I did a trade recently and I was able to acquire this 2011 Topps Tier One Mike "Giancarlo" Stanton auto. This is a really clean card, all the corners seem to be sharp and the auto really pops off the the card. I'm probably going to keep this card for right now unless someone gives me a really good offer on this. Feel free to offer away.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
As you can see I'm still struggling to post as much as I would like to. I have so much more stuff to post from the National it's not even funny anymore. My desk is such a mess right now and it's driving me crazy.
I got this 2011 Topps Update All Star Game Relic Diamond /60 of Matt Holliday form a great friend that I meet though Instagram. He was kind enough to buy this for me on the last day of the show when I was all out of money because I spend pretty much spent every dime that I owned.
I was also able to get this 2007 Upper Deck SPx in a 2$ bin that I got along with a bunch of other cards that I was able to find. This was a nice cheap add to the PC.
Last card that I was acquire was this 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen Relic. I also got this from my very good friend Max. I think that he might have pulled this from a box or something, but I'm not really sure. I got this with a bunch of other cards as we exchanged cards when we first meet.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
My #1 goal while at the National was to be able to pick up a Albert Pujols auto for my PC. I was lucky enough to find a kid on Instagram that was willing to sell me this 2012 Topps Triple Threads auto relic /3 for a really low price of only $125.
I can't believe that I was able to get this for the price that I got. I'm glad that I finally got to add a Pujols auto to my collection. I defiantly tried to go all out for my first one. When I try to get another one I will try to get one of him when he was in a Cardinals uniform
Saturday, August 8, 2015
This card is up there on my list of favorite cards that I picked up while at the National. I did a quite a bit of trading while there to be able to acquire this card. I started with a Gerrit Cole, which I traded for a Lou Brock 5 Star auto and a Matt Adams tier one silver auto /10. I then traded the Matt Adams to a kid from Instagram that I meet up with for a Manny Machado tribute auto which was graded a 9/10, then I traded that straight up for this 2009 Topps 206 Clayton Kershaw auto.
I basically got this card for $12 which is what I paid for the Gerrit Cole auto. There is no doubt that I got the better end in all the those trades I did. This is one thing that I love to do in the hobby, is to keep trading until you get and really insane or decent card for almost nothing.
In my last post I said that I was going to do a lot of just HOF stuff, well if my predictions are right and Kershaw can keep producing what he has he will be a no doubt hall of famer in the future to come. I mean the kid has a career era of 2.48 in 7 years and is one of today's most dominate pitchers ever.
Friday, August 7, 2015
I'm starting to really liking the HOF stuff right now. It's going to be something that I'm going to start collecting on a regular basis. I thought while I was at the National it would be a perfect time for me to pick up a Ken Griffey Jr. auto for a decent price before he get introduced into the HOF soon.
I was able to pick my self up this 2006 Ovation Spotlight red ink auto. This was the only red ink auto that I saw the entire time I was at the National, I saw several others but with the blue ink. I'm not sure if this is a shorter printed version or what.
I was able to pick this card up on Sunday, the last day of the National. Since it was the last day every one was trying to get ride of their stuff so I was able to talk him down from his listed price of $80 to $60. I think that I did good with the price on this card. I might have to look into it and see if the red version is any more rarer than the others.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Hello everyone, I'm back here with yet another card that I was able to acquire from this year National in Chicago. I was able to spot this card in a huge case filled with a bunch of other high end card that I'm sure that I would have never been able to afford. That's ok because I didn't have to pay a penny for this card, that's because I traded for it.
I had the guy from the both take a look threw a ton of $2 bin cards that I had picked up on the first day (of course I didn't tell him that) and I found some really good cards in there, with some being worth around $10-$15. We finally set on a $60 trade value worth of cards.
I looked for awhile trying to find something that caught my eye then I finally spotted the card that I wanted and it was this bad boy, 2014 Topps Tier One Acetate Bronze Auto of Johnny Bench /25. I defiantly got the better end of the deal considering I only spend about $12 to acquire this.
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Hello everyone this post is for a contest over at the blog "My Life In The Sports Card Hobby" click the link and it will take you straight to his blog and you can read his rules.
So as you all could guess from the title I'm going to be talking about how I got into the hobby of collecting baseball cards and some football.
Let's go back to somewhere around the fall of 2011 when I was in 5th grade and I was about 12 years old. Technically my collecting really started when I was in 2nd grade and my teacher would always give me a bunch of junk wax as a prize that you could win, but that's not what really triggered me to really collect and love it.
It all started when I invited my new friend over to my house, Weston. Most of you might know him from his blog fantasticcatch. So when I had him over I had to show him my dad's room full of baseball cards that he collected as a kid which was during the junk era. Weston thought that it was really cool and thought that we should try to buy some and try it out our self and I thought why not.
We started off with buying football and didn't care for baseball that much because we thought it was boring. (How funny, now that baseball is all I like). I remember riding our bikes over to our local store to open packs and hoping to pull the "good" players such as Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, etc.... After all this we needed a team to follow and we ended up deciding to follow the Colts. They were the closest team to us, about 2 hours away. Out of all those cards that we bought we never knew about the value of some of the cards that you could pull, such as the #d stuff and the SP and crap.
Not too long after collecting football we decided to give baseball a try. The first baseball product we started with was Bowman. Bowman was one of my favorite products right off the bat and I got hooked on baseball in no time. When buying all these bowman packs we knew that Bryce Harper was the card to pull and we were trying just to pull any card of him that we could. I remember eventually getting his chrome card and freaking out at the moment.
Weston also introduced me to world of blogger and that's were I would meet one of my best friends, William from the blog foulbunt. Will would help out my collection out so much and I'm very appreciative to be able to call him my friend. He also help me with knowing a lot of the hall of fame players and has been a huge help for keeping the love of collecting.
One of the big products for us was 2011 Score Football. Those $1 packs were the best thing ever for us, I used to spend my money on these cards like they were crack. We knew that there were autos in this stuff but weren't sure who was worth money and stuff. One day I only had enough money to buy 1 pack of this stuff and I pulled that auto that I had been trying to pull forever and it just happened to be the best auto you could get, Cam Newton. After pulling this card I was in love with buying packs and getting the rush of hoping to get something good.
I sold this card after holding onto it for awhile
After I sold this card I never collected anymore football and decided to just do baseball. Weston and I decided that our favorite team was going to be the Cardinals, I can't really remember why we did but I'm happy we did because they won the World Series that year and I think that was HUGE to us as fans. That's about all I have for what really got me into collecting there was probably more in there that I forgot but I think that I mentioned the main parts.
Oh I for got to mention for the contest. My favorite music/band is Pentatonix. They are a group of 4 and they just sing songs that are already out and make them better. You guys should check them out.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
While at the Nationals I was able to meet up with fellow blogger Frankie from the blog "My Life In The Sports Card Hobby" When we were at the National Frankie asked my if I would be interested in buying this 2014 Topps Finest Lou Brock Finest Greats auto card off of him. I couldn't pass up on it because it is just a overall great looking card. To make it even better it's graded a 9.5/10
9.5's all around
Thanks Fankie for the purchase and I can't wait until next years National.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Let me talk a little about the National, when I first got there it was a little overwhelming on how big the place was. I never thought that I was going to be able to see everything that they had, but about on the 5th day I had seen about everything and it was the perfect amount of time to get to check everything out everything that they had.
Monday, July 27, 2015
I got this card from the same person that I got the Gerrit Cole card that I showed you in my last post. This card just happens to fit in perfect with the fact he was put in the hall yesterday. This card is /75 and I love the refractor design in the card. I plan on taking this to the National and see if I can't sell it, but part of me wants just to keep it. I got this for only $15 which I think was a really good price for the card. I know that I could easy make money off of it but I think I may keep it.