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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Trade With My Cardboard Habit: A Gorgeous Julio Urias Gold Label Auto!

I completed my fourth trade with Judson of the fantastic My Cardboard Habit. You can check out the first here, second here, and third here. Judson and I have been sending bubblers back and forth and this time around I knew I had to find a lot for him as he sent me a fantastic addition to my modest Julio Urias PC.

This beaut is the Black Frame parallel out of 2016 Topps Gold Label -- one of my top five products of the year -- and is numbered 28/50. It will eventually head to BGS for slabbing.

Judson wasn't done as he sent along a handful of really cool additions to various collections, starting with the Seagers you see above. Bowman's Best was easily my favorite release of 2016.

A pair of new Kershaw cards with the right being a refractor.

If only Kenta Maeda could find consistency on the mound. Even last year he struggled with that far too often. Although I guess technically that makes him consistently inconsistent.

Finally, a few more Julios as he's set to make his 2017 debut tonight. The middle is another refractor and I dig the Heritage (this is at least my second copy of it).

As always Judson, you've outdone yourself! Thanks again buddy!

Monday, April 24, 2017

1952 Topps Roy Campanella, PSA 1!

An update on a card I posted to close out 2016. I sent my '52 Topps High-Number Roy Campanella in through work to PSA for the slab treatment and it recently returned from Newport Beach. I only submitted it because it's a card that is so vital to my Campy PC that I don't want to risk any harm coming its way and have to find another one in my price range. Safety first, kids.

I knew this beaut would never grade higher than a 1 but there was a small part of me that was worried PSA would only give it an Authentic and that would have disappointed me. Thankfully they gave it the appropriate grade and this bad boy is never leaving me for anything, ever.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Contest Win From SCI

A quick thank you to Sports Card Info for a recent contest win!

Here's Jorge Padilla of Jorge Padilla fame.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Corey Seager 2010 Topps USA Baseball 16U Auto, BGS 9-10 AU (Full Sig)

Here's another Corey Seager card I sent out to be graded months ago but have been slow about posting. The card hails from 2010 Topps USA Baseball and pictures the Dodger shortstop on the 16 and Under National Team.

Beckett deemed it a 9 with a 10 signature, docking the most points for the corners, which came back with an 8.5 sub-grade. I think the thing I love most about this piece of my Seager Collection is that you actually get a full auto from Corey.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Corey Seager 2012 Leaf Ultimate Draft Yellow Printing Plate-Auto, BGS 9/9 AU

Here's an update on a card I got graded months ago but somehow never posted about. This Corey Seager auto-yellow printing plate out of 2012 Leaf Ultimate Draft came back a BGS 9 with a 9 signature.

I think Beckett under-graded the card in two respects. I don't see how the corners on a plate didn't get a 9.5 sub-grade, and although the John Hancock is somewhat "blotchy" for lack of a better term, there are no streaks or breaks and I would argue it's a 10. Nevertheless, I was happy to own this card before it was graded and I'm still happy. Maybe I'll try and bump it down the road.

Thanks as always to Dodger Penguin for sending the card in for slabbing.