Thursday, August 3, 2023

Crocodile booty

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.

I was able to dig out a nice stack of keepers for my collection from this lot as well as some good trade fodder. Let's take a quick look at a few highlights.

Happy to see some vintage in the box, I think as old as '65 Topps, with the sharp '75 Don Baylor being an upgrade to the beater previously in my ongoing setbuild there.

More neat stuff here with a Bo Jackson oddball, gold Dan Walters, platinum Jeff Blauser, and a shiny Alejandro Kirk auto.

I don't do much with football cards these days, but still like adding cards of big name NFL stars to my humble pigskin collection.

And I don't have much vintage football cards, so these are cool to get. A couple of these will end up in my (non-Topps flagship baseball) vintage frankenset. .. oh yeah, need to do my annual post on that project one of these days.

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...

When Fuji ended up with a lot of Tony Gwynn 1990 Leaf cards he didn't have much use for, I mentioned they'd make good canvases for the border art I've been messing with lately, and next thing I knew, they showed up in my mail. Thank you, Fuji! I hope to creatively deface these cards in your honor soon.

That's all for today. Thanks for swinging by.


  1. That's some really nice cards from Crocodile.

  2. You better buy yourself a lottery ticket... you're on quite the streak. Can't wait to see what you bought on eBay with the code. Also looking forward to seeing you customize these 90 Leafs.

  3. Excellent stuff from Croc! Looking forward to your Gwynn artwork too

  4. Had I known that it was in there, I would've entered just for the Bo disc alone.