Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Tell-Tale Signs of a Card Addict

This time of year is always an exciting one for collectors-what with the recent release of the wildly popular Allen & Ginter. Add to it the other highly popular release Topps Archives, and there's undoubtedly some folks out there who just can't get enough-going to extra lengths just to open wax.

  As I was on the couch the other night, reading, my daughter sat next to me and asked if she could watching something. Knowing very well what she would want to watch, I nevertheless answered in the affirmative. So, she fires up Netflix on the Roku box, and so begins the familiar sounds of an annoying cartoon called Rug Rats: All Grown Up. While I'm not a fan of the series, it didn't take long for it to catch my attention.

  The episode was called "Yu-Gotta-Go"- and it was parodying the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game. In this episode, the young protagonist named Chuckie feels left out at school because he seems to be the only kid who doesn't have any Yu-Gotta-Go cards or any of its merchandise. So, the kid hits up the old man for an advancement on his allowance. Though denied, Chuckie discovers that his friend Angela's mother is somehow involved in the distribution of the cards. To make a long story short, the kid becomes an addict. So, instead of trying to describe the funnier parts of the show-which very closely resembles some adults I've seen in the hobby- I recorded and edited a few of the clips, which I am going to present here.

Any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

I give to you...

The Tell-Tale Signs of a Card Addict
Chuckie Ripping a Pack
sorry for the bad audio in this first clip

Needing a Fix
notice the withdrawl symptoms?

Dad Doesn't Know about Allen & Ginter!

Chuckie's Dilema

Cardboard Madman!

Conflict at the Card Shop

Have you ever seen this? Have you been guilty of this???

The Confession
the truth shall set you free, Chuckie!

Givin' Up Cardboard!

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait/ Red Mirrored Dragon
way to go, dad, your kid has  had a problem and now you want to enable him. Father of the Year...Not!

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