Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Randoms


Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!
Dawgbones

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December 7th

73 Years ago tomorrow, the world would wake to unimaginable headlines:



Drawing the United States into World War II, forcing men into courageous acts of valor, prompting the title, Our Greatest Generation.

Please take a moment today in remembrance of their sacrifice.

thanks for reading,
Dawgbones
a Phillies Phan

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!
Dawgbones

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!
Dawgbones

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!
Dawgbones

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!
Dawgbones

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!
Dawgbones

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.
Richard

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!
Dawgbones

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!
Dawgbones

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!
Dawgbones

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.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Teeny WOO HOO!!

So,
I am so close to at least completing the puzzle from the Teenymates Series 1 set that I took another chance on a single pack from Target while we were there shopping the other night.

I got two duplicate puzzle pieces, 1 duplicate figure, and...



The second of four rare chase figures!! This time it's the Throwback Brew Crew! and very cool indeed!
that still leaves me needing possibly four puzzle pieces (I am working a trade right now) and 6 figures!


I also 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 (1)


and need the following 6 Figures for a complete base set:
Los Angeles Angels
Arizona Diamondbacks
Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals
Tampa Bay Rays
and of course my beloved Philadelphia Phillies

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)

and these have been sent north in trade:
White Sox (1)
Rangers (1)
Reds (1)
Yankees (1)

If you have any figures available, hit me up with an email dawgbones (at) cox (dot) net.
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat 4th! Looks like Tropical Rain here on the East Coast!
Dawgbones

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Puzzling Progress!!

So I broke down and bought a single pack of Teenymates over the weekend.
Who did I get? Stripes and solids!


Well darn, I already had the Washington piece! but what's that?? Oh Hells yes!!


I got the Yankmees and Astros, plus the missing Marlins puzzle piece!!
Woo Hoo, that leaves me 4 to go!! the Pirates, St. Louis, Twins and Angels... plus I still need the Phillies figure!

that puzzle is starting to look complete!! I'm beginning to think I may actually complete this little quest!

thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!
Dawgbones

Monday, June 16, 2014

A contest of Autographic Proportions!!

There is a pretty cool contest going on over at Baseball Card Breakdown. Gavin's celebrating his 1-year anniversary for his blog. Go on over here and get the scoop.


just keep your grubby paws off the Phillies...
and be sure to tellem ole Dawgbones sentcha! (it's worth an extra entry for me).

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!!
Dawgbones

p.s. a somewhat belated Happy Father's Day wish for all my friends.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Let us reflect upon the sacrifices...



With the tears a Land hath shed

Their graves should ever be green.
~Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Saturday, May 24, 2014

While we enjoy our weekend...

It's a debt that can never be repaid.


not just this Memorial Day, be every day.

Friday, May 23, 2014

How much indeed!!


Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.
                                ~Daniel Webster

Friday, May 9, 2014

Topps is very generous today...

PATP is celebrating 2000 posts, and has received a very generous prize from the fine folks over at our favorite card company, Topps!! They've given a hobby box of Bowman Chrome to be given away!


Go on over here and enter, and tellem ole Dawgbones sentcha! Heck, if I win, maybe I'll do a mini-group break with the contents of the prize box! Would you be interested?

thanks for reading,
Have a GReat Weekend!
Dawgbones

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rant, maybe... Unhappy, YES!

So I bought two more packs of Teenymates, plus I had one at the house that I'd opened a while back.


The Athletics/Dodgers combo was in the two packs I bought. I'm resigned to the fact that I'm going to get duplicates at this point in the progression, but to blindly pull two packs and have them both contain the same figure/puzzle pieces just sucks!! The rest of the photo show the duplicates that I have available for trade as I am still trying to get the remaining five pieces.

If you have any of these, or need/want any of the figures pictured, just let me know.
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!
Dawgbones

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

FCBD 2014

I attended this year's FCBD at Zeno's also, and got to hang out with Bill Meiggs for a while too. You'll recall from last year's post, I got a free sketch card done by him of Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch. It's framed and hanging in my cubicle at work.

And this year is no exception as Bill was also doing free sketch cards, adding to my collection.


I now have Aunt Petunia's Ever-Lovin' Blue-Eyed Thing:


and he looks GReat hanging with 'ole Flamehead at work! Thanks for another awesome sketch-card Bill!

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!
Dawgbones

Friday, May 2, 2014

Shop Local...

and no better day to hit up your LCS, that's Local Comic Shop, than tomorrow. Cause it's
Free Comic Book Day!! 2014

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat weekend!
Dawgbones

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Part 2...

So, on my way home Saturday afternoon from Nags Head, North Carolina, I had planned on at least 3 stops, including Southland at the state line. I knew they had some vending machines in the lobby that had little baseball hats in it.


I made sure to grab enough quarters before I left home to try my luck at snagging a Phillies cap. Figuring I'd try at least 4 times @ 75 cents wouldn't be the first time I'd blow $3.

Who'd I get?


What the ?? Yeah, I gave up after the third football team came out of the machine!!! Really pisses me off! The damned machine has baseball teams showing on the front, it's frickin labeled MLB hats, blah, blah, blah, and these things come dropping out!! WHAT A CROCK OF CRAP!!!

Needless to say, if there are any Colts, Cards, or Bucs fans in the readership, these are available for trade!

Oh well, wasn't a total loss, the Phillies coaster that they are sitting on (it's almost 4" square) was on sale for $5, and it was a set of 4 to boot! 1 for my end table at home and 1 for my desk at work plus a couple to do something with later! (or keep as back-ups) and it was an absolute beautiful 180 mile round-trip ride on a gorgeous 65 degree sunny afternoon!


Thanks for reading my rant!
Have a GReat day!
Dawgbones


Monday, April 28, 2014

Mini-Summer Blast...

It may not be his normal Summer long contest, but Fuji is having a mini-run for the next few weeks.
He's celebrating having 1000 + posts. Congrats Fuji, and here's to 1000 more!!


Go on over here and check it out. And as always, tellem Dawgbones sentcha!
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat night!
Dawgbones

Caution, Rant ahead... part 1

So, I picked up another pack of TeenyMates this weekend. And I am expecting some of these to be duplicates now that I'm a good ways into a complete set as that is the nature of blind package buys.
The Twins and Nationals figures are the third set of them that I've received.


However, when you only get two puzzle pieces per package, and they are the same damned piece, that just blows!! big time!!
Needless to say, these figure are available if you are interested.

I did manage to get a few miles on the bike this weekend, which is always a good time!



thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!
Dawgbones

Sunday, April 27, 2014

More Help

Got a little help from the readership for my 2014 Opening Day set. And Brian was kind enough to send along a few loose Phillies too!



I love the Target Mayberry! Too cool!
thanks for the help Brian,
have a GReat day!
Dawgbones

Saturday, April 26, 2014

When a duplicate is not.

Stopped by Target and picked up another packs of Teenymates. Got 2 new figures, but the puzzle pieces were duplicates of some help that I got from The Prowling Cat.


I got the Mariners and the Reds plus the Phillies and Brewers puzzle pieces.


still have five pieces to go.
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat weekend!
Dawgbones