Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
More info here: New Monthly Group Break
Thursday, March 25, 2010
CCC also threw in a bunch of cards for Isaac. Here are a few of Ike’s favorites.
Oh yeah. Ike got bipped… “Dad why did he send all of these Ozzie’s? Why did he write on the Carl Crawford Card? I’m not allowed to write on cards…”
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Series One & Two
342, 358, 434, 479, 575, 661
Updates - Done!
Hundreds... literally hundreds. Let us know what you need!
Friday, March 19, 2010
So I returned their call and spoke to a nice enough gentleman who gave me an offer I did not refuse. Without getting into the details, at the end of that call I bought the exact same package and the exact same seats as last year for over 25% (not a typo... twenty-five) LESS than what we paid last year!
- Sign Big Bopper Left Fielder at huge dollars to protect Albert.
- Notice Ike's Dad hasn't renewed tickets.
- Sell tickets to Ike's Dad at a sizeable discount.
At this rate, they'll be calling me to give us free tickets next February after they've signed El Hombre to a lifetime contract!
I'm posting this because we're ready. The tickets arrived yesterday and Isaac poured over them to see which visiting teams he would see this summer. We also had our first catch of the year. Good times.
Remember kids - Procrastination Pays Off!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Love the Topps 2010 Red & Blue Back retail inserts this year and have picked up a few recent retros of the same lineage… ok two. I’m looking at the 1951 checklist to see if I can put together a Cardinal team set for a reasonable sum. We’ll see….
1968 Orlando Cepeda Game Insert
2005 Albert Pujols Bowman Heritage Mini
2010 Stan Musial Wal-mart Blue Back Insert
The non-Cardinals 2010 inserts. These are up for trade for the Dizzy Dean, Rogers Hornsby, George Sisler, or Albert Pujols inserts.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Anyone else using Google Docs for this purpose?
I probably could have gotten this for less than the $30 I paid for the break but glad I got *something* Isaac will like. I also got base cards of Miguel Cabrera and Brad Bergesen if any one is interested.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I can’t remember who mentioned how to check for the mini SP’s by stacking them up and looking for the white card stock (probably dayf?) but we tried it and found two including this Pujols… almost like Christmas.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Saw these over lunch today. Not knowing much about them, I decided to pick them up as trade bait for any Cardinals in this series. Well, I just googled the set and found that there aren’t any Redbirds in the set after all. That said, these are pretty cool. The perforations are intact, as are all of the black scratch off boxes. If anyone is interested in a HOF’er oddball or a fan of the Seattle Pilots or Brewers or Indians broadcasters (Hegan is / was a broadcaster for both according to wikipedia).
I’m still not comfortable letting Isaac loose at a card show, particularly one infested by Missouri Tiger fans as yesterday’s was. Still, if I have one piece of advice for anyone going to the St. Louis monthly show, its “Bring A Kid.” This was our third show and the same guy always calls Isaac over, asks him what his favorite sport is, and hands him a freebie. The first time it was a Longoria X die cut card. This time, he reached into a stack of top loaders and handed three cards to Isaac: a ‘61 Nuxhall, a ‘63 Torre, and an 07 Goudey. Isaac’s reaction? A "Thanks!” followed by “One hall of famer and one future hall of famer!” Kids today…
Isaac also finished off his 2009 Series One set and most of Series Two. He left U & H for a later date. I picked up a few cheap mini’s while he was set building.
We made one last stop and I bought Isaac a 2009 Series 2 jumbo pack and a 2010 Series 1 jumbo to open on the ride home. His hot streak continues... he ended up pulling these:
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Isaac got these two autographs at the Winter Warm Up this year. The signature isn't really clear in the red Sharpie while the Bowman chrome auto isn't exactly legible. Maybe I need to hit ebay... otherwise this series has about run its course.
Friday, March 5, 2010
... and the code card that came with the Perry auto yielded this:
Oldest card so far… Isaac, having seen the movie and currently reading the Percy Jackson series, digs the old White Sox logo.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
As Isaac builds sets, hoards Cardinals, and fills his favorite player binder, I’ve been gravitating towards vintage Cardinals and mini’s of any flavor, though lately just Cardinals. Here are a few of my latest additions from a newly discovered local shop with a huge, well sorted selection.
1975 Topps Mini's of Gibby and Brock
2003 Topps 206 Sweet Caporal
A trio of 2006 Bowman Heritage mini's including Wainwright's "rookie" in mini form.
The 2009 A&G Conor Jackson 6/10 silk card I mentioned a while back.