Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

From The Land Of The Rising Sun.

 A few days ago a package arrived all the way from Japan. The card I was waiting for is the one above,it is a 2012 Sega Card Gen. As far as I am aware this is a type of baseball card game. As it was a James Shields card I had to have it. The Japanese ebayer I bought the card from has to be the most polite and and gracious person I have ever dealt with on ebay. So another slightly odd card hits the Shields PC. As well as getting the Shields I was surprised to find three more cards in the envelope, they are showcased below.

Konami Baseball Heroes 2009
Kazuki Kondon
Orix Buffaloes

Konami Baseball Heroes 2009
Orix Buffaloes

Konami Baseball Heroes 2010
Yoshinobu Takahasi
Yomuri Giants.

I know nothing about Japanese baseball cards and know nothing of the language but these are pretty cool cards. It's strange that Cabrera has no first name though, maybe he is too cool for one.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Die Cut Tastic.

 Here are the next two cards in my recent James Shields binge. Above we have the rather fancy Bowman Platinum Cutting Edge Stars card, a very nice design on this one,although as with all die cut cards it will be prone to damage around the edges. The second card is the Cutting Edge Stars GU card. Aha I hear you cry "just another workaday relic card", but dear reader you would be mistaken. The reason being is that this one is numbered 33/50 and of course that is Shields jersey number. I'm not one to hunt down jersey numbered cards, but is always nice when one becomes available.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

At Long Last.

After a bit of a break due to work issues and finding out my dear wife is pregnant I have returned. A lot of James Shields cards have hit the welcome mat at Hairylemon Towers since the last post and over the next few days I will showcase them to my loyal reader. The first two cards are both from 2012 Triple Threads a set I am sure Shields has never appeared in. It's been a long time since he had an official auto in any set. The last I can think of is 2010 Upper Deck. First card on show is the Unity Relic card in Emerald 2/18. Not too sure if I like the design of this one, it's a tad too shimmery for my liking. As usual there are a few different color versions of the card to collect. Second comes the Daddy of the bunch, yes it's an auto'ed card from Triple Threads 2012. This little beauty is 5/18 and comes with the legend 11 CG IN 2011. That of course is Shields eleven complete games thrown last season. I am very happy that my boy is now showing up in the higher end products but my wallet is not so sure. Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more Shields based jappery.

Triple Threads Unity Relic 2/18

Triple Threads Auto/Relic 5/18