Sunday, October 29, 2017

Might Be A Trade From A Cracked Bat

I have to be honest, from time to time I get my trade mail all mixed up. That means that I'm pretty sure the following cards came in a big package from Julie, but I'm not 100% sure.

1997 Pinnacle Totally Certified #75, Platinum Red #2926/3999

As mail comes in, I'll typically pull out a handful of the cards to scan and post (eventually) as a representative of the package, especially for the bigger packages, which this was.

 1995 Fleer Team Leaders #3
1995 Summit Nth Degree

Those then go into a team bag with an ID stickie. In this though case I pulled all these out, but forgot to include a slip of paper as to whom they were from.

1999 Flair Showcase Row 1/Seat 29, #0647/1500

Add to that, they somehow ended up in the stack to sort and binder; those that I don't plan to scan and blog about. And that stack is getting unwieldy.

2001 Bowman Draft Picks and Prospects Jersey BDPR-GJ
2012 Topps Golden Moments Jersey GMR-JW

And, that for the last several trades I've received, I hadn't been cataloging...adding the trade to my trade log, to ensure I send something in return.

2014 Donruss Triple-Threads #72, Emerald #124/250

I had mentioned to Julie that I'd been in a "funk" lately, meaning not enough time to focus on the collection, too much going on, just plain tired...etc.
Her response, "Funk happens."

So, all that to say, thanks Julie for the great cards, even if these arent any of the cards you sent!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Pack War's 2000th Post Contest Winnings

Corky at Pack War had a 2000th post contest recently, and I WON!
Reaching the 2000th post, that's a big accomplishment. Just checking out his sidebar you can see that he's been doing this since at least 2009 (Hey, same year I started this blog!) except that he averages about 220 posts a year, and I'm probably around 150 a year.
Got a ways to go to get to my 2000th.

So being the lucky winner, I got first choice of a handful of great prizes, and I went with this one:

1993 Ted Williams #108 Buck Leonard signed

The 1993 Ted Williams set is one that I have been working on getting autographed for years.
Buck Leonard passed away in 1997 at the age of 87, a long time before I started this autographed set, so he was an automatic contest winning pick for me, I really wanted to add him to the set.
Super stoked to have this.

Corky threw in a few extras as well:

Sketch card created for the 1000th Post Contest by Corky
Is that awesome or what!?
I don't know if Corky actually saw that I collect the Animated Batman cards, I'm assuming he did, and created this card especially for me.
So cool.

2012 Leaf Certified #170, 279/999
2016 Panini Press Proof Red

And a few nice special Patriots!

I'd say that that's a pretty sweet package of contest winnings.
Looking forward to the 2500th Post milestone now!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Completed Patriots Team Set - 1989 Panini Stickers

The bulk of this team set came in a trade package recently from our Northern friend Doug of Sportscards From The Dollar Store, I only needed to hit Sportlots up for three additional stickers. Came out to be about a $1.50. Not bad since I originally had zero of these. Thanks for knocking it out for me Doug!

I'm always stoked about logo stickers, and Panini never disappointed. I never really collected Panini football, but I have to imagine the album you were supposed to stick these in was pretty similar to the baseball album.

Anyhow, great addition to the Patriots binder!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

TTM Return From Patriot Tony Collins

1982 Topps #146

1983 Topps #328

1984 Topps # 133

Returned on June 5th in 26 days from his home in Winterville, NC.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Found Another Sweepstakes/Code Card Set To Collect

2007 Upper Deck Triple Play Performers:

30-card set:
TP-AP Albert Pujols
TP-AR Alex Rodriguez
TP-AS Alfonso Soriano
TP-CC Carl Crawford
TP-CJ Chipper Jones
TP-DJ Derek Jeter
TP-DL Derrek Lee
TP-DM Daisuke Matsuzaka
TP-DO David Ortiz
TP-DW David Wright
TP-GS Grady Sizemore
TP-HA Travis Hafner
TP-IS Ichiro Suzuki
TP-JM Justin Morneau
TP-JP Jake Peavy
TP-JR Jose Reyes
TP-JS Johan Santana
TP-JT Jim Thome
TP-JV Justin Verlander
TP-KG Ken Griffey Jr.
TP-LB Lance Berkman
TP-MC Miguel Cabrera
TP-MO Magglio Ordonez
TP-MT Mark Teixeira
TP-PF Prince Fielder
TP-RH Ryan Howard
TP-RJ Randy Johnson
TP-TE Miguel Tejada
TP-TH Todd Helton
TP-VG Vladimir Guerrero (HAVE)

Added it to the "Baseball and Other Sets Wants" tab.