Thursday, February 19, 2015

2015 Topps Baseball - EDIT

2015 Topps baseball Series 1

Just a place to put things for now... when my scanner and I settle our differences, I'll have lots of pretty pictures and plenty of things to say...

Anybody have a hammer?

List is updated as of 02/26/15  Anybody else want to swap?

Needs...
#'s 2, 3, 17, 33, 94, 102, 103, 109, 113, 137, 152, 164, 191, 222, 227, 233, 312, 350

I have a few doubles as well if anyone needs..
4, 6, 10, 16, 20, 26, 28, 36, 39, 41, 45, 45, 55, 58, 66, 67, 70, 76, 76, 78, 80, 83, 86, 86, 90, 97, 99, 100, 100, 104, 106, 110, 112, 116, 125, 125, 127, 127, 129, 133, 135, 136, 139, 139, 139, 144, 144, 146, 147, 151, 157, 158, 158, 161, 161, 163, 163, 163, 165, 169, 170, 174, 175, 176, 177, 180, 185, 185, 188, 188, 192, 192, 194, 197, 199, 202, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 212, 212, 213, 216, 221, 229, 229, 230, 230, 239, 239, 240, 242, 242, 243, 245, 247, 247, 249, 250, 252, 253, 254, 256, 256, 257, 259, 260, 263, 263, 265, 265, 265, 267, 268, 269, 272, 273, 275, 285, 285, 285, 286, 289, 292, 295, 298, 300, 301, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 313, 316, 316, 320, 323, 323, 324, 327, 327, 330, 331, 331, 335, 339, 340, 341, 343, 343, 345, 347, 347

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Old Topps...

I suppose before I buy any new Topps, I should try and finish off some old Topps first. Well, my Braves team sets anyways... nothing so ambitious as an entire set.

Maybe this year though. If I can find some trade partners....

Here's what I need for the past couple of years worth of Bravesness...

2014 Topps - no idea. I haven't found a checklist for this year yet... so I'll put that on my wantlist first.

2013 Topps - 46, 105, 115, 201, 222, 257, 344, 357, 418, 444, 477, 540, 576, 581, 610, 614

Updates - US45, US173, US255, US298

All Star Stitches - ASR-CK1 Craig Kimbrel (is this a jersey card???)

Making Their Mark - MM-45, MM-48

Post Season Heroes - PH4, PH5, PH12


2012 Topps -

Updates - US166, US166B, US250, US268, US314

Blockbusters - BB28

'87 Style Minis - TM-136

Gold Futures - GF11, GF34, GF35

Gold Standard - GS31, GS35

Golden Greats - GG52, GG53, GG86

Prime Nine Home Run Legend - HLR3

Retired Rings - HA

Team Rings - CJ


2011 Topps - 135B Murphy, 505B Maddux, 600B Smoltz, 640B Matthews

Updates - US143, US152

Kimball Champions - KC110

Diamond Duos DD17, DD20, DD25,

60 Years of Topps - 60YOT-61 Spahn

Topps 60 - 102, 139, 146

Monday, February 2, 2015

Friday, January 30, 2015

2014 Topps Heritage Baseball

I've completely lost my 2013 Heritage... and my mind...


2014 Topps Heritage Baseball

1, 13, 20, 22, 28, 33, 34, 47, 58, 61, 89, 107, 117, 119, 126, 127, 135, 136, 138, 145, 148, 152, 154, 156, 171, 175, 179, 185, 205, 210, 211, 219, 224, 228, 231, 241, 242, 247, 260, 266, 278, 288, 298, 299, 344, 354, 355, 356, 359, 363, 375, 377, 394, 403, 407, 415, 426, 427, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434, 435, 436, 438, 439, 441, 442, 443, 445, 446, 447, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 453, 454, 455, 456, 457, 458, 459, 461, 462, 463, 464, 465, 466, 467, 468, 469, 470, 471, 472, 473, 476, 477, 479, 481, 483, 484, 485, 486, 487, 488, 489, 490, 491, 492, 493, 494, 496, 497, 498, 499, 500

2012 Topps Heritage Baseball

wow.. this one turned ugly fast... I hope I have another stack somewhere...


2012 Topps Heritage Baseball

2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 34, 35, 36, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 46, 49, 51, 52, 54, 57, 59, 61, 64, 66, 70, 71, 72, 73, 75, 77, 80, 82, 85, 87, 88, 89, 90, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 103, 107, 108, 109, 111, 112, 113, 114, 118, 120, 121, 123, 124, 127, 128, 130, 134, 135, 136, 138, 139, 140, 141, 144, 146, 147, 148, 149, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 159, 161, 162, 167, 168, 170, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 182, 187, 188, 189, 190, 192, 194, 200, 201, 203, 205, 208, 209, 210, 212, 213, 215, 219, 221, 227, 228, 229, 230, 232, 234, 235, 237, 238, 239, 240, 242, 243, 246, 251, 252, 258, 259, 260, 262, 264, 265, 266, 267, 268, 269, 274, 275, 276, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 286, 289, 290, 291, 295, 296, 298, 300, 301, 302, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 310, 311, 313, 315, 316, 317, 320, 322, 323, 325, 326, 327, 330, 331, 333, 334, 338, 341, 342, 344, 345, 346, 347, 351, 355, 356, 358, 359, 363, 364, 365, 366, 369, 370, 372, 378, 379, 380, 381, 382, 383, 386, 387, 389, 391, 393, 394, 399, 402, 404, 406, 407, 409, 410, 411, 413, 415, 416, 417, 418, 421, 422, 423, 424, 425, ------------------------- 500

Apparently I don't have a single SP... I think I have to go digging again....

Checklists

C1, C2

2013 Topps Gypsy Queen

posted for posterity... that and to get my ass in gear on organizing this bloody mess.




2013 Gypsy Queen Base

7, 14, 15, 19, 28, 32, 62, 76, 81, 85, 87, 92, 97, 99, 103, 111, 114, 122, 124, 126, 131, 137, 150, 162, 177, 181, 183, 187, 189, 198, 204, 208, 213, 215, 221, 239, 248, 271, 277, 288, 295, 302, 304, 307, 309, 310, 318, 330, 334, 340, 346, 350

Collisions

CP-CF, CP-JB, CP-MM, CP-YM

Dealing Aces

DA-CC, DA-CK, DA-CL, DA-CS, DA-DB, DA-JV, DA-JW, DA-RH, DA-SS, DA-YD

Glove Stories

GS-BH, GS-CC, GS-DJ, GS-MT

No Hitters

NH-CH, NH-JW, NH-SK

Sliding Stars

SS-AJO, SS-BH, SS-CG, SS-DJ, SS-JM, SS-PF, SS-RH

Friday, January 9, 2015

Found a bargain? Or more landfill?


Our first local trade night of 2015 happened last night. It was a pretty good time. Bought some stuff, had some decent arguments about everything sports, and generally misbehaved for almost four hours.

Of the pile of stuff I came home with... two items were rather unusual. Well, unusual for around here.

Topps baseball factory sets.

Yep, in the heart of Hockey Town, I bought two Topps baseball factory sets.

2006.
and 2007.

No, we're not talking about vintage here. Or even close. But for $5 apiece, I caved.


The 2006 set is 659 cards... missing #297.

I wonder if Olbermann will lend me one.....

And of course 2007 with 661 cards.
I must admit, I put the original 2007 factory set that I had intended to purchase back on the shelf in favour of this one.
This one came with some "Rookie variation cards" AND a game used Barry Bonds card.
It's always good to have a relic card of a Hall of Famer.

What? Too soon?

Anyways, this card has a piece of base touched by Barry during one of his home run trots in 2007.

This version also cost me $10.

I'm thinking I should've gone for the regular $5 version.....

Now the big question is... do I keep them like this? Or crack 'em open?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Mr. Jean Beliveau 1931-2014

 
A sad and tragic day as Mr. Jean Beliveau passed away late Tuesday night at the age of 83. I wasn't ready for this. It hit me. Hard. Harder than I thought possible. Hockey will never be the same.
 
The greatest captain in NHL history is gone forever.
 
He didn't have the most goals, or the most points. But he still was the greatest hockey player ever.
 
I don't want to get too caught up in his career numbers, as that isn't what made the man... but for you younger readers...
When he retired he was the leading scorer of the Montreal Canadiens. He currently ranks second. He has the most points scored in the playoffs. Still. By a very large margin.
507 goals, 712 assists for 1219 points in 1125 games.
10 All Star games
2 Hart Trophies
1 Art Ross trophy
1 Conn Smythe trophy
oh.... and 17 Stanley Cup Rings. 17. What's in your jewelry box?
 
But that's not what will be missed. It's him. His presence. It cannot ever be replaced.
 
The greatest Canadien ever, and an even greater Canadian.
 
The only thing that ever transcended his greatness on the ice, was his greatness off of it.


Mr. Jean Beliveau. August 31, 1931 - December 2, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gold Glove aquisition

I went to trade night at one of the local shops last week. I was expecting a lot of hockey talk. The season is well underway, and a lot of new products had been released recently.
While there certainly was that, there was also some baseball being opened. And wouldn't you know it... a card appeared that as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it.
 
So much for my poker face. And they knew it.
 
Ah well... $20 later and this little beauty became mine.
 
 

I really like the card. A lot of jersey, the pic being in the center, the cut out logo, not to mention the sweet on card signature. A beauty.

I'll just concentrate on the good aspects of the game right now, and completely ignore the idiocy that is going on in ATL right now....

Al Dark (Jan 7, 1922 - Nov 13, 2014)

Al Dark passed away this past Thursday. He was rookie of the year in 1948 and placed 3rd in the MVP race. A 3 time all star in his 14 year career that ended in 1960.
 
He only played for the Braves in '48 and '49 (plus 15 games in '46) before being traded away to the Giants with Eddie Stanky for Sid Gordon, Buddy Kerr, Willard Marshall and Red Webb.

I didn't know too much about Al, but thanks to trading for this card at a local trade night last year, I did some research on him.
That's what this hobby is about for me. Not how much my card is worth. Not the mad mojo rush to get the latest prospect card graded in hopes of a 10. Not having every single card ever made.
But acquiring a card of a guy who played on my team, and reading up on him. Finding out about the past.

Most people, including Braves fans, would not even notice the passing of a 92 year old ex-ballplayer. But thanks to a trade with a fellow collector, I did.

R.I.P Mr. Dark.