Thursday, May 24, 2018

Recent Additions

These updates are starting to become more of an annual thing.

3 boring APBA cards that are nearly identical.

The buyback checklist was once on the Top 10 want list but was removed due to it being quite boring.  It was there just to complete the buyback set.  Next to it is a 1998 Topps Stars Gold Rainbow #/99.  The final card is the last of the playing cards I needed.

I still feel compelled to purchase (or at least try to) any Donruss Recollection that pops up.  The second card is a 1998 Pinnacle Certified Mirror Red that I don't know too much about but don't think they were ever released.  

My second R & N China card of Sandy

A 2013 Signa Cuts card #/5.  It was cheap, not much more to say about it.

Finally snagged an Archives Signature card with the Rockies.

A pair of 1/1 autos from 2017 Topps Archives Postseason 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Didn't Come Close To Winning This But...

Thought I'd better save the pictures of this card...It's the first Flair Showcase Masterpiece I've seen.  It sold on eBay for $336 US.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Knocking Off #3

Finally completed the Donruss Signature auto rainbow from ‘97 & 98.  I have been trying to obtain this card for quite some time.  Haven't added much to the Sandy collection in quite some time, especially older cards.  Most of the new stuff is the 2016 & 2017 Topps Signature Archives, which I'm kinda getting bored of.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

My First 2017 Archives Postseason Signatures Have Arrived

I recently won two - 3 case breaks from Boomo Breaks (ebay:rainwhiskerr).  Not the most PC breaker out there!  But shipping was quick and priced reasonable to Canada.  No complaints on this end.  I ended up with 7 signatures out of the 6 cases.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

2017 Topps Archives Signature Series Postseason Edition

1989 Topps /53
1990 Topps /67
1990 Topps Traded /16
1991 Topps /31
1992 Topps /35
1992 Topps Gold Winner /61
1993 Topps /37
1994 Topps /25
1994 Topps Gold /17
1996 Topps /42
1997 Topps /54
1999 Topps /23
1999 Topps Opening Day /7
2000 Topps /64
2000 Topps Opening Day /9
2001 Topps /25
2001 Topps Traded /14
2002 Topps Opening Day /17
2003 Topps /16
2006 Topps Update /10

1999 Chrome /23
2000 Chrome /5
2002 Chrome /13
2002 Chrome Traded /4

1991 Stadium Club /11
1991 Stadium Club Charter Member /14
1992 Stadium Club Dome /15
1992 Stadium Club AS /15
1994 Stadium Club /15
1994 Stadium Club Rainbow /14
1995 Stadium Club BES /16
1996 Stadium Club /12
1997 Stadium Club /14
1998 Stadium Club /15
1999 Stadium Club /15
2002 Stadium Club /22

1994 Finest /21
1998 Finest No Protector /12

1991 Toys R Us /1
1997 Stars /16
1998 Gold Label /26
1999 Gold Label /16
1999 Gallery /10
2001 Heritage /1
2002 Total /18
2003 Total /7
2004 Total /6
2005 Rookie Cup /1

1989 Bowman /90
1989 Bowman Father/Sons /25
1992 Bowman /13
1994 Bowman /18

2001 Bowman Heritage /36

Friday, September 8, 2017

Semi Annual COMC Shipment

Have only bought two Archives Buyback Signatures since February.  This '91 Bowman beside a 2017 Bowman 70th Anniversary Buyback Red from the same year.  Which I guess proves the red stamped version is not a 1/1.

3 Rediscover Topps, a bronze and two silver's...I'm not actively trying to add these to the collection, but if they pop up on COMC and are cheap enough, I'll purchase them.

The other Archives Buyback auto...this one #'d to 8 was from ebay and won for under $9...seems there's a couple other ebay buyers lately that have pushed the price of some of these low #'d buybacks back up a bit.

A couple parallels and one card I've wanted to add to the collection for quite some time...the In The Cage insert from '98 Pacific had eluded me for either scarcity or too high of an asking price.

3 cards from the 65th Anniversary set available at Walmart...The base auto has been the more difficult one to track down...the two #'d autos were both under $6.

Was able to add 16 new '98 Topps Tek to the collection.  One morning a large number of them were listed on COMC and by either purchasing them outright or best offering for them, I got 15 of the ones I needed.  This now brings me to exactly 2/3 of the way (60/90).  That only took 19 years, so I maybe could hope to be done in 2028!  Not even going to try and do the math on the diffractors.

Finally, through ebay & COMC, picked up three of the four colours of the 2017 Topps Tier One Prime Performers autos.  Have yet to see the the gold auto version (1/1) or either of the 1/1 bat knob or barrel cards out there.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Digital Signature...No Thanks

If you copy and paste a digital card, can you add it to your collection?  I really don't get the allure of digital cards and the Topps Bunt program.  Maybe I'm too old!