Friday, April 5, 2019

Round, hard things you can't spend or eat


I haven't had much time for card stuff lately and during a brief break in the action yesterday (i.e. someone I needed to interview stiffed me), I decided to stop by Target and buy some cards just to prove I still could.

I wound up with a blaster of last year's Archives, which ideally would be fun. But I've finished off almost all the Dodgers and I'm not trying to complete the set so this was purely a mad money purchase.

Also, when I opened the blaster it occurred to me why I avoided Archives blasters last year:

1. Those blasted Sandlot cards. I'm about 1 of 2 bloggers who doesn't appreciate that movie and there is no reason for me to have the cards. I ended up with one of the cards -- don't ask me who it was, it wasn't the girl or the guy in the Dodgers hat.

2. Coins

The coins are an exclusive to the blasters.

I've never gotten into collectible coins. I have several of the '60s ones but that's because they're from the '60s and everything made back then is cool. But the '80s coins just clutter up the place. I can't spend them or eat them so what is the point?

I end up throwing them in a box where they clink around, annoying me. I should really store them in pages like I have with the '80s baseball pins, but I need to get myself to care first.

Also, I don't like how they tend to rust when they get older. I feel like I'll get tetanus. That's mostly because of my mom freaking me out about stepping on rusty nails when I was a kid but it's still very real.

Anyway, I just opened the package here on my limited dinner break and these are the results:


OK. That's enough of that.

What's next?

15 comments:

  1. Those aren't even coins. They are medals. To be a coin it needs to be created by a government or a licensed agency and created with the purpose of facilitating commerce.

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  2. "I'm about 1 of 2 bloggers who doesn't appreciate that movie and there is no reason for me to have the cards."

    /unfollow

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    1. I’m one who’s never seen the movie

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    2. Same here. I didn't remember its existence at all until these cards were announced. I think I was too old for it.

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  3. I can't stand the coins, either. Right now, there are two "packs" of them just sitting on my desk collecting dust.

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  4. I saw that movie once with family at a budget movie theater that cost $1.75 to get in - I liked it enough at the time, but I can't really recall anything but the basics.

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  5. I also don’t care for coins. Why waste space in a box. That could’ve been another pack.
    I think MLB network constantly playing The Sandlot kind of ruined the charm of the movie for me.

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  6. On the plus side, at least they're not made of plastic . . .

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  7. I binder the coins . There’s quite a few issues over the yrs. I went to a coin shop got the coin holders they slide right in a page

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  8. A few days ago, I was talking to my brother and he was telling me that a lot of people don't bother showing up to interviews these days. Like no phone call or anything. I was pretty blown away. I can't even imagine lining up a job interview and then blowing it off like it was nothing, but he says it's a pretty common thing nowadays. That being said... it still annoys the heck out of him.

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    1. I was referring to interviewing for a story, but I suppose on the good side for your brother not showing up for a job interview helps weed out who not to hire.

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    2. Good point. If the topic comes up again and I'm sure it will... I'll bring that up.

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  9. I'm definitely in the the no coin camp. I pulled a Trout with mine last year but couldn't even get excited about it.

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  10. I'm in full agreement with you about the Sandlot cards. As for the coins, I'm a pretty big fan of those.

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  11. Never really cared for the movie and avoid the cards. One of the few times I find an insert silly. That said, I like the Major League set. Go figure!

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