Friday, February 6, 2015

Blaster Box Break of 2015 Topps Series One Baseball

On the way home late last night I toyed with the idea of trying to track down some 2015 Topps Series 1 Baseball cards in retail form. Yes, I'll crack hobby packs but I prefer to grab some store bought packs to start things off. It's a ritual that reconnects me to my childhood growing up in New York when I would go into the Woolworths or even the pharmacy across the street from my school looking for cards placed in the candy aisle. Times have changed but I still like this tradition.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Throw Back Thursday Vintage TBT Card for February 5, 2015 Is Joe Namath

Here is our Throw Back Thursday Vintage TBT Card for February 5, 2015, Joe Namath.

Not his rookie card, but close to it. (Side note - his rookie card is on my short list of dream cards.)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Hump Day Hits Today Are 2015 Topps Baseball Series 1 Cards

It’s Wednesday. Time for our Hump Day Hit.  Normally we would select on hit for your viewing pleasure but with the Series 1 release of 2015 Topps Baseball, we have to go with some of the better hits we’ve seen come out of the product, the manufactured relics

They are not swatches of jersey, they are cards that simply look great.

Let’s start with some retail finds.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

2015 Topps Baseball Series 1 First Day Sales and Listings

2015 Topps Series One Baseball is live. Cards are flying onto eBay and before it even hit midnight n the West Coast, sales had happened.

A Miguel Cabrera Gallery of Greats Auto Relic Redemption Card sold for between $230 and $249.

The highest price paid for a non reception, live, pack pulled card was $70 for a Chipper Jones Career Highlights Autograph.

A wide variety of First Pitch Inserts, First Home Run Inserts, Coin card, Pin cards. and a few serial numbered parallels.

Sales have been brisk but reasonably priced for first to market cards.

We've compiled a list of the hottest eBay auctions with some of the first cards to hit the market.  Here is what you will find.

Zen Cards of the Day for Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Here are the Zen Cards of the Day. Let this theme take you to another place. Relax your ‘Monkey Mind” with this anchor word. Repeat over and over again.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Gem Mint Monday For February 2, 2015 is Scott Erickson

To get your week off to a good start here is our Gem Mint Monday card of the day.

Today happens to be Scott's birthday. He turns 47 today. This Southern California native became an All-Star pitcher and World Series champ with the Minnesota Twins in 1991. He also co-lead the league in wins that year. On April 27, 1994 he pitched a no hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers, recording 5 strikeouts and was just 4 walks shy of a perfect game. 

Erickson went on to pitch for the Orioles from 1995 to 2002 and shuffled between the Mets, Rangers, Dodgers, and Yankees before hanging up his cleats.

Currently Erickson is a Movie Producer with a production company called "HomeTeam Productions." His company produced the movie "A Plumm Summer"  He has also developed an app that provides professional coaching called Major League Mechanics.

So let's talk a little about this card.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Signature Sunday for February 1, 2015

It's Signature Sunday here at the blog and I have to pick autograph cards appropriate for this day.  It's kind of a no brainer, really.

First there is this card.
It's a Russell Wilson Rookie Team Threads Auto from 2012 Panini Momentum Football. Funny thing is that at the time I pulled a dual and single auto of veterans in the product, and Russell Wilson was unproven at that point, so I considered this the 3rd best hit of the box. Looking back at that box, which you can do too by following this link, that outlook has changed.

And now for that other card.