Monday, December 20, 2010

Vintage Goodness...

Too lazy to type. Look at the picture.

Friday, December 17, 2010

New Bip Roberts Card...

Tryin' to get back in the flow of making cards. I decided to get started with something easy. Here is a 1988 Fleer Bip Roberts:
(Damn. I am outta practice. I'll get better.)

For the contest winners, unfortunately, won't be mailing out prizes until after New Years. Sorry.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

We have a winner!!!

Congratulations to Jimmy from prophet got it for his winning submission. He got an amazing 3 correct out of only four entries!

We have a tie for second place... Mike from BA Benny's Baseball Card Buffet and Chris from Nachos Grande each guessed two correctly. They were the first two submissions to the contest, so I figured guessing two correctly would be fairly easy. Turns out only ONE other contestant even guessed one correctly. Chris Hoskin correctly chose one out of his five submissions, so he will get a prize as well.


Since I am a fan of fantasy baseball drafts, here is the way it is going to work:

Draft Order:
1. Jimmy
2. Jimmy
3. Chris (fan of Reds)
4. Mike (BA Benny's)
5. Mike (BA Benny's)
6. Chris (fan of Reds)

7. Chris Hoskin

- Jimmy will get first pick from the prize cards listed a few posts ago (the three MCG code cards count as one card).
(Please submit an email with your top TWO choices. Don't forget to include your mailing address)

- Chris (fan of Reds) will get his top choice of the remaining cards (He had the earliest entry!) (Please submit an email with your top SIX choices. Don't forget to include your mailing address)

- Mike (BA Benny's) will get his top choice of the rest. He will then get his next highest choice of the remaining cards. (Please submit an email with your top FIVE choices. Don't forget to include your mailing address)

- Chris (fan of Reds) will get a second card of his chosing.

- Finally, Chris Hoskin will get to choose his prize. (I'll let you know what's left, and if you don't want that, we'll figure something out.)

Thank you to everyone who entered, and I will be in touch soon to see if we can work out some trades!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Enter My Contest!!!

I will make it worthwhile, I promise! If I get two more entries, I am adding 3 MCG (unused) code cards to the pool. That's not all, but until I get a couple more of you to enter...

Oh, yeah. did I mention that everyone who has sent in a contest submission so far gets a FREE MCG code. (shoot me an email, and I will send you the code.) There is a catch... You have to tell me what you got.

It pays to enter early.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Contest Update...

The contest entries are trickling in slowly. Maybe pictures of the prizes will help draw some more entries. A couple more entries, and I will up the ante.
Shiny Golden Jackie!
 '56 Phillies
 Yes! A genuine "Robert" auto on back!
 Patchy Rivera (maufactured)
 Golden Cobb #1
 Shiny Lou!
 Gene Richards Rookie!
Golden Cobb #2
 Horribly cut Teddy Ballgame.
 Pre-folded Don Zimmer!
Two more entries and I will double the haul for 1st and 2nd place! Oh. I'll add some more cards to the pool.

Attn: Mark Aubrey
I have hunted high and low for your package that I owe you. No luck. So send me your want list and I will do some filling before the holidays!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

LOST... The Retro Card Set

I was going through some older files, and I stumbled across an unpublished LOST card. I know. The series is over. I need to move on... BUT I CAN'T!

PRP LOST - #63 The Man From Tallahassee

Design based on: 1964 Topps Stand-Ups #39 - Harmon Killebrew

Monday, November 1, 2010

Contest Time...

I couldn't get the blood to spurt realistically enough on my submission in my favorite contest, so i ended up missing out on the fun. I really need to do something to get me back to blogging. What could be better than a contest of my own? Well, how about a contest that helps me complete my 2010 Topps Series 1&2 insert sets???

I have had some free time on my hands lately, so I have finally figured out what I need to complete the insert sets. The list is a little long, unfortunately. While I am missing quite a few cards, what I do have is a boat-load of extras up for trade!

Here are the rules:

1. Send me an email at with the subject line "Contest"
2. List between UP TO FIVE cards from my 2010 Topps Insert Want List that you are willing to trade. (You do not need to submit a list of what you want in return. You MUST own the cards you list AND be willing to trade them. You are NOT obligated to complete any trade, but please submit in good faith.)
3. I have chosen twenty cards from my want list at random. The winner will be the contestant that offers the most of the randomly selected cards out of the five cards they submit. Tie goes to whoever submitted first.
4. All submissions must be received by November 19th, 2010 11:59 PM (Pacific)
5. Of course, I will be willing to trade for any of the cards on my want list (the more the better). Please submit those via separate email or comment.

What can you win?

Here are the prizes:
TIER ONE (with one to four entries)
1st Place- Your choice of ONE of the following (pics of the prizes will be posted soon):
for those who like vintage goodness...
     1972 #510 Ted Williams MGR (condition: Less than Great)
     1978 #473 Rookie Outfielders (featuring Gene Richards! oh, and Andre Dawson too)
              (condition: Better than Bad)
     1956 #72 Philadelphia Phillies Team Card (I believe it is version B, with team name to the left)
              (condition: Surprisingly Swell - INCLUDES AUTOGRAPH!!! Apparently, someone named "Robert"
              owned this card in the past and inscribed their name on the back.)
     1955 Bowman #65 Don Zimmer RC (condition: Lovingly Creased - Corners will not be a danger to
for those who like newer and shinier things...
     2010 MCP-46 Mariano Rivera Manufactured Patch (Yankee Stadium commemorative patch from a blaster)
     2010 GC5 Jackie Robinson (Legends Gold Chrome Card from Target Cereal Box)
     2010 GC13 Ty Cobb (Legends Gold Chrome Card from Target Cereal Box)
     2010 GC15 Albert Pujols (Legends Gold Chrome Card from Target Cereal Box)

     2009 GR-13 Ty Cobb (Legends Gold Chrome Card from Target Cereal Box)
     2009 PR-5 Lou Gehrig (Legends Platinum Chrome Card from Wal-Mart Cereal Box)
2nd Place- One of whatever 1st place doesn't want...
3rd Place- Something else...

Stay tuned for TIER TWO prizes (five to ten entries) and pics of all the prizes!!!

My 2010 Topps Series 1&2 Insert Card Want List + Trade Bait...

2010 Topps Inserts

Sorry, this list is a little long...

Cards Your Mom Threw Out - Original Backs

2008 Lincecum (2)

2007 Pedroia

2007 Jeter

2002 Mauer

1999 A. Rodriguez

1998 Jeter
1997 Smoltz

1996 Ripken

1997 Manny Ramirez

1995 Piazza

1993 Jeter

1992 Manny Ramirez

1991 Chipper Jones (2)

1990 Frank Thomas (w/ Name)

1987 Bo Jackson

1985 Robin Yount

1984 Sandberg

1983 Gwynn

1980 Henderson

1980 Joe Morgan

1979 Ozzie Smith

1979 Paul Molitor

1977 Reggie Jackson

1974 Winfield

1972 Seaver

1964 Brooks Robinson

1961 Maris

1960 McCovey,

1956 Aparicio

Cards Your Mom Threw Out

(Need) 11, 14, 16, 21, 32, 34, 48, 49, 61, 66, 67, 69, 75, 80, 81, 85, 90, 91, 96, 100, 103, 104, 106, 107, 110, 112, 113 (27 Cards Needed)


CMT-1 52 Mantle

CMT-3 54 Banks (2)

CMT-4 55 Snider (2)

CMT-6 57 F. Robinson

CMT-8 59 Bob Gibson (3)

CMT-9 60 Yastrzemski (2)

CMT-12 63 Musial

CMT-17 68 Mantle

CMT-19 70 Carlton

CMT-20 71 Munson

CMT-22 73 Bench

CMT-23 74 Winfield

CMT-24 75 Yount

CMT-26 77 Jackson (3)

CMT-28 79 Ozzie Smith

CMT-30 81 Murray

CMT-31 82 Molitor (4)

CMT-33 84 Mattingly

CMT-36 87 Bo Jackson

CMT-37 88 Ryan

CMT-39 90 Thomas

CMT-40 91 C. Jones

CMT-41 92 Ramirez

CMT-42 93 Jeter (2)

CMT-44 95 Piazza

CMT-46 97 P. Martinez

CMT-47 98 A. Rodriguez (2)

CMT-50 01 Ichiro

CMT-51 02 Pujols

CMT-52 03 Youkilis

CMT-53 04 Soriano

CMT-55 06 Gordon

CMT-56 07 Pedroia

CMT-57 08 Lincecum

CMT-58 09 Longoria (3)

CMT-59 52 Rizzuto

CMT-62 55 Berra

CMT-65 58 Snider (2)

CMT-68 61 B. Robinson

CMT-70 63 Killebrew (2)

CMT-72 65 Yastrzemski

CMT-73 66 Perry

CMT-74 67 Bunning

CMT-82 75 Brett

CMT-84 77 Seaver

CMT-88 81 Henderson

CMT-94 87 Mattingly

CMT-97 90 Thomas NNOF

CMT-98 91 Griffey

CMT-99 92 Ripken

CMT-105 98 Jeter

CMT-114 07 Jeter (2)

CMT-115 08 Zimmerman

Legendary Lineage

(Need) LL19, 28, 47, 50 (4 Cards Needed)


LL1 (3)


LL3 (2)

LL5 (2)

LL6 (4)

LL7 (3)

LL10 (2)

LL13 (5)


LL15 (6)

LL16 (4)

LL17 (3)

LL20 (2)

LL21 (2)

LL22 (2)

LL23 (4)


LL25 (2)

LL26 (2)

LL29 (4)

LL30 (3)

LL33 (3)


LL36 (3)

LL39 (2)

LL40 (3)

LL41 (3)



LL51 (2)






Ticket to Topps Town Gold

(Need) FCTTT4, 9, 13, 14, 23 (5 Cards Needed)


FCTTT2 (Wright)

FCTTT6 (Ichiro)

FCTTT7 (Hamilton)

FCTTT8 (Greinke)

FCTTT11 (McCann)

FCTTT12 (Tejada) (2)

FCTTT15 (Cabrera)

FCTTT16 (Youkilis) (3)

FCTTT17 (Helton) (2)

FCTTT18 (Guerrero) (2)

FCTTT20 (Adam Jones)

FCTTT21 (Dunn)

FCTTT22 (McCutchen) (2)

FCTTT25 (M. Ramirez) (2)

When They Were Young (COMPLETE)













History of the World Series (COMPLETE)


HWS4 (2)




HWS11 (2)




HWS17 (2)







T1 (Braun)

T2 (Beckham)

T4 (Price)

T6 (Pence) (3)

T8 (Posey) (2)

T10 (Longoria) (4)

T11 (Mauer)

T13 (McCutchen)

T15 (Sandoval) (2)

T16 (Wright)

T17 (Hanson)

T18 (Kershaw)

T19 (Greinke) (3)

T20 (Kemp)

Tales of the Game

(Need) TOG-22 (1 Card Needed)


TOG-1 (5)

TOG-2 (2)

TOG-3 (3)

TOG-4 (2)

TOG-5 (2)

TOG-6 (3)

TOG-7 (5)

TOG-8 (3)



TOG-12 (2)



TOG-17 (2)

TOG-19 (5)


TOG-21 (3)



TOG-25 (2)

History of the Game

(Need) HOTG17, HOTG20 (2 Cards Needed)




HOTG3 (2)

HOTG5 (2)


HOTG8 (4)

HOTG9 (3)

HOTG11 (3)


HOTG13 (3)

HOTG16 (5)

HOTG18 (3)


HOTG22 (4)

HOTG23 (3)

HOTG24 (2)

Vintage Legends

(Need) VLC18 (1 Card Needed)

VLC1 Gehrig (2)

VLC7 Seaver (2)

VLC8 Walter Johnson (2)

VLC10 Ruth

VLC12 J. Robinson

VLC13 Murray (2)

VLC14 Ott

VLC15 Foxx

VLC16 Munson (3)

VLC19 Hornsby

VLC20 Cobb (2)

VLC21 Ryan (3)

VLC24 Reese

VLC25 Wagner (2)

Peak Performance

(Need) 3, 6, 8, 14, 19, 21, 23, 24, 39, 42, 43, 49, 53, 56, 63, 65, 78, 81, 82, 87, 88, 90, 98, 99 (24 Cards Needed)


PP-4 (3)

PP-10 (4)

PP-11 (3)


PP-13 (3)




PP-25 (2)








PP-38 (2)

PP-40 (2)

PP-41 (2)


PP-47 (4)


PP-52 (2)




PP-62 (2)

PP-64 (2)

PP-66 (3)



PP-76 (3)





Turkey Red

(Need) 9, 10, 16, 20, 29, 38, 44, 45, 54, 61, 68, 71, 77, 78, 85, 88, 95, 98, 99 (19 Cards Needed)


TR1 (2)





TR8 (2)


TR12 (2)


TR15 (2)

TR18 (2)



TR27 (3)



TR32 (4)


TR34 (2)

TR36 (5)

TR42 (2)

TR47 (2)




TR64 (2)




TR75 (2)

TR76 (2)


TR86 (4)





Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I am alive...

Sorry for not posting for so long... I have been busy looking for a job. In the meantime, I am gonna throw some cards on eBay. I'll give you all some heads-up so you can shill bid try to win them. ;)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set

Sorry I have not been posting lately. (Insert excuse here.) Today's LOST card brings back lots of great memories... and lots of stomach aches.

PRP LOST - #62 Yemi
You can click on the picture to see some of the finer details.
For those of you that didn't watch LOST, Yemi is Mr. Echo's brother. He was a... Who am I kidding? If you didn't watch the show, you don't care.

Design based on: 1996 Denny's Holograms #15 - Tony Gwynn

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

1, 2, 3, Foreheads...

Dinged Corners has issued a challenge. Since my collection is so utterly disorganized, I couldn't possibly hope to find any "fierce forehead" cards without digging through boxes, piles, and drawers of cards. Rather than risk an avalanche, I went to a "slightly" more organized part of my collection. I figured that I could pull a few ferocious foreheads from my collection on Topps Million Card Giveaway.

I was surprised at how many fierce foreheads I came across. Here are three of my favorites:

Wrinkly Warren
Galloping Goodwin
and last, but not least: Bud Daley's "Five" Head

Friday, August 20, 2010

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set + Weezer Update

For those of you that are "in the know" (read: cool), you know that the new Weezer album, due out Sept. 14th, will be called "Hurley".

Yes. That is the cover. No text, nothing but Jorge Garcia's smiling face. I love Weezer. I love LOST. I love this cover!

Now for the REAL Weezer update: I am going to see Weezer tomorrow! For free! (with paid admission to the Del Mar Racetrack) I have only seen them live twice (Once in Seattle about 16 years or so ago, and more recently at Coachella a few years back.) Both times they were absolutely incredible, so I am really looking forward to tomorrow.

This wouldn't be a LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set post if I didn't make a card, so here you go:

PRP LOST - #61 Hurley

Design based on: 1992 Mr. Turkey Superstars #3 - Sandy Alomar Jr.

Wow! I had never even heard of Mr. Turkey cards before today! Thanks Check Out My Cards! I think this one worked pretty well with the Mr. Cluck's concept.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set

For those of you unfamiliar with the story of how Jacob and the Man in Black came to the island, I would recommend watching "Across the Sea", Episode 15 from season six. For those of you unfamiliar with Jacob and the Man in Black, I would imagine you aren't interested in LOST, and are just reading this post for the pictures. Well, here they are:

PRP LOST - #60 Claudia

Design based on: 2010 Topps Allen and Ginter Mini Lords of Olympus #LO10 - Gaea

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set

Today we venture into the world of golf cards. This card pays tribute to "The First, and Hopefully Last, Island Open" Invitational Tournament

PRP LOST - #59 Jack DFL

Design based on: 1981 Donruss #NNO - Tom Watson SL

Monday, August 16, 2010

LOST... The Retro Baseball Card Set

The series has ended, but the set lives on!

I am moving on to imaginary characters now...

PRP LOST - #58 Dave

I have never been a fan of the '57 Topps set, and to this point had resisted using it as a basis for one of my retro-LOST cards. But, since I haven't done much lately, I figured I would give you an new card that is exactly that... not much. (I didn't like how the white and yellow lettering worked on this one, so I went with the red & blue. Sue me.) 

Design based on: 1957 Topps #351 - Dave Hillman RC

Fantasy Baseball Season 2... UPDATE

Since I haven't posted anything in over a month, I feel it necessary to give you something... amything!

The Card Blog League is nearing the playoffs. Let's take a look at the standings:

Once again, it looks as if I am heading into the playoffs in 1st place. Unfortunately, I never end up in first...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Gint-A-Cuffs II Box Break (Packs 19-24)

Beardy is expecting BIG things! We left off with 135.3 points. Hopefully I don't let him down...

Pack #19

115 - T. Hoffman

243 - J. Zapp (2 Points)

41 - D. Hudson RC

204 - R. Martin

259 - S. Feldman

58 - C. Rasmus

LO10 - Gaea (3 Points)

TDH49 - J. Morneau (1 Point)

Pack Total = 6
Running Total = 141.3
Pack #20

287 - D. Brees (San Diegan... My girlfriend ran into him at the grocery store a few weeks back.)

20 - Sacagawea

146 - Carlos Lee

52 - G. Floyd

174 - E. Byrnes

304 - C. Pena (2 Points SP)

45 - J. Verlander mini

TDH29 - Adam Jones (1.7 Points)
Pack Total = 3.7

Running Total = 145

Pack #21

56 - S. Choo

300 - N. Reimold

180 - G. Beckham

43 - Y. Gallardo

AGR-DD - Dale Davis (8 Points) Wow! This is such a cool story! I am glad I pulled this card!

95 - J. Laipply (2 points A&G back Mini) It was all I could do to avoid singing "Tiny Dancer in my hand"

TDH26 - F. Rodriguez (1 Point)

Pack Total = 11

Running Total = 156

Pack #22

162 - J. Pierre

163 - R. Ibanez

183 - T. Manzella

175 - T. Lincecum

290 - J. Lester

334 - B. Myers (2 Points SP)
Oops... Forgot to snap a photo. Hope he doesn't beat me up... Oh, wait. He only beats up women.

NA3 - Falcon (2 Points)

TDH46 - Y. Gallardo (1 Point)

Pack Total = 5

Running Total = 161

Pack #23

216 - J. Sparks

70 - J. Votto

160 - D. Lee

247 - R. Davis

260 - C. Young (1 Point. My fave team!)

AGHS15 - D. Murphy (3 Points)

WGWS15 - Confucius (4 Points)
I made looking through all my blurry-ass pics worth it with this one, eh?
TDH42 - J. Posada (net 0 Points)

Pack Total = 8

Running Total = 169

Pack #24

38 - T. Della Vega

233 - R. Ankiel

153 - J. Bruce

234 - N. Johnson (-1 Yankee Scum)

261 - Adam Jones (2 Points Fave Player)
Forgot to photograph... if I was close to winning I would.
348 - A. Cabrera (2 Points SP)
Also forgot to photograph...
271 - Tut mini

TDH10 - D. Ortiz (1.7 Point)
Also also forgot to photograph...
Pack Total = 5.7

Final Total = 174.7

Pretty fun box! The Dale Davis is far and away the best card, followed closely by the "case hit" lumberjack with the pituitary disorder.

Beat The Odds:

Creatures of Legend, Myth, & Joy - 1:288 packs, (1) Paul Bunyan

A&G Ad Back SP - 1:65 packs, (1) S. Drew

I didn't miss out on any of the expected hits. I give this box 2.5 out of 5 = Average.

Oh! I forgot the box topper! This could push it over the top!

Dam. (8 Points)
Final Final Total = 182.7

Gint-A-Cuffs II Box Break (Packs 13-18)

I am back for more... This is further along than I made it last year. We are at 86.3 points at the halfway point.

Pack #13

211 - J. Strange (Youngest Climber)

197 - J. Damon

138 - J. Vazquez (-1 Yankee Scum)

182 - C. Carpenter

214 - C.C. Sabathia (-1 Yankee Scum)

27 - B. Hawpe

319 - A. Jackson RC (3 Points SP Mini)

TDH69 - A. Ramirez (1 Point)

Pack Total = 2
Running Total = 88.3

Pack #14

286 - Revolving Door

154 - J. Francisco RC

245 - M. Dunn RC

278 - J. Francoeur

60 - C. Davis

339 - B. Sheets (2 Points SP)

NA42 - Carabao (2 Points)

TDH8 - Y. Escobar (1 Point)

Pack Total = 5
Running Total = 93.3

Pack #15

236 - S. Johnson

72 - E. Aybar

158 - M. Teixeira (-1 Yankee Scum)

155 - C. Carrasco RC

285 - A. Rodriguez (-1 Yankee Scum)

AGHS9 - J. Rollins (3 Points Sketch Card)

327 - V. Wells Mini (3 Points)

TDH40 - J. Peavy (1 Point)

Pack Total = 5
Running Total = 98.3

Pack #15

104 - M. Duckett (2 Points)

241 - D. Lowe

250 - M. Ordonez

89 - J - Pineiro

47 - D. Stubbs RC

302 - D. Barton (2 Points SP)

345 - S. Drew Mini (6 Points A&G Ad Back Mini SP)

TDH57 - M. Tejada (1 Point)

Pack Total = 11
Running Total = 109.3

Pack #17

148 - A. Donovan

270 - M. Poser

268 - B. Kilby RC

294 - B, Posey RC

AGA-NF - N. Feliz (15 Points Autograph)

75 - J. Werth (3 Points Black Border Mini)

TDH15 - M. Ramirez (1 Point)

Pack Total = 19
Running Total = 128.3

Pack #18

275 - C. Kershaw (2 Points Fave Player)

95 - J. Laipply

109 - I. Kinsler

93 - B. Inge

39 - J. Johnson

329 - T. Glaus (2 Points SP)

NA11 - Harpy Eagle (2 Points)

TDH34 - T. Tulowitzki (1 Point)

Pack Total = 7
Running Total = 135.3