Thursday, December 18, 2014

"O" What A Trade!

I recently took a trip to the mailbox and was surprised to see my package from Ryan of "O" No!!! Another Orioles Blog in my mailbox.

He sent it extremely fast I'll have you know.

It also knocked off quite a few pesky wants off my want list.

Instead of talking about it let us cut right to the chase.


Captain Injury here completes my 2011 Bowman Team Set.


MMMMMMMIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

RRRRRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!!

2 big names knocked off the list. Only have like 5 more to look for for Tanaka. Thanks Topps. That Arencibia is very nice to get knocked off the list as well. He was a tough one to find.


The Cardinals 2013 1st Round Draft Pick, Marco Gonzales truly seemed like a wannabe Michael Wacha. The kid came up the same year he was drafted and definitely did not pan out the same as Wacha. I guess you can't hit the jack pot on every pick.


And it's always a good day when you get a new Yadier Molina.

Ryan thank you so much for the package and I will gets yours on the way as soon as possible.

Thanks for reading guys and I hope everybody finishes out the week and enjoys their weekend! 

Friday, December 5, 2014

When the Skies are Grey and You're Feeling Blue

Things are moving slow around here. Finals are approaching quickly and I am not looking forward to them.

Black Friday passed and I spent crap load of money in terms of my budget. I did get my boxes in from DA Card World, but that's for another post.

Yet, I feel like there this is this massive void in my life. No baseball and no soccer. Its almost like I hit a wall.

That's where baseball cards come into play.

So to keep myself busy and give myself some goals to strive for this winter, I have come to the conclusion of making a checklist.

So here we go: My Goals For This Winter Checklist

O Revamp the ole Blog

O Reconstruct Want List

O Sell/Trade Unwanted Cards

O Start a Group Break

O Make Some New Friends

O Have Fun

And since you guys struggled through all that, I thought I might reward you for your services with a sneak peek at what incredible card I got in my boxes. It has something a little to do with this guy.


Well I hope everybody enjoys their weekend, and I'll try to keep in touch. Thanks for reading and God Bless!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everybody out there is enjoying their Thanksgiving with friends and family. Whoever it is with enjoy and stay warm because it is White Thanksgiving for a lot of us. Anyway Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy_Thanksgiving_Turkey

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Who Doesn't Love Free Money?

Hey guys, I'm back! I am back to share with you a few ways to earn some free $$$. No, this isn't some spam thing that will kill your computer. I promise. These things are called Swagbucks.

Some of you may have already heard of these, but Swagbucks are credits you earn from doing various activities. Anywhere from taking surveys to watching videos. It's really easy too.

All I have done is downloaded the Swagbucks TV app and when I'm not using my phone, I run the videos. The best part is you don't even have to watch them.

I've just redeemed my credits the other day for a $25 Amazon gift card. Crazy I know.

If this is something you'd be interested in, click the link below and get an account set up. Tell them Superduperman99 sent you in the referral code.

Any questions just ask in the comments below?

Thanks for reading guys and hope this gives you a little helping hand this holiday season or helps you when you get a pack busting urge. God Bless and stay warm!


Monday, November 3, 2014

The Rookie Card Challenge


Ahhhhh rookie cards. One of the prides and joys of my collection. So what's so special about this one you ask. Well silly, it's Mike Trout, only one of the young and brightest baseball stars in this day and age. 

Wait a minute though, what's so special about this one? Why wouldn't you just insert this Mike Trout RC into your Rookie Card Challenge instead? 

Mike-Trout-2011-Bowman-Draft-True-Rookie-Card-101-Anaheim-Angels-RC

Well I am glad you asked mysterious voice in my head. 
  1. This Mike Trout is a little more common than the Topps one at the top.
  2. Topps makes much more rookie cards than Bowman does.
  3. Who doesn't love retro jersey's?
Ok seriously though, let me get down to what this post is all about.

I love rookie cards.

It's kind of hard not to.

The top prospect, the no-namer, and my personal favorite, the underdog.

I have been doing this project for awhile now and basically what I am attempting to accomplish is to collect all the rookie cards registered, dating back to 2010.

Why 2010 you ask? I chose 2010 because that was basically my inception into the hobby and it is an even number. I like even numbers.

I choose to collect the Topps Rookie Card first of any player generally because if the player ever becomes a "somebody" the Topps flagship issue of the card is typically the one that becomes the most iconic towards the player.

Also, Topps Flagship are much more easy to obtain than say Topps Finest.

To make this easier to comprehend I'll give you some examples with the use of pictures.
Yes

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No
I love prospects cards as well, but I'll elaborate on that in a different post. Yet the distinguishing factor in this battle is that one is a rookie card and one is a prospect card.

2011-BB-Topps-Lineage-148-Aroldis-Chapman-RC-NM-MT2011-Topps-Allen-and-Ginter-5-Aroldis-Chapman-RC-Reds-A29922011-Topps-Gypsy-Queen-98-Aroldis-Chapman-RC-Reds-A29282011-Topps-Heritage-199-Aroldis-Chapman-RC-Reds-A3024
All Nopes

Since Mr.Chapman here already had a Topps Flagship card produced of him above, these are then all irrelevant.

A couple more examples before I go.

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Poor Chance Ruffin. He had to play for 2 teams in his rookie year. In this case, both these cards make it into the collection because he is featured as a rookie card on two different teams.

I hate this. Although it is clearly Mr.Alvarez's first card ever produced of him, Topps just couldn't take the time to slap on a rookie card to make it official. Stupid lazy people at Topps. Sadly this one makes it into the collection as well.

I hope this explanatory post helped. There are a few odds and ends that I didn't touch on, but I hope everybody better understands my massive project. If you think you can help me click that lab above and comment below if you have any that I may need. 

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless! 

Friday, October 24, 2014

I Have Decided to Keep Chugging Along

Obviously, I have dormant on the blog for quite some time. Yet, even with the increased activity outside of my sports cards world, I have to continued to keep chugging along.

I have been going with this blog too long to give up now, and I don't think I could ever bid farewell to sure a great community of bloggers we have going around here.

Although, I have decided to continue with the hobby that I love, going forward, I will definitely need a renewed source of motivation for my collection. Topps lately has just not been cutting it for me. I can't even tell you how long it have been since I have last bought some new cards. 3 week? 1 month? 4 months? To be honest it has been awhile.

I know for sure I will continue my Rookie Card Challenge which I will thoroughly elaborate about more in a different post, but don't be surprised if you see some changes to my collecting styles and to the blog as well in the near future.

Right now though, I'm really on the search for some good candidates for some new player collections. So if you guys have any good ideas I would surely love to hear them.

Although you might not see the changes for an extended period of time, I will get to it eventually once soccer season finally comes to a close.

Mostly this post was meant to tell you guys out there (if anybody even decides to read this) that I am still alive and well, and I plan to be back and better than even come this winter.

Well I'll see you around guys. Thank you so much for your continued support and remember to keep on chugging along.

P.S. Kerry and Anthony your packages will be on their way soon.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

How Time Flies

There is one thing that we will never be able to stop, time. Time is always moving and never slows down even for the most important moments in our lives.

School started up this past week and I wasn't too disappointed. Yet was has been disappointing is my activity on my blog. It has been very quiet. I have a feeling it won't change any time soon because of the resent resurgence of both school and soccer, but I will try to make my best effort to be at least a little bit more active.

One thing that time has not stopped me from doing though is trading. As we all know trading is probably the best part of the blogging community. I know I enjoy it very much, so without further or due, here is what I have been up to lately.


First off we will begin with a trader outside of the blogosphere, freddyb from over on the forums at Blowout Cards sent me some much needed help with my 2013 Topps Update Set.


Those were just a few, but thank you freddyb for your help. I really like that Michael Young.


Next we have everybody's favorite Angels fan, Tom. Tom from over at Angels in Order assisted me in finishing my 2014 Bowman Cardinals Team Set, but he didn't stop there, he also sent me an auto that is very near and dear to my heart of Joe Kelly.





Although he did get dealt over to the dark side, in this case being the Red Sox. I still love the practical jokester and up-and-coming pitcher in Joe Kelly. I truly wish he was still with the Cardinals. Stupid John Mozeliak. 


And last but not least, Brady from over at Yadier Molina Baseball Cards bombed me with a massive package of Cardinals, including these two beauties. 


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When I thought it couldn't get any better....



It did. I was in awe when I saw the Yadi and when I saw the Kaminsky, my jaw dropped. Brady seriously outdid himself and I will definitely be in debt to him for quite some time. Rob has been pitching to a fine 1.83 ERA in Class A Full Season Peoria. Now that's what I call a future star.

Well thank you to all who trading with me. If I missed you, I am very sorry. Thanks for reading and God Bless. Superduperman out.