I decided to bust open 4 packs of 1989 Bowman that were sitting around. Would I get a Ken Griffey rookie card? No. But, I did find a Gary Sheffield rookie card. That's not a bad second prize. Also, I came around a Barry Bonds that was badly disfigured due to its proximity with a stick of gum for the last 25 years. I mean this thing was gnarly looking. Otherwise, there wasn't really much to write home about. Maybe next time.
Monday, June 1, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
I picked up this 2007 Bowman Heritage game-used jersey card of Eric Chavez on Listia recently. It cost me about 1,000 credits. It has a couple of minor imperfections, but it's a really nice card. Chavez is best known as an Athletic. He retired as a Diamondback last year. He also spent a couple of years with the Yankees.
Monday, May 25, 2015
I popped open a jumbo pack of 2014 Topps Series 1 over the weekend. It was a decent pack with plenty of parallels and inserts. The Mariano card has got to be the best card in the pack. Here are the highlights.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
I picked up a jersey card of Cody Satterwhite on Listia for about 700 credits. This is a Team USA issue from Upper Deck. Satterwhite is now a prospect in the Mets minor league system. I'll be impressed when he hits the bigs. I'm not a big fan of the Team USA cards. It seems like most of the players turn out to be duds. My favorite Team USA card has got to be the 1985 Topps Mark McGwire rookie card. That was a cool card.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Here's my second TTM autograph success from spring training. The good news is that I received my 2013 Topps card back from Evan Gattis signed in blue Sharpie in just 24 days. The bad news is that the blue Sharpie was badly smudged and went everywhere it wasn't supposed to. I used a little baby powder on the card to decrease the glossy finish on the card prior to mailing. The card has a partial fingerprint on it, so I don't think I had a chance. Just the same, I'm happy to have the card back signed.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
I recently picked up a bunch of later year Angels cards on eBay. There were 21 cards in all costing me $1.06 shipped. Although I had some of the Topps cards, I didn't have any of the Topps Heritage or Bowman cards. That's why I went after the lot. My favorite cards were the 2 Andrew Romine rookie cards. I love rookie cards. Also, Romine's brother, Austin is in the Yankee organization.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
I picked up a 2013 Topps Chrome card of Nick Franklin on Listia recently for 25 credits. Why? I cannot say. It was shiny so I snagged it. Also, I don't have much of the Topps Chrome product. Franklin is shown as a Mariner on the card. However, he was traded to the Rays last year in the David Price deal. Franklin hasn't really impressed anyone in the bigs so far, but he is still young.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
My first TTM autograph return of spring training came from Tyson Ross of the Padres. Mr. Ross signed my 2014 Topps Update card in just 15 days. The card came back in great condition with his signature in thin black Sharpie.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
I picked up a pair of certified autographed cards on Listia recently for 999 credits each. The first is a Stadium Club card of Travis Denker. I love Stadium Club cards from any year. The photos are always great. Denker was last seen playing for the Laredo Lemurs in the American Association. But, he did get his cup of coffee at least. The second card features Andy LaRoche. LaRoche is still hanging out in the big leagues. He used to be the next big thing for the Dodgers back in 2005. But looking back, it was brother Adam who made a bigger impact in the majors. LaRoche is currently with the White Sox organization.