Saturday, December 13, 2014

I have been Zippy Zapped !

Yesterday I received a big yellow bubble mailer from Kenny H who most of you know by the name Zippy Zappy from the blog Cervin Up Cards ! Kenny reached out to me a while back and a cool trade was quickly born ! Here's what Kenny send me !

Let's start with some cool Sega CardGen cards !! I have never owned one but always have been intrigued by them, probably given they are Japanese. Also, I know Sega as a game console so think it's fun they have cards as well ! Kenny actually send me two, Rizzo and Sabathia !!

Not sure if they are from the same set and/or if the white or black background is a parallel or not but in any event I like these !! Next up, two beautiful cards, really like the Cano card and the Sabathia is not bad either !

Vintage !! Vintage was included as well with this 1972 Topps Rookie Stars !! Don't know any of them but still, looks like a great card !

Some cool Andy Pettitte cards were also included, SPx and Sports Illustrated !!

Kenny also include a bunch of Sabathia Parallel cards ! Given the lack of Target, Wallmart, Toys 'R US shops and others it is very hard for me to get my hands on these parallels so these are very much appreciated Kenny !!

A pack of 2010 Upper Deck was also included, or so I thought. Always fun when people send me unopened packs because I love "breaking wax"! However, I noticed this one had already been opened and Kenny had put in some cool cards to replace the UD 2010 cards, a wise choice !!

Here were two that were included in the pack, Glavine and Verlander !!

To finish off the overview here are two more from the pile that Kenny send me, Flair Greats and a cool Swisher card !!

Thanks very much Kenny for the awesome cards !! Hope you like what I have send you in return and looking forward to our next trade !!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

More Wood !!

A few months back I was able to receive my first "wooden" card, a cool wooden mini of the Bert Blyleven Gypsy Queen card. Earlier this week I received my second wooden mini !! This time one for my main collection: Glavine !!!

Here it is !!

Love the look and feel of this one !! Any of you lucky enough to pull or own a wooden mini ??

Monday, December 8, 2014

Rivera & Sabathia !!

Quick post today with my two latest Yankees additions, Rivera and Sabathia, my two favourite pitchers !!! Let's start with Immaculate Swatches, a cool thick card from Panini's Immaculate Collection.

In my view they did a good job on these !! Next up my latest Rivera ! 2014 Triple Threads !!

Rivera cards are slowing a bit but still included in most sets. I assume this will die down a bit in future sets but for now plenty of cards to chase !!!

That's it for today, thanks for visiting my blog today !

Saturday, December 6, 2014

More Gypsy Queen ! Nolan Ryan !

As most of you are probably aware I am trying to complete both the auto and relic set of 2011 Gypsy Queen !! This is a slow slow process but we are gradually getting there !! Here's my latest addition: Nolan Ryan !!

Of course, if you have any for trade always let me know !!!

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Another 2 By 3 PWE !

Just before Sinterklaas eve tomorrow (a children's holiday comparable to Christmas in the US) Jeff  at 2 By 3 Heroes send me a cool PWE, great timing !!

Here comes 5 cool cards !!! Let's start with some Sabathia !!! 2014 Topps Chrome, a purple refractor and a regular refractor !!

Next up, two more Sabathias !!! Pure Heat and Prizm !!

Let's finish of with the Flying Dutchman !!! A Bert Blyleven mini !!

Another cool PWE from Jeff. Thanks a ton Jeff !!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Another Italian Trade !!

No, this is not a post on my favourite Italian-roots PC guy Anthony Rizzo. This is a post about my favourite Italian baseball card collector Riccardo from the blog Chasing Completeness ! We have done some trades before and after these cards it's clearly my turn again to send a package to Italy !! Check out his blog if you have not seen it yet !!

Let's have a look at the cards Riccardo send me ! First up, 1975 and 1979 Topps !!! I am chasing all sets so these are cool additions !!

Minis !!! Riccardo also included Minis !! Let's start with some cool ones from 1988 !

More Minis, these from Topps 1990 !!! Canseco and Larkin, Superstars !!

Riccardo also included a cool GQ 2011 ! I am still trying to complete the base set so this is a great addition !! Glavine was also included !!!

Two more cool cards to finish it off !! Rivera and Glavine !!!

Riccardo send a bunch more cards so all in all an awesome package !! Thanks so much Riccardo, a return package will be on its way soon !!

Monday, November 17, 2014

New plates !!

I have a thing for printing plates. I like the idea that they were actually used to print the cards were are chasing and only a few are around. They feel kinda special !! I was able to pick up to two in recent weeks. Let's start with one from one of my two favourite sets, Gypsy Queen !!

Here's a cool Dealing Aces Sabathia !! Really like the look and feel of this card/plate !

My second plate was for my most important collection: Glavine !! An older one from 2007 Topps Chrome. Doesn't look as nice as the Sabathia but's a Glavine card/plate !!

That's it for today, some cool additions, hope to get my hands on some more in the future !!!

Thanks for visiting my blog today !