Sunday, June 10, 2018

Amazing What You Find

So I've been cleaning up my card desk, sorting and stowing away cards. As I started through a stack of cards that I received months and months ago from a personal box break from BigHits in Alabama, I came across a card I had forgotten about. Here's the front:
Richie Ashburn from 2013 Panini Golden Age. Black border, nice looking card. What's the big deal? Well, check out the back!
Well that'll open your eyes on a Sunday morning! 1 OF 1 mini! We really liked the Golden Age products around here because it had a good mix of sports and Hollywood, we never knew what "hits" we'd get between us. If there are any Phillies fans out there, let me know if you're up for a trade.

Speaking of trades, I'm desperate to move this massive pile of trade bait, but I'm not getting a lot of offers. I'm feeling tempted to ship it all off to COMC, but want to hear about your experiences with it. Is it worth it? Let me know you're thoughts/experiences/opinions. Thanks everyone.

Monday, June 4, 2018

eBay Driving Me INSANE

So, my goal was to get some cards listed on eBay tonight, and while I got all the pictures taken, prepped and ready to go. However, eBay isn't cooperating. So, rather than post them for sale, I'll throw the pictures up here and see if anyone has any interest.
 Where are my Yankees fans at?
 Mr. Harmon Killebrew! HOF Vintage, how about that?
Future HOF'er Jeter in his RC glory! Yes, it's 7.5 but I understand this is one of the harder cards to get a good grade on, and is probably in the $125-150 range.
The Acetate cards are very hard to take pictures of. Should have gone with a solid white background. My bad. But it's a Cal auto /50!
You've seen this one before, but I decided to sell/trade it 
Shane Baz? Hopefully he makes it up to the big leagues soon and you Pirates fan will rue the day you didn't jump on this card, lol...
Another HOF'er! 
Speaking of HOF'ers, we have a dual front/back auto of Bobby Doerr and Billy Herman. Nice!
Jorge Soler wouldn't be still sitting in my collection if he hadn't been traded to KC, I swear.
These are two different cards. Yes, I have two of them. Long story, no I didn't submit them myself.
Michael Conforto from his USA days!
A very nice Julio Urias 1st Bowman 9.5!
 TY COBB ALERT! And a Pristine 10!
Why would someone grade a Bo Jackson base card from a Panini product? I dunno. Glutton for punishment? 
Randy Johnson from Prizm? Apparently the Bo Jackson guy just didn't know when to give up.
Finally, we have a cut autograph from Roosevelt Brown.

Well, I'm not saying I'm getting rich off most of these, but I eventually will get them listed if eBay ever cooperates. If you're interested in any of these, throw me an offer or trade proposal!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 1, 2018

The Bowman Autos!

So my total Bowman experience this year has been the total of a hobby box, a few blasters, some hanger packs and a handful of Mega boxes. I was lucky enough to get an few autos, and I don’t think I’ve shown them off yet, so here you go: 

The Ruiz was in my hobby box. My wife actually pulled the Knapp from a hanger pack unexpectedly. And the Johnson was of course from a blaster!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Trades, I need Trades

Guys and girls, I need your help. I am up to three shoe boxes worth of trade bait. It's over flowing. At this point, I'm willing to trade at a slight loss to get this stuff out of here. What do I want? Astros, Nolan Ryan and Texans.

Leave a comment, email me, tweet me.  Just make sure you leave me a way to get back with you. Tell me what you're looking for and I'll shoot you back pictures of what I have available. If we can't work out a trade and you'd rather offer cash, I'm ok with that too.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Some Bowman Color!

So, as I understand it, people really love the color parallels within the Bowman product. Well, after picking up some blasters, a hobby box and a few of those new fangled Mega boxes, I have some color to show off. Unfortunately, I didn't get any of my beloved Astros in the color spread. Here's the good stuff!
Top row is all paper, as is the Cano/PED card on the bottom right. Purple /250, Dark Blue /150, Light Blue /499 and aqua /125!
All the green are /99 of course. The Guzman is the only non-Mojo refractor. Kingery and Mieses are Purple /250 again.

And the best of the bunch is this beautiful /25 orange!
This will most likely end my participation in the world of Bowman. I learned this year that it gets a little crazy with the prospectors, especially when a guy like Ohtani is involved.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Another Video and A Giveaway

Well, I think I know why you're all here, but you must suffer through another one of my infamous videos. This time, some fun 30 year old cardboard getting to see the light of day!

How about that? I'm sure we'll do some more packs from those boxes soon enough!

Alright, so there were 15 people who followed all the steps of the giveaway instructions for the Jackie Robinson. So, here's the results!
Congrats Sports Card Collectors! Email me to claim your prize and work out shipping!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

A Video Post

Would this be a video blog? A vlog? A blog with video accompaniment? Who knows... all I know is that you must now suffer through watching me show off cards... have fun!

Alright, that wasn't so tough, was it? Let me know what you thought was the best! All cards other than the Astros cards are FT/FS! Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

A Group Break & A Contest

A couple months ago, I joined a great group break at Cardboard Collections. I love his affordable breaks, as they are usually oddball products and/or nostalgic products. Also, you pick your team and then randomly get assigned another team in each spot. So for this one, I picked the Astros and Dodgers, while I was randomly assigned the Padres and Rockies. I wanted to show off the the Padres and Dodgers hits that I got in this post. The "big" product in this one was 2004 Clubhouse Colleciton, which by itself promised 20 hits!
Stay tuned to the end, there's a contest brewing!

So, here's the lone Padres hit:
Ramon Hernandez - all I remember about him is that he was a serviceable catcher who spent most of his time with teams in in the west: Oakland, Sand Diego, Colorado and LA were all stops in his 14 years.

Now, the Dodgers:
Kaz Ishii, another one of those Japanese pitchers that came over to MLB that we all thought would be superstars. It didn't quite work out for Kaz, he only spent 4 seasons in America before heading back to Japan. My one memory of him pitching against my Astros is not a good one for him, as he was hit with a line drive in the face off the bat of Brian Hunter. It was very scary to see any pitcher have that happen to them.

Alright, here's the mack daddy of them all!
Jackie FREAKIN Robinson! WOW! The box overall had some great cards, and I was very happy my gamble on the Dodgers paid off! Thanks Colbey, greatly appreciate the break!

So, a contest. Here's the deal: I'm not sure people realize I'm blogging again. I need to create some awareness. So here we go: You see that Jackie Robinson card? I'm GIVIING IT AWAY. Yep, that's right, it won't stay in my collection long. Here's the rules:

1) Comment on this post. Doesn't matter what you say, you can call me an idiot or a dimwit or just comment on how much you dislike the color scheme of the blog.
2) Tweet or blog about this post with a link to this post included.
3) Return to this post, reply to your own comment with a link to your tweet/blogpost.
4) Wait until Wednesday the 23rd, as I will take all entries and randomize the list of entries, first person in the list gets the JACKIE ROBINSON RELIC!

Well, how about that? Thanks for stopping by folks.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Some Goodwin, A Redemption and eBay GOLD

Hey everyone, it was definitely a Monday but I'm home and ready to watch the Rockets and Astros tonight!

A few months ago, the wife and I opened up some 2017 Goodwin Champions. We love Goodwin (although I'm not happy about the 2018 iteration, more on that in another post). One of the "hits" I wont be showing here, because it was a redemption that I'm still waiting on - and that I'm hoping will be AMAZING, fingers are crossed.

So, there are positives and negatives of Goodwin. They have a cool checklist of non-sports stuff, which draws in the wife for sure. Especially this year as they had autographs of Stephen King available and all kinds of military relics. However, the down side is that they have some really crappy "manu-relics". If you understand going in that you are most like going to end up with one and possibly 2 CRAP relics per box, it helps get over the disappointment. When they take random maps, cut them up and put them in a card with a national monument or tourist attraction = meh. When you get a manu-patch of a dog = woof. When they make "3-D Lenticular" cards a "hit" = infuriating. I get they are cool looking cards, but they should be an insert, not a "hit". Ok, rant over, here are the cards:
Well, here you go with a couple of said "3-D Lenticular" cards. Don't worry, they are just as disappointing in person as they are in these pictures. They have different rarities, but ultimately, no matter how rare, you hate seeing them in a pack. lol...

And here are the relics and auto:
Not the most aesthetically pleasing photo, I know. My bad. Nice Kobayashi autograph, dude can EAT! I don't know who Chrissy Blair is, though the card says she's a model. And Eddie Huang? Had to look him up, but apparently he's a big media personality. So, those three definitely represent some of the odd ball stuff you'll find in Goodwin. And of course that final card! Tiger Woods relic! NICE! The Goudey Sport Royalty subsets are pretty sought after and generally, of course, contain some pretty lofty names in the checklist. These are all for trade/sale, but that Tiger will be tough for me to let go of!

Alright, the other day I showed off a Jerry Lewis auto redemption. Pulled at the same time was a redemption for the below:
Fred Biletnikoff! Sweet auto, I love autos from anyone older than about 40, they all actually sign their name rather than just squiggle some characters and call it an auto. Again, defintitely for trade!

Alright, here is the glorious piece of eBay snipping that I ended up with this week. The auction ended midday on a weekday. I was able to get this for $15!!!! I couldn't believe it!
Carlos Freakin' Correa, 5/5 relic from 2016 Prime Cuts. And look at that 5 color patch! WOW!

Thanks for stopping by folks! Have a great day!

If you have Astros for trade, please e-mail me here. I'd love to work out a deal.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

An Oriole Legend Arrives

A while back, I joined a group break a friend of mine was promoting. It had a variety of boxes and while it was random teams, I figured "why not". Well, I got the Orioles and the proceeded to get just one card from the entire break. I guess I can't complain too much, a HOFer on-card autograph and it's numbered 3/10!
 Let me know where you're at Orioles fans! Definitely for trade! You all have a great Mother's Day!