Thursday, April 10, 2014

any L.A. bloggers out there?

I am headed to Long Beach to attend the IndyCar Grand Prix, so if there are any area bloggers or readers who want to meet up...I will be in Long Beach until Monday.  Just leave a comment or send me an email at the gmail account or both!

I am packing up some Dodger cards so I got some goodies to trade


Saturday, March 01, 2014

Joy of a completed set.. sorta.... 2010 reg mini set (ext pics ahead)

Just a bit over a year ago I had won  this card on ebay-- the 2010 Ginter  #375 Kurt Suzuki ext mini, which was suppose to finish my ext portion of the reg mini set.  And then..... it never showed up, the buyer had loaded in the shipping number, but it never showed up at the post office.  After back and forth and my first claim to ebay for non shipping seller, I won the claim, which was better than not winning but I was still 1 card short on my set.  I had started to give up hope of the card ever showing up again when it reached a year of no sighting.... and then boom it shows up  in a BIN/OBO, I  put in an offer of $25 (which was $12 less than I had paid previously), seller accepts...but I knew better than to think my set was finished based on my prior experience.  2 days later card shows up unscathed and now my 2010 ginter reg mini set is finished....right?? Well, not exactly.  I have all 50 ext minis but somehow I am still short of 2 reg minis #12 Jesus Flores and #46 Chad Billingsley.  I may or may not have these 2 cards hiding somewhere in my mess of minis, but rather than search frantically or caving in and buying these 2, I am going to hold out hope that someone out there has one or more of those 2 and would be willing to trade.  I am not sure I have finished any of my sets via a trade and I would like for that to happen, so do you have one of them to trade??? I will make it worth your while. 

Ok enough of my boring write up.... here is about the only unique and interesting thing I bring to the blogosphere..... pics of ginter ext minis....  ignore that first row.... they are just regular ole SP minis.  Cole Hamels is card 351 and I have to say my 2 favs of these are the 356 of Mark Texieira and 373 of Joe Maurer.  Enjoy.




Let's make a deal!!!


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Ebay Global Shipping Program---what the hell???

I need some help trying to get out of this mess.....  I had signed up for the program, thinking it was an easy way to ship international and well  once I sold an item--well actually 3 as the buyer took advantage of combined shipping... the buyer told me about all the crazy charges they add on, plus I found out I have to ship all 3 items separate, so there goes combining.  Anyone had experience getting out of this after a sale?  I know in looking for ways via google.... I have found lots of people with issues but no good way to fix after a sale.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

Current want list + a few to trade lists as well



WANT LIST:


Updated 2/25/14 to add:


need 2012 Ginter People of the Bible: 3 4 5 6 8 11 12 13 14   this became a priority to complete an offline trade.... can anyone help with these.... it sucks bc I have traded away so many of these in the last year and a half!!!  THANKS!

1955 Topps: 1 2 4 5 6 11 15 18 20 21 22 25 26 27 28 30 31 34 36 38 41 44 45 46 47 48 50 51 52 54 55 56 57 58 63 65 66 67 68 69 73 74 75 77 79 80 87 90 91 92 94 96 98 99 100 105 107 108 110 111 112 113 114 115 118 119 120 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 114-169 172-176 178-183 185+

1956 Topps: 1 4 5 8 10 11 12 15 16 20 23 25 28 30 31 33 40 45 69 79 81 83 88 93 94 95 98 99 101 103 107 110 112 113 118 120 125 126 128 130 135 142 145 146 150 151 154 156 159 161 164 165 166 172 174 176 178 180 181 183 186 187 188 189 190 191 193 194 195 196 197 198 200 201 207 208 209 212 213 214 215 216 220 223 226 227 228 229 231 233 234 235 236 238 240 245 249 251 252 253 254 258 260 261 262 263 266 268 270 275 282 285 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 295 300 306 308 309 310 311 312 313 315 316 318 319 320 321 324 329 331 332 333 335 337 340


2013 Ginter mini inserts want lists---

Bicycles-   FINISHED!!!

All in a Days Work: Clergy, Firefighter, Paper boy, Pilot, School teacher, Soldier



I have lots of inserts from the last 3 years to trade....just let me know and we can work out a deal.



2013 reg mini:
  353 357 378 382 388 391


2013 A&G back mini:
 302 308   


2013 black mini:
2  128  332 335 337 340 348


2013 GInter Rip cards--RIPPED--: 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 25 27 31 32 34 35 36 39 40 44 48 49 50 53 55 56 57 58 60 61 62 63 65 66 69 70 71 72 74 77 78 79 80 82 83 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 96 99 100 and i have these over 100: 103 125 140


OTHER WANT LISTS-----



1960 Topps wants:

  316 332 480 509 522 547 550  (some of these are upgrades-- really only need 316, 343, 480---otherwise known as McCovey RC, Koufax and Yogi)



2012 Ginter Gold:

1 7  9 12 14 40 49 79 87 90 128 137 157 197 200  203 211 232 237 313 325 328 348

2012 Ginter Ext mini: 352 354 363 364 367 371 374 376 391 395

2012 Ginter Fashionable Ladies:

FL-2 The Flapper
FL-9 The Ingenue
FL-10 The Icon


Kimball mini want list:

  66 72  


2011 Ginter reg back mini:  372

2011 Ginter A&G back: DONE 

2011 Ginter Black mini:  327 

2010 Ginter black minis: 346 347

2011 Ginter base insert needs:
        Floating Fortress: FFF-5
        Ascent of Man: AOM-8 
        Minds that made the Future: MMF-1, 9, 14, 17, 18, 20, 25, 27, 28, 29, 31, 36, 40

2009 Ginter black minis:17 30 43 53 66 67 76 101 102 110 114 136 144 160 196 231 246 252 271 276 303 307 308 310 311 314 317 320 323 333 335 339 340 342 344 346 347 350

2008 Ginter black minis:  DONE!!!!

2010 Ginter reg back mini: 12 46 

2010 Ginter mini Worlds Biggest: 7 10 11 14 16 17 19 

 2009 Ginter extinct animals mini: 3 5 

 2006 Ginter Base cards: 5 285 305  

 2009 Goudey 4n1(Red): 22 33 81 

 08 Masterpieces Baseball Brown /100: 7  96


1978 Topps want list:
 21 36 102 109 155 180 273 320 360 375 400 407 412 460 500 614 670 708 709 721


TO TRADE:

Vintage to trade:

1954 Topps: 48 58 61

1955 Topps: 23 72 76 81 82 83 84 86 88 101 102 106

2011 Topps Kimball minis to trade:
3 4 5 6 8 12 15 18 20 22 24 25 28 29 30 31 33 34 35 36 38 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 50 56 58 67 68 73 79 84 86 89 91 102 103 112 114 116 119 120 121 122 130 132 136 137 139 142 144 145 146 148 149

2008-09 UD Masterpieces HOCKEY Brown Border cards I have to trade: 1 5 8 9 13 23 24 35 38 39 40 42 43 51 56 60 62 68 69 72 79 86

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

No cereal, but plenty of Post in this post


I admit I have a bit of a soft spot for these early 60s Post cereal box cut out cards, and I really have no idea why.  They just seem all sorts of cool to me, so while I have no illusions of completing any of these sets, when I get I chance to snag some cheap, well I don't hesitate to buy them.  These are the Posts cards that I picked up at the card show I mentioned in the previous post where I finished my 1960 set.  In the same mark down box where I snagged the Yogi for $10, I found that wonderful Koufax marked down from 50 to $5 thanks to that wonderful crease through the picture...now I cannot express how fast a 62 Koufax for only $5 ends up in my pile!!!  That is a purchase I am quite proud of, love that card.  The other 7 all came from a 50% off box at another sellers's table... and they all were marked .50 before mark, yep for .25/card I nabbed all 7 making a nice little 6.75 spent on 8 awesome Post cards.  One note on the other 7 is that Dean Chance is a legend in the north central Ohio area and he hails from a town less than an hour from where I live.  Getting this card in hand has lead me to the conclusion that I really need to add as many Dean Chance cards to my collection as possible.  So if you got some spare Dean Chance's--- send 'em my way.

Ok next I will try and get some of the 1956 and older cards I picked up from the show.....of course who knows when I will get them posted....  

thanks for reading and LET'S MAKE A DEAL!!!