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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Here kitty kitty...

Oh, come on! How else would you call a Prowling Cat?? As most of my readers know, I have been actively pursuing the new Teenymates MLB figures this year, and am (probably foolishly) attempting to complete at least the puzzle portion of this set.

I've also begged and pleaded with everyone for any unused/unwanted pieces of said puzzle. I received 1 response to my pleas, and 1 envelope in yesterday's mail from The Prowling Cat.

He and I have traded in the past and I really appreciate his assistance in my latest quest. He sent me 6 of the remaining 11 for my picture, leaving me just 5 left to complete!!

Thanks there Cat! He also included a few wayward Phils for my personal collections.

Thanks for these as well! And I hope you and the missus are recovering well.
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Monday, April 21, 2014

GReat morning!

So, I forgot the ointment that I use on my new tattoo and had to run across the street to Target this morning.
Stopped by the card aisle and bought a rack pack of Opening Day which I pulled several base cards I needed plus another mascot!!
and one pack of TeenyMates in which I got 1 duplicate, two puzzle pieces and:

Heck yeah!! A Limited Glow-In-The-Dark figure, of course, he's the most likely hit at 1:32 odds, but I'll take it!! He came with a Dodger which is available, along with 2 Rangers and 2 Indians, I believe.

two more pieces for the bottom row.

Leaving me needing:

thanks for reading!
Have a GReat week!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2014 Topps Opening Day, the good, the available, and the wanted...

So, out of my box of 2014 Topps Opening Day, I got 177 base cards out of 220, leaving me missing 43. 13 Blue Parallels including 1 Phillie, leaving me wanting 9 to complete a blue team set. I am also missing 6 out of 10 Between Innings, 14 out of 20 Breaking Out, 20 out of 30 Fired Up, 16 out of 25 Mascots, 17 out of 25 Superstar Celebrations (the 8 I did get are available for trade), and 17 out of 25 Opening Day Stars.

I did not get any of the variation cards, nor either of the 2 different autograph offerings in this series.

That leaves me needing/wanting the following

Base Cards
12, 17, 23, 24, 31, 34, 51, 52, 56, 60, 61, 65, 75, 79, 87, 89, 92, 93, 95, 112, 122, 124, 125, 129, 139, 145, 146, 147, 159, 162, 163, 164, 170, 172, 176, 182, 183, 188, 190, 197, 198, 202, 215

Blue Parallels
26 Jonathan Papelbon
41 Roy Halladay
83 Cole Hammels
119 Chase Utley
157 Jimmy Rollins
203 Ryan Howard
205 Domonic Brown
206 Carlos Ruiz
215 Cliff Lee

I have these blues available to trade for the above:
6 Adrian Beltre Texas Rangers
50 Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
53 Paul Konerko Chicago White Sox
70 Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves
78 Chris Davis Baltimore Orioles
90 Jurickson Profar Texas Rangers
109 Jay Bruce Cincinnati Reds
126 David Price Tampa Bay Rays
143 Taijuan Walker RC Seattle Mariners
152 Darwin Barney Chicago Cubs
173 Josh Reddick Oakland Athletics
181 Jean Segura Milwaukee Brewers

Between Innings
BI-1, BI-2, BI-5, BI-7, BI-9, BI-10

Breaking Out
BO-2, BO-3, BO-4, BO-5, BO-7, BO-8, BO-9, BO-10, BO-12, BO-13, BO-14, BO-16, BO-18, BO-19

Fired Up
UP-2, UP-3, UP-4, UP-8, UP-9, UP-10, UP-11, UP-12, UP-13, UP-15, UP-16, UP-17, UP-18, UP-19, UP-20, UP-21, UP-23, UP-24, UP-26, UP-29

M-1, M-3, M-5, M-6, M-8, M-10, M-11, M-12, M-13, M-14, M-15, M-17, M-19, M-22, M-23, M-24
Did not even get my favorite this year!!

Superstar Celebrations (available for trade)
SC-7, SC-8, SC-9, SC-12, SC-14, SC-16, SC-18, SC-24

Opening Day Stars
ODS-2, ODS-4, ODS-5, ODS-6, ODS-7, ODS-8, ODS-9, ODS-10, ODS-11, ODS-14, ODS-17, ODS-18, ODS-19, ODS-20, ODS-21, ODS-23, ODS-25

Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!
We are in for a LOT of rain and thunderstorms here on the east coast today!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The last of the box.

pack 35

pack 36

I am shocked that most of the base cards in the final two packs were NOT duplicates!! and the final insert from the box was a mascot!! Back tomorrow with a recap.
thanks for reading!
Have a GReat day!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The final packs...

Packs 33 and 34 yielded mostly duplicates pretty much as I expected.

but I did get some new inserts. Mr. Met and the McCutch came from a 3 loose pack purchase.
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat weekend!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mo Teenymates

Woo Hoo, two packs, no dupes!!

Party Animal is giving me the bird(s)!! Jays and Orioles

and California dreamin' with the A's and Dodgers!

plus 4 more pieces to the puzzle

leaving me needing these:
if you can help me with some of the missing pieces, please comment or email me.
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat weekend!

Packs 31 and 32

yep, the remaining cards were all duplicates!!
Have a GReat day!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

28, 29, and 30

Another mascot! thinking I'll end up with less than half of this set!

and with only 6 packs left, actually thinking I'll end up with less than half of all the inserts!

wonder how many base cards I'll be short? and that there's just something fundamentally wrong with that!
What say you?
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

And with 8 games into the 2014 season, it's awesome to see the Phillies bats scoring enough runs to win games... too bad our pitching staff is still giving up enough runs to negate that little factoid!!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Can we show a little appreciation!! (and packs 24-25)

There's a contest in it for you if you are interested...
As some of you may know, my wife is from the Northern state of Minnesota, which is mainly why I follow the Twins and like to see them play well.

Well, today, The Lost Collector pointed me in the direction of a new blog, dedicated to a Minnesota perspective.

The owner over at Baseball Nation, A Minnesota Perspective, is trying to drum up interest in his blog so go on over and check him out, and maybe join his contest!
And as always, tellem Dawgbones sentcha!

Now for today's packs:
pack 24

pack 25

Yay! The base version of Revere's card and another mascot, Topps names this one??
Should've named him Disco Baxter!!

thanks for reading,
Have a GReat night!

Another Teeny post...

Bought another pack of Teenymates:

Boston and the Rockies!

plus another two puzzle pieces.

that completes another row!
thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Monday, April 7, 2014

2014 Topps Opening Day, Pack 23

Monday, ugh!!

thanks for reading,
Have a GReat week!

Oops, I did it again!

Bought another rack pack!

Got a bunch of base, plus another mascot!
Thanks for reading,
back later with another from the box.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

2014 Topps Opening Day, Pack 22

Happy Sunday everyone!

And we have another Mascot for that set! Woo Hoo!!
Have a GReat day!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

2014 Topps Opening Day Pack 21

today's offering:
Mr. Howard is off to a good start this year!! I watched him on Opening Day and was very impressed that he avoided swinging at the first offering!!
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat day!

Friday, April 4, 2014

2014 Topps Opening Day Packs 19 and 20

pack 19:

and 20:

Mr. Romo is celebrating the first half of the box being opened. The Kershaw has a rather nasty slice running through his left shoulder! Came out of the pack that way!!

Now for some statistics, we now have 122 base cards out of 220, with 17 duplicates, and no triplicates. I now have 6 blue parallels, and half of them are duplicated with a regular base card. I have 3 out of the 10 Between Innings set, 3 out of the 20 Breaking Out set (with 1 duplicate), 6 out of 30 Fired Up cards, 5 out of 25 Superstar Celebrations, 4 of the 25 Opening Day Stars, and only 3 out of the 25 Mascots, with no Autos, Relics, or Variants.

Not too bad for the base set, but it's not looking positive for my Mascots for this box as I don't think there will be a complete set of those in here!
Thanks for reading,
Have a GReat weekend!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

3 fer Thursday...

with packs 16:

and  that's "Homer" by the way, Topps...

and 18:

thanks for reading,
Have a GReat night!