Friday, January 31, 2014

2014 Topps

So I managed to find some 2014 Topps the day before it was supposed to be released, which was Wednesday. I found it on my way home Tuesday afternoon, and promptly got snowed in for the last two days! Receiving some 10 inches of snow in my hometown of Chesapeake. I knew we were in for a white whopping and decided to burn a couple days of vacation instead of taking a chance on wrecking my car. At least my city decided to heed all the warnings as opposed to some states farther south!!

Well, I finally returned to work this morning, and scanned in the results of my single 12 card pack and rack pack that I purchased on Tuesday. I did not scan all the cards, but rather opted for some of my favorites plus the inserts. I blindly reached into the gravity feeder, but had decided on the second rack pack in the row prior to entering the card aisle.

So, what did I get?

I like the sparkly red parallels and really like the different colored parallels. And I think that Brantley is a staple of everyone's "first" pack as I think I've seen it at least three times around the blogosphere now. And I also really appreciate Topps and think they were paying attention to our posts last year as this year's offering has team colored borders on the cards!! WTG Topps, I really like the way these little whisps of color enhance the design.

That Murphy card is cool!! GReat photo and the layout/composition make for a nice stand-out card, even though it's a Met!

I thought I'd gotten lucky with my first Phillie card on this first insert, til I realized it was less about the Phillies and rather more about them being trounced in a game last season!!

I like the Upper Class inserts, and it doesn't hurt that the first example I got was David Wright. Despite his playing for the dreaded Mets, he's a local boy that done good!

My first mini wasn't bad either, though I doubt I'll be chasing many of these this year. The die-cut aspect is nice, but I still have not finished the danged Kimballs from two years ago!!

Then this fell out of the rack pack!! yep, my first "hit" of the season, in my first pack of the season! Yeah, it's a Rays player, and to most everyone's dismay, the swatch does NOT match the jersey pictured (actually had to google Rays White Jersey to verify that it could have come from there) But it's still nice to hit in a retail pack on your first purchase of cards in a long while!

and it's a nice touch that the back of the card strays from the a-typical "Congratulations, blah, blah, blah" giving some information about the subject player. Once again, WTG Topps!

Mr. Zobrist is available if there are any Rays fans that read my humble little offerings. And once again, I am Phillie-less for two packs in 2014... How long will I have to wait this year?

thanks for reading,
Have a GReat weekend!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Snow Day Contest!!

As I am in the midst of yet another Snow Storm here on the east coast, and reading a few blogs, I ran across a contest over on Andrews Baseball Cards. But get over there quick... he's ending it in the morning, probably about the time I'll be digging out my cars in the driveway.

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat night!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Helping a fellow reach a goal...

Hey gang,
I really appreciate my readers. The fact that people take time out of their day to read what I've thrown out here is awesome!!

That being said, I know of another blogger who has set an unrealistic goal for himself. To reach a following of at least 100. Now I know you are asking yourself why I feel this is an unrealistic goal?? Simply put, it is totally out of his hands. He has absolutely no influence over this particular trophy!!

That's where we come in, through the sharing of mutual interests, I can point you, my avid readers, over to his blog where I think you might find something worth while and interesting for yourself.

His name is Corky, and he runs the blog: Pack War.

As an added bonus, if you find him worthy of following, you can then drop by Daniel's blog, It's Like Having My Own Card Shop, and let him know.

He's generously offered and currently running a contest to help Corky out.

As always, tellem both Dawgbones sentcha!!

Have a GReat weekend!
Thanks for reading

Thursday, January 9, 2014

It's Like Having My Own Contest...

Only I don't have to give out any prizes!! Daniel, over at It's Like Having My Own Card Shop, is having a contest while trying to help a fellow blogger out. Go on over and check it out.

And as always, tellem Dawgbone sentcha.
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

you might Pass the Dutchie...

but you don't want to miss the contest over at The Dutch Card Guy...

it's a straightforward, enter, comment for points, pimp for more points... you know the drill...

Chipper's got that sad face cause he missed out!!
and as always, tellem Dawgbones sentcha!

thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Post Christmas Collectibles...

Anybody who's seen my latest tattoos knows I'm a huge Tim Burton fan. And especially The Nightmare Before Christmas. Well, my wife found and purchased two blind figure boxes for me.
Well, what did I get?
The first box opened revealed the Mayor.
The second box opened revealed the orange colored Oogie Boogie.

After Christmas, we hit a few other Hot Topic stores and picked up a bunch more boxes thanks to their combination 25% off NBC stuff and the store-wide Buy One, Get One 50% off.

We also got:
The Devil.
The Blue tinted Snowman Jack.
The regular white Snowman Jack.
The hands-out Jack.
The perplexed Jack.
The Vampire Teddy.
The Mummy.
The Green Creature.
This Jack is not on the box "checklist" ( and I think it came from the other Disney line).

The Santa Jack figure (one of the rarer figures at 1/144 boxes!).
The Pumpkin King.
The Green Oogie Boogie.

and of course, a few extras that I'd be willing to trade for the three that we are now missing from the complete set.
 4 Orange Oogie Boogie, 2 Mayor, 2 Pumpkin King, 1 each of the Jacks, 1 Blue Snowman,
2 White Snowmen,  1 Mummy and 2 Vampire Teddies

We are only missing Zero, Dr. Finklestein, and Sally from a complete set.
and thanks to Funko, we are also hunting for other blind boxed mystery minis as well.
More on that later.
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat week!