Thursday, 14 October 2010

Massive 2009 T206 mailday

Just over a week ago I picked up a lot of 2009 T206 cards from eBay UK. I caught the auction about 20 minutes before it ended and I entered my bid with about 30 seconds to go.

Here is what was in the eBay listing:

I am offering for sale a lot of Topps T206 Baseball cards from the 2009 set, there are base cards, minis and parallels included in this lot; there will also be one autographed rookie card with Piedmont border.

The cards are as follows,
178 base cards out of 300,
9 no number picture variation short prints out of, I believe, 50,
35 bronze border parallels,
31 Piedmont back minis,
6 Polar Bear back minis,
2 Old Mill back minis,
2 Cycle back minis numbered out of 99.

Very vague description, there's no mention of who the auto will be of or the cycle backs. So how do you think I did?

Here are all the base cards, a nice big mountain for me to sort through! It contained the usual suspects and was nice to go through. The one thing I dislike about the set is that there are no stats on the back. Still the cards themselves are very well done.

This base card jumped out at me. Its Josh Hamilton of the Rangers. How cool is this picture?
Next the short prints. They could have picked a different picture for the Mantle since this is the same as some of his checklists that are featured in the set. I really like the Arod (bottom left) with the New York skyline in the back.

These are the bronze bordered cards. Not much to say about these, they look nice but there was no card that jumped out at me.

Ah, the Minis! I love minis! Here are the Piedmont backs. A few nice cards in the bunch including a nice Thurman munson and Babe Ruth.

The Polar bear backs

The Old Mill backs. Not to shabby, Johnson and Gehrig.

The Cycle backs, numbered out of 99. Very happy that I got a Lincecum!

The auto. Shairon Martis of the Nationals. Who the hell is that?!

There was also another little bonus in the box that arrived. One that wasn't advertised in the auction description and it was a card that blew all the other cards out of the water, even the Lincecum Cycle back.


A Gold chrome mini numbered out of 50! This was a HUGE surprise! I didnt even now that 2009 206 had gold chrome minis, I thought that was just for 2010.

All in all not bad. Also included were two empty hobby boxes, T206 and A&G that the cards were packed into so that was also cool.

I wonder what tomorrow will bring? I'm still waiting on a few more packages.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A few Basketball cards

I picked up a few Ginter autos from a seller on eBay UK a few days ago. I had most of the sellers items on my watch list and managed to win the majority of their auctions. While I was waiting for the first card I was bidding on to end, I decided to take a look at the sellers other auctions and came across a few basketball cards.

Now I dont know a great deal about basketball but I did recognise a few names, that's what prompted me to put a bid on each card. I won all his basketball cards (I was the only bidder) and they arrived today along with the Ginter autos.

The cards above are 2008-09 Topps Treasury. The LeBron James is a ripped rip card and the Allen Iverson is the exclusive mini that was inside. Both cards were included in the same auction.

The James is numbered to 99 but has a huge rip down the back, which is what you would expect for a ripped rip card! The mini is numbered to 278.

Now I had heard of the above two players, the next two however I have no clue! Perhaps one of you could tell me if they are any good.

This is a 2009-10 Playoff National Treasures NBA Gear Dual Prime featuring James Johnson of the Bulls. Like I said I have no idea who this dude is but I really like the card, I like most types of jersey cards and it doesn't hurt that its numbered to only 49.

The last bball card I picked up was this 2009-10 SP Game Used Signature Fabrics of Ramon Sessions. It features a nice jersey auto combo although the auto looks as if the pen used was the wrong type for the card.
It was nice to win these few cards so I could get an idea of what products in other sports are like but I dont think I'm going to start collecting anything other than baseball so the above cards are all available for trade. Let me know if your interested.

Bring on the Phillies!!!!

Monday, 11 October 2010

My new favourite player...

Thanks Conrad! The Giants couldn't have done it without you!!