Saturday, November 26, 2016

Topps Now!

This is my only Topps Now! card. It was given to me by my brother in the batch of cards he brought. It may be the last Ryan Howard Topps Now card as well. After the world series he was officially released according to rotoworld. (Not sure if I believe them though!) Either way we will see if he hooks on with a contract in spring training with an American League team. Father time never loses though. If he retires he will surely be in the Phillies Wall of Fame for being maybe the 2nd greatest Phillies player of all time (behind Mike Schmidt of course) (I may be bias in that observation).

Here is the card!

Really nice action shot. You can even see the ball coming off the bat. I wonder if these Topps Now cards will continue to do well next year. Seems like collectors in general like getting extra cards of their team or player PC. It has a place in my collection!

Hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving! Happy almost December!

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Some more Big Hurt

My brother came to visit last month and came with some new Frank Thomas cards (needless to say he is now invited back to my house). Always nice to add to the Big Hurt PC. He's a super popular guy and some of his cards are tough to come by.

Shiny Inserts from the 90s were great ideas. They never get old. I still like new shiny Topps Chrome.

Here is another one when Thomas was just becoming the Hall of Fame player he is..

I personally pulled this one in a pack. It runs about 2-3 dollars on ebay but can't beat personal pack pulled cards for when I was a kid.

Thanks for reading! Enjoy the crazy offseason of signings!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

One of my favorites from the 90s

Every Baseball card collector that grew up in the 90s understands the nostalgia of pulling a tough insert as opposed to pulling a tough auto. (Most sets had no autos in them) It was always satisfying to hit that 1 in 72 pack insert or 1 n 218 pack insert in the one box you were opening. One of my favorite looking insert sets from back then was from 1995 Fleer. They were the double sided league leaders cards.

Here is one of Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett.

Good photography, the gold and black blend well together. A satisfying pull if there ever was one. Also back in 1995 Fleer there was the occasional hot box where you'd hit all the good inserts (jackpot!) Anyone know if 1995 fleer doesn't stick together too bad? That's one old box that I'd like to get my hands on to open.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Congrats Cubs!

I'm a little late to the congratulations party, but better late then never. I did call for 7 games and a epic series in my previous post and they did not disappoint. Each game had intrigue and fun and some poor managerial decisions. I find it funny sometimes that bullpen guys are trusted more then the legit starters. I did not understand pulling Kyle Hendricks out of that game so early with that lead. (I think he wins the Cy Young this year too!)

I did forget about my one 'high-end' Cubs card. I pulled it out of my Ginter Winner's box last year.

Pretty sweet! An oversized auto of Baez. He should be the starting shortstop next year and pair him up with Addison Russell that's pretty strong up the middle.

Sorry for the lack of posts, I have a pile of stuff I need to scan and will hopefully post more frequently soon.

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