… Until I start writing it. I’m barely mentally coherent and can’t quite think of anything specific to say (I for one blame this ridiculous heat and dis brokeass recliner hurting my back for my total lack of posting energy), but I feel the need to say SOMETHING. So, here goes whatever.
Nothing has happened as yet with my Black Diamond Die-Cut on the topps Diamond Giveaway site. Haven’t even gotten many offers on it. I’ve picked up three regulars via trading though.
I had to let my ’75 Bill Madlock go earlier today when someone offered a Yovani Gallardo for it. Just couldn’t refuse that. I also scored a Ricky Romero a few days ago from haphazardly offering up my ’67 Dick Schofield, ’74 Walt Williams, and ’91 Luis Rivera for just about any Diamond Die-Cut I had even marginal interest in and/or could easily trade once I have it in-hand if I can’t get one of my needs on the site. I sent out a mess of only slightly more focused trade offers for each when the sun was going down.
Before that, doing the same incoherent-but-effective trade offering with a ’73 Johnny Briggs and ’69 Chuck Cottier landed me a Billy Butler which over the course of a single day became a Carlos Santana which finally turned into my first definite keeper in Vlad Guerrero. Very nice. I’d like to land another Santana for myself at some point, but I’m not counting on it.
(EDIT: Just checked. I’ve landed another Carlos Santana. Got it for Gallardo. Lulz.)
Aside from that, I’ve picked up four packs of this year’s A&G. The first two (from Walmart) were weak. No inserts, plain ol’ regular back minis (one was a Cub, but I’ve never been a fan of Dempster), and a shortprint of stinkin’ Cardinal. Only saving grace was Cheryl Burke hawtness.
The second two (from Target) were outstanding, however. A code version of an SP, a Jason Heyward mini SP, a Most Mysterious Man in the Iron Mask, and an Ascent of Man, which I can confirm are as awesome as advertised. Plus more cool random people base cards in Kristi Yamaguchi and Stan freakin’ Lee! I’ll be keeping Kristi, Stan, and maybe the Ascent of Man (for now at least), but the others are available. I’m interested in Minds that Made the Future, Highlight Sketches, and Portraits in Penultimacy in return.
I also picked up a few things the on COMC the other day, much of it trade bait. Flying Spaghetti Monster only knows when I’ll have money to get any of it out though, especially if the government turds out. Seriously, fuck the GOP. Right in the ear. Because God forbid the rich and big businesses start paying their fair share of taxes, amirite?
Anyway, if you like BJ Upton, Jose Reyes (2B?), Victor Martinez, Garrett Atkins, or… Joseph Addai (eh, why not?), or the teams they play/played for, you might be in luck. Also Carlos Lee and Andy Pettitte.
Also slowly gathering specific things for specific people. Got at least one thing I owe Ray now. I’ll set about getting ahold of the rest pending government bullshittery.
Finally, for the love of Tommy Oliver, my email is on my blogger profile which is linked on my sidebar! Ahem… Sorry, but it’s there.
In the meantime, here’s a picture of a thing (via my first trade with Cards on Cards that I never posted because I don’t know what became of most of the scans :():
The original Shawon-O-Meter?
Seriously though, I have no idea what this is and have been too lazy and/or unfocused to look it up as of yet. It’s kinda cool though.
Guess that’s all for this post. Needs more pictures, but it turned out better than the post I had originally planned. Baseball cards are much more enjoyable than b*tching about government incompetence, DC Comics incompetence, and… “Unicorns”. It would’ve been… weird.
It’s too hot for pants…