One Man's Thoughts on Sports Card Collecting

Sunday, January 3, 2016

New Year, New Griffeys

Long time, no see!

It's been a long time since I've posted, but I definitely wanted to check in this week since I'm expecting big news for my boy Griffey! (For those who may not be aware, they announce the result of the baseball Hall of Fame voting on Wednesday).

I haven't been able to do much in the way of card collecting lately, but I did manage to pick up a few new Griffeys here and there:

This 2000 Topps Star Stars insert is one of those "how did I never get this card before?" acquisitions.  Holographic background?  Yes, please.

The rest I was able to pick up on the cheap in one of those eBay "Pick 10" lots.  For once I finally remembered to go looking for one of these insert lots while the set is still current, so I was able to score before the sellers all got picked over.  A nice haul for just a few bucks!

I must say, these Topps designs like the last one for Heart of the Order drive me absolutely nuts.  If you can't make the card still look good when it doesn't have a "relic" attached to it, then it is a poor design.  Unfortunately this has been a common theme among Topps inserts the past few years.

Happy New Year to all!

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Wright Stuff

I can probably count on one hand the number of cards I have that are numbered to 10 or less.  Oddly enough, two of the cards I do have are from the same player - Mets favorite David Wright.  Even odder, both are #8 out of 10!

2013 Allen & Ginter Silk

2008 UD Masterpieces Gold Frame

A lifetime .298 hitter with 231 HRs, 910 Runs and 943 RBIs, Wright has been among the better players of the last decade. Not a bad guy to pull a rare card of!

I absolutely LOVE those gold framed-Masterpieces.  I've been trying to add one of each color frame to my Griffey set, but unfortunately they don't seem to come up very often on eBay.  Worse, Griffey has TWO cards in that set!!

For the record for any Mets fans out there, I could be persuaded to part with these....