Friday, June 26, 2009

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set

Ahhhhh... Productivity!
PRP LOST - #22 Michael

Design based on: 1982 Topps #647 - Warren Brusstar

PRP LOST - #23 Desmond

Design based on: 2009 Topps Legends Commemorative Patch #LPR13 - Ted Williams 1953 All-Star Game

PRP LOST - #24 Walt

Design based on: 1987 Donruss #135 - Wally Joyner RC (Rookie Card)

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Jumping ahead a bit in the numbering...

PRP LOST - #42 Checklist Series 1

This is not my personal copy of this card... Mine is not in as good condition. (see scan below)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Colbert Hair-t...

The latest addition to the 2009 Allen & Ginter set was announced today. PunkRockPaint, once again, gets the exclusive first scan!

Anyone catch the error? Knowing Topps, it is probably a super limited variation...

Sure enough... Here is the "corrected" version.

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set

The pollen count was off the charts that day. My allergies were really acting up. My contacts were very dry...

I swear I wasn't crying when Rose and Bernard were reunited...

PRP LOST - #21 Rose & Bernard

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set

A couple more that I have neglected - a two-fer afternoon:
PRP LOST - #19 Sayid

Design based on: 1991 Topps Desert Storm #xx USS Goldsborough

PRP LOST - #20 Mr. Eko

Design based on: 1973 Topps #100 - Hank Aaron

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set

I know it is too early in the set to start using the same player (character) twice, but this one has been rattling around inside my head for a while now:

PRP LOST - #18 Linus

This design is a birthday tribute to the most wonderful sister in the world.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set

This set is rolling now! Any requests?

PRP LOST - #16 Kate

Design based on: 1984 Topps #206 - Andy Van Slyke RC

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set

Since Beardy didn't pull one today, I will show you my favorite card from the 2006 Topps 52 set:

PRP LOST - #15 Locke

Design based on: 2006 Topps 52 #299 - Jered Weaver SP RC

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set

Old school Star Wars card... Sweet!

PRP LOST - #14 Charlie

Monday, June 15, 2009

Card Blog League - Update...

We are almost halfway through the regular season, and the mighty Pintadores de Punkrock have yet to lose a series. First place by 6.5 games! Impressive? Sure. But this week we face the dreaded Chico's Bail Bonds team helmed by none other than Dayf from Cardboard Junkie.

Will Los Pintadores take the all-important 1st half trophy??? (We certainly hope so, as it will soften the blow of our eventual 2nd half collapse.)

Viva Los Pintadores!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set

I always like to see what the odds are to pull a particular insert or variation from a pack of cards. If I am going to gamble (which I have determined is at least 50% of my enjoyment of opening cards) I want to know my chances of "winning". Upper Deck refuses to put the odds on the back of their packs... and it pisses me off. If I didn't know that I had a better than 85% chance of winning, pre-flop with pocket aces I wouldn't play poker. Why should I buy any more Upper Deck product?

Where was I... Oh, yeah:

Back in 2000, I recall being puzzled by the mysterious "Card Supials" listing on the back of the packs of Pacific Crown Royale (2:25 packs). My high school Spanish classes and proximity to Mexico had often helped me with Pacific's Spanish language usage on their cards. The word "supial" was messing me up. It sounded Spanish, it was definitely a word I thought I had heard before. Was "supial" (pronounced Soo-pee-AHL in my mind) a Spanish version of "super", was it the future tense of some verb that I had forgotten???

Then I pulled a Card-Supial from the first pack box I purchased and immediately felt stupid. It wasn't Spanish... It was Biology. Card-Supial... Marsupial. The card had a pouch with a baby card in it. Um, hilarious? Stupid?

If I hadn't pulled a Tony Gwynn "mama" card I would probably would lean toward "stupid". But my Tony Gwynn "Kanga" and Richie Sexon "Roo" reside quite happily together in my Tony Gwynn binder. (I assume that to be the case. I haven't seen "the good book" since I moved a year-and-a-half ago... doh!)

PRP LOST - #13 Claire & Aaron

Saturday, June 13, 2009

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set

More fun with holograms...

PRP LOST - #12 Shannon

Friday, June 12, 2009

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set

It has been a while since I have posted anything, so I forced myself to do another Retro LOST card. 1993 is hardly "retro", but I like the design... and it is my set, so deal with it.

PRP LOST - #11 Jack Shepard

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Redemptions Suck...

... but sometimes requests can not be fulfilled. PunkRockPaint will be mailing the following letter later this week:


Dear Valued Customer,

Unfortunately, the PunkRockPaint Company will not be able to fulfill your redemption for the following card:

2009 Playoff Edition – LaBron James – Post-Game Handshake

It is our intention to provide you with the card you redeemed; but, circumstances do arise when a card becomes unavailable (whether because autographs are not received or for production issues).

If you feel you have received a non-comparable replacement for your redemption, we will accept written documentation detailing your unfair exchange allegations. Such documentation must include proof of current value (i.e. Beckett Listing – definitely NOT eBay values).

We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope you enjoy your new collectible card.


{authorized signature}

Travis Peterson
Redemptions Manager
PunkRockPaint, LLC