Dec 31

Chomp!

As a runner I’ve had my share of injuries, aches, and pains, including where my calf muscle cramps up like a rock.  Yeah, that’s painful but it’s nothing compared to what Hershel must have felt when a walker chomped on his lower leg like it was a KFC drumstick!  Ouch!  Luckily the man survived but we’ll see how long – remember my previous post of him kneeling on the ground with a samurai sword at the back of his neck.  The sword most likely belongs to Michonne – one of the new characters introduced in Season 3.  She’s a woman nobody messes with – just look at the two walkers she has tethered to a chain, their jaws removed and arms cut off to reduce the risk they pose.  Season 3 also brings back Merle Dixon who seems to have turn over a new leaf now that he’s been taken in by the Governor and the sanctuary city known as Woodbury.  Will he finally meet up with his brother, Daryl, or will fate continue to lead them in different directions?  Now that 2018 is upon us perhaps the new cards from Topps will show us.  In the meantime, here are some recent pulls including new PC additions of Sasha and Tara.

Tara & Sasha

The Walking Dead

Fear The Walking Dead

Open for trades in Topps The Walking Dead/Fear the Walking Dead – Looking for Tara and Sasha
Topps Fan Name: SD-PADRES
Postscript – I just finished watching S3E3 and Merle is still a mean SOB and the Governor is an insane psychopath!

Dec 29

Will Holm Get A Beating?

Two years ago Holly Holm gave Ronda Rousey a beating that essentially ended the golden maiden’s career.  This weekend Holm will fight against an arguably better competitor as she faces Cris Cyborg in UFC 219.  Will Holm get a beating like what she gave Rousey, or will she be victorious?  My money is on Cyborg so I’ll be setting up my cards in Topps Knockout.  Here are some recent pulls from the app.

Open for trades in Topps Knockout and Upper Deck ePack – Looking for Ronda Rousey
Topps Fan Name: SD-PADRES | Upper Deck ePack ID: SD-PADRES

Dec 28

Relic Set Complete

Relic set complete.  Not often I can say that but it’s true in the Topps Kick trading card app.  In the Bundesliga Chase Tier 4, you can go after a nice 7 card relic set where the odds are 1:7 in a 1,400 coin, 4 card pack.  Given that you’re awarded 20,000 free coins once a day if you play, it’s not terribly a hard set to complete.  However, on a few occasions I found the same relic would get pulled, so I ended up completing a few trades to complete the set.

I’m still at Tier 3 in the Premier League chase, but I’m hoping there’s a similar offering once I move up.  There’s been some other great inserts to chase as well – Chrome, International, and more.

Open for trades in Topps Kick and Upper Deck ePack – Looking for San Jose Quakes and Relics
Topps Fan Name = SD-Padres | Upper Deck ePack ID = SD-PADRES

Dec 23

Crossroad For The Chargers

The Chargers (7/7) are at a crossroad where they need to continue winning more of their games in order to make the playoffs.  They play the Jets (5/9) next and have a chance to leap forward in the standings, but that’s if the Ravens(8/6), Raiders (6/8) and Dolphins (6/8) lose their games.  The Ravens are face off with the Colts (3/11), however, the Colts have a poor track record this season so the lost is unlikely.  The Raiders and Dolphins could lose to better teams as their playing against the Eagles (12/2) and Chiefs (8/6), respectively.  Although I’m still disappointed that the Chargers left San Diego, I’m pleasantly surprised that they are still in the hunt after disappointing seasons the last three years.    It’s hard seeing “Los Angeles Chargers” on their trading cards, but in the end I’m all for their winning ways regardless of what city they call home.  Perhaps one day Topps will get the licensing back to produce physical cards as their digital releases have been outstanding.  Here’s are the recent cards obtained from Topps Huddle.

Chargers

12 Days of Huddle

Fan’s Choice

Gypsy Queen

Level Up

Huddle’s Inserts & Base

Open for trades in Topps Huddle and Panini Gridiron – Looking for Chargers, Lions, Marcus Mariota, Danny Woodhead and Hunter Henry
Topps Fan Name = SD-PADRES | Panini Gridiron ID = SD-CHARGERS

Dec 23

One Of These Days…

One of these days Topps will bridge the gap between the digital card word and physical cards like Upper Deck ePack.  I would be willing to pay real money for digital cards if I could have a physical copy mailed to me.  Granted, I wouldn’t have every card mailed – only those that I PC. In the wrestling world, that would be Bayley, Sasha Banks and any of the legendary wrestlers of the 80’s like Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan.  Until then I will have to settle for the digital versions viewable on my phone.  Here are some of the recent acquisitions…

Queens of Wrestling

Kings of Wrestling

Open for trades in Topps Slam – Looking for Bayley and 80’s Stars
Topps Fan Name = SD-Padres