Thursday, December 31, 2015

Pull the Trigger 12.17 ($25)

Might this be the last PTT post of the year? Will someone claim this lot today? Will I stay awake until midnight tonight?

2006 UD Ultimate Collection #38 Dontrelle Willis (232/799)


I wasn't back in the hobby yet when this guy was a big deal. From 2007 on, he was always just a jabroni whose jersey card you would inevitably pull as your box hit.

Pull the trigger now for $25.

THE PILE
1976 Topps Traded Oscar Gamble

1959 Topps #415 Bill Mazeroski

1990 Best Eric Wedge

Bunch of Big Donruss

1976 Topps Babe Ruth All-Time All-Stars

2007 Topps Triple Threads Jason Botts AUTO/Bat x3 (52/75)

1996 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Craig Biggio You Make the Play

1993 Upper Deck Iooss Collection Howard Johnson

1977 Topps Jim Palmer / Randy Jones Victory Leaders

Lot of 78 2013 Triple Play Cards, Plus 6 Inserts

2002 Fleer Tradition Update Albert Pujols Curtain Call Glossy Parallel (015/200)

3 Packs of 1991 Wild Card Football

Panini Prizm Lot of 3

1988 ProCards #AAA-49 Bill Plummer


1991 Fleer Dave Stieb Box Bottom Card

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Trade Me Anything IX: #6

My man Zpop is a longtime follower of this blog, and, if memory serves me right, participates in TMA quite frequently. He's such a part of the fabric of this site that I even went shopping for him once. Let's see what went down.

Giving:
#RS-22 Bryce Harper Rookie Sensations

#H-66 Ted Williams Highlight of the Year

#R-3 Daniel Nava Rarities

(I rarely comment on the cards I'm giving, but this Nava card inspired a departure from form. The back of this card tells the tale of Nava hitting a grand slam on the first MLB pitch he ever saw. Pretty cool, if you ask me. Also fairly weird that first-MLB-at-bat grand slams have happened four times in history, none of them in the 1900s. So strange.)

Getting:
Chocolate DVD
I'm guessing this isn't the Depp/Binoche vehicle. Pretty cool that Zpop knows I enjoy the horror.

Sorority Row DVD
This looks like one of those films where you consult MrSkin before watching to make sure it's worth you while. I did, and it appears as if it's Boobs Ahoy!

Cry Wolf DVD
I consulted my collection and found that I already own this one, full-screen and all. I remember nothing about it.


There were a couple of cards inside the DVD cases.

2015 Topps First Pitch #FR-01 Jeff Bridges
Duuuuuuuuuuuuude! I got a few of these when I was buying packs earlier this year, but none of the cool ones, just, like, guys who made it to middle management and gals who starred in Hallmark Hall of Fame porn parodies.


2001 Upper Deck Heroes of Baseball Bryan Bass / J.J. Hardy Dual Jersey

Hmmm, Bass (picked in the first round of the 2001 draft) never got further than double-A, and Hardy (selected by the Brewers in round 2 of the same draft) has been an All-Star. You never know, I guess.

Thanks, Zpop, you're a shoo-in first ballot Trade Me Anything Hall of Famer!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Pull the Trigger 12.16 ($25)

We've hit that annual lull between Card-vent and the reveal of my top pulls of the year. That means it's time to add something else to the PTT pile.

1991 Fleer Dave Stieb Box Bottom Card


Glad to know that "Mr. Almost" finally got his no-hitter.
Pull the trigger on this whole lot for $25.00 American, not Canadian.

THE PILE
1976 Topps Traded Oscar Gamble

1959 Topps #415 Bill Mazeroski

1990 Best Eric Wedge

Bunch of Big Donruss

1976 Topps Babe Ruth All-Time All-Stars

2007 Topps Triple Threads Jason Botts AUTO/Bat x3 (52/75)

1996 Upper Deck Collector's Choice Craig Biggio You Make the Play

1993 Upper Deck Iooss Collection Howard Johnson

1977 Topps Jim Palmer / Randy Jones Victory Leaders

Lot of 78 2013 Triple Play Cards, Plus 6 Inserts

2002 Fleer Tradition Update Albert Pujols Curtain Call Glossy Parallel (015/200)

3 Packs of 1991 Wild Card Football

Panini Prizm Lot of 3

1988 ProCards #AAA-49 Bill Plummer

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Lynch-mas Everyone!


It was a good day today. The kids slept until 7:15, a lot of great presents were opened, I got a nice nap in, and we all got to see the Milwaukee fam. I only hope Ed Lynch had as great a Christmas as I did. I would like to wish all of my readers a Merry Christmas.

P.S.
Paul McCartney's "Wonderful Christmastime" gets a bad rap. I keep it in a special place in my heart.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

2015 Card-vent Calendar: December 24

December 24, 2015:
1998 Fleer Ultra #324G Pedro Martinez Gold Medallion Edition

Pedro. Getting his stretch on. Kind of an unusual subject for a baseball card, but that's what makes them fun, right? In fact, his pose reminds me of one of the iconic images from my adolescence.

Pedro's not a cute as Vendela, and the thong he's wearing is out of view, but I can tell from his look of concentration that, while he's physically on a spring training infield somewhere in Florida, mentally, he's on a beach in Polynesia, waves lapping at his tanned, relaxed body as he frolics in sand that's impossibly white.

Well, that brings us just about to the end of Card-vent 2015. I hope you've had as much fun reading it this year as I've had sharing it with you.

Merry Christmas, and tomorrow... a savior.

2015 Card-vent Calendar: December 23

December 23, 2015:
1975 Topps #202 Rayfield Wright / Russ Washington


Density and volume. That's what '70s football hair (and Christmas) is all about.

Merry Thickmas!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2015 Card-vent Calendar: December 22

December 22, 2015:
1990 Bo Jackson BO KNOW$ BUCK$


I hope Bo Knows Venison, too. Delicious, delicious venison.

Monday, December 21, 2015

2015 Card-vent Calendar: December 21

December 21, 2015:
2011 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions Figures of Sport #FS-9 Landon Donovan

I'm having a hard time deciding if the shape of this insert card is supposed to resemble a canister of rolling tobacco, or a tin of pomade. In any case, I have a joke for each scenario.

"Do you have Landon Donovan in a can?"
"Yes, we do."
"Then you better let him out!"


Landon Donovan doesn't want FOP, goddamnit! He's a Dapper Dan man!