Saturday, October 31, 2015

Redemption package !

I have been swamped with work, family and life so blog postings have been pretty slow in recent months. Trying to get some in here and there. Today a quick one as I received another redemption this week !! A 2015 Topps Museum Collection Smotlz & Glavine card !!

Hope to be back soon, thanks for visiting my blog today !

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Trains & Locomotives !!

I have no clue why but I really like old trains & locomotives. A year or so ago I find a mini set from the UK from the 1930ties and was able to get my hands on one of these mini sets. A month or so ago I discovered that Topps apparently also has used the theme in the past, in 1955 to be exact. Topps issued a set or insert set called Trains & Sails. Topps even re-issued these in 2013 as an insert set. A few weeks ago I was able to get my hands on a few of both the original 1955 set as well as the 2013 re-issued ones. Here they are !

First up, the "Rocket" from the mid-3ties and the "999" from 1893 !!

Next up, the Electric Locomitive build by GE and the 1880 Wootten Camelback Locomotive !

As said, Topps re-issued (at least part) of the set in 2013. Here's the "999" again !

Any of you know about any other Train or Locomotive sets ? If you have any for trade do let me know !!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Another Trade witha 2 by 3 Hero !

Jeff at 2 by 3 Heroes is one of my longstanding and regular trading partners. I send him a, hopefully, nice package a while back and a cool return package arrived on my doorstep last week. The theme of this package was "Minis" !!! I love minis and trying to complete the A&G and GQ mini sets from all years so can always use some minis !! Here's the first bunch !!

That wasn't all, Jeff send me more minis !!!!

Besides these awesome minis Jeff also send me a couple of pitcher cards including a cool Sabathia !

Two Verlanders were also included (although no Kate was included, guess Jeff kept her for himself!)

All in all a cool package again, thanks a bunch Jeff, really appreciate it !!!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Kershaw & Rizzo !!

I am really enjoying the play-offs this year ! Cool games, lots of stuff going on and the Cubs doing well and bringing some excitement ! This does, however, mean that one of my key players I collect is out. Despite a solid appearance of Kershaw, the Dodgers are out, kicked out by the Mets. So my latest Kershaw card might be the last we see of Clayton this year !! At least it's an awesome card and also numbered to only 25 !

On the flip side, the Cubs are on a roll !! A great and fun team to watch with lots of passion and a good shot of winning this year. Rizzo is playing his part with a few play-off homers already. I hope he can go all the way with the Cubs this year !! Here is my latest Rizzo card, a A&G silk one !!

You all enjoying the play-offs ? Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Let's RIP it !!!

Last week I showed you a RIP card, a Rizzo RIP card, an unripped RIP card !! The only proper thing to do with a RIP card, in my book, would be to RIP it !! Of course this is what will happen tonight ! As a reminder, here is the Rizzo RIP card I got through a recent trade with Matt.

As you can see, a beautiful card in an unripped state !!!

Well, it looks different now as it has been ripped !! Last year I actually pulled a mini-RIP card in which a 1/1 mini was hidden. Let's see what this year has in store for me ! Here it is, the hidden treasure......

........wait for it .................................

Boom ! or actually...what a bust....after last year's big hit this year ends pretty disappointing. In the end a pretty expensive ripped Rizzo card for my Rizzo collection (and a likely big relief for Matt not having Ripped this one himself !!). The extended mini is for trade of course !

Anyways, I am counting on better luck next year !