Sunday, November 26, 2006

What I Got at the Card Show: 11/26/06

Site: An armory in Bordentown, NJ

One box of 2006 Topps Traded Updates & Highlights (paid $52)

Box break forthcoming.

Stack #1 (Paid $25)
1995 Bowman's Best Juan Encarnacion RC
2001 Donruss 20th Anniversary Reprints R. Clemens (#/1985)
2001 Donruss Diamond Kings D. Jeter (#/2500)
2001 Fleer Platinum Classic Combinations T. Gwynn/T. Williams (#/500)
2002 Donruss Elite Series W. Ford (#/2500)
2002 Donruss Production Lines B. Bonds (#/1378)
2002 Donruss Production Lines A-Rod (#/1021)
2002 Donruss Elite Austin Kearns (#/1500)
2004 Donruss Power Alley Red J. Gonzalez (#/2500)
2005 Donruss 1985 Reprints C. Ripken, Jr. (#/1985)

Stack #2 (paid $18)
A trio of 2006 Bowman Autographed Rookies: J. Devine, R. Abercrombie, & R. Nolasco

Total Spent on Cards: $95
Tolls: $2
Admission: $2
Grand Total: $99

Friday, November 24, 2006

1st Impressions: 2007 Topps series one.

Well, the design for 2K7 Topps has been unveiled, and no, you're eyes aren't deceiving you. Topps' base set has gone back to non-white borders.

The navy blue layout reminds me of '94 Score (not that that's a bad thing), but there's something in me that always wants Topps' flagship to have white borders.

No details on set compsition, inserts, autogamers, and the like. Not yet anyway, but the first series is scheduled to drop in February -- just like '06 Topps I.

(Image ripped off from Beckett.)

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Good News/Bad News

The good news is that Tuff Stuff just Stale Gum it's "Website of the Month." Horray for me, and thank you Tuff Stuff for the recognition.

Now the bad news. In case you haven't noticed, there haven't been a whole lot of new posts of late. To be honest with you, updating this site is not the most important thing in my life right now (getting into a halfway decent graduate school is). With school, work, and whatnot, I haven't had the time to devote to this page. That and there really isn't much for me to talk about Hobby wise.

I'll be back sometime around the end of the year -- after finals are over and to wrap up The Hobby year.

Thanks for being there.