Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Price is Right part3

Here are a bunch more pictures for round 3.

Picture #10:
Price of cards (No Shipping)
Mike Rodriguez, 2006 Turkey Red Auto
Dan Johnson, 2006 Turkey Red Auto
Zack Jackson, 2005 Turkey Red Auto #d/200
Jeremy Hermida, 2006 Turkey Red Bat

Picture #11:
Price of cards + Shipping
Andre Ethier 2008 SPx Auto
Miguel Cabrera 2008 SPx Dual Jsy #d/25

Picture #12:
Price of Cards + Shipping
Kirk Gibson, 2006 SP Legendary Cuts Jsy #d/225
Barry Larkin, 2007 SP Legendary Cuts Jsy

Picture #13:
Price of Cards (No Shipping)
Bobby Bonds, 2002 SP Legendary Cuts Bat
Gaylord Perry, 2004 Bazooka Jsy

Picture #14:
Price of Cards + Shipping
Adam Dunn, 2005 Donruss Studio Bat #d/250
Chipper Jones, 2003 Fleer Flair Jsy
Grady Sizemore, 2008 Sweet Spot Jsy
Vladimir Guerrero, Diamond Kings Bat
Rafael Palmero, 2002 Fleer Showcase Jsy
Victor Martinez, 2005 UD Trilogy Bat #d/75
Dontrell Willis, 2007 Bowman Sterling Jsy RF #d/199
Scott Rolen, 2003 Leaf Cerified Bat #d/250
Mike Sweeney, 2003 Leaf Certified Jsy #d/250
Jermaine Dye, 2001 Leaf Certified Jsy #d/286

Tonight I will post the results for parts 1 & 2. This will be on the originals posts for each part, but the added results material will be written in red. I will also update the point totals on the sidebar (including adding Beardy to the list).
In the meantime, comment with your estimates for part 3

The Price is Right part2

Part 2 fellas. Have at it.

If you missed part 1 go make you estimates so I can wrap that one up

Picture #5:
Item price + Shipping
2008 Topps Finest: David Wright green refractor #d/199

Picture #6:
Cost of Items (NO shipping)
2009 Goodwin & Champs: Scott Kazmir Jsy GUM
2005 Donruss DK: Bill Hall 2 piece Bat GUM, #d/100

Picture #7:
Item Price + Shipping
1994 Bowman Derek Jeter
(Glare, and sideways, and blurry, Oh myyy!)

Picture #8:
Cost of items (NO shipping)
2008 Sweet Spot: Travis Hafner Jsy GUM
2008 Sweet Spot: Felix Hernandez Jsy GUM

Picture #9
Cost of items (NO Shipping)
2008 Sweet Spot: Nick Markakis Jsy GUM
2009 Sweet Spot: Nick Markakis Jsy GUM

Get those estimates in!

The Price is Right part1

So here it is. Part 1 of the contest.

Picture #1
2007 Allen & Ginter
Miguel Cabrera Jsy
Carlos Beltran Bat

Picture #2
2008 Allen & Ginter
Johnny Damon Bat

Picture #3
2009 Allen and Ginter
BJ Upton Jsy
Cameron Maybin Bat

Picture #4
Yankees GUM
Jorge Posada YSL relic
Jorge Posada & Mariano Rivera Dual GUM #d/99

For Pics #1, 2, 3 you need to guess the item price only, NO shipping added
For Pic #4 you need to guess the total cost with shipping

Post your 4 guesses contestants. Let's see who is EBay price savvy.

Sorry this post didn't go up last night as promised. I forgot to set the automated post thing. So instead it just sat there as a draft while I was out for the night.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Contest Starts Tonight

A bunch more people joined the contest, so I'm going to start it tonight. Be ready guys. The first post should be up by 9. Afterward I'll probably do one post per day.

One change to the rules: Originally, you had to guess the price without shipping. But now I will specify on each picture whether you need to factor in shipping when guessing the price. Some pictures will have a partial ebay purchase so I won't be able to do shipping on those, but the rest will include shipping because I realized how much of a difference shipping makes in the cost of the items.

If I'm missing your name in the list in the sidebar, let me know and I'll get you in there.

Good luck everyone!

Monday, July 19, 2010

National Chicle Needs

Before I get to the list, I'm gonna throw it out there one more time that I am hold my first CONTEST as soon as I get a half decent amount of people participating. The theme will be The Price is Right. Go check it out

Base Cards: (needs)

1, 3-7, 9-14, 19, 20, 21, 24, 26, 29-33, 35, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 49, 51, 53-56, 58, 60, 61, 64, 65, 66, 69, 71, 73-78, 81, 84, 85, 88, 90, 94, 95, 99, 100, 101, 104, 106, 111, 113-116, 118, 119, 121, 123, 124, 125, 128, 129, 132, 133, 135, 136, 139, 141-146, 149, 152-155, 159, 160, 161, 163, 164, 165, 168, 169, 171, 172, 174-186, 194, 198, 199, 201-204, 207-210, 212, 213, 215, 216, 218, 220, 221, 224, 227, 228, 230, 231, 233-236, 238, 239, 242-247, 249, 251, 253-257, 259, 261, 263, 264, 268, 269, 271, 272, 274

Short Prints:

These are the cards that I have: 276, 293, 296, 303, 308, 323, 329

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Price is Right.... CONTEST!

I will be holding my very first contest over the next couple weeks. I figured since I don't get many comments, I had to come up with some way to boost readership. So here it is, The Price is Right. I've never actually seen The Price is Right so I may get the concept totally wrong. Oh well, sue me!

Basic Rundown:

The idea of the contest will be to guess the cost of recent ebay items that I won, from a series of pictures (Minus the cost of shipping). The person to guess the closest for each picture will be awarded points. At the end of the contest, who ever had the most points wins.

You can think of me as Bob Barker, and yourselves as price-savvy contestants.

What can I say, the ladies love me


- Advertising the contest on your blog will get you 4 points.
- Being a follower of my blog will get you 2 points.
- For each picture that your guess is closest you will be awarded 3 points.
- If there are 2 or more people tied for the closest guess, each person will get 2 points.
- You must list your guesses in a comment on each particular post, and you will need to come up with an estimate for each picture (List these estimates in the order that the pictures appear in the post)
Ex) Pic 1:$2.35 Pic2:$5.67 Pic3:$3.89 ..........

Additional Info:

I am not yet sure how many posts the contest will include, but I will give you warning of when the contest will end a couple posts in advance.
I may decide to add a bonus pic or two randomly in posts that are non-contest oriented, so I encourage you to read all posts on my blog.


The prize will be one or more of the items that appear in the contest pictures. If a lot of people decide to join in, it will be a couple of the items, but if only a few join in then I will most likely keep it at one item.


Please comment on this post if you want to be in the contest so that I can add you to the point list that will be in my sidebar. In this comment you should also tell me if you are a follower of my blog and if you will be advertising the contest on your blog.

Let the Pricing begin.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Card Shop Lot

Recently I went to the card shop near my house and walked away with these. They were $1 each, which seems sort of pricy in terms of what I've read other people can get cards for at their local shops but oh well.

These two are for my Jeter Collection.
The serial numbered insert is kinda lame now that I think about it, but the Playoff Bound foil card is cool.

I get the impression that the All Time Fan Favorites cards are well liked and somewhat expensive so I grabbed up this Mattingly. And I couldn't resist the Topps Finest Andy Pettitte card.

I don't have the cards with me at the moment but I believe these two are Topps Chrome inserts commemorating the 1952 World Series. If anyone knows why this series was significant feel free to fill me in. These'll end up in my Yankee collection. I wonder if they have a refractor version, because that would have been waay more cool looking.

The Heritage Chromes and Refractors seemed much harder to come by this year so I figured $1 each wasn't half bad. The speckled backgrounds are a nice touch. These two are the plain Chromes.

...and these two are the refractor versions

The picture hardly does this one justice. The refractor aspect really makes this card nice. It's serial #d/ but I can't tell what the print rate is from the picture and the card is packed away at home so it'll remain a mystery. Maybe 27/99. I bought this one with the intention of offering it for trade, because I like the card but it doesn't really fit any of my collection goals.

Ok maybe I really should have just waited until I got home to type this post, because I have no clue what set these cards are from (It's a Donruss set of some sort, probably from 2004). I really like them though. The low print rate makes me think that there are probably 12 other variation of each of these cards. Especially since each of their print rates are different. Maybe there variations on the labels in the corners (these two being the HIT variations). Then again they could also do variations on the words running down the sides. If someone is trying to complete the set or w.e. they are up for trade but I also wouldn't mind holding on to them.
So that should have come to $13 for these cards but I'm pretty sure he only charged me $10. I'm pretty happy with that pile of cards for $10

Cards from Heaven (Cardboard Heaven, that is)

Here are some highlights from a trade I made with Cameron from Cardboard Heaven. He sent me some cards for my player collections and an auto that is very much appreciated.
Here are my favorites of the Halladays that he sent.

Then there were some Mauer cards. Here are a few.

Then there was this Joe Mauer game used card. It's my first for Mauer so I was pretty stoked. It also just barely has a hint of a stripe along the right edge. Based on the Twin's uniforms I'm gonna guess that this is a piece of his pants

The last piece of the trade was this baby. The second auto that I can check off the list of 35 autos that I need to complete the set.
Clearly these guys don't care all that much when they sign these things. He signed right on top of the printing. Oh well, he probably won't ever be any good anyway.

Thanks Cameron.

Monday, July 5, 2010

A Pair of Packs

So here are two more packs of Chicle.

Pack 1
#222 Lou Brock
#47 Brandon Inge
#70 Cliff Lee
#6 Joba Chamberlain (Chicle Back)
#68 Vladimir Guerrero
#28 Andrew McCutchen

Pack 2
#157 Jimmy Rollins
#192 JD Drew
#225 Mike Schmidt
Michael Brantley AUTO

I Liiike!

#138 Scott Kazmir
#108 Josh Hamilton

I was totally not expecting an auto. No sooner had I decided to put together the set of autos from Natl. Chicle then I pull one of them in my next pair of packs.

So now I have 2/35 autos from this set. The other of the 2 autos came in a trade package and you'll see it in my next post.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Trade with Cards on Cards

Recently Cards on Cards and I worked out a trade, and here are some highlights of what was sent to me.
8 Jeters
The Derek Jeter Retrospectrum card is my favorite. It is the first card that I have of this 100 card set, which will prove to be a toughy to collect.
There are soo many serial numbered cards of jeter from the 08 heroes set, so it's nice to knock this black version off the list of ones that I need to locate.

Some Ichiros and other players that I collect
I definitely like the Opening Day fold out card of Ichiro

2010 Topps Inserts
I'm pretty sure that the list of inserts from this set for the players that I collect is at least 4 times as long as the list of base cards for those players. Oh well, I like the variety.

20 Yankees Stadium Legacy cards
Sweet. Now my collection of these is up to 37; only SEVERAL THOUSAND more till I have the full set!!! If anyone else has these and is aching to offload them definitely talk to me.

Lou Gehrig Chrome Refractor
I'm trying for this set as well. It really put a damper on my hopes the other day when I realized that there was a separate checklist for the gold ones. Originally I thought that series 1 had a 10 card checklist of the platinumrefractors and series 2 had a ten card checklist of gold refractors, but apparently not because I have a mickey mantle platinum one that is #PC16. Does anyone know how this set is compiled? Are there 10 platinum and 10 gold for both series 1 and 2?

Thanks for the trade Madding. The cards are great additions to my collections.