Welcome to my blog. Preparing for the last Cardboard Hurrah

Friday, December 30, 2011

Blog of the Year Voting

Still 1 Day Left to vote for the best blog of the year.  The poll is on the right hand side of this page so get out and rock the vote.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

2011 Blog of the Year Voting is now open

I have added the Blog of the Year Candidates Poll to my page.  I do believe I have added all that were nominated but if I missed someone that you nominated please let me know.  I also took the liberty to add two more choices to the poll that I didn't see nominations for as well. Poll will run until January 1st.  I will announce the winner and random winner on January 2nd. 

Support your favorite blogger so that they can be the best...around.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Blog of the Year Update and Merry Christmas to us all

Very merry early Christmas to us all.  Will still be taking nominations for my first annual blog of the year competition.  Enjoy this gem while you wait for the final list.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

JBF First Annual Blog of the Year Contest

In honor of  all the great blogs I have discovered this year, welcome to the First Annual J.B.F. Blog of the Year Contest.

I will be taking nominations for the best blog of 2011.  Here are some rules:

Each reader may nominate one blog-it cannot be there own, it cannot be jbf's junk, you cannot nominate someone that nominated you.

Nominations will be accepted until December 24th. Voting will run from December 25-31
My vote will only be used in the event of a tie.

The winning blog will receive a prize,
The person that nominated that blog will win a prize,
One winner will be selected via random.org for simply participating
Another winner will be selected from those that promote this contest on their blog.

30 Dollar a Week Habit
30 Year Old Cardboard
Autographed Cards
Baseball by the Letters
BDJ610's Topps Blog
Bob Lemke Blog
Cardboard Collections
Card Hobbyist
Cardboard Junkie
Cards on Cards
Chronicles of Fuji
Community Gum
Crinkly Wrappers
Daily Dimwit
Drews Cards
Diamond King
Just a  Bit Offside
Lifetime Topps Project
Mojo Beard
My Cardboard Mistress
Nachos Grande
Napkin Doon
Night Owl
Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle
Play at the Plate
RGB Cards
Sewing Machine Guy on Cards
The Greatest 21 Days Blog
This Card is Cool
Thorzul will Rule
Wrigley Wax

Tieing up some loose ends. Next to last post of the year.

Well, it has been a trying month or so that has kept me away from blogging.  Financial problems and marital problems do a number on you but  I'm here with a few housekeeping items, some reflection, and an invitation for next year.

I.  Still have, I believe, two packages left to ship from my recent sale. Diamond King and San Jose Fuji coming this week. Sorry for the delay gentleman.

II.  Only have one package left to ship from the blog draft party contest. Again, sorry Fuji, I will have that out this week as well.

III.  First year of blogging here and I feel it was a mixed bag.  At times I was very active. Other times I was a ghost.  9988 pageviews,  128 posts, 62 followers.

IV.  Summer of giving update. Only ended up giving away 10,146 cards.  I did have some entrants in that contest from back in May/June so I will be trying to find something for a couple of those peeps.

V.  Goals for 2012
I would like to get over 25,000 pageviews at some point next year.
Wouldn't mind getting to 100 followers
Shooting to top 300 posts next year
Give away a bunch more cards in 2012-I'm  gonna shoot for 25000 cards sent out again this year.
Get to know many more great blogger readers and fellow bloggers

VI.  An invitation
I'm asking all readers to please shoot me an email with what your team collecting interests and player interests are.  I have lost most of my information due to computer change over and email being compromised.  I just want to know more about my readers and who/what they collect as it gives me more people to bestow unwanted cards upon.  lifebythedrop79@yahoo.com

VII.  I thank everyone who has read my blog this year, took part in a contest, traded with me, and everyone else in our community.  I sincerely hope you all have a very safe and happy holiday season!

Wes Moore

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Lots for Sale. Update!

Thank you so much to everyone so far that has helped me out by purchasing lots from me this weekend.  Still need to move some more cards and raise some more fundage asap, so I'm relisting my offer one more time.

A 30 Card Lot(You name baseball or football).  Each lot will include 1 GU or auto and at least 1 #'d card.  If you want to specify a team for the other 28 cards I will do my best to fill it that way. Asking $2 per lot and $2 shipping per, paypal needed.  If you buy more I will definitely make it worth your while.  Give me a hand if you can.  Please pass it along if you know anyone that might be looking to buy some cards on the cheap.

I will be putting together the lots tomorrow evening and Tuesday. Will have everyone shipped on Wednesday.  Thanks again to everyone who has helped me.  Anyone else that has some cash lying around and wants to get a nice surprise pack...or ten please drop me a line at lifebythedrop79@yahoo.com

Thanks again


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Unexpected bill. Gotta do some selling!

Had something unexpected pop up this weekend and need to raise some funds quickly. Was planning on having a tradebait draft and offer for 10 bucks a pop in the near future but need is imminent.  So this is what I'm offering today:

A 30 Card Lot(You name baseball or football).  Each lot will include 1 GU or auto and at least 1 #'d card.  If you want to specify a team for the other 28 cards I will do my best to fill it that way. Asking $2 per lot and $2 shipping per, paypal needed.  If you buy more I will definitely make it worth your while.  Give me a hand if you can.  Please pass it along if you know anyone that might be looking to buy some cards on the cheap.

Contact email is lifebythedrop79@yahoo.com



Thursday, November 10, 2011

Team Collectors Take these off my hands!!!

Starting to really look to clear out some space.  Don't have the cash to just send them out like I was with the summer of giving, so pick these up for next to nothing.  Help me out...Prices include shipping: Paypal address is lifebythedrop79 at yahoo dot com
Atlanta Braves-300 Cards-$8
Chicago Cubs-150 Cards-$5
Cincinnati Reds-300 Cards-$8(Some Griffeys in there)
Houston Astros-300 Cards-$8(Good bit of Nolan in this lot)
Los Angeles Dodgers-150 Cards-$5
Montreal Expos-300 Cards-$8
New York Mets-250 Cards-$7.25
Philadelphia Phillies-250 Cards-$7.50
Pittsburgh Pirates-300 Cards-$8
St Louis Cardinals-150 Cards-$5(Some Pujols)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Redus Supercollection Update

Back in August, I blogged about starting up Gary Redus super collection.  He has 160 different cards that I know about.  I have now reached 66 different Redus cards.  When I reach the halfway point, I'm going to post a list of what I still need.  But until then, if you have any Gary Redus cards, please give me an idea of what you got and we will make a deal!!

Blog Draft Party Packages Shipping update

Got about half of your packages mailed out, It will be later on in the week or first of next week until I am able to mail the rest.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Let the journey into insanity begin....

After leaving the post office today from sending some 100th blog post draft party packages, I made a decision.  I often make irrational decisions.  Sometimes I make good decisions, sometimes I make bad like anyone else.   Well, after the last few days of thinkings, I have made a decision....


It will most likely be the most nerve wracking set I have ever attempted.  No, it's definitely the former.  I am starting with almost nothing and have more than a 1000 cards to go.  Way to early to even list a have list or a want list.  If you wanna assist me in my voyage into insanity, I'm sure we can strike up a deal. 

It's go time...15/1071 is my progress as of this afternoon.  So join the insanity.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Two Awesome Cincy Reds card for Sale

I had amazing good fortune in a recent break from Thorzul will Rule.  I had the Reds and scored these two Reds Autographs.  Would love to keep them but just like everyone else times are kinda thin.  So i'm looking to sell either or both of these beauties. I would like them to go to someone I know rather than end up on fee bay.  Email me at lifebythedrop79@yahoo.com to make an offer.

Barry Larkin 2005 Playoff Prestige Prestigious Pros Autograph Blue PP-87 5/5
Ken Griffey Jr. 2005 UD Origins On card Autograph KG1

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Please talk me out of it!!!!!

After busting some 2011 Topps Updates, I am on the verge of making a very bad decision.  I am considering making a run at the Cognac Diamond Anniversary parallel set.  They are so nice and shiny!  I feel insane, please talk me out of it!!!!

100th Blog Post Draft Party Shipping Updates

To all of the Draft participants.  Still looking for addresses from a few of you...Hope everyone had a great time!

I will begin shipping over the weekend and hope to have all packages mailed by Monday.


Friday, October 28, 2011

Like fun? Want some cheap fun?

Tomahawk Chopping is running a tradebait draft which I think will be a lot of fun!  And it's only $15 bucks, drop on by and tell him jbf sent ya!  Wow, I've never referred to myself as jbf-sweet.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Trade post-Thanks to Spankee

Big thanks to Spankee!  Received my end of a trade today-Some Josh Willingham goodies for the binder:

Just as important to me is the fact that I picked up my Spankee badge for this trade! Love it!  Thanks again!!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Some more traders: Rangers/Mets/Yankees/Dodgers

Think I know who will jump on these...Let's trade!

Jason Giambi 2003 UD Honor Roll Deans List White Swatch DL-JG
Jay Payton 2001 UD Subway Series GU Black Swatch SS-JP
Kevin Brown 2001 Private Stock GU Gear White Swatch 90
Jarrod Saltalamacchia 2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom Ticket TS-87 059/110

The more gu I pick up, the more I see chipping on corners.  Even when I pull from packs there is usually chipping. No different hear but still four nice cards.  Looking for Braves or anything from my player needs.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Lets trade...Some new things for you...maybe

While thinking on all things blogging today, I decided I'm not doing enough of the main thing that is the reason I started this blogging journey. Trading!  My first MAJOR contest is winding down so lets try some trading.  I'm looking for Braves, AZ Cardinals, anything in my signature, or maybe anything.  I'm easy like Sunday morning.  Here's some new pickups that you may be interested in.....

A sick football patch:

Willis McGahee 2007 UD Ultimate Game Patch 4 Color UGP-WM 78/99
Some football-couple of signatures and a jersey:

Willie Davis 2011 Press Pass Saturday Signatures SS-WD2
Antonio Freeman 2011 Press Pass Saturday Signatures SS-AF
Mike Kafka 2010 Press Pass Game Day Gear GDG-MK 02/99

Some baseball....a jersey card and a bat card
Alex Rios 2007 UD Series 2 Game Materials Jersey UD-AR
Eric Davis 2005 Donruss Champions Impressions Bat Card 58
 Some more baseball...a jersey...future HOF'er...The Doctor is in....
Roy Halladay 2009 SP Legendary Cuts Destined for History Jersey DHM-RH
Finally...A card with a tiny dot of fabric that has touched a stunning starlet....Three words for ya....
Jessica Clair Biel Pop Cards White Fabric Card #1


Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Mystery Round is Live!!!!

Well here we go with the Mystery Round.  Hopefully there are some great items in here that everyone will enjoy.  Sorry the digital camera is D.O.A.  so we are going without pictures at this point:

Here is the all important draft order
1.  Matt-#11 Jordan Swagerty Team USA Jersey
2.  scb.net-#16 Marion Barber 2011 End Zone Icons Patch
3.  hiflew-#2 Erick Dampier Dress Code Jersey
4.  Matt-#7 Kurt Angle TNA Xtreme Memorabilia(LOCKED)
5.  potch-#13 Willie Brown Saturday Signatures Auto(LOCKED)
6.  Fuji-#9 Ronnie Belliard Bowman Sterling Bat Card
7.  hackenbush-#10 Jamal Lewis Absolute 2 Color Patch
8.  CCC-#18 Jonny Ash Tristar Autograph
9.  CCC-#4 2003 Net Pro International Series Complete Set
10. Matt-#1 Oceans Twelve DVD
11.  CC#21 Monte Irvin 1954 Red Man All Stars(LOCKED)
12.  potch#6 Eddie Lebaron 2011 Obak Autograph(LOCKED)
13.  scb.net-#8 Mike Thomas 2009 Prestige Auto(LOCKED)
14.  Fuji-#19 Sammy Sosa Sweet Spot Jersey Card with Stripe(LOCKED)
15.  Morgan-#20-1938 Flower Studies Tobacco Card
16.  Fuji-#5 Charley Trippi 8x10 Autographed Inscribed with HOF 68
17.  Eric L-Jason Schmidt and Scott Rolen Coins
18.  Ryan G.-#3 Jamie Bergman Benchwarmers Autograph(LOCKED)
19.  Matt-#14 Jessica Alba Pop Cards Event Worn Memorabilia(LOCKED)
20.   CCC#17 James Casey Autograph
21.  scb.net 

Matt, please start us off by picking a #1-21 so that I may reveal prize 1. Time Limit of twelve hours is still going to be in effect!  Have fun!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Final Round of the 100th Blog Post Draft Party-Mystery Round-Prelims

I sincerely hope all have had a blast. Thank you again to everyone that has read or reads my blog. The time has come for the final round of my contest...The Mystery Round.

Here's how it's gonna work...
There are 21 prizes in this final round. Each will start as a mystery with simply a # 1-21 attached

Each player has one pick in this round
Fuji has two bonus picks, Matt has 3 bonus picks, CCC has 3 bonus picks, Potch has 1, and SCB.net has two
I will post a draft order at some point over the weekend and we will then begin
After the order is revealed, whomever has the first pick will select a # and that prize will be revealed.
#2 will have an opportunity to steal that prize or select their own. 
It will continue this way throughout the draft. Each prize can only be stolen once.  If you steal it, then its yours.  The person that lost that prize may then select a new number or steal another prize.

Let me know if there are any questions??? The Mystery begins over the weekend---------

Please go ahead and start emailing me your mailing addys please.   lifebythedrop79@yahoo.com

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wacky round is Now Live. Lets get Wacky!

The time for the wacky round has arrived.  Here's the swerve, I will list 10 items.  Your pick is to be used to pick an item for another drafter.  IE Eric L has the first pick, he must select an item and gift it to another drafter and tell why they selected it for the other blogger....I will help keep track so everyone gets a wacky selection sent their way.  Here are the selections:

Boba Fett Figure(He will sell your ass down the river)
 1994 Canadian Dollar(Will buy you something in Canada)

Tampa Bay Lightning Puck(It's been through it)

Teena Marie Ultimate Hits(How can you go wrong here)
A Sun Silly Band(Don't tell my step daughter)
Kamala Uno Card(Draw 4 or I will unleash the Ugandan Headhunter)

Country Gravy Mix(Thats good stuff, I don't care where yer from)
No Picture Available because my camera just died
A Golf Ball-Titleist(My dog ate it)
Same as above-it's pretty tore up tho
Kroger Pin(You too can be an outrageous service champion)
It's a pin that say Kroger Outrageous Service Champion
A white tiger toy(If it was real-you would have tiger blood)
Has some blue paint on it, May have raided a smurf village

Don't forget there is also a bonus pick here, here is your draft order:

There is no draft order-First to get in gets to make the first pick. Number 2, Number 3 Etc.  Get Wacky

Here are the drafters if you need a list, I will try to highlight them as they receive their wacky pick.
Eric L    Hackenbush  Fuji   CCC Hiflew  Morgan SCB.net  Ryan  Potch   Matt  

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bonus Round is Live!!!SURPRISE!!!!

Here is another surprise for the players in my 100th blog post draft party.  The Bonus-Non Sports Round is Live!! Three of these cards also include a bonus pick in the mystery round!!

Here are your selections:

Susan B Anthony 2008 Mayo's Cut Plug

Pablo Picasso 2009 Historical Heroes

Robert Jarvik 2009 Mayo's Cut Plug

Thomas Edison 2008 Mayo's Cut Plug Mini

Glenn Becomes First Astronaut to Orbit Earth Flashbacks 2011 Topps Heritage

Duke Pao Kahanamoku 2006 Allen and Ginters

George Marshall 2007 Topps Distinguished Service

Ferris Wheel 2009 Mayo's Cut Plug Mini

Avery Jenkins 2010 Allen and Ginters

Tom Morello 2009 Rock Heroes

Here is your magical draft order-Now get to chasing those three Bonus Picks!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Round 8-The Autograph Round-LIVE!

The 100th Blog Post Draft Party is reaching its climax but the party is truly just starting as the best is coming.  Here are your selections for Round 8-The Autograph Round:

Jorge Campillo 2005 Just Minors Autograph Tacoma Rainiers
Alexandre Volchkov 1997 Scoreboard Autograph
Kelvin Cato 1997 Skybox Autograph Dallas Mavericks
Tony Brooks 1992 Courtside Draft Pix Autograph Notre Dame
Scott Elarton 1999 Skybox Autographics Autograph Houston Astros
Kevin Cameron 2008 UD All Rookie Team Autograph San Diego Padres
Marquis Daniels 2005-06 Sp Authentic Sensational Sigs Autograph Dallas Mavericks
Hermie Sadler 2008 Tristar TNA Cross the Line Autograph
Karl Mecklenburg 2011 Press Pass Legends Saturday Signatures "Snow Goose" Autograph
Kelly Johnson 2008 Sweet Spot Signatures Autograph 225/248 

Here is your all important draft order: