Sunday, August 28, 2011

2 Packs of Topps Lineage and I'm done with it.

Probably not the greatest post to come back with but what can you do?

I'm back from my last trip out in the field.  Five days above the arctic circle and another 3 running around in Fairbanks.  I'll just say I'm glad to be home, although the weather was amazing for late August and the mosquitoes weren't too bad. 

But I realized I had two Prime 9 cards I had to redeem so Friday after work I took a trip down to Don's Sportscards, since I haven't been in his shop in a while.  I only brought my week 6 Prime 9 card with me seeing as this is the week to redeem it, but Don had all of them set out and was redeeming them all, so I'll have to be back to get my Koufax card.  But I did pick up my Hank Aaron card, and I have to say these cards are sharp and shiny. 

I also picked up a few 2011 Topps Football singles for my set I was missing and all the Bowman mini's he had laying around.  And two packs of Panini Threads, cuz I'm a glutton for punishment and two packs of Lineage since I haven't ripped any yet. 

Threads was pretty disappointing.  The base design isn't bad, but I'll actually post about that later. 

But my 2 packs of Lineage were pretty sweet.

First if you haven't seen what the base cards look like here they are.
I've heard lots of people bashing this design, even Don didn't like it, but I don't  think it's all that terrible.  It looks like a eTopps design though.  The backs are very boring.

Each pack you get a mini 75 insert.  Which I like.  I like it even more that both my mini's are keepers.  One for a PC and one for a team collection.

But I couldn't believe what I actually hit in my two pack purchase.  I guess the ultimate hit would be a Robin Yount Jumbo patch card from this set, but this card is a close second.

Yowza!  I love it when I hit great cards of players I collect. 

Well it's good to be back and I do plan on updating all my other sports blogs and this one a little more regularly now that I'm not leaving town again anytime soon. 
CB out.

Monday, August 15, 2011

2011 Allen and Ginter Floating Fortresses Set

My last set I picked up was the 2011 Allen and Ginter Floating Fortress set.  Being a big history buff I knew I was going to go after this one as well.  My only complaint was that there weren't any warships from WWII like the Iowa class battleships or the more modern ships like the Nimitz aircraft carriers.  But it's a very interesting mix of old warships from all over the world.  So here we go all 20 Floating Fortress cards fronts and backs. 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Trade with Nomo's Sushi Platter

I figure I had better get this post in before I leave for the field and forget again.

Michael Spiegel over at Nomo's Sushi Platter emailed me a while back out of the blue and said he had a Yovani Gallardo Rookie Jersey card that we would be willing to trade and asked if I wanted it.  Well being the Brewers fan that I am of course I said yes and I'm always looking for new trading opportunities.  Spiegel is a Dodgers fan and like me a Braun fan as well.  Well my Dodger's trade bait was running low, seems that there are a ton of you bloggers out there that collect the Dodger's but I started digging through my boxes and came out with a 2003 Fleer Nomo jersey relic and I also found a few 81's he needed for his set.  I asked if that was good enough and a trade was struck, but Spiegel surprised the hell out of me with the stack he sent my way. 

First here's the grand prize of the trade.

In the stack was this beauty too.

A 2010 Upper Deck gold #d to 99 Sweet

Spiegel even sent over a vintage 74 Brewer that I needed for my team set

A 2011 Topps Series 2 Brandon Kintzler Rookie Sparkley that I also needed for that team set

 A couple of 2003 Topps Gallery Brewers, I love these cards.  Super thick stock and shiny. The scan doesn't due them justice.
He also sent along a nice assortment of Brauns and CC's

And a nice Carlos Gomez SP from 2011 Ginter.

I have to say I was feeling a little guilty that I didn't send more Spiegel's but he told me not to worry about it.  But I have a feeling he's going to be getting a nice little package from me in the near future. 

Got one more post ready to go, but I'm leaving bright and early tomorrow morning for the wilds of Alaska so I'll be reporting back in about 2 weeks or so.

CB out.