Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My Favorite Holiday...

Today is the day that we get to celebrate the folks who have served to protect all that I hold dear.

To all veterans, Past, Present, and Future:

Thank you for walking the walk. I didn't have to, because you did!!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hailing Frequencies open...

The Captain is having an anniversary contest.

No, not THAT captain...

This Captain...
go on over and check it out, here.
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Almost the easiest thing you could do tonight...

Would be ti head over to the Collector's Crack and join in his:

Almost the Easiest World Series Contest on the Web 4!!!

just head over here and check it out, and as always, tellem Dawgbones sentcha!

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat weekend!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The last of the anti-local pick-ups

The last card I picked up on my trip to Mobile is a good one. It's another one for my blog's namesake, Michael Jack Schmidt.

A very nice mini-silk replica patch card of Schmidtty's 1974 Topps base card!

This is only the second silk card I have in my collection, and got a really decent deal on it and the other items I bought from Big Hit Sports. If you are ever in the Mobile area, it's well worth the trip across the bay to the Spanish Fort area to visit BHS.

Thanks for the tip Sam, it worked out well for me.
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Another pick-up, thanks to Sam

Yesterday, I started this little series about a shop in the Spanish Fort section of Mobile Alabama.
Today I continue with the second of three cards purchased from Big Hit Sports.

A 2013 Topps cut to the Chase die-cut of my blog's namesake.

This card celebrates Mike's 7th home run crown in 1984.
Thanks for taking a peek,
Have a GReat day!
Stay dry if you're near the east coast today!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Some not so local pick-ups

So, late last month, my company sent me to hell for 2 weeks to work.
It wasn't actually hell, it was Mobile, Alabama, I think Hades would have been at least 5 or 10 degrees cooler with less humidity!! I work in the ship design industry and occasionally this puts me out in the field aboard the various vessels that I help design. The average temperature on this particular ship was around 110 at 5 am! I just wish this trip would have occurred a few months earlier as Sam, our favorite Daily Dimwit, was working in Mobile and had just left to move back home. It would have been nice to meet in person. But Sam did point me to a few good local eateries, and 1 card shop, Big Hit Sports Cards.
I had a few hours to kill one afternoon so I made my way across the bay and found B.H.S. They were very friendly, and even more gracious after I mentioned Sam. While there, I did find a few additions for my Schmidt collection. The first being from Donruss Studios:

I liked the look of this card in particular, with the old school logo, and I needed a card or two of Schmidt's in the horizontal framing to complete that page in the binder.

The back give a few highlights from Schmidtty's career.
Thanks for the tip Sam, and Laps was a GReat place to eat as well. We also tried Felix's Fish Camp a couple nights too, the broiled shrimp was awesome!

Thanks for reading,
Back tommorrow with another.
Have a GReat day!

Monday, August 11, 2014

May you now find peace my friend...

There's things that I can't leave alone'Cause they won't leave me aloneWhat I want ain't what I needStill I reach for the things I craveThen try to run awayAm I afraid of being free'Cause when I'm not chasing demonsThere's demons chasing me~ Kenny Chesney

May you finally find the peace and serenity that eluded you on this earth.
Rest in Peace Robin Williams, perhaps my all-time favorite actor, you made every character you touched come to life, on the big screen or small. I will miss your comedic expertise and brilliant acting.