Wednesday, December 22, 2010

IP Prospects.

Earlier in the year just after the release of Bowman a member on SCF decided to get all of the Topps 100 cards signed in person. By the end of the Milb season he had got at least 30 of the cards signed. A couple of weeks ago he posted that he had moved to Maui and would no longer be able to complete his quest. He began to offer the signed cards for sale, and as luck would have it the first two he offered were Hellickson and Jennings, at $7 for the pair it was too good an offer to turn down. Along with the cards he sent the game ticket at which he got the autos. I feel lucky to have these cards, because the idea he had was an excellent one and he was doing so well in collecting the 100 autos. In his thread about his progress he would tell the readers which players were easy to get to sign and which were not. Anyone looking for Mike Leake to sign may be unlucky as he seems to think he is already a big shot.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Goodbye Carl.

We all knew it was coming, we all knew he was going to end up richer than God,Allah and Odin combined. We all knew he was never going to be a Ray again. We all respected what Carl had done for a struggling franchise,his talent had helped turn the Rays from joke to contender. We were all ready to wish him well. Then he signed for the Red Sox!!!! The fkin Red Sox, a bloody division rival. Any team outside the division I would wish Carl all the best. Right now he can kiss my ass.

Black Coolness.

Above and below are two of the coolest looking cards I have picked up this year. They are walmart black border exclusives from Topps 2010. I had never seen these cards before I came aross them while looking cheap PC cards on COMC. At 25c each I was not going to turn them down. They just look so neat,the black background make the player jump out at you. What I like about these two cards is that they are action shots, hey man the ball is heading right at you. Nothing mindblowing,but nice pick ups when your nearest Walmart is 7000 miles away.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Brith of a New PC.

Hello everyone, it's been a few days since my last post. This is due to me being pretty sick and to be honest just plain bloody lazy. The good lady and myself seem to picked up a rather nasty cough/fever virus, my stepson has also got it, it's like living in a TB clinic right now.

I thought I would show off the start of my new Wade Davis PC. Why Wade Davis I hear you mutter. Simple he fits the Lemons criteria, he is a Ray and he is cheap. To start the PC I thought I would go Topps Chrome 2010, pictured above is the base chrome auto and pictured below is the refractor auto #/499.
And finally the crown jewel thus far, the Blue Refractor Auto #/199. As stated earlier this is a new PC which may be pursued as strongly as my James Shields one or just a passing fancy like my Matt Garza. Stay tuned for further developments.

Before I sign off, I would like to give a big thank you to Ryan and Colin at Sports Card Radio. These guys not only produce a top quality podcast on the world of card collecting, they also host great contests for free box breaks. These guys do this in their own time with their own resources, if you never listen to the podcast give it a try also pop oever to the website for all the information a cardboard head would need.