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Yankee eBay Day

Every now and then I head over to eBay to see what baseball cards I can scoop up. Generally I am looking for nothing in particular so I just type in something of interest and sort by ending soonest and at time poor decisions follow. eBay and auctions in general are a funny thing, you go in looking for nothing really and then you come out with a few new things that you potentially got caught up in the moment and overpaid for. End rant.

Well I got a few baseball cards in the mail yesterday that I forget I even won and bought on eBay – always a nice surprise. I paid about $4 total for these two cards, and sure if you compare it to the “book” I might have been taken for a ride, but when there are no local shows except once a month – sometimes eBay is the way I scratch the itch.

Without further ado, here is what was in the ol’ mailbox yesterday afternoon:


2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #AGHS12 – Yankees Farewell Tribute Parallel


2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #AGHS8 – Derek Jeter Parallel

There you have it, sometimes when you are in between shows and tired of busting nothing but junk from the retail stores that have all been searched, sometimes eBay is a fun way to get your baseball card fix!



More Ginter… I am hooked

As I wrote in my last post about the 2009 Allen & Ginter release it is my favorite product out right now, and after depleting the supply (limited) of my local card store I was on a mission to find a retailer that had the 2009 Ginter. That is what took me to the local Super Target, I mean if any retailer is going to have the product, certainly it would be the Super one right? At least that is what I was thinking when I drove over, sure enough there it was, a retail box of Ginter that looked like it had been previously searched, oh well, I guess I will just see what I can get and I snagged a few packs.

I just couldn’t pick what pack I thought felt the luckiest, I’ll be damned if picking cards isn’t something that makes you feel like a kid again! I couldn’t decide on just one pack, so I ended up walking out with 7 packs of 2009 Allen & Ginter, here is what I pulled…








Here are my favorite pulls from the packs:

  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #338 – Jason Wong SP – This guy has his own card because he cracked the 2008 Ginter code!
  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #NP71 – Josh Hamilton National Pride Card – If you don’t like Josh for his incrediable comeback story, then you have to like him for his unforgettable homerun derby performance!
  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #NP58 – Derek Jeter National Pride Card – You know I love the Yankee captain!
  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #66 – Alex Rodriguez Mini – I like the mini cards, maybe that will be the set I will try to collect.
  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #AGHS8 – Derek Jeter Baseball Highlights – What a classic play!
  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #276 – Michael Phelps Mini Black Border Paralell – Nice card and nice paralell.
  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #AGHS9 – Frank Thomas Baseball Highlights – One of my favorite players growing up, I like these baseball highlights cards!
  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #333 – Nick Swisher SP – I like this guy as a Yankee, if you haven’t seen him during the bleacher creature roll call – check it out – he is a guy that has a lot of fun!

I love the 2009 Allen & Ginter series, I just am not too sure what part of the series I want to focus on collecting, so for now I am just going to enjoy busting wax!


2009 Upper Deck Icons Baseball – My First Look

It is no big story that the recent release of 2009 Upper Deck Icons baseball was overshadowed big time by the Allen & Ginter release, but I did get my hands on a few packs of 2009 UD Icons to see what it was about.

Pack Numero Uno


Not a bad first pack bust for a Bronx Bomber fan like myself… I pulled a Derek Jeter basecard in my first pack of 2009 Upper Deck Icons, so far so good I thought. The 5 cards per pack is somewhat of an annoyance in my opinion, but I’m an old school junk wax collector who always wants more for my dime. To note, I do like the design of the new Icons, it is very nice that there is not too much going on, and to have the action shots make the cards pop.

Pack 2


Not a bad second pack, another Yankee in A.J. Burnett and a few guys from our crosstown rivals. Still liking the design of the cards as well as the action shots, moving right along…

Pack 3


Pack 3 was pretty decent as well, A Rod and C.C., two more Yankee stars, maybe I had a hot hand for Yankees this day. Also picked up my first insert in awhile, 2009 Upper Deck Icons Foil Insert – #IC-JH – J.J. Hardy serial numbered to 999.

Overall, I would say I think the 2009 Upper Deck Icons baseball is a decent release, although I have seen a few videos on YouTube where guys got shorted a jersey on a jersey card. This goes without saying, sometimes QC can fall short on products, and I busted a 2009 Allen & Ginter pack that was shorted a card, but still it remains my release of choice for 2009. I think the timing by UD to release the Upper Deck Icons was possibly a mishap, and as happy as I was to pull out some of the Yankees I did to add to my collection, I think I will stick with Ginter as will other collectors.


2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – My Second Pack

You know when the bug bites, it generally bites hard… true to that was my second purchase of 2009 Topps Allen and Ginter. I am not here to say if it should or will win any awards for cards this year, but Allen & Ginter for sure is fun wax to bust.

I grabbed another pack from the local cardsmen, and was eager to see what players I would get, and not to mention with every turn of the cards I was dying to get a great Allen & Ginter non-player card.

Here is what I pulled in my second bust of 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter


I would say my favorite card from this pack has to be:

  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #130 – Johnny Damon

A close runner up would be the…

  • 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter – #AGHS4 – Carlos Zambrano (No-Hitter)

I am going to see where I can get some more 2009 Allen and Ginter to bust locally, as my local card supplier didn’t have too much and wanted quite the premium for what he had, I am hooked on this stuff. Stay tuned for more A&G…