Welcome to my blog. I want the Josh Willingham cards. All of them.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Some Ginter for trade...Maybe to you? UPDATED

Couldn't resist the Ginter fever.  Picked up some-Here are the traders

Relics
James Loney Framed Bat Card AGR-JL

Base:
1 Carlos Gonzalez
5 Aroldis Chapman
12 Hope Solo
14 Adrian Beltre
20 Jeremy Hellickson
33 Curtis Granderson
37 Fausto Carmona
43 Jake Lamotta
44 Ozzie Martinez
52 Francisco Cordero
67 Delmon Young
76 Chase Headley
88 David Ortiz
99 Placido Polanco-DAWGBONES PENDING
101 Peter Bourjos
122 Ryan Dempster
125 Clayton Kershaw
128 Michael Cuddyer-DAWGBONES PENDING
130 Robinson Cano
137 Carlos Beltran
140 Felix Hernandez
142 Michael Young(2)
146 John Danks
169 Dan Haren
175 Jose Bautista(2)
179 Shane Victorino-DAWGBONES PENDING
184 Pedro Alvarez
208 Marco Scuttaro
213 Xavier Nady
216 Jose Tabata
219 Johan Santana
220 Prince Fielder
222 James Shields
224 Jason Kubel
226 Andre Ethier
229 Juan Pierre
238 Rudy Ruettiger
246 Ian Kinsler
247 Yadier Molina
249 Carlos Ruiz-DAWGBONES PENDING
250 Ichiro
252 Omar Infante
255 David Price
257 Andrew Bailey
258 Howie Kendrick(2)
261 Carlos Pena
262 Manny Pacquiao
264 Adam Jones
270 Kevin Youkilis
271 Chris Young(2)
279 Brian Wilson
281 Adam Lind
288 Rickie Weeks
289 Paul Konerko
297 Travis Hafner-DAWGBONES PENDING
312 Cody Ross
323 Orlando Hudson
324 Dominic Brown-DAWGBONES PENDING
327 David Dejesus
329 Alex Gordon
334 Gaby Sanchez
336 Kevin Kouzmanoff
337 Drew Storen
342 Mike Pelfrey

Code Cards
54 Austin Jackson
210 Chase Utley-DAWGBONES PENDING
319 Jon Niese

Ascent of Man
AOM8 Ostracoderms
AOM11 Amphibians(Acanthostega)
AOM13 Eutherians(Eomia Scansoria)

Minds that made the Future
MMF 14 Johannes Kepler
MMF28 Gugliemo Marconi

Baseball Highlight Sketches
Aroldis Chapman BH15
Dallas Braden BH16

Hometown Heroes
HH2 Colby Rasmus Phenix City AL
HH3 Brian Wilson Londonberry, NH
HH10 Ryan Braun Mission Hills, CA-SPIEGEL83 PENDING
HH23 Dustin Pedroia Woodland, CA
HH24 Ryan Zimmerman Virginia Beach, VA
HH27 Brandon Phillips Stone Mountain, GA
HH28 Grady Sizemore Everett, WA
HH50 Josh Hamilton, Raleigh NC(2)
HH65 Adrian Gonzalez Chula Vista, CA
HH70 Troy Tulowitski Sunnyvale, CA
HH74 Jayson Werth Springfield, IL
HH80 Cliff Lee Benton, AR-DAWGBONES PENDING
HH100 Travis Snider Mill Creek, WA

Floating Fortresses
FF2 Mary Rose
FF4 Michael
FF15 USS Cairo

Mini
144 Jorge Posada
210 Chase Utley-DAWGBONES PENDING
255 David Price
258 Howie Kendrick
316 Manny Ramirez
321 Mark Reynolds

Ginter Back Mini
27 Dillon Gee
189 Dexter Fowler
199 Jake Peavy

Black Mini
174 Joakim Soria

Portraits of Penultimacy Mini
PP6 Tonto
PP7 Antonio Salieri

Uninvited Guests
UG2 The White House
UG8 The Winchester House

Flora of the World
FOW-1 Black Eyed Susan

Step Right Up Mini
SRU5 The Human Cannonball
SRU10 Tightrope Walking

Animals in Peril Mini
AP25 Black Footed Ferret
AP26 Amur Leopard

Should be easy trades on any of these, just let me know.

Summer of Giving Update 6

Spent a whopping 35 minutes waiting in line at the PO this morning to continue the summer of giving!  Here is the latest update

Round 6
Cards shipped                    Packages Sent                 Shipping Costs
2877                                  25                                    $53.37

Grand Total So Far
Cards shipped                     Packages Sent                Shipping Costs
9347                                    67                                   $173.65

Think we are gonna have some happy campers this week.  Were you on my list this round? Time will tell.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mail day from Nomo's Sushi Platter

You wanna know what a great bubble mailer looks like to me?  It doesn't have a Pujols Autograph or a Jose Reyes rookie inside.  Michael from Nomo's Sushi Platter knew exactly what would make my day:  Braves and Expos!!!

The Expos Goodness

I DID NOT HAVE THE CHUCK TAYLOR, BARRY FOOTE, FRED NORMAN, PEPE MANGUAL, OR EXPOS TEAM CARD IN MY ANTHOLOGY SET.  FIRST TIME I CAN REMEMBER ADDING 5 GUYS TO MY BINDER IN A LONGGGG LONGGGG TIME!

The Braves Goodness

A CHIPPER I NEEDED, A HUDDY I NEEDED, 2 FREEMAN'S I NEEDED, A MEDLEN I NEED, AN UGGLA I NEEDED, A MURPH, AND A NEW GLAVINE FOR ME!!! OUTSTANDING!

THANKS AGAIN MICHAEL!  GOT SOME STUFF HEADED YOUR WAY SOON!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Calling Card/ID Marker CONTEST

So two of the neatest things I have ever gotten in trades are not even cards per se.  They were personal calling card items sent with blog trades.

Exhibit A-San Jose Fuji Card personalized
One of my favorite trades from CCW, Schwood, and I have battled over these rare Fuji insert cards.  Mine is red ink and personalized.  Mark-aka San Jose Fuji, is one of the best traders I have ever dealt with and this is without a doubt the coolest unexpected gift I ever received from a blogger.

A close runner up was just received yesterday.  A blog sticker from Nachos Grande-fanofreds.blogspot.com
Absolutely phenomenal!!!

So I want to come up with something that I will send with my trades and/or gifts.  Could be a sticker, could be a card, could be something completely different.

LOOKING FOR YOUR IDEAS-All participants will be randomized for some gifts-prizes to be announced soon.

You may want to ask me some questions for input on what I might like to have as a trademark calling card.  So ask away!

Would like to see lots of input!

~wes

Mailday from Nachos Grande+ An Epiphany

Got mail yesterday from Chris at Nachos Grande.  He sent a nice lot of 25 Expos/Braves.  The most awesome card out of the lot was an Expos base card of someone you've most likely never heard.  It truly excites me when I get an Expo card that is of a player I don't have.  So here's the gem:
Also he sent me his blog trademark sticker. AWESOME.  This is in my top two all time calling card items I have received from fellow bloggers.  I will share these in an upcoming post but for now I must say: I NEED A TRADEMARK/CALLING CARD/ID PIECE to send with my trades and gifts.

PUT YOUR THINKING CAPS ON!! BE BACK SOON WITH A POST ON THIS AND WELL WHY NOT JUST TURN IT INTO A CONTEST.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A tale of 3 pieces of wayward cardboard.

I'm a sucker but I'm also a shepherd. I respect all cardboard. I may not bring it into my flock but I love it all and believe every card has a home somewhere....This leads me to this sad tale.

Exiting Wal Mart today, albeit not for cards(WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN), I glanced at the ground and saw an MVP  and two wide receivers on the ground. I don't believe 2011 Score has been out that long, definitely not long enough to be discarded on the ground.  Maybe seeing a 1987 Tom Herr on the ground wouldn't have been such a shocker.  I found three singles from the Score football set mangled in the parking lot and for whatever reason I rescued them.  I don't know what their fate will be but it will be better than being run over by cars and stomped on by every Wal Mart inhabitant.

Welcome to the family fellas!

Mailbox visit from Phlash

Joined in a fun trade night in Card Collectors World chatroom the other night.  One of the fine members, Phlash, was kind enough to offer up a jumbo Lebron James card as a prize.  Many thanks to Phillip!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Some Cards for Sale

Looking to score some Paypal tonight.  Have these for sale. Make a paypal offer

Wrestling
Alex Shelley 2010 Tristar TNA New Era Autograph A50 16/50

Baseball
Kyle Blanks 2011 Topps Sparkle SP #627
WARREN SPAHN 1999 UD Century Legends Epic Signatures Autograph WS

Soccer
Kasey Keller 2011 UD Goodwin Champions on Card Auto A-KK

Football
Andre Roberts 2010 Panini Gridiron Gear Rookie Gems Prime Jersey(3 Color)/Prime Ball(Lettering) 42/50
Antrel Rolle 05 SP Authentic Rookie Fabrics Gold Jersey/Patch/Ball 27/50


Send offers here as comments or to lifebythedrop79@yahoo.com

Mail day from Peties Army

I was recently trying to put together some Rays cards for an ebay buyer who never got what I shipped.  Gotta love USPS.  I have since refund but Patrick sent me a Justin Upton 2007 Ultimate Star Materials jersey card when I was requesting Rays cards.  Thanks Patrick, I will get you back something in the mail early this week.

Vacation Pickups Post 7-2011 Topps

Final purchase from the Card Shop in FL was about a quarter of a hobby box of 2011 Topps Series 2.  Just gonna hit the highlights.  They are all available for sale or trade:

Rookies
Aneury Rodriguez Astros
Michael Kohn Angels
Fernando Abad Astros
Michael Crotta Pirates
Brandon Belt Giants
Michael Martinez Phillies
Michael Pineda Mariners
Ivan Dejesus Dodgers
Brandon Kintzler Brewers
Eric Sogard Athletics

Kimball Minis
Carl Yastrzemski Red Sox
Roy Campenella Dodgers
Ryne Sandberg Cubs
Juan Marichal Giants

Diamond Stars
Ryan Howard Phillies
Hanley Ramirez Marlins

Topps Town
Chone Figgins Mariners
Brian Matusz Orioles
Lance Berkman Cardinals

Before there was Topps
1939 Gum Inc Play Ball

Diamond Duos
Alex Rodriguez/Evan Longoria
Mark Teixeira/Adrian Gonzalez
Troy Tulowitski/Hanley Ramirez
Chase Utley/Robinson Cano
Cliff Lee/Zack Greinke
Zack Greinke/Yovani Gallardo

Topps 60
Jorge Posada
Joey Votto
Willie Stargell

60 Years of Topps
Alex Rodriguez/Derek Jeter 2004 Topps
Richie Ashburn 1959 Topps
Roger Maris 1966 Topps
Craig Biggio 1993 Topps
Evan Longoria/David Price 2009 Topps
Ryan Braun 2008 Topps
Andre Dawson 1985 Topps

Diamond Parallels
Danny Valencia Twins
Mason Tobin Rookie Rangers

Topps Gold
Esmil Rogers 0600/2011 Colorado Rockies
Adam Lind 0352/2011 Blue Jays

SPARKLE SP
Kyle Blanks San Diego Padres

Vacation Pickups Post 6

Also found this beauty at a store called Hastings in Auburn for a buck.
YO JOE

Vacation Post 5- UD Goodwin

The shop I went too didn't have much on hand but I took a swing at 2011 UD Goodwin-Six Packs I believe it was.  All that are listed are available:

Base
John Dillinger Gangster
Mia Hamm Soccer
Harry Vardon Golf
Randy Couture MMA
Tyson Gay Track and Field
Ryne Sandberg Baseball
John Lamb Baseball
Julia Mancuso Skiing
Janet Evans Swimming
King Kelly Baseball
Queen Victoria English Royalty
DeMarcus Cousins Basketball
Bubba Watson Golf
Mahatma Gandhi Politician
Matt Poskay Lacrosse
King Clancy Hockey
Michael Jordan Basketball
Wilbert Robinson Baseball
Marion Jones Track and Field
Wong Fei-Hung Martial Arts
Joe Sakic Hockey
Kasey Keller Soccer
Cammi Granato Hockey
Patrick Roy Hockey
WG Grace Cricket
John McGraw Baseball

Minis
CJ Hobgood Surfing
Miller Huggins Baseball
John Dillinger Gangster

Autograph
Kasey Keller Soccer

Pretty eclectic group but they are all available if you need them...

Vacation Post 4- Topps Pro Debut

Also busted a pack of 2011 Topps Pro Debut.  Looking to score on Bryce..No dice but all these are available if you want them:

Alex Wimmers-Fort Myers Miracle
Darian Sandford-AZL Royals
Cody Stanley-Johnson City Cardinals
Ben Heath-Lexington Legends
Charley Bashara AZL Brewers
Chris Dominguez Augusta Greenjackets

Single A All Stars Tyler Chatwood Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Blue Parallel
Chris Lofton Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 066/309

Let me know if you need any of these!

Vacation Post 3-2010 Topps Chrome

The shop I visited had bought a bunch of discounted blasters of the dreaded 2010 Topps Warped...ehr...I mean Chrome.  I bartered and bought one for what I would have gotten it for at Wal Mart.  Here are the goods:

Base
Placido Polanco Phillies
Nelson Cruz Rangers
Gordon Beckham White Sox
Rich Harden Cubs
Aramis Ramirez Cubs
Daniel McCutchen Pirates
Grady Sizemore Indians
Jake Peavy White Sox
Chase Utley Phillies
Matt Holliday Cards
Mark Buehrle White Sox
Robinson Cano Yankees
Yovani Gallardo Brewers
Magglio Ordonez Tigers
Aaron Hill Blue Jays
Max Scherzer Tigers
Adam Jones Orioles
Derek Jeter Yankees
Alex Rodriguez Yankees
Ken Griffey Jr. Mariners
Clayton Kershaw Dodgers

Rookies
Jesse English Nationals
Andy Oliver Tigers

Xfractors
Chase Utley Phillies
Edwin Jackson Diamondbacks

Refractors
Prince Fielder Brewers
Derrek Lee Cubs
Ivan Nova Rookie Yankees
Jon Link Rookie Dodgers

Purple Refractors
Scott Kazmir Angels 140/599

Let me know if you need any of these!

Vacation Pickups-Post 2 Bowman

There was a card shop in the town I vacationed this week and I hit them up to pick up some stuff. All is for sale or trade.

2011 Bowman

Base:
JP Arencibia Jays
Kevin Youkilis Red Sox
Justin Morneau Twins
Jorge Posada Yankees
Vladimir Guerrero Orioles
CC Sabathia Yankees
Ted Lilly Dodgers
Alex Rios White Sox
Jered Weaver Angels
Jason Castro Astros

Golds
Chris Sale White Sox

Bowman's Brightest
Desmond Jennings Rays

1st Bowman Cards
Kyle McPherson Pirates
Corey Jones Tigers
Gabriel Jacobo Angels
Sammy Solis Nationals

1st Bowman Chrome Card
Anthony Vasquez Mariners
Mason Williams Yankees
Joel Carreno Jays

1st Bowman Chrome Purple Refractors
Deryk Hooker Cardinals 263/700

Let me know if you need them...

Vacation Pick Ups Post 1

Visited an antique mall in Auburn Alabama on the way back.  I didn't have a lot of time to browse but did unearth this beauty in one of the perimeter booths. Woooooooooooooooooooo
1985 AWA Remco w/Robe for the cost of $2.95. Again I say Woooooooooooooooooooooooo

1969 Topps Set Tracker-Update 4

Many thanks go out this morning to the Diamond King who sent me some sweet 1969's for my infant set.  I got a feeling that the Diamond King is going to be a frequent trading partner.  Thanks again! Here are the goodies that Kevin sent me!

#7 ERA Leaders Card Tiant/McDowell/McAnally

#24 Walt Alston Manager Dodgers

#57 Checklist Card

#75 Luis Aparicio Shortstop White Sox

#136 Cardinals Rookie Stars Steve Huntz/Mike Torrez

#312 Lee Elia Infield Cubs

#431 SN All Stars Bill Freehan Catcher Tigers

#462 Red Schoendienst Manager Cardinals

#476 Red Sox Rookie Stars Ken Brett/Gerry Moses

#490 Matty Alou Outfield Pirates

#493 Wes Parker 1st Base Dodgers

#502 Minnie Rojas Pitcher Angels

Here is a list of what I have so far.  If you have any 69's, lets work out a trade!
7
23
2427
37
39
48
51
57
7584
88
105
106
115
129
132
136143
152
199
228
252
272
275
281
296
312319
327
361
385
386
406
407
414
431445
462474
476477
486
490
493
502515
598
607
623
651

Mail day from Orioles Fan

We got in from our vacation late last night.  Just getting going this morning and going to share some mail that was waiting on me as well as a couple of things I picked up on my trip.

First is a card sent to me by Orioles Fan for my Expos Chronology PC.  Can't believe I didn't already have this guy but many thanks to Rodney for sending him my way:

Always looking for players that I don't have for my Expos PC.  If you have any Expos laying around-here is the list of who I already have.
http://jaybarkerfan.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-expos-pc.html

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Updated my EXPOS PC List- Take a look

Just went through and did a big update on my EXPOS Chronology PC.  I'm looking for anyone pictured in an Expos Uni not listed here:

http://jaybarkerfan.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-expos-pc.html

Friday, July 8, 2011

A mailbox visit today from....

Had a super nice package today from Kevin-The Diamond King!  He knows how to mix it up and send some awesome things I needed.

Here's some of the cardboard bounty
I needed almost all of the Bo's.  My Bo Collection is just starting so these are a great help!  Also needed the Tekulve and the Candy Man!
Needed all 4 Goose Cards. The Pena's will fit nicely.  The Willingham is also one I needed.  As for the Braves-AWESOME-two Chippers I did NOT have!

Many thanks Kevin.  I think you will see me in your mailbox very soon.  And to answer your question from my earlier post today. Yes, I think you'll find I have some surprises in store when it comes to Cardinals.

Summer of Giving Update 5

Hit the PO again today!  Here's the stats.

Round 5
Cards Shipped                           Packages Sent                  Shipping Costs
1355                                          9                                       $22.02

Grand total so far
Cards Shipped                            Packages Sent                 Shipping Costs
6470                                           42                                    $120.28

Hope the recipients are having fun, I know I am!  Stay tuned for the Next Summer of Giving Update.

Wes

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Contests are fun-check out another

Please check out a fantabulous contest that Greg from Plaschke, Thy Sweater is Argyle is currently running.  Hurry over and enter-you could be a winner.  Do that because no one wants to be a loser.

The Link

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Final Prize Winners-
Kyle Drabek-Things are Funner Here
Karim Garcia-spiegel83
Earl Boykins-dw
Jacob Hester-Dawgbones
Early Doucett-Greg Zakwin
Matt Ryan-Morgan
Qyntel Woods-Nathan
Jermaine O'Neal-Matt Pederson
Kurt Kittner-Derek
Brandon Jacobs-Lost Collector
Foots Walker-Spiegel83
Jason Bartlett-Dawgbones
Michael Jordan-BA Benny

BUT HERE'S THE SURPRISE.....Although this contest was titled I'm Greedy. I'm actually not.  Everyone that participated will be a winner.  Here is what I need from you:

Mailing Address
Favorite Sport
Favorite Team

NEED THIS INFO VIA EMAIL BY FRIDAY JULY 8 IF YOU WANT YOUR PRIZES IN THE MAIL BEFORE LEAVE FOR VACATION:  lifebythedrop79@yahoo.com

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR PLAYING!!

Information received from:
Matt Pederson
Lost Collector
Diamond King
Ryan G
Daily Dimwit
BA Benny
Spiegel83
Greg Zakwin

Prize 13-Kyle Drabek Sparkle SP

Lets get a winner for the last one:

1. Things are Funner Here
2. dw
3. Lost Collector
4. Derek
5. card anathema

Congrats to all the winners-Wrap up post and the final prize upcoming!

Prize 12-Karim Garcia Autograph

Lets get a winner-

1. spiegel83
2. cardanethema
3.BA Benny
4. Things are Funner Here
5. Diamond King

One Prize remains-The Drabek Sparkle.....

Prize 11-Earl Boykins

Looking for a winner:

1. dw
2. BA Benny
3. Matt Pedersen
4. Ryan G
5. dw

Only two main prizes remain-Garcia and Drabek----then the surprise...

Prize 10-Jacob Hester #'d

Drumroll Please

1. Dawgbones
2. Dawgbones
3. dw
4. dw
5. Ryan G

Prize 9 Early Doucett Jersey Card

Drumroll Please...

1. Greg Zakwin
2.  Card Hobbyist
3. Ryan G
4. dw
5. derek

Prize 10-Coming Soon-Jacob Hester
Prize 11 Coming Soon-Earl Boykins
Prize 12 Coming Soon- Karim Garcia
Prize 13-Coming Soon-Kyle Drabek SP

Prize 8-Matt Ryan Power Pick

More prizey goodness coming your way!  Prize 8 Matty Ice-Drumroll Please:

1. Morgan
2. Dawgbones
3. BA Benny
4.Ryan G
5. Ryan G

Prize 9 will be the Doucett Jersey with 34 Entrants

Prize 7-Qyntel Woods Rookie

Here we go with Winner #7
1. nathan
2. dawgbones
3. dw
4. card anathema
5. Dawgbones

Congrats to Nathan and all the winners so far-
BA Benny-1990 Hoops Michael Jordan
Dawgbones-Jason Bartlett Rookie
Spiegel83-Foots Walker
Lost Collector-Brandon Jacobs
Derek-Kurt Kittner
Matt Pedersen-Jermaine O'Neal
Nathan-Qyntel Woods

Still 6 more prizes to go and the Surprise Prize at the End-Stay Tuned-Hope you're having fun.  Feel free to start shooting me mailing addresses to lifebythedrop79@yahoo.com

Prize 6-Jermaine O'Neal Jersey Card

Here we go with Prize 6-Jermaine O'Neal Jersey Card
1. Matt Pedersen
2. BABenny
3. Diamond King
4. Things are Funner Here
5. Card Hobbyist

Prize 7 Coming with 36 Entrants.....

Prize 5 Kurt Kittner Jersey

Here we go Prize 5- Kurt Kittner Jersey Card

1. Derek
2. Matt Pedersen
3. Ryan G
4. spiegel 83
5. dw

Congrats Prize 6 Coming with 37 Entries....

Prize 4-Brandon Jacobs

Here we go with Prize 4-39 Entries for the Brandon Jacobs Graded 10-Lets randomize and show the top 5:

1. Lost Collector
2. Daily Dimwit
3. sportscardblog.net
4.  Ryan G
5. Matt Pedersen

Congrats to AJ-38 entries still alive for Prize 5-Coming later tonight!

Prize 3-Foots Walker

40 Entries for Foots Walker:

Lets random it up 4 times and show the top 5:

1. Spiegel83
2.Dawgbones
3. Lost Collector
4. Ryan G
5. Diamond King

Congrats to Spiegel 83 who is a winner!  39 entries in the kitty for prize 4!

Prize 2-I'm Greedy Contest

Here we go with Prize 2-We will go with the Bartlett Rookie next. 41 Entries-Lets play Random 4 times and pick a winner!

Top 5
1. Dawgbones
2. Ryan G
3. dw
4. Anthony
5. BA Benny

One of Dawgbones entries will disappear and we are down to 40 Entries for the next drawing. Congrats to Dawgbones!

Prize 1-Jordan 90 Hoops

We'll start with Jordan Hoops as prize 1.  Top Name after 4 Randoms is a winner!


42 Total Entries-After 4 Rounds of Randomization.


The top five are:


1. BA Benny
2. Card Hobbyist
3. Anthony
4. Derek 
5. DW


Winner of prize card 1 is BA Benny-one of his entries will be removed so there will only be 41 entries for prize 2.

I'm Greedy Contest Concluded

My contest has ended. I went from 24-39 followers.  Thanks to everyone that pimped and became a follower, I'm going to update the entry list and start the prize drawings for goodies tonight.  Here are the prizes up for grabs:

Jacob Hester Press Pass Parallel /999
Qyntel Woods Rookie /1999
Kurt Kittner Jersey Card
Earl Boykins 52 Style Chrome /499
Michael Jordan 1990 Hoops
Foots Walker 1980 Topps
Matt Ryan Press Pass Power Pick
Brandon Jacobs Beckett 10
Jason Bartlett Rookie /599
Kyle Drabek 2011 Topps Sparkle SP
Karim Garcia Autograph
Early Doucette Jersey
Jermaine O'Neal Jersey


Cross your fingers and good luck!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Summer of Giving Returns-Update 4

Made a long overdue run to the PO today to resume the Summer of Giving.  Here is the update:

Round 4
Cards Shipped                                               Packages Sent                        Shipping Costs
855                                                                4                                            $13.01

Total Results
Cards Shipped                                               Packages Sent                        Shipping Costs
5115                                                              33                                           $98.26

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Done with Retail!!

After two bad experiences yesterday, I'm done with retail.  The value is just not there for me-along with the hassle.

I was off work early and decided and I would try and score some 2011 Bowman and Series 2 Topps.  Went to my local Wal Mart first, looking to spend about 70 bucks.  What I hate about WalMart is not their prices or variety-its their card aisle placement.  It is right beside Register 13 which is always open! The only way I can even look at the cards is if no one is in the line or if I wait in the line and then its a hassle to everyone behind me as I try to quickly ascertain what they have!  I'm done with you Wal Mart.

Nothing new yesterday-couldn't get close to the cards.  So I left. 25 minutes further down the road to Target I go....


Target's placement is great and their variety usually is as well.  Not last night.  They did have Series 2 blasters and racks.  No WWE Champions, No Rising Rookies, No 2011 Bowman.  Very disappointed.  I decide to go for two racks of Series II and two blasters of Series II. 8 Packs of Topps Magic Football from the markdown box later. $67 bucks.  I pay my tab and exit.  The EAS at the door goes off and I know how that works. Something had a tag and didn't get deactivated. So I stop and wait, my cashier says just go ahead, so I head for my truck.  About twenty paces into the parking lot I hear shouting. Stop, stop now or i'm calling the police.  Overzealous store manager.  After a few minutes its all sorted out but my god what a pain in the bleep.

To boot, Got no hits. 1 #'d Gold Card. Only 2 Diamond Giveaway Cards.

I'm done with retail card buying-peace out.