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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Ben Simmons UD Holiday Promo

A quick one item post today on something I took home from work. Upper Deck will send us some promotional stuff from time to time and I was able to claim a cool Ben Simmons item last holiday season.

Our rep even signed the back herself. eBay 1/1!

Simmons is a beast. And your Rookie of the Year.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dental Plan! Lisa Needs Braces!

(Alternatively titled: "Oww! I'm Not Supposed To Get Sketch Cards In My Eye!") My buddy was back from a month-long trip and was kind enough to sketch me another masterpiece. The newest addition to my own personal Springfield: Lenny!

Damn fine work as always. I brushed up on my Lenny knowledge and learned his full name is Lenford 'Lenny' Leonard, which is just spectacular. Eventually I will of course need to add Carl to complete the pair.

Thanks amigo!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

1972 Icee Bear Project -- # 14: Archie Clark SP, Slabbed A PSA 8

I just hit the 70% completion mark on my 1972 Icee Bear PSA 8 project. Today's pickup was a two-time All-Star who is most well-known for being part of the return package the Lakers sent to Philadelphia for some guy named Wilt Chamberlain.

Archie Clark is one of four SPs in the set. He is another of the four $7.50 acquisitions from the large lot I bought, the same large lot that I need to start in on the process of flipping the excess to recoup some dough. Clark led an interesting life, joining the military out of high school. He was part of the group that founded the National Basketball Retired Players Association. Most importantly, his nickname -- derived from his ability to cross opponents over -- is Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton, Jr. approved: Shake and Bake!

Damn, these look beautiful lined up together.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Gypsy Corey and Gypsy Kenley

A quick post on a couple cards I snagged as leftovers from work. I'm totally blanking on exactly who gave these to me/left them. It's appreciated all the same!

Two great shots of two great players.

Get well Corey!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Emily Riggsby 1/1 Archer Sketch Pickup: Pam and Bear Claw Love

I was recently able to add another 1/1 Archer Sketch Card to my collection and cross yet another artist off of my needs list. I've been eyeing this particular sketch for some time but never pulled the trigger. Another of her pieces from the release hit eBay and while it was a cooler sketch it was about 50% more. With the money I saved by passing on that one in favor of this one, I landed an oddball Campy I did not have. I'll take that trade-off every time.

Emily Riggsby is the artist of this very sensual depiction of Pam Poovey surrounded by floating bear claws of love. I dig the vibrant colors she used and it's a welcome addition to the collection.