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.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Joy of Completion!!

Batter up!

which can only mean one thing, yes, with the minor help of a small purchase on eBay ($2.98 shipped)
I now own 35 individual puzzle pieces from the Teenymates Series 1 MLB figure set.

I am still missing 5 of the base figures  and 2 rare chase figures from a complete set, but I am happy to show off a completed puzzle:

thanks for taking a peek,
Have a GReat day!

Monday, July 14, 2014

2 down, 2 to go!!

Managed to trade some of my duplicate Teenymates puzzle pieces for two that I needed!
That now leaves me with just two to complete the puzzle!

and he even threw in the Phillies figure that I've been hunting for from day 1!
very cool!

that leaves me needing the Twins and the Angels puzzle pieces, nearing completion! Woo Hoo!!
I have many figures and pieces to trade if anybody is interested...

I have the following figures available:
LA Dodgers (4)
Oakland A's (3)
Texas Rangers (3)
Cleveland Indians (3)
San Diego Padres (1)
Washington Nationals (1)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1)
St. Louis Cardinals (2)
Florida Marlins (1)

and now need the following 5 Figures for a complete base set:
Los Angeles Angels
Arizona Diamondbacks
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals
Tampa Bay Rays

I also have the following pieces available for trade:
Atlanta (1)
Seattle (1)
Tampa Bay (3)
Astros (1)
Brewers (1)
Washington (1)Blue Jays (3)
TES (3)

If you can help me out, please contact me.
thanks for reading,
Thank for the trade John P. that was a HUGE help!
Have a GReat day!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th! Let's go Surfing!!

My local Wally World started carrying some of those blind box figures here recently. And this was the first time I had seen the Marvel Bobble heads.

I just had to take a chance... everybody's hoping for Deadpool,

He's the rarest of the bunch at 1/144..
except me, I wanted Dr. Doom. Me being  a long time Fantastic Four fan. They come in the same size boxes as the rest of the mystery figures do, and the same black plastic baggie inside as well.

No, I didn't get Thor, though that would have been cool and Mrs. Dawgbones would've stolen him right away! So, who did I get?

the title did give it away... yepper, not too shabby... at least the 'ole Silver Surfer does have a "four" tie-in.
And I'll happily add him to my collection, and probably buy a few more in the near future as well!
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat 4th!

P.S. with the typical Fireworks displays this weekend, please be sure your pets are adequately and securely guarded. They generally do not enjoy the pyrotechnics like we do. Make sure they have a safe place in the house to hide out from the festivities.