Saturday, July 4, 2015

Topps Tek

I really liked what Topps did last year with the return of Topps Tek. Although more collecting "work" it was cool that Glavine was included in the set as well, not surprising given that it was the year of his HoF election. The "easy" collection work was done last year but of course the difficult ones, in particular the 1/1s, remained. In the last few months I was able to take two off the to-do list. Please meet the two Magenta 1/1s, one with Auto, one without !

Still some colors to go I am afraid so let me know if you have any of these for trade !!

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Dodger Blue !

Just a quick post to show off my latest Kershaw card (and maybe make some of you Dodger collectors a bit jealous :-)) Here's a cool Museum Collection Four Player Quad Relic card, as Topps calls these things !

In addition, here's one of Kershaw's 2015 Diamond King relic cards. Great set this year by Panini if I may say so ! Still trying to complete the base set but this is a nice addition to it !

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Vegas Time !

So apparently, there seems to be an annual card show conference in Las Vegas. It would make sense to do that in Vegas, I have attended several conference there as well (in a completely different field sadly enough) and for that it is an excellent location. During this card show they apparently also issue exclusive cards, one of which is a Glavine card. Everyone who knows me knows that this mean that the chase for this card is on !!

After a couple of months of watching out for this card I saw an opportunity to get one for a reasonable price so I of course jumped all over it. The card arrived recently and here it is !!

Any of you have any of these Vegas Summit cards ?

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mize, DiMaggio and Mantle !!

In the last few years I have been trying to complete the 2011 Topps Tier One Top Shelf relic set, a huge task given the high-end players that were included in the set. In recent months I was able to add a few to my collection.

The first one is Johnny Mize who played in the 30ties and 40ties for teams like the Cardinals.

Next up is Joe DiMaggio, my one and only Joe DiMaggio relic card !!

Last, and certainly not least, is my one and only Mickey Mantle relic card !!

Very happy with these additions, in particular the Mantle and DiMaggio cards !! Still, loads more to go before I have complete this quest including the Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig cards so wish me luck !

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Verlander !

Despite Verlander giving up A-Rods's 3000th hit last week I still try to chase some of his cards now and then. As discussed in an earlier post, his cards have become much much cheaper compared to a few years back, let's say in the pre-Kate period when he was still throwing no-hitters. As a result, I was able to get my hands on a few cool cards fairly easily !! Here's the first one !

Meet my cool Premier Patches card from the 2007 UD Premier set !

In addition, I was able to score a cool autographed card from 2007 Topps Co-Signers, together with Papelbon (the upper one, pretty ugly right ?).

All in all some cool additions to the Verlander collection, one that has been on the background in the last 12-24 months while focussing more on my core 4 (Glavine, Rizzo, Kershaw and Blyleven). Can it be that I let me collecting behavior is influenced by the success of the players....I let you be the judge !

To finish off I know that some of you only read a Verlander post just to get a glimpse of Kate so let me not disappoint you !

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Rizzo: The Letter "R" !

Quick post today with my latest Rizzo card. Meet the letter R from Panini's Immaculate Collection. Four more letters to go, a huge quest given they are numbered to only 5 !

Anyone of you ever completed a players name with these types of cards ?

Monday, June 22, 2015

Some Yankees Vintage !

A while back I noticed some autographed vintage cards of several, for me unknown, Yankees.One of those was of Bob Carv, a Yankees outfielder in the 50ties and 60ties. So for only a few dollars I was able to get my hands on this beauty, a signed Topps 1956 card !!

Apparently, Bob Cerv was an outfielder that played for the Yankees on and off. The first time between 1951 and 1956, the second time in 1960 and his third run during the 1961-1962 season. In between these periods he had a short stint with the Dodgers and the Kansas City Athletics. Bob was an All-Star in 1958 and was part of the Yankees team that won the World Series in 1956. All in all it seems like he had a fun career by the looks of it.

Hope to score some more of these Vintage cards in the future !

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