a baseball card celebration of the dodgers and the infield of my youth.
12 January 2010
i am joe collector monthly box break bonanza!
i am a happy man, now that i am joe collector has two monthly box breaks. in the first, the team i have had for the past few months has been the twins. that's ok, although the one month i traded them to motherscratcher for the dodgers was the only month with any twins hits. anyway, in the second break, i have the big blue wrecking crew, and boy did it pay off last month. 2008 playoff prime cuts and 2009 sweet spot were the products, and here is what i received:
from the prime cuts break, i got a duke snider card.
it's numbered to 249, i think, if that sort of thing matters to you.
i did better with the sweet spot break. i'm not sure if i have all of the base dodgers now, but it's got to be close.
he's not pleased with the way i scanned his card. too far to the right. sorry manny.
i hope topps goes back to calling him russell. russ doesn't seem to work as well.
the only one of these guys in the home whites, although i am guessing it's a spring training shot and not a dodger stadium one.
sometimes i wish the dodgers had a facial hair rule like some other teams. monty burns would never stand for this sort of thing.
the bison doesn't need to look the ball into his glove. no sir.
a year ago, i was wondering whether the broken leg he suffered at the beginning of the postseason would prevent him from starting the season on time. now i wonder if it wouldn't have been better if he missed some time up front so that he could, in theory, finish strong.
hey - it's billingsley again!
with a silver auto on a black ball. one of charlie finley's failed experiments.
and mark loretta!
with an auto on a piece of wood. now, don't get me wrong - loretta had a big hit for the dodgers in the nlds - but he should not have a hit in this product. he doesn't even have a base card as far as i can tell. this is just wrong. but i'm a dodger fan so i'll be ok. looking forward to the jamey carroll relics in 2010!
finally, the piece de resistance as some might say
a redemption thingy good for a matt kemp 'skin-red stitch black ink'. that sounds like a tattoo. hm. anyway, i redeemed it yesterday and it says it's in stock so you know what that means...yes, the official redemption watch is on! check it on the right.
thanks jeff. can't wait to see what january brings!
1 - 2007 upper deck sweet spot classic steve garvey/reggie smith dual auto 2 - 2008 donruss threads steve garvey #/250
3 - 2014 topps update justin turner black parallel
4 - 2014 topps update justin turner pink parallel
5 - 2015 topps yasiel puig 'robbed in right' insert
bonus non-dodger cards -
you will be rewarded!
(1) too many verlanders 12/15/14
(1) the angels in order pwe 12/18/14
(1) catching up with collecting 12/22/14
(1) cards on cards 1/8/15
(2) mr haverkamp 1/12/15
(1) bob walk the plank 1/15/15
(1) reader john 1/16/15
(1) the writer's journey pwe 1/27/15
(1) jaybarkerfan's junk 1/28/15
(1a) jaybarkerfan's junk 2/6/15
(2) fuji 2/25/15
(1) bob walk the plank 2/25/15
(2) highly subjective 2/28/15
(2) arpsmith 3/2/15
(1) night owl cards 3/7/15
(1) highly subjective and completely arbitrary 3/18/15
(2) remember the astrodome 3/19/15
(1) off hiatus 3/20/15
(1) 2x3 heroes pwe 3/20/15
(2) crackin' wax take my cards pwe 3/20/15
(1) it's like having my own card shop 6/18/14
(1) arpsmith 10/16/14
(1) mr. haverkamp 10/28/14
(1) fuji pwe 10/28/14
(1) tim wallach pwe 11/25/14
(1) hot corner 11/26/14
(1) remember the astrodome 11/26/14
(1) play at the plate 11/26/14
(1a) tim wallach pwe 12/15/14
(2) cards on cards 1/26/15
(2) bob walk the plank 1/26/15
(2) reader john 1/26/15
(2) the writer's journey pwe 2/2/15
(1) highly subjective 2/28/15
(2) jaybarkerfan's junk 3/16/15
(1) crackin' wax (take my cards pwe) 3/16/15
(1) chronicles of fuji pwe 3/16/15
(1) cards on cards pwe 3/16/15
(2) catching up with collecting 3/16/15
(1a) play at the plate pwe 3/16/15
(1) bob walk the plank 3/17/15
(1) 2x3 heroes 3/17/15
(1) the junior junkie pwe 3/17/15
(2) angels in order 3/20/15
(1) = initial trade package
(2) = completed trade package
click it - you will be rewarded! for trading, not clicking.
let's trade, part 2
i collect dodgers cards, any and all cards featuring steve garvey, ron cey, dave lopes or bill russell, all topps cards of the players who were featured in the 1978 topps set as dodgers, cards featuring dodger stadium, o-pee-chee variations, cards showing memorial patches and/or armbands, and cards showing the double play turn at second base. i am also currently working on my 1971 topps set. i have a lot of cards to trade!