Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Mission...

2011 Topps Diamond Die Cuts...

155 Cards...

Only Found via Topps Diamond Give Away Website...

Acquired Either By Unlocking Them, Or Trades...

I Want Them All...

Can I Do It?

More To Come...

UPDATE: AUGUST 15, 2011...

This Is going to be A Little Trickier Than I Thought...  Unlocking he Cards is, Well, To Put It Bluntly, A Pain In the Ass.  Obviously there Is no Way i Could Unlock All 155 Of Them, So, Other Than purchasing Them Through eBay, or COMC, I Have no Choice But To Trade For Them.  So Far, It's Proving To Be Just As Fruitless As Unlocking the Cards.  I Managed To Trade 1 of the 2 Adam Wainwrighrs I Had For 11, yes, 11, 75 and 76 Commons.  I Am hoping To Be Able To Turn Them Around For more Die-Cuts, but So Far, nothing.  Hopefully, Once Enough Of Them Have Been Unlocked, (theres already plenty, GIVE ME SOME!!!) People Will Be More Reluctant To Trade For My Crappy Commomns... Until Next Time...

Topps Diamond Giveaway FAIL!!!!


Sam Musial? Need I Say More...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Super Junk Box Preview!!!!

I Arrived Home Earlier Today, And Found An eBay Purchase Waiting For Me. Now, This was Not your Normal, Run-of-The-Mill, Eaby Package, No, Not At All. This Is A Super Package Containing Over 60 Unopened Packs Of Cards, from All Different Years, And All Different Brands. Yes My Friends, This Is A Super Box Of JUNK!!!!! And Not The Standard 88 Topps Racks, Or 91 Fleer Wax, I'm Talking Top Of The Line Junk. 97 Pinnacle Mint, 88 Topps, 92 Leaf, 91 Fleer, 91 Studio, Etc... There Are So many Different Kinds, That The Most I Got Of A Single Brand, Was7 Packs... I'm Going To Wait And Rip Them All On Video, As Soon As I Find The Time, But There Was one Pack In Particular That I Couldn't Wait To Rip.

2007 Topps Turkey Red

I Love The turkey Red Cards. I'm Not Sure If It's The Card Stock They Are Printed On, The texture, Smell, Or The Pictures That, At Times, Barely Resemble The Player It's Supposed To... What Ever It Is, I Can Say That I Was Stoked To See This Lone Pack Of A Product That Has Been Forgotten By A Lot Of Collectors Out There. So Here It Is!!!


Jorge Posada


Justin Verlander


Carlos Gomez Rookie




Alex Rios


Troy Tulowitski Rookie! Not A Huge Tulo Fan, But Not Bad


Edgar Renteria. WIN!


Justin Morneau Chrome(?) Thing. #/1999 - WIN, I Guess...

So, There you Have It. A Pack Of 2007 Turkey Red.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Colby Rasmus, We Hardly Knew Ye...

For The Second Year In A Row, The Cardinals Have Traded A Star Outfielder In The Hopes Of Strengthening Their Pitching Rotation.  Last Years Trade Saw Right Fielder Ryan Ludwick Heading To San Diego, And The Cards Getting Jake Westbrook.

And This Year is No Different, As The Cards, In A big 3 Team Deal,  Dealt Colby Rasmus, Trevor Miller, PJ Walters, And Brian Tellet To The Toronto Blue Jays, For Edwin Jackson, Octavio Dotel, Marc Rzepczynski, And Corey Patterson, And "Players To Be Named Later" Or A Cash option.

Edwin Jackson, Who Made His MLB Debut In 2003 With The Dodgers, Has A Career 55-58 Record, With A 4.53 ERA.He Makes his First Star As A Cardinal Tonight Against The Cubs.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Single Pack, Of Tri-Star Oback

2009 Tri-Star Oback... Nothing more, Nothing Less...

Stan Musial, Springfield
Ted Williams, San Diego

Ron Kittle, Glens Falls

Bill "Moose" Skowron, Kansas City

Barak Obama Mini

Deal With It Haters...

Pack Searchers Can Go To Hell...

About A Week Or So Ago, I Was In My Local Wal-Mart, And Happened By The Card Aisle, Just In Time To See A Brittle Old Woman Putting Out A Couple Of fresh Gravity Feed Boxes Of Topps 2011 Series 1 And 2.  Intrigued At The Thought Of Fresh Boxes Of Cards, I Picked up A Few Packs Of Each. BEFORE They Were, Pack Searched, Groped, Man Handled, And Most Likely Damaged. 

I Threw Them In The Cart, And Kept Shopping.  About 20 Minutes Had Gone by, And I Was Ready To Check Out, So, Naturally, I Chose the Checkout Line Right Next To The Card Section.  You Know, Just In Case The Old Woman Stocked Some 2011 A&G Blasters While I Was Away.  I Checked, No Blasters.  But I Did see The Once Full Boxes Of Series 1&2 Were Empty.  The Packs Were Strewn About Carelessly And Were Nowhere Near There Respective Homes.  Then I Noticed Something Else, It Looked As If None Of The Cards Were Bought... HMMM... So I Did A little Investigating. 

The Boxes Were 36ct Boxes.  I Bought 3 Packs Of Each, Leaving, 33 Packs in Each Box.  So I Decided To Count The Remaining Packs.  33 Packs Of Series 1, And 31 Packs Of Series 2.  These Boxes Had Been Searched, And All The "Searcher" Bought Was Two Packs...  Mother Fucker!!! 

Now, I Am Not A "BIG HIT" Kind Of Guy, And Most Of The Time you only Get Plain White Jersey Swatches Out Of Retail. (Most Of The Time) If I Want Relic Cards, Autos, Etc. I Will Buy A Hobby Box Either Online, Or from the Closest Hobby Shop To Me. (56 miles Round trip) But Alot of People Either Can't Afford Hobby Boxes, Can't Get To The Hobby Shop, Or Are Kids.  And These Fools Are Ruining Retail For All Of Them. Just So they Can Put A Mediocre Card on Ebay For A High Price... I Buy Retail Because It's Handy. Other Buy It Because That's Their Only Choice.

Sorry For The Rant, But It Was Coming out One Way Or Another.

2007 Fleer Ultra

I Like 2007 Fleer Ultra.  The Cards Are Great Looking, I Mean,  You Can't beat A High Gloss Full Bleed Card.  (Stadium Club Anyone?)  Now, I Wasn't A Big Fan Of The Insert Sets, They Were Cool, But For Me, It's All About The Base Cards In This Set.  Fantastic!  I Think The Only Problem With The Base Set Is That The Names Were  Written In Some Sort Of Script, With A Foil Outline, And Could Make it A Little Difficult To Read. Other Than That, They're Awesome.

Well, I Recently Came Across A Pack In A Bargain Bin At A Flea Market (i Love Flea MArkets) For $.50! And Here Are The Results...

2007 Fleer Ultra "Bargain bin" Pack:

 Scott Rolen. WIN! Scott Rolen With The Cardinals! WIN WIN!

A.J. Burnett...  Meh...

Ryan Freel... Again, Meh...

All Right! I Mean Wainwright! WIN!

Nice. Always Good To Pull A Nomar...

 Hoisted On My Own BedardGet It?

 Magglio Ordonez...

Ian Kinsler...

Kevin Kouzmenoff Lucky 13

Matt Holiday Gold Parallel.  You Probably Can't tell, But It Is Gold. 
Holliday WIN!

So, All In All, A Pretty Good Pack. A Few Stars, A Few Cardinals, And A Gold Parallel Of A Soon To Be Redbird.  I'd Buy That For Fifty Cents Any Day!!!

Welcome, And 2011 Topps Inserts...

Well, I've Finally Done It.  I've Created A Card Blog.

"What Have I Gotten Myself Into?"

That's What I Was thinking Just Mere Moments Before I Started Typing.  But, Just Like Any Other Time I Have Thought That, I Quickly Said "Screw It"  And Went Ahead With Whatever It Was That Had Me Shaken Up In The First Place.

Actually, I Have Been Wanting To Do This For A While Now, And Finally Got around To Doing It.  After, What Seems Like Years Of Reading Card Blogs, And Seeing The Gigantic Online Collector Community, I Figured I Should Jump In, And Give You My Two Cents...   And What A Better Way To Start, That With Some 2011 Topps Inserts. (Series 1&2)

So Here It Is...

Let's See How I Do... 

2011 Topps Series 1&2 (Retail) Inserts...


Albert Pujols And Miguel Cabrera.  I'm A Life Long Cardinals Fan, So This Card Is A Win.

Ryan Braun And Ike Davis... Who Names There Kids "Ike" Anymore?
Tim Lincecum And Brian Wilson.  World Champs, You Can't Argue With That.  Win

Josh Johnson And Justin Verlander. 


Ryan Braun...

Hell Yeah! Sandy Koufax! WIN!!!

Mariano Rivera.  Good Pitcher, But I Hate The Yankees...

And Some Other Stuff:
Justin Morneau Kimball Champions

Joaquin Benoit gold Parallel #/2011
Hanley Ramirez Diamond Stars

David Wright Blue Diamond (Wal-Mart Exclusive)