Sunday, January 24, 2010

What was that?

Sometimes when looking at cards, there's some that just stand out as "huh"? Collector's dislike of Upper Deck has been well documented across the hobby. However, Upper Deck also tends to provide us with some of some of the best card pictures, especially in the 90's editions.

Now, how does something like this happen?
And what was this guy doing? He looks more like a tourist than baseball player.
In other circumstances, this may be considered illegal.
Remember this guy from the 80's movie Mannequin? No?
Well, apparently he inspired Mr. Rijo.
I'm waiting for him to life his leg like the Karate Kid and take out a Cobra Kai.
For you youngsters, that would be a prehistoric laptop. Yes, things came that big back in the day.
Good 'ole Kirk Gibson. Again though, how does this happen?!?

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Injury List

I'm diverging from my big sorting project and Rollie Fingers' mustache this week to share some recent additions to my personal collection. I collect Blazers. Any and all Blazers. However, these days its like a collection of the walking wounded...or in some cases the not so walking wounded.

Travis Outlaw - Currently out with a broken foot. Likely out until March.
Joel Przybilla - Knee dislocation and ruptured tendon. Nasty looking injury in Dallas. Out for rest of season.
Maurice Lucas - Assistant coach for the team. Currently in a battle with cancer.
Steve Blake - Currently in the hospital with pneumonia. Out indefinitly.
Nicolas Batum - Shoulder surgery prior to start of season. Should be back in a month or so.
LaMarcus Aldridge - Sprainged ankle. Out until next week.
Greg Oden - Broken patella. Out for a long, long time.

Rudy Fernandez - (don't adjust your screen, that's a printing plate) - Back surgery. Out for about another month.
At least Jeff Pendergraph has been playing well after coming off the injured list a couple weeks ago!

The injury situation has been crazy. Has included Coach McMillian and Owner Paul Allen. Somehow though, they've been winning. Go Blazers!