Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Goodwin Champions

I forgot to post this pull yesterday... It's an Adrian Gonzalez auto SP. The thing I find funny is that the card is short printed to only 45 copies, but it isn't serial numbered, yet other releases can have serial numbers in the thousands with no special feature to deserve the number. Without question they should have serial numbered these SP auto cards...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Goodwin Champsions/Triple Threads pulls...

My stock investment was WAY up today (JBII.ob), and I was up probably $12k, so I went to the local hobby shop and bought a couple boxes of cards in celebration. Here's a few of my pulls...

A triple relic/auto of Ryan Braun, Paul Molitor, Robin Yount #/27.

Mauer/Bench/McCann Triple relic #/9

Cal Ripken Jr Goodwin Champions Night SP variation

Phil Neikro Black Magician mini #1/8

More from the vault

This card was acquired long ago (back in grade school in the 80's), by trading with another kid. I'm pretty sure I probably ended up trading some Eric Davis or Darryl Strawberry rookie cards or something to get this, which actually ended up being a pretty good trade on my part. This card isn't in mint condition, but being that it's a 1953 Bowman color Early Wynn card, I still think it holds some decent value.

Monday, December 28, 2009

From the vault

Since I haven't posted in a while, the recent cards will be considered "from the vault", as I've had them for about a month...

The 2009 Topps Finest Tommy Hanson rookie refrector

2009 Goodwin Champions Grady Sizemore night SP

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Another Day Another Redemption

On the heels of yesterdays redemption mail, today I received my Topps Finest rookie redemption of Matt LaPorta. This feels a little like the 12 days of christmas. At this rate, I think I should expect another redemption tomorrow, perhaps of a refractor sort...

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mail Day Topps Red Hot Redemption

Got a mail from Topps today, containing my Red Hot Redemption #4, Tommy Hanson! Sweet!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

2009 Mystery Cuts

Kind of just listing this here for my own viewing since I'm waiting for a mystery cuts redemption. (I hope I get a Sinatra, Edison, Marilyn, Truman, or Cleveland auto)

From the Upper Deck facebook page...
We think it makes sense at this time to share who is confirmed to appear in the program. From actors to politicians, from tennis legends to golf legends, from stars of stage to stars of screen, from presidents to first ladies, from kings of the ring to kings of industry, the Mystery Cuts set has something for everyone. Many of these cards will be limited to just one copy, but as in years past, some will have multiple copies. Here is the confirmed list of authenticated cuts we have in house for this project that will fit:

Al Jolson
Alan Shepard
Alec Guiness
Alex Haley
Andrew Carnagie
Archibald Cox
Archie Moore
Arleigh Burke
Art Carney
Arthur Ashe
Arthur C. Clark
Arthur Miller
Audrey Hepburn
Barbara Stanwyck
Bela Lugosi
Ben Hogan
Benjamin Harrison
Benny Goodman
Bert Wheeler
Betty Ford
Betty Grable
Billie Dove
Billy Wilder
Bing Crosby
Bob Denver
Boris Karloff
Bradford Dillman
Brigham Young
Bud Abbott
Burgess Meredith
Burl Ives
Buster Crabbe
Butterfly McQueen
Byron Nelson
C.W. Nimitz
Cab Calloway
Carlo Gambino
Carole Landis
Carroll O'Connor
Cat Anderson
Cecil Demille
Cesar Romero
Charles Dow
Charles Duryea
Charlton Heston
Clayton Moore
Count Basie
Curly Howard
Dale Evans
David Brinkley
Dizzy Gillespie
Don Budge
Don Haskins
Dorothy Lamour
Earl Scruggs
Ed Hillary
Ed Sullivan
Eddie Arcaro
Eddie Cantor
Eddy Arnold
Edgar Beyer
Edith Roosevelt
Edward Robinson
Eleanor Roosevelt
Eliphalet Remington
Ella Fitzgerald
Emmett Kelly
Errol Flynn
Estelle Getty
Esther Rolle
Fiorello Laguardia
Floyd Patterson
Frances Cleveland
Francis Spinner
Frank Sinatra
Frank Sutton
Fred Astaire
Fred Rogers
Frederick Perry
Gene Kelly
Gene Raymond
Gene Sarazen
General Lemnitzer
General Westmooreland
General Wheeler
George Burns
George Goethals
George Romney
Grace Coolidge
Gregory Peck
Grover Cleveland
Harry Blackstone
Harry Litwack
Harry Truman
Helen Hayes
Henny Youngman
Henry Fonda
Howard Hughes
Irving Berlin
Jack Dempsey
Jack Johnson
Jack Lord
Jack Palance
James A. Farley
James Dean
James Hoffa
James J Braddock
James Stewart
Jane Adams
Jane Russell
Jane Wyatt
Janet Leigh
Jay Gould
Jeremy Sinden
Jerry Quarry
Jerry Vale
Jimmy Walker
Joan Bennett
Joe Bonnano
Joey Bishop
John Jay
John Longden
John Paul Getty
June Allyson
Ken Strong
Lady Bird Johnson
Larry Fine
Lawrence Oliver
Lawrence Welk
Leonard Bernstein
Les Harrison
Lillian Gish
Linus Pauling
Lou Costello
Louie Bellson
Louis St. Laurent
Mae Clarke
Mae West
Malcolm X
Malcom Forbes
Mamie Dowd Eisenhower
Marc Chagall
Marilyn Monroe
Marlon Brando
Mary Lord Harrison
Mary Pickford
Maureen Stapleton
Max Schmeling
Maxwell Taylor
Mel Allen
Menachem Begin
Mickey Cohen
Milton Berle
Mona Freeman
Morey Amsterdam
Morton Downey
Mrs. Lou Gehrig
Myrna Loy
Nat King Cole
Nelson Rockefeller
Norman Fell
Norman Mailer
Orville Wright
Ossie Davis
Otto Waldis
Ozzie Nelson
Pat McNamara
Paul Harvey
Paul Lynde
Pearl Bailey
Peg Leg Bates
Peter Allen
Pier Angeli
P.T. Barnum
Ray Robinson
Ray Walston
Red Auerbach
Red Barber
Red Holzman
Red Skelton
Richard Byrd
Richard Daly
Richard Evelyn Byrd
Rita Rudner
Robert Goulet
Robert Stack
Rory Calhoun
Roy Demeo
Roy Rodgers
Sammy Davis Jr.
Samuel Remington
Sarah Vaughan
Shelly Winters
Sir Edmund Hillary
Stan Watts
Steve McQueen
Taylor Spink
Thomas Dewey
Thomas Edison
Thornton Wilder
Tony Randall
Vincent Lombardi
Vincent Price
Vladimir Horowitz
W.C. Fields
Walter Huston
Walter Lantz
Weeb Ewbank
William Halsey
William Wellman
Willie Pep
Woody Strode

Monday, December 7, 2009

Topps T206

Busted a box of T206. Had no expectations going in, as I hadn't done my due diligence to know what to find in a box. For the price point, I kind of expected to get an A&G/Goodwin Champions type of experience. I wasn't wrong. The cards are very reminiscent of A&G. However, from my one box experience, I didn't find the return value from the box to match the price very well. A Glen Perkins, and Ryan Braun auto were the two hits, and I got a gold foil McCutchen mini #/50, but that was about it. Since A&G is typically very popular, it makes sense that Topps would introduce a second A&G-like product, but by creating a similar product you essentially take away from the uniqueness of the original.

Friday, December 4, 2009

2009 Goodwin Champions

I busted another box of Goodwin Champions. I was thrilled to find a night/moon SP, as this is the first one I've found. But I was even more thrilled to find a Tiger Woods silver foil mini (granted the timing is kinda bad, but it will pass in time).

It was just reported that Phil Mickelson contacted Tiger's wife to pick up some tips on how to beat Tiger!

Apparently the police asked Tiger's wife how many times she hit him. She said "I don't know exactly? but put me down for a 5."

Tiger Woods is so rich that he owns lots of expensive cars. Now he has a hole-in-one.

What's the difference between a car and a golf ball? Tiger can drive a ball 400 yards??...

What were Tiger Woods and his wife doing out at 2.30 in the morning? They went clubbing

Tiger Woods crashed into a fire hydrant and a tree. He couldn?t decide between a wood and an iron

What does Tiger Woods have in common with baby seals?
They both got clubbed by Scandinavians.

Looks like Tiger Woods drive gave his wife and open shot to the green.