Thursday, August 30, 2012

Taking a short Holiday break !

Tomorrow I am off for a short holiday break with the family, returning early September. As a result you will have to miss my blog posts for a while. In the mean time, I hope to be breaking 2 boxes of Topps minis on which I will be reporting as soon as I return !!

See you all soon !

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

So close...yet so far away...

As some of you might know, I am a big fan of the 2012 Allen & Ginter framed silk cards. I was recently able to score a few and I showed you earlier a great looking Rivera as well as a Kershaw silk card while the other week I was also lucky enough to get my hands on a Verlander. A few weeks back I also won one of the Sabathia Silk cards (#8/10) and I waited....and waited......and the card didn´t show up....

So yesterday I received an e-mail from the seller apologizing that the card was returned to him with the story from the post office that the postal truck was part of an accident which destroyed some mail including the envelop that was on its way to me AND it destroyed the Sabathia card as well !!! Assuming one cannot make up these stories and believing in the honesty of people I guess this is a case of simply bad luck. The issue now is, with 1 destroyed there are only 9 left globally....and I still feel the urge to chase one of them down for my Sabathia i guess it´s now a case of "wish me luck !!!"


Sunday, August 26, 2012

New Trade Bait, part 2 !

As promissed yesterday, part 2 of the new Trade Bait overview. A complete overview of my Trade Bait can be found on my Trade Bait Page. Let me know if you see anything you like !

Do let me know if you see anything you like and let's set-up a trade !

Saturday, August 25, 2012

New Trade Bait

Time for some new Trade Bait !! A lof of teams are included so have a look and let me know in case of any interest. A complete list of Trade Bait can be found on my Trade Bait Page !

Hope you saw something you like, more Trade Bait Tomorrow !

Friday, August 24, 2012

My new Kershaw cards !

Quick one today showing off my new Kershaw A&G card. I really like the 2012 A&G signed framed-mini cards so when I noticed this one I chased it ! It arrived earlier this week on my doorstep and is a nice addition to my Kershaw collection.

A few weeks ago I was also lucky enough to get my hands on this one, one of the "older" Kershaw auto cards from 2005. He clearly improved his autograph nicely to fit a A&G mini card if we compare his 2012 and 2005 signature ! It looks much nicer so Clayton: "well done !", I know you are reading this !

That's it for today, going back to enjoying the sun ! Thanks for checking out my blog today !

Thursday, August 23, 2012

JABO´s Loot Arrives - Finest & Spectrum !

Kyle at Juuust a bit Outside recently held one of his great group breaks and the loot arrived this week across the pond ! Actually the package contained the loot of 2 breaks as well as some extras Kyle threw in (Thanks Kyle!). One of the breaks was 2012 Topps Finest and I was just in time to grab the Yankees. Here´s what I got....

First up a green refractor of Betances (these are numbered to 199) and a cool Sabathia base card !

I was also lucky enough to get one of the hits ! An Austin Romine relic & auto card. The funny thing is that in my enthousiasm I forgot about this hit and also got one via eBay last week, so I now have two of these !

If that wasn´t enough, Kyle pulled me another Romine auto card !!

I also received the loot of an earlier Gypsy Queen break (if I remember correctly), mostly doubles so if you are still looking for base cards let me know and do check out my checklist as well as I still need a few as well ! I love the Koufax card, got now 2 of these as well, I need to start paying attention when these breaks happen !

Kyle also opened a box of 2008 Spectrum, a break in which I had the Tigers. So that means Verlander time !!

and more Verlander and a Rivera !!

The pack also included 2 more cards, a Glavine Kyle put in and a Tigers auto !

Lastly, before I forget one of the coolest cards, a die-cut Jeter !! These cards really look very nice !! In addition Kyle threw in a Yankees Stadium Legacy I got through his Prize Closet !

All in all, another great package from Kyle, thanks a bunch ! Note that Kyle is currently starting a new Group Break. It´s looking to be great with no less than 8 hobby boxes so hurry to his blog and sign-up !!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

My new "coolest" Sabathia card

I recently received my new "coolest Sabathia card I own". As the pictures says it all I won't bore you with me comments !

My next quest is to find such an awesome Sabathia card in Yankees uniform (hopefully for the same price, although that's probably wishfull thinking!).

I also added a nice All-Star Jersey card to my Rivera collection, my favourite Yankee !

All in all, very happy with these two new cards ! Thanks for visting my blog again !

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Another Flying Dutchman Auto !

Short post today just showing you a recent pick-up from eBay, the Flying Dutchman, Bert Blyleven. Havin the card in my possession now gives me mixed feelings. The card would be so much nicer if it wasn't a sticker auto, it really hurts the look-and-feel of the card. Still, overall a nice low-numbered (#7/10) addition to my Blyleven collection !

Thanks for visiting my blog today !