Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The 40th Anniversary of #715

40 years ago today, April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron hit career home run number 715 to break Babe Ruth's record and become Major League Baseball's all-time leader in home runs. Topps made this card in 1994 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the event. Personally, I think Topps did a great job with the card! 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Contest Win and a Trade with Baseball Card Breakdown

Gavin, of the blog Baseball Card Breakdown, recently held a contest and I was one of the winners. I got to pick two of the magnet cards that Gavin designed and had made. Here are the two that I picked.

They are awesome! Thank you so much Gavin!

Since Griffey is my all-time favorite player, I had to go with two Griffey magnet cards. I love the 1989 Fleer/Upper Deck mash-up card and love that Gavin's blog name is incorporated into the magnet. 

This 1992 Topps inspired Griffey Jr. card shows a bunch kids from Springfield including Bart, Ralphie, and Milhouse. If only Junior could have stayed away from the Brain and Nerve Tonic. 

Gavin and I discussed a trade as well. I'll get some cards out to you soon Gavin. Thanks! 

Here is a sampling of what Gavin sent including this Dandruff Dan Garbage Pail Kids card.

Gavin also sent some of my 2015 Topps needs.

Here is a near complete D-Back team set from 2015 Heritage. I think only the SPs are missing.

There was also a nice stack of Gyspy Queen...


...and Ovation.

There was also a nice assortment of Chris Owings cards! I'm excited to see what kind of numbers Owings will put up this season!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Mardi Gras beads and more from The Junior Junkie

T.J., of the blog The Junior Junkie, sent me a package recently....along with roughly 59 other people. I need to send out about 5 packages (one is to T.J.)  and I can't seem to find the time to find all the cards I want to send, so I tip my cap to you T.J. 

T.J. sent my some Mardi Gras beads and I didn't even have to lift my shirt. Someday I hope to make it out for Mardi Gras. Until then, these beads are as close as I get. 

Oh...and T.J....I can use everything you sent! Thanks so much!

Here is a sampling of what he sent.

First up are three awesome Paul Goldschmidt cards!

Next up are a couple of Miguel Montero First Year Bowman cards. The paper and the chrome versions.

T. J. sent a couple of autographed cards. First up is a J.D. Closser. I'd love to know where this card came from T.J. Did you get it in person? TTM? 

There was also an autographed Panini Prizm card of Tyler Skaggs. I was sad to see Skaggs leave AZ. My son and I were at his MLB debut. 

Here are a few early to mid 2000's inserts,parallels, and rookie cards. 

I'm going to finish off this post with a couple of  awesome Travis Lee cards. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Unexpected package from Infield Fly Rule

Last week I got an unexpected package from Adam, of the blog Infield Fly Rule.

Adam and I have traded in the past and so Adam know what I like and he did not disappoint. He sent some fantastic cards of former D-Backs in other uniforms, technology cards, D-Backs cameo cards, and a card of Griffey Jr. Sadly, none of these will be shown in this post because he sent so many other awesome cards! Thanks Adam!

There weren't a ton of D-Backs in the package, but this is a nice Goldschmidt that I don't think I already have.

Here is another D-Back card of Randy Johnson. The only card of Randy Johnson in a Diamondbacks uniform that Adam sent, but certainly not the only card of Randy Johnson that Adam sent. 

Most of the Johnson cards feature him in a Mariners uniform, but....

...there was one of him as a Giant and...

...a rookie card of him as an Expo! 

There were a ton of "dirt" cards. Here are just a few.

And last, but not least. Donuts...mmmm,,,donuts.

Some were on the front of the card and some were on the back, including this one of pitcher Paul Kilgus. 

Thanks Adam! I'll get some cards ready to send your way soon!