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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Matt Kemp, 2017 Topps Series 2 Base

I was happy to nab Matt Kemp's base card from 2017 Topps Series 2 without any work or cash being spent. Many thanks to my good buddy Jonathan for passing it along after pulling it from a pack at work.


Kudos to Topps as well on an excellent choice for the photo as Kemp tracking the ball into his glove is exceptional to look at.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

2010 Allen and Ginter Clayton Kershaw Auto: Now In A Spiffy BGS 9.5/10 Holder

Here's a grading update on a card I've owned for years. I sent in one of my favorite Clayton Kershaw autographs with my last batch of BGS submissions and thankfully it came back in a beautiful 9.5/10 holder.


2010 Ginter got me back into collecting and I think the red borders are the best from any year of the product. Those quad 9.5s are a most welcome sight.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

(Zack) Wheat Wednesday: 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folders w/ Bergen, PSA 2!

I search for new additions to my Zack Wheat Collection every day. I love picking up a new piece of vintage, pre-war goodness when I can. Price is usually the major factor in whether or not I achieve this daily goal as even the scarcest Wheat cards show up every now and again (I'm looking at you, Cracker Jack Zack).


My latest pickup is the above beautiful 1911 T201 Mecca Double Folder which pairs the Brooklyn Hall of Famer with Bill Bergen. It's graded a 2 by the folks at PSA but has fantastic eye appeal, particularly on the side that features my main man Zack. Which, of course, is the only side of this card I actually care about.


I had a nice chunk of eBay Bucks to spend and after applying them to the purchase this gorgeous card ran me about $7. It was a great deal even without the eBay freebies but those made this one of my best deals and steals ever.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Work-Related Goodies (PSA 10s To Boot)

A big shout-out to one of my favorite customers, Davey, who passed along some awesome Dodgers' cardboard as a token of his gratitude for my assistance at work. It was not necessary but it is always and much appreciated!


Kershawwwwww! A beautiful PSA 10 encasing this newest addition to my Kid K Collection. This is the first 10 of any kind that found its way into my collections.


You can never have enough Corey Seager rookies (or cards in general).


Some vintage goodness! The '61 Alston is particularly near-minty.


Three more new Kersh cards for the collection.


Finally, another PSA 10 with this Kenta Maeda RC. Davey has an eye for nabbing PSA 10s when he submits. I'm consistently and eternally impressed.

Thanks a bunch Davey! You're a mensch!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Ice Ice Gibby

Here are a couple of cards Mike was kind enough to pass along recently.


The Martin is a new addition to my PC and the John Gibson is a sweet card from '14-'15 UD Ice. Mike told me the goalies were tough pulls that year so that is just icing on the cake.

Thanks as always!