Sunday, November 18, 2018

Gassed and Cracked

Combination post of my latest car model and some highlights from a box of cards from A Cracked Bat received a while back.

First up, some shots of the AMT 1949 Ford Coupe gasser "The Gas Man" I recently finished. 

I didn't follow the box art to finish this kit, I gave it my own interpretation.

Julie sent a small box packed with Angels cards, so I selected a few to highlight this awesome trade.
2001 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects Certified Autograph Issue BDPA-JL

1994 Donruss Studio Editors Choice #6

2013 Panini Americas Pastime #5, 082/125 and #70, 094/125

2015 Diamond King #99 Silver 32/99

Todd Greene!

 2018 Topps Fire Gold Minted #67, #173

1998 Stadium Club Never Compromise #NC19

2014 Topp Tier One Bat Relic TOR-MT 064/399 

And this beauty.

Thanks so much Julie.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Red Man No More

Thinning my collection a bit. I have these two left on ebay if anyone's interested. 

 1952 Red Man #23 Ted Williams no tab
Item ID: 323548725336

1955 Red Man #10 Warren Spahn w/tab
Item ID: 323548725336

73bussy on ebay

Saturday, November 3, 2018

October Listia Winnings

Two alone for Listia last month, but two pretty cool cards, in my opinion.

1998 Fleer Sports Illustrated #106

1996 Pinnacle Aficionado Checklist #198

Monday, October 15, 2018

Cars and Cards

Latest model car I completed, and some recently received cards in the mail.
My son won this kit as a door prize at the annual model kit show I've gone to the last 6-7 years now.
He let me have it since he isn't really a model builder any more.

I decided to go with a more custom look, than the traditional red shown on the box.
The kit came with these funky purple decals, but no explanation or photos of body color options. My wife suggested a yellow. I couldn't see that combination at first but I went with it anyhow. After a while I started to kinda dig it. I also wanted the interior to stand out more, so I went with white, with the same purple highlights.

I left off the side windows as I couldn't get them to fit in with the cockpit.
I think it's a flaw in the kit, they were too big and couldn't really be trimmed down.
Would have looked better with them on.

I don't usually add any extra details to the engine, just use the parts that come with the kit.

Don't look too close, but I forgot to install the tail lights before I sealed up the chassis to the body!

I'm pleased with the outcome.

Jim (aka Mr. Haverkamp) went to the National in Cleveland earlier this year and actually thought of me.
He picked up this nice 1962 Post card that was on my Top Ten. He also sent me some really sweet Fleer Baseball Stickers (still pecking away at those sets).
These Grand Slams are some of the older stickers, and harder to come by.
Thank You Jim!

Friday, October 5, 2018

September Listia Winning

Came a little late in the mail, but here it is, the solo card I won on Listia for the month of September.

1996 Pinnacle Aficionado #199

This is the only card I have so far for this checklist set.
I imagine the others have superstars on them as well.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Latest In Model Cars

Finished the Revell 1/25 '69 Camaro Yenko/SC 427 Coupe. 

Picked it up for $5 at the resale shop my daughter works at. 

Decided to go with LeMans Blue (though not EXACTLY LeMans Blue) after realizing silver was not an original color. Original colors are:
Hugger Orange
LeMans Blue
Fathom Green
Daytona Yellow
Rally Green
Olympic Gold
Here's a nice website explaining the car.

Fun build.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

TTM Return From Rene Rivera

Rivera was picked up by the Angels in January this year and after just 30 games played was selected off waivers by the Braves on August 31st.
Rene signed and returned this card after 206 days, sent to the Angels in Tempe during Spring Training. It was postmarked San Francisco, 10 SEP 2018.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Time Travel Trading Trade

I've participated in Matts Time Travel Trading a couple times now, and have come out with some cool checklist cards. My recent trade was just as sweet. I can't remember which cards below were part of the TTT and which were additional trade items, but here's what I received in return:
1958 Topps #341

1965 Topps #79

1964 Topps #188

1982 Fleer #660

1991 Pacific Nolan Ryan #43 and #64.

Keeping an eye out for new stuff to your TTT, and thank's for trading Matt!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lacking Cleverness

Love getting a note with a package.
Love it because this saves me from having to think of something clever to write, and these past few months my creativity has been focused on other things. So, little notes like this are much appreciated. I need to start doing more of this in trade packages rather than the old standby "Hope you enjoy the cards".

1965 Topps #422

One to knock off of my Toms Top Ten Wants List!
Thank you Commish!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Model Building Maniac

I mentioned a few posts back that I haven't been doing much baseball-carding lately because I've reignited my first hobby - model building. Fuji asked if I ever posted any pictures of my builds, so here a few of the latest cars I've done. I've been an airplane guy my whole life, but I've also enjoyed cars, ships, and tanks from time-to-time.

Originally built this like Dick Tracy's car at least 20 years ago.

Then I decided to rebuild it about 10 years ago, into a hot rod,
but it got put on hold, until last month when I finally finished it.

Here's another kit I started long ago:
I had built this kit the first time in the early 80's, and enjoyed it. Feeling kinda nostalgic I wanted to build it again, so I started one about 10 years ago.
That one got put on hold as well, until I recently finished it.

I just do basic builds, using spray paint and bottle paint. I have an airbrush but don't really have a set-up for it yet. And I can't justify the expense of after-market upgrades. The best part is the actual building of the kit.

Now I'm on to this one which I picked up at a resale shop for 5 bucks.

I'm not a pro-modeler by any stretch of the imagination, and I have limited resources, but I'm pleased with the outcome of these, after being estranged from the hobby for sooooo long.

Thanks for asking Fuji.