Monday, October 31, 2011

In Honor of Halloween: The Tricks of 2011 Topps Cards (muahahahahaha)

Okay, in terms of tricks, I don't know where to begin...

Triple Threads Fictional Historical "Relics"

Topps went all "A n' G" on us with this one. They threw us a curveball...yet we knew it was inevitable from the time they started to include hairs of the late racing horse Barbarro inside a predominately baseball product (Ginter)...

Topps Dominic Brown False Diamond

Topps really screwed the pooch with their own gimmick this time...

2011 Topps Lineage

...the entire set was essentially a dropped design for the original 2011 Topps flagship. I mean, some of the inserts are pretty cool, like the revival of the Rookie Stars concept and such, but mainly they butchered the line. We all expected a glorious set that was getting back to the hearts of collectors doing what they do best...collect...and all we got was a mutated piece of crap that vaguely looks like Topps Total. If you really want to make us happy, here's a suggestion...


Sunday, October 23, 2011

I Promise, This is the Last All Star Post for a While

This card is nice, and really appealed to me because it has three Red Sox all stars on it. It is also nice to see the 2 tan swatches because those are the rarest swatches although it is kinda nasty when you realize they are swatches from the armpit area. Hopefully the jerseys were washed before they were put on the card. I am sreeping up on 300 cards for my Youkilis PC. I only need 3 more, but I should be able to get them today.


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Are You Sick of All Star Cards Yet?

Hopefully not. I just got a 2009 Topps Triple Threads All Star Patch 9/9 of Kevin Youkilis. The card is absolutely gorgeous in person, and also marks the completion of my set, which I am calling a set for now, because I don't know if it would qualify as a rainbow.

And Here is the 1/1 that goes with it that I've had for a while...


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Keeping With the All Star Theme...

This card is absolutely sick, and set me back a whopping $75, and keep in mind, that is pricey when it comes to Youkilis cards. This is my third jumbo patch, and easily my favorite of the three. I am a huge fan of the patches from this year's All Star Game jerseys. I am going to start putting money aside for the All Star letter patches in series one, and the triple patches in Triple Threads. I can't wait to get it in the mail!!!


Saturday, October 15, 2011

All Star Plate

I picked up this All Star printing plate 1/1 for $20 shipped. Its a really nice card, and only my second magenta printing plate. I have a hard time getting magenta plates, but I actually have a third one on the way.


Monday, October 10, 2011

No Gimmicks? Just ask Bob's Furniture! gimmicks in 2011 updates? Am I being premature? Could we still expect a diamond encrusted jock-strap? How about a skin graft of a tattoo? A chunk of Evander Holyfield's Ear? Nope.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

All Star Stitches

I really love the set this year, so I picked up a copy of Youk's. I might go for a team set because I love these so much.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

2011 Triple Threads Pickup

This just came in today. Looks really nice in person. Also, 2011 Topps Updates came out yesterday, and the relics look sweet. I might have to try for the set. I should have some other nice packages coming in soon too, so I will keep you posted. And oh yeah, LET'S GO BRUINS!!!!!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Another Sick Patch Card!

I picked this up at a low price because the auction was not listed properly. This card is absolutely gorgeous, but the scan does not do it justice. I also picked up a nice Youk from this year's Triple Threads, but it will be a surprise to you untill I get it in the mail.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Triple Threads Rip-Off Relics

As far as I know, Triple Threads is going all A-n-G on us with these non-sports or just plain non existent relic cards. Topps had a relic card of John Henry, a fictional coal-jack working in caves, as one of its hits. So...just to confirm...we are paying for a high-end box with high end hits and we get some made up relic crap? What the hell are they going to do next, make a freaking relic of Thomas the Tank Engine? No one wanted Topps to sell out and take this path, but alas, they are. In short, shove it up your arse Topps.