O Happy Day!

Something I’ve been waiting for for so long has finally happened… I got Bipped!  And what a Bip it was.  This was no ordinary Bip, my friend.  Somehow the surprise even managed to usurp the awesomeness of trading for the sweeeeeeeeeet Frank Robinson relic in the package, if only for a minute (it’s still makin’ me grin though).  Scans to come when I’m not half asleep and can be arsed. 🙂

If giving double-meaning to Bipping as a right of passage akin to losing virginity is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.  Haha, yeah...

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eBay Winnin’s 2: The Legend of Curly’s Gold

Here’s some more pretty pictures of stuff I won on eBay, and almost all of it is up for trade.

Oh yes, it’s time for trade bait.  A whole mess of Bowman Baseball up for the tradin’.

Game Used Goodies!

Game Used goodies...

Jesus Delgado, Brent Lillibridge, Max Ramirez, Jeff Niemann, Matt LaPorta, Ramiro Pena, Brian Bocock game-used base (#ed to /135-ish, don’t remember for certain off the top of me head), Andrew McCutchen

Contemplating keeping the last two, but make an offer if you want ’em.  I’m willing to deal, for the time being anyway.

Maybin Mania!

Maybin Mania!

Cueto’s going to JD’s Daddy, but the Maybins are available…

Random dudes are random

Random dudes are random

Longoria RC, Brian Barton, & Melky Cabrera and Scott Van Slyke Gold Parallels

Huzzah!

Bowman Baumgarner & Porcello

I guess I got case break leftovers or something...

A Porcello will also be going to JD’s Daddy, but everything else is available.

Shinies

Shinies

Gallardo is another one going to JD’s Daddy, but the rest are available. Zach Jevne is #ed to /500 and Michael Bourn & Hank Blalock are #ed to… something. /250 maybe?  Cannot remember, don’t have ’em handy to check.

Bowman Autos

Finally, the autos...

I think Pie is with the Orioles now (poor fella), so if there is an O’s fan that wants it, I can give it up.  And the Phillies dude is Jason Knapp.

There ya go.  Aside from the three (Gallardo, Cueto, & one of the Porcellos) going to JD’s Daddy over at JD’s Wild Cardz, all are available until further notice.  Peace.

Does it sound wrong when I say besos?

2009 Bowman Blaster Break Fail

You’ll see why.  Opened as they are listed.  Will do scans when I feel like it.

Pack 1

93 Brad Hawpe

161 James Loney

BW20 Fu-Te Ni WBC

BW11 Justin Erasmus WBC

BP7 Matthew Moore Rays 1st Yr Gold

BCW15 Juan Carlos Sulbaran WBC Chrome

BCP16 Ehire Adrianza Giants 1st Yr Chrome

188 Kevin Youkilis

128 Ronnie Belliard

35 Jorge Posada

Pack 2

173 AJ Pierzynski

10 Ichiro

126 Javier Vasquez

BW15 Juan Carlos Sulbaran WBC

BP16 Ehire Adrianza Giants 1st Yr- Noticing a theme yet?

106 Yovani Gallardo Gold

BCP64 Jack Cawley Cards 1st Yr Chrome

BCP70 Justin Greene White Sox 1st Yr Chrome

67 Carlos Beltran

120 Rafael Furcal

Checklist 2 of 3

Pack 3

210 Jonathan Niese Mets RC

106 Yovani Gallardo

14 Ryan Howard

BP64 Jack Cawley Cards 1st Yr- How about now?

BP70 Justin Greene White Sox 1st Yr

14 Ryan Howard Gold- Cuz I’m apparently not getting Bipped hard enough by this blaster.

BCP43 Joshua Collmenter D-Backs 1st Yr Chrome

BCP15 Adam Reifer Cards 1st Yr Chrome- Someone was definitely smoking something when they decided to collate this so stupidly.

36 Placido Polanco

55 Garrett Atkins

Pack 4

66 Daniel Murphy

122 Alexi Casilla

BP43 Joshua Collmenter D-Backs 1st Yr

BP15 Adam Reifer Cards 1st Yr- Someone was definitely smoking something…

BP73 Miguel Flores Cards 1st Yr Gold

BCP60 Kyle Farrell Braves 1st Yr Chrome

BCP44 Adam Mills Red Sox 1st Yr Chrome

220 Josh Outman A’s RC

147 Blake DeWitt

47 Mike Jacobs

Pack 5

50 Felix Hernandez

30 Torii Hunter

BP60 Kyle Farrell Braves 1st Yr

BP44 Adam Mills Red Sox 1st Yr

66 Daniel Murphy Gold

BCP37 Ben Lasater Marlins 1st Yr Chrome

BCP20 Neil Ramirez Rangers 1st Yr Chrome

159 Shane Victorino

143 Lance Berkman

116 Aaron Cook

Pack 6

53 Jay Bruce

177 Adrian Gonzalez

BP37 Ben Lasater Marlins 1st Yr

BP20 Neil Ramirez Rangers 1st Yr- *Facepalm*

151 Howie Kendrick Gold

BCP27 Sawyer Carroll Padres 1st Yr Chrome

BCP1 Neftali Feliz Rangers 1st Yr Chrome

180 Brandon Webb

63 Raul Ibanez

211 Bobby Parnell Mets RC

Checklist 3 of 3

Pack 7

38 Dustin Pedroia

77 Barry Zito

2 Albert Pujols

BP27 Sawyer Carroll Padres 1st Yr

BP1 Neftali Feliz Rangers 1st Yr

BP53 Edilio Colina Mariners 1st Yr Gold

BCP36 Miguel Fermin Marlins 1st Yr Chrome

BCP19 Angel Morales Twins 1st Yr Chrome

16 Jose Reyes

132 Chris Davis

Pack 8

70 Cole Hamels

145 AJ Burnett

178 George Sherrill

BP36 Miguel Fermin Marlins 1st Yr- Wow…

BP19 Angel Morales Twins 1st Yr- Just wow…

122 Alexi Casilla Gold

BCP85 Zach Moore Marlins 1st Yr Chrome

BCP6 Stolmy Pimentel Red Sox 1st Yr Chrome

79 Jeff Francoeur

199 Dexter Fowler Rockies RC

There ya go, the same two chrome prospects/WBCs showed up in the next packs as base cards.  Man Topps, couldn’t even kick in a refractor to make my butt hurt a little less?  Wasn’t expecting greatness, but apparently my expectations were too high since I didn’t expect stupidity.

I was very heavily considering a hobby box of this in the near future, because for once, I actually liked Bowman a lot this year… but I’m never going to buy so much as another pack of it ever again without a damn good explanation.  And this combined with the f***ed up patch from my Series 1 Topps blaster awhile back, I don’t think I’ll be getting any more Topps blasters of any kind for a helluva long time either.  And knowing Topps pulled this sort of crap with the National Prides, Baseball Highlights Sketches, and possibly the Hoodwinks in Allen & Ginter, I’m not even feeling buying anymore of THAT anytime soon, and A&G is my favorite set of the year.

Way to go Topps, another satisfied customer.

ARE YOU SERIOUSLY JOKING???