Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Sunday, 24 April 2022
Thursday, 21 April 2022
Contrary to the lack of action here, I do still collect cards (and not just post digital customs). I haven't opened any wax in a loong time, but here are a few pick-ups worth posting. Starting with a card I didn't know existed until recently, Wade Redden played in over 1,000 career NHL games, his final 6 being with the Bruins, along with 5 playoff games. Panini must have had some extra cloth to use up, so here is his only card with Boston. Being 10 years old and limited to 25, I never expected to find one, but when one popped up with an $8.00 BIN, I couldn't click fast enough. So here it is, from Sweden of all places, now in my Bruins PC.
Saturday, 9 April 2022
McCoy would spend the next 3 years with the Blue Jays, playing every position other than First & Catcher, including pitching one inning. His versatility allowed him to stay in the majors for 170 games despite hitting for a .190 average.
When was the last time you though about Upper Deck Victory as a set? Back when it seemed like there as 50 sets a year, Victory was usually good for some weird players (see 2002 Mario Encarnacion). Not a horrible design, just something different to play with.
Monday, 4 April 2022
Friday, 1 April 2022
Debuted in the MLB in 1996 with the Giants, but is probably best know for this last two MLB seasons in 2004 & 2005 playing in 206 games with the Reds over those two seasons.
1992 Pinnacle is one of my favorite all-time designs, the RLC logo looked weird where the Pinnacle logo was, so I moved it down, but now it looks weird with that spot empty, but I am newly commited to posting these things, so here it is.
Sunday, 27 March 2022
The MLB career of Chris Gissell consisted of 5 games with the Rockies in late 2004, in which he gave up earned runs in all 5 games, and gave up a home run in 4 of the 5. At one point his ERA was 17.36 and it finish at 14.54. The one thing he can hang his hat on is his last game and only start in which he struck out 8 Cardinals in 4 innings, including Hall of Famer Larry Walker twice and Jim Edmonds 3 times.
Sometimes the photo limits to what design can be used, this one needed a full bleed horizontal and what better design than 2016 Stadium Club.
Saturday, 26 March 2022
Some recent additions I have wanted to post, starting with a rare purchase from everyone's favorite auction site, I have been trying to track one of these down as I believe it is the only cardboard evidence of the Bruins 2019 Winter Classic Uniform that was work after the Classic, notice the lack of a Shamrock patch on the shoulder and obviously the date. I'm a laundry guy as you can see here.
Thursday, 24 March 2022
We are getting far enough into this project that I am doubling up on some sets, but I am pretty proud of this template so here it is
Tuesday, 22 February 2022
Saturday, 19 February 2022
Friday, 11 February 2022
010 - 2018 Panini Classics - Justin Tucker
Most likely the next Hall of Fame Kicker and Super Bowl XLVII champ, showing off a lot here, including the all purple color rush on a cool retro-style design.
Tuesday, 8 February 2022
The card: 2016 is one of my favorite Stadium Club designs, and I though this was a very Stadium Club image. One change I did make was tucking the text over to the corner, which for some reason Topps did on the horizontal cards, but not on the vertical ones.
Monday, 31 January 2022
Now that 2021 is in the books for the old Football Team and the new name is on the way, I present Part Two of the Not-So Brief History of Modern Washington Kickers. Part One is here.
Billy Cundiff was signed to start the 2012 season, but only lasted 5 games going 7-12 including a 1-4 game in a 24-22 win over Tampa Bay. His Redskins stop was only a small part of his 136 game NFL career which included a Pro Bowl and 1st Team All Pro in 2010, 3 NFC Special Teams player of the Week awards, and a record tying 7 field goal night on Monday Night Football.
Tuesday, 25 January 2022
I am ridiculously far behind on posting stuff, but I refuse to let this little thing I do die, so here is the rest of the COMC package I received like 2 weeks ago. One of my top 5 pick-ups of 2021, Sandy Alomar, Jr. has been in a ton of these Topps Archives Buyback releases, but I finally spotted one that featured one of his few Rockies cards. I paid $20 for this serial number 3/4 and was very happy to do so.
Tuesday, 11 January 2022
The first COMC package of the year with some members of the franchise possibly to be know as the Commanders? Starting with a Boston Redskin, and the newest, oldest card in my collection, Pug Rentner from 1935 National Chicle. Pretty good score for $22 bucks, and a check of the "One of Every Redskin/WFT/???" project.
Wednesday, 5 January 2022
The card: A subtle tweak to 1993 Bowman, and the upcoming 2021 Bowman Heritage, not full bleed, but lots of room for the photo. The logo didn't really fit so we ended up with a very Donruss-y look instead.