Thursday, 21 September 2017

Group Break Result: 2016-17 Select Basketball

After not getting a hit in my last break, I got a $5 credit towards my next one. So with the credit burning a hole in my virtual wallet, I jumped in on a very cheap 6 box break of 2016 Select with Sacramento. There are lots of Kings cards with the three rookies and on-card autos, so why not?

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Mexican Mailday

My quest for the Redskins 1977 Mexican team set has been going on for a long time, but I think this is the first mail-day actually from Mexico. Not a very exciting card, but I believe it is short printed, and pretty expensive normally, so I was pretty happy to get this copy for around $15 shipped, even if it isn't in the best shape. That just leaves the Redskins checklist and the team set is complete.

A big thanks to Angus who alerted me to this card on the last 1977 Mexican Eddie Brown card I posted, I might have missed this otherwise, Thanks for the tip!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Group Break Results: 2017 Unparalleled

I don't do group breaks very often, mostly because they are never with the gamble. Sometimes I forget this though and enter a group break just to remind myself how much they are not worth it. Here is my latest reminder in the form of 2017 Panini Unparalleled. I bough the Redskins in an 8 box half-case break, here is what I got.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Minor League Mail-day 2017

Something many people either forget or overlook, is how awesome and weird minor league baseball cards can be. Take the 2017 Albuquerque Isotopes set, all the cards have the players with mostly dogs, and a few cats I think. The Isotopes are the Rockies Triple-A team so I added Ryan Hanigan and Anthony Bemboom to my Rockies minor league card collection. I really hope Hanigan gets a Rockies card in 2017 Update, but if he doesn't, this is the next best thing. Sadly, Anthony Bemboom probably won't get a Rockies call-up, but he is in the lead for best Rockies MiLB name.

Monday, 7 August 2017

2017 Stadium Club - Rockies Custom Card Re-Do

I did this last year and I am doing it again this year. Basically this is what I would do if I had picked the images for 2017 Stadium Club. This started as I felt the Rockies photos were always a little boring, but more because I like doing customs and have a huge Rockies photo library I like to browse though. This is NOT meant to take a shot at Topps or to say they do a bad job, just a different look from someone who has no timeline, only one team to worry about and doesn't have to worry about photo copyrights.

First Rockies card gong numerically is D.J. LeMahieu, not my favorite photo, but different from the usual and definitely Stadium Club Worthy.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Trade with ketchupman36

It's been a busy summer and I haven't put the time I would like into my hobby, but there are still a few trades rolling in, this one from the awesomely named ketchupman36. My favorite part might be the above Rockies sticker that is all shiny and refractory. Weird, but I like it.

Monday, 31 July 2017

White Whale Landed

As I get older, my tastes are getting more expensive, I feel like I have broken my personal record for most spent on a single card a few times this year, and this one broke the record again. I was down to Eddie Brown, one of the Dirty Dozen, as the last player in needed for the 1977 Mexican Redskins team set (still need the checklist and the Mark Moseley leaders card), so it was time to pull the trigger. There just comes a point where you say to yourself, "Hey, I'm and adult, I have a good job, if I want to spend around $200 on a football card, I can"

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Topps Now Mailday (Still on the Fence)

I am still undecided on what to think of Topps Now. I love "Moment in Time" when a base card has a iconic moment it or even mid 1990s Upper Deck that captioned the photo on the card. I also like that it occasionally spotlight a lesser known player who doesn't get much cardboard love. Take this card, the second Topps Now card to make it into my collection. This is Ryan Raburn's only 2016 card and only card with the Rockies. The only thing that sets me back is the cost, it was around $10. I have a hard time spending a tenner on a base card of Ryan Raburn, but I did, and it's here, and I can cross one more name off the "One of Every Rockies" list.

Monday, 17 July 2017

TCBD Trade #9

I can't think of a clever title or opening sentence, so right down to business. TCDB, still not in love with it, but it keeps some trades coming in, like this one, that had a Green Jon Gray parallel. I still don't like 2017 Gypsy Queen (BRING BACK THE MINIS), but I will probably be adding some in trades.

Sunday, 9 July 2017

LCS Trip ends in disappointment (aka Series 2)

My LCS is lacking in a few things, first off it's about a 90 minute drive away (more my fault than theirs obviously), everything is super expensive (mostly due to the Canadian dollar being so weak), for a variety of reasons their selection is very poor. It's located in a mall and about 90% of the store is shirt, signed photos, pucks and anything else you could dream of slapping a team logo on, so I don't think cardboard really pays the bills. My missing this trip was to get some packs. My first choice, Topps Archives was sold out, so was Heritage (thanks Aaron Judge). I don't think they ever got Diamond Kings or Donruss in, and I am not opening any more Gypsy Queen out of protest for ditching minis. I looked at the football and all there was for 2017 was Score. So Series 2 it was. I had not planned on opening and flagship this year because I hate the design and the parallels are weak, but my will was even weaker as I picked up and 20 bucks with of loose packs.