Wednesday, September 26, 2012

More Want List Help...

More recent help from my want lists.

I'm telling you, you put a want list up on your blog, and cards from that list appear in your snailbox!! could ask for a better response!
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


a few packs of 2012 Series 2.

You gotta love it when you get a parallel and the same base card in the same pack! I need to keep track of how many times this has happened, cause this is not the first.

A sparkley Twin for that binder...

Those Cut Above cards are pretty sharp looking, even for a Braves player

Thanks for reading,
have a GReat week!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Where Are They Now: POW/MIAs

Let's throw a twist on one of Justin's  favorite posts:

The third Friday of September is National POW/MIA Recognition day:


I am the flag of thousands that never came home!
I am the empty face of the comrade in arms that you have left behind.
My colors are Black and White; there is no gray area with me.
I am either behind a barbwire fence, with a watchtower over me, or lying in a shallow grave in a foreign land.
...There was a time when I was flown throughout this country, but now you hardly ever see me.
I fly at Veterans Halls, Memorials, and the houses of those that still REMEMBER me.
I am quickly fading from your memory.
I was spawned out of WAR; I should NEVER have been born!
Is it because of that, most of you turn your head in shame when you see me?
Or is it because you are trying to forget me?
Is it that easy to forget a friend, a comrade, a loved one?
Tell me what I did that was so wrong, that I might know why you have left me here all these years after my
Brothers have all gone home.
Why must I labor for my captures, Day after Day?
Why do I lie in a shallow grave in a foreign land, where No One comes to visit me?
Why has my country FORSAKEN ME, and the people I fought for FORGOTTEN ME?
What did I do to deserve this from MY COUNTRY?
I just want you to know!
Bring me HOME to the land I was born in, and the Country I so PROUDLY Served!
Dear GOD, bring me HOME!

By Stubby
Viet Nam Vets / Legacy Vets MC
“N” Chapter TEXAS
US Army “Retired”
Thank You for sharing this Stubby..
with all due respect, Richard Nebe

This Flag will be flown until they ALL come home.

Have a GReat weekend everybody!


Thank a Vet, wontcha? It's the least we can do for all that they do!


Thursday, September 20, 2012

More Adventures at Ollies

One other related item I found while we were there this past weekend:

and put it together yesterday, taped the back to hang on one of my cube walls at work.

thanks for reading,
Have a GReat weekend!

back after a while with a contest sighting...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


Uno Games, that is. While at Ollie's Bargain Outlets over the weekend, I always hit up the toy aisle, looking for MLB stuff, fatheads, and other Phillies memorabilia. This trip did not disappoint!! I spied the familiar UNO packaging from halfway down the aisle. I quickly picked the item up and placed it in the cart when I returned to my wife. To which she said, "What the!! Another $%#$^ UNO game?? How many do you actually need!

As I've got several collector's editions, I can see her point. I loved the first version we found, an original series Star Trek, which came with several new cards to the deck, each with its own new rule.

When you are down to one card, instead of shouting "UNO" you must instead exclaim "Space, the final UNO frontier!"

One each of the following four Star Fleet Command cards are included (descriptions from instruction sheet):
Live Long and Prosper (Wild and New Hand) Card - This card can be played on any card. After playing this card, you must discard your old hand and draw an entirely new hand. You then call any color to continue play, including the one presently being played if desired. NOTE: You can only draw the same number of cards held in your hand after playing this card.

Mind Meld Card - This card can be played on any card. After playing this card, you command the next player to show his/her hand to you.

Beam Me Up, Scotty (Wild and Stop) Card - Play this card immediately to stop a Command card that is directed to you. You then call any color and play continues.

Double Tribble Card - This card can be played on any card. After playing this card, you may call any color to continue play, including the color presently being played if desired. The next player must double the number of cards in his/her hand by drawing additional cards and forfeit his/her turn.

I love the Double Tribble card!!

Harry Potter

with two special cards:

The Howler Wild card -- makes the next player shout out every card they have and forfeits their turn.
Invisibility Wild card -- a protection card that stops any command card played against you.

Nightmare Before Christmas:

with it's exclusive Jack Skellington head case:

and the
Oogie Boogie Card – When this card is played, the player who plays it selects another player to draw cards from the DRAW pile until the selected player draws a total of 11 points or higher.

or the It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,

with the "Trick or Treat" card, where everyone has to take a card, so it's like a Draw 1 card.

and this weekend's find:

I've seen the regular version without the tin, in a different team as well as the Yankmees Jeter jersey case 
version, but this is the first Phils and it's cool with the tin! And it was the only one I saw in the place!

I am undecided as to whether or not to open the cards, maybe I will and place them in my team binder!
It comes with the Citizens Bank Park card, one of the weaker specialty cards, which only stops an action against the possessor. But it's still cool as hell!!

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat week!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Swimmin with the fishes...

Though technically, they're mammals. Picked up a story from my local newspaper this morning and thought I'd share.

As most of you know, I live in the GReater Tidewater are known as Hampton Roads, which consists of 7 sister cities, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Suffolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and of course, Virginia Beach. I've been out dolphin watching on a charter boat out of the beach, so dolphins are a normal sight for the ocean front, but downtown Norfolk? On the Lafayette river?

Yep, these photos were snapped from the bank of the river over the weekend.

pretty cool!
thanks for reading.
Have a GReat night!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Was not around for Pearl Harbor...

But I imagine that 11 years ago, that was what it felt like.

Have a GReat day everybody.
and Thank a Vet! or a Cop, Fireman, EMT. They all deserve a heartfelt "thank you" for a job well done.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fan of Minis...

Part of my haul from Mr. Grande's mini-break last month:

Don't know if this is all the Phillies from the set, but it's gotta be close!
and the best card from the lot:

I'd show some of the other Sox from the break, but they went out in a trade package on Thursday before I could scan them!
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat Day!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Another Contest Closing soon

Enough Already!!

I love taders!! go on over here for killer prizes. If you don't, that's fine too. More for me and Benny!!

Don't make me buy another grass skirt...
have a GReat night!

Closing contest, soon

There is a contest for some free cards over at Arpsmith's Sportscard Obsession. But hurry up and enter, cause he's cutting off the entries here soon...

you could win:

Now, THAT's a pile of cards!!

thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Contest Results...

A little while back, I entered a contest over at We Should Be GMs. The Phine Phellows over there were giving away some DVD sets. I won and mine arrived in last week's mail:

a very nice Essential Games of the Philadelphia Phillies dvd box set:

and we can't forget this little No-No:

thanks for peeking.
Happy Labor Day everybody.
have a GReat day!!