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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Another Simpsons' Signature: Hank Azaria's Auto (Mania! Edition)

I landed the third piece to my 2001 The Simpsons' Mania! set a while back, and it's perhaps the biggest card in the entire set. Copies routinely go for big bucks and the autograph doesn't appear on eBay very often. Hank Azaria's signature was actually the first I encountered when I lost an auction for it, and it started me in the direction of wanting to complete the set.

So, so beautiful. Azaria's signature surprised me as one of the tougher ones and more expensive pieces of the set, and I'd guess it's at least partially due to the fact that he's had the most crossover success into movies, so he's more recognizable than the other Simpsons' voices. Inkworks went with a great quartet of faces for the front of Hank's card: Chief Wiggum, Apu, Moe, and Frank Grimes (Grimey!).

The back, as always, lists the people portrayed by each voice. Wiggum, Apu, Moe, and Grimey are joined by Comic Book Guy, Kirk Van Houten, and Bumblebee Man.

Monday, January 26, 2015

2005 Just Minors Russell Martin: "Just Autographs" Black Base Parallel /50.

A quick post today on a new Russell Martin addition to my collection. A few bucks and some pocket change netted me this sweet black parallel, numbered 31/50, out of 2005 Just Minors "Just Autographs."

I've got a nice little Russ Rainbow going with these, although a couple of needed pieces will be far too expensive to ever actually acquire.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

My Life In The Sports Card Hobby's Quite Cool "Favorites" Contest.

It's Pimpin' Piazza Approved y'all.

Frankie is holding a contest over at My Life In The Sports Card Hobby. Check it out!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Dodger Penguin's Epic Contest.

My good friend Matthew is holding a year-long contest over at Dodger Penguin. The prizes are super sweet, so head on over and check it out!

It's Pimpin' Piazza approved!

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Upper Deck Black Dual Marks of Obsidian: Getzlaf and Giguere Autos

Working two jobs has prevented me from posting as regularly as I once did, but it's a trade I'm happy to make right now. I still check out everyone's posts and have some really cool stuff to show. Today's entry is yet another Ryan Getzlaf pickup, one I've had my eyes on for a long, long time. Paired with J.S. Giguere -- the best goalie in Ducks' franchise history -- comes this gorgeous on-fabric signature:

Numbered 14/25, this dual auto-relic out of the Dual Marks of Obsidian subset of 2008-2009 Upper Deck Black was a card I had the opportunity to land a few times but could never succeed in locking down. Finally, another copy hit eBay from a big Getzlaf guy out of New York and my bid thankfully held true. The card was tough to get a good scan of but it's a real beaut in-person.