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What’s Happening? Plus Another Box Break, I Guess

Well, the calendar’s changed (no, not mine; I still haven’t taken care of that yet) but things still are rolling along like before. The outside lights are down, the tree was hauled out back and recycled (it was a GOOD tree; drank all its water and didn’t drop needles) and Mo & K got up the gumption to purge a couple decades of biological experiments from the fridge. And my bowl picks went belly-up with the Big Ten’s inspiring performance yesterday.

I went to the basement recently to dig up some “flashback” material for future posting here (a couple massive Strat-O-Matic seasons from the mid-80’s) and stumbled upon a forgotten binder of early-2000’s Twins cards — a great Christmas surprise to me from me. Nothing too fancy (a 2002 T206 Mauer being the most valuable) but it took a lot out of my wantlists and included a 2002 Topps Gold and Stadium Club Gold card, and a few SPs.

WordPress sent a nice State of the Blog summary to my email this morning. Interesting to see the amount of activity, and that the most searched items leading people here were eclectic phrases like amtrak business class, tony pena catching stance, halloween pumpkins, and homer hanky — go figure. Speaking of homer hankies, I felt it was time to update the blog banner to include the last two seasons of hankies. The most recent one (framed as a Christmas gift – thanks Mo!) looks especially sharp with a blue matte.

Back to the blog — WordPress identified my Feb post of a double box break of Kellogg’s Pop Tarts cards as the most visited of last year. Well, although I wasn’t that pleased with the product, I decided to give the people what they want, so here’s a follow-up for ya:


2010 Kellogg’s Limited Edition Gingerbread Printed Fun Pop-Tarts cards

While at the local Target store, I found these discounted 75% to a what-the-heck price of $.77 a box — not in the baseball card section, but in the seasonal clearance section for some reason. Like before, Kellogg’s packages these two cards to a pack, six packs to a box. Although they are “limited edition” I could find no mention of the print run. And although it didn’t say it, the box images make me think that the set includes some Team USA players. Maybe I’m reading too much into it.

Kellogg’s pulled the same trick as Upper Deck with this set: not one team name or logo was visible on their cards, so they avoided Topps’ crack legal team. Unfortunately, the images that WERE on them were also not easy to discern. None of the players were easily made out (although the one pictured here is readily identifiable as Chone Figgins) and the “printed fun” effects were disappointing. At least this time around Kellogg’s got their collation problems resolved.

I kinda like this set, even without the discounted price. K thinks they sound “gross” but she’s not a baseball fan, so take that for what it’s worth.

Well, I’ll be upset if the most-read blog post of the new year is this one. That’ll teach me to do another Pop-Tarts cards box break first thing in the new year.

Here’s hoping you have a great year, everyone!


Spookymilk Survivor Challenge Friday Random 10

Well, all good things must come to an end, and Spookymilk Survivor Challenge week #16 was mine.  As a post-mortem sentiment, I’m glad to be voted off as a threat than for having an off week.  I had a great time, Spooky & Beau, and I enjoyed everyone’s writing creativity.  Oh, and The Winner Group über alles!

  1. “Transit” – Ira Stein & Russel Walder, Transit
  2. I’ll Come Running” – Brian Eno, Another Green World
  3. “I’m So Straight I’m a Weirdo” – Rick Wakeman, Rock & Roll Prophet
  4. Brother Up in Heaven” – Alan Parsons, On Air
  5. “London Town” – Wings, London Town
  6. “Tattoo” – Ohm, Amino Acid Flashback
  7. “Ventura Highway” – America, History: America’s Greatest Hits
  8. “If You Leave” – Orchestral Manoeuvers in the Dark, The Best of OMD
  9. Treasure” – Trevor Rabin, National Treasure soundtrack
  10. “Rejection” – Lisa Gerrard, Whale Rider soundtrack

Have a great weekend, everyone, and let’s go AL Central Champion Twins!

Merry Christmas!

Hope you’re all having a great Christmas! After a couple days of rain, we finally got some snow before noon today, so we are having a white Christmas after all.

It’s a tradition at the Runner family to make spaghetti for supper on Christmas Eve, yet our schedule didn’t look too promising this year, so the ever-thoughtful K decided that we would instead go to Fazoli’s for a late pasta lunch instead.  We are nothing if not adaptable!

After a busy afternoon of helping out at some of the church Christmas services and singing in the choir, we joined a nice gathering of friends at the Griffiths.  We eventually made it home to open gifts and get some well-deserved sleep. It’s been a wonderful holiday.

Oh, and among other great gifts, Mo & K framed this year’s Homer Hanky for me. Looks like I’ll have to update my blog banner sometime.

2009 Homer Hanky