Saturday, August 31, 2013

Allen & Ginter extra trade bait !!

In addition to the Cubs relics trade bait I showed a few days ago I have some more on offer after breaking a few boxes, something I do each year. My A&G Want List is also up so all ready to set up some trades !!! Let me know in case you are interested in any of these !! Note that in addition to these relics I also have plenty of inserts and base cards for trade !!

If you see something you like, well then offer me something good and let's set something up  !!!

Friday, August 30, 2013

More Ginter, Judson Style !!

Last week I received my loot from Judson at My Cardboard Habit, who did a 2013 Allen & Ginter Group Break. Instead of a team I actually picked the non-baseball slot as well as the Across the Years insert set. No hits but still a bunch of cool cards arrived at my doorstep ! Let me skip the base cards and focus on the inserts and minis !!!

First the inserts, this insert set has started to grow on my !

More Across the Years were included with Rivera making an appearance !

Lastly, the minis !!!! I love minis and are chasing all the variations so happy to set up a trade if you have any !!

Thanks Judson for a cool break, looking forward to the next one !!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My first Ginter of 2013, Topher Style !!

I love Allen & Ginter and for me it's probably the most fun set in the year ! During my holiday A&G came out so I missed the fun. However, the next few days I will catch up with 2 Allen & Ginter Group break loots and my own few box breaks ! Plenty to trade so keep your eye on it in case you, like me, are trying to complete the Allen & Ginter set this year and/or you are looking for some specific relic cards !!

First-up is my loot from Topher's Group break at Crackin Wax !! I took the Cubs in hope for some Rizzo loot. I won't bore you with all the base cards or inserts and just stick to the relics and minis. All relics are for trade so let me know in case of any interest !

Two relics, a jersey and a bat, both for trades !

Next-up, another relic card, this time it's Castro. In addition, Topher added a bonus Bowman card, thanks !!

Next-up some of the inserts, both for trades as I now have several copies.

Lastly, Minis !! I love minis and will try to complete all mini variations so happy to trade anything you have !!

Thanks Topher for a cool break, looking forward to the next one !!

Monday, August 26, 2013

A Mets Booklet

I have been fond of Booklets and own a handful. Recently I came across another one from the 2007 Triple Threads set, a cool Mets booklet with the grand prize being the fact that Glavine is included !! Here it is, numbered to 18 !

What do you guys think about booklets, love'em or hate'em ?!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Topps Redemptions, Part 2 !!

Topps Redemptions, I hear horror stories but I only have good experiences and this time was no different and by far the best one !! A few months ago Topps decided to put some Glavine redemptions in this year's Topps Tribute. Being a Glavine (super)collector and all I, of course, had the strong urge to get these in all its variations ! I didn't succeed completely as I am still missing the #/5 and the 1/1 as well as 3 of the printing plates but other than that I had a lot of luck getting my hands on some cool cards (redemptions). They all arrived in the mail last week !! Here they are !!

As you might notice the /25 is also still missing but Sam at the Daily Dimwit was awesome enough to help me get that one redeemed !!

Yes, the above is all a bit excessive, I know, but it's Glavine and I feel the urge to get a copy of all his cards !!!! (do we call this an addiction ??).

Thanks for visiting my blog today and if any of you see the 1/1, /5 or missing printing plates do let me know !!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Trading with Brian !!

A while back, Brian at the blog Base Set Calling contacted me as he was interested in some gold and blue parallels. From there a trade was quickly born and a nice packages was waiting for me when I got back from my holiday !! Here's what Brian send me !!

To start, two of my favourite current players, a Rizzo Archives and a Kershaw gold parallel !!

Brian also included some minis !! These are from the Topps Sticker minis sets. Never owned any but now I do !! Meet Kershaw, Lincecum and Sabathia !!

Some more Topps Opening Day cards were included which was very welcome as I still need a few ! Also a cool Lincecum/Mays card from this year's Archives set.

A blue sparkle Verlander !!

More Opening Day cards, Ballpark Fun !!

These were just a few of the cards that Brian send me. Thanks very much Brian for a cool trade !!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Sabathia additions !

My Sabathia collection has been moved a bit to the background in recent months with my focus being on Kerhsaw and Rizzo as well as Glavine (of course!) and Blyleven. However, last week I was able to pick up two cool new additions. Here's a cool, silk, Allen & Ginter card, numbered to only 10 !!

Also, a 2005 Leaf relic card, Patch off my Back, Sabathia as an Indian !

That's it for today, in case you have any spare Sabathia's always let me know and I am happy to set up a trade !!

Monday, August 19, 2013

White Inkt Tier One !

Quick post today with my latest Rizzo addition, a beautiful white inkt Tier One auto card. I really like these cards and hopefully will be able to pick-up one of Kershaw as well !

Thanks for the visit !

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Boomer !!

Quick post today with a non-baseball card ! As you might recall I wrote a post on my "discovery" of a Battlestar Galactica card set, a series I loved a couple of decades ago (ouch, that sounds old!). After my "discovery" I checked if this set had some cool auto cards as well of some of the actors and, yes, those exist as well. I was able to pick one up on the cheap already !! Check out this cool one of Boomer !!

I am going to see if I can find some more in the coming months. I case you have any for trade do let me know of course !!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Back from Holiday with a redemption !!

After a nice little break with the family I am back ! Clearly I missed all the Allen & Ginter fun in the last week but I promise you I will do some catching up in the coming weeks. One of the nice things about coming home is the usual nice pile of yellow envelops on my doorstep and this time was no different !!

One of the packages was from Topps !! Yes, a redemption, a Gypsy Queen redemption !! Meet Carl Ripken Jr. !!

A cool card and already my third succesfull Topps redemption. No failures yet despite all the horror stories on the blogs. More redemptions to come in a future post, this time from a guy collect !!

Thanks for visiting my blog today !!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Battlestar Galactica anyone !?!?!

When I was a kid I was a big fan of Battlestar Galactica. I loved the spaceships, Cyclons and the space fights ! Browsing eBay I came across a Battlestar Galactica set from 1978 with a complete set going for only a few dollars so I didn't pass up on that one !! Here is some youth sentiment....

First up, the evil Cyclons and the key characters of the show, Apollo and face..eeuuhh I mean Starbuck (later renamed to a coffee chain ??)

Some of the hotties of the show, Serina and Athena !!

Like in the A-Team (another one of my favourite shows when I was younger), Face gets all the girls !!

Two more, Athena in fighting gear and Captain Adama !!

Lastly, a funny one, a character named Pig-faced tourist..can't remember the story line here !!

All in all, a cool set of 132 cards !! I will be on the look out for some of the other sets or inserts out there ! Any Battlestar Galactica fans out there ??

Monday, August 5, 2013

Any Hellickson Collectors out there ?

As many of you know I collect all Kershaw cards, next to Glavine and Blyleven probably the key focus of my collection. Two weeks ago I was able to pick up a great Kershaw card from last year's Museum Collection. I didn't want to pass up this opportunity as the card was limited to only 15 copies so I was not sure I would ever get another chance to grab one. However, this card came with a catch, or actually 5 catches. The catch was that I could only buy the Kershaw card if I also bought 5 extra Jeremy Hellickson cards. All in all a good deal given the total price I paid for the 6 cards. These were great Hellickson cards as well, but.....I don't collect Hellickson cards. Therefore, I now officially have some cool Hellickson trade bait !! Any Hellickson or Tampa Bays Rays collectors out there ????

Let's start with the card that got it all started and the only cards of this pack that is not for trade !!

A really great card and a cool addition to my Kershaw PC !! Now let's move to the Trade Bait !! Two Tribute cards, one numbered to /15 and one to /25 !

Next up two Tribute cards from 2011, both numbered to /75 !

Lastly, a cool Museum Collection from 2012, numbered to only /25 !

That's it, make me some good offers and I am happy to trade these beauties !!