Tuesday, November 9, 2010

2009 O-Pee-Chee Blaster

Ok, so I have a ton of trade posts to do, but I wanted to at least post some new cards since I haven't done that in a while.  I have taken a vow to not spend money on cards in November (with the exception of shipping trades), but I have a number of backlogged posts to get me through for a while.  Money's tight this time of year, so I might have to extend the cardless streak through December, and hope I get some for Christmas. 

For now, it's a Wal-Mart discount 2009 O-Pee-Chee Blaster.  The blaster has 15 packs of 6 cards, which is pretty sweet for 12 bucks. 

I'll spare you the run down of base and black parallels, since there are some many cards, and get straight to the highlights.

Midsummer Memories Ken Griffey Jr. 1999 HR Derby
Award Show Yadier Molina NL Gold Glove
UD 20th Anniv Dr. J.
New York, New York Oliver Perez
Face of the Franchise Roy Oswalt

All are available for trade.  I also have a ton of base and black parallels (about 3 blasters and a few rack packs worth) as well.  As for my personal collection, I added these:

I don't know if it's the shading or what, but that is a goofy looking Wright card.  I wanted to buy a few more of these blasters and maybe go after the base set, but it's not looking that way for now.

On another note, my wife just called me at work to inform me that I got a bubble mailer today from "Ortega".  I love how she calls me to let me know...which brings up a question:

If you have a significant other, what is their take/involvement in your habit hobby?  My wife hates when I spend time on cards (hence the blog name), but she is coming around to seeing it as a necessary evil for my sanity.


Anonymous said...

My wife is like yours, just a little further along. She used to call my collections words like "crap" but she has come around and realized it is relatively inexpensive as far as hobbies go and it provides me joy so I would say she is currently neutral on it. Doesn't fully endorse it but doesn't complain any more.

Colbey (flywheels) said...

My wife tolerates my hobbies. She too calls me @ work whenever I get a small card package in the mail. Sometimes by the time I get home she's already opened it! If I'm lucky I can get her to help me collate cards or video a group break. The only time she gives me grief is when I sit down to sort through the huge tables full of 10 cent monster boxes at the LCS!

Matt Pederson said...

My wife, surprisingly, has no problem with my hobby in and of itself. In fact, the last time we were at Wal-Mart and I told her about the cheap discounted blaster, she responded to the single box I had with, "You didn't want any more?" Where we have problems though, it with my tendency to leave my 5000-ct boxes all over our living room, especially when people are coming over.

TJ said...

She doesn't understand it, but she doesn't mind the nice autograph cards that I put on the shelf in the living room. She doesn't like all the stacks of cards by the computer, though.

AdamE said...

My wife has always hated my cards but I think she is starting to come around. She will tell me whwn I have a package now. Used to she would stick them in between her seat in the car and the console and I wouldn't see them until I finally happend to notice them there. We share the same ebay account too and she will now call me to tell me when she notices that something on my watch list is about to end.

Here is my wants from O-Pee-Chee
34 Takashi Saito
7 J.D. Drew
18 Justin Masterson
34 Takashi Saito
150 Dustin Pedroia
180 Josh Beckett
227 Jason Bay
235 Jed Lowrie
236 Brad Penny
365 Jacoby Ellsbury
370 David Ortiz
392 Tim Wakefield
406 Jason Varitek
435 Jonathan Papelbon
456 John Smoltz
531 Dustin Pedroia
537 Daisuke Matsuzaka
550 Jonathon Papelbon
553 Kevin Youkilis
577 George Kottaras

Jason C. said...

Im interested in the 2009 OPC cards you have to trade. I'm looking to fill in the wants for my set. I have a verlander and reynolds topps crome orange refractors to trade and some more cards of players you collect. My email is Jasonc15@hotmail.com, let me know if your interested.