Welcome to my blog. Preparing for the last Cardboard Hurrah

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Best Blog of 2012 voting is now open!

The best part is being nominated in my humble opinion. The voting is on the right hand side of my blog. It shall run for 10 days. Best of luck to all that were nominated.

Christmas Wrap Up Day 6-ROLL TIDE ROLL

The BCS Title Game is right around the corner but today I'm showcasing some BAMA cards I picked up during Christmas.
Demeco Ryans and DJ Hall Autos and Hoop Alumni MO and Mareo Graphs!!!

Classic Bama Coke and some brand new UD Bama Brilliance

Thanks to those that helped feed my Crimson Tide Fix!!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas Day 5 Wrap Up-Why am I posting about Dieter Brock???

Why am I posting about Dieter Brock? Who is Dieter Brock?  I didn't know him until Christmas Day. What I do know is he is bound for my QB Anthology Album!  Along with a couple of other new QB's as well.  Thanks to all who sent me QB's this holiday!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Day 4 Wrap UP-Expos Anthology Edition

Many people added in Expos cards in packages to me this holiday season.  I was able to add  33 Cards to my Expos binder. THATS HUGE! Thanks to everyone that helped me out with this project.

Sneak peek at some vintage available in my trade bait draft!

Here's a look at some vintage available in my draft. Well loved for sure but very vintagey!

Trade Bait Draft will go on! Here are some sneak peaks!

There's been enough interest to go forward with another trade bait draft so lets start showing some of the cards available. $8 via paypal gift gets you a slot. Max of 3 slots per person. Paypal addy is lifebythedrop79@ yahoo dot com
A very cool shirt relic from the film 21 Grams-Sean Penn worn

Gordan Beckham Auto/Gaby Sanchez Auto/Marlon Byrd auto/Ty Wigginton Auto
Joe Benson Auto/Luis Lopez auto/Steve Rogers Auto/Shelden Williams Auto
Evan Longoria Jersey/Daisuke Matsuzaka Jersey /180/Richard Jefferson on Ball Auto
Kevin Cash Jersey/Michael Cuddyer Jersey/Mookie Wilson-Preston Wilson Jersey
Jerry Blevin Auto/Orlando Hudson Bat/21 Grams Shirt
Darin Erstad Jersey w/stripe/Paul Konerko Jersey/Andy Roddick Jersey/Juan Marichal Manupatch
Jeremy Bonderman Jersey/Carlos Guillen Jersey/Nomar Garciaparra Jersey/Cameron Maybin Bat

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Wrap Up-Day 3- Willinghammer Edition

Looking at more of my Christmas treats. Next up is the Willinghammer!  Josh had a very good first half but not as good in the second. Didn't stop me from picking up a passel of #'d cards which are going in my ever-growing Willingham binder. Picked those up at COMC on Black Friday. The beautiful jersey in the scan didn't come via purchase. It was a gift from my buddy Spiegel!  Frickin' Awesome Bro.

Trade Bait Draft-$8 Per Slot-Please let me know if you're interested

Time to clear out some cards.  This one is going to be multisport. 40+ hits in the pool.  Going to be ten rounds. 20 slots available. Lowest cost I've run on a draft at $8 Per slot! Anyone can claim up to 3 spots.  Payment can be sent via paypal gift to lifebythedrop79@ yahoo dot com

Going to see if anyone is interested through Saturday. If no one is, I will go ahead and pull it off the table.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas 2012 Wrap UP-Day 2-1969 Topps Explosion

I am chasing the 1969 Topps set sort of... I originally set out to work on this set only via trades but I have found that to be very difficult sledding. I have recently decided that I will put some green into completing this set. So I hit up COMC on the black friday promotion and picked up a slew that I needed!  I need to get together a have or need list. In the meantime, if you have any 1969's that you don't need hit me up!

Trade Bait Draft Signups Now Open-Only $8 Per slot

Time to clear out some cards.  This one is going to be multisport. 40+ hits in the pool.  Going to be ten rounds. 20 slots available. Lowest cost I've run on a draft at $8 Per slot! Anyone can claim up to 3 spots.  Payment can be sent via paypal gift to lifebythedrop79@ yahoo dot com

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Multisport Trade Bait Draft-$8 Per Slot-19 Slots Available

Let's do it again! Trade Bait draft time. Multi sport this go around. 40 Hits in the pot. Vintage, Inserts, #'d cards and stars make up the remainder of the pool.

10 rounds in this one. My lowest cost for a trade bait draft. $8 Per Slot!   Let's fill it up. Anyone can claim up to 3 spots. Payment can be sent via paypal gift to lifebythedrop79 @ yahoo.com

Christmas Wrap Up-Day 1-Cardinals GU and Autos

I'm an Arizona Cardinal fan! Don't repeat that aloud.  I wouldn't want anyone to look at you like you've lost your marbles!  I always love to receive Cards GU and Auto's even if my team makes me want to slam my head into the wall sometimes. I picked up these beauts over Christmas. I believe these came courtesy of my buddies Spiegel and Fuji!  Happy Holidays and Thanks Gentleman!
All are great but woo hoo that Boston Auto is on card and it is awesome!

Wishing you a Redus-riffic Christmas!

Here's hoping the best for you and all your families this Christmas DAY!

I want to send out many thanks to my friends in the blogging and trading communities who helped me celebrate Christmas this year with great cards. I will try to showcase them as the days and weeks go by.  Until then, a special Merry Christmas to Spiegel, Zakwin, Brett, Negron, Whitney, Fuji, Uncle Moe, Average Joe Collector, Bo, and to anyone else whom I may have missed! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Tune in later if you wish as I will be announcing an upcoming trade bait draft for all that are interested. Cost will be low at $8 a slot and there are gonna be some sweet goodies in the pot.


Friday, December 21, 2012

Blog of the Year!

Still a couple of days left to get in your nominations in for the Best Blog of 2012. Take a look at the comments on my original offering and see if any of your favorites still deserve a nod!

Free Card Friday Winner!

Free Card Friday is on holiday break this week but.....

Gotta announce a winner for last week, Drum Roll Please...............................................................................

Mariner 1

Congratulations! Shoot me your address and I will get these headed your way after the holiday!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

FREE CARD FRIDAY(ON SATURDAY) Extra Crispy Vintage Edition

Welcome to another episode of Free Card Friday(On Saturday Again)!  This week the giveaway is all vintage!  I love vintage, the crispier the better!  I am giving these three extra crispy pieces away this week. Just drop a comment if you would like to enter the fray. Signups will be open until 5PM Central Friday! Good Luck!

Sal Maglie 1958 Topps-This one of the "Barber " has seen better days but it still deserves love!
Wally Post-1955 Bowman-Rough but still awesome.
Blix Donnelly-1951 Bowman-Saved the best for last . How can you not be awesome with a name like BLIX!

Free Card Friday Winner Announced

Friday's are getting hectic! Sorry for missing my post yesterday. But I'm here to announce the winner from last weeks mysterious FREE CARD FRIDAY!

Drum Roll Please.........................................................................................................

The Diamond King!

Congratulations King. I will get your suprise out this week!

I will be back later today with the Free Card giveaway for this week!

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Welcome to another episode of FCF. My camera is on the fritz again. So this weeks edition will be one shrouded in mystery.  I have three game used,baseball, cards which will be your prize this week.  Enter if you dare!!

Signups end Thursday at 5PM!

Good Luck

Friday, December 7, 2012

Free Card Friday Winner

Time to announce the winner from last weeks FREE CARD FRIDAY!

The winner is............


Pretty sure I have the  right address, I will get it out to you soon Mike.

Stay tuned for this weeks FCF!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

2012 Blog of the Year- Nominations are now open!

Welcome to the Second Annual JBFJ Blog of the Year Award Poll.

Here are just a couple of rules.

Each reader may nominate one blog-it cannot be there own, it cannot be jbf's junk, you cannot nominate someone that nominated you, you cannot nominate someone that has already been nominated.

Nominations will be accepted until December 23 at 5PM Central.

The poll will be posted on or about Christmas Day! Voting will run until January 3rd at 5PM Central.

The Winning blog will receive a nice prize.
Blogs 2 and 3 will also receive a prize.
 The person that first nominated the first place winner will win a prize.
One random person that nominates someone will win a prize.

Last years Top 3
Night Owl-Winner
Wrigley Wax-Runner Up
Daily Dimwit-Second Runner Up

Free Card Friday(On Sunday)

Sorry for the delay this week. Lots going on-you know how it is!

This week 1 winner-4 cards-3 autos and 1 GU!

Good Luck to all...Entries will be allowed until Thursday at 5PM

Friday, November 30, 2012

Draft update, Free card Friday, winners etc.

Sorry for the short script. Jammed for time today.  I will be delaying Free Card Friday until sunday evening.

Here are your winners for last week:

The FCF winner is Brad's blog!!  Pretty sure I have your addy. Still might want to send it to me if you have a sec.

The winner of the Vidro was also going to receive a free entry into my next card draft but due to lack of interest I have cancelled for now.  I will throw in some extra goodies for that winner and if I ever have another card draft I will get you in a free entry.

The winner is.....BO who guessed 65. The correct # is 66/100.

Also giving a prize to P town Tom who had a magnificent theory and almost nailed it!! Good job to all three winners.

See you Sunday!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

5 Spots Remain for the JBF Trade Bait Draft.

Join in now if you want to snag on of the five remaining spots in my upcoming trade bait draft.  $12 via paypal gift to lifebythedrop79 AT yahoo dot com

Message me if you need details

Sunday, November 25, 2012

I'm looking for a brave trader to accept my Christmas Challenge!

I want to swap a box of my junk for a box of your junk. I have filled a large flat rate box with many surprises and a gazillion cards. I want to send it to you. Do you have a boxfull of cards and or cool junk that you can live with out?  Let's make a christmas trade! Large flat rate box for Large flat rate box! Who's game? Who wants to take my holiday dare?

JBF Trade Bait Draft-Teaser 3- 6 Spots Left

Early bird entries run through tomorrow 5PM Central. $10 paypal gift gets you in the party. Six spots left.  Here are some more goodies in the draft:
 Roberto Alomar Bat/David Robertson Jersey/Manny Machado Jersey
Jeff francouer Jersey/Johnny Cueto Autograph/Erik Bedard Autograph
Robert Smith Auto/Jake Floethe Auto/Matt Lindstrom Auto/Christian Colon USA Jersey/Rafael furcal Cracker Jack Mini Jersey

Saturday, November 24, 2012

JBF Trade Bait Draft Teaser 2

Early bird pricing is still available for my upcoming trade bait draft. $10 Paypal Gift gets you in. Here are some more of the goodies:
 Glen Perkins Twins Autograph/Miguel Tejada Orioles GU
Danny Herrera Reds Autograph/Tom Gorzelanny Pirates Autograph
Yazy Arbelo DBacks Autograph/AJ Vanegas USA GU
Micah Owings Reds Autograph/ Nate McClouth Pirates Autograph

Friday, November 23, 2012


Welcome to another episode of Free Card Friday! Not quite as big a haul as last week but still two winners this week!

 Albert Belle 1993 Pinnacle Slugfest
Darin Erstad 1998 Stadium Club Never Compromise
Chris Sale 2011 Thick Gold
Nyjer Morgan 2008 UD Rookie
Ian Kennedy 2011 Topps Sparkle
Fergie Jenkins 2011 Topps 60
Fernando Rodney /Barry Wesson 2003 Fleer Double Header Mini
Ross Ohlendorf 2008 UD Timeline SP Die Cut Prospects
Miguel Cabrera 2011 Lineage Mini
Cory Hahn 2009 UD USA Future Watch Jersey Autograph 217/899

Finally here's a bonus...This Vidro is #'d to 100. Guess the serial #.   Closest without going over gets Jose AS WELL as a free entry into my upcoming Trade Bait Draft. 7 Spots till available.
(Hint...the # is not 001 or 100)

Entries run through next Thursday 5PM Central.

JBF Trade Bait Draft teaser

This morning I thought I'd give you a sneak peak of some of the cards that will be available in my upcoming trade bait draft! 7 Spots still remain and we are still in early bird signups so you get in on the fun for $10 Paypal gift. Addy is lifebythedrop79 At yahoo dot com

 Michael Jack Schmidt 2010 Panini Century Air Mail Collection Bat /250
BJ Upton 2012 Archives GU White Jersey
Mookie Wilson/Preston Wilson Futures Stars Dual GU White Jersey 2002 Chrome
Bake McBride 2012 Archives Fan Favorites Autograph
Thomas Diamond 2004 Bowman Chrome Autograph
Steve Rogers 2012  Archives Fan Favorites Autograph

Thursday, November 22, 2012

4 Big Winners for Free Card Friday

Happy Thanksgiving evening to everyone!  Let's name some winners!!!

The Rosario is numbered 80/400.  The winner of that auto is Rosenort!!

The Perez bat is numbered 18/100. The winner of the bat card with a dead ringer is Jeff W!!

The Ackley is 052/199.  So collecting that sweet card is Chunter.

Now onto the biggie............

Random reveals that Josh D is the big winner.  You got a small flat rate headed your way!!!

Everyone please send me addresses via lifebythedrop79@yahoo.com and don't miss out if you're interested in a fun and cheap tradebait draft then check out my post from yesterday. Only 8 spots remaining!!!

See you tomorrow evening for Free Card FRIDAY!!

JBF Trade Bait Draft Version 5.0

Just in time for Christmas is your opportunity to take more of my junk!  JBF Trade Bait Draft Version 5.0 early bird signups are now live!

This round will contain 10 entrant spots. 120 Cards. 12 rounds.

30 GU/Autos
90 Vintage, Refractors, #'d Inserts/Parallels,other goodies

Early bird entries will run until Monday 11/26 5PM and will cost $10 via paypal gift.

Teaser posts will begin Monday night but the cost will be $12 via paypal gift for non early entrees.

Paypal addy is lifebythedrop79@yahoo.com

Claim your spot now! Lets have some fun!

Monday, November 19, 2012

What's on your christmas list?

Thursday is Thanksgiving. After that we will be full onto the Christmas season.  A year goes by so fast!  I'm curious as to what you're hoping your Santa Claus drops into your stocking this year.

I have personally started chasing all copies of one card. 199 of them exist. I, being crazy as I am, have decided to chase as many copies as I can get.

The card is of a now retired NBA journeyman Mike Wilks.  If you see any copies of this card snag them and I will glady trade for them. I'm sure many are still in un opened product. Some are probably sitting in card shop 3/$10 GU bins. I may never find them but I will try.

What's on your Christmas List?

And don't forget to register for Free Card Friday!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012


Welcome to the largest episode of FREE CARD FRIDAY thus far!  4 Winners will emerge this week.  3 single card winners and one Super Winner who will walk away with small rate box full of goodies.

For the first three cards simply guess the serial number.  Closest without going over wins that card.  You may enter a guess on all of the cards if you wish.

Francisco Rosario 2003 Leaf Certified Materials New Generation Autograph /400

Antonio Perez 2003 Leaf Certified Materials Mirror Blue Game Used Bat /100

Dustin Ackley 2011 Bowman Sterling Xfractor Dual Relic /199

This is your regular Free Card Friday Giveaway Package-The winner will be picked via all that comment that they want in via randomizer.
Chris Resop 2006 UD Artifacts Auto Facts Autograph 506/800
Geovany Soto 2012 Allen & Ginters Game Used Jersey

Greg Bird 2012 Bowman Platinum Autograph
Brandon Phillips 2012 Topps Archives Game Used Jersey

Also joining those four will be 250 of their closest friends including the following:

Entries will be allowed until 5PM Central Thanksgiving Evening.  All four winners will be announced next week on FREE CARD FRIDAY!  Good luck to all and have fun!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


The Feliz is 0217 so the winner again is Greg!  You should play the lotto.  I will get some items out to you this week.

The winner of FREE CARD FRIDAY IS.....................................................................................................Josh D!

Tune in tomorrow for the biggest Free Card Friday Yet!!! 4 Winners this week!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Zip Code Alert!!

Be alert if you live in any of the following:

You may have jbf mail headed your way!

Friday, November 9, 2012


Welcome to another episode of FCF!  Maybe I should call it crappy scan Friday today!  Here are your goodies this week.
 Karl Rhodes 95 Score Gold Rush
Clint Barmes 06 Fleer
Curtis granderson 09 Topps Town
Mark Teixeira A Rod Hot Corner Guardians 2011 Heritage
 Lou Gehrig 2011 Topps 60
Florence Nightengale 2011 A&G Minds that Made the Future
Francisco Rodriguez 09 UD Retrospective
Prince Fielder 08 UD Timeline
CC Sabathia 08 UD X Xponential
Curt Schilling 03 Donruss Champions
Ryan Howard 07 Topps Update All Star
Neftali Feliz 2011 Topps Rookie Cup Gold /2011(Guess this number closest without going over will score a prize)
Carter Jurica 2010 Donruss Elite Autograph(Giants Draftee) 518/685

Deadline will be Tuesday at 5PM Central.

Extra entry if someone lists you as a referral to this weeks contest. Good luck to everyone!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


Lets make some winners this afternoon-

FREE Card Friday Winner.......

Hi Five Man!!  Shoot me your addy and I will get these headed your way.

Guess the serial #.........

The number was 120/499. So the closest without going over was Greg!

Funniest Griffey Thought is difficult because several made me chuckle!......

The winner is....Hiflew

Good show guys.  See you this Friday when the loot will be 11 cards to match the number of entrants. Tell your friends as I'm going to keep raising these to meet the number of entrants each week.


Pretty stoked today!  The coolest piece of memorabilia in my collection arrived via UPS today.

Is it a Popeye shirt?  No of course not! Is that a Babe Ruth bat in my grasp? Ted Williams?  Absolutely not. Instead this Louisville Slugger P89 Powerized Splinter belonged to my favorite retired baseball player-GARY REDUS!  Been watching this one on ebay for a minute and I finally struck!  Good day!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

COMC-Post 3-The Rest-Some Vintage and Hometown Flavor

The last few cards from my COMC haul all share different reasons that I picked them up.
 Mike Wilks is a guy that lives nearby. I have a love affair with this card. They are #'d to 199. If you buy chance have another one please let me take them off your hands.
 Don't know much about Brian Smith. I believe he made it to the Show.  I know he is one of my coworkers son in law.  She is one of the sweetest ladies I know, so I picked these up for her.
 I'm a wrestling fan. Big Cat Ernie Ladd is a Legend. His in ring work was a little before my time but this card was too sweet to pass on.
One word-Rookie
Nuff Said