Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trade Stack 62: A New House for Me, A New Trade Stack for You!

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:  10/21/14

I'm officially moved into my new residence (side note:  Need my new address - send me an email).  As such, I can now officially commence with card trading again.  I already have a group break up and running, now let's get the Trade Stack up and running too.  Today, we begin the 62nd different Trade Stack in the series - and the rules remain the same as they were back with Trade Stack #1.  You get all the cards in the current Trade Stack in exchange for at least ONE card off of my want list.

Now that the rules have been refreshed, let's see what's on tap for Stack #62.  In honor of the Royals making the World Series for the first time since the 1980s, I figured it would be a good idea to begin the newest Trade Stack with a representative from Kansas City.  Enjoy!

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

2008 Upper Deck Goudey:
88.  Billy Butler - Royals

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:  ?? by ??

Monday, October 20, 2014

How About (Yet) Another Group Break Bonus Pack?

As the post title suggests, it's time for another Group Break Bonus Pack (this is bonus packs #4 and #5)!  It is my goal that everyone walks away from this group break with at least 20 cards - so for some of the teams these bonus packs are quite important!  In addition, I plan to add some cards out of my own collection to supplement some of the teams with fewer cards - no one will walk away with nothing!

Here's the next bonus pack - in video form once again.

 Stay tuned to the blog - I'll start digging into the second Stadium Club box tomorrow!

Stadium Club Group Break: The Videos of the First Three Mini Boxes! (PLUS a Bonus Pack!)

Over the weekend, I posted the write-ups and scans of the first three mini boxes out of the 2014 Topps Stadium Club group break.  Now, it's time to watch the actual videos that I recorded as I opened each mini box.  I should note that the order that I posted the three mini boxes was slightly different than the actual order that I opened up the boxes (I saved what I thought was the "best" autograph until the end of the first box).  No matter, here are the three videos in the order that I opened 'em!

Mini Box #1:


Mini Box #2:

Mini Box #3:

I hope you enjoyed the first box - most teams did ok though the Mets, Rockies, Orioles, and White Sox are lacking so far.  There's still a second box though, so anything can happen!

I also have decided to add in a few more bonus packs to the group break pool - here's a video for the bonus pack!

Bonus Pack #3:

I hope everyone is having fun - more group break goodies to come!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

2014 Stadium Club Group Break: The Next Pack!

Consider my post title as a bit of bait and switch.

Yes, I do have the next pack in the break for you.

No, it's not a Stadium Club pack.

Instead, how about another bonus pack?  I decided to do another video break - so watch the video and see what you get (if anything)!

What's in the video?

  • The Mariners land their first card of the entire break.
  • We pull a card to taunt Night Owl.

Really, what more could you ask for out of 1989 Donruss?!


More group break goodies to come - stay tuned!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

2014 Topps Stadium Club: Hobby Box #1 - Mini Box #3

It's time for the third (and final) mini box out of the first of the two 2014 Topps Stadium Club boxes that are part of the group break.  So far, we've managed to find a pair of Miami Marlins autographs out of the first two mini boxes (who saw that coming?!).  Today?  Well, let's find out if we can go three-for-three in terms of Marlin autographs or if some other team will get in on the signature action!

Hunter Pence - Giants

Ryan Zimmerman - Nationals
Johnny Cueto - Reds
Josh Donaldson - Athletics
Wilin Rosario - Rockies
Jurickson Profar - Rangers
Chris Sale - White Sox
Ozzie Smith - Cardinals
Cole Hamels - Phillies
Billy Butler - Royals
Ernie Banks - Cubs
Jose Fernandez - Marlins
Evan Gattis - Braves
What the f**k is this?

Todd Frazier - Reds
David Ortiz - Red Sox
#selfie #potus

Cal Ripken Jr. - Orioles
Robin Yount - Brewers
Oscar Taveras - Cardinals
Alex Gordon - Royals
Yu Darvish - Rangers
Yadier Molina - Cardinals
Jean Segura - Brewers
Derek Jeter - Yankees

Evan Longoria - Rays
Yasiel Puig - Dodgers

Parallels / Inserts:

Gold Parallel:  Ty Cobb - Tigers

The Gold foil parallels are seeded 1:3 mini boxes which means this Cobb is a box hit for the Tigers!  Congrats to Matthew who has Detroit (among other teams)!

Luminous:  Yadier Molina - Cardinals

The Luminous die cut cards are also seeded 1:3 mini boxes which means we have another box hit on our hands!  I definitely like the idea of rarer inserts like this - and the card both looks and feels special too.  I think this is proof that you don't need a bit of ink or a bit cloth to make an interesting card!

Future Stars:  Michael Wacha - Cardinals

The Cardinals score another insert in the box (congrats Brady)!  The Future Stars Die-Cut cards are also seeded 1:3 mini boxes or one per hobby box.  I don't think that the design is nearly as nice as the Luminous card but that might just be me.

Field Access:  Miguel Cabrera - Tigers

Two Cardinals inserts, two Tigers inserts...


SCA-MW.  Maury Wills - Dodgers

A big congratulations goes out to Night Owl who happened to claim the Dodgers this time around.  It comes as no surprise to me that I pulled a Dodgers' autograph as I seem to pull more LA cards than just about any other team!  I like getting autos of retired guys though - so to me this was the premier card of the first hobby box!

There's still another entire Stadium Club box that I haven't yet ripped open - so stay tuned to the blog for even more group break goodies in the near future!