I am Democratic Roadkill along the Republican highway of central Ohio. The focus of my collecting is Allen and Ginter mini cards and UD Masterpieces framed parallel cards. I will gladly trade for any of your unwanted Ginter minis. If you don't have Ginter minis or framed Masterpieces to trade, I would also be looking for Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Penguins, pre 70s Cleveland Indians and pre 90's Pittsburgh Pirates cards.
Yep new for this year are the double RIP cards, and it is tough getting used to the fact that these are going to cost a good bit more than the plain RIPs to become a part of my collection. I was able to nab each of these for around $10 shipped which is more than double what i usually spend on RIPs, I tend not to go over $5 shipped for most all of my other RIP cards. These all present quite nicely and it looks like none were ripped by some of the fools that destroyed some of the cards in my previous post.... must be the ripping a picture that makes folks a bit more careful.
I like the Smoltz/Kimbrel card, though not a Braves fan I can respect the greatness of both of those guys. The Cueto/Latos card is about as blah as you can get, meanwhile my favorite of the 3 is the Profar/Olt, and well really any card with Profar is going to be tough to beat. I like the double RIPs especially if it makes people more cautious when ripping so as to keep the cards fully intact...now I just have to see about breaking out the real cash and buying myself an unripped double.
Thanks to this discussion over at home of the Play at the Plate, I figured I should go about showing off some of the RIP cards that I have. It is safe to say I probably have more RIP cards than any sane person should, but well I may not be all that sane!
As you can tell by the front of these cards they all look like nice normal regular cards, well until you hold them as they are much thinker than normal cards. Turn them over and that is where it gets interesting because as you can tell not all people who rip RIP cards are of equal talent or skill or competence. I mean look at this variety of how this process is handled.
It is a shame to see how some of these cards are just destroyed. That said I still love them all and so long as you just pay attention to the fronts of the cards they still display nice, but really there is no excuse for ripping the whole back off of one of these. As folks who follow ginter know there was a new wrinkle added to the RIP cards this year and in my next post I may just show you what the new wrinkle is.
WOW!!! The Tigers and Rangers decided to pull off a fantasy baseball trade.... Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler straight up-- well not quite there is also $30 million going along with Prince to Texas to help pay for the massive contract Prince has remaining. A big trade like that requires some big cards to be shown.. so here are the 2013 Rip cards of Prince and Ian along with the Prince Fielder ext mini.... Oh and there is an example of a less than ideal RIP card back on the Fielder RIP. If only the ripper would keep in mind to just stop and not rip the whole middle strip off. Of course there are much worse looking backs out there and someday I will show some of those. Nothing more to add...but dang that is a big trade for this time of the Hot Stove season.
I am going to go through my vintage stuff and post my dups by year and put them up for trade. Hopefully they will fill the bill for someone out there as they need a good home. All I am looking for in return is something of comparable condition and year and well something that I need, but we can work that out. I don't have many 54s and I am not helping out much by not listing who I have, but let me know who you want to trade and I will let you know. I only have 30 of these 54s so its likely I need whatever you have to trade.