Welcome to my blog. Preparing for the last Cardboard Hurrah

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

Saturday, November 3, 2012

COMC Haul-Post 2-The Josh Willingham Explosion

Everytime I think I'm out, the Willingham's drag me back in. Quite a haul this time. Check them out!  Anyone have any auto, gu, or #'d cards of the "Willinghammer"?
 2 Beautiful Blue Heroes Both with Stripe /200
2 Single Swatch UD Jerseys-one with Stripe
 Josh shares this four swatch with Burrell, Man Ram, and Magglio
 Quite an Awesome Card-8 Swatcher
Burnett,Beckett, Lowell,and Willingham
 Hanley/Josh Johnson/Hermida/Uggla + the COA Card
 Bowman Blue /520
 Bowman Orange /250
 2 Emerald Greens from UD Heroes /499
 The Plethora of 2012's-The Base-Canary-Blue-Red-Mini
2011 Gold and 06 Rookie Chrome /599

COMC Overload-Post 1-The Redus Edition

As I await UPS to deliver the cornerstone of my memorabilia collection this week please allow me to share some items I just received from www.checkoutmycards.com

I have talked about being a Gary Redus "supercollector" here before, I won't rehash but...my list is getting much smaller.  I need to post an updated needs list soon.  Meanwhile here are the awesome pieces of cardboard that are about to fill holes in my Redus binder!
 1990 Topps Tiffany/1988 O Pee Chee
1989 Fleer Glossy/Obak Autograph #'d 200(I think I have four of these)
 1993 Rangers Team Stadium Club/1990 Fleer Canadian
1990 O Pee Chee/1982 Waterbury Indians Minor League
 1989 Bowman & 1989 Bowman Tiffany

+1988 Topps Mini Leaders


Yes, I know it's Saturday!  But Friday was too hectic this week so here is your weekly helping of giveaway goodness.  You know the drill. Just comment to enter and pimp if you like for an extra entry.  Entries will close at Tuesday 5PM Central.  Last week I was looking for 25 unique entries and didn't quite get there.  But I'm digging this concept and hope you are too! So...the amount of individual entries this week will equal the amount of cards for next Friday's episode.  Here are your goodies this week:
 The Captain 2011 Ginter
A Topps Chrome Refractor 2010 Rookie of DBacks Pitcher Cesar Valdez /499
 Chad Qualls 2010 Topps Update
Cesar Izturis 2008 Update(Wow Two Cesars in one giveaway!
 Rich Hill 2008 Goudey (Wonder what Ken Griffey would say about him?)
Victor Martinez 08 UD SP Authentic
 LBJ 2009 Goodwin Champions
Ronny Cedeno 2010 Topps
Bucky "Freakin" Dent 2007 UD Masterpieces

So enter away...
Here are two bonuses if you read this far.

Take a guess at the serial # on the Valdez.  Closest without going over will get some goods as well.

  Also give me your best guess at what Ken Griffey Jr. might say about Rich Hill.  The response that makes me laugh the hardest will score as well.

FREE CARD FRIDAY-Tune in later Saturday

Life got in the way...I will be posting up Free Card Friday later on today- saturday.