Friday, September 12, 2014

Vintage Pickups: 1963 Topps #210 Sandy Koufax


Well that didn't take very long did it? My most recent pickup was yet ANOTHER HOF'er from '63.

Sandy Koufax.

Another great one i plucked off ebay at a price i was amazed to see. I'll take the old stuff over the new crap they put out these days (topps chrome, bowman platinum, etc.) anyday of the week

Paid: $35

At 35 bucks, this was a complete bargain to me. I couldn't find any other one on the bay for a reasonable price. So of course, i jumped all over this.

It seems to me these days vintage is popping up all over the place at good prices.
It must be the newer stuff that grabs "collectors" eyes today.

I have more great ones coming, stay tuned.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Vintage Pickups: 1963 Topps #320 Warren Spahn


Im sure the year 1963 is a year that might seem familiar to most of you out there who read/follow this blog, for those who don't, 1963 Topps is my favorite baseball card set of all-time.

My 63' set just took another big step towards completion. I don't own many HOFer's from that set but im working on it.

Im not too picky as far as condition goes, as long as i complete this set, thats all that matters. I thought i found a gem of a deal when i saw this on ebay.

Paid: $7

Meet Warren Spahn.

A 363 career game winner, the all-time wins leader by a left-handed pitcher & he is considered to be one of the greatest pitchers ever to play the game.

I remember very well watching the introduction to the all-century team at the 1999 All-Star Game at Fenway Park. I thought it was really cool being 14 years old, seeing legends of the past being united with the present.



Thursday, June 5, 2014

More Heritage Goodies

Earlier this week i went on sort of a spending spree on anything from 01-14 heritage.

the highlights:

Meet Andy Pafko. Now, i have no clue who this guy is. I only know his name because he's card #1 in the 52' Topps set.

I paid $20 bucks for this off ebay, i was actually very surprised i got it that cheap because in the past i've seen this card go for about $50-$65.

At $20 this is a "steal of a deal", and it'll really help build up my 03' auto collection since it's looking a little dry these days.


Prince Fielder is out for the season? wow, i almost forgot about that! Normally you don't see these bazooka mini's pop up online for a decent price, but this one did.

Paid: $7

It's the second most i've paid for a mini of any type with the exception of a 2013 bazooka mini of Andrew McCutchen.

I usually buy a lot of retail and i never seemed to find any of these in rack packs. Are they that difficult to find? I did manage to get two more different ones but......those results will come at a later time.






Monday, May 19, 2014

Random Pack break: 2014 Bowman

Yes. I am trying something a bit different this time, 2014 Bowman.

Since my last blog post, i have been gutting that 14' Heritage set like a fish and now i am happy to say that it's been completed.

But now i am bored. Around the corner is Series 2, so i thought i would have a random pack break.

Product Review: 2014 Bowman consists of 220 base cards, a ton of prospects, rookies, autos, & parallels. I used to be pretty interested in Bowman probably up until 05-06'ish when they started loading it up with parallels and rookies i've never heard of.

My most recent "bowman pack purchasing" has been almost non-existent. I can't justify paying 3 bucks a pack for a product loaded with only a 220 card base set. I don't value this brand as a big set builder unlike i do with vintage,Heritage,flagship.

I also enjoy the fact that i don't feel like chasing after 1/1 rookie parallel autos of someone i have no interest in collecting.

So, i thought i'd share with you my only 2014 bowman pack break (and probably the only one i will buy all year) 

Base:

#39 Andrew Lambo RC - we're off to a bad start, another rookie i've never heard of. Perhaps one of you Pirates super-collectors out there would enjoy this one.
#51 C.C. Sabathia 
#64 Yovani Gallardo
#73 Tim Lincecum
#149 Asdrubal Cabrera

Parallels:



BM-SDP5 Jace Peterson Mini Refractor - now, i don't ever recall bowman putting mini's in their product. Is there anyone out there that can tell me if this is a first? It seems like a trend in the hobby these days 

Chrome Prospects: 

BCP19 Billy Burns 

BCP25 Kris Bryant - i am not too familiar with the prospects in this product, but i can tell you this is one of the "good ones" Luckily for you guys, it's up for grabs if you want it. Maybe someday in 2020 he'll pop up in a flagship set, who knows.

Prospects:

BP49 Isiah Kiner-Falefa
BP57 Andrew Thurman

As i expected, this pack was a total flop. I hope all of you enjoyed this, because it'll be the last time i open up a pack of this stuff. It's all up for grabs. 



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Trade Bait: Allen & Ginter 2006-2013

Most of you bloggers out there enjoy A&G. Me? not so much anymore.
Thats why im giving YOU, the readers a chance to take this stuff off of my hands.

updated daily.

2006:

#2 Aubrey Huff
#18 Angel Berroa
#47 Jeremy Burnitz
#103 Aaron Boone
#104 Roger Clemens
#174 Richie Sexson
#179 A.J. Burnett
#191 Chone Figgins
#196 Mark Prior
#241 Bob Wickman
#270 Nap LaJoie
#272 Paul Waner
#283 Bob Gibson
#286 Ernie Banks
#290 Cal Ripken Jr.
#296 Willie Randolph

2007:

#2 Mike Gonzalez
#4 Josh Hamilton
#13 Eleanor Roosevelt
#70 Jermaine Dye
#90 Miguel Cabrera
#99 Shawn Green
#126 Curt Schilling
#187 Russell Martin
#205 Jimmy Rollins
#254 Chris Stewart
#260 Andruw Jones
#278 Julio Juarez
#297 Josh Beckett
#349 Jesse Litsch

2009:

#2 Zack Greinke
#3 Manny Parra (2 available)
#4 Jorge Posada
#5 Luke Hochevar
#6 Adam Eaton
#7 John Smoltz
#8 Matt Cain
#9 Ryan Theriot
#10 Chone Figgins
#11 Jacoby Ellsbury
#12 Jermaine Dye
#13 Travis Hafner
#14 Troy Tulowitzki
#15 Alfred Nobel
#16 Josh Johnson
#17 Manny Ramirez
#18 Clyde Parris
#19 Mike Pelfrey
#20 Adam Jones
#22 Mariano Rivera
#23 Kristin Armstrong
#24 Steve Wiebe
#25 Evan Longoria
#26 Charles Goodyear
#27 Chien Ming Wang
#28 Ervin Santana
#29 Jonathan Papelbon (2 available)
#30 Ryan Howard
#31 Nick Markakis
#32 Jeremy Bonderman
#33 Florence Nightingale
#34 Ryan Dempster
#35 Geovany Soto
#36 Joba Chamberlain
#37 Andre Ethier
#38 Troy Glaus
#39 Hanley Ramirez
#40 Jeremy Hermida
#41 Victor Martinez
#43 Koji Uehara
#44 Freddy Sanchez
#45 Derrek Lee
#46 Brian Roberts
#47 J.J. Hardy
#48 Brigham Young
#49 Ubaldo Jimenez
#50 Pat Neshek
#51 Ryan Perry
#52 Aaron Hill
#53 Clayton Kershaw
#54 Carlos Guillen
#55 Alex Rios
#57 Frank Evans
#58 Brad Hawpe
#61 Burke Kenny
#66 Alex Rodriguez
#67 Ian Kinsler
#69 James Loney
#70 Rick Ankiel
#73 Vernon Wells
#75 David Wright
#78 Eric Byrnes
#82 Justin Verlander
#85 Jason Jaramillo
#86 Michael Cuddyer
#87 Aaron Cook
#91 Alex Gordon
#96 Geronimo
#99 Chris Duncan
#100 Ichiro
#101 Andrew Bailey
#102 Edinson Volquez
#105 Kurt Suzuki
#107 Bryan Berg
#136 Mickey Mantle
#137 Mark Teixeira
#138 Garrett Atkins
#139 Daisuke Matsuzaka
#140 Loren Opstedahl
#201 Travis Snider
#202 Conor Jackson
#203 Scott Kazmir
#205 Ryan Braun
#206 Miguel Tejada 
#230 Torii Hunter
#263 Brian Duensing
#267 Melvin Mora
#268 Andy Pettitte

2010:

#1 Adam Lind
#3 Ryan Braun
#9 Kelly Kulick
#22 Lucy
#28 Felipe Lopez

2011:

#42 Heath Bell

2012:

#57 Michael Pineda
#79 Yoenis Cespedes
#137 George Brett
#212 Ken Griffey Jr. 
#238 Austin Jackson
#239 Liam Hendricks
#240 Steve Lombardozzi
#243 Aramis Ramirez
#244 Brett Anderson
#315 Dellin Betances SP
#327 Jon Lester SP
#332 Guy Bluford SP
#339 Swin Cash SP
#343 Zack Greinke SP
#345 Nolan Ryan SP
#350 Howie Kendrick SP

2013:

#6 Chanel Iman

#243 Jason Dufner

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Trade Bait: Panini Cooperstown 2012-2013

2013:

#1 Lou Gehrig
#12 Frank Baker
#17 Satchel Paige
#23 Hack Wilson
#28 Buck Leonard
#29 Jim Bottomley
#32 Jimmie Foxx
#34 Harry Heilmann
#43 Bobby Doerr
#48 Rick Ferrell
#59 Phil Rizzuto 
#65 Vin Scully
#69 Red Schoendienst
#72 Robin Roberts
#85 Joe Morgan
#89 Juan Marichal
#90 Carl Yastrzemski
#91 Tony Perez

Red Crystal #'d /399

#77 Steve Carlton

Colgans Chips 

Connie Mack
Sam Rice

Historic Tickets

#8 Sadaharu Oh

Induction

#1 Frank Robinson

International Play

#10 Cristobal Torriente

Museum Pieces

#14 Walter Johnson Glove

Monday, March 10, 2014

Trade Bait: Topps Update

Like everything else under my trade section, this will be updated daily.

2005:

#UH47 Nick Green
#UH166 Ken Griffey Jr.
#UH249 Heath Totten
#UH301 Chuck James
#UH311 Stephen Drew

2006:

#UH2 Adam Eaton
#UH14 David Wells
#UH26 Ryan Wagner
#UH41 Shawn Green
#UH87 Maicer Izturis
#UH115 Fernando Rodney
#UH159 David Pauley
#UH180 Vladimir Guerrero
#UH300 Pirates Leaders Sanchez/Bay
#UH315 Indians Leaders Hafner/Sabathia

Gold

#UH34 Robinson Tejada

Rookie Debut

#RD-14 Reggie Abercrombie
#RD-17 Ricky Nolasco
#RD-25 Russell Martin

2007:

#UH145 Macay McBride
#UH208 Mark Buehrle

2009:

#UH21 Matt Diaz
#UH34 Laynce Nix
#UH37 Adam Kennedy
#UH39 Jake Fox
#UH46 Clayton Richard
#UH68 David Eckstein
#UH91 Anderson Hernandez
#UH109 Orlando Hudson
#UH121 Brandon Inge
#UH144 Ronny Cedeno
#UH151 Jayson Werth
#UH156 Heath Bell
#UH157 Josh Hamilton (3 available)
#UH158 Wilson Valdez (3 available)
#UH159 Chad Billingsley (3 available)
#UH160 Edgar Renteria (3 available)
#UH161 Andrew Bailey (3 available)
#UH164 Brett Tomko
#UH165 Maicer Izturis (3 available)
#UH167 Julio Borbon (3 available)
#UH168 Paul Phillips (2 available)
#UH169 Mark Kotsay (5 available)
#UH170 Jason Giambi (4 available)
#UH171 Trevor Hoffman (5 available)
#UH172 Tyler Greene (2 available)
#UH175 Jody Gerut
#UH176 Diory Hernandez (3 available)
#UH177 Neftali Feliz (2 available)
#UH178 Josh Beckett (4 available)
#UH179 Carl Crawford
#UH181 Zach Duke
#UH182 Mark Buehrle
#UH186 Zack Greinke (2 available)
#UH196 Brian Fuentes
#UH198 Roy Halladay (3 available)
#UH208 Chad Gaudin (2 available)
#UH211 Brad Bergesen (2 available)
#UH212 Ian Kinsler
#UH213 Josh Johnson (4 available)
#UH214 Jason Grilli (2 available)
#UH215 Felix Hernandez
#UH217 Craig Stammen (3 available)
#UH218 Cliff Lee
#UH241 Dewayne Wise (2 available)
#UH258 Nyjer Morgan
#UH263 Matt Holliday
#UH274 Joe Mauer
#UH292 Yuniesky Betancourt
#UH296 Casey McGehee
#UH302 Casey Kotchman

Gold

#UH34 Laynce Nix
#UH85 Joe Crede
#UH116 Alfredo Figaro
#UH118 Blake Hawksworth
#UH160 Edgar Renteria
#UH169 Mark Kotsay
#UH183 Guillermo Quiroz
#UH199 Mike Rivera
#UH202 Angel Berroa
#UH216 Mat Latos
#UH234 Mike Sweeney
#UH261 Aaron Bates
#UH274 Joe Mauer
#UH278 Gaby Sanchez

Topps Town

TTT66 Chris Carpenter

2011:

#US1 Adrian Gonzalez
#US2 Ty Wigginton (4 available)
#US3 Blake Beavan (5 available)
#US4 Brian McCann (5 available)
#US5 Josh Willingham (4 available)
#US6 Prince Fielder (3 available)
#US7 Nate Schierholtz (4 available)
#US9 Jose Iglesias (3 available)
#US10 Jose Bautista (2 available)
#US11 Jason Pridie
#US12 Greg Dobbs
#US13 Koyie Hill (3 available)
#US14 Alex Avila (4 available)
#US15 Aaron Heilman (2 available)
#US16 Welington Casillo (2 available)
#US17 Craig Gentry (2 available)
#US19 Mike Napoli (3 available)
#US20 Adrian Gonzalez (5 available)
#US21 Prince Fielder (3 available)
#US22 Randall Delgado (3 available)
#US23 Chance Ruffin (3 available)
#US24 Rex Brothers (2 available)
#US25 Tim Stauffer (2 available)
#US26 Jered Weaver (3 available)
#US27 Joey Devine
#US28 Adam Kennedy (4 available)
#US29 Mike MacDougal (3 available)
#US30 Dustin Ackley (2 available)
#US32 Matt Stairs (3 available)
#US33 Jayson Nix (5 available)
#US34 David Ross (2 available)
#US36 Josh Judy (2 available)
#US37 Rick Ankiel (2 available)
#US38 Josh Hamilton (3 available)
#US39 Eduardo Sanchez (2 available)
#US40 Brian Fuentes (5 available)
#US41 Lou Marson (2 available)
#US42 David Ortiz (2 available)
#US43 Carlos Quentin (2 available)
#US44 Matt Treanor (3 available)
#US45 Peter Moylan (3 available)
#US46 Angel Sanchez (7 available)
#US48 Scott Hairston (3 available)
#US49 Rickie Weeks (3 available)
#US50 Jered Weaver (2 available)
#US51 Andruw Jones
#US52 Lance Berkman (5 available)
#US53 Koji Uehara (4 available)
#US54 Jerry Sands (3 available)
#US55 Anthony Rizzo (3 available)
#US56 Ryan Adams (3 available)
#US57 Tony Campana
#US58 Tim Lincecum (5 available)
#US61 Nick Masset (4 available)
#US62 Jason Marquis (4 available)
#US63 Doug Fister (3 available)
#US65 Mitchell Boggs (2 available)
#US66 Andy Dirks
#US67 Miguel Olivo (2 available)
#US68 Tyler Clippard (5 available)
#US69 Gerald Laird (2 available)
#US70 Michael Wuertz (3 available)
#US71 Jeff Francis
#US72 Colby Rasmus (6 available)
#US73 Juan Nicasio (4 available)
#US74 Henry Blanco (2 available)
#US75 Gio Gonzalez (3 available)
#US76 Nolan Reimold (3 available)
#US78 David Ortiz (3 available)
#US80 Jose Bautista (2 available)
#US81 Aaron Harang (4 available)
#US82 Mark Ellis (6 available)
#US84 Pablo Sandoval (4 available)
#US85 Roy Halladay (5 available)
#US86 Rafael Furcal (4 available)
#US87 Clayton Mortensen (2 available)
#US88 Orlando Cabrera (3 available)
#US89 Sean O' Sullivan (5 available)
#US90 James Russell (4 available)
#US91 Brandon League
#US92 Hunter Pence (5 available)
#US93 Matt Downs (3 available)
#US94 Ryan Vogelsong (3 available)
#US95 Lyle Overbay (3 available)
#US96 Ryan Hanigan (5 available)
#US97 Cody Eppley (5 available)
#US98 Alexi Ogando (2 available)
#US99 Carlos Villanueva (2 available)
#US100 Cliff Lee
#US101 Scott Downs (3 available)
#US102 Sean Burnett (2 available)
#US103 Josh Collmenter (3 available)
#US104 Logan Forsythe
#US105 Joel Hanrahan
#US106 Ryan Ludwick (3 available)
#US107 Brandon McCarthy (3 available)
#US108 Ubaldo Jimenez (3 available)
#US109 Jair Jurrjens (4 available)
#US110 Edgar Renteria (4 available)
#US111 Scott Sizemore (3 available)
#US112 Lonnie Chisenhall
#US113 Chris Perez (3 available)
#US114 Lance Lynn
#US115 Kerry Wood (6 available)
#US116 Shawn Camp (2 available)
#US117 Michael Stutes (3 available)
#US118 Michael Pineda (3 available)
#US119 Jeff Francoeur (4 available)
#US120 Bobby Parnell (4 available)
#US121 Jon Rauch
#US122 Alfredo Aceves (3 available)
#US124 Xavier Paul
#US126 Adrian Gonzalez (3 available)
#US127 Rickie Weeks (4 available)
#US129 Brooks Conrad (5 available)
#US130 David Robertson (2 available)
#US131 Jeff Keppinger (3 available)
#US132 Jose Altuve (3 available)
#US133 Fernando Salas (5 available)
#US134 Michael Bourn (2 available)
#US135 Grant Balfour (4 available)
#US136 Brandon Crawford (3 available)
#US137 Willie Bloomquist
#US138 Michael Young (3 available)
#US139 Rafael Soriano (2 available)
#US140 Clayton Kershaw (4 available)
#US141 Mike Cameron (3 available)
#US142 Alex White (3 available)
#US143 Craig Kimbrel
#US151 Cory Gearrin (2 available)
#US152 Julio Teheran (4 available)
#US172 Jonny Venters (3 available)
#US186 J.D. Martinez (2 available)
#US187 Bobby Wilson (2 available)
#US196 Philip Humber
#US197 Brandon League (2 available)
#US198 Kevin Jepsen
#US200 Vladimir Guerrero (3 available)
#US201 Hisanori Takahashi
#US202 Derrek Lee
#US203 Juan Nicasio (3 available)
#US204 Brian Wilson
#US206 J.P. Howell
#US207 Jay Bruce (3 available)
#US208 Javier Lopez (3 available)
#US209 Rubby De La Rosa (3 available)
#US210 Jayson Werth (4 available)
#US212 Pat Neshek (2 available)
#US213 Louis Coleman (2 available)
#US214 Matt Daley
#US215 Michael Dunn
#US216 Takashi Saito (2 available)
#US217 Elliot Johnson (2 available)
#US218 Matt Kemp (3 available)
#US219 George Sherrill (4 available)
#US220 Adam Dunn (2 available)
#US221 Jamey Carroll (4 available)
#US222 Chris Gimenez (5 available)
#US223 Arthur Rhodes (4 available)
#US224 Bill Hall (2 available)
#US225 David DeJesus (4 available)
#US226 Steve Pearce
#US227 Kosuke Fukudome (2 available)
#US228 Zach Britton (3 available)
#US229 Asdrubal Cabrera (3 available)
#US230 Miguel Cabrera (3 available)
#US231 Charlie Blackmon (4 available)
#US232 Miguel Tejada (6 available)
#US233 John McDonald (2 available)
#US234 Brandon Crawford (3 available)
#US235 Charlie Morton (5 available)
#US236 Jose Morales (2 available)
#US237 Ryan Roberts (5 available)
#US238 Carlos Beltran (5 available)
#US239 J.J. Hardy (3 available)
#US240 Blake Tekotte
#US241 Brandon Wood (4 available)
#US242 Matt Holliday (5 available)
#US243 Chris Denorfia
#US244 Francisco Rodriguez (3 available)
#US245 Kevin Correia (3 available)
#US246 Alcides Escobar (4 available)
#US248 Octavio Dotel (2 available)
#US250 Zack Greinke (3 available)
#US251 Justin Turner 
#US253 Scott Linebrink (3 available)
#US254 Dustin Ackley (3 available)
#US255 Allen Craig (3 available)
#US256 Mark Kotsay (3 available)
#US257 Erik Bedard (2 available)
#US259 Andre Ethier (3 available)
#US260 Matt Holliday (3 available)
#US261 John Buck (4 available)
#US298 Yorvit Torrealba
#US271 Eric O' Flaherty (5 available)
#US274 Jeff Karstens (3 available)
#US275 Michael Cuddyer (2 available)
#US276 Yuniesky Betancourt (2 available)
#US277 Sam LeCure (2 available)
#US278 Jacoby Ellsbury (2 available)
#US279 Trevor Plouffe
#US280 Kyle Farnsworth (2 available)
#US281 Mark Melancon (3 available)
#US282 Brad Hand (2 available)
#US283 LaTroy Hawkins (3 available)
#US284 Laynce Nix (3 available)
#US285 David Purcey (3 available)
#US287 Matt Joyce (2 available)
#US288 Eric Thames (3 available)
#US289 Eric Chavez 
#US290 Sean Burroughs
#US291 Andrew McCutchen (2 available)
#US292 Mike Adams (3 available)
#US294 Edwin Jackson (3 available)
#US295 Wilson Ramos (2 available)
#US296 Bobby Jenks (4 available)
#US297 Chase D' Arnaud (5 available)
#US298 Yorvit Torrealba (2 available)
#US300 Carl Crawford (5 available)
#US301 Tom Gorzelanny
#US302 Alex Torres
#US303 Juan Uribe (3 available)
#US304 Hunter Pence (4 available)
#US305 Carlos Beltran (2 available)
#US306 Brandon Phillips (6 available)
#US307 Casey Coleman (3 available)
#US308 Kyle Seager
#US309 Paul Konerko
#US311 Drew Butera (3 available)
#US312 Danny Duffy (3 available)
#US313 Tyson Ross (3 available)
#US314 Armando Galarraga (3 available)
#US315 Carlos Pena (3 available)
#US316 Justin Upton (4 available)
#US317 Craig Counsell
#US318 Brayan Pena
#US319 Corey Patterson (6 available)
#US321 Gaby Sanchez (4 available)
#US322 Fernando Martinez (3 available)
#US324 Melvin Mora (2 available)
#US325 Jason Giambi (4 available)
#US326 Trevor Bell (3 available)
#US327 Blake Beavan (5 available)
#US328 Kevin Gregg (4 available)
#US329 Dee Gordon (6 available)
#US330 Lance Berkman

60

T60-104 Alex Rodriguez
T60-120 Ozzie Smith
T60-126 Frank Robinson (2 available)
T60-131 Christy Mathewson

Cognac

#US52 Lance Berkman
#US300 Carl Crawford

Target Red Border

#US22 Randall Delgado
#US99 Carlos Villanueva
#US117 Michael Stutes
#US123 Brad Penny
#US151 Cory Gearrin
#US152 Julio Teheran
#US160 Victor Martinez
#US163 Adrian Beltre
#US180 Daniel Moskos
#US236 Jose Morales
#US267 Sam Fuld
#US282 Brad Hand
#US295 Wilson Ramos
#US309 Paul Konerko
#US325 Jason Giambi
#US328 Kevin Gregg

2012:

#US124 Brad Peacock (2 available)
#US135 Clay Hensley
#US249 Angel Pagan

2013:

#US20 Carlos Gomez
#US32 Adeiny Hechavarria
#US73 Buster Posey
#US155 J.B. Shuck
#US159 Donald Lutz
#US175 Carlos Martinez
#US180 Bryce Harper