Friday, December 31, 2010

Final update for the contest at the Daily Dimwit...

Back on the 17th of December, The Daily Dimwit announced the "winner" of his pick 5 cards contest.
Well, I was the winner of the randomization, after which, in a grand show of Christmas spirit, the Dimwit announced that everybody won. As the first winner, I was guaranteed my original pick of the following five cards: Roy Oswalt SP Authentic, Chase Utley Faces of the Game, Cole Hamels Icons Foil, Jimmy Rollins Icons, and the Bowman Heritage Jamie Moyer.














Well, they showed up in yesterday's mail, imagine my surprise when there were 10 cards instead of the 5 I'd picked out, including a Cole Hamels Icons base card, Cliff Lee Icons base card, Chase Utley Icons base card, and an Aaron Rowand Upper Deck card.








No, this is not the new math, I left the 10th card for last, cause it blew me away, totally made my week complete, having pulled my first relic card from a pack of cards Tuesday morning, I received my second relic card courtesy of the Daily Dimwit, and I could not be happier with his choice of surprises:

   A 2009 Allen & Ginter's Utley Game Used Jersey Relic card!
























Thanks Sam, too freakin Awesome!!
Thanks for reading, have a GReat day!


Have a Happy and Safe New Years Everybody, BLOG ya in 2011!!


Dawgbones

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A snowy trip to Target...

Ventured forth into the snowy south-east yesterday, and bought three packs of cards whilst at Target.
2 packs of Topps Update and 1 discounted pack of 2007 Fleer Ultra.
The update packs yielded several base cards for my set, and a couple doubles that will probably go in the mail this week.
The Fleer, on the other hand...
Advertising 5 cards per pack for the $1.59 buying price yielded 4 keepers and two extras.
Yes, that's right, a bonus 6th card in the pack.
The results:
a Josh Beckett for my Red Sox PC
a Joe Nathan for my Twins PC
a J.J. Hardy for my PTWT#7 PC (Players That Wear the #7)









a Rafael Furcal from the Dodgers (up for grabs)
a Kevin Kouzmanoff from the Padres (up for grabs)

Oh, and that 6th card that was in the pack, one for my Yankees collection, a genuine Derek Jeter Faces of the Game, Jersey relic card!! Yep, that's right, my first Relic card, pulled from a pack. I can now change my vote for the Mojo pack to this one!!Pretty danged cool. Yeah, it's only a gray swatch, but it's my gray swatch!! Not bad at all for $1.59.

Thanks for reading, have a GReat day!!


Dawgbones

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I did not ask for this for Christmas...

Hope everybody is safe and sound, and somewhere warm...
 

 


Thanks for reading,
Dawgbones

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Another 40% off Jumbo pack from Upper Deck.

The results:
2006 Upper Deck All Team Jumbo pack ($2.48)
32 Cards Total, 20 Teams, 7 Keepers, 1 Phillie
Once again, Not a bad result for half a Fiver

ATL-2 - All Time Legends Lou Gehrig - 1B - Yankees
Phillies - Roberson (RC)
Red Sox - Papelbon, Timlin, & Gonzalez
Twins - Crain
Yankees - Farnsworth



and the rest of the teams:
ATL-40 - All Time Legends Rogers Hornsby - 2B- Cardinals
Angels - 2
Astros - 2
Athletics - 2
Brewers - 2
Cardinals - 1
Giants - 1
Indians - 2
Jays - 1
Mariners - 1
Marlins - 1
Mets - 1
Orioles - 1
Pirates - 1
Rays - 2
Rockies - 2
Tigers - 1

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day,
Dawgbones

Merry Christmas Jeremy... Thanks for the comment and idea.

That one was relatively simple.
If you try this at home, send me pictures, please. BA Benny may even approve of this one!


The other New York team hat is for one that I've been toying with for a while. Will share later.
Random thought #1, I wonder if Mr. Rollins would autograph one if I sent it to him??
Random thought #2, combine the hat, jersey, and another person's character from the WW, and you got yourself a little Mets fan!!

Just print them out (cardstock 8 1/2"x11" works best), carefully cut them, creating slots and tabs, then fold, insert tab A into slot A etc., and there you are! No glue or tape necessary. No warranty provided, expressed or implied. Please do NOT run with scissors! No actual Baseball players were harmed in the making of this project.

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!!
Dawgbones

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I've lost track...

Who had the Christmas Song post going on their blog?

And now for something COMPLETELY different, Part II...

But this is still baseball related. A few months ago, I spent some bored moments searching the world wide and discovered the art of Cubeecraft. What is this you ask, it's the art of making things out of paper, specifically, little figures.

In searching for some of my favorite people, I noticed there were no baseball figures. There were some for hockey, many for football, many, many for sci-fi and other related genres, the five person cast of The Big Bang Theory (who are currently attending a KISS concert on the desk behind me!), but absolutely no baseball. Upon finding a blank template, I decided to take it upon myself to rectify this situation.

So without further ado, I give you two, brand new to the web, one now in the wrong uniform, genuine Major League Baseball Cubees!! So, go ahead, put a little J-Roll under your tree this year!!



 
Just print them out (cardstock 8 1/2"x11" works best), carefully cut them, creating slots and tabs, then fold, insert tab A into slot A etc., and there you are! No glue or tape necessary. No warranty provided, expressed or implied. Please do NOT run with scissors! No actual Baseball players were harmed in the making of this project.

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!!
Dawgbones

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Lottery style contest at the Community Gum... and a T.T.F.N.

Go on over and check out the Community Gum, he's having what looks to be an interesting contest. And the prize is real Schweet!! If you like it, tellem dawgbones sentcha!!

He's also got lots of Cubs stuff over there as well, if you like that sort of thing (hint hint, Justin)

and here's to wishing Prophet Got It... safe travels where ever he may roam!!
til we blog again... T.T.F.N.
Have a great night,
Dawgbones

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I'm with BA Benny on Sharpe Since 92... Code Challenge #2

Sharpe Since 92 is having his 2nd Code Challenge contest. Go on over and check it out, it's right here.
I'm with BA Benny on taking the chance that SS92's got himself an un-crackable code and entering the second chance portion of the event. Good luck and thanks for reading...

Another Contest Update - All About Cards... and Another Contest spotted.

Have you voted yet? All About Cards is starting to reveal the prizes. The first prize is from my first love, NASCAR:

Pretty Sweet. Go on over and check it out. While you are there, vote if you haven't.

Mike, over at BA Benny's is also having a contest here. If you have not checked out BA Benny's, go on over, he's the reason I started this blog. And he's got a lot of neat stuff going on.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Update for the contest at the Daily Dimwit...

the results are in, go on over and check them out, you might be surprised!
The Daily Dimwit's contest results have been posted.

And now for something completely different...

So,
last night my wife and I ran by Wally World, and I decide to try a jumbo pack from Upper Deck. It was like 40% off, so I figured, why not?

The results:
2006 Upper Deck All Team Jumbo pack ($2.48)
32 Cards Total, 17 Teams, 8 Keepers, 2 Phillies
Not a bad result for half a Fiver
Phillies - Abreu & Howard
Twins - LeCroy, Santana , & Hunter
D-Backs - Lackey & Cintron
Yankees - Arod

Athletics - 2
Blue Jays - 2
Cardinals - 1
Giants - 2
Indians - 2
Mariners - 2
Marlins - 3
Nationals - 2
Orioles - 2
Red Sox - 1
Rockies - 1
Royals - 2
Tigers - 2
All in all, I'd probably give this purchase a 2.5 out of 5 as well.

 The two Indians cards are hilarious!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Contest Update... All About Cards

The voting has begun. Go on back over to All About Cards, voting has begun on the three categories he asked about last week. He has not announced prizes yet, but promises they are gonna be BIG.
Will update again as this one progresses.


Let's get this party started!!
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day,
Dawgbones

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tis the season...

For contests, that is. Found another contest this afternoon, it's over here, at My Cardboard Mistress.
He's decided against the comment approach, like Prophet Got It... used for his easiest contest ever, hit the link for the results. Spankee's actually come up with a pretty neat little quiz. I have all the answers, and I can tell you where each and every one is. Go on over and check it out.




Ready for the answers? They are all right here, in his blog...

What, you think I'd give them to you, I want to win this thing too!

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat night.
Dawgbones

This just in...

Looks like BA Benny is getting into the Contest spirit as well. All you have to do is get inside his head, and figure out how many keepers he pulled from his latest trip to Rite Aid. Go on over here and read all about it. The trick is you gotta be quick, as there are a limited amount of correct answers available, and it's first come first served!


So, there you are, right where I left you, did you enter? Pretty nifty stuff.
Have a GReat day,
Thanks for reading.
Dawgbones

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Daily Dimwit is back, and he's having a contest...

Hear ye, Hear ye, Hear ye!
The Daily Dimwit has returned to the land of the bloggers. To celebrate his triumphant return, he's hosting a joust... no, that's not quite right, it's more of a contest, over here. Go on over and check it out, I'll wait...

pretty cool, right? If you like it, as always, tellem dawgbones sentcha.

Thanks for reading, have a GReat night.
Dawgbones

This just in...

Cliff Lee resigns with... Drum roll Please... The Phillies!

Did not know they were even in the hunt for him!!!

Lee looks good in Red.


Thanks for reading...

Dawgbones

Monday, December 13, 2010

Two Wally World Update packs

Happened to be in Walmart over the weekend and bought two packs of the update series. Nothing great came out of the first pack, but I got a little surprise from the second:

Pack No. 1 WalMart 1951 Topps Blue Back Insert Cards
12 Cards
TAAC-28 - Jered Weaver - P - Angels
CMT-165 - The Cards Your Mom Threw Out - Barry Zito - Ben Sheets
US-74 - Ryan Church - OF - D-Backs (D)
US-91 - Nick Johnson - 1B - Yankees
US-131 - Takashi Saito - P - Braves
US-152 - Ian  Kennedy - P - D-Backs
US-169 - Ryan Ludwick - OF - Padres
US-203 - Jon Jay - OF - Cardinals (RC)
US-213 - Alex Gonzalez - SS - Braves
US-262 - Rob  Johnson - C - Mariners (D)
US-266 - Billy  Wagner - P - Braves
US-296 - Lance Zawadzki - 2B - Padres (RC)

Pack No. 2 WalMart 1951 Topps Blue Back Insert Cards
12 Cards
661-Stephen Strasburg - P - Nationals
TAAC-55 - Ryan Braun - OF - Brewers
MTOG-1 - Youngblood - OF - Mets/Expos (D)
US-18 - Omar Beltre - P - Rangers (RC)(D)
US-134 - Rick Ankiel - OF - Braves
US-148 - J.J. Putz - P - White Sox (D)
US-185 - Brian Matusz - P - Orioles (RC)(D)
US-218 - Kevin  Gregg - P - Blue Jays
US-234 - Matt Downs - 2B - Giants (D)
US-248 - Matt Harrison - P - Rangers (D)
US-269 - Dave Bush - P - Brewers (D)
US-283 - Kevin Frandsen - 3B - Angels (D)

The Strasburg almost made up for all the doubles, except that it's cut lopsided!

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat Monday,
Dawgbones

P.S. It seems that Enough Already has found two Scrooges in the mix this year concerning his most recent contest announcement. Even if you are not interested in the contest, he's got some great ideas for Christmas gift giving this year, go on over and check it out, and as always, tellem dawgbones sentcha!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Another contest just spotted...

All About Cards, is having a contest. Go on over and check it out here, I'll wait....

All you have to do is answer three questions/comments:

Sickest Card of the Year
Fan Favorite Set of the Year
Box most likely to contain Mojo

Pretty cool, right? If you like it, tell him Dawgbones sentcha!

Thanks for reading,
Dawgbones

Some recent pack breaks and a scan or two...

As promised earlier this week, some more Update Series pack break results, plus a scan or two from this set:

Pack No. 1 Target 1951 Topps Red Back Insert Cards
12 Cards
LL-72 - Legendary Lineage Walker - OF - Rockies/Morneau - 1B - Twins
CMT125 - The Cards Your Mom Threw Out - Roger Maris - OF - Yankees
Topps Attax Miguel Cabrera - 1B - Tigers
US-71 - Jason Giambi - 1B - Rockies (D)
US-80 - David Ortiz - DH - Red Sox Allstar (D)
US-118 - Jose Bautista - OF - Blue Jays Allstar (D)
US-126 - Elvis Andrus - SS - Rangers Allstar (D)
US-141 - Phil Hughes - P - Yankees Allstar (D)
US-160 - Josh Johnson - P - Marlins Allstar (D)
US-210 - Ubaldo Jimenez - P - Rockies Allstar (D)
US-257 - Joel Hanrahan - P - Pirates
US-280 - Alex Rodriguez - 3B - Yankees Allstar (D)


Ya gotta love a pack full of doubles!!

Pack No. 2 Target 1951 Topps Red Back Insert Cards
12 Cards
TR138 - Christy Mathewson - P - Giants
VLC-41 - Vintage Legends Hons Wagner - SS - Pirates
Topps Attax Mark Reynolds - 3B - D-Backs
US-32 - Doug Davis - P - Brewers
US-64 - Jose Vaverde - P - Tigers
US-93 - Jon Rauch - P - Twins
US-94 - Reid Brignac - SS - Rays
US-112 - Chad Qualls - P - Rays
US-176 - Felipe Lopez - 2B - Cardinals
US-253 - Mike Minor - P - Braves (RC) (D)
US-282 - Rhyne Hughes - 1B - Orioles (RC)
US-293 - Pat Burrell - OF - Giants (D)

Pack No. 3 Walmart Jumbo 1951 Topps Blue Back Insert Cards
35 Cards (Topps shorted this one!)
TR106 - Turkey Red Roy Campanella - C - Dodgers
CMT161 - The Cards Your Mom Threw Out - Chipper Jones - 3B - Braves
Topps Million Card Giveaway TMC-29 - Carl Yastrzemski
Topps Attax Hanley Ramirez - SS - Marlins
US-16 - Felipe Paulino - P - Astros (D)
US-21 - Roy Oswalt - P - Phillies
US-24 - Guerrero/Cabrera (CL6 of 10)(D)
US-38 - Chris Young - OF - D-Backs HR Derby
US-47 - Jody Gerut - OF - Brewers
US-56 - Matt Holliday - OF - Cardinals
US-79 - Jonny Gomes - OF - Reds
US-103 - Matt Tuiasosopo - 3B - Mariners
US-115 - Brad Lincoln - P - Pirates (RC)
US-130 - Ichiro - OF - Mariners Allstar
US-153 - Brian McCann - C - Braves Allstar
US-156 - Matt Thornton - P - White Sox Allstar
US-161 - Matt Holliday - OF- Cardinals Allstar
US-164 - Gaby Sanchez - 1B - Marlins (D)
US-181 - J.P. Arencibia - C - Blue Jays (RC) (D)
US-187 - Hughes/Price (CL 5 of 10)
US-204 - Carlos Silva - P - Cubs (Gold 904/2010)
US-215 - Pujols/Braun (CL 7 of 10)(D)
US-220 - Jon Lester - P - Red Sox Allstar (D)
US-225 - Josh Bell - 3B - Orioles (RC)
US-233 - Brendan Harris - 3B - Twins
US-244 - Mike Redmond - C - Indians
US-247 - Nick Swisher - OF - Yankees HR Derby
US-258 - Dana Eveland - P - Pirates
US-267 - Eugenio Velez - OF - Giants
US-281 - Jose Valverde - P - Tigers Allstar (D)
US-290 - Justin Verlander - P - Tigers Allstar (D)
US-302 - Pedro Feliz - 3B - Cardinals (D)
US-306 - Dan Haren - P - Angels
US-310 - Derek Jeter - SS - Yankees Allstar
US-313 - Mitch Maier - OF - Royals
US-326 - Miguel Cabrera - 1B - Tigers - HR Derby

Pack No. 4 Target 1951 Topps Red Back Insert Cards
12 Cards
Topps Attax Ubaldo Jimenez - P - Rockies (D)
VLC-36 - Vintage Legends Ty Cobb - OF - Tigers
TR106 - Turkey Red Duke Snider - OF - Dodgers
US-46 - Colby Lewis - P - Rangers (D)
US-92 - Pedro Feliciano - P - Mets (D)
US-104 - Paul Konerko - 1B - White Sox Allstar (D)
US-138 - Brandon League - P - Mariners (D)
US-156 - Matt Thornton - P - White Sox Allstar (D)
US-166 - Jon Garland - P - Padres (D)
US-180 - David Wright - 3B - Mets  Allstar (D)
US-194 - Vernon Wells - OF - Blue Jays Allstar (D)
US-316 - Rod Barajas - C - Mets

Another pack full of doubles!!

Pack No. 5 Target 1951 Topps Red Back Insert Cards
12 Cards
Topps Attax Joakim Soria - P - Royals (D)
CMT139 - The Cards Your Mom Threw Out - Nolan Ryan - P - Angels
PP-110 - Peak Performance Jered Weaver - P - Angels
US-155 - Ivan  Rodriguez - C - Nationals
US-158 - Sabathia/Crawford (CL)(D)
US-167 - Ramon Santiago - SS - Tigers
US-265 - Ryan Howard - 1B - Phillies Allstar
US-304 - Kris Medlen - P - Braves
US-305 - Cliff Lee - P - Rangers Allstar
US-323 - Ryan Kalish - OF - Red Sox (RC)
US-325 - Ian Kinsler - 2B - Rangers Allstar
US-330 - Carlos Santana - C - Indians (RC)

and a few scans:

a Turkey Red Strasburg

what's better than one Roy Halladay

Two Halladays!!

a Target Exclusive

a Wally World Exclusive

Thanks for reading, Have a GReat day!
Dawgbones

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

More Snail Mail Box fun...

Got another Fan Pack in yesterday's mail. This one from the Red Sox, which included:
1 - Letter of appreciation from Phil Derick, Fenway Ambassador
1 - Bag of "Fenway" dirt
1 - 4" round Sox sticker
1 - 4"x6" Kevin Youkilis photo
1 - Red Sox Foundation rubber bracelet (not pictured)
and it came in a manilla envelope with no mistaking who it was from.
Pretty cool from one simple little email.