Friday, May 15, 2015

Museum Mail Day

Today the last two cards I was waiting on arrived. Both of these fit extremely well into my collection and I got them both for less than $10 each. Win!


This card was $6.25 plus shipping. And it was an auction. A crime in my opinion that it went for so low. But I am not complaining, no siree!


This one I won at $9.99 plus shipping as the only bidder. Another auto for my collection from Mr. So Much Talent But Can't Stay Healthy.

A funny note to add on the confusing nature of the USPS. The second card was mailed to me on Monday from Knoxville, TN which is about a 5 or 6 hour drive from me in NC. The first card was mailed from Honolulu, HI on Tuesday, a day later, which is obviously a lot further away. They both arrived on the same day.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Little More Bowman

I haven't managed to pick up a hobby box of Bowman yet, but I did buy a little more retail. 

Purple Ice 15/50



Refractor 169/499

All four of these parallels came from one blaster. I know a lot of people don't like the explosion of parallels in Bowman products that started last year, especially people who build rainbows. But it does help in one aspect in that it's always fun to pull numbered cards and now that happens a little more often. I don't mind it.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Cards

Back in February I picked up a box of 2014 Donruss and pulled a redemption for a Billy Hamilton auto. Panini fulfilled it this week.

I've also been doing some eBay shopping. Here are three of the cards I bought, with two more on the way.

I love picking up these mid to late 90's autos for super cheap. They aren't too hard to find of career utility players like Mordecai or "flash in the pan" players like Wade. I bought these two from the same seller and got them for around $4 shipped.


After my one horrible box of Museum Collection I figured it would be a lot more cost effective to buy some singles that fit into my collection rather than bust another box, no matter how much fun it is to bust high end. So this Andrelton Simmons auto/patch is the first that arrived. The patch looks like it's from the edge of a commemorative shoulder patch rather than a number or letter. This is also my first Simba auto in my collection. 

The other two cards should arrive in the next few days.

Friday, May 1, 2015

A Tasty Bowman Appetizer

Today I went to Charlotte with my mom to help her ship some boxes overseas. On the way home she wanted to do some clothes shopping so I dropped her off at Kohl's then went to Target. I was hoping to get some Bowman to give it a look before buying a hobby box. I bought one blaster and boy, it was a fun bust.

Two Silver Ice parallels in one blaster. Off to a good start.

Interesting that Topps decided to use one of last year's "Shimmer" parallels as the base design for the prospect minis. Maybe that'll mean one less parallel in Bowman Chrome..we can hope.

Refractor 400/499

Silver parallel 143/499

Green parallel 34/99

I'm gonna go ahead and tell you that I did not pull an auto, but that's ok! This was a great blaster to start off with and definitely makes me want to pick up a hobby box. I like that Topps continued the trend they set with Series 1 in going in a completely new direction with the card design. Having the same white bordered stuff year after year was getting very boring. My one beef is putting the player's name on the side rather than the bottom. But I can live with it.

Oh, by the way..

I hit an orange wave pack too!!!

My scanner sucks. These cards are absolutely gorgeous in person!!

I got lucky and hit an orange wave pack last year so I was quite surprised to land one again this year, and in my first blaster too!!

With that, this was probably one of the most loaded blasters I've ever opened. And it didn't even have an auto! I'll definitely be buying more Bowman soon.