Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Free packs of Gypsy Queen or Heritage

not here, over here, RBI Collecting is giving away some free packs of cards in his first contest. Go on over and check it out, and as always, if you like what you see, tellem' Dawgbones sentcha!!

thanks for reading,
Have a GReat afternoon.

A real Hifalutin break... part 2

More results from Cards from the Quarry's group break.

some Red Sox documentary cards.
thanks for reading.
Have a GReat day.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Enjoy your Memorial Day Everybody...

adj.1. Serving as a remembrance of a person or an event.

There are two days set aside during every calendar year to pay respect to our military members.

Veterans day  occurs every November 11th to honor those who have returned from armed conflict in protection of our freedom. This day should be used to thank each and every service member that has gone in harm's way and lived to return home. The holiday is often celebrated by having a ravioli meal. This tradition dates back to the ending days of World War I when President Woodrow Wilson, aware that the returning soldiers would be longing for home cooked meals, invited 2,000 soldiers to the White House and helped his staff chefs cook them ravioli.

Memorial Day occurs on the last Monday of May, today this year, and I feel it's the more important of the two, as it honors those service members who never returned home, paying the ultimate price for our freedom. That these men and women are willing to spend countless hours in training and preparation for deployment to far off lands with the full knowledge they may never see home or loved ones again merits the utmost honor and respect.
 The mere fact that we Americans can spend a day off watching the ball-game, cooking out with family and friends, is a testament of our ever-faithful service members.

I hope everyone has the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful day, and maybe, just for one moment, say two small prayers. One for  those men and women that chose to defend our freedom and way of life as their career. And one for those who are no longer with us, having paid the ultimate price for that career choice.

To our Military members, past, present and future, Thank you for your service.

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Mis-Cut Monday...

Have a nice Memorial Day everyone!!
Stay tuned for today's real posting, up in a minute...


Sunday, May 29, 2011

A real Hifalutin break...

More group break results. I got into another group, this one from hiflew, over at Cards from the Quarry.
I grabbed both the Phillies and the Red Sox this time around and received some very nice cards for those PCs.

Got a few more stickers from both teams.

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hey look, I stole 2nd...

the 2nd post about this contest, that is:

Baseball Card Contests Rule

Hey, you! Reader! Do you like Prince Fielder? Do you like quad relics? Of course you do. Go enter the contest at Baseball Cards Rule!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging!


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Have a GReat night.


oh, and thanks for the post Ryan G. you can see more of his blog over here at This Card is Cool

Friday, May 27, 2011

One good Break deserves another... the Encore

 but first, I picked up a Blaster of Gypsy Queen last week. Gotta say, no hits, two duplicate inserts, but I still like these cards:

which one is the real Morneu?? I thought I had a duplicate mini, but they have different pictures on them!

 Pack 1
FS8 Jason Heyward - Braves Future Stars
90 Derek Jeter - Yankees
118 Mike Pelfry - Mets
177 Bernie Williams - Yankees
190 Jaime Garcia - Cardinals
190 Jaime Garcia - Cardinals Mini Gypsy Queen Red Back
Checklist 1 of 4

Pack 2
FS11 Buster Posey - Giants Future Stars
WC7 Franklin Gutierrez - Mariners Wall Climbers
56 Mat Latos - Padres
120 Gaby Sanchez - Marlins
134 Kelly Johnson - Diamond Backs
139 Raul Ibanez - Phillies Mini Reg Back

Pack 3
HH12 Adrian Beltre Dodgers Home Run Heroes
8 Troy Tulowitzki - Rockies
108 Brett Wallace - Astros
162 Cliff Lee - Phillies
231 Mark Reynolds - Orioles
302 Brian McCann - Braves Mini Reg Back

Pack 4
SF3 David Eckstein - Padres Sticky Fingers
139 Raul Ibanez - Phillies
206 Tori Hunter - Angels
278 Denard Span - Twins
285 Colby Lewis - Rangers Mini Reg Back
337 Jason Vargas - Mariners

Pack 5
FS8 Jason Heyward - Braves Future Stars
34 Johan Santana - Mets
76 Felix Hernandez - Mariners
91 Josh Johnson - Marlins Mini Reg Back
173 Adam Dunn - White Sox
247 Matt Garza - Cubs
checklist 2 of 4

Pack 6
HH2 Albert Pujols - Cardinals Home Run Heroes
25 Mel Ott - Mets Mini Reg Back
60 Rogers Hornsby - Reds
88 Robinson Cano - Yankees
239 Josh Willingham - Athletics
242 Joba Chamberlain - Yankees

Pack 7
WC2 Mike Stanton Marlins Wall Climbers
GO13 Lou Gehrig Great Ones
74 Tom Seaver - Mets Mini Reg Back
97 Stan Musial - Cardinals
129 Aaron Hill - Jays
159 Ervin Santana - Angels

Pack 8
SF10 David Wright - Mets Sticky Fingers
94 Buster Posey - Giants
96 Ubaldo Jimenez - Rockies Mini Reg Back
133 Pablo Sandoval - Giants
261 Daniel Bard - Red Sox
337 Jason Vargas - Mariners

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

An "Other World"-ly break, the finale...

More D-Backs from Dan's Other World:

Thanks for a GReat break there Dan, look forward to future dealings.
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

An "Other World"-ly break, part 5

The last of the Phillies from this break:

Is it me, or does Chase kinda look like a snot-nosed young whipper-snapper in this shot?

Have a GReat day!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Mis-Cut Monday ...

another from the box:

Check out the Stache!!

Thanks for looking,
Have a GReat week.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

An "Other World"-ly break, part 4

More goodies from The Other World:

Two more cards for the Schmidt pages. And I love the Topps Gallery cards.

Thanks for peeking,
Have a GReat Day.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

An "Other World"-ly break, part 3

More goodies from The Other World:

I'm really impressed with the job Mr. Mayberry is doing for the Phils currently...

Thanks for peeking,
Have a GReat Day.

Friday, May 20, 2011

An "Other World"-ly break, part 2

More goodies from The Other World:

Some very nice Topps Total cards from days gone by. Just love the names, Turk Wendell, Randy Wolf... Wonder if Johnny knows Eric?

Thanks for peeking,
Have a GReat Day.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

An "Other World"ly break, part 1

A couple of months ago, Dan, over at the Other World, held a "card love" contest, of which I was the 1st place winner. Part of the prize was free participation in his first group break. Long story short, I chose my Phillies and the Diamondbacks for this break.

Apparently, somewhere along the way, "Life" got in Dan's way, preventing him from sending the break results out until last week. I would like to say from my perspective, receiving results in a timely fashion ain't all it's cracked up to be. These cards showing up in my mailbox Monday when they did really turned an otherwise CRAPPY day into a damned decent evening. Thanks for turning my Monday around Dan.

Now, with out further adieu, the results from Dan's first ever break:

I'm just loving those older player's cards, that middle row is just awesome, and I just can't go wrong with another Schmidt card for that page. And the Baseball Heroes cards look schweet!!

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Just who the hell is Corky Miller, anyhow???

I was strolling thru the discount card bin at my local Target store last week, and picked up three packs of Don Russ "the Rookies" from 2002. Not being price marked, I decided to only purchase one of the three and take a chance on some more '11 Opening Day, trying for the insert cards.

Well, upon opening the pack, I discovered some very nice cards, well designed, and one, bone - E - fied, Corky Miller Cincinatti Reds autograph, numbered 439/500. Not bad for putting two back and keeping this one.

thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Harmon "Killer" Killebrew...

What a sad day for Baseball.
Rest in Peace  "Killer"...

Hey Look...

I dug up some artifacts!! A blaster of Upper Deck Artifacts, that is. I got this little package of discount cardboard last week, but today is the day to show it off.

I really like the design of these cards, and managed to pull a hit out of the box as well. I did not notice the entire disclaimer on the package when I bought it. It reads, "One Hit Per Box" in rather large letters and underscored with the words "on average" in smaller letters!! But I managed to get one with a hit anyhow.

and it's even someone I collect as a bonus!!! even if he's in a Blue Jays uniform...

a very cool, blue jersey swatch from Mr. Halladay himself!!

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mis-Cut Monday...

Another from the box of Mis-Cuts...

Have a GReat week!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Another Wicked Trade package...

Today's goodness is actually a very Wicked thing!! A while back, I sent a small care package to the Wicked one. Well, as so often is the case, Mr. Ortega does not, and did not, disappoint.

He reciprocated with another batch of Phillies for my PC, starting this one off with a very nice Steve Carlton Jersey relic, complete with a pin stripe.

I just love the Roberts card as well.

and a few more Schmidts for that page..

thanks Wicked,
Have a GReat day!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

One good Break deserves another... part 3

Well, the Dimwit's break did not last near as long as Benny's, but I got some very nice cards for my Philly and Minnesota PCs:

Look at all them nice Phillies!!

including a gray jersey card from the Nationals' right fielder, Jason (they cut up my Phillies jersey) Werth.
Odd that the base Queen cards have him as a National, but the jersey card has him in the Phillies uniform, but hey, it's my gain!!!

Thanks for a GReat break Sam, I'm looking forward to what you may break in the future...

Thanks for peeking in,
Have a GReat weekend!

Friday, May 13, 2011

One good Break deserves another... part 2

What's that Timmy, you want more Gypsy Queen in your Gypsy Queen break??
Well, all righty then:

This also included my first hit of the break:

a very nice Joe Nathan auto (I really don't mind the stickers)

Thanks for reading
Have a GReat day!!