Thursday, December 12, 2013

Gratuitous Card Bragging

I've gotten a few great cards recently, and with no unifying theme to pull them all together I'm just going to throw them all at you at once.

First, I pulled my very first Topps camo parallel:

I pulled this from a hangar box of Update.   Now that I get a good look at one, I see that it's less camo and more Rorschach.  See the middle?  The pattern is a mirror-image of itself.

Now I don't buy packs for hits to sell - I bought this particular box because I'm working on completing the base set - but I may end up eBaying this one and using the proceeds for Griffeys. 

By the way, I'm still looking for #'s 40, 46, 50, 87, 99, 100, 120, 133, 136, 138, 150, 168, 237, 264, 267, 313, 321, 326, and 330 from the Update set.

I've got two words for you: Ron Freakin' Kittle.  This is a little Christmas gift I gave myself.  It's from the Leaf Buyback series, and as you can see it's hand-numbered out of only 42 of which this is card #1.  That makes it my first "eBay 1/1." It will not end up on eBay.

These next few cards I landed for only a dollar each:

Edge-on this card looks like somebody simply glued two cards together.  Great picture.

This is a signed Shawon Dunston rookie card - totally worth a dollar if you ask me.  Gotta love Billy's Mary Catherine Gallagher crossed arms here.

This guy has the name I would choose if I were a secret agent or porn star.  I've also always been fascinated with how other T.J.'s sign their names.  Mr. Steele uses the classic "boomerang" J which I've been known to employ on occasion.  

Jim was Griffey's first MLB manager with the '89 Mariners.  Pronouncing his name correctly will win you a car in some countries.  Deciphering his handwriting, two cars.

I'd never seen this card before coming across it in the dollar box.  I keep finding more and more reasons to love '86 Donruss.  Er, Leaf.

Last but not least, these came from a nice, cheap eBay auction.  When I see reasonably priced Topps Tek Griffey lots, I pounce.  There are so many versions that I don't even check to see if they're ones I already have.  Not that I have many to begin with.

That's it for my gratuitous card bragging.  Happy Friday!


  1. Card bragging...that's what blogging is all about. Well, partly about. Nice cards and good luck on those Topps Tek cards. I don't think anyone, anywhere has ever put together that set.

  2. Congrats on pulling the Harper... and that Kittle is AWESOME! 90L is an awesome set... and his signature is beautiful. The eBay 1 of 1 part is the icing on the cake.

    BTW... thanks for the freebies. The acetate Mussina is awesome! Now I just need to figure out if I'm going to peel off the protective coating.

  3. Nice Harper. I snagged a Black Chrome Refractor of his in a mega box and put it on eBay. I was hoping for $20, but for about $17 for it. Not awful.

  4. Wow, you just killed the camo for me. That's stupid that it's mirrored top/bottom AND side to side. It made me go back and check the football one I pulled from 2012 Topps:

    There's a little repeated pattern on the left side, but the rest looks pretty good.