Tuesday, October 27, 2015

2 more Chrome cards to the collection!

Today's additions are Patrick Peterson #39 of the Cardinals (base card) and the hit of the box, Topps Chrome #220 RC Autographs Damien Williams. At least he played some this season and there are many worse autographs to pull than this one out of the 73 possible cards.

Here's the cards! Peterson brings me up to 30% of the base set collected and Williams has me at about 8% of the RC auto set. I love the fact that this particular one is on-card, there's no way a sticker would have contained this sprawling autograph. Certainly we could have hoped for a game action photograph instead of this rookie premier stuff but perhaps that's getting a little picky considering how soon after the regular season started that this set was released. Both of these are solid exciting cards and get me that much closer to my set goal.

2014 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs #220 Damien Williams

2014 Topps Chrome # 39 Patrick Peterson

Monday, October 26, 2015

The newest Chrome card awaits!

Today's card is an insert from 2014 Topps Chrome called the "1965" variant. These "tallboy" cards are pretty fun to look at although the Chrome technology ruins any illusion of it actually being an old card. The famous Joe Namath rookie, one of the better football cards to own comes from the real 1965 set. This Aaron Murray card could be a beast one day if he ever gets the chance to play. This card was pulled from the box I bought in August and is finally being revealed today. It's the third one in my Tall Boys set; the two others were pulled in my January case break at the local card store. I really like the colors and layout of this although I, like many other collectors are somewhat annoyed by odd sized cards as they make storage and display more difficult than the standard 2.5" x 3.5" trading card size.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sunday will be part of a new series, 2013 Topps Chrome Montee Ball Rainbow!

Every Sunday I'll be adding a new Montee Ball 2013 Topps Chrome card to my collection. I purchased  a huge lot of cards from one seller that will help me go very far in this series. With today's addition I have 5 out of the 63 cards needed for a Master set of Chrome. I've got them sorted from least difficult to most. Every Sunday I'll add a new card. I'm also on the look-out for the extremely rare cards that can be found at a fairly reasonable price. Many of his cards have not come down to earth because of ridiculous sellers on Ebay (You know the type, they are everywhere) but some can be had for what they are truly worth. I think this will be a great master set to try to complete because it's Chrome, I love the Broncos and with Ball being cut at the end of training camp these will be very reasonable and easy to come by. Here's what I have so far....

Last Sunday's addition, Rookie Relic Refractor 2/5 (Not even in Beckett Organize)

1986 Topps Chrome 1986 RCs

Base Autograph /600

Base RC #11

Today's addition Refractor RC ( found at the odds of 1:3 packs)

Saturday, October 24, 2015

2 more cards from my box

Today's addition consists of two cards since I didn't have time to add or post anything yesterday. The cards are a base Michael Crabtree #32A (can't believe they made a shortprint of this guy but hey everyone has their fans) and a 1963 Minis of Logan Thomas #31. Neither one of these cards are earth shattering by any means but it's not every day you can get a 1/1 autograph of your favorite player like I did earlier in the week.  I do really like the 1963 minis as any retro design in a chrome product is pretty awesome. Just wanted to give a shout out to my readers from outside the USA as I thought this would be a very American based blog but turns out I got a few people from Russia and Europe that check out my ramblings and base cards for each day. Thank you for checking this out!

2014 Topps Chrome 1963 Minis Logan Thomas #31 (3/45, 6% of this set complete)

2014 Topps Chrome Michael Crabtree #32A base (65/220, 29.5% complete)

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The 100th Topps Chrome card in my collection (Broncos Rookie Autograph!)

This is no Blake Bortles in terms of either rarity of price but in terms of the cesspool of last year's checklist selection this is a pretty good card. Roby is part of a stunning Broncos defense this year that might go down as one of the historical greats. This card isn't commanding much more than some of the scrub autographs but this might be due to the lack of defensive player love in the hobby. To me this is a far better buy than the only other Bronco rookie auto in this product, Cody Lattimer. If there's one guy I see tons of autographs being pulled of with no on-field production it's Lattimer. People are still asking top dollar for his cards with little to no justification. I bought this specific card outright for around 5 dollars online but I would have been pretty happy to hit it in a box too despite the low value that most collectors are giving it right now. I love it when I can check off a Broncos PC item as well as a set item at once. This particular one is an on-card autograph making it that much better.

2014 Topps Chrome Rookie Autographs #209 Bradly Roby
(5/73 Rookie Autos, 6.8% complete)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Card # 99 in my 2014 Topps Chrome Organize (and it's a refractor /99 too!)

Today's card is from a lot I got on Ebay that had a bunch of numbered refractors as well as some retail only parallels (orange and purple) that I'd never get otherwise. This nice little refractor is the 1963 minis parallel # to 99. My particular copy is 58/99 but you get the idea. This is the first one of these I've gotten so that brings this set up to 2 % (44 more to go!)

When I searched on Ebay it looks to me like he's one of the most sold players on the market. I don't think anybody wants a Terrance West card. He was massively overproduced in every single product I saw last year, seems like every case had a TW autograph in it. This year he's on the Titans and hasn't started a game this season. If you're in his cards to invest you can pick up autograph after autograph for 99 cents plus shipping so for the penny stock collector this
might be the player for you!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A little baseball flavor

Here's a card I got as a bonus, pretty sweet one at that. It's not too often that you get bonuses in the mail that are actually worth more than a dollar and looks like I got 2 that were worth around 5 dollars each. Both in toploaders and ready to go. While they are baseball cards and I haven't really gone for baseball cards since I was a kid these would have been great cards for me at the time. I used to really be into Yankees cards back in the wood borders 1987 Topps days (Don Mattingly was the guy I would be happy to pull). I'd go down to the local 7 11 and grab some packs for 50 cents each and hope for Yankees. I can't seem to find any info on the insertion rate of this card but it was a part of a 50 card insert set in 2011 Topps Series 1. Topps Baseball has a huge following in the card collecting world and this would have been a card I would have been happy to pull from a pack.

T60-26 from 2011 Topps

Monday, October 19, 2015

Card of the Decade for me!

I've been quietly working plugging away at my 2014 Topps Chrome (perhaps master set) on my way to that elusive Blake Bortles Autograph. I've got 29% of the base set done, 4 % of the refractor set done and a few inserts here and there. I did pick up a very cheap lot on Ebay with a super rare blue wave refractor autograph (numbered to 20) for about a quarter of the cost of a box. Primarily I'm a Broncos collector and more specifically I love Terrell Davis. Watching him play when I just started to watch the game were some of the best moments, especially when he rushed for 2008 yards in 1998. I wasn't specifically in the market for another autograph as I had a few of his already but this one I just had to have the moment I saw it. The price was fairly reasonable too as there is a slight bit of damage on the back right hand corner. Being that it's a 1/1 though? I don't really care as there's not another in the world. This is my first 1/1 autograph in my collection and may have surpassed all others in terms of being my favorite. Enjoy!