Saturday, June 30, 2012

Godzilla at my doorstep !

Yet again another trade posts as every trade deserves a post ! This time it was Jim at Garvey Cey Russell Lopes, one of the several nice Dodgers blogs around. Jim showed some interest in some of the Dodgers Auto's on my Trade Bait Page so we set up a nice trade !

The first card Jim send me is a Godzilla card ! A nice Matsui relic card, my first Matsui Jersey card in my collection !

The package also included a nice Bernie Williams bat card from Fleer Tradition set.

The last relic card is a Darryl Strawberry card, nice looking card from the 2004 Throwback Threads set.

Jim also included a lot of other fun Yankees cards. For example these great looking, and thick, cards of which the Gold Label even is numberd !

Also several of my favourite pitchers, Here's Sabathia. The red version was still missing in my collection !

Rivera was also present, as was David Wells' perfect game !

The package also included a pile of Bernie Williams cards, more then 20 even if I remember correctly !!

Jim added some 2012 Archives as well, helping me progressing towards completion of the set !

A couple of nice Kershaw cards were included as well for my Kershaw PC !!

Thanks Jim for a fun trade !

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mission Impossible

As most of you know, I am a big Tom Glavine collector and my Glavine PC is progressing nicely. As I am a numbers guy I am planning to soon start putting everything in a nice spreadsheet and look at some collecting statistics as well. But that will come in due course. First, I am starting another missions, "mission impossible" I am already calling it but I am going to give it a shot !

So what is this "mission impossible" I speak of ?? Well, it's the 2008 Moments & Milestones series. I came across these recently and noticed they are all numbered /150, or at least the base cards are !

Also, the set included black and blue variations, numbered to 25 and 10 respectively.

This will clearly be an uphill battle to try to complete this base set, let alone its variations but I like a challenge once in a while !! Any help is of course appreciated so in case you have any lying around catching dust let's set up a trade !!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Blyleven - The Flying Dutchman !

In the last 2 months I have been gradually picking up some cool Blyleven cards. As most of you know, Bert Blyleven was born in the Netherlands with his nickname being "The Flying Dutchman". He was a great pitcher with 287 career wins (27th on the all-time list) and 3701 career strike-outs (5th on the all-time list). Bert finally entered the hall of fame in 2009, after being on the ballot for 13 years.

Given the clear link with the Netherlands (he was born in Zeist in 1951 and has also been a pitching coach for the Dutch team) I have decided to start my own Blyleven collection ! The first card I was able to pick-up for a great price was this beauty, one of the signed 2012 Archives framed mini-cards !!

This beauty made me want to start a collection, a collection that is now well on its way as it appears that there are not that many Blyleven collectors around hence his cards are available for very reasonable prices. However, trading for Blyleven cards is even more fun so if you have any you want to get rid of and send (back) to the Netherlands let's trade !!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

No one's going to read this post !

I recently received a mail from Jeremy at "No one's going to read this blog", proposing a cool trade in which a pile of Allen & Ginter were going my way, taking a nice bite out of my Allen & Ginter Want List.

First up are some cool Yankees minis from A&G 2009, Gardner, Chamberlain and Burnett.

The big A&G pile was a pile of the 2010 set, a set I have almost complete !

Jeremy also helped me out with some missing mascots and other 2011 Opening Day cards !!

Two cool cards from one of the best sets of the last decade: Masterpieces !!

Several Yankees from the 1980 Topps set also popped-up, here's Guidry and Dent !

Lastly, a few 2009 Goodwin appeared !! Two Yankees, Ford and Skowron !

The "hit"of the package was a cool CC Sabathia Relic !!! Not sure where the red is coming from !

All in all a cool package so many thanks Jeremy, looking forward to the next trade !!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

New eBay auto pick-up !

Quick post today as I am on my way to the airport for a quick visit to the US this week. In the last few weeks I was able to pick-up two cool Glavine cards. The first one is a awesome (in my view) dual-auto card of Glavine and Carlton, numbered #1/10 !!

Furthermore, I noticed one of the 2007 Triple Threads cards with Glavine on it (#8/27) !! A Yankee on it as well (you see, he was innocent all along !!)

That's it for today, I hope to arrive in the US soon today, hopefully enjoying some nice movies during the flight and no flight delays !!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Another Sandlot Trade !

In the last few months I have traded several times with Joe at the Sandlot. It's been fun as we always seem to find some nice cards for each other every time. This time he send me a few Allen & Ginter Hometown Heroes that I still needed and a bunch of Yankees and a Verlander.

First up a cool Babe Ruth insert card: First Class Legends !

Joe put in several Co-Signers cards, nice set I must say. Here's A-Rod and Wang !

A few more Co-Signers in the pack ! Cano and Mussina !

Two UD SP Authentic Power inserts ! Damon and Giambi !

Joe found me some Hometown Heroes ! A still need afew before I have my A&G 2011 set complete but I am progressing nicely after some recent trades !

One of my favourite pitchers was also in the pack: Verlander Chrome !

Thanks Joe for another fun package, looking forward to our next trade !! (next time will try to reduce the use of exclamation points in my posts !!!)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Dimwit box break loot !

Last week I received my box break package from Sam at the Daily Dimwit. Sam always organizes great box breaks and he recently opened a few cool boxes including 2007 UD SP Legendary Cuts, 2008 Topps Co-Signers and 2009 Topps Unique. As I was too late to grab the Yankees I settled for the Tigers, hoping for some Verlander !

First-up 2009 Topps Unique, which I must admit do look really nice (much better compared to these scans). Luckily for me, Verlander appeared right away together with current Yankees player Granderson !

Here are the same two gentlemen again, this time in the form of 2008 Topps Co-Signers !

Sam also opened a box of SP Legendary Cuts, a really great looking set !

To promote the break (although it usually fills up on the first day!) Sam threw in a blaster of Archives ! I still need plenty of 2012 Archives so this was very welcome !!

Sam also threw in an extra blaster of 2012 Gypsy Queen, here are 2 cool minis !!

Lastly, the package also included a small trade we did and on my end I received a cool Sabathia relic card from a great set, UD Masterpieces !!

All in all another fun box break by Sam, thanks very much, also for the Sabathia !!! Keep an eye on his blog for the next break !!