Sunday, February 27, 2011


Why overload, because i am not a fan of relic cards generally. The whole taking something and breaking, cutting or chopping it up. Seems so wrong. Especially when that something would have been a centerpiece item in someones collection.

That said, at less than two bucks a piece i wasn't passing up some new cards

10 Topps Tribute
shiny me like
itty bitty photo me no like
unique photo makes up for it

09 A&G
it took dozens upon dozens of auctions to finally land this one
rare it is not
but finding it for less than two bucks = really hard
again i went by the mantra of if someone else already had it at 99cents
i wouldn't jack it up
and i saw many go for 99 cents
to bad not every else lives by that credo
good design
photo nothing special but it works well

09 Solo Shot
i love it
wish it was blue and not red
but i understand the red
the stitches of a baseball = red
shot like a gun fired usually characterized with red
it works really well
nice photo too
my second fav of TWIC

09 UD Flashback
i like it
again even without the fabric its a nice card
photos are strong and the design works

10 AllStarGame
love it - even without the jersey i would want this card
great design nice photo
my fav of the week

10 Peak Performer
super lazy design just cutting a hole in the original card

10 Heritage CC Bat
a good design unfortunately the photo isn't unique

09 The Heritage CC Jersey
eh design but nice action photo
props for using different photos from the bat CC

10 The Chicle
overall design works
even with being the same art as the base card
the C is a nice little touch

09 Future Foundations
ummm boring
its like a manger photo or something

09 etopps
really another jumping longoria card
wasn't that last year's photo

Nine Relics, an eTopps and a Numbered card makes for a beautiful week cardboarding :)
The total 21.58 shipped

Thanks for checking out TWIC and i hope you have an awesome week :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Another 99 Cent add

i got the the base for less than the white parallel numbered to 50

While i won it for 99 cents
it cost
3.68 shipped
the white /50 was
4.81 shipped


This and my BJ Bat made for an AWESOME cardboarding week
hope yours was

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Melvin Emmaunel BAT

Oh yes I acquired a Melvin Emmaunel Bat Barrel card
4.75 shipped is a joy for such a fun card :)

works well with the design
love that it looks all wood grainy along the bottom
so thick it as cracked open the top loader
my fav
BJ usually signs BJ Upton and its pretty nice and clear
but now i want an auto of his real name

need i say more

Sunday, February 13, 2011

RETRO Cardboarding

Nothing super fancy this week
just some old school cardboard
that is just sooooo AWESOME!!!!
cost about about a buck twenty each after shipping

I so wish Target Blasters were full of these and not just two packs
In 09 series one when Topps did Walmart and Target exclusive cards
every pack in the blaster was filled with exclusivity
the main complaint back then wasn't the cards
but the fact you couldn't tell if you getting the exclusive cards
or the plain vanilla topps cards
but by series two we were down to just two packs
i think topps misunderstood
bring it back
bring back the complete blaster of retro awesomeness


pretty pretty please
with cherries on top


have exclusive packs/wrap packs of just the retro cards


how about when you release the factory sets you make a factory set of retro cards

Saturday, February 5, 2011

STRETCHIN' that Budget

A massive haul all for 20.90 shipped:

i love blue
the gold and chrome refractor were also new to me
love the AS documentary card
talks all about Evans AS experience
and the photo really captures it
not sure if its actually him at the AS game or not
(but it feels like it)
the ALCS card, i like but it says Longo & Pena hit back2back jacks
and shows him running off the field
just not the same
the rest are just blahh because of the generic image for each
but that's my whole grip with the set
UD great idea - unfortunately horrible execution
on the seven Longo cards i received
Evan is only mention once

an AWESOME black border masterpiece
2 t206, the mini i was missing
some four panel, at least one is blue

the last nine
are lots of shiny foil
the spectrum although not blue are very nice
i polished off the starquest cards that i didn't have
and never really cared about
but having them now i like the super rare and turquoise
the other two i still feel the same for
i really like the last three
the SP T206 is sweet great contrast in the background
i like everything about the stars of the game card
the pose is solid and the design and colors are fitting
and the baseball heroes card is AWESOME

Not that i am becoming a Price collector or anything but i do like Mr. Price and to add some rookie logos to my collection of him was very nice

i was super excited to score such goodies
44 cards for 20.90
.48 per card
very cool

Thanks for reading TWIC and as always have an awesome cardboarding week :)