Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Another Italian Trade !!

No, this is not a post on my favourite Italian-roots PC guy Anthony Rizzo. This is a post about my favourite Italian baseball card collector Riccardo from the blog Chasing Completeness ! We have done some trades before and after these cards it's clearly my turn again to send a package to Italy !! Check out his blog if you have not seen it yet !!

Let's have a look at the cards Riccardo send me ! First up, 1975 and 1979 Topps !!! I am chasing all sets so these are cool additions !!

Minis !!! Riccardo also included Minis !! Let's start with some cool ones from 1988 !

More Minis, these from Topps 1990 !!! Canseco and Larkin, Superstars !!

Riccardo also included a cool GQ 2011 ! I am still trying to complete the base set so this is a great addition !! Glavine was also included !!!

Two more cool cards to finish it off !! Rivera and Glavine !!!

Riccardo send a bunch more cards so all in all an awesome package !! Thanks so much Riccardo, a return package will be on its way soon !!

Monday, November 17, 2014

New plates !!

I have a thing for printing plates. I like the idea that they were actually used to print the cards were are chasing and only a few are around. They feel kinda special !! I was able to pick up to two in recent weeks. Let's start with one from one of my two favourite sets, Gypsy Queen !!

Here's a cool Dealing Aces Sabathia !! Really like the look and feel of this card/plate !

My second plate was for my most important collection: Glavine !! An older one from 2007 Topps Chrome. Doesn't look as nice as the Sabathia but's a Glavine card/plate !!

That's it for today, some cool additions, hope to get my hands on some more in the future !!!

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

MVP !! MVP !!

This is my post to celebrate Kershaw's MVP election !! Well done and well deserved !! The best way to celebrate this is, of course, with some new Kershaw cards !!

First-up, an Immaculate card !! Another good job by Panini in my view !

Next-up, an oldie ! 2009 Topps Tribute !

Last-up, another Panini, an awesome Panini Pastime !

The only downside from Kershaw's awesome performance in 2014 is that prices for his cards have doubled vs the year before so I have been much slower in adding them to my collection this year. Let's hope for my collection he has a slow year in 2015 before re-accelerating again !!

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Flying Dutchman !!

My collection of the Flying Dutchman, Bert Blyleven, has been on hold in bit in recent months as I focussed mostly on Glavine, Kershaw and Rizzo. Blyleven has also not been in many sets this year so not much new material to chase anyways. But now and then I do come across a nice Blyleven card I am still missing in my collection. Here's my latest, a 2005 Upper Deck MLB Artifacts card !!

If any of you have a cool Blyleven card for trade let me know, always happy to trade !!

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Monday, November 10, 2014

2011 Gypsy Queens !!

As some of you might know I am trying to complete the 2011 framed mini-relic set. To me this is the best looking framed mini set of Gypsy Queen in recent years and the 2011 set has something special about it. I have had a nice start although it's getting a little harder now. As I only started like 6 months ago I have seen a lot not popping up on eBay. These relics also do not pop-up in trade bait lists often. Nevertheless, in recent weeks I was able to add a few !!!

Here they are ! First up, Larkin !!!

Next up, mister Mets (to me at least) David Wright !!

Last, but certainly not least, Robinson !!! Awesome card in my view !!

So 3 more in my quest to complete the relic set !! IF you have any for trade please check out my GQ list (the ones pictured I own!).

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

That's Immaculate !

Panini actually did a good job with the Immaculate set if you ask me, even with the logo's missing. I have been able to pick up a fewe in recent weeks. Let's start with some Heroes !! Here's Glavine !

Actually a cool card with a nice patch, which is of course one guaranteed by Panini !! Got myself another Glavine ! Immaculate Swatches !

Last up a cool Sabathia and Verlander ! Not bad at all !

I actually think Panini is doing a good job and trying to create some momentum. I hope they are rewarded with an official license in the future !!

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Did Glavine completely strip for Topps ??!?! My latest 1/1 !!!

Quick post today with my latest Glavine addition, a 2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade !! This card does not only have a piece of Jersey but also a piece of Bat, a piece of Batting Glove and even a piece of Shoe !!!

I think I am only missing a piece of underwear, well not sure if "I" am missing it but it's part of what's missing to make it really complete :-)) Here's the card, my latest Glavine 1/1 !!

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