Thursday, April 30, 2015

An Off Hiatus Trade !! Need help identifying a card !

Last week a yellow envelop dropped on my doorstep. Of course this means baseball cards ! Tony at Off Hiatus Baseball Cards had send a a nice stack of cards.

Here's what Tony send me !! First up, a cool pair of Rizzo cards !! the Cubs are doing much better this year and although Rizzo is not in the spotlight at the moment, given all the new additions like Bryant, he is playing his part.

Tony also added Glavine cards !!! Every package with some Glavine cards is a success !! Glavine showing off his non-pitching moves as well here !

The Flying Dutchman was also present with sevral cards. First up two signed cards (guess in person) from Topps 1978 and Topps 1982 !! Two very legit autos in my view !

More Blyleven was included ! Here's three Blyleven minis !! 1987 and 1988 Fleer and a 1988 Topps Superstar insert !

Tony also send me a strange large Blyleven, 3D like card. It does state Topps on the front, seemingly from an insert set numbered to 30 but other than that I have no clue where this one is coming from. Some pointers are very welcome !!

All in all, a cool package from Tony so thanks very much Tony for the trade !! A return package should be on its way soon !!

Thanks everyone for visiting my blog today !

Monday, April 27, 2015

Awesome booklet addition !!

Quick post today while I am packing for Florida (more tips are always welcome, check my post from a few days back!). I was able to get my hands on an awesome addition to my Glavine PC, a very cool auto booklet from Topps Museum Collection. Love everything about this card !!

That's it for today, thanks for visiting my blog today !!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

On my way to Florida ! Tips anyone ?

After being swamped at work in recent weeks and seriously neglecting my blog as well it will be time take a plane overseas and spend some time with the family in Orlando, Florida !! Really looking forward to visit the US and already picked one or two baseball games to see in Tampa !

Of course, a visit to a LCS should be included as well so if any of you know some good LCS places in Orlando region do let me know as I need to still my hunger !

Anyways, really looking forward to a break !

Given that every post needs a card here's my latest Rizzo card ! Cubs are doing pretty well these days !

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Friday, April 10, 2015

Topps Vault - Blyleven Edition

I like "old" stuff, especially when it comes to baseball cards. Although I don't have too many "vintage" cards, as I have not really chased them yet, I do love to add some odd-ball vintage when I come across some. Recently I noticed some Topps Vault Blyleven items. Of course, when it comes to the Flying Dutchman I can't resist any rare items and given I was the only bidder it seems please have a look at my new Blyleven additions !!

First up, 1978 Topps Vault proof cards !!

Next up, and this one is even older, a 1975 Topps Black Test Proof card !!

So there you have it, two cool additions to my slowely growing Blyleven PC !! Love the rare look and feel so if I come across more I will certainly try and chase them !!

Do you guys like the Topps Vault stuff ? Or do you simply see it as a money-making machine ?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mantle & DiMaggio

As some of you might know I am trying to complete Tier One Top Shelf relic set from a few years ago. Recently a few appeared on eBay for, luckily, very reasonable prices so I chased them and here they are. Not a few simple ones but actually a few of my most wanted, DiMaggi and Mantle, my first relic card of both of them !!!

Great additions right ?! Still needs quite a bunch of them to complete the set including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, so it won't be an easy ride but should be fun !!

Thanks for visiting my blog today and if you have any Top Shelf card lying around I am happy to set up a trade !!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Sabathia, Beckett & Lackey Threads

Quick post today as I continue to be swamped at work. Here's my latest Sabathia addition, a cool 2008 Triple Threads card. The benefit of Sabathia not having been in great form in the recent 18 months is that his cards have taken a dive and can be picked-up pretty cheaply !

Thanks for visiting my blog today !