Friday, April 15, 2016

It's been a fun ride...

After much debate and struggle, I've decided it's the end. Not just for the blog, but for my collecting overall. A post by The Night Owl the other day helped me realize that I don't even get excited about the hits anymore, it's all a chore. 

The tracking, the spending, the time spent organizing, the posting, the mailing. It all just adds stress to my life that has become too full of other things. So it's time to shut it down and focus on those other things that are more important to me.

SuperTraders, you will all be getting a package from me in the near future. If you have sent me cards or not, you will be getting a package that I hope you all will enjoy. Anyone with a pending trade with me, email me and let's get it finalized. 

For those who have been faithful trading partners, thanks. For those who read this crap through the past few years, thanks even more! I hope the hobby continues to nurture new and excited collectors! Thanks to the friends I've made in this time and I'll still be reading your blogs, there are a bunch of great ones and I sure hope that for a small time you all thought I was at least one of the decent ones.


Sam aka The Dimwit  

Sunday, March 6, 2016

New Additions!

Mail days are great... Get stuff in from super traders, purchases and even from Topps.
The Spring comes from Super Trader Tony from Off Hiatus! He group broke a box of Donruss and I got this sweeeet Springer /99! Thanks Tony! The other is a ridonkulous redemption from Topps adding to my Altuve collection! /50 gold rainbow auto from Tek! 

Finally, a Wacky Package Chrome special art piece!
High art, it is not but a fun addition to my odd ball stuff!

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Card show!

Went to the Colorado Springs monthly card show for the first time. If it's any indication, I spent $2 on one card. We were there maybe 20 minutes. Here it is though, a nice one for sure:
Sorry for the glare folks. 

Have a great weekend! 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

My First Super Trader Package

The one and only king of the Super Traders, Wes, from Jaybarkerfan's Junk started the Super Trader group by buying a box of cards and then shipping out a ton of cards! Well, got my package today and here are the highlights!

A nice Jordan Lyles mini relic that I definitely didn't own! Also, some great cards of Astros past and present. Love the "Major League Debut" of Luis Gonzalez... I mean, look at that kid... there's NO WAY he did anything but lift weights... right??? Right??? :-D

Here's my view on the "era"... so many guys were doing it, we can't hold it against anyone since baseball, the writers, other players and fans ALL turned a blind eye and just kept rooting for more homers. So let them in the HOF, Bonds... Clemens... McGuire... Sosa... they all have their place in history whether convicted or just accused. They made the game what it was. Much like Babe made the game despite not playing against the top talent of non-white players. Greenies and psychedelics ruled the 70's and 80's. So what, it was a game and we all were glued to our TV's excited to watch.

Ok, rant over... 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

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 samuelpair@yahoo.com.

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 COMC.com. 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!