Saturday, March 31, 2012

Loot from JABO !

A big box of cards arrived at my doorstep today from my friend Kyle at Juuust a bit Outside. Close to 200 cards were in the box !!! A few weeks ago Kyle organized a fun box break, breaking 2012 Heritage, 2011 Bowman Platinum, 2007 UD SP Authentic and 2004 Fleer Platinum. I had the Yankees and the Tigers and had some great pulls ! In addition, Kyle did a break break a few weeks before as well and also threw in those cards. If that wasn't enough, Kyle added a big pile of random Yankees cards which made my day (those I will show in the next few days). Thanks Kyle for your generosity !!

Here is a selection of the box-break cards. First up, 2012 Heritage

Two of my favorite Yankee Pitchers, Rivera and Sabathia 

Two Heritage stickers, again of some of my favorite Pitchers !

More Verlander and Sabathia, this time from Bowman Platinum

The hit of the break (at least for me) was a Bowman Platinum Autograph by Hector Noesi. In the mean time of course he has been traded and is no longer a Yankee. Still, a nice on-card auto !

The break also included some SP Authentic, above two of my Yankee pulls, Jeter and Wang

To finish off two more of the pitchers I collect: Rivera and Glavine !

Thanks Kyle for another fun box break (or actually two box breaks). Note that Kyle is organizer two (!) more box breaks over the coming weeks including 2012 Gypsy Queen so do check out his blog !

In the coming days I will post the pile of random Yankees cards Kyle send me which contained some great cards !!

Have a good weekend everyone !

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Even more Trade Bait !

The great thing about taking over a collection of 15,000 baseball cards is the fact that you keep on discovering new ones as it takes a long time to check them all out ! So today I am adding yet again a few more cards to my Trade Bait list. Check them out and if you are interested in one or more let's set-up a trade !

First up, two nice serial numbered cards from the 2005 Playoff Prestige set: Barry Zito(#/350) and Carlos Delgado (#/900).

Furthermore, a nice 2008 Spectrum Retrospectrum Swatches of Austin Kearns of the Reds

A 2008 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Lorenzo Cain Auto
A Donruss Elite Passing the Torch of Scott Rolen of the Cardinals (#/1000)

Two 2007 Topps Finest cards of Ryan Howard (both #/459), 17 and also 24.

Lastly, a Topps Stadium Clubcard of Kosuke Fukudome (#/999)

Thanks for checking them out and let me know if you are interested in any of the cards or anything else from my Trade Bait list !

Next week I will try to make some time to show you some of the vintage cards that were part of this collection !

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

More Tribute & Glavine !

Today it was eBay delivery day !! As I discussed before I really like this year's Topps Tribute set but given the steep price of the boxes I am skipping those and only chase the pitcher cards I want for my collection. A few weeks ago I found a great CC Sabathia Superstar Swatches card (#/99) for a very decent price. The scan does make it look much more blue that it is in reality !

In addition, I also noticed one of the base card variations (blue, #/199) for a cheap price so I picked it up as well

Lastly, I found a few nice Tom Glavine cards for my collection, the first being a Playoff Prestige Xtra Bases

Also noticed a Leather & Lumber Rivals cards I didn't have yet...

...and lastly a 2004 Tools of the Trade card, limited to #200

All in all some nice additions to my pitcher collections. As you might have noticed I am working on a complete overview of the PC cards I own so hopefully I can finish those soon !

Lastly, if anyone knows where to get a full overview of e.g. all the Tom Glavine or Mariano Rivera cards ever made please let me know so I can start collecting in a more structured way !!

Thanks for reading and watch out for more Trade Bait tomorrow !

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cards from Stealing Home arrive !

A fun package arrived today in my mailbox ! A while back, when lauching my new Trade Bait page, Oscar (or Stealing Home as you might him) from All Trade Bait, All The Time showed interest in one of my Matt Kemp serial numbered cards. So after mailing a bit back and forth we came to a good deal for the both of us. This was waiting for me today:

Two nice additions to my Tom Glavine collection !

 ...and a nice 2011 Topps Finest Robinson Cano card (still need some more of this set so if you have any spares check out the details on my Want List!)

To my surprise, Stealing Home added some bonus cards which included a nice selection of Yankees, I like'em so check them out !

A great package Oscar, thanks very much for the trade, appreciate it much !!  Looking forward to do more trades with you in the future !

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Trade Bait !

2 weeks or so ago I officially launched my Trade Bait page. This weekend, I went through some more boxes of cards and noticed several that qualify for my Trade Bait page, as they are all serial numbered, so I have included them today. Here's what I found:

First up three cards from 2005 Playoff Prestige, Akinori Otsuka (#/100), Brett Myers (#/150) and Rafael Furcal (#/25)

Two cards from 2004 Donruss Elite, Jim Rice (#/1000) and Mike Piazza (#/500, only found this one today or else I would have included it in a recent Piazza trade)

A nice Upper Deck Spectrum card of Carlos Beltran (Orange, #/399)

2007 Topps Turkey Red Chrome Francisco Rodriguez (#/1999)

Lastly, Jose Guillen in the Jersey of the Anaheim Angels (#/100)

All cards available for trade so let me know if you're interested. For the full list check out my Trade Bait page !

Saturday, March 24, 2012

My First NYY Auto !!

As many of you might know already, I am fairly new to the scene of baseball card collecting (but already hooked and loving it!). Today my collection reached another milestone: My first autograph card of a player on my favorite team, the Yankees (yes, I know a lot of people really "dislike" the Yankees, to put it mildly, but for me they have something special!). This morning the mailman delivered this beauty...

A great Ivan Nova 2012 Topps Tribute autographed card (although not sure what to make of his signature). I really like the Topps Tribute set this year and have been chasing some more cards from this set. Still, this was my first big succes ! Being a card of a pitcher makes it even better for me. I wasn't expecting to win this but apparently only a few bidders were around and/or they weren't paying enough attention. Me overpaying for this one is of course not an option in my mind (or that's what I keep telling myself!)

At the same time, another pitcher arrived at my doorstep this morning, #1 in the Yankees line-up, CC Sabathia. The black variation of the base cards (serial numbered to 60), I really like this one as well and scored the Rivera last week.

I hope I can get my hands on some more Topps Tribute but for now I am already very happy having my first Yankees Auto in my collection ! Hopefully more will follow in the future !

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Masterpieces set

One of the sets I like the most up to now is the 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces set. A few months ago I arranged some boxes with the help of Robert at $30 a week habit. I think the cards in the set really look great ! Have a look at these...

Or these....

I really like this set, including its brown and black variations (even pulled a brown Greg Maddux variation, #/5 !!). What do you guys think about the 2008 Masterpieces set ?

If you have any of the cards I am missing (see my Want page) please let me know so we can work out a trade !!

Thanks for visiting my blog again !

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

More Trade Bait !

Digging through some piles of cards I found some more trade bait to add to my new Trade Bait Page ! A nice 2011 Topps Tier One Relic card of Ubaldo Jimenez...

I am also adding two of my 2012 Topps Series 1 pulls !

Lastly, also adding a Ron Calloway card I got through one of the box break I participated in (serial numbered to #1000).

So if you are interested in any of these cards or curious to see what other great card I have in store check out my trade bait page !