Monday, August 29, 2011

Daily Dimwit Artifacts Break

Hey guys - the Daily Dimwit is running a 2006 Artifacts case break. Plenty of good teams left.

More info here:

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Futures Game

Here are two cool Cardinal relics from 2010 Pro Debut. I like that these cards are numbered and have giant jerseys on them. I think these will be perfect for autographs at the next Cardinals Winter Warm Up.

Eduardo Sanchez 187 of 299 – Sanchez made a splash earlier this year out of the bullpen but has been out with shoulder problems for the last two months.
2010 Pro Debut Sanchez Futures Jersey 187 of 199

Francisco Samuel Gold 25 of 25 – Samuel is supposed to be our closer in a couple of years but has been passed by Fernando Salas, Lance Lynn and Sanchez.
2010 Topps Pro Debut Futures Game Samuel Jersey 25 of 25

Let’s just hope they can give us what this guy has since 2006. Get well Waino!!!
2006 Bowman Futures Game Wainwright Jersey

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lucky A&G - Two Relics!!!

We picked up our first hobby packs of Allen & Ginter a couple of weeks ago… and did we get lucky! All this in just five packs!

ARod 600th HR Baseball Highlight Sketches
2011 A&G Sketches 20

Ascent of Man#4 and #21
2011 A&G Ascent of Man 42011 A&G Ascent of Man 21

Evan Longoria Jersey Relic
2011 A&G Longoria Jersey

Jack LaLanne Film Relic!!!
2011 A&G LaLanne Film

Close up of the relic
2011 A&G LaLanne Film Zoom

We pulled these as well:
  • Three Hometown Heroes
  • Two Minds That Made The Future
  • Three Short Prints (Hochevar, Johnson, Mauer)
  • Three Mini Inserts (Portraits of Penultimacy, Uninvited Guests and Fortunes for the Taking)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

2011 Seaver Nameplate

Pulled this out of a jumbo pack. Its up for trade.

2011 Topps Leather Nameplate Seaver

Saturday, August 13, 2011

2009 Icons Box Break

These are the cards from the box of 2009 Icons I posted about last month. This was a lot of fun to open and getting the Ozzie and Markakis cards made it even better. Everything else is up for trade!

First – The Numbered Cards (all numbered to 999)
2009 Icons Hernandez 335 of 9992009 Icons Kazmir 457 of 9992009 Icons Lackey 22 of 999
2009 Icons Young 732 of 9992009 Icons Longoria 60 of 999

The Relics
2009 Icons Westbrook Jersey2009 Icons Ethier Jersey

The Lettermen (20/40 and 1/35)
2009 Icons Smith Lettermen 20 of 402009 Icons Lettermen Pedroia 1 of 35

The Auto (80 of 199)
2009 Icons Markakis Auto 80 of 199

Monday, August 8, 2011

New Sizemore Cards

Two more for my favorite player binder. The first is really a Josh Barfield card but the second is pretty cool.
2007 Co-Signers Josh Barfield / Grady Sizemore numbered 196 of 225

2007 Co-Signers Sizemore Barfield 196 of 225

2009 Upper Deck Grady Sizemore Starquest Black Ultra Rare
2009 UD S1 Sizemore Star Quest Black Ultra Rare

Friday, July 29, 2011

Jim Edmonds 2002 Playoff: Another Oddball Relic

My dad brought this home from one of his business trips. He covered most of the card and asked me to guess what type of relic this was. It was a shoe!!!

2002 Playoff Jim Edmonds Shoe Relic numbered 11 of 50
2002 Playoff Edmonds Shoe 11 of 50

Here’s the back of the card:
2002 Playoff Edmonds Shoe 11 of 50 Back

Does anyone know if there are wrist band relic patch cards from this product?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hey Yadi, Yadi–Seeing Double

Yadi looks like he just picked off someone at first base again!

2010 Bowman Gold and Blue. The blue is numbered 435 of 520 and is close to the light blue the Cardinals used to wear.
2010 Bowman Molina Gold2010 Bowman Molina Blue 435 of 520

I’m looking for other color versions of this card and have plenty to trade!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Met’s Trade with The Sandlot

We completed a trade last month with the The Sandlot. We sent Mets, he sent Cardinals. Here's some of the loot!

2006 Flair Showcase Albert Pujols Emerald 91 / 150
2007 Topps Chrome Jim Edmonds Refractor 24 / 660
2009 Topps Gold Border Kyle Lohse 1349 / 2009
2006 Flair Showcase Pujols Emerald 91 of 1502007 Topps Chrome Edmonds 24 of 6602009 Topps Loshe Gold 1349 of 2009

2007 UD Elements Skip Schumaker Auto
2007 Turkey Red Brad Thompson Jersey
2007 Elements Schumaker Auto2007 Turkey Red Thompson Jersey

Sunday, July 24, 2011

2011 Topps Series Two Jumbo Pack

My dad picked up a jumbo pack on a business trip. Mostly base and I didn’t get anything cool with the Diamond code card but there was one cool card:

Harmon Killebrew Leather Nameplate
2011 Topps S2 Killebrew Nameplate

I’ll trade this for a similar Cardinals nameplate if anyone has one.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

2009 Donruss Americana

I did a pack break of packs I won playing a dice game at last month’s Flea Market. I also won a blaster of 2009 Donruss Americana that my mom and I opened when we got home. I really didn’t want the box and hoped for a baseball blaster but the man at the booth thought I’d like it. I didn’t really like the cards but I did like this card:

John Wayne Relic numbered 33 of 500
2009 Donruss Americana Wayne Relic 33 of 500

I don’t really know who he is but the adults thought it was pretty cool.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

2001 Donruss Fan Club Albert Pujols Jersey Card

I don’t know if this counts as a Pujols rookie card or not but I think its pretty cool.

2001 Donruss Fan Club Pujols Jersey 12 of 175

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What Bob Gibson says about the Cardinals’ Bullpen

I hope the Cardinals have lots and lots of good friends.
2004 Upper Deck Gibson Quotes

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My First Pack Of 2011 Ginter: A Retail Rack Pack

My mom bought me my first pack of 2011 Allen & Ginter at Target last week. No Cardinals, but there was this:
2011 AG Granderson Bazooka 16 of 25a

Not just any mini. A Bazooka mini hand numbered 16 of 25!
2011 AG Granderson Bazooka 16 of 25b
I’ll trade this for a Cardinals Bazooka mini if anyone has one.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Orlando Box Break: 2009 UD Icons

We're home now but here's the last box from Orlando. We gave this box to Dad for Father's Day and he let me open it while we were on vacation. Good box with a Markakis auto and Ozzie Letter Patch.

Dad - Scans when I get back to the office.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Orlando Box Break: 2002 Topps Chrome Series 2

We found a super cheap box of 2002 Topps Chrome at the flea market last month. My dad made me wait until vacation to open it so we'd have something to do during my sister's dance competition routines. I was hoping for a Joe Mauer rookie card but didn't get one.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Orlando Pack Break Part 2: The $2 Packs

Here's the $2 pack break from Orlando!

2006 Artifacts Yadier Molina Jersey

Here’s a cool Molina jersey card numbered 108 of 325.
2006 Artifacts Molina Jersey 108 of 325

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Pack Break from Orlando!

Hello from Orlando!

We're in  Florida for my sister's dance competition and trip to Disney World. We went to Orlando Sports Cards earlier this week and picked up some cheap packs for $1 and $2 and a pack of SPX.

Here's the $1 pack pack break video. More to come soon!

Thorzul July Group Break

If you haven't already, head over to Thorzul's July Group Break and sign up. Plenty of great teams left!

He runs a great break. Here are cards he's pulled for me in the past:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

2004 Play Ball Pujols Relics

2004 Play Ball Albert Pujols Jersey numbered 14 of 50.

2004 Play Ball Pujols Jersey 14 of 50

This was a cheap ebay pick up last month. that was made even better when we found this card in the package. This is a 2004 Play Ball Pujols Bat card numbered 25 of 25. The seller included it as a freebie as the card was slightly damaged. You can barely make out a slight crease in the lower right point in the star.

2004 Play Ball Pujols Bat 25 of 25

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June Flea Market Packs

I won some cool packs and blasters at last month's flea market. I went with my Aunt, Uncle and Grandma this month and they sponsored a few extra rolls at the dice game table with baseball card prizes. My dad let me do a video for everything except for the blaster my mom and I opened when we got home.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Nachos Grande May Group Break

We had the Cardinals in Nachos Grande May Group Break and he really, really came through for us. If you follow his blog at all you probably know all about this card but I wanted to post a bigger picture of it here. Its really is awesome. His 2002 Stadium Club box was loaded with Cardinals and it starts here:

2002 Albert Pujols Clubhouse Exclusive Dual Relic – The odds of pulling this type of card are 1 in 2073 packs. The odds of getting this Pujols card must be crazy!
2002 Stadium Club Pujols Dual Bat Jersey

If that weren’t enough, the box also had this Jim Edmonds Born In The USA jersey card.
2002 Stadium Club Edmonds Jersey

There were also three gold cards. These are thicker than the regular cards and have gold lettering. (Dad – The third card was J. D. Drew. Drew wore the Birds on the Bat but he was never a Cardinal. The best thing he ever did for us was play lousy enough to be traded for Adam Wainwright. I’ve decided to impose a J. D. Drew quota on this blog. Maximum of one J. D. Drew card per year. Scroll down for 2011’s card.)
2002 Stadium Club Pujols Gold2002 Stadium Club Vina Gold

Nachos also opened three other boxes. These are my first 2000 Topps Tek cards.
2000 Topps Tek Ankiel2000 Topps Tek McGwire
1999 Upper Deck HoloGrFX
1999 UD HoloGrFX McGwire

1999 Fleer Mystique. The Drew is a Rookie card numbered 1552 of 2999.
1999 Fleer Mystique McGwire1999 Fleer Mystique Drew Rookie 1552 of 2999