December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011....

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...Hello 2012

I wish everyone a safe and happy New Years celebration.  See all of you next year!!



Tonight's Tip:  Drink in Moderation



December 27, 2011

Blasting Chrome: Highlights from the last 6 Packs

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What a miserable morning here.  It's cold, rainy and windy.  A good ole Georgia winter's day and a perfect day to finish ripping into my blaster of 2011 Topps Chrome baseball.

Too many cards for me to scan so I chose the what I thought to be the best of the rest.

I'll start with the base cards, and I choose to show the players whom I believe had the best seasons out of all the base cards I pulled:



December 26, 2011

The King of Contests

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I recently won a contest that was being held by Kevin over at The Diamond King.  This was the first time I have ever won anything from a blog contest because the atmospheric noise at random.org seems to have a vendetta against me.  However, my luck turned around this time and Kevin sent me a very nice heap of cards with quite a bit of vintage cards mixed in.  Here are my favorites from the winnings:



December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas....

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....to all the great readers and bloggers out there.  I hope everyone enjoys a safe and fun (cardboard) filled Christmas with friends and family. 

Remember that Christmas is about what you give rather than what you receive so make sure to tell everyone in your life how much you care and love them and cherish the time that you have to spend with them...

...or I'll send this guy to your house.


Merry
Christmas!!

December 21, 2011

Blasting Chrome

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After opening so much football the past few months, I got the itch to rip some baseball.  I picked up a retail blaster of 2011 Topps Chrome.  The box contained 7 packs with 1 bonus pack.  These are the first packs of Chrome baseball that I have opened this year.  Here is the harvest from the first two packs:


December 16, 2011

Some Trade Bait: Cowboys Running Backs

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Well, I'm trying to move some cards which seems to be a task for all of us card collectors.  I'm gonna put some lots up for sale on ebay but I want to give the blogging community first dibs on any cards before I decide to sell them.  So if you see anything below that you want, maybe we can work out a trade.  Nothing real spectacular here but let me know if you are interested in any of these:

December 09, 2011

Mail Day: Check Out My Phins

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I got a couple packages in the mail earlier this week full of Miami Dolphins cards.  The first package came courtesy of Check Out My Cards:

December 06, 2011

2011 Panini Threads: Finishing off the Box

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Ok, the last 6 packs of this hobby box.  You have all seen the base cards so I'm just gonna show off the inserts/parallels, PC cards, and the last (and best) hit of the box in this post.

December 04, 2011

2011 Panini Threads Box Break: Packs 13-18

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Pack 13
Three cards of note in this pack.  Got a Greg Jennings insert, a Davone Bess for the PC, and the obligatory " crappy combine pic" rookie card.

December 03, 2011

2011 Panini Threads Box Break: Packs 9-12

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Pack 9

Nothing of real note in this pack although I did get a Chad Henne card to add to my Dolphins PC.  This will probably be the last season that Henne is a Dolphin.

December 01, 2011

2011 Panini Threads Box Break: Packs 5-8

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Taking a quick look at what I got out of packs 5-8.  This is just a quick overview instead of a pack by pack look.

First the notable base cards:



Next up the rookies:



And now the inserts:



And finally a card for the Canes PC: