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Friday, July 3, 2015

Ebay Pickup - 2015 Topps Pro Debut Mascot Relic

I saw a version of this card at my local card shop a couple weeks ago and thought that it looked really cool, so I found one on Ebay at a good price.  I got this one for $8.00 + $2.50 shipping.

The Lake County Captains are a Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians based out of Erstlake, Ohio.  Their mascot is Skipper, who debuted with the team in 2003.

From what I recall, I have never seen a mascot relic card, but I could be wrong.  I have seen the Topps Opening Day mascot autographs, though.

I just thought it was a really cool card.  I hope the mascot hasn't gone missing and wasn't sacrificed to make this card.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Ebay Pickup - 2015 Topps Chris Davis Snow Camo

I got another Chris Davis parallel knocked off of my list.  This snow camo parallel was less than $5 on Ebay, and is numbered 70/99.  I have knocked out a couple of his parallels so far, most notably, the clear acetate parallel.

Davis has been hot lately, smashing two home runs last night, and is at 18 on the season.  I'm holding out hope that the Orioles can keep him beyond this year, but with Scott Boras as his agent, it looks like Davis will be playing elsewhere next year.  I'll still be a fan of his, unless he signs with an AL East team.

Until that day comes, I will continue to keep finding parallels.  Actually, if he does, in fact, sign with another team, I will still PC his Orioles cards.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Trade With Noah - Orioles Autographs

I completed a trade recently with my good friend, Noah.  He landed a ton of Tigers cards and I got some cash, and a couple Orioles autos.  One of the autos is the above Josh Hart and the other is not pictured, but was my third 2011 Bowman Sterling Mychal Givens auto.

Hart and Givens have both done well for the Orioles this year, especially Givens.  A former shortstop, Givens was converted to a reliever.  With his unorthodox sidearm delivery, he has been tough to his this year.  He even got a tast of the majors this month.

Hart is currently batting .290 for low A Delmarva and should see some time at high A Frederick this season.  He was a first round pick by the Orioles in the 2013 draft (#37), their second pick of that round behind Hunter Harvey.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Ebay Pickup - 2015 Bowman Chris Davis Red Parallel

I added a nice low-numbered parallel to my Chris Davis collection the other day when I picked up this red parallel.  It is numbered 5/5 from 2015 Bowman.

I need to update my list, but I already have quite a few parallels from 2015 Bowman.  I need to get the 1/1s so I can get a rainbow accomplished.

I have been going for rainbows for a while, but have yet to be successful.  I'll keep trying, though.  I have several more Davis cards coming in, so I need to keep up on my list.  I have done really well with it so far.  It's just a chore.  Imagine the kind of blizzard it is going to take for me to log all of my Cal Ripken cards.  Oh joy.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Ebay Pickup - 2015 Panini Prizm Chris Davis Tie Dye Parallel

I got another card for my Chris Davis PC the other day when I bought this tie dye parallel from 2015 Panini Prizm.  The card is numbered 44/50.  I had no idea that there was a tie dye parallel in the set this year.  Happily, though, I picked it up for a couple bucks.  I need to pick up some more of the parallels in Prizm; from what I can tell, there are a lot.

The card just looks really cool.  I wonder what parallels they will think of for next year.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ebay Pickup - 2015 Topps Chris Davis Clear Acetate Parallel

I sure do love these cards.  I saw this clear acetate parallel listed on Ebay the other day for $19.99 buy it now, and jumped all over it.  I knew that if I didn't, I could miss out on getting one, so I acted swiftly.  I'm glad I did, because the card looks so awesome.  Numbered 3/10, I got a really low number as well.

Seeing this in person makes me really excited for Chrome to come out later this year.  This design of Topps affords a lot of opportunities to see how the other parallels and sets will look.  So far, they have looked really cool.

I'm just glad I was able to find this really quick and was able to get it in.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Ebay Pickup - 2014 Leaf Trinity Pure Ryan Mountcastle Auto

My first pickup from the Orioles 2015 draft class was this 2014 Leaf Trinity Pure Ryan Mountcastle auto numbered 22/40.  The card is awesome and marks my second Pure auto, the first being my Hunter Harvey.

These are really amazing cards.  They're clear acetate cards, which I really enjoy.  I remember when Marvel put out acetate cards in one of their sets back in the 1990s, and I had a great time building that set.

I saw that there is a Brooks Robinson like this one, so you know I will be going for that pretty soon.

Mountcastle was the Orioles second pick in the 1st round of this year's draft.  He looks to be a pretty good hitter, even thought many of the "experts" felt like the O's drafted him way too high.  I'll let his performance tell me how he turns out.

I just hope he doesn't turn out like Billy Rowell.