Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Six-Relic card !!

Quick post with a quick, but great card ! I received this one this morning, a Six-relic Braves card, of course including Tom Glavine. A great addition to my Tom Glavine PC. I feel I have to gradually call myself a Glavine supercollector with all these cards I already have of him and my ongoing urge to chase any Glavine card I do not own yet !

Thanks for visiting my blog today and enjoy the New Year festivities the coming days !!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

More Minis !!!!

I recently won a "minis" lot on eBay with a variety of 200 minis from A&G, GQ and several other sets !! As I still need a bunch of minis to complete several of the minis sets I went for it and actually won easily as no one was bidding against me ! Here's a snapshot of the minis that were included !!

As you can see a wide variety of minis sets !

The lot also included a small pile of N43s from this year's Allen & Ginter. The following three are doubles so if you are interested I am happy to trade them !

All in all a very fun lot resulting in a lot of sorting to do so hopefully I will have my complete A&G pre-2012 and GQ Minis Want Lists soon !

Thanks for the visit !

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Link to the Past !

Marry Christmas everyone !! Just quick post today one of my new cards. Last week I received another Blyleven Auto ! This one from the 2004 SP Prospects set indicating on the back that Blyleven was a 3rd round draft in 1969. A cool card numbered to only 50 so a nice addition to my Blyleven PC !!

Thanks for visiting my blog today ! Enjoy the holidays !!

Monday, December 24, 2012

My Latest Glavine Auto !

Last week I received my 23rd Glavine Autographed card ! This one is from 2000, Upper Deck SP Authentic, numbered to the odd number 107 !

I still have to check somewhere how many Glavine Auto Card there actually are but it is becoming harder at least to find new ones so I must be on the right track :-)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Trade with reader Patrick S. !!

I was recently contacted by blog reader Patrick S. who had some great cards for me in store. These greats cards arrived earlier this week, helping again to reduce the size of my Wantlist !! Here's a quick overview !

First-up, 2012 Minis !! I am really getting close to completing this set with only a few more to go so if you have any let's trade (I have plenty to trade) !!

Next up two great "cloth" cards from this year's Archives set !

Patrick send me even more minis, Gypsy Queen !! I have decided to chase the complete mini set here as well so hopefully can get my Want Lists in order asap on this front !!

One of the Gypsy Queen SPs !!! Only a few more to go to completion !!

and a few Archives, here as well I am nearing the end !!

I like the coloured-border variation of Gypsy Queen and Patrick was able to send me a nice Jeter !! I also like the GQ inserts this year, here is Gehrig !

Lastly, Patrick helped me with some of the Topps 2012 inserts. I still need a bunch so this was very helpful !

All in all a great trade that really helped me shorten my Want List. Many thanks Patrick for the trade, looking forward to the next one !!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Night Owl Loot Arrives !!

I recently show-cased some Dodger cards I received through a box break and Greg at Night Owl Card quickly responded with interest in several of the cards. A trade was quickly born and earlier this week I received a pile of cool cards from Greg in the mail, awesome additions to my A&G and GQ needs as well as several cards for my player/pitcher collections ! Have a look !

First up an awesome 2009 Goodwin Champions black-border mini of Kershaw !!! Really cool card and a great addition to my Kershaw PC !

More pitchers were included ! Here's my first Panini Triple Play "sticker card" as well as a nice Orange Lincecum refractor !

Greg also send my some 2011 Gypsy Queen, a set I have just began collecting so still need a lot of this set !

Allen & Ginter was also included, bringing me another step closer to completion !!! Maybe one of the first John Deere's in the corner there ?

Two more cool cards, one celebrating Jeters 3000s hit and a nice Kershaw !

All in all this was just a small selection so thanks very much for the trade Greg ! Looking forward to the next one !

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dimwit Loot Alert !!

I recently couldn't resist participating in one of Sam's group breaks at TheDailyDimwit in which he was opening up 2006 Upper Deck Artifacts. In the end my Yankees, and randomized, Angels didn't yield much in this break except a few base cards, but hey, that's the risk of a group break ! Here are the cards !!

First up some Yankees because I know you all love the Yankees right :-)

and some more...A-Rod with his cosy contract, and Jeter !

Also some Angels which are up for trade !

That's it for today ! Thanks very much Sam for the box break, looking forward to the next one !!

Friday, December 14, 2012

A sign of life from a retired collector !

One of my closer baseball card friends (and maybe yours as well!) retired from the hobby a few months back, Kyle at Juuust a bit Outside. I always liked his group breaks, his willingness to help others out and his passion for the hobby so it was a shame to see him leave the scene. To my surprise a package arrived from Kyle earlier this week with an awesome card, a card a completely forgot about. Month and month ago, or actually I think when Series 1 came out, I send Kyle all my wrappers and he entered the wrapper redemption program for me (as europeans are not allowed to enter for whatever reason!). After a bit of trading Kyle arranged the following beauty for me.........

A great thick card, nice and shiny, cut on both sides. Really likes this card and a great addition to my Rivera PC !! Kyle, if you are still checking out the baseball card blogs now and then and happen to see this post: Thanks a bunch again !! Hope life is treating you well !!

Thanks for visiting my blog, be on the look-out for another group break loot post tomorrow !

Thursday, December 13, 2012

New Minis !!

Earlier this week I received a big pile of minis, 2012 Topps minis !! Yes, they are mostly the same as the base set, with some exceptions here and there, and only slightly smaller but I still like them and decided to try to complete the set. So when I noticed "pick 50" for only a few dollars on eBay I couldn't resists so even 60 arrived at my doorstep bringing me a big step closer to completion (only 33 to go !). Here are a few !

A "play at the plate" and Sabathia !

Two more nice shots in my view !

and last one for today, one of the Kershaw "League Leaders" cards in the set !

As said, I am focussed on completing this set so let me know if you have any for trade (I have plenty to trade!). I still need: 7, 15, 60, 94, 129, 131, 163, 181, 246, 253, 254, 310, 319, 365, 380, 381, 384, 389, 400, 401, 410, 422, 441,469, 509, 512, 519, 550, 578, 632, 635, 638, 639, 650.

Many thanks for visiting my blog today !

Monday, December 10, 2012

New Kershaw cards !

Today a quick post with a few new Kerhsaw cards, as you know one of my favourite pitchers ! First up one of the "oldest" Kershaw card I own, one from 2006 ! A Just Minors, Just Rookies auto card !

I was also able to pick-up another 2012 Triple Threads relic card, The Claw !!

A cool card numbered to only 27 ! Lastly, I found yet one more "old" Kershaw auto card, this one together with Chris Withrow. This Tristar card is from 2008 and numbered to only 50.

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Two new Glavines !

In the last week life has clearly been too busy and that all went at the expensive of my blog hence I haven't been able to post some cool cards. Hopefully in the next few weeks I should have some time to put up some more posts. Let's start with a quick one today, 2 new Glavine relics !!

The first one a 2004 Diamond Kings Jersey and Bat card, numbered to only 100. Not sure why but I really like these bat cards !
I was also able to pick up a 2004 Playoff Honors card. I did notice it really looks like the 2004 Leaf relic card I also own (see my Glavine Overview), only the colour and logo is different, a shame they couldn't be more original.....
That's it for today, thanks for the visit and enjoy the rest of the weekend !! Tomorrow a few new Kershaw cards !!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Topps Kimball Champions Set...Minis !!!

I have started to really enjoy collecting Minis and actually like most mini (insert) sets. As some of you know I only really starting collecting baseball cards late last year hence have little history with a lot of sets from the past. It's actuaklly a lot of fun "discovering" new sets that are completely new to me. One of these "new" sets is the 2011 Topps Kimball Champions. I really like the set, a nice mix of current and retired players and actually includes several of the players I collecting including Sabathia, Rivera, Kershaw, Verlander and Blyleven ! Only disappointment was the absence of Glavine :-)

Here are a few of a lot I recently was able to get on the cheap !

Do you guys like this set ? Was it a popular one in 2011 ? Well I am going to try to complete all 150 mini cards so here are the numbers I still need, let me know if you have any for trade !!

The cards I still need are the following: 2, 7, 13, 51, 52, 54, 55, 61, 71, 72, 80, 84, 85, 86, 94, 95, 100, 101, 108, 110, 111, 115, 118, 129, 133, 135, 144, 145, 150

Thanks for visiting my blog again and enjoy the rest of the weekend !!