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 June 10, 2017
Base:
Complete!

SPs:

301, 304, 308, 310, 311, 315, 318, 319, 321, 331, 337, 344, 345, 348, 350

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, 17, 19, 20, 24, 25, 29, 36, 40, 47, 50, 51, 52, 54, 56, 57, 58, 59, 63, 65, 66, 74, 75, 78, 90, 93, 100, 102, 104, 109, 110, 111, 115, 116, 119, 120, 123, 127, 128, 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, 200, 202, 203, 204, 209, 210, 214, 217, 218, 221, 222, 225, 231, 236, 245, 251, 256, 257, 259, 261, 264, 268, 270, 272, 274, 276, 278, 279, 282, 284, 286, 287, 289, 291, 293, 295, 297, 298

SP:
302, 312, 349

Autographs:
Abraham Almonte, Anthony Ranaudo

Relics:
Cole Hamels

Framed Mini Relic:
Yadier Molina, Taijuan Walker

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

Pillars of the Community:
David Ortiz, Jose Abreu

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

The Queen's Throwbacks:
3, 6, 13

Walk-Off Winners:
2, 7, 12, 14, 18, 24

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

Mini SP:
307, 324

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

Mini Silver:
117, 140, 285

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.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

2015 Gypsy Queen Box Break and Review

 
I case you haven't visited this blog before, I like Gypsy Queen. I don't buy a lot of packs, but I always save up for two boxes of Gypsy Queen and try to build the set with short prints. This year is no different. Here is the run down of box 1.

Monday, 20 April 2015

Like Christmas in April

Nevermind the fact that it is snowing here right now, I will be inside ripping packs, results, review and want/tradelist to follow.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Check Out My Tek (Acetate Appreciation)

I was pretty excited when my order from COMC.com arrived, it had been a long time since I got my stash shipping and it included all my mailbox service cards, including all my Topps Tek. I was excited to post them until I saw how crappy my scanner makes them look, but I felt the need to show them off anyway. The one that did show up was the "Disco-fractor" auto of Carlos Gonzalez, numbered to 50 and on card.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Junior Junkie PWE

These cards have been laying around for a bit as I am hugely behind on scanning, but here they are are finally. A nice PWE from The Junior Junkie highlighted with a couple Charlie Blackmon, including an auto from last years Stadium club, and while I don't collect Heritage, this Blackmon beard shot was on my wantlist.

Friday, 10 April 2015

One Card Korean Mailday

Pretty sure this is the first package I have received from Korea. This is only the second Japan-fractor of Jon Gray that I remember seeing and after missing out on the first one, I managed to get this one. Numbered to 35 and only released in Asian versions of Platinum, I don't expect to see to many of these pop up. Kind of a sad reminder that Platinum was scrapped this season.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

The Last of the Expos

As each season opens we get farther removed from the Montreal Expos. The last Expos game was played in 2004, 11 seasons ago. As of right now there is only one Expos on an active roster, with one on the DL and a few more bouncing around the free agent market and Mexico. (Unless I missed someone).

Bartolo Colon

Expos Career: 17 games in 2002
Nationals Career: Zero
MLB Career: 443 games from 1997-2015
Currently in the Mets rotation

Colon is so old he played for the Indians for 5 seasons before joining the Expos in 2002 as a 29 year old. The 42 year started, and won the Mets season opener this year.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015