Welcome to my blog. Preparing for the last Cardboard Hurrah

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

And the winner is.......

Congratulations to Clark Real aka Brandon L who has been picked up as the winner of the Salmons/Moultrie. 

Brandon-I will have these in the mail to you next Monday.

Stay tuned for more giveaways-2016 is going to be epic.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas from my Uncle Tiny

Don't forget to enter my contest for two neat basketball cards.

It is my pleasure to say Thank You to my good brother Uncle Tiny for a great Christmas gift.  Take a look what was in store for me:
 Let's get it goin with a little Roll Tide Autograph Action
 Did you know pre 69 vintage is going to be one of my three 2016 pursuits along with Donaldson and Willingham.  Uncle Tiny sent me a great one to start my year off with Stan the Man!
A beautiful Johnny Bench Autographed Photo Ball!!  Awesome

Thanks again Uncle Tiny. I will be hitting you back very soon!

Win the cards of your dreams...if you're a Sixers fan

Tonight let's give away a couple of cards  Not sure who all is interested but here is what you get if you leave a comment to enter and win.

 John Salmons 03 Topps Pristine Encased Refractor 0193/1899
Arnett Moultrie 2013-14 Gold Standard Gold Scripts Auto 4/5

You can win!  Who wants to be one of life's winners?? Comment through 7PM Central 12/28.  Good Luck!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Obsessed with one card

I've mentioned Mike Wilks here on the blog before as well as some reasons why I started chasing the one particular card.  Well, over the holidays I was lucky enough to find another one of the copies in my dumb chase to get them all.  There are a few things that drew me to Mike.  He obviously was a grinder playing for I believe 9 teams.  He was rewarded with his efforts with a ring on the 05 Spurs.  He was recognized for sportsmanship while in the DLeague-I like that as well.  He also located in my hometown of Decatur, AL at one time.  So check this bad boy out:
This is one of the patch parallels with a beautiful 3 color patch-numbered to 50.  I believe this is my third patch.  The regular jersey version is #'d to 199.  I have ten of those 199.  There is also a tag man and logo man extremely limited parallels.  I love the look of this card and that it hasn't been easy to find!  If you happen upon any of the versions please keep me in mind!

Friday, December 25, 2015

That moment when


Weird conditions today in Alabama with temps at 70 degrees and rampant flash flooding.  I did have the pleasure of spending the day with my somewhat new girlfriend at home.  It had come up before about me collecting and trading cards but today was that moment when I got to explain my hobby.

I had saved a handful of packages to open today(Thanks to Angus,SpastikMoos, Stealing Home, and Uncle Tiny).  In the process of unearthing the goodies(post to come soon) I explained to her that these were just goodies that were sent to me "just because".  I think it surprises folks that many of us trade and send like we do.  She asked me do I send stuff to people just because and I told her some times I do.  I told her that was going to be my focus this year and then I showed her the organization I've been working on.

Gonna be a fun 2016
 #make ready

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

JBF Returns

I hope this post finds you merry and full of good cheer.  Just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Happy time with family and friends.  Hopefully many received cardboard I sent out recently-I have unexpectedly received some treats as well which I will save for the holidays.  Guess it pays to be nice!

I also wanted to take this opportunity to announce that in 2016 I will be returning to regularly scheduled JBF Programming and that means cardboard bombardment
As many of you know I did some cardboard restructuring and I will be going forward with a couple of renewed pursuits.  Just trying to keep it simple:  The Willinghammer, The Bringer of Rain, and pre 1969 vintage.  If you have any of those to dispose of then I'm your guy.

Look forward to bombing you in 2016!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ho Ho Ho Mailbox Alert

Still a couple of addresses to gather and a couple of packages to ship but these went out today:

1 to the Great White North

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Second call for Holiday Giveaways!

Twelve packages are ready to roll out Wednesday morning  Still looking for addresses from some and still willing to gift more.  Be sure and send those requests with addresses via email to lifebythedrop79 at yahoo dot com

Thursday, December 3, 2015

In the holiday spirit!

Greetings friends!  It's been a while and quite a few things have been changing here at the JBF headquarters.  More will be forthcoming in the future but in the here and now I have the holiday bug.  If you would like to receive a holiday surprise then this is your chance.  I will send something to each person that completes the following:

Leave a comment here with your favorite team
Email me at lifebythedrop79 at yahoo dot com with your current mailing address

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Holiday season!!!  HOHOHOHOHOHO