Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Six packs of Heritage

So the Hairylemons sister went to the states and picked up some Heritage packs for me! I don't have the highest of hopes for these packs because I have almost all the base cards and around half the short prints. I'm expecting a large number of dupes! But its still fun to rip packs so its not a big deal. Anyway there are 6 packs, each with 8 cards and one stick of gum. Short prints fall 1:3 so I should hopefully get 2. Here we go:

Pack one
57 - Billy Butler Royals - have it
397 - Micah Owings Reds - have it
BF1 - Roger Maris - have it
115 - Kerry Wood Indians - have it
63 - Nick Blackburn Twins - have it
61BR10 - Babe Ruth - NEED!!
385 - Hideki Matsui Angels - have it
230 Chone Figgins Mariners - have it
Pack two
87 - Juan Uribe Giants - have it
415 - Luke Hochevar Royals - have it
330 - Jamie Moyer Phillies - have it
340 - Magglio Ordonez Tigers - have it
270 - Vin Mazzaro Athletics - have it
25 - Reds heavy artillery - have it
41 - NL league leaders - have it
C71 - Cliff Lee Mariners #0375/1961
So after two packs of 16 cards I needed one! But I did get a nice Cliff Lee chrome.
Pack three
54 - Daniel McCutchen Pirates - got it
120 - Chipper Jones Braves - got it
383 - Frisco first liners - got it
306 - Game one of the 2009 WS - got it
185 - John Danks White Sox - got it
105 - Tim Hudson Braves - got it
176 - Howie Kendrick Angels - got it
110 - Willy Taveras Reds - got it
A pack of dupes! And no short prints yet.
Pack four
319 - John Maine Mets - got it
394 - Emilio Bonifacio Marlins - got it
224 - Bob Green Athletics - got it
313 - The winners celebrate - got it
409 - Baseball thrills - got it
119 - Royals bashers - got it
413 - Andrew Miller Marlins - got it
C79 - Hanley Ramirez Marlins #1024/1961
After four packs I have one set need, two chrome cards, no short prints and a butt load of doubles! Two more packs...
Pack five
138 - John Russell Pirates - NEED!!
182 - Adam Jones Orioles - got it
387 - Jeff Niemann Rays - got it
232 - Max Scherzer Tigers - got it
321 - Aramis Ramirez Cubs - got it
214 - Tyler Colvin Cubs - got it
347 - StLouis Cardinals team card - got it
308 - Game 3 2009 WS - got it
Pack six
40 - A.J. Burnett Yankees - got it
136 - Joe Torre Dodgers - got it
20 - Cole Hamels Phillies - got it
103 - Jimmy Rollins Phillies - got it
74 - Russell Martin Dodgers - got it
289 - Carl Crawford Rays - got it
7 - White Sox team card - got it
201 - Beasts of the AL & NL east - got it
So that's it.
Out of 6 packs I needed only two cards. I did get two chromes but I'm going to trade these away, I hope. And not one short print!! Still that was fun and now I want some more packs!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Amazing generosity from a fellow blogger!

I got an email from John at pursuit of 80'sness the other day saying he had a Bobby Thomson on card auto that he was going to send my way. It arrived this morning!

This is my first auto of Thomson and also my first Goudey card. I nicked this picture off of Johns blog, hope you don't mind! I tried to take a picture with my own camera but it never came out right.
What I like about this card is on the back there's actually some information about the player and not just the usual 'congratulations you have received an autograph of ...'. Also the auto being on card is awesome!
This card can go with my Thomson GU card, my 1953 Red man tobacco card and the other Thomsons that I have. I really want to display the GU,auto and Red man but due to one of my cats love for cardboard it wouldn't be a good idea. The last thing I'd want to find is a half chewed up card that has been ripped from its case, next to a grinning cat. So at the moment they will all live in a box with my Lind collection.
Massive thank you to John again! I hope to repay you soon.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Gold at the end of the rainbow.

At some point this week I should be able to complete (almost) my Adam Lind Finest rainbow.

I have the regular #599, the blue #299 and the green #99. I bought the gold last week and cant wait to have it next to the others.
There is also a red #25 and a purple #1. The purple I don't think I will ever own and I have never even seen it come up for sale or trade since the product was released. The same goes for the red. They probably both came up at some point but I just missed them.
I'm happy call the rainbow complete with just the regular, blue, green and gold. But will still be on the look out for the red.
One goal I have this year is to get 20% of the Lind cards out there. I'm currently on 11%, this does not include the cards that are above the Atlantic somewhere. If you check out the list of Lind's cards that I have you will notice there aren't many base cards, simple reason for this is the cost of shipping to the UK. Why would I want to pick up a base card for $1 and then pay sometimes 5 times that for shipping? Its just not worth it. With all the collectors out there someone must have some spare Lind base cards lying around just begging to go to a new home.
If you have some Lind base then please let me know. Perhaps we can work out a trade or a price for them. Or you might even want to give them away :) If you do want to give them away then send me an email, I dont mind covering your shipping costs.

Contest over at Play at the plate!

Play at the plate is celebrating his 500th post and is giving a way a blaster of 2010 Allen and Ginter. All you need to do is follow this link and guess which auto(s) he has from 1999 SP Signature Edition set. So what are you waiting for! Go Look!