Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pulls:Rack Packs Were Good To Me; Well, everything was...

It really pays to hit the retail early before the pack-searchers get through with it. I never had better overall success than during a binge last year.
oh, and I don't have time for deal.

 double Jordany is not to be confused with double Jeopardy. Wong, Kelly and Fernandez look to be watchable prospects, and may prove to have the meddle for the bigs some day. I hope so.
 I love will middlebrooks. Skaggs should prove to be a contender too. All aside from Will will (no typo) be on sale this summer. This was the extent of my prospecting for 2012. 7rack packs and 3 blasters. nice.
 These two are keepers. I love the proportions of the Wylie card and the speaks to me. Little Timmy is on-card and is an all-american. thank you for the guaranteed autos "leaf"
 Exceptional design from Topps. I love simplicity, and this use of minimal chrome and plenty of white make this well photoed Lipka a star at home.
 I wanted an auto of Cuthbert, but not necessarily one of him looking like a 5yr old who just crapped his pants...after telling you he didn't crap his pants. Good enough design and I got a few Richmond Flying Squirrels for the home team.
 I sort of dig this design. Never a huge fan of open-ended horizontals, especially if they don't use the whole space...Mr. Nash I'm looking in your general direction.
I am crazy about this year's Rookies and Stars. I hit this in a blaster. Great looking card with a below-avg. auto. Have you noticed how some topps products are basic and fundamental rip-off of old UD titles...that stings. I was an UD man since 89.
I yoinked this from a blaster of A&G (it REALLY pays to buy early) Currently up for sale due to the money value of the card being more than sentimental value.
 I bought the Felix last spring, and got the Markakis in a shady deal with the reclusive Beardy. I haven't gotten a chance to show them off.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

If You Gotta Cut...Cut here.

i am a huge fan of how this card turned out. as some of you may know, i am not partial to re-cut photos or cards as the medium for the signature in question. this one has such an iconic stance highlighted from the knees down. combine this with the chucks and socks and we are not only  looking at classic basketball posture, but fasion as well. sheer excellence in where to cut if you have to. [oh and my shift keys are crapped out so deal.] i bought one blaster of cut signatures and landed this...
'daffy' was realted to 'dizzy' dean, and made some fame for himself as well. wouldn't you know i was strapped for cash and sold it the next day for 120.00and change. if i were a retired/deceased auto collector this would never have left my hands. it is an awesome piece but i have to get used to only keeping a photo of some of my pulls.
next up;
pulls from the fall/winter; rack packs been berry berry good to me. eff you sammy.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Massive Hiatus: explained

Short version:
I had knee surgery and got short order. Don't get me wrong, there was much more, but those were the highlights. If anyone has had major surgery and gone to that dark place that pools around you when you cannot escape real pain.
But that was then, and this is now.
The light wavelengths have finally begun to lengthen (this makes such a difference in my perception, it is truly amazing.
I have spring fever already. Last baseball season was so intriguing and there is so much talent on deck for 2013...the O's and Nats have contention-ready teams and have made some (fairly) wise choices over the off-season
I can't wait to see what I do...