Wednesday, March 29, 2017

30 Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 2

Day 2: A card with more than one player on it.

This one was a little tougher.  Tony's Challenge really didn't have any rules stating the card had to be in my collection.  But I ended up picking one that was.  As a Robin Yount supercollector I have a feeling a lot of my picks will feature Robin, but this one also features all his 1999 HOF induction classmates.  The 1999 HOF class was solid.  With Robin Yount, George Brett, Nolan Ryan, and Orlando Cepeda.  And I love cards like this that feature that class.  

So my pick for Day 2 is the 2014 Panini Golden Age Star Stamps #26.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

30 Day Baseball Card Challenge - Day 1

Tony over at Off Hiatus Sportcards recently posted a great idea based on another idea that I'm sure was based on something else.  But regardless I'm all in.  Because, one I haven't felt like blogging. Two these will be 30 easyish post to come up with.  And three, why not?

So first up Day 1: A card from the current year with a photo you like.

I went with fun.  It's interesting that the Brewers got two cards in the Opening Day Mascots set.  Especially since it seems like pulling teeth getting Topps to give an respect to the club or it's players, but Hank's story is pretty cool and how can you not love that face?  Hank was found as a stray at the Brewers Spring Training facility in Arizona.  After attempting to find his owners the team officially adopted him and he's been a fixture around the team since 2014.

Monday, March 27, 2017

TTM Success Junior Guerra

I am always excited to get a TTM back. Especially if it's a player I haven't gotten yet.  And doubley it if it's on a Topps year I haven't gotten yet.  And triply if it's an actually active roster player.  And finally if he's actually pretty good.  Getting Junior Guerra fits just about all those.  Plus so far he's the only request out of the 8 I sent out that I've gotten back.  Sure getting Braun to actually sign TTM is a long shot, but I keep trying.  Still awesome to get Junior back!

TTM Stats
Date Sent: 3/6/17
Date Recieved: 3/27/17
Address used:
Maryvale Baseball Park
3600 North 51st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ   85031
Cards Sent 2

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Big Wiener

Who doesn't love free cards?  A few weeks ago Chris AKA Raz from The Raz Card Blog, got ahold of me telling me I had won a prize from one of his contests.  I'll be honest I had no idea what he was talking about, so I had to go search his blog to find out.  But hey I won't say no to free stuff.  A couple weeks later I got a small envelope and this was inside.
 I think this might be my first Sega Card Gen card.  I'm not too familiar with the cards, other than what I've read on the blogs and Googled, but from what I could find these were part of a arcade game.  Although someone will have to tell me if you won these or had to buy them and then use them to play.
This might also be one of my only Japanese cards too.  Pretty sweet.  Thank Chris

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Contest Pimp - Penny Sleeves for Your Thoughts

Been awhile I know.  Anyways get you butts over to A Penny Sleeve for Your Thoughts for a super easy contest for COMC store credit.  That means free cards fool!

Friday, February 10, 2017

As if I didn't have enough to do...

So a couple months ago I found a fun group on facebook dedicated to comic books. Just comic books, no selling, no trading, just the pure joy of finding comics, reading comics, completing a runs, enjoying the medium, you get the idea.  It's a fun group full of comic geeks geeking out to comic books and it's just great.  I looked around facebook and tried to find something comparable, but most sites dedicated to cards are trading or selling groups.  So I decided to make one.  And the Trading Card Collector's Society was born.

So if you're looking for a group on facebook to share your cards, talk about cards, have questions about cards, but don't want to be bombarded by people trying to sell their cards stop on over.  And feel free to promote your blog on the group as well.

I only have a couple hard core rules.  No selling or trading.  I've been part of other groups that did allow this and I ended up leaving because that's all the group became.  And the big rule is keep it civil, keep it clean (no nudity or profanity), and no bullying.

That's it pretty much anything else goes.  Love hockey cards? Post about them. Love non-sport movie tie in card sets? Awesome post about it.  Love TTM?  Great post about it.  Love autographs, relics, have a favorite player, team, or card set?  Post about it!!!

cb out

Monday, February 6, 2017

Well Then - The 7th Annual Almost the Easiest Super Bowl Contest on the Web comes to a close

Ahem.  Well I thought the Falcons had this thing wrapped up in the first half, but let that be a lesson to you.  It's funny I have a female friend that lives in Houston, but doesn't know anything about football.  She asked at the half if 21 points was a lot.  I responded by telling her, yes 21 points was a lot, but not against Tom Brady.  I'm glad that the Pats made it competitive in the end.  To me it seems like after the first half the Falcons were playing not to lose.  Which is way different than playing to win.

I also have to say that it came to no surprise to all of you who was the favorite to win.  23 people picked the Patriots to win again this year, 23!  In the end though it came down to just 4 picks though.  We had 4 people correctly guess the match up, three of those correctly picked the winner!

The correct guess with all the correct tie breakers would have been

Patriots over Falcons, 62 points, 3 turnovers. 

And with the correct guess for the winner and two correct tie breakers and being very close to the third our winner is Dion from Dion's IP Autos only!

Dion's IP Autos only - Patriots over Falcons 59 points 3 turnovers!

Spankee-  Falcons over Patriots, 48 points, 2 turnovers

Wilson - Patriots over Falcons, 50 points, 3 turnovers  PIMP

Cardhobbyist - Patriots over Falcons, 51 points, 3 turnovers. PIMP

dgao - Pats over Cowboys, 47 points, 2 turnovers

RAZ - Patriots over Cowboys, 57 points, 3 turnovers.

Sport Card Collectors - Patriots over Cowboys, 44 points, 2 turnovers

Stealing Home - Patriots over Cowboys, 50 pts, 4 turnovers

Jon - Patriots over Cowboys, 40 points, 4 turnovers.

Daniel Wilson - Patriots over Cowboys. 45 points. 3 turnovers. - Patriots over Packers, 63 points, 3 turnovers PIMP

Fuji - Patriots over Cowboys, 62 points, 2 turnovers.

JediJeff -  Pats over Cowboys, 41 points 1 turnover.

GCA - Patriots over Cowboys, 31 points, 2 turnovers.

West Roxbury Animal Hospital Hospital - Patriots over Giants (finally), 58 points, 4 turnovers

Jafronius - Patriots over Cowboys, 37 points, 2 turnovers

B Man - Patriots over the Cowboys 35-14 PIMP

John Sharp - Patriots over the Cowboys... 56 points, 4 turnovers.

Matthew Scott - Patriots over the Packers 58pts , 3 turnovers

forestrydave - Patriots over the Cowboys, 52 points and 3 turnovers

Hal - Patriots over Cowboys, boring I know. 49 and two turnovers

Jason German - Patriots over Cowboys, 66 points, 4 turnovers. Much the same as others.

Marc- Patriots over Packers 59 points 1 turnover.

Alan - Patriots over Cowboys 41 points 3 turnovers

Now for the door prize winner!  I've added all the picks to a list randomizer at and randmoized the list 3 times. If you were nice enough to promote my contest on your blog or other social media accounts I gave you an extra entry.  And the winner is......

Fuji!! Who writes the great blog Chronicles of Fuji.

Thanks to everybody who played, we had a great turn out this year.  Now just 2 months till baseball!

Dion and Fuji I'll be in touch.