Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

1993 Bowman Hobby Box

When it comes to card collecting I think there are certain players/cards that we all think are must haves. For me one of them was a Jose Canseco 86 Donruss RC. Recently I also came to the conclusion that a Derek Jeter RC should be part of that mix. He is undoubtedly a future hall of famer, and one of the most collectible players in any card release, so adding a RC of his to my collection just seems right. Maybe it's a personal preference, but when I want a RC I like to actually obtain the card from a wax pack. So for an easy and affordable way to get a Jeter rookie I purchased a 1993 Bowman hobby box. Opening the packs I found the cards were rather stuck together, but about 5 packs in, there it was a Jeter rookie, and in pretty much perfect condition. Of course the box doesn't have many other cards of value other than a Pettitte RC (which I also got), but for the money (about $30), this is certainly one of the best ways to get a Jeter RC.

Monday, November 16, 2009

UD 20th Anniv.

Tiger won in Australia this weekend to finally win a competition on every playable continent. I buy a lot of cards so I have a lot of cards, here's the UD 20th anniversary T.Woods cards I've got. According to Beckett, these cards should be worth $32-80 total, a quick look on ebay and you can find lots of his 2001 (rookie) cards such as this one have sold for as little as $4 for 39 cards and many of his 20th anniversary UD cards go unsold at $1. Here's to hopefully opening a pack one day and finding a Tiger Woods auto...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Walmart blasters

I was at walmart this morning, and saw 2008 Stadium Club blasters on sale for half off. Given my previous experience in pulling an Evan Longoria auto from a blaster I figured I'd take the chance. While I didn't get a Longoria, I did walk away with a Justin Masterson auto...

Friday, November 13, 2009

2009 Sweet Spot

Just opened a box of 2009 Sweet Spot... Bonus to UD for the on card autos (mine was a Jordan Zimmerman #27/65), very nice. The base cards are of seemingly good quality, we like that. The memorabilia cards, are eh, nothing special which shows in the ebay sales. My sweet spot signature card of Fausto Carmona was like a kick in the groin, why do I keep getting Fausto Carmona cards, really... The overall value of the box (which is one thing I look at when opening a product), was not that impressive. I looked up ebay sales, and found someone sold the same exact four memorabilia cards that I got in my box for about $8. So I just spent almost $100 for less than $20 of cards...

Friday, November 6, 2009

The 1986 Donruss Canseco RC winner is...

Ok, after a random entry (using the winner of the 1986 Donruss Jose Canseco RC is Keith! Just email me with your shipping address, and the card will be on its way.

I've got plenty more ideas of free card giveaways, so stay tuned for another free giveaway coming soon...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Free Giveaway!!!! 1986 Donruss Jose Canseco RC

I remember saying I'd do this a while ago, well here it is, you're chance to win a free 1986 Donruss Jose Canseco RC. For me personally there are two cards that were iconic growing up, one was the Upper Deck Griffey rookie card, the other was this Donruss Canseco rookie. Having never obtained a Canseco rookie back in the day I purchased a box at The National this year and walked away with a couple of Canseco rookies. There's definitely something to be said for opening old school wax boxes, very nostalgic, in fact I still have a partial box of 1987 Topps sitting at home unopened. (Hmmm, what was the most iconic card from 1987 Topps, would it be the McGwire, Bonds, Canseco? Perhaps I could give away the trifecta...) Say what you will about Canseco's steroid confessions, this guy changed baseball, and this card will likely remain a solid (and cheap) collectible for that fact alone. Sales of this card on ebay rarely if ever go unpurchased, but are almost never more than a few bucks.

So leave a comment, any comment, and by the end of the week I will announce a random winner of this card. Once announced, the winner simply needs to email me a shipping address and the card will be on its way.