Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I told myself I wasn't going to do it...

I told myself save your money for when new stuff comes out (Archives and Gypsy Queen) and stop buying Series 1 already.  You're not going to build the set and you damn sure aren't getting any nice hits out of it.

But I did...

I had a bit of a bummer day earlier today and I needed a pick me up.  I had a half day at work so when it was time for me to roll out I went to my local card shop in Parkville and decided to pick up 6 packs of 2011 Topps Lineage.  I really liked the set and nothing else interested me.  I didn't really care... I just needed to bust some packs.

After I picked up the cards I went to the Charcoal Grill next door and got a Pit Beef Sandwich with extra BBQ sauce and a Coke.  It was exactly what I needed.

I went back and parked in the Hobby Store lot and rolled down the window.  It was a gorgeous day in Maryland... Mid 50's, no wind, and complete sunshine.  I had our local sports talk radio show on and they were debating the Orioles and how bad we are likely to be.

I could feel it just on the tips of my fingers.  I had Baseball cards, I had BBQ, the air was thick with the smell of Pit Beef from the stand next door and the Sun was shining so bright that it made it feel 10 degrees warmer when it was on your skin.

Baseball season is just around the corner...

So with my senses alive I grabbed the packs of cards and began to open them carefully pack by pack looking for a thrill.  It's almost like a game. 

Sure I enjoy buying a box of cards knowing I'm going to get my Pulls, but their is something about buying a few packs out of the box and grabbing the hit. 

The luck of the draw if you will.

So with more then half the box left I grabbed the 6 packs I thought best and wished my self good luck.

I pulled it out of the fourth pack and it has a BV of $30.  I only paid $20 for the packs.

HOF Pullskies...

2011 Topps Lineage 1952 Autograph Reprint Monte Irvin RA-MI

Monte Irvin is a HOF Left fielder and was part of the first All Black Outfield with Willie Mays and Hank Thompson in 1951.  He was an All Star in 1952 and won a World Series in 1954 with the New York Giants.  He was inducted in to the Hall of Fame based on both his Negro League and Major League career in 1973.  Monte also served in World War II from 1943-1945.  Check out the back of this card as well.

Needless to say this is the type of card that is right up my alley and will fit perfectly with my collection.  A great day for pulls... maybe you should go out and drop a ten spot and see what happens.

Until next time...