Monday, February 26, 2018

Some non-card randomness

This past Saturday was a card show day, and quite a successful one at that, but before I start diving into all that goodness, I've got a few recent non-card finds that I wanted to share with everyone.

I have been on a real ALF kick as of late, which has also included going back and watching all of the ALF Tales cartoon series, which by the way, is still quite enjoyable. Not surprisingly, this has caused me to seek out some ALF stuff that I don't already have, including these four 1990 Wendy's ALF Tales figures. There are six in the set, but these four were under $7 (with free shipping) on eBay, which seemed like too good of a deal to pass up. At some point I will be trying to find the other two, but for the moment, it's not among my highest priorities.

I found this cool SpongeBob golf ball in spot (the side of the road) that was no where near a golf course. I had no idea they made such things, which might be why I've been so enamored with it. I did already show it on the Twitter, but since it wasn't some of kind anti-Trump message, or pertaining to baseball, I don't really know if anyone saw it or not.

My mom found this Webstor at an antique shop in Knoxville for, in her own words, "a price that was too good to pass up"... so I'm guessing that he wasn't more than two dollars. He's missing his grappling hook and rifle, but on the flip side, he's got virtually no paint loss, and is a serious upgrade to my childhood figure. An excellent addition to my recently renewed MOTU collection!

I found this jar (make-up?) in the creek last week, it had been there for a really long time, but I think it still cleaned up pretty good. I absolutely love finding stuff, I always have, so if anyone's wondering why this jar is being shown, well, now you know. In fact, once I decided to give this blogging thing a try, my first thought was to do a blog of nothing but the interesting stuff I find... aka interesting junk that people discard along side the road, in the woods, etc. Realizing that no one would probably read such a blog, I then thought about doing a stamp blog, but you have to be kind of smart to do such a blog, so that ruled me out. I then settled on sports cards, which now in the last year or so has morphed into a blog about all of my interests, and one of those just happens to be finding other people's interesting castoffs/litter.

For nobody but me, here is the bottom. The best part about finding interesting discards, is trying to find a way to put it to use. As of right now though, I have no idea what I'm going to be using it for, but I'll come with something :)

Last, but certainly not least, is this Godzilla bust bank made by Diamond Select Toys.

This sculpt is based on the 1989 version of Godzilla, which basically just means that it's the Godzilla from Godzilla vs. Biollante.

I have been watching this bank on Amazon for awhile now, but in typical Amazon fashion, the price keeps fluctuating, and it always seems to be on the higher side when it comes time for me to be ordering something from the site... that was at least until last week when the price was at the lowest I had ever seen it, so I bought it, as well as two other bust banks. Amazon broke the order in to two shipments, so that's why you're only seeing the Godzilla.

Now that that stuff has been shown, I can do a couple of card show posts, which for my benefit, will be broken in to a number of smaller posts featuring items grouped together by common themes.


Thanks for taking a moment to look at my page.

10 comments:

  1. ALF figures! Oh man, I was a huge ALF fan as a kid..I don't remember collecting any figures though. I still watch the episodes once in a while; just to show my girls what i watched when I was their age :)

    I'm assuming that's a Johnson & Johnson jar..I wonder what was in it, or how old it is. And that SpongeBob golf ball looks familiar..I think it's the same kind I found on the street a few months ago. There's a 9-hole golf course across from a shopping plaza near my house. Any time someone shanks one it ends up on the sidewalk.

    Also, I peeked at your Twitter..did you seriously find a 59 Topps Duke Snider for a dollar?

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    1. I too was a big ALF fan as a kid, but I didn't ever have any of the figures, I think though that was just because we never ate at Wendy's. And I can't imagine ALF going over to well with today's kids.

      Johnson & Johnson! Thank you, I knew that knew that logo, but for some reason I just couldn't think of it. With your help, I just found this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-J-J-MILK-GLASS-Antique-ointment-JAR-white-10-Johnson-and-Johnson/183069411336?hash=item2a9fc98808:g:h~oAAOSwICpZ6m4i (I don't know how to add a link in the comments section)

      Indeed I did, but he is creased up pretty good. Still a good buy for a dollar though. He, along with his other vintage brethren, will be in an upcoming post.

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  2. Grear snags. Love the godzilla. I watched a ton of those movies when I was a kid.

    I wouled read a blog about random items beside the road haha. Treasure could be found.

    I need to find myself some mighty morphin power rangers flip heads. Never see any besides a few overpriced ones on ebay.

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    1. I watched a ton of Godzilla when I was young as well... and still do to this day.

      That's good to know, because I might start incorporating more of that found stuff into blog posts.

      I remember those flip heads, but I haven't seen one in the wild for quite some time. I wasn't a big fan of the Power Rangers when it first came on, but after getting a tape of some Super Sentai episodes when I was in my early twenties, I became a fan of that show as well as the Power Rangers.

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  3. I would be up for reading about more in the wild finds. The Godzilla bank would have been awesome if you put the coins in his mouth, aw who am I kidding, its still awesome!

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    1. I have a feeling that you'd be up for reading just about any kind of blog topic :)

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  4. Dang. Wish I had seen that golf ball a few weeks earlier. Tom Kenny was signing at a show I attended this weekend. My buddy helped run it and was able to get a few things signed for free. This would have been a pretty unique item to have autographed.

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    1. That's pretty cool that you were able to meet Tom Kenny, as well as getting a couple of free auto's. It doesn't seem like a signature would look to good on a golf ball though.

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    2. I didn't actually meet him, but my buddy did. The autographs never turn out great on a golf ball, because of the size and weird surface. However... I love the idea of getting weird things signed.

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    3. Getting weird things signed would make for an excellent blog, or at the very least, a semi-regular series on an already established blog.

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