Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Video Post: Trade Packages, Box Break, and Other Goodies

Here is another video of some TCDB trade packages and a Hobby Legends Topps Series 2 break. I am pjdionne12 on Trading Card Database if you want to trade!

Here is a better view of my Topps Home Run Challenge winning cards. There is a lot of talk about the numbering and a lot of people are claiming to be owed cards beyond the numbers that have been printed. I am awaiting a public response from Topps. Should be interesting and I am a little leery of moving these until I find out what the numbering issue is and how it will effect the market on these. Leave it to Topps to screw up something relatively simple. These are available for sale or trade for other winners of Hoskins, Soto, or Arenado.

Bought a pack of minor league at the LCS while picking up penny sleeves. This was the only interesting card. 

Retail blaster of series 2.

A couple of Meijer packs gave me these.

I'm working on one of these things I've seen people do.

Friday, June 14, 2019

VIDEO POST: 2019 Topps Home Run Challenge WINNERS April/May! Harper, Torres, Ohtani, Sanchez


It would seem I recieved my 2019 Home Run Challenge winners for April and May well before some other collectors. Not sure why, but a few have reached out angrily wondering how I have mine in hand when theirs say "processing" still. Sorry, no idea. Above is a quick unboxing of my package from Topps, an Ebay box break I was in for Topps Finest, and a Trading Card Database trade package. All Home Run Challenge cards are available for purchase as I am in need of funds for the National.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Tigers Game and More Cracked Bat Goodies!

Julie from A Cracked Bat blog sent me so much stuff I am still only a small percentage through it all. Here are some more pictures of goodies.

Tigers Game 6/6 Tigers vs. Rays

Took advantage of the Tigers' midweek deals and hit a ballgame with my buddy's family. The game was meh but Nolan had a blast meeting Paws, riding rides and hanging with his friend. 

Finest Break

I bought into another Ebay case break. This time Topps Finest was the product and I had Tigers and Rangers. Nolan Ryan has a few (very few) autos in the product so I took a chance. I hit a Stewie auto /150 but no other hits. Excited to get this auto in hand. Breaker was Black Bog Breakers and they were good. 

MLB Network Topps Home Run Challenge Help

I caught a quick glimpse of this on MLB Central and thought it was really cool. BUT, they were giving picks for the day of. If you have the actual cards you have to put them in the day before your date choice. It would be nice if they chose the day before so you could use their input. I am contemplating doing a weekly post either on here or twitter giving my picks for who would be a good choice on certain days and the tips and tricks I have for success. Who knows if I will put it together with my busy schedule.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Like a Cracked Bat Over the Head: Buried in Want List Cardboard

Please forgive me Julie for taking so long with this post, 'tis Tee-ball season.

A Cracked Bat

Julie runs the blog: A Cracked Bat: Baseball Cards and a Hot Dog. She chases the old English D along with John, Dennis and me. Recently, she gave me a heads up that a "small" box was headed my way. Her idea of a "small" box was a huge chunk of my wantlist from TCDB which we are both members of. I took some pictures but there was way too much goodness in this box for the few pics I took to do it any justice. This box had everything!

I have had the backer that these pins go on since 2007 and I think I have a Brandon Inge and Jim Leyland pin floating around here somewhere. These three are a wonderful addition and motivation to get this pin collection completed. 

Stick 'Ums and ProVisions. Be still my heart. 

Sweet Nolan Ryan from the year before I was born. 

Some thick cardstock of a couple former Tiger aces.

This is just some of the Ty Cobbs in the box. I needed the Masterpieces for the set I am working on. 

The Cecil Fielder gold signature is one of my favorite cards now. 

Two things I love; unscratched game cards and Jim Thome!

I saw Edmonds was going to be at the National but thought $60 was a little steep for me to give up box digging time for him. Especially when I can probably buy an Edmonds auto for less. BUT, then I saw the 1990 All Star card. I need some ink on that thing! And yes, that is a relic card.

Vintage Tigers!

Relics and Ink! I've needed a Tanana auto for a long time.
Omar Vizquel relic with the Indians. Amazing card!
Thank you so much for thinking of me and dropping these awesome cards on my Julie! Make sure everybody checks out her blog, tracks her down on Twitter, and friends her on Trading Card Database. You just might find yourself buried in wantlist cardboard.

High Quality TCDB Trade!

Check out this 7 card trade package I received in a recent Trading Card Database trade:

I apparently have an affinity towards highly skilled 3rd basemen i.e. Arenado, Chapman, B. Anderson...

I am usually not a fan of manufactured relics but this card is awesome in person.

Here are some other recent pickups:

Finally found Walgreens cards. (Now that nobody wants them). The two cards above made their way into my PC and I have  a stuck loaded onto TCDB for trade. 4 hanger boxes opened and not one yellow RC. 

The Paredes is from a TCDB trader who originally sent me a PWE that showed up owing $3.11. It made up for it!

I pulled the weirdest messed up Stadium Club card the other day. For ripples across the front. Never seen that before. #ebay1/1

Picked up some basketball on a whim looking for Pistons or Doncic cards. Got one.

Also pulled the lowest numbered card of the year so far for me. /10!

TTM Return!

This year has been one of the worst for TTM returns. It seems MLB players have given up on it. Matt Davidson did hook me up though. I saw this sweet looking card and thought it could use a scribble. 

Topps Home Run Challenge

It looks like the Home Run Challenge winners for April are about to roll out. Notice however, my May winner Ohtani says April...hmmm; he didn't play in April. We shall see what shows up.