Friday, October 26, 2012

The first set to complete...

Howdy!!!!  I have now dwindled my needs for the 2012 Topps series I and II to 17.  So far I need 8 for series I and 9 for series II.  Don't get me started on the Update set.  Here are my needs:

Series I
54 Jhonny Peralta
64 Michael Martinez
112 Juan Nicasio
157 Anibal Sanchez
181 League Leaders - Jose Reyes - Ryan Braun - Matt Kemp
310 Adrian Beltre
311 John Danks
324 Active Leaders - Alex Rodriguez - Jim Thome - Jason Giambi

Series II
363 Fernando Salas
383 Andre Eithier
440 Chien-Ming Wang
497 Andrew McCutchen
500 Alex Rodriguez
562 Henderson Alvarez
594 Ricky Romero
602 Alejandro De Aza
647 Bruce Chen

I have plenty of doubles from each set and inserts so if you are still missing some cards to complete your set just email me and we can work out a deal!  Thanks!!!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

My first Box Break!!!

     After selling my first card on Ebay, a 2012 Topps Skip Schumaker Squirrel SP card, I decided to reward myself by joining a group box break hosted by The Daily Dimwit.  Feeling really adventurous I took a chance on the Nationals, knowing that 2 of the 3 boxes were from the early 90's and I would be stuck with all the Expos cards from those boxes!  The final box was a 2012 Topps Triple Thread so basically I spent $20 on the opportunity to pull a Strasburg or Harper.  I didn't like my odds but I defiantly like the idea of spending $20 for the chance to get some great TTT cards rather than the $190 it would take a buy the box.  Was it worth it?  YES!!!!  Not because I pulled great cards (I didn't) but the excitement of watching the packs being opened online.  I'm kinda embarrassed by how excited I was.  I would look forward to watching the YouTube video every night of the break.  
     So my total take in the break were (2) 2001 Absolute Memorabilia cards, #145 Jose Vidro and #139 Fernando Tatis.  

      Both are available in case there are any big Expos fans out there. Just e-mail me and they are yours.  No big hits for me this time but a lot of entertainment value!  Thanks to the Daily Dimwit for a great experience!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The most difficult one

     This first one is always the most fun.  But in my case it is also the most difficult one.  I don't like to write.  There... I said it.  I don't like to make waves or express my emotions to people if I feel differently.  It feels like I'm trapped sometimes trying to be too nice in this world.  This is my test case.  My chance to express myself, just for me.  My world has finally calmed down.
     My wife has pushed me back into collecting baseball cards, well maybe pushed isn't the best word.  We would go to a store and I would wonder by the packs of cards and tell her I was going to get a pack.  She would say "OK" but then I would find a reason not to get them.  Finally, she forced me to a few packs...  and it was AWESOME!!!!!  The rush of cracking some wax!!!  The feeling of finding stars and rookies!!!  The joy of finding a card with a great picture!!!
    Now I am hooked again.  (Thanks, Honey) My goal is to collect the base set of all of the Topps baseball cards.  I know, I know, it's very original but I have to start somewhere!!!  It was actually my brother's idea first so maybe we will link up and complete this together.
   So off I go.  Writing, even though I'm not a writer.  It's going to be bumpy.  It might even get ugly but at least it will be fun....