Monday, November 30, 2015

Another COMC 100 - Shyrone Stith!

Seneca Wallace is my main PC.  But Shryone is quickly becoming my #2 PC.  I'm right around 70% of his total collection, which is pretty dang good for a second collection guy.  And this COMC purchase helped a lot - here are my faves!

This first Ionix card may be a top 5 fave.   I know the 90's-early 00's computer backgrounds isn't everyone's favorite, but I love this crap.  And it's numbered: this card.

I also grabbed his Black Diamond card from upper Deck:
There's a ton going on here - and I still like it.  But it almost looks airbrushed which is interesting.

Got a little Pacific Revolution.  It's textured here, which you can kind of see in the scan:

And I grabbed his Fleer Metal Emerald card.  I LOVE the colors on this thing:
The slight color layers - they're just perfect.  This is a really understated, amazing card.

I got a Pacific card here as well.  I like when they're serial #'d on the front like this:

And I grabbed a die cut auto from Sage Hit.  My only auto from this lot, and these are so hard to see in scans, but they look great in person:

Final couple of cards.  First the base Donruss, which is numbered, and features a rather intense Stith:

Then a nice Invincible Blue.  It's /350, and the colors here are glorious:

And last but not least, some Paramount Purple,  This card is awesome.  I have a few of the other parallels too, but this one is all purple-y which is a favorite color of mine:
Looks great, right?  I wish that purple was a parallel color more often, as this looks so great.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Feel free to visit my new side blog - Stitch Like a Man

So I'm trying to keep this blog focused, as always, and as such created a new side blog today.  It's called Stitch Like a Man.

It'll have all of my cross stitch and embroidery stuff mentioned on it, so basically if you liked any of this post, feel free to check it out (As a side mention, that post will vanish once all that stuff is mentioned on Stitch Like a Man).  

That's all!  On a side note though, I'm also still running my side fantasy blog called All Day I Dream About Trades.  It has taken an understandable Hockey and NBA turn in recent weeks, which I guess is to be expected in these winter months.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Another COMC 100 - PC Baseball Stuff and a New Printing Plate has me feeling ex-Choo-berant

Alright, so the pun is bad, but the plate is so cool!
This marks my first Indians plate of Choo, and I now have one from his time with the Reds, one from the Indians, and three from the Rangers.  If I can find a Mariners one somewhere I'll have one from every team the guy has played for which would be cool beans.

I picked up a non-plate of Choo as well - this real nice looking chrome card from Choo's Reds days:
Real shame that Choo priced himself out of the Reds' budget.  Great American played well to Choo's strengths and it was really fun watching him play for the one season it was here.

While I was grabbing up Choos and other PC needs, someone listed a cheap Deduno Bowman card.  So I snatched that up REAL quick for the collection:
Amazing, as always.

I also grabbed a bunch of Elizardo Ramirezes.  First a nice Gold rookie of his:

Then this shiny Heritage card:
And finally a beautiful Bowman Chrome card that shines so nicely:

I tend to put my Griffey Jr. collection on the backburner since there's so many cards of his to get, but this Bowman's Best card was pretty cool.  It actually started with me, then moved to Dennis, and then back to me in a trade:
And after grabbing one Griffey, I decided I might as well grab this oddball Jam Pac card too.  COMC had it in a weird Marked to Return bucket because they couldn't find a description for it.  I made an offer so it'd be returned with me:

Last but not least, a little mini Brayan Peña Gold /63:
I have a mini printing plate of this card too, so it's neat to be able to see the plate and the card side by side.

Just a few more COMC posts left - all football PC stuff and a lot of it is pretty cool!

Friday, November 27, 2015

GSNHOF Nominee - Jaquiski Tartt

I love when I'm watching a football night game and some awesome name comes up in the starting lineups.  Recently this happened during a 49ers game, when Jaquiski Tartt was mentioned.  Who is he?  Well, here's some dude live-You tubing the 49ers pick or Tartt in the 2015 draft:

Here's a photo if that tells you more:

Tartt has kind of a cool story - he didn't play football until his senior year of high school (He was a basketball player).  He ended up at Samford university, and now has a chance of becoming the best player to ever attend that school and end up in the NFL (his only real competition is Cortland Finnegan).  And that would be awesome, because Finnegan is a punk who thankfully once received his comeuppance:

Tartt is currently the starting SS for the 49ers, and given the state of their defense he should be able to start there for a while.  So best of luck to Tartt in earning a long NFL career, and a place along the elite of the GSNHOF!

To see the best sports names of all time, visit the Truly Great Names page.
To see some good sports names that were voted out, visit the Good Names page.
To see the current voting ballot, visit the Ballot page.

Shop "Local" - Check out my COMC Black Friday Sale (and the sales of other sellers as I get them!)

So COMC, as usual, is doing a Black Friday promotion for buyers and sellers.  On the seller side, we get a few opportunities for free sales.  On the buyer side, you get free shipping when buying 20+ cards, plus lower prices since there are so many sales!

The Shlabotnik Report did a little plug for his sale and mentioned that others could hype theirs up in his comment section, so I figured I'd do something similar here.  So below I'll post links for my sale, his sale, and any others people care to share (either post in the comments or email me), and you readers can feel free to check the sales out if you wish.  Happy browsing!

My port (55% off my normal prices through Sunday)

The Shlabotnik Report's port (40% off his normal prices through Sunday)

And remember, feel free to comment or email me if you want to add your port to this list!