Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year !!

Quick post to wish everyone a happy New Year and a great 2016. I hope we can have another cool collecting year with lots of trades, interesting box breaks and, most of all, a lot of fun !!

In a few hours it will be 2016 here in the Netherlands, assuming the Blogger scheduler works smoothly, and after 6 or 9 more hours you will be joining me as well into 2016 ! Let's make it a good one !!

As every post needs a card, here's a cool Kershaw Prizm !!

Happy New Year !!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

My first Maddux !

Chasing every Glavine card in existince increases the likelyhood that one comes across a card that also includes Maddux (and/or Smoltz of course). The problem is that when Maddux is included on the card it tends to drive up the price. Luckily the card below has a print run to 50, making it not that scarse and with several one eBay at the same time the price was pretty attractive. So there it is, my first Maddux auto, with a Glavine and Thomas on the side from the Class of 2014 !!

Enjoy the last days of a great 2015 !!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Back with some Canvas !

Quick post today as I finally have some spare time in between Christmas and New Year's Eve. Life has been hectic but despite that, new cards have still been coming in regularly ! Here's one that came in recently, a first for me as it is a Canvas Collection card from this year's Museum Collection. The card is signed on the back, not by Tom himself but by the artist.

Any of you have these Canvas Collection cards ?

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

2011 Gypsy Queen !

As some of you might know I have been trying to complete the 2011 Gypsy Queen Auto & Relic set for several years now, a slow and gradual adventure. I have not been able to add much since the summer but recently saw one great card appear and was able to score it for my collection. Here it is, my latest 2011 GQ auto, Ryan Sandberg !!

Love the card (although the auto looks a bit messy!). Still a couple to go, and likely a few more years, but we are gradually getting there !! Here's my current collection. The ones I still need are obviously missing !

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Monday, December 14, 2015

Quick post during busy times !

Wow, it feels like a long time I have published my last post. Work, Study, Family, Sports, all caused my life to be swamped and caused my absence from my blog. I still have an exam to make next week and just started in my new role at work so the busy times are not over yet. At the same time, if a Topps envelop drops on my doormat I need to share it with the world and my friends in the blogosphere of course !!!

So here it is, my latest Rizzo addition. After the recent deals the Cubs look even better now and should be again fun to watch the upcoming season !! Here's Rizzo together with Baez from this year's Museum Collection. Topps delivers again when it comes to Redemptions !!

Next up a cool Kershaw card I was able to pick-up on eBay. Although the Kershaw collection has taken a back seat given the high prices for his cards I am happy I am able to pick up a nice card now and then !!

Thanks for visiting my blog today ! Enjoy the Christmas holidays everyone !!