Sunday, October 28, 2012

Custom: 1986 Topps - The League

I knocked out the first three seasons of The League on Netflix and am starting on the new episodes currently airing on FX.

If you haven't seen this show, it's pretty great. It's about five friends who play in a fantasy football league together. If you've been turned off because you're not hardcore into fantasy sports, you're missing out. Their friendship and the crazy antics they get into together are just downright hilarious.

I made a few custom 1986 Topps football cards of the guys: Kevin, Taco, Ruxin, Pete and Andre. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Daniel Hudson Collection - 2012 Topps Chrome Orange Refractor

Like any good baseball fan, I appreciate statistics. When it comes to this blog I pay attention to things like page views and how many posts I write a month. Historically speaking, October is the month when I get burnt out on blogging.

The least number of posts I've ever done in a month is 12. That's happened three times in forty-five months that we've been doing this. Two of those three times were in October.

Here we are in another October and my blog posts have once again been sporadic. Don't worry, I've got a few things lined up to make sure we hit 12 posts this month. I don't want to set a new record for the least amount of posts.

Additionally, I've got a bunch of stuff scanned for November. A few D-Backs, some Lil Luis, and of course cards from our bread and butter 2008 Topps.

I'll stop rambling so you don't have to tl;dr me.

Here's a nice orange refractor for our Daniel Hudson collection. It's from the 2012 Topps Chrome set. 

Monday, October 22, 2012

# RR-CS - Clint Sammons - Relic Card

I'm a sucker for a cheap relic card. This Clint Sammons jersey from 2008 Topps set me back $1.31 shipped. I like the background on this one. Nice and gloomy.

# RR-CS - Clint Sammons - Relic Card

Sunday, October 21, 2012

2009 Bowman Chrome - David Hernandez Certified Auto

I didn't have an autograph of Diamondbacks reliever, David Hernandez. Then I stumbled on this Bowman Chrome Rookie Refractor Auto on eBay. I've been trying to cut back on my purchases lately but when all was said and done I had won this great card for $2.58 shipped. That was a deal too good to pass up.

With the addition of Heath Bell yesterday and the resigning of J.J. Putz, it will be interesting to see how our whole bullpen situation works out.

Friday, October 19, 2012

2005 Topps Pristine Legends - Reggie Jackson

Friend of the blog, Brian, from 30-Year Old Cardboard sent over a few cards. When I opened the package I expected some Diamondbacks from the 2012 Topps Update set. There were some great D-Backs in there but it was this card that really blew me away.

Brian picked up this Reggie Jackson card for himself over a year ago. I commented on his post saying how much I liked it. I graduated from Arizona State and had never seen this one before. I kind of forgot about that but Brian didn't. He found another copy of it earlier this month at his local card show.

The 2005 Topps Pristine set was great but you don't really see it around much. I only have one or two cards from it myself. I didn't even know this Reggie Jackson ASU card existed until Brian's post.

Thanks, Brian! This card is instantly one of my favorites.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

2010 Topps - Joey Votto Cards Your Mom Threw Out

I sold a few things on Listia and had some credits burning a whole in my digital pocket. It took me awhile to find something good and then this Joey Votto rookie card reprint came along. It's from the 2010 Topps Cards Your Mom Threw Out insert set. It's a reprint of his 2008 Topps card so it will fit in nicely with our collection.

If you're not already on Listia, click here to sign up. You'll get a bunch of credits for free that you can use to buy lots of cool stuff. 


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Luis Aparicio Collection - 1969 Topps Deckle

This is the first Luis Aparicio card I ever got. My dad gave it to me a long time ago. Sometimes he would give me some old vintage cards from his collection that weren't in the best shape. I've had this one as long as I can remember. It had to be the early 90s when he gave it to me if not before then. That was long before we started buying Lil Luis autographs together. It was even before there was even a thought of working on a Luis Aparicio collection.

It's beat up pretty bad. There's a big tear accross the front and some tape on the side but I like it just the way it is. Thanks, Dad! 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Daniel Hudson Collection - 2012 Topps Triple Threads

There's too many parallel versions in 2012 Topps Triple Threads. All I know is I have this sepia version of Daniel Hudson that is numbered to 75. It scanned kind of weird. It's a lot less blue in person I swear. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Luis Aparicio Collection - 1972 Topps In Action

It seems like almost everyone in the blogosphere is on Listia these days. This is the first card I've won on there. It's Luis Aparicio's In Action card from the 1972 Topps set.

If you're not on Listia already click here to sign up. You'll get some free credits, I'll get some free credits. Everyone will be happy. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

2012 Topps Update is Here!

On the way home from work I stopped by Wal-Mart and picked up two blasters and a few packs of 2012 Topps Update.

This one kind of made up for only getting one card of a guy on the Diamondbacks...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Yesterday's D-Backs Game

Yesterday we headed over to Chase Field for one last time this season. We had a great time as usual. On Sundays the Diamondbacks hold a "Kids Run the Bases" event after the game. We had never done that before so my son was excited. Normally this is only for kids under thirteen but yesterday they invited all fans to go out onto the field so I got to run around with him. It was cool.

During the game we were also given wrist bands by a friendly season ticket holder. They gave us access to attend a special autograph session with a few players after the game. I guess she didn't want to stay and thought we might like to go. She was right.

It was pretty awesome even though we didn't have any cards or anything with us. Luckily they had some promo 5x7 photos available at the autograph table. These are just like the ones we got signed at Fan Fest back in February. They're still much better than the boring head shot they sometimes give out at these types of things.

We went home with signed photos of Kirk Gibson, Matt Lindstrom, Gerardo Parra, Takashi Saito, and Brad Ziegler. That was a nice surprise.