Saturday, January 22, 2011

Contest over at Community Gum

Go check out the contest over at Community Gum for a chance to win some 2010 Panini Century Collection cards!

Some Recent Purchases

Here are a few recent McFarlane purchases that I have made. I think there are two McFarlane stores in Arizona, one in Peoria and one in Tempe. The one in Peoria is not too far from where I live, so I stop every once in a while to see what they've got.

However, this one I got at Toys R Us because it was on clearance, and I thought it would look nice next to my Larry Fitzgerald autographed football.

I got this one at the McFarlane store. I'm not a big Joe Morgan fan, but couldn't pass it up for $2.50.

This also came from the McFarlane store. They had these marked down a few months ago and I didn't get one. The next time I went they were all gone. So this last time when I went and saw that they had them again for $3.00 I made sure I picked one up.

Monday, January 17, 2011

5 cards from the Card Shop

Picked up a few cards today at the card shop. Take a look. Picked up the first 4 for a buck a piece and the Carew Auto I got for $15.

2003 Fleer Tradition Update Brandon Webb RC

2004 Flair Brandon Webb Row 1 #'d 069/100

1991 Upper Deck Michael Jordan SP

1986 Topps Update Jose Canseco RC

1997 Donruss Signatures Rod Carew Significant Signatures Auto

2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects

The Card Investor offered up some free sets a while back. Yeah, that's right, I didn't say cards, I said sets. He was looking to add some followers to his blog and get some feedback, and in return he sent out sets of cards. Here are some of the sets he was giving away.

•2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects base set (Steven Strasburg RC, Buster Posey RC, Jason Heyward RC)
•2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects prospect set (Manny Machado, Jameson Taillon)
•2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects base set (Evan Longoria RC, Clayton Kershaw RC)
•2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects prospect set (Jesus Montero, Rick Porcello)
•2008 Donruss Threads ("Shoeless" Joe Jackson, Pete Rose, Jesus Montero, Madison Bumgarner)
•2007 Donruss Elite Extra Edition (David Price, Mat Latos, Drew Stubbs)
•Many More!

I ended up getting the 2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects base set, which was awesome because I wasn't really collecting in 2008 and didn't have any of the cards, other than maybe Max Scherzer which I got as trade. Thanks Card Investor! Here are a few highlights rom the set.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pack Break: 2010 Topps Update

I bought a pack of 2010 Topps Update Series at Wal-Mart about a week before Christmas. Believe it or not, I pulled my first and only Stephen Strasburg card out of this pack. Not exactly sure how I missed out on Strasburgmania. Oh well. Here are the highlights of the pack.

Three All-Star cards: Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier, and Rafeal Frucal 

A couple of rookie cards: Omar Beltre and Brian Matusz

J.J. Putz - The Arizona Diamondbacks recently signed Putz to a two year deal. 

More Tales of the Game - Cleverly titled "There's No Tying in Baseball"

Legendary Lineage - Walter Johnson and Stephen Strasburg

Fan Pack 2011: Cincinnati Reds

I recieved a Fan Pack from the Cincinatti Reds this past week. Lots of Mr. Redlegs, stickers, and the color red. See for yourself.

Unexpected Cards

Ryan, of the blog The Great Orioles Autograph Project, sent me a box of cards this past week. We have traded a few times in the past but these cards were totally unexpected. He slipped in a little note saying "Hope you enjoy these cards. Happy belated holidays!" I am definitly enjoying the cards Ryan! He sent over a great stack of D-Backs and a few cards for my Multiple Bat collection. Thanks Ryan! Here are a few of the highlights.

2009 UD O-Pee-Chee Diamondbacks Checklist

2010 Topps D-Backs Franchise History

Next up, a few other players from that 2001 World Series Championship team.

Jay Bell

Luis Gonzalez

Erubiel Durazo

Tony Womack

A few inserts and parallels.

2009 Topps Ring of Honor Randy Johnson

2000 Crown Royale Feature Attractions Erubiel Durazo

2009 UD O-Pee-Chee Stephen Drew Black Parallel

Next, some 2007 Bowman Heritage cards.

Drew and Quentin

Owings and Montero

Hudson and Jackson

A slew of J-Up cards to add to my collection.

And finally, Ryan sent over 9 Brandon Webb cards, one of which I did not already have. That makes 189 different Brandon Webbs.

2009 Topps Desert Heat Brandon Webb and Dan Haren

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

1987 Topps Jim Morrison 1/1

Scott of the blog Scott Crawford on Cards held a contest a few weeks back in which the idea was to provide the best caption to a 1959 Topps Larsen - Stengel card. I didn't win, dayf did. He was very deserving. I was the first runner up though. Scott was nice enough to offer a "uniquley defaced 1987 Topps card" to everyone that entered. So here it is. Thanks Scott!

1987 Topps Jim Morrison 1/1

Monday, January 10, 2011

And then there were five.

This 2001 SP Legendary Cuts Bat Card of Willie McCovey is my latest bat card of a 500 Home Run Club member. This card came today via eBay. I got it for $7 shipped. I need just five cards (soon to be four) to complete my goal; Ruth, Rodriguez, Killebrew, Palmeiro, and Foxx.

Barry Bonds 762
Hank Aaron 755
Babe Ruth 714
Willie Mays 660
Ken Griffey Jr. 630
Sammy Sosa 609
Frank Robinson 586
Mark McGwire 583
Alex Rodriguez 583
Harmon Killebrew 573
Rafael Palmeiro 569
Jim Thome 564
Reggie Jackson 563
Mike Schmidt 548
Manny Ramirez 546
Mickey Mantle 536
Jimmie Foxx 534
Willie McCovey 521
Frank Thomas 521
Ted Williams 521
Ernie Banks 512
Mel Ott 511
Gary Sheffield 509
Eddie Murray 504

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Fan Pack 2011: Cleveland Indians

I got a Fan Pack from the Cleveland Indians this week. It contained a form letter, coloring page, word search, 2 pocket schedules and a Slider mascot card. Not too bad. Definitly geared towards kids. We'll see how it compares to Fan Pack of other teams.