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topps too expensive

topps too expensive

I was at Sears Essentials and saw the 2011 Topps Series 1 Baseball card packs. There were no price tags on the packs so I asked the cashier for the price. $5. Five bucks for a standard pack of cards? This ain’t no premium series. It’s Topps’ standard issue series. It’s unfortunate that you can’t […]

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Elmhurst Public Library’s crazy fish

There was something rather curious lurking the bottom of the Elmhurst Public Library’s aquarium. Upon further inquiry I found it was a brittle starfish. Here’s some interesting factoids: Its five equal segments contain a duplicate set of various internal organs. They have no heart, brain, nor eyes, but some brittle stars seem to have light […]

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nicely sculpted toy

nicely sculpted toy

Hugo the Wild Boara collaboration between Areaware and Monocledesigned by David Weeks Studiomanufactured in New York Citya limited edition of 100 pieces, available here 110.00 Sustainably harvested Beech wood, elastic band11 x 4 x 5.5 inches

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great baseball magazine design

great baseball magazine design

Recently I came across the “Who’s Who in Baseball” annual publication for the first time. I love the distinctive and bold red & black cover with b/w photo and simple graphics. This design treatment has largely remained unchanged for decades. Do a search on ebay for “Who’s Who in Baseball” to get a nice sampling […]

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replacing Craftsman drive gear 41C4220A

Recently, I replaced the drive gear on my Sears Craftsman chain-operated garage door opener. Over 90 Crafstman garage door openers use the same drive gear (part number 41C4220A). So there must be a fair number of people googling this part number looking for advice on the replacement process. The manual that comes with the part […]

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