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Three More Cards

Posted in Collecting, contest, mailday, Tim Lincecum with tags , , on March 5, 2009 by aybayz

I guess the last of the Road to 10,000 Hits Contest cards are coming in. I received one from Anthony yesterday, which was sent over the weekend. Pretty amazing that it could here in only three days, seeing as how there’s a huge snowstorm out East. Anthony, if you’re reading this, I forgot what you requested for the card so let me know and I’ll have it out for you. The other two cards came today from Dayf and includes an insert and a parallel? I’m not exactly sure what these all black cards are. I know they’re exclusive to Wal-Mart blasters and they look like a parallel of the base, except for the fact that even the background is blacked out. Error cards? Gimmicks? Who knows. I know they have a separate black parallel that is serial numbered to 58 and retains the background, which celebrates 58 years of collecting. If anyone could shed more light on what this black card is, that would be helpful. I know there’s been a few entries and articles on this, but I’ve been passing them by.  By the way, Dayf if you are reading, I also forgot what you wanted so guys, here’s the rest of what’s left from the hits contest; I remember someone wanted me to hold onto the Bonser so they could trade for it, but I forgot who:

– 2007 Sweet Spot Boof Bonser Blue Ink Ball #’d 238/299 (SS-BB)
– 2007 Sweet Spot Sweet Beginnings Signatures Travis Buck (139)
– 2007 Elements Elemental AuTographs Travis Buck (AU-TB)
– 2008 Masterpieces Johnny Bench Blue-bordered #’d 017/125 (98)
– 2008 Series 2 USA Baseball National Team Jersey Eric Surkamp (USA-ES)
– 2007 Sweet Spot Sweet Swatch Memorabilia Kendry Morales (SW-KM)

Here’s a look at my spoils:

Some more 2008 parallels

Posted in mailday, Tim Lincecum with tags , , on February 23, 2009 by aybayz

I’m adding three more cards to the collection to raise my total to 107 total cards. Today, I received two cards from Eric over at The Pettitte Pursuit, a 2008 Topps Stadium Club (regular version) and a 2008 Goudey, blue back mini, which apparently is quite rare. I guess it goes red back, blue back, green back, and black back with the last two being serial numbered. Anyway, it’s always nice to a parallel set. The other package comes from Lonestarr who delivered on his promise of a serial numbered green parallel from Baseball Heroes. Again, I mention that I hate how many parallels that this product has, but I am one step closer to getting all of them, which is nuts. They will be receiving the last of the contest hits, which came to an end after I hit 10,000 a few days ago. The pile of cards will be divided among those two and Dayf, who said he sent in a Stars of the Game insert card from ’09 Upper Deck. Thank you everyone for these cards that I would otherwise probably not come to have in my possession. I have basically given up buying single base/insert cards on eBay just because shipping is ridiculous when people charge you $3 in addition to the price of the card. I am only buying up autographs now. Here’s a look at the trio of cards received today:

Tired of Xfractors yet?

Posted in Collecting, eBay, mailday, Tim Lincecum with tags , , , , on February 19, 2009 by aybayz

As you can deduce, I am definitely not. This is the latest Xfractor parallel from the 2007 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects product. This design is as close to a superfractor as I will get. Both designs have a lot of similarities. I’m now at 104 cards. Anyway, I haven’t received any more packages for the contest and I’m nearing 10,000 hits (my goal was to finish the contest by the time I hit 10,000). If there are anymore packages out there, e-mail me. Otherwise, I am going to give the whole lot away to the first person who e-mails me. I will give everyone until Friday to claim pending shipments.

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A couple more

Posted in Collecting, eBay, mailday, Tim Lincecum with tags , , on February 18, 2009 by aybayz

I received two more cards in the mail today. One was from Ross who sent in this 2009 UD Series 1 base of Timmy. Let me know if you want any of the cards from the contest pool as you didn’t specify anything. The second one was from an eBay auction a while ago, which is this Baseball Heroes GU parallel. I have quite a few of these Baseball Heroes parallels now and I’m still confused by their color scheming ways. I’m now up to 103 different cards, but that is definitely going to slow down in the next few days. I really need to reassess what the heck I’m actually collecting because I really do want to shift from quantity to quality (in terms of what I buy), but by all means, I still welcome any Lincecum cards that I don’t already have.

Night Owl Cards Swoop In For Two

Posted in Collecting, contest, mailday, Tim Lincecum with tags , , , on February 12, 2009 by aybayz

The Road to 10,000 Contest continues to be a hit for the readers. Today on Day 3 (I’ve received packages from readers for the past three days), comes from Greg over at Night Owl Cards. Yes, I know, he’s a Dodgers’ fan, but I’ve decided to be nice and let them in on the fun too. He sent over three cards, one of which was a double that Dayf sent in earlier so the 2008 NL ERA Leaders card doesn’t count. Dave already scooped up the Gavin Floyd card anyway on Day 2. But he did send in two different cards with the 2008 NL Cy Young Award Winner card from 2009 Topps and also a Team leaders card from 2009 UD Series One. This brings me to a total of 99 different cards in the collection! I have a special card for the bit 100, which should be happening within the next few days.

Which cards did the Night Owl swoop in on? Greg took the 2008 Masterpieces Captured on Canvas Rod Carew card and also the 2008 Masterpieces Stroke of Genius Chone Figgins card. Those two are off the board and you can see the updated list of cards still available on the contest link on your upper right hand corner. There’s still plenty of cards to go around! Let’s keep those packages coming in.

Another Day, Another Two Cards Off the Shelf

Posted in contest, eBay, mailday, Tim Lincecum with tags , , , , , on February 10, 2009 by aybayz

I received a package from Dave from Fielder’s Choice today with two 2007 SP Rookie Edition cards of Lincey. I think that completes the whole base set of Tim from that product and I must admit the cards look pretty nice. I really like the first one and you can tell by the design that  they kind of took the side image and added that to the ‘By the Letter’ autographed manufactured patches. In return, he asked for the 2007 Sweet Spot Adam Lind Blue Ink Bat #’d 03/99 and the 2008 Masterpieces Stroke of Genius Gavin Floyd so those are off the shelf now. I also sent him some Rays cards that I’ve been meaning to send, but good thing I waited to include them all in one package. Keep those packages and cards coming! There’s still plenty of hit cards to go around (12!) I’ve updated the list in the contest entry so the ones crossed off are the ones that have already been given away. Here’s a look at the two cards I received:

Oh yea, I also received a card I bought off eBay last week. I know I said I wouldn’t be buying random singles off eBay, but this one was cheap! It was .05! Yes, it cost a nickel and the reason I got it was because shipping was super cheap too. It was around $1.50 so for $1.55 I got an insert card, which is pretty neat.

This brings me to a total of 97 different cards, so watch out Mario, I’m gunning for your 114 🙂

Update on Upper Deck Quality Assurance Dept.

Posted in Collecting, mailday with tags , , , on February 4, 2009 by aybayz

So I’m not sure if this counts as better or worse than Topps’ Quality Assurance Dept., but I ended up sending those 2007 UD Elements damaged cards with some 2007 Sweet Spot damaged cards to Nevada to get them replaced, knowing the risk of rejection since the product is way past 8 months old. I sent the cards in on Saturday, January 31, and I received the cards back today on February 4. That’s a turnaround of 3 business days, which is amazing! They shipped FedEx too so it was damn fast. Then again, it’s only Nevada as compared to Pennsylvania, so I think it would have arrived around the same time as the Topps shipment had the distances been the same. Anyway, unfortunately, they sent the cards back because they most likely did not have any more left in stock. They didn’t send any letter or note with the package. But luckily, they sent some compensation. They sent me 5 packs total of 2008 UD Masterpieces,  which was a nice gesture. Two packs were hobby packs and three packs were retail. I ended up pulling a few hits, but they were nothing special. You can see them in the next entry because I am hosting a new contest to celebrate my race to 10,000 hits!