Posts Tagged ‘Topps’


July 10, 2009

I pulled a mini card of a Dodo from some Extinct Creatures series. That being said, I can’t find anything about the card anywhere – no mention on the checklist, nothing. The back of the card (which seems to be the insert set for this checklist) shows there are five forever-dead animals in the set, and the Dodo is 2 of 5. No clue what this is, can anybody shed some proverbial light?


The A&G Boxes Have Arrived!

July 8, 2009

Two of ’em! I am pretty sure I won’t be getting the case hit rip card, as I saw the Brad Penny pulled in the shop when I was picking mine up. Oh well, I’ll just keep my fingers crossed for that Cat Osterman auto and hopes I can put the lion’s share of the set together. I only paid $48 for the two boxes, thanks to a whole bunch of junk hits going in trade to the shop.

I haven’t opened the boxes yet, because I got to go to the Yankees/Twins game last night, and will be headed back tonight. I had the opportunity to get Joba Chamberlain’s autograph last night, and was completely blown away by his friendliness towards everybody he signed for. He was really good with the kids, and even took the time to talk with 30-year-old me. After my encounter with him last night, he has shot up to #2 on my “collecting” list, only behind Pettitte, and I will now be going after all things Chamberlain. I just left with a really good feeling about the guy, and I liked him quite a bit already.

Anyway, I’ll be opening the boxes tomorrow or Friday night, and I’ll be sorting out the minis to be mailed out after that. There are still some players/teams available – if you want in, just let me know!

2009 A&G boxes

June 18, 2009

They’re officially ordered! I took a bunch of g/u stuff and some Twins autographs over to the card shop and traded them in towards two boxes of A&G. I’m HOPING this will get me the lion’s share of the set, aside from the obvious SPs I’ll be missing out on.

So what I’d like to do is open this up to all of you: all non-Pettitte mini cards will be up for grabs by player/team. I’m setting aside the Cardinals for Kerry from CoC (hoping I pull some sort of St Louis auto for ya), but everything else will be pretty much fair game. I’ll post the minis I pull once I bust my boxes. All doubles will be available, as well.

Well, hello

January 13, 2009

I stink at updating this thing.  It’s okay, you’re not gonna hurt my feelings by agreeing with me.  Factor in that I have yet to upload a single picture or customize this in any way, and it’s safe to say I need to get my poop in a group.

So…. hmm.  I got some new Pettittes off of again… nothing too wild there, I guess.  Pulled in a couple of Chad Greenway autos too, so I got that going for me.

God, this is brutal.

Oh, wait!  I’m set-building!  After trading off seemingly all my A&G, Goudey, Heritage and Masterpieces cards, I’m not building all of these sets!  Let’s hear it for foresight, huh?  I’ve started on the Goudey with a couple blasters and will probably dive into a hobby box this weekend.  Maybe this is a good thing, because it will prompt me to post “fell my wantlist” posts.  I also reserved a hobby box of ’09 Heritage, so I’ll be working on that set as well.  One thing: I probably won’t be working on any of the insert sets, so I’ll still be happy to trade those off for Yankee stuff.  Luckily, I have never come into contact with any collectors of the Tigers, Pirates, Blue Jays or Diamondbacks, so those portions of the sets are, well… set.  I’m also kicking around the idea of building the 2005 Topps Total (snagged two hobby boxes for $10) and UD ESPN sets, as well as the 93 Score Select.  Just look at me.

If you’re waiting on a package from me, it’s because I ran out of shipping tape, and haven’t bought anymore yet.  I promise, it’ll be worth your while once they show up.

That’s all.  My boss is talking to me in the doorway as I type this, meaning I should probably make eye contact.