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!

A Big Weekend for Mail

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Every so often there are weekends in which I get a lot of mail. Yes I realize its Wednesday. To me 4 letters usually isnt much unless theyre TTMs or anything but I had a bit of everything this last weekend. Heres what I got….

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First is an Elvin Bethea card I got from Listia. For those who dont know its from the 1975 Topps set. A pretty good set, I got the card only because I found out Elvin Bethea did TTM but for a small fee. Ill get to it eventually but even if I dont send it off its still a great addition to my collection.

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Next is a TTM return from Ray Guy. One of the best Punters of his time, he was kind enough to sign 3 cards for me which ill also show here.

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The card above is from the 1985 Topps set. This will be going into my set binder shortly….and lastly….

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A 1980 Topps card. I had originally gotten the card from Listia and had actually wanted this card for a relative of mine who is a Raiders fan. Since it is from their 2nd Super Bowl win (1980) ill be giving him this one.

Not only did I get that but I also got a few cards from some Blowout Cards Forum members. The first one here is from SDCardguy24. He was on his way to an autograph signing but unfortunately could not get the people I wanted to sign.

I was okay with that and my money was returned and cards unsigned. However I was also greeted by a nice surprise…

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A Bowman Kyle Boller auto!. Sure it is an IP autograph and it may be a Bowman card but it was nice of him to give me a signed card even though I didnt ask for it. Thanks!

And lastly, some cards from another member lawjawjones.

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On the forum he made a thread a while back about some custom relics he made himself. I saw them and thought “they look pretty good”. So I asked if he can make me a few and kindly offered to do them. A while later (which was this past weekend) I had 6 custom relic cards!

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Three Sammy Winder cards, a Bobby Hebert and 2 more. Theyre all from the 1988 Topps set. Unfortunately as I was going through them I accidentally ripped the jersey card relic a bit. Thats my favorite one out of the lot! You can see the it in the first picture.

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And the last 2 I mentioned. Ray Childress cards. I had 2 of each done because I want to see how they would look signed and also to give these guys a card of their own.

All these relics that I had made are from the 1988 Football set because its one of my favorite designs. Im thinking of having an entire relic set made but for now, 6 cards is pretty good.

We also traded a few cards. I sent some brewers parallels and got some Roberto Clemente cards in return Thanks lawjaw.

And thats it for now. Thanks for reading….

Listia Stuff part 3

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Hello everyone! Let me start off by saying that I apologize for not having posted these past few days. As I said before I havent had much to write about. I havent had any TTM returns although I have sent just one in the past week.

Today I got my SP that I said I made a deal for

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There it is! #135 Dale Murphy! Cost me $4 but it definetly was worth the price because I need to finish my set. This was bought from blowout card forum member Yankees _Pride. That brings me to one less card for my 2011 Topps set. I think I need like 65 more to go and all but US330 are going to be hard to get.

On another note here is one listia thing ive gotten

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2008 Topps #FS1 Kazuo Uzuki all for the price of 26 credits. Ive also sold a few things, mostly mycoke rewards codes but also a Mark Trumbo orange refractor and 2 cognac SPs.

The unusual thing about that shipment was that it came in this box

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Thats right I said box. All for 1 card.

Not pictured is a 1957 Topps card of whitey lockman I got for 530 credits.

I really like listia because you dont have to deal with fees and can easily turn one card into many!

I plan on getting other things besides cards there but for now its all cards I need for my sets or just something that interests me.

Well thats it for now. Ill see when I post again…..

Packages from Various Blowout Cards Forum Members

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These past few weeks have been filled with deliveries from members of the blowout cards forum. With a few pictures here ill describe them all to you

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Okay. This first one comes from member bboi30. He agreed to send me a few cards after I bought some from him a while back free of charge. I wasnt dissapointed with my last deal with him it was just that he wanted to make up for not sending me 1989 Topps Wax packs. I also got another case with some stadium club stuff. Not a fan of that but its still good to get free cards.

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This one here is from member mschub. Our original deal was some SPs I bought from 2011 topps baseball for $10. There is some more details ill get to later but this was to make up for again what I will discuss later. This case includes a million card giveaway card from 2010 but below it is some 2011 Update cards for my set. He also helped me finish my series 2 and opening day sets. But really my series 2 set has a long way to go when you count the SPs. Still nice though. Its good to have 1 fourth of my set done.

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This one is from member Coug46n2

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Next up is…..this. The other case from bboi30. The first was just 1993 topps football and this was stadium club basketball and hockey.

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and lastly….this from mschub. Our original deal. I posted 3 or 4 pictures here but I only see 2. The SPs here were I believe 2 Tom Seaver cards a Bob Gibson Willie Mccovey and Robin Roberts. The story behind this deal is that we had agreed to this only: The SPs. But what happened was that he sent the cards with Delivery Confirmation and a few days later the cards show up as delivered. Great right? NO!!! Heres the thing: The DC shows delivered but not to my home. I sent him a message about this. Then he agrees to send me the cards above which were the update base cards. I also forgot to mention there was the Larry Walker SP from update as well. Then almost a week after I got the Update cards I get this in the mail. Thats really messed up.

Like the good dealer I am I told mschub of this and I asked “Is there anything I can send in return for this?” Mschub replies no. Its okay. He didnt use those words exactly but thats what it meant. So he let me keep the cards. Awesome guy!!! Anyone reading this from the blowoutcards forum I reccomend you deal with this guy.  I also forgot to mention that the purchase from mschub marks my 10th Purchase from a member on there! I count trades as part of my overall trade count. After this the wantlists have been updated.

So it was a pretty good june for me and I didnt spend a single dime. The mschub thing was from last month (May). Ill be posting my diamond giveaway stuff soon. Thats it for now…….

Pack break: 1990-91 Topps Hockey

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This break is my first hockey pack ever. It is one of the packs I bought from a member on the blowout cards forum

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The pack…again I apologize for it being upside down. Whenever I take a picture sometimes my Phone likes to take them so that it shows up upside down. I dont know why. It fixes itself.

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The Gum

Cracked a bit more than the one from the 1988 Football pack I opened a while back but it still didnt taste bad.

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First card: Mike Modano- Minnesota North Stars. C0ol a card of a team from a different city. I like those kinds of cards. I do know that the stars are now in Dallas but things like this show a bit of hockey history

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348 Mike Modano
227 Mark Osborne
254 Pelle Eklund
117 Doug Brown
134 Barry Pederson
175 Mario Lemieux

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Awesome! Lemieux! Theres one guy ive heard of

259 Brendan Shanahan
349 Jeff Reese
295 Jeff Brown

So we have 2 guys named Jeff in this pack. Thats also the 2nd guy whose last name is Brown

294 Darren Puppa All Star

Hmmm….is it puh-pah or poo-pah?

268 Doug Smail
158 Mario Marois
272 Dan Quinn
106 Greg Adams

The Glossy Card

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11 Dale Hawerchuk.

Not the greatest pack ever but I did manage to get a hockey card of a guy I recognize. And ive gotten here my first 15 hockey cards of my collection. Its a start and I like it!!!

Blowout purchase 9

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9??? Maybe ive lost count. Well anyway I think this is the 9th Purchase. This time from member bboi30

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This purchase included about 80 Topps chrome cards from 1996-2007 but there were some years missing in between like 2003. It also included 2 1988 topps football wax packs a 1990-91 topps hockey pack and 2 cello packs of 1989 football. Id say it was a pretty good way to spend $10 when you include the fact of how much a single chrome card is worth. I apologize for this post being so short but thats all I got to say for now…..

Trade with cardmasters

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The 7th trade in the history of the blog comes from blowout member cardmasters.

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Once again the picture is upside down. At first I thought cardmasters was one of those people trying to steal a few cards from people seeing as how hes relatively new. I realized most members start off this way so I let that skepticism go.

What I sent: 2011 topps mike schmidt cognac SP. Also 3-4 filler cards for PWE protection.

What I got in return: the card above a 2007 topps chrome hector gimenez base auto. Its #357 in the set.

Comments: a parallel for an Auto. Both are pretty much worth the same thing now so it was an even trade. I only have 2 cards from 2007 topps chrome but any card I get is awesome. Thanks for the deal cardmasters I hope youre enjoying that SP!

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