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.

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Note Explains It All

Man, nothing cooler than box-cut cards!

Much appreciated Tom.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Patriots TTM Return - Rod Rust

Unfortunately former Patriots Head Coach Rod Rust ballpoint-penned me. A little hard to see, but I'll let it go and consider this an awesome return.
Sent: Dunno, can't get to come up right now, and I don't feel like waiting.
Pretty sure it was about a week turnaround, and the postmark is 01 JUN 2018.

Got front AND back on this one.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

August Listia Winnings

Not much this month, I haven't been "baseball carding" much lately because I've been enjoying model building again. But here's what I've picked up from Listia last month:

Picked up this lot for the 1975 Topps Doug DeCinces rookie.

1978 Topps Checklist #208

1992 Panini Stickers Angels Lot

2015 Panini Contenders Draft Ticket Autograph #29

That's it.
And there probably won't be anything for September.
Like I said, I've been focusing my attention on model building again, and really enjoying it.
I only have attention for one hobby at a time!