I don't know why I think of this comic book every time I try to start this blog post about my trade with Dan at dans other world.
I don't know if it's because I was organizing my comics at the same I received the package from Dan or what. The comic does have an other worldly feel to it though. Might be a cool idea for a blog header.
Don't get the wrong idea, I don't normally think of bloggers or any dudes in their underwear. Something just struck my about this old Eightball comic. I have a feeling this doesn't accurately depict Dan. I'm pretty sure he's not able to float in space and time. He's probably also past the braces phase of his life.
And now for one of the most awkward segues ever:
Let's look at some cards that he sent over. As most of you know Topps as gone a little insert crazy over the past couple of years. Allen and Ginter was one that hadn't been over run with inserts until 2011 A&G was released. In addition to the mini sets we were treated (tortured?) with a bunch of inserts. Coupled with some other financial stuff I needed the help of trades to help me collect the set.
Since 2006 A&G has included a small sketch card subset. As an aspiring sketch card artist I always look forward to this set. It never seems to disappoint. This years sketches seem a little more digitally altered than the last 5 offerings.
Horizontal cards in A&G look a little strange, but I still like them. Horizontal = action shots so that's why I like them a little better than the posed shots.
Stan the Man Lee. Without guys like Stan Lee we might not have had comics like the Eightball comic shown above. If Daniel Clowes came across this post he might have a different opinion. He's the writer/artist for that comic and has done a few parodies of super hero comics as well as a somewhat scathing depiction of a Stan Lee-esque character in one of his comics.
Thanks to Dan I didn't have to wait long to get my hands on this card of Hope Solo. This was one of the cards I was looking forward to pulling in 2011. I really liked watching those girls play. I was hoping they could pull it out in the end. A nice Manny card. A few Mets cards were in the package. This one of Beltran was nice and fit in my team set binder with the other 1960's themed Heritage cards.
Lastly the next to last card to finish off the first 50 of the Kimball Champions subset. I only need one more card! This was, and still is a nice looking set. When I get the whole thing together I can scan all the pages to show off how cool they look in the binder.
Thanks for the nice cards Dan, I'm sorry it took me so long to get to the trade post. Hope I didn't offend you by comparing you to a cartoon man in his underwear!
Sorry it took me so long to get the trade post out.