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I have collected baseball cards and autographs over the years. I still have boxes full of cards (as well as newer cards) that are just sitting there. So, I have decided to see how many of them I can get autographed. I use through the mail as my preferred route for this adventure. I also have an account on Zistle and The Trading Card Database for trading purposes (stevienicks77).

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Mike Bielecki and this weekends card purchases

I got just one TTM back this weekend, but it was a good one!  I really wanted to get Mike Bielecki; I have one card signed by him.  It was in-person at a exhibition game in Des Moines, IA back in 1989; Chicago Cubs vs. Iowa Cubs.  Great game, great memories!

Mike Bielecki
Signed 4/4
Sent c/o Home Address
9 days

I typically don't purchase "chrome" cards.  However, I have seen the reviews, posts, etc. on the Internet, and I became intrigued.  Today, I purchased a rack pack of Topps Chrome and Bowman Platinum.  First, I'll review Topps Chrome.  4 cards per pack, at almost $4.00 a pack, so I opted for the rack pack, which is $10.00 and you get 3 packs, and 3 bonus cards, which were orange refractors.  I don't care for Topps Chrome.  I only received 1 refractor card, on top of the 3 orange refractor cards.  They are all up for trade.  See my Zistle link to the right to check out everything I got.

This Lucas Duda card was the only card I was "excited" about.  Notable cards I did get were CC Sabathia and Matt Holiday.  The refractor card was Jose Valverde.

Out of the 3 orange refractors I got, this was the one I liked the most.  The other two were Ricky Romero and Y. Gallardo from Milwaukee.

Bowman Platinum...I HEART YOU!  These cards are awesome!  I love them!  I love the design and the picture quality is phenomenal!  Here's what I got:

I don't really like Kevin Youkilis, but the picture says it all.  You can see the dirt on his elbow pad, batting gloves, and helmet.  This is an awesome set!  Where have I been all these years!  I did receive a few Bowman Platinum cards in a trade, but I didn't care for the 2011 design.  I did pull a ruby Ryan Braun.

X-factor.  This card is awesome!  My second favorite card I pulled.

My favorite card I pulled.  My first Bubba Starling card, and it's a refractor, no less!

Since the single packs were $4.00, I also purchased a rack pack of the Bowman, which was $10.00.  Included in the rack pack were 3 refractors, which were purple. 

1 comment:

  1. If you pulled any Angels in those packs I'd be interested in trading for them.