Saturday, October 26, 2013

Cardboard Dream'n

Being a collector on a dry spell can be hard sometimes.  I find myself you tubing box breaks and living vicariously through others.  I've purchased a little bit of 2013 Topps, but I've really become hooked on the mini relic case hits from series 1, 2 and update.  Some of them go for over $100, but a lot can be had in the mid $40-$60 price range.

Which got me thinking that I'm kinda hooked on mini relics.

I'm still trying to complete the lineage relics as well as the 2010 206 relic booklets.

Now I want all the 2013 relics as well.  Of course I don't have any of them yet, but I know I want them.  Check out the check lists!

Series 1

1972 Topps Minis Relics Set Checklist

Featuring 15 cards; Serial Numbered #/25
TMR-AG Adrian Gonzalez
TMR-AJ Adam Jones
TMR-BH Bryce Harper
TMR-CK Craig Kimbrel
TMR-CR Colby Rasmus
TMR-CS Chris Sale
TMR-IK Ian Kennedy
TMR-JC Johnny Cueto
TMR-JR Jose Reyes
TMR-JV Joey Votto
TMR-MH Matt Holliday
TMR-RB Ryan Braun
TMR-SC Starlin Castro
TMR-TG Tony Gwynn
TMR-YD Yu Darvish
Series 2
Serial Numbered #/25
TMR-AP Albert Pujols
TMR-BP Brandon Phillips
TMR-DO David Ortiz
TMR-DP David Price
TMR-GB George Brett
TMR-GS Gary Sheffield
TMR-JH Josh Hamilton
TMR-KG Ken Griffey Jr.
TMR-MC Miguel Cabrera
TMR-MCA Matt Cain
TMR-RC Robinson Cano
TMR-RD R.A. Dickey
TMR-RH Roy Halladay
TMR-SS Stephen Strasburg
TMR-TT Troy Tulowitzki
TMR-CG Curtis Granderson
TMR-CR Cal Ripken Jr.
TMR-DJ Derek Jeter
TMR-EL Evan Longoria
TMR-GM Greg Maddux
TMR-HR Hanley Ramirez
TMR-JB Johnny Bench
TMR-JU Justin Upton
TMR-JV Justin Verlander
TMR-MS Mike Schmidt
TMR-MT Mike Trout
TMR-NG Nomar Garciaparra
TMR-RC Roberto Clemente
TMR-SM Stan Musial
TMR-WS Willie Stargell
Updates version is 1971 Topps, while series 1 and 2 are 1972 Topps.  I think the update checklist is the strongest of the 3.  All are considered a case hit.  Can you imagine a complete set of case hits?  Consider it my newest objective!  Here are screen shots of my favorite cards from each checklist to get an idea of why these might appeal to me so much!

So who amongst you has any of these!?!  Daddy needs to get his hands on them.  I'm ready to trade if you're ready to deal!
Lastly, I'm 7-0 and getting ready to go 8-0 in my fantasy league.  If I win this year I'll have a free $125 for baseball cards.  So many places I could spend it!  I could possibly get 1 of the top 4 lineage relics (Ruth, Mantle, Wagner, or Koufax) or maybe get 3 or even 4 of the last 206 relics! 
Start my quest on these bad boys! Here's to hoping I get some money this year!
Thanks for reading

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Just checking in

I can't believe I haven't posted anything in nearly 2 months.  My little girl is now 5 months old and baseball cards and the collection is just taking a back seat. 

However, this month is also my 4 year anniversary with my wonderful wife and I'm hoping beyond hope that I get some wax to bust.  I'm not holding out much hope, but maybe i'll get lucky... (2 times, if you get what i'm putting down). 

My cuz from AZ is also coming up next week... perhaps we'll go out and pick up a couple of packs.  We'll see!  I'll post any pulls I make!

Just wanted to check in and let you all know the blog isn't retired.  I'll be back at it sooner or later. 

Until then!

(PS: I'm 5-0 in my fantasy league and looks like I have a championship squad.  Maybe this year I win the league and some baseball card money!)