In a quest to clean up stuff on my computer and also start posting again, I have a few scans to show. The first is something that caught my eye while house cleaning a couple months ago. And yes, house cleaning is part of the reason I haven't posted a lot lately. My house isn't that cluttered, its just that I am trying to go through stuff to sell our house (well my mom's house, but all my stuff is there) and have been sidetracked a lot.
Who cares, lets see pictures.
Am I the only one who remembers this? I showed a friend and he had no clue what this was. Basically it was a discount card type thing found inside cases of Pepsi. If you had this card, you could get discounts at different places on stuff. I had quite a few of these, and it seemed so cool, almost like I had a credit card. The thing is that I never used it, it was just cool to have. I mean you GOTTA HAVE IT!
I looked online after I found this at what all you could use it for, and I don't think I would have used it at any rate. You could get a discount at Blockbuster Video, but we didn't have one. Our movie store was Aardvark Video (which later became a Movie Gallery), and our local grocery store had some movies as well. In fact I think I've only been inside a blockbuster once, maybe twice. I also never owned a pair of Reebok's that I'm aware of. My shoes always came from Walmart, and I'm not ashamed of that. My shoes today still come from Walmart. As for the MTV, I don't know what the deal was with them, but I didn't get MTV until almost 2000, and today I don't have it either. I don't think I'm missing too much.
How about some oversized cards? I have a few, and found these while cleaning. It was cool to find the St. Louis Cardinals cards with Smokey The Bear on it. I could tell a Mitch Hedburg joke here, but I'll let you youtube him yourself so you can experience his greatness, may he rest in peace.
I don't know if I have others, but I wish I could find them if I did. The shocking moment came when I found the Dan Quisenberry oversized card. I know these were part of my dad's collection, but I don't remember seeing it before. Out of all the cards of a Royal, I am happiest to have this one. Maybe I might search for others online one day. Likely once I finish cleaning. I don't have time or really the room right now.
One the bottom is some randomness. There is a Tyler Reks coin thing (I think Topps called them Chipz) which is kinda cool. I liked T-Reks, so since it doesn't take up much space it will be a keeper. An old Royals patch that was my dads is next to it. I don't know the exact time frame but it is early 80s I believe. The logo has stayed mostly the same throughout their existence, but a few subtle changes makes it a little easy to pinpoint it some.
Finally are some beer coasters. Now on the surface, let me say I don't drink. However, I've always been attracted to beer related stuff, and I went to Cargo Largo a few years back and they had like 100-250 count packs of coasters for either a buck or 50 cents. I bought one of each of these designs, and still have most of them. Maybe one day I'll use some of them.
Finally is some cards I won a few months back on Listia. I still go there at least once a day, but I don't bid on much these days. Thanks to some goals they've had, I have managed to increase my credits by a lot lately, so I can bid on stuff when I feel like it.
I don't know if I showed these off yet, so here they are. The Rios I'm not even sure I won on Listia, but oh well. I know I won the Sportflics card of Maddux on there. I need to update my Maddux list and see what I've gotten this year. Another Harry Gant card to add to my collection, and to be honest, I think I have enough of his cards now. I don't plan on getting every card he ever had, but a few is nice to have.
The bottom row has a Minions card. I got it for my mom, who likes those guys. I just can't get into it, even though I did see the first Despicable Me in the theaters. Maybe even in 3-D (which in my opinion is a rip off, but so is going to the movies in the first place). Finally is a Royals sticker card. It's possible I had this already, but I don't think I did. It was like 50 credits I think so I didn't spend much on it. I found some other stickers of Royals lately I didn't know I had, so I still have a long way to go to finish sorting cards.
That wraps it up today, thanks if your still reading, and I really hope to be writing more soon, I have a few things to talk about, but its finding time and space (one day my desk was filled sky high with CD's to rip), once things settle down, I hope to be back more often. Have a great night.