Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
The thing I loved about this card when I saw it was that it reminded me how much I love Dual cards of football players in which they are both headed towards the center of the card, or better yet, about to block each other for some reason. It doesn't look like either Barry or Emmitt were in full-stride in these photos and that has saved at least two people hypothetical cuncussions.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I bought a few packs of this stuff a while back partially because I am generally fairly interested in Minor League Baseball, and new products, but most of all I had no idea what it looked like. Sweet. Serves me right for not seeing that coming.
I pulled some color parallels (hell, now that I think about it, they are embossed serial numbers, which topps seems to be distancing itself from) and some A-ball "all stars"...all in the regurgitated 2010 design that I did not particularly appreciate in the first place. Sure it's cool to get some high draft picks, and the AA and AAA logos can get pretty intense, but I was just plain offended by shyte design and pseudo-hits.
'Don't really feel like addressing what people are paying for this, but have you seen what you get with a box of bowman? Granted, seperate product, etc.
THEN, I had a change of heart.
Have I sold it short so far? hells yes. I was getting ready to issue a public DO NOT BUY on this product for fear of almost-guaranteed disappointment. That changed...
It happened when I realized that there were some clean-looking cards of guys who play here in Richmond at the Diamond. Okay, there really aren't too many Connecticut Defenders come Richmond Squirrels, but I know that assorted other coards will come in handy from time to time on the third base line. I brought a Frederick Keys card of a pitcher kickin it in the Bowie Bullpen, and just missed him.
I then went home and found a guy on eBay named none other than Jimmy Page (great sign to me). I bought the "team set" of all of the Giants affiliates cards from the Pro Debut set sos I can have 'em in pocket at the park. Purpose has been found. Hence, RDNB status.
The following card is free to who wants it. It cannot stay in my house. I think it's numbered to 50, but I know it should have been an action shot. (I couldn't quite make it smaller after I scanned it, no offense bro, I bet you mow 'em down but you made for the ugliest wax pack I've split since Ramon Martinez was an all-star)
I hate spending an entire 6 seasons wanting nothing but answers, asking nothing but questions...only to get to the point where I want the "answers" to stop immediately before we get away from ourselves...
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Plus the card in the lot that was in the best condition was the Gorman Thomas 74 that I have been waiting to pull the trigger on. great stuff.
Friday, May 14, 2010
But seriously, the coolest part of "boosting" like this is that it goes on all over the blogs. I read lego microscale blogs once in a while, along with SneakerFreaker, artfurum and alot of seemingly disparate topics. (to me it's all art, especially cards)
These blogs and forums have the same kind of "positive pack" mentality that makes it obvious to most that the total is larger than the sum of its parts.
A really talented Lego designer passed away tragically in an auto accident, and the outpouring of support was so great that the guy's sister and brother became part of the blog, and started posting regularly to keep his fans/cohorts/friends in the loop. Amazing.
(microbricks is on my blogroll on the left)
This is where we hit our stride. I am feeling stronger today, and this being Friday, well...
EDIT: I actually hate memes...yeah so I just found out what "meme" meant like a week ago, so?
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
What the hell is the catcher doing in the upper deck, fully geared-out, ready to gun someone down in the 5th ward? (Milwuakee ref.) Mike signed his card with an inscription that we are quite familiar with.
John 3:16, It reads (In the King James version)
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."
I grew up in a presbyterian family, but have had various endeavors in a variety of spiritual belief systems.
That is not what this is about. This is soley about how athletes sign their autographs. I feel very strongly that no religion is above another and I would hate lose any readers because of that. there, that feels better. (humanist guilt)
We've seen this inscription tons of times, we've seen it on placards, signs, and bellies all over the US...but are you privy to the newest deification of the inscription? Check this out:
Title being said,...is that a cross?
have you ever seen this?
I feel like it is kinda bad-ass, but then again \oo/ would have been cool too.
Rock N' Roll N' Jesus.
gcrl says that Todd Hollandsworth adds a cross to his sig. (good lookin out GoCaRL)
Monday, May 10, 2010
I bought this little gem on the bay for 5.88 plus 1.50 shipping.
Do you think the value of this card will ever appreciate?
I mean, some prospectors have been waiting on this kid for almost 8 yrs. Many just simply "gave up" last year. I mean, look at how many releases he had after being drafted...hundreds I tell ya. and they are all selling for pittance.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Final Score RFS 4, BBS 1
The Richmond Flying Squirrels aim to please. Sunday Afternoon was a bulls-eye.
Ever since Mayor Wilder fkkin blew it by refusing to build the R-Braves a new stadium, we have been without the roundball on the Boulevard. Now the R Braves are states away and Virginia seems hell bent on jamming the Nationals down your throat. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate watching losers win a little and get lauded for it, and I really appreciate that the brewers are so near by twice a year. (I haven't been to "Natstown" yet, but I traded up for O's opening day last year, so I feel alright)
The Makeover the Diamond recieved when the Braves left was a huge improvement. I have loves and hates about it. The Braves just made it seem old-school somehow, and the state of decay of the stadium had something to do with that. I just don't know if I am ready for the rabid squirrel invasion that is the marketing machine of AA baseball. They have some asshole (usually a kid, sorry kid.) come out between EVERY INNING and do some stupid human trick that the crowd sort-of cheers for. Despite the super-size beers, this got annoying real quick. At least we had great seats. Field-level, third base line. The seats are much more comfortable than they used to be, and for some reason the players seem more accessible, though there has been no noticeable change to the infrastructure. The away bullpen still warms up on a sophomoric-looking mound, out in the open.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
The one problem that I have with cards like this is the sheer risk factor involved with the players depicted. I mean, Buster Posey? do I know for sure that you are even going to have a lengthy career? much less a productive, or even successful one? I just can't help but think back and look around and see that in some arenas, WE are all guilty of letting them make the same mistakes over and over....as long as the print run is under 25. That way those "idiots" with more money than sense can find a place for it.