Abandonment (For Now)

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In case anyone has actually been keeping up with this thing at all, I have decided to just stop for now.

You see, the posts have been very inconsistent and I just havent felt like writing. The last post was from december!

Anyway, the inspiration is pretty much gone. Im still buying selling and trading a bit of cards. So with what will be my final post for now, ill give a very brief summary of stuff.

Ive had about 2 or 3 trades recently. I bought a 800 card lot of 1985 Baseball. Still not going to start actively pursuing it, but I will soon.

I started an error card collection. The whole thing just sort of grew on me one day, you know, those unappreciated scrap cards. Yeah, wrong backs, different teams and all that.

I got my first box bottoms not too long ago. Ive known about them for a while, but I thought, why not buy a few. So now I guess ill be adding them all to my collection.

Collections, in the past 5 months ive decided to start 2 others. Funny thing is, theyre all base card related. Here they are.

Sets: ive been doing this one pretty much forever, but now its more than just 1-660 or 792 or whatever, now its that plus box bottom plus any errors that are relevant like the 1988 Al Leiter or the 2007 Matsuzaka in japanese letters.

Errors/variations/rare cards: ive got most of a list ready but im always finding new things and debating others. Right now its at about 2400, but I may add more.

And to clarify, its base and the variation or whatever.

If I had to pick 5 of the hardest cards to find this would be my list in no order

1984: #801
1990: USA1 The George Bush card
1990: Frank Thomas NNOF
2007 Chrome Football: 111
And lastly

2009 football: Barack Obama #441

And the last of my collections: Rookies. Thats a tough one. Its been a work in progress since february.

I may just start the last 2 in 2015, once everything is sorted out.

The player collections that I doubt will go far: Ozzie Newsome, Warren Moon, Roberto Clemente, and Yoenis Cespedes.

Im still doing trades and stuff and ive been slowly moving every list to somewhere I can access it.

With that I leave and say goodbye. It could be a month, a year or even 10. Who knows.

Good bye to the blog (for now)….

State of the Blog address

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Today, or somewhere around this week, marks 3 years since I first started this little thing. Ive wanted to do a post like this for some time now but the past 2 years the day has slipped by.

2011: I forgot and I was posting very rarely anyway.

2012: I was more active but by then my phone wasnt working and so I couldnt blog. I also didnt have a computer available at home so thats the reason.

This year however is this post. So where are we after 3 years of writing?

Not too far actually, in terms of collecting, there has been quite a boom in cards, trades, sales, stuff like that.

I didnt have many cards when I started this thing. Maybe around 1800-2500. Now that has grown to over 7500. Not much of an increase to some but im not a big multi-box breaker so to me its a pretty big deal.

Whats planned for the next year?

I honestly dont know. More cards of course and there will be more TTM autographs to show. I still dont have a complete set to show off but im close, so very close.

Im also hoping to add a few more printing plates (one or 2 at least) but thats the least of my worries in cards.

I do hope to trade a lot more than now. I think I said that earlier in this post.

Anything else to collect? Like I said way back in like January-March theres that Panini Prizm.

I like it, but with only 2 years in production, I still doubt it lasts.

I suppose I could start a set and if it doesnt last I can sell what I have.

If I do decide on Prizm, this blog will need a new name. There will be some sort of contest, but a prize (if any) will take a while for me to find.

So in closing, I have absolutely no idea what this post is about. I would like to close out by saying that ive had fun so far, but it could be much more better.

TTM Return: Tom Milone

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Hello everyone, I know its been a while since I posted anything. I could write about how ive had nothing to write or ive been bored with the blog or anything else but thats not the case.

I dont really have an explanation for you all so lets move on shall we?

Here is a TTM return from Tom Milone I recieved last week


Thats a signed 2012 Topps chrome Xfractor. Thats not all I recieved though. I also sent him a 2012 chrome base and a 2012 Topps RC.

That isnt the only ttm return ive gotten. Things have been slow in that part of my collection, but ive also gotten a return from Nate Schierholtz and Joe Jacoby.

On the non-ttm side of my collection I managed to get a complete set of 2011 Topps football. Now I have just the SPs and the factory exclusive cards.

It may be a while before im actively posting again so just be patient. But dont worry, im thinking of a lot of things I want to write about.

Thats all for today….

TTM Return: Tony Zendejas

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Hi everyone! You may be wondering why I havent posted anything since the end of june. Well its not that ive had nothing to post, I do but the thing is ive been waiting for a few cards to come in so that I can do a huge post.

I suppose ill just break it off into pieces or something. Anyway, the card you see at the top of the post is a signed Tony Zendejas card. Im still doing the 1988 Topps auto set but im on and off with it.

I never thought that zendejas did ttm but I saw a return and thought, why not?

Looks like he signed it “dan” or “don” but its tony. This brings me to about 21 cards signed from the set. I got 2 of these signed along with a 1989 Topps and a 1989 team card of his as well. So in all 4 cards signed, but im keeping 3 for myself.

On another note, I got 3 cards for my 1981-82 Topps set so ill post an update to that in a few days.

TTM Return: Ray Childress

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Recently, I got a ttm return from Ray Childress. This wasnt any ordinary request though.

Im still doing the 1988 Topps football autograph set (slowly) but its still going. Anyway, I got that signed.

The out of the ordinary thing was those custom relic cards. If youve been reading youll remember that a few weeks ago I got some custom relics made from a member on the blowout cards forum. I got those signed, however one was missing the relic piece.

Oh well, cant really do much about it. I like it and ill have a few more made!

Thats it for now..enjoy!

Totally Random

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I dont own it, but enjoy the view anyway

Some more recent mail

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So over the past 2 weeks ive gotten things from TTMs to lots of cards. Ill start with the ttms


Jamie moyer, this one was actually from may but I never showed it. Along with this I got another 2011 Topps signed, a 2004 topps chrome and a 1987 Topps


Jeff Karstens. I sent this one off in spring training. I sent this card along with another 2011 Topps and a 2013 Topps. All 3 were signed.


Jerry Mumphrey. Along with this one I sent him 2 1981 Topps and a 1981 Topps Traded. I offered him a card and he kept it, one of the 1981 Topps.


Eric Dickerson. One of my favorites so far. A great addition for my 1988 Topps autograph set im working on. I wanted him to sign 2 of the 3 I sent but he kept a copy of this card along with the team card. Oh well, im still happy.

Then was this…


Guess what this is. Ready?….


Yeah. A lot of 800 1985 Topps football cards. With this I have most of my set finished and im down to the last 90 or so cards. I have a wantlist and a trade list ready but I need to post them.

And lastly….


My first Game Used Card. And a topps tribute one at that. I got it from listia for less than 2000 credits. I thought it would have gone for a whole lot more but I guess not.

Pretty good isnt it? Thats it for now…

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