Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Props to the Mom N' Pops

At 22 years in business and counting, they must be doing something right.  I always like to spotlight the brick and mortar card shops, and I like when they get free pub even better, so if you're ever in the San Leandro, California area, stop by.......

Washington Manor Business Plays Its Cards Right

Sunday, December 12, 2010

There goes the college fund.........

This piece doesn't mention how much the kid, or his parents, paid for these, leading me to believe they were either really expensive or advertised as being huge bargains.  Regardless, you hate to hear this kind of stuff, especially when the hobby desperately needs more of the ones who brought 'em to this dance.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This Week In Unnecessary Card Releases

If I decided to take up a collection so we could buy up all these and burn them in a mass bonfire, how much could I put you down for? :-)  Maybe we should do a telethon for the cause.  At first I thought this was a joke, now I'm just going through all the Kubler-Ross "Stages of death". 

Justin Bieber Releases Trading Cards


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

I am serious.....he IS one of the Spectrum of Stars.....and don't call him Shirley

Leslie Nielsen might be one of the greatest comic actors of this generation.  If you ever want to keep me pacified for hours, sit me in front of the TV during a Leslie Nielsen comedy movie marathon.  Aside from laughing loudly and frequently, I won't get off the couch. 

As with many non-sports figures featured on the hundreds of products during the mass sports card overproduction of the past 15 years or so, Leslie Nielsen was on a baseball card.  Well, technically not a baseball card, but for lack of a better term.  Then again, he did pose as the home plate umpire in the first Naked Gun, so it's not like he never set foot on a Major League Baseball field. 

His moment on cardboard is remembered here......

Leslie Nielsen appeared on 2009 Upper Deck card

And now, a few of my favorite silver screen moments featuring comedy's "silver fox".....