Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Stupid stuff

What I see more and more on posts is that guys (and gals) are just having fun with their posts.  We tend to forget after a while that collecting/blogging is not all about ripping on Topps (although that is a common theme for the '12 release), or some other great concern to come to mind at the current time.

It's about fun.  Once in a while, posting about nothing at all, and having fun with it.  Sometimes I have to remind myself of this when I'm sitting here watching the smoke rise from my skull as I try and think of something to write.

Sometimes, all I want to do is write stupid stuff on my blog, and laugh at myself while doing it.

That's right.   I said stupid stuff.

I wonder about stupid stuff I see on cards all the time, such as this one.

Did I miss something?

Please someone tell me when Manny appeared in an Oakland A's uniform?  Honestly, Manny wore the #1?  Maybe I'm not following as closely as I should be.

Or the pleasure I get when I see red parallels on my favorite blue and white teams.

Seeing Red...thank you Nick!!

Now from a company with a name like "Pacific", you'd think that I'd be able to dig up some blue parallels of my blue and white team....wrong again...

Red, white and blue, the hard way.  thank you Max!!

Sometimes my stupidity is pretty simple, I see a card and think that somebody may be getting high fived, or somebody may be getting slapped in the face.

Raise your hand, raise your hand.....if you're Sure!

I bet you all had no idea that when Joba Chamberlain went to Nebraska he was called "The Faceless Pitcher"?

Somebody tell me how this pic gets on a baseball card.

Can somebody tell me why every time I watch an Indians game and I hear this guys name I start singing "Oye Como Va".  (Or for you younger bloggers, Smooth)

The previous 3 cards were brought to you in part from a trade with PATP.  Thank you Brian!

Maybe it's wondering if Ryan Kalish is actually going to climb the other 29 feet (approximately) to get to the top of the Green Monster

"Maybe this wasn't such a good idea thinking I could take a HR away"

Or wondering whether the sticker on a card received in the mail is the price someone paid for it, or if the sticker is actually an informal invoice.  The actual joke here is on me...I didn't notice the sparkle on the front of the card until I looked at this scan...seriously

PATP....autograph....what autograph??

Even piling on to another bloggers' posts could leave me "seeing red"

One of the many that Anthony sent me...thank you again!

Bet you're wishing you had the last 3 minutes of your life back don't you?

Or maybe I got lucky and some of my stupid stuff got a laugh out of you....

Thanks for reading, Robert


  1. Glad my stuff arrived safely! Even though I agree, the red borders on Blue Jays cards don't match very well.

    I might be the only one who likes that card of Manny with the A's. It's a "zero-year" card, after all.

  2. Beautiful Carlos Santana.

    Damn you Ned Colletti.

  3. Ha! That post it price is probably 15 years old and has nothing to do with that card. I got that sparkle in a draft and thought you'd like it more than anyone. Glad you enjoyed the cards...I think all the numbered ones were on your needs list for the SN Insanity site.

  4. Fun post.
    Glad you enjoyed the '86 cards. "Pile" #2 is half-picked and should go out in a few days.

  5. oh, and is it just me, or does Kalish look like he's just starting to mouth a certain word one uses when watching the other team score runs off of you...

  6. always enjoy reading your stuff---sometimes I include funny references and such (but maybe only to me)---blogging is a fun time---maybe I should start a blog about nothing--
    I am so busy doing nothing... that the idea of doing anything - which as you know, always leads to something - cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything.

  7. /shakes fist/
    Back in my day we knew that Carlos Santana wasn't just the fifth member of Matchbox 20. Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some whipper-snapper kids to chase away from my azaleas.