1.28.2011

Dinged Corners returns. Hi.

Greetings, wonderful baseball card people. We've been gone since August because of full-time school, full-time work, and then a scary health matter, but we are emerging and we miss you and thus we is back. Good timing, too: it's practically spring training.

Our card mojo is in a state of revision: with the demise of the lone baseball card store we liked within a two-hour drive from us, and with the apparent decision by the closest Target to carry only iffy junkiness which is quickly picked over by our local pack squeezers, we need to devise a new way to enjoy a card spree now and then. We start today with one lone pack of Bowman Chrome 2010 because we were at Target yesterday feeling hopeless and had to start with something. Tonight maybe we'll get the eBay account dusted off. We miss our old brick and mortar haven, Derek's Dugout. He had to go off and get married and find a real job! The nerve.

We were so excited to return to the blogiverse that we forgot we like to post the pack itself, so here is the smashed pack we forgot to scan before tearing:
Inside said pack we found a Josh Hamilton swing card in which his bat is completely cut out of the picture, but a little wrist and catcher's mitt makes an appearance. Interesting layout. You see that thought balloon? He's thinking, "gosh it's dark in here."
Trust us, the grass looks well-mowed and Josh's pants are too long, which makes him look as if he's wearing pajama bottoms. Jammies are the couture that baseball uniforms most closely resemble anyway.

The card is shiny, so we can't say it's bad, but neither can we say its CHROMEy, because in what world do these cards look like the bumper on a '56 Thunderbird? In a sense "chrome" is a fib. Anyway, the "Bowman Briefing" on back includes the odd sentence, "Laces lasers to all fields." Good for Bowman for bringing back a vintage, unhinged cardback writing style. The letter G looms in the background although you probably can't see it because of the Through a Glass Darkly scan.

As for Junior, well. He no longer benefts from rear angle views.

And a letter G looms on the lower right on his card as well. Hm.

The third ($2.99 for three cards? a dollar a card? is this for real?) and final card, white border, is of a Met.

Mr. Schwinden has that "whatchoo want?" pose baseball players are so good at these days. Add a more pronounced sneer and you can bet a kid just asked for his autograph. No lurking letter G, though. Nice glove. Best sentence on back: "Pounds zone with tailing two-seamer." It also says "can throw change-up," but for a moment we thought it said "can throw up change."

Thanks for being there! We mean it.

PS BTW One of the other park rangers I work with is a baseball card collector and more important, appreciator. He's much like some of you in that he truly knows the game, its history, and its players. He has many cards, including vintage ones...so prepare for a regular Card Ranger feature at Dinged Corners, with scans from his awesome collection, beginning soon!

21 comments:

jackplumstead said...

HIya, Its good to have you back!

deal said...

DC was on my most missed blog list for the last few months welcome back.

hope everything continues to get better. hate hearing about scary health issues.

Mark A. said...

Welcome back. You've been missed.

Grand Cards said...

WELCOME BACK! Note to self, whenever a great blog stops blogging for months, remove them from my blogroll and they will return 2 days later. Yes, this just happened. Also, you will be re-added to my blogroll momentarily.

Rob- AKA "VOTC" said...

Welcom back!!

night owl said...

I have no time today to say anything but ...

Hey! WEEEEEEEEE! Dinged Corners has returned!!!


Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

cynicalbuddha said...

I think Schwinden has that "I'm so high right now" look. Welcome back.

Colbey said...

Welcome back!

handcollated said...

Holy crap, welcome back! And I had just pruned you from the blogroll, too. Back to the editing board.

Paul said...

Welcome back!

FanOfReds said...

Welcome back - you were missed!

MattR said...

Welcome back!!! :)

dayf said...

Hooray! DC is back!

PunkRockPaint said...

All is right in my world now! So glad you are back! Although, I liked seeing my Dave Forehead card every time I checked in.

White Sox Cards said...

Welcome back! We missed you!! Hope everything has settled down to normalcy.

Cardsplitter said...

Welcome back.

If you had a Night Ranger post now and then that would be pretty, well, pretty something.

Bo said...

Welcome back! The baseball card blogosphere is complete again.

Dinged Corners said...

Thank you so much, everyone, for your very kind comments. We are glad to be back.

Spiff said...

Hey! Welcome back! So glad to see ya'll posting again. I was starting to get worried. Hope things continue to go well for you.

the sewingmachineguy said...

Cool. I missed this blog while it was dormant. Re-adding to my blog-roll too.
Peace.

skoormit said...

w00t!