Sunday, May 21, 2017
Quick side note....Sells of these team sets were really poor. One big reason besides the asking price had to be that Topps really dropped the ball on the checklists. Many teams including the Pirates didn't have all 15 cards announced by the deadline. Seemed like a really lazy mistake unless I'm missing something. It wasn't a big deal for me as all the players I wanted to see were announced already but some teams only had about half listed.
Overall I'm happy with the purchase. Obviously it wasn't the best of times to receive a rare Marte auto, but either way it is a welcome addition to the collection. I was torn on whether I would have found these cheaper on the secondary market, but I feel I probably made the wise decision with ordering straight from Topps. Right now I'm not even sure if the Glasnow and Taillon autos were produced and the Marte's I've seen are super expensive on eBay. I just don't think many of these will make their way to the secondary market. Time will tell I guess.
Thanks for reading.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Thanks for the great cards Rob. I'll check your want lists out soon and hook you up with a thank you.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Wes brought out the big guns for the Big Fun Game. That is probably the least surprising statement in the history of mankind. For those that know Wes, know for a fact that he is a madman.
I got a late number slot in the Big Fun Game which is good and bad. The good thing is that it doesn't give much time for my card to get stolen, but the negative side of things is that the heavy hitters are likely not eligible to be stolen as they would have been passed around several times.
Well, things happened to work out for me....
Of course Wes threw in a couple of extras.
Thanks for the Big Fun Game Wes. You really outdid yourself. Look forward to whatever else you got in mind.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Thanks so much for the great trade Daniel. It was fun chatting with you. Hopefully our paths cross again.
Thanks for reading.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Monday, May 15, 2017
- ko rob
- need more cardboard
- the lost collector
- adam sanders
- adam kaningher
- tony burbs
- richard nebe jr
- john miller
- mark hoyle
- julie owens
- greg zakwin
- stealing home
- al kawamoto
- night owl
- mike matson
- sport card collectors
- doe mg
- john hazen
- john sharp
- the angels in order
- nachos grande
- tim b
- jedi jeff
Sunday, May 14, 2017
Our down time was spent eating food and drinking some local brews. I probably need to cleanse for a week or two to get back in working order. All diets out the window for vacation.
Here are a few pictures from the trip. If you follow me on Twitter some of these may be repeats.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
I walked around the stadium a good bit while the Dbacks were killing the Pirates and was able to get a good shot of Cutch.
Big thanks again to Daniel who hooked me up with the tickets. We were even able to make a swap of cards!
Friday, May 12, 2017
Just a reminder I'm holding a contest while I'm out of town. I'm using the blogger app so I'm not sure if this will work. If a link doesn't appear just go to my last post.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Tomorrow my brother and I leave for Phoenix to watch the Pirates/Dbacks series. Its a 4 game series but we are only hitting the first 3 games. Looking forward to a fun guys weekend.
I plan on meeting Daniel from It's like having my own Card Shop on Friday. He was nice enough to treat me to a Dbacks game. Definitely looking forward to meeting another blogger in person. I'll buy you a beer!
To keep up with some trading momentum I figured I run a small contest while I'm out of town. Just comment below and you are entered. I'll draw on Monday.
Let's go Bucs!
Monday, May 8, 2017
Fellow Pirate blog Collecting Cutch decided to hold a contest where you feature your ten favorite cards of your favorite player. While this is a little out of my comfort zone (waiting on obscure 90's Pirate inserts contest!), I can definitely hold my own with my favorite Canadian Pirate. The bad thing with Bay is that his peak was right dead smack in hit/relic craze. He doesn't have many cool base cards and inserts. I actually have quite a few 1/1's of Bay, but most are on the boring side. The cards featured were mainly hard to get ones and have a story to go along with them.
10. I love cards that give me excuses to add autos of other players. This is a nice triple auto featuring three guys that put up big numbers in the mid to late 2000's. No hall of famers here, but just three guys that had nice long careers.