Monday, November 29, 2010

I'm back with some new posts

I've been gone since leaving for school back in August but I'm back with some new posts. I don't even know if anyone will think to check my blog any more but I'm hoping some people have some interest.

I also know that I have to finish a contest that I started back in August but I won't be able to get to that until I go home for winter break.

As for now, I have some posts of stuff I bought on ebay. I have stopped buying packs of cards entirely, and switched to ebay. It is way more cost efficient, and the thrill of the chase kinda replaces the fun of busting packs.

I guess I'll start with some 2010 Topps Chrome REFRACTORS. I love me some shiny chrome!

3: Clayton Kershaw
4: Bobby Abreu
8: Tommy Hanson
34: Eric Aybar
39: Vladimir Guerrero
48: Justin Upton

49: Yunel Escobar
57: Josh Hamilton
68: Magglio Ordonez
74: Andre Ethier
82: Lyle Overbay
86: Chase Utley

98: Francisco Liriano
99: Chris Carpenter
99: Chris Carpenter
102: Jake Peavy
103: Jose Lopez
106: Jacoby Ellsbury

107: Edinson Volquez
110: Chipper Jones
111: Brad Hawpe
113: Hiroki Kuroda
128: David Ortiz
131: Michael Bourn

134: Justin Verlander
135: Carlos Beltran
137: Ryan Braun
150: BJ Upton
160: Gavin Floyd
161: Yadier Molina

178: Jon Jay
186: Cole Gillespie
191: Josh Donaldson
215: Kila Ka'aih...
218: Andy Oliver
220:Wade Davis

Orange Refractors:
Johnny Cueto
Vladimir Guerrero
Jair Jurrjens
Mark Buehrle
XF James Shields
XF Freddy Sanchez

Best For Last:
Purple Refractors:
Josh Donaldson
David Ortiz
Blue Refractors:
Grady Sizemore
Dan Uggla
Howie Kendrick

I really dig refractors from just about any set. Topps really needs to get their act together though when it comes to the chrome product in general. Every card that I have gotten from the 2010 set has been severely curved! I don't understand why they can't manage to produce the chrome cards with the same quality in 2010 as they had been doing in previous years where the curving of the cards seemed to be minimal. I can only guess that they are using cheaper quality materials when producing this year's set.

It's good to be back


  1. I noticed, buddy! You can fix the curvature easily, just put them in a penny sleeve and then into a top loader. It'll straighten them out, it worked for my Strasburg. Glad to have you back!!!

  2. OOH Shiny! I noticed too. Yeah, I've swithed from buying boxes and packs to ebay. I just buy what I want. It's easier.

  3. The shiny got my attention! Not really, but glad to see you posting again.

  4. Good to see you back. I straighten most of my chromes out by placing them in penny sleeves, then toploaders and then under some of my heavy baseball books.