Welcome to my blog. Preparing for the last Cardboard Hurrah

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

And the winner is.......

Congratulations to Clark Real aka Brandon L who has been picked up as the winner of the Salmons/Moultrie. 

Brandon-I will have these in the mail to you next Monday.

Stay tuned for more giveaways-2016 is going to be epic.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas from my Uncle Tiny

Don't forget to enter my contest for two neat basketball cards.

It is my pleasure to say Thank You to my good brother Uncle Tiny for a great Christmas gift.  Take a look what was in store for me:
 Let's get it goin with a little Roll Tide Autograph Action
 Did you know pre 69 vintage is going to be one of my three 2016 pursuits along with Donaldson and Willingham.  Uncle Tiny sent me a great one to start my year off with Stan the Man!
A beautiful Johnny Bench Autographed Photo Ball!!  Awesome

Thanks again Uncle Tiny. I will be hitting you back very soon!

Win the cards of your dreams...if you're a Sixers fan

Tonight let's give away a couple of cards  Not sure who all is interested but here is what you get if you leave a comment to enter and win.

 John Salmons 03 Topps Pristine Encased Refractor 0193/1899
Arnett Moultrie 2013-14 Gold Standard Gold Scripts Auto 4/5

You can win!  Who wants to be one of life's winners?? Comment through 7PM Central 12/28.  Good Luck!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Obsessed with one card

I've mentioned Mike Wilks here on the blog before as well as some reasons why I started chasing the one particular card.  Well, over the holidays I was lucky enough to find another one of the copies in my dumb chase to get them all.  There are a few things that drew me to Mike.  He obviously was a grinder playing for I believe 9 teams.  He was rewarded with his efforts with a ring on the 05 Spurs.  He was recognized for sportsmanship while in the DLeague-I like that as well.  He also located in my hometown of Decatur, AL at one time.  So check this bad boy out:
This is one of the patch parallels with a beautiful 3 color patch-numbered to 50.  I believe this is my third patch.  The regular jersey version is #'d to 199.  I have ten of those 199.  There is also a tag man and logo man extremely limited parallels.  I love the look of this card and that it hasn't been easy to find!  If you happen upon any of the versions please keep me in mind!

Friday, December 25, 2015

That moment when


Weird conditions today in Alabama with temps at 70 degrees and rampant flash flooding.  I did have the pleasure of spending the day with my somewhat new girlfriend at home.  It had come up before about me collecting and trading cards but today was that moment when I got to explain my hobby.

I had saved a handful of packages to open today(Thanks to Angus,SpastikMoos, Stealing Home, and Uncle Tiny).  In the process of unearthing the goodies(post to come soon) I explained to her that these were just goodies that were sent to me "just because".  I think it surprises folks that many of us trade and send like we do.  She asked me do I send stuff to people just because and I told her some times I do.  I told her that was going to be my focus this year and then I showed her the organization I've been working on.

Gonna be a fun 2016
 #make ready

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

JBF Returns

I hope this post finds you merry and full of good cheer.  Just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Happy time with family and friends.  Hopefully many received cardboard I sent out recently-I have unexpectedly received some treats as well which I will save for the holidays.  Guess it pays to be nice!

I also wanted to take this opportunity to announce that in 2016 I will be returning to regularly scheduled JBF Programming and that means cardboard bombardment
As many of you know I did some cardboard restructuring and I will be going forward with a couple of renewed pursuits.  Just trying to keep it simple:  The Willinghammer, The Bringer of Rain, and pre 1969 vintage.  If you have any of those to dispose of then I'm your guy.

Look forward to bombing you in 2016!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Ho Ho Ho Mailbox Alert

Still a couple of addresses to gather and a couple of packages to ship but these went out today:

1 to the Great White North

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Second call for Holiday Giveaways!

Twelve packages are ready to roll out Wednesday morning  Still looking for addresses from some and still willing to gift more.  Be sure and send those requests with addresses via email to lifebythedrop79 at yahoo dot com

Thursday, December 3, 2015

In the holiday spirit!

Greetings friends!  It's been a while and quite a few things have been changing here at the JBF headquarters.  More will be forthcoming in the future but in the here and now I have the holiday bug.  If you would like to receive a holiday surprise then this is your chance.  I will send something to each person that completes the following:

Leave a comment here with your favorite team
Email me at lifebythedrop79 at yahoo dot com with your current mailing address

Hope everyone has a safe and happy Holiday season!!!  HOHOHOHOHOHO

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hits for a buck! Get you GU cards for a buck

In my effort to thin my collection I've been dabbling on COMC and Ebay.  Both charge fees going in, coming out or a combination of the two.  Here are some cards I want to rid myself of-Buck a piece.  Tell me what you'd like.  $2 shipping no matter how many you take.  Thanks for checking this out

Mike Bibby 05 SP Game Used White Swatch
Toney Douglas 2010 Certified Blue swatch 088/250
Jeff Pendergraph 09 R&S Red Swatch
Bobby Jones 06 Fleer Red Swatch
David West 06 Fleer EX White Swatch 042/199
Luke Walton 06 Ovation Purple Swatch
Emeka Okafor 08 Hot Prospects White Swatch
Zydrunas Ilgauskas 06 Sweet Spot Red Swatch
Channing Frye 07 Sterling Blue Swatch
Corey Maggette 06 Fleer EX Blue Swatch White Swatch 128/199
Randy Foye 06 Bowman Blue Swatch 124/249
Richard Jefferson 06 Hardcourt Black Swatch
Ronnie Brewer 06 Fleer White Swatch
Sarunas Jasikevicius 06 UD Reserve Blue Swatch
Courtney Lee 08 Co Signers Blue swatch
James White 07 Sterling White Swatch
Tyrus Thomas 06 Fleer Red Swatch
Luol Deng 06 Sweet Shot Red Swatch
Qyntel Woods 02 Authentix Ticket 1123/1250
Luol Deng 07 Bowman Black Swatch
Hanno Mattola 01 Encore Black Swatch
Rodney Stuckey 2013 Past and Present White Swatch
Baron Davis 06 UD Orange Swatch
Greg Oden 09 R&S white Swatch
Bobby Jackson 05 Bazooka White Swatch
Jamaal McGloire 05 Hardcourt White Swatch
Kirk Hinrich 08 UD White Swatch
Shawn Marion 02 SPX Purple Shooting Shirt/Black Warmup
Kenyon Martin 02 UD Air Apparel Blue Swatch
Terrell Brandon2000 spx White Jersey Swatch/Blue Warmup
Rasheed Wallace 08 Hot Prospects Blue Swatch
Wilson Chandler 2010 National Treasures White Swatch 36/99
Loren Woods 01 Authentix Ticket 0599/1250
Shareef Abdur-Rahim 07 Topps Red Swatch
Joe Johnson 09 Prestige White Swatch 237/250
Jerry Stackhouse 02 Topps Ten Blue Swatch 0337/1000
Tyreke Evans 2010 Panini Rookie Challenge Black Swatch
Kirk Hinrich 08 SPX White Swatch
Daniel Ewing 05 Press Pass Blue Swatch(Duke)184/250
Ed Davis 2012 Past and Present Red Swatch
Brent Barry 06 Elevation Black Swatch 21/49
Sean May 06 Elevation White Swatch/Orange Swatch 45/99
Gilbert Arenas 06 Elevation Blue Swatch 41/99
Baron davis 06 Elevation Orange Swatch 64/99
Sean May 06 Elevation White Swatch 37/99

Francisco Liriano 2010 UD Blue Swatch
Matt Williams 2005 Donruss Greats Bat Card
Tyler Holt 2010 UD USA Blue Swatch
Luis Castillo 05 Throwback Threads White Swatch 42/45
Travis Hafner 2008 Heritage Gray Swatch
Melvin Mora 2009 A&G Bat Card
Rontrez Johnson 03 Authentix Ticket Card 0346/1850
Dontrelle Willis 05 All Star Classics Black Swatch
Garrett Anderson 07 MLB Artifacts White Swatch
Colt Griffin, JD Martin, Jon Switzer Triple White Swatch 01 UD Heroes
Wes Littleton 03 UD USA Gray swatch
Ivan Pelaez 2010 Bowman Gray Swatch 134/199
Toby Hall 05 Champions Bat Card
Mark Mulder 02 Fleer Names of the Game White Swatch
Chone Figgins 06 Ovation White Swatch
Jeff Francis 05 Ultimate Gray Swatch with Purple Stripe 05/25
Shin Soo Choo 2010 UD White Jersey
Josh Beckett White Swatch with Black Stripe 2009 UD X
Jose Reyes 2010 UD White Swatch
Scott Kazmir 06 Flair Showcase White Swatch
Adam Dunn 06 Ultra Fine Fabrics Red Swatch
Eric Chavez 2009 Topps Bat Card
Jason Jennings 02 Purple Swatch
Brian Roberts Gray Swatch 08 Goudey
Bartolo Colon 05 Topps UH Blue Swatch All star
Victor Martinez 2008 A&G Gray Swatch
Adam Dunn 03 Flair Bat Card 430/500
Edgardo Alfonso 05 Donruss Champions Bat Card
Adam Dunn 06 FX Gray Swatch
Jeromy Burnitz 04 Topps Traded Bat Card
Dan Haren 08 UD Piece of HistoryWhite Swatch
Chris Shelton 06 Ovation Gray Swatch
Dontrelle Willis 04 UD Vintage White Swatch
Michael Barrett 2002 Playoff Grey Swatch 058/100
Joe Koshansky 06 Bowman Red Swatch
Tadahito Iguchi 06 UD Star Gray swatch
Darin Erstad 02 UD White with Blue Stripe Swatch
Matt Cain 2008 UD White Swatch
Ray Durham 2008 UD White Swatch
Pete Laforest 09 Donruss Champions Bat Card
Jose Vidro 03 Fleer Box Score Gray Mini
Rocco Baldelli 2009 Topps Bat Card
Ramon Castro 01 Bowman Red Swatch

Milan Hejduk 07 Black Diamond Red Swatch
Justin Williams 05/06 UD Red Swatch
Ryan Smyth 06-07 SP Game Used Black/ White Swatch
Roman Turek 03 Atomic Blue Swatch
Jeff Carter 06-07 White Swatch
Robert Lang 03 Atomic Navy swatch
Niklas Backstrom 06-07 UD Blue Swatch
Alexander Frolov 06-07 SP Game Used White Swatch
Marc-Antoine Pouliot 07 Fleer Hot Prospects White Swatch with Black Stripe
Kari Lehtonen 06 SP Game Used White Swatch
DJ King 06/07 SPX Double Jersey Black Swatch + White Swatch 1711/1999
Stephen Weiss -06-07 UD Yellow Swatch

Happy Hunting!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A nod to UCF Brett and the Lost Collector

I'm really going to try to get caught up on these awesome Mailday posts this week.

Tonight lets take a look at some goodies sent my way from Brett and AJ

Brett is still adding to my Bravos auto collection which I'm going to hold onto tight:

AJ started off his trade package with an exciting note
 I always smile when I get Bravos
 AJ sent a couple of autos including one who started with BAMA
 I do need this Willingham I DO!!!!  It was #'d to 170
 This is an exquisite Beauty #'d to only ten!!!!   TEN!!!  Frickin Beautiful

Many Many Thanks to AJ and Brett for thinking of me!!  I have somethings put aside for both of you fine gentlemen!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Good Evening Friends!

Just wanted to check in and say Hello!  All is well here at the JBF Headquarters just lots of work and you know the everyday life getting in the way. 

I still have quite a few packages I want to show off and also wanted to start highlighting my foray into the world of graded Desert Shield cards.

Lots of time recently has been sent sorting and getting stuff ready for COMC and ready for bulk selling as I look to drastically downsize.  I'd invite you to check me out on COMC, I'm very likely to accept almost any offers within reason.

Wishing you all well, just wanted to pop in and say Hi!


Monday, September 21, 2015

UCF drops some cardboard

My buddy Brett is under the weather and I hope he's feeling better!  Want to say Thank you for some cards UCF sent my way

 Gary is always a great place to start
 Can never have too much Mascot Action!   Triple Play was one of my favorite sets
 Don't forget the Hammer
 Some Bravos love
 Early Chippah!!
He wrapped it up with this sweet Glavine Manupitch!  Get well soon and Thanks again Brett!

A Pile from Schwood

Still catching up on some recent goodies.  This haul came from my buddy Jeff aka Schwood!

 Woody sent a big pile of Les Expos!
 He didn't forget the Bravos
 Then he dropped the Willinghammer!
 A huge stack of Autos!!  The Acetate was probably my fave

Thanks again for all these great cards Woody!  A few more packages to showcase and then it's onward toward the next chapter.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Arpsmith visits my mailbox

Adam was kind enough to send some very nice cards my way recently!  Let's check it out!

 Hope all these Giants were duplicates!
 Some High End Autos
 My favorites were these Leaf Signatures!  Definitely putting these to the side for a possible run later on at the set!
Thanks for all the great cards Adam!

A 2 on 1 attack from an International Tag Team

I once warred with Bob Walk the Plank and he received assistance from his French ally the Card Papoy.  They are both true cardboard gentlemen and I recently received awesomeness from both fellas.

First up was this package from Kevin at the Card Papoy:
 A true rainbow of Bravos!!  Awesome mix!
 A stunning Minor autograph!
 Kevin always finishes his attacks with a Bieb.  This one is rockin a Braves Cap

Great Scott!!! Matthew strikes again!  This time he sent two gems for my growing Donaldson collection!!!
 The Topps Framed Donaldson is exquisite!! Love it!

Thank you both guys.  I will still keep you on my radar during my collecting transition...I'm never empty handed!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Some goodies from a couple of Dodger buddies

It's time to share some of these maildays before I move onto the next phase here at the jbf blog.

Today lets look at some cardboard shared from a couple of Dodger faithful!

Oscar from Stealing Home came to the plate with these goodies:
 A little Tebow magic!  I wish he would've made it but hey some things just aren't meant to be.
 A nice mini relic
 Oscar contributed a couple of autos to the Auto project which I have decided to move on from!  Still nice ink though!
 This is one I know I'll be keepin!  Neshek always makes me smile!

Jim, aka GCRL, is no longer blogging but he is still trading and sending.  He dropped a nice load on me!
 A very nice selection of Bravos
 Some mascots!
 The Bringer of Rain!  I will still be on the lookout for his cards.  So if they need a home I'm still a taker as well as Josh Willinghams.
 The first pair of IP Autos
 Round 2

 Laying on the Dodger ink!
 Love the Leaf Signatures....One day I may chase this set!

 Loving these Braves Autos

 My fave was definitely the Belliard!

Thank you both gentlemen for this awesome selection!