Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cum on Chek My Liztz

Alright, friends. I've started only two transaction since returning to my full-time blogging status, and I'm ready to send out the packages.

My trade lists are not totally complete as I'm coming across more to add as I'm "re-inventorying" my cards. Please feel free to check out my lists to see if I have anything you need. Be advised, though, my game used and autos need to be updated. You can always ask to see if the card you like is still available.

If you find anything appealing, please let me know and direct me to your trade page either in the comments here or my email. My want list is also not completely up-to-date. Be patient with me, and when I'm done with inventory, the lists will be made available to see.

I will slowly be making my rounds to different blogs to see if I can help with anything you need as well.

If you made it this far, let me introduce you to my favorite 80's Hair Band of all time...

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I Won't Forget You

I've been avoiding this topic because I have mixed feelings. However, after witnessing for myself Dan Uggla in a Giants uniform, I feel it's time to say goodbye.

Goodbye to the three time All-Star Dan Uggla.

So long to the five straight years of 30+ home runs Dan Uggla.

Farewell to the right-handed helicopter back swinging Dan Uggla.

Tally ho to the middle-of-the-order power you don't want to leave a fastball up to Dan Uggla.

Though your best years are definitely past you and your career with the Braves ended on a sour not, I will still continue to root for you (except against the Braves and Rockies). Being one of the first players I actually watched come through the minors to make something of yourself, you will be forever immortalized in my Personal Collection for years to come.

And isn't that what all players want out of their careers? Ok maybe a championship or two. Maybe...

Friday, July 25, 2014

Talk Variation to Me

Good evening, all.

Remember a few days back when I was talking about reorganizing my cards into my Google Drive. Well, I've been working at it pretty hardcore for the last week. Last night, I came across my 2010 Topps Updates and 2013 Topps Opening Days.

Now, have you ever forgotten you had something only to "re-find" it later on? Haha...yeah. I did that, too. Take a look.

Can I get some Short Print love?

When I started collecting 2010 Update, I was just diving back into the hobby headfirst. I had not a clue what Short Prints and Variations were. All I knew were errors.

Fortunately, my collecting skills have evolved enough to know when I pulled the Opening Day Press Conference SP for Mr. Reyes.

I know you're asking, "Tim, why are you showing these to us now?" Well, friends. It's because I don't want them. Short Print Variations are not my thing (i.e. too expensive). If you want them, please let me know. I'm not going to hold them hostage any longer. 

PLEASE...Take them. (Note: If no one claims them in the next 48 hours, they will be up for auction on Sportlots.)

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nothin' but an Archive

Simple post tonight guys.

This is literally my only card from 2014 Topps Archives! Can you believe it?

If anyone wants to help me fix this problem, please notify at your earliest convenience.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Your Blogger Does Paint

Good evening, friends.

You know, I talk often about collecting (this is a card blog) with a tiny shot of wrestling references. One of the things I've not talked about is another of my growing hobbies, painting.

It all started one day as I was walking around Hobby Lobby with Ashley. Painting canvases were 40% off, and I saw one that was measuring approximately 3.5 in. by 2.5 in. I bought a couple and thought I could figure out something to do with them. 

Then it hit me. Logos!!!


I could draw the logos and paint them in the teams colors to create my own team collage like you find at Hobby Lobby. 


So far so good on the teams I've attempted minus the Astros (too advance for now).


Six teams down and only 24 to go! Who knew you could enjoy painting with something other than your fingers?

Saturday, July 19, 2014

James & Joe

If you read my last post, I mentioned a possible sequel to my LCS trip. In this post...I deliver.

I've mentioned several times on this blog how important it is to me to have someone that let's me be myself with my card collecting. Never once did I image sharing my love with, well, my love.

But dating Ashley has been all of the above. Not only does she support me (as long as the money allows), but she partakes in her own version of collecting.

Cool cards, shiny cards, unique cards. Cards of players she likes, she's watched, she's heard stories about, she's met. Oh and James Laurinaitis and Joe Mauer! That's right. Animal's son and "the cutie".

So whenever I'm out and about shopping for myself, I always try to sneak a few as a bit of a present for her. This trip to Knoxville was no exception. We've been in there so many times that Eddie knows to stash any stay Laurinaitis cards away because we'll be in soon enough. That was the case this trip.

Forgive me for lack of football product knowledge, but I was told the top two came from a high-end box break and straight into a draw waiting for me to pick them up. The consensus favorite was the Die Cut from Prestige with the Captain "C", honestly one of the sweetest football cards I've ever seen. 

These Joe Mauer cards required a little more digging on my part but well worth the time, effort and price. Shiny high-end and "old school" mini. Right up Ashley's alley.

I know there are better things to give a woman you love, but why waste a trip if she's into the same thing as you. (Lots of sarcasm there guys. Don't try this at home too often.)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I Love Collecting Cards

Thanks to extra money from moving as I've mentioned before, I've been able to venture back out into the buying market deep waters and find some really great cards.

In addition to prowling the likes of eBay and Sportlots, I have recently been frequenting my LCS a little more often. Today's trip was not really planned, but after getting off early enough to make a trip to Knoxville, I decided that it was a great idea to visit Eddie at Sports Treasures. (FYI: If you're ever down this way, look him up. Great stuff for pretty cheap.)

Luckily, this time around, Eddie had some Allen & Ginter singles laying around. I couldn't pass it up.

Scored these for around $1 apiece. The Hosmer is an A&G back and obviously the Trumbo is the black parallel. I'm in love with this year's design. Am I alone here?

Even the inserts this year are different than normal or at least what I'm use to from A&G. Not sure about the name on these beauties, but who cares? At least they're not a plain white cardstock.

If you've read my blog in the past, you know that I hate the idea of high-end cards, but for $2 I couldn't pass up the Cespedes Museum. I actually spent more on the Goldschmidt SP, $3.

Finally, what would a trip to the LCS be without a Rockies haul? Arenado SP, high end Cargo, Rosario, and Tulo, and a couple Prizm Tulos. Not much else could be better, except maybe some Heltons I need.

All in all, a very successful stop. You may see more from this visit in the coming days, though, because I didn't just buy for myself.