Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Open That Pack!: 1992 Saturday Night Live

Today I opened up a pack of 1992 Saturday Night Live trading cards. Watch the video closely, and you'll get to see a special guest.

Pull the Trigger 2.10

Heck yes, it's a snow day in Milwaukee, and I really need to move some cards. I hope someone claims the lot today, so hopefully this card will nudge it over the edge.

2005 Upper Deck Heroes Robin Yount Jersey (25/99)

Last year I bought a tin of this, and the Yount was my hit. Normally, this would be cause for celebration, but in this case I already have all of the Younts except for the particularly scarce ones.

This can be your for only $50.00, plus all of the cards seen below. Stake your claim in the comments.

2008 Topps Stadium Club Evan Longoria Gold Proof #/50
Lot of 3 Bowman Refractors

Lot of 5 1990 Star Kevin Mitchell Cards

2009 UD O-Pee-Chee #579 David Freese

1994 Upper Deck World Cup Mia Hamm ROOKIE

1971-72 Topps Basketball Lot of 3

1994 Classic #100 Alex Rodriguez

2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Lot

2012 Topps Golden Moments Die-Cut #GMDC-85 Nelson Cruz

1961 Topps #145 Bob Buhl

Monday, February 25, 2013

Late-'90s Box Break Report

This weekend I opened a couple of boxes of 1998 Bowman, one each of Series 1 and 2. I think I did pretty well overall, especially considering these now cost only a fraction of what they used to. Here are the highlights.

Minor League MVPs
Seeded at 12:1 in series 2 boxes, I was fortunate to get an extra insert. There are three of the top four cards in this insert set that I'd want to get, so job well done.
Jeter, Gonzalez, and Guerrero.

The 1999 Rookie of the Year Favorites has a pretty weak lineup, in retrospect. I got an Alex Gonzalez and a Richie Sexson. Incidentally, the actual 1999 Rookies of the Year were Carlos Beltran of the Royals and Scott Williamson of the Reds, neither of whom is in this insert set.

The International parallels also treated me pretty well.
I snagged a Gwynn and an Ivan Rodriguez...

...and an Alex Rodriguez and a Frank Thomas.

And of course, let us not forget God Griffey.

On the rookie side of things, I got a few parallels of guys '90s collectors would have creamed their jeans over. Today, not so much.
Gonzalez, Wood, and Glaus.

Series 1 had an insert set called Scout's Choice whose checklist wasn't much to write home about, either.
Got a couple of future journeymen, Hermansen and Ledee. Was Ricky Ledee the type of guy who was a desired prospect in the hobby by virtue of playing in New York?

Finally, I also noticed something fun about one of the International Parallels. I got a Hideki Irabu. The back of his base card is printed in English, but his Int'l parallel is in Japanese. Were all of his like this, or do I have a special copy. I tend to think it's the former, since Topps wasn't much into gimmicks at that time. Let me know if you have information about this.


All in all, a slam dunk of a box. No autos, still about 60 cards short of the set, but I had fun opening it.

Pull the Trigger 2.9

Alright, it's getting serious now. The world loves things that are shiny, second only to things that are purple. I'm adding some purple shinies to the pile.

Lot of 3 Bowman Refractors

This lot includes:
2009 Bowman Draft #BDPP30 Cory Burns Refractor
2009 Bowman Draft #BDP33 Tim Wood Purple Refractor
2009 Bowman Draft #BDPW34 Seiichi Uchikawa Purple Refractor


PULL THE TRIGGER. ALL THESE CARDS CAN BE YOURS FOR $50.00!
2008 Topps Stadium Club Evan Longoria Gold Proof #/50
Lot of 5 1990 Star Kevin Mitchell Cards

2009 UD O-Pee-Chee #579 David Freese

1994 Upper Deck World Cup Mia Hamm ROOKIE

1971-72 Topps Basketball Lot of 3

1994 Classic #100 Alex Rodriguez

2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Lot

2012 Topps Golden Moments Die-Cut #GMDC-85 Nelson Cruz

1961 Topps #145 Bob Buhl

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Pull the Trigger 2.8

I've got to find a way to get rid of this pile of cards. Maybe Kevin Mitchell will do the trick.
Lot of 5 1990 Star Kevin Mitchell Cards

This lot was part of a small set made by Star in 1990 celebrating the 1989 MVPs. I took out all the Younts for my own collection, and these have been lying around in the years since.
2008 Topps Stadium Club Evan Longoria Gold Proof #/50
2009 UD O-Pee-Chee #579 David Freese

1994 Upper Deck World Cup Mia Hamm ROOKIE

1971-72 Topps Basketball Lot of 3

1994 Classic #100 Alex Rodriguez

2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Lot

2012 Topps Golden Moments Die-Cut #GMDC-85 Nelson Cruz

1961 Topps #145 Bob Buhl

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Pull the Trigger 2.7

No one wanted a Mia Hamm rookie? Okay, let's throw another card on the ever-growing pile.

2009 UD O-Pee-Chee #579 David Freese


Apparently, this guy did something good once. Not too clear on it, though, I wasn't watching. This card was made back when he was a nobody, long before he cured cancer, negotiated a lasting Middle East peace treaty, and moved the nation with a collection of free verse poetry.

Claim the Freese rookie for $50.00, along with all of these cards:
2008 Topps Stadium Club Evan Longoria Gold Proof #/50
1994 Upper Deck World Cup Mia Hamm ROOKIE

1971-72 Topps Basketball Lot of 3

1994 Classic #100 Alex Rodriguez

2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Lot

2012 Topps Golden Moments Die-Cut #GMDC-85 Nelson Cruz

1961 Topps #145 Bob Buhl

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Pull the Trigger 2.6

Maybe people don't like old-timey basketball cards as much as I thought. Maybe they like hot soccer chicks even more. A new card is added to the $50 lot.

1994 Upper Deck World Cup Mia Hamm ROOKIE


She still holds a five-goal advantage over Abby Wambach the USWNT record. For the time being, at least. Claim Mia and everything else here for $50.00.

1971-72 Topps Basketball Lot of 3

1994 Classic #100 Alex Rodriguez

2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Lot

2012 Topps Golden Moments Die-Cut #GMDC-85 Nelson Cruz

1961 Topps #145 Bob Buhl
2008 Topps Stadium Club Evan Longoria Gold Proof #/50