Thursday, December 28, 2017

Leaving 2017 and entering 2018 !

I am still here !! Although clearly lacking the discipline and time to leave a regular post !! Still, I wanted to leave 2017 and enter 2018 with one last post, a quick overview from a recent COMC package ! Happy New Year everyone !!

Again happy new year and I am fairly confident my posting frequency should go up in 2018 as is will be hard to be as low as 2017 ! Hope all of you are doing well and still happily collecting !!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A day of One on Ones !

This morning I received a package in the mail. Only one place this package could come from, as my trading has been very, very slow, and that's CheckOutMyCards ! COMC has been my standard mailbox in the US to receive my eBay loot and although it has been slow in recent months I was still able to collect a bunch of cool cards for my collection.

Here's what was in the package and let's focus on a huge collection of One-on-Ones ! First up, a cool Panini Pantheon card. A card with a button ! My 2nd button card after the 2014 Panini National Treasurers card of Glavine. Always a welcome variety versus all the jersey and bat cards.

Next up, two 2008 Moments & Milestones. The sporadically pop-up on eBay and if the price is decent I try to get them. I still have some 275 or so to go :-)

I was also able to get my hands on a cool 2017 Topps Tribute 1/1, pictured below. A really beautiful card. The Topps High Tek printing proof from 2014 is my second one of this series.

Lastly, two more 1-1s, a printing plate from the 2014 Panini Hall of Fame Baseball set (Magenta priting plate). Furthermore, a 2004 SP Authentic card, a set in which apperently there are a few 1-1s for several "events", this one for 15th April 2003.

That's it. Never opened a package with 7x 1-1s so really happy about it. I updated and checked my file and I now just passed the 2,250 different Glavine cards mark, representing some 31% of all different Glavine cards. As I own 47% of all Auto cards and 38% of all relic cards I should be able to lift the average to 40% or so by simply expanding Glavine's non auto/relic cards. Looking at the 1-1s, I now have some 15% of all Glavine 1-1s. A lot of statistics but love to track the numbers !!

Hope you all are doing well !

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Button me Bert !

Hi folks, yes, it has been a long time, way too long !! I have been moving house, work is hectic and the kids demand attention as well. So the blog has been suffering and my focus has mostly been on new Glavine and Blyleven cards through eBay and COMC and of course reading all your blogs. I think I don't owe anyone any package but if my admin is messed up due to the move do let me know !

Let's have a quick peak at some of my latest treasures ! First up, my latest Bert Blyleven addition, the Flying Dutchman ! Yes a 1/1 button card from Panini's Immaculate Collection, awesome card and my first Blyleven button card.

Next up, my latest Gypsy Queen 2011 addition. Still a little side project of mine, trying to complete this set. A slow but fun grind so great to be able to add Bernie Williams to the collection !

Last card is of course a new Glavine card, ffrom the 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes set

Hope the summer holiday bring a bit more time for blogging ! Hope you all are doing well !

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Redemption package & a Bonus !!

So today I came home from a long day at work to find a nice FEDEX package !! A Fedex package for me usually means only one thing: a Topps Redemption !!

The last redemption I put into the system had already been months ago, if not longer so I was curious to see which card this might be. Opening up the envelop a Rizzo card surfaced !!

Wow, that one took a few years to arrive. This card is from the 2013 Archives set and is numbered to /25. Yes, you read that correctly, 2013 !! He probably signed hundreds and hundreds of cards in the years thereafter. Nevertheless, I am very happy this one arrived !!

But wait, that's not all ! A second card surfaced !! Unexpectedly !!

Yes, it's a Kyle Tucker card !! Who ??? Yes, that was my reaction also, never heard of ths guy I must admit, a Astros Outfielder. Anyways, I happily take it !! The card came with an apology from Topps for the long wait (since 2013) so I was positively surprised, thanks Topps !!

Of course the Kyle Tucker card is for trade (or sale) and let me know if you did know him already !

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Gypsy Queen Addition !

Quick post with my latest 2011 Gypsy Queen addition. I am still trying to complete the auto and framed relic set so this is a welcome one ! A cool combo card (a shame of the stickers) with David Wright and A-Rod. I am not a big A-Rod fan but still happy to add this one to the collection!

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Sunday, March 19, 2017

COMC package !!

Quick post today. Still swamped but rest assured, I am still reading all your posts and following your collecting adventures. I received a package from COMC yesterday with a bunch of cool Glavine, Rizzo and Blyleven additions !! Below a flavor of the cards !!

Some cool cards for my collection. Last but not least just a, probably worthless 1/1 cards but I liked it a lot. A Rizzo mini card from the One Star Chewing Gum Company. I guess just made by some hobbiest but in any event a cool nice one for a couple of bucks. Do you like these cards or do you feel the card below is a fraud and hence you are ignoring and avoiding them ? Love to hear your thoughts !

Hope to have some time for some more extensive posts soon !

Thanks for visiting my blog !!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

If America is first, let the Netherlands be second !!!

Usually I don't get involved in politics on my blogs but there were of course some big changes in the US political landscape in recent months. As a result, it seems it's now all about "America First"...and in that case of course, we want to be 2nd !!

Thanks for visiting my blog and as every post deserves a card, here's one of my latest Rizzo additions from 2016 Triple Threads.