Saturday, August 30, 2014

Some Wicked cards!

Alfredo...aka wickedortega...aka Wicked, of the blog now titled Wicked Toys, was a powerhouse in the blogosphere a few years ago. He took some time off from blogging and came back offering up some cool cards at great prices. I jumped at some of his vintage cards (mostly Pirates from the late 50's and early 60's) and won a contest as well, so Alfredo sent along some D-Backs as a prize, but he really went overboard with his generosity. Thanks Alfredo!

Here are the 7 cards that I purchased for $1 each plus $3 for shipping, so $10 total.

Alfredo threw in some extra vintage!

Alfredo sent me D-Backs cards for being the first to comment on a post, but most of the cards he sent are just because he's a good guy! Thanks again Alfredo!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Autograph Opportunity: Frank Thomas

I got an email today about an autograph signing for Frank Thomas in December. Honestly growing up I was not a fan of Frank Thomas. My favorite player was Ken Griffey Jr.and if you remember anything about Beckett from the 1990's it was the Hot List. It was on the last glossy page right before the actual price guide portion of the magazine. For years, Griffey and Thomas battled it out for the #1 spot of the Hot List. It was just hard for me to like a guy that was in constant competition with my favorite player.

Over the years I have come to respect and admire what Thomas did on the baseball field. 

I'd love to meet "The Big Hurt" and get his autograph, but I can't imagine paying $99 for a baseball or flat item plus $35 for an inscription. A bat, equipment, or jersey would set me back $129. Reggie Jackson is signing at the same location in September with an $89 price tag for a baseball and $40 for an inscription. I can't imagine paying that either, so while I'd love to have autographs of both I'll have to pass this time.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Trade with Dime Boxes

I put out a request for 2014 Topps Opening Day blue parallels for my son and Nick, of the blog Dime Boxes, responded.

He sent 6 cards for my son and some D-Backs and cards for my mini collections. Thanks Nick!

First up are the Opening Day parallels.

Next up are the D-Backs.

Now for the mini collections! 
Broken Bats

Play at the Plate



August 26, 1990 - Bo Jackson hits 4 consecutive home runs!

Bo Jackson hit 3 home runs in his first 3 at-bats on July 17, 1990 against the New York Yankees. In the same game he hurt his shoulder and ended up being on the disabled list for 40 days. In his first at-bat after rejoining the Royals, Jackson hit a 450-foot home run against the Seattle Mariners on August 26, 1990. This made him just the 17th MLB player to hit 4 home runs in 4 consecutive at-bats

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Trade with Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle

Gregory, of the blog Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle, contacted me recently about some 2013 Allen & Ginter cards and a trade was arranged. Thanks Gregory!

I love adding new autographed D-Backs cards to my collection!

Goldschmidt cards are always welcome!

A mini Aaron Hill card found its way into the envelope. 

Miggy. He hit a home run off the foul pole on Friday night. It sounded awesome!

Chase Anderson started the season off strong, but has struggled as of late. He lost again today. 

Durazo was one of my favorite D-Backs back in the day. 

In addition to the D-Backs cards, Gregory sent me a few hockey and basketball cards. Mostly Arizona teams, but one hockey card was for my Cards Featuring Awards mini collection. 

2003 Topps T205 minis for sale/trade

I've got some 2003 Topps T205 mini cards that I'm looking to move. The backs vary between Polar Bear (17), Drum (2), Brooklyn (3), Sovereign (2), Honest (3), Sweet Caporal (1), and Piedmont (2). If you want to know specifics let me know. There are 30 cards. The first person to offer $15 shipped gets the lot. That's $0.50 per card. If nobody offers $15 today, then $10 shipped, or $0.30 per card, on Monday, August 25th takes the lot. If nobody offer $10 by Tuesday, then I'll be open to trade offers for the lot.

I'm not really interested in trading individual cards only because I can't afford to pay shipping on 10 different trade packages right now. Sorry.

Let me know if you're interested.