Wednesday, October 31, 2012
First up, we have Joe from Joe Average Card Collector. He saw a couple Rockies he was interested in from my Triple Threads bender and he agreed to trade me the following:
Next up, we have Matt from DocHoloday. He also wanted a card from my Triple Threads bender and while I've yet to mail his package (Matt, it's packaged up and sitting on my desk as we speak, may not go out until Friday though, we'll see) I did get his cards in!
Finally, this one isn't so much a trade as therapy for Dennis over at Too Many Verlanders. And not just because his Tigers ultimately fell to the Giants... but rather because a few months ago the USPS mangled a card he sent me via PWE. Now, I didn't blame him for this at all and repeatedly said it wasn't a problem, sh*t happens, right? But he felt the need to send me another package... Here's the highlights:
Happy Halloween everyone!!!!!!!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
WATCH THE VIDEO TO THE END TO SEE HOW TO ENTER 2 SEPARATE CONTESTS!!!
Ok, so basically those are awesome little dudes and if they stay in the package, I think they'll look great on a shelf as well. But I like playing with my toys so out of the package they came!
• Fully licensed 3" tall vinyl figures with rotating head, arms and waist.
• 22 NFL teams to choose from:
• Chicago Bears
• Cincinnati Bengals
• Denver Broncos
• Cleveland Browns
• San Diego Chargers
• Kansas City Chiefs
• Indianapolis Colts
• Dallas Cowboys
• Miami Dolphins
• Philadelphia Eagles
• San Francisco 49ers
• New York Giants
• New York Jets
• Detroit Lions
• Green Bay Packers
• New England Patriots
• Oakland Raiders
• Baltimore Ravens
• Washington Redskins
• New Orleans Saints
• Pittsburgh Steelers
• Minnesota Vikings
I'll do my normal "Pros & Cons" style review:
- Fully licensed: YAY! Gotta love a company who goes through the necessary steps to use all logos!
- Articulating: Moveable parts make the toys more fun.
- Size: They are big enough to actually play with, but not so big that they are cumbersome.
- Fun Factor: I just really think they could be a lot of fun for kids, maybe I'm not an expert on this as I don't have any kids, but I think if I were a kid and my parents gave me these, I'd be pretty excited about it!
- Price: Personally, I think it's about $6-$8 too high, but then again that's MSRP, not actual retail so maybe you can find them on the market out there for cheaper.
- Teams: Why not all 32 teams? Especially for this Texans fan! Not cool. If they had them for my team, I'd probably buy one for display in box, and one to take out of the box. Instead, there are fans of 10 teams who will have no reason to buy them!
- The football is attached to both the RB and the QB, I think it would be fun to have it detachable.
Alright, I think I covered all my bases, if you have questions about the contests please e-mail me.
This leads to the question: Do I keep it slabbed? I don't have a binder page to put it in slabbed, but isn't part of the big deal of these cards the fact that they are slabbed? Opinions?
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
I think this represents the early years of game-used inclusions into the Topps products so by that standard I'd say they did a pretty good job. The piece is nice too, it's got some texture to it.
Thanks for stopping by, hope these COMC Haul posts aren't getting on your last nerve yet... :-D
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Only 3 more Berkman cards left...
Friday, October 26, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The stack is dwindling but I'm not even half way done yet with this COMC Haul!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
- Pros: Dirty looking swatch, pinstripe, great photo, good design and a note in the corner to let you know what level of rarity you've pulled.
- Cons: Pristine die-cut logo going across the swatch. I shudder to think how many of those things got torn or damaged by over excited kids, or just in the production process. Anyways, not the greatest idea on that one Topps.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
We decided to split the first couple paychecks as a reward/splurge after all this time to get it out of our systems, and splurge I did... I decided it was time I stick my toe into the deep/high end of the baseball card market. Triple Threads was in my sights. Well, what started as a toe turned into a cannonball. I bought 2 1/2 boxes at my LCS. Do I think I got my money's worth in the end? Most likely not but I did have a hell of a great time busting some cards. Hopefully if this project goes well, we'll be able to do things like this from time to time!
I'm saving the rest of my money for a purchase of a memorabilia item I've had my eyes on, but more on that in a couple of weeks... here's the results of my 5 mini boxes of Triple Threads:
So that brings us to the hits. We'll start with the "unity" relics/autos...
Next up are the relics and future phenom:
Finally, we have the best hit I got in the 2.5 boxes...
Wait for it...
Any and all of the cards in this post are for trade, but please understand that while I'm not asking for a kings ransom on these, I'm also not trying to give them away. I was needing to re-fresh my trade bait and boy did I!!!! If you see anything you're interested in, you know how to get a hold of me!
Friday, October 19, 2012
Wow, a dual relic of two of my favorite pitchers! I don't know if it was the steroid backlash or what but I offered a figured I felt comfortable with and they accepted. Any time I can pick up another Nolan relic, I'm going to do it. As I've stated before many times, I think eventually Roger gets in the HOF so this card is going to definitely be worth what I paid for it and more.
Hope everyone has had a great week!
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
Plus, the picture here shows some hustle. Altuve's a motor guy, a guy who no one thought would make it because of his size and he just kept doing what he does best. The results were impossible for fans or management to ignore and he shot up through our minor league system quickly. There was talk this year of trading him, as we have Jimmy Paredes hitting very well in the minors and his usual position is 2B as well, but I really do hope Altuve is the next Astros lifer. I hate that Hunter Pence went to Philly and then San Fran, although I'm glad he's doing well, but I had thought I'd end up watching Hunter's entire career here in Houston only to be left with memories of his first few.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Stay tuned tomorrow for the second of my COMC pick ups!
For the first day, I'm going to show 6 cards that I got for set completion goals... everything else consists of autos and relics!
Stay tuned, there are some awesome cards to come! My biggest COMC haul and I got some great deals!
Friday, October 12, 2012
In recap of the group break, it's a little frustrating to end up with 3 expired redemptions out of the deal but it is what it is I guess. I've got to figure out how to ship this baseball. Just in case you're wondering, here's the breakdown of cards per team:
Indians: 9 + baseball
Red Sox: 17
Blue Jays: 5
White Sox: 6 + 2 hits
Braves: 9 + 2 hits
Mets: 4 + 1 hit
Angels: 3 + 1 hit
Yankees: 28 + 1 hit
So... make of that what you will...
Have a great Friday everyone!
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Pictures after the page break!
The cards were ordered yesterday and will be here today... I'm covering 4 teams beyond my Astros at this point, which will make me hesitant to do this format again, but if anyone wants the Brewers, Marlins, D'Backs or Pirates please e-mail me an offer for any of them. No reasonable offer to be refused...
On a side note, the wife and I got a blaster of Panini Americana Heroes & Legends over the weekend. I like the base set, but there's not the Hollywood lure to keep my wife's interest in this set. The blaster box is smaller than typical blasters, and I LOVE it... I hope the industry moves towards these style boxes. Much less packaging and the cards actually fit in them well once the packs are open... here's some inserts and the hit we got form the box as well as a base card:
Hopefully tonight I can get at least one box busted and posted! Stay tuned!!!
Monday, October 8, 2012
Speaking of group breaks, we're down to just 6 teams remaining to be claimed! I'd love to get these last 6 sold so if you are interested please make me an offer if you feel the asking price is too high... remember, if you already had a team in the break as of Saturday you can take $5 off per team and otherwise you can knock $2 off per team:
I'm really surprised no one has picked up the Angels, of all the teams left, I figured they'd get snatched up. If I end up having to cover them, I won't be too upset... :)
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Ok everyone. There are 13 teams left a no activity for a few days. I cannot cover that many teams. But I will cover some postage if needed.
So, here is the offer: any one who already has a team or teams can claim an additional team or teams at a $5 discount per team. Head over to the main page and leave a comment to claim a team.
Anyone who hasn't claimed a team and wants to grab a team can take a $2 discount. Again, head to the main group break sign up page to comment to claim!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
All cards with multiple teams will be randomized among the teams on the card. All multi-team cards which have a team I have purchased or am stuck with at the end, will be randomized by an independent third party. Any non-sport cards will be randomized amongst all teams. All cards from teams that no longer exist will be given to the team where the former moved (e.g. Montreal cards to Washington). The autographed ball with a player who played with multiple teams will be randomized amongst all teams he played for unless documentation with the ball indicates a team.
Ok, so you're wondering what it's going to cost. Due to the limited availability of some teams, and the over abundance of others, I've come up with team by team pricing. All teams will be sold individually but if you want additional teams, take $2 off the price of each additional team you want to buy. Here is the pricing structure:
Astros - $15 - The Dimwit - PAID
Padres - $15 - BA Benny - PAID
Rockies - $15 - jaybarkerfan - PAID
White Sox - $15 - Jeff Wilk - PAID
Brewers - $17 - Derek - PAID
Indians - $17 - Carlos S. - PAID
Twins - $17 - Jeff Wilk
Blue Jays - $17 - buckstorecards - PAID
Phillies - $17 - Richard - PAID
Diamondbacks - $17 - BA Benny -PAID
Marlins - $17 - BA Benny - PAID
Mets - $17 - buckstorecards - PAID
Rays - $17 - buckstorecards - PAID
Cubs - $17 - Matt Pederson - PAID
Orioles - $17 - jaybarkerfan - PAID
Pirates - $17 - BA Benny -PAID
Royals - $17 Scott S. - PAID
Tigers - $20 - Jeffrey - PAID
A's - $20 - Carlos S. - PAID
Red Sox - $20 - Matt Perry - PAID
Cardinals - $20 - jamicfin - PAID
Braves - $20 - Chris Mays - PAID
Reds - $20 - jaybarkerfan - PAID
Mariners - $20 - jaybarkerfan - PAID
Dodgers - $20 - gcrl - PAID
Giants - $20 - Classic Card Collector - PAID
Rangers - $20 - aj245 - PAID
Angels - $20 - aj245 - PAID
Nationals - $20 - Jason Smith - PAID
Yankees - $30 - Kirk Jacobson - PAID
CLAIM A TEAM BY LEAVING A COMMENT ON THIS POST. Do not e-mail me directly with a team claim, you must comment on this post to claim a team(s). All payments: please send as PayPal GIFT to samuelpair(at)yahoo(dot)com.
As an incentive to fill this faster... if all slots fill by Thursday at noon, I'll include a signed ball from my collection to be randomly given to a hit-less team.
I really hope this fills fast, I'd love to get these ordered before I fly to Houston on Thursday! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Group break sign ups will go live tonight when I get home from work... just a hint, the card in this post is a bit of a hint towards one of the products involved! It's going to be an epic break!
Monday, October 1, 2012
Any ideas from the peanut gallery for October Group Break products? Triple Threads 9 box case? Low-end mid-90's wax? Somewhere in between? If you say 2007 Artifacts, I'm swearing off group breaks forever... haha!