Monday 24 June 2019

A Rare Blogger Trade

A rare fellow blogger trade, with a little help from TCDB, with $30 a week habit. Starting off with some more Bruins from my recent run on hockey. A faux-throwback Brandon Carlo rookie and an actual throwback from 2001 Topps. I still find it super weird Jason Allison was the Bruins leading scorer for a few years.

Tuesday 18 June 2019

Something I Vowed Not Do (Ghost of Zistle forgive me)

(alternate post title "I Sold My Soul For Baseball Cards)
It has been a long time, 3 years or so, since the Beckett takeover and death knell of Zistle, (for some reason the lights are still on over there and some brave souls are still adding content, although nothing newer than 2017). I wrote a long post about that, so I won't go over it again other than Zistle was awesome, it was killed for no good reason (the reason being a larger company killing a smaller competing company instead of trying to improve themselves), and nothing that exists now is even close to as clean, elegant and user friendly. So began my boycott of Beckett. It wasn't really hard, their website is garbage and there are enough checklist sites that info is pretty easy to find without them. But one thing brought me back, 2011 Gypsy Queen mini photo variations. They were bought through the marketplace, so I imagine Beckett gets a taste, but I couldn't help myself. The above 3 put me at 30/100 of my favorite set I will never finish.

Monday 10 June 2019

RLC Custom Card Project: Brooks Pounders

The Player: Aside from having a very cool name, Brooks Pounders is the kind of player this project is meant for, a journeyman middle reliever with much more time in the minors than the majors. Pounders appeared in a career high 14 games with the Rockies in 2018, with a 7.63 ERA, which was actually the best of his career. He is currently with the Indians Triple-A team and to date has a 3-2 record in 38 career MLB games with the Royals, Angels and Rockies from 2016-2018.

The Card: An original design that took a few forms before this one, I have to say I am pretty happy with it will be using it again as well as a horizontal version.

The Project: The Project: Rockies Legacy Collection custom project to make digital cards of Rockies players who never had one issued.

Sunday 2 June 2019

Football Frankenset - May Pickups

004 - 1998 Bowman - Takeo Spikes: 
Not sure if a linebacker flying through the uprights is still worth 3 points. This card also gets bonus points for the tiny kitty logo in the upper left, and bonus bonus points for the name Takeo Spikes.