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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Question I'd Like You To Answer....

I'm looking to clear out clutter from what I've accumulated over the years, including players I once collected. I've been looking to do this for quite some time. I've asked this before, but would anybody be interested in a card draft or just purchasing some lots of particular players/teams outright?

Please comment and let me know.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Clayton Kershaw PC Pickup: 2016 Topps Strata Auto-Relic (BGS 9.5-10 AU)

Here's another recent return from my last submission to BGS, and not surprisingly it's another addition to my Clayton Kershaw Collection. From the Clearly Authentic Auto-Relics subset of Topps' 2016 Strata release, this beautiful Kersh features a piece of uniform from his start against the Rockies on the 14th of September way back in 2015.

Clayton threw seven innings of one-run ball that night, whiffing five in the process. The card came back in a spiffy 9.5 holder with a perfect 10 for the John Hancock.

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.