Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Hope your day is "Spooky."

Cool, a ghost stealing a base, and some extra bonus handwriting on the back!

The card neglects to say that Spook led the league in CHNC (Chest Hair Neck Creep) in '55. Advanced analytics weren't that big a deal back then.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Top Pulls of 2014: #1

Are you confused by the timing of this blog post? Can you not stop screaming at your computer or other digital device? Are you a patient person?

Well, here it is, my top pull of 2014, coming at you in late October.

2005 Topps Retired Signature #TA-FR Frank Robinson Refractor AUTO (09/25)

From: Hobby Box

Why I Like It:
For the past couple of summers, around the time the NSCC is taking place, I hold my own National in my basement. It's an event you can't possibly get a ticket to. I basically buy a bunch of wax instead of paying for the travel/lodging/admission/hookers (just kidding) that I would have spent money on had I gone to the convention. This year's boxes treated me right, with the highlight being this Frank Robinson SP. What's not to like. Great, on-card signature, shiny as heck, just an all-around awesome card.

Nest year (which is approaching quickly) I promise to get through my Top 5 before the end of January.

By the way, brace yourselves for Trade Me Anything. My box is scheduled to arrive tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Pull the Trigger 11.20 ($25)

The beginning of the school year is the absolute worst. This is why I haven't posted in almost a month. I'm ready to move this lot.

Sweet Lou Times Two

If you decide to pull the trigger right now, you'll be getting not one, but two Lou Whitaker rookie cards from 1978 Topps. The only thing that could top that would be two Dane Iorg rookie cards, so... WAITAMINUTE!

Twenty-five dollars, and everything here can be all yours.

2015 Topps Bob Feller Insert

1991 Fleer Box Bottom Nolan Ryan

Lot of 94 1994 Upper Deck English/German World Cup Cards

1982 Topps Kent Hrbek Rookie

1977 Topps Dodgers Team Card

2009 Topps Unique Bobby Abreu Red Parallel (1072/1199)

Mystery Bipping Material

Lot of 3 Philipp Lahm Inserts/Parallels

Two 2013 Topps Heritage SPs

2014 Panini Prizm World Cup Bryan Ruiz Cup Captains

2009 Topps Unique Cole Hamels Red Parallel (0394/1199)

Royce Clayton AUTO

Lot of 3 2015 Topps Chrome WWE Cards

1959 Topps #489 John C. Powers

1983 Topps Phil Niekro Super Veteran

Lot of 3 1983 Reprints of 1952 Topps Dodgers

1992 Score Hardee's/Coca-Cola Major League Line-Up Discs Chuck Knoblauch

1977, 1978, and 1979 Topps Reggie Jackson

Lot of 10 1978 Topps, Mostly Stars