Sunday, February 28, 2016

Pull the Trigger 14.9 ($30)

Like I said before, this lot needs to move.

2006 Upper Deck Epic Jersey (Pinstripe) Green (11/50)


Pull the trigger on this lot for $30 before someone else does.

THE PILE
Lot of 70 Triple Play Cards and 7 Inserts

1993 Topps Stadium Club Murphy Craig Biggio

2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Minis Hanley Ramirez and Corey Hart

b>Video Watchdog #163 (July/August 2011)

Lot of 10 1981 Topps Cards

1976 Topps George Foster

1959 Topps #419 Milwaukee Braves

Evan Gattis Triple Threads AUTO/Jersey

Mike Minor 2015 Topps Framed (02/10)

Pull the Trigger 14.8 ($30)

Evan Gattis Triple Threads AUTO/Jersey

Mike Minor 2015 Topps Framed (02/10)


I'd really like to move this lot ASAP because there's something I've got my eye on that I'd like to purchase with PayPal funds, and time is of the essence. I'll probably be adding some higher-end stuff like this from time to time today until someone snags it. Don't rest on this one, though, if you want these two cards, as someone might claim them before you do. Looking for immediate payment, too, or I'll nullify the claim. Serious about this.

THE PILE
Lot of 70 Triple Play Cards and 7 Inserts

1993 Topps Stadium Club Murphy Craig Biggio

2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Minis Hanley Ramirez and Corey Hart

b>Video Watchdog #163 (July/August 2011)

Lot of 10 1981 Topps Cards

1976 Topps George Foster

1959 Topps #419 Milwaukee Braves

Friday, February 26, 2016

Pull the Trigger 14.7 ($30)

1959 Topps #419 Milwaukee Braves

This card is in decent shape, and the checklist on the back in completely unmarked. You would be the envy of your neighborhood if you owned this one.

Pull it for $30.

THE PILE
Lot of 70 Triple Play Cards and 7 Inserts

1993 Topps Stadium Club Murphy Craig Biggio

2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Minis Hanley Ramirez and Corey Hart

b>Video Watchdog #163 (July/August 2011)

Lot of 10 1981 Topps Cards

1976 Topps George Foster

Monday, February 22, 2016

Pull the Trigger 14.6 ($30)

I kind of remember this card being in a previous PTT pile.

1976 Topps George Foster

This card, like its subject, has some character.

Not a $30 card, but you can have the whole lot for that if you pull the trigger.

THE PILE
Lot of 70 Triple Play Cards and 7 Inserts

1993 Topps Stadium Club Murphy Craig Biggio

2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Minis Hanley Ramirez and Corey Hart

b>Video Watchdog #163 (July/August 2011)

Lot of 10 1981 Topps Cards

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Completion! (World Cup Edition)

A couple of weeks ago I hinted that I found some collecting white whales that have eluded me for quite some time. The use of that term might be a bit extreme here, since the cards I found are sometimes available, just not at the right price or in the right form. I'll explain that later. First, let's see what I got.

Roberto Baggio Hot Shots

Russell Maryland Honorary Captains


Yes, these were the last two insert cards I needed to finish the 1994 Upper Deck World Cup (English/Spanish) set. I found a seller auctioning off small lots of inserts from the set, and she happened to have exactly what I needed without having to buy too much extra. (I actually ended up with another Captains card and a Hot Shot.) The price for the Baggio lot was way lower than what I had previously seen for his single, so that was nice. The Maryland is currently available elsewhere, but it has an in-person autograph on it. Not necessary, or even acceptable, for my set.

There's still another insert set I might end up chasing (Bora's Fantasy Team), but I think I've got everything else, even a couple of the instant winner redemption cards that are now long-expired. Some day I'll show the whole thing off.

Pull the Trigger 14.5 ($30)

Lot of 10 1981 Topps Cards

Who else could be in this lot? The possibilities boggle the mind.

Pull the trigger for $30 to find out.

THE PILE
Lot of 70 Triple Play Cards and 7 Inserts

1993 Topps Stadium Club Murphy Craig Biggio

2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Minis Hanley Ramirez and Corey Hart

b>Video Watchdog #163 (July/August 2011)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Pull the Trigger 14.4 ($30)

Adding something the likes of which the pile has never seen before.

Video Watchdog #163 (July/August 2011)

Simply put, this is the best magazine out there for coverage of physical home video. I've been collecting this title for several years after initially buying issues off the newsstand back when they were numbered somewhere in the 80s. The $8.95 cover price is a little steep now, but I still try to pick up decent lots of issues on eBay. For my last score, I won a lot where I already had one of the issues, and this is it. If for no other reason, it's at least worth reading for the full-length review of the Monkees' Head.

Enjoy several sessions' worth of bathroom reading for $30, plus everything else you see below.

THE PILE
Lot of 70 Triple Play Cards and 7 Inserts

1993 Topps Stadium Club Murphy Craig Biggio

2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Minis Hanley Ramirez and Corey Hart

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pull the Trigger 14.3 ($30)

2013 Topps Allen & Ginter Minis Hanley Ramirez and Corey Hart

These are both regular-back minis. Someone give these babies a good home.

Pull it for $30.

THE PILE
Lot of 70 Triple Play Cards and 7 Inserts

1993 Topps Stadium Club Murphy Craig Biggio

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Pull the Trigger 14.2 ($30)

Every Pull the Trigger needs some Biggio, so why waste any more time?

1993 Topps Stadium Club Murphy Craig Biggio

More on the weird set this card is from here.

Pull it now for $30.

THE PILE
Lot of 70 Triple Play Cards and 7 Inserts

Monday, February 15, 2016

Pull the Trigger 14.1 ($30)

Starting with a bit higher price this time because I anticipate a higher shipping cost due to the addition of some larger lots of cards (and some surprise items).

Lot of 70 Triple Play Cards and 7 Inserts

You'l be getting the requisite stickers and tattoos and such as inserts here.

$30 for the lot, if you really, really want them. Or let it ride and see what gets added before you pull the trigger.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Five Cool Things From a Dirty-Ass Binder #4

Well, the PTT lot sold yesterday, and that means it's time to show off more of the treasures from the Dirty-Assiest Binder this side of the Rockies.

The last several pages (like, more than 10, front and back) of this binder are holding those cards that came in issues of Sports Illustrated for Kids magazine. These cards are from the mid-'90s, and whoever owned them arranged most of the cards more-or-less by sport, with some other pages that are a little more haphazard. Rather than show off dozens of cards, I've picked out five that were interesting or important to me in some way.

1. Reggie White
What could I possibly say about White that would do his legacy any justice? He's the main reason, perhaps even more than Favre, that the Packers are expected to be a perennial contender today.

2. Julie Foudy
This card came out before the USWNT made a national splash during the 1999 World Cup. Foudy is still very active in the sport, providing commentary and analysis for the women's and men's game.

3. John Stockton
I was pretty ambivalent about basketball during the Jordan era. I had friends who were nuts about the Bulls at that time, and there is even still a sizable fan base for the team in Milwaukee today. I couldn't have cared less. The one exception was the 1998 playoffs. For some reason, I was all-in on the Jazz. Maybe I just wanted Stockton and Malone to get that ring after getting so close the season before. After Jordan sunk the shot to win the series, I remember declaring, "I hate Michael Jordan." I also remember my dad talking me off the ledge, saying, "Come on, you don't really hate Michael Jordan." Okay, I probably didn't. But I still feel bad for John Stockton and his pasty white thighs.

4. Jerry Rice
There must have been an issue where all of the cards were plays on the athlete's name. There was also "Shack" O'Neal, Vin Baker dunking a pie, and Gr-Ant hill being mauled by fire ants. The Rice-a-Roni/S.F. connection is too good to pass up, though.

5. Todd Martin
This one is probably my favorite card in the whole binder. I enjoy tennis, but my brother is a really big fan. At the time, Todd Martin was one of our favorites. We liked his height, his awesome eyebrows, and his court demeanor. The guy never won a major, but he won our hearts and our respect. I can still remember a commercial that seemed to run for an interminable amount of time for a special Halloween episode of the Martin Lawrence sitcom, Martin. I never really watched the show, but for some reason there was one episode that Fox was hyping to an insane degree. In the ad, there was a hooded demon or ghoul or something that popped out from behind a door and pointed at Martin, ominously saying, "I have come for you, Martin." Pretty soon, my brother and I turned that into, "I have come for you, Todd Martin," complete with a menacing voice. Todd Martin, you were one huge on-court tantrum away from being my all-time #1 favorite.