Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
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!
If that weren’t enough, the box also had this Jim Edmonds Born In The USA jersey card.
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.)
Nachos also opened three other boxes. These are my first 2000 Topps Tek cards.
1999 Upper Deck HoloGrFX
1999 Fleer Mystique. The Drew is a Rookie card numbered 1552 of 2999.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Jack also sent a 2010 Bowman Chrome Green Xfractor of Tommy Phan. I’m saving this one to get autographed at Winter Warm Up if Phan is invited to sign.
He also sent a bunch of cool base cards that I’ve never seen before. I really like this 2004 Fleer Dan Haren card. It says “Gold Medalion” on the back and has the die cut curved corner. If anyone has the Yadier Molina version of this card (that’s one of his rookie cards) I have plenty to trade.
And finally Jack sent these cool Cardinal Hall of Famer cards from 2005 SP Legendary Cuts and 1983 Donruss Hall Of Fame Heroes. These are awesome!Thanks Jack!!!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
The Bowman Chrome pack had a numbered refractor of current Cardinals backup catcher Gerald Laird’s baby brother – Brandon Laird 464 of 500.
The Moments and Milestones pack had a Clay Buchholz Rookie Autograph!
These are both for trade.
Dad: Isaac has inherited my “what if” disease – The one that, in other collecting realms, will not allow me to walk away from the last copy of a Jazz LP, or editioned poster / print, or other music or hifi related collectible in fear that it will not be there next time or, worse yet, the item is even more special than I suspect. This affliction has now spread to the the last (few) packs of a box at the shop. Isaac’s propensity to grab autos and relics out of these lone wolf packs has only worsened this condition in both of us.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
and turned into a larger trade that included these -
2008 – UD Heroes Mark Mulder 253 of 499
2005 – UD All Stars Albert Pujols 250 of 499
2010 – Triple Threads Bob Gibson 986 of 1350
2009 – UD Piece of History Rick Ankiel / Josh Hamilton 73 of 99
2005 – Donruss 04 World Series Red Schoendienst 228 of 500
2004 – Donruss World Series Records Bob Gibson 205 of 1000
And then a cool Bob Gibson jersey card from 2007 SP Legendary Cuts:
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Pujols 111 of 199. Wainwright 39 of 199.
Monday, June 13, 2011
I’m not really sure if the Fleer Platinum counts as a rookie card or not. I’m posting both Fleer cards to show that the blue blemish looks like a consistent printing issue.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Hi guys. Just a reminder that Thorzul still has a few spots open in his June Group Break. We've been doing his breaks for awhile now including last month. Here's some of our loot from his May group breaks.
First - Cards from the Cheapo Group Break. We had the Cardinals and Yankees. The Yankees are up for trade. A Luddwick Finest Refractor, two Ankiel's, and nice looking Matt Morris insert.
Two numbered Giambi’s
And now the May Group Break. We had the Cardinals and Twins.
2005 National Pastime Pujols numbered 1 /2001 and base card.
And a Kent Hrbek Sweet Spot Jersey card that’s headed to David over at http://mmmrhubarb.wordpress.com/
This pack had a bunch of cards but no Cardinals and these two hits.
2005 Turkey Red Mark Mulder Jersey Card
2000 Diamond Authentics Jesse Ibarra Autograph. Here’s his claim to fame.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
This was a bad box: two USA jersey cards, one USA jersey + auto (a repeat player!) and one average MLB auto. At least there were lots of Cardinals and a Lincecum and Markakis.
Trever Bauer and Chad Bettis jersey cards
Chad Bettis (again!) Jersey Autograph
Matt Tolbert Autograph
These are all up for trade.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Robinson Cano Bat Card. I pulled this on my birthday at the Cardinals game. My dad brought a rack pack to the game and this was in it.
Jayson Werth Jersey & Kevin Youkilis Sepia Mini 74 of 99. These were pulled out of the same hobby pack.
Thurmon Munson Frame 31 of 999. Can’t remember how we got this one.
Jim Thome Bat Card. This came from a hobby box.