Tuesday, June 29, 2010

If Upper Deck doesn't reveal the remaining "Double-Take" variations, I'm going to shoot this dog.

Forget about Panini World Cup stickers for a moment. We've got a bigger problem.

Even though they no longer have an MLB license, Upper Deck still won't tell us what all the Double Take variations in 2010 UD Baseball are. Sure, they've published a list of the 25 cards, but not what the specific variations are.

We've already figured out the first 14, but UD's stonewalling us on the other 11.

It's your move UD. You wouldn't want the blood of Scruffy on your hands, right?

Monday, June 28, 2010

No Junkie, THIS is the greatest music video known to man.

Classic 70s-era Electro-Pop made by three guys who look like Neil Hamburger's long lost Japanese half-brothers. Rydeen by YMO. Best ever. QED.

Friday, June 25, 2010

If you don't trade me Panini World Cup stickers, I'll shoot this dog.

I want this damn album FINISHED by the end of the World Cup! So, send me your offers NOW!!! Or else Scruffy here gets it!

2010 Panini World Cup Stickers wantlist.

7 14 18 28 29 30 32 48 54 60 74 79 101 107 108 115 129 133 135 142 153 154 158 159 172 175 199 204 205 240 259 264 302 307 317 318 324 325 327 329 344 355 357 366 371 387 396 397 398 417 422 424 429 435 448 451 454 456 473 481 482 493 496 503 517 532 549 554 555 590 595 596 603 610 621 625 629 633
Coca-Cola Stickers: A B C D E F G H

Feel free to send me, or post to your site, your want/swap lists. I have over 100+ stickers to swap, and I want to knock out my album by the World Cup Final.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What Topps considers "Red Hot"

.225 AVG, 1 HR, 2 RBI, .670 OPS after 40 ABs

If you're looking for a card of "you-know-who," you might want to seek out Red Hot/Finest Rookie #10. Because you know Topps is going to milk this baby as long as humanly possible.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Even Hitler is pissed at Topps.

Word finally got back to the bunker, and let's just say Mein Furher is not happy with Topps.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Holy Grails: 1952 Topps and Panini World Cup stickers.

This is such sacrilege. But we did it anyway.

Warren Wolk, and his complete 1952 Topps Baseball set.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tom The Ripper Mailday Video

It's not everyday I do a mailday video. So when I do, it must be very special.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Topps: Rubbing More Salt in The Hobby's Wounds

As if the Topps Stephen Strasburg fuster-cluck couldn't get any worse. It was confirmed by Topps on their "Million Card Scam, errr..., Giveaway" facebook page that all 2010 Topps Baseball factory sets will have a Stephen Strasburg pseudo-rookie card and that card will be numbered 661 in the set.

Unlike the card available on the Million Card Slot Machine, errr..., Giveaway website (a grand total of 37 have been unlocked in the first 24 hours) this one will have a different photo on the front and different text on the back.

But it will still be numbered card #661 in the 2010 Topps Baseball set.

If you had known before the season that Stephen Strasburg's 2010 Topps card would be available only in factory sets, or on a glorified video poker machine, would you have built your set through packs?

Are any of you going to buy packs of 2011 Topps? Or 2012?

Video Break: 13 2010 Bowman Looseys

Editor's Note: This video was made in much simpler times. Before Topps' middle-finger to The Hobby last night, I celebrated Strasburg Day with this on-location pack break.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Topps: Go Fuck Yourself

I think I speak for most collectors, but we've been subjected to a TON of bullshit from Topps these last few years. The list of gimmicks has been well documented on this site and others and does not need repeating.

So after a 2010 where Topps appeared to have turned the corner and re-established the goodwill they've squandered with collectors, they give us this...

It's the bastardized son of eTopps and the Johan Santana fake no-hitter card. Two lousy gimmicks that suck ass together.

Congratulations Topps on completely fucking over The Hobby. Again.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

In case you missed it...

Last night I guest hosted Card Corner Club Radio. In case you missed it, or if you want to listen again...

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Friday, June 04, 2010

Stale Gum on Card Corner Club Radio

Join me, Chris Harris as I guest host the Card Corner Club Radio Hour, this Friday evening at midnight ET, 11pm CT. Listen live, and watch me make a complete fool out of myself as I try to answer your phone calls and Rob "VOTC" Bertrand's comments. Surely, it will be the beginning and the end of my career as sports card radio host!

That's this Friday night (c'mon, you've got nothing to do this Friday night!) at midnight ET, 11pm CT at the address below.



Tuesday, June 01, 2010