2010 Upper Deck Tape Measure Shots

May 28, 2010

I really think there should be more fuss over this particular insert set.  These cards look awesome.  So clean, and to the best of my knowledge they are actually a little tiny bit original.  Sure, Upper Deck broke pretty much every legal and ethical rule available to them by putting out their baseball cards this year, but I haven’t seen a Topps card that I liked this much in a while.

New (Old) Hamilton Pickup

May 13, 2010

I haven’t been here for a while.  I’ve been a bit busy.  If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I recently defended my Ph.D. thesis (successfully), so that took up a bit of my time.  Now that’s all done, except for some paperwork, I am hoping to have some more time for other interests, including cards.

To kick off this new start, here’s one of my recent Hamilton pickups.  I love the old Topps Gold Label stuff, even if I don’t know exactly what I still need.  This little guy is serial numbered /100 and die-cut around the edges.  Looks kind of scrapbook-ish.

I should have some more pickups showing up in the next few days, and I hope to find the time to do some threads about baseball as well.

National Chicle

May 1, 2010

This seems to be the hot product out right now.  It is getting a lot of favourable reviews.

I don’t think I am a fan.  Granted, this is simply from looking at online pics (the Hamilton singles I have picked up haven’t arrived yet), but it isn’t really working for me.  The picture on the Hamilton card looks nice, but for me this product doesn’t have the ‘wow’ factor I was expecting.

I think Topps got lazy by using the same pictures from the base set on the relics.

Back on the baseball front, it appears Josh Hamilton’s power stroke might be returning a little bit.  He has three homers, but his RBIs are way down.  His average is OK, but hopefully he pulls things together again.