Monday, June 27, 2016

Hoping to Make Some Cash (and Some Trades)?

I spent the better part of my afternoon putting my 2015 Topps Stadium Club set in a binder - and then I sorted through my duplicates and posted my full trade list on my blog.  I also decided to throw some of the "better" cards on eBay with the hopes of making a few bucks (find my listings here).

What cards did I list on eBay?  All of the following...feel free to bid if any interest you - and if you need any other cards from 2015 TSC, check out my Trade Bait page (includes plenty of other parallels and inserts as well)!

Carlos Baerga auto (link)
Triumvirate Lot of 2:  Bryce Harper & Anthony Rendon (link)

Foilboard Manny Machado #10/25 Parallel (link)

Black & White w/ Orange Foil:  Adrian Beltre (only 17 were made) (link)

Carlos Santana Members Only Case Hit (only 7 were made) (link)

I also listed a couple of non-Stadium Club cards that I had lying around...

Ken Griffey Jr. Heritage short print (link)

Joaquin Benoit Allen & Ginter No Number mini (link)

I put every starting bid quite low (most are 99 cents in fact) with the hopes of being able to raise a bit of quick cash.  Depending on how this round goes, I do have a few other cards that I may try to sell in the future.  As always, any support is appreciated!

FOR TRADE: 2015 Topps Stadium Club (Base, Inserts, & Parallels)

I'm looking to acquire anything from my want list (link here).

I have the following 2015 Topps Stadium Club cards available for trade.
Last update:  6/27/16

7.  Brandon Moss
10.  Zach Britton
24.  Dale Murphy
30.  Dilson Herrera
33.  Cal Ripken, Jr.
36.  Frank Robinson
45.  Matt Shoemaker
52.  Jake Marisnick
96. Jonathan Papelbon
103.  Kennys Vargas
115.  Jason Heyward
126. Rougned Odor
153.  Mark McGwire
162.  Craig Kimbrel
174.  George Springer
177.  Guilder Rodriguez
181.  Alcides Escobar
186.  Lou Gehrig
187.  Xander Bogaerts
215.  Adam Jones
228.  Chris Sabo
230.  Billy Butler
247.  Matt Williams
274.  Tim Hudson
280.  Rymer Liriano
295.  Michael Taylor

Gold Foil parallels:
34.  Mariano Rivera
133.  Kenley Jansen
134.  Mitch Moreland
164.  Carlton Fisk
166.  Ian Kinsler
199.  Ryan Howard
211.  Justin Verlander
225.  Kristopher Negron
270.  Kevin Kiermaier

Black Foil:  (only 201 copies of each card exist, though the cards aren't serially numbered)
59.  Adrian Gonzalez - Dodgers
261.  Jake Odorizzi - Rays

True Colors Insert:
TCA- BH.  Bryce Harper - Nationals
TCA-RC.  Roger Clemens - Red Sox

Die-Cut Legends:
LDC-01. Babe Ruth - Yankees

Cheat Sheet:
CS-6  Josh Donaldson - Blue Jays
CS-21. Joey Votto - Reds

SCA-JC. Jarred Cosart - Marlins

Barry Larkin Collection 459: 1997 Score - #242 - Premium Stock Parallel

Barry Larkin
Year:  1997
Brand:  Score
Parallel set:  Premium Stock
Card number:  242

In 1997, Score included a Premium Stock parallel in their Series I packs (Premium Stock would be renamed Hobby Reserve for Series II and would be printed on thinner cardboard stock and without the gray border).  Luckily for Larkin collectors, Barry's base card landed in Series I which meant he got the "better" of the two parallel options.  It should be noted that Barry does have a True Grit subset card in Series II (which I also own the Hobby Reserve parallel version of - a card I'll highlight on the blog soon)!

For now though, let's look at the Premium Stock card.  First, the card stock is thicker than your normal card which is nice.  I could do without the hideous foil stamp on the front though.  I could also do without the dull gray border - something a little snazzier would have been nice!  Other than that though, the card is exactly the same as the regular base card from the set - something I've already written about here.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Trade Stack 72: A Full Dozen Cards (Including Duke Snider, Topps Gold Label, & Tulo Die-Cut)!

Here is how this works:
Every so often (i.e. whenever I feel like it), I will add a card to a "Trade Stack".  Whenever the stack becomes appealing enough to someone, that person needs to comment on the post saying they'd like to claim the stack AND tell me which card they are sending off of my want list.  That's all you have to do - trade me ONE card (or more, of course) card from my want list for the entire stack of cards that I'm offering.  Each time, it will be first come, first act quickly (unless of course you are a gambler and hope to wait it out until there are 10+ cards in the stack that you want in exchange for a single 2004 UD Vintage card that I am looking for)!

The Trade Stack:
Last update:  6/26/16

After tonight's addition to the Trade Stack, the pile holds a dozen different cards - and all of those could be yours for the low, low cost of at least one card from my want list!  Speaking of tonight's addition to the pile, it's a good one!

I have always loved Topps Gold Label - and someday I hope to track down a box or two of the product to open up for myself.  Tonight's addition to the Trade Stack is from Topps Gold Label - and it's a nice one for anyone who is a fan of the brand, or a fan of the Blue Jays.  

Couple tonight's newest card with guys like Pedro Martinez and Duke Snider (already in the stack), plus a nice die-cut insert of Tulowitzki and I have to think this Stack won't last much longer before someone claims it.  Will that someone be you?

Finally, remember that you get this card plus all the others in the Trade Stack in exchange for at least one card off of my want list.

2001 Topps Gold Label
18.  Carlos Delgado - Blue Jays
Class I

2010 Topps National Chicle:
252.  Duke Snider - Dodgers

1994 Topps:
651.  Juan Bell - Brewers
679.  Jaime Navarro - Brewers
689.  Omar Olivares - Cardinals

2000 Fleer Impact:
81.  Pedro Martinez - Red Sox

2008 Topps Allen & Ginter's:
85.  Curtis Granderson

1994 Bowman's Best:
99.  Ruben Rivera - Yankees & Raul Mondesi - Dodgers

2000 Topps:
222.  Kevin Millwood - Braves

2000 Fleer Tradition:
434.  Athletics Team Prospects - Chad Harville & Luis Vizcaino

1998 Upper Deck Collector's Choice:
242.  Jay Buhner - Mariners

2014 Topps Stadium Club:
Triumvirate Insert:  Luminous
T5A.  Troy Tulowitzki - Rockies

If you want the stack, remember - all you need to do is offer up any one card from my want list.  

Want the card(s) in the stack?  Act fast - tell me which card you will send me off my want list in the comments below!  You must leave a comment on the trade stack post in order to claim the card - no more claims via email!  If no one claims this card within a reasonable amount of time (a few hours up to a few days, depending) - I'll add another card to the stack and the process will start again!

Previously Claimed Trade Stacks:
Stack 01:  2 cards by dayf
Stack 02:  8 cards by Justin
Stack 03:  17 cards by Cam
Stack 04:  4 cards by Cam
Stack 05:  9 cards by Daily Dimwit
Stack 06:  4 cards by The Lost Collector
Stack 07:  1 card by Baseball Dad
Stack 08:  1 card by M. Spiegel
Stack 09:  6 cards by bwsmith25
Stack 10:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 11:  1 card by Patrick
Stack 12:  5 cards by Matt B.
Stack 13:  4 cards by Steve G.
Stack 14:  3 cards by ShaneK
Stack 15:  7 cards by Ryan G
Stack 16:  1 card by longlivethewho
Stack 17:  4 cards by hiflew
Stack 18:  4 cards by Potch
Stack 19:  2 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 20:  5 cards by by Play at the Plate
Stack 21:  5 cards by BA Benny
Stack 22:  1 card by IkesCards
Stack 23:  8 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 24:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 25:  2 cards by Jeff P.
Stack 26:  10 cards by Axemanohio
Stack 27:  1 card by BA Benny
Stack 28:  7 cards by ThingsAreFunnerHere
Stack 29:  3 cards by TheBrooklynMet
Stack 30:  4 cards by Adam C.
Stack 31:  10 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 32:  8 cards by Josh D.
Stack 33:  6 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 34:  1 card by Potch
Stack 35:  9 cards by Cool Breeze
Stack 36:  11 cards by Kev 
Stack 37:  6 cards by Tunguska
Stack 38:  12 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 39:  8 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 40:  1 card by Kyle4KC
Stack 41:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 42:  1 card by AdamE
Stack 43:  1 card by madding
Stack 44:  10 cards by Commishbob
Stack 45:  1 (almost complete) puzzle by Baseball Dad
Stack 46:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 47:  5 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 48:  4 cards by dayf
Stack 49:  9 cards by Swing and a Pop-Up
Stack 50:  9 cards by Commishbob
Stack 51:  3 cards by Need More Cardboard
Stack 52:  1 card by Play at the Plate
Stack 53:  12 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 54:  4 cards by The Junior Junkie
Stack 55:  9 cards by Spiegel83
Stack 56:  2 cards cards by Joe Frecker
Stack 57:  4 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 58:  2 cards by Chunter
Stack 59:  9 cards by Baseball Dad
Stack 60:  8 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 61:  13 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 62:  9 cards by Nick
Stack 63:  9 cards by buckstorecards 
Stack 64:  7 cards by Mark Hoyle
Stack 65:  2 cards by Play at the Plate
Stack 66:  10 cards by Roger
Stack 67:  14 cards by buckstorecards
Stack 68:  5 cards cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 69:  17 cards by Steve D.
Stack 70:  2 cards by Jeff Jones
Stack 71:  8 cards by defgav
Stack 72:  ?? by ??

Barry Larkin Collection 458: 1997 Donruss - #441 - Interleague Showdown Subset

Barry Larkin & Jim Thome
Year:  1997
Brand:  Donruss
Subset:  Interleague Showdown
Card number:  441

The Interleague Showdown subset features two players on the front (in this case Larkin and Jim Thome) who were supposed to be interleague foes.  The back of the card didn't have a whole lot to say about interleague play as it was just starting up...and the whole Ohio Cup (played for by the Indians and Reds of course) is as much of a joke now than it ever was.  Plus, now that there is at least one interleague series every week, I don't think there is any sort of mystique or wonder attached to the idea.  Still, you can't fault 1997 Donruss for celebrating what was brand new for baseball...even if that idea was thoroughly beaten into the ground less than twenty years later!