Welcome to my blog. Preparing for the last Cardboard Hurrah

Monday, February 27, 2017

A supertrader drops the hammers

Got some surprise mail today from my buddy John.  John runs Johnnys Trading Spot and is the Braves supertrader.  He dropped 5 hammers on me today and earned five points in my yearlong contest
Thanks a ton John!  More Braves comung your way soon!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Willinghammer hoarding on comc

So i had been assembling a haul ofWillinghams on comc since December.   Finally pushed the ship button...

As Chris Jericho would say....drink it in maaaaaaaaan

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Bo makes my mailbox come to life!

Bo, of Baseball Cards Come to Life fame, was nice enough to drop some hammers on me today!
Thank you very much Bo!  I will be sending return your way soon!  Eleven points for you in my year long contest as well!

Thursday, February 23, 2017


Welcome to episode 2 of TMT!  Last week your favorite Jedi ghost won the right to return for another week.  What interesting characters will join Ghost Ben this week?  Who will garner the votes to return in episode 3?  You be the judge!

 Ben has a winning materials gold parallel #d to 50. These are not the droids we are looking for...move along
 Joe Carter is here with an ultimate star
 Lego pig is on the future watch.  Oink oink
 Big Al brings you Big Josh
 Baker Smurf has a cool aqua heroes relic
 Pizza pizza 5/25
 These chromes are both /35 and they brought the muscle.  Muscle Men
Oh what a rushhhhhhh.  The Leeeeeeeeegion of Doooooooom.
This slick dual auto is /55 and brought to you by Hawk and Animal.

So who is your favorite this week?  Will Ghost Kenobi return or will his reign be a short one?  You decide!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Week 4 of the yearlong Willinghammer Round UPdate

After four weeks here is how we stand...

Card Papoy:  38 points
Baseball card Breakdown:  24 points
BB Cards come to life:  11 points
Uncle Tiny:  8 points
Johnnys Trading Spot:  5 points

Im told there will be some new names on the board next week!  Send me joshes and get points to draft for cards that include this weeks additions:
 Jon is refractory and 089/199
 Vintage hoop goodness
 Super low numbered cubby love
 And a pair of clubhouse collection relics
Tune in tomorrow for Thursday Mailday Theatre including the scintillating return of ghost Ben!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Two huge cards arrive in Hazel Green

Had a different plan for my post today but breaking news required a change in the headlines.  This is definitely not fake news but real cardboard news.

Uncle Tiny had been telling me to be on the lookout for a card he swung a deal for on sportlots for me.  Its been a while and we bith thought it may be lost forever until today
An absolute beauty and numbered to 11!  I believe the complete run spells out THE HAMMER.  Thanks to Uncle Tiny for this gem!  Four points for you sir!

Another cardboard Kevin, the Card Papoy had also told me to be looking out for a card but he didn't tell me how prepared I should be...
 Holy 1 of 1 Batman.  I have been wowed by my friend from France!
I shall not forget this my friend!  Previously i had stated that four points would be the max for any card but I'm adding a 1/1 addendum.  10 points for the Card Papoy!  MERCI MERCI

Monday, February 20, 2017

An ultimate find but not a white whale

First and foremost let me show some love to BWTP for putting me on the scent of this bad boy.  What rests inside this beautifully pillowed package??
 For slightly less than the cost of a blaster I scored this magnificent Willinghammer masterpiece!
But its only numbered to 5 so i guess it wouldn't be a white whale.  So what have I captured?  A rare rhinoceros or perhaps an endangered panther.  Maybe we can come up with a new hobby term together!! So what animal do you think should represent a rare find numbered to five?  What say you?

Friday, February 17, 2017

6 Years

Just took a glance and realized 6 years ago today was the first post here at jbf junk.  Wow what a long strange trip its been!  Thanks to those that have read or still read my drivel!  Have a great day!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thursday Mailday Theatre

Welcome to the first episode of Thursday Mailday Theatre here at Willinghammer rising.  Tune in each Thursday for ebay, comc, and sportlots maildays.  Now say hello to your host here at TMT.....THE BIG HAMMER
Join us as guests present the best Joshes of the week....your votes can decide who returns to present another week
 Straight from jedi heaven ghostly Ben presents a Young Stars Signatures Hammer
 Mr Tickle is plum tickled about this Clubhouse Collection bat card
 Strength in numbers as the Foot presents 3 charcoal heroes parallels
 Elmo is excited about this Willinghammer Auto
 Leave it to Goldust to break out this trio of gold cards
 An evil offering from Skelly with this pair of blue paper parallels from GQ
 He pities the fool that dont like this foursome of acetate autos
Finally we are rocking out with a black refractor brought to you by North Alabama music icon Microwave Dave.  His band the Nukes were not available.

So there you have a week of maildays.  Which guest presenter deserves another appearance next week??

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Yearlong Willinghammer Round UpDate week 3

After 3 weeks here is how we stand:
Card Papoy-28 points
Baseball Card Breakdown-24 points
Uncle Tiny-4 points

If you want to get in on the act and send me your unwanted Josh Willingham cards then you can join the fun.  Each week im adding cards to the year long prize pool

Monday, February 13, 2017

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Willinghammer custom buffet

Last night I shared just a taste of an eight pack of customs that came my way courtesy of Gavin of bcb fame.  Tonight I share the main course.   No need for a lot of commentary from me...his work tells the story much better than i can.

Gavin, I just can't get over how cool these are my friend!  Thank you so much!  24 points for you sir in my year long contest. 2 points per plus the wow bonus for each card!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Just a taste

Im shining bright like a fresh out of the microwave sausage biscuit here in Hazel Green tonight.  The shine is from the afterglow of a great set of customs that arrived from the workshop of custom wizard and fellow blogger Gavin from baseball card breakdown.  Just one card tonight from the batch of 8 he sent but it is mouth watering
Back in the day I shoved so many sausage biscuits in my mouth to get these cards.  Im pretty sure if there interventions back then I would have been a candidate.  Now in 2017 I have the most savory card of all.  Thanks my friend these are awesome cards.  Tune in later this weekend for the other magnificent seven.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Some sportlots hammers

You buy hammers at home depot.  I buy them at sportlots.  These hammers have serial numbers.

Happy Thursday!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!