Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Remember when I said that the Topps design for 2010 was going to be epic.
Here it is, straight from the only card news blog worth looking at-
(And yes, I do need to stop linking Wax Heaven.)
My take- Wow. This looks like it's really going to suck. Then again, if it takes something that big to get Hand Collated out of hibernation, then make mine Topps!
Seriously, that design sucks. I'm not lying to you. It's like somebody took the 1991 Topps design, added a dash of this years design and made the designer Perez Hilton. Couldn't they at least put effort into it?
(Yes, I do realize I have been ranting lately. And yet people are still subscribing to me. Huh.)
Sunday, September 27, 2009
The game used- 2005 UD Origins Jim Thome
1996 Topps Geoff Jenkins
1997 Bowman Lance Berkman, Kerry Wood and El Duque
2000 Bowman Adam Dunn
2001 Bowman Josh Beckett and Matt Holliday
2003 Topps Gallery Adrian Gonzalez.
The 2009 Topps-
Jurrjens, Kuroda, Hendrickson, Grienke, Longoria ROY, Liriano, Kemp, Hardy, Encarnacion, Soto ROY, Kotchman, Cliff Lee CY.
The 2009 Topps Rookie- Colby Rasmus and David Price.
1974 Topps Rod Carew
1978 Topps Joe Morgan
1979 Topps Thurman Munson
1980 Topps Eddie Murray
1981 Topps Gaylord Perry, Dennis Eckersley
1982 Topps Reggie Jackson, Jim Palmer
1983 Topps Reggie Jackson SV, Rod Carew SV, Rollie Fingers and Dennis Eckersley
1985 Topps Reggie Jackson, Nolan Ryan RB, George Brett, Gary Carter, Rickey Henderson
1985 Topps Traded Will Clark Rookie, Tom, Seaver
1989 Topps Traded Omar Vizquel rookie
The Signer- Greg Gross
The cards autographed- 1976 Topps, 1981 Topps.
The Henderson- 1989 UD
The Ryans- 1994 Fleer, 1990 UD, 2001 Topps GM
The 52 Past Rookies- Ivan Rodriguez, Dontrelle Willis
The World Series Cards- Don Larsen, Juan Marichal UD WSH, Keith Hernandez Ring of Honor.
The Legendary Cut- Luis Aparicio
The Archives- Ralph Kiner, Phil Niekro
The Fan Favorite- Steve Garvey
The Griffeys- 1999 SPX, 1999 Topps
The TCH- Carlos Beltran 1991 Stadium Club, Russ Martin 1888
The 1990's Topps- 1996 Mike Piazza, 1997 Chippah
The Vladdie- 2004 Topps
The 2004 Showcase- Maddux, Halladay, Chippah, Soriano, Texiera, Griffey
The 2002 Diamond King- Bernie Williams
The 2003 Diamond King- Randy Johnson
The 2005 Diamond Kings- Maddux, Ramirez, Ortiz, Beltran, Dawson
Great show overall. They're saying the next one's in December
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Philly Show 2009- Valley Forge Convention Center
Signers include Yogi Berra, Johnny Bench, Whitey Ford and more.
I'm going. This guy is going. And the jury is still out on this guy. But still, I'll be giving you a post about the show after it's over. And on Saturday I have box seats for a Temple game (I know, ridicule me all you want), so I won't be going then.
BTW- I must apologize to my "fans" for watching the emmy's.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Alec Baldwin deserved it (Sarcasm, Sheldon?)
Jimmy Fallon's actually funny
Nice stache Sarah Silverman- You'll do great on a Pirate Set card!
NPH is actually funny!
Okay, I'm done.
(Notice how I haven't told you all that I lost the Jeter contest. THUMBS DOWN!!!!)
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Tonight marks the end of the deadline for Mario's "Win a Jeter and Torre 1/1 if you have a degree in writing" contest, which I am sucking at. Whoever invented the thumbs up/down bar should be given a thumbs down. Even though my ideas are witty, no one understands them. I'll just go post a few hundred more of those filthy limericks.
"There once was a man named Trebek
Who had the world tiniest-"
Back to the old drawing board.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
That is my dilemma. Until brighter photoshopping times, my Custom Cards will be discontinued. All the time I had in the summer has gone. But please, because of this decision, don't unsubscribe and stop reading my blog. I'l still be quite funny, and I'll be yakking about sports until I croak. So even though I'm done with the customs, there is still hope for this blog. Plus, I'm not necessarily done with the customs quite yet.
In the meantime, Mario at Wax Heaven has a contest going on where you could win a Derek Jeter and a Joe Torre printing plate. All you need is
B- A knack at handling poetry
C- A knowledge of recent events in the hobby.
I'll be entering, but that's how I roll. Any words that have "Derek Jeter" and "relic" in the same sentence is a good sentence to me. Enter the contest here
Sunday, September 13, 2009
A- No one has a plus size image of Jim Thome on the Dodgers
B- The scanner keeps cropping off needed parts of my cards
C- School sucks.
Fortunately, I'm working on one that'll probably be up later today. Also, look for a Jeter card somewhere later in the week.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love.
Love is all you need...
Other than hundreds of dollars to get the Beatles set. Still, as one of the biggest Beatles fans in the world, I salute thee on 9-9-9, the day that you will all be getting gobs of cash, instead of Beckett for a change.
(I would have posted Card #9 from the last 10 Topps sets, but this'll do just fine)
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
You know I wouldn't let you down. You knew that even though I had no time yesterday, I could still crank out a custom Albert today. Overall, this was one of the harder ones, being that there was a little player in the bottom left corner. Oh, well. Still a pretty good card.
Today, I will be awaiting the return of the oldest pitcher in the game to starting. That's right- Jamie "Why am I still playing" Moyer will be starting today's game. Seriously, this is getting worse than Darrell Hammond on SNL. Jamie, you're a great player, you're a possible HOF candidate, but please, go home already! You've pitched beautifully. Just ask the Cubs, Rangers, Cardinals, Mariners and Phillies. But you've done enough. You're 47. Mike Piazza is 41 and yet he's not playing. Julio Franco is 51, but no one told him there was a door out of the MLB. My point is this- Jamie Moyer has made his mark on the game of Baseball. He just needs to retire before that mark becomes a rip.
Two records were broken yesterday. Ichiro became the 2nd fastest to hit 2000 hits. Wow! The guy has been playing 9 seasons and he's already hit 2000 hits. Of course, it took Alex Rodriguez 9 years to get to 450 Home Runs, so...
The other record, is that the Pirates have had 17 straight losing seasons. Hmm, and why might that be? Ask Barry Bonds. Ask Jason Kendall. Ask Brian Giles and Jason Bay. Ask anyone who grew up playing for Pittsburgh and ended their career with their loyalty snapped and their playing ability wasted. The pirates can't afford to resign anyone big, and that's why Jack Wilson, Freddy Sanchez, Tom Gorzellany and Nyjer Morgan all went to other teams this past season. I say move the team to another state, one with more money. One that actually has fans that can go to its games. Like...NEW JERSEY!!!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
This was another easy one. I cut out the player, redid the background and put in Larry. My scanner keeps goofing up and keeps canning all my cards at an angle or without the border. This infuriates me so much, I may have to rescan them today. If that doesn't work, I will not have a custom card for you tomorrow.
In card-related news, My dad brought home some stuff he got while cleaning out my grandmother's house. He brought home A- A lot more 1987 Topps, which I don't need, for the last time (Anyone need to complete their 87 set?) and B- A small white square case. I opened the thing up, and I saw the COMPLETE SET of 1994 Action Packed Minor Leaguers. Inside, were such failures as-
- Pokey Reese
- Charles Johnson
- Trot Nixon.
And some pretty good players- like
- Phil Nevin, who also got an insert
- Derrek Lee
- Dmitri Young
- Johnny Damon.
But the two cards that made the set were-
- Derek Jeter
- Alex Rodriguez, who also came with an insert.
In other news, I was at a Barmytzfah party last night. Ugh, too loud for me. Plus, I don't know if any of you have seen the video for the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow", but it is the trippiest thing I have ever seen. I haven't seen something that trippy since David Lynch made those PS2 ads (If this were Family Guy, I'd cut right to them, but I'm not that cruel.) Let me make it a point that that song is on the latest Kids Bop. Imagining kids singing that would be like seeing an elephant do the tango (You can see that on Dance Your Ass Off)
BTW- I will be doing something with my Tribe-loving friend. If cards are involved, I'll keep you posted, but you never know.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Another one of the guys I saw play on my trip to Camden Yards. This guy's awesome. The sad part is the fact that his team's in last place, but hey, at least the Yankees aren't. This one was a bit harder than the rest, being that the card was offcentered in the first place. Still, fun to make.
About last night- ROY FREAKIN HALLADAY! What did we do to deserve this? Halladay creamed my boys, and the Blue Jays won. I'm a bit pissed, but, we're still in first place, so a bandaid could heal it.
Note- Sorry this is so late in the day. I had a %&%&% barmytzfah to attend.
Friday, September 4, 2009
I've decided that every friday I'll be 'shopping a card of a rookie. This week, I did Andrew McCutchen mainly because he was the first one to come to mind...and I can't do David Price. This was a fun card to make, and I had a great time making it. Future Rookies I'll be covering will be Tommy Hanson, Francisco Cervelli, Koji Uhera and more.
Also, I was in Philly last night- no, not for the Phillies game. For the first College Football Game of the year down here- the Mayor's Cup. My dad went to Temple, which ultimately spells out which team we had to root for. That said, I wish he had gone somewhere else, because Villanova somehow crushed us even though we were leading at the middle of the 3rd Quarter. That says something about this team. I'll be getting dragged to another game at the end of the month...which just so happens to be the day before the Philly Show.
I would have been better off going to the Phillies game, because it ultimately said a lot about Pedro Martinez. The fact that a 37 year old fireballer could still win in a battle against the top pitcher in the league just floors me. Pedro's still got it. We're looking at a possible HOFer right here, if things keep going well.
I might not get around to posting tomorrow, as I have to get up earlier for something, but stranger things have happened.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I love this guy. One of my favorite players on the Phils. He's just a great overall player and I don't root for him just because of the Phillies. Needless to say, this was a pretty easy one. I cut out Garry Maddox and laid in Mr. Hawaii over here, and boom- what a card!
Also- A-Rod hit his 2,500th hit. Yeah, at this point, I have completely forgiven him for the steroid allegations at the beginning of the year. That was a long time ago. Now, he's hitting wonderfully for us. Plus, his cousin did it, and he was a bit reluctant. So he has regained my trust. Now bash Bonds' record and we have something to talk about, Rodriguez.
Last night, the Phillies were playing the Giants, and we got completely pounded by Brad "Why was I a Red Soc?" Penny. After being thrown out of Boston's view, Penny threw us into oblivion and we lost. UUUUGGGGHHHHHHH! Why does this keep happening to us? Sure we were on a roll last night with Cole Hamels, but now we get the crap shaken right out of us! What did we do- Oh, right.
Will be doing a lot of photoshopping later this evening, and more Custom Cards are on the way.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Rita's Swedish Fish Water Ice tastes pretty good.
A Blog Called "Weekly Box Break"only posts every few months.
People actually like my custom cards
President Bush again?
Sarah Palin- One year, a small town Alaskan Governor. The next year, part of the worst decision in history.
Tina Fey- One year, a comedian on 30 Rock, the next year- "I can see Russia from my house!"
And finally, that by the end of the 2009 season, a once powerful ChiSox pitcher, a top pitcher for Baltimore and a HOF-Bound Slugger would all be shipped on a plane to Los Angeles. Night Owl and GCRL- Good News. WhiteSoxCards, OrioleOtheDay, any D-Backs fan- Baad news.
Also, I'd like to be the first one to welcome Wait Til Next Year back to the blogosphere. Still waiting on Hand Collated and Weekly Box Break, though.
Will be headed back to my hometown today, but don't expect to see Custom Cards tomorrow. I gotta photoshop some more. I might post tonight, you never know.