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Monday, January 18, 2016

Fine Pen Premiums and a Beer Whale

I was in Washington DC all weekend hanging out with friends. Lots of good stories were told, and beer consumed. The group I was with are full fledged beer geeks so we visited a lot of breweries and drank some fancy beer.

My favorite of all the breweries was called Ocelot. It was a cool setup and the prices were very affordable. Without knowing it turns out that two of the brewers are WVU grads and they even name some of their beer after places in Morgantown.

The only negative is that was located way out towards Dulles airport so it was an expensive Uber ride.
 Here is one of their flights. They really cater to the IPA and Sour beers.
For all the beer nerds out there this is for you. This is one hard as hell beer to find and considered by many as one of the best ipa's in the world. The brewery is Russian River which is in California.  One of the guys I was with this weekend is a military guy so he has an extensive network of friends from all over the US. He was given two bottles, one of which he shared with us.

It was a fun weekend, but I feel my body needs a nice week long cleanse.

Now for a card I've been really excited to show on the blog....

1936 National Chicle Fine Pen Premium Paul Waner/Lloyd Waner/Big Jim Weaver

I've been on a nice run adding the Waner brothers to the collection. This set is pretty unique as the first half featured normal baseball poses while the second half of the set featured pictures like this card. When I saw the card on eBay I fell in love with it. 

The card is in perfect condition so I wasn't too upset with the price of $34 shipped. Probably the biggest issue will be storage as these are tall cards. I like it so much I may just put it on a shelf for display.  

Thanks for reading. 





16 comments:

  1. I could go for a nice sour beer right now; don't see them very often around here except for Anderson Valley. Oh well. That Premium is definitely a gem of a card!

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    1. We don't have many at our disposal either. I have to go into Pennsylvania to buy them most of the time.

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  2. Awesome card, awesome brews. The years between Tobacco cards and 1948 have lots of weird sized cards and funky pairings of players like this one. If I ever win the lottery, I would try to complete a couple sets from the 30s.

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    1. A 1930's set would be so unique. If I won the lottery I would probably have to have the Honus Wagner card.....he was Pirate so it could easily be justified :)

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  3. Love the Chicle premium. Love the premium cards from the 30's. You can find them at pretty reasonable prices

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    1. From what I've seen they are not outrageous. This one was probably a little more than usual because the condition was so nice.

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  4. Very jealous of your Pliny! I just recently got myself another beer geek favorite, Heady Topper. Drove out to Vermont (the only place you can get it), stood online for a few hours, and got a case.

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    1. Was the wait worth it for the Heady Topper? I've read great things but have never tried it. So many great breweries in the Northeast.

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    2. I'm more of a malt guy, and Heady is a hop bomb, but I can appreciate it's quality. Definitely one of the hoppiest, cleanest beers I've had and totally worth the wait.

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    3. I love a good IP, but my personal favorite is a stout. Few of my favorites are Ten Fidy, Expedition Stout and Obsidian Stout.

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  5. That man is a beast! What a great photo.

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    1. That photo got my attention big time. I love it!

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  6. That's a great card! Big Jim must be Andre the Giant's great uncle or something along those lines.

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    1. I think he was 6'6 so doing the 30's he probably was considered a giant.

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