Saturday, May 2, 2015

Blue Jays Starter Jacket

So here’s my second Starter windbreaker jacket, and of course it’s from my favourite team the Toronto Blue Jays.  I always wanted one as a kid, and now that I have one I feel happy.  Just like not having a certain pair of sneakers when you were a kid, being able to finally attain what you always wanted as an adult makes you feel fulfilled and accomplished.  The thirst is finally quenched.
While I am ecstatic at finally owning a Blue Jays Starter jacket, I do realize that the jacket is more for nostalgic purposes than for utility.  Unfortunately these windbreakers aren’t very good at keeping you warm in the cold, and will also make you sweat indoors.  That’s okay though because when I wear my jacket I feel proud and I also get a couple of compliments from dudes who appreciate it.
This windbreaker is a retro of the Starter pullovers from the early 90’s, however Starter decided to use the current Jays logo being used by the team.  While having the Jays logo from the World Series days would have been nice, this current logo is still satisfying.  The quality of the jacket is amazing with minimal loose threads.  My only complaint with this jacket is the solid light blue used throughout the jacket, I would have preferred a royal blue to be the dominate colour.  Other than that this is a jacket that any Blue Jays fan can proudly wear to games.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Toronto Blue Jays Bobblehead Archive

This is my Toronto Blue Jays bobblehead archive list of stadium giveaway bobbleheads.  Please keep in mind that this archive can be updated from time to time if corrections are necessary.  Feel free to cut/paste it, link it and print it out to help you keep track of your collection as well.

2001
1) April 29 - Carlos Delgado (white uniform)
2) October 7 - Billy Koch
3) September 19 - Cal Ripken Jr.

2002
1) April 7 - Dave Winfield
2) May 5 - Joe Carter
3) May 19 - Pat Borders

2003
1) Fan Rewards - Roy Halladay (Standing inside of miniature Skydome)
2) March 31 - Eric Hinske
3) August 23 - Paul Molitor

Friday, April 10, 2015

Casio G-Shock DW-6900NB-4DR

Once you become a G-Shock collector you tend to want variety in your collection.  My collection isn’t very large, but I do like to buy watches in colours I don’t already own.  This is why I bought my DW-6900NB-4DR, or as I like to call it, my purple watch.  This 6900 model has a 3230 module, and is part of the 2011 mirror-metallic G-Shock series.
I’m not much of a purple fan, but there’s something about this particular colour that I like.  It has this metallic paint look to it that sparkles when the light hits it.  The band also features subtle screen printing that gives it a nice accent.  Besides recognizing the quality of G-Shocks, I was also amazed to find out that I wasn’t able to remove or rub off the print on the band after heavy use, or with nail toner.
Other features worth mentioning about this model is that the face is a mix of metallic mirror and a green negative display.  While negative displays are popular among collectors, I’m not much of a fan of it because it makes it hard to read the time from certain angles (especially when the back is reflective).  The eyes, or the seconds counter also feature this mirrored look, but with an orange display.  Overall the watch is more of a fashion statement, than something I would rely on everyday but I still love it.
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Wrestlemania 31

Congratulations Randy Orton on beating Seth Rollins at Wrestlemania 31.  I knew you could do it champ!
Also congratulations as well to Seth Rollins on cashing in your Money in the Bank and becoming the new heavyweight champion.  I knew you would cash it in…. and it was brilliant.  Match of the night!