Monday, October 28, 2013

Get your free codes !!

For anyone who is still in need of some Million Dollar chase codes ! Use them while they last !!


Hope you win something !!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Silk Additions !!

I think these Silk cards are cool, mainly because they are different and they look nice in a frame. At the same time they are hard to find, in particular the Allen & Ginter ones as they are often only numbered to 10. In recent months I was able to pick-up two, so very lucky here ! Meet Kershaw and Rizzo !!

I am always on the look out for more Silk so let me know if you have any to trade !! Thanks for visiting my blog today !!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Rizzo & Castro !

I love the Gypsy Queen set and about 6 months ago I started collecting Rizzo. One cool card I have been eyeing since then. I have watched it come down from $150 to $125 to $115 to $95, partly helped by the fall off in Rizzo's momentum in recent months. When a version appeared recently I took the opportunity and grabbed it. I still paid slightly over $70 for it so clearly not cheap but I think it's worth it !! Meet my latest addition to the Rizzo PC, a dual auto, dual relic card, numbered to only 25 !!

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Trade at the Plate !!

A few weeks back I was able to "dump" a lot of my Ranger cards with Brian at Play at the Plate. Last week I received a cool return package ! Let's jump to the cards right away !!

First-up, 2 of my favourite pitchers, Lincecum and Kershaw !!

I also still need a bunch of Allen & Ginter cards so these insert cards, curious cases, were very welcome !! do check out my Want List for my other A&G needs, still need a bunch !

As a guy from Europe it is also very hard to get my hands on any of the coloured variations that are being sold exclusively at Toys 'R US, Target, Wallmart or any of the others ones out there. Therefore, the following cards are awesome !!

Bowman Platinum are also great cards, here's Verlander and Lincecum !

My favourite Yankee, Rivera was also present, even one with a Relic !!

Lastly, some more cool cards, Brian also included a buncyh of 96 Fleer and a few cool Topps Finest, Intimidators !!

All in all a very cool package so thanks very much Brian, looking forward to our next trade !!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The start of a Hockey collection ??

Out of the blue I recently received a small yellow mailer with one card, call it an international PWE. In it was a strange card...strange because it was a hockey card, not "real" hockey (as we know it in Europe) but ice hockey (yes, I hear everybody thinking "what we play here in North America is "real" hockey!). The card was send to me by Douglas at Buck Store Cards. I had send him a Hockey relic a few months back from a guy called Getzlaf, apparently a well know player (yes, clearly demonstrating here I have no clue about ice hockey !). Douglas send me a card of Ed Kea in return, apparently the only NHL-er born in the Netherlands. So, that little fact makes this a cool addition to my collection !

Here it is !!

Not sure if this means the start of a Hockey collection, probably just a cool addition to my "Dutch" collection ! Thanks very much Douglas for a nice surprise !!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Pinnacle is back !

Going through my cards I remember the Pinnacle brand. I thought it went bankrupt somewhere in the last decade but I was surprised to see it re-emerging again. Apparently, Pannini also picked-up this brand. So that means more fun in the collecting business and my latest Rizzo addition !! Here it is !!

Are you guys happy Pinnacle is back (in unlicensed form) ?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Braves are out, this beauty is in !!

The Braves are out but this beauty is in !! My latest Glavine card with a double bonus of both Tim Hudson and Phil Niekro !! All from the 2012 SP Signature Edition.

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Monday, October 7, 2013

Bowman Challenge anyone ?

Topps doesn't allow people that live outside of the US to participate in the fun so here are two free codes for the first one that uses them ! Here's the Bowman Prospect Challenge !!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, hope you win something with these !!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Collecting Cardboard is a Habit !

Last week a package from Judson at My Cardboard Habit arrived with some awesome cards !! At some point I expressed interest in a Rivera card he showed on his blog and he kept that aside for me (thanks!!). With Allen & Ginter out and my Want List full of Ginter he combined the two and send me 2 cool Rivera cards with a bunch of Ginter !!

Let's start with the Rivera cards ! A awesome Gallery of Heroes and an eqwually awesome Bowman Platinum die-cut card !! Same picture, different backgrounds !

In addition to these awesome Rivera cards Judson send me a big pile of Allen & Ginter ! He send me some base cards I was still missing but you are probably board of seeing so let me stick to the inserts !! Meet the Vikings (from around the corner here) and the Aztecs.

Judson send me a bunch more and also included minis !! I love minis !!! Here they are !!

and more minis !!! Including more inserts !!

Judson send much more so it will keep me busy going through it tonight and sorting it !!

Thanks Judson for an awesome package, a return package should be on its way !!!

Friday, October 4, 2013

My best Ginter Kershaw !!

A few months ago a very, very cool N43 Allen & Ginter popped-up, a beautiful autographed Kershaw card. I hadn't seen one before and gradually becoming a Kershaw supercollector I had the strong urge to get it. It arrived 2 months ago but forgot to show it until now. So here it is !

How do you like these, annoyed by the strange size of these N43 cards or liking them like I do ?

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Gold & Silver !

I really like the Tier One "On the Rise" auto cards, in particular the ones with the black background. The 2013 Tier One set had again a few of these in it and when  I noticed a few Rizzo's, with apparently little interest from other buyers, I scooped them up. Here they are, a Silver one, from the 2012 set, and a 1/1 Gold one from 2013 !!

Thanks for visiting my blog today !