Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My favorite pickup from this month's show

Notice: The Bash the Beckett experiment has finally been updated!  Go check it out!

Card show last week...

I got some stuff for trades, about 20 McGwires for my steroid fueled personal collection, some nice, funky looking inserts, blah blah blah.

But my favorite card was one that many of you probably wouldn't think twice about.  Here it is:
I can hear the drooling now!!!  A Brandon Drumm Bowman Chrome RC Red Refractor!  What a find, eh?

OK, by the confused silence, I feel the need to explain.  There are a couple of reasons I feel good about this card.

1. It's a red refractor.  I have exactly zero red refractors.  Well, now I have 1.
2. It's numbered out of 250.  Okay...
3. He was one of only 7 players born in Alaska to be drafted into the NFL.  Okay again...
4. It's encased in a huge slab of plastic.  Duh...
5. It looks really, really nice in person (not so much the scan, sorry)

And the real reason

6. I got it for a dime!

Actually, I probably used 2 nickels.  I hate nickels, they take up too much space in my pocket and they are only worth half a dime!  But seriously, I looooooooooooooove value!  I realize that I could put this up on the Bay for 15 cents with free shipping and probably not get a bite, but in my little mind, I scored.

If you have made it this far, I apologize for making you dumber by reading my slop.  That is all!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Supersweettrade - wantlist edition!

Jason over at Hobbs' Knights recently bit on a bunch of Ripkens I put up for trade.  I was hoping to get a couple of things off my wantlists.  Yeah, that happened and more.  Jason really knows how to trade!!  Everything he sent was from my wantlists.  And my wantlists are not easy to work with.  Thanks Jason!!

First up, two cards that are VERY different from each other.  Herman Franks 68 Topps and a Upper Deck Arod RC.  Hmmm, stuff they have in common...they're both rectangular.  And they come right off my wantlists!
Most of this next bunch of stuff fits into the 'I like shiny' fetish I have.  Really, I'm like a raccoon.  The Chipper adds to my mini collection of Gallery of Heroes.  I love those!

Oooooohhhhh!  That's the stuff.  Those top 3 are just redonkulous.  The others ain't bad either!  What can I say, I have a weakness for hitting coaches!

Thanks again Jason!