Monday, April 2, 2012

I'm back...with a new banner!

Topps showered us with gold this year, so why shouldn't I do the same? My third and newest banner centers around the gold theme, parodying some of the inserts of the 2012 set.

When searching for an idea to work with, I kept going back to the gold idea, when one player's connection stuck me: Ryan Braun.

What better subject for a "golden" card?  Of course, this isn't my first rip on Braun. I figured a relic of the pee cup would be suitable, as that became the center of attention in the whole scandal.  The biggest debate I had with this card was whether the "Poorly Prepped Pee" cup should have a torn/tainted label or not.  I went with what I could find a good picture no moral basis for my choice. 

Since I had a theme, I had to find the next subject.  My thought process led to the question: "Who pees in a notable fashion."  Naturally, the first name was R. Kelly.  You might even say he is a Golden Great.

No R. Kelly would be complete without a film strip relic from one of his homemade videos.  The inspiration for the next card came less from the "golden" theme and more from the Topps inserts.  Gold Standard recognizes some of the big numbers put up in baseball, so I figured I would give urination the same treatment.  Enter Lance Armstrong, the most tested man in the world.

Where is the Lance Armstrong Ginter Auto? Seriously, that would make for a heck of a card. 

I think I'm the first person to group Ryan Braun, R. Kelly, and Lance Armstrong together. 

So, if you have a trio of great cards, what do you do?   You put them in magnetic cases and put them up on the bulletin board.  How sweet are those magnetic cases...I made them in powerpoint.  I also tacked some Burdick stickers to the board for good measure.  Lastly, I stuck a fortune up there.  What else are fortunes good for other than wallets and corkboards? 

 So true. So true.

On the blogging front, I've got a load of trade posts to make, and I will be introducing some recurring series soon.  I've got a number of packs ripped that I will be posting.  Those packs were purchased before my March drought.  I won't be buying much anytime soon, other than a couple loose packs here and there and some eBay items, as money is still crazy tight.   I only bought one pack in March, but it's going in a trade package.  My wife surprised me with a few cheapies, though, so it wasn't too painful.

Also, if I owe you a package, I promise it is going out soon.  I haven't forgotten about you, unless I have. Anyway...

Glad to be back.

In case you missed the first two banners, here they are:

The original banner.



Hackenbush said...

Cool banner. I like it!

Dennis said...

Good to have you back, and the banner is great!

Did you happen to get an envelope from me while you were exiled to Siberia?

night owl said...

I have no idea how to do what you just did.

Nice work. Glad you're back.

The Lost Collector said...

A+ work as always.

cynicalbuddha said...

LOL I giggled like a little girl when I saw that R Kelly card. Very nice work.

Greg Zakwin said...


Welcome back!

Derek Hill said...

Good work. And you're right I'd be chasing the Lance Armstrong auto if it existed!

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Play at the Plate said...

I'm jealous. Nice work.

The Baseball Card Snob said...

Good to see you back. I was going to post this on my blog, but since so much of this post was related to pee, I'll post it here.

After much consideration, I've decided to call them "Urifractors", I think you can guess what I'm talking about.