Wednesday, December 30, 2020

A Musical Interlude

Consider this my defense of country music.  Ha. 

Ten songs - no artist repeated.  Plus one more because one of the ten is Vevo.  Bah.  


Jolene - Dolly Parton
I Feel Lucky - Mary Chapin Carpenter
Pancho and Lefty - Willie Nelson and Bob Dylan (though more famous with Merle Haggard)
Friends in Low Places - Garth Brooks
A Thousand Miles from Nowhere - Dwight Yoakam
I Can Still Make Cheyenne - George Strait
Jackson - Johnny and June Carter Cash
The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
Set You Free - Allison Moorer
El Paso - Marty Robbins
Screw You We're from Texas - Ray Wylie Hubbard

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Cardbarrel Order


Chase Carter.  She was with Giancarlo Stanton, though I think she might be with a Dodger now.

Anyway, I got 23 cards - mostly MVPs, Cy Young Award winners, and Padres.  

-  1978 Topps Stargell -  1979 NL MVP

-  1978 OPC Carew -  1977 AL MVP

-  1981 Topps Ozzie - Padre 1978 - 1981

-  1980 OPC Winfield -  Padre 1973 - 1980 

-  1997 Fleer Pedro -  1997 NL Cy Young 

-  1972 Topps Freehan - 11-time All-Star, 5 Gold Gloves

The Freehan expert in the blogosphere:

Wednesday, December 23, 2020


I got a lot of problems with you people!

-  Bloggers who post cards in groups so I can't read the players' names.

-  Bloggers who do entire posts on the same set without being clear what set it is.

-  Bloggers with difficult want lists.  

-  Ultra Pro for not making binder sheets with slots for ho cards.  

-   Cards without the player name on the front or on there but difficult to read.

-  Minis.  

-  That blogger who posted an ode to Colin Freaking Kaepernick. 

-  Fake auto cards.

-  Unlicensed cards.  

-  James Lofton for not signing that card I never got around to sending him.  

-  Ryne Sandberg for not having a Phillies card.  

-  Panini for crappy customer service. Non-existent even. 

-  Box breakers.  

No more give-aways for you!

until 2021             

Tuesday, December 22, 2020



So Chris (The Collector) sent me a stack of cards:  basketball, Phillies, and Eagles.


-  Clyde the Glide

-  An Italian David Robinson.  Il Admirali. 

-  Dr. J's first pro team.  


-  The primary catcher on the Phillies' 1980 title team.

-  A story about Mike Schmidt hitting a speaker and having to settle for a single.  

-  The starting first baseman on the Phillies' 2008 title team.  


-  One that got away.  Or was sent away, because Buddy didn't have the patience for his shenanigans.

-  Vick without the off-field stuff? 

-  My father went to Villanova.  A few years before Westbrook did.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

The Weekly Clean-Up


-  So I bought this card from my dealer:

-  I received a surprise PWE from friend of the blog Ken - 18 shiny Bowman Chrome football cards from 2005:


I don't know why we can't see their names on here but I can see them on the actual cards:  Kurt Warner, Steve McNair, Andre Johnson, Fred Taylor.  Others include Carson Palmer, Aaron Brooks, Matt Hasselbeck, and Eric Moulds.    

-  I watched Season Two of Game of Thrones.    

-  YouTube has several Bond movies for free now.  Dr. No, From Russia with Love, and Goldfinger are included. 

-  I received a bundle of cards from Chris (The Collector).  I'll show them in a future post.

-  I tweeted at Taron Armstead.  He did not respond.   #FlyEaglesFly     

Thursday, December 17, 2020


People have asked what I'm collecting, so here's a target list of sorts.  Some are more realistic than others.  Maybe we can trade some time, or maybe you're just here for the pictures.  Olivia and let live, I say.     

1982 Donruss Diamond Kings:  I have 18 of 26.   I need Rose, Trammell, Zisk, DeJesus, Kingman, Fisk, Ozzie Smith, and Singleton.

1983 Donruss Diamond Kings:  I have 17 of 26.  I need Fingers, Reggie Jackson, Palmer, Stargell, Rickey Henderson, Carlton, Bench, Joe Morgan, and Yaz.    

Super Bowl MVPs:  Jim Plunkett as a Raider and two Terry Bradshaws.  

Curt Flood:  1970 Topps or 1970 O-Pee-Chee

Tony Gwynn:  1983 Donruss (RC), 1983 Fleer (RC), or autographed card.  

Willie McCovey:  As a Padre.  

Maury Wills:  As a player.  I have his manager card, but it's a base stealers collection.  So yeah. 

Is that Emily Greinke?  Must be time to talk about pitchers.

AL Cy Young Award Winners:  McLain, Vida Blue (A's), Gaylord Perry (Indians), and Catfish Hunter (A's)

NL Cy Young Award Winners:  Bob Gibson, Seaver (Mets), Fergie (Cubs) 

AL MVPs:  Richie Allen (White Sox), Reggie Jackson (A's)

NL MVPs:  Torre (Cardinals), Rose (first Reds stint)              

I need a lot of more recent cards from those four categories, but I think I can get them from Cardbarrel.

Larisa's got the Braun, I've got the brains.  Or something like that. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

The All-Elliptical Team


Baseball players I've seen play in person.  Because this is what you get when I don't have acquisitions to report.  Ha.  

Catcher:  Mike Piazza (Dodgers and Mets)

First Base:  Adrian Gonzalez (Padres)

Second Base:  Chase Utley (Phillies)

Third Base:  Mike Schmidt (Phillies)

Shortstop:  Derek Jeter (Yankees)

Left Field:  Rickey Henderson (A's and Padres)

Center Field:  Robin Yount (Brewers)

Right Field:  Tony Gwynn (Padres)

Starting Pitcher:  Steve Carlton (Phillies)

Closer:  Trevor Hoffman (Padres)  

Prospects:  Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco  (Modesto A's)