Sunday, December 1, 2019

Testing Out My New Laptop

My computer has been on the fritz for a while now and it's not the only reason that I haven't been blogging as much this year, but it doesn't help it either. On Black Friday I purchased a laptop and it arrived yesterday. You can probably guess which website I ordered it from based on how quickly it arrived.

This is my first post from my new laptop. Other than for work, I've never owned a laptop before, but I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully, in addition to being a lot faster, it will make blogging more convenient.

Alright, this wouldn't be a proper post without some cards.

How about this Allen & Ginter Double Rip card. I picked this up at my LCS a few months back for about $8, I think It was ripped, but included all three cards. I don't have the cards in front of me at the moment, so I can't remember what the first two are numbered out of, but the Adam Wainwright, mini mini card is numbered out of 2.

The Wainwright card is tiny. Not much bigger than a postage stamp. I imagine whoever pulled this card was ultimately disappointed with the end results. They probably had visions of more than $8 when it was first pulled from its pack. I don't collect any of the players featured, so the only reason I bought it was for the novelty of it being a Double Rip card.

Anyone out there pulled anything noteworthy from a Double Rip card?


  1. Congratulations on the purchase of a new laptop. As for your question... unfortunately... the only rip cards I've had the pleasure of tearing into are the 1998 Zenith cards.

  2. The Bautista is numbered out of 25, and the Miggy out of 15. It's right there in the scan!

    Never had a rip card, myself. I suppose I'd have to rip it, but I'd be pretty apprehensive about it either way. Would really hate to, say, rip open a Miguel Cabrera and find an Adam Wainwright inside!

    Just ordered a new laptop, too, but won't get it for another week or two. Good luck to both of us there!

  3. For all of the Ginter I've opened over the years, I've never actually ripped my own Double Rip card!

  4. I bought a new Chromebook a couple of months ago and haven't been disappointed yet. I used to have to travel from the downstairs sorting room to the upstairs desktop when I was updating my collection online, but it's so much easier now! Good luck!
    I've never seen the mini from the mini rip card in comparison to the others. It is so tiny!

  5. It is amazing how much a Rip Card can go for unripped, but just $8 afterwards.

  6. I have a McCutchen mini mini. They're incredibly tiny.

    I'm looking into getting a new laptop