Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I have a bunch of cards in my collection that I don't collect and I just need to get them off my hands. Most of them are non-baseball. There all yours just contact me, let me know what you want & I'll send them to you. I would prefer to just send these cards out in lots but if you need only a few that's ok to.

2009 Goodwin Champions
16, 36, 45, 53, 55, 57, 61, 68, 81, 90, 90, 94, 99, 111, 116, 125, 128, 140 146, 161, 167, 174

2009 Tristar Obak
32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 43, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 65, 66, 70, 71, 72, 74, 74, 75, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100 + Checklist

2009 Tristar Obak Black
#99 William Howard Taft #13/50

2009 UD O-Pee-Chee Blue
RM7, RM9, RM10

2001 Upper Deck Golf
TT3 Tiger Woods
#121 Jack Nicklaus

2009 Allen & Ginter
23, 23, 24, 24, 24, 26, 33, 33, 33, 57, 81, 81, 61, 96, 97, 97, 97, 109, 109, 109, 112, 116, 132, 140, 143, 143, 143, 158, 158, 209, 209, 212, 212, 213, 228, 228, 228, 234, 237, 238, 243, 243, 246, 246, 249, 249, 259, 260, 278, 297

2009 Allen & Ginter Minis
33, 26, 61, 228, HHB8, HHB15

2009 Razor National Sports Collectors Convention
P1 Rich Franklin

First Come First Serve!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Trades & Additions to my Yankee Collection

Sent out a nice pack of Brewers cards to Ed over at Roll out the Barrel. In exchange ED sent me 2 beautiful 2010 Topps Patches. I really like the Tex one I have a lot of memories of the Inaugural season at the stadium. He also sent over a nice bright green Cano that was #'d.

I also added another bunch of Hughes cards this week. Chris over On Card Autos sent me a Cano/Hughes prospect card from topps total. I also picked up the other Hughes off EBAY. I got the Winfield from Anthony over at Mike Pelfrey Collectibles.Thanks to everyone who have helped me in recent weeks..

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

By Popular Demand

I redeemed another 15 cards this is what I received.

So now the redemption cards are going for about $1.50 a card on ebay. I like gambling so maybe I'll redeem my last 15 tomorrow or later if I can't hold out. My question now is how much will shipping cost to get all these cards and what condition will they come in. Do I want to receive these cards if they have rounded edges?

Monday, February 15, 2010

To Redeem or Not Redeem that is the Question

I have 33 of the Million Cards Giveaway. I redeemed 3 of them so far.

Card 1: Teddy Higuera 1990
Teddy Higuera / Pitcher / Milwaukee Brewers
Card ID Number: 15 Teddy Higuera 1990
Verdict: Crapola

Card 2: 1964 Rookie Stars Card 1964
1964 Rookie Stars Card / / Boston Red Sox
Card ID Number: 459

Verdict: Vintage Red Sox Card of players I've never heard of Yikes

Card 3: Denard Span 2009
Denard Span / Outfield / Minnesota Twins
Card ID Number: 212

Verdict: Crappy card I already have 3 of from last year ugggg

What should I do with other 30 cards take the poll on right hand side of my page.

Life Update + Trade with Bud @ First Day Issue

I must apologize for the delays between posting. Work & Wife have been very demanding lately. My wife thinks I need to cut back from spending all my free time reading/writing blogging & Ebaying so i will probably bring the post down to twice but will see when she starts coaches softball in the spring so she won't be home when I get home from work. I just need to make sure my cards are just neatly put away.

As for the trade I completed an amazing trade with Bud over at First Day Issue. He sent me some amazing Yankees cards in return I sent him Griffey cards he needed + huge load of M's cards. In return he sent me a nice lot of Auto, Bat & Jersey cards. My favorite of the group is the Roger Clemens Game Used Baseball with part of the WS logo. Also the Soriano Patch was pretty sweet I wish he was still with the Yankees playing a corner outfield position. Please check out Bud if you get a chance.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Letter to Upper Deck in regards to 2009 Signature Stars w/ Response

I sent the following letter via email to upper deck:

Dear Sir or Madam

I recently purchased 2 boxes of your 2009 Signatures Stars product and I was extremely disappointed. I bought the boxes from and paid $70 for a box of junk. The first problem is that the first box I opened contained 24 doubles I find that extremely ridiculous. Another problem with box 1 is that you box states that it contains 4 Signatures or Memorabilia cards per box. I only received 2. My other concern is that no where on your box does it state that it will contain Team USA cards. 4 of the 5 hits in box 2 were Team USA cards if I wanted Team USA cards I would have bought your Team USA product for that. I open a lot of your products and I'm usually very happy but this one is just ridiculous. I write a blog on my breaks you can check out the link will be below my signature. Please let me know what you can do to fix this problem for me.

Mr. Scott

There response back:

Dear Scott,

Thank you for submitting your missing insert request. Please mail in the barcode and hologram from the product.

The case number for your request is *****

When mailing your items please have the Case number visible on the outside of the package. This allows us to sort your package easier and speeds up your turn around time on these type of requests. Packages without case numbers noted on the outside of the envelope will be sent back to the customer unopened.

Please mail your package to the address below. Please enclose a letter that includes your name, address, an explanation of the issue, and a list of the items enclosed. We strongly encourage customers to send your cards in a traceable method to protect and ensure successful delivery to Upper Deck. The Upper Deck Company is not responsible for lost, damaged, misdirected, or uninsured packages.

The Upper Deck Company
Attn Quality Assurance Dept. Case# *****
5909 Sea Otter Place,
Carlsbad CA 92010.

Our goal is to fulfill these requests within 4-5 weeks from receiving your package.

Thank you so much for your inquiry. Please feel free to reply to this email if you have any additional questions or comments.

Morgan Andre' Preston
Customer Service
The Upper Deck Company
5909 Sea Otter Place
Carlsbad, CA 92010

So I mailed them the bar code There out of luck with hologram it took them a week to get back to me I can keep wrapper just lying around. What do you think they will send me?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Phil Hughes - Redemption & Ebay Pickups

This week I received in the mail 4 cards via purchases on Ebay & then 1 redemption showed up in my mail box I wasn't expecting to receive yet.

2007 Bowman Sterling & 2007 Bowman Chrome Refractor via lot on Ebay under $6 for both cards with shipping I thought was reasonable. Then I picked up 2009 Topps Heritage Chrome for 99 cents with free shipping I thought this was a killer deal.

My major addition of the week may make some other bloggers jealous. I obtained a 2007 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Dual Auto Glove of Hughes & Felix Hernandez #02/15. I have seen this on Ebay for crazy prices a guy wants $150 for this card so when I picked it up for $45 I was pretty happy. I'd consider this to be one of my top 5 cards of the collection.

Redemptions can sometimes be a great experience like this one was I only waited about 7 weeks to get this 2009 Topps Unique Solo Shot Auto. Its a beauty the only downfall is it shows Hughes in his 2008 jersey #34. He switched back to #65 after his horrible 2008 season.

If you have any Hughes cards I need hit me up...

Trade with Beardy

I sent over some O's cards to Beardy now at mojo & beardy's fantastic card blog. In return he sent me some mighty fine Yankees cards. The first card is former Yankees prospect Michel Hernandez Topps Pristine Uncirculated Refractor #/99. I think he currently plays in the Rays organization. Also there was a very limited Reggie Jackson #/25. All the cards were needed for my collection which is an excellent bonus. Beardy really hooked me up Thanks again.

2 Boxes of 2010 Upper Deck Review

Product: 2010 Upper Deck Series 1
Boxes: 2
Packs: 16
Cards: 20 per pack
Price: $68 per Box (Includes Shipping)

Box 1
Biography: 32
Game Jersey: 16
Portraits: 4
Pure Heat: 3
Celebrity Predictors: 3
All World: 2
Joe D: 1
Baseball Heroes 20th: 2
Signature Sensations: 1 (Clay Buchholz)

Box 2
Biography: 32
Game Jersey: 2
Game Patch: 1 (Fernado Rodney #20/25)
Portraits: 4
Portraits Gold: 1 (Torii Hunter #59/99)
Pure Heat: 3
Celebrity Predictors:2
All World: 3
Joe D: 2
Baseball Heroes 20th: 1
Signature Sensations: 1 (Brian Bixler)

Set: 355 of 600 - 59%
Dupes: 129

Review: For not having an MLB license this is a great product much better then any other company without a license has put together. The photography on the base cards is excellent and there is a huge variety of players in this set. I would think you would need to buy 4-5 boxes to complete this set. I can't be 100% sure about this because the hot box shorted me about 40 base cards but it was worth pulling all those jerseys. The one thing that totally has me befuddled is the Portrait Torri Hunter #/99 when you look at the card its the same as the other I don't why they would number it as a parallel. Autos I pulled were a little weak but its low end product so its expected. Since I have bought these boxes the prices have dropped down $60 which is decent but I would say this is a great buy at $50 which should come pretty soon. Most of these cards are not for trade as I have posted them on Ebay.. (Sorry)

Friday, February 5, 2010


Opened my 1st box of 2010 Upper Deck and every pack contained a game used jersey. Didn't get any Yankees but went 16 for 16 packs with Jersey. Did anyone else see a box like this? or boxes missing Jersey cards? Maybe Upper Deck read my letter and told my seller to send me a hot box.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Catching Up on Trades

So work has been extremely hectic lately. It really sucks sometimes being the boss it means your on call 24/7. Between that and the excitement of opening new products I haven't got to showing off some items I obtained in trades so here it goes.

Trader: The Collective Troll
The first of 3 packages I opened the other day was from The Collective Troll I sent him a bunch of Rays cards recently. In return he sent me some Yanks. A few of them that stuck out at me were Ross Ohlendorf Ginter this is an awsome card and Ross is one of the all-time great guys in Baseball. I'll have to tell you my story of meeting him in the future. There also was a nice bright Bowman Chrome Blue of of Burnett. A mini of Jeter with A&G back can't go wrong there. Also a card of 'Gator' Ron Guidry from 1980 I don't really have to many cards from before I was born so this is a great add. Thanks again Troll...

Trader: Thoughts and Sox
I sent Adam over at Thoughts for Sox a bunch of cards from the Yankees most hated rivals the Red Sox. He sent me great additions to my Yankees collection. Including Top prospect Dellin Betances. Also included a Topps 206 Mini Peidmont of all time great closer MO. A Die-cut Cano don't ya know you can't go wrong with that. Thanks Adam look forward to a good battle in the east this summer.

Trader: “é rayhahn, rayhahn”
I exchanged some Twins cards with Rhubarb_Runner in return he sent me a variety pack. Included were some over sized Baseball Talk collection. Seen this before but never had them in my hand they look really cool. I might just have to find a player on ebay so I can listen to these beauties. Also included is a coin of the late great Bobby Mercer. He included cards from the 1970s all the way up to 2010 a 40 year range of cards amazing. One of my favorites is a 1971 Mel Stottlemyer it bring back memories of meeting him well he was the pitching coach of the Astros back in 95. He is one of my Moms favorite player after Thurman Munson. Thanks again Rhubarb_Runner.

Ohh yeah and I also got this from David

Ahhh Reggie Bipping!!!!!!!

Sorry for such little detail here I just wanted to get these posted ASAP. More box breaks comming soon. 2 Boxes of 2010 Upper Deck & 2 Boxes 2010 Topps Jumbo en route.....

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2010 Wally World Blaster Box Event Upper Deck Vs. Topps

Today I stopped by my local Wally World and picked up 1 box of series 1 2010 Topps & Upper Deck. They are both priced at $19.99 and contain 10 packs with 8 cards. Lets see which one has more bang for there buck.

Red Corner
2010 Topps Series 1

Blue Corner
2010 Upper Deck Series 1

Round 1 (Base Cards)
Topps: 39
Upper Deck: 66
Winner: UD (Photos are extremely nice + you get more cards toward completing your set.)

Round 2 (Parallels)
Topps: 10 Black & 1 Gold
Upper Deck: 0
Winner: Topps (By a landslide really shocked there were no parallels of any type in UD)

Round 3 (Over Done Inserts)
Topps: 10
Upper Deck: 0
Winner: UD (No one wants Topps Town cards)

Round 4 (Retro Inserts)
Topps: 2 (Turkey Red)
Upper Deck: 2 (Portraits)
Winner: Topps (This one was close but I like the Turkey Red better)

Round 5 (Rest of the Inserts)
Topps: 18
Upper Deck: 10
Winner: Topps (You get more inserts in Topps including cool ones like Lineage, Peak Performance & Million Cards. UD has cool die-cut but there were to a few and I thought all the flames were individually cut and there not.)

Final Round 6 (Hit)
Topps: Relic Patch (Orlando Cepeda)
Upper Deck: Game Used Jersey (Nick Markakis)
Winner: Topps (Patch looks extremely cool / Jersey is so small)

THE WINNER of 2010 Series Blaster box is TOPPS!!!

2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars: 2 Box Break w/ Correlation Issue!

Product: 2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars
Boxes: 2
Packs: 20
Cards: 5 per pack + 1 THICK ASS DECOY
Price: $70 per Box (Includes Shipping)

Box 1
Base: 84 (24 Dupes)
Set Completion: 60%
Trophy Winners: 1
Top Prospects: 2
Sign, Sealed & Delivered: 1
USA Star Prospects: 6
USA Flashback Dual Fabrics: 1 (Rick Ankiel)
UD Game Jersey USA: 1 (Andy Wilkins)

Review: Holy correlation problem here way to many dupes in the base cards & box states 4 Signatures or Memorabilia cards per box. Guess what I only got 2. Not to happy here.

Box 2
Base: 79 (0 Dupes)
Set Completion: 79%
Signatures Skills: 1
Top Prospects: 3
Sign, Sealed & Delivered: 1
USA Star Prospects: 5
UD Game Jersey USA: 1 (Karsten Whitson & Gerrit Cole)
USA Future Watch Auto/Jersey: 1 (Nicky Delmonico #577/899)
USA Prospects Auto/Jersey: 1 (Blake Forsythe #151/399)
Signatures: 1 (Geovany Soto)

Review: I got confused for a second I thought I bought a box of USA baseball. 79% of a set in 1 box without dupes is pretty good.

Overall Review: This is an extremely disappointing product at $70 a box. I would have to say at $35 it would be a push. No where on the box did it state this box will contain a crap load of Team USA cards. If I wanted Team USA cards I would have bought that product. In addition out of the 11 USA Star Prospects pulled 3 were doubles. I was also shocked not to pull a single platinum variation I buy & usually like most Upper Deck product is a major bummer. I don't even really care that the card have no MLB Logo......

Monday, February 1, 2010

And the Giveaway Winner is......

And the Giveaway Winner is......


He has won a pack 1992 Topps + 2 additional packs of my choice.

There will be more giveaways in the future. The next giveaway will occur when I hit 40 followers. So don't forget to add me. Only 11 followers more before the next giveaway........ Stay Tuned 3 Completed Trades coming to this blog soon.