Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Am I Lucky Or Is This Normal?

We haven't bought a whole lot of 2011 Topps baseball, but we do pick up a few packs every so often. Last year we didn't redeem any of the Million Card Giveaway code cards. We traded them away. This year I decided to see what all the hoopla was about especially when I saw the die cut diamond cards. I wasn't really interested in obtaining a bunch of random cards from yesteryear, but the die cuts I'd seen on ebay looked kinda sweet. So I entered in my 7 codes and what do you know. I got 2 die cut diamond cards. Is that normal? I think probably not. Anyway, I was quite excited and immediately set out to trade them away. Here's the deal.

Carlos Quentin and

Vernon Wells. For...

Michael Young and

Kurt Suzuki!

I must say I'm pleased with the trade. 2 dudes I don't care about for 2 of my faves. The die cut cards are pretty cool and look great in photos when the flash hits them. I dare say they are better in photos than in hand unless you get them into the proper light. Now I'm hooked. I need more code cards, though I'm afraid I may have reached my quota. I'm not sure pulling 2 of these things from every 7 code cards is very common. What do you think? Later.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday Morning Cereal - Big D Customs

As a kid nothing was better than sitting down to some cartoons on a Saturday morning with a big ole bowl of sugary goodness. I loved all the kiddie cereals and Lucky Charms was one of the best. Who am I kidding? I still love all the kiddie cehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifreals and not just on Saturdays! Anyway, this set idea for featuring the green St. Patrick unis came from Hupe Royalty. I know it's a few months since St. Paddy's day, but so what. Lucky Charms are good all year long.

Jose Calderon is lucky he has skills as an MLB umpire in case of a prolonged NBA lockout.

Carmelo's lucky 7 was only sorta lucky, I guess. The Knicks made the playoffs, but were knocked out in 4 by the Celtics.

Derrick Rose's luck led him to the league MVP trophy, though I suppose his skills had a little to do with that too.

That's all I've got for now. I'll let you get back to your bowl of magically delicious marshmallows. Later.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hey, Hockey Collectors!

Got any hockey cards you need to get rid of? Little Big D, otherwise known as Nobie, has decided to add hockey to his card collecting. We have very little hockey in the house and what we do have is pretty random from when his older brother Goose was collecting about 5 years ago. Anyway, he has chosen a few players to collect (I'm not sure how he came up with this group exactly) and has a binder all ready. Right now he's only got about 5 or 6 of each guy, so I thought if any of you might want to help a young collector out, I'd put it out there. These are the guys he's latched onto: Mike Modano, Jarome Iginla, Marty Turco, Mike Dunham, Joe Thornton & Mikko Koivu. We'd be willing to trade, though I don't really know if we have much to offer. Or if you'd like to make a straight donation, that would be fine too. After all, children are our future. Whitney says so! Later.