Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Autograph Finale!

We have finally reached the finale of my trade with @Jake1725 and even with all of the greatness before this part, today's is the boom.

We start it off with a tougher Shaq insert from the 90's. I think it was 1:36 packs but from some searches I don't see many around.

Three football rookie autographs I always wanted from the 90's. These are all hand numbered to 1050 and consist of James Stewart, Michael Westbrook, and Joey Galloway. They are also all signed on-card.
These two I added just for the fun of prospecting. Not sure if Pinder or Taylor will ever really pan out but at least I have an autograph of theirs before they do.

This guy has hit well for years and I have always wanted to at least get an autograph of him, I don't feel sometimes Paul Goldshmidt always gets the respect he has earned. That's probably because he plays for the D-backs. If he was in NY....
The next autograph was an in-person one that Jake was happy to get for me and wait in line for. Bregman is close to being a break out star. This was the only way I was getting his autograph.
Nice blue ink on-card. @Jake1725 also chose a solid card to get signed.

George Springer has hit, hit, hit this year. Could be an MVP. I really wanted his autograph so I added this one /25

and then on top of it, added a rookie autograph as well.
Overall I am very happy with the trade we made. I added a ton of great cards for many PC parts and not to mention some stinkin' awesome TMNT toys. 

Thanks @Jake1725 for the trade and all of the bonus surprises! I look forward to our next trade already after this whopper. 

If you don't know @Jake1725, he runs the Inception Baseball: A Very Simple Idea blog. Go check it out and see his exciting Inception autograph project over many years and maybe you have something that can help him with it. Not to mention, add him to your blogrolls. Great guy and trader.

Panini PWE Contest Winner #1


The first winner has been chosen in my Panini PWE Contest. There were 35 of you who entered to win the first envelope so here's hoping there is such competition for the next.

So, let's see who was lucky winner number one......

There were 35 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. James Baurle
  2. Tracy LeVeaux
  3. Justin S
  4. heino skovgaard
  5. kris schneider
  6. william parker
  7. Brad B
  8. Trevor P
  9. hudsonfan15
  10. John Sharp
  11. Jafronius
  12. Scott N.
  13. The Lost Collector
  14. Stephen
  15. Kyle Herring
  16. Justin P
  17. Unknown
  18. Thomas
  19. Sir Swandad
  20. Craig
  21. irondequoit36
  22. Alec Petrelak
  24. @DennySportsCard
  25. Matthew Chrisman
  26. Alex Olson
  27. @funtocollect
  28. @bigmac016
  29. @wavemix
  30. Dion's IP Autos only
  31. Mike E.
  32. @JGfan24ever
  34. Brad Jorgensen
  35. Jordangreif
Timestamp: 2017-07-27 11:44:57 UTC
You have randomized this list 3 times.

CONGRATS to James Baurle on winning the first envelope! Please email me your address and envelope number choice to If you do not do this within 48 hours, you sacrifice the prize and the second place winner can claim it


Stay tuned as a chance for the next envelope will be up soon!

Random Card On My Desk:1992 Pro Set Jimmy Johnson

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

A Whole Lotta Griffeys!

When I make one of the major trades, I try to pad a little bit of each of my PC's because there is so many. I feel this trade accomplished a lot so far and today's breakdown was a huge accomplishment.

By mistake, when I got to the Griffey part of the box, I stuck @Jake1725's pile in with another Griffey pile I am trying to update on my checklist so I don't know the exact number of Griffey's I added from Jake. I do know it was around 60, but it appears he may have added a few more in as well. So let's say roughly 65 for now.

As you can see the stack is pretty big and I couldn't post them all. So I chose a few of my favorites even though they all are.

Cool hologram I hadn't seen before and it wasn't Upper Deck!

I was shocked I didn't have the Fleer '92 All Stars

There was a ton of these I needed but these three photos stood out the most of the group.

Love, love, love these 90's inserts. Zone is really cool up close.

Some more Junior inserts.

And finally, a Diamond Kings I thought I had but didn't and a Score Complete Player I needed.
Lots of great adds above and I know you agree. This really drives my Griffey numbers up. I will have to do the math at a later point and get all of my numbers fixed.
If you thought these were exciting, tomorrow is the grand finale of this trade. Stay tuned for that one!

Random Card On My Desk:1993 Classic 4-Sport John Wooden

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Slam Dunk From @Jake1725

Here comes the next part of my trade with @Jake1725. Bet you didn't know that tiny box was so loaded full of great cards did you? Sad thing is, what I am showing in this series isn't going to be all of the cards!

So let's see what's in today's part.

Two inserts from 1995 Skybox Premium. Not only did it have solid base card design, but it also brought out some nice inserts. Paydirt has always been one of my favorites.

Derrick Brooks rookie card. This guy was a beast.

Two 90's inserts, I don't tell you I feel about them if you have read this blog enough.

Patrick Ewing. He was one of the big reasons I watched the Knicks besides Starks and Houston. I can't even watch them or basketball in general now.

Shaq. I can't ever look at this guy the same without referencing Aries Spears from Mad TV. If you never saw Spears as Shaq, give it a watch.

MJ! A guy I couldn't stand in the 90's is a guy I like adding cards of now. These make great additions to my small MJ PC.

And to finish it up, a KG rookie.
We are closing in on the grand finale of this trade. Another part coming up tomorrow!

Random Card On My Desk:1993 Classic 4-Sport Mark Brunell

Monday, July 24, 2017

Going For Gold, Judge and Jeter

Here is the next part of my card portion of my trade mail day with @Jake1725.

Now we get to check out some U.S. Olympic Cards that I thought were an awesome oddball add to my collection. There was a huge stack he included but here I am only showcasing a few names you may recognize from the set.

Michael Johnson:

Lance Armstrong. Is this considered his rookie??

Jesse Owens:

Now onto some baseball.

I was looking for an Ian Happ card and @Jake1725 stepped up and sent this one.

Mark McGwire before the controversy.

A couple of new Yanks inserts.

Some of those Yankee young guns.

Purple refractor /250. Very purty card.

This guys name sounds familiar.....I don't think I can have too many of these UD Jeter rookies.

This guys name rings a bell too...
And we finish it up with a few new Giants cards.
Overall, another solid part of this mail day and I haven't even gotten to the meaty portions yet. Another post coming up tomorrow! 


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....
"This is where the Matrix movies got their start"

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Mixed Within The Turtles Was....

So a couple of days ago I posted a flat rate box I got in my recent trade with @Jake1725 and you got to see the toy part of the trade. Now comes the card part.

Inside of the TMNT box was this Loot Locker box filled with cards. Some are baseball, some are football, some are basketball and even some are non sport. Some are rookies, some are base, some are hits.

Today, we kick it off with the non sport version.

This trade brought the nerd and kid out of me with toys and cards from some of my favorite cartoons growing up.

Spider Man! The cartoon was so much better than the movies they do.

No villain was greater than Venom.  Loved the episodes he was on.

Freeze! Mr. Freeze that is. Batman The Animated Series was one of my favorites.

Mortal Combat sample cards from Skybox. Cool!

Can't have just TMNT figures if you are a card collector at heart. You need some cards too. These are my first TMNT cards.

There were more TMNT cards as well but these were my favorites. 

Still lots more to show of this mail day so stay tuned!