Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Exit Kershaw !!

So yesterday I promissed everyone some big news so here we go ! My break was a time to rethink my collection and the future direction of it. Of course I will continue to focus on Glavine and Blyleven, I love these pitchers and the outstanding base of cards are manageable and potentially reachable, no tons of color variations etc. As I do want to collect a current player I am continuing my Rizzo Collection. 

I have, however, decided that my Yankees collection will be toned down and only will chase some fun cards and that's it. An even bigger decision was to stop my Sabathia as well as my Verlander collections. I return I will focus more on sets like A&G and GQ.

And now for the really big decision....I have decided to quit Kershaw. This was really the most difficult decision as I have been collection Kershaw from the start, when he was still to win his first CY award. Prices for Kershaw cards just have become too high to get much joy out of collecting them. Given that I have just moved house, selling my Kershaw collection can actually bring in some good funds to finance the rest of my collection and some of my moving costs.

So there it is, the word is out, Kershaw is going to be out and some are already on COMC. I will likely only keep a few really cool ones for sentimental value (likely some of the A&G ones), everything else can go. If you are interested in some make me a good offer or tell your friends and fellow collectors. Given that I can use the money and there is still some sentimental value I am going to only go for strong offers (so apologies in advance in case I come over difficult :-)). Below my last Kershaw count, 567 cards of which 134 auto cards and 17 1/1s, still a nice achievement if I may say so !! All of them can be found above or using this link.

Monday, August 29, 2016

I am back & some big news !

Wow, I realized this weekend that my last post was dated May. In other words, dated 3 months ago, my longest break ever !! Life got in the way with several big events. First I moved jobs which made life much more busy. This was quickly followed by the unexpected death of my father. Although we did not see each other much as he lived in another country it came as a shock to all of us. As you can imagine this let to a little bit of chaos in my life. This was also quickly followed by us moving house (so if you were planning to send me anything ask me for my new address!!). Wow, does moving involve a lot of hard work, it took me since early July to get up and running.

Anyways, of course I kept following all your blogs and was able to leave a comment here and there. At the same time, I am very happy to now finally be able to leave a post myself to say "hi" and let everyone know that all is oke (except for my father passing away of course).

My break also gave me some time to think about my priorities and collection. It resulted in a big decision, a decision I will follow-up on in my next blog post and for some of you this can be a big opportunity !!

Anyways, good to be back and as every post deserves a card, here's my latest Glavine. A "metal" mini card numbered to 16 from the latest Goodwin Champions.

Thanks for sticking with me and visiting my blog !!