Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Current want lists

Here are the some of the sets i am currently working on:

Here is the crazy list I can't believe I am adding--- 2010 Ginter Base!!: 53 67 166 184 255 257 274 316

2010 Ginter A&G back mini: DONE!!!! this makes 2 yrs in a row for the A&G back set....look below for the few more that i need from 2008

2010 Ginter reg back mini: 352 362 363 364 366 373 375 378 386 398 401

2010 Ginter mini Celestial Stars DONE!!!

2010 Ginter mini Worlds Biggest: 7 8 9 10 11 14 16 17 19 23

2009 Ginter reg back mini: 378 394 397 398

2009 Ginter extinct animals mini: 3 4 5

2009 Ginter No Number mini: looking for one numbered 26/50

2008 Ginter A&G back minis: 7 307 309 313 315 319 320 327 330 339 342 347

2006 Ginter Base cards: 5 285 305

2009 Goudey: 213

2009 Goudey 4n1(Red): 22 33 81

07 Masterpieces Windsor Green: DONE!!! thanks to iamjoecollector

08 Masterpieces Baseball (Red): DONE!!!

08 Masterpieces Baseball Navy /125 : 7 21 23 52 59 63 94 99 101 109

08 Masterpieces Baseball Brown /100: 7 18 19 32 33 58 86 94 96 99 101 109 113 116 117

2010 Turkey Red: 2 3 4 8 14 17 18 23 25 28 29 30 32 33 35 44 45 46 48 53 54 56 57 58 66 69 70 71 77 78 82 83 86 88 93 96 97 99 101 114 120 126

2009 Turkey Red:
1 9 16 24 25 31 32 33 34 44 65 77 95 102 104 107 111 115 116 122 124 127 128 130 131 132 138 141 145 146 148 149 150

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Best cards--2010

Ok technically these are the best cards I have received in trade in 2010, or at least my favorite!
The 2 minis in the top row are the first 2 ext minis that I have gotten in trade and they both came from Baltimore's best card blogger.....Beardy, one half of the unstoppable blogging force known The Mojo Beard. I would love to trade for any EXT minis that anyone would like to trade!
The other card on the top row is one that I have needed to finish my 1988 Score football set since probably 1990 and it arrived to me via my favorite trading parter Bradentuckys finest roller derby fan The Collective Troll. THE BARRY SANDERS ROOKIE!!! Yee HAW the TROLL rules!!!!!
The last 3 cards all come courtesy of Jeremy of the great blog that no one reads. A worlds saltiest sailor and 2 custom made cards...... These are the first 2 custom cards i have ever gotten..... A Willie Stargell and 1 of me I guess.......or at least my blogging alter ego..... Totally AWESOME!!!

Thanks guys for the great cards....oh I know there were many other great cards but these all have special meaning for me. Looking forward to more great trades in 2011.

as always Lets make a deal!!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I am still around!

Wow this is getting to be a habit of mine..... completely neglecting the blog. Well I am still around, still buying and I have even sent out a few trades in the last month. I need to step up on the trade front for sure. I have also knocked off a couple of the sets that I have been working on..... 2009 Allen Ginter Ad Back minis!!! and the 2007 Masterpieces Green Linen! Of course I still need a Windsor Green Clemente to finish that set. I will try to get some scans up of my final cards on those sets....

I have just a few cards left to finish off the 2010 Ginter mini sets..... I need 2 well 3 I suppose to finish of the reg back set...
2010 Ginter reg back needs:
40 Carlos Beltran
230 Brian Roberts
401 crazy card of broke down phenom pitcher

and these are the few that I need to finish the A&G back mini set:
302 Daric Barton
331 Huston Street
334 Brett Myers
338 Francisco Liriano
344 Derek Holland

as always lets make a deal.......

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ginter trading

My list of needs for 2010 Ginter is up to date, while my to trade list is not....but dont worry I have way more to trade than what is listed. I am wanting to get these moved out pretty soon, so if you want to trade for Ginter minis let me know soon, or I am sending them all out in one big trade......act fast.

Friday, July 23, 2010

World's Saltiest Sailor---now what?

This is an awesome unannounced subset to this years Ginter. I am conflicted on what to do---keep it and consider it a start on the set or sell and wait a while until the prices come down and look to reacquire it. Any thoughts? I mean "Calico Jack" does sound like one cool ass sailor, so there is that.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Almost finished!

Well its down to waiting for arrival. I just won the last card i needed to finish the ENTIRE 2008 allen &ginter regular back mini set 1-400. Thats right, upon arrival I will have finished the extended mini set! I guess that means on to the next project which is the 2009 A&G back mini and ext set, I only need 2 more a&gs and about 20 of the exts.
As for the 2010 minis, I have my want lists added to the post below. I have plenty of cards to trade and I am looking to deal. Thanks for your consideration.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Mini hits and some facial hair.......and updated lists

I know it has already been touched upon by others, but.....why in the heck is Eric Byrnes in this years Ginter? Were there really no better choices? Oh well all these minis are available for trade, the 2 black borders are SPs, I have decided I am not even going to pretend to chase the black bordered minis this year. I know the NNOs are limited to 50 but w/o them being numbered /50 I guess I just dont care, I liked the 09s havent liked the other years.

How can I pass up a cabinet card that features Chester A. Arthur and his awesome facial hair? I can't! If it weren't for me being a big US History buff, I am sure the I would only know of Chester A. Arthur because of his famous middle school--- well the one named after him anyways. No links i am too damn lazy for that. Most of you should know the reference!

I have more minis added to the to trade they are...still looking to put the final touches on a couple of trades....



regular back min

25 40 53 137 141 158 160

A&G backs:

302 306 319 325 331 334 338 341 342 343 344 345

Lets get trading!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

My Ginter relics..... and updated trade list

I would say that all of these are available at the right price.....though the extra Tulo and Prince need to find a new home! I like that i got a pile of bat relics instead of the pile of jersey relics i have from previous years. Oh and sorry about the 3 cards that are in was the only way to get all 10 cards onto the scanner. I kinda like the fire like frames on the relics this year, they do stand out. I suppose i am looking for Blue Jay relics and Tom Knapp..... I really want Tom Knapp stuff, so if you have any goofy Tom Knapp items or even extra base cards....I will be glad to give them a new home.

I will be adding more to these want lists/ to trade lists.

Regular back minis to trade:
10 16 19 22 23 74 75 79 95 95 132 134 143 145 159 211 224 229 250 250 251 253 288 297 301 302 302 302 305 306 309 309 309 310 311 313 313 315 317 320 320 320 322 322 322 325 325 325 326 326 327 328 329 333 333 336 336 337 338 339 341 341 342 343 343 344 345 346 348 349 349

A&G back minis to trade:
43 46 63 72 77 95 121 121 203 209 211 231 233 235 239 244 255 264 270 287 288 298 314 316 320 332

SSS to trade
3 3 4 4 5 5 6 7 9

WGW to trade
3 5 6 6 8 9 9 9 9 13 14 15 15

LO to trade
2 6 6 7 12 12 12 13 14 15 16 16 18 18 18 19 21 22 22 23

MM to trade
3 3 5 7 8 8 8 9 10 10 11 13 13 15 17 19 20 22

NA to trade
5 6 7 7 11 12 12 13 14 14 15 18 18 19 20 24 26 28 29 29 30 31 32 33 40 41 41 41 43 43 43 44 44 44 45 45 46 47 47 49

Ginter needs:

regular backs and A&G backs..... too many to list

8 20



24 25

1 4 9 10 21 25 36 38 39 42 48 50

Lets get trading!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

2010 Ginter want/trade list....the start

Regular back minis to trade:
22 74 79 95 95 143 145 224 250 253 250 302 302 305 306 309 309 309 310 311 313 313 320 322 322 322 325 325 325 326 326 327 328 329 333 336 337 338 339 342 343 343 345346 348 349 349

A&G back minis to trade:
43 46 72 95 121 203 239 255 288 298 314 316 320 332

SSS to trade
3 3 4 4 5 5 6 7 9

WGW to trade
3 5 6 6 8 9 9 9 9 13 14 15 15

LO to trade
2 6 6 7 12 12 12 13 14 15 16 16 18 18 18 19 21 22 22 23

MM to trade
3 3 5 7 8 8 8 9 10 10 11 13 13 15 17 19 20 22

NA to trade
5 6 7 7 11 12 12 13 14 14 15 18 18 19 20 24 26 28 29 29 30 31 32 3340 41 41 41 43 43 43 44 44 44 45 45 4647 47 49

Ginter needs:

regular backs and A&G backs..... too many to list

8 20



24 25

1 4 9 10 21 25 36 38 39 42 48 50

Lets get trading!

updated on 7/17

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Hello my name is Duane...

and I am an Allen & Ginter addict.

I really need an intervention at some point...... must step away from the 'bay.

I am doomed.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Here they come....2010 Ginters--N43 edition

As i get the 2010 Ginters in I am going to try and keep up my list of cards available for trade.....I will try...this i s my goal. I have not and dont plan on ripping any hobby boxes of Ginter, unless of course prices really come down. I may be ripping some retail. For now though it is all ebay and my thirst for Ginters is satisfied by buying up underpriced lots of minis. Here is one of my first lots to arrive a nice stack of N43 boxloaders. I like the n43s and the Cabinet cards as well, especially the non baseball cabinet cards.....its like the history channel on a giant baseball card.

Here is where I stand on cards available for trade so far:

2010 Ginters

Justin Upton

mini inserts
SSS3 Sir Walter Raleigh
MM3 Stegosaurus
MM13 Pachycephalosaurus

Lets make a deal.

Friday, July 09, 2010

I am still around!!

I figured it is about time to post that I am still around here collecting cards---- although i am really down to chasing Ginters and Masterpieces and a few old sets i am trying to finish. I have started picking up some 2010 Ginter minis and if you need a home for any of your minis.....please keep me in mind. Especially if I have built up good will with you over the last year or so as a good trader. I am down to one card to finish off the ENTIRE 2008 Allen & Ginter regular back mini set.... #374 Jackie Robinson. That is my most wanted card at this point in time. I have some 2008 Masterpieces BB SP's to trade if you are still looking for them and I have a ton of 2009 Ginter regular and A&G back minis to trade as well.

Current most wanted list:
2008 Ginter
regular back mini
374 Jackie Robinson

2009 Ginter

A&G back minis
324 Wladamir Balentin
340 Richard Gatling
N43 Box Topper
Ryan Howard


2010 Ginter


Thanks for any help and keep me in mind for any unwanted Ginter minis!

Saturday, April 03, 2010

JOY of a COMPLETED PAGE!! cont....

If you click on the image you can see that these are are 2008 Allen and Ginter regular backed minis numbered 346-360. Yep, those are the first 10 of the extended mini set. I have decided to make the attempt to collect the 2008 and 2009 extended mini set in addition to the reg back, a&g back, and half hearted effort to get the black bordered minis as well. For 2008 I have all of the subsets completed as well. I am 4 short on the extinct creatures subset in 2009, and I have all of the other subsets completed including the future inventions set. I have a number of doubles in the extended minis to trade if anyone out there has any that they would like to trade.

I am only 3 cards short of having all 50 extended minis for 2008, the 3 I need are: Matt Holliday, Torii Hunter and Jackie Robinson. This has been a fun group of cards to chase and I will be very happy when I am able to acquire those last 3 cards that I need.

Lets make a deal!

Friday, April 02, 2010


I know I am stealing this from a whole host of bloggers....but it is a neat little feature and while part of this page is probably familiar, I think the majority of it is not. I am sure some of you know what the completed page is but i will leave it open for others to take a guess. I am very close to a bit of a crazy collecting project that i started a few months ago and this is the first of hopefully 3 more pages it will take to finish the quest. So who all knows what is on this page?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wicked Stargells

Yes i am a lazy poster....hopefully I am not a lazy trader! Above are a mess of Willie Stargell cards I got from the awesome blogger Wicked Ortega. For me as a set collector, nothing beats getting cards in a trade that fill my wantlist, BUT a Masterpieces card of my all time favorite player Willie Stargell, well that sure does come close! Oh but it is not just any Masterpieces card it is a silver framed gem # 20/25. I love it! Of course i cut the whole right side of the card off in the scan. I got to say the whole bunch of these cards are nice, I mean a 3-D Kellogs card, SWEET! Thanks so much Don! I need to get some Marlins heading south for you at some point in the near future!

Oh btw these trades were completed MONTHS ago.... the second group of Stargell arrived from the north, oh not to far north just from the great state of Michigan courtesy of Larry the sewingmachineguy. Larry sent a whole bunch of cards including some 09 goudeys and a pile of 83 Topps, a bunch of Blue Jay cards and these awesome Stargells! I must say the Larry is one heck of a trader. Thanks again for dealing I am working on getting some more packages out. I have got the 08 Masterpieces black frame set completed! That is on awesome looking set! I am closing in on the 09 Ginter A&G backed mini set, as I need less than 20 to finish that off. Oh i some really neat stuff to get posted in the future, which means hopefully before 2011. Catch ya'll always lets make a deal!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Well here is the link to Keith Olbermann opening 2 packs of cards on last night's show. The first was a 2010 pack and he also opened a bonus pack of 1967 Topps...... lets see how long this link works:

That is the only 1967 card that I know I have.... and it is of course of my man Wilver Dornell Stargell.... I love my Wilver cards and my next post will feature some "Pops" cards that I received from larry the sewingmachineguy and the gloriously wicked ortega. When they actually get that posted....well who knows......but it will be the next post.

Friday, February 05, 2010

83 Topps from the TROLL--added 82 Topps want list

I dont even know that you can call the exchange of cards from OH to the land of the TROLL, trades anymore. As evidence I present these top notch cards of 3 HOFers and a degenerate gambler that were among a much larger package of over 100 cards off of my 83 Topps wantlist. No official trade, but this is the way the world famous TROLL rolls. If per chance you do not know where you can find the TROLL..... here is where you can find him.

Thanks to the TROLL and Larry the sewingmachineguy ....who have destroyed my 83 Topps want list, so much so that I only need 6 more cards. Thanks guys!

83 Topps wants:

151 175 512 636 761

82 TOPPS wants:

21 25 30 80 85 88 118 119 127 148 171 188 198 208 226 234 268 320 331 342 356 357 364 373 393 399 490 502 508 578 603 619 651 658 680 681 701 706 715 722 737 744 770

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Trade with the Bearded one

Here are a few cards that I got back in a trade done with the infamous arch nemesis of one thorzul. Yep I did a trade with Beardy who can also be found here in his new joint venture with mojo. I have no idea who is Jerry and who is Newman in this Seinfeldian feud of Beardy and Thorzul nor do I really care! It is amusing to all of us though. I may be a bit jaded as this here Pittsburgh Steelers fan did a favor for a certain fan of the Ravens and backed off of a Nick Markakis card....only to watch said Ravens fan go and lose the bidding on the card. Moral of the story: never expect a Ravens fan to do a damn thing right!
Oh I jest.....onto the trade...this was my eagerly awaited first trade with the world famous baseball card blogger Beardy...and it was worth the wait. By the any other famous bloggers out there who havent traded with me....Lets get it done! I am sure you have some A&G backed minis that I can use! Sorry bout that on to the trade:

WOO HOO my first Blue Jay ripped card!!! Awesome! I now have at least 15 of the 08 Rip cards(all ripped- of course). Those cards contained among other things the extended mini cards, which I am now collecting, in an oh by the way mention. Someday I will put up some scans of what I have of them. So if you have an extended mini or 2----I am interested in them for sure. He also sent some assorted 08 Ginter minis....I have included a scan of the Jays, he also sent some other A&G backs....but those hit my album immediately so no scans of them. Beardy also sent along a few 09 Goodwins...of which i only have a few, but I do like the ones I have. He sent a black bordered gypsy queen backed Vernon Wells....which I understand and he included a Brian Roberts and a Cal RIPken, which I suppose goes well with the other Rip card.
An awesome first trade no matter how you slice it. So thanks Beardy! I look forward to our future trades.

As always... Let's make a deal!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

2008 UD Masterpieces Black Frames

Well I really needed to post something. It has been awhile and I have a ton of trades that I really should get posted. Of course I am to lazy to do that, so in the spirit of posting about another wantlist!!!! Not so good for you, but maybe good for me.

I have decided to go after the 2008 UD Masterpieces Black Frame parallel set. Baseball and Football. I don't have a list yet for the football, but I do have a list for the baseball set. Here are the cards that I need.

2008 UD Masterpieces Black wants:

COMPLETE many thanks to iamjoecollector on this one!

2007 UD Masterpieces Windsor Green want list:

27 87

2007 UD Masterpieces Green Linen want list:

1 22 26 30 55

2008 UD Masterpieces Football black frame:


I have a number of doubles to trade. So lets make a deal!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

2009 Ginter---not exactly done and contest winnings!

In my quest to finish mini sets and to find the last 2 base cards(DONE--thanks to Joe at Cobb and Halladay) I realized that I had totally skipped over my need for AGHS12 so I guess I do not have a complete base set yet. I need your help finish that set off.

I have gotten way behind on posting all the great trades that I have gotten in. So bad that my lack of organization has burned me. I had stacks of cards from trades ready to scan....not names or anything I could keep track of who sent what right? RIGHT? WRONG!!! I have lost I may have to just scrap it.....I may or may not post some of the scans....if you sent them to me hey feel free to take credit! If we have traded and you are not sure if I have received your cards yet, either ask or figure I have because I don't think anyone owes me anything and I have let at least some of you know when I have gotten the cards.

As to the contest winnings I got the Emmitt card from Joe at Cobb and Halladay and it is is the first football relic I have ever received. He also sent the last 2 cards for the 09 ginter base as posted above and some 09 Goudey and some much needed 08 Upper Deck base and some 2007 Ginter base set cards. I have included a few here in the picture along with the Emmitt. Thanks for holding the contest, Joe and I am working on getting cards together for you, but I may be a few days on getting it done.

I still cant get over how much I enjoy all the years of the Ginter cards.
Oh I should be having a 1982 Topps want list up soon and since I enjoyed the Masterpieces sets so much, I decided to go for the 2007 Winndsor Green parallel set and the 2008 black border set as well. I have some cards on the way and will get those lists up soon as well. Oh do I now regret trading some of those away in the past. I am thinking of that 07 Green Pujols that I traded.....that will be tough to replace I do believe!

UPDATE___ The base set is done thanks to the generous nature of a certain TROLL!

Thanks again to everyone who I have traded always lets make a deal!