COMC Keepers: Basketball y Football

Hi!   Wow, we’re gonna be posting two days in a row!  If I may be so bold as to promote an internet buddy of mine’s podcast for my nerdier readers out there before we get to it, I’m listening to the latest Nerd Nation Podcast (with guest Savage Hawkman’s Mark Poulton) as I type this.  Lots of technical difficulties this week, but the interview is aces.  Check the archives too, they tend to get some pretty outstanding guests.

With the unsolicited promotion out of the way, let’s get right into this here recent COMC order then.  We’ll start with the basketball & football keepers I guess, since that’s what I typed in the title section.

First up, new Steven Jackson!

Early 2000s Upper Deck multisport Moss/KG and an LT /799..

Shakespearean Actor Eddie George!

It’s true.  He’s Julius Caesar!  I can’t find the review, but he’s apparently pretty good.

Sweet Spot Warrick Dunn, Prestige & BowSter Jamaal Charles..

Upper Deck & Philadelphia Marques Colston jerseys..

Flashback Fabrics and Blue Inception /209 MJDs. Two of the swankier cards in the whole lot. Good stuff..

Kareem Sticker, embossified AI, Jersey AI, LeClair, Granger, Love, and Pierce..

I guess LeClair isn’t strictly a keeper, but I’d need a Byfuglien or Marian Hossa relic for it, so the window is pretty narrow.  That’s also my first hockey swatch card.  My only other Hockey hits are Doug Gilmour and (I think) Tim Taylor autos.  I guess Kareem and Kevin Love could be had too, if you have something similar of someone I might like more.

Reflections football was one of my faves from the past decade, so being able to get the jersey third of my impending Paul Pierce trifecta from the basketball version was nice.

Studio Deron Williams powder blues & a Luther Head auto that's all kinds of classy. The ink is even silver. Freakin' sweet..

Finally, Luol Deng Bowman sticker auto, Trilo3y jersey, & Sterling jerseyfractor /199..

And that’s all for this one.  Baseball keepers are on deck (also Bears, I’m not going back and adding more to this post), random keepers in the hole.  All I need to do is hunt up my Deng & Head rookies or upgrade to cooler ones (all I have of either is plane ol’ Topps I think), and kapow, Trifecta complete!  Thanks for reading, folks. 🙂

Until our next…

2005 topps Pack Wars Live Break

I wanted to try to do a Youtube break with these, but I’m far too lazy.  Another time mayhaps.

Here we go, pack 1… good grief these things are hard to open!

Game pack 1

139 Scott Hatteberg

147 Matt Lawton parallel #ed 54/56

99 Jason Kendall

Game pack 2

123 Miguel Tejada

143 Shawn Green

49 Milton Bradley

Prize pack


Pack 2

Game Pack 1

16 Derrek Lee- Keeper!

77 Eric Hinske

158 Luis Gonzalez

Game Pack 2

123 Miguel Tejada

143 Shawn Green

49 Milton Bradley- I got effin’ Bipped! 😡

Prize Pack

PWR-MRB Manny Ramirez BAT Relic- Not bad, not bad.

Pack 3

Game Pack 1

113 Roy Oswalt- Hey, I finally got a pitcher.

15 Manny Ramirez

68 Tony Batista

Game Pack 2

8 Bartolo Colon

47 Sean Casey- Stat Power 93!  Same as A-Rod. :O

14 Darin Erstad

Prize Pack

PWR-SS Sammy Sosa BAT Relic- Keeper!

Pack 4

Game Pack 1

142 Scott Podsednik

100 Vladimir Guerrero- Keeper!

159 Javy Lopez

Game Pack 2

168 Nick Johnson

105 Adam Dunn

135 Jacque Jones- Throwback uni… Keeper!

Prize Pack

PWR-RP Rafael Palmeiro BAT Relic- Meh, they can’t all be winners.

Pack 5

Game Pack 1

154 Jose Reyes

99 Jason Kendall

119 Bret Boone

Game Pack 2

168 Nick Johnson

157 Mark Teixeira

140 Gary Sheffield

Prize Pack

PWA-MY Michael Young AUTOGRAPH- He’s Pretty good.

So there you have it.  I think I did pretty decent, even getting Bipped.  What say you?

The hits:

Zack Greinke Auto

Michael Young Auto

Sammy Sosa Bat- Keeper

Manny Ramirez Bat

Rafael Palmeiro Bat

Matt Lawton parallel #ed /56

Everything not listed as a keeper is available for trade.