Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

From our Family to Yours We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Words from the Big Kahuna and the Fate of "Enough Already"

First off I want to say, "Thank You" for all the kind words/emails/cards/support from my fellow bloggers, family and friends. It has been a very hard time for me personally and it's a wonderful feeling to know there is a support network behind me lifting me up! Thanks so much!

It's been a month today since my mother has passed away but it feels like it was just yesterday when everything happened. The children took it very hard at first but have been doing much better as time passes. My fiancee has been my rock for me and I can't begin to thank her and her whole family enough for the love and support they have given to me. As for my Aunt Pam (my second mom!) she has helped me to deal with the emotional side of things and has been "my therapist" at nights (she drives truck at night) and also the person to make me laugh when all I want to do is cry. What has made things so hard and very difficult for me is that a week after my mother was buried my Step Father had confessed to me that he was seeing someone already (thus after 24.3 years of marriage to mom). The whole thing in a nutshell is all the evidence leads me to think, feel, and believe that it this "relationship" was going on when mom was still alive. What makes me believe this relationship had prior existence is when I confronted my Step Father about it and as we discussed more details about it he won't fully answer me which leads me to believe that it was happening when Mom was with him and that he doesn't want me to kill him OR it wasn't happening then and he's still afraid I will kill him for dating so soon after mom's passing. Either way he has no remorse for his auctions and that's what drives me up a wall. He just keeps telling me that he needs a companion and cannot be alone. Then he has the balls to ask me to help get the house cleaned up as he's ashamed of how the house looks so he can bring this woman over for a visit since she's never been to Belleville before. I'm freaking speechless at this point. Personally I felt like putting him into a grave ( and most folks would've at this point ) but then I think about how Mom would've handled it and that is the path that I have decided to take with him. I told him that I forgive him for what he has done and I have already collected most of Mom's things from the house and I told him outright that I would be back in a few months to collect the last of mom's stuff and that you and me are finished. I also told him, " What you did to mom was tasteless, dishonorable, sick, and that you're a spineless bastard. I don't want anything else to do with you and you have no idea how lucky you are that I do not have you sitting at the bottom of Raystown Lake for what you did. Not only that but what kind of a woman see's someone who's wife just passed away?  Oh and by the way....You said you wanted the house cleaned up right? Why don't you and your new girlfriend clean the house yourselves ". I have not heard much from my step father since our confrontation and hopefully he gets the point that I do not care to hear from him ever again. I walked away using the one thing that my mother always taught me growing up and that was to always forgive the other person. She'd always say, " forgive the other person no matter how hard it may be at the time but forgive them and do not let the hate/anger destroy what is in your heart. Walk away knowing you took the high road ".

And now regarding the fate of E.A.: My good friend Ryan is going to be stepping in my place for the time being. He's new to the world of blogging so be gentle with him------LOL! So I'm giving the reins to Ryan..........gonna let him drive the buggy for a while........handing him the bic lighter..........passing him the stogie.........letting him take charge for a bit............letting him slip a few in............letting him drive for a while with the 8-track cranked up............letting him have seconds............letting him into the circle of trust.........well you get the point. Hey we're night workers - would you expect anything less from us? I'm also stepping away for a little while to get refocused in life as my emotions have been all over the place lately. It's gotten to the point where I broke down and bought a box of Topps Tier One baseball. God what was I thinking by buying a box of this product. I just have one question regarding this product: HOW THE HELL DO YOU GET A REDEMPTION CARD FOR A RICKEY HENDERSON JERSEY PATCH CARD PARALLEL? REALLY.......REALLY.......REALLY.......REALLY. Sorry Topps but you guys dropped the ball on this product. Definitely not worth the $85.00 a box. I pulled a Chris Young auto limited to 75 and an Anthony Rizzo auto limited to 999 and a redemption card for a Rickey Henderson jersey patch card. I could see the necessity for a redemption if it was autographed but to me that's just plain laziness on Topps part by not having the product ready for shipment. OH I KNOW......Topps was still manufacturing the patch and didn't have it done in time to ship out. LOL! Freaking TOPPS! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!

Thanks guys for hearing me out! Ryan........have fun with it!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Chris "The Crippler" Leben "lasso-graph"

Chris "The Crippler" Leben is a middleweight MMA fighter. He's had his up and downs and run-ins with the law as of lately and I like to think that it kind of shows through on his autograph as well. Here are some prime examples of what I mean.

This is from the 2011 TOPPS UFC Finest Chris Leben finest moments printing plate:

Looks like an EKG reading!

Here's another version of his autograph:

He makes no effort in legible penmanship. Once again it feels like you're reading an EKG result. However there is one MMA fighter that takes the cake:

Georges St-Pierre. If you can pick the name "Georges St-Pierre out of that penmanship then you deserve to work for for the CIA or FBI.

I think it's safe to say (looks around the corner cautiously) that St-Pierre has quite the Canadian lasso-graph as it's just full of loops! Georges St-Pierre is currently out of fighting for the moment as he is recovering from having ACL surgery performed. That should give him some free time to practice his penmanship habits. If you get a chance try to catch an episode of UFC on spike TV.


PS: Tim probably had a heart attack last night because the Giants beat the Cowboys.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Tim has a section called, "Chicken Scratch" where he describes a little bit about an athlete's signature and how you can tell if it looks like "chicken scratch" or if it looks like the athlete cares about what he's signing. I collect something a little different that I like to call, "Lasso-graphs". Allow me to show you what I mean:

Take a glance at the autograph on this Stargate:Universe card. I enjoy collecting these kind of cards because this is where we get to see some serious ink loop-age and ink flying all over the place. How you would ever identify the name "Josh Blacker" from that signature is beyond me.

Here's another prime example of another prime "Lasso-graph":

Look at how she makes a big "O" followed by curves. Ona Grauer is pretty hot so we'll forgive her for her sloppy effort but that's still no excuse for poor handwriting. My nephew writes better than this and he's 6 years old for crying out loud!

Here's another stellar "Lasso-graph" to share with you:

The question I present to you is how many "Lasso-graphs" do you have in your collection?


Friday, November 18, 2011

Tim needs prayer support

I had spoken with Tim about starting a blog and he was showing me how he does his and he was going to have me guest write on here as he's in the process of making some changes. I thought I would post something up in support of him as he's my close friend and he's having a very hard time coping with the passing of his mother. Tim's mother had passed away this week and it has been a very difficult and struggling time for him and the children. Please remember to keep Tim and his family in your prayers.


BELLEVILLE - Linda Louise Wills, 65, of 25 Seneca Road, Belleville, died at 10:06 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, in the Lewistown Hospital Emergency Room.
Born June 24, 1946, in Chester, she was a daughter of the late Elias and Violet (Hoffman) Clark.
Her husband, Joseph Myers Wills III, whom she married Sept. 20, 1987, survives.
Also surviving are: her son, Timothy Hertzog and fiancee, Kathy Kohler, of Mill Creek; two stepdaughters, Joanne Marie Wills and companion, Richard Alan Kline, Yeagertown, and Timi Sue Wills, of Lewistown; sisters, Beverly Banks, of Bloomsburg, Karen Johnston, of Danville, and Pam Quigg, of Danville; two grandchildren, Scott Hertzog and Caty Hertzog; and two stepgrandchildren, Ron Aurand Jr. and Jordan Aurand.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Rodney Clark.
Mrs. Wills was a 1964 graduate of Danville High School. She took music classes at Susquehanna University.
She became a music teacher, giving private piano lessons and playing organ and piano at the Yeagertown Methodist Church and many area churches.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, at Yeagertown Methodist Church, with the Revs. Thomas B. Morningstar and Rosalie N. Smith officiating.
Viewing will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville.
Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Belleville.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, or Yeagertown Methodist Church, Mann Avenue, Yeagertown.

Friday, October 7, 2011

dad is getting beat by the flu

this is scott aka little kahuna and i am filling in for my dad aka big kahuna who is sick. he started getting sick on tuesday and now has the flu. he wanted me to let everyone know that soon as he is feeling better he will post the contest and rules. i love my dad and i hope he gets better soon.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

and so it daughter's hot pulling trend!

The kids and I were in town on business and on the way home my daughter asks if we could stop at Denny's (LCS- Clark's cards & Creations) since we were going by his place. So we stopped and when we went inside we saw sitting on the floor was 3 cases of 2011 Topps Platinum football. I figured we would try out a pack or two first but Denny did not have any opened yet and told us to pick a case to open. Now my chances of picking things is like NO LUCK AT ALL. So instead I let Caty pick which case since she usually has the hot hand. She ended up picking the middle case and when we opened it she picked a box from the middle of the case.

Here's what we pulled for our first 2 auto's:

Okay.......John Clay........undrafted rookie.........signed to the Steelers practice squad.........not exactly top talent here folks. As for Rahim least he's starting for the Denver Broncos.

Then we move on to our relic/auto pull and I ended up pulling this:
Jamie Harper rookie autograph with a nice thick 3 colored patch. It's the number off of the shoulder pads. He has a total of 4 carries for 12 yards and 1 reception for 21 yards this season. No telling how he might turn out.

Then Caty opens the last pack in the box. She looks at me and says, "Hey Dad, here's an autograph of newton's panthers." Here's what she pulled:
Yeah.......I fell out of my chair as well after seeing what she pulled. Somebody at TOPPS gave us a Christmas bonus! SICK!

I'm letting my daughter pick lotto numbers for the next powerball drawing!

Monday, October 3, 2011

What's that you say boys and girls? A Cam Newton Rookie card contest? Ya don't say!

So..........................who feels like winning a Cam Newton Rookie card (and it's no basic rookie card)? I'm so happy that the NY GIANTS won again this week that I feel like giving away a Cam Newton ********************** (try and decipher that code- ha!) rookie card that I pulled recently. The contest and entry details will be up on thursday night..........stay tuned for more details to come!!!

Thought for the day:     Who really wins when you fish at a nudist colony?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Change is good!

Attn: Men, Women, Athletes, Dogs, Boys, Girls, Cats, Amish Mafia, Bruno the Hitman, Lucy, Topps, Canada, Germany, Japan, Mel Brooks, Your Mom, My Ex-girlfriends, My fish, and anybody else who sucks in air off of the planet known as EARTH.

It has been a twisted pleasure writing on here and making fun of things about life events and sharing in the craziness of the hobby world and the sharing of my personal life and thoughts. We (me and my alter egos) enjoy reading the comments, the emails, and occasional fun filled notes and it does not matter to us if  they are rude or nice because every one has a right to voice their thoughts or opinions. The services that I bring forth to you we enjoy doing immensely and even though sometimes life's events keep us away from our creativity process on here, we try to post something when we have a free moment to let you know that we're still alive and kicking. So with that thought in mind we will be changing the way we present things on here. Change is good. Change is what we need. Change allows us to believe that YES WE CAN. CHANGE ALLOWS US TO BUY SODA FROM A MACHINE IF WE ARE THIRSTY. CHANGE WILL ALLOW US TO BUY CONDOMS FROM VENDING MACHINES TO PROTECT OUR PAYCHECKS AND PROTECT US FROM THE POTENTIALLY UNDISCOVERED HERPES THAT SHE/HE/IT/THAT/ALIEN/SHEEP/ OR WHATEVER GENDER IT IS MAY HAVE. CHANGE IS GOOD FOR MORALE. CHANGE IS GOOD FOR WHEN OUR UNDERWEAR ARE DIRTY. AND BY GOD CHANGE IS NEEDED FOR WHEN OUR WIVES ATTEMPT TO SMOTHER US IN OUR SLEEP.

Basically folks.........We have moved up to the techno age and obtained a laptop with .........a camera......ooooooooooooooo! LET THE PEEP SHOW BEGIN!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Topps 5 Star Football Questions

I posted this statement on the Topps Facebook page and it didn't last longer than 10 minutes till they took it down already. I think these are pretty legit questions in what I am asking of them regarding Topps 5 star football:

I have three questions regarding the upcoming 5-star football: 1. Will there be redemptions in this product? 2. Why do you continuously have to make it the same combo cards like Rice and Montana considering there has been how many player combinations/hook ups over the years? Why not something like Favre & Driver or something like Defensive Tandems say like "Ray Lewis and Ed Reed"? 3. Can you actually make it more like a jumbo pack and actually get more than 5 cards considering the price you have to pay to get all the cards if you attempt to complete the set?
Needless to say I doubt very much that I will have an answer from them at all.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Chicken Scratch: David Garrard Edition

The so called "fools" of upper management and Jack Del Rio at the Jacksonville Jaguars thought it was best to sever the ties to David Garrard and put all of their hopes and dreams of a Super Bowl into the hands of  a craptastic QB named "Cool Hands Luke" McCown. Was it over money? Perhaps. Was it over inconsistency of David's health? Hmmmmm.......let's see how they match up:

"Cool Hand Luke":
TD-INT: 9/10
Passing Yds: 1,619
QB Rating: 74.4
Salary: $250,000/yr

David G:
TD-INT: 89/54
Passing Yds: 16,003
QB Rating: 85.8
Salary: $7,975,000/yr

I'm quite sure he will not stay unemployed for long as there are several teams in need of a veteran QB. What's really disgusting is how the Jacksonville staff used him today to sell season tickets and opening season tickets at a Jaguars fans experience and then after the show is done they cut him off the team with less than a week till the first game of the season. CLASSLESS ACT ON THEIR PART. David deserved better!

As for David's autograph let us take a look at what we have:

I for one do enjoy the layout and design of the Topps Pristine cards. What I like the most about them is that his autograph is "on card". As for David's signature you can easily make out the first "D" and the last "d" in his first name. It looks as if the "avi" part is a straight line. As with his last name you can clearly again make out the first and last letters in the last name portion of the autograph: the "G" and "d". The "arrar" part seems equivalent to a curved and straight line. David has also added his jersey number to his signature and it is a clearly visible number. For his auto we give him 3 out of 5 sharpies!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Is this Albert Pujols autograph a fake?

I've been looking to acquire an Albert Pujols autograph for our collection of MLB players and came across this ebay auto:

The owner of the auction said this in the item description:
"This auction if for an Albert Pujols signed The Bigs case. There is no game or game book. The Upper Deck Authenticated authentication hologram number is pictured, and it does not come with the UDA COA, but obviously it has the UDA sticker on it, and is obviously the real deal. It was given to players in the St. Louis, Missouri area, at the Albert Pujols charity golf tournament. I will ship via USPS mail with tracking."

Then when I entered the code on Upper Deck's website to check the hologram authenticity this is what I got:

We are unable to locate SHO20950 in our hologram database.

Note: Items that were produced prior to 2002 are not included in the online database.

Please contact our Customer Service Department at (800)551-8220 or via e-mail at to confirm the authenticity of your item.

Welcome to UDA's Hologram Data Center. To view and verify the authenticity of Upper Deck Authentic Memorabilia, please enter its corresponding hologram ID number below and click on "Submit."

A photo of the item will appear, as well as a brief description of the item, and will reveal immediately if the entered hologram ID number properly matches the piece to which it was originally applied. Please note that this database only contains items from January 2002 to present at this time. To find out information on older items, please contact us at 1(800)551-8220 between 8:00AM-5:00PM, Monday-Friday PST. 

So you tell me......would you buy this item based off of what he has described in his auction listing? Look for the clues!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Okay......explain this to me.

On my Topps redemptions list I have this card:

2011 Bowman Platinum Baseball Jeremy Hellickson - Auto Relic Refractor Blue Parallel   Shipped 11/26/2011

So how can something be shipped 11/26/2011 with a tracking number? Funny it's September unless I missed something. Shipped in Nov?

Things that annoy me...... (ahem)....TOPPS

You would think if a company is going to put out a product live then they should have the "Redemption Process" or "Code Giveaway promotion" already established and in place and ready to accept redemptions the day the product is live and not 3-4 weeks after the product is released. You would think they would've learned their lesson by now after hearing all of the complaints and comments from everyone in the hobby. Bad dog Topps! Don't pee on the customer Topps....Down Boy......Down!

Why Topps........WHY do you FAIL?

2011 Topps finest football is out and there is already a an error.

(this pic was borrowed from the blowout forums only to prove a point)

How can Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen both have the same jersey number on the cards? Did they not proof read the cards before they went through the manufacturing process? Is this a prank pulled by the rookies at the photo shoot? Aye Aye Aye!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Random thoughts of pointless jibberish....and some beach girls perhaps!

This is the "Mini Mind" of the Big Kahuna greeting you once again for another round of "Pointless Jibberish". The Big Kahuna has had a rough couple of weeks and decided to take a day off and get some well deserved rest and do nothing but sleep. Whenever he lets that happen I'm allowed to come out and play while he snores away!!! Ok know the drill. Here's some random thoughts that I pulled out of the Big Lug's head:

1. Why would you advertise a card contest to your customers and not have the site ready to go when your product goes live? SEE for details. Once again......Topps fails.

2. Tim Tebow = funny article on usatoday. One should not bring religion into sports and say it's GOD'S will for me to be the Team Starting Quarterback/Starting Forward/Starting Pitcher/Starting Jockey/Starting Goalie/Starting Fluffer.

3. Topps needs to let go of the monopoly! SERIOUSLY!!!

4. Big Kahuna loves the NY Giants and hopes that the QB Eli Manning will come off of the drugs that made him say, "I'm in the same class as Tom Brady" on Meanwhile, mild mannered Rex Grossman had milk come flying out of his nose from the bowl of Wheaties from which he was eating. The painful traumatic episode occurred while reading the article about what Manning had said. Meanwhile back at the Halls of NFL Justice, Tim Tebow said it was God's will for him to prepare a peanut butter and jelly sandwich because he was hungry.

5. Why does it seem like Penn State can never have a successful NFL career player? 2009 First round pick Aaron "Hasbin" Maybin was cut from the Buffalo Bills after mounting an astonishing 24 tackles and no sacks in a total of 22 games in 2 years. He had signed a 5 year contract with the team when he was drafted.
(P.S.-don't even say Kerry Collins was good. yes he may have had the numbers but his off field antics were despicable)

6. Anybody wanna bet that Chad Johnson does not make the opening day roster?

7. The smartest move in the history of the Chicago Cubs would be is to let Carlos Zambrano go away for good.

8. Guys who move to a new team for bigger money turnaround and end up playing like crap: see Vernon Wells, Jayson Werth, Adam Dunn, Andrian Beltre, JD Drew, Andrew Jones, or Jason Bay.

On to bigger and better things now! 

oh....oh my......this is good

I know the Big Kahuna is going to the beach next month but I didn't know he was thinking of Natalya Neidhart. What I do know is that the Big Kahuna doesn't like "wishbone ladies" and prefers muscular ladies. Natalya makes his id, ego, and himself very happy!

Aaaahhhh is another lovely lady that the Big Kahuna really likes: TARA

Oh my...this next thought that I pulled out was of a hot girl before she drove herself deeper into the bar/drugs/lesbian scene. She actually has some meat on her bones in this pic. Too bad she doesn't now.  Regardless this is one redhead he's always liked: Lindsay Lohan

Let me see what else I can pull out of his mind. I know he really wants to get to the beach to just chill out and fish.....

or ride a jet ski.....

or relax in a hot tub.......

OH NO......I pulled Caroline Wozniacki out of his mind again......I'm gonna be making a mess if I don't put this thought away immediately.

I guess after all of the mess and hoopla in his mind all I could find was this: For some odd reason he calls her "nickles"

So much for Fishing!

Monday, August 15, 2011


For the bright idiots that are at SUICIDE fantasy how dare you post a an advertisement and comment for your stupid fantasy football on my one blog entry regarding my Step Father's suicide attempt. It was not necessary and not cool to make fun of the subject and it was not appreciated what you attempted to post. You want to attempt to post shit like that then you will leave me no choice. It's on BIOTCHES!!!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bryce Harper is going to FAIL

I will only say this about Bryce Harper:

1. For someone who is supposed to be "holier than thou" and even signs his name with a biblical inscription is he really displaying what a Christian should act like? Especially when it's been reported that he has really been a prick to some teammates already and has stated that he should be on the majors level already.

2. I thought Milton Bradley had an attitude.......MOVE OVER and make room for Bryce!

3. This guy is struggling in AA ball and he wants to move up.

4. What's next.....spitting on the Umpire?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

When someone mentions suicide......PLEASE SEEK HELP IMMEDIATELY!!!

Seems like it's been a while since I've posted on here. I've been spending a lot of my time with family members and helping them to work at some serious family issues including my step father's suicide attempt (he attempted to OD on my mom's meds). In addition to those needs, my mother goes to dialysis four times a week in addition to her other weekly doctor appointments so I was running her to those appointments while my step-dad is/was recovering as he's usually "driving Ms. Daisy". As for my step-dad......he is alive and out of the hospital and doing much better now. He was started on Celexa and has been attending therapy sessions. There were apparently a lot of underlying issues that I did not know even existed because he's one of those "I don't need to talk about it" type of guys and my mother never really brought the issues to my attention because she didn't want to bother me about it since she thought he was just "speaking out of his ass" as she kindly put it. My mother then told me of the numerous times that he has threatened to "remove himself from the earth" and yet Mom never took him seriously. She never mentioned any of these things until it came out while he was recovering in the hospital.

Help is available for you, whether through a friend, therapist, or member of the clergy. Find someone you trust and let them know how bad things are.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

I just needed to vent a little. Lots of stress! I know I've read some blog reports on the Nationals in Chicago and it sounds like it was a good turn out. Hopefully when I have a little more time I can check out some of the pics from it. Perhaps next year I will be able to take my kids to a show. I think they have one in Baltimore if I'm not mistaken.We shall see.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Are you F#$%ING CRAZY???

I see the Craigslist idiots have returned in our area. If you have a spare $1700 for a 1986 Fleer Barry Bonds rookie card ...then here ya go!
God help these folks!

1986 Barry Bonds Fleer Rookie Card - $1700

Date: 2011-06-20, 12:12PM EDT
Reply to: [Errors when replying to ads?]

Mint Condition, never removed from the original box set

  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests

PostingID: 2451370324

Monday, June 27, 2011

Finally things can get back to normal

Well the softball and baseball season is finally all wrapped up around the Kahuna's household for this year. No longer do I need to hear girls saying,"it's too hot to be a catcher" or "I'm missing a pool party ya know" or "can I just sit in the dugout cause I don't want to over tan myself." So far this past week alone I've already ran into two of my players and they both told me: "you made practices fun Tim and we miss that." I was happy to see them and I was glad to hear that they were both having a pleasant summer. I couldn't help it but as I was walking away from them I began tofeel a little tear forming in my eye.........because yeah...... I missed it too. There's next year to look forward to I guess!

As for the Mini-Me Kahuna......I was very proud of my boy and how his team ended up in second place in the playoffs. You see this team started out playing like the Bad News Bears (minus Billy Bob Thorton) and halfway through the season the team (Belleville Tigers) somehow found the divine Holy Mother of Baseball sparks and started playing better than the Major League level teams and most of the other teams in the minor league level as well. These kids were tearing up the score board 19-1, 18-6, 17-2. They were knocking off the top teams and went from last place to third place in the league. Well the playoffs started and in the first round they ended up blowing out their first round opponents 17-6. They advanced into the second round of the playoffs and they ended up knocking off the 2nd place team as well 18-7. Then it came time for the Championship game against the number one team (Longfellow Cubs) in the league who less than two weeks ago was undefeated and lost to these "Bad News Bears" just prior to the playoffs starting. This Championship game was going to be a fun filled ride and needless to say it was a back and fourth game. 4-0 and then 4-5 and then 5-7 and then 7-7 and then 7-9 and then 9-9. Finally after 6 innings of back and fourth "base stealing while scoring as the balls are flying everywhere while the parents are freaking out in the stands while some parents blame the umpires for their kids getting called out while other parents complain about the umpire being blind" baseball the final score was...... 11-10 and the winners were the Longfellow Cubs. The Belleville Tigers had played their hearts out and just could not muster up a last inning hit. Lady luck seemed to have sided with Longfellow.....even when the ball was caught by the right fielder who has not caught a ball all year long as we were told by one of the coaches after the game. He missed two fly balls earlier in the game and everyone thought it was gonna be a guaranteed hit when the ball popped out towards his direction again. I guess the kid finally learned to catch a ball and it couldn't have come at a better time for him. The Belleville Tigers players played their hearts out, they were energized the whole entire game, and they never quit. No matter what happened they never quit and kept playing. I tip my hat to the coaches, the players, and to the 5 tons of sunflowers seeds this team has ingested.

As for the Stockholders in Exxon/Mobil and Citgo......I apologize but your profits will drop for a little bit as my children have no summer sports and nothing till soccer in the fall.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

This card is cool!

Today I came across a new blog: This card is cool

He's having a sweet little ol contest that I suggest you take a shot at here.

my favorite all time baseball "screw ups" list.

Nothing says fun in baseball like scandals and stupidity. Here is my list of players that I felt have earned a position on the Big Kahuna's "Screw ups, Lame Ducks, and other Little Liars of the Baseball Diamond."

CATCHER: Eddie "The Model" Taubensee
Part of the Kenny Lofton trade with the Astro's in the 1990's. I wonder who got the better end of that deal?

PITCHER: Roger Clemens
"It is what it is." Claims to never have used HGH or steroids. Funny......what is a 6-count indictment against "The Rocket" for then? Two of them which include perjury as well. It's not like there is any overwhelming evidence or DNA linked evidence.

RELIEF PITCHER: John "7-Train" Rocker
Between his mouth, racial slurs, HGH use, and whiny little bitch ass....this guy deserves "Hell's Humanitarian of the Year Award."

FIRST BASE: Mark McGwire
"I'm not here to talk about the past."

Said he never used steroids at a congressional hearing. 10 days later he failed a pee test by taking stanozolol! OOPS!

The all time "Hit King" had a little problem with tax evasion. I bet he forgot to pay his taxes again. I bet he will never make it to the hall of fame as well. I bet that he will also lose that "Playboy Mistress" of his very soon. Did I happen to mention that he placed bets on baseball games? Did I mention he made bets on his own team? That's just wrong!

SHORT STOP: Miguel Tejada
On February 10, 2009, Tejada was charged with lying to Congress about performance enhancing drug usage in Major League Baseball. On February 11, Tejada pleaded guilty to charges that he lied to Congress in 2005. Also can't seem to get his age right as well.

THIRD BASE: Alex Rodriguez
In a 2007 interview with Katie Couric, Alex Rodriguez flatly denied ever having used performance-enhancing drugs. Some 2-3 years later Mr. Rodriguez made this statement when BALCO was busted: "Back then, baseball was a different culture, as it was very loose. I was young, I was stupid, I was naïve. And I wanted to prove to everyone that I was worth being one of the greatest players of all time. I did take a banned substance. And for that, I am very sorry and deeply regretful."

LEFT FIELD: Manny Ramirez
Let's see......"Prima Donna", HCG user, steroid abuser, con artist.....need I say more? Perhaps Bi-polar even?

CENTER FIELD: Carlos Gomez
Cocky ball player who only enjoys cheering for.........HIMSELF. Acts like he's Gods gift to baseball.

RIGHT FIELD: Gary Sheffield
Very vocal about how much money "he wants" in order to play. Has no respect for other players or fans. Has no respect for himself as he was a steroid user as well.

MANAGER: Bobby Valentine
What manager gets ejected from a game and then returns to the dugout wear a disguise? 

SCUM AGENT: $cott Bora$
"Show me the money!"

Barry Bonds (ROIDS)
Milton Bradley (what's next....MMA? Here's the middle finger to you too)
1994 season (strikes suck: Million dollar cry babies)
Michael Jordan (what the heck.....stay in basketball. Besides....your name is not Dion Sanders)
Logan Morrison (self absorbing and arrogant on twitter at times)
Joba Chamberlin (where did the phenom go?)
Carlos Zambrano (I'm gonna punch some gatorade containers and call my coach a cunt)
Hanley Ramirez (takes the time to smell the roses before running to the next base: cocky with a big ego)
Miguel Cabrera (he's going to kill you!)
Bryce Harper (King of Cocky in the making)
Jose Canseco (My God.....he told the truth in his book)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

It's over.....Finally done.....It is complete.

Yesterday was the closing of another chapter in my life........helping with coaching my daughter and her softball team mates. Thanks to "Mother Nature" this past spring most of our games had to be rescheduled and since May 16th we have had a game almost every day or prolonged practices. This past weekend wrapped up our playoff system and despite the girls playing their little hearts we couldn't advance past round three. The tournament started on Friday night and we lost the first game but it was a double elimination so we still had a second life to play on Saturday. Well......wouldn't you know ended up raining on Saturday and everything was moved to Sunday and the time limits were shortened for the games (basically you got to play 3 innings). I will say one thing: little girls are not meant to play ballgames at 8am on Sunday mornings because that means being there at 7 am and let me tell you there are some cranky 7-12 yr olds at that hour. Unfortunately we fell victim to the time frame and lost that game due to it.

My schedule was at an all time high with work, ballgames, practices, chaperoning school trips, tending to the Future Mrs. Big Kahuna, tending to being called into work on my days off, and somehow managing to find a little time to get some sleep in between the craziness. Now I will finally have a chance to get caught back up with everything as my son will be finishing out his ball season on next Friday and then their playoffs begin that following Saturday.

BRIAN-PLAY AT THE PLATE: I received a package in the mail from you on monday and just got to it today. Thank you my friend for filling in my checklists. I will return the favor! BTW Your prize package was shipped out today! Sorry for it being a little late but we wanted to add a few more goodies before it shipped out. The lady at the post office asked how the box could be so heavy for the flat rate priority mail. She asked me if I had weights in it and I said, "No ma'am......just sportscards".

I had emailed a few bloggers requesting some addresses and I did not forget about you! The little surprise packages I have for you are going out the end of the week. I'm just playing catch up with everything and the kids were filling up the bubble mailers today.

BTW.....DID YOU GUYS UNDERSTAND WHY I ASKED IN THE LAST CONTEST I HAD: HOW MANY GAMES WILL IT TAKE TILL BRYCE HARPER GETS SUSPENDED? There is always a reason for the method of my madness. Bryce Harper is Capt. Attitude (especially with that gay porn-stache he was sporting). He's so macho he even blew the pitcher a kiss!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

And the winner of the numbers contest is.......

We have a total of 16 contestants:

1. Sports card blog- Kevin
2. Play at the plate- Brian
3. Nathan
4. Rhubarb Runner- David
5. dawgbones
6. Cubsfan731- Justin
7. Captain Canuck
8. Matt H.
9. Greg Zakwin
10. BA Benny
11. SpastikMoss
12. The Dimwit
13. dkwilson- Daniel
14. Trey J.
15. Axemanohio
16. C.L. entry :

There were 16 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. 2. Play at the plate- Brian
  2. 1. Sports card blog- Kevin
  3. 13. dkwilson- Daniel
  4. 5. dawgbones
  5. 4. Rhubarb Runner- David
  6. 3. Nathan
  7. 8. Matt H.
  8. 16. C.L.
  9. 12. The Dimwit
  10. 6. Cubsfan731- Justin
  11. 15. Axemanohio
  12. 7. Captain Canuck
  13. 10. BA Benny
  14. 14. Trey J.
  15. 11. SpastikMoss
  16. 9. Greg Zakwin
Timestamp: 2011-05-24 04:32:02 UTC

PLAY AT THE PLATE (Brian) IS THE WINNER! Please send your address to so I can get the prize package out to you!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Numbers Contest is officially closed

The "Numbers Contest" is officially closed. All names entered will be placed onto a list and then a winner will be chosen using and then announced tomorrow evening. Thank you to all who entered and thank you for following along! Good luck!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Numbers Contest Extended to MAY 22, 2011

Just a quick note to let everyone know that the contest deadline has been extended to the 22nd of May to give everyone a chance for last minute entries. Spread the word and enter!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Don't forget to enter the contest we are having!

There's still plenty of time to enter the contest we're having. Just remember you have to follow the rules of the contest to be entered. The last day to enter the contest is May 16th at 11:58pm. The winner will be announced on the 17th of May. Here is a little peek at some names you will find:

NO Billy Mays or Richard Simmons auto's though (HAHA!).

All types of players are included!
Hey we're not gonna tell you everyone!
Hockey, Football, Baseball. A variety of cards!

I will say you are getting over 300+ serially numbered cards. Every card is serially numbered! You will not be disappointed at all!

In case you have not seen the new PSN ratings

Friday, May 6, 2011

What a crazy week!

What a wild and crazy week it has been. First up on the merry-go-round of violence we finally have the death of this guy:

Then we have Rashard Mendenhall making some controversial Tweeter statements:

He tweeted "that he has a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style."
 What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…
For those of you who said you want to see Bin Laden burn in hell and piss on his ashes, I ask how would God feel about your heart? 

Well you and I both know those kind of tweets are going to have some heavy repercussions. The tweets that Mr. Mendenhall had made got the attention of these kind folks who had an endorsement contract with him:
Who decided to say:
Freedom of speech is one thing...saying something stupid is another.

Then we have an NBA'er getting busted for having a Pot, a pipe, and a gun with pellets:
"Sorry guys I ran out of air pellets."

This former NHL "tough guy" will have his first taste of MMA action shortly:
What is it with 39 yr olds now going into MMA? I guess he didn't pound enough heads in the NHL.

Then we have a boxer threatening guards with guns and homies over parking tickets:
I'm surprised that no one has attempted to rob this guy for all the money he flashes around.

Well after having my full of violence from the news I decided to find something that I could watch without seeing someone stabbed, beaten, shot, or murdered and just started flipping through the channels and decided to watch a tennis match cause I was sick of seeing on the violence on the other TV channels and wanted to mellow out to a sport that I used to watch a lot. Then I almost fell head over heels for this tennis player when I saw her playing her heart out last night:
Her name is Caroline Wozniacki and she is the current No.1 player on the WTA tour. She can smack the tennis ball around like nobody's business. Despite being upset last night by Julia Goerges she can play very well. I'll be keeping an eye on her (not in a stalking kind of way-LOL).
With all the violence that has been in the news and sports world lately I wanted to leave you with an image that is not violent by any means. An image that will bring a sense of peace. An image that will say, "yes, it's been a rough week but by george, I am king of my own jungle."
Yeah.....because I can!

Monday, May 2, 2011

"It's always about the numbers" CONTEST!

It's contest time again here at Enough Already. This time the theme of this contest is 9545263 (numbers). Really simple eh! I have a mega-lot of cards from football, baseball, basketball, and hockey and every card is serially numbered. There are all stars, rookies, veterans, players you've heard of, players you may have not heard of, some that were arrested, and some other various inserts are included and I think the pot has reached well over 100+ cards. Here's the fun part: Like always here at E.A. we are not telling you who is included in the contest. What we will tell you is there is some limited 537739 cards, a few 2886472747's, and a few other surprises to boot including a true 1/1. I think it's safe to say that our previous contest winners were happy with their prizes and we always strive to make the winners pleased!

The rules for the contest is as follows:

Leave a comment with your name and the following questions answered:

1. Leave a comment stating where you think your baseball team will finish this year ( Ex: Mets: 50-112)
2. Leave a comment on what you think the batting average of the 2011 MVP will be.
3. Leave a comment picking a number between 1-762.
4. Leave a comment on how many strikeouts you think the 2011 Cy Young winner will have.
5. Leave a comment on how many games it will take till Bryce Harper loses his cool in a game and gets suspended for his actions.

Ok. So there's a little thought work that needs to be done but it's all number guesses so that shouldn't be too hard to do. Feel free to promote the contest to other folks and make sure you follow the rules of the contest to be entered. You have to answer all questions to qualify! The last day to enter the contest is May 16th at 11:58pm. The winner will be announced on the 17th of May. GOOD LUCK!!!

P.S. Have you figured out the code?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Peyton Hillis beats Michael Vick for the EA Madden 12 cover

Today on ESPN's "Sportsnation", it was announced that Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis had 66% of the votes as Michael Vick had 34% of the votes in the "Race to Grace" for gracing their presence on the cover of EA's Madden 12 football video game. Not to be a "Debby Downer" but the last time a running back graced the cover of a Madden game was in 2007 and it was Shaun Alexander and we all know how his career turned out after his picture appeared on the boxes. Let's hope Peyton does not fall victim to the ever dreadful "Madden Curse".


You've been served!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


The article as found on Topps web blog!

The much anticipated 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen Baseball officially streets today (4/27) and overall the product looks great, but it has come to our attention  that not all hobby boxes include the originally solicited 2 Autograph & 2 Relic guarantee (some  contain 3 Relics & 1 Autograph).  Any customer missing an autograph from their box will be taken care of.  Please mail in the box’s UPC code to Topps to receive a Gypsy Queen replacement autograph card. Please Send to:

The Topps Company Inc.
PO BOX  2036
Duryea, PA  18642

So now you have to spend more money sending in for the crap-shoot auto you didn't get when they had the "EMAIL" system set up in place to cover this well botched quality control issue. How can such a delayed product like this one have this kind of a mess up? Kudos to Topps for stepping in quickly again to fix a "quality control" issue. However just because Topps has stepped up to quickly "correct" the situation does not mean they're going to fall back into the "good graces" of the hobby enthusiasts. It's also apparent that topps are giving you less product then advertised if you're a set builder. How many other times has this happened where they're selling something that does not match the advertised sell sheets? You're getting about 350 cards instead the advertised 450. FAIL! NOT WINNING!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

BEHOLD THE POWER OF MY DAUGHTER..... and her mighty pull hand!

My beautiful daughter and I decided to take a trip on Saturday to the "dreaded" local card shop as I needed some supplies for the card sets that I am working on and I had run out of penny sleeves and jersey card holders and the last time I was at Wal Mart they were out of those things. Off we go! We get inside the local hobby shop dungeon and all you see is stuff on the counters from 2010, 2009, and 2008: all TOPPS products. As I gaze upon the boxes of hobby products and I see some of the prices he has written on them with black sharpie I suddenly have the urge to lay on the floor in a fetal position and cry out to "make it stop" as he is not one to really bargain on anything and swears a loyal oath and a blue streak by the most "unholiest of foul wretched price guides"....BECKETT (high column mainly). However not all hope is lost in this hobby dungeon of lost cards souls as one of a few bright spots is that he does have good supplies such as sleeves, containers, dividers, etc at really good bargain basement prices. So as I am gathering the much needed supplies to take back to my village, the little kahuna has been looking over the TOPPS seeds and had spotted 4 boxes of Topps Chrome 2010 baseball. She grabs me by my arm and asks if she could get a box since she has not had any cards in a while and that she got a very good report card and because Daddy loves her. Well....I do love her but I really did not want to pay 65.00 a box for Chrome but she has earned it and when I went to pay for it I only ended up being charged 50.00 for it. I felt as if I had slayed the dragon and ran away with the golden egg! This man never hardly budges on his prices. Perhaps it was my daughter's charm or the fact that this guy really needs the business. I didn't ask and he didn't say.

So we came back home and Caty rushed into the house and immediately opened up her new-found box of joy and let me tell you something.....when your daughter comes to you with what she had in her hand....well I'll just let the picture do the talking:

There was a 4th autograph as well: Cole Gillespie regular rookie auto version. This was all from one box mind you! The Gonzalez 1/1, the Castro refractor rookie auto, and the Stubbs, English, and Gillespie autos were all in one box. She brings me these cards and asks if she pulled anything good. Needless to say I pooped my pants at what she pulled. This brings me to another issue: Topps quality control. Was it a hot box? Did some think of themselves as of an air traffic controller and feel asleep at the insert/press machine? The box does say, "2 auto's per box". I guess Christmas came a little early this year from Topps.

I would also have to say that the "little kahuna" has a hot hand in the "big pulls department" as of lately.

In the immortal words of Charlie Sheen:  WINNING!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Craigslist "HeRo of tHe LaMe"

This guy's listing says it all!

Craigslist Listing:

Another one of my rookie lots of 100 cards. All NFL rookie cards. Here are some of the more valuable:
1991 Score Brett Favre
1990 Score Junior Seau (Graded Gem Mint 10) - $50 BV
2006 Score Reggie Bush (Graded Gem Mint 10) - $75 BV
1993 Topps Drew Bledsoe
2007 Donruss Threads Anthony Spencer (#ed 882/999)
2007 Donruss Threads Ryan McBean (Blue #ed 197/350)

There are more big named rookies. Most of them from the last 5 years. Book Value on this lot is easily over $500 

I have still have not heard back as I sent an email asking what other rookies are included.


$300.00 for a JEFF REED AUTO!

Official Dan Marino Signed Jersey - $400 (Newberrytown)


autographed desean jackson photo - $275 (york haven)


I'm alive I tell you......Alive.

I'm still here. I've been very busy with a heavy workload and I'm also focusing on ball practice with the "Little Kahunas" so my posts will be far and few for the next few weeks. There has not been much in terms of sports cards that I have felt like busting lately but I have picked up a few packs of stuff here and there of 2010 baseball products. Nothing really major pulled as I'm just trying to fill in a few more sets that I'm working on. As for the kids, they wanted to bust open a few packs but didn't want to spend a lot of money. I figured since we were in Wal-Mart we might as well take that dreadful trip down the card isle and see what we can find. My daughter had chosen a pack of 2010 Bowman Draft picks and prospects and she was pleased with what she pulled although it's only highlight was one minor star rookie. As for my son he chose to purchase a pack of 2010 Bowman Platinum. He was all smiles and said, "Dad....these are all rookies cause they have that logo thingie." I looked at his cards and was shocked as he pulled a Stephen "broken tendons" Strasburg rookie card, a Buster "I've got a world series ring already and you don't" Posey rookie card, a Wade "let's go surfing" Davis rookie card and a Dustin Ackley prospect card. I think he blew the odds out of the water on that pack! He was all smiles and had every right to because the CARD GODS had blessed him with MOJO.....oh wait...I forgot we don't use that word anymore so here's the politically correct word: WINNING!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Self Ebay Plug

Some of the cards you may have seen here on my site will be for sale on Ebay seller id: hertz27. Some of you may have even done business with me in the past and I was also recognized as the guy who always charged $1.65 or less for shipping ($1.65 combined no matter how many cards you bought). I've always gone out of my way for the customer and my feedback details says it all (100%). I've done many international sales and I've only ever had one problem and the guy ripped me off big time even after I provided proof that he signed for the item and that the item was delivered. Seems like there's always a bad apple in a bunch! However I still do international sales for the most part. Oh I'll have more than just sports cards for sale as I'm looking to do some spring cleaning as well. Some items you may see are drum parts, cymbals, comics, ex-wife, computer games, and many more different types of things.

Times are tough and the economy is tough and my wallet is getting tighter and when you have kids you have to find ways to make sure all the ends are covered because we all know how "little things" like to pop/creep up on you. Yes I am plugging myself!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The magical WAL MART

I took a trip today up to the local WAL MART for some much needed supplies and toilet paper and I figured since I was there I would pay a little visit to the dreaded retail card isle. Let's just say I'm glad that I bought some TP!

I picked up a blaster box of 2010 Topps Chrome football (I'm working on completing the set), a blaster of Playoff Contenders 2010, and a pack of 2011 Topps baseball. Here's what I pulled:

and then I also pulled this little ol' short print variation also:
I was very pleased with the Sam Bradford considering it was numbered 555/555. Lately I have pulled the chrome blue refractor jersey numbered Tim Tebow card along with 3 1/1's, 4 different player jersey numbered cards, and a total of 9 autographs in the last two years from my local Wal Mart. I was surprised at pulling the Kyle Williams autograph because that is a short print as far as I know. The Thurman Munson was sticking to the back of the Hellickson card a little so that was a nice surprise to see as well.

Overall I'm not too impressed with the Playoff Contenders cards. Seems like there's too much white on them and they were hap haphazardly designed . I still prefer to have the autograph on card and not a sticker autograph as seen on the Kyle W. card.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Well seems as if the 2011 NFL football season is in jeopardy. However with the season being denied to us fans that is not going to stop EA Sports from releasing Madden 2012 as anticipated. I wonder who will be on the cover this year? Perhaps that is what should be on the cover for Madden 2012:

Actually I think EA should be smart and bring back Mutant League Football with updated rosters and graphics. There's nothing more fun than shredding a quaterbacks to pieces and having the coach chew you out like this:

This game was the bomb! Nothing like having all kinds of crazy plays like "Hail Scary" or "Da Bomb" or the "Bash the Ref" audible and don't forget the "ball wired for death". How about some of the comments the players would make after sacking the QB to pieces or the "who killed who" notice:

One of my personal favorites was this one:

The best part was you didn't have to worry about cash bonuses, selling tickets, setting up vendors, or some whiny millionaire BIOTCH complaining about his contract. All you had to do was sit down, load up the game, pick a team and begin eating QB's for breakfast. The only worry you had was making sure you had enough players left on your team so you didn't have to forfeit the game!

I just wish they would have done a Mutant League Baseball in addition to the Mutant League Football and Mutant League Hockey. The hockey version of this game was just as good as the Mutant League Football game and it provided you with all the gore that you needed.

Monday, March 14, 2011

CONTEST TIME........soon!!!

I think it's time to run another contest here at "Enough Already". Perhaps a SPRING contest is in order because I am officially done with winter (so what if it snows again). I'm ready to get out on the fields and play some ball! I'm ready to make kids cry by calling them out/safe. I'm ready to PARTY! I'm ready to watch some millionaires strike out like crazy (cough cough Ryan Howard). However, the question that I have burning in the back of my mind is, "what shall I giveaway this time here on Enough Already?" Could it be tickets to a ball game perhaps? An autographed ball? An autographed bat? A proctology exam with aliens? An autographed card? A new Yugo? Dinner date with a cougar (guess what's for dinner!)? A complete set? Guess I'll have to mull it over for a bit perhaps. I'm full of surprises as some of you have found out already!

I'm about to hit 16,000 views which I never expected to have happen and I am thankful to all of you for taking time out of your schedule just to see what's happening here. Much love, appreciation, and thanks to you all!

Friday, March 11, 2011

The NFL is shutting down?

Just released that the talks between the NFL and the Player's union have failed to come to an agreement. The NFL is looking at it's first work stoppage in a while. Heard via CNN and Foxnews.


I cannot support the players on this one.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ravishing Relics

Let the drooling begin!

Chicken Scratch: 1/1 Edition

I pulled this little ol' thing out of a box of 2010 Topps Supreme a few weeks ago on here. I was very surprised when I did see both auto's and I laughed when I saw that it was a 1/1 edition. Let us take a look at the names that are on the card:

Jermaine Gresham
Rob Gronkowski

In Jermaine's signature it's very easy to make out the "J" but as for the rest of the name it looks like a big "S" followed by a small "w".

In Rob's signature you can almost make out his full name. You can see how he makes the "K's" stand out in his last name. Good signature flow as well-very fluid! Still his last name looks a little garbled.

For these efforts I give it 3 sharpies!