Friday, December 6, 2019

Sister Care Package

This time of year I'm sorting stuff a lot on my computer, mainly to find Christmas stuff.  Each year I try to make a mix CD of Christmas or Holiday songs and I have a lot of music on my hard drive.  The last couple years I haven't really looked forward to doing it, and I'm not even into the Christmas season much this year like normally.  However, I worked on making a CD for my friend the other night and actually am about half done and so far none of the songs repeat (its amazing).  I try to find new versions or make sure I didn't use the same song in a previous CD, but I can't remember anymore.  Now all that's left is finding about 12 or so more songs and then adding my mix I make at the beginning of the CD.  I find an instrumental beat (usually hip hop or rock in nature that is seasonal) and put soundbytes of Christmas movies and TV shows.  I have fun working on it, but this year I'm in a rut.  I found the beat, but having trouble with finding different soundbytes.  I'll figure it out.

Anyways, when I go searching around my hard drive I usually find stuff I forgot I have.  The last two years with my lack of blogging, I at least have taken scans or photos when I get new stuff, so  I can always circle back to it.  I stumbled upon a few photos I took of stuff my sister gave me some time in the summer.  I found a lot more too, including probably 10 or more Savvy Loot posts, but I'll hold off on them since they don't have cards.  So today here is stuff my sister found for me, most from some thrift stores in the St. Louis area, and even has some cards.

Ooh, even though I don't use binders anymore, I like this.  Its perfect if I wanted to showcase a few Royals cards or something else.  There were cards inside, and I'll show those in a bit.

I like how a couple stickers are in it, makes it more personalized.  I could use this to showcase some Greg Maddux cards since Cubs and Braves stickers are already in it.

My first thought when I opened this and saw cards two per page was "someone just used a photo album to put ball cards in".  I've seen it before, and probably did it when I was younger.  They were tight and tough to get out, so I didn't care for them in this.  However when I closed it...

I'll be dog gone, it IS a baseball album.  I'm not sure how to use this going forward.  However I still might use it for pictures.  I have a few pictures I took from some Royals games, they would fit nice in here, and then I could display them as well.  Its a too nice of a binder to not use or even toss, so for now it will be stored away until I make room and figure it out.

Before I show the cards I do have some media to show.  My sister found a CD a couple months prior that she wanted to give me, and finally brought it this time.  I was excited.

On the surface, it looks like a normal CD case, but nothing written on it.  I knew what it was already, and I honestly love how this looks.  I'm afraid to take the Goodwill price tag off because I don't want to rip the cover any.  It's a cardboard case.

If you aren't familiar, Missouri turned a large section of the MKT railroad into a trail, called the Katy Trail.  It spans from almost St. Louis to Kansas City, and there are plans for more.  In addition to adding more trail to the Kansas City area, they are also wanting to convert the Rock Island railroad which I hear is moving along nicely though funding is hampering it some.  When finished, the Rock Island Trail will intersect with the Katy Trail in two areas, and will be nice.  In the future I've seen where they want to possibly expand the trail from Kansas City to Omaha, and from St. Louis to possibly Chicago.  That would be awesome.  The Katy Trail runs through my small town, but to be honest we don't contribute much to it.  I hear its some of the roughest parts of the trail near us, making it a challenge for the riders.  I've walked about 6-8 miles of the trail and I like it, but I usually have to rest a couple days after.

The point of all that was in the next town over, they host a yearly event in conjunction with other locations such as Columbia and Rocheport, and the event is called Pedalers Jamboree.  They bike from Columbia to Boonville, and I think some even start in St. Charles at the trailhead.  At the end of the event, and usually along the way bands are set up to perform.  If you register and bike the event, you can get one of these CD's.  They might also sell them as well.  None of these bands are household names, but there are some good ones on here.  I should make a playlist of these bands on Youtube, but I probably won't.  I have a lot of playlists up right now and have a few more planned after the holidays, so I don't want to clog it with more.

So let's move into the cards.  What was in those albums?

80s and 90s cards! YES!  Honestly, I'd rather run across these then 2010's.  At least these bring back childhood memories and usually easier to complete sets if I ever decide to do so.  Some of these obviously stand out, and while I didn't photo every card or scan any, a lot of them are staying in my collection.  Even the Howard Johnson 1991 Donruss.

Out of all the cards in the binders, I might have been most excited about this worthless piece of cardboard.  I don't know Anthony Collins, though I did see indoor football a few times with a player by that name, he was nicknamed "The Cowboy".  I don't know THIS Anthony Collins, but I had this same exact card with my name on it when I was a kid.  Same card and same year.  Most surprisingly, they spelled my name right.  I have it somewhere, but its in rough shape.  I was happy to see this one in better condition.  I even used my card for a school campaign once.  I was running for office of some sort in middle school and it was on my campaign poster.  I ended up splitting the vote with a classmate and we both lost to a girl in the grade below us.  Oh well.  MEMORIES!

I GOT A MADDUX!  Well, a Mike Maddux, but at this point I'm happy to pull his cards too.  Maybe I should start making a collection of his cards.  It will be like when other bloggers get Bipped.  Actually I did get a Greg Maddux card too, its on the top row next to the hologram sticker.  It's one I already have, but its an oddball because he's batting and prepared to lay down a bunt.  It's still a keeper.

There's the Maddux, Also got a Barry Bonds I may or may not had.  This photo though is for the hologram of the Royals sticker.  I had that one, but a corner peeled so I had to cut part of it off to save the rest of it.  I'm glad I got another one.  I got a stack of other teams also, some doubles, but still nice to have.  Maybe I'll work on getting the rest.  I like them better than those Action stickers Fleer put out.

I like these minor league cards.  I got real excited at first seeing this Todd Haney card, but didn't realize until I did more sorting of cards the other day that I realized I confused him with Chris Haney.  Oh well, minor league cards are still cool to have, so adding a handful more is nice.

Post cards!  I really want to build these sets and will get to it one day.  Even if I don't Trammell will slide into my PC for him, and I can find a place for Jefferies too.  Sabo won't be left out, I still keep all Post and other cereal and oddball cards.  Its amazing as many cards as I have that so many of these I don't have.

Speaking of oddball- TAYSTEE! Now, speaking of not having many of these, what would the odds be that I already had the Pat Tabler?  I had three cards already, but getting the Bo was a huge get and I was excited.  I seriously doubt I'll ever finish that set, but man finding one every few years would be nice.  Even if I get doubles or triples, I'm sure a few Royals collectors would be interested in some.

Another PC is Ken Griffey Jr.  These are both new additions for me, and I'm quite happy.  I spent the earlier part of the week sorting cards and working on adding cards like these to my lists, and I'm happy to be getting somewhat caught up.  Maybe I'll do more this weekend or next while I watch some Christmas movies.

In addition to baseball, I even got a few football cards too.  I was happy to find them even though I've thinned out my collection quite a bit in the last year or two.

Rod Woodson is a nice one to get.  Despite not seeking football cards, 1990 Score would be a set I'd like to revisit, and in the last year or two I've actually worked on quite a bit of the set.  Maybe when I clear some more card space and have a few extra bucks I might work on it more.

It seems this kid had the same tastes in collecting as I did as a kid.  My sister noted a lack of Cardinals cards in his collection, and really no team was represented more than another.  It was an interesting point, but I countered that maybe the kid didn't always live in St. Louis. He might have moved while growing up, or as an adult picked up stuff from his parents house elsewhere, and just donated the cards.  I didn't see any hockey, basketball, or non sports so that part is interesting to me.  When I was growing up, I collected anything.  Then again my collection was more than just a couple binders.  This might not have been his "good stuff".

So I want to thank my sister for buying these and bringing me all these cards and the CD.  I was glad to finally feature it on here and even do a post without being about what finds I found that weren't card related.  I found more cards I haven't shown as well while going through my hard drive, so maybe I'll show some of that at a later date.  In the meantime, thanks everyone for reading and have a great weekend.

By the way if you are in the holiday mood and have nothing to check out I have some Christmas themed playlist on my Youtube account.  I have lists of old commercials, parades, Christmas specials, and even sporting events that were from Christmas past.  Even if you aren't in the mood, you might find something you might like.  I have other playlists too, including live cameras.  To find them just search "jupiterhill".  Last month I didn't even realize that I've been on there 13 years.  I have a video about to turn 12 years old.  Its a terrible video but I still keep it on there.  It's had over 11,000 views.

If you like you can subscribe.  I plan to make more playlists, and next year might even post more videos.  I doubt I mix cards and videos, but you never know.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Savvy Loot: Hear Me Out, now with CARDS!

I've been working on a few things recently, but decided to go to my local second hand store, Savvy Seconds.  While I struck out on finding CD's this time, I do have quite a few to show in the future.  However, I did find some cards, and even some free stuff.  So its time for a Savvy Loot post.

Initially I looked at CD's and while last time I got a few of them, nothing interested me this time.  I walked around the store a time or two and still didn't see anything.  I found a couple boxes of cards that was there last time, but I didn't look.  Then right before giving up I spotted two more boxes of cards.  One was an 800 count box that I almost passed on but noticed some non-baseball so I looked.

I'm not focusing on much outside of baseball these days, but for 10 cents a card, I couldn't pass these up.  The Roenick I think is a rookie, so that was really nice.  I was always confused on the Akeem vs. Hakeem naming of Olajuwon cards and such and still am.  I always liked him and even have a Walmart knockoff style practice jersey of his I had in high school.  Its tattered and torn and my gut sticks out, but its nice to wear around the house.  I'd love to find another just like it one day.

The exciting find though was the King B card of Mecklenburg.  I wish I kept more of those beef jerky cards I had as a kid and would totally buy it again if they made them again with cards.  This one I got in hopes of it not being on the TCDB, and it wasn't.

So this is the scan for there.  I kind of cut the top off, so I might have to rescan it, and the back too.

Here's the back.

As fun as that was, it was ultimately baseball cards that made me happiest with this box.

While its not at the top of my list, I've wanted to build this set for a long time, and was actually most excited for the header cards.  I probably have the Grace and Davis cards, but I know the Gwynn is new to me.  If they had doubles of these I'd have got them too.

However, I was excited to get the first 10 cards, so now at most only need 30 more.  I know I have about 10-20 cards already, so I have a feeling I'm half done.  Maybe if I find some cheap on COMC during the Black Friday sale I might work on it. Even if I didn't build the set, I'd still have gotten the Gwynn, Mattingly, Trammell, and McGwire.  Oh, and the Boggs.

At the end of the box was more football, so here are some more from the box.

Football I've really cut out of my collection, but I still collect a few players, so these were some great ones to find.  I might have the Percy Snow already, but the rest were new.  I got the Erik McMillan on the bottom I got for my Mizzou collection.

The other box I felt a little bad picking cards from, but I figured if it was open, it means it had been picked through.  It was a 1992 Topps factory set.  My first thought was "wonder if the gold cards are still in there".  They were, but none I really wanted.  If I remembered the set better I would have looked for rookies and Hall of Famers.  I was ready to leave though so I only looked at one end of the box.  If there next time I know what to look for.

First the sticker was in the other box, but I figured I didn't have it and I was right.  As for the Royals, I think I needed the Brett and the McRae, so all is well.  I still need two more Royals from the set (one being a checklist) so I hope they are still there next time.  Also hope to get the Greg Maddux because somehow I don't have that one.  Overall I was happy paying 10 cents a piece on these.  I could have bought a box for 25 bucks, but this was much better.  Next time I might find a couple bucks more.  I am happy how many cards have been there this year.

So after getting my stuff and leaving I always look at the free basket out front.  Its a shopping cart with stuff they will probably toss, sometimes broken stuff, and sometimes stuff they just don't know what to do with.  When I get to previous finds, there is some good stuff to find.  This time it was mostly loose fabric pieces that weren't really fit to be sold (cut small pieces and such).  Anyways I saw something on the top and took a look.

JBL computer speakers.  Now to be honest, I don't really need speakers, but they were free.  At worst they don't work and I can throw them in the dumpster.  If they work I can decide if they are better than the ones I have and use them.

Turns out, they work great and just needed cleaning.  Also a power source.  I had a power source, so now I think I'll use them when I use my desktop next time.  I was pretty happy.

However, I wasn't done.  I saw a black box inside the cart, and was curious, so I dug around the fabric and found three more speakers.

KLH?  They sound like a brand I've heard of and might be nice ones.

Wow!  These could work as surround sound speakers if I knew how to set it up.  I can't find much on them, but they don't need a power source, but do need speaker wire to connect to a stereo.  I have a stereo in storage, and hope to go get it this week.  When I got them I thought again, at worst, I could take them apart and use the square box for something.  Now I'm not sure.  They have hooks on the back, they could be interesting shelves to put small things on.  Even if they don't work, it would look different.  I have a feeling they work though.  I hope to find a way to hook them up to a tv, and then I could use them as surround sound.  That would be fun.

Anyways, for 3 bucks, I think I came out ahead by a wide margin.  In fact looking up the JBL speakers on Ebay, some of the same kind have sold for $10-$20 bucks in the last month.  Maybe I can make a few bucks, but most likely I'll keep them.

So that wraps it up for today.  Before I go though I want to post a link to my Youtube page.  I'm not asking you to check it out or even subscribe, but wanted to mention it.  It's what I've been spending a lot of time on lately.  In the last few months I've spent more and more time on Roku looking at Youtube and got tired of searching for stuff on there, so I started making playlists so it would be easier to watch stuff.  I plan to make more playlists, but for now I have 3 live camera playlists. One is all animals, mostly Penguins since my mom likes them.  The other two is random places and such.  I have somewhat of a focus on colder places and beaches.  I hope they look nice when it snows, and hope the beaches look warm when it snows here.

In addition I have dedicated pages for Christmas and Thanksgiving.  I hope to build on them in the next few weeks and even work on some dedicated to music.  My main focus right now are parades.  I also have a playlist dedicated to Movies.  They are for the most part Made for Television movies from the 80's and 90's, but they are still some you may not find on other streaming services.

In the future I hope to do more with music and other random stuff, and always open to suggestions.  I never look up too much related to trading cards on there, but if I do I might make a list.  I tend to change them up often, so if something isn't on there one day, you know I've been working on it.

In the future, once I get ideas I might even start uploading more stuff on there as well.  I don't plan on doing any related to blogging, but you never know.  Anyways here is the link.

By the way I know the ones I created are bad, but they are worth cringe watching at least once.  If you do want to watch or subscribe I thank you, and if you have any ideas of future playlists, let me know.  I might work on some wrestling and arcade stuff in the future as well, but might need ideas.

Anyways, thank you all for reading and I hope everyone has a great week.

Monday, October 28, 2019

They Really Like Me!

Blogging is a community, plain and simple.  The more active you are, the more people are involved with you and the more they communicate with you.  When you are less active, you have less interactions and after a while you wonder if that blogger moved away or got sick.

I haven't moved away, and I wasn't sick.  I was just, well, not in the mood.  In real life (not to say blogging isn't real), I'm a homebody and if I don't leave my house for a few days its not uncommon.  However when it comes to blogging, for a couple years it was my lifeblood.  It gave me a chance to reach out to people, gave me a platform to show stuff off and test the waters on creations I made.  At one point though I slowed down.  I think a lot can be attributed to 2017 when I made a goal of posting more posts than I did in 2016 which was regularly.  By the end of the year I reached my goal, but I was burnt out.  No matter how much I thought about writing, I just didn't care to.  For the last couple years I basically kept up appearances so my blog wouldn't go dark, and even though Google thought my ads weren't making them or me money (which I think I just reactivated so we''ll see), I still felt I should give at least monthly updates.

A few months ago I remembered a custom card set I worked on in 2016 or 2017, and I sat on because the big anniversary was in 2019.  I actually set on it for two years.  When 2019 came, and despite being in the doldrums of blogging, I had a bit of excitement, because I could finally show them off, IN TWO POSTS NO LESS! Well, the time came and I did the first post.  Then I never showed the rest.  I don't know why, I just didn't.  I will hopefully by the end of the year, but don't hold me to it.

Throughout all this though, I still have readers, and friends.  I get tagged on Twitter to read other blogs, and I'm grateful for it.  I'll mention I got great stuff for a future blog and it will be liked and retweeted, and even replied "can't wait".  I'll talk to my sister and mention something and she'll say "when you doing a new blog"?  I'll talk to my friend and mention I'm scanning stuff and he'll say "for your blog?"  Sometimes it is, sometimes its other stuff.  The point it, despite being away for the longest I've ever been on here, people still like my blogs.  They thought of writing a new one sounds fun, but at the same time, I don't want to do it just to do it.  So I was conflicted to post today.  I NEED TO, but I don't want to.  My dad sometimes had a saying "Crap or get off the pot".  I'm wasting the day on Ebay or looking up something I don't really care about, so why not do a blog?

Well, I talked myself into it.  Now, what to show off?  Hmm. I guess I could show my recent findings around the house and my local second hand store.  Let's see what I have.

Going through stuff of my dad's and came across this non winning Missouri Lottery ticket.  He collected non-winners I guess to enter contests, but he never sent them in.  Now you can just type in stuff.  I do it sometimes, but haven't in a while.  Anyways, From what I could tell this was around the mid to late 1990's when this came out, and I'm not sure why it wasn't with other non winners, but I think its fun to look at so it will stay in my sports collection.

I've had this sticker for 15 years or so and I've never peeled it.  I'm not sure why I kept it or why I scanned it, but here it is.  Maybe one day I'll peel it and stick it on something, but until then, I'll keep it in my bin where photos are.

Though its bigger than my scanner, I did the best I could.  My sister picks these magazines up from her local grocery store, and this one just happened to have the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback on the cover.  They have a decent mix of sports athletes on the cover, and its not a bad magazine with recipes and other stuff in it, so it will stay in my sports collection.

As I was browsing my local thrift shop a while back I spotted an old Beckett.  I really didn't need it, but I figured I might as well.  Maybe they didn't have it logged into the TCDB yet, so I could scan it.  If not, I can look at how much prices for cards were back then.  So it's a win either way.  In a future trip I found more price guides, but I'll save that for a future day.

I might have posted this in a Father's Day post a couple years ago, but here it is again. I made this for my dad at some point in elementary school, and its always been framed since.  However the glass cracked so I'm going to reframe it.  While I find a new frame it will go into pictures since there is a picture of me on it.  A funny thing is a I've always wanted to do an updated version of this, and a couple days after finding this again, I was looking at a magazine and they had Dolly Parton inside, and multiple pictures all about the same size as the one I cut out for this.  So I might get started on a new version for next Father's Day and might use Dolly Parton again.

When I was younger I loved going to concerts, and usually if I liked a band enough I would buy merch.  Throw Rag opened a show my friend won tickets for one day and I really liked them.  Afterwards I met the band, got a signed poster (poster was newspaper stock, and not sure if I still have it), as well as one or two of their CD's and this patch.  I don't know why I got the patch, but I still like it.  I can't remember much of the conversation, but I do remember talking to one of the members about the Kansas City Chiefs.

Music has always been a big part of my life, as I write this I'm listening to music (Young The Giant is on the radio).  I got this Vinyl album of Korn at Hot Topic one day for some reason.  I think because I had my mom and dad's old stereo I wanted to use, and just needed the needle.  However before I could a leak kind of destroyed it.  Anyways, I never listened to this I guess 7" record, and since I don't have a player and no plan to get one, I'm giving it to a friend who has a nice collection.  He also has a massive CD collection and loves music as much as I do.  It's how we bonded.

Another vinyl I bought at Hot Topic when I had more money to waste, but the thing is, I can't find this album online, on vinyl or otherwise.  I'm not sure if its rare, but I do like Panic At The Disco, so I'll have to see if I have the songs on here.

Speaking of music, I hope to work on some playlists on Youtube soon and when I do I'll link on here.  One thing I've worked on lately is creating playlists on Youtube, and always wanted to do a music one or two.  For now I have a playlist of mostly made for TV movies, and some live camera videos.  One is all animals, the other is street or city cams.  I'm fascinated by them.  If you have any you think I should check out, let me know on here or twitter.  I update often.  Another playlist is all Christmas boat parades.  I hope to have more holiday ones up soon also.  So as you can see I'm actually doing stuff when not blogging, but one day I hope to combine the two.

Anyways back to more stuff.

My thrift shop finds also included some VHS.  I saw this and really wanted to get it, so 5 for 50 cents, I went ahead and got it.  I've tried finding it on Youtube but can't so hopefully I can convert it to dvd or onto my computer.  Then I'll see about uploading it myself.  It seems a lot of what I find are on Youtube, and that is probably another playlist to come.

I usually skip real movies on VHS unless I think they are hard to find.  I like more of the oddball stuff.  These are certainly out there.  Neither of these are on Youtube either, and will probably be much easier to upload.  I'm excited about the baseball one a little more.

Despite searching for oddball stuff, sometimes I just can't.  So I look for stuff I never heard of.  I never heard of Sammy the Seal, and figured older Disney might be harder to find.  Little did I know that Disney+ will have this when their streaming service begins.

On the flip side, for whatever reason I've never owned A Time To Kill, and always wanted it, so for now at least I have it on VHS.  I hope to get a blu ray version one day.

Sometimes I get lucky finding DVD's as well.  They are a buck (despite the $3 price on the cover).  I'm a sucker for baseball stuff, so I grabbed this still sealed.  Luckily you can watch this whole thing on Youtube.  I haven't watched it all yet, but did see their top 10 moments.  Can't wait to see the rest, and even happier I don't have to open this up.  It will fit on the shelf next to a Royals DVD and the 2015 World Series.

The Reggie Miller book I got because books are 10 for a quarter, and my mom usually is 1-2 books short so I usually grab something I might like or read.  Reggie Miller drew me in on this one.

I was really excited when my mom spotted this book.  I've met Dan Meers a few times and he's so nice.  a few years ago, my youngest nephew met him and got to try on the wolf costume.  The pictures are pretty cool.  My friend has read this book and liked it.  Inside are pictures from his career with the Chiefs and his time spent as Truman the Tiger at Mizzou.  I hope to read this soon, but then again me and reading are about the same as me and doing new blogs.

Now this book I've had for a long time.  The problem is I can't remember if I got it or my friend got it for me.  I have 3 Mick Foley books, and sure I bought one myself, and he gave me the other two.  At any rate, I haven't read it yet, and one day I hope to.  I like that it still has the WWF logo on the front, showing its nearly 20 years old now.

Lastly is a book I bought I think from Barnes and Noble or another bookstore.  It's a book about the September 11th attacks, and has a DVD of CBS footage of the day of the attacks.  It's not something you like to revisit, but for historical purposes I do like to look at it every few years on 9/11 just because its the biggest historical event of my lifetime.  This past year I searched Youtube for coverage of the other channels.  The only thing I won't watch is conspiracy theories and when the planes actually hit.  I remember seeing the second plane hit live when it happened and I never want to see it again.  Sometimes I will see it as it catches me off guard, but I try to avoid it.  I'm not big on history, but I knew I should get this when I saw it.

So that wraps it up for today, and if you still read this, thank you for caring enough to read.  I won't promise I'll write soon, but I do know I have plenty of scans and stuff to show, so I'm not lacking for content.  If you are on twitter and write a new post, feel free to tag me.  I haven't been reading as many lately, but if you tag me I will for sure.  I've been loving the flea market/thrift store ones lately.

Hope everyone has a great week.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Custom Cards! Peace and Music

This weekend is a special anniversary for those who are music fans.  50 years ago was an event called Woodstock.  Some of you may have heard of it, some of you may have been alive for it.  I wasn't, but it always fascinated me.  So much so that a couple years ago I started working on custom cards for the event.  However that was also when I started getting burnt out from blogging consistently, and it was also around the time I was working on another big custom set, the 2016 Olympics, which I never fully finished.  Maybe someday eh?  Anyways, I thought about it a couple weeks ago and was mad I almost forgot about it but I finally found the folder they were in and today I will show them off.  Actually I have another set which if I finish later today I might post tomorrow also involving Woodstock.  My hope was to post some last night, and some tonight, but things change.  Anyways, if you are a fan of music or history, I think you'll enjoy these.  If you aren't, then well, there's always next time.

I decided against building a full set of EVERY artist who played at Woodstock, but instead settled on nine.  Some of this I finished a couple years ago, some a few days ago, so the quality is all over the place, but overall I'm happy with the results.  Not all of these artists I'm fans of, and to be honest, looking over who all played, I'm not sure I could have come up with nine or ten I do like.  Though if I was alive I'd love to have gone, and most of these I wouldn't mind seeing live once just to say I've seen them.  So without further adu, here in no random order are NINE CUSTOM WOODSTOCK CARDS!

We'll start off with one of my mom's favorite artists- Joe Cocker.  I can't say I'm a fan, and honestly my first thought when I hear his name is the near perfect impression John Belushi did of him on Saturday Night Live, which my mom told me Cocker loved. 

Joe Cocker was the first artist to play the Sunday lineup (which is really confusing because some artists on the Saturday lineup were playing Sunday at 8 in the morning, but more on that later).  Joe actually was the second performer to play on the final day as his backing band did a couple songs without him before he hit the stage around 2:00 PM local time.  His hour and a half set included 11 songs.  Thanks to wikipedia, which is my source for almost all of this because I waited to long to find multiple sources, here was his setlist.

1. Dear Landlord
2. Something Coming On
3. Do I Still Figure In Your Life
4. Feelin' Alright
5. Just Like A Woman
6. Let's Go Get Stoned
7. I Don't Need A Doctor
8. I Shall Be Released
9. Hitchcock Railway
10. Something To Say
11. With A Little Help From My Friends

Not bad if your a fan of his.  I'm sure I've heard of most of them, but the final song is the only one I could properly name. 

Next let's go to one of the first day performers.

Arlo Guthrie is another artist I'm not really hip to, but I must say, this might be my favorite card I did.  It might look plain, but just something about it I like.  I tried my best to get photos of the performers as close to Woodstock as possible if I couldn't find actual photos from the event.  Its been two years so I can't tell how close I got to most of these, but I'd say within a year of the event.

Mr. Guthrie played on Friday night around 11:55 PM and wrapped up around 12:25 AM on Saturday morning.  He managed to perform 7 songs, and here is his playlist.

1. Coming into Los Angeles
2. Wheel of Fortune
3. Walkin' Down The Line
4. The Story of Moses
5. Oh Mary Don't You Weep
6. Every Hand in the Land
7. Amazing Grace

Again, I couldn't pick any of these out as his, but I'm sure I could tell you which one was Amazing Grace.  I never got into him or his songs, but a couple years ago I think he played a show near my area, but I didn't go.

Next let's go to one of those complicated day and time performers.

If I had more time I would have tried to make this card better.  Anyways, Janis Joplin is another artist my mom loves.  Ms. Joplin performed Saturday night, by which I mean Sunday morning from 2:00 AM until 3:00 AM.  In total she did 10 songs, and here is what was included in her set.

1. Raise Your Hand
2. As Good As You've Been To This World
3. To Love Somebody
4. Summertime
5. Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
6. Kozmic Blues
7. I Can't Turn You Loose
8. Work Me, Lord
9. Piece of My Heart
10. Ball and Chain

I'm familiar with a few of these because I bought my mom a few of her CD's some years ago and remember the titles.  Outside of Piece of My Heart, I couldn't name them if you played a clip.  I've heard a few of her songs, and I'm just not a fan.  I guess its like my mom not really digging Cranberries songs when I listen to them.  Everybody has different musical tastes, so it is what it is.

For the next artist we stick with another Saturday night performer that actually played after the sun came up on Sunday.

Look how bright it is on a SATURDAY NIGHT!  Billed as the last act of the Saturday lineup, Jefferson Airplane actually didn't start until 8:00 AM on Sunday morning and didn't quit until 9:40 AM.  So the question is, are all those people still awake from the night before, or just waking up Sunday morning?

Depending on the day of the week, I like Jefferson Airplane.  I can't take all their stuff, but the stuff I do like, I really like.  Anyways, here is their playlist which included 13 tracks.

1. The Other Side of This Life
2. Somebody To Love
3. 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds
4. Won't You Try/Saturday Afternoon
5. Eskimo Blue Day
6. Plastic Fantastic Lover
7. Wooden Ships
8. Uncle Sam Blues
9. Volunteers
10. The Ballad of You and Me and Pooneil
11. Come Back Baby
12. White Rabbit
13. The House at Pooneil Corners

Of these songs, I like Somebody To Love the most.  I never got into White Rabbit, and some of this stuff I never even heard of before.  With that said, if I was alive and there, they might have been one of the top 3 bands I'd want to see.

Next let's go back to the first day.

Ravi Shankar isn't an artist I can listen to a lot, and I can't say I'm a big sitar fan, but I would have watched his set.  It was only 3 songs and was around 35 minutes from 10:00 PM-10:35 PM so I think I could have handled it.

1. Raga Puriya-Dhanashri/Gat In Sawarital
2. Table Solo in Jhaptal
3. Raga Manj Kmahaj (Alap, Jor, Dhun in Kaharwa Tal)

I've never heard of these songs, and I might have even spelled them wrong, but I tried my best.  If you asked me to name a song of his I couldn't.  I was quite surprised when he passed away that it mentioned he had a daughter.  No big deal, but until that point I never knew his daughter was Norah Jones.  That just fascinated me way more than it should have.

If Jefferson Airplane was one of the top 3 I'd wanted to see at Woodstock, Jimi would have to be number 1.  I'm not going to listen to his music nonstop, but I will turn up the radio when almost any of his songs come on.  He was the final performer at the event, which was the Sunday lineup but he didn't start playing until 9:00 AM Monday morning.  He played until 11:10 AM, so a nice two plus hour set.  Including an encore song, he played 16 songs.  Here is what he played.

1. Message To Love
2. Hear My Train A Comin
3. Spanish Castle Magic
4. Red House
5. Mastermind
6. Lover Man
7. Foxy Lady
8. Jam Back At The House
9. Izabella
10. Gypsy Woman/Award of Love
11. Fire
12. Voodoo Child (Slight Return)/Stepping Stone
13. The Star-Spangled Banner
14. Purple Haze
15. Woodstock Improvisation/Villanova Junction
1.Hey Joe

I mean who could not like that set?  While researching I found out that in 1989 they had a somewhat 20th anniversary of Woodstock and Jimi's dad Al Hendrix performed at the event.  It wasn't anything like the 1994 or 1999 events, and really not like the original, but it was still cool to read that.  In 1999 when the Red Hot Chili Peppers covered Hendrix's song Fire, many thought it was because the crowd started torching stuff toward the end of the event, but a couple of the members claim Jimi's family asked beforehand if they could play the song.

I was going to go all out when I originally thought of making these and do cards for the 1994 and 1999 events, but never got around to it.  Besides, I'm not sure too many people would want custom cards of Korn, The Offspring, or Dave Matthews Band.  Maybe another time I will work on them, but until then, let's get back to more from the original show.

To tell you I don't know much about Stillwater would be an understatement.  When I started this a couple years ago I came across the name and read a bit about them.  Since then, I've forgot all that and haven't read up on them again.  At any rate, they Friday night from 7:30 PM until 8:10 PM.  Their set was 10 songs, which included:

1. Motherless Child
2. Look Out
3. For Pete's Sake
4. Day Song *they may not have performed this*
5. What's Wrong
6. My Crystal Spider
7. Two Words
8. Why Oh Why
9. Let The Sunshine In
10. Oh Happy Day

Some dispute if Day Song was played at the event.  I'm not sure of any of these songs, so I can't say if I'd enjoy it or not, but I didn't just want cards of all big acts.

Speaking of big acts, we are down to the last 2 card for this set, and both I would have love to have seen.

I made this card last minute, and feel bad for putting words on tops of 75% of the band, but I'm not sure how else to do it.  Creedence Clearwater Revival is a band I could name probably more songs of than any band at Woodstock. 

The played right before Janis Joplin during the Saturday lineup which was from 12:30 AM Sunday until 1:20 AM.  Here is their set:

1. Born on the Bayou
2. Green River
3. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do)
4. Bootleg
5. Commotion
6. Bad Moon Rising
7. Proud Mary
8. I Put a Spell on You
9. Night Time Is the Right Time
10. Keep on Chooglin'
11. Susie Q

That's pretty much one of their greatest hits albums.  I didn't read up on when what song was released, but I might have finished with Bad Moon Rising to be honest.  But Susie Q is a good one.  I can't say which one is my favorite song, but Born On The Bayou would be up there too.

So we come down to the final card of the set, and these guys played 22 songs and was even interrupted briefly by Abbie Hoffman during their set.

Man I wish I would have made this card better, but oh well.  I can't say I'm a big fan of the band in general, but I'd be crazy if I said I didn't like their music.  I mean their music still resonates today, and even were made into theme songs for 3 or 4 C.S.I. shows.  Anyways, The Who graced the stage Saturday night, well Sunday morning from 5:00 AM until 6:05 AM.  I'm not sure how they got 22 songs in, but according to wikipedia they did.  Here is the setlist they had:

1. Heaven and Hell
2. I Can't Explain
3. It's A Boy
4. 1921
5. Amazing Journey
6. Sparks
7. Eyesight To The Blind
8. Christmas
9. The Acid Queen
10. Pinball Wizard
* The Abbie Hoffman incident
11. Do You Think It's Alright
12. Fiddle About
13. There's A Doctor I've Found
14. Go To The Mirror!
15. Smash The Mirror
16. I'm Free
17. Tommy's Holiday Camp
18. We're Not Gonna Take It
19. Summertime Blues
20. Shakin' All Over
21. My Generation (shortened version)
22. Naked Eye (instrumental finale only)

What surprises me the most about this set is that they shortened My Generation.  I'm also surprised that didn't close out their set.  I would have been going crazy when they started playing Pinball Wizard.  It's not my favorite of theirs, but I do like the song a lot.  Just think of all the songs of theirs not on that set list.

So overall, here are 9 cards of performers that played Woodstock in 1969.  If I didn't wait so long, maybe I could have made cards for all 32 acts, but that would have been a much longer post.  In the end over half a million people were estimated to have attended.  If I get around to it, my next post will be some people that DIDN'T attend.  More custom cards, if I get around to actually finishing them up.  It may not have as many words or information as this one, but maybe it will motivate me to be more active on here.

Thanks for reading everyone, and have a great day!