Tuesday, 22 January 2019

RLC Custom Card Project: Ken Roberts

The Player: Ken Roberts was drafted by the Rockies in 2010, worked his way up the system and eventually made his MLB debut in May of 2015. He pitched 13 2/3 innings over 15 games with a 7.24 ERA. In August of the same year he was selected off waivers by the Phillies and would pitch in 6 games with Philadelphia earning his first and only MLB win.

The Card: 2007 Fleer is not the most memorable set, but it fit well with the purple background and actually kind of a nice design when you really look at it.

The Project: Rockies Legacy Collection custom project to make digital cards of Rockies players who never had one issued.https://condition-sensitive.blogspot.com/2018/03/rlc-custom-card-project-main-page.html

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

First Mailday of 2019

A card that I was watching online for a while and decide to buy before missing out. Canada often gets snubbed on WBC cards (Freddie Freeman was the only player to get a card the last time), but in 2009 Konami made a 253 card set with quite a few players including this Pete Orr, who has been a part of a few Team Canadas but this is his only international card. This pickup only leaves me with Mike Johnson, Russell Martin and Jason Bay to finish the team set.

Thursday, 3 January 2019

Last Package of 2018 (TCDB Trade #34)

This trade snuck in on the 31st marking the last package of 2018. Some Gems and some awfulness. The awfulness is the above 1999 Skybox Thunder. The front looks like regular over-production era cardboard, but the backs what this set is about.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

COMC December 2018 Video mailday

Something I have wanted to do for a while and finally got around to doing, a video post. The sound sucks and the focus goes in and out, but I already started putting stuff away so it's too late to go back. Presented as is.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

10 From Sportlots

2015 Gypsy Queen for some reason has been a huge pain to finish. I finished 2016 a long time ago and other than maybe 2011 no other set has given me as much grief. A quick sportlots search took me a little closer. For some reason these short prints have a high asking price most places, but these we all 50 cents a piece, a total no-brainer at that price. This plus another order leave me just 4 shy.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Night of the Living Set

My first dip into the another of Topps On-Demand sets, these have been getting a lot of hype around the hobby and when the chance to get both of these for a reasonable price I couldn't resist. First impressions are that these are nice, better in-hand than scans to justice, which is weird for neo-vintage, usually it's the shiny stuff that I am saying that about. I may not be a full convert, but I will definitely try to pick up any Rockies or other players that catch my interest.

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

A Great Cardboard Trade

This is why trading is so great, I bought some 2018 Update, didn't get anything I really wanted, but was able to start a trade with Cardboard Greats and turn some Red Sox into some keepers, including the above, about 75 Gypsy Queen needs from a set that I total myself I wasn't collecting, but probably lied.

Monday, 26 November 2018

"Oh", Say Can You See

Despite the Canada Post rolling strikes, packages keep trickling in a couple weeks behind what they should be. This little beauty came from Sportlots, while Topps has really dropped the ball with base set parallels the last couple years, this is a rare exception. The 2018 Update Rockies checklist is ridiculously small, but the fact the did get an Oh card in there redeems them a little, even if it is airbrushed, and gives the opportunity for horrible puns.

Monday, 19 November 2018

A Trade from P-Town

It seems like most of my trades have come from TCDB, but a few recent ones have come from the blogs, the first being from P-Town Tom from Waiting 'til Next Year. Starting with a real beauty of a Larry Walker card from 1997 Bowman. My collection of cards with the old Maple Leaf is embarrassingly small so this a welcome addition.

Thursday, 15 November 2018

A Completed Set 27 Years in the Making (TCDB Trade #33)

Yes, it took me 27 years to complete probably the most overproduced junk wax of all junk wax sets, 1991 All-World CFL. This was the last card I needed and there was no way I was paying 99 cents on COMC. Finally it came via trade, allowing me to check off my first hand collated football complete set.