Sunday, January 22, 2023

Sunday night "SLAP SHOT"

 

Sunday night "SLAP SHOT" edition brought to you Buffalo Sabres Left Winger Victor Olofsson. This is his 2019-20 UD The Cup rookie masterpieces 1/1 card. The plate was used in the production of his Exquisite rookie patch auto card. I am the proud owner of this card which was purchased through Ebay.



Monday, January 16, 2023

WWE RAW MONDAY BODYSLAM edition


FIGHT OWENS FIGHT!!!! I added this card to my wrestling PC last year. My first Kevin Owens autograph!

CHICKEN SCRATCH: Who in the world signed my card?

Welcome to another edition of "Chicken Scratch". This is where we take a look at an athlete's signature and give it a sharpie rating based on a scale of 1-5 with 1 being a lazy signature (a horse could sign better with a pen in it's mouth) and then a 5 being a signature of a nice crisp clean legible signature. On very rare occasions we also have a special reserved 6 sharpie salute for perfect signatures.

Today's star athlete signature is brought to you courtesy of Gabriel Arias who's the shortstop of the Cleveland Guardians. This card below I pulled from a blaster of Absolute baseball (from gamestop of all places - it was in the bargain bin) and I was rather most surprised to pull an actual autograph 3 piece jersey card and not just a single piece jersey card as my luck with blasters is not that great.

Let's take a look at some of his signature across other cards (not mine) since the Absolute autograph was on a sticker.


 

So it would seem that he really has to cram his signature style together when he's signing on small areas as opposed to larger signing areas. Some folks do that and some do not while others just make a straight line at times. Look at those loops in his signature when he has the space to write.




His "G" is very consistent and his "A" is as well across the signatures.


It would appear the "G" and "A" in his signature is consistent on a baseball as well.


The ball player appears to take a little time to make his signature appear legible with at least 2 letters. I could see the "G" but I would never guess that his name was Gabriel or his last name was Arias from the "A". Some athletes will take the time to make a nice crisp signature and others will just write out their signature in letters. IMO......Gabriel makes an effort in his signatures with emphasis in the first letters of his first and last name and then scribbles out the rest of his name For this reason....the Big Kahuna and the tribe feel that he will be the receiver of 2 sharpies for his efforts.





Sunday, January 15, 2023

Holy Moses..........what a heck of time..........Life can be fun

Welcome to what's left of the Big Kahuna's mind....since he was here last. I guess that I took a bit of a vacation in a way from the blog for a slight while......4 years almost.....yikes. I've had so many life changes (including loss of family members) during the pandemic that I just didn't feel like doing much of anything  anymore including this blog. Losing 6 family members during the years of 2020 -2022 (including my father and step father) was a very emotional time for me and I became very withdrawn from a lot of things (long story short) especially with the way the world was at the time. I had to refocus my efforts on improving the quality of my life again so that I could begin to feel "normal" again and get back into life and get back into the things that made me chuckle and enjoy life no matter how small it was. Did I give up on my card collecting? No........heavens to betsy NO..........that's always the one thing that has been a form of therapy for me in weird kind of way......it's kind of hard to explain but reading the stats and the information on the cards has a bit of calming affect on me. Long story short.........I'm back to this blog......I'm here writing these random thoughts at 1:00am in the morning. I have a weird sense of humor (ADHD and few other mental quirks contribute to that) and enjoy posting about sports cards and insulting most politicians and laughing at memes. I still hate the Astros for cheating and I still loathe the New York Yankees. I love Italian food and I enjoy watching virgins being sacrificed into volcanoes. I still love watching Monty Python and Mel Brooks and funny fart vids. Sarcasm is my friend and I love life no matter how hard it throws the screwballs, sinkers, spit balls, fastballs, and knucklers my way. Adapt.......Change.......and overcome. That is how we survive.......and on some occasions.....a shot or two of whiskey.....Jim Beam Red Stag is my choice before bed (helps to calm my racing mind). A lot more to come...........I promise.

So to get things started I am going to share the YouTube channel I have started. Only a few vids but I'm working on it so bear with me.....it's all new to me so feedback is welcomed whether it's positive or negative.

MY WALLET HERTZ

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtBysvufcAl33pa9kwavPsg

 

And we also have an Instagram page as well :

MY WALLET HERTZ

https://www.instagram.com/my_wallet_hertz/

Oh and I had a little fun pulling a 1/1 from a 2022 Bowman Chrome Baseball hobby box this year. 

Great way to start the year imo.







Friday, March 16, 2018

Chris Tierney collection 1.0

So........Why is a die hard NY Rangers fan (and a silent San Jose Sharks fan too) collecting sharks player Chris Tierney? I have no frickin clue in the world as to why but I like the guy and how he plays........that and the fact that he's playing better than most of the players on the NY Rangers team who are sitting in the basement at this moment (sad face). But let us not dwell on the sorrows of seeing the Rangers in the basement and instead celebrate a new PC adventure (PC-Personal Collection. Not Personal Computer or Poppy Cock or politically correct (god knows there's too much of that) or Personal Coach). What I will share with you is what I have obtained so far in my quest to collecting what I like to call..................... THE ALMIGHTY Chris Tierney Collection 1.0.

THE FIRST SLAP SHOT IS:

















2014-15 Upper Deck SP Game Used Chris Tierney Inked Rookie Sweaters patch piece #21/49. This is a simple patch piece and I'm glad that Upper Deck didn't just use a plain swatch piece in the same way that Topps does for their limited numbers sometimes.

THE SECOND SLAP SHOT IS:

















2014-15 UD The Cup Rookie Masterpiece rookie auto printing plate #1/1. My first ever THE CUP 1/1.

THE THIRD SLAP SHOT IS:

















2014-15 UD Exquisite Collection Rookie auto patch #12/50. This has a very solid patch piece with 3 good colors and a little thread fraying. The patch piece itself looks like it may be from the armband on the sleeve. This is also my first Exquisite hockey rookie auto.

THE FOURTH SLAP SHOT IS:

















2014-15 UD SP Authentic Future Watch rookie auto patch #6/100. Again, UD used a nice 4 color patch piece for this limited series run.


more to come.................

Great SCOTT...........yes he's alive and now collecting Chris Tierney and Kevin Fiala.

Yes............I'm still alive. The Big Kahuna is still functioning. Sacrificing virgins is a lot of hard work and does get tiring. But yeah.......I just have not been able to devote as much time to here as I had hoped to do because I have 2 teenagers that keep me pretty busy along with working second shift that like you know totally kills my social life and much of any dreams of world dominance.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

LIFE...........fun!

Oh sweet lord..............I'm still alive and kicking. I have gone through so many life changes in the last year that it might make some people's head spin. I had to change careers and then I had to change homes and say goodbye to the wildness and say hello to having neighbors and being part of a community again. I guess no more peeing out in the yard with the dog anymore as the neighbors and their kids might find it offensive (maybe that's why they were looking at me in a funny manner the first few days). Oh yeah.......neighbors......UGHHHH! For 11 years I enjoyed peace and quiet with the bears and the snakes and the sounds of mother nature's finest eating other animals. Instead of hearing the coyotes running around in the woods chasing after their dinner, now all I hear is kids screaming across the road from me in this lovely small community. Oh and let us not forget the lovely sounds of the thumping bass emanating from some guy's chevy celebrity every time he pulls into the community. I swear he's got a $1,000 system in a $425 vehicle. You can hear that car a mile down the road and you can hear the trunk rattling. I just might have to set off an EMP grenade one of these days. So for therapy purposes and so that I do not pee in the yard outback, I have returned to writing on here again. Let's take a brief look at the NY GIANTS:

0-5 for the season so far.
lost 4 wide receivers in one game all to ankle injuries.
Lost O'dell Beckham, Brandon Marshall, and Dwayne Harris for the season. Sterling Shepard is a question mark.
Ereck Flowers still sucks as lineman.
Coach McAdoo Wackadoo enjoys throwing Manning under the bus.
Coach McAdoo cannot make the right calls at the right time.
Coach Wackadoo needs to be released along with Reese and Flowers

God I hope this NFL season is over very very very soon.

Ok.....rant over.

Well.......more to come now that I have time for this again.