Friday, December 25, 2009

Happy Holidays

To all of my Friends, may you have a wonderful Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. May God send Angels to protect you in your travels and may he send tums for all of the food comas you're endure from the multiple family meals you might have to attend. Good nite y'all!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chicken Scratch

Markus Naslund. This Swedish born hockey player was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and played for 3 seasons in Pittsburgh. Markus then played for the Vancouver Canucks for 12 years and then spent a season with the New York Rangers and retired in May 2009 after 16 seasons in the NHL. He is the Vancouver Canucks Franchise leader in goals and points scored. He was also a member of the "West Coast Express" (fellow NHLers and Canadians will know who that was).

While his talents on the ice proved to be excellent, his skills with a pen seem to be a slap shot boinking off of the goal post. I don't know if he received to many concussions or if he was "checked" into the boards too many times but that signature does not look like a goal buzzer beater to me.

Ravishing Relics: Markus Naslund

This former Pittsburgh Penguin draftee has had quite the career as the Captain for the Vancouver Canucks. The 3 time all star officially retired from the NHL on May 4, 2009.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tis the Season....Merry Christmas MLB Players!

My goodness how this off-season of Major League Baseball has been very "moving" to say the least. Some players have gladly welcomed their trades while other players are left saying, "what the heck" or "why" or some very flavorful choice of words like #**&*(&$#)#(@)##*. Here's an update of some notable players and where there new home is going to be in 2010:

John Lackey to BOSTON
Mike Cameron to BOSTON
Hideki Matsui to the ANGELS
Cliff Lee to SEATTLE and was rather quite upset about it to say the least after settling in Philly...or so his agent said.
Roy Halladay to PHILADELPHIA
Juan Pierre to CHICAGO White Sox
Randy Wolf to MILWAUKEE
Ivan Rodriguez to WASHINGTON
Bobby Crosby to PITTSBURGH
Chris Ray to TEXAS
Kevin Millwood to BALTIMORE
Curtis Granderson to NY YANKEES
Chone Figgins to SEATTLE
Gregg Zaun to MILWAUKEE

You can say all you want that Baseball is a business and it's bound to happen sooner or later with some trades. Sadly it seems though that the type of ball player that plays for only one team is fading away like a sunset. Welcome to the era of the "money ball". Looks like ticket prices are gonna go up again with some of these trades.....uggghhhh... ENOUGH ALREADY! I can see the prices now at the vendors:

Hot Dogs: 6.00/ with bun 8.00
Beer: 9.00 a bottle/ actually cold 12.00
Hamburgers (that weren't recalled): 10.00/ with bun 12.00
Popcorn: 6.50 (kernels only)/ actually popped popcorn 8.50
Programs: 8.00 (text only)/ with color pics 10.00

If we ever actually see these prices at a ball park then we just need to quit going to the games.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chicken Scratch

Robert Meachem has been rather "hot" as of lately. This helps when you have a QB that can lay the ball in your hands almost perfectly. The Saints are still undefeated at 13-0 and have clinched their respective division. As for Robert's signature...far from hot!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Goodies, Changes, and Giveaways!

"Happy Holidays and may the New Year be filled with bountiful blessings for you".

What 2010 will bring:

Giveaways from box breaks/reviews.

Interviews from athletes. A side of them that isn't seen or talked about often...their viewpoints. More to come!

Chuck Norris.....(I had to...I don't want a roundhouse kick)

Giveaways and contests!

Ravishing Relics, Chicken Scratch, Slap Shots, Cool Old ones, Forgotten Rookies, and more!

It's been fun on here the last six months playing in the waters of blogging in the sportscard hobby world and it's great to be able to share with others my love for this hobby. Time to keep things interesting!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ebay's "HeRo Of ThE sTuPiD"

WOW! This guy has fallen off of his rocker a little. $19,685,250.00 is a little bit steep of a price to pay for Pat White cards.

Here's another example of a butchered up Joe Flacco SPA rookie card. Can you say, "FAKE"?

and here's another card with the same patch:
Seem questionable?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Slap Shot of the Week

This week's "Slap Shot of the Week" comes from 2003-04 SPX and it is the "Gold" version of Marcel Dionne Lasting Impressions which is serially numbered 14/50. Marcel played 18 seasons in the NHL as a centre for the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers. Marcel Dionne was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1992.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Peyton probably did this to Eli

Time to take a dive into .....

It's time to take a dive into the random thoughts "ENOUGH ALREADY" rant:

Tiger = Cheeta.... think about it as you putt for a hole in one.

"The New York Mets Agreed to terms with C-1B Chris Coste and C Henry Blanco on one-year contracts". What the hell are METS management thinking? WHO ARE THESE GUYS?

Seems Tim Tebow has gone from the "prodigal son" to Disciple Peter.

Scott Boras aka BORASS: Shut the hell up and go crawl in a hole and choke on a drumstick you scum of a agent. How dare you insult Whitey Herzog.

Cowboys tackle Flozell Adams: You play with no integrity or sportsmanship.

Greg Oden....please retire. 3 yrs of injuries is enough!

For the love of humanity can we please have a college football playoff schedule. Dump this BCS crap and do the brackets.

Topps does it again with it's finest baseball redemptions. I received 4 notices that my redemption's have surpassed the allotted time on TOPPS end. I guess this means I will probably see those cards in May of 2010.

Ingram deserves the Heisman...not McCoy. If they even consider giving it to Tebow I will take back my redline stapler and burn the place down per Milton.

"Ravishing Relics"

Louis Murphy is making a name for himself with the Oakland Raiders the last three weeks. Not bad for a rookie on a bad team.

Chicken Scratch of the Day

This journeyman has been playing 3rd base for the Phillies, the Cardinals, the Blue Jays, and the Reds. His signature over the years has remain consistent with only the "S" and the "R" really taking on any kind of variations. He does have a legible signature for the most part and for this he receives 3 sharpies.

Monday, December 7, 2009

2000 posts and counting.....

I would just like to take a moment and say, "thank you" for taking time out of your schedule to view my thoughts and humorous pokes at life. I always say, "Learn to laugh a little every now and then. Life is hard enough ...especially without laughing."

To my followers (old and new).... thank you for riding along.

Thanks everyone!


Random Thoughts of the NFL week 13

The NFL season week 13 has come to past and here are some random thoughts of my interest:

Eagles over the Falcons:
Michael Vick had a nice return to the endzone TWICE!
Chris Redman still plays? I remember the hype of him being the Ravens pick in the year 2000 (que Conan O' Brien yr 2000 song).
Seems like Roddy White was a contractual over hype so far.
Eagles rookie Jeremy Maclin is coming along rather well.

Bears over the "Do we have any fans left" Rams:
Does anybody from Chicago know how to hold onto the football?
Steven Jackson is the only bright spot on this team lately. Kind of reflects the Detriot/Sanders years in a way.

Bengals over the Lions:
Cedric Benson has had a nice turnaround. Another good game from the workhorse. BTW, Larry " I didn't beat her" Johnson had a whopping 4 yds.
Calvin Johnson had a nice game (leg seems to work).
Looks like Chad Whatevermylastnameisthisweek had put his money where his mouth is. Now if he could only do that all season.

Colts over the Titans:
I am so glad to see Vince Young be the player we all knew he can be.
Good to see Mike Hart back on the filed after his injury last year.
Pierre Garcon coming of age!
colts 12-0.... let's see who can topple this giant!

Broncos way over the Chiefs:
Is it me or will the Chiefs ever have a "Good" quarterback?

Dolphins squeak by the Patriots:
Chad Henne looks promising...time will tell.
Wes Welker was all over the field but no TD's (10 rec 167 yds).
Anybody notice since Moss went to the Patriots he's been staying out of trouble?
Ricky Williams had another good game.

Raiders over the Squealers (Steelers):
The Raider Nation is probably thinking, "Jamarcus who?"
Louis Murphy has been hot the last two games. Louis has recorded the game winning touchdown in two of the last three games.

Saints over the Redskins:
Robert Meachem has now scored in five straight games. He's finally showing the potential he has.
Drew Brees is passing like a madman! So much for New Orleans running the ball.
Saints 12-0..... scary till the first round of the playoffs then you choke.

Panthers intercept the Buccaneers:
Josh Freeman with 5 interceptions....OUCH! Rookies just get so excited on the field when they play somewhere new.
Jonathan Stewart had the lone TD score of the offense.
Matt Moore had an okay start. Nothing fancy but it was a better start to a game while another QB named Jake was playing Madden 2010 on the PSP on the bench.

Jacksonville over the Texans...who are from TEXAS:
Nothing stands out. Overall good game.

Chargers over the Browns:
Brady Quinn had a decent game for the most part.
Chargers just dominated the defensive backs of Cleveland.

DA GIANTS over Dem Cowboys:
Will the GMEN do this more the rest of the season? Win that is.
Jason Witten: BALL WHORE! what a beastly game for him! 14 rec for 156yds.
Tony Romo had a good stat game.

"Starbucks" Seahawks over the 49ers:
Nice to see Alex Smith having a good season since he was given another opportunity.
Michael "more moneybags than the 10th pick" Crabtree had another good outing. He could be worth it perhaps once he has a full season under his belt.
Is it me or is Frank Gore just hype?
T.J. Houshmandzadeh... I bet he's thinking, "wow...I was so much better in Cincinnati".

"Old Man Warner's" Cardinals over the "Old Man Favre's" Vikings:
Warner throws to Fitzgerald, Warner throws to Fitzgerald, Warner throws to Bouldin, Warner throws to Fitzgerald. See the pattern?

Jets over the Canadian Bills:
Ehh? Ehh? Okay.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Need some help! Looking for this.

Attention all drummers: I need a little favor. I'm looking for some TAMA Superstar Custom toms in these sizes: 8x10, 10x13, 16x18 all in the color CUSTOM OCEAN FADE BLUE. I'm looking for new or hardly used/good condition and I am more than willing to work out prices and shipping. These are hard to come by in these colors and I want to complete my set. Any information would be greatly helpful and you can leave contact info either down below in the comments or email me at:



Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ravishing Relic of the Week

In honor of this years "2009 MLB NL Rookie of the Year" I present to you....Chris Coghlan.