Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cardbarrel order

Just Commons changed their site and it's pretty much the same except for loading faster which is a good thing.

Tonight is just the Braves. I did get 96 cards but most were for set builds.

I hit up Gallery needs pretty good.

The Maddux is a great card, now I need 2 more. One for the PC, and one for the signing mini collection.

See there's the back of that 99' Maddux.

Some Chrome needs.

I also grabbed a handful of Braves needed for my "ORIGINAL" Franken-Set. More on those tomorrow.

A couple of trades

I received a couple of packages recently. let's take a peek at some highlights.

Adam (Arpsmith) sent along these 2018 Braves. I needed that top row of inserts. Love it. Inserts are always the last to get, and I'm not sure if I've ever got them all for any given year and set. Maybe this year will be different.

I always grab my base cards from CardBarrel (aka: Just Commons) right from the get go. So I had the base, many times over. Befoer my JC order came in I went to the Jax card show and loaded up on 2018's, and got the team there too.  I'll show the non 2018 pick ups from that JC order tomorrow.

Brian (HSCA) sent along a care package.

The Matt Young was a set killer for me, very cool!  The Alexander Cartwright is my first card of him (HOF). I may have to add a parking pass for every year to my want lists.  And a Murp autograph. I have a personalized 8x10, but I didn't have a card.

Another Braves auto (Rio Ruiz).

Thanks guys.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wacky Wednesday

Hump day. Knocking it down with some 1993 Stadium Club.

Cool enough for me.

Looks like he's taking a dump.

The backs often have great off shots.

See what I mean.

I don't know if it is the blurr of the bat, or shirt shape (near the bat), or the fact I have no idea where the ball is but either way this card makes the Wacky file.

Have a great night!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Zip Codes

The following Zips have something headed their way:



Monday, February 12, 2018

Presidents Day

I know that the official President's Day is one week away. But, I am doing this one, lol. After all, it is a former President's birthday.

First let me say, that I have a whole lot more cards of Presidents sitting in those mini collection stacks that I have no idea of when I will get to for updating this file. Secondly, the cards below are in random order. My OCD so wants to make them in the correct order, but hey I've got plenty of other card related things to do too.

Last but not least, Happy birthday Mr. Lincoln (posthumously)!  I do not have a card scanned but I do have one.

Well, the first one is in order.

Here is #3.














Probably my favorite Presidential baseball card.

Have a great night.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

The "Other" stuff

The card show post the other day was mainly an overview of the 2 boxes with some wax boxes and mini sets mixed in. Let us take a closer look at some of the haul.

Vintage non sports Zorro cards from my favorite dealer at this show.

What can I say.......Good Times!  Dyno-mite!

How about a little Gomer,  Shazam!
I made certain to hit Fred (not my Uncle) this vendor up first and I did. He is also the guy where I got my 2018 Topps from.

Now on to those wax boxes I busted open, all but 1 the day after the show. The first box I opened was the 1994-95 Fleer Excel. I'm not usually a minor league kind of guy, but I had a feeling i'd get my $6 bucks worth.

Mid 90's no doubt, look at the craziness.  These are the All Stars inserts.  No PC guys above.

The League Leaders inserts and 1 PC guy in Billy Wagner.

First Year Phenom inserts.


The COMPLETE Braves team set.

Lordy lordy I knew I had a good feeling about this box.  And if you have to double up on an All-Star insert who better than Derek Jeter!

Here are some other notable names, but there were a ton more.

Moving on to the 1995 Leaf inserts.

The Vaughn is for the Broken Bat mini collection. The front shows the swing in action, and the back shows the afterwards shot.  Kind of looks like a b ig toothpick on the back.

1995 Fleer inserts:

always like the Lumber Company inserts, but these seem lacking somehow.

The art cards or provisions whatever they're called are pretty cool, but I probably have them all. the Award Winner are lacking as well. It's like Fleer got lazy.

The Prospects, I must say Jeter looks the best, and again doubleed up which is great here because I can stick that #24 Jersey in the Jersey Number binder.

And wrapping this up with the All Star Game inserts which feature a different player on both sides. I showed the one I liked best.  :P

and some League Leaders.

1995 Ultra. I only opened one of the two boxes so far. Each pack came with a Gold Medallion and an inserts, and sometimes that insert would be a Gold medallion too.

Just showing the Gold PC guys.

The top 3 inserts are Gold medallion.

Very Bright.

So so. 2 PC guys.

3/4 of NL League Leaders are PC guys.

1 PC, 1 BD, 1 Maybe guy.  The AL sucks,  lol.

Go Braves. That it will do it for the card show. I did a lot of set building this past trip took my book in and knocking the 70's down.  Still a race to see which set is completed first. Check them out some are down to just a few. Maybe you can close em out for me.  Hey, I can dream right.

Have a great night.