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Thursday, April 16, 2015

A peek inside the laboratory of a mad man

I've been seeing quite a few organization/card room posts around the blogosphere lately.  In the past others have inquired about my process, some even suggested I have a printing press in my basement.  No such truth to that but I am proud of my space and for the first time in my 27 year cardboard career I'm very happy with my process.
 The space in which I work must put at peace. Hence the wall of SLU's
 My binder area needs some work but I know what's there and how to get to it
 I use these old tool/parts boxes to store my pc cards as I binder them
 This is one of my staging areas for sorting boxes
 I'm way behind on sorting

I use the dresser below to store my excess sheets, sleeves, top loaders and other supplies.

 The below area is where the real magic happens.  These are my individual trader boxes
It's a never ending struggle to stay organized but it's fun to try!

If you're in or around the M-Town,WV area in the coming days I apologize in advance for possible disruption of your normally scheduled USPS service.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

War with Walk-Swinging for the Fences

It's been hard to sit on this for a few days but it just seemed right to do so.  Mr. Scott aka the great one, aka Bob Walk, is not adverse to sending anything in this war-that's already been established.

He promised a weapon of mass destruction was heading my way...and he delivered.

Let me just show and then I'll talk
 It's a Basic Cert-No big deal
 It's legit
 FEAST-Feast your eyes on the spoil of war that came from Morgantown
 This one was a jaw dropper for me.
Needless to say it's my first Hammer Auto and what a nice Saturday afternoon surprise to come home too!!  Great Scott!  Dude-I'm still in awe.  And then there's today-Today in Baseball History


1974 on this date courtesy of Al Downing came the record breaker from the bat of the Hammer.

I didn't have the pleasure of watching the Hammer in real time but I grew up on superstation TBS.  I remember at an early age my dad telling me that he was the legend-the guy.

I also remember my dad being irritated when you know who took the record.  It didn't resonate as strongly with me at the time but as I get a little older I respect the Hammer for what he did in that time and how he did it-WITH CLASS.

This is the singular nicest thing that just showed up in my mailbox  EVER.  Many Cheers Great Scott.  Congratulations on this anniversary day to you Mr. Aaron.

Only 3 more chapters to go in the War Diary with BOB WALK.  They will not be easy to forget.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Wary in times of war-Mail from Defgav

Since the skirmish with Bob Walk has developed into a cardboard war, I have been nervous daily.  There is really no limit to what Matt will send(as you will see in my next post).  Every walk to the mailbox since has been exciting and leery at the same time.  Matt does enough on his own but there has been talk of alliances with numerous US allies even rumors of a French Alliance.  Every package makes me wonder if this is a simple return package or some well planned allied strike from an ally of my adversary.  The package I received early this week was from DefGav from the very enjoyable blog Baseball Card Breakdown.  As I held the bubbler from BCB, I was feeling like a three legged cat trying to traverse a dogpound.  Is this an innocent return from DefGav or some coordinated strike?  Let's find out:

 The outside packaging made me even more pensive. Is 24 Hour Freshness Maximum Confidence some sort of threat??
 Let's start out with a great Brave
 A super cool mascot card
 Roll Tide Roll
 Some Cardinal Love
 Gavin seems to be hitting on all my interests.  Is this an orchestration?
 Looks like something fancy is coming my way
 Melvin 1/1 from the vault!
 There's no breakdown in communication here:  I said I wanted autos and here we go!
 Hard to go wrong with Leaf Signature.  Such a clean set that I loved
 There were five of these bad boys!
 I'm finding lots of inscriptions on the minor league autos which is nice.  A little extra time went into that for sure!
 More minor league goodies
 Sticker autos are ok with me
 If you loathe them-send them my way.  Especially if they are named Bucky!
 My first Nascar related auto! 
 The following is my favorite auto from the bunch.  This one brings back memories of days gone by on the Chronicles of Fuji blog.  When I first saw Mark's blogger autograph card I instantly wanted one for myself.  I felt the exact same feeling when I saw one of these blog used relic autographs from Gavin.  I yearned to get one-almost even asked him for one!  But here it is!
 Frickin stunning kids!  I love this.  Innovation, Skill, Fun
Bling Bling!  I think this was a solo act from Gavin but who knows.  Matt is capable of anything in these times of war!  Thanks for an awesome package sir! 

Thanks in advance to Great Scott.  We will discuss what I'm thanking him for the next time we get together on this blog.  Let's go makeshift Braves!

I don't always enjoy sushi, but when I do....

My blogging buddy Spiegel dropped bubbler on me this week and it was quite satisfying from the purveyor of Nomo's Sushi Platter.

 Let's start with a pile of Braves
 Two Grand Slams!
 Rolando has been involved in all the wrong kind of headlines in the last couple of years...
 But I hope he is a good redemption story.  I got to meet him a couple of times and he was very courteous to me.
 Mini Murph
 Early Chippah
 I'm still ill that McCann is gone and now Heyward is too
 A new Brave for the Anthology Binder
 Vintage including the Toy Cannon
 I like the embossed vintage throw ins-Maybe in the minority on this one
 Let's look at some Bravo Fabrics
 Really digging the Smoltzie
 Mike didn't stop there!  He's adding to my project this year with 5 Contributions for the Autograph Binders!

 I have picked up some nice B Ball Autos recently which my collection was really lacking
 Love that Frye on the ball auto!
 I was really pleased when I saw this one pop out.  I was so pleased when we got Uggla-that didn't last long though.  Now I hear Uggla is in Washington-Didn't see that one coming!
Thanks for all this great cardboard Mr. Spiegel!  I will hitting you back in the near future!