Monday, 15 October 2018

RLC Custom Card Project: Jim Czajkowski

The Player: I am still shocked I found a picture of Jim Czajkowski with the Rockies just recently after looking off and on for years (yes the project has been going on for at least 8 years off and on and in several different forms). He is kind of the embodiment of the project, a journey-man reliever, veteran of 558 minor league games over 12 seasons with 6 different organizations, makes his MLB debut at ager 30, pitching in 5 games with the 1994 Rockies, then back to the minors. Not a resume that get a lot of cardboard love. The weird thing is I actually, and kind of accidentally,  have a real card of his, as a pitching coach for the Vancouver Canadians from a team set I bought at a game there in 2013.

The Card: I am almost scared to admit it, but I was never in love with 1975 Topps, it just seemed a little over the top for me, but after spending some time on the custom, the design grew on me, purple and green just kind of work somehow. I can't say I will rush out to build the 1975 set, but will say I am very happy with how this custom came out.

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

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Rockies Topps Now Player's Weekend Review


Sometimes I really don'y know myself. I say I don't like Topps Now and I really wasn't too sure about Players Weekend, but here I am buying Topps Now cards of Players Weekend cards.

I bought this set last year when I didn't really like the Rockies road grey jerseys, but this year I really liked the home black and purple, so I didn't hesitate to pick up the set. 

Although this year was not a straight forward as this year. Last year was a 5 card set. Simple. This year was a five card set, but if you bought 5 sets you got a bonus card and if you bought 10 sets you got two bonus cards. Fearing the cost on the secondary market, and the scarceness of some Topps Now Cards (I am still looking for the Neshek from last years post-season set), I was suckered into the ten sets and two bonus cards. So if anyone wants to buy a set from me, I have 9 for sale.

Also, like last year, the Rockies had a 6 game winning streak, so another bonus card will be on it's way, which is a plus.


Wednesday, 3 October 2018

TCDB Trade (aka Tradin' with Canadians)


My first trade with fellow Canuck and big time trader over on TCDB, sandyrusty. Spending some time on the trade/want list is starting to pay off with some bigger trades, and this was one of the bigger ones I have done. Starting with finishing off the 1994 O-Pee-Chee Rockies team set. I didn't even know about this set until a few years ago, nice to have it done.