Saturday, October 31, 2009

How I spent my Halloween.

Ready for it?

Alphabetizing my Brave cards while watching Halloween. Or watching bits and pieces of it anyhow.

I have to say though, I'd rather spend time with cards than at a party. Cards aren't loud and obnoxious. I miss trick or treating though. I went as Chipper one year, one of my last years I believe. Even did my socks up to my knees, which I'm sad to say he doesn't do anymore. Don't think I have a picture, or if I do it is lost and buried somewhere.

Oh and I have been looking for new players to collect and along with David Wright, I have picked Curtis Granderson. It stemmed from seeing an interview of him once and he just seemed like a nice and likable guy, and the more I look the more I find my first impression to be true.

P.S I got your package Troll, thanks. Getting closer and closer to marking off all my cards or series 1. ;) Enjoyed the Braves as well.

...and for all you Americans, remember to turn your clocks back an hour before going to bed.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Storing your sets.

I am curious where you keep your sets. In binders or boxes?

Is there a binder big enough to fit the typical Topps base sets of 630+ cards?

Also, how do you feel about buying the entire base set in one go?

I am a bit iffy myself. On one hand it is easy to do and everything is all there and in order (I assume the cards are in order). Yet, it takes from the thrill of ripping packs and putting the set together yourself. The satisfaction with comes with checking off yet another number on your want list. The memories you get when you look through the set and remember where and how you got the card.

... I had more to say, but my mind has gone blank. Just been staring mindlessly at the screen for the last few minutes. Meh, night.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My Brave Pumpkin!

I carve a pumpkin every year. In fact, I'll likely be ninety, sorrounded by my many cats, and still scooping pumpkin guts.

I'm far from the best pumpkin carver in the world however and usually wind up triangle eyes and a smile for a mouth.

I've thought about trying to do those pumpkin carving kits with the stencils, but even that seemed beyond me. Plus it takes forever just for the simple face, (in my case at least) and patience was never my strong suit.

Yet when I saw the pumpkin stenciles on the Brave site I decided to give it a whirl. You can see them here. I picked the A as it looked the easiest for my level of skill.. and here is the result of my labors....

Feel free to post your own pumpkins. I would love to see your work.

Monday, October 26, 2009

The names have been drawn!

Log in to Elfster to see who you got.=) Everyone should have gotten somebody, if not let me know.

When you get your person, please e-mail me their name and e-mail (if they have left one on Elftser) so I can get you their address and blog.

Then you can start shopping!

Two important reminders..

When you send the gift please mark somewhere on the package "SS" or secret santa, so folks know what the package is.

Also, I would like for everyone to save their gifts to open on the holiday of their choice. I just think that it would be more fun that way.

Cards, cards everywhere

I have come to the realization that I have cards in nearly every conceivable location of the house, and some not so conceivable places.

That is due to A) not having enough room to store all my cards, mainly thanks to the wonderful bloggers out there. B) My tendency to wander aimlessly with whatever is in my hand, which most of the time is cards and C) constantly wanting to sort through, look at, and flip through them.

Currently the cards are.....

On my computer desk, on my giant computer desk that holds my tv, under my bed, on my book shelf, on my lost self (shelf with LOST figures), on my baseball shelves, on my dresser, in my dresser, on the living room table, in the car, in the truck, in a shirt pocket, behind a picture frame, on the floor, under the keyboard, in my closet, on the bathroom vanity, in the kitchen on a old desk, in my brave book bag... and likely other places I can't remember.

Oh, and I want to thank everyone that had sent me cards last week. There where few of you, which made me very happy. My topps 2008 series one set is nearly complete, as is my upper deck icons set.

And, thanks to Night Owl, my topps 2006 set will soon be complete, or very, very nearly anyway. Yaaaaa. ^_____^ This was my first set I went after in an attempt to complete it.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Elfster Extended till MONDAY!

So I know I said in my e-mail, I'd like to try and have the drawing on Sunday, however there are two left (I believe) that haven't yet signed up. I am going to give them one more day. After that though I am going to have to go through with it.

That being said, you should be be able to start buying for your person by monday at the earliest, or depending on how soon you e-mail who you got for your SS so I can send you their address.

and I really want to post more than SS updates to my blog, but I'm tiiiiiiired.

Monday, October 19, 2009

PHASE 2 (secret santa)

So I need you to do this ASAP, as I really would like to get this rolling by the end of this week.

Just follow the link below that goes to Elfster and do what it asks. It should be fairly simple. If you have any issue, let me know.

Once you have signed up. let me know HERE. I should be also be able to see as if you have.


These are the people that I have mailing address for, if you are not one of these people, please DO NOT SIGN UP.

1. SueFitz
2. Matt F.
3. MattR
4. beardy
5. lonestarr
6. Antony K.
7. Captain Canuck
8. brian
9. Big D
10. Collective Troll
12. SpastikMooss
13. wickedortega
14. McCann can Triple

These are the people I don't have a mailing address for. Now, it is very well I am at fault for misplacing your e-mail, but I have checked and triple checked and I just can't find your info. I am sorry if this is the case. I need it soon however. Please, please , please send it in as soon as you can or else you will not be bale to participate.

Yinchuan2005 AT yahoo DOT com/ JD's Daddy
anthony.m.oneill AT gmail DOT com/ Tony
davidlyon AT donedhardy DOT com/ opoohwan

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Tomorrow is onto phase two of SS.... which will be explained more tommorow.

That means today is the last day to sign up and if you haven't sent me your mailing address yet, please do so ASAP (

Friday, October 16, 2009

Want List


TOPPS 2006

4, 28, 44, 52, 99, 124, 157,
174, 175, 248, 293, 297,
329, 354, 387, 407, 436,
440, 465, 470, 533, 585
622, 624, 627, 631, 631,

TOPPS 2007

7, 21, 22, 32, 34, 69, 100,
105,109,121, 125, 147, 155,
162, 170, 186, 188,197, 201,
209, 225, 230, 236, 255, 260,
280, 301, 302, 307, ,314, 315,
320, 331, 344, 370, 386, 391,
393, 403-406, 419, 424, 428,
441, 463, 472, 508, 518, 531-535,
550, 554 587, 614, 615,625, 536,
641, 642, 652, 554,

TOPPS 2008

7, 86, 92, 93, 104, 110, 127,
186-235, 294 , 455, 460, 483,
556, 564, 569, 630 , 644,


1, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, 21, 24, 26-31, 35,
37, 38, 41, 42, 46, 47, 49, 53, 56,
61, 62, 66, 68, 70, 71,
81, 82, 83, 85, 87-92, 94, 97, 98, 100

2-6, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20-71,
73, 74, 77-85, 87-95, 97, 98, 100


1, 6, 17, 31, 36,
63, 68, 70, 80,
90, 98,

TOPPS 2010

1, 3, 4, 7, 10, 16, 18. 20, 23, 24, 41, 45, 55, 57, 65-69, 74, 78, 83,

105, 11, 112, 117, 119, 121, 123, 125, 127, 129, 131, 140, 152, 160

166, 169, 172, 178, 179, 183, 187, 201, 206, 210, 216, 217, 228,

229, 230, 232, 234, 235, 257, 258, 269, 275, 278, 279, 285, 289,

290, 298, 299, 300, 302, 310, 322, 327, 329-?


2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 16, 17, 20, 22,

23, 28-31, 33-50,52, 53, 56, 57, 59,

64,66, 72, 74, 77, 82, 84,

87, 90-100, 102, 103, 105, 106, 108, 109,

111, 116, 118, 121-124,127, 132-134,

136-138, 142, 144, 145, 149, 151-158, 160, 162,

163, 164, 166, 170, 171, 172- 175, 177,

181-183, 185, 186, 188, 189, 193, 194,

199, 201, 208, 209,

210, 212, 214, 215, 217, 219, 221, 223,

225,226, 231, 232, 235-237, 239-243, 247,

249, 253, 254, 256, 258, 260-264, 265,

268-271, 273, 276, 277, 278, 280, 284,285, 287-293, 297,

302-304, 306-313, 315, 317, 318, 320,

321, 322, 324, 326, 330, 331, 333, 334,

339-344, 346-349, 354, 356-359,

361, 363, 365,

370, 474, 375, 377. 387, 388, 389, 381,

I collect anything Atlanta Brave related. I also like David Wright.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dreeeeeeeeaming and..... dreaming.

So I had a dream last night about getting a package in the mail. Yea, reeeeeeal exciting.

In my dream I was getting the mail and hoping for a package from a blogger. As dreams often go, it was illogical as one moment I was in my dad's front yard and the next, the mail was in my hand.
(like magic!)

But, I was sad to see that it was only bills.

Then suddenly, (like magic!) there was a pillow sized brown envelope in my hand that I had apparently "overlooked."

but... THERE WAS NOTHING IN THE PACKAGE! Not a thing. Zip. Nada. Nothing! Dream me was devastated and dream me kept rechecking the package to see if I had missed something.

And guess what?



The empty package was empty no more! Cards had suddenly appeared! (like magic!) Dozens upon dozens of cards! ....and they kept coming and coming and coming.

Then I woke up before the card avalanche could stop.

What does it mean?

Probably that I should get a life and stop thinking about cards so much.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


So it has nearly been two weeks since I started the Secret Santa and I have gotten ten participants thus far!


Again, thank you all that have signed up so far.

I am going to leave it open until SUNDAY, so more folks can join if that wish. So be sure to spread the word tell others about this if you haven't already. After all, the more the merrier.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cheap, cheap says the birdie.

Getting last year's cards is a good way to save money. That being said, I have decided to try and complete Topps 2008 series 1 & 2.

$4.95 for a blaster of 5 packs isn't bad. (10 per pack) Neither is $11.95 for 10 packs. Of course they don't have series 2, but I may save up and buy a hobby box in that case.

I have yet to come across a Chipper yet though thus far. I neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed him. NEEEEED!

There was also a blaster box of 2007 Topps in my local wal-mart which is now mine. (10 packs for 4.95.) Sadly there was only that one lonesome blaster left. I have a lot more of them though than 2008 Topps as I had bough some blasters previously. I would love to complete that set as well, but I just don't have the money.

I just wish they had more blasters to pick from. No wait, scratch that.. I don't, as I would want them as well. I have no will power when it comes to cards.


.. and enough caps locks.

Oh. Oh oooooooooooooooooooooooh.. Thanks for the Brave cards Troll! Love them!

Thursday, October 1, 2009




I have decided to go ahead and start it now. I know it may seem early, but that is because this is going to be done via the internet there are a few steps involved and I want to get started with them now.

There are a few other things I need you to do if you wish to participate.

First leave your e-mail. I need this so I can sign you up for the secret Santa program. Unfortunately it doesn't look as if you can log on and enter your own e-mail.

I also need you to e-mail me your mailing address, the e-mail you signed up with for the secret Santa, as well as a link to your blog or website.

As to why I am asking for your address, it is because you would end up having to ask the person when you mail the gift, thus ruining the SECRET part. I promise not to share with anyone but the person who gets your name.

When you get your person, you will need e-mail me their e-mail/name and I will give you the address. (this will take placer later)

As you can see a lot of steps involved. Mainly for me, but I have no life so it should be well. I don't see an easier way. If you do let me know. Again, I WANT to do this.

Here is what I need you to do now

STEP 1: Leave your e-mail

STEP 2: Send me an e-mail with your

E-MAIL ADDRESS (the one you will use for the secret santa)



USERNAME/ ( or the name you tend to use on blog)

I will leave this open for two weeks. That should be enough time for folks to sign up. Please be sure to tell fellow bloggers as I'd like everyone that wanted to; to participate

If you have any questions please let me know.


Please don't sign up if you don't think you are going to commit to buying and shipping a gift. It isn't going to be fun for the person you have to get jiffed

The gift has to be baseball related and needs to be under twenty dollars. Also, NO wish list. Do some sleuthing.