Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Trade with Joe Average Card Collector

So about a week ago, I set up this really awesome trade with Joe Average Card Collector. I got two cards for my Nationals PC, and I'm really loving them! Here they are!
The first was this Bryce Harper Silver Bowman Chrome insert card. It's a reatil exclusive with 3 cards to the set. The three cards all have the same image but feature different color backgrounds. (Red, Silver, and Gold) I have a Red bordered one, I got this Silver bordered one, and I'm supposed to be getting mail from a Youtuber (who will remain nameless) that will have the Gold variation of this Harper. So in theory, I have the set completed, I just don't know when this kid is going to send me my package...A word from the wise, DON'T BOTHER TRYING TO TRADE WITH KIDS ON YOUTUBE, IT'S NOT WORTH THE TIME AND EFFORT YOU WILL USE GETTING A TRADE OFF! All you will end up doing is frustrating yourself. Even so, if this kid does send me this package, this will be the FIRST Youtube trade I have ever made. Pretty sad seeing as I have been on Youtube for about two and a half years.
Here is the second card!
Anybody remeber the Red Hot Rookie Redemption in 2010? I saw this Strasburg rookie card and simply HAD to have it. It books around the $30 range, and is a hot looking card!
So I hope you guys enjoyed this post, or the last one, or whichever one. I haven't been on in a while because my views and comments have been WAY down. It's funny though because while my blog stats are down, my Youtube stats are skyrocketing! So I have been giving my Youtube channel a bit more attention...If you guys enjoy my posts, let me know, and I'll try to do more of them! Also my Youtube username is "baseball10182" Check me out! I don't know if I have it in me tonight, but I have a recap of a 2010 Hobby box break of  Topps Chrome to blog. Maybe that will be tomorrow nights post...Anyway, let me know what you think! Thanks guys!

2012 Topps Chrome Hobby box

Yes, I couldn't resist the Chrome again this year. So I went out Saturday and bought a 2012 Topps Chrome Hobby box with the birthday money I got from my parents. Thanks Mom and Dad! Here are the hits I got from the box. I think that overall, it was a pretty solid box of Chrome!

- Refractors -

Some pretty AWESOME refractors I got out of this box. The Jeter and Howard are the best ones.
 - X-fractors -
Well the best one here is without a doubt the Adrian Gonzalez. Too bad he doesn't play for the Red Sox anymore. Thanks Ben Cherington...
- Colored Refractors -
Jered Weaver Blue Refractor 108/199

Irving Falu RC Black Refractor 053/100

Justin Upton Gold Refractor 49/50

So I would say that the color was really nice out of this box. Now I would have liked for some ink to have appeared on one of them, but oh well, maybe that's in another box of Topps Chrome.

- Die-Cut -

You know, I have to say that I like the die-cuts in this years Chrome, but one per hobby box? Really Topps? hmmmm

- Autographs -

 This is where I think I did pretty well. The Brett Lawrie Auto for sure made the box, but the Jarrod Parker Auto was a nice addition. I think I got one of the better autographs from Brett Lawrie too, some of his autographs look kind of sloppy. So that's nice as well.

So of course, I saved Bryce Harper for last. I FINALLY pulled a rookie card of him. FINALLY!!!

Well, I really can't complain with this box break! It was pretty darn nice! Again, thanks Mom and Dad for the present! Hope you all enjoyed this one...


Package from William! (foulbunt)

What's up bloggers? It's been a while since I have done a post, so I thought I would get on and catch back up! To start things off, here is a sweet package from William!

Here is a Timeless Talents card of David Ortiz and Edgar Martinez. I don't have this one yet. (Yes even with all the packs of cards I bought out west) I like this card a lot though.

Here are some blasts from the past! This made me laugh William, I must say. These cards were GREAT for a chuckle. I mean, look at Rem-Dog! The mustache?!? And Terry? Priceless!!! I honestly think that Jerry Remy has to be one of the best baseball game announcers around. His laugh is contagious, and put him in the score box with Don Orsillo, and you have a CLASSIC combo...
The highlight of this package was definitely the Will Middlebrooks Bowman Platinum Prospect refractor. I had expressed interest in this card over a Facetime chat with William, and was NOT expecting to see it in my next package! Nice surprise, William! Thanks!