Friday, June 28, 2013

Yeah, I'd probably jump off a bridge too...

Bought myself a hanger pack of series two last week after I saw other being very fortunate.

I was not!

I'm not unhappy with the results, but it definitely could've been better for this old Phillies fan!

The highlights:

yep, only two Phils in the box, but one was the Target red, which is a plus! Most of these, as well as my series 1 cards, are up for trade as I am only trying to assemble the team cards this year. I think I'll go back to Rack packs, I've had much better luck with them this season.

thanks for reading,
Have a GReat weekend!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I could just tell you, Or Tease ya instead...

Bought another Big League Mini, probably my last unless I find some on clearance.

$4.99 a pop is just not working out for me. 2 out of three for my PCs isn't too bad, but none in the Phillies column really just doesn't cut it.
I may try eBay for the ones I really want and be done with it.
Did you figure out who I got this time? I gave two hints at it...

Whatta ya mean you didn't see two hints? The second hint was the my PCs comment whilst the first is actually in the post title.

Big Pappi will go rather well with the Pedroia I pulled last time. Get it, Or-Tease ya!!

thanks for bearing with my bad puns!!
Have a GReat night!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

What do the following have in common?

Baseball and Comic books?

Not much, unless there is a comic convention in the same city as a major league team.
then you get such cross-over cover art like this:

which naturally I just had to have!
thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Free cards...

Who doesn't love free cards? Chunter, over at the blog Chipp 'n' Dale is having a contest of sorts, Go on over here and enter. Think of something witty to say first though...

and be sure to tellem Dawgbones sentcha!!
good luck,
thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Monday, June 17, 2013

An LCS pick-up

Well, there was a card show at one of the local malls this past weekend and I went by there on Saturday. Just wanted to show off what I found there:

how about that...

what, you missed it? Here it is again:

Yep, absolutely nothing. there were maybe 6 tables total and only three of those had baseball cards on them, one other was pure football, and the final two were home made jewelry and Avon!! It was not a total loss though, cause I rode my motorcycle over there, anytime on the bike is a good time!

I did go by Jerseys again on Friday and picked up another 2 packs of quarter cards which I will be posting tomorrow. And I picked up a jumbo hobby pack of 2011 Topps Updates while there so the owner did not feel I was only there for the special (it was the last pack n the shelf).

Highlights were:

I needed the Jackson for my Kimballs set and you can never go wrong with a bronzed Phillie!

and there was also this little thing in there as well:

not bad, of course, I'd trade it for a Phillie in a second!!  (hint, hint)

thanks for reading,
have a GReat night!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!!

Though not a father myself (just 4 fur-kids), I can appreciate the effort needed to do the job properly!

Please take a moment today and pray for those fathers currently serving away from home that can't be with their kids today. And Happy Father's Day to all the mothers that must fulfill both roles in the family.


Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat Father's Day!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Another Fiddy Cents...

went back by my local again yesterday for more of Topps Archives week, picking up two more packs.
Knowing right of the bat I got a Mauer and a Wright didn't hurt things at all!
What else did I get:

there's nothing wrong with the top row of cards, My scanner just has a difficult time finding the edges of white cards...

thanks for looking,
Have a GReat weekend!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fiddy cents...

What exactly will half a sawbuck get you these days?

Well, during Topps' throwback week, you can get special packs of cards for a quarter each!
My local, Jersey's Cards and Comics, is offering 2 packs per day. Of course, I missed the first couple of days, but went by there yesterday, and will be headed over there today after I get off of work as well.

Pretty danged cool, two Phillies, and two D-Backs! The Killebrew and Gwynn don't hurt a bit either!
I knew I was in luck with the first pack. Being wrapped in clear cellophane, I could clearly see Chooch on the top and the Howard on the bottom!!
Not a bad haul for Fiddy cents!

have a GReat day!
Thanks for reading, back tomorrow with today's purchase.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Dust in the wind...

Who did we get this time?

nope, it was not a Phillie...

He was born August 17, 1983, plays second base, drafted by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft, he was the 2007 American League Rookie of the Year and collected the 2008 AL MVP award.

Yep, Dustin Pedroia, numba 15 for the Sawx!! and maybe a keeper... unless I get a good enough offer...

Thanks for looking,
Have a GReat week!

P.S. Mr. Kemp is still available for trade... you can read the rest of his story here...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Meanwhile, 69 years later...

“We want to get the hell over there. The quicker we clean up this Goddamned mess, the quicker we can take a little jaunt against the purple pissing Japs and clean out their nest, too. Before the Goddamned Marines get all of the credit.” ~ General George S. Patton, Jr

It's the largest seaborne invasion in history.

The invasion's code name was Operation Overlord.

June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

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Thank you for your sacrifices,
Richard H. Nebe Jr.

"never apologize for being patriotic" - Toby Keith