Friday, July 31, 2009

Trader Crack's Razor Contest!

Do like I did...comment, follow, and link Trader Crack for a chance to win a Razor auto card.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Unintentional Junk Wax Humor - 1992 Donruss Triple Play Darryl Strawberry

Hey Darryl, stop looking so somber and check out this card!

1992 Donruss Triple Play...and you're gonna crush that ball!

No! Don't read the back.


Monday, July 20, 2009

A Topps Redemption Fulfilled

I have my bones with Topps redemption policy. With several redemptions going on 1 year and still not fulfilled, I've only gotten brush-offs from Topps CS. There was one instance where I was yelled at by a customer service agent when I asked if we could request a specific replacement (sure, it may have been a naive question, but it surely wasn't one that deserved the level of rudeness in response). Anyway, now when I enter a redemption code, I just forget about the card so that if or when it arrives, it'll be a nice surprise.

Anyway, when I got a Topps WBC redemption, I expected it to take much longer...but I looked in my mailbox the other day and got this. A beautiful card...though of a hated Yankee. I do love this year's Topps base design and it translates well to the refractor printing. One problem with the Tri-Star Fulfillment is that they just load the card into a toploader without using a penny sleeve. Of course, the card is a thicker stock refractor, so there wasn't much shifting en route, but I would have been a bit more comfortable if there was a penny sleeve.

Also in the mailbox, two cards from the box breaks from I am Joe Collector. I also got a Heritage Hanley refractor (didn't scan it because I'm an idiot). Everything's for trade.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Custom made Hanley card

I will get to the real cards that I've gotten since the last update, but I had a few hours to kill at work and decided to make another fake card...rudimentary powerpoint.

2009 Trade Me Your Hanleys "Transcendent Talents Patches" MLB patch, Flag patch, jersey relic , button relic, bat relic, autograph card (#d 1/1)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

...and yet I need more time

So much to write about: my box of Allen & Ginter, the great trades that netted me some more Hanleys, and my first in-person auto, but I've got to go be a good husband. Until then, just a shout out of thanks to Beardy for the Hanleys and to SCF trade partners for the various cards that have come in the mail. Also, if anyone knows what 09 A&G Kristin Armstrong red auto #d 2/10 is worth, please let me know.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

All-SCUM Team 2 - Al Lerner

Sure, this could go as a dual player card with Ted Lerner and Peter Angelos, or a group card denoting the "Lerner Family," but I'm just going to pinpoint the thumbs-up a-hole that is nickel and diming the Nationals to insignificance. The worst thing is that the Nationals (or Nubbinals, as christened by local radio legends "the Junkies") are fielding a team composed of Austin Kearns, Christian Guzman, and a horrible pitching staff (off-season signee Adam Dunn was the rare good move) are still making.
According to Thomas Boswell, writer for the Washington Post, the Nationals make money with a terrible team, a low payroll, and terrible average attendance numbers by marketing to the neighboring teams' fans. That's right, the Nationals market to Phillies, Mets, Yankees, and Red Sox fans to come to games. While there, the Nationals concessions stands actually sell the opposing fans jersey and memorabilia. They transformed Nationals Park into a pseudo Fenway Park South during the recent three game series in D.C.. That's shameful. They collect money from the opposing team, as well as through media contracts and revenue sharing, and was ranked the second most profitable team in the MLB last year. That's sick. Add this to the Nationals failure to sign their last two first round picks (I'll go ahead and predict that they'll failed to get Strausburg to sign), a failure to attract in-their-prime free agents, a population of potential fans who are completely jaded, and the Lerners bungling of the Jose Rijo/Jim Bowden fiasco, and you've got the worst ownership in baseball...Al Davis-style.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

All-SCUM Team 1 - Sidney Ponson

I was inspired by the blog-created cards that are found at Badwax and the amazing Lebowski cards at Achiever Card Blog (and many others), so since I had a few moments, I dashed off a card to write about my most hated players . There are many little personal gripes and grudges I have against players (including an insignificant slight by Patrick Chewing that makes me hate him to this day) but I'm going to try to focus on players who I hate not just for their terrible attitudes and general personality terribleness, but also for their ineptitude on the field. Introducing the 2009 TMYH All-SCUM team.

A bit about the SCUMs. At first, I thought I'd try to be all clever by making it an acronym (you know, something like So Can't Use in the Majors), but scum is a good word to describe these guys. They're the guys who are unsightly on a roster, terrible space fillers who's every action irritates a fan. They're also hard to get rid of and end up staying with a team or in the bigs FOREVER.

So who better to inaugurate the SCUMs than my own personal Oriole scum-bucket, Sir Sidney Ponson (stats here). At first, he was an underachieving, potential star pitcher with a plus-four ERA. Then the tubby schmuck had a pretty good 2003 where he was dealt to the Giants at the trade deadline, for the awesome load of Kurt Ainsworth, Damian Moss, and Ryan Hannaman (nobodies), and then, like a true cancer, returned to give two years of terrible pitching and controversy. Knocked around on the ball field (6.21 ERA in his final season with the O's, 7-15 in the years since he's left the O's and sticking inconceivably with four different teams), he also knocked a judge in Aruba, DUI'd in Florida and in Baltimore, and was banned from international play for testing positive to a banned substance. He's fat, he's always had a terrible work ethic, he's a douche... Sidney Ponson is our first All-SCUM.

Manufactured Patches / By The Letter

So, I've got a few of the manufactured patches at home, both of the letter w/ auto variety and the commemorative patches made by Topps for this year's Series 1 and 2, and I'm pretty sure I hate them. Yes, everyone has their well documented reasons to like or dislike manufactured patches, but my principle reason for disliking them is that there is an arbitrary connection between the item and the player represented on the card. The main attraction to game-used jersey and patches is that the item included in the card was actually used in the game we love and collect, with the added knowledge that the item was worn by the player. A small swatch of fabric is nothing without the certified knowledge that the fabric had been worn by our favorite players and used in during a game. This limits the product to a specific usage and to a specific time period...thus, making it somehow rare or special.

You can extend that a manufactured patch that was on-patch autographed is also special because it was physically touched by said player. These cards tap into our hero worship/iconography, thus the patch is simply just another vehicle to get an autograph/personal connection from our heroes.

However, what about those silly patches that are just patches that were sewn by someone somewhere and has absolutely no connection to the event or person that it commemorates? I really think these are offensive. What is the value of a patch commemorating an All-Star game from 50 years ago? I understand that there are collectors who like the design or like the commemoration of those events, much like there are fans who love re-issues and buybacks. I, however, think these are bogus products made by cynical profiteers looking for another way to sell their blasters of junkwax. Where's the actual tie-in to the game? I think that we're doing a disservice by collecting these manufactured patches...thereby rewarding the card companies for being lazy. They just embroider away these worthless patches and collectors think of them as additional hits. They're terrible, but then again, they're here to stay, so I'm just shouting into the wind.
Saw this on eBay...I have a few of these auto/manu patches of you think it's worth the price to collect all the letters?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tradebait for Jimthomefan500

Tradebait: Jordy Nelson

2008 Donruss Threads Rookie Collection #RCM-3 (#d 4/10)

Tradebait for Hanleys

So, here's how this trade bait works. I need Hanley cards that I don't offer gets the following cards (each are individual trades).

2009 Topps Finest Ian Kinsler Refractor for any Hanley base card that I don't have. TRADE PENDING

2009 UD A Piece of History Adam Sandler shirt relic for any serial numbered insert/parallel of Hanley that I don't have. TRADE PENDING

2005 Prime Patches Wade Miller Auto and 3x relic (44/85) for any Hanley game-used and/or auto that I don't have.

Tradebait: Tom Brandstater

2009 Donruss Elite #194

It's What I Got: The Hanley List

Here is the updated list of what I have...not bad for mostly eBay work. Total, I have 219 cards with 151 unique cards. All doubles are available for trade.

Year Company Set Card # Serial # # of cards
2002 Just Minors Just Minors 6
2005 Donruss Zenith RC-1
2005 Topps Bowman BDP153 65/435 1
2006 Fleer Tradition 98
2006 Topps Allen & Ginter 260
2006 Topps Allen & Ginter 260
2006 Topps Bowman 204
2006 Topps Co-Signers 107
2006 Topps E-Topps 64 /999 1
2006 Topps Topps 620
2006 Topps Topps '52 77
2006 Topps Topps '52 TCRC20 181/1952 1
2006 Topps Topps '52 DD4
2006 Upper Deck Series 1 83
2006 Upper Deck Series 2 927
2006 Upper Deck Upper Deck F/X SM-HR
2007 Fleer Fleer RS-HR
2007 Fleer Fleer 2
2007 Fleer Ultra DM-HR 149/160 1
2007 Fleer Ultra FG-HR
2007 Fleer Ultra 70
2007 Topps Allen & Ginter 11
2007 Topps Allen & Ginter 95
2007 Topps Allen & Ginter 95
2007 Topps Allen & Ginter AGR-HR
2007 Topps Bowman 1
2007 Topps Bowman Chrome 1
2007 Topps Bowman Heritage 96
2007 Topps Bowman Heritage 96
2007 Topps Chrome 255
2007 Topps Chrome 196
2007 Topps Co-Signers 22
2007 Topps Moments & Milestones 70 88/150 1
2007 Topps Moments & Milestones 70 2/150 1
2007 Topps Moments & Milestones 71 85/150 1
2007 Topps Moments & Milestones 72 98/150 1
2007 Topps Moments & Milestones 72 149/150 1
2007 Topps Moments & Milestones 71 24/29 1
2007 Topps Topps HA-HR
2007 Topps Topps GN305
2007 Topps Topps GN330
2007 Topps Topps GN322
2007 Topps Topps GN319
2007 Topps Topps WM29
2007 Topps Topps 255
2007 Topps Topps 324
2007 Topps Topps 655
2007 Topps Topps 655
2007 Topps Topps 467
2007 Topps Topps 467
2007 Topps Triple Threads 148 68/99 1
2007 Topps Turkey Red TRR-HR
2007 Topps Turkey Red 170
2007 Upper Deck Artifacts AF-HR
2007 Upper Deck Artifacts 45
2007 Upper Deck Elements CCE-HR 165/314 1
2007 Upper Deck First Edition LO-HR
2007 Upper Deck First Edition 211
2007 Upper Deck Future Stars 37
2007 Upper Deck Goudey 46
2007 Upper Deck Goudey GG-HR
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces CC-HR
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces SG-HR
2007 Upper Deck Masterpieces 56
2007 Upper Deck Series 2 715
2007 Upper Deck SP Authentic AS-24
2007 Upper Deck SP Authentic 17
2007 Upper Deck SP Authentic BL-33 3/25 1
2007 Upper Deck SP Authentic BL-33 36/50 1
2007 Upper Deck SP Rookie Edition 17
2007 Upper Deck Spectrum SR-HR 11/99 1
2007 Upper Deck Spectrum SSW-HR 24/75 1
2007 Upper Deck SPX WM-HR 17/199 1
2007 Upper Deck SPX WM-HR 12/25 1
2007 Upper Deck SPX WM-HR 24/25 1
2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Baseball SW-HR
2007 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection PM-HR 48/50 1
2008 Topps Allen & Ginter 80
2008 Topps Allen & Ginter 80
2008 Topps Bowman Chrome 63
2008 Topps Bowman Sterling BS-HR
2008 Topps Chrome 111
2008 Topps Co-Signers 45 172/300 1
2008 Topps Co-Signers 45 337/400 1
2008 Topps Triple Threads 20 1168/1350 1
2008 Topps Co-Signers 45
2008 Topps E-Topps 13 /749 1
2008 Topps Finest 90
2008 Topps Finest FM-HR
2008 Topps Finest FMA-HR
2008 Topps Heritage 233
2008 Topps Heritage 317
2008 Topps Moments & Milestones 91 57/150 1
2008 Topps Moments & Milestones 92 115/150 1
2008 Topps Opening Day 125
2008 Topps Opening Day 125 949/2199 1
2008 Topps Stadium Club 37
2008 Topps Topps AR15
2008 Topps Topps AS-HR 12/50 1
2008 Topps Topps TCHC41
2008 Topps Topps UH35
2008 Topps Topps 425
2008 Topps Triple Threads TTRC-7 22/27 1
2008 Upper Deck A Piece of History CSC-RR 51/99 1
2008 Upper Deck A Piece of History FH-23 195/699 1
2008 Upper Deck A Piece of History TM-22 17/25 1
2008 Upper Deck A Piece of History TM-22
2008 Upper Deck A Piece of History 38
2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes 192 10/200 1
2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes 192 7/25 1
2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes 192
2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes 68
2008 Upper Deck Documentary 3035
2008 Upper Deck Documentary 1612
2008 Upper Deck Documentary 712
2008 Upper Deck Documentary 3575
2008 Upper Deck Documentary 4295
2008 Upper Deck First Edition 121
2008 Upper Deck Goudey 259
2008 Upper Deck Goudey 77
2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces CC-HR
2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces 37
2008 Upper Deck Series 1 147
2008 Upper Deck Series 1 365
2008 Upper Deck SP Authentic MM-21
2008 Upper Deck SP Authentic 76
2008 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts GEN-AR
2008 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts 66
2008 Upper Deck Spectrum 38
2008 Upper Deck Spectrum SS-HR 92/99 1
2008 Upper Deck SPX Limited WM-HR 20/50 1
2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Baseball S-HR 213/300 1
2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Baseball SS-HR
2008 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Baseball 44
2008 Upper Deck Timeline 6
2008 Upper Deck UD Premier PSTI-HR 71/75 1
2008 Upper Deck X 43
2009 Topps Heritage 10
2009 Topps Series 2 450
2009 Topps Toppstown TTT7
2009 Topps Toppstown TTT7
2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History BSM-HR 30/180 1
2009 Upper Deck Goudey 75
2009 Upper Deck Series 1 141
2009 Upper Deck Series 1 475
2009 Upper Deck Series 1 442
2009 Upper Deck SP Legendary Cuts GM-BR
2009 Upper Deck Spectrum 38
2009 Upper Deck Spectrum 38 18/50 1
2009 Upper Deck Spectrum SS-HR 35/35 1
2009 Upper Deck SPX GJ-HR

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Blaster Break: 2009 Topps Series 2

Only the "hits" from two blasters from Target. I didn't want to start on Series 2 but finally couldn't resist the pull.

Comm. Patch Cards
LPR-81 Reggie Jackson
LPR-64 Jackie Robinson

World Baseball Classic
BCS6 Jose Reyes

Turkey Red
TR59 Mel Ott
TR68 Lance Berkman
TR88 Michael Young

327 Jason Bartlett 1120/2009
455 Adam Jones 810/2009
501 Jeff Suppan 1119/2009
627 Billy Butler 616/2009

Legends of the Game
Frank Thomas
Mariano Rivera
Juan Marichal

Career Best Legends of the Game
Roy Campanella
George Sisler
Lou Gehrig

and a personal note: got the Hanley base. Hooray for me!

Monday, June 15, 2009

One box 2009 Donruss Elite

Continuing in the non-baseball, non-Hanley card indulgance, here's a box break for a football product. It's also here on Sportscard Forum. I might get pics up later but then again, these cards aren't that pretty.

#25 Prime Targets Jason Witten Jersey 152/299
#25 Chain Reaction Larry Johnson Patch 33/50
#135 Everette Brown rookie auto 93/299
#194 Tom Brandstater rookie die-cut auto 24/24

#117 Cameron Morrah 643/999
#144 Jared Cook 05/84
#166 Bear Pascoe 662/999
#167 Michael Crabtree 578/999

#34 Elite Series Patrick Willis 579/999
#6 Passing the Torch Don Maynard/Dustin Keller 741/999
#21 Chain Reaction Antonio Gates 350/399
#3 Zoning Commission Brandon Marshall 149/399
#25 Prime Targets Jason Witten 160/399
#10 College Ties James Laurienaitis Brian Robiskie 231/399
#1 Stars Drew Brees 114/199
#4 Prime Targets Anquan Boldin 14/199
#18 College Ties Michael Crabtree 165/199

Overall, not my favorite football product (for reference, I'm a fan of the Leaf Certified Materials from last year. Don't know what that says about me other than Sportscards Uncensored would want to probably punch me in my face). The base cards are ugly. The inserts are, eh, alright. I could do without die cutting, since it just means there are more corners to have to protect. The patch LJ is a nice three break. The autos are obviously misses. Overall, I'd give it a solid C.

Anyway, I'll get back to Hanley baiting soon.

Break: Gems of the Game

So, this will be the first meaningful post on here in over a year. I'm Chuck. I collect cards. Let's begin with a terrible blaster I bought at Target because I'm a rube.

Gems of the Game, 20 Assorted NBA Packs...retail $24.99.

I haven't had a chance to splurge on some new hobby boxes, so this had to tide me over. I figured it would make a terrible box break and I could just complain. Wish fulfilled.

Pack 1: 2007-8 Fleer Hot Prospects
#23 Michael Jordan (wow, a hit base with the first pack)
#57 Zydrunas Ilgauskas ...the slowest man in the league
#22 Elton Brand
#ST-13 Stat Tracker insert Daniel "Boobie" Gibson

OK, pack one was a retail hit.

Pack 2: 2007-8 Fleer Hot Prospects
#6 Michael Redd
#59 Marcus Camby
#19 Ben Gordan (will he ever be a legitimate star?)
#SC-8 Supreme Court insert Adrian Dantley (features a paler than normal Stockton in the lower left)

Wow, two packs, two inserts...we're doing really well.

Pack 3: 2006-7 Upper Deck UD Reserve
#115 Rashad McCants (I sure hope he does well someday, since I have a /15 AUTO card that I'd love to make a profit on)
#UD-TC Tyson Chandler Game Used JERSEY! (Unbelievable, is there such a thing as a loose retail pack blaster hot box? Other than the ones that have the Ultimate or Triple Threads packs?)
#127 J.R. Smith

OK, three packs, two inserts, and a jersey...I'm hoping for a rookie auto next!

Pack 4: 2003-2004 Upper Deck Standing "O"
Wow...Lebron rookie year...what a stupid product name.
#24 Steve Francis
#77 Morris Peterson
#82 Jerry Stackhouse mini
#25 Yao Ming

These are some hideous looking cards. The front features a huge basketball and the player in the foreground. A lot of white on the borders. The back isn't bad, but they abbreviate the first names. Why? Terrible...especially seeing Stacklouse in a Wiz jersey...I hate that guy. Oh, and a game piece "The Game" with a Sorry, Try Again scratch off. Yippee. 3/4 good packs isn't bad.

Pack 5: 2007-8 UD Artifacts
#53 Kevin Garnett (says Celtics on the card, but image is during the Twolves tenure)
#60 Peja Stojakovic (is it weird that I like this player?)
#24 J.R. Smith...again
#28 Baron Davis
#76 Shawn Marion (this guy won me a couple of fantasy he's a scrub. Weird.)

3/5 ain't bad.

Pack 6: 2007-8 UD Artifacts
#32 Tracy McGrady
#83 Kevin Martin
#98 Gilbert Arenas (Hooray, I hope he comes back healthy)
#48 Jason Kapono (Isn't it strange that this guy might have a longer career than Adam Morrison or J.J. Redick combined?)
#68 Grant Hill

That was a terrible pack. 3/6.

Pack 7: 2007-8 SPX
#95 Grant Hill (He looks so happy when healthy...Gil, aspire to be Grant!)
#104 Rookie Authentics Thaddeus Young (hey, a RC!)
#26 Jason Richardson
#32 Kevin Martin
#69 Andrea Bargnani (Is he a bust?)

These are some good looking cards...I'm going to count the RC as a winner. 4/7.

Pack 8: 1994-5 Fleer Series 1 JUNK WAX SPECIAL!!!
Holy crap, there are 21!!! cards in each pack.

#201 Willie Anderson (I had a friend in Jr. High who loved Willie...when we would play basketball, he'd always hoist up clanker threes while saying "Willie to win the game!")
#39 Brad Daugherty (Oh, these Cavs broke my heart)
#174 Danny Ainge (Suns uniform...looking old)
#20 Frank Brickowski (I don't remember this guy but what a name)
#204 Vinny Del Negro (He's a coach, Danny's a GM...feeling old)
#150 Patrick Chewing!
#118 Glen Rice
#178 Kevin Johnson
#24 Hersey Hawkins (This guy should have retired a Sixer...seeig him in a Hornets jersey seems wrong)
#207 J.R. Reid
#11 Rookie Sensation Lindsey Hunter (not a bad career. Ugly, ugly card)
#112 Sedale Threatt
#82 OMG Carl Herrera
#227 John Stockton (HOFer)
#4 Duane Ferrell
#73 Keith Jennings
#108 Floppy Divacs
#213 Shawn Kemp (I saw him recently on Pros vs Joes. He can still kinda make it drizzle)
#91 Derrick McKey (he had a solid career)
#221 Tyrone Corbin

If anyone wants these cards, let me know, otherwise I'm dumping them all except the Stockton and Ewing.

Pack 9: 1994-5 Fleer Series 1
I'm not going to open it because I don't want to type them in. Ugh.

Pack 10: 2007-8 Topps
#85 Jamal Crawford
#8 Mike Miller
#43 Paul Millsap
#GN18 Generation Now Monta Ellis (Another Fantasy stud from years past...I hate these GN cards. They're ugly and don't serve a purpose in a Topps set. Save these sequential event cards to something like Moment and Milestones. Ugh)
#126 Nick Young rookie card (I hope he turns into something decent for the Wiz)
#133 Wilson Chandler ugly blurry throwback card. Terrible.

I'm going to call this one a fail. 4/10.

Pack 11: 2007-8 Topps
Gotta love the variety
#38 Andrea Bargnani
#40 Chris Paul (CP3!)
#109 Randy Foye (I like this guy mainly because he doesn't have a NBA name)
#20 Kevin Garnett (going finger roll!)
#133 Wilson Chandler rookie card
#111 Greg Oden old ugly blurry throwback. Also terrible.

4/11. I should have removed the packs in a different order. Suckage is back heavy.

Pack 12: 2007-8 Topps
#39 Luol Deng (should've gone to Duke, punk)
#26 Peja (shooting a prayer over Nazr Mohammed)
#1 Amare Stoudemire (love the shot)
#GN15 Marvin Williams Generation Now (bustoroni, right?)
#112 Kevin Durant rookie card (that's a hit)
#132 Jared Dudley ugly blurry throwback. Yuck.

That's going to go as a hit. Nice Durant. 5/12.

Pack 13: really? Thanks for the variety, 2007-8 Topps
#96 Zydrunas Ilgauskas
#55 Smush Parker
#104 Kevin Martin
#58 Jason Richardson
#10 Elton Brand
#49 Chris Wilcox
#31 Shawn Marion
#OTG1 Mikki Moore Own the Game (he was the FG% leader? Did he shoot enough baskets to qualify?)
#135 Aaron Brooks rookie card
#116 Yi Jianlian rookie card
#104 Kevin Martin ugly blurry throwback card.

I refuse to say this is a good pack, though it was stuffed with rookies, inserts, and a bunch of horizontal cards. 5/13.

Pack 14: 2007-8 UD First Edition
#18 Hakin Warrick
#56 Brad Miller
#55 Kevin Martin (I could start a player collection of Kmart with all these base)
#21 Bobby Jackson
#DN19 Draft Notices Jason Smith (a military motif for basketball players drafted...I think this makes me angry)
#229 Carl Landry rookie
#167 Antonio Daniels
#113 Morris Peterson
#130 Chris Webber (maybe his last year in the NBA...too lazy and tired to look it up. Will this not end?)
#103 Samuel Dalembert

Bad pack. 5/14.

Pack 15: 2008-9 UD First Edition

#65 Yao Ming
#73 Al Thornton (nice)
#44 Kenyon Martin
#250 Chris Douglas-Roberts rookie
#242 J.R. Giddens rookie
#133 Carlos Arroyo Gold Parallel
#SQ-28 Starquest Brandon Roy (that's going to count as a hit just to keep myself interested in this thing)


Pack 16: 2007-8 Fleer
#3 Richard Hamilton
#30 Kirk Hinrich
#63 Kyle Korver
#178 Deron Williams
#171 Bonzi Wells
#156 Lamar Odom
#RS-14 Rookie Sensations Rodney Stuckey (anyone else think of pecan rolls)
#86R-151 Joakim Noah 1986 Fleer style (this guy is a douche)

Bust. 6/16.

Pack 17: 2007-8 Upper Deck
#134 Jeff Foster
#123 Zydas Ill (I just don't care anymore)
#173 Pau Gasol
#65 Mike James
#78 Damien Wilkins (who???)


Pack18: 2007-8 Topps Chrome
#73 Jameer Nelson
#32 Shaq...finally, a Shaq
#160 Al Horford rookie card
#84 Sebastian Telfair

Not bad, we'll count that as a hit. 7/18

Pack 19: 2005-6 Upper Deck
#76 Shaun Livingston (it's a shame about him.)
#170 Big Shot Bob
#107 Kevin Garnett
#218 David Lee rookie (please, Free Lee from NYC!)
#79 Kobe (three nice cards in a row)
#55 Baron Davis...not shabby
#110 Wally Szczerbiak...and it ends at four.
#146 Steve Nash
#RS23 Monta Ellis Rookie Scrapbook (good card)

Hit me baby. 8/19.

Pack 20: Ending how we started, UD Reserve
#132 Channing Frye
#149 Shavlik Randolph
#MVP-DN Dirk Nowitzki MVP Watch (nice insert)

Hit. 9/20.

So, was it worth it? No. Not for the price of some nice hobby packs. Skip it, don't be a sucker people.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Trade Bait: Sweet Spot Classics

Juan Marichal 10/124

Willie Horton 73/125

Don Sutton 47/50

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Longoria Trade

Monday, April 13, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Hanley Collection thus far

I'm up to 102 Hanley cards!

2002 Just Minors #6
2005 Bowman AUTO Buyback BDP153 (65/435)
2005 Donruss Zenith Roll Call Autographs AUTO #RC-1
2006 Fleer Tradition #98
2006 Topps #620
2006 Topps '52 Dynamic Duos w/ Uggla #DD4
2006 Topps '52 RC #77
2006 Topps Allen & Ginter #260
2006 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini #260
2006 Topps Co-Signers AUTO #107
2006 UD #83
2006 UD #927
2007 Bowman #1
2007 Bowman Chrome #1
2007 Bowman Heritage Refractor #96
2007 Fleer Rookie Sensations #RS-HR
2007 Fleer Ultra #70
2007 Fleer Ultra Feel the Game RELIC #FG-HR
2007 Topps #255
2007 Topps #467
2007 Topps 2006 Highlights AUTO #HA-HR
2007 Topps Allen & Ginter Dick Perez #11
2007 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini #95
2007 Topps Allen & Ginter RELIC #AGR-HR
2007 Topps Chrome #196
2007 Topps Co-Signers #22
2007 Topps Generation Now "32 SB" #GN330
2007 Topps Moments & Milestones #70 46SB (88/150)
2007 Topps Moments & Milestones #70 8SB (2/150)
2007 Topps Moments & Milestones #71 27Runs (85/150)
2007 Topps Moments & Milestones #72 21 Hits (98/150)
2007 Topps Moments and Milestones #71 (24/29) Poor Condition
2007 Topps Triple Threads RELICS/AUTO (68/99) #148
2007 Topps Turkey Red #170
2007 Topps Turkey Red RELIC #TRR-HR
2007 Topps Walmart #WM29
2007 UD #715
2007 UD Artifacts #45
2007 UD Artifacts AUTO #AF-HR
2007 UD Elements RELIC/AUTO (165/314) #CCE-HR
2007 UD First Edition #211
2007 UD First Edition Leading Off #LO-HR
2007 UD Goudey AUTO #GG-HR
2007 UD Masterpieces AUTO #SG-HR
2007 UD Masterpieces RELIC #CC-HR
2007 UD SP Authentic By the Letter Signatures "L" PATCH AUTO (3/25) #BL-33
2007 UD SP Authentic By the Letter Signatures "M" PATCH AUTO (36/50) #BL-33
2007 UD SP Rookie Editions #17
2007 UD Spectrum RELIC (24/75) #SSW-HR
2007 UD Spectrum Season Retrospectrum #SR-HR (11/99)
2007 UD SPX RELIC (12/25) #WM-HR
2007 UD SPX RELIC (17/199) #WM-HR
2007 UD SPX RELICS (24/25) #WM-HR
2007 UD Sweet Spot Baseball Sweet Swatch Memorabilia RELIC #SW-HR
2007 UD Ultimate Collection RELIC (48/50) #PM-HR
2008 Bowman Chrome #63
2008 Fleer Ultra RELICS (149/160) #DM-HR
2008 Goudey Mini Red back #259
2008 Topps #425
2008 Topps Allen & Ginter #80
2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Black Mini #80
2008 Topps Chrome #111
2008 Topps Co-Signers #45
2008 Topps Finest AUTO #FMA-HR
2008 Topps Finest Finest Moments #FM-HR
2008 Topps Heritage #317
2008 Topps Moments & Milestone #91 40SB (57/150)
2008 Topps Moments & Milestone #92 58 Runs (115/150
2008 Topps RELIC All-Star Stitches (12/50) #AS-HR
2008 Topps Stadium Club #37
2008 Topps Trading Card History #TCHC41
2008 Topps Triple Threads RELICS w/ Jose Reyes, Juan Pierre (22/27) #TTRC-7
2008 UD #147
2008 UD #365
2008 UD A Piece of History #38
2008 UD A Piece of History Timeless Moments RELIC #TM-22
2008 UD Baseball Heroes #192
2008 UD Baseball Heroes #68
2008 UD Baseball Heroes RELICS w/ Joe Mauer, Troy Tulowitzki (7/25) #192
2008 UD Documentary #3035 FLA102
2008 UD Documentary #1612 FLA52
2008 UD Goudey #77
2008 UD Masterpieces #37
2008 UD Masterpieces RELIC #CC-HR
2008 UD Piece of History Franchise History (195/699) #FH-23
2008 UD Piece of History RELIC #TM-22
2008 UD Piece of History RELICS w/ Jose Reyes (51/99) #CSC-RR
2008 UD Premier Manufactured Patch (71/75) #PSTI-HR
2008 UD SP Authentic #76
2008 UD SP Legendary Cuts #66
2008 UD SP Legendary Cuts RELIC w/ Luis Aparicio #GEN-AR
2008 UD Spectrum RELIC (92/99) #SS-HR
2008 UD SPX Winning Materials PATCH (20/50) #WM-HR
2008 UD Sweet Spot #44
2008 UD Sweet Spot RELIC #SS-HR
2008 UD X #43
2009 Topps #TTT7
2009 Topps Heritage #10
2009 UD A Piece of History RELIC (30/180) #BSM-HR
2009 UD Spectrum AUTO RELIC (35/35) #SS-HR