Saturday, April 30, 2016

Visit to Walmart equals Gypsy Queen !

Today my second post with the iPad "posting on-the-road" app ! So we were in clear need of going to Walmart to get food, groceries, drinks etc. Of course, the only sound I hear when hearing Walmart is "baseball cards" !

They didn't have much in terms of baseball cards to be honest but they did have a small box of 2016 GQ ! Of course, being on holiday and all one box needed to end up in between the food and drinks !

Here's a quick overview of some of the cards in the box. Apologies for the quality of the photos but this is what is possible on an iPad (or at least for someone with my competencies!).

First up, minissssss !! The green ones are numbered to /99 with the silver ones numbered to /250. At least a bit of Dutch influence here with Jansen in the mix.

Next up a few inserts. I tend to usually like the GQ inserts and this year is no different !

Some more Dutch influence in the box with Jones in the mix !

Last card of this post is an interesting one, Castro in a Yankees uniform instead of with the Cubs.

That's it for my visit to Walmart. Be on the look-out for a review of the Tampa - Blue Jays game I am planning to attend !

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Visiting the USA !

At least once a year I try to visit the US to still me hunger to watch baseball games live and visit a LCS. Yesterday I noticed the Lost Collector commenting about a Blogger app to post when being on the road. As I have been struggling finding the time to blog due to several development in my life (more on that later) this sounded like a great solution for me to get more frequent posts up.

So welcome to my first blog post through the BlogPress iPad app ! The basics can be done with this one although e.g. creating a hyperlink to credit the Lost Collector doesn't seem to be possible.

My schedule here in Orlando includes visiting a LCS as well as attending the Tampa Bay vs Blue Jays game on Sunday. Hopefully I can attend Tampa Bay taking on the Dodgers as well although to my disappointment I noticed Kershaw pitching on Sunday so unlikely he will be pitching again on Tuesday or Wednesday. Would have been great to see him pitching in his prime. So Kershaw, if you are reading this, convince your manager you really need to pitch this coming Tuesday/Wednesday !!

Anyways, if this test blog post works smoothly expect some more posts in the coming days from my visit to the LCS as well as the Rays game !!

As every post needs a card, lets test this as well ! Here's one of my latest Glavine additions, numbered to 699 !

Thanks for reading ! Anyone else using a cool iPad app to post ? Any baseball tips for the Orlando area ?


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dodger Blue !

Some are not a fan of Panini but I actually like them and believe they are making a great effort to compete, despite the lack of logo of course. National Treasurers is one of the cool sets they have been coming out with in the last 2 years. Recently I noticed a cool Dodgers card that would fit my Kershaw collection nicely. Given that a lof of people still don't want to pay up for Panini these cards actually are priced very reasonable. So meet my latest Kershaw card, together with Joc Pederson and Adrian Gonzalez !!

How do you guys feel about Panini ?

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Triple Wood !

I always like different type of cards that feel a bit special. Wooden cards in my book are a bit special. I own a wood mini but didn't own a normal sized wooden card yet. However, this changed last week when I added my first Triple Threads Wooden card to my Glavine collection !! Here it is !

Any wooden cards in your collections ?

Friday, April 1, 2016

Frank Robinson !

As some of you know I have been chasing the 2011 Gypsy Queen Auto & Relic sets for a few years now. This is clearly a slow process as I only have a few more of these to go. A few weeks back I came across a cool Frank Robinson card. Although the auto is showing the age of the signer I guess I still think it is a great card. Here it is !!

So another nice addition but the quest is getting tougher and tougher. Let's hope I will find a few more, time will tell !!!

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