Sunday, March 1, 2015

Pull the Trigger 7.8 ($25)

A Griffey gets added to the pile. This is a good thing.

2009 Upper Deck 20th Anniversary #1354 Ken Griffey, Jr.

Better than Pope John Paul II, right?

Pull the trigger, $25.


THE PILE
Lot of 15 1993 Topps Gold Parallels

Yasiel Puig Gem Mint 10 Rookie

Lot of football star cards

1976 Topps Traded #338T Bob Bailey and #206T Mike Lum

Lot of 58 Topps 75th Anniversary Cards

Two 2007 Alex Rodriguez Road to 500 cards

Lot of 130 1987 Topps Traded cards

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Pull the Trigger 7.7 ($25)

Who doesn't love Topps Traded sets from the '80s? Nobody. Absolutely nobody.

Okay, maybe there's that one kid in rural Switzerland who just doesn't get excited about the sets, but everyone else loves them.

Lot of 130 1987 Topps Traded cards

This lot is not the complete set, and there are duplicates of some of the cards. The backs are gloriously white, and you are welcome to fill in the borders with magic marker if you wish.

Send me $25 and you can own this glorious lot, along with everything else seen here.

THE PILE
Lot of 15 1993 Topps Gold Parallels

Yasiel Puig Gem Mint 10 Rookie

Lot of football star cards

1976 Topps Traded #338T Bob Bailey and #206T Mike Lum

Lot of 58 Topps 75th Anniversary Cards

Two 2007 Alex Rodriguez Road to 500 cards

Pull the Trigger 7.6 ($25)

Another tempting item joins the pile.

Two 2007 Alex Rodriguez Road to 500 cards

The pack has been opened. You aren't getting a special autographed version or anything like that, but if you're into this set, you can't go wrong with these.

Claim this whole lot for $25.

THE PILE
Lot of 15 1993 Topps Gold Parallels

Yasiel Puig Gem Mint 10 Rookie

Lot of football star cards

1976 Topps Traded #338T Bob Bailey and #206T Mike Lum

Lot of 58 Topps 75th Anniversary Cards

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Pull the Trigger 7.5 ($25)

A nice lot added to the pile tonight. Pull the trigger if you're interested.

Lot of 58 Topps 75th Anniversary Cards

Right around Christmas of 2013 I picked up a box of this stuff and did very well for myself. The box yielded the entire base set, plus all of these doubles.

Curious about which cards you'll get? Plunk down $25.00 to find out, and you get everything else you see here.

THE PILE
Lot of 15 1993 Topps Gold Parallels

Yasiel Puig Gem Mint 10 Rookie

Lot of football star cards

1976 Topps Traded #338T Bob Bailey and #206T Mike Lum

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pull the Trigger 7.4 ($25)

Among the Topps Traded sets from the 1970s, 1976 is the weak sister. It's got the Gamble and not much else. Still, the "ripped from the headlines" design is fun. A couple of these are going on the PTT pile.

1976 Topps Traded #338T Bob Bailey and #206T Mike Lum

To get these two guys, the Reds had to trade away Clay Kirby (Expos) and Darrel Chaney (Braves). Interestingly enough, Bob Bailey got exactly one vote (0.2%) on the 1984 Hall of Fame ballot. There's always the Veterans' Committee, right?

These two can be yours, along with everything below, for $25 if you want to pull the trigger now.

THE PILE
Lot of 15 1993 Topps Gold Parallels

Yasiel Puig Gem Mint 10 Rookie

Lot of football star cards

Monday, February 16, 2015

Estate Sale Find: Pre-Opened Boxes of 1994 Topps Series 1 and 2

Someone decided it would be a good idea to stuff all of the chase cards from two boxes of 1994 Topps into some already-been-opened wrappers. The results are surprisingly good.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Valentine's Day Card Haul 2015

Another school Valentine's Day celebration has come and gone, and I'm still alive. I don't think I can count the number of teachers who came up to me today and ran down the list of the most difficult teaching days: "Halloween, day before Christmas Break, day before Spring Break..." In the end, I got to come home with a goodie bag full of junk. Not pictured here is the candy I received, including a Fun Dip. I mean, c'mon, FUN DIP! The thing where you lick a piece of candy and stick it into better, more flavorful candy. It's not just a coincidence it bears more than a passing resemblance to cocaine.

On that note, let's start checking out the Valentines I received from my students this year.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

I believe I've said it before that Donatello is the pretentious person's pick for favorite turtle. Was last year one of those years where a TMNT thing came out in wide release? That happens every other year or so now, right?

Spongebob

Another thing that just hangs on, year after year.

Starfish

Heartbreakingly generic. Are there 50-cent stores, because I can't see this line of Valentines being sold at even your typical dollar store. My only hope is that these were bought between the hours of 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. this morning. It would crush me to think that a child willingly chose these over something like Spider-man or My Little Pony.

Iron Man

Yeah, the teacher-specific Valentine! And there was a sucker that I'll never eat in it. Score!

Hello Kitty

Tattoo!

Blake Griffin

If you haven't watched it yet, you owe it to yourself to watch the YouTube video I posted last year, "The Griffin and the Tearin'."

Hello Kitty 2

No part of Hello Kitty it not expressionless. There's a void there where a should should be. Tread lightly around her.

Tweaking Squirrel

Manic and unlicensed, two qualities I look for in a V-Day card.

Unidentified Monsters

Oh.

My.

God.

Pile of shitty purple hairiness hands rose bouquet to pink cat. I have no idea what is going on here, nor do I wish to find out because I will undoubtedly be let down. This rather large card is from the girl who is new to the class as of a few weeks ago. She's from Arizona and is super nice and relaxed, lacking all of the trauma that most kids in the school possess after living most of their lives in the shit-ass parts of Milwaukee. Maybe this card depicts something more popular in the American southwest?

Let's look at the opposite side to see if we can gather any more clues.

Nope, nothing clarified here. Now we've moved on to candy castles guarded by living cupcakes and doughnuts. I want this to be an actual thing, but I'm cautious, as the inevitable letdown when I find out these are nothing more than an artist's one-time-only Valentine's Day creation is too much for me to withstand. As the poster in Agent Mulder's office reads, "I want to believe," but dare I?

Happy Valentine's Day, one and all. Tomorrow I'm smoking ribs all day, as I am wont to do.