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!