincke
SP - Ted Lilly
SP - Dan Haren
SP - Max Scherzer
SP - Jonathan Sanchez
SP- Daisuke Matsuzaka
SP - Brett Myers
RP - Chad Cordero
RP - Grant Balfour
RP - Huston Street
RP - James McDonald
RP - Hong-Chih Kuo
OF - Matt LaPorta
OF - Travis Snider
OF - Willy Tavarez
DH/!B - Travis Hafner
SP - Phil hughes
C- Kyle Skipworth
1B - Gaby Sanchez
3B - Dayan Viciedo
SS - Wilmer Flores
SS - Todd Frazier
OF - Brett Gardner
SP - Brian Matusz
SP - Chris Tillman
Sp - Clayton Richard
SP - Brad Holt
Traded Joel Hanrahan and Jason Bay for Prince Fielder
Traded Jonny Peralta and Jim thome for Christian Guzman and Willy Tavarez (dont need power, need avg and steals)
All in All - I think I will compete - but I NEED saves hella bad - Steals I should be middle of the pack I hope - same with AVG.
What do you guys think?
Friday, March 20, 2009
Mark from Stats on the Back was kind enough to send me nearly every card I need for this 91 Fleer Ultra set - I now just need a few of the inserts and a few more base than I am done. Since I did not really know which cards to feature - I figured I would throw some mid air beauties up for the girls over at Dinged Corners.Here is Jose Lind, Jay Bell, and Bill Speiers (2 of the 3 I have gotten autos through the mail of) doing what they did best. Fielding.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
So, I will be sending back some 09 Topps his way as I make my way through the pile - everyone -I'm working on it - had a sick wife for the last 2 days which meant no internetting.
So here are the first 2 cards that were sent over. I figured since he sent 2 Team checklists, 2 Team leaders, and 2 rookies I would pit them against each other. Unfortunately for the Reds here, they are going against my boys, the Metropolitans. I'll just take them left to right and see who wins. I'm going to do this by who I would rather build my team around. I know that there are a few bloggers who may not agree.
Edison Volquez wv. Jose Reyes. Volquez is nice and has crazy upside - but Jose is one of the 3 premier shortstops in the major leagues. I feel like he is the no brainer choice here.
Brandon Phillips vs. David Wright. C;mon... do I have to even say it? Wright by a landslide.
Edwin Encarnacion vs. Carlos Delgado. At least this one an argument can be made - Edwin's upside could someday match a Delgado down year - but he isnt yet the presence in the line up since he k's too often. Delgado it is.
For the team checklists we have 2 former division rivals. We have a slugger who we are about to see if he can make his own way leaving Coors field and entering the cavernous park in Oakland and a young righty who has taken the league by storm. Gun to my head - Lincecum. Bailey will be pleased I'm sure.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Of course we see many David Wrights here. The only one I did not already have was the star quest, but its nice to have doubles if I need to barter with another Wright fan!
The rest of the cards were a slew of goodies. There were a TON of hojos... we know I love my HoJos. Also some cards of new players - That Bobby Bo will be going out in the mail sooner or later to get scribbled on.. I've been waiting to get a Mets DK of him for a while.
34, 77, 131, 141, 179, 431, 434, 436, 437, 438, 439, 446, 447, 449, 451, 452, 453, 455, 457, 458, 459, 463, 464, 465, 470, 473, 477, 481, 484, 485, 490, 493, 495, 497,
Then and Now
2, 5, 10
New Age Performers
2, 4, 7, 10, 14
Manny Ramirez, Wright, Lincecum, Longoria, A Rod, Soriano, Ichiro, Johan santana, Braun
Friends of the quest:
4/2/09 - Greg @ Lake effects sent Mark Buerhle and NAP Carlos Quentin!
4/2/09 - Zach @ Autographed cards sent me about 35 more cards for my set!
4/6/09 - 50 more from reader Steve K WOW!
5/21/09 - Thank you Jeff the cardboard Junkie for Kevin Kouzmanaoff!
6/4/2009 - Greg from Night Owl Cards got me a bunch closer!
Next up is a Jay Payton certified auto from 2000 Fleer - This a cool card because even when the Mets were at their best or worst, I was always a Payton fan - I remember one summer before he got hurt he was the only guy on the team you could count on to always hit the ball hard and run hard too. It's too bad his career has stalled - I will always root for him.
So Adam - Thank you kindly foryour generosity. It is much appreciated and I will see about reciprocating that generosity.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Chris from Nachos Grande did me a solid and knocked off some want list goodies. Here they are.
The Iron Man on a classic - yes totally classic Topps design.
Everyone Else - 1
Jack - 1
He will be getting the UD pack, the Topps pack, the Heritage Packs, The Maybin Relic and the Brett Hunter Auto! He will also be getting the Vernon Wells Heritage Relic I pulled a few weeks ago as he is the only Jays fan I know! Congrats Duane!
Anyone else Jack with the Construction vehicle was silly, but that the fight at the end was sweet? Who else wants to nail Oliva both literally and figuratively?
Duane - I know I just mailed you something YESTERDAY and I cannot locate your addresss - I will shoot you an email
Why did I sign with the Nationals?" Tavarez said told a group of reporters. "When you go to a club at 4 in the morning, and you're just waiting, waiting, a 600-pounder looks like J. Lo. And to me this is Jennifer Lopez right here. It's 4 in the morning. Too much to drink. So, Nationals: Jennifer Lopez to me."
Wow. I bet he signs long term soon.
Monday, March 16, 2009
1 pack 09 UD
1 pack 09 Topps
2 pack 09 Heritage
2008 Ud Timeline Brett Hunter auto
2008 Topps Cameron Maybin Relic
I wanna see 10 guesses this week. make me feel like I was skinny in high school.
. Dont know why, but who am I to turn down the generosity of my brethren?
So this is a piece of David's pants from 06 Upper Deck - not sure if it is from the base set or one other product, but dont really care. Thank you very much Matt - I'll keep an eye on your lists for sure!
SPs - seeded 1:2 packs - That alone makes retail worth the purchase this year
Chrome - the price is a refractor. #'d 560
Friday, March 13, 2009
I think that Topps Town cards are a revelation this year. I know that some people don't agree - but making them all different with actual star players and numbers - its like a real card -at least I can fool myself into thinking so.
Now I've gone on record not being a fan of the Turkey Red set. I've gotten a few packs here and there through the years - never really dug it - inexplicably though, I love the inserts this year. I''m just a fickle collector I guess.
So thank you Phil - and if you haven't yet, go check out Cheese and Beer if for no other reason than to scan down and watch the Dick's commercial with Jimmy Rollins. I want to hate him, but that shit is funny.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Jack - 4
Rest - 15
Total - 19
we did not have a winner this week, so all the packs will carry over to next week. Don made it the closest with a guess of 9 Kills. here are the end of year point standings
Chris - 1 point
Andy - 1 point
Don - 2 points
Duane - 1 point
Bailey - 1 point
I'd like to take a minute to morn (spoiler alert if you already watched) the passing of Bill Buchannon. He was fictional and brave. Also -= who was thrilled to see Aaron Pierce with a machine gun... really - could he be any cooler? well, if he didn't bone Martha Logan that would have been better . she was bat shit crazy
Next weeks thread will be up in a day or 2
Here are the New Age Performers and Then and Nows. I really love the NAP design, the then and now-- eh - and what is with Bob Friend being featured twice?
Here are the news flashbacks - meh. and the baseball flashbacks - just eh- little better than meh
Monday, March 9, 2009
I could not resist posting this.
First of course - the Mets - I figured this is the best way to highlight the normal base cards. I did not think I was going to really like this years set, but once I got them in my hands - blows last year out of the water as far as I am concerned. I like the small action shot - I love the clean backs - Home run.
Jack = ?
Everyone else =?
Leave the comments -
Mark - I have your cards put aside besides for the team cards - will be out next week!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Cards are now in a much smaller closet.
I have too many of them.
over the next - however long it takes I'll getting rid of a lot of cards - mostly doubles and extras from old sets I'm working on - will be a lot of good starter sets if anyone is interested... I'll post more details as I get around to that.
Body Count - not getting its own post this week - I just watched last weeks episode and the the total count was
Jack - 1
Rest - 18
Total - 19
Bailey over at the Nennth Inning came closest with a guess of 18 kills - so he will be added to the leftovers drawing at the end of the season. Here are those who have points now
Chris - 1 point
Andy - 1 point
Don - 1 point
Duane - 1 point
Bailey - 1 point
I decided that last weeks contest winning would be 2 packs of 09 Heritage. Since I have yet to go back through all of my cards for next weeks prize - it will be a pack of 09 Topps Series 1 and 09 Ud series one.... so we have 4 packs on the table for next week now!. Official thread will be posted later tonight or tomorrow.
If I owe you my end of a trade - please shoot me an email or leave me a comment here - I have about 10 unopened packages yet from the move that is all cards - so it may still take me a bit - thats my project next week. Today, errands, tomorrow - Dynasty league auction draft, sunday - work. so really, I wont be back here until Monday and thats when it should be business as usual.
Good to back -
My quick opinions - Razorgate - who cares. I know that I get more excited about a Tom Browning Auto than Grover Cleaveland...
Dayf - good luck meng - we're pulling for ya
Craigslist Idiots is the best series of posts on any blog to date.
Also - While away - now up over 5,000 posts - Thank you! thats awesome.