Saturday, June 27, 2009

I need 2008 Upper Deck X cards,

I want to complete an Upper Deck X 2008 set. Yes, I happen to like Upper Deck X. It will also be (with YOUR help) my very first complete set. Or well, with the base cards anyhow. I’d like the shiny cards as well, but I don’t know how they are numbered. (Yes, I called them shiny cards, because they are... shiny)

I don’t know if people generally ask (beg) for sets like this and I hope I am not breaking some cardinal rule of baseball card blogging. I just don’t have any cards to trade. Or ones that anyone would want anyhow.

I will give you something in return. Like, umm… a handwritten letter of heartfelt thanks? I’m serious. I don’t have a lot to give, but my barley legible handwriting I have. Maybe even a few quarters for the postage you pay as well.

Oh, and what I mean by normal and cut is.. (Norma1= regular four sided card. (Cut= cards cut in shape of an X.))

P.S: Which is list is easier to read?


If there any above 97 I need them.

1-3, 6-8, 10, 12-18, 20-24, 28-30, 33, 35-37, 39, 41-46, 49, 50, 53, 55-57, 60, 62-65, 67, 70, 71, 75-79, 82-87, 90-94, 96-?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Iron=:( Mail= :)

Today is not my day. No it is not. Nope. Nada. Mainly due to the fact the pool we worked so hard to put up is now a dark red in color thanks to all the iron in the water. Plus other things have managed to make this day one I would rather forget.

There was one bright spot however, and that came by way of the mailman.

I GOT MY TOM GLAVINE CARD! I thought I was going to be forced to wait yet another day when my mom and I drove up to check the mail, as it, nor my beloved choptalk didn’t appear to be there.

….Then she pulled two pieces of mail that had been left behind in the box…. and THERE IT WAS!

.. an envelope addressed to me, with the return address bearing “compliments of bad wax.” Oh, bright spot in a not so happy day! ( ..I’m still waiting on Chop Talk.)

The envelope had torn open already, but there was Tommy gazing up at me, as safe and sound as any card could be. My very first card in the mail, the first of many I hope.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Black VS White

Ok, so that isn’t the most politically correct title, but it serves the purpose of what I want to talk about.

I had bought two blasters packs of Topps 2009 series 1 awhile back. What I did not know at time though, was that Wal-Mart was doing a special black boarded card set.

Newbie me thought that was how they where all supposed to look. At least that is, until today, when I bought two retail packs of series 2 cards. They had white borders. Then I got to looking at other card blogs. They had series 1 cards with white borders. SEEEEEE!

I don’t really have that much of a problem with them really. The border looks fine and all, I’m just funny about wanting sets to look the same. I just wish I would have known about the special black borders before hand. So many different stores/etc seem to have various things going on with cards. Like the 2009 set with Traget retro and the Wal-mart black borders.

What do you all think of such sets having different varations? Do you just combine the cards to make one set (like some from Target and others from wal-mart, etc) Or do you stick to one? (all black border cards)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Damnit Braves and G-L-A-V-I-N-E

No, this is not a rant about Glavine being let go.

Those of you that have been watching the games know what I mean by Damnit Braves. I love the guys and always will, but this can't keep going on. I sometimes think the one run loss is worse than last night's 2-7 loss.

AND on an unrealted and better note.. I WON A TOM GLAVINE CARD! Thanks to chemgod at Bad Wax.

I was so excited that night after winning that I couldn't sleep and ended up having to take one of those over the counter sleep aides. And wow, I didn't realize how sad that sounds untill now. ;P I am just an easily excitable and nervous person.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Topps 06 and Upper Deck X

I want to complete the 2006 Topps base set. Why go for a three year old set? Easy, I’m jobless. I will not say why I am jobless, just that I have a couple of “problems” and we are looking for help in trying to get past said problems. Currently however, the only way I can make money is doing odd jobs around the house. That also means I don’t get an ungodly amount of money, so I’ve chosen to go after packs with reduced prices.

Our Fred’s (sort of like a small k-mart) had several blasters packs of 06, which through the months, I have been buying.

..And I just bought the last two blasters packs they had today. Even with these I’ll likely still have far from a full set. Actually there is no likely about it, I know I will not. Hence why I say I wanted to complete the set. Unfortunately you can’t always get what you want.

There is the internet I suppose, although I’m a bit weary about that.

I also want to complete the Upper Deck X set. I happen to like the cards, so sue me. Doubt I’ll get to complete the set though as K-mart is the only place I’ve seen Blaster packs and they are now all out. …which is thanks to me.

I hear Upper Deck X will be back this year though. I will have to check them out.

...and I need a scanner.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Hi y'all

So I suppose I should give an introduction of sorts.

I’m a twenty four year old female from South Carolina who is obsessed with baseball cards. The baseball card isle is the first (and sometimes) only stop I make in a store and has been where every red cent of my money has gone over the past few weeks. (Self control is something I lack) Nothing makes me more excited and giddy then ripping open a pack of cards and seeing what I got. Since I am currently unable to work, I will do any job for my family that needs doing, from shoevling horseshit to washing cards in exchange for cards.

Although I have always loved the pieces of rectangular cardboard, I never really was serious about the hobby. I have always collected, but it was a just a pack here or a pack there. I didn’t really know much about the different brands or cards, or even that there where Series 1 and Series 2. I didn’t treat the cards a well as I should have.

Now, I’m older and wiser and the card collecting bug has bitten me hard. I still don’t know a lot about cards, but I hope to learn. I’ve been learning a lot by reading all the kick ass baseball blogs out there though. I had no idea there where so many of them. There are several now I read everyday, multiple times a day.

The blogs, combined with my nonexistent social life and lack of job. has inspired me to create my own blog. Bandwagon here I come!

The blog will be about my adventures in the baseball card world. From blaster packs to my futile serach of a baseball card shop, to... to... something.

I should also add that I’m a huge a Brave Fan. Chipper, AKA, the injury prone third baseman, is my favorite ball payer. They likely will also be brought up from time to time.