Tuesday, July 6, 2010

JD's World Cup Update!

What's this? A new entry? Wherz e been, eh?

Based on a whole lot of factors, I have either not alloted myself enough time to blog, or have I really felt like it for that matter. It's been pretty much World Cup all the time lately with a sprinkling of Ginter Code and a dash of stickers, that pretty much sums up my time. Let's get caught up!

  • Allen and Ginter Spoofed! Alright, you caught me, there really is no JD Gellner card in the set this year...but I still stand firm that his "faux" card is much better looking than anything that I have seen pulled this year. Those pea-green backgrounds and recycled images don't really do it for me. I still stand by the 2008 brand as the Pinacle of the brand. Special thanks to Joe at Priceless Pursuit for his excellent design-work on these cards, as well as a few of the "special" variations. Am I a bit jealous that me and JD did not make the Ginter (front) cut? Yeah a bit, but we are still proud about making the back of the card, it's better than a poke with a stick I guess, which is why...

  • I Am collecting variations of our card! I am reaching out to my loyal 39 readers to help me in gathering the different variations of the Jacoby (and that other guy) card #165 I believe. I will just flip em upside down and stick them in a binder sleeve! I have the main version, but thats about it. I am looking for mini's, NNO minis, hand-numbered mini's, silk, wooden...you get the idea. If you would be willing to help me gather these up for a keepsake for my little boy, that would be greatly appreciated and we will try to return the favor however we can!

  • My Ginter review! Bleh! pea-green, tattered edges, no bueno. Although the mini subsets are pretty cool. Who doesn't want dinosaurs and greek gods? that's what I figured. I bought one box of Ginter and I think I am applying the breaks at this point. I am definitely going to seek out the subsets though, and I gots to get me a Sig Hanson auto!

  • Sticker Mania! I have been working feverishly to complete the World Cup sticker book. It is a definite grind peeling stickers and getting them centered just right, but I am over half-way through my box of 50 packs on top of the 25 that I snagged from Dollar Tree before they sold out forever! I have some pretty big plans for the book, but I need to finish it up before I get to plan B. For those of you that need some of these in trade, hang tight just a bit longer and I can let you know what I have. Just leave me a comment and I will contact you.

  • World Cup! I have my side column updated completely all the way through the Netherlands/Uraguay that just wrapped up! Thanks to everybody for participating and stay tuned for the results on Sunday evening of the big contest. I am still wrangling up the prizes, but rest assured it will be worth it. Top three win big.

  • Red Sox! OMG! The injuries! It's 2005 all over again!


  1. Denmark sure failed me, but I've won contests with longer odds against me.

  2. when you have your stickers under control, hit me up...

  3. Plenty of spares over on this side of the pond,getting more difficult to find shops stocking them,every other football sticker but world cup ones are getting thin on the ground(cant think why...)
    Great little story yesterday about a man that bet £37000 (about $55000) on Rooney being top scorer at the comp....

    Mark uk

  4. I have the Jacoby mini. I was going to ask you if you wanted it anyways!

  5. That's cool William! Thanks! One down...

  6. Alright, I'm tied with community gum for the least amount of entries. Here's to rooting for the underdog.