Saturday, January 30, 2016

Enter Sandman !!

At the start of my baseball card collecting career, collecting Mariano rivera cards was one of my key focus areas. In time this has moved to the background, focussing more on my own "core four", being Glavine, Blyleven, Kershaw and Rizzo.

In all these years I was never able to get my hands on a cool Rivera auto card as these were always way over-priced, especially in his going away season. With Rivera a bit out of sight, out of mind for most people, or so it seems, prices have been coming down gradually and I was finally able to pick something up.

Enter Sandman !!!!

 A cool Topps Finest, Generations, card finally hands me my first Rivera auto !!

Thanks for the visit today and enjoy the weekend !!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Kershaw Tek !

Quick post today with my latest Kershaw addition. Meet my latest Kershaw Tek card from the 2015 set. Apparently this is the "gold" variation, numbered to /50. A cool addition to my Kershaw collection ! Still need to chase all the base card variations as well so not yet done withy 2015 Topps Tek !

Any of you chasing all the Tek variations ?

Monday, January 11, 2016

Richmond Braves !

Last week I added two of the first Glavine cards to my collection. Before debuting for the Atlanta Braves, Glavine played for the Richmond Braves. In 1987 Glavine was featured on a few Richmond Braves cards. On one he was already introduced as a "Future Star" so they clearly made a good call there !

Here are the two cards, both from 1987 by TCMA and the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs, as stated on the back.

Great feel to have added these to my Glavine collection. Still a few cards to go until 1987 and 1988 Glavine cards are completed but almost there !

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Awesome Smoltz Addition !!

Quick post today ! With the Hall of Fame show a few days ago I was thinking about my most recent HoF-er addition to my collection. One of Glavine's partners in crime was of course John Smoltz and when I saw an awesome looking Museum Collection card go fairly unnoticed on eBay recently I took my shot. It arrived this morning at my doorstep and here it is !!! From the 2015 Silver-Framed Museum Collection auto set !

Love these cards so will be one the look-out for some more of these !
Thanks for visting my blog today !

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year !!

Quick post to wish everyone a happy New Year and a great 2016. I hope we can have another cool collecting year with lots of trades, interesting box breaks and, most of all, a lot of fun !!

In a few hours it will be 2016 here in the Netherlands, assuming the Blogger scheduler works smoothly, and after 6 or 9 more hours you will be joining me as well into 2016 ! Let's make it a good one !!

As every post needs a card, here's a cool Kershaw Prizm !!

Happy New Year !!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My first Maddux !

Chasing every Glavine card in existince increases the likelyhood that one comes across a card that also includes Maddux (and/or Smoltz of course). The problem is that when Maddux is included on the card it tends to drive up the price. Luckily the card below has a print run to 50, making it not that scarse and with several one eBay at the same time the price was pretty attractive. So there it is, my first Maddux auto, with a Glavine and Thomas on the side from the Class of 2014 !!

Enjoy the last days of a great 2015 !!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Back with some Canvas !

Quick post today as I finally have some spare time in between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Life has been hectic but despite that, new cards have still been coming in regularly ! Here's one that came in recently, a first for me as it is a Canvas Collection card from this year's Museum Collection. The card is signed on the back, not by Tom himself but by the artist.

Any of you have these Canvas Collection cards ?