Saturday, April 8, 2017

Mail Day Saturday:Trade With 90's Niche Football Card Blog Part 1

I know I am supposed to show off new Giants finds over at Snagging Cardboard, if you haven't checked that blog out yet please do, but I already had these uploaded to here along with some other Giants pickups so I will finish posting those on here instead of re-uploading.

I recently made another big trade with 90's Niche Blog and brought home some tremendous goodies. There were so many to show off, I am breaking it down into an entire week plus.

There will be three parts like today's, except Part 3 will be one cool card. Next week, will be known as Psych Week showing off all of my new Psych autograph adds from this trade leading up to an epic reveal on Friday.

For now, let's just show off today's mail.

Some goodies in this first round. Numbered Playoff ticket parallel of Odell in this mix

Landon Collins rookie and Paul Perkins rookie Prizm. Prizm really do look sharp.

See-thru Eli and die cut Shepard from Absolute

This was the one baseball card of the mix and it's a beauty as I love these parallels. I wished Topps would go back to these.

Now rolling out some hits. New Ryan Nassib pickups. I wished he could have panned out with the Giants, but, just didn't have the potential most thought were with him.

Paul Perkins relic adds. Pretty slick Prizm parallel relic.

A new Andre Williams auto from Leaf. It doesn't look like it, but this is a mini

Some autos that I already had, but honestly, I will take any Giants relics and autographs whether I have them already or not. Bring em on!
A really good showcase to start here. But, there is much more to come including the epic Psych week!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Collectin' Jeets:1999 Topps Chrome Early Road To The Hall

There was nothing more exciting in the 90's than when you landed one of your PC players in insert form in a pack.
That's exactly how I landed today's Collectin' Jeets card. I pulled it from a box of 1999 Topps Chrome Series 1 that also included a Griffey Jr Lords Of The Diamond refractor.
This Jeter is not the toughest of pulls, but 1:12 meant more back then. I mean only two of these per box so you could pull other players but I was lucky enough to land him.
The refractor versions of these are nuts. They are 1:944 packs and are only limited to 100 each. I don't expect to ever add that to my Jeter PC. But, I am happy with this version. Pretty nice design as well.

Thoughts on today's Jeter card are welcomed in comments.

Thursday, April 6, 2017


For the second time in a year during my sorting project, I stumbled upon a couple Ken Griffey Jr's I must had put in a wrong pile and got lost in my boxes by-brand for a few years.

Well, no more!

I have finally pulled them out and they will go to their rightful home in the Griffey binder.

Up first is one from The National. Design is okay. I like it cause it's the closest to The National I will ever get.
Up next, one from the Fan Fest in St. Louis. I like the design on this one with the arches showing and overall color appeal.

I hope to discover more Griffey's I forgot along my journey. I will have some updates soon on my overall sorting project as well.

Thoughts on today's finds are welcomed in comments.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


This card is crying out for a Caption.
Leave a caption below for this card. Please keep it free of language and clean please for our younger audience  
Mine would be....
"If I keep growing this out by December, I could be Santa."

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

BASEically Awesome Part 3:1997 Fleer Ultra Baseball

Another edition of BASEically Awesome is here and with the MLB season underway, let's take a look at some baseball.

1997 Fleer Ultra not only had a solid design, but it had some very unique and fun photos to create a base card masterpiece.

We take a look at some swings and after swings here,

Dante is trying to get in the pitchers head while Todd is just chilling out.

Johnny is getting his swings in and Ozzie is making a play

I don't know what it is about this card, but I see this one as the iconic card of '97 Ultra. I just feel like I have seen this one be posted many times in Beckett and online.

And we end this gallery with Jose looking for fun.

With a product with 550+ base cards to collect, it would be a worthy set chase especially with the photography done like this. However, the Ortiz rookie base card need wouldn't be cheap, but would add value to the set.

Thoughts on today's BASEically Awesome round are welcomed in comments. I know there were many fans of this product.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Mail Day Saturday:Legendary TTM Success!

Every day I wait for the latest post from Autograph Blog to see his success with TTM autographs. I mainly wait for ones that catch my eye, especially ones from celebs and legendary ones at that.

A few months ago, he put up an address for the great Bob Newhart. If his name doesn't ring a bell, you must not watch TV as he has spent a lifetime on screen. Just look him up on Wikipedia, HERE.

He most recently guest starred on The Big Bang Theory, one of my favorite shows on TV and was someone I grew up watching alongside my grandmother who passed away almost 15 years ago. So adding his autograph to my collection would mean a lot to me.

After waiting roughly 7 weeks, this arrived to me on Thursday....
So cool! 

It's not an autograph photo, but it's his autograph well signed. It's also another use for those filler cards.

A big thanks goes out to Bob if he ever comes upon this post. I hope he realizes how much it means to get this back. Definitely something I will treasure forever.

2017 MLB Pick Em Week 1

Below are the picks for this weeks MLB Pick Em challenge!

The rules are simple, pick a winner, earn a point. Pick a loser, earn nothing.

The only other rule is you must be a U.S. Resident to enter or have an address in the U.S.

You will play 4 weeks like this and person with the most right at the end of April will win a prize!

Here are this weeks games to pick winners of:
NYY @ Baltimore
Oakland @ Texas
KC @ Houston
Cleveland @ Arizona
Seattle @ LAA

Here are my picks for the games

Leave your picks in comments below. You will have til 6:30 pm Friday, April 7th 2017 to enter. Any entries after that will be disqualified for Week 1. If you missed Week 1, don't fret! You can enter Week 2 starting on Sunday. Even if you miss Week 2, enter Week 3. So on and so forth. I will slot those who enter in late even Week 20 in divisions that give them the best chance to win. Just remember even if you enter later in the contest and miss many weeks, there is still a monthly prize to win.

Standings should be updated Saturday!

Good Luck to all that enter!