Thursday, June 20, 2019

Seinfeld Collected

So over the past week I've dug out my old Seinfeld DVDs in an effort to watch the entire series from the beginning. That first season is a bit rough around the edges, but it establishes the foundation for what's to come. Almost all of the characters seem like "diet" versions of themselves: Kramer is odd, but never wacky, Elaine is much less of a trainwreck, and George seems to be a successful real estate agent. One little entertaining bit of mise-en-scene caught my eye, however. In the second episode (actually the fourth to be broadcast, but for some reason second on the DVD set), there's a shot in Jerry's apartment where an interesting item is visible atop his refrigerator.

To the untrained eye, it's a box that says "Baseball" on it, but any good collector will be quick to recognize that it's a box of 1990 Donruss baseball cards. Fitting, since the splotchy red border design looks like something that Elaine Benes would wear on a blouse or vest.


The box is visible in a couple more episodes in season 1, but by the time season 2 arrives, it's gone. Perhaps Jerry moved on to collecting high-end Stadium Club? One can only dream.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

$10 Scumbucket Grab Bag 4.9

2002 Fleer Tradition Jose Vidro Glossy Parallel (067/200)
 

THE PILE
2005 Prime Patches Jason Jennings Jersey/Glove/Shoe Relic (149/150)
2014 Topps Craig Kimbrel Orange Parallel (186/199)

2014 Topps Trevor Plouffe Pink Parallel (11/50)

1997 Donruss Chipper Jones Rocket Launchers (0330/5000)

2001 Pacific Peter Warrick Impact Zone

2015 Topps Update Series Brett Gardner Sabermetric Stats Variation

2002 Fleer Tradition Plays of the Week Magglio Ordonez
1976 Topps Kurt Bevacqua Bubble Gum Blowing Champ

Sunday, May 26, 2019

$10 Scumbucket Grab Bag 4.8

1976 Topps Kurt Bevacqua Bubble Gum Blowing Champ


This card represents the Brewers' lone championship and will most likely be Milwaukee's only one in perpetuity.


THE PILE
2005 Prime Patches Jason Jennings Jersey/Glove/Shoe Relic (149/150)
2014 Topps Craig Kimbrel Orange Parallel (186/199)

2014 Topps Trevor Plouffe Pink Parallel (11/50)

1997 Donruss Chipper Jones Rocket Launchers (0330/5000)

2001 Pacific Peter Warrick Impact Zone

2015 Topps Update Series Brett Gardner Sabermetric Stats Variation

2002 Fleer Tradition Plays of the Week Magglio Ordonez

Sunday, May 12, 2019

CC: Still Unearthing in 2019

One of the documents that was lost in the digital fire was my CC Sabathia checklist. I'm probably not going to catalog the entire collection again, but I'd still like to add new cards to it. There aren't many places to look for something different and new depicting CC as a Brewer. Basically, there are 1/1's that are probably sealed in packs somewhere, and there are the 2009 Topps Unique jumbo patches. One of them appeared on eBay a few weeks ago, and yesterday it arrived all the way from Taiwan.  

2009 Topps Unique Jumbo Patch #UJR-CS (37/40)
  

I believe this makes me the owner of 7 of the 40 cards made. I was able to find serial copies 01, 03, 04, 06, 10, 37, and 40. It's a fun way to carry on the memory of that exciting 2008 season.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

$10 Scumbucket Grab Bag 4.7

2002 Fleer Tradition Plays of the Week Magglio Ordonez

THE PILE
2005 Prime Patches Jason Jennings Jersey/Glove/Shoe Relic (149/150)
2014 Topps Craig Kimbrel Orange Parallel (186/199)

2014 Topps Trevor Plouffe Pink Parallel (11/50)

1997 Donruss Chipper Jones Rocket Launchers (0330/5000)

2001 Pacific Peter Warrick Impact Zone

2015 Topps Update Series Brett Gardner Sabermetric Stats Variation

Sunday, April 21, 2019

$10 Scumbucket Grab Bag 4.6

2015 Topps Update Series Brett Gardner Sabermetric Stats Variation

Who doesn't like a good stat? Ten bucks and you can snuggle up with these not just on your screen, but in your hands. THE PILE 2005 Prime Patches Jason Jennings Jersey/Glove/Shoe Relic (149/150)

2014 Topps Craig Kimbrel Orange Parallel (186/199)

2014 Topps Trevor Plouffe Pink Parallel (11/50)

1997 Donruss Chipper Jones Rocket Launchers (0330/5000)

2001 Pacific Peter Warrick Impact Zone

Thursday, April 18, 2019

$10 Scumbucket Grab Bag 4.5

2001 Pacific Peter Warrick Impact Zone

 Kind of a tough insert. I fell in love with the product in while I was student teaching, and have since opened a few boxes, getting only one of these. Recently I found the entire insert set for a very reasonable price. Get this one and the Warrick Dunn and make your own Wheel of Fortune Before & After puzzle.
  THE PILE
2005 Prime Patches Jason Jennings Jersey/Glove/Shoe Relic (149/150)















2014 Topps Craig Kimbrel Orange Parallel (186/199)

 
2014 Topps Trevor Plouffe Pink Parallel (11/50)



















1997 Donruss Chipper Jones Rocket Launchers (0330/5000)