Tuesday, September 18, 2018

2018 Chronicles of Chaos

Last year I was addicted to Panini Chronicles due to the plethora of JaCoby Jones cards in the set. I probably bought into 20 different breaks of different case amounts. I walked away with at least one example of every Jones card in the set. I do hold the most JJ on TCDB currently (my claim to cardboard fame).
This year I haven't bought into any Chronicles breaks because it boasts ONE Detroit Tiger card in the entire set. Topps leads by example shunning Tigers players in sets and apparently Panini is following. Anyway, I randomly bought a retail blaster out of curiosity and a need for trade bait. I was very pleasantly surprised and wonderfully confused by what I pulled. This year's Chronicles is CHAOS. I have not pulled more than 3 base cards in any blaster. There is throwbacks to old sets, variations on top of variations and only the most sought after players are featured. All the cards look great and appeal to my style I guess with the framing and bordering they chose in each insert set. If you can even call them insert sets. If someone would have told me about the layout of this set this year I would have thought I'd hate it. But, I love it. Don't ask me why. I apologize for the crappy scans, I need to clean the scanner. Here are some examples of the rookies I've pulled.

"Phoenix"

A throwback to Score

These "Status" cards look awesome in person.

"Limited"

"Prestige"

The foil on these Studio cards make them pop!

Optic for some reason.

Prizm 

"Select"

"Rookies & Stars"

"Crusade"

"Illusions"

Base. 3 of the 5 Base cards I own. They may be the hardest cards to pull. 

I believe these Revolution cards are retail only. 


Gleyber is /299 Hyper-Prizm or some shit. Hoskins is some kind of Holo-Prizm.

I bought the Anderson on Ebay for $3.50. A steal for a future league MVP!
All the non-Rookie cards I've pulled are available for trade on TCDB; pjdionne12 on there. Hit me up!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Topps Home Run Challenge Winners!


I am getting pretty good at this contest. If you didn't know; Topps has Home Run Challenge cards in most of its 2018 sets. They give you a code and a player, you have to decide what day he hits a homerun. If you are right you get a card numbered to however many winners there are for that player in that month. I am now 4-13 in the contest. Really 4-12 considering I put in Adam Duvall hours before he was traded so he did not play on the day I chose. I am 2-2 with Edwin Encarnacion which is kind of interesting. I have given my brother all the winning cards except the Machado since he decided he didn't have time to do the research to play the game. I told him I would do it and give him the winnings. Somehow I keep winning on his cards and losing on mine. Except Manny...


I still have a handful of these left to do. I think its super fun and kind of hope Topps keeps doing it but also want this to be the only year to increase the value of the cards. I have Mike Napoli who I am pretty sure fell of the face of the earth and Gary Sanchez who may not play again this year that will stay unscratched forever probably. I'm picking Jonathan Schoop to homer off of Chris Archer on the 14th. He owns him. Wish me luck. If anybody has any of the unscratched they want to trade me or want me to research and play for them let me know!


Proof of my record so far.
Also, here are some recent cards sent to me in trade on TCDB:




Monday, September 10, 2018

Crickets



During one of my late night sleepy-stupor ebay visits I decided to diversify my collection a bit. Lately, I have been very curious about the game of Cricket. I would love to try it sometime. Anyway, like most things that exist in this world; the professional sport of cricket has trading cards. These two cards are obvious reprints and I have yet to research anything about them but they are interesting to look at and I can now say I own cricket cards. Classy ones at that.