Saturday, April 21, 2012

Tyler Goeddel Mail Week.

I had a bit of a crazy Goeddel week this week, first new card to appear was the Bowman Sterling 2011 auto, nice design as always but not the greatest picture.

The second card to arrive was this cool Donruss EEE 2011 Aspirations 10/100 Die Cut, a very nice card which was a very nice price, I am a big fan of Extra Edition cards and am always happy to pick up the rarer ones at a nice price. 
Card three was the little brother of the Aspirations auto,this one is the Franchise Futures auto 374/415 a very nice priced pick up.
Card four is another Extra Editon card, this time the yearbook version, this one is numbered out of 70.
Card five was another Panini card,this time a base auto from the Playoff Contenders set, a shame Panini used the exact same picture as the card above,but I can't complain too much. It's cool Panini bring out these prospect sets even though they're not licenced.
Last and by no means least is the Playoff Contenders Printing Plate 1/1 or 1/4 take your pick. This is my first Goeddel 1/1 and hopefully not my last.
If any of you guys have any Goeddel cards you want to trade away give me a buzz and hopefully we can work something out.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Floating Head and An Asian Curio.

 A couple of new Shileds hit the door mat this week. First to arrive is this rather splendid Topps Heritage 2012 Sticker, there's just something sweet about a disembodied head. Strange but cool.
The second card to arrive was this rather nice Topps/Sega 2010 card from Japan. I have an inkling it's a type of game card but not too sure. All I know from the back is that Shields has a great change up.
I was fortunate enough to pay just .99c for this card,Tony the UK's biggest Adam Lind collector bid $10.00 on the Lind version and lost out. Is Adam Lind really that popular?

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Crap Card 1/1 Style.

Here is the worst card in the world or at least in my Shields pc in 1/1 form. It's a Print Plate from the 2010 Topps t-206 set. Regular readers will know how little love I have for the design of this card,it truly is the crappiest picture on any Shields card. Still,when you get the chance to own a 1/1 or 1/4 (you be the judge) it's hard to pass it up, so I didn't and for the huge price of $10.00 I know own this beauty.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Game Used Cards Are Like Buses.

Why like buses? Well you don't see one for two years and then two come along at once. First up is the Topps Update 2011 All Star Work Out Jersey. This is a card I thought I would never see, Shields in the ASG? Wow!!!! Lets hope 2012 is as good as 2011 was for the big guy.

Bus number two comes in the shape of the Heritage 2012 Clubhouse Collection card. As always Heritage delivers. Also this year it's a much better picture of Shields, last years was truly the worst card on the planet.
Hopefully this year there will be an auto or two in some of the sets,my last Shields auto is from 2010 and I would love to pick up a few more auto cards.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I Never Thought I Would See This.

I never thought I would see James Shields on a League Leaders card after his terrible 2010 season. Yet here he is in all his glory along with Justin Verlander and Jerad Weaver. Shields posted a 2.83 ERA in 2011 edging out Dug Fister for the third spot on the card.

As this is Topps series 1 there are about 300 different versions of this card to collect, red border,blue border,black border and the gold vomit style to name but three. So of I go to ebay and to hunt down the rest.