Thursday, October 3, 2019

1992 Fleer Ultra card!

Normally I would not get excited about a junk wax era card but there are some gems out there. I ran across this at the last card show and I had never seen one in person so I decided to buy it off the dealer. Maybe overpaid by a couple bucks compared to ebay (although with shipping not that far off) but it is my first Gwynn out and it is on-card and its pretty cool looking.

Has the Fleer stamp as you can see in the middle. Very legible and nice signature in black ink.

Gabe Kapler is still the Phillies manager. There is quite a few differing opinions now on whether he will stay or go. The Phillies are either really smart or really stupid.. can't figure out which.

Hope the playoffs are fun.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

A nice 'new' vintage card!

This was a big pickup for the Phillies PC. I've been looking for a nice looking copy of this card but they don't pop up too often in my price range.

A nice PSA 3 Mike Schmidt O-Pee-Chee Rookie card! I now have the regular version and the nice Canadian version. No creases or paper loss. A little beat up on the corners and edges but meh that's Vintage for ya. A nice card to add to the PC! I will display it proudly!

Thanks for reading! The Kapler getting fired countdown has begun (at least according to sports talk radio, we shall see)

Monday, September 16, 2019

In person trade, at the Philly Show!

I went to the Philly Show this past Saturday with my wife. I had texted with Brian from Collecting Cutch about meeting up at the show. He was there to get his awesome piece signed by Andrew McCutchen and this show isn't a bad drive for me so we always try to go to it. There is a lot of dealers and I always get to see some amazing cards in person. Maybe overpay for a thing or 2 here or there but find some good deals as well. The show has really revived over the past year or so. It was dead for a minute there and I was worried it was on its way out and the promoter has really done a good job bringing people back. It was crazy packed on Saturday. It rivaled being as crowded as it was when the Eagles won the super bowl and a lot of the Eagles players were signing in the March show. It was really cool to see so many people of all ages enjoying our great hobby.

I picked up some stuff as usual. Some old, some new.Other posts will be for that.

Brian and I exchanged some cards. Definitely new cards for me!

The top 6 cards were from National Baseball card day which I didn't have any of so much appreciated for those. The Hamels is a mini from a rip card so they are not particularly easy cards to find. I have a couple Phillies now from rip cards (actually literally 2). 

The Negative of McCutchen is a really good looking card. I like these parallels in Chrome

Oh yea he just threw in a Steve Carlton autograph. Ho-hum! 

Thanks for the cards, the show was a lot of fun! Glad I was able to video Cutch signing the item! 

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Fun cards

I haven't gotten too much new things in the past month. Unfortunately been spending money on life stuff but all good. I plan on hitting up the Philly show this month and hope to pick up some vintage and anything else that catches my eye there. Usually find some good stuff or random stuff.

These are the only 2 bat knob cards I own. Glad I picked them up when I did cause they do not come up often and of my PC player. He doesn't seem to be in the recent sets since he retired.

One vertical and one horizontal. One of them is Panini and one of them is Topps. Both are visually pleasing even without the logo. Two centerpieces of my Ryan Howard collection.

Go Phillies!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Back to Back Championship!!

I have officially won my 2nd straight head to head Championship in Fantasy Baseball. I adopted a strategy early on the season that I wasn't sure was going to work. I ended up finishing 2nd in the regular season (out of 12) and getting a bye. I won both playoff rounds 6-5 and am officially the Champion. This league is tough because we limit moves. Only allowed 32 moves for the whole season so streaming pitchers would be difficult if any of your players get hurt. I ended up using 31 moves I held one at the end of the season just in case someone got hurt.

Original Roster based on draft pick round. I had first overall pick.

1. Mike Trout
2. Justin Verlander (traded)
3. Kris Bryant (traded)
4. Walker Buehler
5.  Jack Flaherty
6. James Paxton
7. Clayton Kershaw
8. David Dahl (dropped)
9. Michael Conforto
10. Yasmani Grandal
11. Jose Peraza (dropped)
12. Mallex Smith (dropped and picked back up before the playoffs for speed)
13. Luis Castillo
14. Julio Urias (dropped)
15. Greg Holland (traded)
16. Jonathan Schoop (dropped)
17. Hunter Strickland (dropped)
18. Pete Alonso
19. Garrett Hampson (dropped)
20. Jhouyls Chacin (dropped)

Draft wise I didn't do badly.  Trout was a no brainer #1 overall. Verlander was the right pitcher even though I traded him. The 4th-7th round I hit on all 4. Paxton being the worst but he was serviceable. Kershaw was great this year consistently pumping out quality starts. I took Grandal earlier then I wanted but catcher was so weak this  year. That worked out instead of having to scramble to put in a decent catcher. 

Here is the Championship roster.

C - Yasmani Grandal
1B - Pete Alonso
2B - Yuli Gurriel
3B - Vlad Guerrero Jr.
SS - Eduardo Escobar
OF - Michael Conforto
OF - Rhys Hoskins
OF - Joc Pederson
UTIL - Mike Trout
BN - Mallex Smith

I tended to rotate Pederson. For a lot of the year I also had Verdugo and would just rotate them in and out. Kind of like Dave Roberts did in real life before Verdugo went down. Escobar was a great pickup he had massive offensive numbers. Yuli I had in April dropped him and then picked him back up when he got hot after the All Star break. 

Pitchers --
Walker Beuhler
Marcus Stroman
Andrew Heaney
Jack Flaherty
Clayton Kershaw
Kyle Gibson
John Means
James Paxton
Luis Castillo
Marco Gonzalez

I rolled 10 starters most of the year. I did a poor job picking closers in the draft and one when went down I tried to salvage it early but wasn't successful so I traded Greg Holland and completely punted the category. Castillo was solid pretty much the whole year. He has a nasty changeup.

My big trade this year on paper I probably lost but it worked out.

I traded Kris Bryant, Justin Verlander, Greg Holland and Wade Miley for Max Muncy, Joc Pederson, Rhys Hoskins and Kyle Gibson. (trade done on May 4th)

Bryant was driving me crazy early in the year and I really wanted Rhys on the team so I probably overpaid. Joc would get hot now and then and Muncy when I had him was actually super solid. I ended up flipping Muncy for Vlad though. (trade done on June 6th)

Overall super happy to win back to back! Head to head leagues are tough!

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Blue-ish Harper!

I snagged this card off of Blowout in a lot. I like Harper in a Phillies uniform and I like the look of this card.

Clearly can see it's numbered. I have the base version as well (which unfortunately I paid way more for, should've waited that one out). Win some, lose some. Either way they are both PC cards. Harper's bat has really come alive this month. It's nice to see him hitting the way he should. His defense has been pretty solid all year too. I was at 2 games this year where he had really nice outfield assists. One guy he threw out at 3rd and one at 2nd. Both were really nice plays.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

2 Box Ginter Break

Despite Gint-A-Cuffs taking a year hiatus (I have no doubt it will be back strong next year) the wife and I decided to crack open 2 boxes of Ginter anyway. It was a fun break and we did pretty well odds wise.

The framed relics are rarer as in the last couple years. Two years in a row hit the Benintendi framed relic. The three other guys are Miguel Cabrera, Yadi Molina and David Dahl. Two future hall of famers and an up and comer, not bad.

Also, got this autograph in the wife's box in the last pack. Saw the blue jays team and got excited.. oh well wrong guy but still nice to hit an auto in Ginter.

Hit a nice rare Brooklyn Back mini of Orlando Cepeda. Second one of these in 2 years after never hitting any. 

Hit this Paul Molitor rip card. This is now the third rip card that I've personally pulled. The other 2 were double rips and are still intact.. this one yielded....

A Johnny Bench EXT mini.

Overall very fun break.

I am looking for these base cards if anyone has them to trade or sell.

5 11 19

30 39 48 50 53
56 61 65 67
91 94 105 112 119
123 125 130 137 139
160 162 166 168
183 195 204 211 213 218 222 229 236

260 264 266 278 280 281 290 293 299                                         

Sunday, August 11, 2019

2017 Gypsy Queen Blaster Break

I rarely say no to a discounted blaster. It's always nice to get cards cheaper that may have been sitting on the shelf a while or hiding in the back and never put out. Regardless of the reason happy to help open them for less then full price. (still waiting for the dream when all of 2011 Topps Update shows up one day!)

For one blaster I did pretty well. A On-card auto of Robert Gsellman. A numbered card of Maikel Franco (out of 250). Even though I feel he will no longer be on the Phillies at the end of the year or relegated to the bench he is still a Phillies card so therefore PC. A Judge, Josh Bell and Moncada rookie cards. The missing black plate Chris Archer. Solid amount of good cards in one box.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 5, 2019

2019 Stadium Club blaster break

The wife so kindly picked up this blaster for me from Target (I think it was Target). I like Stadium Club because the cards really are nice. I wish box breaking wasn't so expensive. If Stadium Club had no autos that wouldn't bother me with the full bleed photography and the parallels would be enough to keep me opening it at a discounted rate. I know that's not going to happen but one can hope.

Beat the odds....

 Got one of my PC guys in Rhys Hoskins which is always nice. The Maris I just thought was a great picture. Luis Castillo has been a solid addition to my fantasy team this year so no complaints about him. The Sepia Straw is a nice looking card.

The Dansby Swanson is the Photographer's proof parallel. They are 1 in 513 packs. Pretty psyched to hit something so rare in 1 blaster box.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Rhys Hoskins Gold Minted!

I hinted at this card a few posts back. Thanks for being patient. I finally did some scans! I am currently in between jobs so I had a minute to do it. (I wasn't fired or anything, voluntarily switching jobs for those that are wondering).

I was on the hunt for this card for a while.They are 1 per case but not numbered but they don't seem to come up super often.

The whole card is there, I'm just not good at scanning. The Gold really does pop in the light. I have one other gold minted card.A 2nd year Corey Seager I pulled myself in a box. I knew I had to get the Rhys rookie year for my ever burgeoning Hoskins collection.

Fantasy baseball Update.. I have 2 head to head leagues. One I clinched a playoff spot.1 week left in that one and I'm 3rd playing the 2nd place team. If I win decent I can jump him and get the bye. Either way I'm mathematically in. My other head to head currently in 5th and it's a close race, need a good week this week to stay in it. My rotisserie keeper league I'm firmly in the middle of the pack but I have 4 good keepers for next year (Betts, Hoskins, Springer and Arenado) so I just have to draft pitching and get a little lucky!

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

My favorite card in my PC

Hi Everyone! I wanted to post something and I've been super bad about scanning so I don't have a ton in the folder at the moment. Do have some super old trades that I completed over a year ago which I know I'm terrible. I haven't been trading much lately mainly due to time and I don't have a ton of new cards in general. I've been much more focused in my collecting then just buying everything I see. I like to grab a blaster here or there just to see what sets look like in person but mainly pick up singles. I really do want to bust a Chrome case but the prices are just too high at the moment.

Back to the topic at hand, this is my favorite card in my PC. I pulled it personally in 1993. I opened 1 box of 1993 Donruss and got it!

It's numbered out of a minuscule 10,000. The exact odds were never revealed according to wikipedia but the general consensus is 1 in 45 boxes. I remember pulling the card when my family was visiting my Aunt in Massachusetts at that time. We posted the card up on those message board things in the early 90s to see if I could sell it. One person offered me 35 dollars and I turned it down. It's still probably worth roughly that but the nostalgic factor is way way higher.

What's your favorite PC card? I have some expensive cards of course but this one ranks #1.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Some cards from 2016!

In honor of the National coming up I am going to post some cards that I received in the last national I went to in Atlantic City in 2016. I went for 2 days and had a blast. It was baseball card heaven. So many awesome pieces and anything from low end to high end and museum quality. I am saving up for next year in Atlantic City and planning to spend more then 2 days and have a bigger budget. I haven't yet trekked out to Chicago but one day I will. I used to live in Chicago but at that time I was in between collecting and didn't realize what was right in my backyard (or 40 minute-ish train ride) at the time.

These cards were the promo cards that Topps gave out if you bought certain boxes or cases. We purchased a couple Topps Chrome boxes and a Ginter box to get the packs. Hit a Trevor Story blue auto and a Tyler White gold auto in the Chrome. Pretty solid.

These base cards are pretty thick and shiny. They did the set well this year. Didn't pull any base numbered parallels but did manage to get 2 autos in 7 packs. One was an Austin Meadows which I sold last year and the other is Jorge Mateo which I still have upstairs.

And since we are talking the National in 2016. The centerpiece of my collection..

*Drops the Mic*

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

2018 Topps Heritage High Blaster Break (2 boxes)

I was able to get my hands on one of these to break not to long ago. I know blasters don't usually pay off big but I like that I don't have to have a large monetary commitment to just see what the cards look like up close. Didn't do to bad though. Hit all the big names.

Soto, Gleyber Acuna and Ohtani. Couple rookies, couple inserts, no complaints here. The set for High Number is pretty small so to hit the big guys isn't too hard. For Bellinger's rookie year I opened 7 boxes back then and I now own 7 Bellingers. (also hit the Action Variation for those interested)

I was able to pick up one big Hoskins card this past week. I will scan it shortly and show everyone. I just think the look of the card is fantastic.

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer time. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, July 4, 2019

A little bit of Nola!

I have a small Aaron Nola collection going. I enjoy watching him pitch and have seen him in person several times. He had an outstanding year last year and has had some rough spots this year but he has the stuff to get through it. He pitched a gem earlier this week against the Braves. For a while his auto's were basically all in the 10 dollar range. Pretty sure I got this one for that price.

Also, added bonus, his auto is actually nice looking. Doesn't have the scribble look as many other players seem to have these days. In fairness my autograph isn't all that great but no one is paying me (yet) to sign a card for them. I like the on-cardness of Gypsy Queen. I am not a fan of the price of the boxes though so I stick to singles if I'm getting anything.

Here is a nice quartet of Bowman and rookie cards. Nothing crazy but decent action shots.

Hopefully everyone enjoyed the holiday and if you had the time off enjoyed that as well.

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

2017 Topps Chrome Break

I not so recently picked up a few retail blaster/boxes of Topps Chrome. I am disappointed case prices have driven me away. One day I'll make enough money to set aside to open a case. I rarely ever sell too much so I'm not in it for the money. I just find it to be an immense amount of fun to open that much baseball cards at one time.

Here are some of the cards from the break.

These were the nicer X-Fractor cards from the mega box thing. (not sure what they call it) The Betts is a nice picture. I do like the xfractor design look. Only thing that beats it in Chrome is atomic refractors. How about Stanton getting hurt again, he's been really snake bitten this year. 

This was my 'big' hit! Never upset to hit an auto. Don't think he is doing to much.. (checks..) currently in Triple A and his Era is up over 7. He needs to get it going to get back to the majors. Who knows it can happen!

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Some 'older' inserts

I hate to call these old inserts, cause then that means I'm old and I don't feel old so I'm not old. Solid logic there. I always enjoy a good late 90's early 2000's insert set. I feel the creativity in the industry really ramped up because of all the competition and everyone was trying to stay relevant (also wow did they print a lot of cards!) Some rarities still hold value but most of the cards did not. Made getting back into collecting all that much more fun to pick up cards that were expensive back then and are not now.

Check out these inserts!

Upper Deck Ionix Mark McGwire and Greg Maddux Pyrotechnics inserts. I remember opening this box back when it came out and enjoying it. There are lots of different cool inserts and the cards have a nice stock to them.

What are your favorite 'old' insert sets?

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

A Plate for Printing!

I don't specifically collect plates but I have quite a few Ryan Howard ones from random purchases through the years. I do like when the picture still looks good and isn't all ink stained up from the printing process. I think this one qualifies as nice.

This is the 2016 Topps Chrome Cyan Printing Plate. I do not have the superfractor of this year. It has been on ebay since 2016 for 400 dollars and I am just not willing to pull the trigger on the over spend. I have overpaid for Superfractors in the past but that was when it was the last card needed for a rainbow. I would still be several cards away from a rainbow in this case. Unless I hit the lottery, in which case I already have a plan to buy every single Ryan Howard card on ebay because who cares about price at that point. That mail day would be epic!

Thanks for reading, let's not talk about the game today (Braves won 15-1 yikes)

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A sweet Orange Hoskins!

I picked this card up in an Inception auto lot. I figured I'd pay about what I paid for the Hoskins anyway so the other cards were just bonus. I plan on eventually selling or trading off the other cards since they don't fit my collection but some of them are pretty nice with the patches and the autos. I love the look of inception just box prices these days price me out so singles buying has been my thing lately. Always on the lookout for a fun or good deal but not too disappointed when I deem everything is overpriced. Pre-sales are crazy these days. I would love to continue my What's in a Case series with Topps Chrome but I haven't been able to budget a case in each year at this current rate. (I've hit some good cards out of these cases!)

Anyway /end rant, Here is the card this post is about.

A low numbered (9 of 10) Hoskins Patch auto. I know it's not his rookie patch auto but that's ok. It's one of those really visually pleasing cards that will stay in the collection a long time. I've been selective about which Hoskins autos I pick up and I am now up to 6 autos of his. Pretty solid! The most expensive one is the blue auto I showed in the previous post since it's Bowman and the cheapest one is probably the Bowman Tek one (although I love the look of those cards).

Thanks for reading, maybe another HR derby at the Phillies ballpark tonight!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Dark blue... light blue!

I recently picked up this rare-ish Ryan Howard card. Last year I saw with my wife Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness in concert (formerly Something Corporate and Jack's Mannequin lead singer) It was a fun show and this card is blue so it totally ties into one his hit songs. Work with me on this I'm a sports card blogger.

The tape is on the top loader. It's the 2003 Bowman's Best Rookie Relic with the cool Phillies logo stamped into it. Based on odds these were 1 in 22 boxes and apparently only 10 of each player. Don't know how accurate that is but they do not come available very often. I actually paid less for the red one that I have which is twice as rare. Both of them look nice next to each other.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, June 2, 2019

BIG trade for me!

As all of you that read these parts of the internet know I collect Phillies mainly but have side PCs of Ryan Howard, Frank Thomas and a growing one of Rhys Hoskins. (I'm trying to be selective on that PC but it's still fun to find some gems)

I recently completed a higher end trade on blowout cards. I've traded a couple times on there and haven't had any issues. Also, have traded 100s of times on here and maybe have had 1 or 2 problems but nothing crazy. I got ripped off once as a youngster when I did Magic cards online. Don't worry guy I memorized your name and address. Anyways onto happier things.

Maybe I lost a little on total value but I don't care I traded 2 non PC cards for a card I plan on keeping.

I gave up this...

I pulled these personally myself back in 2013 and they basically sat in a box for along time until I saw the Yelich go from a 20 dollar card to a 300ish dollar card. Figure strike while the iron is hot. 

Ignore the dust, I'm terrible at cleaning my scanner. Its a clean card. A sweet on-card blue auto of Rhys Hoskins! Super psyched to get this into the PC. I rarely if ever open bowman (the occasional retail here or there) so the odds of me getting this card were very low and I didn't want to buy it off ebay for the asking prices. Very happy with the trade! I don't feel that anyone lost the deal but even if the Yelich turns into higher value doesn't matter since I'm keeping this card. 

Thanks for reading and Go Phillies!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Quick Post!

Was busier then anticipated this week. Hopefully some things slow down with the upcoming holiday weekend. Just wanted to share this card that I've had in my scanned folder for a while.

2007 Topps Black Ryan Howard, Adam Dunn and Carlos Delgado. The who's who of Home Run hitters that year. I still think Delgado should get more consideration for the Hall of Fame. He was fun to watch. Dunn was your classic 3 outcome hitter. Howard of course was the greatest player of all time (there is no bias in that statement).

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Bowman's Best!

Bowman's Best has been around a while. It is usually a nice looking set just doesn't have the crazy re-sale value that regular Bowman has. Anyone else see that Wander Franco red auto go for 22,500? He basically needs to be Mike Trout to make money on that right? If only I hit the powerball, I probably still wouldn't buy that but I would get other cool stuff.

Unrelated note, played my first volleyball match tonight. We won all 3 games, solid first showing. It was fun, I like volleyball.

Onto more card related pickups. This card rarely comes up on ebay and I probably overpaid but I don't care, might be years before I see another one.

I like the Phillies logo on the relic, but what makes this card rare is that this is a blue variation. For this set there was base blue and red. The Blue variations fell roughly 1 in every 22 boxes, the red's were twice as rare. I now have 1 of each!

I know I teased a big trade, but I haven't had time to scan this week. I will do it soon though!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Some Heritage cards!

The wife picked up some heritage packs from one of those box things. It was a fun break but got nothing crazy. Can't win them all. Did get a little lucky and hit a couple PC cards.

The Cesar is the Chrome out of 999. Shiny cards, although they basically curled directly out of the pack. Hopefully the top loader straightens them out. The other 2 Chrome cards were both Zach Wheeler. The one out of 999 and the one out of 568 (I could be wrong about that number card is currently upstairs). It was nice to hit the lower parallel.

The Rhys Hoskins is the action variation. I was quite happy to hit that card since I was probably going to buy it anyway. I have both action variations now.

Excuse the Guinea Pig hair, I scanned that a while ago. He will hopefully have a bunch more action variations in each subsequent year. It will be cool to put a nice looking 'set' together.

Teaser for next post, I made a 'high-end' trade and ended up with a pretty nice card!

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Red white and BLUE!

Notice that I capitalized the word blue in my subject line. The reason being this card is Blue but also Red and White! But mainly Blue.Without further adieu I present a pretty nice Topps Chrome Blue refractor.

Excuse my scanner picking up all the dust on it. Too lazy to re-scan. Regardless look at that sweet swing. Hoskins is offically on all 3 of my fantasy teams. I had him in my keeper and drafted him in the 3rd in one draft. Stupidly I passed on him in my last draft so I remedied that by trading Justin Verlander for him a couple days ago. All is right in the world now that I can cheer for him and everything he does helps on multiple levels. Also he has a cool dog named Rookie on instagram.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Harper's First Phillies card!

Those sneaky people at Topps snuck in an unannounced short print into 2019 Bowman. When I first saw the Harper card I of course had to get one. I don't count the Topps Now card as his first Phillies card because it's not pack issued. To me, this is the first officially released Harper Phillies card. I know hes in a bit of a slump right now but he'll break out and even with him in a slump the team is playing ok. I've been to 3 games so far this year and am planning on 1 more this month and a few more beyond that. The stadium is crowded and fun to attend again. For the record I still attended when barely anyone showed up but it wasn't as exciting.

It doesn't hurt that the picture on this card is a nice shot. Solid hitting pose ready to blast the ball into the stands (or swing really hard and miss haha)

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

2 Hanger Heritage high box break (massive hit alert!)

I had a Modell's gift card for 50 dollars that I had won at Fantasy Fest last year. I drunkenly threw a nerf football into a trash can and whoever sponsored that booth (pretty sure it was a car dealership) gave me a gift card. Fantasy Fest is an event thats happened the last few years towards the end of summer held down  by the stadiums at Xfinity live and they have different activities and sports people show up. It's pretty cool (and free!). For those that don't know Modell's is just a local sporting goods store. I went to one on my lunch break cause I wanted to buy a volleyball for the upcoming season. (I am captain of my team, we should be decent this year) Anyway, at Modell's near the checkout they had 2 Heritage High hanger boxes so I grabbed those and a bunch of hockey cards. I left those. Grabbed one other thing which I will show later.

I opened the first box and got nothing crazy but as I was free rolling due to my exceptional Nerf skills I was not upset.

The Miggy was the big hit in the first box. I do like the decal edges though. I now have that one and the Ohtani rookie. Gotta give Greg Holland a shout out. He had some major arm issues and seems to have gotten right this year and has had a really great start this year with Arizona.

Here is the big hit in the 2nd one. I gotta admit I saw the redemption blue and got a little excited. I was hoping for a big big name but it's cool pretty happy to hit a rare card.

Met starting shortstop Amed Rosario Auto Relic (from what I understand these are numbered out of 25) The odds on the box say 1:6,763 boxes!! Craziness! Couldn't believe a random hanger in a sporting goods store had such a rare card in it. I haven't redeemed it yet since it isn't a Phillies player so is there is a Met fan out there that wants to trade or buy I will be open to it.

Thanks for reading! What's your best retail hit? I think this is mine. I've hit some big hobby cards but usually not anything this rare out of retail. I did hit a numbered Austin hays auto from Topps Chrome which is nice but not nearly as rare as this.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Cards from Too Many Verlanders!

My trade posting and trading has really slowed down since I moved. It's not for lack of want just lack of reaching out and doing it. I feel like I have too many random cards unsorted and it annoys me. I want to have a more succinct want list (although my current want list isn't bad just missing a ton of Phillies cards just no idea which ones)

I finally hit my man back Too Many Verlanders with a return package. It was a long time coming and I hope he likes what I picked out.

He was kind enough to send me a stack of numbered cards.

A whole lot of Moments and Milestones. I know that set has like a billion parallels but one day I will get all the Ryan Howards (or not, if I were you bet the not) but I'll try! The Triple Threads base cards are pretty cool and Sepia parallel. Love me some Sepias (for those that don't know my greatest set achievement is a full 2012 Topps Chrome Sepia set, will have to re-post that in the future)

Thanks for the cards and as always thanks for reading!