Thursday, January 26, 2017

Trading Thursday: A Set And Singles

26 Jan 2017
A Set And Singles

This will be the last "Trading Thursday" post from now on I'll post on whatever day I choose and call it CK42 Trade Post" if I give a post a special title. The new title doesn't have the silly alliteration I like to use for series post titles but what the heck.  I will set up a static page that links to the individual posts. My Blog My Rules!

I had been toying with the idea of making more frequent Trade posts and not limiting myself to just posting on Thursdays. This way I get more of my trading fodder known to the handful of readers I get here.  Actually I've been witnessing freakishly large page visit counts recently for both my card blogs, my regular non-card blog is still only getting a few visitors, some days making a record number of visitors, but mostly the usually expected very little traffic. These card blogs though. Maybe I'm finally doing something right, or got put on some traffic increasing Internet train.

This Week's Offerings:
Yeah that says what it means.

Sometime a while back I got a bulk ton of Basketball Cards. They were mostly the typical last few years and the Overproduced 1990s years. I think it was a purchase from a forum. The large box that arrived had several smaller boxes among the goodies were 1993 Classic Draft Picks Basketball. Enough cards to make 2 complete sets, with a lot of duplicates. I am not huge on Draft cards mostly due to the guys who never get drafted and will remain unknown throughout time. There are only a hand full of cards from the set I wanted anyway. I have two complete 110 card sets available plus duplicates of many of the cards, not all obviously since I could only make 2 full sets. Some of the cards I have 2 or 3 more in addition to the 2 that are in the sets. I will need to make a list of the "duplicates". I just wanted to get the knowledge of the sets out there and get this silly Thursday title out of the way.

Previous Offerings
Previous posts/offers are listed here. Click on links to see the cards that remain available. I update the individual pages as needed or when I can.

The Return?: 2015-16 Donruss Basketball from pack pulls
This One Is On Eleven: Basketball, Football and Non-Sport tall boy sized
A Fifth Of February: Mixed bag of Baseball, Basketball and Football
Experiment Number One: 3 cards total 2 hockey relics, 1 baseball auto
CFL Trading: 2015 CFL Football cards from a single box break

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Washington Wednesday: Spirit of The Game

 Spirit of The Game

Some weeks back I mentioned the card I'm going to show today, in of all places the semi-return of my Mascot Monday feature. Dang it haven't made any since. I got the card from a Sportlots Store along with a few other cards.

1992 Pro Set Football 374 Spirit of the Game Washington Redskins

Notice the lyrics to the Redskins Fight Song "Hail To The Redskins" are on the back of the card. If the image is not clear enough or your computer/smartphone doesn't show the image(s) from this post the lyrics are as follows:

Hail to the Redskins!
Hail Victory!
Braves on the Warpath!
Fight for old D.C.!

Run or pass and score—We want a lot more!
Beat 'em, Swamp 'em, Touchdown! -- Let the points soar!
Fight on, fight on 'Til you have won Sons of Wash-ing-ton.
Rah!, Rah!, Rah!

Hail to the Redskins!
Hail Victory!
Braves on the Warpath!
Fight for old D.C.! 

The card stops at the line "Sons of Wash-ing-ton.". Then final line the "old D.C." is held for several bars sort of like old vaudeville acts. The Line "Fight for old D.C." often sounds like "All D.C." and might be sung that way. It was at one time "Fight for ol' D.C." Technically I think it still is. I also understand that at one time the original lyrics for the middle verse was "Scalp 'em, swamp 'em -- We will take 'em big score.  Read 'em, weep 'em, touchdown - we want heap more" Looks like them 'Skins were a bit more racist in them olden days than they are now. People still accuse them of being racist.

I also got the Los Angeles Rams "Spirit of The Game" card as well.

 1992 Pro Set Football 366 Spirit of the Game Los Angeles Rams

Yes these cards from 1992 were THAT OLD that the Rams hadn't moved to St. Louis yet (They moved there in 1995) I don't know what is with the melon helmets one guy even has the Rams horns hat on-top of his melon helmet. He is in front of another guy with a melon helmet and they look like they are the same person. Weird.

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