Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mail Day Part 2- The sequel

I got this super awesome card today (Happy New Year to me). My first Jackie Robinson:I still have quite a few Heavy Hitters left for my 1955 set including Koufax RC, Clemente RC, Mays, Berra, Rizzuto, Killebrew RC, and Hank Aaron... I'll get em though!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Mail Day!!!

Woo hoo! I got one of my ebay wins today- 1955 Topps #31, Warren Spahn!!! Check it out! I have 2 more HOFers coming in the next few days... I'll post em when I get em.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

2008 Topps Stadium Club

When I first saw the 2008 Topps Stadium Club at the shop, I wasn't too impressed. I was a fan of Stadium Club way back when, but nowadays, there is so much on the market (and I really think Allen and Ginter is the best thing out there) that I didn't really give TSC a thought. After I was told about Target's little pricing error, I picked up a few blasters, compared cards with P.A. from 'Player to be Named Later' and realized- TSC has some awesome photography! I opened a pack of the $25.00 stuff at the shop, and pulled a 3 piece/ auto Pujols (which will be scanned later on). I also love the Brian Roberts which has him bowling over someone! As Christopher would say- GO ROBERTS. I scanned a few cards- I really like the manny Ramirez and the almost panoramic quality of the photo and the Joba where he looks like a linebacker. I also pulled this Masterson auto yesterday.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Merry Christmas to everyone! I got one 'vintage' card for Christmas, but its SWEET...

I hope everyone else is doing well. Pete and P.A., I have some news I will pass along to you guys at the shop on Saturday if you come by... Have a good one!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

I want this so BAD!!

This card would be the gem of my collection...... someone buy it for me for Christmas ;)

Friday, December 19, 2008

(not so) new stuff

Went to Batter's Box (a card shop in Greenville, NC) and found 3 cards for my 1970 set. 2 unmarked higher numbered checklists and this Reggie Jackson. I thought I grabbed the Jackson while i was at the card show, but I must have put it back. Oh well, I have it now, not too bad of shape either. The guy was pretty nice in the store and gave me all the cards for 1/2 off. Its too bad he sold all of his vintage stuff a few months before i visited his shop.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Favorite card in my collection...???

Hmmm... I do wonder what my favorite card in my collection is... thats an easy one actually, because its the first one i show anyone that comes to the house and gives a crap about my cards:

My 1957 Topps Brooks Robinson Rookie Card. I got it pretty cheap off of ebay (I guess because it was off centered, I didn't care). It is by far my most favorite card.

Honorable mention would have to go to:
My awesome 1970 Topps Nolan Ryan- I wasn't even taking building this set seriously until i saw this card listed on Ebay for around $40.00. I ended up getting it for $61.00 (after Mallory convinced me to bid on it). Now I am getting closer to finishing the 70 set... AWESOME!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Best pull ever...

I had a kid come in the shop on Sat and ask me a good question... What IS the best card I have ever pulled? There are so many ways you can look at it (actual dollar value, sentimental value, etc...)
Is it the Gold Derek Jeter with Bush and Mantle that I was able to sell on Ebay for $265.00?

Is it the 1995 Leaf Statistical Standouts Cal Ripken, Jr. that my mom and I had busted packs for and I finally got it when she bought 2 packs and let me choose which I was going to open?

Is it the 4 pc jersey Cal Ripken SPX #'ed 8/25?

Is it the 2007 Topps Update Joba Reverse Negative?

The answer I gave the kid was kind of a mixed answer, i cited the Gold Jeter and the 4 pc Cal card... The most shocking pull was definitely the Gold Jeter. I pulled it in front of Babe at a trade night at the shop, after telling her 'Watch, the gold Jeter is in this pack...' I called it.

The most gratifying was pulling the Statistical Standout Ripken so long ago, because when i pulled it, Mom and I were collecting together and we were both looking for that card. It was listed at book value at the time $175.00. It definitely isn't worth that much now.

If you take into account that the definition of 'best pull' could be from a pack or box, basically, if you buy an assortment of cards and don't have a clue what is included, then my final answer to 'What is my best pull ever?' would have to be this:

I bought a 'shoebox of old baseball cards' (actual ebay title, no picture) for $20.00. The item description stated that 'for bid is a shoebox of old baseball cards from 1959 to 1984.' There were actually cards from 1957 to 1984, and at the time I was working on the 1984 topps set. I was able to knock a few hundred cards off my list for that set. BUT the best part of that shoebox was that 3 cards into it, i found this awesome 1960 Topps Stan Musial. There is a bit of a water stain on the back, but if you know me well enough, i'm not too big a stickler for condition as long as the card pleases me. So, long story short, I wuld have to say: 1960 Topps Stan Musial, bv ~$100.00.
So guys, what is your 'best pull?' Keep in mind it has to have been received via an assortment of cards, from a pack or from a box. And why is this your best pull? Don't worry, i'll inquire about your 'favorite card' later on... send me some comments!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Card Shop today

Yes I will be at the card shop today, but probably a little more stressed than usual as I couldn't get a babysitter today. I will have my 3 year old son with me... exciting. He says he is going to be a good boy so he can look through Blake's box of cars... Wish me luck!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

So A-Rod doesn't want to play for team USA...

All i have to say is:

Here is a guy who SHOULD play for team USA...