A warm welcome to anyone who may have only recently found this blog thanks to the buzz surrounding Wallet Card. I hope you enjoy your stay at Baseball Card Breakdown!
But not every post can be a phenomenon. Sometimes it's just a few scans of cards I recently added to my collection.
As the title implies, here's such a post.
What follows is a blaster's worth of cards (collecterspeak for "around $20") I got from a seller on eBay, taking advantage the "free shipping on orders $20+" special offer. These virtual card show pickups, as I like to think of them, hit a few points of interest in my collection.
AJ Lee! I've gathered a few of her cards over the past several months though I don't follow wrestling. I just think she's a cutie. It's a nice "happy card" of her celebrating a victory of somesort.
My first Larry Csonka card! (Funny how in the scan he seems to be ogling AJ Lee.) Honestly, my interest in him is entirely due to being a MST3K reference in one of my favorite episodes.
Matt Ginter! A shiny, #'d card of my birthday twin. (Try as I might, I could not find any "eBay 1/1" significance for the number 989.)
And that yellow Kevin Mitchell bread card is one that's been on my wantlist for a while. It's one of the few cardboard remnants of his brief stint on the Padres. Plus I had a few of these Bohemian Hearth cards as a kid, even before I really started collecting baseball cards, so they hold a lot of sentimental value for me.
Despite how it seems, I don't really go nuts collecting Gavin Escobar, rather I just pick up his cards that catch my eye from time to time.
Similar to the Kevin Mitchell oddball, that first card strikes a sentimental chord with me because 1986 Topps Football were the first football cards I ever owned as a kid.
The next card is just a cool/weird looking diecut refractor.
The Fleer Ultra card is another fun blast from the past, since I ripped my share of 91 Fleer Ultra baseball as a kid-- but what puts this card over the top for me is the (non shopped out) SDSU uniform. It's a nice bonus that this guy I collect because of his name also went to my alma mater.
The 4th card there is a "2013 Bowman Rainbow Prism." Based on the name/scan, I had high hopes of it being a spectacular looking card in hand. Sadly, it was a disappointment. Just a boring bit of refractory shine over a border with a design that doesn't do anything cool and looks like drapes at your grandma's house. At least it's #'d /99 on the back.
More Gavins! That orange LaValley parallel is the card that triggered this little spree. It's #'d /60.
The Stewart Gavin is a neat 80s OPC card.
And I think the Gavin Osteen is my 3rd card of his.
Finally, here are a couple minis. Well, the basketball card is actually a sticker. You gotta love Manute Bol, a giant stickfigure of a man with a heart of gold. Rest in peace.
That's a great Dick Allen mini. The regular-sized auto version of this card is a white whale of mine. But this black bordered mini is cool too.
So that's all for this time. Thanks for visiting.