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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

(Zack) Wheat Wednesday: 1925 Universal Toys & Novelty: SGC 40 Hand-Cut!

The newest pickup for my Zack Wheat PC is this beautiful hand-cut strip card that I was able to land via eBay already in an SGC 40 VG slab. I may have overpaid slightly as it was a win from PWCC and their auctions tend to run a little on the high end compared to other sellers. However, I rarely see this Wheat anywhere near my range and this VG copy has great eye-appeal.

The 1925 Universal Toys & Novelty set, while not very colorful, still intrigues me with its simplicity. Plus, any playing-era Zack Wheat is desirable in my book. The backs are blank and below is a full uncut sheet of all of the Dodgers.

I'm slowly chipping away at what I hope will one day be a master Wheat collection.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Another Custom Simpsons Sketch Card!

I'm working my way to a complete Simpsons clan with the latest sketch from my buddy who works on the show. He came into the shop again to drop off a really cool gift for me and in addition to drawing sketches for three kids who just happened to be there when he arrived, he also was awesome enough to sketch me another character.


Thanks as always amigo! You are too generous my friend!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Cards From Judson

My good buddy Judson from My Cardboard Habit fame sent along cards recently. All three were much appreciated and new additions to a couple of my collections.

Corey Seager cards are always welcome sights and the Russ Martin is a Light Blue parallel, numbered 23/75, out of 2017 Topps Archives.

Thanks as always Judson!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Corey Seager 2016 Bowman's Best Choice Autographs, #'d 5/50: BGS 9.5-10 AU RC

I was recently able to add another graded on-card auto to my Corey Seager PC. I was the sole bidder on eBay and while it wasn't a steal I was very comfortable with the price I paid. The card hails from the Bowman Choice Autographs subset of 2016 Bowman's Best which is one of my favorite products in recent years.

The card is numbered 5/50 -- jersey "1/1s" do have an appeal to me, although sometimes I wish they didn't -- and any Seager rookie auto is beyond desirable in my book. The fact it was already slabbed in a beautiful BGS 9.5-10 AU holder was the final push I needed to chase it.

Monday, November 27, 2017

When Andrew McCutchen Hit Number 200, I Won A Bunch of Cool Stuff

Brian of Collecting Cutch fame held a contest a while back to predict when Andrew McCutchen would hit his 200th career dinger. I managed to somehow guess the exact day and found a bunch of goodies in my mailbox shortly thereafter as my contest winnings.

The main draw of Brian's contest with this slick-looking autograph of Hall of Fame hurler Bob Gibson. It is my first John Hancock of Gibson and is numbered 96/100. I was not and am not at all familiar with these Historic Autograph Originals but I do like that it came pre-slabbed.

Here's a fantastic Matt Kemp 1/1 Yellow Plate from his 2006 Updates & Highlights rookie card. I'm always happy to add another sweet hit to my Bison Collection.

Three new additions to the Minotaur PC.

Two more Mattycakes cards I was previously without.

ManBearSeag! Hope the elbow heals up fully over the offseason.

Finally, random goodness and three of my favorite Dodgers ever.

Brian, as always, you are too generous! Thank you my friend!