Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A New Shiny Card! (1993)

I just received this card in the mail recently. The seller had it up as buy it now or best offer. I threw a low-ish ball offer out there and hoped he'd just counter for a bit less then asking and I'd accept.. but he accepted my offer! Love that type of deal. This is my 4th Phillies Refractor from this set and I have the Frank Thomas. Always toy with going after the complete set but not sure I have the card resources to do it (aka money). Some of the bigger names go for big bucks.

Pretty sweet card. They still pop after all these years. I saw Tommy Greene in person recently. He looks a bit like a body builder he's quite big and in shape. No, I wasn't stalking him there was a Phillies cookout where Tommy Greene, John Kruk, Dickie Noles and Greg Luzinski made sliders and gave out free samples to everyone. They did a good job of keeping the samples flowing, didn't seem like anyone left empty handed. Also, my wife didn't like the sliders so I got to eat double! It was great!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

A few discount blasters

Whenever we hit up the local big box store, I'm always on the lookout for discounted blasters from yester-year (still dreaming about finding 30 2011 Topps Update boxes) Got the itch to open some packs and had a good time doing it. Pulled some decent cards.

The mini's were really good in 2016 Gypsy Queen. Hit a Gold a silver a short print and a short print rainbow all in the one blaster box. Not much on the big cards besides a couple of inserts and Ryan Howard. 

  Really like the photos and feel of the cards of 2016 Stadium Club. Might consider a case or a couple boxes if the price is right. The Darvish is a big hit in retail 1 in 200 some odd packs so was pretty happy to get one. Like the design of the insert too.

The Fergie is a nice numbered blue parallel. Decent card; side note; I really liked 2012 Topps Archives and opened a good bit of it, I didn't really like when they jacked the price up for some movie autos and then created color parallels for no reason. I've never seen someone chase a 'rainbow' for this set. Obviously though I will open discounted blasters!

Thanks for checking me out! (not that way);

Just ordered my Ginter box for Gint-A-Cuffs! Should be here soon!