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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

2004 Topps Cracker Jack Yadier Molina RC

I was able to acquire this 2004 Cracker Jack Yadier RC from my good friend Weston of the blog fantasticcatch. Last week I went over to his house to visit him since he has moved away from where I live, and when I always go there, there is always a nice stack of cards waiting for me and one of those cards just happen to be this Yadier RC that he already had, so he was kind enough to give it to me.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Huge Facebook Trade With Bruce


I completed a trade recently with a guy on Facebook that William had told me about, he had told me that he was an awesome guy to deal with, and he was right. Bruce and I talked for a while talking out a trade, and what we felt was fair trade and set on deal and we both decided that we would throw in 'extras'.

Some of the 'extras' that he threw in were these two Adam Wainwright that I didn't already have, the top one is from 2006 Fleer and the bottom one is a 2000 Topps when he was still with the Braves before he was traded to the Cardinals for J.D Drew. (Lopsided traded in the Cardinals favor)

One of the many cards that Bruce showed me was this 2011 Topps Heritage relic of Albert Pujols, and I knew that I had to get it because, one I love 2011 Heritage, and I was really needing to add more relic's to my Albert PC.

Another card that he showed me that got my attention was this 2006 Topps National Chicle blue refractor #D/199. One thing about my Albert PC is that it is mostly consisted of just base cards, so when I'm ever able to add a parallel or relic it is always nice to do.

Speaking of it's nice to add relics to my Albert's, Bruce had yet showed me another Albert relic that got my addition and I couldn't let down this card, this is 2003 Topps Finest relic, and this look pretty epic in person.  

In all of the pictures that he showed me there was these two Matt Holliday parallels that I didn't already and was differently happy to add these to me PC. The one on the top is a 2008 Topps Co-Signers X-Fractor I think but I'm not positive on that, and oh it is #D/75 the bottom one is a 2007 Bowman Orange #D/250. I guess that I didn't have the base card for that years Bowman, so now I will have to get that too.

The last 'extra' that Bruce kindly took out of his own PC for me was this 2011 Topps Triple threads ruby relic #D/36. This card came a surprise to me considering that he took it out of his own PC, well this card deferentially went to the right place because it's now in my PC.

That wasn't all that Bruce had gave me he also gave me a 2013 Bowman Platinum Javier Baez purple refractor and a 2014 Bowman Jose Abreu prospect card as 'extras', just wow.

Thanks Bruce, I really enjoined all the cards that we traded for and also the 'extras' that you added!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mail Form William, And Home Town Baseball Player Baseball Card

 I got a package from a good friend William last night with a bunch of supplies that he picked up for me, and as always he added some really nice cards in there for me as well.

First off, I got this 1954 Topps Don Little vintage card, Don Little might seem like a no one to you but to me is the only guy from Mt. Carmel to make the MLB. Don was actually quite good to, but before I tell stats and stuff I want to just talk about him a little.

Done Little was signed by the Boston Braves as a free agent in 1946; he got traded in 1953 to the Brewers and made his major league debut with them that year. Don Was already 27 years old when he made is major league debut, and only played in the majors for 4 years when he ended his career with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Here are some of Don's Career stats. He had a 3.75 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and a 28-18 W-L.

Overall Don was a really good pitcher, and it was too bad that he only got to play in the majors of only 4 years, otherwise I think that he would had even been better than what he already was.


Last thing that I got from William was this sweet looking 2014 Bowman Platinum Rob Kaminsky, Rob has been tearing it up in the minors lately.


Thanks Will for the cards! 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2007 Matt Holliday Ultimate Star Relic


I was able to pick this relic of Matt Holliday for my PC off of COMC for only $1.25. I now have a total of 20 'hits' in my Matt Holliday's now, well more like 19 because I am still waiting on a 2014 Topps postseason performance auto redemption.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Aroldis Chapman RC's PC Pickups

I added $10 on COMC to spend for my PC player, and I was able to pick up six new Aroldis Chapman RC's, on being the shown above 2011 Topps Chrome.

Surprising I didn't have this 2011 Bowman already, but had the gold version of this.

This 2011 Bowman Platinum is another one that I had the gold version, but not the base.

I'v been needed to pick me up one of his 2010 Bowman Platinum prospect cards for awhile now.

I already have the base version of this 2010 1st Bowman card, but was able to pick up this wrapper redemption black for only $0.35

Last card that I got was this 2009 Bowman World Classic, and this also only cast me a low price of $0.38

Overall this was a great cheap perchis for me, for all six of these Chapman's it only cost me a total price of $2.72.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

2013 Topps Tribute Aroldis Chapman Duel Relic


I picked this 2013 Topps Tribute Aroldis Chapman duel relic #D/50 off Facebook in a trade with a Reds fan for that Votto mini wood along with some cash.

I really love the duel relic, and I'm really glade that I was able to add another to my growing Aroldis Chapman PC.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Trade With Michael S.

I completed my second trade with Michael S. I traded with him about a week ago for the shown above 2005 Diamond Kings Dennis Eckersley relic /25 in return I gave him a couple Berkman relics that he needed. I knew that when getting this card that it was going to have some surface damage, but that doesn't really bother me because it is still a Dennis Eckersley relic. 

Michael was kind enough to throw in some extras for me, and on of them was a RC card of the Cardinals new member, Justin Masterson. I think that Justin is going to do a lot better in St. Louis than he did he did in Cleveland because now he has a defense to back him up, and he has Adam Wainwright to help him out.

Thanks Michael for the everything!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Trade With Scott H.


A couple weeks ago I completed a trade with friend and fellow blogger Scott. I sent him some Davis Ortiz and Red Sox's that he needed, and in return I got this Michael Wacha Orange parallel along with a couple other Cardinals that I needed.

Speaking of the Cardinals and Red Sox, they are playing there last game in the match up today. I hope that the Cardinals win so we win the series against them, and considering that the Red Sox haven't had a good season so far I don't see why we can't win.




Thanks for reading!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Beating The Odds

Hello everyone, Andrew here. I didn't post all last week because I was busy, and I went to the Cardinals game on Friday to watch Adam Wainwright get beat up 7-4 to the Brewers.

I went to the game with me best friend, and fellow blogger Weston. 

On are way home we needed stop at a couple of place to run a couple of errands and on are way to one of the stores we saw a Target and decided to go over there to get some cards to open for the way back home. 

I decided to pick me up a blaster box of 2014 Gypsy Queen. When I opened the fist pack I pulled the shown above wood mini of Joey Votto #D 1/5, and when I pulled I was freaking a little out, I never though that I would ever pulled something that low numbered out of a blaster box. 

After I calmed myself down a little I went ahead and went to the next pack and what was in that, well I don't know..... just a relic of Mike Leak! Hummmm I think that this just might be a Reds hot box.


You are probably asking right now what were the chances of pulling a wood mini card /5, well that would be 1:555 packs, yeah that right I beat the odds pretty well, and the chance of pulling a relic 1:60 packs. If I could have bought a lottery ticket that day I think that I would have won.

Overall this was one of the best blaster boxes that I have ever opened. I really love the wood mini parellels and I hope that I am able to get one for my PC.




Thanks for reading!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Instagram Trade


Last week I completed a nice and easy trade with a kid on Instagram to get this awesome looking insert of Matt Carpenter, and I also got a couple other Cardinals.






Thanks for reading!