Monday, 2 September 2019

Remember Ray Bourque? He's back... in pog form!


Cleaning out the scan folder and combining a few trades. Why was a Ray Bourque pog on my wantlist? The answer being at some point I picked up Bruins pogs from the 1994-95 set, but was missing 4 from the team set, now I only need 3.

Monday, 26 August 2019

COMC Frankenset Adds



005 - 2011 Certified - Tom Brady
The classic Patriot Pat throwbacks looking good on a cool red foil-y card

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Check Out Everything Else (Summer 2019)


The last of my COMC package, with somewhat of a big pickup, my first Superfractor, no idea who Shawn Bowman is, but he played for team Canada and it only cost me $16.25 so there you go.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Check Out My Rockies: Summer 2019


The continuing saga of my most recent COMC package, staring Nolan Arenado and starting off with a case hit from Diamond Kings and starting a theme of Panini stuff.

Monday, 5 August 2019

RLC Custom Card Project: Daniel Castro

The Player: Backup utility infielders are like the middle relievers of the position players, high turnover, low usage and very little cardboard love. Daniel Castro fits into this category, called up due to injury he played in 18 games with Rockies in 2018, starting 13 and hitting .174 with an OPS+ of 12.

The Card: While 1992 Upper Deck was pretty forgettable, 1992 Upper Deck football has had pretty good look. Team colors worked in subtly on the bottom strip with a cracked granite main design and lots of room for the photo, nothing mind blowing but a pretty solid flagship card.

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

Monday, 29 July 2019

Football Frankenset - July 2019 Pickups


029 - 1998 Skybox Premium - Dwayne Rudd

There have been some tough choices so far, this was not one of them, I really doubt anything will displace Dwayne Rudd with an actual Vikings helmet.

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Check Out My Redskins (July 2019)


By far, my most exciting packages are from COMC. Months of collecting all wrapped into one big parcel to open, scan and sort. I have been going for quality over quantity, so not a lot in terms of volume but some really nice stuff, including the 2 above Super Bowl Signatures. These two of Gary Clark and Darrell Green put me up to 5 out of 8 Redskins, with the search continuing for Charles Mann (a cheap one at at least), Joe Theismann and John Riggins.

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.