Sunday, January 24, 2016

No Really... Let's Trade

So, my trade bait box is literally overflowing.... I will now use my jedi mind tricks: "Click on this link... find cards you like... offer me lopsided trades in your favor involving crappy Astros relics and autos... all will be yours..." Everyone went and bought a bunch of wax at Christmas or got it as gifts, I know you have cards that need to be over here and I have cards that need to be over there... so let's make this happen. Email me at

Alright, going to sit back and wait for the trade offers to roll in... and because every post needs some cards, I bought a blaster of Stadium Club a while back and here are the parallels from it. That Altuve is SLICK but gotta say the Jackie black foil is a damn good looking card.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Getting Friendly with Friendly Box Breaks! (Questionable Content for the Kids)

So I entered a couple of box breaks with Friendly Box Breaks. They do quite a bit of the BenchWarmers boxes and well, without further ado...
Not much to say here... great autographs... amazing signatures... I will not scan the flip side of these cards, there may be kids who ready this blog... lol...

Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Some Cards from Alabama!

I keep an eye on the eBay page of my former LCS in Alabama, BigHit Sports Cards. Every once in a while, some cheap Astros show up!

Today's mail:
Two Biggio parallels and a sweeeeeeet uncirculated autograph card of Jose Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuz!

Thanks Nate and Andrew!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Check Out My Cards from @COMC

See what I did there?

So I got some sales lined up with enough left over to hit the go button on shipping a lot of cards from Here's the goods, first up, some Americana:
Was really happy to get the Shade Lee auto at a good price, the Tuskegee Airmen autos aren't cheap!

Next up, some Astros of course:
Really catching up on the Kid Keuchel cards. Love the Supreme Springer and Gattis shadow box autos! Just some great cards overall.

Here's what I think is are the best parts of my order!
What an awesome ruby embedded card of 2 HOF'ers! Even if one is a Brave! Any Biggio auto I can add is always a great card!

Thanks for stopping by folks!

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Christmas Money Spent!

Well folks, I got some money for Christmas and I blew it at the card shop! Surprised?

First, 2 boxes of 2014 Panini 75th Hall Of Fame:
Another Sutter auto to my collection. Not too shabby on the Fingers and the Cepeda base autos. The highlight of course is the Winfield auto numbered 1/7! Got a bunch of base cards and parallels if anyone is looking to fill set needs! 

Next, a dozen boxes of disappointment, I mean Archives signature...
Grissom, Olerud, Foster, Abbott, Martinez and Fingers... I put those in my rankings of worst to best. Apparently it was my day for Rollie Fingers autos! All for trade. 

Finally, a great Archives auto... A 1/1 of the Big Unit:
What a great card! 

Thanks to the various relatives who made this possible!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Trade Post and Some eBay Pick Ups!

My buddy Jim over at GCRL (that's Garvey Cey Russell and Lopes for the uninitiated) may not be bloggin' but he is still active and trading. I have some goodies headed his way after his absolutely wowed me with an Astros trade package. Here's the highlights!
Whoa! That's a lot of Astros! I will forgive him for the Carlos Lee. I will forgive him for the Carlos Lee. I will forgive him for the Carlos Lee. Ok, I think I'm alright now. That Biggio is AWESOME and numbered out of 77/100! SWEEEEEEET! And that horizontal Bagwell is 79/150! WHOA!!!!

But the center of the deal is this beauty:
Ye shall be in awe of Nolan and the Dome Logo!!!! YE SHALL!!!! I DECLARE IT SO!!!!!!!

Thanks for the great trade Jim. Your shipment label was printed today and will head to the post office tomorrow with some great surprises!

Alright, up next are a couple of eBay pick ups! 
I absolutely loved this triple relics card and couldn't pass it up! Even with Singleton on it. This one is numbered out of just /18! Gotta say, my love for Triple Threads will never fade...

I have seen several of the following card pop up on eBay lately and I am SHOCKED at how low they are going... I picked this one up at the bargain price of $12.51 or thereabouts. A HOFer Autograph, numbered out of 50... for less than $15?!?!?!? Are you kidding, of course I'm all over it!
Hope you all had a splendid Thanksgiving. Can't wait for Christmas to roll around!

Friday, November 27, 2015

I Went Black Friday Shopping!

The great part of living in Colorado Springs is that I have an LCS to go to now and took advantage of Black Friday packs from Panini! First up, the boxes I bought! 

First a box of 2015 Topps football. Got one guaranteed hit, it is for trade:
Next up, a box of 2015 Prizm, lots of colored refractors and such but here are the autos:
The Hunter is /150, the Funchess is /75! Not too shabby.

The final football box is 2015 Playbook and I think I got a hot box as I got two books and a relic! 
Not bad! All for trade, didn't get me any Texans!

I did pick up a box of 2014 75th Anniversary baseball and got a mega hit! 
That Lou Brock is numbered 4/4!!!!!!! Whoa!!!! 

So with my Black Friday packs, I got two relic hits! 
Couldn't have asked for better subjects! 

All in all, a great haul although I wish I could have gotten some Astros and Texans! 

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Updated Trade Bait Page

For those of you who don't ever make it to the actual blog site, I thought I'd shoot over a link here to my new, improved and updated trade bait page!

I have all cards listed by team, if you want pictures, just let me know!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Cards Picked Up This Weekend

So here are some pick ups from an LCS trip this weekend. 

Two boxes of UD Dinosaurs. Really a fun bust. Got 2 1/1 sketch cards. You have a 1:1000 pack chance of pulling a fossil relic redemption card. It's a lot like Goodwin focused on dinosaurs.
Next up, a box of Panini 75th Cooperstown from last year. Not a bad box. 
Finally a box of Topps Supreme. Nothing too exciting.
The wife and I also busted a box of A&G, but it was just horrible so no pics. Although I did get a Didi Gregorious auto.

Have a great Sunday.