I’m not up for posting anything thoughtful or intelligent or insightful or any other big word at the moment. So how about pics of my latest batch of cards shipped from COMC? (Another order, that I was intending to have shipped in mid-december, will be on the way soon.)
Yep, I accidentally bought two Nelson Cruz Kimballs. I’m sure another blogger can use the second one though.
1975 Topps Minis of Cubs Hall of Famers in the wrong uniforms. And Billy Williams rocking the late-career heel turn ‘stache. Very nice.
Cy Young is a keeper. I’d really like to knock out both mini Icons sets this year.
Ferris Fain is… for trade, I guess. I kinda wanna keep it, but I’ll let him go for the right price.
Jimmie Foxx is the only one available for trade on this page, again reluctantly. The nonsensical shininess really works well with that particular photo, methinks. I might just be too out of it to know better though. I’ll at least need some form of one of the legends I collect (any version, any team) in return.
In the unlikely event you got your hands on the obscure early-2000s Donruss Estrellas set at some point and pulled any other Leyendas del Posados, I’m collecting that set. You can find it on my page dedicated to set needs. The only other one I have besides the three above is Tony Perez. I need the rest. I like… goooold. Ahem, moving on.
Except Forte. He’s just a bronze parallel #’ed /999. Also, the two SPx jerseys on the bottom row were in rougher shape than the pictures indicated. But oh wells. The Colston is an eBay 1/1, being #’ed 250/250. And cost me less than $1. Actually only Tomlinson ($1.49) and Hester ($2.50) cost more a buck. All of these are keepers, if you didn’t know.
Right then, one more picture for tonight.
Yeah, Keith’s kid and Sandy’s kid came from Heartbreaking Cards of Staggering Genius. Thank you, Matt! Did your stuff from me ever arrive?
Beckham is Razor Metal or something. I never really paid much attention to any Razor offerings. I wanted to see what these in particular were all about though, and it was priced at a solid shiny nickel, and I had just slightly more than that leftover, so I was all “Eh, why not?”, and there it is. I know nothing more about these or Razor than I did before. But it’s pretty cool looking I guess. He and the Nomo are the two cards on this scan for trade. I’m not keeping Moreland, but his destination has already been chosen.
Ah, Starfire, in presumably less terribly written days. The Titans have had a lot more downs than ups in their existence, as I understand.
Cards like the Nomar above are mostly what I’m after of him. Love the quirky inserts from the second half of the ’90s and first half of the aughts, and who better to go after than the Ken Boyer of his day, whose heyday coincides with the most unbridled creative time in the history of the hobby. Haha, yeah! Stamp-like die-cut, foil that can’t decide if it’s silver or gold (I still don’t know!), and multiple photos. Man… the 1990s were truly the greatest decade ever.
And speaking of that 1996-2000 sweet spot of glorious cardmatic wonder, a pretty spiffy insert from a happier, more easygoing, less cynical point in the life of Topps Finest, celebrating the previous year’s MVP (TD), Super Bowl MVP (
Tebow Hater Elway), and Rookie of the Year ( Straight Cash Homey Moss).
Well, there ya go. I woke up enough to get wacky at the end. But for this post, this is the end. And after just over 300 posts, I still don’t know how to segue to outtro. So I’ll just be on my way then. Seeya. 😉
Man I totally realized I left off at least two other people I owed cards to on my New Year’s post… 😦