Saturday, 23 May 2015

Zistle Trade #40

Quick zistle trade with mattdamick filling some 2014 Redskins needs, Ryan Grant and Trent Murphy both made the 2014 Washington roster, nut neither really made a huge impact.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Cardboard Collections Trade

As with most trades this time of year, Gypsy Queen set needs are coming in, today from Cardboard Collections. Always nice to get Mike Trout out of the way, he usually seems short printed, but this year he is card #1, and this completed page 1 in the set binder.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Just a Taste: 2014-15 Masterpeices

Another trip to the LCS for supplies leads to a few packs, this time it's the $10 per pack Upper Deck Masterpieces, so lets see what $20 bucks gets you.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Dollar Store Trading

Another trade with fellow Canadian, Sportscards From the Dollar Store, a sweet orange swatch from an "Event Worn workout jersey", and as weird as it is seeing Tulo in an orange jersey, it sounds like seeing him in a different jersey might be a permanent thing sooner than later.


Sunday, 10 May 2015

COMRockies (Parallel Madness)

Still working the the most recent COMC package, starting with my favorite card of the bunch, a camo refractor of Rosell Herrera, numbered to 15, these are pretty hard to find for a reasonable price. I am not a huge fan of Herrera as a prospect, but this was too nice a card to pass up.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Another Subjective Trade

I still have no idea who Kennys Vargas is. After posting my Gypsy Queen box break including an autograph of Mr. Vargas, I noticed a comment by Brian from "Highly Subjective and Completely Arbitrary" saying Vargas was his favorite Twin and he had the power of two regular guys called Kenny and he wanted to trade for the card. Once I realized he was being serious, a trade was born. Starting with some Gypsy Queen for my set, including two short prints and Wilin Rosario that as far as I can tell is the only card in set featuring catcher gear.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

COMRedskins

Working my way through a large boc from COMC.com that also included a pile of mailbox service cards. Starting with Sean Taylor, I try to add a Taylor card whenever I can, this one numbered to 150 from 2005 Leaf Certified Materials, a set that really suffered from parallel overload.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Bowman Black Collection - Forrest Wall

Bowman Black Collection card #12 in the collection, Forrest Wall, the 35th overall draft choice of the Rockies in the 2014 draft. Starting 2015 as a 19 year old in A-Ball with the Asheville Tourists. All the scouting reports rave about his hitting and after hitting .318/.416/.490 in his pro debut last year, he look like an exciting prospect to follow.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

2015 Gypsy Queen Trade/Wantlist

Wants 

Updated May 23, 2015
Base:
11, 15, 64, 70, 72, 84, 85, 94, 96, 108, 127, 140, 168, 170,  216, 229, 246, 249, 253, 266, 299

SPs:

301, 303, 304, 306, 308-311, 315, 317-322, 325, 327, 328, 329, 331, 333, 334, 335, 337, 338, 339, 341-345, 347, 348, 350

Minis:
78, 116, 126, 144, 213

Mini Silver:
78, 116, 126, 144, 155, 213, 288

Mini Red:
288

Mini Gold:
288

Mini Black:
78, 116, 126, 144, 155, 213, 288

Full Size Relics:
Nolan Arenado, Yadier Molina (Bat)

For Trade

Base:
7, 16, 17, 19, 20.24, 25, 26, 29, 36, 39, 40, 47, 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 63, 65, 66, 74, 75, 78, 79, 89, 90, 91, 93, 100, 102, 104, 109, 110, 111, 115, 116, 119, 120, 123, 128, 129, 130, 134, 137, 141, 142, 145, 146, 147, 149, 152, 154, 156, 160, 162, 164, 173, 176, 177, 178, 179, 184, 188, 189, 190, 194, 196, 198, 199, 200, 202, 203, 204, 209, 210, 214, 217, 218, 221, 222, 225, 231, 233, 236, 240, 245, 247, 251, 254, 256, 257, 259, 261, 264, 268, 270, 272, 274, 276, 278, 279, 282, 284, 286, 287, 289, 291, 292, 293, 295, 297, 298

SP:
302, 312, 332

Autographs:
Abraham Almonte, Anthony Ranaudo

Relics:
Cole Hamels

Framed Mini Relic:
Yadier Molina, Taijuan Walker

Framed Bronze (#499):
25, 63, 70, 236

Pillars of the Community:
David Ortiz, Jose Abreu

Glove Stories:
2, 5, 6, 9, 12, 14, 15

The Queen's Throwbacks:
1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 17, 18

Walk-Off Winners:
2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25

Mini:
2, 4, 22, 52, 53, 73, 75, 104, 108, 132, 142, 146, 153, 164, 167, 186, 188, 220, 227, 231, 235, 255, 272, 278, 279, 288, 299

Mini SP:
307, 324, 342

Mini Variations:
6, 7, 21, 40, 44,  55, 65, 76, 100, 114, 120, 125, 133, 151, 176, 178, 188, 189, 190

Mini Silver:
2, 117, 140, 285

Mini Red:
54

Basics of Baseball Minis:
Squeeze Bunt

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

2015 Gypsy Queen Box 2

This will in no way be as detailed as box 1, the main reason being the breakdown was the same, same amount of autos, relics, minis, mini parallels and inserts. My two autographs above, two guys I haven't really heard of, I thought Abraham Almonte was Alexi Amarista, but he is not.