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Friday, October 31, 2014

Esoteric Archer Porn: Every Auto.

The title is a reference to an amazing phrase coined by Zach from The Underdog Card Collector in his recap of our recent trade, and I just had to somehow make use of such an incredible collection of words. As I recently completed the autograph portion of Cryptozoic's Archer, I figured what better way to display my absolute devotion to the set than with every John Hancock, together in one place.


So pretty, and well worth the time, effort, and money.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Burt Reynolds Auto: The Final Piece To My Cryptozoic Archer Auto Set!

Burt Reynolds: actor, mustache aficionado, and guest star as himself on the amazing Archer. His inclusion in Cryptozoic's 2014 Archer release was a big one in terms of adding meat to the set and the amount I'd have to shell out to acquire it. Once I decided to go for a Master Set, however, money was not going to stand in my way. My Archer buddy Kyle came through yet again and offered the below beaut for much less than about 95% of the Burt John Hancocks have sold for.


I may one day look to acquire a Chris Parnell auto that is not a Summit /175 parallel but for now I'm more than happy to simply have one of each John Hancock found in this amazing set. The Reynolds was always going to be the toughest to track down and the most monetarily-draining but thankfully my Archer brother from another mother Kyle let me take this off of his hands.


Also, if we're talking Burt Reynolds I'd be remiss to not include the above. Turd Ferguson y'all. That's your opinion.


And of course, a scene from his Archer stint in "The Man From Jupiter." It was a tremendous episode and I'd recommend everyone check it out (Burt dates Archer's mother Malory). I now just need two of the Totally Fabricated Wardrobe Relics to complete my Master Set (plus any sketches I can grab).

Monday, October 27, 2014

Amy Poehler's Parks and Recreation Dual Relic Made The Trip From Down Under

The below dual relic was poached from an Australian seller on eBay for less than a blaster a few weeks back. Amy Poehler's cards from the Parks and Recreation release rarely are had for a good price, but thankfully these gorgeous pieces of wardrobe were had while not breaking the bank, especially considering they would be en route from an international seller.


Numbered 09/99, it's the final dual relic I needed to complete that small -- four-cards deep -- subset. I only need two more relics and two more autos to complete my master set, and one is already in transit while I've unfortunately missed out on both of the autos for what would have been fair prices (and in two cases for the same auto, a steal). One day....

Friday, October 24, 2014

Drax The Destroyer/Ronan Cosmic Strings Dual: Guardians of The Galaxy.

I was able to add another 2014 Upper Deck Guardians of The Galaxy memorabilia card for a relatively low price. The memorabilia cards have seen a pretty substantial drop in prices from the set's original release, and I for one find that to be perfectly a-okay in my collecting book. I'll jump on a deal like this in a heartbeat any time I can acquire one of these for a handful of George Washingtons.


The above Drax The Destroyer/Ronan The Accuser Cosmic Strings Dual piece ran me a paltry $5.95 shipped. It joins the Chris Pratt as Star-Lord Dual Relic in my very modest GOTG Collection. I'm still on the hunt for a GOTG sketch card and will one day pick up an autograph or two from the release, although that won't be anytime soon as they still run a very hefty chunk of change.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My Alex Gordon Collection as A World Series Match-Up I Hate Begins.

This World Series pits a team I will never root for (San Francisco Giants) against a team whose style and manager (Kansas City Royals, Ned Yost) I truly loathe. So I'm rooting for this series to never be played. That aside, there is one player in the series I consider to be an active collection, although I haven't added anything of his in some time and likely won't simply due to increased cardboard prices.




-- Pack-Pulled!!! --








Alex Gordon has always been a player I've enjoyed, especially following his breakthrough in 2011. I enjoyed watching his redemption unfold after being labeled a bust and I happily added autos and relics to my small PC of his. I would love to one day add a few more cards to this mini collection.