Friday, February 10, 2017

As if I didn't have enough to do...

So a couple months ago I found a fun group on facebook dedicated to comic books. Just comic books, no selling, no trading, just the pure joy of finding comics, reading comics, completing a runs, enjoying the medium, you get the idea.  It's a fun group full of comic geeks geeking out to comic books and it's just great.  I looked around facebook and tried to find something comparable, but most sites dedicated to cards are trading or selling groups.  So I decided to make one.  And the Trading Card Collector's Society was born.


So if you're looking for a group on facebook to share your cards, talk about cards, have questions about cards, but don't want to be bombarded by people trying to sell their cards stop on over.  And feel free to promote your blog on the group as well.

I only have a couple hard core rules.  No selling or trading.  I've been part of other groups that did allow this and I ended up leaving because that's all the group became.  And the big rule is keep it civil, keep it clean (no nudity or profanity), and no bullying.

That's it pretty much anything else goes.  Love hockey cards? Post about them. Love non-sport movie tie in card sets? Awesome post about it.  Love TTM?  Great post about it.  Love autographs, relics, have a favorite player, team, or card set?  Post about it!!!

cb out

Monday, February 6, 2017

Well Then - The 7th Annual Almost the Easiest Super Bowl Contest on the Web comes to a close



Ahem.  Well I thought the Falcons had this thing wrapped up in the first half, but let that be a lesson to you.  It's funny I have a female friend that lives in Houston, but doesn't know anything about football.  She asked at the half if 21 points was a lot.  I responded by telling her, yes 21 points was a lot, but not against Tom Brady.  I'm glad that the Pats made it competitive in the end.  To me it seems like after the first half the Falcons were playing not to lose.  Which is way different than playing to win.

I also have to say that it came to no surprise to all of you who was the favorite to win.  23 people picked the Patriots to win again this year, 23!  In the end though it came down to just 4 picks though.  We had 4 people correctly guess the match up, three of those correctly picked the winner!

The correct guess with all the correct tie breakers would have been

Patriots over Falcons, 62 points, 3 turnovers. 

And with the correct guess for the winner and two correct tie breakers and being very close to the third our winner is Dion from Dion's IP Autos only!


Dion's IP Autos only - Patriots over Falcons 59 points 3 turnovers!

Spankee-  Falcons over Patriots, 48 points, 2 turnovers

Wilson - Patriots over Falcons, 50 points, 3 turnovers  PIMP

Cardhobbyist - Patriots over Falcons, 51 points, 3 turnovers. PIMP


dgao - Pats over Cowboys, 47 points, 2 turnovers

RAZ - Patriots over Cowboys, 57 points, 3 turnovers.

Sport Card Collectors - Patriots over Cowboys, 44 points, 2 turnovers

Stealing Home - Patriots over Cowboys, 50 pts, 4 turnovers

Jon - Patriots over Cowboys, 40 points, 4 turnovers.

Daniel Wilson - Patriots over Cowboys. 45 points. 3 turnovers.

cardboardhogs.com - Patriots over Packers, 63 points, 3 turnovers PIMP

Fuji - Patriots over Cowboys, 62 points, 2 turnovers.

JediJeff -  Pats over Cowboys, 41 points 1 turnover.

GCA - Patriots over Cowboys, 31 points, 2 turnovers.

West Roxbury Animal Hospital Hospital - Patriots over Giants (finally), 58 points, 4 turnovers

Jafronius - Patriots over Cowboys, 37 points, 2 turnovers

B Man - Patriots over the Cowboys 35-14 PIMP

John Sharp - Patriots over the Cowboys... 56 points, 4 turnovers.

Matthew Scott - Patriots over the Packers 58pts , 3 turnovers

forestrydave - Patriots over the Cowboys, 52 points and 3 turnovers

Hal - Patriots over Cowboys, boring I know. 49 and two turnovers

Jason German - Patriots over Cowboys, 66 points, 4 turnovers. Much the same as others.

Marc- Patriots over Packers 59 points 1 turnover.

Alan - Patriots over Cowboys 41 points 3 turnovers

Now for the door prize winner!  I've added all the picks to a list randomizer at random.org and randmoized the list 3 times. If you were nice enough to promote my contest on your blog or other social media accounts I gave you an extra entry.  And the winner is......



Fuji!! Who writes the great blog Chronicles of Fuji.

Thanks to everybody who played, we had a great turn out this year.  Now just 2 months till baseball!

Dion and Fuji I'll be in touch.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

7th Annual Almost the Easiest Super Bowl Contest on the Web - Conference Championship Take Down!


Well that was a little anticlimactic.  I sure wish the Packers had made it a better game and New England handled Pittsburgh pretty easily.  That said we lost 10 and with the Super Bowl teams set there were a lot of people that picked the Patriots, but only 3 that correctly guessed the match up would be against the Falcons.  And our lone player, Spankee, to pick the Falcons also correctly picked the match up.  I've highlighted the four picks still in it.

Great job guys!  I think this might be the most correct match-ups going into the Super Bowl yet.  Good luck and I'll have a winners announcement in two weeks after the game!

Cardhobbyist - Patriots over Falcons, 51 points, 3 turnovers. PIMP

Nachos Grande - Steelers over Cowboys, 45 points, 3 turnovers

The Lost Collector - Packers over Steelers, 52 points, 2 turnovers

dgao - Pats over Cowboys, 47 points, 2 turnovers

RAZ - Patriots over Cowboys, 57 points, 3 turnovers.

Sport Card Collectors - Patriots over Cowboys, 44 points, 2 turnovers

Stealing Home - Patriots over Cowboys, 50 pts, 4 turnovers

Brian Stryker - Steelers over Cowboys, 48 pts, 4 turnovers

Jeff S - PACKERS over Chiefs, 52pts, 3 turnovers PIMP

Jon - Patriots over Cowboys, 40 points, 4 turnovers.

Daniel Wilson - Patriots over Cowboys. 45 points. 3 turnovers.

cardboardhogs.com - Patriots over Packers, 63 points, 3 turnovers PIMP

Fuji - Patriots over Cowboys, 62 points, 2 turnovers.

JediJeff -  Pats over Cowboys, 41 points 1 turnover.

Matt Stupienski - Packers over Patriots, 66 points, 1 turnover

GCA - Patriots over Cowboys, 31 points, 2 turnovers.

Dion's IP Autos only - Patriots over Falcons 59 points 3 turnovers!

arpsmith - Packers over Patriots, 52 points, 3 turnovers

Spankee-  Falcons over Patriots, 48 points, 2 turnovers

West Roxbury Animal Hospital Hospital - Patriots over Giants (finally), 58 points, 4 turnovers

TSHenson - Steelers over Packers 62 points 3 turnovers

Jafronius - Patriots over Cowboys, 37 points, 2 turnovers

B Man - Patriots over the Cowboys 35-14 PIMP

John Sharp - Patriots over the Cowboys... 56 points, 4 turnovers.

Matthew Scott - Patriots over the Packers 58pts , 3 turnovers

Kyle D - Packers over Raiders, 45 points, 4 turnovers.

forestrydave - Patriots over the Cowboys, 52 points and 3 turnovers

Hal - Patriots over Cowboys, boring I know. 49 and two turnovers

Jason German - Patriots over Cowboys, 66 points, 4 turnovers. Much the same as others.

Marc- Patriots over Packers 59 points 1 turnover.

Alan - Patriots over Cowboys 41 points 3 turnovers

Josh Liss - Packers over Chiefs, 61 points, 3 turnovers

Wilson - Patriots over Falcons, 50 points, 3 turnovers  PIMP

Robert - Steelers over Giants, 48 points, 3 turnovers

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Child of the 80's - A trade post

We interrupt the infrequent Super Bowl contest posts to bring you this trade post.

I'm a child of the 80's.  I grew up on the A-Team, He-Man, and Chuck Norris movies.  And of course a fond love of the Garbage Pail Kids. When John from Johnny's Trading Spot emailed me out of the blue if I was interested in trading for some GPK I was immediately interested, but hesitant.  I wasn't sure if I could pull a trade off now.  Most of my collection is currently sitting miles away in a heated storage unit.  As I thought about it, that sage advice that Winston gives Ray in Ghostbusters echoed in my head, "Ray when someone asks if you're a god you say YES!"  So when someone offers to trade you a big stack of Garbage Pail Kids, especially ones you need, you say YES!, So I said yes.  Fast forward to a week or so ago and a flat rate box showed up on my doorstep and inside, packed very neatly (I wish I'd have gotten a photo of it) and wrapped like little presents, was about 300 Garbage Pail Kids, all from my want list.

I was really impressed with how good of shape the card were in.  Johnny had said that he had picked this up with a larger purchase, but didn't elaborate too much.  But whoever had owned these before John stored them very well.  The cards ranged from Series 4 through I think Series 14.  Here are a couple of my favorites.

 So gross.
Pretty risque for 1986-87.

Currently my collection is housed in one two slot shoebox, but I'm hoping when we get a new house I might work these into a binder.  This is also a picture before I added all of John's cards.

I have to say I'm not a huge fan of the new GPK stuff Topps has been throwing out.  And I decided a couple years ago to stop going after any of the new stuff and concentrate on the original 15 series'.  That said when I went to update my need list the last time I had updated it was March 2013!  It's been awhile since I've thought about this collection.

Thanks John for putting some life back into it!

Monday, January 16, 2017

7th Annual Almost the Easiest Super Bowl Contest on the Web Divisional Games Round Up



Well heck that was an interesting weekend of football.  I don't think anyone was surprised to see the Patriots handle the Texans, although at half time I was wondering if there might be an upset.  I was surprised how well the Falcons manhandled the Seahawks.  What a game Sunday morning.  As a Packers I swear the Packers are trying to kill me with a heart attack.  And I didn't get to watch the Pittsburgh-Chiefs game but I here the kickers got a workout.

That said we lost 12 this round, but with the Patriots being the overall favorites there are still plenty of you in it.  I've also added a few more cards to the prize pool.

First up for the Door Prize I have this great 1991 Domino's Pizza Quarterback Challenge complete 50 card set. Some great Hall of Famers in the set.  It also comes in a nice little carrying case.

Added to the Grand Prize pool a couple nice numbered cards.  The David Johnson rookie card is #d to 999 and the 2016 Certified JJ Watt Mirror Orange is #d to 225.
 And I've also added a couple more relics.  A very shiny Jeremy Hill Specta relic and a nice Sammie Coates Rookie Threads.  And I might have a few more goodies to added after the Conference Championships.

Here is the break down of the picks and who we lost.    See you all after the games next week.

Greg Zakwin - Cowboys over Steelers, 42 points, 2 turnovers.  PIMP

Cardhobbyist - Patriots over Falcons, 51 points, 3 turnovers. PIMP

Nachos Grande - Steelers over Cowboys, 45 points, 3 turnovers

The Lost Collector - Packers over Steelers, 52 points, 2 turnovers

dgao - Pats over Cowboys, 47 points, 2 turnovers

RAZ - Patriots over Cowboys, 57 points, 3 turnovers.

Sport Card Collectors - Patriots over Cowboys, 44 points, 2 turnovers

Josh D - Cowboys over Patriots. 48 points, 2 turnovers.

Adam Kaningher - Cowboys over Chiefs, 41 points, 3 turnovers.

Shane Kroeker - Dallas Cowboys Over New England Patriots 45 points, 4 turnovers

Stealing Home - Patriots over Cowboys, 50 pts, 4 turnovers

Brian Stryker - Steelers over Cowboys, 48 pts, 4 turnovers

Jeff S - PACKERS over Chiefs, 52pts, 3 turnovers PIMP

Jon - Patriots over Cowboys, 40 points, 4 turnovers.

Daniel Wilson - Patriots over Cowboys. 45 points. 3 turnovers.

cardboardhogs.com - Patriots over Packers, 63 points, 3 turnovers PIMP

Fuji - Patriots over Cowboys, 62 points, 2 turnovers.

Corky - Seatttle Seahawks over the Patriots, 41 points and 3 turnovers.

JediJeff -  Pats over Cowboys, 41 points 1 turnover.

Matt Stupienski - Packers over Patriots, 66 points, 1 turnover

GCA - Patriots over Cowboys, 31 points, 2 turnovers.

Dion's IP Autos only - Patriots over Falcons 59 points 3 turnovers!

arpsmith - Packers over Patriots, 52 points, 3 turnovers

Michael Ott - Seahawks over Steelers, 55 points, 2 turnovers

Spankee-  Falcons over Patriots, 48 points, 2 turnovers

West Roxbury Animal Hospital Hospital - Patriots over Giants (finally), 58 points, 4 turnovers

TSHenson - Steelers over Packers 62 points 3 turnovers

Brandon - Cowboys over Steelers 45 points, 2 turnovers

Jafronius - Patriots over Cowboys, 37 points, 2 turnovers

madding - Chiefs over Cowboys, 44 points, 2 turnovers

B Man - Patriots over the Cowboys 35-14 PIMP

John Sharp - Patriots over the Cowboys... 56 points, 4 turnovers.

Matthew Scott - Patriots over the Packers 58pts , 3 turnovers

Need More Cardboard - Cowboys over Raiders, 51 points, 4 turnovers

Kyle D - Packers over Raiders, 45 points, 4 turnovers.

forestrydave - Patriots over the Cowboys, 52 points and 3 turnovers

Hal - Patriots over Cowboys, boring I know. 49 and two turnovers

Jason German - Patriots over Cowboys, 66 points, 4 turnovers. Much the same as others.

David Switzer - Chiefs over Packers. 33 points. 7 turnovers

Marc- Patriots over Packers 59 points 1 turnover.

Whitehorse - Chiefs over Falcons 56 points 4 Turnovers

Alan - Patriots over Cowboys 41 points 3 turnovers

Josh Liss - Packers over Chiefs, 61 points, 3 turnovers

Wilson - Patriots over Falcons, 50 points, 3 turnovers  PIMP

Trevor P - Seahawks over Chiefs, 46 points, 3 turnovers

Robert - Steelers over Giants, 48 points, 3 turnovers

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Almost the Easiest Super Bowl Contest on the Web Wild Card Weekend Round Up


Well I'd like to say it was a great weekend of football, but most of the games ended up being pretty one sided.  That said we only lost one this round.  CaptKirk42 was the only one brave enough to pick the Lions and well you know what happened.

So good luck next week everybody. Should be some great games.

Greg Zakwin - Cowboys over Steelers, 42 points, 2 turnovers.  PIMP

Cardhobbyist - Patriots over Falcons, 51 points, 3 turnovers. PIMP

Nachos Grande - Steelers over Cowboys, 45 points, 3 turnovers

The Lost Collector - Packers over Steelers, 52 points, 2 turnovers

dgao - Pats over Cowboys, 47 points, 2 turnovers

RAZ - Patriots over Cowboys, 57 points, 3 turnovers.

Sport Card Collectors - Patriots over Cowboys, 44 points, 2 turnovers

Josh D - Cowboys over Patriots. 48 points, 2 turnovers.

Adam Kaningher - Cowboys over Chiefs, 41 points, 3 turnovers.

Shane Kroeker - Dallas Cowboys Over New England Patriots 45 points, 4 turnovers

Stealing Home - Patriots over Cowboys, 50 pts, 4 turnovers

Brian Stryker - Steelers over Cowboys, 48 pts, 4 turnovers

Jeff S - PACKERS over Chiefs, 52pts, 3 turnovers PIMP

Jon - Patriots over Cowboys, 40 points, 4 turnovers.

Daniel Wilson - Patriots over Cowboys. 45 points. 3 turnovers.

cardboardhogs.com - Patriots over Packers, 63 points, 3 turnovers PIMP

Fuji - Patriots over Cowboys, 62 points, 2 turnovers.

Corky - Seatttle Seahawks over the Patriots, 41 points and 3 turnovers.

JediJeff -  Pats over Cowboys, 41 points 1 turnover.

Matt Stupienski - Packers over Patriots, 66 points, 1 turnover

GCA - Patriots over Cowboys, 31 points, 2 turnovers.

Dion's IP Autos only - Patriots over Falcons 59 points 3 turnovers!

arpsmith - Packers over Patriots, 52 points, 3 turnovers

Michael Ott - Seahawks over Steelers, 55 points, 2 turnovers

Spankee-  Falcons over Patriots, 48 points, 2 turnovers

West Roxbury Animal Hospital Hospital - Patriots over Giants (finally), 58 points, 4 turnovers

TSHenson - Steelers over Packers 62 points 3 turnovers

Brandon - Cowboys over Steelers 45 points, 2 turnovers

Jafronius - Patriots over Cowboys, 37 points, 2 turnovers

madding - Chiefs over Cowboys, 44 points, 2 turnovers

B Man - Patriots over the Cowboys 35-14 PIMP

CaptKirk42 - Lions over Texans 42 points 2 turnovers.

John Sharp - Patriots over the Cowboys... 56 points, 4 turnovers.

Matthew Scott - Patriots over the Packers 58pts , 3 turnovers

Need More Cardboard - Cowboys over Raiders, 51 points, 4 turnovers

Kyle D - Packers over Raiders, 45 points, 4 turnovers.

forestrydave - Patriots over the Cowboys, 52 points and 3 turnovers

Hal - Patriots over Cowboys, boring I know. 49 and two turnovers

Jason German - Patriots over Cowboys, 66 points, 4 turnovers. Much the same as others.

David Switzer - Chiefs over Packers. 33 points. 7 turnovers

Marc- Patriots over Packers 59 points 1 turnover.

Whitehorse - Chiefs over Falcons 56 points 4 Turnovers

Alan - Patriots over Cowboys 41 points 3 turnovers

Josh Liss - Packers over Chiefs, 61 points, 3 turnovers

Wilson - Patriots over Falcons, 50 points, 3 turnovers  PIMP

Trevor P - Seahawks over Chiefs, 46 points, 3 turnovers

Robert - Steelers over Giants, 48 points, 3 turnovers

Saturday, January 7, 2017

7th Annual Almost the Easiest Super Bowl Contest on the Web Official Entries Post

And here we goooooooooooooooooooooo......

Wow what a great response.  If my count is right we had almost 50 entries this year, 47 actually.  And I want to thank everyone who promoted the contest too.  I did make a much more concerted effort to promote my contest myself on facebook, twitter, and the trading card database.  I will ask that if you entered and are reading this make sure you have contact information on your blogger account please.

It's obvious that the general consensus is a Patriots - Cowboys match up with the Patriots the overall favorite, but I'm still hopeful for my Packers.  And there are a lot of teams with no picks what so ever so that could be a spoiler, but not likely.

Here are your official picks. I copied them straight over so there shouldn't be any mistakes, but if you see one let me know.

I'll be posting additions to the prize pool over the coming weeks.  But first up is a nice auto relic combo lot of Super Bowl champion Adrian Arrington, I think he got a ring anyways, we was on the Saints Superbowl team, though I don't think he played.  Adrian is or was the lead plantiff of a law suit against the NCAA in a concussion lawsuit.  He is currently not playing. But still two cool cards.  That Prestigious Pros is numbered to 25!  And there will be more.


The Official Picks!!

Greg Zakwin - Cowboys over Steelers, 42 points, 2 turnovers.  PIMP

Cardhobbyist - Patriots over Falcons, 51 points, 3 turnovers. PIMP

Nachos Grande - Steelers over Cowboys, 45 points, 3 turnovers

The Lost Collector - Packers over Steelers, 52 points, 2 turnovers

dgao - Pats over Cowboys, 47 points, 2 turnovers

RAZ - Patriots over Cowboys, 57 points, 3 turnovers.

Sport Card Collectors - Patriots over Cowboys, 44 points, 2 turnovers

Josh D - Cowboys over Patriots. 48 points, 2 turnovers.

Adam Kaningher - Cowboys over Chiefs, 41 points, 3 turnovers.

Shane Kroeker - Dallas Cowboys Over New England Patriots 45 points, 4 turnovers

Stealing Home - Patriots over Cowboys, 50 pts, 4 turnovers

Brian Stryker - Steelers over Cowboys, 48 pts, 4 turnovers

Jeff S - PACKERS over Chiefs, 52pts, 3 turnovers PIMP

Jon - Patriots over Cowboys, 40 points, 4 turnovers.

Daniel Wilson - Patriots over Cowboys. 45 points. 3 turnovers.

cardboardhogs.com - Patriots over Packers, 63 points, 3 turnovers PIMP

Fuji - Patriots over Cowboys, 62 points, 2 turnovers.

Corky - Seatttle Seahawks over the Patriots, 41 points and 3 turnovers.

JediJeff -  Pats over Cowboys, 41 points 1 turnover.

Matt Stupienski - Packers over Patriots, 66 points, 1 turnover

GCA - Patriots over Cowboys, 31 points, 2 turnovers.

Dion's IP Autos only - Patriots over Falcons 59 points 3 turnovers!

arpsmith - Packers over Patriots, 52 points, 3 turnovers

Michael Ott - Seahawks over Steelers, 55 points, 2 turnovers

Spankee-  Falcons over Patriots, 48 points, 2 turnovers

West Roxbury Animal Hospital Hospital - Patriots over Giants (finally), 58 points, 4 turnovers

TSHenson - Steelers over Packers 62 points 3 turnovers

Brandon - Cowboys over Steelers 45 points, 2 turnovers

Jafronius - Patriots over Cowboys, 37 points, 2 turnovers

madding - Chiefs over Cowboys, 44 points, 2 turnovers

B Man - Patriots over the Cowboys 35-14 PIMP

CaptKirk42 - Lions over Texans 42 points 2 turnovers.

John Sharp - Patriots over the Cowboys... 56 points, 4 turnovers.

Matthew Scott - Patriots over the Packers 58pts , 3 turnovers

Need More Cardboard - Cowboys over Raiders, 51 points, 4 turnovers

Kyle D - Packers over Raiders, 45 points, 4 turnovers.

forestrydave - Patriots over the Cowboys, 52 points and 3 turnovers

Hal - Patriots over Cowboys, boring I know. 49 and two turnovers

Jason German - Patriots over Cowboys, 66 points, 4 turnovers. Much the same as others.

David Switzer - Chiefs over Packers. 33 points. 7 turnovers

Marc- Patriots over Packers 59 points 1 turnover.

Whitehorse - Chiefs over Falcons 56 points 4 Turnovers

Alan - Patriots over Cowboys 41 points 3 turnovers

Josh Liss - Packers over Chiefs, 61 points, 3 turnovers

Wilson - Patriots over Falcons, 50 points, 3 turnovers  PIMP

Trevor P - Seahawks over Chiefs, 46 points, 3 turnovers

Robert - Steelers over Giants, 48 points, 3 turnovers

Good luck everyone.