Friday, March 30, 2012
Underlined NUMBERS/PLAYER NAMES indicate a pending trade.
Full Sized SP Variations:
BASE - I have a full 1-300 base set for sale - No variations plus all three Hobby Insert Sets Complete. $60 plus shipping. Please e-mail me if interested. Thanks!
I have TONS of base cards for trade... send me your want list and I will let you know what I have available!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Well, to be fair to our pony loving friend, he also sent along some great Astros cards too!!!!!
Wait, there's more? I got more stuff for my blockers? Yes, yes I did....
Finally, it wouldn't be a package from Dayf without a drawing, of course... and well, he out did himself on this one... I'm proud to be the owner of this 1 of 1, original sketch art card w/ artist autograph... of me...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Rangers (all the cards):
Matt, thank you so much for the free cards! You're a good man sir!!!!!!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
This was a bit of a unique draft since the host (myself) wasn't using his own cards, rather BigHit Sportscards in Spanish Fort, AL was offering up the trade bait for the draft... so I was able to enter it myself and pick up some cards as well. I'll separate it between keepers and trade bait... first up, the cards I drafted that'll be trade bait:
Here are the keepers I was able to draft:
It was a fun time for all. Everyone else will have some inserts and relics to show off, oh, and a full set of these:
Thanks again to BigHits Sportscards for making this an awesome draft!
For anyone who wasn't able to make it, and I drafted for you based on your preferences, if you'd like to know what you got, just shoot me an e-mail and I'll let you know!
I'll work to get all packages put together over the weekend and dropped in the mail by Monday, Tuesday at the absolutely latest!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
I have spreadsheet galore to sort through and get prepared for those unable to make it live...
Once you get to the channel page via the link above, click the "CHAT" tab on the right hand side to join in on the chat. I won't be doing video, so it's going to say I'm not broadcasting, but I've got the chat window going for sure!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
How about Topps announcing they are going to release Five Star for baseball???? Any of you guys going to throw down $400-500 for one pack of this
Only one more day 'til the Trade Bait Draft! I still need info from a couple of you guys and have sent some inquiry e-mails to that effect! Have a great day everyone!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Here's the back of the base card if anyone cares!
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Alright so I stopped by my local card shop this afternoon to pick up the (10) sets of Prime 9 Redemption Home Run Legends cards for the Trade Bait Draft! And we got them all (actually he has about 75 complete sets, and knows he'll never get them all redeemed, so that's why he didn't mind using them as incentive to join the draft!!!) So it is confirmed, all participants will get a full 9 card set!!!! YAY!!!
I digress... there was a box of 2012 Topps Tribute on the shelf with 2 packs left. I was tempted, I gave in and figured since I've never opened even a pack of this stuff (let alone own even a base card from the set) I'd give it a shot! The wife, as previously mentioned, indulged me and told me to snag them both.
Here are the base cards from the first two packs!
Here are the parallels I pulled from each pack:
Now for my two encased hits.... before I show them off, let me say that I LOVE the fact that Topps is putting these in magnet hard cases with a sticker seal! Awesome job Topps. Now, I didn't pull a Darvish auto, oh but if I did I'd be ordering my own case of 2012 Topps Gypsy Queen! Haha! Onto the hits:
I only mention the value in this review because this is a higher end product. Sometimes you get burned on this product and sometimes you beat the house. I think I beat the house on these two packs and just wanted to show my readers that it is possible. Now, did I get incredibly lucky to get both the Mattingly and the Gehrig? Of course! But thems is the breaks!
I hope you all enjoyed this little review. I will be posting the parallels and hits on eBay to help me recoup some cost. So the base cards are definitely for trade, and if you have a monetary offer on the parallels/hits, then I'd definitely rather sell to a reader off eBay, but I do need cash for these, as I bought them with the sole intention of running this little experiment to see how much of the cost I can recoup from a high end product. Anyways, again I hope you enjoyed, these are some GREAT cards!
Friday, March 16, 2012
If you're not going to attend, I'll need your spreadsheet back by that time or else I pick for you!!!!
Today's card of the day (since I've slacked off on posting lately, work has been hell this week):
With Heritage coming out this week, I saw this card and thought I'd post it:
Here's the back:
It's a great card in my opinion! It's classic Craig and there's no doubt he's a first ballot HOF next year. It's going to be a tough year for voters as there are a BUNCH of guys eligible with strong resumes. However, Craig is well liked and doesn't have any hint of scandal that many of the others do. I'm really hoping he makes it in as the voters choose to go with a guy who not only has the numbers to back-up his election, but was a squeaky clean guy on & off the field!
Have a good day everyone!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
And here are a selection of the inserts pulled from the blaster:
Likes - Mascot cards = awesome; I really like the insert sets, I wish Topps would do more of the 3D cards, they look great! Cost $10.49 per blaster, not too bad for 11 packs!
Dislikes - Very tough to pull a "hit" but that's a given going in at the $10.49 price tag.
That's about it for dislikes, not a bad set overall in my opinion, it's fun to open and I'm sure kids really enjoy opening it as well since it's definitely a low cost product for parents to pick up. Would I buy it on my own if it weren't for the review? Probably not, but it could be a fun product to buy up on the cheap and bust. If I remember correctly, 2011 Topps Opening Blasters spent quite a bit of time on the shelf and ended up getting the 50% discount sticker around here, at that price, I may be forced to buy up a few more blasters!!!
1) Jon (Community Gum)
3) Matt Perry
6) The Dutch Card Collector
8) Matt Pederson
9) The Dimwit
10) Ryan G
It will be a snake draft so of course the even numbered rounds will be in reverse order of this list.
As soon as I hear back from everyone on a live draft date availability, I will get it rolling...
I've sent out notice to all participants on getting a date and time in for the draft, and hopefully we'll get this thing rolling pretty quickly!
I got word that the first person received their group break cards yesterday! Man USPS can work fast when they feel like it, I put those packages in the mail drop box on Saturday afternoon!
Thanks for all who signed up for the draft, I'm really looking forward to it, and we'll be doing it live via UStream chat for anyone who will want to drop in and say hello or just make fun of us while we're drafting...
Have a great day everyone, sorry I don't have a card to show off this morning, I'm out of time!
Monday, March 12, 2012
I talked to the owner of BigHit Sports Cards... he said to add 3 rounds to the draft for a total of 11 hits per person!!! PLUS THERE'S MORE!!!!
(Pending verification that he has 9 sets available) Everyone who participates in the draft will get a full 9 card set of the 2012 Topps Prime 9 Homerun Heroes Giveaway cards! I've featured these cards in a giveaway on the site before. You get them via redemption cards in 2012 Topps Hobby that you're supposed to take into your local hobby shop.
Only $30 to join. $30 for 11 hits plus at least 8 insert cards! Come on, you can't beat that with a stick... well, you could literally beat it with a stick, but that'd just damage the cards...
Sign Up Here <---Click the link and leave a comment on that post... Thanks everyone!
Saturday, March 10, 2012
sign up, I'll send you a spreadsheet with all the details for all the cards. If you'd like to see this spreadsheet before you sign-up, just let me know and I can e-mail it to you!
For $30 you will get a total of 16 cards. The first 8 will be drafted from the following pictures of "hits". The second 8 will be scanned in later, and consist of inserts, parallels and rookies from my own personal collection. All participants will be randomized by an independent 3rd party (as I'm still on the fence as to whether to join the fun or not) to determine draft order and then the draft will be a snake style draft from there. There are plenty of great cards here.
Commit by leaving a comment, and I will then send you a spreadsheet via e-mail with details for payment. I will try and secure a time for a group chat to do the draft with as many people as possible. However, I will be sending a spreadsheet with all hits listed in detail. If it turns out you won't be able to make the live draft, I'll ask you rank the cards in preferred order and then return the sheet to me before the draft (or give me permission to pick for you!). Thanks everyone!
1) The Dutch Card Guy - PAID
2) jaybarkerfan - PAID
3) hiflew - PAID
4) Matt Perry - PAID
5) Matt Pederson - PAID
6) Wicked - PAID
7) Jon - PAID
8) Dan - PAID
9) Ryan G - PAID
10) The Dimwit - PAID
Here's the scans of all 110 "Hits". Only 80 of these will be drafted, so 30 will be returned to the card shop once we're done: