Saturday, August 15, 2020

Hope everyone is doing well !

Hi all, I realized again that I have been mostly absent from the blog in the last 6 months and only updated my collection pages (mostly Glavine and Blyleven) since my last post in December. IT has been crazy times of course.

So just checking in with everyone to see how everyone is coping with the Covid challenge, it looks pretty messy all-around. Luckily on my end all is healthy. Hope the same for you all.

As every post always needs some nice cards please see below some COMC loot from the last few months ! 

Still struggling with the new blogger engine as I have not been able to figure out how to get 2 pictures side by side (this used to be very easy!), so any tips are welcome ! Furthermore, every picture is now much larger than they used to be when I insert them. Anyways, clearly need to make more posts and get the hang of the new set-up.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

A Christmas COMC package !

Happy Christmas everyone, hope you and your families all are doing well and enjoying the holiday break ! For Christmas I received a nice COMC holiday package which I had the urge to show you all ! So here it is !

First up, a cool Panini Leather & Lumber featuring Glavine and a nice Blyleven printing plate.

Next up, an old stamp on a card. Never really got the concept but it like cool and is a nice addition to my Blyleven collection !

The next one is a awesome addition to my Glavine collection, another One of One !! This one is from a recent Leaf set, a Fantastic Fabric !

Last up, a beauty, at least in my view. A awesome Blyleven booklet from Topps Museum Collection !

Anyways, that's it for now. Some great cards for Christmas ! Enjoy the holiday break and let's make it a great 2020 !

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Topps Redemption

Yesterday I received a nice envelop from Topps in the mail, a nice Topps redemption card. Although I was happy with the card I did realize that apparently Topps changed their redemption system and I likely lost 5-10 pending redemptions as their old systems disappeared. I"have tried several thinks but so far I have been unable to get the account information I need from my old account to tackle this with Topps...bummer....Tips to solve the situation are welcome :-) Anyways, here's my latest redemption card, a nice Bert Blyleven !!

Hope everyone is doing well. Although I am not posting a lot I am still trying to read all your blogs on a regular basis !!

Speak soon !

Sunday, July 28, 2019

New COMC package !

Although my blog activity has been slow my focus on collecting Glavine and Blyleven has continued, close to, full force, mostly using my COMC account as my US mailbox. As a result, a cool COMC package arrived at my doorstep last week. Here are some impressions !

First up, some Allen & Ginter silk ! Already a few years old but this one was still missing from my collection so very happy to have been able to get my hand on this one as there are only 10 around !!

Next -up, some special proof cards from the Leaf Pearl set from 2018. Haven't seen anything from this set but came across these production proof cards so took a shot at them !

Luckily, I was also able to expand my Flying Dutchman collection. Here are two new Blyleven card. One from Topps Five Star and one from Topps Legacy of Baseball.

Let's end of today's post with a cool White Whale of Glavine !!

Overall, very cool cards and great additions to my collection. Still, miss a bit the thrill of opening Allen & Ginter or Gypsy Queen packs so I might need to revisit that old habit at some point !


Saturday, June 15, 2019

Checking in with a London Series

Heya all, long time no posting on my side. Hope everything is well with you !! Life has been hectic and the first thing that drops of the list is usually posting on the site. Nevertheless, I have been continuing chasing my collection of mostly Glavine and Blyleven in the last months, mostly through eBay and COMC. Furthermore, on a trip to London last week I saw a Topps pack at the airport called "The London Series", in honor of the series between the Yankees and the Red Sox in London, so I picked it up to share with you all ! Here are some of the highlights !

First-up, 2 pitchers: Sale and Sabathia, with Sabathia doing his last round this season.

Next up, the Dutchman of the Yankees, Gregorius !!

Another Dutchman was present, this time for the Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts !!

The more Yankees, hard-hitters Judge and Stanton !

Furthermore, the pack contained several "Rules of the Game" cards. These rules seem pretty basic but maybe useful for people in London that do't know baseball !!

Anyways, a few more cards in the pack which I won't show but assume you get the drift of the pack. Great to be back for a bit. Hope to post in the coming weeks about a great COMC package I received last week !!

Hope everyone is doing well and hope everybody did not remove me just yet from their blog rolls !!

Friday, August 3, 2018

Glavine's Hand - That's a first !

It's been a while since my last post, real life is incredibly busy and keeping me away from posting much. However, when a nice COMC package arrived with a unique card I did want to share it with you all !

I noticed this card on eBay. Apparently, the 2014 Topps Museum Collection had a set that included handprints. Of course, if this set includes a Glavine the chase is on !

After a round-trip through COMC here's my first Handprint card, in full A4 size !!

As you can see, they threw in an auto and a bat-relic as well to finish the job (although not from any specific game, event or season of course :-) !

Thanks and hope you all are doing well.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

COMC package arrived

IT's that time of year again !! Once every few months I have COMC deliver all my eBay loot to me as I use them as my US mailbox. At least for now as they have graudally increased the price per card from $0.50 to $2 or more per card I noticed recently. Anyways, here's a few cards from the package !

First up, a Topps Luminaries Glavine card. Topps did a good job creating this set !

Next up, 2 Topps Archives cards, Glavines of course. I have mixed feelings about this set. I liked it a few years ago but now it feels like a simply money making machine with little new or special coming out of it...

Next up, a new addition to my Blyleven collection !!

Lastly, 2 more Glavine cards, a very cool A&G signed mini, for me still the best set from Topps each year. Also another printing plate for me Glavine collection !!

All in all a nice bunch of cards for my ever growing Glavine collection !

Thanks for visiting my blog, hope you all are doing well !!