Sunday, February 7, 2010

Don't Make Me...

Keep posting links to my new site. Every time I do, our traffic spikes, so you all must want to read what I'm posting.

HERE it is again. Bookmark it. Blogroll it. It is my new permanent home. A new post just went up concerning the authenticity of the jumbo patches found in "2009" Ultimate. Check it out!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Good, The Bad & The Chicle

What is a collector to do when he's trapped in a hotel during the worst blizzard to hit Baltimore in decades?

Make a stupid pack break video, that's what.

See it HERE.

For those of you that haven't caught on yet, I am doing most of my posting these days over at my new blog, The Mojo Beard. Most likely, this site will stay active, but I won't be posting here on a regular basis. I have packed up my wit and my trade posts and moved over to wordpress. You can expect more of the same ol' beardy, despite the new location, along with some hopefully new and better content as well.

If you haven't already done so, please check out the new site, and add us to your bookmarks/blogroll if you like what you see.

Is it Spring (training) time yet?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Topps Comes Through!

With an unpossible redemption

See it HERE

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

I am a B.I.P Agent!

Nobody Bips With The Jesus

Just for you Thorzul...

Beardy And The Upper Deck Conspiracy

Can be read HERE, at my new blog. It's a joint venture between Jay, formerly of The Mojo Hand, and myself. We've got big ideas, and hope to keep things as interesting as possible. Not to mention, 2 bloggers equals half the work and twice the awesomeness (right?).

While you're there, add us to your blogrolls, and check out our Topps Pristine video break. It's four packs this time, 2 from '03 & 2 from '04. Did we pull anything awesome? Not really, but go watch it anyway.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Cards From Around The Blogosphere

A bit of a shorty this week, since I am WAY behind on the scanning and the posting. If you sent me cards in the past few weeks, and haven't gotten anything in return yet, your cards should be shipping out no later than Wed. Hopefully I don't miss anyone. Typically, I am on top of this stuff, but life has bee stressful the past few weeks, and as a result my writing, or at least the frequency of it has suffered as a result. Sorry dudes!

First up to bat are a couple of cards from Grant, the Old School Pack Buster. Grant and I have traded before, and he is a very generous trader. Along with a fat stack of random O's were the following 2 cards, both of which I really like:

2009 UD Goodwin Champions Brian Roberts black printing plate 1/1
This is now my 3rd one of one, and all 3 of them are printing plates. Brian Roberts wears #1, and this card is not only his jersey number, but the print run is also his jersey number. By eBay standards, this is a triple 1 of 1, which means it's value is infinite. The national debt could potentially be repaid with this card. I am now the most powerful man in the world thanks to the power of this card.

2009 Topps 206 Adam Jones Old Mill back mini
Why do I never remember to scan the back of these things, when that's all that matters? I now have the regular and Old Mill back versions of this card. It would be cool to try and complete myself a little rainbow, but odds of finding the Magician back are slim to none, especially since there are only 8 of them. I've got a feeling Adam Jones is going to have a VERY big season this year.

Next up is a card from Mike, of JD's Wild Cardz. I sent him a crummy Papelbon sticker auto (ewww!) and in return got this sweet Ichiro relic that is already on it's way to Bud, of First Day Issue, to satisfy a trade from a couple weeks back.

2009 Topps 206 Ichiro Old Mill jersey relic

Last up are some cards from I Am Joe Collector's group breaks. Along with my monthly Orioles slot, I also participated in his UD Premier Football break, and picked up a second monthly slot at a discount. The Athletics were offered up for $10, and I jumped all over it. As per usual, I didn't exactly "kill it" this month, but it surely could have been worse.

2009 Topps 206 David Hernandez Piedmont autograph
It's a shame that Topps had to include a second auto set into 206 that uses those horrible rainbow stickers, especially since these framed mini, on-card autos look so damned good. Hernandez had a decent rookie campaign last season, and will either be the 5th starter, or possibly a long reliever this season. He has a plus fastball, and with another season or two of grooming, could be a decent if not good starter somewhere.

2007 UD Exquisite Erik Bedard gold parallel #'d /75
Wow, what a stupid card this is. It's about as thick as a patch card for essentially no reason at all. Why Bedard was in a product called Exquisite Rookies in 2007 is absolutely beyond me. I tthink his rookie season was 5 years earlier, in 2002.

2008 Upper Deck Premier Ed Reed Premier Stitchings silver manupatch #'d 8/30
Speaking of stupid cards.... This is the second Premier football break I've participated in, and the second crappy manupatch I've received as a result. At least it's a Raven this time. These cards would have been infinitely better with on-card autos at the bottom.

2009 Topps 206 Jimmie Foxx short print
Look who finally remembered to scan the back. I got a whole bunch of Athletics base cards from this break, if anyone is interested, and I also received 2 copies of the card pictured above. Having already owned one prior to this break, I now have triples of this card. If anyone is interested, let me know.

Well, there you have it, this week's edition of cards from around the blogosphere. I'm hoping to post quite a bit over the next few days, and there will be another Pristine video break, along with a major announcement thrown in there somewhere. Stay tuned.