Home
  Contests and Giveaways
  Hobby Headlines
  Hobby Articles
  Box Breaks
  Product Reviews
  Collector Corner
  Sports Cards
  Non-Sports Cards
  Collectibles
  Forums
  Gallery
  Blogs
  Chat
  Trivia
  FAQ
  Contact Us
  NPN Offers
  Price Guides
  Grading
  Supplies
  Software
  Card Calendar
  Show Calendar
  Team Addresses
  Collecting Tips
  Marketplace
  eBay
Custom Search

Welcome, Guest. The Collector Zone is a free community for trading card collectors - both sports and non-sports. There are forums for all of the major sports, non-sports, autographs and other hobby-related information. In addition, there are areas to trade, buy and sell with other collectors. Our members have now completed over 48,125 collector-to-collector transactions using our easy-to-use Transaction Manager.

With over 30,500 collectors and over 2,750,000 posts, there's plenty of ways to get involved with the other members - either in discussions or with trading. So, are you ready to join and start meeting other collectors?

If you're not a member, click here: Register


If you're already a member, login here:


captkirk42's Blog
Stuff about my collection
Filter by Category:

 
Entries in April 2013
entry Apr 28 2013, 04:40 AM
ON Saturday 27 April 2013 I got a ton of books, no wait I got two packages of cards one from Ebay purchase(s) and one from the Football Group Break over at TCZ hosted by Mike.

FOOTBALL:
First the football break cards. My teams are Rams and Ravens this month of April my random/draft teams were Da Bears and Da Vikes. Here is my goodies list:

2011 Panini Donruss Elite Football
7 Anquan Boldin Ravens
8 Joe Flacco Ravens
9 Ray Rice Ravens
16 Devin Hester Bears
17 Jay Cutler Bears
18 Johnny Knox Bears
19 Matt Forte Bears
54 Adrian Peterson Vikings
55 Percy Harvin Vikings
56 Tarvaris Jackson Vikings
89 Danny Amendola Rams
90 Sam Bradford Rams
91 Steven Jackson Rams

2012 Panini Absolute Football
60 Adrian Peterson Vikings
Gold Spectrum 63 Drew Brees Saints #d 1/25

2010 Panini Plates and Patches Football
89 Danny Amendola Rams Red Base? #d 016/499
Prime Rookie Patch Auto* 224 Mardy Gilyard Rams - 3 color GU (Gold/white w/threading/ blue) with blue "on-card" (or on cut) sig in blue sharpie #d 470/699

*Sort of tired of the card companies making all these minute variations of cards that you have to search 20 different levels of variations just to realize your card is condsidered the "base" version (even if they do seal it in a hinged case).

BASEBALL:
Oh plus a couple of cards I got from Ebay that I will feature on my Curly W Cards Blog. Two sketch cards both in color w/ FREE SHIPPING. One was pretty much at my absolute top price for a new individual card seeing as it was a 1/1 sketch I decided to pull the trigger for it at $34.99 the other was a more comfortable (to me) $24.99 both are by the same artist Qwasian. I like them, the artist isn't super great but still has plenty of artistic talent. Each sketch I saw at his? Ebay some flaws but sometimes that is what makes sketches appealing.

First the more expensive one that is on a "canvas" textured card (guess that is why it was the $35) of Bryce Harper Nationals - Head shot in blue away batting helmet.

user posted image

The other card I saw first and just HAD to have. It is also a head shot of Bryce Harper Nationals but Bryce is in a retro throwback 1920s/40s? Senators/Nationals cap and it is in the style of the 1953 Topps Baseball cards.

user posted image

Both cards have blank backs and both have some of the ink/paint bleeding through to the back the batting helmet one more so. I think both are done in watercolor. Not sure the artist appears to use different mediums according to descriptions and other samples of his work.

 | Category: Baseball
entry Apr 27 2013, 01:34 AM
ON Friday 26 April 2013 I got two PWEs from one Sportlots seller. I had a bunch of auctions I won but one kept getting fresh bids and I had already one one auction from the guy but after the 5 days Sportlots forced the "buy it" card and then about 2 days later the "final" auction finished So that is why the one card was $2.00 smile.gif

OK so from one Sportlots seller I got 2 PWEs as I said. The first PWE had four cards that I got for .25¢ each Plus $3.70 shipping

1959 Topps Baseball 329 Detroit Tigers TC w/checklist UNMarked.
1960 Topps Baseball 119 - 1960 Rookie Star Chico Cardenas Reds
1965 Topps Baseball
116 - Cardinals 1965 Rookie Stars Dave Dowling and Bob Tolan
133 - 1964 World Series Game 2 Stottlemyre Wins

The second PWE had only one card that I ended up winning for $2.00 + $1.99 shipping.

1967 Topps Baseball236 NL 1966 Pitching Leaders: Sandy Koufax Dodgers, Juan Marichal Giants, Bob Gibson Cardinals, and Gaylord Perry Giants

 | Category: Non Sports
entry Apr 25 2013, 10:20 PM
From Ebay got one of the Original 1970s Wacky Packages full Puzzle Checklist for Series 11 "Planet of the Grapes" Parody of "Planet of the Apes" TV show Topps cards. One of the rarer ones apparently as most of the full puzzle sets of this one go for super overinflated prices (up to and sometimes much more than $100) I managed to get these 9 cards all in Excellent to NearMint (dealer listed as NearMint) for $29.49 + $2.50 shipping ($31.99 total) that is aprox $3.50 per card when most dealers are selling this set sometimes in poorer condition and "puzzle piece" cards that don't match up too well for that $100+, mine matches up excellently BTW. Earlier I had gotten the actual "Planet of the Grapes" sticker for about $5.00 maybe a bit more.

 | Category: Basketball
entry Apr 24 2013, 08:50 PM
Wednesday 24 April 2013: Got a single package from Kerry who writes the Cards On Cards blog as part of his "Guilt-Free Basketball Card Club". He sent a huge batch of Bullets and Wizards Cards (I counted 182 plus 1 sticker) with a sprinkling of 10 Cardinals cards as bookends in each team bag, way too many cards to mention individually here (aprox. 5 team bags worth) They appear to be mostly 1990s Bullets with some duplicates.

The few highlights at first browse:
The "I just got drafted cause I'm in a suit w/a team cap and b'ball in my hand" 2012 Panini NBA Hoops 277 Bradley Beal - Wiz
The Upper Deck Gave me this silly cap for the draft 1993 UD Basketball 164 Gilbert Cheaney - Bullets
2007-08 Upper Deck NBA Artifacts 99 Caron Butler - Wizards
2010-11 Panini Classics 100 Kirk Hinrich Wiz
Several"That's Right I'm the Bad-oops Coach" Wes Unseld including 1992 Skybox NBA 281 Wes Unseld Bullets Coach
The "I didn't know we had a Token Asian Player" card 2010-11 Panini Donruss 184 Yi Jianlian Wiz
The "Why did you use this photo of the white dude looking lame?" 1993 Topps 262 Rex Chapman Bullets
2009-10 Panini Studio 101 Wes Unseld Retro "Retired Guy" Baltimore Bullets (The B&W background photo looks like a Washington Uni)
2009 Panini Prestige 107 Caron Butler Wiz in Throwback Zephers Uni.
1990 NBA Hoops 381 Bernard King Bullets Cool Painting/Portrait card w/team checklist on back
1992 Skybox 292 Washington Bullets Team Card cool painting/drawing of four players in front of Capital Building
2010 Panini Sticker 160 Nick Young Wizards

entry Apr 23 2013, 10:08 PM
Friday 29 March 2013 :
Got two cards from Sportlots and my share of the goodies from the TCZ Football Group Break.

Sportlots Duo:
1959 Topps Baseball 408 Keystone Combo Fox/Aparicio White Sox
1961 Topps Baseball 1960 NL Home Run Leaders: Ernie Banks Cubs, Hank Aaron Braves, Eddie Matthews

Braves, and Clete Boyer Cardinals

TCZ March Football Group Break: I had Rams and Ravens as my main bought teams and Random/Draft Teams

of Vikings, Falcons? maybe Steelers and Texans? (I think the last two teams were left over random teams)
Due to the time it took for me to finally log this stuff in I'll just say it 2010 Panini Crown Royale, 2011 Panini Gold

Standard 2012 Topps Strata (Hobby Version)

Saturday 30 March 2013:
Sportlots 2 cards both for .25 + $2.25 shipping
1952 Bowman 143 Sandalio Consuegra Senators
1975 Topps Mini 198 MVPs 1960 Roger Maris Yankees and Dick Groat Pirates

Tuesday 2 April 2013:
Got my part of the TCC Hockey Group Box Break: My team is the Capitals my Draft team was Lightning Looks

like 2011 Panini Pinnacle, 2010-11 Panini Donruss, 2007-8 UD Be A Player? and 2011 Panini Luxury Suite. I

got at least one of each but not very much.

Monday 8 April 2013:
Got my part of a group box break the Baseball Group at TCZ (Trading Card Zone) Boxes included:
2013 Topps Baseball Series 1
2012 Topps Archives Baseball
2011 Panini Limited Baseball
I had my main teams the Nationals and Orioles, then I bought at a discount the Twins and A's. I got some cards

from other teams that I guess were some of the random unclaimed teams (including my "Hit")

2013 Topps Baseball Series 1:
The base I have already since I got a full base set from ebay a while back (I don't think any of the ones I got were

the short printed action shots but I'll have to double check some of them)
I'll just list the numbers since there are a bunch: 1, 10(2), 21, 23, 43, 48, 62, 76(2), 80, 85, 88(2), 97, 98, 102,

107, 112, 119, 122, 134, 136, 138, 143, 170, 176, 208, 211, 216, 217, 233, 242, 254, 259, 276, 278, 287, 302,

309, 316, 317, 328
Emerald Variation: 16 Andre Ethier Dodgers
Chasing The Dream: CD-23 Jose Altuve Astros
Chasing History:
CH-8 Rickey Henderson Athletics
CH-19 Harmon Killebrew Twins

2012 Topps Archives Baseball:
BASE:
1954 Style:
32 Adam Jones Orioles
44 Cal Ripken Jr Orioles
1971 Style:
54 Jamie Weeks Athletics
69 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals (2)
82 Jose Reyes Marlins
90 Joe Mauer Twins
91 Ted Lilly Dodgers
1980 Style:
144 Ike Davis Mets
1984 Style:
153 Felix Hernandez Mariners
154 Starlin Castro Cubs
162 Jayson Werth Nationals
169 Michael Morse Nationals
171 Lucas Duda Mets
175 Justin Morneau Twins
183 Dan Uggla Braves
187 Nolan Ryan Astros
192 Brad Peacock Athletics
199 Mark Reynolds Orioles(2)
High Number SP 212 Andy Van Slyke Pirates 1988 style "Reprint Card Back"
1967 Sticker 67S-TS Tom Seaver Mets
1969 Deckle Edge 69DE-14 Harmon Killebrew Twins
1977 Cloth Sticker 77C-GC Gary Carter Expos
Gold Stamped Reprints:
1968 Rod Carew Twins
1972 Brooks Robinson Orioles
HIT - 1956 GU/Relic
56R-I Ichiro Mariners GU all Blue
Pennant Quiz Cards Nationals
The Million Dollar Chase card (useless to me since I don't have a dam credit card for shipping)

2011 Panini Limited Baseball:
(Copyrighted 2012)
2 Draft Hits Anthony Rendon Washington 050/249

Friday 12 April 2013:
Single card day from sportlots .25 plus $1.25 shipping
1957 Topps Baseball 16 Walt Moryn Cubs

Saturday 13 April 2013:
One package from Sportlots:
Football 2 cards and Baseball 5 cards total shipping was $4.50 most of the cards were .25 except the

1970 Pitching leaders card was $1.25 and the 82 Rose was .75

FOOTBALL
1959 Topps 172 Chuck Drazenovich Redskins
1963 Topps 39 Dick Bass Rams

BASEBALL
1962 Topps Ken Hamlin Senators
1964 Topps Zoilo Versalles Twins
1970 Topps:
70 AL Pitching Leaders: Denny McLain Tigers, Mike Cuellar Orioles, Dave Boswel Twins, Dave McNally Orioles,

Jim Perry Twins, Mel Stottlemyre Yankees
128b 2nd Series Checklist Unmarked (226 R. Perranoski with period)
1982 Donruss 168 Pete Rose Phillies

Monday 15 April 2013
Sportlots one PWE shipping $2.65
1953 Bowman Color Baseball 20 Don Lenhardt Browns ($1.50)
1972 Topps Football 251 John Unitus Colts IA ($1.25)


Friday 19 April 2013
Sportlots .25 + $1.65 shipping 1979 Topps Baseball 520 Gary Carter Expos (2)

Monday 22 April 2013
From TCZ (Trading Card Zone) "Pay It Forward" thread from Troy I got a single card but OH BOY WHAT A CARD! From the 2012 Topps Archives one of the Fan Favorites Autograph cards FFA-FH 1971 style Frank Howard Senators blue sharpie. It is a shame they didn't serial number these.

 
SMTWTFS
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
26
29
30



My Picture
User Photo

Lo-Fi Version Time: 22nd December 2014 - 03:45 PM
  

Partner
Sportlots.com

Affiliate

Affiliate
BCW Supplies

 
 
 
Copyright 2000-2014 Trading Card Central. All rights reserved.   Advertise  Partners  Links  About Us  Contact Us