Monday, April 16, 2018

1989-90 NBA Hoops

Ok, so this will be the last time (probably) that I mention basketball cards on a baseball card blog. This set is like a bad penny. It just keeps turning up in my collection. I remember in 1989 when this set was all the rage due to the David Robinson rookie cards. I wanted to purchase packs of this stuff but when the card stores where charging anywhere from $1-$3 dollars a pack, I just couldn't bite. As time went on thought, and these cards became MUCH more affordable I had to add this set to my collection. This is probably the third time I've had this set in my collection after getting rid of it twice because I felt like it just didn't belong. This time it's here to stay for good. Coupled with the fact that I was able to track down the special promotional binder that was released with these cards in 1989, I'm glad to have this bad penny turn up once more.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

1990-91 Skybox

I must be a glutton for punishment. This is the third time that I've added this set to my collection. The previous two times I sold the set with the intention of focusing solely on baseball. Obviously that hasn't worked. There is a big difference though this time around in regards to collecting this set. In addition to adding the 423 base cards to my collection, I purchased the "limited edition" binder that Skybox released in 1990 for their cards. I also just finished purchasing the last prototype card I needed, the Jordan that I have pictured. I also have the promo card that was given away at the 1990 NBA All-Star game that year. I'm still on the fence as to whether or not I should try to chase the four broadcaster cards since they're extremely tough to find and considering the fact that a Julie Moran card sold a few weeks back on eBay for more than $100. Ouch! Anyway, I'm glad I added this set back into my collection where it will definitely be staying this time around.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

2017 Kahn's Cincinnati Reds Team Set

30 cards total: Bryan Price, Tim Adleman, Arismendy Alcantara, Bronson Arroyo, Homer Bailey, Tucker Barnhart, Lisalverto Bonilla, Austin Brice, Tony Cingrani, Zack Cozart, Anthony DeSclafani, Adam Duvall, Scott Feldman, Brandon Finnegan, Amir Garrett, Scooter Gennett, Billy Hamilton, Raisel Iglesias, Patrick Kivlehan, Michael Lorenzen, Devin Mesoraco, Wandy Peralta, Jose Peraza, Scott Schebler, Robert Stephenson, Drew Storen, Eugenio Suarez, Stuart Turner, Joey Votto, Blake Wood

Friday, March 2, 2018

2017 Topps Cincinnati Reds Team Set

40 cards total in the base set and the update set.

85 Brandon Finnegan
110 Joey Votto League Leader
128 Adam Duvall
185 Raisel Iglesias
188 Caleb Cotham
200 Homer Bailey
253 Tucker Barnhart
288 Joey Votto
297 Anthony DeSclafani
310 Scott Schebler
386 Michael Lorenzen
395 Drew Storen
414 Zack Cozart
473 Eugenio Suarez
506 Jose Peraza
511 Devin Mesoraco
539 Amir Garrett
539SP Amir Garrett
540 Billy Hamilton
599 Cincinnati Reds Team Card
698 Tony Cingrani
US12 Lisalverto Bonilla
US43 Joey Votto
US43SP Joey Votto
US43SP Johnny Bench
US48 Ariel Hernandez
US53 Barrett Astin
US75 Jake Buchanan
US139 Luis Castillo
US140 Sal Romano
US155 Cincinnati Reds Run and Hit
US158 Phillip Ervin
US178 Stuart Turner
US205 Zack Cozart
US205SP Barry Larkin
US211 Rookie Davis
US254 Amir Garrett
US271 Jesse Winker
US271SP Jesse Winker
US285 Scott Feldman

Monday, February 5, 2018

For Less Than The Price of a 2018 Topps Hanger Box

I was able to purchase this 2012 Leaf Metal Draft Pete Rose autograph card for $9.99 with FREE shipping. I've seen where the 2018 Topps hanger boxes at Walmart are going for $9.99 (not including tax). I think I did pretty well picking up a new Rose autograph for my collection for under ten dollars. This marks my 634th unique Rose card. I'm hoping I can crack the 700 mark by the end of the year.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

2018 Topps

It's that time of year again! Topps has just released their 2018 flagship cards and, like I've done every year for the past 10 years, I've purchased my Reds team set off eBay. Hopefully by this time next week I should have the cards in hand. Just a couple of thoughts about this year's set. First, I still miss the borders on this set. I'll always believe that full bleed photography should be reserved for Stadium Club. Second, I think there's too much going on in the footer of the card. The color swoosh and pixel disintegration are just over the top for me. Photography is decent but I'm getting tired of chasing short print cards. It's just a pain trying to track these down every year. I feel sorry for those of you that have to track down those dreaded SUPER SHORT PRINTS! Anyway, on a much lighter note, at least baseball season is right around the corner!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Adding Silk to the Rainbow

Wow, it's almost been two months since I've posted to the blog. Just wanted to share with everyone the latest addition to my 2013 Topps Joey Votto Rainbow project. This silk card appeared a few months ago on Check Out My Cards and I knew I had to add it to the collection. Numbered 9/50 this is the first (and will probably be the last) silk card to enter my collection. I'm now up to 34 different Votto cards in this project. I'm still on the hunt for 6 more cards to wrap up this project. In case you're interested they're: 2013 Topps Factory Orange numbered to 230, 2013 Topps Wrapper Redemption Silver Slate numbered to 10, 2013 Topps Printing Plate numbered to 1, 2013 Topps Opening Day Toy's R Us Purple parallel, 2013 Topps Chrome Camo Refractor numbered to 15 and 2013 Topps Chrome Pink Refractor numbered to 5.