Kevin Kouzmanoff Sketch Card

Here one of Sooz of A Cardboard Problem‘s three sketch cards.  I’m posting it because it’s the only one I can say for sure is done (Jeter I decided to color all the way, and I’ll leave the decision on Kapler’s completedness for Sooz to make).  So without further ado:

Teh Kouz...

Teh Kouz for Sooz...

Hope ya like it, Sooz!  I’ll get everything sent once I finally finish Jeter & possibly Kapler.

The never-ending pursuit of artistic competence… I mean, excellence!

2009 Allen & Ginter Blaster

I cannot believe I found these at K-Mart.  The blaster kinda sucked overall, but I can knock a few more off the wantlist.  Let’s breakitdown:

Pack 1 (easily the best of the bunch)

9 Ryan Theriot

280 Shin-Soo Choo

125 Randy Johnson

AGHS4 Carlos Zambrano Baseball Highlights Sketch- Keeper!

275 Vlad Guerrero Mini- Double Keeper!

NP66 Joba Chamberlain National Pride

Had I not had the first two, this pack would’ve been four outta six in keepers.  As it is, two is still solid.

Pack 2

210 Johan Santana

181 Aaron Rowand

41 Victor Martinez

326 Cameron Maybin SP

93 David DeJesus Mini

NP65 Carlos Delgado National Pride

Whole lotta trade bait.

Pack 3

184 Chris Young

11 Jacoby Ellsbury

60 Matt Holliday- The Cards could wreak havoc with the landscape of the National League picking up Holliday AND Mark DeRosa.  Two legit bats to protect Pujols when there were really none before.

93 David DeJesus

164 Erik Bedard Mini

NP64 Francisco Liriano National Pride

Pack 4

94 Paul Maholm

18 Clyde Parris

178 Adam LaRoche

321 Kelly Shoppach SP

279 Jon Lester Mini

NP67 Adrian Gonzalez National Pride

Crack the Code ad- These things make good decoys.  They add size to the pack being a 7th card, and weigh more and give the pack a level of rigidness close to that of a hit pack.

Pack 5

121 Ryan Church

232 Everth Cabrera Padres RC

250 Grady Sizemore

282 Eric Chavez

218 Bobby Parnell Mets RC Ginter Back Mini

NP68 Ichiro Suzuki National Pride- Woohoo, keeper!

Pack 6

113 Rafael Furcal

202 Conor Jackson

92 Joe Mauer

329 Carlos Gomez SP

66 Alex Rodriguez (horrendously miscut) Black-Bordered Mini

NP69 Ryan Rowland-Smith National Pride

Pack 7

187 Brett Myers

244 Carlos Beltran

17 Manny Ramirez

215 Jed Lowrie Ginter Code Parallel

61 Burke Kenny Mini!

NP70 Carlos Pena (damaged) National Pride

8th and final pack

227 Neslson Cruz

55 Alex Rios

96 Geronimo- Keeper!

317 Jeff Baker SP

237 Walton Glenn Eller Mini

NP71 Josh Hamilton National Pride

Well, there ya go.  Nothing to write home about.  About to fall asleep, so I’ll mess with adding stuff to for trade and want lists later today.

2009 Allen & Ginter Tradelist

Here’s the 2009 Allen & Ginter I have to trade:

Base- 2, 5, 7, 9, 11(x2), 12, 14, 17, 18, 19, 22, 28, 32, 41, 46, 52, 53, 55, 56, 59, 60, 66, 70, 76, 77, 85, 86, 87, 92, 93, 94(x2), 98, 99, 103, 104, 105, 110, 111, 113(x2), 114, 115, 117(x2), 121(x2), 124, 125, 126, 130, 133, 134, 138, 140, 144, 151, 153, 157(x2), 161, 164, 165, 170, 173, 177, 178, 181(x2), 182, 183, 184(x2), 185, 187(x2), 188, 193, 200, 202(2), 203, 204, 207, 208, 210(x2), 214, 216, 219(x2), 221, 222, 223, 224, 227(x2), 232(x2), 233, 235, 236, 240, 244, 247, 248, 250(x2), 251, 254, 256, 262, 264, 265, 266, 267, 269, 271, 273, 277, 280, 282, 283, 287, 288, 295, 298

SPs- 311, 313, 317, 318, 321, 324, 325, 326, 329, 334, 336(x2), 345, 350(x2)

Ginter Code Parallels- 222 Akinori Iwamura, 233 John Lackey

Minis- 14, 26, 31, 61, 72, 88, 93, 114, 164, 188, 194, 202, 206, 237, 258

Mini SPs- 319 Gary Sheffield

Ginter Back Minis- 3, 13, 47, 154, 218, 248, 261

Black Bordered Minis- 66 Alex Rodriguez, 144 Joakim Soria, 170 Lance Berkman

National Pride- 44, 45, 46, 48(x2), 49(x2), 50, 51, 52, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64(x2), 65(x2), 66, 67(x2), 69, 70, 71


Relics- AGR-BD Blake DeWitt Framed Bat, AGR-NM Nate McClouth Framed Jersey

Autos- AJA-CJ Conor Jackson Framed Auto

Will add more as I get it, and I will be getting more.

2009 Allen & Ginter Official-ish Wantlist

A specific wantlist for 2009 Allen & Ginter has been requested by a couple of fellow bloggers, so here it is.  I need all of the following:

Base- 23 Kristin Armstrong, 24 Steve Wiebe, 33 Florence Nightingale, 34 Ryan Dempster, 39 Hanley Ramirez, 45 Derrek Lee, 96 Geronimo, 97 Art Pennington, 116 Charles Darwin, 128 Red Moore, 136 Mickey Mantle, 141 Carlos Zambrano, 143 Robbie Maddison, 146 Rich Harden, 213 Stephanie Brown Trafton, 220 Suez Canal, 228 Will Simpson/Archie Bunker, 234 Wyatt Earp, 238 Vincent Van Gogh, 246 General Custer, 255 Aramis Ramirez, 257 Heinrich Hertz, 259 Napoleon Bonaparte, 260 Louis Braille, 275 Vlad Guerrero, 289 Milky Way, 300 David Ortiz

309 Kosuke Fukudome SP, 310 Old Faithful SP, 331 Jeff Samardzija SP, 340 Richard Gatling SP, 346 Dominique Wilkins SP


9 Ryan Theriot, 18 Clyde Parris, 23, 24, 34, 35 Geovany Soto (maybe, card sorta unnerves me), 39, 45, 57 Frank Evans, 95 David Patton, 97, 100 Ichiro Suzuki, 112 Millito Navarro, 128, 132 Anna Tunnicliffe 136, 141, 142 LaShawn Merritt, 146, 175 Alfonso Soriano, 186 Adrian Beltre, 212 Mariel Zagunis, 213, 228, 243 Alexander Cartwright, 255, 275, 276 Michael Phelps, 278 Herb Simpson, 280 Shin-Sii Choo, 290 Cat Osterman, 297 Kolan McConiughey, 300

309 SP, 331 SP (maybe, already have Ginter Back)

Also want any and all parallels of said minis.

Mini Exclusives- Specific ones I want are 358 Hanley Ramirez, 373 Geovany Soto, 381 Rich Harden, and 396 Ryan Howard, but I’ll take any of these if you don’t want them.

Inserts (These are what I have, need the rest…)-

National Pride- NP4 Geovany Soto, NP5 Ryan Dempster, NP29 Alfonso Soriano, NP32 Rich Harden, NP33 Hanley Ramirez, NP39 Shin-Soo Choo, NP68 Ichiro Suzuki

Brian Kong Baseball Highlights Sketches- AGHS3 Randy Johnson, AGHS16 Alex Rodriguez, AGHS17 Chipper Jones

National Heroes- NH1 George Washington (USA), NH19 Vasil Levski (Bulgaria), NH34 General Jose de san Martin (Argentina)

Creatures of Legends, Myth, & Terror- I have none.

Extinct Creatures- I have none.

Inventions of the Future- I have none.

World’s Biggest Hoaxes, Hoodwinks, & Bamboozles (Lowest Priority)- HHB10 DB Cooper, HHB15 The Bathtub Hoax, HHB16 The Cottingley Fairies


Relics- AGR-IS Ichiro Suzuki, AGR-VG Vlad Guerrero, AGR-JRH Rich Harden, AGR-IS2 Ichiro Suzuki, AGR-DO David Ortiz, AGR-HR Hanley Ramirez, AGR-AS Alfonso Soriano, AGR-KF Kosuke Fukudome, AGR-MM Mickey Mantle

Any and all of the other sports champions/oddballs/mythical creatures as well.

Autos- AGA-DO David Ortiz, AGA-HR Hanley Ramirez

Any and all champions from other sports/Negro League Stars/oddballs as well.


Cabinet Boxloader- CB1 de Caster/Kingsale, CB2 Cepeda/Gourriel, CB3 Wright/Roberts, CB4 Aoki/Matsuzaka, CB5 Iwakuma/Ichiro, CB6 Jefferson/Hancock, CB8 Truman/Pearson, CB9 Lincoln/Grant, CB10 JFK/Krushchev

N43 Boxloader- N43-RH Ryan Howard

N43 Relics- N43BR-VG Vlad Guerrero, N43BR-YD Yub Darvish, N43BR-JY Jin Young Lee, N43BR-YG Yulieski Gourriel, N43BR-NA Norichika Aoki, N43BR-FF Fei Feng

Pipe Dreams- Kosuke Fukudome Dick Perez Originals, Cat Osterman Auto, Yu Darvish N43 Relic, Any Unripped Rip Card

I think that abouut covers everything.  I’ll knock stuff off (or add, for the inserts) as I trade for it or pull it or buy it myself. Cards in italics are in the process of being traded for.

A Couple A&G Retail Packs

Exactly what it says on the tin.

Pack 1

254 John Maine

219 Nate McClouth

61 Burke Kenny- The beard guy!

336 Ryan Ludwick SP

HHB10 DB Cooper World’s Biggest Hoaxes, Hoodwinks, & Bamboozles

NP49 Max Scherzer National Pride- The anti-collection strikes… -.-;

Pack 2

256 Jose Lopez

202 Conor Jackson

188 Chris Davis

AGHS3 Randy Johnson Baseball Highlights Sketch

258 Felix Hernandez mini

NP64 Francisco Liriano National Pride

Burke Kenny, DB Cooper, and the Randy Johnson Sketch are keepers.  The rest are available.  I’ll post a list of what I have to offer after I do the wantlist.

One other think of note.  I have a repack box full of crappiness that will be hitting A Pack to be Named Later over the coming weeks & months.  And these lamo packs that I’ll be posting, I will be giving them away to “lucky” commentors.  So if you’ve ever wanted some X-Files season 2 or Shrek 2 or Dinosaurs Attack! cards, your time is comin’.  If you’ve ever wanted to see a Miss Piggy-fied Ottawa Senators logo(!), your time is comin’.

That’s all, folks!  I’ll get that wantlist up ASAP.

You’re such a tease…

The Lonestarr Personal Collection #5

Someday… I will get that 2009 Allen & Ginter wantlist up. Until then, here’s a card scan of a card that I scanned:

The Front (I think)

The Front (I think)

The Back (I think)

The Back (I think)

That is the Movie Posters relic I was raving about when I did the Americana blaster break a few posts back.  It’s really cool looking; very cleverly designed.  Give the person who came up with this idea a raise, Panini!  I’d love to get my mitts on a few more of these.

While they don’t state what article of clothing it is or any other specific, it’s nice that they guarantee it was worn by Jack Lemmon himself.

Hawtness Bonus~!

Hawtness Bonus~!

Here’s a little something extra for all the lovers of lovely ladies, the Witchblade herself.  Did that all-too short-lived series ever make it onto DVD?  We need mo’ Yancy on our TV screens, I’m just sayin’.

Seriously, more Yancy Butler, Hollywood!  Get on that… now!