Friday, May 27, 2011

Box Break: 2010 Bowman Chrome

I was in Seattle for the Mariners opening series of the year (things have certainly turned around since then) and stopped by the Card Exchange to try my luck with a box of cards. The prices there were great (right around Blowout's prices) and I eventually decided on a box of 2010 Bowman Chrome. I went in knowing it was a terrible product, but was awfully happy when this came out of the very first pack:

Alex Liddi Blue Refractor #36/150: WOW! How can you top pulling a blue refractor auto of a prospect from your favorite team? Needless to say, even though the Mariners laid an egg against the Indians, I still had a mighty fine weekend. This card goes great with the base chrome Liddi auto that Brian from Play at the Play sent my way. Rainbow anyone?

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Card of the Week: 2001 Upper Deck Pinstripe Exclusives Joe Dimaggio/Ken Griffey Jr. Dual Jersey #20/50

I don't really know what I can say about this card other than that it will never be leaving my possession. I don't just mean I won't ever sell it; I mean that I will take it with me everywhere I go. I was thrilled to pick up this amazing card for a song ($60) and it instantly became one of the best cards in my Griffey collection. The dual pinstripes looks great and the DiMaggio jersey clearly shows its age (the seam at the bottom of the swatch really caps it off nicely). WOW! WOW! SHAMWOW! WOW! What else can I say?

Thanks for looking! Sorry for the non-existent posting. I recently got a new job (a great one at that) which is much more time demanding than my previous gig. I'll do my best to post from time to time and will be reading all of your blogs, even if I don't comment on them. Have a great week!