Sunday, November 29, 2009

Philadelphia (Valley Forge) Show Meet Up.

Next weekend. The Philly Show. Be there.

Where and When:

The Valley Forge Convention Center; King of Prussia, PA (google maps for directions)
Saturday December 5th from Noon until ??? (depends on traffic)
Admission: $7 (kids under eight free!)

For more information on the show, and autograph guests go to the Philly Show website.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hoooo Boy.

UPDATE: Did someone say something about the White Sox?

Does anyone even care anymore?

Friday, November 06, 2009

Video Box Break and Review: 1995 Finest Series One

One box of 1995 Finest Series One (paid $32)
24 packs per box, seven "Hi-Tech" cards per pack

Part One

Part Two

The Pulls

Base Set: 115 of 220 (52.27%)
42 doubles
6 triples
1 quad


2 Refractors (1:12) B. Jones, W. Boggs


1 Power Kings (18 cards, 1:24) B. Bonds



The Bottom Line

For the money, you can't go wrong with this 14-year-old waxbox. No, there aren't any rookies (Hideo Nomo was in the Update Series) and you only get two refractors in a box. But it's a fun rip nonetheless.

The collation is typical mid-90s Topps -- that is, awful. But I did get my two designated refractors, and my one-per-box Power King. Not bad for $32?

Product Rating: 2 1/2 Gumsticks (out of 5)

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Card-Ola: 2009 Topps Updates & Highlights

One box of 2009 Topps Traded Updates & Highlights (supplied by Topps)
36 packs per box, 10 cards per pack

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

The Pulls

Base Set: 280 of 330 (84.85%)

12 Golds (1:3, numbered to 2009) J. Guzman, E. Bonifacio, K. Gregg, C. Tillman, L. Hernandez, M. Hoffpauir, RAAAAAUUUUUUUULLLL!, K. Griffey, Jr., M. Joyce, S. Podsednik, N. McLouth, M. Palmer
1 Black (1:44, numbered to 58) J. Baker
1 Rookie Chrome Refractor (55 cards, one-per-box) D. Hernandez


25 Topps Town (25 cards, one-per-pack)
4 Topps Town Gold (25 cards)
1 Base Card Variation/Gimmick (25 cards, 1:32) J. Mize
6 Legends of the Game Updates (25 cards, 1:6): T. Cobb, G. Sisler, R. Jackson (OAK), W. Boggs (NYY), R. Jackson (LAA), W. Boggs (TB)
9 Turkey Reds (50 cards, 1:4) D. Price, K. Uehara, R. Porcello, J. Verlander, T. Hanson, J. Dye, J. Peavy, G. Beckham, J. Zimmerman
6 Ring of Honor (25 cards, 1:6) J. Robinson, C. Figgins, J. Foxx, H. Okajima, R. Hornsby, L. Gehrig
7 Propaganda Posters (30 cards, 1:6) A. Gonzalez, C. Quentin, C. Jones, H. Pence, J. Mauer, ManRam, Z. Greinke


1 All-Star Stitches Relic: J. Bay

Product Rating: 3 1/2 Gumsticks (out of 5)