Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wear Sunscreen

Chipper should have taken his advice. Look at his neckline.

This is 1993 Topps Stadium card. I have long since forgotten how I obtained it. You can find it on E-bay for 99 cents.

I don't care for the back of the card at all. Chipper looks misrable in the picture, not to mention badly suburned. I don't like the colors used or the image of the slove. The black font is another turn off as well as the way they have it placed on the card.


JHHJHJKK! It seems I can't upload the back of the card.

I couldn't upload the front either. I found it online.

I want to chuck the computer out a window.

...Anyone got this card and wouldn't mind uploading the back? Please.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Make sure your camera has enough memory (Video box break)

.......or else it will cut off without you knowing.

I did record more when I saw what happened, but the second video would not transfer. Besides, that also got cut off as well. (despite the fact that I kept rambling away)

I managed to get most of it though. Sadly no Heyward or Strasburg, but I liked what I got. I also want advice on what to do for future breaks. Camera angles, lighting, speaking. What to do and not to do.

Would anyone want to trade for any of the below that aren't base or chrome? I kind of want to go after the set now.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Shoveling horse shit and hauling rocks in 102 F

Wanna know why I was shoveling wet horse shit and hauling rocks oin 100 plus degree weather?

All for


.....damn me and my non existent will-power

Picked up the only blaster they had. Yup, I am nothing more than a sheep, a sheep that has been bitten by the Bowman bug and who is hoping she gets a Heyward or a Strasburg.

Also got a pack of 2010 SERIES 2. ..which they finally got in. It wasn't wal-mart where I hit the jackpot, but K-mart.

They had a huge gravity box full of packs that hadn't even been opened. A couple of double rack packs, cereal boxes and blasters.

I was like daaaaaamn. K-mart, mine at least, is not known for keeping up to date on all things baseball. I was usually lucky if they had last year's haul.

....and a note to k-mart, please don't have the only regrister you have open on the card isle. An old lady was giving me a wonky look as I was trying to peer past them at the cards.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Jumping on the Bowman Baaaaaaaaahnd Wagon.

Get it? Bahhhhhh as in what sheeps make, cause I am a sheep and got caught in the Bowman.

Picked up one pack at Wal-Mart. For once they actually had something new. No series 2, but plenty of loose bowman packs, double packs and blasters.


I got a Heyward and Strasburg in one pack!

....Actually I lied , I got neither.

Here is what I did get

Chrome: Bo Greenwell (Indians)
Chrome: Michael Wing(Angels)
1st Bowman: Neil Medchill (Yankees)
1st Bowman: Joe Serafin (White Sox)
Bowman Expectations: Ivan Rodriguez
Topps 100: Jared Mitchel (White Sox)
Victor Martinez (Red Sox)
Kenshin Kawakami (BRAVES)
Josh Beckett (Red Sox)
Aramis Ramirez (Cubs)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Beware the Jay Hey Train

Get out your number two pencils, because it is time for a pop quiz.

What happens when 5'11 and 180 pounds collides with 6'5 and 240 pounds?

A) whole lot of hurt.

B) like having run into you

C) like being ran over by


D) all the above

If you answered D you are correct.

Jason Heyward and Nate Mclouth where both going for a ball hit to right center field when they collided. Mclouth got knocked for a loop and went down HARD.

Scared the hell out of me when I saw it. He had to be taken out of the game. It seemed like forever before they got him in upright position. He walked out on his own thankfully. I don't know how bad he is hurt. Hopefully not much.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Thank you...(I forget)

I got a package in the mail last week. It had a lot of Brave cards and some upper deck X cards as well.

There is only one problem, I forgot who it was from.

I wasn't expecting anything, or I was, I had forgotten. I threw away the box the cards came in when I was in cleaning spree, only realizing after wards that I needed to get a second look at the name to thank whoever it was. It also had a note which I have amanged to misplace as well.

So if you are that person, thank you for the cards! ..and tell me who you are.

I have no camera to post cards anymore either. I broked it. :(

Thursday, June 3, 2010

You know you talk to much about the Braves, when...

So last week I spent a night with my aunt. She raises my cousin's four year old daughter. We call her Rosie.

Anyhow, they (my aunt and grandmother) had mentioned that I would be spending the night and Rosie responds with....

"I don't get no Bobby Jones on my TV."

My five year old nephew used to to mix up Brian McCann and John McCain, back when he was running for president.

Me: "Who is running for President?"

Him: " Brian McCain."

.....You can't tell our political views at all.

and every person in a uniform he used to see was "Chipper."

When he was three and watching a football game he had said "There goes Chipper, running down the field."

What can I say, I like recuting Brave fans early on.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Upper deck 2010

I have zero will power.

I told myself I would stick to one set.

Then I told myself I would stick to two sets.

Now I will tell myself to stick with just three sets. No more. I can't afford anymore. Hell, I can't afford the sets I am going after, but I ain't backing down now. I've already bought a blaster and two rack packs as well as a JUMBO pack. .....and soon to be another blaster.


I like the action shots of the player. There are some good crisp, clean shots. I like the little image of the player as well. It lets me get a better look at them as some of the shots don't always show their face. I also like how the back of the card is designed, with the info blurb on the side in a box and the basic info in another box. Makes it easier for me to read and neater.


The silver writing on the front should be white. I find it hard to read. The space between the upper deck series 2010 mubo jumbo at the bottom and the end of the stats. is to... glaring. Glaring is the wrong word, but I don't like all that space. They could have done something. Made the font a size larger or something.

I am nowhere near to completing the set. I don't even have the cards in order yet, let alone a want list, but I will work on that.

I was hoping that some of you collected this set as well so I could trade away my doubles . I haven't seen where many people have stated they are going after this set, so if you know anyone that does, let me know.