National Chicle Bazooka Back Jersey

August 28, 2010

Some of my Sportlots purchases are trickling in.  I love it when that happens.  I snagged a couple of jersey cards for myself in the last round of purchases.  This jersey card from National Chicle is actually the Bazooka Back version /99.  I don’t have the base version, so I don’t know if there are any differences on the front.  I kind of doubt it, because there really isn’t much t change on the front.

These cards are starting to grow on me. The dark cardboard that is visible around the jersey cutout really adds to the vintage feel.  The artwork is hit or miss.  This drawing of Hamilton is squarely in the middle.  Its instantly recognizable as Hamilton, but it doesn’t wow me.  Its a very generic pose.

I’ve got a bit of a baseball card itch back now.  Hamilton and the Rangers are looking like they might make a run this year, and its fun to follow.

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.

2009 Ultimate Patch Josh Hamilton

March 14, 2010

I picked this one up in a deal on Freedom Card Board.  I think it pretty much speaks for itself.  Plus, I am drooling just a little bit.

2009 Topps Triple Threads All-Star Patch

January 26, 2010

I posted a little while back about my dilemma concerning having money to spend and not being able to decide.  Well, this card came along via BIN and it made up my mind.  Not only is it a low-numbered patch card – its from one of the defining moments of Hamilton’s career to date.  This probably isn’t the jersey that Hamilton was wearing when he was lighting it up in the Home Run Derby, but he was probably wearing it that day.

OK, that part sounded just a little bit creepy.  But – here it is.  My triple patch from Triple Threads /9.  I like it very much.


Triple Threads – Hammer

January 20, 2010

This isn’t my big pickup (hopefully that is in transit), but it was part of a purchase off, which is a site I am growing to love more and more every time I visit.  I am considering getting a box of cards together to sell there.

My first purchase from 2009 Triple Threads is this jersey card, numbered 23/27.  Cool looking card, but I must say – they could have sharpened the die cuts they used for the ‘Hammer’ writing.  They look a little bit mangled.  Still, I picked this card up for $10, and I am happy to have it in my collection.

Also, for those of you who read or follow my hockey blog – Cards on Ice has a new home at

2009 Sweet Spot Ryan / Hamilton Dual Jersey

December 28, 2009

I picked this card up at a local show – I might have overpaid a little bit, but I didn’t have to wait and I didn’t have to pay shipping.  I dodged the bullet with 2009 Sweet Spot in that Josh Hamilton didn’t have too many autographs – UD really loaded up on jerseys for him.  This is one of my favourites.

Some Cardboard Hamiltons

November 26, 2009

There was a surprise package in the mail today from Marie over at A Cardboard Problem.  We have traded in the past, but I wasn’t really expecting anything at the moment.  Here’s what I found inside:

Another one off my list of 20th Anniversary Cards.  I believe Hamilton has 12 cards in this set, and I think I have 3 of them.  Slow and steady wins the race.

Another parallel out of 2008 Upper Deck Heroes.  This is the red /249.  This set makes my eyes hurt.

That is Josh Hamilton staring out from the middle of this Emerging Stars Six Swatch jersey card.  Not just any Swix Swatch jersey card – one numbered /25.  🙂  Hamilton shares this card with Carl Crawford, Matt Kemp, Francisco Liriano, Carlos Zambrano and Josh Johnson.

This package was accompanied by a note informing me that the card were mine for future considerations, because I would enjoy the Hamilton more than she would.  Well, she was certainly right about that, and now I get to look for something to fit her collection.

Thanks for the Hamiltons, they are very happy here.

New Addition: 2000 Topps Stars Spotlight

October 24, 2009

Today’s mail shows the benefits of plowing through everyone’s tradelist when they say they are interested in a card of yours.  Every so often, you find a card you need, but that you weren’t specifically looking for.  For me, this is usually Josh Hamilton cards from between 2000 and 2004.  He had a ton of cards issued in those years, but I am  not really familiar with the sets.  Topps Stars?  Topps Fusion?  Topps Tek?  Topps Gallery?

Its all a bit of a blur for me.  But I love picking these cards up when they present themselves.

This 2000 Topps Stars Spotlight presented itself in a recent trade I completed on The Bench.  I had never seen this card before, but it has slotted itself into one of those ‘Ooooo, shiny’ favourite slots in my collection.  The gold shadow behind Josh on this card looks like it is gold flecked.

I couldn’t think up a beard pun

October 20, 2009

I tried for a while, but I just came up empty.  Beardy showed off his half of our trade a few days ago, and the mailman droppe my cards off today.  You know its good, because I actually scanned them the same day they showed up.  Let’s get on with the show.

Starting off small….

Get it?  Small?  It almost makes up for my lack of a beard pun.


From small we are moving directly into the shiny section.  Two refractors.  The Hidden Gold is some type of proof, and it is slightly oversized.  Oh, and it looks awesome.

After the shinies, there were some very nice looking cards, but someone went and scribbled all over them.  Luckily, that someone was Josh Hamilton.

Love, love, love this card.  Its so simple, yet so awesome.

Hamilton has a remarkably consistent autograph.

Even after his comeback in 2007, the autograph still looks pretty damn good.  Greg went out of his way to make this trade work, picking up these cards off eBay to fill holes on my wantlist.  I really wanted that bug, but circumstances were not in my favour, so I am happy with these cards.  It was an intense couple hours of negotiating, but we got it all worked out, and I think we both ended up happy.