Sunday, November 27, 2011

# 52 - Matt Leinart - Printing Plate

I remember being super excited when the Arizona Cardinals drafted Matt Leinart. His time here in AZ turned out to be kind of disappointing but he has a fresh start today. Matt should be the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans when they take the field later this morning. I wish him the best of luck.

I grabbed this printing plate a few months ago. I know our 08 Topps collection primarily focuses on baseball but I couldn't pass this up for $5.

# 54 - Matt Leinart - Printing Plate

Friday, November 25, 2011

2011 Topps - Justin Upton Black Border Parallel

Here at My 2008 Topps Set Blog we're celebrating Black Friday with Black Border Parallel cards! Since this is the second year we've done this, I think it's safe to say it's officially a tradition.

Getting things started early this year so you'll have some reading material while you're waiting in line at Wal-Mart to pay for your cart full of $4 toddler pajamas and two buck DVDs.

We picked this Justin Upton card up for our D-Backs / 2010 All-Star Game collection. It's numbered 33/60 on the back.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Luis Aparicio Collection - 2003 eTopps Fan Fest Promo

I don't know much about this card. It appears to be some type of promo card that was given away at the 2003 All-Star Game Fan Fest. The All-Star Game was in Chicago that year so I guess Topps made a special card of Luis Aparicio to promote their eTopps website. The back has a $5 off coupon code. I'd share it but expired a long time ago.

I really like this one. It's shiney and has a cool design and picture.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Luis Aparicio Collection - 2011 Topps Tier One Redemption Card

I haven't seen a whole lot of posts around the blogosphere for 2011 Topps Tier One so I figured I'd share the four cards I've picked up.

Yah I know redemption cards aren't very exciting but I'm hoping that this one's really cool once Topps gets around to sending it to me. I've heard that they're numbered to 99 but who really knows.

2011 Topps Tier One - Daniel Hudson Certified Auto

I haven't seen a whole lot of posts around the blogosphere for 2011 Topps Tier One so I figured I'd share the four cards I've picked up.

As soon as I saw this card, I knew I had to have it. I even grabbed up the first one I saw with a reasonable buy it now. Yep, it's another Daniel Hudson for our unofficial Daniel Hudson collection.

2011 Topps Tier One - Mike Minor Certified Auto

I haven't seen a whole lot of posts around the blogosphere for 2011 Topps Tier One so I figured I'd share the four cards I've picked up.

The next card we bought was of Atlanta Braves starter, Mike Minor. Mike was the 7th overall draft pick in 2009. I'm thinking there's a good chance he'll be a star soon too.

2011 Topps Tier One - Fernando Martinez Certified Auto

I haven't seen a whole lot of posts around the blogosphere for 2011 Topps Tier One so I figured I'd share the four cards I've picked up.

The first is of New York Mets prospect, Fernando Martinez. It seems like this guy has been around forever but he's still only 22. As the back of the card points out, there's still plenty of time for him to become a star. Let's hope they're right.

Monday, November 21, 2011

# 148 - Gerald Laird

I'm sure Tigers fans are glad to have this guy back in Detroit. I'm glad to have his 2008 Topps cards signed. Who am I talking about? Gerald Laird, of course.

# 148 - Gerald Laird

Progress: 463/990

Sunday, November 20, 2011

# UH 143 - Chipper Jones

We got Chipper Jones's autograph. No big deal. Okay it's kind of a big deal.

# UH 143 - Chipper Jones

Progress: 462/990

Saturday, November 19, 2011

# 53 - Bobby Doerr - Team Gift Set

Hall of Famer, Bobby Doerr came through for us again. This time he signed the Red Sox celebration card from the 2008 Topps Boston Red Sox 55 card team gift set for us. You may remember that he signed the regular base version of this card for us too. That was back in April 2009. It was the 51st signed card for our 08 Topps set.

Thanks, Bobby!

# 53 - Boston Red Sox - Team Gift Set

Friday, November 18, 2011

2011 Topps Lineage - Justin Upton Jersey Card

We picked this one up off eBay for $2 shipped. I actually really like these 1975 mini jersey cards. They're pretty cool. Last week I mentioned trying to build up our collection of D-Backs cards. Well this is our first Justin Upton relic so we're making progress.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Luis Aparicio Collection - 2004 UD Ultimate Collection

I don't remember this set but I was glad to pick up this card for less than $2 shipped. I liked it because it was numbered ( 454/675 ) and because it features a nice picture of Luis Aparicio that I haven't seen before.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

# UH 291 - Jonathan Herrera

Jonathan Herrera spent most of 2011 on the big league roster with the Colorado Rockies. He played in 104 games and but didn't put up that good of numbers. Maybe 2012 will be a breakout year for him.

# UH 291 - Jonathan Herrera

Progress: 461/990

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

# UH 279 - Alex Hinshaw

We've been doing a lot of non-2008 Topps posts lately but that doesn't mean we're non still working hard on the set. I'm finding that posting cards from our Luis Aparicio player collection or of other things I like keep blogging more entertaining for me.

That being said, next up is another signed 2008 Topps card. This one is of San Francisco Giants reliever, Alex Hinshaw.

# UH 279 - Alex Hinshaw

Progress: 460/990

Monday, November 14, 2011

2007 Topps Allen & Ginter - Stephen Drew Jersey Card

We made a trade with TheBrooklynMet from Clear Cut Cards. We sent him the Ike Davis jersey card we pulled out of our Topps Lineage Hot Pack. He sent us this nice Stephen Drew jersey card from the 2007 Allen & Ginter set. I'm slowly trying to build up my D-Backs collection. This one's a pretty sweet addition.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Luis Aparicio Collection - 1993 Action Packed

I remember Action Packed being kind of a big deal in the early 90s. I remember them more for their football sets but they did come out with a few sets of baseball Hall of Famers too.

This card is from their 1993 set. I like it because the photo is almost identical to the cover on the April 30, 1962
Sports Illustrated cover.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

# 29 - Ryan Church - Team Gift Set

Ryan Church also signed his card from the 2008 Topps Mets Team Gift Set for us too. This one's an entirely different picture from his regular issue.

# 29 - Ryan Church - Team Gift Set

Friday, November 11, 2011

Someone Reads My Blog!

John from Donruss 1982 is compiling a list of the 20 Greatest Sports Card Blogs of All-Time. In case you missed it, My 2008 Topps Set Blog came in at # 18. With over 300 blogs currently on the Sports Card Blog Roll, I'm very honored to be part of his list.

You can check out his post on our blog here.

And please enjoy this 1982 Donruss card. It's of one of my favorite Hall of Famers, Andre Dawson.

# NYM-13 - Ryan Church - Team Set

Got a nice TTM return recently from former New York Mets outfielder, Ryan Church. Ryan signed his card from the 2008 Mets 14 card team set for us. This one's different from his regular issue that had him on the Washington Nationals.

# NYM-13 - Ryan Church - Team Set

Thursday, November 10, 2011

2010 Topps Finest - Daniel Hudson Patch Certified Auto

On our final day of "5 Days of Daniel Hudson" we bring to you a nice manufactured patch certified autograph. This one's from the 2010 Topps Finest set. This is the first manufactured patch auto I've ever bought. I must say these are nicer in person than I thought they would be. Maybe it's because the signature on this one isn't bad. I've seen worse.

In case you were wondering, this one's numbered 78/217 on the back.

I hope you enjoyed "5 Days of Daniel Hudson." Go D-Backs!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2010 Bowman Sterling - Daniel Hudson Certified Auto Refractor

Day four of our "Five Days of Daniel Hudson" brings us a card that looks very similar to the one we posted yesterday. The only difference is that this one's a refractor and is numbered to 199. I'm a sucker for a nice refractor so I threw down a few extra bucks and picked up this one too.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2010 Bowman Sterling - Daniel Hudson Certified Auto

Our "5 Days of Daniel Hudson" continues with a 2010 release from the Bowman Sterling set. This one's a nice simple, shiney card with a sticker auto. I do like the small D-Backs logo in the lower right corner. Also, Daniel's wearing the D-Backs grey away jersey which happens to be my favorite D-Backs jersey.

Does anyone besides me follow Daniel Hudson ( @DHuddy41 ) on Twitter? Actually more importantly, are you following me ( @unclemoe ) on Twitter? If you're not, you should follow us both.

Monday, November 7, 2011

2011 Topps Update - Daniel Hudson Certified Auto

Alot of people have been asking if we're starting a Daniel Hudson player collection. The answer is no. He's a rising star on our favorite team and his certs are going for just a few bucks right now. So not really a player collection, just a collection of cards of a player we really like.

Day two of the "Five Days of Daniel Hudson" brings us a nice auto from the 2011 Topps Update set. This one is from their Next 60 insert set. Nice follow-up to their Topps 60 set from Series 1 and 2. I like the way the red border compliments Daniel's D-Backs jersey.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen - Daniel Hudson Certified Auto

We've picked up a few certified autographs from Arizona Diamondbacks starter, Daniel Hudson recently. I thought I'd do a post for each of them over the next few days. Let's call it "5 Days of Daniel Hudson."

Day one starts us off with a nice on-card signature from the 2011 Topps Gypsy Queen set. Gypsy Queen hit the blogosphere pretty hard a few months ago. It was everywhere. I even did a pack break. It's still a great set with a great autograph checklist.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Luis Aparicio Collection - 2003 Topps Fan Favorites Refractor

I love refractors. I didn't even remember that the 2003 Topps Fan Favorites set had refractors as inserts. This card is extremely nice and is numbered to 299. I'm glad to have it as part of our collection.