Monday, May 30, 2011

Gyspy Queen Hobby Box Break

My Dad surprised me with a Gypsy Queen Hobby Box last week that he bought when it first came out. He has some really good hiding places in the house because I did not know about this one. Like a lot of these boxes, our box only had one of the two autos so we'll be sending in the UPC for the second autograph.

Here's what we got...
Framed cards. Pujols, Ruth and Hornsby… as a Cub?!?!?
2011 Gypsy Queen Hobby Pujols Framed2011 Gypsy Queen Ruth Framed2011 Gypsy Queen Hornsby Framed
2011 Gypsy Queen Santana Framed2011 Gypsy Queen Hamilton Framed2011 Gypsy Queen Hobby Kinsler Framed

Everybody’s Gypsy Queen Autograph – another Cub hit for us this year. Boo!!!!
2011 Gypsy Queen Cashner Auto

Our relics – Another Gehrig Jersey!!!
2011 Gypsy Queen Gehrig Jersey2011 Gypsy Queen Hanson Jersey

We were also lucky enough to get another printing plate. This time it’s a Pee Wee Reese Yellow Printing Plate 1 of 1. Like the Cody Ross plate I pulled on my birthday, it was in the same pack as the Hanson jersey card.
2011 Gypsy Queen Reese Yellow Printing Plate

These are up for trade for similar Cardinals you may have. Thanks.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gypsy Queen Printing Plates

I pulled a Gypsy Queen Cody Ross 1 of 1 printing plate from the Birthday Blaster Box my family gave me on my birthday. I wished it was a Cardinal plate but was excited to get my second printing plate from a pack. My dad was in Atlanta last week and I saw a few packages in the stack of mail. I really wanted to open them to see what was inside but my I had to wait until he came home. At least Sewing Machine Guy put my name on the trade package so I got to open something.
Well, my dad is home now and he let me open the other two packages. Two Cardinals printing plates!!! Thanks Dad!!!
2011 GQ Carpenter Yellow Plate 1 of 12011 GQ Rasmus Black Plate 1 of 1

Friday, May 27, 2011

Gypsy Queen Retail: Seeing Double

We've picked up loose packs of Gypsy Queen at Target the last few weeks and ended up pulling two autos!!!

There was just one problem...

Both Josh Tomlin Auto's are up for trade!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Birthday Box - 2006 Upper Deck Ovation

This is the second box my Grandma gave me for my birthday. My dad gave me a box at the Winter Warm Up this year and I got a great Ken Griffey Jr. autograph. I also have cool Chien Ming Wang and Miguel Cabrera autographs from Ovation boxes. This box had another Cabrera auto (the wrong one), a scuffed HOF jersey card, an extra numbered rookie card, and a Pujols insert I didn’t have yet. Everyone but Albert is up for trade.
2006 Ovation Pujols Ovation Nation2006 Ovation Cabrera Auto

2006 Ovation Harris 445 of 9992006 Ovation Soler 665 of 999

2006 Ovation Hoffman Jersey2006 Ovation Rodriguez 209 of 499

Baseball Art: New Don Hamerman Baseball Image

20x200 is offering their latest editions in Don Hamerman's series of found baseballs.

Shallow Left Center

Check out the other Hamerman images here:

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Birthday Box–2006 Artifacts

My Grandma gave me two boxes for my birthday. My dad and I have opened two boxes before and haven’t done very well with the relics or jerseys. This box was OK. At least I got something to sent to Carl Crawford Cards. These are all available for trade. I’m looking for similar Cardinals or favorite player cards.
Carl Crawford Jersey 67 of 250
2006 Artifacts - Crawford Jersey 67 of 250
Coco Crisp Jersey 30 of 325
2006 Artifacts - Crisp Jersey 30 of 325
Ervin Santana Jersey 237 of 250
2006 Artifacts - Santana Jersey 237 of 250
Chris Capuano Autograph 74 of 800
2006 Artifacts Capuano Auto 74 of 800

Monday, May 23, 2011

Trade with Sewing Machine Guy

Sewing Machine Guy posted about a Nick Markakis Gypsy Queen autograph and my dad asked if it was up for trade. It was. We sent a Rick Porcello auto I got a couple of years ago for the Markakis. He also sent some cool Cardinals too. Thanks!

Two Cardinals Mini’s
2011 Gypsy Queen Schoendienst Mini2009 Goodwin Wainwright Mini

A Matt Holliday Turkey Red
2010 Turkey Red Holliday

A 1982 Pete Rose
1982 Fleer Rose

And here’s the Nick Markakis autograph
2011 Gypsy Queen Markakis Auto

My dad brought home a pack of Masterpieces on his trip. I got this cool Justin Verlander numbered 34 of 75 right after his no hitter!
2008 Masterpieces Verlander Green 34 of 75

Dad – Looks like this card, or at least the scoreboard, is from Verlander’s 2007 no hitter against the Brewers. Chalk it up to SMG kharma.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

2004 Yadier Molina Rookie Cards

We’ve started picking up Yadier Molina rookie cards lately. The bad news for us is that they’re more expensive here in St. Louis than online or in other cities. My dad picked these up for me. I have a lot of cards to trade so please let me know if you have any 2004 or 2005 Molina’s available.
2004 Bowman Chrome
2004 Bowman Chrome Molina RC
2004 Fleer Ultra
2004 Fleer Molina Gold RC

Dad - I asked Isaac why he was wearing his Sizemore shirt today. "So that Grady and the Indians sweep the Reds!"

Thursday, May 19, 2011

2006 Adam Wainwright UD Future Stars Auto

Here’s another low cost ebay addition to our Wainwright rookie stack. This one is pretty cool as its printed on clear plastic. The auto is on a clear sticker.

2006 UD Future Stars Wainwright Auto

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2011 Topps Redemption: Fausto Carmona

We had the Indians in A Cardboard Problem’s 2011 Topps Series One Case Break and ended up with a redemption for a Fausto Carmona autograph. Not very exciting but at least the throwback uniform keeps things interesting.

2011 Topps Carmona Auto Redemption

Available for trade if anyone is interested!

Monday, May 16, 2011

2010 Cardinals Flag

I picked this up at our second game of the season. I had my eye on it at the Winter Warm Up but couldn't justify the cost since that weekend is usually pretty expensive. The Warm Up did yield a coupon to the Cardinals Authentics shop so I brought it with us. The flag was still there, I caved, so here it is: three feet tall x nine feet long. It definitely shows the wear from flying over Busch III last year. Not sure where its going yet, but its probably headed to my office.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

2004 Donruss Elite Molina Rookie Autograph

Not sure when it started, but I’ve been picking up Wainwright and Molina rookie cards when I come across them cheap. I picked this one up on ebay last month. Its not bad for a sticker auto but Yadi is definitely someone Ike wants to get in person.

2004 Donruss Elite Molina RC Auto 478 of 1000

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Another Rack Pack Box of 2004 Fleer Platinum

My dad got us another box of 2004 Fleer Platinum Hobby Rack Packs. No Ryan Howard or even anyone close this time. There was one repeat autograph though.

Javier Vazquez
2004 Fleer Platinum Vazquez Auto

Rich Harden
2004 Fleer Ultimate Harden Auto

Richie Weeks
2004 Fleer Ultimate Weeks Auto

And the repeat autograph goes to….a Billy Wagner redemption. BOOO!
2004 Fleer Platinum Wagner Auto Redemption

These are all up for trade.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Random 2011 Packs

I stopped by a card shop while traveling in Delaware a few weeks back and picked up a few packs for Isaac. Here’s the fun stuff…

2011 Pujols / Braun Heritage
2011 Heritage Pujols Braun

2011 Shiny Pujols RBI Leaders
2011 Topps  Pujols Platinum

2011 Jon Jay Gold Border
2011 Topps Gold Jay

2011 Randy Wells auto. What’s with all the Cubs autographs and relics we’ve pulled out of 2011 Topps? This one is up for trade for 2011 Cardinals autos or relics.
2011 Topps Wells Auto

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Flea Market Packs

We go to the flea market everyone month. My favorite booth is a guy who lets you roll dice for prizes like packs and blaster boxes. My sister is really good at guessing her last roll and got me an extra blaster prize. I got a ton of stuff last month that we video taped but our video was too long for YouTube. Here are some cards from last month’s prize packs.

2008 or 2009 Albert Pujols Cardinals Checklist
200x UD Pujols Checklist

2008 Albert Pujols Opening Day Fold Out Card
2008 Topps Opening Day Pujols Fold Out

Bazooka Gaylord Perry Jersey Card
200x Bazooka Perry Jersey

2001 Topps Gallery Pujols Rookie Card!!!

Here it is. The card I was hoping to get from the box my Dad gave me for my Birthday. My first ever Albert Pujols rookie card!!!

Dad: We were really lucky this card was in box. Rookie cards were short printed 1:3.5 packs according to the wrapper so each 24 pack box might have 6 - 7 rookies per box. This box had seven but we haven't heard of any of the other six rookies, including the other Cardinals rookie.