The Legend

The Legend

Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Big Winner

Big thanks to everyone for joining in.  It was a nice turnout of 66 people.  I randomized this list 3 times.

There were 66 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. mark hoyle
  2. matt prigge
  3. raz
  4. ketchupman36
  5. brett alan
  6. b man
  7. the angels in order
  8. nachos grande
  9. mr haverkamp
  10. captkirk42
  11. brads blog
  12. jedi jeff
  13. madding
  14. need more cardboard
  15. mark aubrey
  16. cardinalsfan16
  17. sport card collectors
  18. swing and a popup
  19. kevin papoy
  20. shoeboxlegends
  21. wilson
  22. adam e
  23. the dimwit
  24. section 36
  25. stealing home
  26. gcrl
  27. tony burbs
  28. tshenson
  29. greg zakwin
  30. john miller
  31. dions ip autos
  32. john hazen
  33. the lost collector
  34. mike matson
  35. ptown tom
  36. bru
  37. adam sanders
  38. richard
  39. jaybarkerfan
  40. ko rob
  41. richard nebe jr
  42. dennis
  43. irondequoit36
  44. john sharp
  45. nick
  46. defgav
  47. arpsmith
  48. kin
  49. brian
  50. doe mg
  51. jwilden27
  52. al kawamoto
  53. tim b
  54. peter k steinberg
  55. corky
  56. jon
  57. matt stupienski
  58. marc
  59. billy kingsley
  60. collecting cutch
  61. rob
  62. night owl
  63. jayp
  64. reds card collector
  65. rosenort
  66. jason t carter
Timestamp: 2017-03-26 04:00:42 UTC
You have randomized this list 3 times

Congrats to my buddy Mark Hoyle.  I'll make sure to find you something really cool!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Final Push

Looks like the entries are slowing down.  This is the last call for anyone that wants in the contest.  You can join here.   I'll draw the winner tonight.

Remember if you don't join...

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Contest Reminder

I'm a little bummed about the WVU game tonight, but on the bright side of things baseball is just around the corner now.  I know I'm ready.

Click here to join my 1000th post contest.  Free stuff is the best!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Big 1000 and a Contest


This is actually post 999, but I figured I would go ahead and get things rolling.  First and foremost thanks to everyone who reads about my card exploits. The interaction is what makes blogging fun. I feel like I've gotten to know many of you without actually meeting in person.

For those who don't know the origins of this blog I'll go ahead and share a quick link here.  Long story short, my daughter was born very premature and spent months in the hospital. When she finally came home she was on oxygen for 7 months. During this time my wife and I had to stay up all hours of the night to make sure she didn't pull the oxygen from her nose.  This created a lot of downtime in the middle of the night.  In that time I started the blog.  She has grown up a lot!

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Now for the contest.  I'm only going to pick one winner, but it will have a BIG prize.  Like all my other contests I'll cater to your collection. I promise it will be awesome. To enter all you need to do is comment below. No need to promote or blog pimp. Just one entry per person.  I'll pick a winner once the comments stop coming in.

Thanks for making the last 999 posts so much fun!

Monday, March 20, 2017

A Blue Transcendent Monday

March is always a huge pain in the butt for me.  Historically I blog less, comment less, and trade less due to work responsibilities. While I planned ahead more this year by scanning some cards in bulk, my cardboard time is severely lacking. Thankfully by Thursday it will be smooth sailing and I'll celebrate by watching my Mountaineers play in the Sweet 16. 

New purchases have been lacking minus one huge WVU acquisition that I'll eventually showoff in the coming weeks. Baseball wise this has been the cream of the crop lately....

2016 Topps Chrome Transcendent 65th Party Starling Marte 1/1

I'm sure most of you heard all the hoopla surrounding the Topps Transcendent set. The whole 25k box of cards that included an invitation to a private party in which Kris Bryant attended.  At the party cards were given out to each participant.  Of course like anything card related many ended up on eBay. These special stamped 1/1's were about the only thing you could find a halfway decent deal on. 

This Marte sold for around $20.  I actually kind of regretted the purchase after I made it, but at least the card has a decent story and utilized the blue chrome card. This will probably be it for me with these stamped Transcendent cards.  One taste of how the other half live was enough....

Thanks for reading! 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Tony Pena, Croissan'wiches and Mountaineers

KO Rob is a frequent participant in our community without running a blog himself.  He and I have talked beer and swapped cards a few times over the last handful of months. I loved our first trade as it featured a lot of vintage Mountaineers.  This time it was a little bit of everything, but the main event was a couple of Mountaineer beauties.

 I love these tall Topps basketball cards.  Rob started off with a bang by sending me the most famous Mountaineer of all time.
 Rob apologized about the condition of this Rod Thorn.  I say it just has more character.

 This doubles as a sweet oddball and an excellent coupon!  I wonder if my local Burger King will honor it.  It is only 30 years old..

 Rob has a great feel for my collection. Always fun to see a card of former WVU great and Collegiate Hall of Famer Darryl Talley.

I've been neglecting my Jerry West collection for too long.  Maybe seeing these great cards Rob sent me will motivate me again.

 Now for the Pittsburgh portion of our show. The star of this bunch is the Harry Greb boxing card. Some guys just naturally look tough, I feel Greb falls into this category.  I feel like I would have had trouble even making eye contact with.

You really have to squeeze in everyone to fit a football team shot onto a card.

I had these six cards appraised. 7.5mil seemed a little light. Time to get Sotherby's on the phone. 

Thanks again Rob.  This was such a unique bunch of cards. Thanks so much for spending the time putting all these together.  I'll be hitting you back soon.  Shoot me an email sometime and we can talk about some beer trading too! 

Thanks for reading. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Year 2 NOW

The Pirates got card #1 again with this Tyler Glasnow.  I wasn't even aware Topps was producing individual Spring Training NOW cards. I knew about the team sets and I figured they would go all in on the World Baseball Classic (which they have).  Thankfully a friend of mine gave me a heads up when this Glasnow went live.  I would have missed it for sure.  

I plan on experimenting with different ways of getting the Pirate releases.  I'll continue with eBay for the most part, but I may purposefully let a few go and see how much I can find them for a couple months down the road or even after the season.  I noticed several of the non rookies only selling for a few bucks on eBay. We'll see how this plays out. 

Hope everyone is enjoying March Madness.  WVU punched their Sweet Sixteen ticket this afternoon! Looking like we will have a date with Gonzaga. 

Thanks for reading.