Friday, 19 July 2019

Hide Your Cat For This Trade

I'm going to bury the lead a little here and start with a couple Rockies, a super shiny Saberhagen and a Zero-Year Rudy Seanez who would pitch in 544 MLB games, but none with Colorado.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Johnny Boychuk: Bruins Stanley Cup Auto

Two things here, yes this project is still not done, and yes, I am still very upset I didn't get to add to checklist this year. Who wanted to buy a bunch of 2019 Stanley Cup Champion Bruins cards anyway?

Johnny Boychuk never did get a certified auto in a Bruins uniform, so this one with a giant Bruins logo and an Avs jersey will have to do. Not an expensive card, but one that really hasn't shown up very often, and finally something I can remove from my saved searches.

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Good things comes in 3's

Unfortunately due to high International shipping costs I have to turn down a trade every so often, sometimes it is just not worth even a PWE for a couple junk wax cards both ways, but this 3 card trade was totally for it. One of my favorite parallels, the 2014 Topps Red Hot Foil, or Raining Blood parallel of a pre-beard Charlie Blackmon.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

Football Frankenset - June Pickups

Only 4 adds this month (next month will be better) so I will add some that I already had before the project began. 

025 - 1996 Pinnacle - Jerry Rice:
The second Jerry Rice card so far, reminding us all how great Pinnacle was in the 90's. You hardly so inserts this cool anymore, let alone base cards

Monday, 24 June 2019

A Rare Blogger Trade

A rare fellow blogger trade, with a little help from TCDB, with $30 a week habit. Starting off with some more Bruins from my recent run on hockey. A faux-throwback Brandon Carlo rookie and an actual throwback from 2001 Topps. I still find it super weird Jason Allison was the Bruins leading scorer for a few years.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Something I Vowed Not Do (Ghost of Zistle forgive me)

(alternate post title "I Sold My Soul For Baseball Cards)
It has been a long time, 3 years or so, since the Beckett takeover and death knell of Zistle, (for some reason the lights are still on over there and some brave souls are still adding content, although nothing newer than 2017). I wrote a long post about that, so I won't go over it again other than Zistle was awesome, it was killed for no good reason (the reason being a larger company killing a smaller competing company instead of trying to improve themselves), and nothing that exists now is even close to as clean, elegant and user friendly. So began my boycott of Beckett. It wasn't really hard, their website is garbage and there are enough checklist sites that info is pretty easy to find without them. But one thing brought me back, 2011 Gypsy Queen mini photo variations. They were bought through the marketplace, so I imagine Beckett gets a taste, but I couldn't help myself. The above 3 put me at 30/100 of my favorite set I will never finish.

Monday, 10 June 2019

RLC Custom Card Project: Brooks Pounders

The Player: Aside from having a very cool name, Brooks Pounders is the kind of player this project is meant for, a journeyman middle reliever with much more time in the minors than the majors. Pounders appeared in a career high 14 games with the Rockies in 2018, with a 7.63 ERA, which was actually the best of his career. He is currently with the Indians Triple-A team and to date has a 3-2 record in 38 career MLB games with the Royals, Angels and Rockies from 2016-2018.

The Card: An original design that took a few forms before this one, I have to say I am pretty happy with it will be using it again as well as a horizontal version.

The Project: The Project: Rockies Legacy Collection custom project to make digital cards of Rockies players who never had one issued.

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Football Frankenset - May Pickups

004 - 1998 Bowman - Takeo Spikes: 
Not sure if a linebacker flying through the uprights is still worth 3 points. This card also gets bonus points for the tiny kitty logo in the upper left, and bonus bonus points for the name Takeo Spikes.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

Cards from Cards on Cards

Some "Guilt-free" basketball from Cards on Cards. NBA has been put on the back-burner due to budgetary concerns, so getting some new basketball was a welcome surprise. Starting off with De'Aaron Fox, and Prestige rookie card and Panini Status which I love for the old Skybox vibes.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Harder To Find Than It Should Have Been

Sometimes randomly searching for something that you have randomly searched for 100 times pays off. I have no idea how many times I have searched every site I can think of for this, and it finally popped up on Sportlots, for $1.25 and cheap shipping ($1.75 for 4 cards), no hesitation, sold. Still not sure why a card numbered to 999 was so hard to find, but I was very happy to add Stubby Clapp's (80 grade name by the way) only Team Canada Cardboard appearance to the collection.