Thursday, July 30, 2015

Number 250 !!!!!

Earlier this week I received number 250. "250 what" you say ? Well, my 250th Glavine Auto card !!! Yes, an amazing number and to think I started from scratch 5 years ago ! Not sure if this qualifies as a "supercollector" but I am on my way at least !

Here's my current Glavine stats, still a lot of cards to go:

So let me see the card I hear you think ! Well here it is, number 250 !

Thanks for visiting my blog today and keep the Glavine cards coming !!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Diamond Kings Box Break

After the Stadium Club break a few days earlier it is time for Diamond Kings. I think Panini did a great job when I bought some packs during my Orlando visit and therefore it was hard for me not to add 2 small boxes of Diamond Kings to my A&G package !

Let's see what was in the boxes ! First up, minis !!! I love minis so I am chasing the mini set as well. Too bad the boxes only come with 2 minis so this is going to take some time ! At least I pulled a Rizzo !

The packs also come with framed variations that look pretty nice. Here's two !

Another blue bordered one numbered to 99 and a thick, very thick framed mini !

Inserts were also included, here's two HOF Sluggers !

More inserts, Puig and McCutchen !

The "hits" of the pack, a cool Cano and a Cubbie !

A few more inserts including Shoeless Jackson !

Last but not least, another cubbie and the only auto of the two boxes, Meet Matt !

That's it folks ! I continue to feel that Panini did a good job with this one. I have a bunch of extras in case anyone is trying to complete the set let me know, always happy to set up a trade !! I need some more myself as well !

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Sunday, July 26, 2015

2015 Stadium Club Box Break !

Each year I try to get some Allen & Ginter boxes, for me the best break of the year. To make shipping worthwhile I usually add some packages to the pack. This year I decided to add some Diamond Kings and Stadium Club. Let's start with Stadium Club !!

Given that I am late to the party and everyone has already seen all the base cards (which are awesome by the way) let me simply focus on some of the inserts and "hits". First up, the best inserts of 2015 Stadium Club: Legends !! Really nicely looking cards !

I like the True Colors insetr set as well, nice quality cards !

Same as last year, Triumvirate was included, nice but strange cards I must say.

I pulled Rizzo as well, here is his "contact sheet" !!

The "hits" of the two boxes were the following auto cards, not sure what to say about these....

To finish it all off I was lucky enough to pull Glavine's base card !

To conclude, I really like Stadium Club and feel Topps did an awesome job ! Still need a few of the base set so in case you have some lying around let's set up a trade !!

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Trade package from Kyle !!

A while back the, still blogless, Kyle reached out to me for a trade. Of course I never turn down a trade so a cool package arrived at my doorstep a few days ago !! Let's see what Kyle send me !

First up a couple of cool Yankee Stadium Legacy cards, still over 5,000 to go to finish the sets so keep them coming !!

Kyle send me a bunch of inserts as well, here's two !

Some more inserts......

.........and minis !!! I love minis !!!

One more insert, Chasing History !

Last buy not least, the "hit" of the package, a cool Sabathia Topps Tribute !!!

Thanks a bunch Kyle for a great trade !!! Looking forward to a next one !!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

More 2011 Gypsy Queen !

As some of you know I am trying to complete the 2011 Gypsy Queen Auto set as well as the framed mini relic set, not easy and a very slow process but we are getting there, step by step ! In recent months I was able to expand my holdings by a few, a few good ones ! Here they are !

First up, Longoria ! I saw him play when I was staying in Florida in May so that makes the card a bit more special !

Next up, one of the Yankees in the set, Munson !

My last addition is another cool one, a Ripken auto card !!

As said, I am slowely progressing with this project so I can always use help one this one. If you have any of this lying around and collect dust let me know !! Here is all I have today !

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Sunday, July 19, 2015

My first Glavine ball !!

A while back I received an e-mail from Riccardo at the Italian Completist that a mystery package was on its way to me. A few days ago a mystery package cards but something bigger ! It was a ball, not just any ball, a ball signed by Glavine !! My first Glavine ball !! Here it is...

Thanks so much Riccardo for an awesome package. A return package will of course arrive in the coming holiday period !!

Do you guys own and collect balls as well or just sticking to cards ?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Contest Pimping !

All, in case you haven't seen it yet, Matt at Bubba's Bangin' Batch of Baseball Bits is holding a contest !! This is not any contest but a Allen & Ginter contest, which should make it even cooler !!

So go check it out HERE !!

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor contest picture

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Got myself a Squirrel !!!

While visiting Orlando a few months back I bought me first original Allen & Ginter card at one of the local card shops. Since then I had my eye on expanding my pre 1900 Allen & Ginter collection. Although not much happened for the next few months I was lucky to get myself a Squirrel, a 1890 Squirell. So meet my Squirrel !

And that's not all, as the same seller had two more for only a few dollars ! So meet my Turnstone !!

Lastly, a 1989 American Bittern !

I really like these old A&G cards so will gradually collect some more ! What about you guys, fancy some of these old cards  ?

Friday, July 10, 2015

A trade with Nottingham !!

I always love it when people reach out to me out of the blue and propose trades. Growing the network of colectors and trade partners is always fun and has an additional fun factor when the collector is from Europe !! So a few weeks back Matthew from Notthingham in the UK reached out and a trade was quickly born !! Here's What Matt send me !

First up a bunch of 2015 Gypsy Queen base cards. I still need a bunch so if you have any lying around let's trade !! Here's two cool base cards, Tanaka and Harper !

Matt also included some inserts including thjese Glove Stories.

More inserts !! GQ Throwbacks and the fun First Pitch insert set !

Last insert of the day, walk-off winners !! Ibanez from a few seasons back !

Minis !!!! Minis were includes as well ! Still trying to complete all minis sets so these are very welcome !

That's it for a cool package. Thanks so much Matt, a return package is on its way and looking forward to a next trade !!