Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
When I started this blog, I was still very active in card collecting. In fact, card collecting was something I thought I would never give up. It was something that had been a huge part of my life for over 20 years. I had seen friends and family come and go, card shops in my town come and go, the rise of the internet and Ebay, the downfall of card shows etc. Cards were always a mainstay. From Elementary School all the way until I finished college, I was able to buy cards I never dreamed of owning. The thrills of the pack pull or finding "steals" at shows or online was something I'd never forget. I tried collecting Pogs, Starting Lineup Figures, McFarlane Figures, Video Games, some hobbies lasted longer than others, but Sports Cards...was one thing I NEVER gave up. Finally, last year, for reasons I've posted before in previous posts, I decided it was time to give it up. As hard as it was to do, to sell off my prized cardboard possessions, it was for the best as I moved on to a collection focused more on Game Used Memorabilia. The next posts will be a retrospective look at my history collecting, as one of my friend's used to put it "cardboard with faces on them". I've got a lot of stories, and though I can't guarantee I'll finish posting all of them, time permitting, I'll give it a great shot kind of like my SLU series I did. Tentatively the sections look like this
I. In The Beginning
IV. The Introduction of Game Used
V. The Rise Of The Internet and Ebay
VI. When You're The Only One Left
VII. Getting A Job and Enhancing My Collection
VIII. The Thrill Is Gone/Selling off My Collection.
Monday, October 14, 2013
A member of Blowout Cards Message Board made a post about Panini having a sale on John Wall autographed 16X20 photos # to 50 for $60 bucks. I thought this was a heck of a deal and i was able to get it even cheaper with a Panini Promo Code. At the end of the day a nice Panini Authentic 16x20 limited edition photo for around $60 shipped of a young up and coming NBA Superstar was just too awesome too pass up. Here's close ups of the signature and numbering.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
It's been a while since I've posted as I really haven't bought anything since the KG jersey. This though...I couldn't resist. Two of the most important Yankees not only in modern Yankees history, but all time, Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera basically have spent their entire career together as teammates for the New York Yankees helping lead them to 5 World Series Championships. This year was Rivera's final season in the majors and although the Yankees failed the make the playoffs, Rivera was still his old reliable self when called upon. This is a Steiner certified autographed 16X20 pic of him and Jeter. Just an amazing piece and I'm definitely stoked to add this to my collection!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I actually own a KG Gamer. It's this one here.
However, I decided to Upgrade with a Celtics gamer, so I'm currently selling this one to fund my newest acquisition. KG is a sure fire Hall of Famer and in the debate when it comes to Best Power Forward of All Time. I really like the green alternates the Celtics use and couldn't resist. Though it'll be tough to part with my T-Wolves gamer, I feel it's worth the trade off. Certified by Meigray, KG wore this Celtics gamer on January 16th, 2012 against the Thunder. He had 12 points, 5 assists, and 12 boards in 31 minutes of action. That's what I like about Meigray, they are game specific so you know exactly when and where he wore the jersey. Here are some more pics of this amazing jersey!
Friday, August 9, 2013
This is the 2nd of my big wins in the recent Goldin Auctions auction. A Robinson Cano Home Gamer. What's more iconic than those Yankee Pinstripes?? It compliments the C.C. Road gamer very well. I also love this because it shows real game use with dirt marks on the jersey! MLB Certified and Steiner Certified, such an awesome jersey to own! Here are some more pics!
Monday, August 5, 2013
Well, today I got my winnings off the most recent Goldin Auctions and both are doozies to say the least. I'll be showcasing the 2nd one later in the week. We'll start with purchase #1, a C.C. Sabathia gamer. What makes this jersey cool is that it's not only a pitch worn jersey (not a gamer where he just wore it in the dugout) but it's from 2012 opening day and he won! I think that's super cool and it's my first Yankees gamer in my collection. It's MLB and Steiner Certified as well. Jersey is huuuuuge to say the least. Still doesn't top my Prince (size 58) as this is "only" a size 56. Here are some additional pics! Also stay tuned later in the week for my other addition!