Friday, March 25, 2016

Another Zistle Trade

In my latest Zistle trade, I acquired several later year cards, mostly of Yankee and White Sox players.  Most were from the base Topps and Heritage set.  In exchange, I gave up a bunch of White Sox cards from the mid to late 1980's.  Anyway, here's a look at the loot.  

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Pack Break: 2015 Donruss Value Pack

I recently opened a 30 card value pack of 2015 Donruss.  I know that because the pack said "value pack" in big letters.  And, it said "30 cards per pack" in even bigger letters.

Aside from the fact that Donruss is essentially unlicensed bootleg baseball cards, I like the set and I like the old school Donruss logo.  There seems to be a good mix of current and former players.  The idea of a player being on the Texas Baseball Club instead of the Rangers is corny.  But, maybe it also has some charm.  I am a fan of the card backs.  They remind me of 1990 Donruss.  Although it's the worst of junk wax, the set carries fond childhood memories.  

Of the 30 cards, 7 were inserts.  I like the variety of inserts.  Too many inserts for one pack?  I don't know.  This seems like a brand that I would buy a little bit of throughout the year, but that would be it.  If MLB would grant a license to Donruss, I think I would be inclined to buy a little more of this product. 

Monday, March 7, 2016

Zistle Trade #4

I acquired a decent sized stack of 2012 Topps base cards in a Zistle trade recently in exchange for a similar amount of Blue Jays cards from the 1986 and 1988 Topps set.  The Blue Jays are one of those teams that I have always found difficult to trade because there seem to be few trade partners available.  So, I am happy to find a Blue Jays fan who is willing to trade.  Anyway, here is a sampling of all of my loot.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Listia Mailbag: Trevor Cahill

I found a certified autograph card of somebody I've heard of on Listia that was actually reasonably priced so I pulled the trigger.  The card is a 2011 Topps Autograph of Trevor Cahill.  The price was about 13,000 credits.  The card is beautiful and in great shape.  Admittedly, it is a sticker autograph.  But, the signature itself is even borderline legible.