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.
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.
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.
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.
January 20, 2010
This isn’t my big pickup (hopefully that is in transit), but it was part of a purchase off CheckoutMyCards.com, 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 www.hockeycardblog.com.
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.
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.