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!

Monday, April 18, 2016

That's Patch-tastic # (unknown)

At one point I had a patch-tastic series. My patch buying has slowed down quite a bit but when this one went up for auction I put a huge snipe on at the end so there was no way I was losing. This card is from 2014 Museum Collection and I remember seeing one surface back then but someone wanted 500 or best offer. Way too much for me. I ended up getting this card for 56 dollars. Quite pleased!

Patch is nice and dirty too!

Looks like the bottom of the A in Howard. I like Museum Collection but it seems overpriced for what you get in a box. I'll let other people crack it and pick up the singles I want!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Cards from P-Town Tom!

Tough loss of Schwarber for Tom. Tom runs the blog Waiting til Next Year an homage to the Cubs mantra. Now the Cubs have all this young talent and the reigning Cy Young winner. Many pundits and prognosticators picked them to win it all. Wrigleyville would be awesome for the playoff run. I lived about 6 blocks from there for 2 years and it was always a fun time. When I lived there tickets were also super cheap, I went to a good amount of games at Wrigley. Now Phillies tickets are cheap since they aren't so good.

This is an embossed 'card' of Mike Schmidt. (I scanned it with the scanner bed open) No idea what set it came from but its definitely new to the collection!

Those cartoon cards are great. I very much enjoy them. A nice cross section of food issue type cards. Seems like everyone wanted in on baseball in the 90s. The mighty power of steroids..

Thanks for the cards, I'll be sure to get some nice Cubs out to you in the future!

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cards from the Junior Junkie!

I recently received a package from The Junior Junkie. He has one of the more impressive player collections I've ever seen. Makes my Ryan Howard and Frank Thomas collections look small! (That's a compliment) It's always a fun challenge to find a Griffey he doesn't have to send him. (I don't always succeed)

The Utley Triple Threads is one thick card. The Franco is a nice Prism refractor RC. I like those 1952 Topps reprints, they look nice next to the real one! I liked those John Kruk and Daulton only insert sets from the 90s. Daulton is a good guy, he was on the radio for a while locally til he got sick. He's getting better but I haven't heard if hes going to do any Phillies shows anymore.

Thanks for the cards and Thanks for reading!