Saturday, December 10, 2016

2016 Card-vent Calendar: December 9

December 9, 2016:
2013 Topps Tribute #95 Robin Yount Orange Parallel (48/50)

Well, I guess that since we're getting an orange president pretty soon, an orange Yount is fairly appropriate. Come to think of it, Yount would make a good president. In fact, I'd imagine he would pledge to build a wall, just like the actual president-elect.

Yes, a wall.

A wall he could hit home runs over.

Friday, December 9, 2016

2016 Card-vent Calendar: December 8

December 8, 2016:
1998 Topps Lords of the Diamond #LD11 Darin Erstad

I'd say so. Most of the major ingredients are there. He pretty much earns the status on the basis of the spelling of his first name alone.
Pissants of the Diamond.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

2016 Card-vent Calendar: December 7

December 7, 2016:
2013 Topps MLS #138 Jack Jewsbury

May your post-retirement Timbers front office serve you well, Captain Jack. Thank you for being a part of that magical 2015 MLS Cup run.

Trade Me Anything X #1

The first trade of the tenth edition of Trade Me Anything made its way to me this weekend. Due to the overly generous heft of the package and my busy schedule, I'm finally getting around to showing it off. Like a drunk Scotsman, it's time to lift and dangle. P-town Tom sent this bunch of awesome stuff.

#US67 Blake Snell and #US281 Anthony Rizzo

Shut the Box Game
The last time I can remember seeing this was in the lake cabin my family would rent for a week when I was a kid. It was in this mysterious back room of a place in Redgranite, WI, among an operational gum ball machine, a shitload of rubber neon fishing lures, and a dartboard. I think my family will have fun playing this, especially if Daddy can win some wagered allowance money back from his kids, those easy marks.

Pizza Puzzle
I like pizza. I like puzzles. The last puzzle I did was before children. It was a panoramic view of Times Square.

Lot of 54 1993 Topps Gold Cards
Woo-hoo! That knocked a HUGE chunk out of my want list. Probably my favorite part of the trade.

A Random Bunch of Cards
Most of the cards fit the theme of either "patriotic" or "sexy." Some both.

Two 2010 Topps Cereal Boxes...

...filled with old packs of cards!
Most of these packs are from sets I'm currently trying to piece together. Maybe I'll hit a string of good luck and get some of the cards I need.

Two John Grisham Paperbacks
The last Grisham novel I've read was The King of Torts. I hope to find the time to jump into one of these soon.

TMA-X is off to a terrific start. Thanks, Tom!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

2016 Card-vent Calendar: December 6

December 6, 2016:
1986 Topps Traded #66T Jim Leyland

Daaaaaaaaaamn, Jim Leyland, you be rocking' that hat HIGH.
I'd go so far as to suggest that you forego any inkling you might have to obtain a commercial driver's license. You know those bridges and overpasses and drive-thrus and such with the maximum clearance height listed on them? Yeah, you ain't making it under those clean. This man needs to be careful going through tunnels. What you need all that extra SPACE for anyways? Smuggling a pierogi in there?

Damn, R.J. Reynolds is displeased with this shit.

Monday, December 5, 2016

2016 Card-vent Calendar: December 5

December 5, 2016:
1997 New Pinnacle #22 Reggie Sanders

Reggie Sanders and his glasses have but one special message for everyone: R.I.P. Prince Be. Losing you this past year hits harder than most.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

2016 Card-vent Calendar: December 4

December 4, 2016:
1999 Team Best #50 Felipe Lopez

You guys make your Christmas lists yet? If you have, it might be time to put that Erasermate to use and revise it to include some vintage Stompers. And no, this has nothing to do with Lopez's minor league team depicted on this card, the St. Catherine's Stompers. I'm talking about those battery-operated trucks from the early 1980s. What they lacked in speed, they made up for in tenacity. You could turn one on and it could practically climb a 90-degree incline up a couch. Back in the day, I can remember playing with these with my dad's friend's kids. They lived too far away for me to officially consider my friends, but we bonded over the mutual desire to drive Stompers through the Ewok village. Watch your ass, Chief Chirpa!