Saturday, 21 August 2010

The Lind collection so far.

Hi folks.
I haven't been updating this as regularly is I would have like to. Ideally I would love to post something everyday or at least three/four times a week but things get in the way. I'm either busy with work/family, too tired because of work/family or just lazy! An example of me being lazy is shown in my post about Bobby Thomson. Instead writing up a nice post detailing his career and life all I did was include a picture and a link to a news website. Very lazy considering he was one of my favourite all time players.
Anyway I'm going to try harder with this blog from now on, so i can try and get something out there every few days. I'm still active on other peoples blogs, entering contests and claiming free cards. By the way Fuji has had an amazing contest running for the past week or so and I'm currently joint second. So I want to give a shout out to Fuji and say thanks for the contest!
So for this post I thought I'd list the cards I have in my Lind collection, there will be pictures too so you can just look at them instead if you want. Some of these I may have shown before, also at the end of the post is a list of my most wanted Lind cards. Any help with those cards would be appreciated.

2004 Bowman Draft #111 Adam Lind RC
2004 Bowman Chrome Draft #111 Adam Lind RC
2004 Bowman Draft Gold #111 Adam Lind
2005 Bowman Sterling #AL Adam Lind AU Bat B
2007 Bowman Heritage #244a Adam Lind (RC)
2007 Bowman Heritage #244b Adam Lind SP
2007 Bowman Heritage Rainbow Foil #244a Adam Lind
2007 Bowman Heritage Rainbow Foil #244b Adam Lind No Sig

2007 Bowman Sterling #AAL Adam Lind (RC)
2007 Bowman's Best Green #78a Adam Lind S#35/249
2007 Exquisite Collection Rookie Signatures #190 Adam Lind Jsy AU/ 199 (RC) Mem, AU, S#118/199
2007 Exquisite Collection Rookie Signatures Ensemble Triple Signatures #BWL Billy Butler/ Brandon Wood/ Adam Lind/ 35 AU, S#10/35
2007 Exquisite Collection Rookie Signatures Endorsements Signatures #AL Adam Lind AU, S#50/50
2007 Fleer Mini Die Cuts #368 Adam Lind
2007 SP Rookie Edition Autographs #172 Adam Lind 95 AU
2007 SP Rookie Edition Autographs #130 Adam Lind AU

2007 Sweet Spot #101 Adam Lind AU (RC) AU
2007 Topps Co-Signers #116 Adam Lind AU (RC) AU
2007 Topps Heritage #458 Adam Lind (RC)
2007 Topps Triple Threads Sepia #185 Adam Lind JSY AU Mem, AU, S#1/75
2007 UD Masterpieces Stroke of Genius Signatures #LI Adam Lind AU
2007 Ultimate Collection #101 Adam Lind AU (RC) AU, S#219/299
2007 Upper Deck Future Stars #162 Adam Lind AU (RC) AU
2008 Topps Highlights Autographs #AL Adam Lind C AU
2008 Topps Moments and Milestones Milestone Autographs #AL Adam Lind A AU
2009 Bowman Chrome Blue Refractors #141 Adam Lind S#004/150
2009 SP Authentic Signatures #SLA Adam Lind SP

2009 Topps 206 #125 Adam Lind
2009 Topps 206 Mini Piedmont #125 Adam Lind
2009 Topps 206 Mini Cycle #125 Adam Lind S#18/99
2009 Topps Unique Solo Shots Autographs #AL Adam Lind AU
2009 Upper Deck Ballpark Collection #164 Adam Lind/ A.J. Burnett/ 340 Mem, S#274/340
2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions #173 Adam Lind SP
2010 Bowman Blue #46 Adam Lind S# 125/520
2010 Topps Allen and Ginter Autographs #AL Adam Lind
2010 Topps Allen and Ginter Relics #AL Adam Lind
2010 Topps Allen and Ginter Mini No Card Number #1 Adam Lind

2010 Finest Refractors Gold #50 Adam Lind S# 06/50
2010 Finest Refractors Green #50 Adam Lind S#27/99
2010 Finest Refractors Blue #50 Adam Lind S#102/299
2010 Finest Refractors #50 Adam Lind S#390/599
2010 Topps Hat Logos #MHR217 Adam Lind S#97/99
2010 Topps #177 Adam Lind
2010 Topps Target #177 Adam Lind
2010 Topps Heritage #243 Adam Lind
2010 Topps National Chicle Artist's Proof Signatures #45 Adam Lind/ Brett Farr AU S#05/10

Well that's the collection so far. As you can see I'm lacking a lot of cards from 2008, I just cant seem to find these cards anywhere, except for base cards on the bay. Picking up single base cards can be very expensive when you add the shipping charges together so far base cards I would rather trade for them.

Here are my most wanted Lind cards, in no particular order

Any 2008 Lind cards!

Any 1/1. I just want one in my collection.

2010 Finest Red Refractor #25. I just lost out to one on the bay.

Any Exquisite or Sweet Spot.

SP Authentic letter patches

2007 UD Black Pride Nation flag patch. This is probably my most wanted. These cards look sweet!

If anyone can help me out with any of those then please let me know.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Mail from the Hairylemon

Got this gem in the mail today from Simon AKA the Hairylemon. He emailed me last week saying he picked up a Lind for me but I had nothing to trade for it, as usual! Simon was nice enough to send it on to me anyway for a card to be named later. So cheers for that Simon, much appreciated!
I thought I'd do things a little different this time. I'm going to list the pros, cons and my thoughts about this card.
Pros -
  1. Its Adam Lind!
  2. Clean design. I like that there's only one border.
  3. Good picture. Sure hes not doing anything but if you look at a few of his other auto cards out there, it was always the same batting pose or mid swing action shot. It was getting old.
  4. Great auto. Yeah its a sticker (see cons) but its a sticker that works. Its not loud or poorly placed, it generally fits into the design of the rest of the card.

Cons -

  1. Its a sticker auto. Sure I just said it fits in with the design but its not on card.
  2. No stats on the back. This is the case with the majority of autos that I get. Cant they just include a line of stats? It would be better than the usual 'Congratulations'.
  3. No jersey number on the front. They have his position, DH, although I would have preferred his jersey number or both position and number. I'm sure they could have squeezed a 26 on there somewhere.

Final thoughts: Does this card look like it could have been made by Fleer? Its hard to explain what I mean it just reminds me of a Fleer design from some product of theirs. Yes that's vague, I just cant remember the exact product. Does that make the card bad? Of course not! Its still a cool looking card and the pros outweigh the cons. There weren't really any cons to speak of. The ones that I listed above would be the same as I would list for most autos that I possess or have possessed in the past.

I would give the card 4/5 and that's because its a sticker auto.