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Sunday, December 8, 2013

My 1969 Topps Baseball Need List

PTown Tom asked but if anyone else has any 1969's laying around that could help out please let me know:

2,3,4,5,8,11,13,16,20,21,25,30,40,43,46,50,57,59,60,63,68,70,80,82,83,90,91,95,100,101,104,107,108, 109,110,114,119,122,126,127,128,140,144,145,150,160,162,163,164,168,169,171,174,175,178,180,184, 188,189,191,203,207,212,216,218,221,225,226,229,230,231,233,235,236,237,240,243,244,245,250,251,
253,254,256,257,258,259,260,263,268,269,270,271,273,276,277,283,286,287,288,289,290,291,292,293,295,296,297,300,302,303,305,307,308,310,313,315,321,324,330,336,338,340,343,344,345,347,349,353,355,356,364,367,368,371,372,373,380,381,383,385,390,395,398,401,402,405,410,416,421,424,426,428,429,430,431,432,433,436,440,441,443,444,448,450,451,453,454,458,460,465,466,472,480,482,488,489,491,495,497,498,500,504,507,510,511,512,513,517.518.521,522,525,527,533,538,540,543,544,546,547,548,550,551,555,556,557,560,561,562,564,565,566,567,568,571,572,574,578,580,582,584,587,588,593,600,604,605,608,612,613,614,616,619,621,624,626,627,628,630,634,636,637,640,642,643,646,648,649,650,654,655,656,657,658,659,660,662,663,664

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Post 450-Looking Forward-4 Goals

I'm already starting to look forward to 2014.  Wonder if I'm the only one with some 2014 goals already in place.  I have four big goals in my mind. 

1.  Complete 2014 Topps-I have toyed with completing the flagship set for a couple of years and haven't followed through.  This year I feel driven to get it done.

2.  Complete 1969 Topps-I made some big strides this year but need to get this thing done next year.

3.  Complete 1989 UD-Just got started but I bet it can be done.
4.  Trim the herd-  I want to get rid of everything that doesn't fit into my personal collection.  This means lots of organizing, sorting, and shipping.  My plan is to give it all away this year.

Who else is looking ahead?  What are your goals?

Saturday, November 30, 2013

2013-The year of ???

Hope everyone had a great holiday!  I'm curious this afternoon.  If you had to put a brand on 2013, what would it be?

2012 seemed like the year of the group break to me.  TOPPS apathy still runs high but last year it seemed that there were so many opportunities to get in non TOPPS group breaks.  I miss the breaks.  I may give it a run at running some in 2014.

But back to this year.  If you had to say that this was the year of _________?  What would you say?

I feel like it has been the year of me sucking at getting packages shipped on a personal level.  Still have so many to get out.

My apathy in getting to the post office this year leads into what I think this year has been greatly about- The PWE.

So simple. So easy. So rewarding.  I think many folks out there have embraced the ability to just drop some unwanted goodness in the mail to someone who could enjoy it!

So what's your call?  What was 2013 the year of????????

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Who doesn't like FREE

I'm still looking for people that want free cards for the holidays!  If you do just shoot me an email for my mailing addy.  My only request from you is a list and a two stamp SASE to send you some goodies.


WHO IS IN?

lifebythedrop79 at yahoo dot com

Saturday, November 9, 2013

FREE CARDS!

Who doesn't like free cards?  I'm offering them up.  All you have to do is send along a SASE and your holiday wishlist of Sport and Team!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU!

Get cracking and I will get to packing.

Email me if you need my address.
lifebythedrop79 at yahoo dot com


HO HO HO!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho Ho WHO WANTS SOME HOLIDAY JUNK

Good evening friends, foes, and frienemies lol.  The pickings have been mighty slim here at the junk pile of late.  Just is disappointing has been my follow thru on getting to the po but I am still working off of a list and I will make sure and check it twice.

I do want to offer something that I hope a lot of you will take an interest in! 

HOLIDAY SASE JBFJ Giveaway

There is nothing on this blog that I love more than giving away cards!!!  So from now until 12/15/13 I will be accepting SASE and your wish list.  I will return with some card goodies to hopefully stoke your holiday cardboard excitement! 

Want some free swag, just shoot me an email for my address if you need it.  If you have it feel free to send away!


HOHOHOHOHOHO

lifebythedrop79 at yahoo dot com

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Who wants some...Pirates Cards

Greetings everyone!  I'm doing some purging here at the jbf Junk blog.  I have a flat rate box of Pirates that I would like to send to someone.  Who would like them?  Leave a comment here.  I will randomize all entrants and pick someone tomorrow evening.

GOOD LUCK!

Friday, October 4, 2013

State of the Blog(sort of) Address

A few things to discuss here at the jbf junk blog.

-I believe I mentioned earlier that I had taken a new job recently within my company.  It's an exciting change but takes up so much of my time.  It has putten me far behind on mailing out packages including some that are left over from the sweepstakes giveaway. Sorry for the delay, I will get everything out soon.

-I considered changing the name of the blog recently but resisted.  I was going to change it to Gary Redus Fan's Junk but I thought it would damage my street cred lol.

-If you're looking for junk to send me as someone requested recently-here is what I'm working on:
Atlanta Braves,Arizona Cardinals,Alabama Crimson Tide Alumni,Mascot Cards,Jay Barker,Josh Willingham,Gary Redus, 1969 Topps Baseball and the newly added 1989 Upper Deck Baseball Set.  So if you are looking to unload any of that-look my way.

-Finally, two very precious pieces of junk recently returned to me.  I have gushed here before about Gary Redus but I won't bore you with that again.  I had hoped to meet up with Gary and give him a ton of his dupes that he could use for the kiddos but due to the new busy schedule I had to drop them off with a mutual friend.  I also dropped off two very nice items as well and now they are back!


So that's what's been going on in my neck of the woods.  Appreciate those that are still out there reading my drivel.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Free Card Friday-We have a winner!

Winner. Winner

Wilson is this weeks winner.  Tune in again next week and I will do it again!

Friday, September 20, 2013

FREE CARD FRIDAY RETURNS

I still have Sweepstake prizes to get out in the mail-about 75% done.  In the meantime, let's line someone else up to get a flat rate brick full of free cards.  The blue refractor of Kennedy is #'d to 199.  Take your best guess at the serial # on the Ian.  Closest without going over will win the booty.


Enter until 5PM Saturday Central Time

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hobby Promises

Still packaging and getting out packages from my contest, hope everyone enjoyed it!

I have been thinking about this post for  a few days and finally got around to blogging again.  I find myself often making myself hobby promises.  They are usually consistent with:  I will do this from now on or I won't do this anymore.  I also often find myself breaking these promises. 

I have pledged many times to stay away from the retail trap but I never seem to stick with it long.

I also tell myself over and over again that I'm not going to hoard junk that doesn't fit into my PC's and I also usually break that one too. 

I"m curious am I the only one that falls into these traps?  I would really like to box everything up that doesn't appeal to me and send it to a more deserving party but unfortunately the USPS doesn't accept good intentions.

I have two LCS within driving distance but they don't update often and I'm not into buying the hot new thing and prospecting.  That's why I often end up in Target buying junk I don't need. These moments of buyers remorse often leave me feeling sour about my hobby. 

Resolutions for the rest of the year:

Spend more money on shipping cards than buying cards
Only buy cards that appeal to my PC
Trade more buy less

Where is Stuart Smalley when I need him???

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Jay Barker Fan's Junk Clearinghouse Sweepstakes Giveaway Contest

The time for talking has ceased and the time for picking has arrived!  Below you will see a collection of 25 prizes.  Below that you will see the draft order that was determined after three randomizations.  I ask that after you see the prizes that you shoot me a list of three or four things that you would be interested in order of preference.  Let's begin.
Prize 1-Baseball
Prize 2-Baseball Rookies
Prize 3-Hockey
Prize 4-Cube of Mystery
Prize 5-Mysterious Box
Prize 6-Baseball Autos Galore
Prize 7-Bell Auto Lot
Prize 8-Patch/Auto/Jersey/#'d
Prize 9-Graded Card
Prize 10-Vintage Lot
Prize 11-Multiplicity
Prize 12-Pudge and Bags
Prize 13-Wood
Prize 14-Mixed Bag
Prize 15-Football Goodies
Prize 16-A pretty famous card
Prize 17-Juiced Up
Prize 18-Hoop it Up
Prize 19-Shoot for the Moon
Prize 20-Ink,Wood, and Fabric
Prize 21-Shiny and Gu
Prize 22-Football a palooza
Prize 23-Wrasslin
Prize 24-Hoopin it Up 2
Prize 25-2 Very Nice Patches


#1-PTown Tom selects Prize #5 Box of Mystery
#2-Matt selects Prize #4 Cube of Mystery
#3 Irondeqoit36 selects Prize #20 Ink, Wood,  & Fabric
#4 Spiegel selects Prize #7 Bell Auto Lot 
#5 Nick selects Prize #16 A Pretty Famous Card
#6 Backstop Cards selects Prize #13 Wood
#7 Chris Reed selects Prize #10 Vintage Lot
#8 Steve D selects Prize #6 Baseball Autos Galore
#9-Lost Collector selects Prize #1 Baeball
#10-Jedi Jeff selects Prize #12 Pudge and Bags
#11-Play at the Plate selects Prize #21 Shiny and GU
#12-Josh D selects Prize #25 2 Very Nice Patches
#13-Richard Nebe selects Prize #8 Patch Jersey #'d
#14-Stealing Home selects Prize # 19 Shoot the Moon
#15-Brian Conrad selects Prize # 15 Football Goodies
#16-Jafronius selects Prize #14 Mixed Bag
#17-Bo selects Prize #2 Baseball Rookies
#18-Wilson selects Prize #17 Juiced up
#19-GCRL selects Prize #22 FootballaPalooza
#20-Fuji selects Prize #3 Hockey
#21-Dimwit selects Prize #9 Graded Card
#22-Big Bern 28 selects Prize #

Saturday, August 17, 2013

JBF Clearinghouse Sweepstakes Giveaway Contest Field Now Complete

It's time to fill this Sweepstakes Giveaway Contest Table Up.  First we will go to the randomizer. Then I will name my commissioners pick. Then I will announce the total field.  Whew, deep breath everyone....
A tough selection for the final pick.  There are lots of good friends to the blog still on the board.  However,  I select Jedi Jeff to take the final seat at the table.

Your championship field is:
Stealing Home
Jedi Jeff
Bo
 PTown Tom
Steve D
Brian Conrad
Lost Collector
Matt Pederson
Chris Reed
GCRL
Wilson
Dimwit
Josh D
Jafronius
Backstop Cards
Spiegel
Fuji
Big Bern 28
Nick
Richard Nebe Jr.
Play at the Plate
Irondeqoit36

 Congratulations to everyone that has won a seat at my table.  Thank you to everyone that played but didn't win.  I will need addresses from everyone, even if you think I have your addy please send it to me again.  (lifebythedrop79 at yahoo dot com)

I will post the prize board and the draft order at some point this week.  I will ask that everyone try to mock up a list and send it to me-don't want the fun to drag forever. 

Thanks again and good luck to all in the randomizer!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

PWE Bombs are so last month. This is my next big thing.

I had a lot of fun with PWE bombs.  The Marathon tragedy made a lot of us uneasy about using the term.  I will still send out PWE's but I'm moving on to something a little more grand.


It's a move that I'm trademarking as "T.O.B"  Josh D should be currently digging out from underneath the first "ton of bricks" that I sent out.  It's just a way of me focusing a little while on one trader and then unleashing the whole kitchen sink on them all at once.  Good clean fun.

The next victim may be known to be billed from PTown.  Beware.  You could be next.

Opportunity 20 belongs to...

We have nineteen seats filled at the table.  They belong to:
PTown Tom
Steve D
Brian Conrad
Lost Collector
Matt Pederson
Chris Reed
GCRL
Wilson
Dimwit
Josh D
Jafronius
Backstop Cards
Spiegel
Fuji
Big Bern 28
Nick
Richard Nebe Jr.
Play at the Plate
Irondeqoit36

It's time to fill #20

Congratulations to BO!!

Only one more valuable seat remains in my Clearinghouse Sweepstakes Giveaway Contest....Or does it.

I'm going to allow for two more entrants.  The first will be chosen by the wicked randomizer.  Slot two will be chosen by me.  The criteria will be solely my decision based off of your entry for this last slot.  Tell me why you would like to be in!  I will pick the most logical and empassioned plea.  So Jump in if you want one of the last two slots in what I promise should be a lot of FUN.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Opportunity #19 Goes Poof

I think you all know how this works by now.  Here are the lucky 18 peeps that are in the field.

PTown Tom
Steve D
Brian Conrad
Lost Collector
Matt Pederson
Chris Reed
GCRL
Wilson
Dimwit
Josh D
Jafronius
Backstop Cards
Spiegel
Fuji
Big Bern 28
Nick
Richard Nebe Jr.
Play at the Plate

Here we go with Lucky #19....

Only two highly coveted spots remain!!! Who will it be?  Who wants in?

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Opportunity 18 Vanishes...One of the final three seats appear

Hello Sports Fans!  It's time to announce the winner of opportunity #18 for my Clearinghouse Sweepstakes Giveaway Contest.  The distinguished list of 17 is about to swell:

Steve D
Brian Conrad
Lost Collector
Matt Pederson
Chris Reed
GCRL
Wilson
Dimwit
Josh D
Jafronius
Backstop Cards
Spiegel
Fuji
Big Bern 28
Nick
Richard Nebe Jr.
Play at the Plate

Now it's time to to let the cruel, cruel randomizer do it's thang.


Welcome to the big kids table PTOWN TOM!

Only three more opportunities remain.  Who will claim #19?  Feast your eyes on some more prizes that will be available. Jump in and stake your claim for 19.




Card Show!

I made out to a show today.  No, not the National.  A small 30 table show.  I really only did business at about four of the tables.  Just thought I'd share some this afternoon:
 I just couldn't turn my back on this beautiful 8x10. 
 Decided it was finally time to put some cash into my 1969 set.
 Hello Mick!
 Hof'ers everywhere you turn
 What a great teacher!
 Sweetness
 Hate I never got to see Killebrew play.
 Giant Gaylord
 I've been on a Marichal kick as of late
 Had to haggle but got the ROLLIE RC!
 Also had to haggle but got this condition sensitive Say Hey for a bargain!
 I'm always on the look out for my Dodger brethren.  Who wants dibs?

 A sweet one of Dewitt

Hit me up Dodger peeps, I'm here for you.