Pretty Cool Card One seller wants $35 and the other $50 not worth it in my book, definitely to many weeks of budget for one card not sure if these usually go for so much hopefully i can score one cheaply in a few months
i thought these were the code cards, but now i am not sure, hence the edit to the post
Tim from The Great Sports Name Hall of Fame sent me the final two needed for my 2009 Topps Chrome Set. This is the first set I have collected and completed since 1989. THANK YOU! Very, very much:
Mr Mantle and Mr Hudson Great Cards Set COMPLETE!!!! Happy happy, joy joy, happy happy, joy joy!!!
He also included a little extra, and i really appreciate it:
Two Pre-MLB BJ Upton Cards and a shiny rookie card Super Sweet the back of the 03 card compares BJ to Jeter, mmmmm..., NOT! but does say hitting is his weakest skill, they got that RIGHT, still he is only 25 and turns 26 this August so here is hoping he gets his head on straight and figures out this thing called hitting Go Upton! Go Rays!!
Some Life news happening at Budget Baseball Cardboarding and I am not just talking about my second blog. My wife and I are expecting our first little bundle of joy! We have been tentatively told its a girl, even though neither time they were certain, but the fact that two different ultra sound technicians have said the same gender, has us pretty sure we are having a girl. So I imagine things will be getting insane come late October, early November, but in a good way. We are both very excited, and since I made Mother's Day special for the Mrs., she decided to make this past Father's Day special for me. We went to see Toy Story 3, had dinner at Fuddruckers, (where we picked up two extra movie passes, on the cheap with their meal deal, mainly for the upcoming Twilight movie, the movie for her, the discount for me :) and last but not least, she also picked up some cardboard for me :) Part one is five packs of Topps Series Two, so without further ado:
A Ray :) a Red Sox :) and two Yankees :( the Campanella Vintage Legend is nice the Lineage is about nicknames, sweet Baby Bull vs Kung-Fu Panda
BJ sporting a diving catch
Giants insert score
WOW! a three Rays pack, nice and another Target Red back and whats a rip without Mr. Leake that's three in a row Z-Man is original back
Franchise History, very Cool photo not sure why Perez is included on the back Bench is All-Time leader in HR and RBIs Perez is no where to be found but still its a very nice photo
Yep, Bay, as in ebay, I can't help myself. First stop, Bleacher Seats, love that cheap shipping for all you want, and they package so well. The first thing I picked up was some more team sets.
2010 Topps Series two (11 cards)
the Upton & Garza photos are different from Opening Day, nice
and a 2010 Bowman (10 cards)
and the reason i pick up the team sets is because they are cheaper than a pack from the store and its free shipping because the blue and gold parallels are the real reason for the order
Check out the back of the Throwback card What a great photo if I ever get a "you sketch it" card i think i found my photo
Well under budget, i found two other cards i needed
a die cut and pretty blue insert its funny how it says pennant run and talks about the playoffs but there is a huge empty section in the stands which leads me to believe the photo is definitely not from the play-offs
Since the Rays had a day off I decided to pick a random game that I had missed since I just started my endeavor and do a sketch card from a past game. I am still trying to figure out how I want to handle these. I am trying a border today along with some ink pen for the text, also using new color pencils, instead of just the blue col-erase. Feedback is always welcome :)
In an effort to keep my collecting separate from my sketch cards, I have created a spin off blog called ChrOko Cards. I will be posting my sketch cards there from now on. Please feel free to let me know if you think this is a bad, good or silly idea.
Welcome to This Week in Cardboarding, this week will be my annual Bowman Blaster. That's right i usually buy one, and only one Bowman Blaster a year, have since 07. Nice little streak i got going :) I decided to go with photos this week since there are chrome cards and ten cards per pack, so i didn't need to scan each pack twice or not show all cards. Enough details, on to the break:
A Rays Prospect, SCORE! my second Leake card, in consecutive blaster purchases a streak is starting Bo Bowman in Bowman, funny an Orange prospect, nice off to a very nice start
Starlin Castro throwback Soriano, like these way to many for me to chase Pablo expectations
v mart as a sox, great photo Reyes throwback and Howard expectations
another Ray, Shields, score nice photo of wright USA card, Gamel insert, no idea what is going on with him is he hurt? down in the minors? to lazy to look up
wow a third Ray with Pena z-man throwback sox prospect
Ray Gold, Garza, that's four so far this is unusual for me Tate Chrome, some hype for him, i think Micheal Taylor heard of him too Mauer with Posey on the back unique photo of Braun nice pack
Yen-Wen Kuo chrome and Purple Chrome just makes me think some where out there someone may get this with Strasberg
Final pack, and 5th Ray, ZO! Sweeeet! 2nd USA card
Very fun break, I really enjoyed the inserts and this year i actually heard of a few of the prospects, amazing. Five Rays cards is by far my best from a blaster, and Leake, Castro and Tate gave me some nice young-ins. I am glad i bought this when i first saw it and decided to saved it, because Strasberg mania hit and a week later all Bowman was long gone from Target and Walmart. Thanks for reading my TWIC.