Archive for Joe DiMaggio

(UPDATED) Fifth Day of Christmas Brings Car Repairs

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

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**Problem has been identified. Read further to find out what it’s going to cost.

I saw a clever post on Cardboard Junkie’s blog yesterday, which I will admit was the inspiration for the title here. Thanks, Dave.

Anyhow, you read that right. On the morning of Dec. 20, a Saturday no less, instead of sleeping in with the wife, I drove to my local automotive repair shop (only about half a mile) and dropped off my car for repairs. Continue reading

Card of the Day: 2006 Ultimate Collection Ultimate Tandems Dual Patch Brian Giles / Trevor Hoffman

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

hoffgilesThere was a time where a card like this would gave been the coolest thing I owned, and for several reasons.

First, It pictures Brian Giles, whom I adored as a player for about three years in the early 2000s. He was an excellent fantasy baseball producer, and that success transferred over to sports cards for me.

Second, it pictures Trevor Hoffman, the man for whom I named my XBOX Live account after. (If you care, it’s HellsBells51). Hoffman was the man, and is my all-time favorite closer. This includes Jonathan Papelbon of my beloved Red Sox.

And third, it’s a patch card numbered 01/35. I still love my patches, even though they are fairly plentiful. Continue reading