Wednesday, November 29, 2017

A 'new' Rookie

I recently received this Ryan Howard card. It was hard to find and I had to beat out some other people on bidding. Believe it or not (believe it cause it's true) I do not have all the 2003 Elite Ryan Howard variations. I quite like the look of them. Would love to open a case of this stuff if I could ever find it, seems like fun. This is back when Elite had logos and was actively not paying MLB for the privilege.

Hard to see the numbering but its on the left hand side. 29 out of 43. Hard card to track down these days. Even the auto that used to go for big bucks is numbered out of 100 (I have 2 of those now). Would love to find and be able to afford the other parallels for this card.

Also, Ryan Howard was at the Eagles game this past Sunday. I like to see when local other teams support a team that's doing well. He isn't a Cowboys fan. Eagles mania is strong on sports talk radio in this town. It's a fun ride I hope it keeps going!

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Back Again (also Bowman Platinum break!)

I was actually out of town for most of the month and didn't have the time pre-trip to write up a bunch of posts. My wife and I took a nice trip overseas and visited London and the Netherlands. We had a great time and saw lots of sites and ate lots of food. Onto more important things when it comes to baseball card blogging.. showing newer-ish baseball cards. Back when Bowman Platinum came out I was able to get my hands on 2 of the Collectors boxes and decided to open them both. Forty packs total and I enjoyed the break. It was entertaining and I think I did well.

Check out the wares.

Let's get straight to the meat and potatoes. The Amed Rosario is numbered out of 75, he got some time up with the Mets this year and is a highly ranked prospect. The Dalbec is numbered out of 25, I don't know a ton about him but the Red Sox are always popular. Torres is the Yankees number 1 prospect and he pulls a Judge this card will pay for my retirement. The Mejia is a solid hit as well. Pretty happy with the 4 autos. Wish they were on-card but I do like the design. 

The Torres at the top is actually the rarest hit of the break. The insert out of 25 was 1 in 1,000 something packs. 

Did manage to pull the Judge base (no Bellinger but I purchased it separately later). The Moniak is the rookie Image Variation. Pretty cool to hit a semi rare PC card. I hope he plays well for the Phillies in the future.

Thanks for reading! Next Philly show is December 1st-3rd. Seems like a lot of good signers including Rhys Hoskins!