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entry Jul 24 2014, 11:45 PM
All right this is my Mail week for this week 21-24 July 2014 (Mon-Thurs).

On Monday 21 July I got a sportlots package 9 cards a typical .25¢ auction + $3.10 shipping. The package was a standard bubble mailer the cards shipped in a 9 pocket page with the page folded up by rows. The Cards all Baseball:
1961 Fleer Baseball (My first one I think)
68 Mel Ott NY Giants
1972 Topps Baseball Boyhood Photos of The Stars 347 Tom Seaver Mets (One of the main cards I bought this lot for)
1996 Topps Baseball 24 Geoff Jenkins Brewers Draft Pick
1983 TCMA 1942 Play Ball Reprint 32 Mel Ott NY Giants
1986 Fleer Update Baseball U-25 Will Clark Giants
2001 Bowman Baseball
350 Jason Hart Athletics
392 Jose Ortiz Athletics
1965 Topps Baseball158 Dick Sisler Reds MGR (The MAIN Reason I got this lot)
1995 UD SP Premier Prospects 9 Ugueth Urbina Expos

Tuesday 22 July
I think this came on Tuesday UGH anyway I got the latest issue of Non-Sport Update Magazine vol 25 no. 4 Adventure Time Cover Story.
five BONUS Promo CARDS:
2014 Upper Deck Legendary Encounters An Alien Deck Building Game (CCG or TCG) NONUMBER
2014 Cryptozoic The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug P1
2014 Rittenhouse Under The Dome Season One P2 (WooohWho)
2014 RRParks Cards Non-Sport Update: Chronicles of The Three Stooges First Series Promo 2
2014 Cryptozoic Adventure Time P2

From Ebay I got 2 cards for a total of $26.25 (2 x $11.50 + $3.25) Both are from 2006 Inkworks Charmed Destiny
20 PHOEBE: Ask Phoebe
25 PHOEBE: On Ice
Both are signed by Alyssa Milano probably in person at some convention private signing There are Certificates of Authenticity (which I always say "Yeah Right" to) from Alpha Memorabilia which seems to be a legit company. I was a little leery of it but I thought what the heck I bid on the first one then the seller told me they had the second on (#25) for the same price (even though instead of adding to the total item price they added the extra 11.50 to the "shipping" OK six of one half a dozen of the other)

Wednesday 23 July
Not cards but I got a catalog the August 7, 2015 Huggins & Scott Auction Catalog

Thursday 24 July
I got my goodies from the TCZ Baseball Break Group my Team Nationals. I got some random stuff from unclaimed teams
2013 Topps Finest Baseball
32 Mike Zunino Mariners
35 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies
37 Nolan Arenado Rockies
48 Cole Hamels Phillies
57 Kyle Gibson Twins
64 Anthony Rendon Nationals
100 Bryce Harper Nationals (2)

2014 Topps Pro Debut Minor League Baseball UGH I usually hate these things, at least the card back say in small print somewhere which team drafted them. I don't actively collect Prospects.
3 Stephen Perez Suns (Nationals)
20 John Gant Cyclones (Mets)
31 Raul Mondesi Legends (Royals)
46 Adam Walker Kernels (Twins)
49 Brandon Nimmo Sand Gnats (Mets)
91 Elier Hernandez Chukars (Royals)
118 Guillermo Pimentel Lumberkings (Mariners)
126 Kyle Hunter Generals (Mariners)
135 Andrew Knapp Crosscutters (Phillies) Pro Debut
153 Sam Selman Blue Rocks (Royals)
170 Jayson Aquino Tourists (Rockies)
178 A.J. Cole Senators (Nationals)
181 Jeff Johnson Rubberducks (Indians)
200 Lucas Giolito Doubledays (Nationals)
204 Shawn Pleffner Suns (Nationals)
216 Max White Tourists (Rockies)

2014 Topps Tribute
25 Willie Mays Giants
45 Bryce Harper Nationals

entry Jul 22 2014, 10:49 PM
OK I got a bit behind this month. I was on vacation the first week of the month (from 28 June to 02 July) so I had my mail held until Saturday 05 July. So this covers maildays from late June Until around Tuesday 08 July 2014. I don't recall all the specifics price wise or exact mailing days.

Before I left I had two of those pink you have a package" notices. One slip was for a huge box of random basketball cards for my team lots giveaway bait. I have since also gotten a large box of baseball cards as well.

The other slip was for a flat box that stumped me about what the contents were, but it was from "Five Tool Collector" Commishbob. He had emailed me that he had something for me. It turned out to be an 11x17 2014 Topps Don Zimmer is My Hero poster. Bob had purchased a Brooks Robinson is My Hero poster and Topps sent him the Zimmer as well but only charged him for the Robinson one. Very cool geste on Bob's part.

I also got Issue 284 of The Wrapper - 1959 Paladin (Rinso Soap) cover.

OK I got my goodies from a Hockey Group break (the June TCC one I think). My teams my Standard Capitals plus my draft team was: Florida Panthers.

2003 Pacific Vanguard Hockey
44 Kristian Huselius Panthers
45 Olli Jokinen Panthers
46 Roberto Luongo Panthers
In Focus 10 Jaromir Jagr Capitals
Prime Prospects 11 Jay Bouwmeester Panthers

2012-13 UD Artifacts
87 Stephen Weiss Panthers

2011-12 Panini Elite
16 Michal Neuverth Capitals
35 Kris Versteeg Panthers
79 Tomas Fleishmann Panthers
153 Jose Theodore Panthers

2012-13 Panini Rookie Anthology
13 Nicklas Backstrom Capitals
82 Tomas Vokoun Capitals
89 Jose Theodore Panthers

2013 In The Game Between The Pipes:
CHL Prospects
70 Jacob Gervais-Chouinard Sherbrooke Phoenix (Capitals?)
Decades 1990s
112 John Vanbiesbrouck Panthers
115 Olaf Kolzig Capitals

2013-14 Panini Score:
Hot Rookies
735 Chris Brown Capitals
740 Alex Petrovic Panthers
750 Cameron Schilling Capitals

Also got cards from a Baseball Group Break also on TCC I had my Homie Team the Nationals then bought two discount teams: Twins and Mets

2014 Panini Prizm Baseball
16 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals
21 Matt Harvey Mets
30 Will Venable San Diego (unclaimed team)
108 Curtis Granderson Mets
181 Wilmer Flores RC Mets
182 Travis d'Arnaud RC Mets
197 Matt Den Dekker Mets
Intuition 16 Matt Harvey Mets

2014 Panini Donruss Baseball
Rated Rookie 43 Wilmer Flores Mets
46 Jayson Werth Nationals
54 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals (2)
60 Joe Mauer Twins
68 David Wright Mets
207 Nick Swisher Indians (uncliamed?)
110 Matt Harvey Mets
116 Jordan Zimmermann Nationals
124 Stephen Strasburg Nationals
143 Bryce Harper Nationals
164 Curtis Granderson Mets
166 Zach Wheeler Mets
167 Glen Perkins Twins
191 Mike Piazza Mets
Hall Worthy
13 Johan Santana Mets
The Elite Series Blue Reflector Thing
15 Stephen Strasburg Nationals 666/999
Donruss Signatures
ZW Zack Wheeler Mets blue sharpie on-sticker auto

2014 Topps Museum Collection Baseball
Signature Swatches SSD-TD Travis d'Arnaud blue sharpie on sticker auto two swatches top 3 color blue/orange/white bottom all white #d 152/299

Then from a blog group break on Waiting 'til Next Year hosted by P-Town Tom. The break was a baseball break of the following boxes: 1990 Pacific Baseball Legends, 1989, 1990 and 1991 Swell Baseball Greats. I bought the Twins (and old-time Senators) and Expos (Nats - but since the products were pre-2005 it was only Expos): He tossed in bonus 1975 SSPC cards and since there weren't too many Expos he tossed in the Pilots (that he noticed I collected from my blog) since the Brewers hadn't sold. So here is what I got:

1975 SSPC
205 Vic Albury Twins
206 Tom Burgmeier Twins
209 Al Corbin Twins
211 Jim Hughes Twins
213 Glenn Borgmann Twins
215 Stephen Brye Twins
216 Dan Ford Twins
218 David Goltz Twins
222 Jerry Terrell Twins
224 Phil Roof Twins
323 Jose Morales Expos
326 Larry Parrish Expos
347 Daniel Warthen Expos
348 Don Carrithers Expos
603 Ralph Rowe Coach Twins (2)
611 Karl Kuehl Expos

1989 Swell Baseball Greats
3 Walter Johnson Senators (2)
12 Tony Oliva Twins (2)
27 Bob Allison Twins (2)
37 Jim Perry Twins
43 Jack Billingham Expos
47 Roy Sievers Senators
54 Mickey Vernon Senators
66 Jim Bouton Pilots (2)
70 Harmon Killebrew Twins
88 Jim Kaat Twins

1990 Swell Baseball Greats
4 Rod Carew Twins
75 Walter Johnson Senators
98 Eric Soderholm Twins (4)

1991 Swell Baseball Greats
49 Harmon Killebrew Twins
85 Eric Soderholm Twins
87 Rusty Staub Expos (3)
103 Rod Carew Twins (2)
130 Walter Johnson Senators (2)

1990 Pacific Legends (pretty sure I already have this set)
17 Rod Carew Twins (3)
19 Frankie Crosetti Pilots (3)
35 Harmon Killebrew Twins (3)
99 Lou Piniella Pilots (2)
104 Diego Sequi Pilots (2)

Think that does it for the wrap up.

 | Category: Baseball
entry Jun 25 2014, 09:10 PM
Wednesday 25 June 2014: From sportlots I got a single small bubble mailer. .25¢ + $2.50 shipping
2013 Bowman Baseball: Gold 150 Bryce Harper Nationals - They should serial number these, they serial number the Topps Gold why not the Bowman Gold?

 | Category: Baseball
entry Jun 23 2014, 09:05 PM
Today Monday 23 June 2014:
Two packages one of cards from a blogger and the other an Ebay Purchase Non-Cards but Sport Related.
For $3.99 + $5.87 shipping I got a nice 1970 Season Washington Senators Game Program/Scorecard. Unscored/Lineup not filled in visitors Cleveland Indians. No clear way of knowing exactly which game it was purchased from.

Then I got my winnings from a blog contest held by Robert at his blog $30/Week Habit the prize (one of two prizes awarded):
a 2014 Topps Baseball 36 card Jumbo Rack Pack - Plus bonus PC Curly W Cards (AKA Washington Nationals):
2006 Fleer Flair Showcase Baseball 118 Field Box Legacy Chad Cordero 127/150
2010 Topps Baseball Update: Gold: US-274 Stephen Strasburg and Ivan Rodriguez (checklist 661, US-1-US-34) 1363/2010
2011 Topps Baseball Update: Gold: US210 Jayson Werth 1914/2011
2013 Topps Baseball: Gold: 170 Eury Perez RC 0957/2013
2011 Topps Triple Threads: 39 Ryan Zimmerman 0579/1500

 | Category: Non Sports
entry Jun 18 2014, 07:39 PM
On Wednesday 18 June 2014: I had a one bubble mailer kind of day. 4 Ebay auctions from one seller 4 cards (+ a bonus card) shipping was $4.00 (shipping was originally $3.00 each card) all four purchases were related and auto cards. All autographs are on card blue sharpie.

2005 Rittenhouse Xena and Hercules: The Animated Aventures Autograph Cards (NoNumber)
Hudson Leick as Callisto (Very Limited) $5.80 - 3 bids
Robert Trebor as Salmoneus (Exclusive Collector Album Card) $4.95 - 1 bid

2001 Rittenhouse Xena: Warrior Princess Season 6 Autograph cards
A7 Hudson Leick as Callisto $13.29 - 4 bids (quite the battle)
A17 Meighan Desmond as Discord $7.95 - 1 bid

Interesting that the Season 6 Callisto autograph looks more hurried and seems to have been done without lifting the pen the cartoon auto looks to have been done with little more concentration with a pen lift between first and last name.

Seller included a bonus card 2001 Rittenhouse Hercules The Complete Journeys Promo card NoNumber

entry Jun 12 2014, 11:07 PM
Here is some stuff from last week as a Mailweek (02-06 June 2014) I don't recall what came what days anymore, and frankly I don't really care When something came anymore. I do care about how much I paid for stuff so I try to relate that. For group breaks it is anywhere from $25-$50 with most of the breaks I get involved in on the lower side up to about $35. Anyway one of the two hockey breaks I'm in I got some stuff from:

A Hockey Group Break:
I had my bought team Capitals of course then random/draft teams for this break were The Panthers and Islanders

2012-13 Upper Deck Series One Hockey:
187 Karl Alzner Caps
189 John Carlson Caps
278 George Parros Panthers

2012-13 SP Authentic Hockey:
8 Braden Holtby Caps
24 Ed Belfour Panthers
69 Nicklas Backstrom Caps
112 Mike Ribeiro Caps

2011-12 Panini Elite Hockey:
16 Michal Neuvirth Caps
35 Kris Versteeg Panthers
79 Tomas Fleishmann Panthers
99 Tomas Vokoun Caps
135 Nicklas Backstrom Caps
187 Stephen Weiss Panthers
189 Brian Campbell Panthers

2011-12 Panini Certified Hockey:
HIT:
Rookie GU-Artifact/Auto 244 Cody Eakin Capitals large all white swatch (stencil cut "Rookie" and a design) blue sharpie on-sticker #d 144/299

2012-13 Rookie Anthology Hockey: (or 2011-12 Anthology, doesn't specify but has 11-12 stats)
13 Nicklas Backstrom Capitals
20 Kris Versteeg Panthers
89 Jose Theodore Panthers
HIT: Rookie Rivalry GU: 12 Erik Guobranson Panthers all dark blue (almost black) and Justin Faulk Hurricanes all black

2012-13 Fleer Retro Hockey:
5 Braden Holtby Capitals
6 Nicklas Backstrom Capitals
HITS:
Skybox Autographics 96-JB Josh Bailey Islanders blue sharpie on-sticker auto
Skybox Autographics 99-AO Alex Ovechkin Capitals blue sharpie on sticker auto (very tiny sig)

Ebay:
circa 1995 Team Set: Colorado Silver Bullets Women's Softball: 25 cards in wrapper. I've seen a checklist for a 28 card set, but the images from that one are different than this one. The shrink wrap seemed to be legit. A few sellers seemed to have this set wrapped up. some say the set is 27 cards some 25 some 20something none of them are sure. This set has the player's name in white lettering in a black oval like 1960s/70s Bazooka cards. I have not seen a checklist for it. I Got the set for $3.00 plus $2.32 shipping.

Sports Lots:
1968 Topps Baseball: 6 cards already had about 1/2 of them All Orioles: (seller mistitled the lot as being 1986 but showed and delivered the 68s) .75 + $3.00 shipping
82 Sam Bowens
118 Mark Belanger (main one I needed of the ones I didn't have)
312 Curt Blefary
428 Vic Roznovsky
466 Bill Dillman
513 Hank Bauer

3 card lot shipping $4.00
1972 Topps Baseball: 130 Bob Gibson Cardinals .25
1976 Topps Baseball: 95 Brooks Robinson Orioles (2) .25

1 card 25 + $1.75 shipping
1971 Kelloggs Baseball: 61 Billy Williams Cubs

2 card .25 each + $2.75 shipping:
1965 Topps Baseball: 552 Julio Gotay Angels
1970 Topps Baseball: 98 Gates Brown Tigers

1 card .25 + $2.50 shipping:
1965 Topps Baseball: 270 Milt Pappas Orioles

On Friday 06 June: While over at a friend's house (the ones that gave me their son's card collection) I got a pleasant surprise: A "collector" Tin of the 1994 Cooperstown Collection Metallic Impressions Babe Ruth 5 Metal Card Tin Set. The Tin is in really good shape, opened. The cards are still in their individual plastic wrappers. My friend got it in 95 or 96 when they visited the Babe Ruth Museum (in Baltimore). The tin cover/top shows Babe running with bat just after a hit, there is another tin top version that shows a head & Shoulders pic.

Now this week (09-12 June Monday - Thursday)
I have had two packages:
Monday 09 June a sportslot 2 cards PWE $1.25 each (weird they were auctions) + $2.68 shipping
1962 Topps Baseball:
12 Harry Craft Colts Mgr
75 Milt Pappas Orioles

Thursday 12 June another Hockey Group Break:
My Team Capitals plus Draft teams Panthers and Lightning
2013-14 Panini Prizm Hockey:
34 Erik Gudbranson Panthers
36 Brian Campbell Panthers
37 Ed Jovanovski Panthers
38 Kris Versteeg Panthers
91 Ben Bishop Lightning
92 Martin St. Louis Lightning
93 Steven Stamkos Lightning
94 Ryan Malone Lightning
95 Victor Hedman Lightning
103 Alex Ovechkin Capitals
ROOKIE: 243 Jonathan Huberdeau Panthers

2013-14 Panini Select Hockey:
50 Brooks Laich Capitals
136 Martin St. Louis Lightning
140 Ben Bishop Lightning
148 Brian Campbell Panthers
149 Kris Versteeg Panthers
PRIZM PARALLEL: 136 Martin St. Louis Lightning

 | Category: Basketball
entry May 31 2014, 03:30 PM
Today 31 May 2014: got my booty from the TCZ "Offiicial" Basketball Team Group Break. 2 or 3 years ago I would not be making a post like this, but since I got back into collecting the Bullets (Now Wizards) I figured why not? So my bought team was The Wizards with random draft teams Rockets and Raptors

Here is what I got. (saving my favorite set for last)
2013 Panini Momentum Basketball: Momentous Rookies Autograph: 62 Jonas Valanciunas Raptors blue sharpie sneaky
on-sticker

2013-14 Panini Totally Certified Basketball: A bit flashy/chromelike for my taste but has the raised "stucco" etch type feel (the player's image and some of the design is "raised" etching style)
168 Steve Novak Raptors
185 Patrick Beverley Rockets
235 Robert Covington RC Rockets

2012-13 Panini Crusade Basketball: Quest Autographs Redemption - Redemption card for card 60 Chris Singleton Wizards - requested redemption today I'll see how long it takes. Redemption expires 12DEC14

2011-12 Panini Past & Present Basketball (a retro style set. I love the design)
19 DeMar DeRozan Raptors
87 Hakeem Olajuwon Rockets
104 Andrea Bargnani Raptors
146 Kyle Lowry Rockets
148 Kevin Martin Rockets
153 Nene Wizards - DA MAN! #42 Rocks
163 Luis Scola Rockets
171 John Wall Wizards - Also DA MAN!
190 Mitch Kupchak Bullets
193 Moses Malone Rockets
198 Wes Unseld Bullets LEGEND
Bread for Energy Die-cut (curved corners) Insert: 45 John Wall Wizards
Breakout Insert 25 DeMar DeRozan Raptors
Fireworks Insert 14 John Wall Wizards


entry May 31 2014, 02:15 AM
On Thursday 29 May 2014: I got two packages.

First package was a single card I got from Ebay $4.36 + $3.00 shipping. It was well packaged and the card was in a clear magnetic holder/case. 2008 Topps Allen & Ginters Autograph AGA-AF Andrea Farina World Rock Paper Scissors Champion blue shapie on-card mini in frame.

Second package was cool from a cool colllector Ryan who is currently living in Japan his blog This Card is Cool usually shows off the local Japanese cards he picks up but there are the occasional US Market stuff. Occasionally he has mentioned the Sega Card Gen (other bloggers have mentioned these as well) which is kind of a hybrid. A while back I had sent him a couple of Upper Deck 20th Anniversary cards he needed. In return he sent me some Sega Card Gen cards from my Homie teams that he featured on his blog.

2012 Topps Sega Card Gen Baseball J12-002 Robert Andino Orioles
2013 Topps Sega Card Gen Baseball
J13-007 Wilson Betermit Orioles
J13-008 Jason Hammel Orioles
J13-010 Darren O'Day Orioles
J13-376 Kurt Suzuki Nationals
J13-378 Danny Espinosa Nationals
J13-380 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals
J13-381 Ian Desmond Nationals

Oh I also got the June Auction catalog for Huggins & Scott Auctions.

 | Category: Baseball
entry May 27 2014, 09:01 PM
Got my goodies today (Tuesday 27 May) from pwolantern (Ken)'s baseball group break (over at TCZ) my main bought team Nationals with discounted team Twins

The Booty:
2014 Panini Donruss Baseball:

46 Jayson Werth Nats
54 Ryan Zimmerman Nats
60 Joe Mauer Twins
116 Jordan Zimmerman Nats
124 Stephen Strasburg Nats
143 Bryce Harper Nats
167 Glen Perkins Twins (2)
Power Plus 5 Bryce Harper Nats

2014 Topps Turkey Red Baseball:
64 Bryce Harper Nationals

2013 Topps Tier One: Tier One Autograph Relic

TOAR-RZ Ryan Zimmerman Nationals blue sharpie on-sticker auto w/ a nice 3 color 4 section relic (white, blue stripe, red stripe, white) #72/99

 | Category: Baseball
entry May 24 2014, 11:43 AM
On Wednesday 21 May 2014: Not a mailday but got some cards from a Target Shoot/Hunt whatever you wanna call getting cards from Target.

I got the 2014 Topps Baseball National League Team Set (All-Star Team?) 17 cards. Ugh thought it was just the Nationals when I picked it up but it appears to be the NL All-Star Team. Dang Harper being card #1.

Then I got a fairfield repack box, but a box of packs not loose cards. It is one of the 20 pack boxes with 2008 Topps showing can't quite identify the other packs yet, haven't opened it yet. Seems to be 4 or 5 different brands and 3 or 4 packs each.

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