Monday, January 31, 2022

A Rough Blog January

 I don't know about the rest of the bloggers, but January was an awful month in views, comments and lost followers on here. Probably one of the worst months in the history of this blog.

It's not like I missed a day off or haven't posted something about cards every day, I know in the past some toy posts really didn't view well, it is just weird and not something I hope continues as the blog moves closer to its 10-year anniversary on March 1st.

Just like in life, I always have a bright outlook and hope that it improves.

While I am also just doing a short plain post for today, I am going to toss out Cards Over Coffee again. I am still working on building that following as well. Will do a contest once that blog hits 100 followers. Right now there are 41, so a ways to go.

Check the blog out here,

And spread the word! Add to your blogroll and follow the blog for a future contest as 100 followers.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

The Grady Chronicles: NASCAHHHH

The latest Grady box installment brings me to NASCAR. I definitely don't watch the sport anymore and don't know many of the names like I used to when I was a big fan pre-2005, but I still collect the cards.

Especially the shiny stuff and there was plenty of that to be found in this mail day.






 
These Titan cards I have always like from Panini. Not sure why Panini never made this a product. The design is out of this world!

Another Grady mail day show off is done, still a few more to go in this series. As I stated from the beginning, this mail day was stacked.

While I got your attention, please also check out Cards Over Coffee and FOLLOW IT and add it to your blogroll!!!!!!!!!!

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

The Grady Chronicles: No Judging

A couple of months ago, I finally decided that it was time to move on from my Aaron Judge PC and did so by trading all but five cards away.

Fast forward to today, I sometimes question why I did so.

I started collecting Judge back in 2017 when he came out of nowhere and I grew a 200 card PC or so with 4 autographs as well. But, decided it was time to move on as my interest in baseball cards has become less and less.

But, my recent mail day from blog reader Grady M, has sparked my interest again.....some.

Beautiful Mosaic parallels

 
And a nice mix of base and inserts.

I also found other Judges in the boxes but for some reason, my photos didn't upload. I hate when that happens.

I am not sure how long my interest in Judge will last for, but for now it's there and I am looking to rebuild my PC.

Now I pass it onto you, have you ever let a PC player go and then regret it afterwards? Post it in comments!

Friday, January 28, 2022

The Grady Chronicles:Mosaic Baseball

I kinda dug Mosaic Soccer, NFL and NBA and am happy to see the baseball version out. Notice that I didn't put MLB on it.

Yes, I know and have heard it over and over, Panini doesn't have MLB logos and yes I will preach it back, not all of their products are bad because the logos are missing. You have to push through the logoless cards and look at the cards. LOOK AT THEM!!

These look soooooooooooooooo cool.

It really doesn't matter what color they come in. Which looking at pink always makes me think about Collecting Cutch.

Orange doesn't look too bad either.

Do you notice logos on this Ichiro or do you see a work of art...I thought so.


 
And more shininess which is distracting for your eyes not to notice the logos missing. At least for me.

That does it for today's Grady Chronicles. There is still plenty more to show off and more cards that I won't show off because this series would go on all year.

Thoughts on Mosaic baseball is welcomed in comments!

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Oren Sends A Variety

My latest mail day from Oren arrived a while ago, but I am just getting to posting it. That's how far buried I am in posts on here as we creep towards February where I am hoping to finally get caught up.

But first, let's tackle my latest Oren mail day that features a variety from a variety of PC's.

Playbook die cut Title Quest of Drew Bledsoe

Pacific Saved By The Bell Tiffani-Amber Thiessen. Great card, may need to chase down more.

Time Capsule CD from Powerdeck

Ultra relic of Corey Dillion, who is a side PC.

Ulf Samuelsson Crunch Crew, recently these early 90's subsets have really grown on me

Mickey Mantle...reprint insert from something.

And finally, some Masters Of The Universes cards. These are quite unique and nothing I have seen before. I used to love watching the show but don't remember anything about it other than He-Man and Skeletor. Which I will also toss out there if any of you have the Battle Damage He-Man or Skeletor, I would trade cards for those.

Thoughts on my mail day are welcomed in comments.

Thanks again to Oren for another awesome mail day and I am looking forward to our next trade!

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!