Friday, August 31, 2012

400th Kevin Youkilis Card- 1st Wood Mini!!!

The title kind of gave it away, but my 400th unique Kevin Youkilis card is the 2012 Allen and Ginter Wood Mini hand numbered 1/1.  Surprisingly, this is my fist wood mini which brings up some questions.  How much do these usually go for?  I never thought it would be so expensive.  I gues there are some real hard core Ginter fans.

Now I really love this card because not only is it a milestone, but it is also very unique.  It looks really cool in person- just like real wood.  If you don't have one of these in your collection, I would highly recomend getting one even if it is just a srub.  In my opinion, these thing are like superfractor cool.  Glad I could share this with you.  If you know the "going price" for average wood minis, please comment below because I don't know how I did price wise.


Thursday, August 30, 2012

Card Store Recap: PC Singles and Pack Break Mojo

I have been a little busy lately, so I have fallen a little behind on posting.  I need to catch up on a couple maildays, and a trip to Pastime Sports Cards and Collectables.  I am going to recap my card store trip first because I already have those cards scanned.  First off, I bought 2 singles for my Kevin Youkilis PC.  Nothing super exciting here, but a nice jersey and a numbered parellel.

$15 for the pair, so not a bad deal.  Next up I bough a bunch of packs.

-6 2012 Topps Chrome
-3 2012 Topps Heritage
-2 2012 Goodwin Champions
-3 2012 Topps Series 2

I got a couple of hits from the packs, and I will save the best for last.  First up is some inserts and refractors.  The King Felix is a refractor, and the Pence an X-fractor.  In this scan, the Verlander is my favorite.  I am a sucker for die cuts.  Plus, these are only 1 per box so I was glad to pull one in 6 packs.

Next, a jersey from Heritage.  Pretty nice looking plus a great player.

And finally the Mojo...

A Miguel Cabrera atomic refractor number 9/10.  These cards are so rare, they aren't even 1 per case.  They are seeded in at a rate of 1:383 packs.  Not to mention the Cabrera is definately not a scrub.  Definately worth the trip.  Me next post will be my 400th unique Youk, so stay tuned- its a nice one.


Friday, August 17, 2012

The Twin Package: Stadium Club Lot

This mailday features two awesome cards that go together from one of my favorite sets, 2008 Topps Stadium Club.  I love stadium because of the one auto per pack, the chance of pulling something sick, and the unique photography.  I picked up this lot because it included a 1/1 I needed for my PC.  The first card in the lot is a Kevin Youkilis card numbered to 999.

I'm not really sure what it is called, but it is a nice picture and was sort of like the freebie of the lot.  Now for the better of the two, a Photographer's Proof Platinum 1/1 of Kevin Youkilis.

Obviously this is cool because it is a 1/1.  One thing I have noticed is the platinum = 1/1.  It is in Topps Series 1, 2, and Update, Triple Threads, and Stadium Club.  Anyways, I am just glad to have this in my PC.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sweet Red Sox Booklet Mailday

Today I got a couple of packages in the mail, so I am going to share one today and one tommorrow.  This package was the more exciting of the two because this one is a multiplayer book card.  This is only my third book card, and my second multiplayer book card.  This is my favorite of the three because of the sweet patches.

Now this is an amazing card.  I cost quite a bit of money, but I think I got a good deal on it.  Its hard to tell from the scan, but the Ellsbury patch is three colors; red, blue, and white.  I absolutely love this card and I am proud to have it in my Kevin Youkilis PC.  This card brings some diversity to the collection because it features other players.  I will post the next package tommorow, which had 2 cards in it.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Beckett Contest Prize Mailday (Bowman Platinum)

Hey everyone, before I went away camping, I entered a contest on Beckett and won.  The contest was held by longtime member Pyweed who breaks every Bowman product about 5+ CASES at a time.  He always holds contests while he does his live breaks which usually span over a week or so.  The contest I won was guess the player who's autograph will be the lowest numbered in the first case.  I picked David Buchanan of the Phillies and my prize was a choice of 5 prospect autos from a list of extras.  I don't really know much about prospects, so my choices were pretty random except the first one, Brandon Jacobs.

I had heard of him before because he is one of the Red Sox top prospects.  My next one was a little less random because he is in the league wide top 100 prospect and was a first round draft pick.

Next up is Dillon Maples.  I don't really know anything about him, but I did recognize the name from the USA baseball program.

Here is Mahtook's teamate Tyler Bortnick.  I picked this one because the auto because the signature looks nice.  Suposedly he compares with Dustin Pedroia who I am definately familiar with with.

Last but not least is Chris Tilson.  I have no clue why I picked this one, but he was a second round pick last year.  He is suposed to be pretty fast though.

Anyways, pretty sweet for free cards.  I am a huge fan of the design and love that the autos are on card.  This is actually the second time I won one of his contests the last one being the same prize from 2010 Bowman Chrome.  I am cetainly looking forward to his next break.


Thursday, August 9, 2012

My First Logoman!!!

The logoman is the Rolls Royce of relic cards, and are very rare finds.  A couple of weeks ago, I bought my first ever logo man.  Surprisingly, it is numbered 4/4, however it is still quite rare.  This card is the 2nd Youkilis logoman I have ever seen, and the first one went for way more than I could afford.  This time, I didn't think I could afford it, but I threw up a what the heck bid and ended up winning.  I though for sure that I would be snipped.

I am thrilled to have this in my collectionbecause it it my first logoman, but also because it completes a rainbow.  I think I would consider this a rainbow, but if you have a different opinion, please share it below.

Even if its not a rainbow, they still look nice together.  Thanks for the read, and look forward to my next mailday which is a prize from a contest I won.


Monday, August 6, 2012

Recent Pickups + Favorite Player Interactions

Hey, everyone. I know that neither 20youk or myself have posted on the blog recently. That's just because we've both been so busy! However, while on vacation, I went to the previously-highlighted Chris's Sportscards & Comics. Got some A&G, a pack of Topps Platinum, some Pedroia PC pickups, a Jackie Bradley Jr. Bowman prospects card, some sweet dollar packs from previous years, and a partridge in a pear tree (only kidding). I'll have those scans up by thursday at the latest.

Finding topics to blog about in relation to sports cards isn't always easy, so if any of the readers and followers really enjoy something or have any feedback, or even have any ideas or suggestions, it would be great to hear from you.

Another thing I would like to hear from you guys about is some stories about your favorite, best, or even worst player interactions. In the next week or so, expect to see a post or two from the both of us discussing our favorite and/or leats favorite interactions.

That's pretty much it for now. Thanks, everyone.