Monday, September 30, 2013

Got myself some more Coins !

It continues to intrigue me, the concept of a coin inside a baseball card. Not sure what the thinking is behind the concept, in particular given that these are not even old coins or anything but just a recent quarter of a dollar, or at least this one. Still, it's Blyleven and I like to chase Blyleven cards, including this one !!

What do you guys think, should Topps continue with the Coin cards or not ?

Saturday, September 28, 2013

My best Sabathia card so far !!

I really like the 2011 Gypsy Queen set, a set I completely missed and still need to complete the base set of (I even still have to compile my Want List on this one). I recently came across a cool Sabathia card and to my surprise I even won it. So please meet my latest and favourite Sabathia card !!

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Did I collect Verlander cards ?

Yes I actually did, or still do. However, my focus has been on Kerhsaw, Rizzo, Glavine and Blyleven for the most part hence I have neglected my Verlander collection in recent months. As a result I am very happy with my latest Verlander additions, bringing back some momentum in this collection !

First up a cool Bowman Platinum die cut card. Cool card if you ask me !!

Next up a nice 2008 Upper Deck Premier Patches. I was surprised how easy I won this one as it is numbered to only 17.

Thanks for visiting my blog and if you have any Verlanders to trade always let me know !!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

To Rip or not to Rip ?

Sadly enough, that question is not that relevant as my latest Rizzo addition has already been ripped. No, not by me, I just got it in the current state. Still, fun to own a rip card by Allen & Ginter and only 25 of these Rizzo's around. Have you guys ever owned a rip card before and did you rip it ?

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Come and get your chance to win a million !!

Still have a bunch of these for grabs so if you like a chance to win a million and get a code let me know !!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

My latest Tribute to Kershaw !

Quick post today with my latest Kershaw, a cool Topps Tribute Prime Patches. I am not saying this often but great card Topps !

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Red Back Ginter Mini !!

For me, the best set of the year is Allen & Ginter and I always love the minis !! A few weeks back I found a red numbered mini of my favourite Cubs, Rizzo !! It arrived last week, here it is !!

I hope I can get my hands on one of Kershaw and Blyleven as well !! The chase continues .....

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Some 2 by 3 Ginter !!

When I returned home from a small trip I received another PWE, again from Jeff at 2by3Heroes. Yes, that's right, another one as you might recall I received one 3 weeks back as well !! This time it was a A&G package which some nice cards from my Want List (still plenty on there so if you have A&G to trade check it out!!).

First-up, a few Across the Years I still needed, meet Bundy (no, not Al) and Wright !!

I love the Curious Cases and was always (and still am) intrigued with Area 51 (tell me my American friends, what's out there!).

I am also in need of some base cards and Jeff had a few for me !!

Lastly, a cool planet, Uranus !!

Thanks Jeff for another cool PWE, a return package with a pile of A&G is on the way !!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

When is a Win a Win ??

I have been away for a week, doing a quick trip to the US. Whenever I am in the US I always try to catch a baseball game and I was in luck because the Yankees were playing at home against the Red Sox. I had a blast and was very happy I had the opportunity to watch Rivera play for 2 innings, likely the last time I could see him play before he retires ! Yankees won as well !

The next day, however, I was a little confused. Rivera was credited with a Win which I wasn't sure why that was. He came in with the Yankees leading by 1, he gave up a run with the Red Sox tying the game. In the bottom of the 9th the Yankees still won due to a wild pitch which enbaled Ichiro to score. So, in my view, "at best" Rivera defended the lead (i.e. a "save") although he did let the Red Sox tie the game during his two innings.

So please help this simple European guy out and shed some light on the situation !

Thanks and soon it will be back to cards as I had some nice packages at my doormat when I returned home !

Sunday, September 8, 2013

COMC - A New Package !!

Every few months I feel the urge to pay a quick visit to COMC, my last visit a few weeks ago. This week a nice package from COMC arrived. So, Check Out My Cards !!

First-up, the best card of the pack, another Glavine auto card for my Glavine PC !! 2009 Sweet Spot Baseball !

I found some more Glavines !! Two 2005 Leaf Materials, gold and silver !

More Glavines and a cool Blyleven !

Here's Rizzo, a cool 2012 Turkey Red, my first one, still need to chase Kershaw, Rivera and Sabathia !

Lastly, the two final cards I needed from my 2012 Topps Mini set, finally another completed set !!

That's it, another fun package from COMC, looking forward to the next one !!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Some Dutch Ginter

Staying with the Allen & Ginter theme I recently came across a cool box topper, one of the Dutch team !! Not many baseball cards around with Dutch players, let alone the Dutch team so this was a great card to chase. As nobody is interested in these it seems I get it for only a dollar !! Here it is, the Dutch team after a great win !!

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Glavine Red Mini !!

Quick post with my latest Glavine card, an awesome one as it combines my love for Allen & Ginter, Minis and Glavine !! See here my latest red back mini, numbered to only 25 !!

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Allen & Ginter Loot !!

This year's Allen & Ginter set has a few cards of my favourite players, cards I sadly didn't pull from my own boxes. Therefore, I chased them on eBay and luckily picked them up fairly easily and cheaply. Here are my 3 new cards !!

First up, a no-number Sabathia mini, apparantly numbered to only 50.

In addition, another Sabathia, this time a relic card !

Lastly, another Rizzo Auto I can add to my collection !!

That's it for today. Still chasing some more so if you have any cool cards for my player collections do let me know !!

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