Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Garage Sale Find: Eric Byrnes

The last bobblehead that I picked up at a garage sale was Eric Byrnes. Although I will always be a Rays fan, I really enjoyed the A's in the early 2000s. Since Eric Byrnes played with them, he was someone that I rooted for here in Arizona. I think his hustle outweighed his talent, but he was fun to watch play.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A.J. Pollock Bobblehead!

 I was lucky enough to obtain one of these SGA A.J. Pollock Star Wars bobbleheads from Dan. This was the most recent Diamondbacks bobblehead, at least until Randy Johnson comes out this coming Saturday. The bobblehead looks great, but it seems to have poor craftsmanship, much like many of the recent D-Back bobbles. At the end of the light saber, there is a tiny little screw that is supposed to tighten into the hands. The problem is that there is no where to screw the bolt into, and the bolt is almost non-existent. I can't complain though, I am just happy to add another one to my collection!


Garage Sale Find: Mark Reynolds

Hey there Mark Reynolds! This bobblehead came from the same set I have been talking about, and also cost $3.50. There were two of them, I picked the better one, but I ended up with one that was damaged. Hopefully the seller did not do this on purpose, but not sure how it happened. I really like this bobblehead for some reason, I think it has to do with the oversized bat. 

Sidenote: I remember being really bummed that the D-Backs traded him, but I always get worried that the Rays will pick him up as their DH... 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Garage Sale Find: Chris Snyder

I picked up this Chris Snyder for $3.50, and I really like it. I know very little about Chris Snyder, but his bobblehead is great. The 2009 bobbleheads seem to be very heavy, and pretty well crafted. D-Backs have some great bobbleheads compared to other teams, but I think sometimes the paint and glue can be a total wildcard.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Garage Sale Find: OEL

This Oliver Ekman Larsson bobblehead was a SGA for the Arizona Coyotes this season. I really enjoy hockey, so it was great that I could add such a promising star to my collection. We typically go to two hockey games a year since Glendale is a bit far from my home, but we hope to go to more this year. Hopefully Glendale and the Coyotes can work out a deal that works for both sides. Seems like a broken marriage to me, but I just want them to stay in Arizona.  This only set me back $3.50!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Garage Sale Find: Justin Upton

This was the second bobblehead that I had picked up from a sale on Sunday. The seller was adamant on selling this for $10, but I got it for $3.50 along with 5 other players. Justin Upton was a fun player to watch, but also very frustrating. He was a part of one of the most fun teams I have ever got to watch play, the 2011 D-Backs. Apparently the base connects with a number of other 2009 bobbles, and the only one I did not get from the sale was Augie Ojeda. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Garage Sale Find: Richie Sexson

I was able to find this 2004 Richie Sexson Diamondbacks SGA at a garage sale on Sunday. The seller had a number of bobbles in a box and said he was firm on selling the box for $65, but there was no chance that was happening. He had quite a few that were destroyed, but some were in very good shape. This was thankfully one of the good ones, and I paid $3.50 for it.

I actually went to the yard sale just for this bobblehead, mainly because of the ridiculous home-run he hit when I was in High School.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

New Print!

When I first got into this print obsession, I found a print that had just been released, but sold out instantly. I was extremely interested because it was based off of the early 90's movie, Muppets Christmas Carol. For some strange reason, I have always had some serious love for Muppets, and that movie in particular.  So I set out to eBay, and was blown away by some listings that were in the $100-$150 range, which I was not ok with. I ended up finding the artist on Facebook because I loved his artwork, and at some point, he posted that he had just gotten back his proof prints for the Muppets piece that I wanted. I reached out, explained that i'd be interested, and he happily sold me one of the five proofs that he got back. This did kind of ruin a birthday present because my wife was actually going to get it for me :( She ended up insisting on buying it for me, so I got a B-Day present 2 months early.

After a three week journey from the UK, it finally got here. 

I then held on to it for a few weeks, took it to Hobby Lobby, and sent it off for a custom frame. After a longer-than-usual stay at Hobby Lobby, Kermit returned home! 

The print was a very weird size, I almost want to say 15x22 or something, so that was a major reason why I needed to look at a number of different options. I opted to stay away from any boarder because I did not want to take away the signature or margin. So instead, I opted for a frame that just a splash of color. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Happy Birthday Dan!!!

Dan from the blog It's Like Having My Own Card Shop has been great to me over the years, so I had to try and find him something unique for his birthday. After searching far and wide, I found this gem! It was newly listed, and after missing out on some really good things (#'d Tomas auto, I am looking at you), I pulled the trigger on this. I will not see him for a few days, so I thought I would pull the curtain here first so that he is not in suspense!

Thanks for always being awesome, Dan!