Sunday, April 24, 2016

Is It Even Possible To Come Up With A Decent Title

Believe me when I say it, if I could post everyday I most certainly would. I now have baseball every day until 5:30 (on some occasions as late as 6:30) and then I have to do my homework, so that leaves me no time to blog. As you can tell from my last few posts I got the cards from my BGS submission back so I was able to sell the Conforto refractor autograph (which graded a 9.5/10) for a pretty penny. I was able to move some other non-Yankee cards that I wasn't too fond of, which allowed me to pick up some cards I thought would fit better in my collection.

First up is this awesome Yoenis Cespedes 2015 strata 1/1! I thought the base strata autographs looked terrible, but the shadowbox patch autographs look really nice. Not to mention this card is numbered 1/1! I'm obviously not a Tigers or Mets fan, but it's hard to deny that Cespedes is a great player. Here's the cool part about this card...

It comes apart! Even though he's not a Yankee, it's still a really cool card to own.

This is by far my favorite card of the three. The Cubs have an absolutely incredible team this year, even with the injury of Kyle Schwarber. Bryant, Rizzo, Heyward, Fowler, Arrieta, Lester... The number of stars the Cubs have is endless. For the first time in 108 years the Cubs look to finally win a World Series. Kris Bryant is coming off an impressive year in which he was NL rookie of the year, and if it's not the Yankees in the World Series I'm hoping Bryant and the Cubs are able to finally win a championship.
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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Three Legends On One Card

Being a Yankees fan, I started to collect Aaron Judge, and I was up to 4 bowman chrome autographs (all 9.5/10's). Someone offered me two Judge's plus a very small amount of paypal for a Bronx Legends triple threads relic card. The three players featured on the card were Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle... It doesn't get any better than that for a Yankees fan. I took him up on the offer and within a week the card was in my mailbox. I had a picture of the card prior to making the deal, but the card looks absolutely amazing in person. Behold...

Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, and Mickey Mantle all on one card. I would love if Gehrig were on this card instead of DiMaggio, but either way it's an incredible card. I think it's safe to say that this card is my favorite in my collection, and this card will definitely be staying in my collection till the day I die.
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Sunday, April 3, 2016

The First Card Of My BGS Submission Plus A Gift

Fellow Blogger Matthew over at Dodger Penguin was kind enough to let me join his BGS submission once again. This time I only submitted 8 cards, but I made sure they were all worthy of BGS. I'll start with the worst grade, which was an 8.5. The second worst grade was a 9.5/9, which is much better than last time. Last time I got a couple 6.5's on cards that I thought earned a 9 or better. Maybe the grader was in a bad mood, or maybe he was just a Red Sox fan and he didn't like my cards.

I made a post about this card back in November, but this time it's slabbed an 8.5/10. I would've loved a 9 or 9.5, but since this card is locked in my collection the grade isn't a huge issue. It would have been nice if Reggie were in a Yankees or A's uniform, but Topps will continue to be Topps.

In addition to allowing me to join his BGS submission, Matthew also send me this awesome 2012 futures game team signed baseball! The four names that I know for sure that are on the ball are Christian Yelich, Nick Castellanos, Billy Hamilton. Nolan Arenado did play in the 2012 all star futures game, but I don't think he's on the ball. Thank you so much Matthew!
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