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.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Pull the Trigger 7.3 ($25)

Football is over, but Pull the Trigger continues.

Lot of football star cards

This is a team bag full of cards portraying various stars of what is known as NFL football. At the last card show I went to, I bought a bunch of cards from a dealer and he was adamant that I take this pack of cards as a free parting gift. Russell Wilson was, and still is, the top card in the lot. Since the Seahawks are persona non grata here in Wisconsin, his stock has fallen in the eyes of many around these parts. His current status with me is, "A Badger, but not REALLY a Badger." Grad school-ass bullshit, couldn't even win a Rose Bowl, grumble, grumble, erm-aherm, grumble...

If you want to find out who else is in this pile, give me $25, and you'll receive everything seen here.

THE PILE
Lot of 15 1993 Topps Gold Parallels

Yasiel Puig Gem Mint 10 Rookie

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Pull the Trigger 7.2 ($25)

One of the more recent entertainment tropes is someone saying, "Whoa, that escalated quickly." This card should get us a great deal closer to conclusion of this PTT. I hope you say to yourself, "Whoa, that escalated quickly."

Yasiel Puig Gem Mint 10 Rookie

Never heard of GMA grading before. I'm guessing this is the red-headed stepchild of real card grading companies. This card is from a 2012 set called Leaf Rize. I refuse to learn anything else about this set.

Want this Puig? Plunk down $25, and you'll also get the highly desirable Topps Gold cards seen below.

THE PILE
Lot of 15 1993 Topps Gold Parallels

Pull the Trigger 7.1 ($25)

Yesterday the PTT pile was claimed, so it's time to start another one. I'm planning on putting some good stuff into this one, including a couple of pretty big card lots, so this pile will have a fixed price of $25. Pull the trigger at any time if you're interested, or decide to let it ride and risk someone claiming it before you do. First item up!

Lot of 15 1993 Topps Gold Parallels

I've posted a massive want list for this set, and since I've started somewhat collecting it, I've ended up with a few doubles. I hope someone can give these a good home. By the way, there are no doubles in this lot, and many of them are from the Coming Attractions subset.

If you really, really want these, pull the trigger now for $25, or wait until I add something else.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Pull the Trigger 6.18 ($20)

I'm not adding another stadium to the lot, but here are some new cards for the pile.

Lot of 25 2006 Topps Co-Signers Cards


You know you'll be getting Derek Jeter, but who else is in the pile? You don't want to be left wondering for the rest of your life, so why not pull the trigger and avoid that constant regret? Twenty bucks, and everything you see here is yours.

THE PILE
Lot of 3 NFL Rookie Cards

2008 Indiana Jones Heritage Gold Parallel #23 Hidden in Plain Sight (185/500)

Lot of 2012 Panini Cooperstown Cards

2013 Topps 75th Anniversary Ed Gale / Howard the Duck AUTO Rainbow Parallel

Lot of 2013 Triple Play Cards

2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Helmet AUTO Jon Knott

Three 1978 Topps Cards

2010 Topps 206 #HE19 Penn Station Mini

2011 Topps 60 Years of Topps #60YOT-92 Rickey Henderson

2009 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee #HM4 Highlights and Milestones Derek Jeter

Trio of 1992 Fleer Inserts

2009 Upper Deck O-Pee-Chee Face of the Franchise #FF-7 Albert Pujols

1981 Topps Scratch-Off Willie Wilson

2011 Topps #T60R-JCH Topps 60 Joba Chamberlain Jersey

A couple of purple Bowman refractors

2009 Topps Unique #SSR-MH Matt Holliday Solo Shot Jersey Relic (156/275)

1991 Topps Stadium Club Special Stadium Set (Stadium only, no cards inside)