Sunday, May 22, 2016

Way Too Long

I've had an extremely busy real life month. Unfortunately, no time for baseball cards or blogging. Job change (Good change I think though!) and my birthday and some other happenings! (the not so good being I had to buy 4 new tires for my car ugh)

I am still very much planning to go to the national for 2 days in August. I have never been before so pretty psyched about that. The hotel room is booked and we're driving distance. I've been refraining from making big purchases because I have been saving for this show. The number one goal is a Frank Thomas No Name on Front PSA graded (for authenticity purposes, don't really care if it's not a super high grade). I need to have quite a bit of money available to snag it and hopefully find it at the biggest show of the year.

Here are some cards that were going to fuel my retirement from the 90s..

Four A-Rod rookie! Even the ever elusive Electric Diamond variation! I remember pulling that one out of a pack myself. I am still a huge fan of 1995 E-Motion. Very fun to open. I believe I bought a box in the 90s for 36 dollars. I'd buy again at that price just for the enjoyment of it.

I know I said I'm trying to get back to regular posting in my last post.. but work *should* calm down after this week so hopefully June will be back to a more regular routine.

Thanks for reading! Go Phillies!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

A Gaggle of Ripken!

Not sure if I used the Post header correctly, but we'll go with it. Thanks for the affirmations on my last post on the Killebrew auto. These were also cards from my Dad. A nice little haul if I say so myself.

Two 1982 Donruss Rookies and one 1982 Topps Rookie! I already had a copy of the Topps but mine is in way worse shape. The Donruss's look good and I didn't have any until now! Gotta appreciate a couple of nice Ripken rookies!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

A pretty cool card..

My Dad recently gave me some cards. I showed off the Jordan earlier. Here is one that is neat as well. It's old and vint-agey and signed. I don't have any authentication certs but I think it's real. The auto's don't look uniform and they look correct for the player. This was bought in a LCS in the early 90's as well.

Harmon Killebrew and Boog Powell signed! Just missing Frank Robinson on the card. The card is obviously not in perfect shape but it has a certain charm to it.

I really like the League Leaders cards from the 1960s. So many great players. I was a bit slow on posting on the last week, but I will try and pick it up this week!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Trade with Scott!

I recently completed another trade with reader Scott! One of many (I didn't keep track of how many). He found some new Thomas's for me and I sent him some stuff off of my trade list. I haven't added new things to my trade list in a while (mostly laziness) but the list itself is pretty accurate. I do have those cards in my trade box or some binders.

Phillies are 15-10!!! Can't be more happy about such a strong start to the year! I went to Opening Day and got a hat.. and I'm going May 14th for my birthday (hosting a tailgate!) and getting another give-away hat!

Pacific is so shiny! I need to get 1000's of those cards and make wall paper just to freak people out who come into the house. Always a big fan of Crown Royale, although I have always wondered how the design team came up with that one. How about a baseball card that looks like a king's crown.. sounds great lets do it!

Got a couple IP autos of Terry Adams and Marlon Anderson! Both auto's I did not have previously. The Mike Schmidt from 1984 is an O-Pee-Chee card. I haven't come across that one before.

My fantasy teams are in a bit of a slump, hopefully bust out of it this week!

Thanks for the trade and thanks for reading!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cards from Wes!

Wes is the man hashtag Supertraders! I am going to work on a nice package to return. Hopefully find something real nice he doesn't have.

Every card in this package was either a hit or numbered ridiculous!

The Burrell card is awesome. I didn't know that parallel existed in that set. Moments and Milestones is a weakness of mine. I know there is 10,000 parallels but I want them all. 

My first Franco auto! Much appreciated! He's starting to hit real well and look like the player he's supposed to be. Hopefully the heir apparent to Howard, Utley and Rollins. We can start talking about Franco, Crawford and Alfaro! The Randy Wolf is one of those un-circulated parallels. 

I believe this is my first Bowman Chrome Blue auto. Definitely my first graded one. He has a good signature too. He didn't pan out in the majors for the Phils but he actually retired in 2012.

Thanks for the cards Wes and thanks for reading!

For those that don't know Wes runs the great blog Jay Barker Fan's Junk!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Oooo Gold!

My Dad gave me a few cards the other day. A few nice things and one really really cool thing (which I may give to my brother anyway, just in case he reads this) I hope the scan does it justice.

Some guy named Michael Jordan..

The card is coated in 14K gold. It was purchased by my Dad in a local card shop in 1994. The front didn't scan great but the card really pops in person. It's in a super thick case. Speaking of NBA, hope Curry comes back strong so the Warriors vs Spurs is interesting.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

I'm back!

I didn't really tell anyone I was gone, but now I'm back! I went to Florida last week for 5 days and scheduled up some posts! Very efficient of me. I received 2 card packages while away. Both awesome. I will scan this week and show off the goods. In the mean time what has been happening. I sent out 4 packages before I left, hope all 4 have landed safely. The Phillies have been playing semi decent. The offense isn't great and the bullpen is terrible but the young starting pitching is worth watching. In a season where they have 0 expectations, I will take that.

The Flyers pulled out 2 wins in a row so they won't be swept by the Capitals. We'll see if they have another win or 2 in them! Playoff hockey is fun.

The Eagles traded 35 picks or so for the rights to draft either Carson Wentz or Jared Goff. I like the aggressiveness but I don't love the options. I wish they would've played out this season with Bradford then go hard after DeShaun Watson next year.

Also, Kickball can be dangerous. I sprained my ankle playing it recently, but its almost all healed up now. Life advice, don't roll ankles, it hurts.

In honor of David Price being way overpaid and killing my fantasy pitching stats this week.. I present the first way way way overpaid pitcher in baseball...

A Mike Hampton pack pulled auto! Wonder if I can sell it for 121 million...!

Happy Passover to those who celebrate and Thanks for reading!