A Little Something to Heat Up the Coldest Morning of the Year…

Hi!  I’m still around… THE HORN, err… and kicking.  Pretty worn out and a little achy after being out for a few groceries in the suddenly stupidly cold weather, and doing up 25 scans tonight.  The awkward angle I was working on the scanning from probably didn’t help.  Need a higher place to sit the scanner.

Anyway, I’ve been on a bit of a Benchwarmer kick since the money I put up for myself to buy a single expensive card I wanted for my birthday (the 9th, 27 now, so old, get off my lawn, blah blah blah, tacopants, etc…) proved as futile as my other attempts to celebrate leveling up another year.  It was gone right when I finally had the money there, but eh, I may get bitchy about it, but I roll with the punches well.  Thus, back to eBay after a good long hiatus for some Benchwarmers I collect.

So, without further ado, here’s a little of that competent but half-assed nonsense hidden behind pretty pictures you’ve come to expect of me before I hit the deck.

Project: S.T.A.L.K.E.R lives! + a Gail Kim auto.

The scan doesn’t even begin to do justice to the gold card top right.  Bright gold foil with gold glitter trim.  Hard.  Core.  You can see a slight difference in the background color on the two cards that look otherwise the same.  Apparently the right one is a gold parallel, but man that is lazy.  And if you know my blog or myself around the net, you know that I freakin’ know lazy.

This is my second Gail Kim auto, the first being an Americana auto/relic from back when I could regularly spend well over $10 on a card without fretting.  Those were the days… I got this one for $1.77, and a shade under $5 with shipping.

And, as you may remember from my Benchwarmer posts in the past, there is still more to see.  Show me those backs!

Boo. Tay. You're welcome. 😛

I’ve got a Brooke Morales auto and an older Benchwarmer box (2006 I think) that I picked up for just over the price of a blaster on the way, so be on the lookout for those.  Also stay tuned for some Check Out My Cards goodness as well, seeing as it’s finally all scanned up, edited, and ready for posting.  And with that I’ll just let you enjoy these fine scans and be on my way.

Until our next…

She Can Warm My Bench Anytime

Yeah, that’s a lame title, and I apologize.  I’m not sorry enough to not go with it though.  Anyway, I stumbled upon this hot little number with a low price on eBay with about six minutes left, but nearly blew it due to having so many tabs open my internets had slowed to a crawl:

95% sure this is Miriam Gonzalez...

Fortunately I got a bid in with about 30 seconds left and won it for well below my max bid.  I wasn’t sure who this was at first (not that it matters that much, lol), but I was sure I’d seen the picture the card was drawn from before.  I just couldn’t quite place it.  But I think I found it mere moments before typing this sentence.  It appears to be from Ms. Gonzalez’ School Girls autograph from 2006 or 2007.  Someone in the upper tier of hotness and that I have also heard of works for me.  Can’t ask for more than that from a Benchwarmer set.  Seriously.

The Back. Does this mean I can put it in Project S.T.A.L.K.E.R?

This is my third Benchwarmer oversized sketch card, and easily the least expensive of the bunch.  It looks just as good as the others, though like pretty much any sketch card of a real person I pick up, I think I could do it just as good a job.  Needless to say, this be a keeper.

I’m Cave Johnson, we’re done here.

Until our next…

Ya Know Why I Love Benchwarmers?

Because they are the gift...

that keeps on...


Yeah!  The backs of almost every card have a full or close to full-sized picture on them, lol.  The poll seems to have disappeared, but most people seemed to like them some boobies.  I believe it was 7-1 in favor of this continuing last time I had checked it.  About four people wanted cookies too, so I guess I shall have to satiate their collective overpowering sweet tooths (teeths?) as well sometime.

Come by late this evening for an update on the contest.  I think I’ve decided how to play it going forward, since nobody guessed correctly to win the big card.

That’s all for now.  Have a beautiful weekend, beautiful people.  Hehe… 😉

Until our next…

Post Fail & a Poll

Damn, I had at least two more posts planned for the weekend, but my furkkin’ computer arbitrarily decided “No more editing scans for you, Mr.”  So I got nothin’.  But seeing the Benchwarmers still up there gives me an idea to try out for a poll.

If the results are favorable, maybe Benchwarmers on Saturday mornings might become a regular thing here, like Waxaholic’s cheerleaders on Sunday.  Well, till I run out of new cards in 4-6 weeks. 😛

He gone!

Selling Out for the Blog Hits: eBay Winnin’s #1

Yaharr, when I scanned the half done sketch cards, I also (at the risk of being b*tched out, no less) scanned some of the eBay stuffs from recent weeks to share with y’all.  Hawt chicks & Aramis Ramirez & trade bait ahoy!  This is #1 of about a gazillion, btw.

First, the hawt chicks.  Bring on teh Benchwarmers!

Cora Skinner Auto

I... I don't know who she is. Sorry.

Leslie Gomez Auto

Think clean thoughts, chum. 🙂

Jaime Hammer Auto

Hey cool, someone sorta recognizable. Probably why she was 2/3 of the cost of these cards.

Okay gents, how’s that for a kickoff to your Saturday?  Are y’all awake now?  It’s card-related at least, right? 😛

More of this to come, mayhaps…