Saturday, March 13, 2010
I pulled this 2010 short-print Carlton Fisk card out of the first pack from a blaster purchased yesterday. I am averaging one short-print-per-Topps-base-set a year, and each happen to have been Chicago players.
I'm willing to trade this card, but it's got to be in exchange for something cool. For example, I'm still looking for the Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese short-prints from 2009 Topps.
Now, for those of you whose attention wanes whenever the latest and greatest isn't featured, your time here is done. Go find something shiny.
For the rest of you, you may remember that I have sworn off blasters this year. It's sort of working. I have purchased two blasters so far -- but one was with money intended for a card show that I never went to and one was with money obtained through expense reimbursement at work. I consider this extra money, so it technically doesn't fall under the heading of "Money Blown On Blasters."
Besides, I really got the itch to see what the "black-out" cards look like this year. I was really hoping to get a Dodger, and then my Wal-Mart blaster buying would end happily.
Unfortunately, I pull Oakland A's at an alarming rate, so there were no Dodgers, but I do have black-out cards of folks I'll have to go on faith are actual baseball players.
This is the coolest card of the black-out ones. Well, there's another cool one. But that will be a surprise for a blogger in the future.
Wicked Liquids sent out some cards just because people asked him if he could. Most of the Dodgers had already made it to my house once before, but two Manny's did not. The first is a Starquest from good old First Edition.
AROUND the photo: good. INVADING the photo: bad.
Another trader, Dustin, also recently sent me some cards. I think I'll feature most of them on another post. But I wanted to show a card that is a very familiar presence on this blog. It's the 1975 Ron Cey card making about his 15th appearance on NOC. But it's also a mini '75 Ron Cey. And I think I now have enough mini Ceys that I can send one to Mr. Cey in a TTM request.
But the Cey mini I will definitely send. And when I get it back, it will be one of the most coveted cards I have. My favorite player signing a card from my favorite set. Nothing could be sweeter.
OK, one more thing and then you can enjoy your non-work-filled Saturday (what's that like, by the way?).
These are the two cards from COMC that I didn't scan in the other day:
You may notice that the card is drastically off-center. I got it like that on purpose.
Why you ask?
Well, duh, it's cheaper that way. But also, it goes with his crooked cap.
Like I said, cool stuff.