Friday, June 27, 2014

Topps Delivers again !!

Quick post as I am swamped, aprtly due to work, partly due to the World Cup !! Holland is doing great, let's hope the fun continues for a while. This morning a thick envelop arrived at my doorstep, one from Topps. I am beginning to like Topps because this is what they send me !!

First up,a signed Black Bowman from this year's set !!

Topps also included two cool Museum Collection cards !!

That's it. Happy to see my Glavine collection growing nice and steady ! In case you are still waiting for me when it comes to a trade: I have not forgotten, just a bit swamped at the moment !

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Sunday, June 22, 2014

In celebration of Kershaw's no-hitter !

Quick post today. It has been hectic here, amongst others with work and the World Cup Soccer, so it has been difficult to find the time to post some new stuff. A few days ago of course we had my favourite pitcher, Kershaw, throw a no-hitter !! If there is one guy deserving it it's Kershaw so I am very happy for him. So in celebration of this great achievement here's my latest addition to my Kershaw PC !! A cool Panini Pastime Impact Inkt !!
Furthermore, my quest for the complete 2011 Gypsy Queen auto set continues. Here's my latest addition, DeJesus, still a big bunch to go so if you have any for trade let me know !!

Thanks for the visit today ! I try to regain my activeness in the coming 2 weeks, although with the World Cup and three matches a day I can't make any promisses :-) Let's go Holland !!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Panini finally delivers !!

After 2 years of waiting and basically having given up on the card a huge surprise arrived at my doorstep 2 days ago !! Here it is !! The long awaited 2001 Panini Playoff Contender Kershaw/Kemp dual auto card !!!!

Awesome addition to my Kershaw PC and a bonus Kemp to go with it !! Thanks Panini !!

You ever received a redemption from Panini yet ?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Talking about an awesome start !!!

Yeah baby, revenge is ours !! No I am not talking about our Dutch Hockey team below that is going to play the final of the world cup this afternoon (I expect them to win of course, go girls !!)

I am talking about Soccer !!! Robin van Persie !!!! Arjen Robben !!! We crushed world champion Spain last night in the openings match...5-1 !!!! Hope this is going to be another fun ride for the Dutch Team !!!

So after tonight, in addition to Bert Blyleven, we have another Flying Dutchman, Robin van Persie. I would recommend googling for yesterday's goals !!

Oh yes, it's in !!

The Flying Dutchman

Here's van Persie's only appearance in a baseball set, 2013 Allen & Ginter !

I am already looking forward to our next game on Wednesday against Australia. In the mean time, tonight it's Italy against England ! That should be another great match to watch !!

Wish us luck, hope we are heading for the final again !!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Indiana Jones, Soccer and some Baseball !!

In the last 2 years I have gradually expanded my network when it comes to basebal collectors. Sadly enough we also lost a few good ones along the way, as they moved a way for the hobby (hopefully only tempararily, expecting you back Kyle :-)). Although baseball card collection is mostly a US "thing" my network in Europe is also growing nicely. Recently I came in contact with someone from Sweden, a first for me !!

Rasmus is a box breaker and I decided to shoot him a box of cards, a return packaged arrived a few days ago, a package with a lot of fun stuff !! Rasmus doesn't have a blog yet but he does have his own YouTube channel with box breaks so check it out here !

First up, an unopened pack, always great fun !! This one was an Indiana Jones, a set I had never seen before which increased the fun further. 

 Unpacking the pack resulted in some interesting Indy cards. No Harrison Ford as, on closer inspection, this was a Young Indiana Jones pack ! Here's two of the cards included in the pack.

Here's Young Indy himself, I think !

Let's move to sportscards !! Here's a black-bordered Rivera numbered to 63, the card that got this trade started !

Rasmus is a big Triple Threads box breaker and these are very cool additions to my Yankees PC !!

Rasmus also included a bunch of soccer cards !! Here van Persie !! Really hope he will be awesome during this WorldCup in a few days time, we need it !!!

He also added some Topps flagship inserts, still need a bunch so these are very welcome !!

Here's some more cool cards !! Two Yankee pitchers !!

Lastly, let's finish of with a real #1/1 card he include !!

Thanks a bunch for the cool cards Rasmus, looking forward to a future trade !!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A 2x3 Heroes PWE !!

Last week a PWE arrived at my doorstep, always a lot of fun !! It was from Jeff at 2 x 3 Heroes !! Like always he send me some cool cards, here they are !!

First up, Sabathia !! Here's a cool Triple Threads card and Gypsy Queen !!

More Sabathia and a Rivera !!

Sabathia's Opening day !!

Let's finish with another number 42, Mariano Rivera !

Thanks Jeff for these cool cards and luckily no-one jacked my wallet :-))