Adam Jones is officially retiring today so I wanted to give him a quick blog spotlight. Exciting player, good person, plus he's a fellow San Diego kid, so he's easy for me to root for . At some point a few years ago I started snagging cheap/cool cards of his here and there, building a decent little PC.
Friday, September 15, 2023
Sunday, September 10, 2023
Quick post to show off this Joey Votto auto I scored the other day.
I think it took over a year, but I eventually found a "Christmas (on)Card (auto)" in the price range I was looking for. Now my Joey Votto PC is in a place of "good enough" for my mind, which is always a happy feeling. With some rookies and relics already acquired, the all-important "trifecta" has been achieved.
|A Trifecta Pyramid! lol|
And it's his 40th birthday today! He celebrated in style with a home run fresh of the IL. Great dude and fun ballplayer.
Thanks for reading and have a great week.
I'll throw in a couple cute Ruby pics from the other day, as I think Mr. Votto would want it that way.
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Wednesday, August 23, 2023
|Blue head-on and purple at an angle?|
Sunday, August 20, 2023
I should have picked up one of these a few years ago for less money probably, but better late than never. And Jon and I kinda hobby-bonded over Bo Jackson, specifically a '91 Fleer mod earlier this year, and so I thought it'd be fitting that I turn my winnings from him into a nice Bo card, giving it a little extra oomph. Took me a week or so to make it happen, but was able to score this one for a best-offer that factored in the shipping to use the code to cover it to the cent.
Thanks again, Jon!
Hey, on the topic of my 1991 Fleer mods (and Bo Jackson), I've got some "new variations" I'd been meaning to feature on the blog.
Thursday, August 3, 2023
One of the best things about the ol' cardsphere is the generosity, with plenty of contests and giveaways always popping up. Kinda embarrassed to admit it but I've found in recent years that "cards up for grabs; first come, first served" type of giveaways rile up my anxiety, so I generally stay away from those now. But I recently threw my name in the hat for a couple randomized drawings and caught a couple lucky breaks. The first one was for a random lot of 100 cards from Crocodile Sports Cards.
Thanks for the contest, Crocodile! I really enjoyed thumbing through that box of cards.
The other contest I won in short succession was for an eBay gift card from Jon at A Penny Sleeve for your Thoughts, and the card I bought with code is on the way, so stay tuned for that soon.
But one more instance of where a simple comment I left on a post resulted in free cards...
That's all for today. Thanks for swinging by.