Saturday, October 18, 2014

Contest Winnings from Bob Walk the Plank !!

Earlier this week I received a nice big yellow envelop. Opening it up it appeared it was from Matt at Bob Walk the Plank. The ones that have ever received a package from Matt know what that means....lots of goodies !!! Apparently, I was one of the winners of a contest recently, although I am not sure I can remember the contest, but I welcome the package anyways !!

Let's have a look at the content. First up, a huge pile of Sabathia cards !! Here's two, it's Vintage and it's not at the same time !

Couple more ! Let's hope Sabathia has something to laugh about next year as this year was clearly a disappointment for him personally and for the Yankees as well...

Matt also included a Dutchman, Andrew Jones ! Maybe even better, a very cool America's Pastime Rivera card, I really likes these !!

Matt included some more relic cards, here's a nice Winfield !

Another Andrew Jones was included, Piece of the Game !

Any package that includes Glavine is a cool one; and what do you know, there was a Glavine inside !!

Last but not least, the best card of them all !! A Verlander auto card !!!!!!! Wow, awesome !!!! Let's hope he recovers next year after this year's oke-ish season !

That's it, another awesome package from Matt, they never disappoint !! Thanks Matt for an awesome contest reward !!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Love the COMC Mailbox !!

After some good tips from my loyal blog readers I decided to give COMC mailboxes a try. This way I don't pay the ridiculously high prices eBay these days is charging through their Global Shipping Program. At the same time it also combined the international shipping part and I have the opportunity to offer them for sale as well on COMC if I, by accident, buy two of the same (and this happens to often!).

The first COMC delivery arrived today !! Here's some of the loot. First up, Babe Ruth !!

Great card and love the relic, it's looks old (even if it might be a fake!) In any good package Glavine is included as well !! Another 2007 printing plate #1/1 for my collection as well as a Leaf Limited Relic card !

Kershaw was there as well ! I hope he (mentally) recovers from the difficult post-season games....

Last but not least, the Flying Dutch Man !!

Love the COMC mailboxes. Would recommend it to all European collectors. More already on the way !!

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Monday, October 6, 2014

Topps Delivers !!

A few months back I pulled a redemption, a Topps Chrome redemption. It was a Jose Abreu redemption and given all the hype this year (partly deserved of course) I decided to keep the redemption card and let Topps deliver the goods. Sooner than expected a Topps package arrived a few days ago with the Abeu card !! Here it is !!!

The refractor is numbered to 499 so not really rare but still a cool looking card with a cool autograph. I am probably keeping this one for now and see how he develops !!

With another smooth delivery from Topps I am actually beginning to like the redemption program, also because they ship for free, even to the Netherlands !!

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Saturday, October 4, 2014

A new Kershaw

I was so looking forward to Kershaw's dominance in the play-offs but he had a terrible inning in which he basically blew the game last night, completely unexpected and very disappointing. Let's hope these 2 new Kershaw cards can bring the old Kershaw back in the next game (hoping they get there of course !).

Here's Kershaw in Donruss, non-logo, gear !

I actually like these Donruss Elite cards and think Panini did a good job here so 2 nice additions to my Kershaw PC !!

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Breaking a Box of 2012 Cooperstown !!

The last box in this box breaking series of the last 10 days or so is a box of 2012 Cooperstown. I actually thought that the 2012 Cooperstown set was a cool one and I am still trying to complete some of the inserts !! At the same time, this box yielded me a lot of doubles so if you need any of the base cards do let me know ! Now let's see what was in the box !!

First up a few of the base cards, just to get a feel !

This set has plenty of inserts. I like the Famous Moments ones although the silk Yogi Berra is also a nice one !

More inserts ! Induction and Credentials inserts, I find these a bit boring to be honest...

Anyone need one of the codes, not sure if they are still valid but I can't use them as I am not a "local" so first come first serve !!

Three more of the insert, some cool ones included !!

All in all a fun break ! Have plenty of base cards to trade so let me know in case you are interested !

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Breaking a box of Panini Americana

When ordering stuff from Dave & Adams they often give something extra for free. This time it was abox of Panini Americana. I have never opened one before so this should be fun !!

Let's kick off with two pilots from history !

More sports, summer Olympics ! When I see Jenner I usually the word "Kardashian" spring to mind instead of Bruce !

More sports !! The Hamilton is clearly miscuts !! Try to do a better job Panini !!

Astronauts !

Soccer was included in the pack as well, although only women soccer !

Presidents were also present in the pack, quite a few actually, here are two !

Let's finish off with Soccer, again women's soccer !

That's for this box. Happy to trade so let me know in case you are interested !!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Breaking a box of Donruss Elite

Staying with the "Breaking a Box" Theme of the last 7 days or so today I am opening a small box of Donruss Elite I was able to get my hands on. This wa san older one from 2012. If anyone is looking for cards from this set let me know as they are all for trade !!

Let's start with some New York ones that might stay in my collection ! To be honest, I don't know any of them so will need to do some digging later !!

Two more, a New York one (Mets or Yankees I am not sure of yet) and a numbered Coulter from Milwaukee !

Let's go to the two "hits" of the box, two auto cards, one of Wilson and one of Juengel, from the Cardinals and Marlin organisations I would figure !

That's it for today, let me know in case you are interested in a trade !!