Tuesday, December 28, 2010

2002 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Materials #75 Frank Thomas

Can't believe this is the most valueable Frank Thomas card I have in terms of Beckett book value.  I have got to get some even better stuff.  I do really like this card though.  It was great seeing him swing for the fences.  2002 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Materials #75 Frank Thomas.  A jersey bat card numbered to 200.

Monday, December 20, 2010

2001 Fleer Premium Diamond Dominators Game Jersey #DD4 Barry Bonds

This was a great addition to my collection that I got really cheap off of eBay.  2001 Fleer Premium Diamond Dominators Game used Jersey #DD4 Barry Bonds.

Monday, December 13, 2010

1997 Topps Stars #125 Lance Berkman

Not sure what I am going to do with his cards now.  I one hand I still really like him and on the hand he plays for a rival now.  Keeping all of them so far.  That may change, I don't know.  1997 Topps Stars #125 Lance Berkman rookie card.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

2002 SPx #165 Ichiro Suzuki Jersey Relic

This probably the only Japan player I collect at all.  They just usually don't measure up but of course Ichiro is the exception.  Just think how much more of an impact he could of made on baseball in America if he had played his whole career here.  2002 SPx #165 Ichiro Suzuki jersey piece numbered to 800.  Nice second year card of him too.  Current Beckett book value is around $25.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

2001 Fleer Premium Diamond Dominators Game Jersey #DD7 Tony Gwynn

It's been a few days since my last post.  Busy getting house ready for Christmas and everything else that's going on right now.  2001 Fleer Premium Diamond Dominators Game Jersey #DD7 Tony Gwynn.  One of the best hitter's to ever play the game.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mailday Bonds Bagwell Pettitte Pujols Heyward Happ Nolan Ryan


2004 Leaf Certified Materials Mirror Blue #221 Mike Schmidt LGD /50
2004 Leaf Certified Materials Mirror Red #8 Alex Rodriguez Yanks /100
2010 Topps Chrome #174 Jason Heyward RC
2010 Topps Chrome #184 Ike Davis RC
2010 Topps Chrome #190 Mike Stanton RC
2010 Topps Chrome National Chicle Gold Refractors #CC10 Andy Pettitte /50
2010 Topps Chrome Refractors #29 J.A. Happ
2010 Topps Chrome Refractors #121 Roy Oswalt
2010 Topps Heritage Chrome #C113 Andy Pettitte /1961
2010 Topps 206 #166 Austin Jackson RC
2010 Topps 206 #17 Mike Leake RC
2009 Upper Deck Signature Stars #102 Elvis Andrus RC
2003 Topps Gallery Artist's Proofs #195 Nolan Ryan RET
1986 Fleer Update #14 Barry Bonds XRC
1989 Topps Tiffany #530 Nolan Ryan
1993 Donruss Long Ball Leaders #LL17 Jeff Bagwell
2002 Topps #365 Barry Bonds HR 51
2003 Absolute Memorabilia Tools of the Trade Materials #39 Albert Pujols Jsy /200

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

2008 Donruss Threads Century Collection Materials #7 Don Mattingly

Got this in a trade on Beckett a while back.  Great player who quit at the wrong time.  If he had only waited one more year.  2008 Donruss Threads Century Collection Materials Jersey #7 Don Mattingly.  Numbered to 75.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

2010 Topps Chrome Wal Mart Exlcusive Refractors Babe Ruth

Not a bad card.  Got this in a trade.  Glad I didn't have to buy the box at Wal-Mart to get it.  If you could find a box not torn to shreads already.  2010 Topps Chrome Wal Mart Exlcusive Refractors #WME1 Babe Ruth.  Not I'm just waiting to get the Strausburg to finish off the set.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mailday 2010-11-16 Roger Clemens Cards Galore

Got all these from my buddy Ernie. Lots of commons and some good inserts too. I have some extra's that are for trade if someone needs them. Just shoot me a email at info@baseballcardsrule.com. This really stepped up my Clemens collection. I already had about 200 no dupe cards so this will get me close to 300.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Mailday 2010-11-11 Ozzie Smith Longoria Pujols Jeter Rose ...


Here are some awesome cards I got recently:

2010 Topps Tribute Relics Blue #OS Ozzie Smith
2010 Topps Tribute Black #72 Evan Longoria
2009 Topps Allen and Ginter National Pride #NP51 Albert Pujols
2009 Topps Allen and Ginter Baseball Highlights #AGHS21 David Price
2009 Topps Allen and Ginter Baseball Highlights #AGHS22 Ken Griffey Jr
2007 Topps Turkey Red Chrome #15 Ichiro Suzuki
2006 Topps Own the Game #OG9 Derek Jeter
2008 Donruss Sports Legends Mirror Blue #150 Pete Rose
2008 Donruss Sports Legends Materials Mirror Blue #128 Tony Gwynn
2008 Donruss Sports Legends Champions #9 Pete Rose
2010 Topps Tribute Black #77 Ichiro Suzuki T205
2010 Topps Tribute Relics #PF Prince Fielder

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Mailday 2010-11-10, Mark Teixeira & Roger Clemens

2005 Topps Turkey Red Relics White #MTE Mark Teixeira
1991 Studio Previews #2 Roger Clemens
2008 Upper Deck Heroes Jersey Black #123 Roger Clemens

Monday, November 8, 2010

BEST MAILDAY MAILDAY CUT AUTO HOBBY BOX BREAK MOJO 6/6

Interesting story for a guy who was down on his luck.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

1996 Ultra Thunderclap #17 Cal Ripken

Remember when this set came out?  How popular they were?  Now it seems nobody wants them.  I'll take them all.  1996 Ultra Thunderclap #17 Cal Ripken.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mailday 2010-10-31, Pettitte, Pujols, Piazza, Clemens

Andy Pettitte, Josh Hamilton, Mike Piazza, Roger Clemens, Frank Thomas, Dale Murphy, Adam Dunn, Albert Pujols.  Probably my best Pettitte card so far.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

FREE hobby box of 2010 Topps Chrome Baseball

Up for grabs: 2010 Topps Chrome Baseball Hobby Box.  For FREE!

Go to the GA Mindset blog and check it out.

http://gamindset.blogspot.com/2010/10/free-hobby-box-come-and-claim-it.html

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Baseball Card Mailday 2010-10-23


Got these all in a trade on Beckett.com.  Chris Johnson, Chipper Jones, Roy Oswalt, Roy Halladay, Joey Votto, Heyward, Posey.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

1994 Pinnacle Artist's Proofs #25 Roger Clemens

Is he a user and an abuser?  Probably.  But I still like collecting his stuff.  1994 Pinnacle Artist's Proofs #25 Roger Clemens.  I remember opening up packs back then and praying to pull one of these.  I think I did hit one of some unknown player.  Now at least I can afford to buy one, or better yet trade for one.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Baseball Card Mailday 2010-10-17



Got some great cards here.  Wade Boggs, Greg Maddux, Mike Piazza, Andre Dawson, Nolan Ryan.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

2010 Topps Chrome: Two Random Packs


Not really impressed with these.  Centering is off on a few.  Heard that was kinda the norm for this set.  Most of these are for trade.

Friday, October 15, 2010

2009 Topps Allen and Ginter Relics #RH Ryan Howard

Got this in a trade but I can't remember from which website.  2009 Topps Allen and Ginter Relics #RH Ryan Howard game used jersey piece with pinstripe.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

2002 Leaf Certified Fabric of the Game #115DY Chipper Jones

Can't believe I hadn't posted this one yet.  Gave up a Lars Anderson auto for it so I hope I don't regret that one.  A beautiful patch on it.  Not sure if it's from a letter or not.  Definitely one of my top game used cards.  2002 Leaf Certified Fabric of the Game #115DY Chipper Jones.  Number to 93.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

2000 Finest Refractors #154 Andy Pettitte

Andy pitched a good game tonight.  I guess you would expect nothing less from a such a great pitcher especially in the playoffs.  2000 Finest Refractors #154 Andy Pettitte.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

2004 Upper Deck Awesome Honors Jersey Gold Roy Halladay

When will the hobby start respecting this guy.  2nd no hitter in postseason history.  Enough said.  2004 Upper Deck Awesome Honors Jersey Gold #RH Roy Halladay.  Numbered to 165.

Monday, October 4, 2010

2002 Topps Home Team Advantage #365 Barry Bonds HR 73

I still have yet to find this card in the Beckett online price guide.  They have HR #70 listed but not any others.  I got this in a complete set sealed box of the Home Team Advantage variation.  If anyone knows how to find this card somewhere online please let me know.  2002 Topps Home Team Advantage #365 Barry Bonds HR 73.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

2008 Topps Retail Relics Carl Crawford

Just a quick post before I call it a night.  This guy is full speed all the time.  2008 Topps Retail Jersey Relics #CDC Carl Crawford.  Still in the original wrapper too.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

2008 Topps Retail Relics Lance Berkman


In honor of Berkman hitting his first homerun with the Yankees tonight.  I think he'll be on another team next year.  I just get the impression he wants to play first base, just not DH all the time.  2008 Topps Retail Relics #LB Lance Berkman jersey card with pinstripe and still in the original wrapper.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

1970 Topps #580 Pete Rose

Not really too much to say about this card.  Not a bad looking card for how old it is.  Got this one in a trade on Sports Card Forum website.  Great place to trade and get information about the hobby.  Hopefully one day Rose will be in the Baseball Hall of Fame.  1970 Topps #580 Pete Rose.

Monday, September 20, 2010

2009 Topps Sterling Career Chronicles Relics Triple Dale Murphy


It's been a while since I got a card that I was super excited about.  Dale Murphy (or The Murph) of the Atlanta Braves was the first player I started collecting back in the 80's when I was a kid.  I hope one day he will make the Baseball Hall of Fame but right now I'm just not sure he will get the votes.  2009 Topps Sterling Career Chronicles Relics Triple #103 Dale Murphy bat card serial numbered to 10.

Cubs' Tyler Colvin hospitalized after hit by splintered bat

I hate the Cubs but I wouldn't wish this to happen. Plus I actually like this kid. Have a couple of his rookie cards.

Cubs' Tyler Colvin hospitalized after hit by splintered bat :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Cubs

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Roy Oswalt 2005 Zenith Z-Bats #35

I still miss him.  What a great guy and player.  Roy Oswalt 2005 Zenith Z-Bats #35 game used bat.  Can't believe how cheap this card still is.  Sometimes I wonder why they call them game used bats when they were used by the pitcher.  We know they didn't actally use it to hit a ball.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

1999 Bowman's Best Franchise Best Mach Derek Jeter


Can't remember how I got this since it was a while ago but it was probably in a trade.  Nothing great but it's still a nice card for my collection.  I've got a decent Jeter collection so there will be more to come.  1999 Bowman's Best Franchise Best Mach I #FB6 Derek Jeter.

Friday, September 17, 2010

My Day at the Astros game: 9-15-2010

We lost it in the 10th but I still had fun.  4 free tickets on the field level and since it was 1 o'clock start time I got to take a half day off work.
http://s625.photobucket.com/albums/tt334/benner73/Baseball%20Games/2010-09-15%20HOU%20vs%20MIL/



Thursday, September 16, 2010

2003 Topps Traded Future Phenoms Relics Carl Crawford


Got this in a trade a while back on Beckett.com.  Carl is a speedster on the base path.  He's from my hometown of Houston so that makes me like him even more.  2003 Topps Traded Future Phenoms Relics #CDC Carl Crawford bat card.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

2001 SP Game Used Edition Authentic Fabric Tom Glavine


Who doesn't like this guy.  What a role model for the youngsters too.  I loved watching Tom pitch for many years.  He was a finesse pitcher so he didn't really have a chance to blowout his elbow his first year.  Very durable pitcher who was rarely on the disabled list.  If you have anything of Glavine you want to trade away, please let me know.  2001 SP Game Used Edition Authentic Fabric #TOG Tom Glavine.

Monday, September 13, 2010

2010 Topps Manufactured Hat Logo Patch #MHR229 Colby Rasmus


Got this in a trade from Mike of BA Benny's Baseball Card Buffet.  Love this kid.  Great looking card and my first hat logo.  2010 Topps Manufactured Hat Logo Patch #MHR229 Colby Rasmus.  Numbered to 99.  Thanks Mike.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

2010 Topps Tribute Relics Black Evan Longoria


I keep on liking more and more Tampa Bay Rays. With their starting pitching they should be in the World Series again soon. Evan seems like a great guy in addition to having such good skills. 2010 Topps Tribute Relics Black #EL Evan Longoria game used jersy. Numbered to 50.

Friday, September 10, 2010

My Baseball Card Mailday 2010-09-09

Topps Announces Red Hot Rookie Redemptions #8 Stephen Strasburg

Topps announces the player redeemable for the 2010 Topps Baseball Series 2 RED HOT ROOKIE Redemption # 8 is Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg.  My question is does anyone really care about this or not now that he his hurt?  Some will continue to hate but me for one will be buying some of his cards later when they really start to go down somemore.  There is no doubt the talent this kid has, but can he recover, that is the real question.  Here's to a successful and speedy recovery.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Contest For FREE cards Over At Drew's

Check out an Obak based contest over at Drew's Cards for a chance to win some FREE Tristar Obak cards. Not only does he have a free contest for you but also has an interesting blog to read too.

Topps Legends & Inaugural Commemorative Patches

These are from 2009 and 2010.  Just got these recently off of eBay.  Topps Legends Commemorative Patches and Topps Inaugural Commemorative Patches.  Cy Young, Reggie Jackson, Juan Marichal, Jim Palmer, & Mark Teixeira.  I haven't been a big fan of manufactured patches but they are slowly growing on me.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

1994 Finest Pre-Production #136P Ozzie Smith


This is my second pre-production card from this set.  Got this off of ebay.  I love Ozzie and his famous flip.  1994 Finest Pre-Production #136P Ozzie Smith.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

2008 USA Baseball National Team On-Card Signatures #81 Brett Wallace


Got this is a trade on Beckett.com.  Being a Houston Astros fan I was really excited about getting this kid on our team through trades.  Hitting is fairly good so far.  He should keep it going strong next year as he get used to big league pitching.  He also hit his first major league homer tonight.  2008 USA Baseball National Team On-Card Signatures #81 Brett Wallace.

Monday, September 6, 2010

2002 Greats of the Game Through the Years Level 1 #12 Don Mattingly

Traded a card I've had for a while for this.  It was a prospect card from a few years and I don't think he's going to go anywhere.  On the other hand, this is a great card of one of my favorite players.  2002 Greats of the Game Through the Years Level 1 #12 Don Mattingly.  Nice little pinstripe too.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Relics Robinson Cano, Jay Bruce

Just got these Allen & Ginter game used.  2010 Topps Allen and Ginter Relics #JB Jay Bruce & 2010 Topps Allen and Ginter Relics #RC Robinson Cano.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

1969 Topps #100 Hank Aaron

Another one of my favorites.  I've had this one for a while now.  Nothing like some old stinky cardboard.  1969 Topps #100 Hank Aaron.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

1999 Upper Deck Forte #F24 Barry Bonds

You can say what you want about the 90's baseball card era and the over production.  I really like most of the inserts that came out in those years before the GU/auto's started being in every box.  1999 Upper Deck Forte #F24 Barry Bonds.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

2010 Topps Peak Performance Relics Andy Pettitte

I have to collect Andy since we went to the same high school.  He's signed some cards and a poster for me.  I know he's hurt now but he will bounce back.  I will be great to have gone to school with a Hall of Famer.  Just got this in a trade.  2010 Topps Peak Performance Jersey Relics #AP Andy Pettitte.

Monday, August 30, 2010

1994 Studio Series Stars Gold #10 Don Mattingly

Donnie baseball.  I remember pulling this card when the set came out.  I only bought a few backs.  Maybe six packs.  I didn't know what it was worth but I thought it was just the coolest card.  One of the first numbered cards too.  This gold one is numbered to 5000 and the silver's were numbered to 10,000.  Funny thing is I bought some packs about 10 years later in a junk box at a show and pulled another one.  If he just would of played one more year he could have gotten his World Series ring.  1994 Studio Series Stars Gold #10 Don Mattingly.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Frank Thomas 2002 Upper Deck Diamond Connection #563

In honor of Frank Thomas getting his jersey number retired today by the Chicago White Sox.  I have so many cards of him.  Another guy like Ken Griffey Jr that I really followed when I was younger.  Frank Thomas 2002 Upper Deck Diamond Connection #563 bat piece.

2010 Topps Tribute Relics Frank Robinson

I don't have a bunch of his stuff so I'm trying to get somemore.  2010 Topps Tribute Game Used Bat Relics #FR Frank Robinson.  Numbered to 99.

Friday, August 27, 2010

2010 Bowman Futures Game Triple Relic Mat Latos

Still liking this guy.  Here's a pitcher that really deserves some praise.  He's showing everyone he's a good pitcher.  Why are his cards not skyrocketing right now?  This card looks so nice and clean in person.  2010 Bowman Futures Game Triple Jersey Relic #ML Mat Latos.  Numbered to 99.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

2003 Flair Greats Home Team Cuts Game Used Reggie Jackson

Just got this Reggie Jackson game used bat card in a trade on Beckett.com.  2003 Flair Greats Home Team Cuts Game Used #5 Reggie Jackson.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

2009 Topps Triple Threads Relics Tom Seaver

Just another Hall of Famer.  2009 Topps Triple Threads Relics #61 Tom Seaver.  Jersey/Bat card numbered to 36.  George Thomas "Tom" Seaver (born November 17, 1944) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played in the major leagues from 1967 to 1986. He played for four different teams in his career, but is noted primarily for his time with the New York Mets. "Tom Terrific" had 311 wins, 3,640 strikeouts and a 2.86 earned run average during a 20-year career. In 1992, he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the highest percentage ever recorded (98.8%), and has the only plaque at Cooperstown wearing a New York Mets hat. As of 2010, Seaver is also the only Met player to have his jersey number retired by the team.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

2010 Topps Tribute Autograph Relics Andre Dawson

I grew up watching him and still love collecting his stuff.  This is my second autograph that I have of him.  2010 Topps Tribute Autograph Relics #AD1 Andre Dawson with bat piece.

Monday, August 23, 2010

2006 Artifacts AL/NL Artifacts Green David Wright

David is a really great player in my opinion.  I don't understand why people think he is a overrated player.  2006 Artifacts AL/NL Artifacts Green #WRN David Wright game used jersey.  Numbered to 150.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

2002 Upper Deck Peoples Choice Game Jersey Alex Rodriguez

Yes I know he's not a popular guy but you can't argue the numbers he consistantly puts up.  He will probably break Barry Bonds homerun record but we all know that Albert Pujols will pass him over for that anyway.  2002 Upper Deck Peoples Choice Game Jersey #PJAR Alex Rodriguez.

Friday, August 20, 2010

2010 Topps Tribute Autograph Relics Adam Dunn

Just got this auto of Adam Dunn in today.  If you have ever seen him hit a home run you know how far he can hit a ball.  It just looks so effortlessly when he swings the bat and yet he just crushes it.  2010 Topps Tribute Autograph Bat Relics #ADU3 Adam Dunn baseball card.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects BCP199 Domonic Brown

This guy is heating up since being called up to the big show.  Looks like he's gonna be a good player but only time will tell.  2008 Bowman Chrome Prospects #BCP199 Domonic Brown.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

2010 Topps Allen & Ginter Mini Celestial Stars Evan Longoria

Got this in today.  I have 4 in this set now.  I think Longoria will continue to be a great player for a long time.  2010 Topps Allen and Ginter Mini Celestial Stars #CS7 Evan Longoria.  Did I mention these cards come 1 per case???

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

2009 Gordon Beckham Bowman & Topps Chrome Refractors

He seems like he's starting to hit again.  He was great last year.  I hope he keeps it up.  2009 Bowman Chrome Refractors #185 Gordon Beckham and 2009 Topps Chrome Refractors #214 Gordon Beckham.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Bob Gibson 1973 & 1974 Topps Card

Here's some stuff I have thats a little older.  These cards in pretty good condition too for being kinda used.  1973 Topps #190 Bob Gibson and 1974 Topps #350 Bob Gibson.  He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1981. A right-handed pitcher, Gibson played 16 seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1959 to 1975. A nine time All-Star selection, Gibson accumulated 3,117 strikeouts during his career, set the single-season Earned Run Average record in 1968 while also being named National League's (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP), and was a member of two World Series championship teams.

The National Pastime in 2030

This is a great article to read. You never know. The National Pastime in 2030

Sunday, August 15, 2010

1996 Ultra Hitting Machines #4 Ken Griffey Jr

One of the early very cool inserts.  Remember when inserts didn't include game used or auto cards?  What ever happend to creativity?  Say what you want to about the 90's overproduction, I love 90's inserts.  The design of these cards is just appealing to me.  Several great players in this set.  1996 Ultra Hitting Machines #4 Ken Griffey Jr.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

2001 Studio Diamond Collection Jeff Bagwell

I know I'm a homer for really collecting Bagwell.  2001 Studio Diamond Collection #DC16 Jeff Bagwell game used jersey baseball card.  The scan doesn't do it justice.  A great looking card.  Got it in a trade.