Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pull the Trigger 10.6 ($25)

This round of Pull the Trigger just got real.

1999 Pacific Paramount #24 Chipper Jones Platinum Blue Parallel

This parallel is a pretty tough get, found in only one out of every 73 packs (according to BaseballCardPedia). That's just over two boxes' worth! To get any specific player's blue parallel in this 250-card set, the odds are 1:18,250. Yikes! I believe I found this in a large lot of cards that I bought.

Braves fans, you can pull the trigger now for $25, or take a chance and see if you can get the pile to grow. Remember that the whole lot can vanish just like that.

1990 Score Rookie & Traded Set

1983 Donruss Hall of Fame Heroes Set

2015 Topps Warren Spahn / Hank Aaron Inserts

3/4" Nintendo Power Pad Button

2007 Topps Victor Abiamiri Senior Bowl Jersey Relic

Monday, June 29, 2015

Pull the Trigger 10.5 ($25)

Are there any Notre Dame fans in the house?

2007 Topps Victor Abiamiri Senior Bowl Jersey Relic

Victor played a few seasons for the Eagles, needed knee surgery, then ruptured his Achilles tendon in 2011 before retiring. This card is advertised as "player-worn," not "game-worn," so yes, the jersey got around his neck and may have brushed his shoulders before being cut into tens of thousands of pieces.

Want it? You can have it for $25, and you'll receive everything else here.

1990 Score Rookie & Traded Set

1983 Donruss Hall of Fame Heroes Set

2015 Topps Warren Spahn / Hank Aaron Inserts

3/4" Nintendo Power Pad Button

Pull the Trigger 10.4 ($25)

Throwing a curveball at you with this one today.

3/4" Nintendo Power Pad Button

If I remember correctly, I purchased a T-shirt from a seller on Etsy, and this was a little bonus throw-in that came in the package. Last PTT I had that Zimmerman Chipz in the pile, so I guess from now on I'll try to include something round with each one of these.

If you want to play with power, pony up $25 for the button and everything below.

1990 Score Rookie & Traded Set

1983 Donruss Hall of Fame Heroes Set

2015 Topps Warren Spahn / Hank Aaron Inserts

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Pull the Trigger 10.3 ($25)

It's been said that I should include more Braves in my Pull the Trigger offerings. Here ya go.

2015 Topps Warren Spahn / Hank Aaron Inserts

For some reason I've been pulling Milwaukee Braves with ease this year. Someone will get to enjoy the spoils of my good fortune.

If you want Hank and Warren and everything else below, it'll be twenty-five bucks.

1990 Score Rookie & Traded Set

1983 Donruss Hall of Fame Heroes Set

Friday, June 26, 2015

Pull the Trigger 10.2 ($25)

Let's talk about sets, baby. Kind of odd that this PTT pile starts off with not one, but two complete sets, but that's the way it's going down.

1983 Donruss Hall of Fame Heroes Set

A few months ago I was scouring eBay and found a guy selling two of these 44-card sets for a very reasonable price. In fact, the shipping cost was only a few cents away from the final cost of the lot, so I'm guessing the guy lost money on the deal.

Anyway, the second set goes on the pile. Pull the trigger now for $25, and receive the bounty you see below.

1990 Score Rookie & Traded Set

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Pull the Trigger 10.1 ($25)

I've accumulated some more cards that haven't earned a permanent spot in my collection, so it's time to start another Pull the Trigger pile.

1990 Score Rookie & Traded Set

A few months ago I picked up one of those guaranteed-relic-plus-a-bunch-of-other-cards packages at Target, and this entire, sealed set was in the box. A quick peek down in my basement told me that I already have a sealed set, and putting both of them on the mantle around the holidays would just be bragging.

If you want it for $25, announce you intent to pull the trigger in the comments. But since that would be insane, you should probably wait for future posts to see what else gets added to the pile.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Let's Trade: 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup

Since last spring, I've been collecting the 2014 Panini Prizm World Cup set. After three boxes, I'm still a bunch of base cards away from a full set, and since these aren't the type of cards that show up at shops and shows around Milwaukee, and because I'm not willing to throw money after base cards online, I'm hoping I can trade to complete this bad boy.

As of right now, I still need the following cards: 5 6 21 22 41 48 49 64 65 78 79 96 97 114 115 117 118 121 160 161 163 164 169 189

I've recently catalogued my doubles, so if you're interested, this is what I have to trade: 2 3 4 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 26 27 28 29 30 31 33 34 38 39 40 44 45 46 47 53 54 55 56 58 59 60 63 66 67 68 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 83 84 85 87 88 89 92 93 94 95 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 111 112 113 116 124 125 126 130 131 132 133 136 137 139 140 141 143 144 145 148 149 151 152 153 154 156 157 158 159 162 166 167 168 171 172 173 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 186 187 193 194 195 196 197

If you're building the set, great, I hope I can help you out. I also have a ton of other stuff listed by year in my sidebar that's available for trade. There's also my want list, in case you want to make a trade on a bigger scale.

Interested? Leave a comment or contact me by email or Twitter.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Five Cool Things From a Dirty-Ass Binder #1

A few months ago, I ventured into a thrift shop that was using Craigslist as its sole means of advertising. I think I was searching for comics first, but also saw that they had sports cards. When I got there one Saturday morning, I found this:

That, my friends, is the Dirty-Ass Binder. It was on a shelf along with several others like it, but its disgusting exterior was merely a facade for the treasures within. (Okay, "treasures" might be exaggerating a whole lot, but compared to the other binders filled with page upon page of bent 1990 Fleer football cards, the DAB was in a class of its own.)
I rolled up to the register and offered the proprietor, a portly individual of indeterminate Eastern European descent, five bucks for it, since that the price that was scrawled on the inside cover in permanent marker. He quickly angered, apparently not having been the one to write this price. We eventually settled on some other amount less than $10 after I won his trust asking him what he thought about the relegation battles then being fought in the fifth tier of the Croatian football league system. He also offered me a few comics from the junk pile, but how many issues of Star Brand does a guy really need? I rudely declined.

In any case, this binder has been sitting on the lower shelf of an end table since before Easter, and it's so filthy that not one child has moved it an inch. This is in a house where everything gets taken off the shelves once the 2-year-old wakes up at 6:15. Let's stop pussyfooting around and see what made this binder, dirty-ass or not, so special.

Incomplete Set of Coca-Cola Monsters of the Gridiron Cards

I remember these things coming out in 1994, probably through print advertising more than anything else, if memory serves me right. Basically, Coke invited a player from just about every team, hired a makeup artist to dress them up in spooky attire, and then photograph them for a card set. The entire set had 30 cards, including Jaguars and Panthers cards that were just drawings of the team mascots. The pages in my binder hold a little more than half of the set. The five shown below are my favorites.

Emmitt Smith "Lone Star Sheriff"
So stupid looking it actually works. Not tough at all, just sad. Maybe the crime rate is so low in his jurisdiction that he just sits around bored all day.

Marco Coleman "Cobra"
All the effort on this one went to face paint. (Clearly this was not the case for poor Emmitt.) The gloves fail, but the headpiece is pretty cool.

Chester McGlockton "Renegade Raider"
Less involved than most Raiders fans' costumes.

Ronnie Lott "The Rattler"
Upon closer look, I don't think there's an inch of actual Ronnie on this card. Looks more like a matte painting from head to toe.

Jesse Tuggle "Tarantula"
Excellent costume, scary as shit. If I saw this coming at me on the football field, I'd gladly lie down for an eight-yard loss just so it wouldn't have to touch me.

Stay tuned for more from the Dirty-Ass Binder.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Pull the Trigger 9.20 ($25)

It's been a long time since I added anything to this lot.

2015 Topps Paul Goldschmidt Commemorative Medallion

This came from the blaster I bought soon after series 1 was released. This is one heavy card.

Twenty-five bucks, and all this can be yours.

1972 Topps #226 Roberto Clemente

Lot of 35 2009 Topps Cards

2014 Topps Chipz Jordan Zimmermann

Lot of 28 Topps Indiana Jones Heritage Cards

2012 Topps Chrome Frank Gore Refractor

2013 Topps #604 Rafael Betancourt Pink Parallel (11/50)

1977 Topps #523 Rollie Fingers (POOR)

1978 Topps #310 Don Sutton

2006 Topps Co-Signers Craig Breslow AUTO

Lot of 5 2005 Topps Bazooka Tattoos

2011 Topps #522 Asdrubal Cabrera Diamond Sparkle

1996 Fleer Metal #186 Hideo Nomo

Lot of 16 1980 Topps Cards

Two Felix Hernandez Inserts

Lot of 20 1978 Topps Cards Featuring Jim Rice

2010 Upper Deck Celebrity Predictors Shia LaBeouf / Megan Fox

2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Cristiano Ronaldo Aerial Assault Insert

2009 Topps Unique Jorge Posada Red Parallel (0418/1199)

2006 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Robin Yount (521/799)