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Friday, February 17, 2012

2011 Leaf Ink Group Break

Ok,I have gotten quite a few requests to do a group break. Looking at the products out there is a bit scary. Base cards, prospect autos.....Let's just say I am skeptical. One product I am not skeptical about is Leaf Ink. Look, most of us are collectors and we want cool things. Cool things include old cards. Cooler things are old cards autod by guys that we would never have a chance to get.

Anyway, Leaf Ink is a cool ass product fo sho. The product is relatively well priced if you look around. So here is the deal. I can do this 1 of 2 ways. I can do a slot break which means you are guaranteed a slabbed card (my preference) or we can do teams. I would tier the teams out but just so you know that the Yanks, Sox, etc would be $100 a team over the course of a case at least. The lesser teams would be $25 or so.

The breakdown is as follows:

Basically 4 slabbed autos and 1 1/1 cut auto.  Each slot in a hit break would be $29 with extra slots being $27.  Paypal to stusigpi@hotmail.com.  Every 5 people that sign up equals a box.  Once I close this out with however many boxes, I will random the slots.  Just so you know the "5" and "0" slots are going to be the 1/1 once I random.  Trading allowed.  Break will be done on Ustream and so will the random.  The random will be done two days before the break.  Signups Close on March 1.

Thoughts or input?  I will not be taking part in this break unless I need to fill in a slot or two at the end.  I am hoping to get a sealed case, hence the 60 slots.

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gary Carter

As everyone knows Gary Carter passed away today.  It's times like these that I can understand the nostalgia of HOF voters when they vote in the heroes of their childhood yet give little credence to players that are their contemporaries in age.

One of those players was Gary Carter.  Gary Carter started with the Expos and then famously played for those 86 mets.  That perm of his always sticks in my mind.  Anyway, the first "big old card" I had as a kid was this one:

This was a huge card to have.  The Rookie Cup.  I knew it wasn't his rookie card but who had that kind of money in those days?  When I look at this card it reminds me how much I hate base topps now.  This card is excellent in every way, todays base is on terrible card stock and cares more about gloss, foil stamping, gimmicks, inserts and crappy hits than just making a fucking baseball card.  But I digress.

Anyway, one new product I gave a thumbs up to is Panini Century Collection.  I still think it is a good value even though Panini and I had a falling out over their current practices and products.  I think it's a good value because it is a different product that offers much more than just the same old same old.

Could you imagine if this was on card?
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Regardless it is one of my favorite cards in my collection. 

I remember that 76 Topps card, I eventually picked up his rookie. I will never forget those summers. I remember 86 like it was yesterday.  It's sad to see a hero go.  It's sad to know that we aren't children anymore, but all things must change.  So goodbye Mr. Carter, I know that you played baseball for a number of reasons but I can say you simply made my childhood better.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I think I've seen this set before, 2012 Goodwin

Yesterday Fieldlevelview was asking Panini if they had preview info for Crown Royal Hockey.  It told him to just post last year's preview.

Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Well that cost me $10 more than it should have.

Some time ago I wasn't sure how much certain cards would go for or how much I wanted to pay for that matter.  In addition I wasn't actively collecting this set. Let's back up a minute.

As you all know I employ every tactic known to man to try and complete my Masterpieces parallel sets.  Case busting, message board trolling, internet searches, word of mouth, harassing card show goers, etc.  When COMC came on the scene I was exactly sold on it nor did I know that you could fund an account, buy cards, and then wait to ship them.  As such every purchase I made was an immediate ship so I tried to wait until a lot of cards were listed that I wanted.

At one point I was not actively collecting the Masterpieces Football Burgundy Set  /25.  What kind of a fool would try to put that set together? Anyway, before I started collecting the set, I noticed there was a John Elway Burgundy /25 available for $15 or so.  I waited as there weren't any other cards I was concerned with acquiring on the site.  One day I noticed that the card had been sold.  I was a little bummed but no big deal.  Once I started collecting the Burgundy set, missing out on that card stuck with me. 

Well today during one of the free listing days on Ebay Elway Burgundy showed up again for $25 plus shipping.  Of course I had to hit the BIN.


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I had to pick it up.  You never know when/if you are going to get a chance.  Plus rare set collecting has no patience.  Of course after missing out on Tom Brady #83 Burgundy and then hitting the BIN for $35 on another one.  A third one shows up on Sunday for a BIN of $30 plus shipping.  Ugh.  So it goes.

Little help?

I'm 71/86.

Little Help?

Light Blue /50 need 4
2 - Adrian Peterson
79 - Scott Norwood
83 - Tom Brady
86 - Vince Lombardi

Green Metallic /50 need 3
10 - Brett Favre
78 - Jack Lambert
81 - Terrell Owens

Burgundy /25 16
5 - Barry Sanders
10 - Brett Favre
13 - Champ Bailey
15 - Dan Marino
19 - Desmond Howard
31 - Eli Manning
35 - Frank Reich
37 - Gale Sayers
39 - Herm Edwards
44 - Jim Thorpe
46 - Joe Montana
51 - Jordy Nelson
67 - Paul Hornung
73 - Lester Hayes
82 - Terry Bradshaw

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

People not read no good

For the love of Heysuse Christos.

Three pet peeves here.  First, calling a shit break, a good one.  Second, not reading the point of the post and then commenting.  Third, saying "let the haters hate".

Currently in the COMC Bucket

Now all I have to do is pay to have these damn things shipped.


Set NameDescription
2007 UD Masterpieces Black Linen2004 Boston Red Sox
2007 UD Masterpieces Blue SteelKei Igawa
2007 UD Masterpieces Blue SteelBobby Thomson
2007 UD Masterpieces Blue SteelBobby Thomson
2007 UD Masterpieces Blue SteelCarlton Fisk
2007 UD Masterpieces Deep Blue LinenJohan Santana
2007 UD Masterpieces Deep Blue LinenJohan Santana
2007 UD Masterpieces Green LinenDon Larsen
2007 UD Masterpieces HadesBobby Doerr
2007 UD Masterpieces HadesAkinori Iwamura
2007 UD Masterpieces HadesRyan Zimmerman
2007 UD Masterpieces IonisedVladimir Guerrero
2007 UD Masterpieces IonisedDelmon Young
2007 UD Masterpieces Pinot RedDavid Ortiz
2007 UD Masterpieces Pinot RedChase Utley
2007 UD Masterpieces Pinot RedBobby Doerr
2007 UD Masterpieces Pinot RedTom Glavine
2007 UD Masterpieces Pinot RedLuis Aparicio
2007 UD Masterpieces Pinot RedDavid Ortiz
2007 UD Masterpieces Pinot RedChris Chambliss
2007 UD Masterpieces Pinot RedAndy LaRoche
2007 UD Masterpieces Pinot RedChris Chambliss
2007 UD Masterpieces Pinot RedAlbert Pujols
2007 UD Masterpieces Pinot RedCal Ripken Jr.
2007 UD Masterpieces RustedDon Larsen
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackStephen Drew
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackChris Chambliss
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackAndrew Miller
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackStephen Drew
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackStephen Drew
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackVictor Martinez
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackBilly Butler
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackTravis Hafner
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackTravis Hafner
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackLuis Aparicio
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackHowie Kendrick
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackAndrew Miller
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackAndrew Miller
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackAndy LaRoche
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackStephen Drew
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackChris Chambliss
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackTravis Hafner
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackAndrew Miller
2007 UD Masterpieces Serious BlackKen Griffey Jr.
2007 UD Masterpieces Windsor GreenChien-Ming Wang
2007 UD Masterpieces Windsor GreenChien-Ming Wang
2007 UD Masterpieces Windsor GreenChien-Ming Wang
2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Jerseys PatchLimas Sweed
2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Jerseys PatchBrian Brohm
2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Jerseys PatchJeff Garcia
2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Jerseys PatchRyan Grant
2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Jerseys PatchJoe Flacco
2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Jerseys PatchJeff Garcia
2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Jerseys PatchDeSean Jackson
2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Jerseys PatchChad Henne
2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Jerseys PatchDevin Thomas
2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Jerseys PatchRyan Grant
2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Jerseys PatchBraylon Edwards
2008 UD Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Jerseys PatchJeff Garcia
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 125Jim Palmer
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 125Joe Morgan
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 125Pedro Martinez
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 125Prince Fielder
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 125Rich Harden
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 125Ian Kennedy
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 125Ken Griffey Jr.
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150James Hardy
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Barry Sanders
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Jerome Simpson
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Alan Ameche
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Champ Bailey
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Drew Pearson
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Malcolm Kelly
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Terrell Owens
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Chuck Bednarik
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Chuck Bednarik
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Harry Douglas
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Donnie Avery
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Donnie Avery
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Harry Douglas
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Ed Podolak
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Ray Rice
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Devin Thomas
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Steve Slaton
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Joe Montana
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Donnie Avery
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 150Malcolm Kelly
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Jake Peavy
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Donnie Avery
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Joe Flacco
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Vladimir Guerrero
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Early Doucet
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Frank Reich
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Jose Reyes
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Harmon Killebrew
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Steve Slaton
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Matt Holliday
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Justin Morneau
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Jim Thorpe
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Brian Brohm
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Joe Namath
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Ryan Zimmerman
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Frank Reich
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Blue 50Rich Harden
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 100Todd Helton
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 100Hunter Pence
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 100Bill Mazeroski
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 100Jim Palmer
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 100Prince Fielder
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 100Chipper Jones
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 99Dwight Clark
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 99Dan Marino
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 99Drew Pearson
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 99Malcolm Kelly
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 99Harry Douglas
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 99Desmond Howard
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 99Paul Hornung
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 99Paul Hornung
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 99Paul Hornung
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Brown 99Franco Harris
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed BurgundyDonnie Avery
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed BurgundyDonovan McNabb
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed BurgundyEd Podolak
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed BurgundyKellen Winslow Sr.
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed BurgundyDwight Clark
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 50Vince Young
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 50Champ Bailey
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 50Howard Cosell
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 50Chris Long
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 50Red Grange
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 50Terry Bradshaw
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 50Randy Moss
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 50Gale Sayers
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Ray Rice
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Ray Rice
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Chad Henne
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Jack Morris
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Ed Podolak
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Luke Hochevar
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Steve Slaton
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Steve Slaton
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Andruw Jones
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Todd Helton
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Devin Thomas
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Rashard Mendenhall
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Jake Peavy
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Kevin O'Connell
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Green 75Devin Thomas
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedWillie Stargell
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedDave Winfield
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedCarl Crawford
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedGary Sheffield
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedJustin Upton
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedDaisuke Matsuzaka
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedWarren Spahn
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedBarry Zito
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedJim Palmer
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedGary Sheffield
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedCurt Schilling
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedJustin Morneau
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedCarlos Beltran
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedTroy Tulowitzki
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed RedJustin Morneau
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Andre Caldwell
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Donovan McNabb
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Donnie Avery
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Andre Caldwell
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Donovan McNabb
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Randy Moss
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Snow Plow Game
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Jamaal Charles
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Jamaal Charles
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Jamaal Charles
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Donnie Avery
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Chris Long
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Chris Long
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Dustin Keller
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Frank Reich
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Dustin Keller
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Randy Moss
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199Donnie Avery
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199LaDainian Tomlinson
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed Red 199David Tyree Eli Manning
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed SilverDwight Clark/87
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed SilverEarly Doucet/80
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed SilverKevin Dyson/87
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed SilverSnow Plow Game/82
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed SilverWalter Payton/34
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed SilverGale Sayers/40
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed SilverKevin Dyson/87
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed SilverChuck Bednarik/60
2008 UD Masterpieces Framed SilverDustin Keller/81
2008 UD Masterpieces Stroke Of Genius AutographsMarc Bulger
2009 PhiladelphiaJohn Elway
2009 PhiladelphiaMike Wallace RC (Rookie Card)
2009 PhiladelphiaBrandon Pettigrew RC (Rookie Card)
2009 PhiladelphiaMichael Oher RC (Rookie Card)
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleRobert Kennedy
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleIndian Pacific Train
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleDevin Hester
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleRey Maualuga
2009 Philadelphia National ChiclePat Brown
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleT.J. Houshmandzadeh
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleHenry Cabot Lodge
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleEverette Brown
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleLarry Fitzgerald
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleChevrolet El Camino
2009 Philadelphia National ChiclePhilip Rivers
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleEugene McCarthy
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleFrank Gore
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleBlue Train
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleKurt Warner
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleMartin B-26 Marauder
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleHubert Humphrey
2009 Philadelphia National ChiclePlymouth Barracuda
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleSpiro Agnew
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleGeorge McGovern
2009 Philadelphia National ChicleMichael Crabtree