Wednesday, March 30, 2016

2 Double Rizzo !

I am really looking forward to Opening Day and will be rooting for Rizzo and the Cubs to take the final step this year and win the World Series. To open the season a style I added a cool Heritage "2 Double" card numbered to only 10. Here's Rizzo !!!!

This is really a big card, type of box topper ! Not sure what the "2 Double" means to be honest so I welcome any color on this !!

Thanks for visiting my blog today !

Monday, March 28, 2016


I love vintage and I love these old Allen & Ginter cards from 2 centuries ago. A card from a year starting with 18xx is just amazing. Greg at Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle pointed me to another great card. Why did he point me to this specific card ? Well, because it was called "Dutchman", clearly a good fit for The Dutch Card Guy !

So here it is, for only a few bucks, a 1888 N33 Allen & Ginter's World Smoker !

Sure, a crapy back but hey, it's almost 150 years old ! Thanks a bunch Greg for this cool tip !!

Any of you trying to complete some of the old Allen & Ginter cards ?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The 2000 Milestone !!!

Earlier today I was updating my Glavine file with the latest cards I received. When I checked my summary page I noticed that I had passed the 2000 card mark, meaning my collection now holds 2000 different Glavine cards !!!!! Never thought I would reach that milestone already today, a few years after I started my Glavine collection. Which card was number 2000 you may ask ? Well here it is, a Topps Tribute to the Victors card from 2015 !!

Up to the next milestone, the 3000 milestone !!!

Happy collecting !!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Trade with a Card Obsessive Collector !

Trading has been very slow here in the Netherlands, mainly due to my own inactivity as life has been hectic recently. However, when I came back from a business trip a surprise package was lying at my doorstep, waiting to be opened. The package was from Matt aka Scooterboy at Card Obsessive Collector. Matt is based in the UK just launched his blog so do check it out and bookmark it !

So what did Matt send me you are asking ? Well, miiinniiiissssssss !!!! A nice pile of minis that I was still looking for as I am trying to complete all the Gypsy Queen mini sets. Here's a bunch from last year's GQ.

Matt send even more minis with a selection from 2014, 2013 and 2012 GQ !

To finish it off Matt send me a bunch of Yankees Stadium Legacy, a huge set I am trying to complete and will keep me busy for another 10 years ! So if you have any around feel free to send them my way !!

Thanks Matt for the nice surprise, a return package will be on its way in the coming period !