Welcome to my blog. Preparing for the last Cardboard Hurrah

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Time for the Super Traders to Blast OFF

Thanks for popping in!  Below you will have a look at the first box break for the SUPER TRADERS group.  In the coming days, I will be posting more including a list of all the SUPER TRADERS.  Until then enjoy this hick talking about cards!  Some of you all were winners:

Have a great night!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Still need Super Traders for Four Teams

Going to break the big daddy tomorrow night.  Still looking for Super Traders from the following teams:


Still waiting on responses from the following teams:

I'm thinking this could be a pretty cool community within our community and I'm hoping to reveal some very nice cards to give away within the group tomorrow night!

Happy Saturday to you!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Super Traders Update

Happy Friday to everyone!  Just wanted to give an update on the Super Traders group!  I still have open positions for:


I have invitations out to the following teams and awaiting a reply:

Here's a video to showcase the prize of my first break in the Super Traders Group

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Looking for Super Traders

It's occurred to me from time to time that I can't trade with everyone in the blogosphere.  As much as I'd like to it's just too big a chore-believe me I've tried.  This has often led to me getting burned out along the way.

I'd love to have a dedicated trader for each team.  This something I'm lucky enough to have for a couple of teams and for a couple of teams I have multiple trading partners.  What I'm looking to do with collecting and trading is find a dedicated source to send cards for each team and additionally trade with fellow Braves collectors for those cards I'd like to share. 

Honestly for this experiment I would like to engage with really active traders!  I plan to incorporate box breaking in on my end and maybe some of the heavy hitters will do the same.  I'm awaiting a VERY NICE box from DA Card World from which I will just give away the non Braves cards that are in the break(which I'm going to video).

This doesn't mean I won't send cards at random to folks not on my core list just that I'm looking to solidify the network of my core trade partners.  There is no obligation asked from anyone else other than they are willing to trade unwanted cards to fellow team traders(which a lot of us do already).

So if you're interested leave me a comment or shoot me an email at lifebythedrop79 at yahoo dot com
and we will chat a bit.  Leaving a comment doesn't guarantee you a spot on my list.  I will be considering overall reputation within the community and past dealings when there are multiple team requesters.  Some teams are already spoken for unless the guys don't want to be on my radar-Bob Walk(Pirates), Tony L(Brewers), Tom O(Cubs), AJ(Yankees), and Adam Sanders(Reds).

Hope some folks are down to step up their trading game and join my circle!

                               SUPER TRADERS

                                                        What’s mine is yours!

Wednesdays with Willingham

It's Wednesday so let's take a lot at some Willinghams.  These I just got from COMC.
 Picked up another acetate Willinghammer.  I love those Sweet Spot Autos but hate that they fade!
 Really enjoy the Heroes autos.  I'm still glad that they made the Royals auto-a nice final tribute.

Check out that double Pinstripe beauty!

Hope everyone is having a great week.  Stay tuned for an announcement on something I hope everyone will enjoy in the next couple of days.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesdays with Willingham

A few times I have been asked to showcase some of my Willingham collection-so let's get it going in the new year!
I've only found 14 of these so far-I will keep you updated as I find more.  Tune in next week for more Willingham Mania brother!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Calendar has been cleared

Just made a decision on my vacation for 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Cards from an Icon

Greg from Night Owl Cards is a legend in our space.  He continues to churn out quality posts every day.  When he sends me cards I pay close attention because there is almost always a surprise in store.  Let's see what treats the multi time Blog of the Year winner sent my way:

I remember catching a line about Cornelius while watching a Bama show-When the grim reaper shows up he'll be wearing a 97 Jersey.  Just a touch before my time when he was at Bama but he sure was a tough hombre.
N.O. delivered with the force of a Willinghammer

Wait?  What is this?  Is this an oversight on the part of the Owl?  I hope not as I was glad to see this Kemp and add it to my autograph binder!

Thank you Mr. Owl for the cards and Thank you for your continued excellence within the blogging community.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday Break

I'm still recovering from last nights Cardinals/Packers game but I'm here to share another cheapo break.  This one also comes courtesy of Toys R Us. 
This is a one card blaster but it's a guaranteed autograph.  I have tried these once before back in the day with a not so great pull.  Will I get lucky and pull a super ridiculous green parallel of Geno Smith to throw at Bob Walk?  Will I pull some cool Alabama Alumnus??  Is the suspense killing you this Sunday evening?

Is It?

 Well, I now have a blue serial numbered Da'rick Rogers Autograph.
Here's the back just in case you haven't already fulfilled your Da'rick fix.

Looking back this one is one I wish I'd passed on but them's the breaks!

A good night!

It's not always easy to be an Arizona Cardinals fan.  Winning seasons have been few and far between until recently.  It's even harder to be a Cards fan in Alabama.  There just aren't many sympathizers or co-conspirators. Opportunities to see the games are few and far between most years.  Tonight seemed like it was going to be another disappointment but then he happened:
Like a fine wine that gets better with time-FITZGERALD
I know it's a hard one to swallow for Packers fans and you have my sports condolences this evening.
However, as a Cardinal fan it's a night for hope and anticipation!  Could this be the year?  I've told friends, that know me as the lonely Cardinals fan in Alabama, that I just want to see a Super Bowl win in my lifetime.  I thought it was going to happen once before and then Big Ben to Santonio happened. Maybe this is year instead of the normal maybe next year!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunday Break

I'm going to try and establish some more consistent content here in addition to just sharing maildays and offering cards.  One way I'd like to do that is sharing some breaks.  When I see something that strikes me as a bargain I will often strike-some times I regret that decision and sometimes I do not.  Let's take a look at a break
 Horrible picture of the box but what we are breaking is 2010 TNA The New Era.  You get 24 cards in one cellophane wrapper with a guaranteed auto per box.  I did find these slightly marked down at $14.99 at my local Toys R Us.  I would have hoped to pay less since they are now six years old but it is TRU and they are always a little overpriced on cards. 
 The base cards are nothing fancy.
I could have done better on the guaranteed auto but Val is hot and I will gladly add her to my wrasslin auto collection.  Didn't luck out and pull Hogan or Flair but I'll take it over some of the available autos.

Grade for this purchase-C-  I obviously wouldn't have paid fifteen bucks for this So Cal Val Auto and some base cards but that is the thrill of the chase.  Could have done worse so we'll put this in the C- range.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The bombings have begun

Happy 2016! 


Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Years!!!

My wishes for everyone to be healthy, wealthy, and wise in 2016.

I'm beginning to line up mailings out of the jbf headquarters and this looks to be a big year.  If you'd like cards shoot me an email at lifebythedrop79 at yahoo dot com and I will work you into my rotation of shipments!