Saturday, April 30, 2016

Show Box 1- 2015 Bowman Chrome jumbo

This was actually the last box I bought. It was the last box the dealer had and he had just taken off the shrink wrap to sell individual packs. He was selling the packs for $15 each. I asked him how much he wanted for the whole box and he sold it to me for just $120 because the box was already open, despite all the original packs being inside. This is $30 below the current Blowout price and a whopping $50 under his per pack price!! Definitely a good deal in my book!!

Refractor #065/499

Refractor #118/499

Refractor #444/499

Purple Refractor #226/250

Blue Refractor #065/150

Blue Refractor #104/150

Base Auto

I pulled a J.D. Davis blue auto from the last chrome jumbo I opened.

Base Auto

Refractor Auto #056/499

Purple Refractor #064/250

Green Refractor Rookie Auto #77/99

Overall I was pretty pleased with this box, especially at the price I got it for. Three color autos is, I believe, better than normal. I'm pleased to see that all four of the prospect auto players have nice looking signatures rather than completely illegible scribbles. And I really like the Rasiel Iglesias green RC auto. Falling at 1:503 packs the green RC autos fall about one in every 5+ cases. So this was a nice card to pull, particularly of one of the lone bright spots on a bad team. 

Friday, April 29, 2016

Show Singles

Last weekend was another show in Charlotte. This is the last one that will be at the Metrolina Expo Center as the facility has been sold and the new owner is demolishing the building. Future shows will take place on the east side of Charlotte, a much further drive for me. Hopefully I'll still be able to go.

Anyways, here are the singles I picked up.

Another addition for the HoF relic PC. This card actually has quite a few creases, as you can see in the scan. I don't mind though as I was able to get it super cheap.

I believe Hoffman will make the Hall in the next couple years so this is a preemptive addition. He may actually be the first pitcher with a losing career W-L record to make the Hall. Not sure about that.


And another preemptive addition. I hope Vlad gets in soon. I always liked Vlad for his ability to hit anything. The pitcher could throw the ball into the dugout and Vlad would still get his bat on it.


Troy Glaus won't make the Hall but I picked up this relic as well because I really like the design with the little rubber home plate. 

Always nice to add another Braves auto even though Cory has been with the Angels for a few years now.

And lastly I snagged this 2012 Bowman Platinum auto of 2015 Gold Glove Award winner Kole Calhoun.

Boxes from the show coming soon!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Redemptions Fulfilled's been a month since my last post. I haven't had much time to put anything together until today. But just because I haven't posted in awhile doesn't mean I don't have a bunch of new cards to post about!! First off I've got two redemptions from Topps that were fulfilled pretty quickly.

This is a pretty horrible signature. 


I was a little bit surprised that I got this one since it's from 2013 and Topps really likes using Machado autos as replacements. But they sent it to me less than a month after I entered the code.

They also sent both of these cards together, which was nice. And with these two in my hands I now have a completely clear Topps redemption que!

Lot's more cards to come!