Monday, May 30, 2016

Matt's Majestic Mound of Magnificent Mail

Well, certainly had to make sure I spelled "mail" correctly.

The cards came from Matt of Bubba's Bangin' Batch of Baseball Bits...

...a long, long time ago. Like, at least 6 months ago.

Black Allen & Ginter is so so sexy.  I'm now just one Zim shy of 250.

I'm also now one shy of 250 BJs, thanks to these cards:

Matt is so awesome, you might even say that amber is the color of his energy, since I now have 311 David Wrights:

You didn't think he sent me an unripped rippy did you?  Since I've pulled a handful of rip cards, ripped them and sold them, I was glad to get a ripped rip for my collection.

Matt loaded me up with Black A&G which is awesome.  I'm closing in on 100 Cuddyers.  Now that he's retired, that number probably won't be growing too much.

The blue bowman Justin is some kind of reprint refractor thingy, you know, because Bowman isn't confusing enough.

Mini no number of J-UP.  Fantastic Gintery goodness in this package.

Last but not least, a gold Scotty.  I have 173 unique Scott Sizemore cards I've had a long dry spell of acquiring his cards now that I'm closing in on all of the non-1/1 cards.

Thanks Matt!

Friday, May 27, 2016

In with the old and in with the new

I recently made two purchases that completed my Topps #3 Collection...until 2017 anyway.

I picked up 2016 Topps #3, Richie Shaffer:

Seeing the RC logo made me wonder how many of the #3 cards are rookies.  Then I started wondering about other stats within the cards: how many HRs hit by all the players, how many total players can be seen, etc.  I could probably milk a bunch of posts from that collection, you know, if I still blogged regularly.

Shaffer has hit 4 total HR in the pros so far.  Only one player is featured on the card.  It's a rookie card.  See, fun stuff.

Now I get to show the last card I got for my collection.  It was the one I just hadn't sprung for until recently when I found a decent price on eBay.  Naturally, a 1952 was the last card I needed:

129 HR, one player on the card, not a rookie.  But what a fantastic card.  Interesting fact: Hank died exactly 13 years after the day he played his final game.

Anyone else have ideas on interesting things to look at for all of the #3 cards?

(That question is posed partially to gather ideas and partially to gauge whether anyone actually reads this blog anymore)