Tuesday, May 17, 2016

mfc 2016 Mets Season Set-Series One- January to April,2016

mfc commercial 2016
Narrated by special guest James Earl Jones!
(of Field Of Dreams, in his Arby's voice):


"What's this I see?! Oh my. Is that a box?! 
full fresh box of Mets Fantasy Cards Wax Packs? 
I must have a wax pack!
Wouldn't you want a wax pack?"


"A wax pack! A glorious wax pack! Forty-one cents, a very odd yet affordable price! Oh, the joy!  A kid could buy two packs with a buck! And it's got delicious gamey gum that smells otherworldly. From the 1970's, it's mfc RELIC GUM™! There are Metropolitan pictures and puzzles and posters! What's this?!? There's even a contest!  





 "Mets Fantasy Cards, fantasizing in the field of digital baseball cards since 2002. That's 14 years! That's a magic number for the Mets! No wonder the cosmos have aligned to make this the number one........
whatever the hell it is!"


 Mets Fantasy Cards, you are insane!
Rip open a pack !"
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I've created and shared 72 2016mfc Mets Season Set cards from January to the end of April. This does not count the Futurama(20)  & World Series cards(55 cards so far- I haven't started on game 5). These will be considered 2016 mfc Series One cards.

That's a lot of cards for only just getting past April. The entire 2015 mfc Season Set consisted of approximately 225 cards. I expect this set to be a bit bigger. How big, I don't know. They do the stuff, I make the cards. I plan on one World Series game for each series of cards released and there should be 3 or 4 series total.Of course every player on the Mets 2016 roster will eventually get a regular issue mfc card. Even Montero (btw, PCL & Mets Minors Pitcher of the Week). The bulk of the set will be season highlight cards and special cards.

Lets relive the month of April as we wait for the biggest and most important series of the season, so far. What's that I see?

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This is a long post but mostly visual. 
Get a snack at your own discretion.
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mfc METS SEASON SET-SERIES ONE

The Player Cards (regular issue) [10]


The first thing that happened was Cuddyer stepped down.
*salute*

And when the season started Walker stepped up.

















Our pitching has been strong led by Noah and deGrom. It was one year ago last Thursday (5/12) that Syndergaard made his MLB debut. His stats come in at: 31 starts; 12-9; 3.07 ERA; 1.04 WHiP; 221 K / 40 BBs.

Also it was two years ago Sunday (5/15) that deGrom made his MLB debut: 58 starts; 26-15; 2.60; 1.06; 372 K / 89 BB.

Not too shabby.

When all the cards are the same team and one design, it ruins one of the most enjoyable things from when I was a kid: Card flipping or "colors". So I added a small strip of color to the borders for fans of card flipping. I started adding that a few weeks ago. Those here w/o colors will be "wild cards".


















Sometimes I went with an autograph on the card and sometimes I didn't. I should be more consistent with that and I should update those that don't have one, or remove it from the ones that do. The hard part might be finding a copy of a Dan Warthen signature. Current players should be easy.


I'm not much into autographs. As a kid I was and if you read this blog you'll know that Jerry Grote verbally traumatised me at a young age and that was the end of that. 
*Waves fist at sky & yells: "GROOOOOTE!"

But they sure do look nice on baseball cards.

This whole site and the mfc cards were made with kids in mind. Today's generation of kids are losing touch with baseball. Maybe affordable baseball cards would help. Maybe a place where they can learn a baseball teams history in a fun way can help. I hope so.

Everything I do here is pretty much for the child in all of us.

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SEASON HIGHLIGHT CARDS(21)
Includes 5 GIFcards


Remember how awful the season opener was? 
Me neither.


 The start to Thor's 2016 season has been a wonderful thing to behold. This guy goes to the head of the class. 


My plan to make one GIFcard per game lasted all of two games. I love GIFcards but they are time consuming so I'll stick to making those on special occasions.


Walker made April an exciting month by surprising us time after time with the long ball. Murphy is missed ( and doing pretty good himself, which is great) but Walker slid right in and used his bat to say: 
"I'm your second baseman now, look at me, I'm good!"
And how quickly Murphy becomes a thing of the past. 
That's baseball folks.


The many headed beast.
A good and resilient pen is a must if we are to keep contending, and so far so good. Terry rides 'em like horses sometimes but I think he wants to know how far they can go now, so he's pushing them a little bit. They are responding (although he may have found out Robles limit the other night). There will be bumps, meltdowns and such, but I hope that's kept to a minimum. If Terry uses the pen properly we could get through the season not needing any additional help there later on. That not only would be nice, but could be crucial if we need to add in other areas. Looking at our front line and our depth I don't see any weak spots.
Hey you Eric Cambell haters. Cut it out. He's alright.

OUCH! I just looked at his numbers. But I have faith that when we really need Campy he will come through (if he's still here to do so). Us fans dragging him over the coals is not helping.

I predict Eric will do something HUGE before the all star break (hey, maybe in this series with the Nats!) to make him worthy of a 2016 mfc card.

Home Opener 






Before "The HOME RUN!"
there was "The CATCH!"
The home run card will be in series two.




And this was a beaut. 
Nice to see Lags looking like Lags again.



Conforto? There's no time nor space for what I have to say so lemme just say we are ridiculously fortunate to be witnessing the start of this young mans career. A lefty with pop who can rake like Keith? We are going to love this guy.



The Captain got us by that night, and yea, his 2nd jack gave me a bit of a buzz.


I couldn't go with Back to Back Jacks after Wright's Captain Jack. It wouldn't be proper. It says so in chapter three of my new book, The Art Of Baseball Card Captioning (Doubleday,$14.41)


I heard talk of a Granderson slump but I have seen him hit the ball hard all April. Just right at people sometimes. Slump shrump.


Like Conforto (and same with Thor, deGrom, & Harvey), a pleasure to watch the beginnings of Matz's career. The recent arm soreness is concerning but I think Matz will be fine (updated report: no ligament damage).
Damn, these are good days to be a Mets fan.


I'm starting to think Cespedes lets balls near the gap drop on purpose so he can throw the runner out at second. 


Oh, I'm getting ahead of myself. The Yoenis THROW'EMOUT GIFcard will be coming up in series two of the mfc Mets Season Set which will cover May to July.


Wright can still hit but can he play third? He still has an amazing glove (& bare hand) but his arm has not been looking good on throws to first. And he hardly ever throws overhanded anymore. I hope he figures this out because it's sad to see him experiencing this type of problem when his team is competing. 

When David Wright is given a World Series ring, if that should happen before he retires, it will be one of my happiest moments as a Mets fan. I always thought Wright and Reyes would lead us to the big show but that wasn't meant to be. You can't say they weren't trying because the Wilpons & our GM(s) acquired some excellent players like Beltran, Delgado, Pedro, etc. 
I don't pin things on a manager unless they really stink out loud. That's a tough gig.


It just wasn't meant to be. It would be nice if at least Wright got a ring with the Mets.


I repeat: RAKES!


Gratz to deGrom :)
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Record Breakers for April (10)

A crazy amount but, hey, they break records, I make the cards. It's what I do. I'm am getting a little tired of it, though. Like that Dunkin Donuts guy, every other day it was like ugh...time to make the record breakers.

Ha! Kidding. I'll make these all year! Keep breaking records you wacky go nutty Mets.

No more yakin'. The RB cards speak for themselves.

^@The Sadecki Spot








^I call this "The Mets Fantasy Inning". 
As soon as the ball left Cespedes's bat, I was like I don't believe this!




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SERIES ONE PUZZLE 

^@The Sadecki Spot

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Special Insert Cards(25)

Ha! What a wacky set. 10 regular issue player cards and 25 insert cards. That's gonna be like 12 insert cards a pack! My plan is to turn the world of insert cards inside out.
MuhahahaHAHAHA!





Actually ten special cards a pack would be pretty kool. But literally not too special.


The New York Mets present day outfield, and a few from the past. Thanks go out to Mr. Edward Hoyt for tracking down some of these photos for me.





                                        ^@The Sadecki Spot




The In Action design might be growing on me.



Gary said on air the other night it has been 28 years. Sorry about that Garr. ^ERROR CARD ALERT!



^Ugly card alert!
The uni, not Mex.



^ALIEN CARD ALERT!

^@The Sadecki Spot.Well,duh.


This is a boxCard. It's pictured on the bottom of the wax box. You cut it out and you have a sUpErSiZeD Dark Knight thing for your wall!

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Rest in pieces.



For all the game one World Series Cards: 

2015 mfc World Series Cards • Mets @Royals, Game One. Better get a snack.



All the World Series cards have not been released as of yet. I'll be posting one game per card series. Game two will be in series two.


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The top of the mfc wax box says pocket sized poster but that is incorrect. I'll have to talk to whoever printed that up...DOH!

It's a pocket puzzle. It's big, but it folds down to the size of a card (or folds out from the pack) and you can put it in your pocket until it eventually separates at the seams like they always used to.
SERIES ONE POCKET POSTER-
RETURN TO NEW YORK



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Metropolitan Fans Of The Month(4)

 If a fan does something I admire,respect, or enjoy I will make a card for them. Because Mets fans are the best.

March

April

May

Special insert fan rookie card!

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All the Blernsball cards were displayed in one post, and you can view them here:





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MEMES











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Additional Graphics




I do colorizations and photo restoration for a fee. I specialize in baseball. I charge a penny a pixel. Seriously. If anyone is interested, feel free to contact me. Zvon58@hotmail.com



















Lets Go Mets!

I hope reliving April pumps us up to where we need to be to sweep the Nats (2 of 3 is also acceptable). I don't think this series could break us but I do think it can make us.

And also, Vin Scully For President!!!

Z-out
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Photography:
Julie Jacobson, Frank Franklin II, Mike Strobe, Anthony Gruppuso, Rich Schultz, Kathy Willens, Kevin C. Cox, John Amis, Erik S. Lesser, Bill Streicher, Jason Getz, Butch Dill, Scott Cunningham, Sharon Chapman, Lori M. Nichols, Tim Hawk, John Munson, Andrew Mills, Denny Medley, Anthony J. Causi, USTSI, SNY.


Gifs courtesy of Metsgifs, GIFbaseball, and HarveydeGrom , all via tumblr.
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