Thursday, January 27, 2011

Jump in prices on 2011 topps series 1.

I was just checking out blowout cards and saw that their price on a hobby box of series 1 2011 has jumped up twenty dollars as has their jumbo. Other sites seem to be following suit.

This makes me glad I pre-ordered a week or so ago. However, for those that did not, not so much. It would have certainly put my card buying on hold, at least concerning 2011 series 1 cards.

The jump in price appears to be because of the wrapper redemption Topps has announced which I am sure most of you have heard about. If you send in 36 hobby wrappers or 10 jumbo ones you get a 5 card set featuring current MLB players on 1952 black diamond design. Read more about it HERE.

Is that really worth the extra jump in price? I'm asking you guys, the seasoned vetrens of card collecting, versus me, the rookie. I figure a lot of people will be redeming these cards which will decrease the price of said cards.(I would assume) I would rather save my twenty and put it to any black diamond card I wanted, which is sure to appear on E-bay.

I will likely send in the wrappers just because, but I care more about putting together the base set.

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Tuesday at 4 pm at the Sports Academy in Evans Ga! The Braves are doing their caravan this year again and the players and personal listed are as follows for the one I plan on going to!

Jonny Venters
Matt Young
Freddie Freeman
Brandon Hicks
Fredi Gonzalez <- w00t

I am excited for them all though!

I have been the last two years they have had it and had a blast. Can't wait this year. The years before I got to go through the line twice, even three times. If I can this year I just may have a contest. I just wish I had someone to go with as I always end up going alone.

Read more about which players will be where HERE.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Just pre-ordered my first ever hobby box.

Of Topps 2011 series 1! I have collected all the sets starting from 2007 and up ...except for 2009 because I got pissed off at walmart (and my lack of paying attention) and bought a couple blasters of the black boarded cards before I realized my error.

Now I can get an early start on my set building and not have to wait until practically the next year to start collecting for the year before. In fact, I just got a 2008 upper deck masterpieces retail box last week.

...and it seems Topps has moved up the date of release to Feb 2 for 2011 series 1. :)

Also, I am curious how many people out there are set collectors.

I like collecting certain players and teams, but there is nothing like putting together a set. I love filling a hole in a nine page sleeve when I finally get the card I was looking for. I love being able to watch my set want list dwindle and get smaller and smaller. I love flipping through my binders and seeing all the filled pages. I love that I have something to do with my doubles if there are other fellow set collectors.

Go get them Angels! ...quick

Section 36 is giving away cards for free. FREE! The Angels are the only team left and I know there has got to be some Angel fans. Eeven if you don't, just give the blog a look-se.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Want list help 2010 topp series 2 (willing to pay)

The hobby box took out a chunk, but I still need help to complete the set and I will even pay 5 cents a card if we can't trade.

My needs

330, 334, 335, 337, 345, 347, 349, 350. 351, 354-358
360 363-368, 370, 375 376, 377, 378, 383, 384, 385,
392, 393, 395, 398, 399, 402, 405, 408, 413, 418, 421,
422, 423, 427, 429, 430, 435, 438-441, 445, 450-455,
461, 462, 463, 465, 467, 469, 471, 472, 475, 479 483,
490, 491, 493, 486, 498, 501, 502, 504, 505, 510,
514, 515, 516, 522-527, 531, 532, 534, 539, 540, 543,
544, 549, 551, 553, 556. 560, 561, 562, 564, 565,
567 571, 572, 573, 575, 576, 579, 580, 582, 583,
586, 591, 592, 595, 596. 599, 600, 604, 610, 611,
613 615, 619, 622-626, 634, 636, 637, 640, 541.
645, 646, 647, 60, 651, 655, 657, 658, 659, 661-?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

WIN some cards.

I needed something to kick off the new year, so I thought why not a contest.

The contest is easy. Or well.. maybe not so easy.

Simply guess what Christmas gift my mom got me and you will win various cards from your favorite team. MAYBE even a jersey or auto... if I have them. I can't promise the cards will be great or even that good but they are yours.

I'll even give hints

Hint 1: It has something to do with Chipper Jones
Hint 2 : It is NOT a baseball card
Hint 3: Think out of the BIN
hint: 4 Study my username really good

Contest last for a week. You get one guess per day. If two people wind up guessing the item, the first person who posted gets it. If nobody guesses I'll "Thrash" the contest and start a new one.

Monday, January 10, 2011

50 doubles in a hobby box?

Is that normal? Or did I get a dud.

My mom bought a Series 2, 2010 hobby box as birthday gift and I winded up with a mess of doubles. I did get a rookie redemption and auto as the box promised however. It puts a dent in my set collection though.

I got a Heyward at least :) Very few Braves Sadly. Lot of Mets.

Seriously, Topps.. seriously?!

and I thought the Pokey Reese 1998 card was bad. At least it was of a PERSON.