Monday, June 11, 2012

RIP HP Deskjet F4180 - 6/11/2012

It's a sad day here at Shoebox Legends world headquarters.  My trusty friend, the HP Deskjet F4180 scanner that has sat alongside my desk for what seems like forever now, has scanned in its final card.

This little piece of machinery is responsible for every single one of the thousands of card scans I've posted here since I started back in January of 2008.  In fact, this thing has produced more than 20,000 card images in total over the years.  Earlier today though, it just kind of sputtered out and died doing what it enjoyed most (some O-Pee-Chee mini hockey cards were on the scanning bed at the time).  It's not a software or configuration issue, in fact it makes an awful grinding sound and does try to scan, but the hardware is shot.  Definitely got my $50 worth out of it I guess.  Anyone have any recommendations for a basic all-in-one that just prints and scans exactly what you have in the bed without cropping edges or anything?

In the meantime, I've got a healthy backlog of scans to keep me going for quite some time.  In fact, I'm usually so far behind in posting that you probably won't notice a difference.  For now, here's one of the final cards that made it in before the scanner went to pot.

Great looking card of Brooks.  The Orioles logo in the corner is cool, but the patch on Robinson's shoulder is even cooler.  This one set me back less than the cost of a blaster, which is a good reminder to myself as to why I should stick with vintage.

Well, that's about it for tonight.  Guess I'll go haul my scanner out with the recycling...


unclemoe said...

Sucks, man. I'm in the market for a new printer too but haven't found the right one yet.


Anonymous said...

Condolences on the scanner, but that Robinson is a pretty good way for it to go out. That's a really nice card. 1959 is such a cool set.

What OPC minis? Those little leader sets from ~1987?

shoeboxlegends said...

Thanks for the comments guys.

1967ers, I agree about '59 Topps. It's one of the better Topps sets of the decade in my opinion. I put it just behind '53, '56 and '57.

Yeah, the O-Pee-Chee minis I was scanning was actually a pack of the '87 LL cards. Will have to wait a while for that rip I guess!

Play at the Plate said...

Sorry to hear about the scanner, especially one that did so much good for you! Good luck finding a comparable replacement!

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