Monday, July 30, 2012

I love Allen & Ginter, I don't know why but I also love silk cards and I am always intrigued about low numbered cards so a combination of the three from one of my favourite players as a win-win-win for me !! Therefore, I was very happy with this Verlander card I was able to get through eBay !

I love this card, it really looks great and the combination of the silk card with the black/red frame really looks nice so well done Topps. I hope I can get my hands on a Rivera or a Sabathia at some point as well (for a reasonable price, which will be the tricky part).

Thanks for checking out my blog today !

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A&G trade with the Dimwit !

This year I am chasing the full Allen & Ginter set and was actually hoping for a complete set when opening 3 hobby boxes. However, Hobby Box 2 & 3 contained 99% the same base cards (thanks Topps...) so I still am in need of a bunch of 2012 A&G. Sam at theDailyDimwit is facing the same situation so this was a good opportunity to help each other out on this front. Yesterday a bunch of A&G cards arrived, helping me to close in on completing the set. So if you have any spare 2012 A&G (or other years) lying around do check out my Want List. I still have plenty of A&G base available for trade !

Now let's have a look what kind of cool cards Sam send my way! Two great-looking base cards !

Federer had a difficult first round today at the Olympics, still the most likely to win gold in my view.

Sam also included a bunch of Historical Turning Points inserts and one of the World's Tallest Building inserts ! As a non-US citizen I am actually a bit sceptical about the "fairness" of this insert series as 90% or so are buildings from the US while in all honestly, there have been a lot of tall(er) buildings build in Asia (Singapore, China, Korea, Taiwan etc) in the last 5-10 years. But I get it, it's mostly a US crowd buying this product :-)

Lastly, mini's !!!! Some Yankees, Rivera!, and some of the mini inserts !!

Thanks Sam for a cool trade and helping me get one step closer to completion !! If anyone is looking to trade A&G let me know !

Friday, July 27, 2012

Ginter Relics !

Just a quick update today after two cool Ginter Relics arrived. I really like the Ginter set and the fun part are some ofthe non-baseball cards. As a kids I have always been a great fan of John McEnroe. I love watching him play but also watching him explode after a poor call !! Therefore, chasing a McEnroe relic was a no-braining for me and earlier this week it arrived !! Couldn't resist adding a Yankee relic as well !

Thursday, July 26, 2012

JABO Loot !!

I find myself being a regular in Kyle's box breaks at Juuust a bit Outside (JABO). Earlier this week a package arrived containing the loot of his most recent break ! Kyle opened boxes of 2012 Topps Opening Day, 2009 Topps Unique, 2006 UD Artifacts, 2003 UD Prospect Premieres & 2004 Fleer Hot Prospects. I was lucky enough to get the Yankees and the randomizer gave me the Nationals as well ! Let's have a look at the loot !

I really like the Topps Unique set so I am happy with this CC Sabathia addition !

Two more Yankees, still hoping to see Joba return at some point !

Couple cards from the prospect sets, although not sure if we should call these prospects !

Two more cool cards, really like the Jeter !!

Two Topps Opening Day, it's Screetch !! Really like the numbered blue border Rivera as well !! I still need a few cards to complete my set so if you have any check out my Want List !

As the break contained some Upper Deck boxes these Yankee Stadium Legacy cards where also included !! Still need 5,000 or so so hit me with them if you have any !!

That concludes the key loot of the break. However, Kyle noticed a greatcard on eBay which he reserved for me !!! A silk card !! A CC Sabathia Silk Card !! A CC Sabathia Silk card numbered to 50 !!!

Awesome card so thanks very much Kyle !!!

Kyle is doing another of his cool box breaks again, opening 2012 Finest as well as a break opening 2004 Topps Pristine, 2004 SP Prospects, 2008 UD Spectrum and 2012 Gypsy Queen, so check out his blog for the latest info !!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Topps 206 Box Break

Already a few months ago I had the opportunity to open a box of Topps 206. I didn't really know Topps 206 so for me this was a first. I scored some nice cards for my player collections and I will add the "hits" of the break to my Trade Bait List, so if you have any interest let me know !

First up, some base cards, Sabathia and Verlander. The base cards look oke overall but not a huge fan I must admit.

The set also contains multiple colour variations like these multiple Mantles, they look the same but they are not.

Here you can see the colour difference a bit better....

Lincecum was also present and here you see an example of one of the red, thicker, variation cards.

The box also contained minis !! I always like minis !!! Some of the minis are numbered and some are just a "simple" mini. They look oke-ish but they didn't blow me away like some of the A&G and GQ ones sometimes do.

The "hit" of the box was a framed mini Oakland Athletics autograph card of Vin Mazzaro, currently playing for the Kansas City Royals (although I admit, I had to look that one up !).

That's it, I now have plenty of Topps 206 for trade so if you are looking for any just let me know !

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Diamond Kings Auto and Bat card !

Like most of you (I assume) I regularly check out eBay. Usually my first search is for new Glavine cards to add to my Glavine Collection. A few weeks ago I found two beauties...yes...still talking about cards.

First an awesome Diamond Kings Card, not a simple auto, no, it also has a game-used jersey and bat !! Furthermore, it´s numbered 5/5 !! To be honest, the only improvement could have been an on-card auto instead of a sticker auto.

The second card is a cool bat card, and not just a small piece of bat, a really large piece of bat, autographed as well !!! It´s from Upper Deck Sweet Spot Signatures.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I am off chasing more Glavine cards ! 

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Need Help Identifying This Card !

I recently received a pile of Glavine cards with the card below included. However, this card did not give me many clues about its origin. Given the dates being mentioned on the back I guess the card is from 1992. Does anybody know which set this card belongs to ? Many thanks for your help !

Friday, July 20, 2012

COMC Loot: Glavine,...of course !

The last batch of cards from my recent COMC package of course has to be a Glavine batch as my target for any package is to include at least a few Glavines and COMC usually has a few !!

As I wrote in a previous post I recently started a "Mission Impossible", chasing the Moments & Milestones inserts. I found a few more for a reasonable price, including a 1/1 !!

Two more numbered cards, a black Triple Threads and a green Donruss Classics

This one was also included, I love a relic card that contains both a jersey and a bat !

One more Relic card was included while I also found a nice Bowman Chrome card !

The last Glavine card was a cool 2004 Playoff Prime Cuts card !

All in all some cool additions to my Glavine Collection ! Thanks for visiting my blog again !

Thursday, July 19, 2012

COMC Loot: Blyleven & Rivera !

As I commented earlier this week, I recently received a package from COMC with some nice new additions to my collection. Yesterday I showed my 2008 Masterpieces (yes, one more to go !). Today I though it would be fun to show you some additions to my Blyleven PC and Rivera PC.

First-up, the flying Dutchman, Bert Blyleven, 4 Triple Threads cards ! My recently started Blyleven collection is growing nicely as luckily his cards do not seem to be chased by a lot of collectors.

I think we are calling this a rainbow ?

I was also able to score some nice Rivera cards. Here are two nice Baseball Heroes cards !

I also think the Diamond Kings set is great so I was ver happy to score this one !

That's it for today. Thanks for checking out my blog !