Tuesday, December 16, 2014
One last attack on Dime Boxedonia
We all have pictures of this man on our windowsills in Dime Boxedonia.
This is King Wes of "Jaybarkerfan's Junk" fame. By now, you've probably heard of his crazy doings around the blogosphere. Perhaps you've even been the recipient of one of his insane packages, monstrosities, or Wampas.
Dime Boxedonia has been no stranger to his sneak attacks. The guy sent so many PWEs last year that our nation had to draw up a treaty. He's made his presence felt across every conceivable corner of the blogosphere, and none of us can thank him enough for his generosity.
Sadly, Wes recently decided to hang up his blogging cleats. Lots of other bloggers have already written great tributes to him. We Dime Boxedonians feel bad that ours had to come so late.
While it was far from necessary, Wes wanted to make sure his name would be remembered by our citizens for generations to come. Right around he announced his retirement from blogging, we found another package in the royal mailbox from the almighty Wes.
We'll say right off the bat that this awesome custom was the big coup of the batch, but, of course, Wes couldn't stop there.
Bobby Grich has quickly become one of the biggest celebrities of Dime Boxedonia.
He's quickly risen through our totally random ranks and managed to make quite a name for himself.
This sweet oversized UD BAT oddball adds to his legend.
Like so much of what Wes has sent over the years, this package revolved around the patriarch of Dime Boxedonia.
At over 600 different cards, Vlad is easily the most represented face of our binder system. Still, Wes always manages to find new pieces to add to the collection, like the one you see above.
That design has me thinking that Vlad is about to get sucked into another dimension.
We the people of Dime Boxedonia have made our dissension towards memorabilia cards clear over the past few years.
When it comes to Mr. Guerrero, though, we're more than happy to make an exception. We'll take anything of the fair Vlad.
Base cards, inserts, jerseys, shoes...
...even game-used bases.
We don't usually dabble in such aspects of the hobby. But, again, Vlad is always royalty in Dime Boxedonia. Always.
Besides, we rather like the design of this particular card, a rarity when it comes to memorabilia issues.
Way to make that base come to life, Fleer.
Manu-patches are another story.
Our history books are riddled with citizens banishing such manu-patches to secluded nations like Greedland and Pointlessistan. We don't tend to get along very well with them.
Some of us even doubted that Sir Vlad could save the wretched manu-patch from obscurity. But, after crowding around the Town Square to get a closer look, we've come to a decision.
The honorable Vlad can indeed make a manu-patch beautiful. It can be done.
We bow to his power.
O mighty Wes!
We will miss your presence around Dime Boxedonia and the entire blogging universe. We don't know where we'd be without you.
We wish you nothing but the best in the future.
Don't be a stranger. Check back with us whenever you can. Let us know where your travels take you.
You'll always be royalty in Dime Boxedonia.