Friday, December 27, 2013

The Champ Is Here!

Did everyone have a nice Christmas this year? 
Mine was fantastic. 
Right off the bat I got this sweet Bo Jackson Royal Blue Jersey relic from my wife's family Secret Santa gift exchange.  We used this website to draw names and it allowed us to put stuff up that we would like with links to amazon so I did a little relic searching and threw up some links to ones that caught my eye.
This was one of the first that I found to put on my wish list and am happy I got it!

2009 Upper Deck Icons Legendary Icons Relic LI-BJ
I don't have to tell anyone how amazing Bo Jackson was.  Its great to add a relic of his to my collection!
I also got a Blaster of 2013 Topps Allen & Ginter and a 2012 Topps Update Rack Pack from my sister in my own family's Secret Santa Gift Exchange with some neat inserts.
However the best news I got over the holidays was Peyton Manning throwing 400 yards and 4 TDs and leading me to a Fantasy Football Championship!  I had a co owner for my team this year and split the kitty with him and then split that again with my wife because I likes to share my spoils of victory with her.
So all said and done I have $120 towards some new cards or card!
The smart thing to do would be to get some cards that I need to complete some sets, but the other part of me wants to find the nicest most valuable card at a bargain price.  I'm currently bidding on one now.  I doubt very much I'll win it, but I'm winning right now anyway.  If it falls to me well, lets just say AWWWEEESSSSOOOMMMEEE.
Check it out...
Fingers crossed I land it... if not I'll keep looking.  I'm going to play the patience game and get a steal.
In other news I'm not sure the Harper for Machado trade is going to go down.  We never had the chance to meet up before Christmas and low and behold my man got a Bowman Chrome Machado rookie auto.  He has yet to get back to me in regards to a deal still going down, but at this point I doubt it. 
Not a big deal... the Machado is still a great card and am happy to hang on to it.
I hope everyone else did well!  Look forward to reading all about it.  I'll update what I end up getting with my winnings.  Hopefully it's a real gem!
Thanks for reading

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas Trading!!!

Well that didn't take long!
I write a blog post about how quiet collecting has been for me lately and BOOM!
I pull off an impressive and very much welcomed trade!
I will usually share my posts on the facebooks to draw more attention to The Lostcards and discovered a buddy I went to high school with also collects cards.  We had talked a while back about a possible trade and I learned he was looking for a Manny Machado auto card. 
I had just gotten mine in a trade!  At the time I wasn't ready to give it up and wanted to hang on to it.  Check it out again below!

Now it is still very early to tell, but Manny is THE REAL DEAL.  I'm going to enjoy watching him play in Camden Yards for many years to come.  This card will be missed for sure!
It was an offer I just couldn't refuse
My old friend from high school tossed out this gem in a straight up trade!
2012 Bowman Chrome Bryce Harper RC Auto.
This is a great card obviously and while I'd love to hang on to my Manny, I have a feeling I'll get another one in the future.  So for now!  So Long and Farewell!
Welcome to Woog's collection Bryce.
Your stay may be long or brief.  It all depends if I get a monster offer in a trade on you.  Say maybe a certain lost card???
And still I have another trade (or trades...) that may land me my first 2013 Topps 71/72 mini relics.  Wish me luck!
Thanks for reading!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Happy Holidays from Basic Woogenomics!

So happy holidays to all my friends and family! I know it's been a while since I posted and its really because not much has gone on to blog about.  I've not purchased cards in forever and with our baby's first Christmas it looks like Santa may pass by my house this year.  Which is fine.  I'm in the semi finals for my fantasy league and am the #1 seed.  If I win my league this year I'll have a $225 pay out and will spend at least half of that on some baseball cards or card. 

I've got 5 cards left for the 206 booklets about 50 left for Lineage relics and I drool over 2013 Topps 1971/1972 relics on ebay all the damn time. 

Not to mention I've got the lost cards to reclaim.

So time will tell what I end up accomplishing.  Odds are I get bounced this weekend from the play offs and get no baseball card moneys.  I've pitched multiple trades in the past few weeks, but no takers.  Still I'll keep trying!

I would love to hear about every ones haul over Christmas assuming you all put baseball cards on your wish list as well!  And for my Jewish friends out there, hopefully you pulled some packs on one of your 8 crazy nights!

Regardless of the outcome under my Christmas tree, I feel blessed to be spending it with my little girl.  Priorities have certainly changed, but the passion remains the same!  A happy new year to you all!

Much love!

- Woogie