Tuesday, July 25, 2017


No pics or snazzy quips, just my 2017 Stadium Club want list. I was fortunate to be the winning bidder of 375 of these beauts. I must say I was expecting all commons in triplicate. But, nope. Dang near the full set. Of course no Judge or Bryant, but wow what I got. First is my want/needs then my extras available for trade.


5, 15, 20, 23, 37, 39, 41, 53, 57, 61, 64, 75, 88, 98, 104, 111, 117, 123, 149, 150, 151, 155, 160, 161, 171, 174, 191, 192, 206, 214, 221, 235, 236, 260, 265, 276, 282, 290, 294.

Available for trade:

2x2, 3, 4, 6, 8x2, 10, 17, 22, 25, 28x2, 30, 32, 33, 36, 48, 50, 52x2, 60, 63, 65, 71, 76, 78x2, 80x2, 82x2, 83x2, 84, 85, 91, 94, 96x2, 97, 107, 108x2, 109x2, 115, 118, 127, 132x2, 133, 138, 141, 145, 146x2, 147, 158x2, 163x2, 165, 167x2, 172, 178x3, 183, 187, 193, 194x2, 197, 199x2, 208x2, 211, 219x2, 220, 222, 225, 229, 237x2, 239, 240, 252, 256, 257, 258x2, 263, 266x2, 268, 272x2, 279x2, 286x2, 287x2, 288x2, 292, 293, 295x2, 298.

jackie, joseph, russell, mattingly, lindor, bags, correa, pence

Monday, July 24, 2017

2017 A & G

I told myself that I wouldn't, but I did anyways. I just couldn't hold back from checking the shelves at Wall World, and low behold 3 blasters of A & G. No, I'm not going to run the base this go around, just the inserts, Braves of course, and other Keepers, and a some to trade.

Go figure, I pulled these Braves. I had just ordered my Braves from JC, the day before. Another reason not to get the blasters. I told myself I was no longer going to set build them, you know cut back on some of the "off" flagship sets.

Some fish/lures and info for you. these are already on their way to a trader.

as are these.

These minis are yet to be decided where they should go, just not in my collection.

the backs for you to read.

More mini's available for trade.

These are keepers for my PC binders.

I grabbed 3 blasters and got 2 so called hits.

These are some more base and mini cards that are duplicates (base) going into the PC binders.

That's all folks!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Shadow Shots

This week flew by.

Maybe a swan????? Definitely could be a checkmark

Easy one, airplane.

A dog with a super bushy tail.

If you bend your neck to the left kind of looks like a cheerleader, pom poms in air, leg kick.

A Japanese Sumo Bunny.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Trade Post

A few days ago a trading bud. Bob D. posted he had some 2017 Topps inserts up for the grabbing. I .chimed in and here is what I got.

These are all keepers except for the duplicate Max, which is actually a triplicate. It was a boo boo to scan it, but it does remind me that in the first scan above all were doubles except for the Miggy and Freddie. Not doubles that I already had, but doubles Bob sent so that the Independence Day cards can go in my Holiday Binder, which is great!.


These are the inserts that I am not keeping. At least not as part of my collection, they will sit in the trade boxes known as inserts and parallels which I probably have 10K or so. I really need to get shed of these, but more importantly would be to shed the 100,000 cards in the dupes/trade boxes sitting in Ocala. Speaking of card dumps, I just unloaded quite a few packages here at the Valdosta Post Office.
Many of you folks out there will be receiving a Christmas in July package Mondayish. I am still working on a a few more that I have to get out yet.  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Wacky Wednesday

Whose up for another round of Wacky Packages.....ANS 10?

Back to a 55 sticker set, still using the ad/coupon backs as well, which is okay as most are as humorous as the fronts. It's like free sticker, but not a sticker.

I'll show most of those next week.

Wrap this set up in 3 posts.

Stickers 1-34 should be enough wise cracks for the night, have a great one!

Monday, July 17, 2017


Okay, so I was at Wally World and as usual I stopped by the card isle. 2 Blasters of TSC calling my name. Now before I show both boxes in their entirety, I must say the boxes contain just 40 cards each. That's .50 a card.

The jumbo packs (12 cards each) WoW. were $5.98. Remember when a jumbo pack was like 40 cards? Nowadays that's a blaster. Dang how things have changed.

Here goes Box 1:

Up first we have the 1 and only Braves I pulled from the 8 packs, a Gold Foil, Black Foil, and Power Zone. The Brave and Cano are the only keepers here.

Now the vertical inserts/parallels. Two keepers here too, the Gold Ichiro, and Rizzo.  Now for the base cards (I like usual haven't checked to see if any were variations, oh yeah retail doesn't have any SPs).

Box 1 was loaded with horizontal cards (more than half), I'm looking and hoping box 2 is different. Trumbo hits the mini collections. There's bat barrel Nick may want to find.

Thats it for the upright cards. Moving on to

Box 2:

Same number of inserts, but only 1 was horizontal, liking this box so much better. Add in Chipper Gold Brooks, another Rizzo, and Altuve and the same number of keepers. The Hazelbaker is a Rainbow foil.

25/25. And you can see the card backs.

Bell hits my mini collections, and that Mattingly looks cool.

Love the clock.

I like the 2nd box better. Well, here's to hoping they busted a bunch of this set at my next card show, and I can pick up a bunch for a dime.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

BCB BFG and then some

Recently Gavin over at Baseball Card Breakdown hosted a BFG. I won the Topps Vault extension contracts of Tim Mauser and Gil Heredia one with Sy Bergers auto as well, the other was a stamp signature of Sy. We've seen those already.

Gavin threw in some extras.

This too was a Topps Vault card.

He threw in some Braves too.

Yes, that is is another BCB custom.

And these two autos. Thanks again Gavin.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Monday Mini

I have way too many "mini" collections. In the past I've cleared these out or at least thinned them down a bit. It is Famous Names or Names binder. Where I take an athlete that shares a somewhat same name as another celebrity be it an athlete or not. Sometimes though it is super difficult to find a trading card for the counterpart and I must rely on others for help. One such person is none other than Gavin from Baseball Card Breakdown. He helps out with some customs.

Customs like these. One of these days in the not so far future I will post the complete binder.

Gavin does a fine job, front and back and I put all my faith in his own creativity to whatever design he chooses.

When I do scan up this binder which is already full, and I only have half of the cards that I need it will take many consecutive posts. I still have a lot of cards to obtain that are out there.

And a handful more customs (fingers crossed) that I've realized I will eventually need.

This was a great movie, educational you might say. (RE: the first 2 Charlie Wilson's above)

How cool would it have been if the 3rd Charlie wrote or played the one of the songs for the movie?

Another great movie.

And look Gavin gave it a 1/1.

That's right folks Howard Johnson was a restaurant before it was a hotel or baseball player.

More from Gavin tomorrow.  Thank G-Man, I really appreciated this.