The Silly Man-Child Returns!

Yes!  I’m back, baby.  Now let’s see if I remember how to do this.

Finally out from under stupid apartment inspection BS (until fall at least), so I can concentrate things I actually give a damn about.  As such, I’ve done a boatload of scanning and editing to managable chunks, been updating my lists behind the scenes, and I’ve pulled together a few trades to send out in the very near future.  Funner Here, Baseball Dad, Night Owl, Shot Not Taken, Dayf, Paul, and Wicked Ortega should expect something from me this month.  Maybe there will be others that make it out, I do have several piles set aside for people (if you like Michigany things, Football Giants & Saints, or Colts, have I got good news for you!) but eh, you know how I do.  Slow like a stoned sloth.  Or… something.

Also, no long ago promised trade bait postings yet on account of not remembering what all I was actually planning to post or where all the scans are, and having quite a bit of new stuff here and soon to be arriving as well.  Most notably 16 Diamond and Cognac Legend SPs from 2011 Topps just arrived from COMC on Friday.  I really, really like these, but 11-14 of them will be available for trade, depending on how attached I get to certain ones besides the two specifically for myself.

In other news, I won an uncut sheet of 2012 Bowman’s Best inserts from one of the many contests Topps’ twitter person runs on an almost daily basis and it is FREAKING AMAZING.  Holding off on pics for now because it’s so huge I’m probably going to need to have a custom frame built for it.  The most awesome thing about this thing is that of every brand ever to come and go in this great hobby of ours, Bowman’s Best is probably my one true, single most absolute favorite.  I’m also collecting the set in individual form, so if you got some, trade ’em to me!  Also need a lot of last year’s still too.  I believe my wantlist for the 2011 set is up-to-date.

That’s all for now.  I’ll leave you with one of my sweet pickups for myself that I brought along back with the above mentioned shiny in the latest COMC order.

Darrell Evans RC..

Mike: That dorky lookin’ feller in the middle is gonna hit over 400 career home runs?  Seriously??

Rick: … Buh?

Yeah, on that note, thanks for stopping by!

Until our next…

The Return of Lonestarr


That’s right, I’m back in action.  Let’s see how long that lasts this time…

Anyway, I failed miserably at the whole NaNoWriMo thing. I got up to 14000+ words and pretty close to back on schedule early on, but then I just kinda… stopped, and never picked it back up.  Dunno why.  There was no reason for it.  Just… never got back to it.  But anyway, it’s finally time to get back to this blog.  So here I am.  Hey. 😉

Right, so I’m back, but honestly, my heart is not really in the cards right now.  I’ve still been picking stuff up when it’s on sale, and doing rather well, all things considered.  I’ve got five blasters (most of them above average or better) and 77 cards from Check Out My Cards worth of stuff to scan, and tons of old trades, as well as a handful of notable cards from the tons and tons of cards I received from the Wicked One’s charity group break to post about too.

Overall though, I’m feeling pretty meh on the whole card thing right now.  Between a bad eBay experience, no new releases really catching my interest, and the cold of winter setting in, I’m just not feeling it.  If not for how good the blasters I’ve picked up have been to me (seriously, one had two hits and several key rookies from the year of it’s release, amongst other goodies), I’d probably be out of sports cards completely at the moment, and spending my limited funds on personal sketch cards.  So why am I even back you ask?

Well, I’m mostly back to take care of old business, get my lingering end of old trades finished, and to make all the other ones in much earlier stages happen.  After that’s all taken care of, I dunno.  I have been indulging my geekier side a lot more of late, so that may start being reflected here, assuming I can keep up with blogging.  So don’t freak out if you see reviews of random comic books and whatnot, you’ve still come to the right place.  I think.  Maybe.

I’m not sure how drastic things will be changing things on the blog, but the focus is going to get murkier, that’s for sure.  Regardless, it is good to be back (again).

Finally, if people I’ve had trade talks with would like to comment or shoot me an email (it’s on my google profile, linked over on the sidebar…), to refresh my memory on what our dealings were for, that would be awesome.  As for the people I still owe my end of trades to, I think I’m pretty close to ready to go with most of them, but feel free to inquire on the progress/make sure I have your order right/chew me out for my slowness/easily distractedness, if you so desire.

That’s all for now I guess.  I’ll be wandering the blogs, seeing what I’ve missed for most of the last month, the rest of the morning if you need me (just woke up).

I leave you this morning with a quartet of Ancient Icons I picked up ages ago that I don’t think I’ve ever gotten around to posting before.


Ancient AND Iconic..

Until our next…