Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Football Frankenset - Kickoff Weekend 2020

No better time to post a Frankenset post than after wrapping up Week one of the 2020 season.

#16 - 1996 Pinnacle Summit - Emmitt Smith
This card went from an obvious "Silence of the Lambs" reference, to something dumb about The 'Rona.

Monday, 14 September 2020

Check out my Everything Else (2020)

That's right, not enough Rockies cards for their own post, so they get lumped in with the randoms. Going for quality over quantity, I will file this under quality 1997 Pinnacle Museum Collection Artist's Proof absolute beauty of a dufex.

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Check out My Bruins 2020 (+1)

The second part of the first COMC package of the year, you wouldn't think it would take almost 30 years to complete a 6 card set, but here we are, in 2020, finally finishing off the 1991 Score Bobby Orr insert set. Also coming along was this weird Upper Deck insert of a young Saint Robert wearing number 30 for some reason.

Friday, 4 September 2020

Check Out My Washington Football Team Cards

My first COMC package of 2020, almost a years worth of cards, which turned out to be a relatively small amount. Starting with 2 more 2018 Spectra Alex Smith cards giving me 7 out of 12 in hand, with a couple more on the way.

Thursday, 27 August 2020

RLC Custom Card Project: Lenny Harris

The Player: Not a house-hold name, but a damn impressive career, 18 seasons in the majors, a World Series title with the Marlins in 2003 and more pinch hits, 212, and pinch hit at-bats, 804, in his career than anyone to ever play the game. Also the record holder for most pinch hit appearances in a season with 95 in 2001 as a Met. He only spent part of one season with Colorado as he was traded to the D-Backs at the end of August, but still managed 20 pinch hits, the third best single season total in team history.

The Card: 1986 is a sneaky classic design in my books, nothing special, but a nice clean design and the team color on black gives a sharp look.

Monday, 24 August 2020

BaseballCardStore - Baseball Pick-ups

The last of the order, the baseball cards, starting with a couple of the better photo selection for the Rockies from the last couple years.

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

BaseballCardStore - Hockey Pick-ups

Part 2 of the order, of course a Canadian site would have hockey cards. Some things they not have less of and I have more of, shiny Bruins goalies! A Select Tuukka, a very shiny Lord Byron and a Gold Medallion of the Lach Ness Monster. 

Sunday, 16 August 2020

BaseballCardStore - Review and Football pick-ups.

I finally tried out the new "virtual dime box" site that I have seen around lately, 10 cents a card and base out of Canada so cheap shipping, why not? I managed to scrounge through and picked of 85 cards, including a couple trade baits, and I have to say, I really like the site, no photos or scans of a lot of cards isn't ideal, but not a deal breaker, and the fact you can pay for and set aside a few cards and get them shipped later with another order is huge. Shipping was fast and everything was extremely well packaged. 10/10, would order from again.

Thursday, 6 August 2020

July 2020 Trade Round-up

A couple trades to clear out the scan folder, starting with a couple Frankenset near-misses from 1995 Pinnacle, Ricky Proehl in the Cardinals throwbacks from 1994 and Dan McGwire from his one game stint with the Dolphins.

Monday, 3 August 2020

RLC Custom Card Project: Tom Martin

The Player: Tom Martin is a prime example of middle reliever getting no cardboard love, Martin pitched in 376 career MLB games over 11 seasons, but only received solo cards in two sets, 1998 Topps & 2004 Topps Total. He spent his last two MLB seasons with the Rockies, pitching in 94 games with a 2-0 record, a 5.07 ERA and no saves.

The Card: 1953 is one of the most re-used Topps designs, from 2002 Heritage, 2016 Archives, Living Set, etc. with it;s second appearance in the RLC project, with a little personal touch using a purple triangle and the hat logo. Still a pretty classic design, and another old set that would look pretty good with in game, action photos.

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