Friday, June 25, 2010
...as for the card design...when have the "SOF" auto cards from bowman not looked super awkward? (especially when they switched to stickers)
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Card auction found here
This is a pretty unique version of the Exquisite Rookie Signatures line (that we all knew was a mildly veiled ploy to have us expect the greatness of exquisite, and with a killer crop of rookies! Right?...no.) This shyte was just as expensive as the real when it came out, and there are wayyy too many problems with the set that are starting to show their faces as I carefully choose which card I would like to own.
This set brought us some amazing collectibles that are pieces unto themselves, but when it comes to stickers and thier "wonderful" curves...shit goes wrong...
Could you honestly say that the card above would not be 1000% times more intrinsically/aesthetically valuable if the sticker were not involved?
Granted, I have a long-standing problem with sticker autos, and I am not alone. This one didn't even have a chance...look at where it is placed. It interferes with so many components of the card's oeverall design, it cannot be...but it is. It was the only place the doltish final artists gave it to go. This card was meant for an autograph, act like it.
I would potentially spend a good amount of (really fkking) hard-earned money to add this part of one of the decade's most exciting participants, had his simple auto been allowed to be graced on the card DESIGNED for it. Maybe Upper Deck was getting lazy and complacent in their later years, but this is a common sense/simple design issue.
I miss Upper Deck so much.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I guess I also got the 08 and 09 chrome prospects confused. I am so damn picky. I guess that comes in handy more often than not. Screw the people at subway. Yes I want that many pickles on my turkey sub, deal with it.
I dabbled in graded cards and came out on top.
I have not been back.
I won't be.
Gellman over at SCU explains precisely why this card was supposedly graded as 9.5 and why this is my position.
Monday, June 21, 2010
I find the effect to be grainy, awkward, and disney-esque. I do not really like anything disney. One of my new favorite blogs Community Gum did a review that reflects the same sentiments. ( link here ) It's creepy, artificial and, well, I (what's the closest to "hate" without actual hate?) 2010 Topps.
I am sending out my entire stash out in the next few days. I am keeping an auto I pulled of Dan Bard (down with him) and a few GU and 2020 and Turkeys (the sky is just so pretty this year) for my PC, but overall, the only two redeeming qualities of the base set are Card #1 and Nick Markakis' "SAFE!" shot.
everything else=do not want.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Look again! HOLDING?! AYFKM?!
we got HOSED! Goddammit.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
10, 13, 24, 35, 64, 80, 97
History of Game:
Baby Pictures(what did they pay the pirates for the pics?)
RD, DM, BR, CM(x2)
History of WS
2Gold, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 15Gold, 16, 17, 18x2, 19, 22x2, 23
These are basically free, people. Claim as many as you want, in the comments and they are yours...Here's what I need:
I need either 1 (one) 2010 heritage chrome card, or 1(one) Bowman prospect refractor from 2006-2010 or another refractor of some (any) kind...don't care who, don't care how.
anyway, as I find more (they are somewhere) I will list them, and as cards are claimed, I will erase them.
thanks and have a great day,
EMAIL ME FOR ADDRESS ONCE YOU HAVE LEFT A COMMENT.
I will update availability as fast as possible.
updated 11pm 6/18
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
You are helping out a brother here, so please feel free to email offers.
have a great night.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Gentlemen and Ladies,
I am putting the following items up for auction in the near future through my eBay account. I am writing the post for two reasons.
If you see a card that you absolutely must have, then let me know and I promise we will work out something fair. (likely better than ebay with the fees and shipping right?!)
The second reason is that I will keep you all updated on the closing price of each of these auctions. I do plan on doing most of them in a traditional auction, so we could learn something. I know I will.
anyway, window shop...or enjoy for the fk of it.
#/25 Red Refractor
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
"A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible.
Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 40 - Could not open a connection to SQL Server)
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.
ok. nice job everybody...
UPDATE: it is 11:51 and I finally got into my TMCG account...
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
After reading a post by Beardy about a card he did not expect to win, I thought I would bust out the one I had to talk about.
I put in the minimum bid on this Pena auto, 1.01. I have wanted this card for so long. L0s' auto is one of my favorites and I don't love the look of the Topps base auto.
I check back in the other day, and it was mine for 99 cents. (FREE shipping)
Finally, I believe you all. I apologize for thinking you were all a bunch of filthy liars.
where it's at.....got two burned fables and a bike with chrome.
EDIT:upon further review, this card had FREE shipping as is edited above.
I have one more auto coming in the mail that was .99 with free shipping, but it has none of the starpower this one has, if I can even say that.
Monday, June 7, 2010
I am pumped that the lame blue parallel that I got was of a Brewer, and that I got all the big guys, except for Harper (but Cardboard Problem has more on that). I got a great looking Blue refractor, Dustin Ackley chrome, and a peculiarly poular ($20+) Jose Iglesias auto.
The auto pull is tight. It's nice to be happy with a pull from any of several teams, a nice thing about moving every 3.4 years.
that title is extremely dramatic. Save for the design, which I love because I am a simpleton when it comes to cards, 2010 Bowman has caused just such drama. It is all alot of us have to write about. I am still wishing someone else would help me out with HertChrome, but now this set of "epic" proportions is upon us. It is nice to see people and writers lose feathers over this one, and the stir has gone nationwide and mainstream and all that.
I will not have to buy any more of this product, and will hope to trade for the base I want. Then I got the "sorta flashback to fleerUltra" inserts of two of the biggest stories in baseball including the kid who will be pitching for the geographically closest baseball team to my heart. (to say nothing of my growing enthusiasm for the team) Oh, and a cubs guy. do not want.
CardWeblogger Fact # 342: Non-refractor chrome cards scan like crap. Refractor chrome cards look gorgeous.
Best improvement: silver signature overlay (so sick, but I bet I'll get sick of it) worst "improvement": continuing the "base rookie auto"...that is some bullshit. I just want a real Heyward RC in chrome dammit. (and still making those "gold" cards in every pack...that is just plain stupid)
Still beats the shit out of everything 2010 Topps has to offer save for TMCG.
If you have 2010 topps needs, I am your man, I am keeping about zero of those cards. (not ONE made it into my top 100 best-looking cards. The auto above is automatically in my top 60 or so favorite autos and that Cody wheeler easily cracked the top 40 best-looking chrome cards.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Not long after, I learned what a rookie card was, and started to read Beckett. By the time I was 10, "monetary value" came into play.
Today I want to pay tribute to the one man who was the focus of my first era of chasing rookie cards, and managed to weather an incredible storm, only to be doing fine (err) when I returned to the hobby just 5 short years ago.
Now, I have to admit, the Cincinnati Reds leave a bad taste in my mouth. Joe Morgan and Johnny Bench are a few of the extremely rare exceptions. When it comes ot the National League, I am a Brewers fan exclusively. I hate the Cubs (hate is a strong word), and the reds just kind of make me sickish. I try not to think about the Pirates except for ADMcClutchen.
This makes it all the more ironic that my favorite auto and GU (both pictured below) that I have pulled since 05, are both in reds unis...so be it. I love them. I pulled them, and they are in the "mine" boxes, likely never to be traded. That being said, I have a few more of my favorite KGJr. cards pictured here.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Also, how cool would it be if this guy was a submariner? I mean, "Heaver Low"...not a bad nickname, for a guy wearing frikkin tie-dye on the diamond. Hell, blame it all on the aquasox...any uniform transgressions are easily explained away in AA, but less so in AAA.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
After that, I have a hell of a lot of cards to organize and send out before the end of the month. Most are unsolicited, so I hope you all are ready.
After about 3months of total ambiguity, I have been retained at my current school, and I am still convinced that if I stay here, it would be much like Prince staying in Milwaukee...good, great even...but maybe not meant to be in the long run of a young career such as ours.
C'mon Crew!? let's get it together! The freaking REDS are beating the shit out of you!