Monday, April 12, 2010

Ah yes, the thing called "baseball cards"

ROFL-copter.

That's all I have to say.

Period.

Bleh.

I'm not going to lie - I've had little to NO contact with baseball cards recently only because, well, my house.  And that fell through - grrrrrrrrrrrr.   I put a bid up on the house (which you can see the pics from my earlier blog posts) and then had it appraised - it came back a staggering $75,000 LESS than what I bid.  No way in heck I was going to pay that much OVER on a house - I'd be underwater the second I signed the paperwork, so I opted to back out.

Not feeling really depressed about it, but at the same time, still trying to squeeze every cent I have to cover a house, I haven't bought much of anything.  Ok, that's not true, I went to Macy's and bought a super nice sport coat to wear around town, instead of my crappy, played out Old Navy jacket.  It was kind of awesome actually, now that I look more professional when I walk around - play on, playah!

Ok, now on to the baseball card stuff.

First of all, my little project of sending Cliff Lee and Curtis Granderson around the US and the world is slowly making it's rounds.

A Rookie (baseball) Card Collector now has it in her hands - or rather USE to have it in her hands - and it's making it's rounds to the next stop - where that is, no one knows!


The image is borrowed from the McCann Girl (hehehe love that nickname) and the former Tiger, now Yank, is making his rounds (by the way, nice way to start off with the Yanks, Curtis - anyone else see that homer?).

Now, I do have some card news that I'll post later - I still have 4 unredeemed Topps Million cards and from the looks of it, the 1990 to now cards are popping up like crazy, so I'm not sure if it's worth it to redeem at this moment.  Maybe I should wait?  Meh, we'll see.

And an update from my Goodwin Collection; knocked out several of the mini's - honestly, I'm WAY behind on the master set - what's left are the hard cards to obtain.  Incidentally, I was at Barnes & Noble over the weekend and walked straight over to the periodicals section and pulled a Beckett just to see what they're saying some of the cards that I need are worth.

$700 for a Jordan auto.

Ouch.

And for those of you looking on Ebay, something fascinating has started to show up; reprints.  With holograms.  Can you believe this crap?  Thank god all the reprints are EXACTLY the same, so for some of you buying a Jordan auto, be super careful or you're going to get rocked.  The reprint auto's are all identical; that is, the J in Jordan is missing part of the loop from Jordan lifting the pen - you see a card with that missing loop, walk away or you're going to get burned.

Alright, that's about all that I have now.  I'll holla at ya'll later!

ciao!

MJ

4 comments:

Mark's Ephemera said...

Welcome back. I noticed that you were MIA for a bit. I assumed that you were tracking down some card in the Amazon.

Wickedliquids aka MJ said...

Heya Mark - thanks! I'm still here - still lurking around the blogs - i'm hoping to do a more basebcall card related post this evening.

dayf said...

FYI - McCann man is a girl.

Wickedliquids aka MJ said...

Ugh..I best correct that !