Sunday, February 28, 2016

Big Papi joins the GQ collection !

As some of you know I am on a quest to complete the 2011 Gypsy Queen Auto and Relic sets. This quest is a slow grind and every few months I am lucky enough to find an additional card. Coming closer to completion the quest has become harder and harder. A few weeks ago I was able to make a nice deal with someone for one of the cards that was still missing. Please meet Big Papi, David Ortiz !!

Still a few more to go so the fun continues !!

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Monday, February 22, 2016

Archives Signature Series - Hit or Miss ?

At the end of 2015 Topps launched the Archives Signature Series buyback set. To me it seems like a random selection of "old" cards with both a signature from the player as well as a Archives stamp and with a very limited print run. I even came across cards from 2014 and early 2015, not really "Archives" material in my view given how recent they were issued.

Clearly, with a range of Glavine cards present in the set a supercollector like me can only do one thing and that is chase them all ! Here's two I was able to pick up, one of the 80ties Bowman cards and one of the older Heritage cards.

They look nice being in a protected casing etc but I still have a little bit mixed feelings about this set. What do you guys think ?

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Circle Me Bert !

Quick post today with my latest cool Blyleven card !! A Blyleven White Whale from 2011 Topps Triple Threads.

This is one of the few, if not the only card refering to "Circle me Bert", to me one of the cool features and one of Blyleven's trademark of his post-playing days.For more details on Circle Me Bert have a look here !

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Topps Vault - what do you think ?

I am always on the lookout for "Topps Vault" stuff for my PC guys like Glavine and Blyleven as these can include "old" proof cards, special printing plates, and other interesting and unique items. Of course I am ignoring in these the "blank back" cards which basically feel like a Topps money-making rip-off !

A few weeks back a few Glavine Topps Vault items appeared on eBay. Proofs from the 1990 Topps Big set. Although not really qualifying as "vintage" they are 26 years old and as a Glavine collector I find these pretty cool regardless !

Here they are, 1990 Topps Big Glavine Proofs ! 

So what do you guys think of Topps Vault stuff  ?

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Glavine Jersey !!

Quick post today as life remains busy so apologize for the lack of post in recent weeks ! A little while ago Greg at Plaschke thy Sweater is Argyle pointed out a cool aution, an action for a signed Glavine Jersey. Normally these are only offered for $300+ on ebay so with shipping and import costs these end up at $400, way above my liking. However, the auctions that Greg pointed out started from scratch. In the end I was able to get a cool signed Glavine jersey for well below $100 !! Here it is !!

Next focus is to frame this one in a cool way to be able to hang somewhere in the house ! Will keep everyone posted on that one !

Thanks Greg for an awesome tip !!!!!

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