Monday, January 24, 2022

The Grady Chronicles: Wrasslin

There was a time I used to actually watch wrestling, that was more in the late 90's early 2000's when my friend was a die-hard. He knew all of the moves and all of the songs and would do each one every time.

As we grew apart, so didn't my watching of wrestling.

But, just like some other sports and even TV shows, I still collect it. Especially when it's chromed and shiny.

So, today's latest part of the Grady Chronicles is wrestling.

Ronda!

Really cool die cut of one of my friend's favorite wrestlers.

(green refractor and a blue one)

 
And then a handful of base refractors.

Comment below your favorite wrestler and or favorite wrestling product in comments!

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Burbank Pickups Of The Month Part 3: Eli!

We have finally reached the final part of my mail day from Burbank Sportcards.

Today, we end with a group of Eli's that helped lead me to my 800 level.

Topps Chrome mini and mini base

UD Game Jersey

Prestige Down and Distance relic

Z-Team. Not quite as sharp as the ones from the 90's, but the dufex still stands out.

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Thoughts on my mail day and wondering what year Z-Team you appreciate are welcomed in comments!

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Burbank Pickups Of The Month Part 2: Sets!

Burbank has been a huge help with my set chasing, especially 90's.

But, it as also helped me with a newer set as well.

My chase for the 2011 Topps American Pie base set continues. I have gotten really far, but still missing some important pieces such as the Kurt Cobain card. I now have every card that Burbank has to offer for my set help for this one, I will have to look elsewhere for more help on completing this.

Added this Sanders to my Dream Team chase.

I thought from a distance about chasing this set, but, not as cool once I got it in person. They are also numbered.

3,2,1 Inserts....except these are the holofoil parallels of those. They are much sharper, not that the basic insert looks too bad either.

This Kerry Collins serves as a dual PC item.

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Thoughts on today's mail day is welcomed below!

Friday, January 21, 2022

Burbank Pickups Of The Month Part 1:Found Some Way

My Charles Way collection continues to build and I am building my foundation through base cards I find at Burbank Sport Cards.

Here's a group I tackled first. Both red Prestige are parallels technically.

A few base, a couple red parallels and a low end inserts makes up this group.

  
And my final card, though it may look like a special parallel, is just a checklist. A checklist!! How can a card that looks this great just be a checklist. May be the greatest looking checklist card I have seen.

Well, that does it for Part 1 of my Burbank pickups. I decided to split up my Burbank mail day into three parts this month.

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Gifts Flew In

 It's almost five days short of being Christmas a month ago. A MONTH AGO. I can't believe how fast January has gone but I am not complaining. It feels to be the longest month...and coldest one. I am ready to move on.

I received many mail days in or around Christmas and held them until Christmas to open. A couple of those mail days were actually gifts and one of those I am posting today. 

This was my mail day Christmas gift from blog reader Oren.

 
Two unopened packs of 1996 Fleer Ultra Sensations opens up this mail day. I did open one pack and did keep one sealed...for now. The results from the one or both will be posted at a later date.

Santa cards, all are new! Love the shiny one.

Sterling Shepard auto!! It's numbered to 15.

Looney Tunes

 
And we close it out with a 10-card set from 1996 Fleer Smoke N Heat.

Big thanks to Oren for the Christmas gift. I appreciate it buddy!

More posts to come as I continue to catch up on mail days.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The Grady Chronicles:Prizm Shines!

Well, here we are again. As I said in the last post from this series, we continue to unravel more shiny cards from the big box of goodies.

I know many baseball card collectors refuse to like Panini and their baseball products all because of logo issues. I say, you're missing out and your loss is the rest of ours gain.

Prizm baseball is just as good as Topps Chrome.
The silvers really stand out and maybe more so than the Topps Chrome versions.


Lots of Red,White, Blues.


And some purples I believe.

One of the things I think that separates Topps Chrome base and Prizms is the additions of legends. I like pulling shiny cards of Puckett, Carew and even my boy Ken Griffey Jr which you will see later on in my Grady Chronicles series.

More fun to come from this mail day and that includes some WWE, NASCAR, more baseball, football, Yankees and Ken Griffey Jr.

Hope you are enjoying the ride.

Thoughts on Panini Prizm vs Topps Chrome welcomed in comments.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

The Grady Chronicles:Refractors Galore!

As we further dig into this box from Grady, we start unraveling lots of shiny.

This time, we look at some Topps Chrome.

Sepia Refractors with Vlad Jr and Eloy making an appearance.

Prism refractors not to be confused with Panini's Prizm. There is an S instead of a Z.

The always creepy Black and White which makes the players seem devilish.

 
And to finish it off, the plain base silver. Which is still a favorite of mine.

More shiny cards to come in this series, coming up tomorrow is the real Prizms.

Thoughts on today's shine welcomed in comments!

Monday, January 17, 2022

I Am Slow

Trevor over at Bump and Run Football Card Blog recently did a trade with me and I am soooooooooooooo slow that its taken me forever to return cards to him

Part of the problem was, family was up around the holidays. Second part was not having access to my card area because of Christmas presents being stored in there. The third reason, well, I haven't had time to dig out the cards in return as I tucked them away a couple of months ago in a box.

Hopefully by the time this publishes, Trevor will have his cards or they will be on the way at the very least.

As for my return, I got what I traded for and a few surprises.

Bonus surprises Trevor sent.

 
And two new Toneys for my PC he sent.

Thanks again to Trevor for our trade, now to get my butt going and get your stuff out. The sad thing is, you're not alone in this. You're on a list I have of mailings that need to be done. I actually apologize to everyone who is waiting on me. I will get it out!!

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Custom

Catching up on mail days is not an easy job. I am still so, so backed up that I have begun breaking them down the best way I can to hurry the process. This may include not all of the cards I was sent.

For today's post it wasn't too hard to post three cards, even though this should have been posted a couple months ago.

Once again, Greg over at Nine Pockets blog made some cool customs and printed them off to give away.

There are certainly some great customs out there by bloggers and I think Greg's are some of the best. The ones he recently, recently is a word to tread lightly on as this was awhile back, were from his 2021 portfolio.


Growing up watching The Simpsons, I jumped on these two right off. These are based off from Pro Set golf design.

 
And my final claim, though there were others I wanted, was Jim Carrey. I enjoyed both Dumb and Dumber and Ace Ventura and thought this was a cool dual card.

Thanks again to Greg for the sweet customs. Can't wait to see what you create in 2022!

If you like these, he also sells them. Go check out his blog and see where you can pick these up and others.

(UPDATE: Greg also just sent me a Samurai Jack custom I gave to a kid with Autism who loves the show and who was also ecstatic about it. He gives his thanks)