Friday, September 12, 2014

Package from France !!

I recently came in contact with Kevin, a collector from France !! Yes, I am not the only one collecting baseball cards on the continent !! He recently launched a blog as well, The Card Papoy, so check that one out if you haven't visited him so far !! We recently set up our first trade and here's what Kevin send me !!

Let's start off with minis !! 2013 Allen & Ginter minis !! I am still trying to complete the set so these were very welcome !!

Two Glavines were included !! Always love Glavine cards !!

Kevin included a few cool Yankees cards, here's two !!

I still also needed 3 basecards from 2013 Allen & Ginter set. Kevin send me one so 2 more to go !!

All in all a cool package Kevin, thanks so much for the trade !! Don't forget to check out Kevin's blog at the Card Papoy !!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My first Mini Metal !!

I recently saw an opportunity to get my hands on a Metal Mini from this year's Allen & Ginter. I did encounter a small issue around shipping costs but Daniel at Better Than Beckett was very happy to help me out (thanks !!!) so a cool Metal Mini arrived in my mailbox last week. Meet Metal Rizzo !!!!

Daniel also included some extra cards including these cool minis !!

Daniel found me two Glavines !! Awesome !!!

A few Verlanders were also included !!

That's it for today, thanks Daniel for your help in getting my hands on my first metal mini !!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Another cool 2x3 Trade !!

A few days ago I received a very cool yellow envelop, one from Jeff at 2x3 Heroes. Jeff and I have been sending each other packages on a regular basis and this was again an awesome package !

The focus of the package was Allen & Ginter and Gypsy Queen, my two favourite packages of the year. Let's see what Jeff had in story for me !

Let's start with this year's favourite A&G insert, Air Supremacy !!

Jeff also included a pile of minis, I love minis !!!! Trying to complete the full set so if you have any for trade do let me know !!!

Here's some more from Gypsy Queen !!!

Jeff included some more inserts, here's Puig and Iglesias !

More inserts from the 2012 set, Future Stars !

More inserts, that must be a coincidence !!

Jeff also included some of my favourite pitchers, love Blyleven with a beach-ball !!

Let's finish with one of the Curious Cases insert !!

Jeff also put a large dent in my base cards Want List. All in all, an awesome package so thanks very much Jeff !!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Finest Rizzo & Schoop Auto

I like this year's Finest with some cool cards in the set. Rizzo has a few in there and I was able to get my hands on two so far. Here they are !!

The difference between the two you might ask ? Well one is numbered to 25 and called a refractor although the difference with the base card is very hard to see.

In addition I picked-up another Finest card, a cheap Schoop Auto for my Dutch Baseball player collection !! Not sure why it has the RC logo on it as I think he played last year as wel (and maybe even the year before but not sure).

Hopefully I will be able to open a box of Finest myself at some stage, would be a cool box break !!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My first Smoltz Auto !!

The key focus of my collection in the last few years has been Tom Glavine, chasing anything Tom Glavine ! Smoltz has been a Glavine team mate for a long time, the key three pitchers together with Maddux at the Braves. This year's Gypsy Queen set had a Smoltz auto in the set, an auto together with Glavine ! For me that's enough reason to chase it so here it is !!!

Great card, although on-card would have even be better (as stickers look a bit cheap). Nevertheless, still very happy to add this one to my Glavine collection !!!

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gypsy Queen 2011 Progress !!

One of my projects is to complete the 2011 Gypsy Queen auto list. IT's a tough quest as it includes some "high-end" (read: bloody expensive) autos like Koufax and Aaron. These are a bit out of scope at the moment but I am progressing nicely with the rest. Here's my latest addition: Chapman !!

You all know my love for pitchers so very happy to add a Chapman auto to my collection !!

However, in addition to sending me the Chapman, the seller had some more good news !! Apparently, 50% or so of the checklist has never been signed (and never will be) which means that I only need 10 cards (instead of 20-30 I thought I needed). So I am a big step closer to completion !!

Check out my overview on my blog and if you have any for trade let me know. I also still need tons of the base set cards from the GQ 2011 set so happy to trade for those as well !\

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Sunday, August 31, 2014

A new 1/1 or a scam ??

Let's start with the good news today ! I scored another Glavine 1/1 !!!! The disappointing news, they tricked me in the process. In my rush to score the 1/1 on the cheap I didn't pay attention enough and didn't do any research into the card.

Here's the card. It clearly state it's a 1/1 right !! and I never saw this stamp before so it must be a rare one !!
Well, once you read the additional card that came with it (on the right) it became clear, this is just a guy with a stamp and he only stamps 1 Glavine card, hence it's a 1/1 !!!

In all fairness, there was a small screenshot of the additional card and some "hints" in the listing so I should have paid better attention. I guess these things happen in the life of a Glavine Supercollector !!

Although I only paid a few dollars for it the lesson clearly is, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is !!

You guys ever been tricked like this or am I only dealing with smart bloggers :-))