Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Feed your inner Nerd...

Or as my wife says, "What do you mean, INNER?"

Recently, I found another new blog for my inner nerd, The Writer's Journey. Write now, he's running a contest for a very unique prize, a Mimobot flash drive in the shape and personage of Boba Fett.

Go on over here and check it out, I'll wait...

Good, you made it back, pretty slick, right! He's also reviewed the R2D2 version here.
I love the soundbites involved with that one, too cool.

Now one of the entries for this contest involves creating a piece of Star Wars related art, I've combined with the above picture, wouldn't this be cool:

Anyhow, go on over to the Dorkside and enter, if you dare. Just use the Force, Dude!!

thanks for indulging my inner Nerd!
Have a GReat night!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Recent mailings...

Two "trades" and a mystery package went in the mail to the following Zipcodes:

34270, 30101, 71203

Be on the lookout fellas, and have a GReat weekend!

New Blog Shout-Out!!! (updated)

Found a new site waiting in my inbox this morning. Looks very interesting.

Hairline Crease is the name of the blog, obviously The Baseball Card Store is the other...
(should've added the link this morning, Thanks Cory, I am an idiot!!)

It's a card store with a Phillies Blog, or is it a Phillies Blog that sells cards??

Looks like a nice, quaint little place, if you are ever in Midland Park, NJ (I'm from Jersey, You from Jersey?), stop in and check them out:
45 Prospect Street
Midland Park, NJ

Anyways, go on over to their site and check them out, if you like what you see, tellem Dawgbones sentcha!

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Contest from across the pond...

New blog on the scene, or at least new to me. Cards Beyond Oceans, is having a contest for a super sweet Duke Snider Auto Jersey Relic. Go on over and check it out.

And be sure to tellem Dawgbones sentcha!!
Have a GReat night!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Spankmee, the actual Hits!!

Yes, I actually got two Phillies hits from Spankee's Awesome Big Break, over at My Cardboard Mistress, Please try not to drool:

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat Day!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thankyou Sir! May I have Another?...

Mini Phillies from Spankee's Big Break, over at My Cardboard Mistress:

The Weird-Ohs were a payback for help with the first half of this set...

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat Day!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Spankmee three times....

More Phillies from Spankee's Big Break, over at My Cardboard Mistress:

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat Day!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spankmee again...

More Phillies from Spankee's Big Break, over at My Cardboard Mistress:

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat Day!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Well Spankmee, that was a helluva Break...

Too many moons ago (That's no moon. It's a space station!) Spankee, over at My Cardboard Mistress, had one hell of a group break, dividing up the spoils of his life's collecting, at least it seemed that way at the time (the only other bigger break was held by Mike, of BA Benny fame).
Anyhoo, I jumped in for the Phillies as I often try to do. Well, I was not disappointed.
Gaze upon my spoils:

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat Day!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Wrapping up 2012... and an offer of help...

Well, I've now purcahsed 5 hobby packs and 1 rack pack of 2012 Topps, only chasing my team and other PCs, plus 1 or 2 that look interesting. I may pick up a few reatil packs here and there, but I am now waiting for Opening day to come out. (that and the Big Bang Theory set).. Out of this miniscule sampling, I've actually started receiving duplicates of my team cards!! Nice collation there Topps!!

I have my want list page updated and will gladly trade for the team cards, focusing mainly on my Phils.

But the main reason for my post today is the fact that I've got 5 hobby wrappers (not jumbo). If anyone is participating in the wrapper redemption, for which the window is rapidly closing, if you could use 1 or 2 (or even all 5) wrappers in your quest, hit me up with an email, including your name, address, and the wildest reason you can think of that I should send them your way.

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat Weekend!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

An eBay pick-up...

Saw this over on Ross' site the other week and wanted one all kinds of bad.

Saw one on the Bay, had a buy-it now of $12.50 (w/free shipping). not too bad, but really didn't want to spend more than $10. Made an offer, and it was accepted!! And still shipped FREE!!! can't beat that at all. the only possible draw-back was eBay's rating system does not leave enough room for the excellant, goes beyond all expectations, results of transactions like this.

I just love the look of this card. Topps really knocked it out of the park with this one. I feel bad for the teams not represented with these, cause they are off the hook.

Now if I can get the Schmidt card for $10 or less, I'll be twice as happy!!

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat Day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

2012 Topps...




Whatever...               more later...
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat week!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Diamond Giveaway '11 the shipment

I gotta say, the "vintage" in this year's unlocking has shown up in way better shape than last years, but I guess that's what 10 fewer years will not do to a card.

I unlocked some nice stuff, and proceeded to change all of it into Phillies. My last successful trade was for the '79 Foote. Little did I know that Smed would be including this very card in with the box o Phils and other stuff he sent me about 2 days after I pulled the trigger on shipping my Diamond stuff!

The newest card in the bunch is the '96 Otero, but I couldn't resist the action in this shot, even though I heavily suspect it is a "posed" shot. And yes, I even managed to add another '87 Allstar Schmidt to that page too! The most trade offers I got for my non-diecuts was for the '68 Bill White, followed by the '69 Taylor and '72 Wise, but I actively traded for these and was not going to let them go for anything short of Phillies Diecuts.

The '79 Oates and '85 McGraw were just cause, and shipping was free with the anniversary set and all!!

But that's not what you came to look at now, is it? You came for the Diecuts, and yes I managed to get four of them. Two Phillies, a D-Back, and a Zipperhead.

These cards are truly awesome to look at in person. Especially after removing the "protective" film covering the fronts. Mr. Zimmerman's card still has this film on it as I am not his final stop on this little diamond journey. And Thick, we're taking close to relic thickness on these puppies.  Very nice indeed, especially with free shipping.

So, there you have it, my final haul for this year's "giveaway". Not too shabby. and did I happen to mention, the shipping was FREE! certainly can't beat that!!

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I've been a bad blogger...

I've won a few contests from Ross, over at Sports Card Info, and it's taken me entirely too long to brag about them. He runs them almost on a weekly basis, including the 2 that he's got going right now, here and here. I've won several that he's run over there, including these two lil guys:

The throwback Steelers has dissappeared from my desk twice now, from errant Steelers fans in my office trying to Steal him,

and the Cardinals pitcher that I won last week, which will join my Phillies line-up if I ever find a local store that sells them.

Anyhow, Thanks for the contest, now go enter everybody, but keep yer hands off the King's card, that one's mine!!

Have a GReat Day!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Another Smed Sighting...

I've been struggling with this post ever since that box showed up in my snailbox 2 weeks ago. I've actually been trying to figure out what to say ever since Smed's email showed up in my inbox a few weeks ago.

He and I have traded before, and I've even gone so far as paying for shipping of cards he knew I'd like. But a few weeks ago, along with several other people, I got an email simply stating that a package would be on it's way to us.

Fast forward a week and a 600 count box shows up in my snailbox! Now, the box was not full, but even at that, it was WAY more than I was expecting, especially out of the blue with no trade talks in process.

I sat down in my favorite chair to open this little mystery, and could not believe my good fortune.

I have a small confession to make, actually a couple of them, but this one starts it: I've been watching some of the other packages show up in posts since that email arrived, and mine was no different in one aspect, I got a bunch of older cards that fit one of my collections in one way or another. But I confess, I've not found 1 post yet that posesses the WOW factor that mine did.

Smed included a small metric ton of Yankees, Red Sox, and Twins from the mid to late 80s, Don Russ, Fleer and the like. which is fine as they will eventually find a home in one of my binders when I get the chance to organize them again.

Smed also included several cards from my current Want Lists, and several cards from my "Didn't Know I wanted them" list as well. Now I'd be Lyin if I did not say those Tigers and Bears (Oh My!) did not fit right into the holes in my sets. (OK, it was a stretch, he's actually a Cub)

He sent me shiny Phils, Gold Phils, Chrome Phils, and even 1 Red Bordered Phil!

The WOW factor kicked in in right about the middle of the box, and you should have spied it in the first picture of the Pile O'Wax. Yep, 1 very shiny, diamond parallel, straight from the locker room, work-out jersey relic of none other than Roy Halladay!! numbered to 60! (sorry Jules, eat yer heart out!!) I immediately sent a reply to Smed, asking what I'd done to deserve this lil' beauty? He replied that he thought I'd enjoy the card and that I was the big winner in this little snailbox bombing run of his. I think that is the understatement of the year for me. I could not believe my eyes, nor my good fortune!!

Which leads me to my next confession: Last week was a roller coaster ride, getting that box of cards in the mail Tuesday. I took them to work on Wednesday so I could scan them and place some of them in more sturdy protection. I place 1 of the gold bordered Lees in a screw down case to leave on my desk-hutch with the rest  of my Phillies stuff there. And I placed Mr. Halladay's relic in a top-loader so I could place it with the rest of my other relics. Not having the other relics with me, I placed the top-loader in my shirt pocket until I got home.

Fast foward to later in the day, much later in the day, we're talking near the end of a 13 hour workday. I am doing something on the computer for work, and it isn't working, I'm talking 2 1/2+ hours of tinkering and trouble-shooting without coming even remotely close to a solution, I quickly glance at my watch and realise, it's time to get my butt home. I shoot an email to my boss and the IT guys then turn my attention to packing up and going home. In packing my things, I realise that somewhere during the day, Mr. Halladay has left my pocket! In a panic, I re-trace my steps from the day,  which surprisingly are very few for my normal day, with no luck. I then reluctently head for home. And I didn't even get the chance to scan it in so I can't even show off what I used to have!!

The next day I send emails around to my co-workers, ask the building maintenance and janitorial staff and all but give up on my new found, and more newly lost relic. The admin assistant suggests on Friday to post signs down in the lobby. I figure, what the hell, couldn't hurt, probably wouldn't help either... So I trudge down to the lobby and post a simple sign:

Baseball Card
If Found
Please Call

Friday afternoon, I get a phone call from someone in the building,

"Yeah, I'm calling about the baseball card?"
My hopes raise as I reply, "Yes, that's my sign..."
him, "I'm up on the 6th floor..."
me, "yeah, I'm on the 2nd..."
him, "where did you lose it?"
me, "either 2nd or 3rd floor..." knowing that's the only floors I had visited on Wednesday,
him, "Well, who was the subject on the card?"
me, "Philadelphia Phillies Roy Halladay", as my hopes begin to sink again...
him, "What year is it from?"
me, "2011"
him, "Any particular value?"
me, "Don't really know, wasn't trying to sell it... did you find a card?"
him, "No, but I'll keep my eyes out for it..."
me, very annoyed by this point, "Well thanks, have a nice day...", my hopes fall even further as I am now wondering exactly what the f^#*ing point behind that phone call was and what kind a scam is this jerk-off trying to pull?

About mid-afternoon on Tuesday, after pretty much writing Mr. Halladay off as a lost cause, one of the guys that sits in the office where I work (but works for a different company) pops by my cube and asks me if this is the card I lost?? Dropping my Roy Halladay top-loaded relic on my desk... Hell yeah! He tells me he found it on the floor outside his cube but had no idea who it belonged to until he saw the sign in the lobby?!

I'm thinking to myself, yeah, you don't know who the Philadelphia baseball fan is in the office? (you regular readers have seen my cubicle... check out the beginning here, here, here, and here... my boss calls it my "Shrine to the Phillies") But I politely, politically correctly reply, "Yes, that is my card and thank you very much for it's return, you've just made my day!!!"

So, I now have scanned in said relic card for your viewing pleasure and it is now safely tucked in with the rest of my relic collection, having learned a valuable lesson, "Don't put top-loaders in a loose pocket where they can quickly leave your collection through Sir Issacc Newton's first law of gravity!"

I can't even begin to wonder how I'm going to go about "getting even" with Smed for this, but I vow to find a way!!

Saying Thanks just doesn't cut it here, Smed, YOU ROCK DUDE!!
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat Day!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Have you had your Flew shot?

Hiflew, that is. A few weeks ago, I won a lot of code cards off of ebay, thinking I could enter the ones I needed then help out a few bloggers with their needs.
After entering the 9 I needed, and finally getting my stuff shipped last week before the site went down, AGAIN!, I had 5 cards left. Instead of unlocking more mystery 90s crap that I've had little luck in changing into cards I actually want, I decided to trade the unused codes for cards that I actually needed off of my want lists. I quickly shot an email over to Things are Funner cause I know she needed some. Turns out she only needed 1 by this time, so I put an offer out for the remaining 4, which was answered by my good friend, Hiflew.

I also think Johnny discovered my weakness for the mascot cards, as he also included a few extra Phillies with the Phanatic to top it off.

Thanks for the trade Hiflew, I'm glad I could help you and Jules on your way to 45 rings.

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!