2010 Topps Series 2 Hobby Box, Part 6
June 1st, 2010 by slangon

On to Round 5. Pack 17 (Cobb): 491 Rafael Furcal 356 Angels FH 435 Nelson Cruz 575 Ryan Perry 410 Oakland A’s TC HWS9 Bob Feller TR62 Troy Tulowitzki 500 Brad Lidge 414 Sean West Matt Kemp Attax Hmm. Another Cobb pack, another Turkey Red. I guess that actually makes a bit of sense, since […]

2010 Topps Series 2 Hobby Box, Part 5
May 31st, 2010 by slangon

Pack 13 (Ruth): 425 Dontrelle Willis 574 Milwaukee Brewers TC 416 Ruben Tejada RC 376 Esmil Rogers RC 331 Ryan Braun LL-49 Lou Brock / Carl Crawford TMC-18 Thurmon Munson 389 Troy Tulowitzki 481 Scott Rolen Derrek Lee Attax Not bad. A Met who had a cup of coffee with the team when Reyes was […]

2010 Topps Series 2 Hobby Box, Part 4
May 30th, 2010 by slangon

Pack 9 (Cobb): 436 New York Mets TC 360 Justin Morneau 502 Jhoulys Chacin 350 Prince Fielder / Ryan Braun CL CMT82 George Brett CMT112 Andre Ethier Original Back TR55 Aaron Hill 351 Koji Uehara 440 Willie Harris Chase Utley Attax A strong opening for Cobb. Another Mets card (which is a team card, which […]

2010 Topps Series 2 Hobby Box, Part 3
May 30th, 2010 by slangon

Here we go with round 2. The one problem with this round was that I realized that there were 9 Mickey Mantle Packs, 9 Ty Cobb packs, only 8 Babe Ruths and 10 Dustin Pedroias. Therefore, if I want to stick to my plan of 9 rounds of Cobb vs. Ruth vs. Mantle vs. Pedroia, […]

2010 Topps Series 2 Hobby Box, Part 2
May 29th, 2010 by slangon

So begins the battle. 4 contestants, only 1 spot for glory. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you your 4 gladiators for Round 1. Let’s get it on. Pack 1 (Pedroia): 599 Jay Bruce 421 Doug Fister 364 Trevor Hoffman 457 Kanekoa Texeira 411 Jack Wilson VLC5 George Sisler T18 Clayton Kershaw 628 Ross Detwiler 578 […]

2010 Topps Series 2 Hobby Box, Part 1
May 29th, 2010 by slangon

Like a lot of other folks, I keep a mason jar on my dresser where I toss whatever spare change I have in my pocket at the end of the day. Today that jar was full. Away on the other side of town is a bank that has one of them change counting machines. Five […]

Taking A Break from Vintage
February 13th, 2010 by slangon

So I’ve finally been able to track down some 2010 Topps. I had been trying to get it from Target, just because one of the cooler things I’ve seen from this release so far has been the Red Back inserts, which are exclusive to Target. For whatever reason, the local Target has not gotten 2010 […]

Christmas Cards (The Kind Without Glitter) Part VI
January 13th, 2010 by slangon

This is the last of the posts highlighting my Christmas acquisitions, namely the box of ’07 Bowman Heritage I got from Dave and Adam’s Card World. Just to keep people from being terribly bored by this post, I will stick to just the good stuff. Before I get into it though, some quick thoughts / […]

Christmas Cards (The Kind Without Glitter) Part IV
January 7th, 2010 by slangon

I finally got around to sorting and scanning that box of 2009 Upper Deck A Piece of History. Initially, I picked this box simply for that fact that it was pretty cheap ($40) but it was supposed to pop out 4 hits. On average, each box is supposed to have 1 Piece of Hollywood relic, […]

Christmas Cards (The Kind Without Glitter) Part II
December 31st, 2009 by slangon

Moving along with the card haul I managed to receive for Christmas, here is the highlights from the T206 blaster that I was given by my lovely sister-in-law. First up, is a batch of rookies that I’m pretty excited to get, and not in a prospector way. More in a these-guys-were-pretty-exciting-to watch-last-season-and-I’m-interested-to-see-how-they-develop kind of way. […]