Saturday, July 16, 2011

Who Is This Guy and Why Does Everybody Want Him?

    Hey all. A question from my Diamond Give Away site portfolio. Who is  Bob Bailey and why do I get numerous trade offers for him on a daily basis on the site. I have a 2011 Bob Gibson diamond that gets lots of offers.....
 (I still haven't gotten the right one yet but he is up for trade) and that's very understandable but after him I get the most offers on this 73 Topps #505.

   Why? I never heard of him, the Expos are not exactly many team collectors target, it looks like the basic spring training pose, I just don't get it. There are 230 of them unlocked. I have several cards pre 1970 that don't get near the attention that this one does.  Is he an undercover super hero, pehaps the card has gold flakes inside.  Please, all you knowledgeable bloggers out there tell me why this is the second most requested card in my virtual collection. Let's hear all your theory's out there.

  That's all for now. Keep rockin your cardboard dreams gang!

Thanks for Reading!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Joy Of A Completed....Name! and A Contest Plug.

Hey all. Almost the end of a very busy work week (got called in to work tomorrow again) and I have a "Joy of a Completed" post to share with you all. I have a completed name I have been working on for a while. I am fairly cheap when I shop for singles on e-bay, COMC, the LCS, etc. so this took some time but I finally got the last letter of the 2009 Topps Finest letter patch autos for Bobby Parnell.

   Oops, I cut the last "L" off but it's really there.

     That's better. These manu letter patches are serial numbered to 170 and he did a nice job with the signatures on fairly thin letters. The "R" was most elusive and last letter I needed and it finally came a couple of weeks ago courtesy of an e-bay auction that stayed in my price range. The timing is great as Mr. Parnell has a real chance to become the Mets closer since the trading of K-Rod to the Brewers for a couple of unknown players to be named later. Terry Collins says he will determine his ninth inning pitcher by the situation but we all know that the hot hand will get the job after a couple of weeks go by and somebody stands out. Bobby can throw gas so if his control holds up he has an excellent chance to secure the closer role.

     I also grabbed this sweet looking blue refractor /25 along the way. My next letter project may be the John Niese letters from 2009 Finest and Josh Thole letters from 2010 Finest as I have a couple from each already so if anybody has any let me know.

   On the contest front, go on over to Plaschke Thy Sweater Is Argyle and jump on in his first contest before it's too late. He has a great blog from out west and is an awesome trader so you can't lose.

   That's all for now. Keep rockin your cardboard dreams people!

Thanks for Reading!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Some LCS Scores! and I have an auction running.

   Hello all. I have a few scores from 2 of my LCS's. First up is some stuff from the shop I work near sometimes and a couple of weeks ago that was just the case so here are a few highlights.

    In honor of 3000 and then some I have to show the Jeter 1997 UD3 Future Impact. They couldn't have a better subset to put  Jeter in. The picture sucks but the silver part on the right side is actually transparent with another image. Congrats on a hell of a day in you quest to reach 3000 hits Mr. Jeter.
   A nice Pagan RC, a bargain box Zeile jersey and a good deal on the Pelfrey manu patch were fun too. 

     Mike, the owner, also gave me a sweet deal on these 9 Mantle cards. They are the first 9 in a 19 card set from 1996 Stadium Club Members Only. He told me they were one per box at the time so I hope chasing them is doable. Now I begin the search for #MM10 thru MM19 so if anybody can help, please drop me a line.

     Next I have some goodies from the other LCS I frequent. I was on the way to pick up my two dogs from "kennel camp" yesterday and the shop is on the way so when I volunteered to go pick up the dogs after a nine hour drive back from NC I certainly had some other motive in mind as well. I feel a little bad when I go in there now since the owner died back in March but the guy (John) running the shop for his wife is also very cool and certainly is doing a fantastic job keeping the shop alive. He in fact said he was glad to see me as he found a few binders in the back while organizing and thought I may like to check them out since he knows how much I like relic cards. I am surely glad he did as here are a bunch I found to my liking.
  A couple of Curtis Martin's and a Leon Washington jumped out of the football side and I grabbed the Giles on the sweet patch alone.

   What can I say about this group, a couple of Gwynn's, Palmer and Murray representing the O's quite well and Bo knows dual relics pretty nicely.

    The two biggest (at least by price) finds are these Ripken and George Brett cards. My first Brett and second Ripkin (Shushi Platter got me my first) relics are awesome. John was quite fair on the prices on all these so I am real happy with all the additions to my collections. Sorry gang, none of these are for trade as it was mostly personal collection items during these trips although there were a couple of other cards that some of you may see down the road in trades.   

    On a different note, I have re listed the Wrapper Redemption auto of Randy Jackson /60 (Cubs) I got on E-Bay so again if a blogger buys it I will throw in some kind of bonus cards depending on what you collect. If you are interested send me an e-mail and I will let you know the reserve price and maybe I can lower it a bit for a loyal reader. If you direct somebody else to the auction and they buy it and mention your name I will give you a "finders fee" in the form of some cards also. Check it out HERE.

    That's all for now. Keep rockin your cardboard dreams people!

Thanks for Reading!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Vacation Trade Pile Continues!

    Hey all. Today is my last day of vacation down here in beautiful North Carolina in the Outer Banks (OBX). it's been fun doing the trade piles and with two being claimed while I am here in NC let's try to get one more done before I leave. As we wrap up all the fun and sun and pack our stuff in preparation for a midnight departure back to New York City I will add some old school to the pile.

1975 Topps #287 Roric Harrison (Braves)

2010 Topps Chrome #140 Koji Uehara (Orioles)

    There you go, something old and something chromed. That's all from here in NC, my next post will be from back at home in NY.
Keep rockin your cardboard dreams!

Thanks for Reading!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

A New Vacation Trade Pile Begins!

Hey all. I begin "Vacation Trade Pile" number three today. We will begin this one with a chrome from 2010..........

2010 Topps Chrome #140 Koji Uehara (Orioles)

 Same story, claim the pile for a card I need from my "Wanted Table" and we are all happy.

Thanks for Reading!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Vacation Trade Pile Addition and A Contest Plug!

Hello all. Another day down here in Carolla NC having fun in the sun (and some rain too) and another addition to the trade pile. After you check it out you can head on over to Justin's World to jump in on his contest, it looks like a fun one.

  The pile grows to four........................

2007 Topps Flashback Frifays #FF3 Ken Griffey Jr. (Reds)

2010 Topps Heritage #306 Cliff Lee (Phillies)

1983 Topps #49 Willie McGee (Cardinals)

2007 Topps Turkey Red #90 Justin Morneau (Twins)

 Same routine, claim the pile for a card I need from my "Wanted Table" and we are both winners.

That's all for now. Keep rockin your cardboard dreams!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Vacation Trade Pile Goes To Three!

     Hello all. Another card goes onto the trade pile...................

2010 Topps Heritage #306 Cliff Lee (Phillies)

1983 Topps #49 Willie McGee (Cardinals)

2007 Topps Turkey Red #90 Justin Morneau (Twins)
Same story as usual, claim the pile for a card I need from my "Wanted Table" and everybody is happy.
That's it for tonight. Keep rockin your cardboard dreams!

Thanks for Reading!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Vacation Trade Pile Grows! Happy 4th!

    Happy 4th of July to everybody! I forgot to take pictures of patriotic cards so my well wishes will have to do. The trade pile now grows........

1983 Topps #49 Willie McGee (Cardinals)

2007 Topps Turkey Red #90 Justin Morneau (Twins)

    Same story as usual, claim the pile for a card I need from my "Wanted Table" and everybody is happy.

That's all for now, party safe and keep rockin those cardboard dreams!


Thanks for Reading!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Contest Over At Jaybarkerfans's Junk Ends Tomorrow Plus A Rant Contest Plug.

   Hey gang, a quick contest plug for Jaybarkerfan's Junk's quest for new followers. Head on over and get in on the action. Please tell him I sent you so we both have a chance to win.

   Also at a blog new to me is another contest. Rants, reviews, and fandom is having a contest with a comment and plug theme so jump in there too.

Thanks for Reading!

Another Vacation Trade Pile!

    Hello all. Day two on vacation yields trade pile number two. Madding jumped on the Edmonds rainbow so we begin another pile from beautiful North Carolina. I will be taking your restaurant recommendation Spankee. As I write this, the Mets win in extra innings against the Yankees!!!! The next pile starts with...........................

2007 Topps Turkey Red #90 Justin Morneau (Twins)

     Same story as usual, claim the pile for a card I need from my "Wanted Table" and everybody is happy.

Thanks for Reading!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Vacation Trade Pile Begins!

   Hello all. Today I post on vacation from Carolla, North Carolina (The Outer Banks for those familiar). I arrived around 8:30 am after leaving New York City around midnight last night and I am glad to be here to begin a week of relaxation and family fun. I will be trying to do trade pile posts as they are quick and my excess consumption of alcohol shouldn't affect the outcome. (thanks to spell check).

    A new trade pile begins with......................

2007 Bowman Heritage Rainbow #177 Jim Edmonds (Cardinals)

    You know the deal, a card (or cards) from my wanted table gets the pile so don't be shy.

I'm off to bbq now, keep rockin your cardboard dreams!

Thanks for Reading!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Can You Say Contest??

Quick note to plug a contest. Plaschke Thy Sweater Is Argyle is holding his first contest and has some cool prizes for 2 winners so head on over and check it out. He has a great blog from out on the left coast so show some love to him.

Thanks For Reading!