Friday, November 30, 2018

Some 2018 Braves I needed

I spent last week building my carts at ComC and Cardbarrel. However, I pulled the trigger on cardbarrel before black Friday as there was not going to be anything special that day. I'll show the comc stuff when it comes in, but tonight I'm letting the other shine. Right after I throw out some 2018 stats.

So far Braves cards released (that I know of): 9,465, last year's total was 8,642.
2018 Topps: 7,297, last year 7,016......2018 Panini: 1,979, last year 1,445 (then you had the Honus Bonus Braves 112). At year's end I'll see what the final numbers are. Damn, they make it so hard.

That's a lot of Braves. I've done my almost best trying to complete the base cards.

Here's an collage of 2018 Topps Tek. Let's look closer.

Base pattern 1.   I still need the Chipper and Albies.

Pattern 2.

Pattern 3 and 4 respectively.

Closes these out with a Magma Diffractor.   I picked up the Hank Aaron's from Ebay for 1.99 plus shipping. DEAL!

2018 Topps chrome, these 3 closes out the base needs.

Chrome Update, and these 4 closes those out.

2018 Chronicles was NUTS, but I like crazy sometimes. I've not done too bad trying to get the base Braves.

Here is what I still NEED.
Phoenix #21
Select #21
Spectra #'s 47, 48

Classics #30
Prestige #8
Crusade base #25 (that's the holo version above)
Cornerstones #s 3, 18, 19 (all of them)
Rookies & Stars #8
Contenders Optic #4 ( I also need the regular Contenders Braves 1, 2, 3, 17...all of them)
Limited #15

I did pretty good so far.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Baseball cards GPK

Recently I made a trade with Jon from Community Gum. Jon collects GPK. I agreed to send him a bunch of the Original GPK's. He sent a slew of Braves needs, a stack of 96 Fleer set needs, and a few others. I'll be showing the Braves (of course they are the best).

These cards prove it is really easy to hit my Braves want lists.

Nineties to Shiny's.

I am convinced that this was the first time I've ever been able to identify right off the bat a Bowman Platinum parallel. (Kimbrel)

Jon, thanks for the great Braves. You're return GPK package left Tuesday.

Have a great night!

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Gallery

These are the keepers from the 2 mega boxes of 2018 Gallery I grabbed when I picked up the Holiday blasters.

Box 1

The Braves. Nice Canvas Freeman, and Eddie insert.

My two AUTOS on top.

I found it odd that the only horizontal card in either box was this Mattingly.

Box topper Ruth.

Okay now for Box 2:

More Braves in this box, always great to get the dupes I got so I can use them for the PC.

Box topper and my two AUTOS. Both autos Dodgers.

I know which box I think was best, how about you?

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Day After......

Ah, relaxing day. Good reason to post those blasters I probably shouldn't have bought.

We'll start with the 4 blasters of the Topps Holiday. No, I'm not showing you the same ole stuff.

Each box came with a relic card. Here are my 4 relics.  1 bat, 1 pinstripe, 1 red, and 1 grey.

Now I did just so happen to get another HIT.

We're all familiar with the metallic snowflake (the card on the left). But, the card on the right is the gold version!

1 of 1.

How's that from Walmart. I'll show the Topps Gallery boxes another day.

Have a good one.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving all! I'm thankful for many things including baseball cards and the opportunity to share them.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

It's been awhile

I haven't posted much these last two months. There are several reasons for that: Me sick, Uncle sick, Uncle in and out of hospital, not attending any card shows (meaning no new cards to show), busy handling clients, and finally my back causing problems (which is always an issue, just this time was really bad). My back doesn't like the temps to fall below 75. I'm one of those guys that would prefer 100 degrees over 50, 90 over 60, 80 over 70. Looks like a long time to Spring. We'll get through it for sure.

Anyways, I did get 2 trade packages in this week (1 just today). So I have cards to show. As mentioned above I haven't been to a show for almost 2 months. That's a killer for me. Back home (Florida) I can go to a show every week if I wanted too. Jax played out and became stagnant, so I'm looking for another show with not too far of a drive. Meanwhile, I got stir crazy waiting on cards so I hit Wally World up for some blasters and I'll show them off later.

Tonight's cards came from Bo. VINTAGE set build needs.

70's help.

and some 60's help. My 60's set builds need a lot of HELP!  Thanks Bo, I'll get your vintage return out soon.

Have a great night and Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy Veteran's Day

Best wishes to the Vet's! And Happy birthday to these baseballer's.

Have a great night!