Monday, May 25, 2015

Money for Nothing and my Cards for Free

I'll be honest I don't remember sending in a NPN request for Panini Prizm Football, but when an envelope from Panini showed up in my mailbox well I'm not going to say no.

Inside was this shiny Pink Breast Cancer Awareness parallel of Kenny Stills. Kenny had a pretty decent season last year if you don't count not getting into the endzone that much.  

He is now a Dolphin having been traded in March.

Not my first NPN success I've also gotten a random Topps baseball insert, can't remember what year and a silver bordered Garbage Pail Kid, I can't remember the set.  I don't do a lot of NPNs anymore, but I still try to send ones in for some of Topps higher end stuff, because for the price of a stamp that's a decent raffle.

Monday, May 18, 2015

I'm still are some trades

Yeah I've been AWOL.  Blame it on what you will, I just haven't felt like blogging and haven't had too much to blog about.  But I figure I'd send a couple thank yous for some recent trades and random acts of kindness.  First up Justin from Justin's World ask if he could trade for my First Pitch inserts that I didn't want.  He ended up sending me a few set needs and this
A couple great TTM's for some guys I don't have autos for yet.  Much appreciated.

Brian over at Play at the Plate offered up free cards in a PWE giveaway simply for sending him your address.  I couldn't resist.  What I got was a little overwhelming.
Brian sent me some great Big Hurts for the collection.

A nice smattering of Brewers and Blackawks

And this guy.. Jimmy Hayes was up and down with the Blackhawks the three years he was with the team and my Blackhawks collection is just getting started this is my first auto and it's Gold parallel #d to 25!  Jimmy is currently playing with the Florida Panthers.

Yeah he stuffed all that in my PWE!  

Thanks Justin and Brian and everyone else who's sent me cards that I haven't done a post for.  I'm still here and trading and reading.  And maybe the ennui will wear off and I'll be posting more regularly again.

cb out

Monday, April 27, 2015

Don't forget to get some free comics!!

I know it's been quiet here on the blog.  I have lots of excuses, but none of them are worth hearing.  I also know that this is mainly  a sports card blog, but I thought I'd put a reminder out there that this coming weekend is Free Comic Book Day. And if you're lucky enough to live close to a comic book shop, especially one that participates in Free Comic Book Day take an hour out of your day to stop by and pick up a few freebies.

You can find a store near you and the titles that will be available here at Free Comic Book Day.

Friday, March 27, 2015

The best card I found in my blaster of Opening Day

I ended up picking up a blaster of Opening Day, for some reason.  I don't know why. I don't plan on putting the set together and I've already ordered my Brewers master team set, so I guess I just wanted to bust some wax, err plastic, whatever.  It's kind of sad that I enjoy the inserts from this low end set more than the flagship.  Anyways I was flipping through the cards and noticed this card of Scooter Gennett signing autographs.  And I thought that's cool then I noticed it was one of those Stadium Scenes inserts and as I looked closer I realize that that's not Miller Park.

Nope that's Wrigley.  And all I could do was laugh, because now if you're a Cubs collector you need this card featuring a Brewer on the front for your Cubs collection, or not.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Lamest trade post ever!

I apologize this is going to be really lame.  Really,really lame, but I need to put a big thank you out there to some great traders.

First a big thank you to those that I haven't recognized.  Johnny from Johnny's Trading Spot, Jimmy from Talking Smack Cards, Caitlin from Yankees and Jay, which I guess doesn't exist anymore, and of course Tony L from Off Hiatus Baseball cards.  All great trades and I'm pretty sure I didn't post about most of them.

I also got two nice big trade stacks in the mail last week and I figure I'd at least take a photo of the haul.  The big stack is from Jedi Jeff over at 2x3 Heroes.  Jeff sent me a huge stack of 2014 A & G  and Topps needs as well a big old pile of Brewers.  I'm still working though them.

The other pile came from Colbey at Cardboard Collections.  He was breaking a set of 2011 Diamond Giveaway Baseball and I didn't have the Brewers team set.  I asked if he'd take a Lego poly bag instead of money and he agreed.  He also sent me a nice stack of Brewers and a Judge Minifigure from Series 9.

So thank you to everyone that's offered trades.  They mean a lot and even though most of my trades aren't very flashy they are all appreciated.

cb out.

Friday, March 20, 2015

2015 Topps Tribute Recalled!!

Just thought I'd throw this out there.  I'm sure you might have already seen this if you follow Topps on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, but Topps has officially announced a recall of the this years Tribute Baseball.  Topps is asking for shops to return all unopened product.  It has also said that it will replace any damaged cards with cards of equal value, uh oh.

Couple of thoughts.  First, I don't know if I've ever heard of a sports card product ever being recalled.

Second, what the hell happened to quality control?  Yes I know Topps has had issues before.  Like Five Star and it's flagship product a few years ago.  As a matter of fact I've seen quite a few comments on damage in this years Series 1 baseball.  I have no idea how Topps handles it's pack out especially for high end stuff, but it seems to be that someone really dropped the ball.

Third, is Topps going to reissue this set later?  There has been a ton of product already opened, but I'm sure there is still quite a bit sitting on the selves.  What's going to happen to the base cards and hit's that aren't damaged that are being returned?

My final thought is Topps has really screwed the pooch on this one, but in the end it won't matter.  They have their exclusive deal for another 5 years and we really don't have much of a choice if we want new baseball cards.  That being said if this is an isolated incident I think Topps will bounce back alright, but if this is just a harbinger of things to come I don't know if Topps can last 5 more years putting out a crap product and having to do a full recall.