Saturday, April 30, 2011

Do you know who these people are?

Life takes too much time away from collecting1  I am back after a 3 week disappearing act.

A few nights ago, I was going through some cards and pulled out a bunch of cards of players that I either don't know or don't care about.  Most of them are scrubs to me, but to you they may be a card you might want.  If so let me know and we can work out an easy trade.

If you like anything here, just leave a comment and we can get a trade done.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Moment To Honor The End Of A Wrestling Era

Today I am sad. I just found out one of my favorite wrestlers from my college days, Edge, has been forced into an early retirement due to spinal injury.  

When I was in college me and my buddies used to take time off from being model students every Monday and Thursday night to watch WWF (now WWE) and WCW, get drunk and injure each other.  My favorite wrestlers of the time were Mankind, Steve Austin, the Hardy Boyz, and Edge and Christian.  Edge and Christian used to have the insane TLC (tables, ladder, and chairs) matches with the Hardy Boyz and the Dudly Boyz.  Thses matches must have produced some of the most painful injuries in the world!  They were by far the most exciting matches to watch as well.  Here is one of the greatest matches that I have ever seen, it took place in Wrestlemania X7:

Part 1: This is a classic match.     

Part 2: At 3:42 it gets crazy.          

Part 3: This only takes :16 seconds

Since my son has gotten into wrestling about a month ago, I have started watching again too. I was really happy to see that Edge was still around.  I am glad I got to watch his final matches.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

HOF + Benny = A Great Mail Day

Everyday when I go to the mail box, I am looking for cards.  Even when I know that there are none coming.  This past week however I knew I had some cards coming, and they were all in my mailbox at the same time.

First were two separate ebay purchases, both of NHL Hall Of Famers
Pierre Pilote was pretty much a career Blackhawk who was ranked number 59 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 greatest hockey players. The Blackhawks retired his #3 in 2008.  Back in 2005, in a series of stamps honoring great hockey stars, the Canada Post honored Pilote.  I am about 99% sure that this is not that stamp.  I don't care, I love the card, and he is a HOFer.  Gilbert Perreault was a Sabre for all 17 seasons of his NHL career.  He has 500+ goals and 800+ assists and a whole bunch of hardware to show for it.  This jersey looks to be from some sort of HOF game jersey, as I do not know of any red Sabres jerseys.  I could look at the back of the card, but it has already been stored away.  No matter, I like it and I got it!

Now the third package was from BA Benny. I have a bunch of cards that I will be sending out to him tomorrow, but when I got my half of the trade...let's just say BA Benny came hard like Boscoe Albert "BA" Baracus! 

These are just the pretty faces in the bunch.  He also took the time to go through my want lists and pull 32 cards I need for my team sets!

I do so love a full mailbox!!!