Sunday, August 31, 2014

A new 1/1 or a scam ??

Let's start with the good news today ! I scored another Glavine 1/1 !!!! The disappointing news, they tricked me in the process. In my rush to score the 1/1 on the cheap I didn't pay attention enough and didn't do any research into the card.

Here's the card. It clearly state it's a 1/1 right !! and I never saw this stamp before so it must be a rare one !!
Well, once you read the additional card that came with it (on the right) it became clear, this is just a guy with a stamp and he only stamps 1 Glavine card, hence it's a 1/1 !!!

In all fairness, there was a small screenshot of the additional card and some "hints" in the listing so I should have paid better attention. I guess these things happen in the life of a Glavine Supercollector !!

Although I only paid a few dollars for it the lesson clearly is, if it looks too good to be true, it probably is !!

You guys ever been tricked like this or am I only dealing with smart bloggers :-))

Friday, August 29, 2014

Bat Kings !

Donruss is back ! To be honest I thought the base set was not great, actually a bit boring. However, the set does contain a few cool cards, including Bat Kings ! Here's one of Rizzo I was able to get my hands on !!

What do you think, happy that Donruss is back ?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

My first Castro auto !

As most of you know, Rizzo is one of my 4 key PC players so when I noticed a cool Panini Pastime booklet with Rizzo I had to chase it ! And yes, I said Panini and cool in the same sentence :-)) By the way, a bonus came with it, meet Starlin Castro !!

Let's hope Rizzo can continue his solid season !!

Monday, August 25, 2014

A box of Panini Prizm

Weeks ago I icked-up a box of Panini Prizm, just for the fun of it ! Never opened one so curious to see what's inside ! Despite the missing logo's I still think they did a fun job with this set. Here's what I got !

Let's start with the base cards, here's Kershaw, a nice card, nothing more nothing less. It has the look and feel of Finest although I like the latter more. Next one is one of the inserts, Rookie Reign!

I also pulled two parallels, a purple one (numbered to /99) and a blue one (numbered to /75)

More inserts, this set has a lot of them, here's Golden Leather ! The purple ones numbered to 99 again.

More inserts ! Diamond Dominance and Next Era !

And even more inserts, Chasing the Hall !

Last-up, the "hits" of the box as each box has 2. I pulled aSyndergaard and Craig auto, both look pretty nice although a shame that the Craig one is a sticker.

That's it folks, plenty of Prizm base to trade and most of the above is for trade as well ! Thanks for visting my blog today !

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Help anyone ?

Hi fellow-bloggers,

I am chasing a card on eBay but the seller only wants to ship through eBay's global shipping program. As you might be aware, through this program shipping starts at USD 20 and for more expensive cards it runs up pretty quickly to 50 USD in total, as is the case with this one.

Therefore, a quick question. Anyone fancy buying this one and shipping it to me the regular way :-) I will send you the cash first of course so no risk on your side (besides a trip to the post office I guess but you probably need to trade with me anyways :-))).

Thanks !

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Ripping it....again !

As some of you might know, I received a 2nd RIP card through a group break recently. Of course, I need to RIP it !! Here's the card of Teheran that I received.

Clearly, the back is not as nice anymore as I ripped it !! Here's what I pulled....

yes, the black ones to cover up the real prize :-) Here's what was inside...

A Chris Davis mini, a high-numbered one (382) which makes it rare, although I have no clue how rare. That's it, again no Glavine red auto :-)

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A quick trip to COMC !

Now and then I pay COMC a visit to score me some nice cards. I received a small package last week. Here's what I got !

First up, a 1990 Donruss Learning Series and a 1992 Diet Pepsi card. Both interesting cards I had never seen before. Makes you wonder what else is out there !

Next up, two nice additions to my quest to complete the 2011 Gypsy Queen Relic and Auto sets. Here's Henderson and Howard !

I found two more cool Glavine cards, both numbered to only 25 !!

Two 2011 GQ Autos in my quest to complete the set. Getting around completion on the low-end part of the set, the hard part will be the higher end ones :-))

Let's finish with two more cool cards, a Bowman Rizzo and a Great Gold Glavine !

That it for this round, thanks for visiting my blog today !!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Another Bob Walk the Plank Trade !!

I recently received a large pile of cool cards, again from one of my regular trading partners Matt at Bob Walk the Plank ! I usually send him the cool Pirates I pull and he sends me piles of Yankees or some of my other favourites. This time it was a huge pile of Sabathia cards with some other cool cards on the side !!

Let's start with Sabathia ! I had never seen the Upper Deck Finite cards before so a cool addition to my Sabathia PC !!

More Sabathia ! A 2002 Topps and a cool 2003 Diamond Kings !

Let me stop here with the Sabathia cards although at least 30 more were included in the package ! A cool relic card of Andruw Jones was also in the pack ! I like the concept of including a games ticket in there as well, Topps should start doing that again !!

Matt included two more cool relic cards !! Another Andruw Jones and a cool Glavine relic !!!

The trade all started with a cool Rizzo cards from this year's Museum Collection. Another cool addition to my Rizzo PC !!

Thanks Matt for another cool trade. Another package with a Box Topper is on its way to you ! Looking forward to the next trade !!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Loot from Cracking Wax !!

Topher at Crackin Wax recently hosted a group break, breaking lots of Allen & Ginter. Part of the proceeds went to charity as well so absolutely no reason to not participate (in the end $1,200 was raised for charity, well done Topher !!). I grabbed the Braves hoping for some Glavine hits !! Here's the loot !

First up, minis !!!! I am trying to complete the minis sets again, a huge but fun task. Still need to finish previous years but if you have any extra minis to spare I am always happy to trade !!

My goal was to get some Glavine cards, well here they are ! Although I was hoping for a Glavine auto or low-numbered mini :-)

The best loot of the break, from a Braves perspective, was a RIP card !! Most of you followed me Ripping my first ever RIP card a few weeks ago. So to get my hands on a second opportunity to RIP one is awesome !! I will RIP this one and of course dedicate a seperate post to the event !!

In addition to the RIP card, my "hit" of the break was this McGann relic. I thought he is playing for the Yankees so maybe we see him in A&G in a Yankees uniform in a few years ! This one is for trade !

I think some bonus packs were also included in the break as I also received a Topps Series 2 insert and a few 2014 Archives cards.

Let's finish with two more cards !! I actually pulled an Auto, some Twins fan, probably keep the card as he also likes Nirvana and the Pumkins :-))

That's it, another cool break, looking forward to next year. Thanks very much Topher !

Friday, August 15, 2014

Back from Holiday with 2 redemptions waiting for me !!

Just got back from holiday with a high stack of yellow bubble mailers waiting for me, the best part of coming home !! I will come back in the coming days with all the goodies from these bubble mailers. I also will come back to all the e-mails you send me in the last few weeks with trade suggestons etc !!

In the pack that was waiting for me there was also one from Topps, 2 of my redemptions !!!!

The first one was a very cool Sabathia from this year's Topps Supreme, a set that only came out in Asia apparently, and which has some awesome looking cards in it. I recently got myself a Rizzo so when a saw the Sabathia Redemption I jumped on it. Here it is !!

Let's hope that Sabathia will also overcome his pitching problems in the coming period !!

Next up was an even better card !! This usually means a Kershaw, Glavine, Blyleven or Rizzo card. Well, it was a beautiful Glavine from this year's Museum Collection. One of the framed gold-bordered ones, very heavy and a very cool one !!!

Thanks for visiting my blog today. More to come soon including another RIP card !!