Monday, April 29, 2013

Mascot Monday: Bubba Grape

Jamestown Jammers 2006 - Present

This month for Mascot Monday since I've been in a bit of a funk and need a little bit of a rally monkey, we will get our Grapes on with Bubba Grape "The Baseball Ape" of the Class A Minor League Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate The Jamestown Jammers. Reminds be a little of Grape Ape the Hanna-Barbera cartoon Ape, but not exactly and that is a different purple banana. Bubba was born on 19 June 2006. He was named as part of a fan naming contest and the winner charmed the judges with a poem. Visit the team's official page for info on them and go to the page about Bubba to read the poem.

On to the Card:
 2007 Falcon Printing and Design Jamestown Jammers - 06 Bubba Grape Mascot
(Front and Back)

Not sure if this is Bubba's Rookie Card or not, might be, who really knows with Minor League Teams?
I am always on the lookout for Mascot cards. I also accept Mascot Postcards and team issued promo cards/photos of mascots.

To see previous Mascot Monday posts click here.  

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Update: State of the Blog (Sort of)

Just a quickie update to let folks know I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth (yet). No I have not forgotten about the RAC Card contest I am holding (held?). I haven't randomized the names of those who entered yet. I'm in a trading card funk, a pretty big one. I have had many other things on my plate of life and I really haven't cared that much about trading cards these last few weeks. Well maybe "not caring" is not really the right phraseology, but yeah a funk is a funk. I still have some cards coming in (I just paid for some Sportlots auction wins) and I am still active on several of the forums I'm involved with but I haven't been keeping up with the administrative portion of collecting lately. That means I haven't updated my blogs lately, I haven't forum blogged about my 3 most recent maildays, I haven't checked my collection vs. wantlists on offers of trades. I haven't scanned stuff (that isn't much of a difference anyway). I have only partly added some of those cards from my recent maildays into zistle. I'm still thinking about some of the future posts I'll write, or want to write eventually.

I don't know when I will actually do some of the stuff I need to do. Recent car problems have sort of sidetracked me knowing when I'll next get to the Post Office on a Saturday to mail anything out.

I'm not sure why I decided to post this or even write it up in the first place. I guess I just wanted to let people know that even though I have been a bit inactive I am still thinking about and am concerned about a few of my card commitments (or perceived commitments)