Friday, June 23, 2017

Dime Box Buy: 1990 Classic Yellow #T27 Rickey Henderson

Seriously, what was going on in 1989 when Classic, Topps and Donruss were working on designs for their 1990 products?  Which one decided first, and which one then said "hold my beer and watch this?"

1990 Classic Yellow #T27 Rickey Henderson

1990 Classic Yellow #T27 Rickey Henderson
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dime Box Buy: 1992 Score #880 Honus Wagner

I am not a fan of the photos on this subset, but as a kid I loved the back.  I was extremely into baseball history and it was information about players I would never see play, even if I knew most of it already.

1992 Score #880 Honus Wagner 

1992 Score #880 Honus Wagner 
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Dime Box Buy: 2014 Topps Wal Mart Blue Border #59 Nate Schierholtz

If I was a Cubs fan, I would love this parallel.  It would look better with the old light blue uniforms, but it still looks good.

2014 Topps Wal Mart Blue Border #59 Nate Schierholtz

2014 Topps Wal Mart Blue Border #59 Nate Schierholtz (back)
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dime Box Buy: 1988 Classic Blue #225 Will Clark

Will Clark had one of the sweetest swings I've ever seen.  This almost has to be the only card of him bunting.  At least I hope.

1988 Classic Blue #225 Will Clark

1988 Classic Blue #225 Will Clark
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COMC Mail - Somewhere Over the (Gold) Rainbow

To be honest, I wasn't the biggest fan of what ePack was during the 2015-16 hockey card year.  They GREATLY improved things this year, with the gold rainbow foils.

In the 2015-16 flagship product you could combine ten of the cards to form a silver foil board, physical card.  That was it, though.  For 2016-17 they added the gold rainbow level.  If you combine ten silver foils, you can create the gold rainbow foil cards.

Last season's silver foil boards can be had for just a few cents on COMC and there are hundreds of them just sitting there that may never leave that facility.  The creation of the gold parallel hasn't raised the "value" of the silvers, but it has decreased the supply.  I searched John Klingberg's silver versions from the last two seasons.  There are 490 copies of the 2015-16 version on the site with a lowest asking price of six cents.  You can get the 2016-17 version for five cents, but there are "only" 141 copies of it available.  There are 11 of the gold versions available.  If the gold wasn't an option, it would likely close to double the amount of silvers available.

My hope is that next year Upper Deck will make a third level, as they have with their Compendium set.  You can combine base to make blue, red and gold versions.  It's possible that there are players that have less than a handful of gold cards.  People are quick to get blue versions (that only require ten base cards) and flip them to COMC.  Every one of those creates ten less cards that can be combined for red and golds, unfortunately.

Anyway, on to the cards...

The scans don't show how beautiful the gold foils really are.  I decided to take a picture of one under light to get you a better idea.  It still doesn't do them justice, but it's a bit better than the scans.


2016-17 Upper Deck Gold Rainbow Foil #61 Jamie Benn
One of my common complaints about modern sports cards is how every photo is pretty much the same.  I give Upper Deck a lot of credit for using shots that aren't your run-of-the-photos more than the other companies.
2016-17 Upper Deck Gold Rainbow Foil #62 Jason Spezza

2016-17 Upper Deck Gold Rainbow Foil #63 John Klingberg

2016-17 Upper Deck Gold Rainbow Foil #311 Tyler Seguin 
2016-17 Upper Deck Gold Rainbow Foil #314 Antoine Roussel

2016-17 Upper Deck Gold Rainbow Foil #348 Andrew Shaw

2016-17 Upper Deck Gold Rainbow Foil #481 Stephen Johns
I will probably only keep the Andrew Shaw and Stephen Johns cards.  The rest I'm going to put into the box for the next time I set up at a card show.  Well, maybe I only keep two of the three Johns that I have.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Dime Box Buy: 1977 Topps #566 Rick Miller

Vintage.  Dime.  Mine.

1977 Topps #566 Rick Miller

1977 Topps #566 Rick Miller
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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Dime Box Buy: 1992 Fleer #709 Ken Griffey Jr. Pro Visions

I miss the Pro Visions and all the other art cards.

Per Chris Carlin in a post on Puck Junk, fees that the artists want is high and supposedly they weren't popular.  I believe the first part.  Artists probably think they deserve to be paid some ridiculous amount.  I don't buy the second part, though.

1992 Fleer #709 Ken Griffey Jr. Pro Visions

1992 Fleer #709 Ken Griffey Jr. Pro Visions

If you shop online and haven't signed up and used ebates yet, you're missing out.  I also use it on eBay to get money back.  Between referrals and cash back, I've gotten over $100 in about seven months.  FREE CARDS!  If you're on Twitter, please give me a follow.  Happy collecting!