Sunday, 11 February 2018

1st COMC of 2018: Baseball

No "saving the best for last here", we are going to lead off with my favorite baseball card of the package, a Cooperstown "Dufex" card of Dale Murphy. The good old Foilly Dufex from 90's Pinnacle, this is a pretty sweet card now, I bet it was a big deal back in 1993. As far as the Cooperstown part, I feel Murphy is HoF worthy, more so than a lot of recent guys that have got in.

Monday, 5 February 2018

1st COMC of 2018: Basketball

My current trend of adding to my NBA collection continues with my first Boogie Cousins autograph, on-card and what must have been a redemption as it is sealed in a Panini one-touch. I am torn on opening this or not, as of now it stays sealed.

Monday, 29 January 2018

1st COMC of 2018: Football

My first COMC package of 2018 comes very early in the year, I had some stuff from the mailbox system I wanted in-hand so I pulled the trigger and got them shipped. The above Theismann being one of them. A beautiful on-card black ink signed auto with a nice looking die-cut. I was pretty happy to get this for around $10.00.

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The Condition Sensitive Best of the Hobby 2017 Awards

    Something I have been meaning to do before everyone gets caught up in 2018 Topps baseball is highlight was I thought were the best things I saw this past year card-wise. I failed horribly at a catchy title so here it is. A mild disclaimer, there was a lot of products and cards I didn't see this year so this is the best of what I saw. I probably missed some obvious things, so comments are welcome.

Baseball Set - Diamond Kings
2017 was the year I became very disinterested in what Topps is doing, so this was a difficult selection, and probably a controversial pick. Diamond Kings was an early release set that most people have probably forgot about, or didn't care about to begin with because of no MLB logos, but I feel it captured the "Modern-vintage" set more than Gypsy Queen or Ginter. The checklist is strong with a good mix of Current and retired players. Where else are you going to get a Moose Skowron base card in 2017?

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

2017 Revolution 2 Box Results.

My Basketball itch continues to be scratched, after opening some Revolution from Black Friday, could not resist picking up this years offering. A fun product, a little over the top, maybe not as bad as Unparalleled football, on-card autos and a strong rookie class all sold me on this. Also finding a Canadian distro with good prices and shipping in was also a win.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Cards from Cards on Cards

My first package (series of smaller packages) for 2018 arrived from Cards on Cards, and nicely fit into my current phase of basketball collecting. The above Harry Giles is a pretty sweet card to start with, nice purple swatch of a long term Kings project who has been hurt all year so far.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Favorite Card of 2017

P-Town Tom is doing a neat thing over at Waitin' Til Next Year that most I wanted to take part in, your favorite card of 2017. It took some thought, but I came up with it, it was the obvious choice, not really a close second even. 2017 Topps High Number Heritage Andrew Albers. Not a team I collect, or a set for that matter, one of the very few Saskatchewan MLB players, and the only one born in the same town that I was.

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Black Friday Box 3: 2016 Revolution

Black Friday box 3 of 4, my recent obsession with Panini Revolution continues, this time with the second year of the product, 2016-17.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Black Friday Box 2: 2015 Revolution

The box I was really going after on black friday, 2015 Panini Revolution. These are super shiny foily cards, something Panini has really been moving towards and making some nice looking sets, albeit maybe a little over the top.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Black Friday Box 1: 2015 Clear Vision

I don't usually do the Black Friday thing other scouring COMC for sales and buying the christmas gifts that I has saved in my amazon cart. This year I had some extra paypal funds from selling my video game collection, so I decided to try blowouts black friday thing. It was honestly kind of frustrating and I missed out on some stuff I had my eye on with the whole rotating in-stock out of stock thing they do. I did end up with 4 box, the Revolution being my main goal, the extra being Clear Vision.