Friday, July 25, 2014

Pack Break: 2012 Topps Series 1

I tore open a pack of 2012 Topps Series 1 recently.  Not an exciting pack but it was good enough.  There was 1 Yankee card in Phil Hughes.  I also found 2 Twins cards in Carl Pavano (former Yankee) and Scott Baker.  The Twins have become my second favorite team.  Anyway, here are the spoils:
32 Detroit Tigers
265 Aroldis Chapman
257 Seth Smith
276 Scott Baker
254 Philip Humber
TM20 Evan Longoria (Less is More, Right?)
TT19 Musial/Berkman
42 Drew Pomeranz
313 Phil Hughes
164 Carl Pavano
157 Anibal Sanchez
86 Brett Cecil

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Matt Holliday is ... Out?

Here’s a quick one card eBay purchase.  It’s a 2013 Topps card of Matt Holliday.  I paid just a few cents for the card.  It features a nice landscape photo of Holliday sliding into home, possibly playing an away game against the Phillies judging by the catcher’s uniform.  The catcher's glove is in an awkward spot, but that is a subject for another post. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Pack Break: 2012 Topps Series 2

Here’s a pack of 2012 Topps Series 2 Baseball that I opened recently.  It was an OK pack.  The best card is probably the Mike Trout 2nd Year card.  I also found an expired code card for the Topps Golden Giveaway, which would have been exciting two years ago.  The insert card was a Cliff Lee Golden Moments card.  Meh.  Otherwise, it was mostly relievers, rookies, and backup players. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tales of Former Yankees

I picked up a 2012 Gypsy Queen card of Phil Hughes on eBay recently for a mere 6 cents.  Hughes is in Minnesota so the Yankee premium no longer exists.  He is actually having a decent year.  Why didn't he pitch like this when he was in New York?  But, I digress.  I rarely will pass up a Gypsy Queen card at this price.  And the fact that this is a former Yankee in a Yankee uniform is icing on the cake.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Here Comes Suzy Hotrod

Here is an unusual card that I picked up on Listia.  It is a game-used memorabilia card of Suzy Hotrod.  Who is Suzy Hotrod you ask?  I actually didn’t bother looking up this fact until after I won the auction.  Apparently, she is a roller derby athlete.  I didn’t realize that was a thing.  I also didn’t realize that roller derby was such a thing that it deserves a memorabilia card.  But anyway, here it is. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014

2014 Topps Randomness

I picked up a random bunch of 2014 Topps base cards on eBay for less than a buck.  Nothing special.  It’s basically the equivalent of a cheap pack.  Although, I really like the photo on the Henderson Alvarez card from his no-hitter.  It was a strange game because the Marlins scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.     

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Pack Break: 2011 Topps Series 2

I opened a pack of 2011 Topps Series 2 recently.  I have bunches of Series 1 but not much Series 2.  Anyway, here are the spoils:
620 Luke Hochevar
411 Josh Bell
659 Clint Barmes
602 Ivan Dejesus
521 Joaquin Benoit
549 Jayson Nix
496 Gavin Floyd (Diamond Anniversary)
TDG-13 Diamond Giveaway Nolan Ryan
448 Colby Rasmus
399 Adam Moore
599 Travis Ishikawa
585 Dan Johnson
Topps Attax Promo
If anyone is interested in anything here, let me know. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

It's Just Opening Day

I picked up a 2014 Topps Opening Day card of Everth Cabrera on eBay recently.  I already owned the blue parallel so I figured I might as well own the base card too.  I think Opening Day has got to be the best value out of the various brands.  It sure beats a pack of Bowman Chrome. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pack Break: 2009 Topps

I ripped open a pack of 2009 Topps recently.  I never bought a lot of this product, but I really like the design.  This was a decent pack.  The highlights of the pack include a Nolan Reimold rookie card (with corner ding), Ryan Langerhans Gold Card, and Mariano Rivera Toppstown card.  It’s always a good pack when Mo makes an appearance. 

Monday, June 2, 2014

K-Rod in Orange

I picked up a 2013 Topps Update card of Francisco Rodriguez in an Orioles uniform on eBay.  He is now with the Brewers and more importantly my fantasy team.  I actually picked him up as a free agent.  Now he has 17 saves.  I was actually offered David Price in trade for K-Rod.  Because I’m a saves whore, I declined.