Monday, March 30, 2015

2015 Spring Group Break: Part 10

Pull the Trigger 7.16 ($25)

Time for a palate cleanser.

2013 Panini Triple Play Josh Reddick, Troy Tulowitzki, and Aramis Ramirez

Just some doubles I thought someone would like. Cards numbered 61, 26, and 49 in the set, respectively.

If you want these, twenty-five American dollars takes home the whole lot.

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

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

C.C. Sabathia Royal Rookies Flipcard

2014 Topps Gypsy Queen #157 Joe Mauer Red Border Mini (70/99)

1987 Topps Stickers Eddie Murray Hardback

1977 Topps Pete LaCock

1974 Topps #203 Runs Batted In Leaders: Reggie Jackson / Willie Stargell

2001 Bowman Heritage Mini #45 Hank Sauer

2006 Topps Co-Signers #SS-JP Jon Papelbon AUTO

Saturday, March 28, 2015

2015 Spring Group Break: Part 9

Better camera, YAY!

Stray observations:

-In the video I mention that I think Ken Hendricks might be from Wisconsin. He is not, but he did play one season for the Packers (1974).

-The Syracuse Nationals eventually became the Philadelphia 76ers. I wasn't aware of that. Sue me.

-We do seem to pull a lot of Atlanta Falcons, don't we?

2015 Spring Group Break: Parts 7 and 8

Okay, there was another problem with the video. I think my camera is on its last legs, which would make sense, given that it's a Sony Digital 8 from the 1990s. The first brick of cards had some speed-up problems, but not too bad. Brick 8, though, clocks in at under 30 seconds, and it's hard to tell exactly what cards were in it. It's a shame, too, since this was easily the best brick so far, with lots of stars like Steve Young, John Stockton, Albert Pujols, Jerry West, etc. I think from now on I'm going to switch to the point-and-shoot Canon, and hopefully there will be no more mistakes.

Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 Spring Group Break: Part 6

PACKERS PACKERS PACKERS PACKERS PACKERS PACKERS PACKERS PACKERS PACKERS PACKERS PACKERS PACKERS MUSHROOM MUSHROOM A SNAKE A SNAKE

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

2015 Spring Group Break: Part 1

Well, the cards arrived on Friday afternoon, but I hit a few delays in bringing the contents to you. First of all, I've been Single Dad all weekend as my wife has been out of the state for a funeral. The only times both of my kids have been asleep have been at night, and I needed to be sleeping then, too. On Saturday, I did get the opportunity to start shooting video of the unboxing of the cards, but there was a camera error and the video recorded at a crazy fast-forwarded speed. I reshot the video today, which you can watch below. Thankfully, the seller of these cards packaged them in several brick-like masses, each one of which will get its own video. I think this might make the break a lot of fun. After all, you'll get your card fix thirteen times instead of just once or twice.



In case you're interested in watching the failed video and you have access to the correct combinations of drugs required to do so, here it is.

Pull the Trigger 7.15 ($25)

To make up for the kind of crummy Sauer from before, I'm bringing out one of the big guns.

2006 Topps Co-Signers #SS-JP Jon Papelbon AUTO

I'd imagine that Papelbon is still a pretty big deal among Boston fans.

Pull the trigger now before someone else gets this card, and of course, everything else below. $25.00, and it's all yours.

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

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

C.C. Sabathia Royal Rookies Flipcard

2014 Topps Gypsy Queen #157 Joe Mauer Red Border Mini (70/99)

1987 Topps Stickers Eddie Murray Hardback

1977 Topps Pete LaCock

1974 Topps #203 Runs Batted In Leaders: Reggie Jackson / Willie Stargell

2001 Bowman Heritage Mini #45 Hank Sauer

Pull the Trigger 7.14 ($25)

Oops on the bad scan of this new card for the pile.

2001 Bowman Heritage Mini #45 Hank Sauer

Aside from the chopped scan, this card has a problem. Since scanning it, one of my children has touched it, and now the top right corner is dinged. Oh well.

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

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

C.C. Sabathia Royal Rookies Flipcard

2014 Topps Gypsy Queen #157 Joe Mauer Red Border Mini (70/99)

1987 Topps Stickers Eddie Murray Hardback

1977 Topps Pete LaCock

1974 Topps #203 Runs Batted In Leaders: Reggie Jackson / Willie Stargell

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Spring Group Break 2015 - Bonus Cards

It's kind of odd, I realize, to show the bonus cards before the main event cards. This is out of necessity. Coincidentally, both lots of cards shipped out of northern Ohio right around the same time. The big lot, though, hasn't made its way to me yet.

Enjoy the bonus cards. All baseball, all numbered. Lots of rookies from early-2000s sets, a bunch of major stars, and some requisite flameouts. I hope everyone finds something to love in this part of the break.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Pull the Trigger 7.13 ($25)

Pops and the Straw.

1974 Topps #203 Runs Batted In Leaders: Reggie Jackson / Willie Stargell

Don't tell this card it's poorly centered, or it will hit a home run off of you and freeze you in your tracks with only a glare (not necessarily in that order).

If you want this card, pull the trigger for $25 and get everything else below.

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

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

C.C. Sabathia Royal Rookies Flipcard

2014 Topps Gypsy Queen #157 Joe Mauer Red Border Mini (70/99)

1987 Topps Stickers Eddie Murray Hardback

1977 Topps Pete LaCock