Collection Transactions, Part Whatever of Infinity

Finist Prodigies Yu Darvish..

Finist Prodigies Yu Darvish..

Since I don’t really have anything interesting or useful to add at the moment (haven’t scanned anything since 2/15), but still feel like I should put something on here, I’ll toss up a few scans from January’s COMC shipment that have don’t really have anything to do with anything, and make note of a few updates to the ol’ collection.

First up, now that Robinson Cano has proven playing 82 games a year in a ballpark not designed around his particular set of skills isn’t a hindrance in the slightest, thus strongly negating the Yankee taint of one of the few Yanks I’ve ever really liked, I have added him to the Single Page Sensations page.

The only card relevant to the post.  This is staying on the 2014 Canvas Collection Single Page though..

I’m also adding Kenny Lofton, because he had a stint with the Cubs and is on the all-time underrated team.  He is yet another Hallworthy player that got knocked off after his first shot on the ballot.  Not surprising, since it’s going to be a monumental struggle to get an even better player in Tim Raines in, but still total BS.  Nearly 70 career WAR?  Piss off, jabroni.  Screw the Hall of Fame.

Archives Frank Thomas Triumvirate..

Forget scanned, I don’t even own any pageworthy Loftons yet.  So here, have an Archives Frank Thomas Triumvirate..

I made quintet of new set additions to my Single Page Sensations wantlist: 1996 Fleer Ultra Gold Medallions, 2014 Topps Upper Class, as well as 2015 Topps Spring Fever, purple Toys ‘R Us parallels, and Gallery of Greats.  I’m also making my need of a page apiece of base for every year of Panini Golden Age (non-baseball subjects preferred) a priority, so if you got a pack of any of them laying around, hit me up, I might be able to use some of them.

After getting my hands on a couple, my lone full set addition I’d like to get my hands on is the 40-card, Walmart Exclusive Sting insert set from 2015 Topps WWE.

Gallery of Heroes Vladdy..

Gallery of Heroes Vladdy..

Finally, the big one.  Taking a page out of Gavin’s playbook, I want cards of any and all players named Caleb, as well as any variations on the name (Kaleb, Onterio McCalebb, etc).  There are a surprising number of players and a couple non-sport cards bearing the name, but none who have really done anything of note at the pro level, so this shouldn’t be a hard collection to do.  The reason I’m finally breaking down and doing this, without going into details, is a neurotic, therapeutic one.

The only players I know I have a card or two of are Gindl, Clay, and the aforementioned Onterio.  I have no set limitations or expectations on this collection yet.  I’m just going to wait and see where it goes for now.

Ending on a sexier note, with two very talented NXT gals on very different trajectories..

Ending on a sexier note, with two very talented NXT gals on very different trajectories..

And that’s all I got for now.  Will try to be less half-assed in the future.  Thanks for stopping by!

Gonna fly now…

Let’s Reboot Star Trek: The Next Generation

Yeah, that’s a terrible idea.  But The Mary Sue already did it, and it turned out to be not so bad.  So because I’m astoundingly bored at the moment, I’m gonna try too.  I’ll be a little more free-wheeling with my choices in places though.  Let’s do it.

Jean-Luc Picard– Idris Elba or Eddie George

Idris Elba could play pretty much any role in this and own it.

Former star NFL running back, current small-time Shakespearean actor and occasional TV personality.  Also charismatic and looks good bald.

RikerMichael Shanks or Gina Torres

He has the look and the cred to bring the jack-of-all-trades second-in-command back to life.

Or how about a gender-swapped Riker? Gotta be Gina Torres of Firefly fame.

Geordi La ForgeDule Hill

Easiest. Casting choice. Ever.

DataMichael Emerson

Because I’d rather have Tom Hiddleston more-or-less reprise his Loki role as Q.

Dr. CrusherAlex Kingston

Also easiest casting choice ever.  Experience playing doctor on ER and cool enough equal footing with The Doctor hisself.

WorfMichael Clarke Duncan or Shad Gaspard

This is all about how you want to portray Worf. Michael Clarke Duncan would make him a much more seasoned badass…

… While former WWE star Shad Gaspard would likely be closer to the original character, if even more physically imposing at 6’7″, still finding his way.

Deanna TroiApril O’Neil

Just keep April O’Neil from the outstanding TNG porn parody. As you can see, she IS Troi.  Plus she’s a huge nerd in real life.  Make it so.

Wesley Crusher–  Taylor Swift

I don’t pay enough attention to really know any child actors, so we’ll both gender swap AND Dawson cast early-20s Taylor Swift, since she can play adorably awkward teenager so well.

Tasha YarMichelle Rodriguez or John Cena

Not obvious in looks, but pretty clear in personality. You need a tough chick to play Yar, and M-Rod fits the bill. And being Yar makes it easy to write her out if Ms. Rodriguez gets up to the off-set shenanigans.

If you’re going to gender-swap any character, Yar might be the one to do it with. John Cena can act competently and has toughness cred as a wrestling megastar, without being quite as obviously imposing as other casting choices, which is a pretty good way to gender swap a character, I think.

Miles O’BrienWil Wheaton

Grown up Wil seems to fit the mildly curmudgeonly everyman of the Federation rather well.  I also might currently bear a passing resemblance to him in this pic, so ha.

GuinanKeisha Castle-Hughes

I just like the idea of a super wizened and long-lived character looking physically young. And I think Keisha Castle-Hughes has the chops to play old in a young person body.

 Reg BarclayMasi Oka

After seeing Get Smart, I think Masi Oka is the right guy to play a background character that all manner of insane chaos befalls.

Ro LarenKaren Gillan

Eh, why not?

QTom Hiddleston


There ya go.  This call done been casted.  Back to the usual baseball card nonsense next.  Thanks for stopping by!

Until our next…