Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Yay, the 2015 Topps Heritage Checklist is Finally Out!

I've been waiting for this checklist to come out for several months now, especially since the Royals made that great run last year but Topps kept us in suspense.  Hopefully they make the scheduled release date next Wednesday.  Well, here it is:

2015 Topps Heritage Checklist

Thursday, March 13, 2014

2014 Topps Heritage is Live! Finally!!!

Cards are finally starting to hit eBay after an 8 day delay from the original release date.  There has already been one pretty big hit, check it out:

2014 Topps Heritage 1965 Topps Embossed Mike Trout

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Checklist Anyone? 2014 Topps Heritage Checklist "Finally" Arrives

Well, it took longer than anyone expected but my favorite checklist of the year has finally been released by Topps...ten days before the revised scheduled release date!

2014 Topps Heritage Checklist

I have not had a chance to look at it much yet but one thing I noticed is the New Age Performers has been reduced to a 20 card set so it should be a little easier to complete than the 30 card monster from last year.  Also there are Celebrity Cut Signatures including Betty White, Elvis Presley, John Wayne and more.  I can't wait a week and a half, hopefully retail will hit a few days earlier like it did last year.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Don't Throw Away Your 2013 Allen & Ginter Hobby Box Tops!

Some of the 2013 Allen & Ginter hobby box tops contain a card inside of them, including some one of one cards.  Craig from mybaseballcardblog texted me saying that Brent (from BrentAndBecca) ripped 32 cases of Allen & Ginter (yes 32 cases!) and found three of them, so they are pretty rare but be sure to check.  I ripped two boxes at a card store in Plano, TX and I kept one box to hold all my cards on the way home, but unfortunately I threw away the other box at the store.  The box top from the box I kept came up empty.  Here is a video I found on youtube that kind of explains it:

Saturday, August 10, 2013

2013 Allen & Ginter Unnanounced Surprise Sets

Last Wednesday when I was at Triple Cards in Plano, TX for the 2013 Allen & Ginter opening day rip party, we noticed two sets pop up that were not in any of Topps original pre-release info.  They were both mini card insert sets.  The first one was called "All In A Days Work" and the second was called "People on Bicycles".  You can see the checklists here:

2013 Allen & Ginter All In A Days Work Checklist

2013 Allen & Ginter People On Bicycles Checklist

I was lucky enough to pull the All In A Days Work School Teacher card from the two hobby boxes that I opened:

Thursday, August 8, 2013

2013 Allen & Ginter Yasiel Puig Mini, Clayton Kershaw Rip Card and more

Yesterday was the opening day of 2013 Allen & Ginter so I decided to stop by my local hobby store on the way home from work.  I picked up two hobby boxes at Triple Cards in Plano, TX and joined the rip party.  Two packs in I found an A&G back Yasiel Puig mini.  I decided to roll the dice and list it immediately as a one day listing.  Sometimes these hot rookies drop dramatically in price after a week or two, sometimes they don't:

2013 Allen & Ginter Yasiel Puig Mini Auction

In the same box I also pulled the full size Yasiel Puig card:

And a little later in that box I pulled one of the coveted rip cards.  A Clayton Kershaw numbered out of 25.  I've never had much luck with Rip Cards that I've decided to open, so I am playing it safe and listing it unripped.  That should cover a decent amount of one of the boxes.

2013 Allen & Ginter Clayton Kershaw Rip Card auction

I'll post more about my two box break later today, but overall I am happy with this year's version of A&G, and it's always fun to hang out at a good 'ole sports card store and rip with other collectors.

2013 Allen & Ginter Checklist

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Topps Heritage Cut Signature Reverse Auction

Craig over at mybaseballcardblog is running what I call a reverse auction. This is when the card is listed as a buy it now and the seller lowers the price every day (or some set interval of time) until the card finally sells. Thus kind of like a poker game, you have to decide if you want to buy the card now, or wait for a lower price...but risk the card getting bought by another buyer if the price gets too low. I have used thus reverse auction strategy before, but never on a card of this magnatude. Craig is running this on a one of one Topps Heritage Cut Signature card! Check it out:

2013 Topps Heritage Cut Signature Reverse Auction