Friday, September 19, 2014

Angels Win The West, I Win TTM

Both players came back in 7 days from Anaheim Stadium.

Usually in a season I'll send a bunch out to Spring Training, then send a bunch more out with a couple weeks left in the regular season.

So far, so good.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Patriotic Resistance Is Futile

Quick drive-by of my local card shop.  Finding no new baseball junk to go through I caved to my resistance of collecting football cards.  With that said though, I do have a Patriots team collection but not nearly on the scale of my Angels team collection.

I've somewhat limited the Patriots collection to pre-1990 cards, that way I can avoid the unending amounts of inserts and parallels that dominate the later years.  And I don't go gang-busters trying to accumulate them either.  It's more of a hit-and-miss or on a whim effort.  I really dislike going to the card shop and not coming away with something.  That's partly why I gave in and went through the football boxes to pull Patriots.

These were my first cards for the 1985 and 1986 team sets, and I was able to get about half a team set each.  Someday I'll get around to posting a checklist.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Calvin Pokey Reese TTM

22 days from his home in South Carolina

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

From Battlin Bucs

It started out with a 2014 Panini No.1 Mike Trout.
What better way to start.

Then I saw a 2003 Bowman Draft Picks BDP22 signed by Jeff Davanon.

And then there was the stacks:

Lots of good stuff I needed in there.

Thanks Bucs.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Small Sampling From Nachos Grande

Just a small sampling of the cards Grande sent my way. I picked out a couple of Garret Anderson because, well, he was awesome.

2004 Topps Total TT34

2005 Upper Deck All-Star Classics Box Scores ASB-19
Even though Blalock hit a 2-run homer in the 8th to put the AL ahead, and for the win, Anderson was elected MVP after going 3-4, run 2 RBI

Didn't he win the Home Run Derby too?

Yes he did.
And all this the year after he won a World Series title.

I love you Man.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

1979 Topps From Off-Hiatus Baseball

Big chunk of 1979 Topps towards the Big Set.
That there's a whopping 64 cards to check off.
Much thanks to Off-Hiatus.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Trade From $30/Week Habit

2011 Topps Chrome Purple Refractor 453/499
2011 Topps Gold 1702/2011
2001 Fleer Triple Crown 064/284
2013 Topps Chrome Orange Refractor 
2013 Topps GOld 1885/2013
2005 Playoff Absolute Memorabilia  236/250

Numbered, refractors, and parallels always make me very happy.

2003 Leaf Certified Materials Mirror Red Bat 117/250
He noted that this card was from the National.
Very cool.