Monday, March 15, 2010

Back in the Game litterally I mean giveaway Game of course

I promised myself I'd start posting more this year so here's my 1st post of 2010 and what better way to kick it off then the ever popular Topps 80's Bipping to collectors. O.K. I'll try to be nice it's my first post I'll start getting back into my sarcasm soon. Anyway here they are my 6 and hopefully my last if I can actually walk past that isle and REALLY want another code. I think it's the kid in me LOL. Let me know what you think of these versus the other hits you have seen out there. I know there not worth much. ( of few of these guys have impressive stats if not some memerable moments) I actually thought the Bandido ( as they were young) which was in some set not that long ago if I remember correctly. check em out and if you want them let me know. Thanks for reading and get on my blog ( follow it however it works?) and I'll get on yours of course.

Friday, August 7, 2009

ESPN writer Paul Lukas thinks collectors are fat and nerdy

I ran into this story By Paul lukas about the national and thought I'd share it. Some of his statements really stood out to me. " a bunch of old fat guys" The lack of women ( I guess he was looking for a women to stalk ) and his pre comcieved notion that all collectors are nerdy ugly ETC... I only say this becuase Pauls writing sucks and he really needs to take a look in the mirror just have a look at the link and his pic. I understand the guys probably a Virgin an that's cool but I really felt like his whole point was to down collectors though out his article. And thanks ESPN for letting your writer refer to collectors in the way this funny looking little guy did. Here's another great qoute

"But most of the collectors at the National didn't appear to have experienced that epiphany. This was especially true of the baseball card collectors (by far the largest contingent of attendees), a disturbing percentage of whom seemed to fit all the worst collector stereotypes: nerdy, overweight, socially awkward. As I watched these guys -- and believe me, all of them were guys "

Monday, July 20, 2009

Colby Rasmus doing his thing!

I'm sorry, I seen this pic and I could not help myself. Apparently Colby Rasmus did not get far enough into the Ivory at Fenway to do his business so he just went ahead and let loose right there on the Field! Now that my freinds is dedication! a promising young man who doesn't care about anything by making sure he stays in the outfield even if he can't hold it any longer. BTW my 5 year old daughter seen this pic and said "Daddy it looks like he's going poop!" so I'm not the only one that thought this right off the bat! And I have the finest redemption #5 of him then seen this pic and got way off topic! Now did he catch that ball while doing this ? that's the real ? Grant

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The best Fathers day gift so far Mariners game

Thought I would share my great Fathers day gift my Fiance got me. Two Tickets to the Mariners home game VS. The DBacks Is was an Awesome game the Mariners won 7-3 and it had been exactly 20 Years since I've been at a Mariners game ( mostly because I lived in Vegas for 12 years ) so when I was 13 I went to a Game VS. the Twins at the King dome which is when I first seen Junior and of course he became my favorite player along with Kirby Puckett who I really liked as well . Although he didn't play I was able to have a brief hello with him and get some good pics but on a different camera, So I'll be posting more. It was cool to think about being there 20 years later and the chances that Griffey would be back in Seattle! I have a great Women who doesn't know anything about baseball and really can't understand in her words why I collect Kids stuff ( baseball cards) But she went and this was her first game and she was louder and more excited then I was! All in all it was a great time and Thought I'd share with all of you. Thanks for checking it out. On a different topic it was really sad to see how they have let Key Arena go and the Main streets around the stadium go for those of you that know this was intentionally done after the new owner cought the Sonics he had no intention on keeping them in Seattle dumped every good player to ensure that the Thunder would have a huge budget for players. Nothing against Oklahoma City but they will never be a great team or even compare to what Seattle would have brought to the NBA given a chance by getting good players putting a little money into the stadium and the area around it. Sadly I predict the Thunder will fail miserably never get into the playoffs or last in the NBA I won't get into the details but it was an outrage to the Sonics fans and horrible for City in General and honestly one of the most Shady things Iv'e seen in sports. Grant

Sunday, July 5, 2009

$ 3 K hand made Ichiro card, lets just start making our own cards!

I know I'm very low on the totum pole in the blogging world but I couldn't help but to get some feeback on this. As a Mariners fan a ran into this on Ebay

ONE OF A KINDICHIRO SUZUKI PATCH AUTOLegendary MilestonesHonoring his all-time MLB single season hit record of 262 hits in 2004.See back of card for his other great accomplishments # 1 / 1This is a custom made card from one of the famous members on It is made of card stock and same dimensions as a standard baseball card and 180pt.Card comes with PSA/DNA and Mill Creek holo and original card used to make it.Email for questions BUT IT NOW $3.,000 ?
I may get this wrong but this is a sweet spot Auto ball ? ( or is it cut from the Baseball that's pictured. , a topps sterling Patch Not sure what's going on with that box that shoved into the card with the PSA/DNA Auth. ( how is this certified at all? ) Of course it's a 1/1 it's hand made right? I applaud the actually effort this took But 3 Grand? I'm sure everyone's gonna nail me on this but couldn't help but to ask why in gods name are you asking 3k for this card? A Ichiro signed ball and a Sterling 3 patch that you put together. Once again great work on the card I mean I really like it and would buy it since I'm a huge lifetime fan of the Mariners but at that price? If you sell that for 3K I'm in the wrong business. Again nothing against freedomcardbaord or whoever made this cool card great idea. But This gives me nightmares of everyone cutting up signed baseballs and really nice cards to make thier own on sell on ebay at a 1000% mark up ( 2 each his own I guess). it's a great idea just not in my budget or taste. Let me know how that sale goes. Keep in mind I'm new to blogging Ebay ETC.. I quit collecting in the MID 90's and started in 1982. Maybe I'm just old school and out of the loop of what's considered a good card, I just can't help buyt to think what I could get my hands on for 3 Grand. And for the few of you who read my post or iv sent cards to, you know I'm fair and don't get into bashing anyone. This one just floored me, so feel free to bash away if you like. I'd love to hear your thoughts and justification for this! Grant

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Beat the odds a great box of 09' SPX my first hot box

Got a box of SPX Yesterday so I'd Thought I'd share. The 1st card was a buyback in place of the box topper? well I opened it and saw Griffey on the back an thought Holy Shi* I got the 89' Auto! well it wasn't the auto. Still it was a very nice Exremly thick Gu's Ball. As I went through the box after pack 5 I'd already went though the Supposed hits but they kept coming. Hope you enjoy the pics. The scan of the Roberts Auto patch doesn't do it much justice It's a great looking card and again exremely thick!. I wasn't impressed with the quality of the Gu's cards some had edge and color issues. The foil cards suprisingly are very well made. Not a bad box at all, not pictured are 4 of the Dimaggio's career highlights #/425 no R/C I'm not sure if this set includes them? Overall I actualy like these cards even thugh I'm not a big fan of Foil cards. My only issue was the quality of the GU'S for the price not a bad product in my opinion. Thanks for reading and give me some feedback! Grant old school pack buster

Saturday, June 13, 2009

A REAL GU'S Jersey? Check this out!

I pulled this out of a box of 07' Masterpiece. I know most of you won't believe me but, this is actually how It came straight out of the pack of a sealed box from Adam N Dave's cardworld! I'm not sure if some guy guy at UD spilled somethig on it or they forgot to wash the Jersey? I don't know what to make of it? none of the other cards had any damage or stains ETC.. So has anyone ran into this Before? Grant