COMC Order #4

We’ve officially come to the mini portion of the show.  First up, a little something from the excellent 2008 Upper Deck Goudey.  Heh…

Champions!

Big Ben- Two Super Bowls.

Bill Russell- 11 NBA Championships (the last two as a player-coach).  Also, holy sh*t!

Emmitt Smith- Three Super Bowls.

Tom Brady- Three Super Bowls.

19 championships combined.  There are no losers here.  C’mon LeBron & LT, prove you belong in the company of these men.  Hit Parade of Champions is another set I’m collecting, although I’ve never bothered to look up how many cards are even in the set (okay, 30 according the Baseball Cards Wiki… also, it’s probably too late Mattingly, Griffey Jr., & Yaz to become champions unless it’s in a coaching role).  I have seven, counting these, including two of the biggies, Kobe and the previously mentioned LeChump.

Someday I’d like to get a few cards from the original set it’s based on.  Narrowly missed on some hockey player from it once.  Finishing the modern remake is more pressing the moment though.  A card from an obscure set from 1954 isn’t likely to come through a trade.  I guess I did get a ’53 Bowman in a trade once, not to mention a freakin’ Walter Payton rookie through trading, so I guess I should never say never.

That’s it for this one.  More minis comin’ up next time, also continuing the heroic trend from these Champions, in a much more meaningful way.  And by meaningful, I mean the kind of heroism that tends to get you executed by the oppressive powers that be for doing your damnedest to usurp them and freeing your country from their tyrannical grip.  Seeya! 🙂

Bustin’ sh*t up in the name of freedom!

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Trading Day Pt. 1

Two trade packages arrived (last) Monday.  They were good too, scratching a few wantlist items that rarely get itched.  Or something.  Um, anyway, here is the first, from the BA Benny hisself.  And believe it or not, I actually sent my end of this one out first, and in a timely manner.  What?  I’m not lying!  It’s true, I swear!  Oh, hey, is that Bigfoot making out with the Loch Ness Monster? 😛

Less talk, mo’ card pretty!:

Random Player/Team Collections..

Several 2009 Chrome WBCs, including one familiar face..

2009 U&H Propaganda Posters, Randy Moss that didn't fit on the player/team scan, and the Bird Hit Parade of Champions that started the whole thing..

Great stuff, it’s good to focus on set needs and rarely touched upon collections sometimes.

.::~Outtro~::.

Small Trade Blowout Extravaganza

Since I’m still working on scans from my Secret Santa gift and the 45+ Warren Moons (amongst other things) from The Great Sports Name Hall of Fame and the cards from Marie and some random hits and you get the idea, and my A Piece of History box isn’t due till Monday, I don’t have much to post about at the moment.  Thank goodness for belated trade posts though.  Here are the cool cards I got in the various clunker-type trades I cashed in on awhile back, as well as a small trade with Baseball Dad.

First up, some cards from Roll Out the Barrel.

The four 2008 Sports Royalty cards were what this one was about.  For some reason I decided I wanted to collect all the non-baseball players in the set.  I’m not even sure how many there are, but I want ’em.  I need to update my wantlist to note that I have these three someday.  May as well list the mini too, since I listed the WBC refractors I have over there.  What were we talking about?

Oh yeah, he sent some Cubbies along for the ride too.  That was nice.  I need ROtB’s address to send him some stuff in return though (bubble mailer’s long gone).

Here are the main cards from Baseball Dad.

Sent a LaPorta jersey and a Crowe auto and a couple other random cards for these and a couple others.  The D-Lee refractor was a nice surprise, especially after the 2009 he had and the realization that I have so many cards of him that I decided I should just make him his own separate player collection.  It’ll be official once I have some room in the big binder or get a new one that I can put his cards in.

These are from Stats on the Back and Nachos Grande.

Sorry about the awkwardness of this pic.  I don’t know what the heck I was doing here.  Gilgamesh and Ichiro (and a not pictured for some reason Chrome Trading Card History of Alfonso Soriano) came from Nachos, and the rest came from Stats.  Well, except for the Red Moore.  I pulled him myself.

I really like the Hit Parade of Champions and am trying to collect that set as well if anybody has any to trade.  All I have are the Kobe above and LeBron.

Lots of nice cards, and even though the whole Clunker thing isn’t relevant anymore, the idea is excellent.  I may try to do this with some of my excess minor inserts and such someday.  Anyone got a catchy new topical name for it?

Finally, I leave you with this.

Flairamis!

Somewhere along the way, I think Aramis Ramirez became my favorite Cub.  I think this card also came from Roll Out the Barrel, but I’m not 100% sure.

Make like a pig and FLY!