Friday, February 26, 2010

This Week in Cardboarding

Continuing with the second half of the 2009 UD Combo blaster

Pack 6

A fun pack with some nice photos and some good players. Poor Scott Hairston traded back to the Padres after being moved to Oakland. Talk about bad luck, for being destined to the worst hitting ball parks. I think its a strange move for the Padres since they have Will Venable and Kyle Banks two promising young outfielders who showed a lot of upside last season. Snell with one of those pitcher hitting (or really bunting) shots that are always fun. Andruw Jones and Brett Cecil are the update cards. Thome now a Twin, i wonder if he is trying to get to the 600 HR club?

Pack 7

A great pack thanks to Matt Wieters, other than that i got two Rays and Pedroia insert. Schneider carrying his gear is a different shot of a catcher. Latos and Wieters are the updates.

Pack 8

Pack eight was so-so with just about about everything, no real stand out players, the photos are pretty generic and no biggies on the inserts. It did contain two pitchers from the World Champion Marlins club right next to each other, just something fun to point out. Aki sliding is my favorite card of the pack. Colon and Mills (Blue Jay rookie) are the update cards.

Pack 9

Score another needed Longoria and he is sporting the shades, definitely not at the Trop. Some really fun photography with this pack, the Dallas Braden playing with the ball is classic, (i wonder if he knew he was being photographed, i say no) and the K-Rod shouting really captures the moment. I also like the Vlad and Adrian photos. West and Pena are the updates.

Pack 10

Pack ten got me another Ichiro to add to my PC. Future HOFer Randy Johnson, wow those studio photos really stand out, compared to all the great action shots. Rollins makes my 5th Phillies Generation Now Insert, just an observation i thought i would note. Kapler and Cervelli are the update cards.

So i went 50-50 on the 20th Annv inserts being baseball related. If anyone collects the 20th Annv cards please let me know, i will gladly send them your way (all but the Longoria, of course). Also if anyone needs the Generation now inserts anything but the Longoria is available and as usual anything not going to my player collections is available for trade. Just let me know you want it. Really fun blaster overall, thanks for checking out This Week in Cardboarding.

Monday, February 22, 2010

My first 2010 Longoria

Thanks to Sewingmachineguy i got my first 2010 Evan Longoria Card.

quoting from the back of the card
"Longo" was no one-year wonder.
Turkey Cards are so choice

Thank you for the great addition :)

My one lone redemption

I know it is nothing new by now, but i finally got around to redeeming my lone card

Never hearing of Mr. Robinson, i decided to do a quick google search to see if i could find anything fun to share. Drafted by the Phillies in 1970 (11th round). He played from 1972-1977 never hitting a homer. His big year was 1974 where he was allowed to play in 145 games and had 104 hits in 452 at bats giving him a .230 batting avg. In all the other years he never got more than 46 games played. He played for the Phillies, Braves and Giants.

Friday, February 19, 2010

This Week in Cardboarding

Welcome to This Week in Cardboarding :) This week i decided to try some 2009 Upper Deck, since i really don't buy much UD. I usually end up buying a blaster of the combo packs when they go on clearance. At least in 2006 and 2007, never found a 2008 blaster on clearance. Unfortunately, the 2009 aren't on clearance yet, but i decided to pick one up anyways. Mainly because i have wanted to pick up one of these for awhile, now. Ten packs of 18 cards for a total of 180 cards, made it seem worth it to me. Stating the cards cover both series one and two, but what the box fails to mention is that it also has some update cards. Actually two per pack giving 20 Update cards, not a bad deal at all.

I'll use the first pack as an example of how the packs are set up
Pack 1

the first part is Series one

the next part is the updates and inserts

The third part is is series two

Pack one was awesome with McCutchen and the promising Fernando Martinez for the Updates, two Red Sox guys and a future HOFer with Glavine, definitely a great start.

For the rest of the packs I will be hitting the highlights. Since three scans for one pack is a bit much.

Pack 2

Joe Crede #83
Roy Oswalt #152
Johnny Damon #265
Johan Santana #250
Jeff Clement #338
Kevin Kouzmanoff #318
Padres Team Leaders #438
Generation Now - Albert Pujols
Russel Branyan #U26
Generation Now - Jose Reyes
Miguel Cairo #U17
20th Annversary - Manny Ramirez #2482

Travis Ishikawa#843
Chad Qualls #512
Kosuke Fukudome#570
John Buck #677
Ian Stewart #629
Brandon Phillips #961

Pack two was o-bee-kay-bee with a Pujols insert, and some nice regular cards of Damon, Santana and Phillips in the cameo.

Pack 3

Pack three had some really nice photography basically everyone but Madson is a really nice photo. Utley is definitely my favorite photo of the pack, and McLouth a close second, i can just feel the action in both. McLouth and Carpenter were the Updates.

Pack 4

Pack four was Sweeeeet, and by far is my favorite so far. Two Longoria cards i needed for my player collection and an Ichiro i needed. Some more great photography, Varitek is my favorite photo of the pack, seeing the ball come off the bat, very nice. Another Red in cameo with Bruce. Tony Gwynn and Schlereth the Update cards

Pack 5

Pack five was pretty good, leading the way were two rookies Elvis Andrus and Mat Gamel. I love the Frank Thomas card, great shot of him. Swarzak and Pedro are the Updates. The 20th Annv card is a football card, i was on such a role with four straight baseball 20th Annv cards. Dag nam it! This is why i don't buy UD much, i hate getting anything that is not baseball. So, someone please take it off my hands.

Well i am going to divide this blaster up, since i am still budgeting. So next week will be the other five packs. Definitely feel good about the blaster so far, lots of great photographs and i got a McCutchen and two Longoria cards along with an Ichiro. Very fun, thanks for checking out This Week in Cardboarding.

I wouldn't mind hearing from you on my format of posting, i know most bloggers only include hits, or a list of the pack. I tried a few different formats in this post since there were so many cards per pack. I don't care much for typing out the pack, it feels more like a chore to me. I think i found a nice way with the last three packs, but i would still like to hear others opinions. So please let me know if you like to view TWIC with all cards scanned, or as a list, or just the few cards i like or even let me know you don't care.

Friday, February 12, 2010

This Week in Cardboarding

Welcome to TWIC - This week is two packs from Wally World - I actually got a blue back out of each pack - making it a very pleasant rip - since i am doing this week super fast here are just a few of the cards from each pack, pack one top row, pack two bottom:

two peak performers and two blue backs for inserts
Utley stylin at second
Topps, why no SP love for Halladay
i respectfully request a philly version
and the batting champ card with three future Hall of Famers

Another fun couple packs from 2010 Topps, thanks for checking out TWIC

Thursday, February 11, 2010

From the Motherload of Tradebait

My Past Time....... I Love It!! posted a huge assortment of cards back on Jan 19 as trade bait (here is the link if you want to check it out). I'm not sure how he managed all the trades that came of such a posting, but i guess that is why he is trader of the year (i have a hard time balancing more than two trades a week). I received my bounty over the weekend and just wanted to post the awesomeness that has been added to my player collection.

Three needed Longoria cards

By far my favorite is the Stadium
mainly because it is my favorite photo on any card
I have seen of Mr. Longoria
i bought many blasters hoping for it and
never managed to rip a pack with it
i am very Happy to have it now
THANK YOU! so very much
a Shiny with the Timeline
i now have 5 of 7 different Timeline Longoria cards
i am missing 336 & 361 if anyone happens to have them for trade
the before i was a MLB player with the 06 Bowman Heritage
sporting the vintage Devil Rays uni

he also added a bonus pack of 1993 Score Select Rookie & Traded

i haven't heard of a single rookie

Thank you so much Wickedortega, i hope you like what i sent in return

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

mlb.com2010 cards

Fantasy baseball season is upon us. I loVe what does for their fantasy preview. They take a classic Topps design and make their ranks with trading card images. I really wish they would actually sell these as trading cards. I just included two players I collect but please check it out mlb fantasy preview for all the cards and rankings.

Evan Longoria (rank 11)

Gordon Beckham (rank 75)

Friday, February 5, 2010

This Week in Cardboarding

More Topps 2010, this time a Jumbo Pack

image stolen from Cards on Cards (click to check out his rip)

Here is what i got:

Thanks for checking out TWIC.