Thursday, January 31, 2013
And I had a couple of packages waiting for me at home:
garvey, cey, russell & lopes sent my way after I sent him some Dodgers. He also provided a HUGE stack of assorted base cards! Love the Pettite as well as the Bagwell! Thanks Jim!
Paul's Random Baseball Stuff, he did a Thorzul-ish "Trade Me Anything" type post and I picked these two unique A&G relics. I played a crazy amount poker in college so Duke is very familiar with me, and playing deep into the night we say plenty of LaLanne info-mercials! The relic is film strip, interesting...
Finally, some eBay pick ups toward my 2013 collecting goal...
The boxes for the group break will get here tomorrow! Expect the first video tomorrow night!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
1) jaybarkerfan - Atlanta
2) Dan - Boston
3) Dutch Card Guy - Chicago Cubs
4) Jeff W - Chicago White Sox
5) Jeffrey - Detroit
6) The Dimwit - Houston
7) Arno - LA Dodgers
8) Dan - Milwaukee
9) TheBrooklynMet - NY Mets
10) Kevin S. - NY Yankees
11) NY Hitman 23 - Pittsburgh
12) Underdog Card Collector - San Diego
13) arpsmith - San Francisco
14) madding - St. Louis
15) daddyohoho - Washington
And your randomization results after 3 spins through the random.org randomizer:
For my group break participants... I will be mailing in the jumbo wrappers as soon as the break is done and mailing them in as part of the wrapper redemption. When the redemption pack arrives I will video the opening and mail out the cards. Just wanted to give a heads up on the plan!
Wow, you guys are awesome... filled up the break in less than 12 hours.
So, that fills up the break, if everyone could get their payments in today, I'd appreciate it. I've talked to one of you with extenuating circumstances and we're cool. Atlanta Sports Cards probably can't ship the cards until at least tomorrow anyways due to tomorrow being the official release date.
I'll post the 2nd team randomization tonight.
Monday, January 28, 2013
This month I picked three boxes, the first of which you all are probably anticipating anyways! 2013 Topps Series 1!!!!
Next up, from 2005! Topps Chrome Update & Highlights!
And finally, 2011 Leaf Limited!
Alright, my normal rules regarding cards with multiple teams, randomized amongst all teams represented. On the Limited if no city is indicated for the player then the card will be randomized among all teams that player played for, with one wrinkle... I'll put one entry in the randomization for each year he played with that team. Thus if a player played 13 years with three teams: 10 with team A, 2 with team B and one with Team C, then team A gets 13 entries in the randomization, team B gets 2 entries and Team C gets 1 entry. Any non-baseball cards will be randomized amongst all participants. As usual, if there is any card where I have a personal stake in the randomization, then I will have a non-biased blogger conduct the random on their blog and post.
Ok, so payment: $20 for a 2 team slot. International: $23 per slot. If you want a second slot, take $2 off per slot. Payment should be sent as a GIFT to Paypal address samuelpair(at)yahoo(dot)com.
Please claim your team in the comments for this post. Team claims will be based on timestamp of the comment. Please feel free to e-mail me with any comments or questions.
Atlanta - jaybarkerfan
Boston - Dan - PAID
Chicago Cubs - The Dutch Card Guy - PAID
Chicago White Sox - Jeff W
Detroit - Jeffrey - PAID
Houston - The Dimwit - PAID
Kansas City -
Los Angeles Dodgers - Arno - PAID
Los Angeles Angels -
Milwaukee - Dan - PAID
New York Mets - TheBrooklynMet - PAID
New York Yankees - Kevin S. - PAID
Pittsburgh - NY Hitman 23 - PAID
San Diego - Underdog Card Collector - PAID
San Francisco - arpsmith
St. Louis - madding - PAID
Washington - daddyohoho - PAID
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I've made myself a preliminary checklist of ones that I don't have or ones at least that I'm aware of... as I've researched this, I think I get to a final list each year just to find that I missed someone along the way, so if you are aware of any other Astros not on my list then please let me know! Here are the cards that I know are in each year's set:
Lance Berkman - GOT IT
Jose Valverde - GOT IT
Jose Valverde - GOT IT
Carlos Lee - GOT IT
Michael Bourn - GOT IT
Bud Norris - GOT IT
Roy Oswalt - GOT IT
Carlos Lee - GOT IT
Humberto Quintero - GOT IT
Wandy Rodriguez - GOT IT
Michael Bourn - GOT IT
Jason Bourgeois - GOT IT
Mark Melancon - GOT IT
Angel Sanchez - GOT IT
Lucas Harrell - GOT IT
Carlos Lee - GOT IT
Jose Altuve - GOT IT
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Gene Kranz was a pick up for my Oddball collection. Growing up in the Clear Lake City area where NASA was situated and being mesmerized by the space program growing up, I've always had a lot of respect for Gene Kranz. He was a leader and had a great influence on the space program as the Flight Director through the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs. In Apollo 13 he is played by Ed Harris. Know for his flat top and keen dress, Kranz will always be well remembered among NASA enthusiasts!
I withhold the traders name since he's not a blog reader. I'm being nice, I do believe deep down that he may have been trying to pull one over on me (I heard from others he had done the same to them) and I really think that if I hadn't made a big deal out of it, he'd have held on to these and blamed USPS. Anyways, on to more interesting topics... CARDS!
I saw a tweet by Pony enthusiast dayf over at Card Junk about some Biggio cards. Well, he more than surprised me with a HUGE stack of Astros, but I was even more excited to get my second 1/1 Pony drawing from the guy with Pony on his brain 24/7. Named Astro Pony...
Finally, I got a prize package from Brian from Play at The Plate... he's had a bit of a rough go at it of late, so I'm hoping he's able to take some encouragement and get things going in a good direction. I won a contest in September that netted me a rack pack of 2012 Topps Update... there wasn't much exciting inside but I did get two parallel gold cards numbered /2012.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
First up, a card from Topps' giveaway program this year...
Next up, a package from Baseball Dad. He is in the middle of sending an ungodly number of packages all over the blog-o-sphere and I got mine the other day! There is a long story behind the Aspromonte that you all definitely don't want to have me hash out here, but lets just say that the Baseball Dad negotiated a great deal for myself and another blogger, he's a great guy!
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Oh and speaking of cases, my buddy Bobby bought out all the boxes that the LCS had of 2012 Topps Football (nearly a case) and 5 of us sat down and busted 9 1/2 boxes of it together. Needless to say that was a LOT of packs... and Bobby, knowing I'm a Texans fan, let me keep this beauty from one of the boxes:
Alright, that's all the football I have to show for a little while...
Sunday, January 20, 2013
My feeling as I open more and more Panini football stuff, is that they had better be a shoe-in to get a MLB license next year. Their products, in my opinion, are better than Topps' offerings at the moment and I think they could really do well at a licensed baseball product again. I sure as heck don't want to see more un-licensed baseball stuff from them, it's not good Panini, not good... not as bad as Upper Deck mind you, but still, just wait until you get that license back and I'll be throwing money at you.
Alright, the Mercilus is the only keeper here... let the trade offers start flying!!!!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
So, I decided to use some "fun money" on some football cards... this will be a multi-part post as I bought a bunch... so I'll start with the 2012 Crown Royale. The more I see this set, the more I like it. It looks great and I am a sucker for die cut base cards, what can I say...
So a big part of the set is the parallels to the base set... here are the ones I picked up today...
Are there any football collectors following? I don't know how well these football posts are being received... am I turning off my loyal baseball readers? Does apathy abound? Am I talking to myself?
Alright... well, hope you enjoyed, tomorrow I'll show you what I got from 2012 Momentum.
Scans after the page break, as always!
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
1) Atlanta - Bobby
2) Carolina - Bobby
3) San Francisco - arpsmith
4) Arizona - Spankee
5) Green Bay - Bobby
6) Detroit - Scott Sawyer
7) Minnesota - Matt Pederson
8) New England - Martyn
9) Buffalo - Scott Sawyer
10) Pittsburgh - NY Hitman 23
11) Baltimore - Spankee
12) Cincinnati - daddyohoho
13) Denver - Spankee
14) Houston - The Dimwit
15) Indianapolis - Martyn
16) Tennessee - The Dimwit
Here's the randomization:
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
There is 1 slot left, if it's not claimed tonight then I'm going to go ahead and claim it so I can get the boxes ordered first thing in the morning.
Thanks for joining everyone. Maybe if this goes well, I'll get some 2012 products next time around and maybe get a faster fill. I went with the boxes I did for affordability and maximum value. So hopefully we get something awesome!
I'll post the randomization tomorrow after work, and then hopefully Friday we'll be busting boxes!
Monday, January 14, 2013
On to more fun stuff! A big thanks to Wes at Jay Barker Fan's Junk and Adam over at Arpsmith's Sportscard Obsession for a couple packages I got today, Wes with random Astros stuff and Adam with a bunch of 2012 Panini Cooperstown base cards! Thanks!
Today, I got a package in the mail from Shane over at Shoebox Legends. He held a trade bait draft and I ended up with some great stuff!
Next up, a redemption from Topps!
Finally, an eBay pick up that'll leave you seeing double...
Please if you have any interested in the football draft, head on over and take a look. Should be a fun one.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
As always, Paypal funds as a GIFT to samuelpair(at)yahoo(dot)com
What will we be busting? Well, two great products:
Saturday, January 12, 2013
First up, one pack of 2012 Panini Momentum... so basically you get a hit in each pack, so that's nice, but you also get only two base cards, so if you're a set collector this is not a product you want to buy packs of, just wait on the secondary market for singles...
Next up, two packs of 2012 Panini Crown Royale... I like this product mainly because of the die cut cards, I'm a fool for die cuts... This is another "hit-per-pack" product and would be an awesome set to put together given the funds...
Finally, we have Absolute Football 2012. This is a bit more expensive and also has a hit for each mini-box.