Sunday, May 23, 2010

2009 Spectrum Blasters

 I picked up two blasters of 2009 Upper Deck Spectrum at K-Mart yesterday. Each box had 4 packs with a "memorabilia card in every box (on average)". I don't know what the original price for each blaster was, but I paid $5.99 for each one, a "Fantastic Value". Here's what I got.

Ryan Howard base card

Aaron Rowand and Felix Hernandez Blue Parallel

John Smoltz and Ivan Rodriguez UD 20th Anniversary Cards - At least I got baseball related cards.

Tim Wakefield Spectrum Swatches Jersey Card

Ian Kinsler Spectrum Swatches Jersey Card

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Card Shop Purchase

Picked this up at the card shop today. It's pretty cool in person even though it is a manufactured patch. I like Feller and it's numbered 65/99, so for $2 bucks I couldn't pass it up. If anyone has the Dan Haren Hat Logo card and wants to trade for this Feller, let me know.

2010 Topps Bob Feller Cleveland Indians Hat Logo Card

Monday, May 17, 2010

Box Break: 2010 Topps National Chicle Retail Blaster

I had some time to kill on Saturday, so I picked up a 2010 Topps National Chicle Retail Blaster at Target. The blaster has 8 packs, oops sorry "7 packs plus one extra pack".  Not sure how I feel about National Chicle. Some of the cards are awesome and then some are just awful. I definitely like the retro stars the best. Here are the contents of my 8 packs. I will identify my favorite card out of each pack.

Pack 1 favorite card - Victor Martinez

Pack 2 favorite card - Bob Gibson

Pack 3 favorite card - Ichiro

Pack 4 favorite card - Yovani Gallardo

Pack 5 favorite card - Richie Ashburn

Pack 6 favorite card - Stan Musial

Pack 7 favorite card - Jayson Werth

Pack 8 favorite card - Carlos Lee

Sunday, May 16, 2010

The best bubblegum card ever!

Shelliebee of the blog the middle child put together a collection of cards featuring baseball players blowing bubbles using bubblegum. Here is, in my opinion, the best bubblegum card ever! It may or may not be a real bubble, but I still think it's an awesome card. I also really enjoy getting to see Griffey's locker.

1995 Pinnacle Ken Griffey Jr

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A unique eBay experience!!

I bought this 2010 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection DAN HAREN Jersey card off eBay last Sunday. When it arrived I noticed that it had a small crease on the front of the card that I had not noticed when looking at it on eBay. The crease goes from the tip of the home plate/jersey to the edge of the card. You can see a tiny white spot above the "o" in Worn, that's where the crease is.

I left the seller positive feedback but mentioned that the card had a small crease on front that was not visable in scan and not mentioned in the listing. About 20 minutes after leaving the feedback, I saw that I had an email from PayPal. The eBay seller had refunded me my money and left a note saying that he was sorry, that he had not noticed the crease, and for me to keep the card. I was shocked. I had not expected the seller to do anything, and  I realize that the crease is most likely from the factory (that's why I left positive feedback). Seller rebos went above and beyond when it comes to customer service. I thanked him and let him know that he will have a repeat customer. Check out his other items on eBay if you get a chance. It's nice to know that there are good eBay sellers out there committed to doing the right thing. Thanks rebos!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

2007 UD SP Rookie Edition Diamondbacks

On a recent trip to my local card shop, I had decided to spend $10 or less. After spending about a half hour browsing, I made my purchases. I picked up the following 6 Diamondback cards, all from the 2007 UD SP Rookie Edition set and a package of penny sleves. The Diamondback cards were 6 for $1 and the package of penny sleves was $1, so I spent a grand total of $2 bucks. Who says card collecting has to be an expensive hobby?

2007 UD SP Rookie Edition MICAH OWINGS Rookie Cards 

2007 UD SP Rookie Edition MIGUEL MONTERO Rookie Card 

2007 UD SP Rookie Edition and Bowman Heritage MARK REYNOLDS Rookie Cards

 2007 UD SP Rookie Edition BRANDON WEBB

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Autographs from Spring Trainings Past

A few days ago I was looking for something in my garage, when I came accross a box that had some sports magazines and newspapers (Baseball Weekly and The Sporting News) inside that I had kept over the years. Also inside the box was a small binder of cards that I had taken with me to Spring Training games and practices back in 2004. Most of the cards in the binder were unsigned, but here is a look at the cards that I was able to get signed.

2003 Fleer BRET BOONE


1991 Topps CARL EVERETT Rookie Card



2002 Fleer Tradition Updates EDDIE GUARDADO

1995 Upper Deck Prospects EINAR DIAZ

2003 Upper Deck ERIC OWENS


1996 UD Collectors Choice HERBERT PERRY

2001 Bowman Heritage JOHN OLERUD

2002 Fleer Tradition Updates JULIO MATEO


1989 Topps PAT BORDERS


1998 Topps TODD GREENE