Skip to main content

Where ya been, babe?

I just received another gift of 2012 Allen & Ginter from the very, very busy Nachos Grande.

He's practically completing the set for me with these packages. With this third edition of cards sent my way, I'm down to needing 89 more cards to finish the set. That's pretty good for someone who didn't buy a box of A&G this year.

In fact, I'm just about at the stage where buying another blaster of this stuff is a waste of money. I mean I couldn't even use the cards I get from it for blog material. Nobody wants to see A&G anymore.

So here, real quick, are the cards I got from Chris:


Blah, blah, blah, blah. Blah, blah, blah, blah.

You barely looked at them, didn't you?

Me, too, even when I was opening the package.

Not because I'm ungrateful or anything. In fact, I did a little dance around the back 40 when I learned I could erase more numbers off of my A&G want list. You should have seen the neighbors' faces.

With every card package, I am perpetually grateful.

But this is how I paged through the cards as I opened them:

"B.J. Upton, OK. Phil Hughes, bleah -- Yankee. Liam Hendricks, who? Scott Rolen, OK. Carlos Lee, of course ...

Wait ...

Whaz this??????????"



Is that KATE???


Finally!!!!

Where ya been, babe?

It's taken me like four blasters, several rack packs, a bunch of loose packs and a handful of trade packages to find this card.

I knew I'd eventually get it, but, damn, it was a hassle waiting. I've got work to do here.

I need to update the Allen & Ginter Babe of the Year list!

So here it is, all updated:

2006: Jennie Finch
2007: Mia Hamm
2008: Jeanette Lee
2009: Cat Osterman
2010: Shawn Johnson
2011: Hope Solo
2012: Kate Upton

I feel complete again.

All right, I can hear some complaints in the background. (I always hear complaints -- I've got to learn to find the off switch).

"What about Erin Andrews?" some of you are saying.

OK, I understand.

I love Erin Andrews. For more reasons than just her looks, which I'll be happy to get into at some point at a later date.

But in a matchup against a runway model/swimsuit model/the best looking woman to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated in years, even Erin cannot compete.

I mean, come on. It's Kate.

I'll be happy to write in more detail about the reasons why Kate Upton gets named A&G's Babe over Erin Andrews. On that day, I will compare the two in a highly analytical, knock-down drag-out, womano-a-womano, side-to-side, cardboard-to-cardboard throwdown.

Unfortunately, even though I finally have Upton's card, I still need Andrews' card.

(*sigh*)

Even in cardboard form, hot women avoid me.

Comments

Nachos Grande said…
I thought you'd like that little red beauty tucked in the pile of cards.
I think that link just got me fired. Not to take anything away from Kate, but I did notice Ian was on the top of that pile. That didn't sound right.
Funner Here said…
Inspired by this post, I envision a few things: A "Babes of Allen & Ginter" Calendar; and a March Madness type bracket contest as to which A&G "babe" card takes top seed.

Popular posts from this blog

That was easy

   My approach on 2021 Topps, after seeing the cards, empty shelves and the tales of inflated prices, was that I could last the entire year without buying any.   The effort wasn't worth it. I'll just take my Dodgers and go home.   I went to Target once after the release date a couple weeks ago, I don't really remember what day I went, and saw empty shelves and shrugged.   So, move forward two weeks and it's birthday season. Those who have read this blog for awhile know I have a lot of birthdays in my family in March and it's the primary shopping time of the year, besides Christmas. I went to Target yesterday for a few items and I made sure to check the card aisle, just in case. I didn't expect to find anything, but I think you know me by now, I have to buy my first packs of the season if I have the opportunity. It's worth a look. The shelves seemed fairly empty as I approached. But they weren't. When I got there, I saw maybe six or seven 2021 Topps baseb

Reliving my childhood isn't easy

  My favorite part of collecting cards doesn't have to do with collecting current players, rookie cards or prospecting.   Although I pay attention to and buy modern cards and also seek out cards from before I was collecting or even before I was born, none of those cards are why I'm doing this.   The best part of collecting for me -- where the warm fuzzies reside, what I'd save for myself after chucking the rest of my collection -- is any card that was released when I was a child or young teen. I don't think I'm special in that way. A lot of collectors probably feel that way. But, unlike, say, the adult who grew up during the junk wax era, who can open pack after pack of 1990 Donruss and get that nostalgic rush without fear of packs ever disappearing, it's a little more difficult for me. I can go to a discount store a couple of miles away in town and grab some 1988 Donruss packs (I think I can still do that, who knows with the hobby weirdness lately). But there&#

G.O.A.T, the '80s: 20-11

  Big news at the night owl nest today. I subscribed to MLB.TV. Finally, I can watch any game I want this season. I no longer have to suffer with seeing the Mets play the Marlins for the 197th time or grit my teeth through Michael Kay because there's no baseball to watch anywhere else. I can ignore the Yankees for 162 games if I want! And that's what I plan to do. The Phillies-Orioles spring training game is on right now and then I'll search out something even more obscure later. I know, I know, I'm late to the party. That's the way it's been when it comes to entertainment viewing for most of my life. Taking years to land an MLB subscription was more of a cash-flow issue, but when I was younger, I'd miss out on the popular movies all the time because of a relatively sheltered existence. While high school classmates were quoting lines from Caddyshack and Stripes in the lunch room and on the school bus, I knew mostly Star Wars movies and E.T. HBO was the big t