Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Check Out My Cards: Volume VII (The Final HUGE Stack of Minis)!

It's time to close the book on my recent Check Out My Cards purchase.  I ended up making a serious dent in a bunch of different sets on my want list, but perhaps no bigger dent that I made in my 2007 Allen & Ginter's Flags of All Nations set.

You see, the main reason for my purchase was to nab all of the cheap flag cards that I could get into my cart...and in the end that total was a whopping 13 out of the 50 cards in the set!

I think the Flags of All Nations set is a gorgeous set - and it makes me yearn for some of the early days of Topps' version of Allen & Ginter!

From the above cards, I think my favorites are Australia (with the kangaroo), Chile (beautiful looking mountains), Ivory Coast (cool elephant), Panama (because of the big ship), Thailand (more elephants), and Turkey (great looking card all around).  My least favorite has to be the United Arab Emirates - what a boring place (according to the card)...nothing but sand to see there!

All told, I'm ecstatic to acquire that many cards for my set - though I still need another 30 cards before I can consider the set complete!

Editor's Note:

So...  After putting all the above minis in my binder, I realized that I already owned the awesome Kenya card - so that one is available for trade!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Barry Larkin Collection 478: 1998 Pacific Paramount - #147

Barry Larkin
Year:  1998
Brand:  Pacific Paramount
Card number:  147

The 1998 Pacific Paramount set is 90% awesome, 10% hideous.  For my money, the front of the card is awesome (except for the hideous foil at the bottom) and the back of the card is also awesome except for the hideous vertical name plate (and terrible font choices).  Unfortunately, in a world with thousands of baseball card sets to choose from, only 90% awesome isn't good enough for me to collect the set.  That said, I am happy to have the Barry Larkin card of course.

The other bad news regarding this set is that there are a bunch of parallels of the base cards - and I currently own exactly zero of them.  There is a Copper (hobby only), Gold (retail only), Red (in retail packs distributed by ANCO distributing only), Platinum Blue, and Holographic Silver (numbered to 99, hobby only).

Barry also has a card in the 50 card partial parallel set called Inaugural which was distributed to people who attended the 1998 SportsFest card show in Philadelphia.  The Inaugural cards are numbered out of a mere 20 copies.  And finally, Larkin also shows up in the Team Checklist insert set (which were seeded 2:37 packs).

As you can see, I have a TON of work to do before I can knock 1998 Pacific Paramount off of my Larkin want list...so if you have any lying around, let me know!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Check Out My Cards: Volume VI (Dinosaurs!)

The 2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs set was one of my favorite releases from last year.  In fact, I ended up opening a couple of hobby boxes of the product - enough that I am now quite close to having the full set!

I ended up liking the base set so much that I also decided to do the impossible:  collect all of the inserts from the set.  Unfortunately, as I had feared, virtually no one else seems to have bought this product (and so trade options have been scarce to say the least).  If, by chance, you are interested in the set I have quite a bit of trade bait myself, maybe we can work something out?

Anyhow, when I was making my latest Check Out My Cards purchase, I decided to take a look and see if I could land any Dinosaur cards.

I found a single 3D Dinosaur insert that I needed (there were others available but not at a price point I wanted to spend).  And so, I am now one card closer to the full set thanks to this awesome 3D Apatosaurus (formerly known as Brontosaurus)!

For the record, here is what I still need from the set:
2015 Upper Deck Dinosaurs Wants:
Base:  1, 5, 12, 19, 22, 25, 32, 35, 41, 54, 55, 61, 64, 70, 75, 78, 80, 82, 84, 85, 86, 88, 91, 96, 97, 112, 126, 127, 128, 130, 131, 133, 134, 136, 137, 139, 140, 141, 143, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149
Inserts:
3-D Lenticular:  1, 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42
Patch cards:  I will trade for any of these right now!
Predator of the Seas:  I will trade for any of these right now!
Stickers:  S- 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 26, 28

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Trade Stack 76: NL Central Foes Join the Stack!

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 serve...so 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: 9/25/16

Yesterday was another busy day for me doing lessons and writing homework assignments.  I didn't even think to get on the blog (and certainly didn't think about anything to write about) and so instead I'm simply going to keep adding to my current Trade Stack.  On the bright side, at this rate I'll clear out a lot more stuff that I don't need (that is, once someone claims the stack)!  I'm thinking today's addition might actually be enough to convince someone - a pair of nice cards are joining the pile.

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.

2010 Topps National Chicle:
87.  Ted Lilly - Cubs
95.  Ryan Braun - Brewers


2000 Fleer Tradition:
368.  David Segui - Blue Jays

2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions:
99.  Barry Sanders
137.  Blaine Gabbert


2001 Fleer Futures:
191.  Joey Nation - Cubs
196.  Julio Zuleta - Cubs


Munnatawket Custom Mini:
103.  Colin Kaepernick - Giants


1986 Fleer Star Stickers:
84.  Dave Parker - Reds



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:  24 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 73:  1 card by NIght Owl
Stack 74:  3 cards by David
Stack 75:  4 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 76:  ?? by ??

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Trade Stack 76: A Bird Joins the Pile

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 serve...so 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: 9/23/16

I didn't get home until about 9:30 PM last night from work...and I'm completely out of prewritten blog posts...which means I'm going to be lazy and simply add another card to the Trade Stack and call it good.  On the bright side, surely someone will be interested in trading soon - right?!

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.

2000 Fleer Tradition:
368.  David Segui - Blue Jays

2012 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions:
99.  Barry Sanders
137.  Blaine Gabbert


2001 Fleer Futures:
191.  Joey Nation - Cubs
196.  Julio Zuleta - Cubs


Munnatawket Custom Mini:
103.  Colin Kaepernick - Giants


1986 Fleer Star Stickers:
84.  Dave Parker - Reds



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:  24 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 73:  1 card by NIght Owl
Stack 74:  3 cards by David
Stack 75:  4 cards by Trevor P.
Stack 76:  ?? by ??