Sunday, April 30, 2023

Pickett’d It Up

Thanks to a quick trade with @ErichWalter , I was able to land an autograph of one of last seasons top rookies.

Why does this fit my collection since Pickett is a Steeler and not a NY Giant, well, I like to have autographs of top guys in case they become Hall Of Famers, which is a PC.

It’s cheaper to get them while they are young.

Here is the shiny new addition,

Usually not a huge Leaf fan since they lack logos, but this is a good looking card still.

Thoughts on my latest add welcomed in comments!

Side note, this is post 6400 on here. Can’t believe I have done that many!

Friday, April 28, 2023

Never Tired Of This Shiff


Just thought I would show off my latest Mikaela Shiffrin card to my PC of her.

I grabbed this one for less than $2 after it got re-listed and not bid on the first time where I missed out on it.
It’s a 2021 Goodwin Champions Splash Of Color Lenticular and it’s more spectacular than it appears on here. It actually probably ranks up there as my favorite cards of her now.

If only I could land an autograph next.

Thoughts on my latest card ads welcomed in comments!

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Having A Ball

Sport cards have no monetary value for me, it's all for fun.

So when I say I am having a ball in the hobby, I am.

Though that sometimes means something else as well.
Thats where David Ball comes into play.

Your like who?

The guy nicknamed White Rice who broke Jerry Rice’s two-plus decade long Division 1-AA record for touchdown receptions and also a guy who played for the state I live in for high school football, a team I used to vs against in high school and looking at his years of play possibly played against him, before playing for a college that’s only a state away.

He may not have gotten too far with his NFL career bouncing around practice squads including the Bears (his cards are all Bears), Jets and Eagles and multiple CFL teams, but I think it’s extremely cool he made it that far and that’s why I am chasing his cards.

So if you have any. Just let me know.

Ball currently is a PE teacher back in my state, a few hours away, and I currently have 2 cards of him. So many more to go. 

His touchdown record was also broken by Cooper Kupp back in 2016.

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Who Doesn't Like Free Cards?

When I saw that The Diamond King had some freebies up for grabs, I had to at least check it out.

Most of the time, I either miss out or there are cards that better suit someone else's collection than myself.

This time there were cards I could use for my PC, but my phone has been acting up when it comes to commenting on some blogs. Some blogs such as Night Owl Cards I can comment on. Some blogs I can comment but I have to as anonymous and then add my name and then there are blogs like The Diamond King where it won't let me at all. I do most of my blog reading from my phone.

Fortunately, I had The Diamond Kings email and dropped him a quick one letting him know which cards I was interested in. Though most were claimed already due to my lack of commenting, I was still able to land a few.

Byrne Gold and Black mini parallels from Allen Ginter.

Thune Mini.

And then a bonus surprise for my Knicks PC,
Fleer Genuine @LG of Latrell Sprewell.

Thanks again to The Diamond King. If you haven't checked out his blog yet, please do so. I linked you above on purpose!

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Let's Talk About Sets Volume 59: 2023 Topps Aces

Hey You, Yeah you reading this. I bet sets is on your mind right now. Big sets, little sets, sets, sets, sets.

Well, you're not the only one with sets on the mind.

I am trying to finish up a lot of sets recently and one that has been a slow start so far has been the 2023 Topps Aces. This is by far one of my favorite Topps insert sets in years, you know it is if I am actually chasing it. I very rarely chase newer sets.

Here is what I have,

Here are my needs,
AA-1 Nolan Ryan - Texas Rangers
AA-2 Bob Gibson - St. Louis Cardinals
AA-3 Greg Maddux - Atlanta Braves
AA-4 Randy Johnson - Arizona Diamondbacks
AA-5 Pedro Martinez - Boston Red Sox
AA-6 Justin Verlander - Houston Astros
AA-7 Clayton Kershaw - Los Angeles Dodgers
AA-8 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
AA-9 Gerrit Cole - New York Yankees
AA-10 Corbin Burnes - Milwaukee Brewers
AA-11 Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels
AA-12 Shane McClanahan - Tampa Bay Rays
AA-13 Carlos Rodon - San Francisco Giants
AA-14 Sonny Gray - Minnesota Twins
AA-15 Shane Bieber - Cleveland Guardians
AA-16 Aaron Nola - Philadelphia Phillies
AA-17 Sandy Alcantara - Miami Marlins
AA-18 Joe Musgrove - San Diego Padres
AA-19 Alek Manoah - Toronto Blue Jays
AA-20 Max Fried - Atlanta Braves
AA-21 Stephen Strasburg - Washington Nationals
AA-22 Dylan Cease - Chicago White Sox
AA-23 Luis Castillo - Seattle Mariners
AA-24 Julio UrĂ­as - Los Angeles Dodgers
AA-25 Max Scherzer - New York Mets

Have any I don't and that you don't want? Let's talk! You can message me on Twitter or hit up my email

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday! Or in sets terms, hope you have a happy hump day ;)