Monday, February 18, 2019

Pull the Trigger 20.4 ($30)

2000 Pacific Private Stock Mark McGwire PS-2000 Action Mini


That's quite a mouthful of a name for such a small card. Put it in your collection for $30, along with everything else here.

THE PILE
2013 Panini Select #22 Mike Trout Prizm Parallel

1993 Topps Gold Fred McGriff / Frank Thomas

1996 Fleer Emotion-XL Matt Williams D-Fense Insert

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Pull the Trigger 20.3 ($30)

1996 Fleer Emotion-XL Matt Williams D-Fense Insert

I have bought two boxes of this product, and the gods were pretty good to me, allowing me to hit nine of the ten D-Fense inserts. Williams is my only double. Take him home with you.

THE PILE
2013 Panini Select #22 Mike Trout Prizm Parallel

1993 Topps Gold Fred McGriff / Frank Thomas

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Pull the Trigger 20.2 ($30)

1993 Topps Gold Fred McGriff / Frank Thomas


I had a typo in my '93TAu want list and bought this card I already had. Turns out I need Bo Jackson instead. My loss, someone's gain. Pull the trigger for $30.

THE PILE
2013 Panini Select #22 Mike Trout Prizm Parallel

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Pull the Trigger 20.1 ($30)

Had an unexpected day off due to snow, so I thought I'd start a new pile. Thirty bucks takes it. This is about a $12-15 card, so we're close to halfway there already.

2013 Panini Select #22 Mike Trout Prizm Parallel


It's been a year or so, but you guys know the drill. Pull the trigger on this lot at any time you are ready to pay $30 for it. Cards added periodically, state your intent to buy in the comments.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Top Pulls of 2018 : #1

Card: 2018 Topps NXT #A-AB Aleister Black AUTO Bronze Parallel (58/99)

From: Hobby Box

Why I Like It:
This stereotypical Holland-born WWE wrestler (Wait, that's not a thing.) is tearing it up in NXT. Is he a 5-tool player? He certainly seems to have the size, athleticism, charisma, and look. Maybe the only slight question mark is his mic presence, but there should be no doubt about this guy being a major star in the WWE for the next decade. I was kind of hoping to hit an Adam Cole auto in this box, but this might even be better.

So there it is, my top pull of 2018.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Top Pulls of 2018: #2

Card: 2014 Topps MLS Chrome #IF-DN Darlington Nagbe In Form Red Parallel (21/25)

From: Hobby Box

Why I Like It:
What's not to like about Darlington Nagbe? While my beloved Portland Timbers fell just short of their second MLS Cup title, it was some consolation that Nagbe was able to win another championship. To get a low-numbered parallel of a guy from your team makes this a great pull.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Top Pulls of 2018: #3

Card: 2018 Topps Update Series #OTN-KW Kolten Wong Own the Name Letter Patch (1/1)

From: Hobby Box

Why I Like It:
"Like" is a strong word. I like the money I will eventually get by selling this card. I like it that my annual box of Update will probably turn a net profit (between this and the Harper card). I like it that this is most likely an actual letter patch from an actual jersey, although the lawyer-ese on the back casts some doubt upon this supposition. When Indiana Jones barely escapes the poison-tipped darts shot by the Havitos in Raiders of the Lost Ark, he expresses an intense dislike of snakes. Later, when he descends into the Well of Souls, he laments, "Snakes... why did it have to be snakes?"

I say: "Cardinals... why did it have to be a Cardinal?"

Still a pretty damn good pull. Wong seems like a good guy playing for a rotten organization.