Sunday, June 16, 2013
1. Twins Logo as part of the Bowman Card
2. The Twins logo near Ben's right leg.
3 and 4 - The Twins logo on Ben's cap and left sleeve
5. They A's logo on the dugout wall.
6 and 7 - 2 Netsuite logo on the dugout walls
8. Oakland A's dot com. (maybe not a logo but an advertisement)
9. The Pepsi logo on the cup in the dugout.
I count nine different logos on this card. I don't think there is another card like this in existence.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
What in the Hell of Absolute, Brilliance, Contenders, Crusade, Donruss Elite, Elite, Gold Standard, Innovation, Intrigue, Limited, Marquee, Momentum, National Treasures, NBA Hoops, Panini, Past Present, Preferred, Prestige, Prizm, Select, Threads, Signatures, Timeless Treasures, Totally Certified,
IS GOING ON HERE!! (As Vince Lombardi used to say). Panini has put out 25 indistinguishable basketball sets. OK, Maybe NBA Hoops stands out a little but you can't tell one set from the other. All that it appears that they are doing is selling mem and auto cards. It is like they have to make a set for every letter in the alphabet. Half of these sets came out (or will come out) after the Basketball season is over. The regular cards in these sets are Absolutely worthless. I bought a 100 card Absolute set for 6.99 shipped. I think this set was supposed to sell for $80 a box and it would take 4 boxes to put together a 100 card set. What is going on here. Someone is getting ripped off. You can't put out all this crap and try to sell it because you got a chance to win Kobe Bryant's Auto. They should just sell people Kobe Bryants Auto instead of giving them a chance to win it. Panini should only put out a few sets a year and build off that. It appears Prizm is a winner especially for Baseball. However, one hit out of 25 is only 4 percent. Which isn't good and kill the hobby.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
2013 Score Football Card of Vernon Davis recreates that famous Brady Bunch episode where Greg Brady...
got injured while playing on his football team. While he was injured, during his team's games, he took pictures of his super hot early 1970ish girlfriend. On one of the photo of her, in the background was a picture of the final play of the big game. I can't remember how it went exactly but Greg capture the exact time the ball carrier was ruled out of bounds thus costing his team the game. Since the photo of the play was in the background, Greg has to blow up the picture to an incredible size to where you can see that the ball carriers foot was not on the line and Gregs team should have won. Greg with the help of his father tried to make school officials aware of the blown call (I'm not sure what came about of this). However, this episode may have been the prelude to the NFL going to instant replay in the late 1980s. Below is Vernon Davis recreating part of the episode, unfortunately, Greg's girlfriend is not in the pictue
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
2013 Score Football Lives!!! Its Live!!! It Has Gold Foil on the Front!!! NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
After 25 years of being a vestige to a loss innocence of many many moons ago, 2013 Score Football has been ruined. Panini has ruined it and now charges the public a dollar more a pack for the cards for the ruin. With Topps going to gold (or Silver) foil on the front of cards in 1994, Score Football was the last set to escape that fate. Panini has now made the set indistinguishable from the other 30 or so football sets that they make.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
My Ode to STTNG. It has been 25 years since Star Trek the Next Generation premiered in the fall of 1987. I did not really get into the show until its 2nd season when it caught its footing. It is my favorite TV show of all time. Here are (in my opinion) the best episodes ever. Also listed is the date they approximately were shown in syndication. 18. The Defector (12/30/89) A good yarn starring the Romulans. A submarine tale. 17. Future Imperfect (11/10/90) The Romulans are at it again causing what the title suggests. 16. The Neutral Zone (5/14/88) This would be the prelude episode to the Borg. 15. The Measure of a Man (2/11/89) A Court Room Drama that is really about Slavery. 14. Where Silence has no lease (11/26/88) – The episode that turned me on to the series. You feel like you are on the ship with the crew. A somewhat spooky show. 13. The Game (10/26/91) Wesley Crusher returns and he is finally useful. 12. Unification (11/2/91, 11/2/91) Picard Spock, a tie in to the Undiscover Country Movie which would come out in a few weeks. 11. Where No One has Gone Before (10/24/87) The Enterprise goes to the farthest reaches of space with surprising consequences. 10. A Matter of Honor (2/4/89) An exchange program with the Klingons – Unbelievable original television – this episode in the second season solidified the series as must watch TV. 9. The Most Toys (5/5/90) Data has the lead role, the most surprising ending and A 1962 Topps Roger Maris star in this episode. 8. In Theory (6/1/91) Data has a girl friend, nuff said. 7. Clues (2/9/91) The best written and conceived episode of the series. 6. Cause and Effect (3/21/92) A very well written episode involving a Time Loop. The last great stand alone thought provoking episode of the series. 5. The Best of Both Worlds (6/16/90, 9//22/90 ) The Borg Returns, I waited all summer for the greatest season ending cliff hanger ever. 4. Inner Light (5/30/92) A very emotional episode giving Picard a chance to live out a future that he will never have. 3. Yesterdays Enterprise (2/17/90) – An Alternative Universe with the return of Tasha Yar. It feels like watching a Movie 2. All Good Things (5/23/94) A 2 hour series finale episode, one of the best ever on TV. Ties into the first episode and completes the series. The 4 movies that would come after pales in comparison to this show. 1. Q Who (5/6/89) Intro to the Borg. The best show of the Series. This one was intense.