Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Haiku 1/1, 4 TTM Returns, and a Big Assist

The talented, and dare I say ahead-of-his-time blogger Matt at Diamond Jesters put on a contest and I was lucky enough to be one of the winners. He gave me a couple of topics to pick from and created my own personal haiku from it. His poetry has to be one of the most unique continued post topics on any blog I have seen. It makes his site one of my favorites. I chose the Portland Sea Dog topic as I had an apartment in Portland Maine for a couple of months overlooking Hadlock Field. He also tossed in a handful of PC player cards, all of which I needed. He is one of the best out there! Thanks Matt.


 I don't blog 1/100th of what I used to. It want to but just can't invest the time that often anymore. I give huge credit to The Lost Collector aka AJ. He posts more often than 99% of bloggers out there and always quality content. Mostly drool-worthy Tino cards and some Yankee scrubs. I spent way too much money trying to pull this Aaron Slegers card this year and finally asked for help. AJ was my savior and sent me one PWE practically overnight. I owe this return to him. Thanks again AJ!


U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A

 After a looooong lull of no TTM returns, I had 3 sitting for me on my last trip to my return address. These two follow the USA theme as Royce Lewis is in his red, white and blue gear and Tanner Roark was masterful pitching for team USA in the last WBC.
I like personalized autos, not enough guys do them.

Oh, Canada...

Not to be outdone; I received TTM and got in person one autograph from two Canadian born athletes. Alex Delvecchio is a Red Wing legend and I was finally able to get him on this vintage card at a local card show. TTM hall of famer Pat Neshek has been throwing Nick Pivetta's name out all over social media as an up and coming card freak. I sent him a hockey auto I had found deep in a nickel box a few years ago in return for his scribble.

A masterpiece.

I love combo Rookie cards, for some reason.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

My First 1/1!

Behold; my upgrade from the Nick Castellanos Topps Living Set card. I was uncertain of the life of the Topps Living Set resell value bubble so I decided to sell my Castellanos card for $140. Next week it may be worth $1000 or $10. I was happy with what I got for it. I was able to buy a bike trailer for my son and this Casty 1/1.

Follow Me 

Former Detroit Tiger power hitter Brennan Boesch randomly started following me on instagram. My inner fan boy rejoiced. @ scribble4me is my insta and twitter.

I took this photo long ago of Brennan Boesch robbing a homerun.

Rooting for a White Sox Player

He had two games to hit a home run for me and of course hit one the day before I needed him. Anybody else playing this Home Run Challenge card game? I still have a Joey Gallo and a Logan Morrison to use.

Contest Time via Chronicles of Fuji


One of the blogs I visit most often that I would describe as one of the most well written and comprehensive blogs out there. You can always tell when somebody really sinks time and thought into their posts. Unlike my recent short, lazy postings. Check out the contest and enter. Winnings beyond your wildest fantasies await!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

One Million Cubs?! & LOTS of Recent Additions

 I Am Alive

Well, its my turn to have the "Blogging Yips" where I can't get myself to sit down and post or find the time to. Unfortunately, my hobby activity is probably at an all time high right now and I have too much to post about and can't; or won't. I am not sure which. This post will be blog-vomit but enjoy the pics.
I have succumb to twitter trading. It seems I am always one step behind. As soon as I got this blog back up and running and found and friended other bloggers for trades it seemed they all started trading via twitter and trading via blogger went stale. I finally have made the jump to posting and looking for cards on twitter and that is one reason this blog has been a ghost town. The other reason is that I have a good grasp on how The Trading Card Database works now and have completed 2 trades and have 5 processing right now. I love it. I will have a post coming up soon on tips for getting more trade offers on there.



WARNING: @onemillioncubs Is Hoarding Shawon Dunston Cards

@onemillioncubs is owned/operated by Beau Thompson and has a website (www.onemillioncubs.net) and I am sure you can guess his collecting goal by the name. I had been watching his twitter from the shadows for a long time and finally reached out to him for a trade. We swapped 650 Cubs for 650 Tigers. It was a great trade for both of us. I recommend trading with Beau if you have a bunch of team sorted junk wax sitting around. Its for a good cause and I got a lot of great cards not just team set fillers.

Beau threw in a /299 Verlander and the Kaline variation from 2018 Donruss.


I had enough Ebay bucks to get this sweet Omar Vizquel Detroit card for half price. See it in all it's glory below:

Speaking of Vizquel

I paid my favorite Ebay breaker a visit and bought into a 4 case player break of 2018 Topps Tribute for Omar Vizquel and Michael Fulmer and then a 4 case player break of 2018 Diamond Kings for Jacoby Jones. I have come a long way from a junk wax collector in a very short time. Never dreamed I would be holding cards like this. Here is the haul:


The Trading Card Database has been my best friend lately. pjdionne12 is my profile if you want to browse my stuff or be friends.

Courtesy user name:  alanschwarz



Via Kenneth Kizzer on Facebook:

Via Collin J Rae on Facebook:

Via @connorkelly4222 twitter:

 VIA Wallgreens and Rite Aid $5 boxes"

Pretty sweet "game used" relic /150 shows Angels, says Red Sox

Via Ebay:

Via TTM:

Via Target box: