Friday, June 3, 2016

Plus Some Other Goodies

A while back I wrote about discovering needs in previously thought to be complete team sets.  Captain Canuck over at Waxaholic almost immediately commented that he had the card needed to put the period on '90 Fleer.   Here it is again, this time the back:

1990 Fleer #642

I really appreciate the simple straight forwardness of this card.  Kelly Mann is only a blip in my memory which maybe explains how I missed it.  I'm glad to get my hands on it, thanks Brian!

Next Dave dropped a note saying that he had one of the '93 Upper Deck Chippers that I needed (Jeff sent the other.)

1993 Upper Deck #24

Now I'm just down to the Oliva #426.  But wait, Dave sent way more than just the one card:

2013 Topps #344

2013 Topps Update U255

These two cards finished off the '13 Topps team sets.  Theoretically I still need a bunch of short print variations but at this point I'm kinda ambivalent about those.

Next Dave sent most of the '84 Donruss team set,

including these:

1984 Donruss 542 & 589

This is my first time seeing this set so I had to look up its details.  I can guarantee that had I put it set together on my own, that Ramirez error card would have been missed.  I'm conflicted about the Jacoby.  I'm inclined to think of it as an Indians card but it's hard to deny that Atlanta cap.

Dave also sent EVERY card off my '92 Stadium Club wantlist!   My favorite of the bunch #478:


Last but definitely not least, Dave sent these beauties:

1971 Topps 30, 88 & 587

Look at that sweet Niekro!!  The more I see these cards the more I love them.  I definitely want to put together this set.  There are a couple of pricey cards (I'm looking at you Hank) that will be tough with my budget but I'm up for the challenge.

Thanks again Brian and Dave!!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Pressing Needs Part II

I'm organizing '90s Fleer (this is what I do with my Sundays?) and of course there's a missing card from a set that I thought was complete:

1990 Fleer #642

Do folks still have '90 Fleer laying around?  Hit me up if you do!

Friday, February 5, 2016

2016 Topps Perspectives

As mentioned earlier, I've already pre-ordered a 2016 Topps Series 1 Braves team set.  But I couldn't resist buying a jumbo pack at Target.  Of course with my luck, I pulled two Braves cards that I now don't need.  I'm loving the full bleed look, but could do without the blurry backgrounds. I'll list all the base cards that I pulled at the bottom of this post.  They are all available for trade.  Here are the inserts:

Perspectives: P-4

I'm sure everyone will be talking about these.  Beautiful insert set.

MLB Debut: MLBD-11

Walk off Win: WOW-5

First Pitch: FP-16

I'm still looking for the Austin Mahone from the '15 set.  Can't believe I just typed that.

#331 Gold 0479/2016.

I like the gold honeycomb effect on these.

Base cards:
19, 31, 44, 47, 49, 50, 65, 88, 92, 97, 101, 121, 124, 127, 165, 166, 223, 224, 225, 240, 241, 251, 255, 257, 265, 283, 290, 291, 293, 324, 338

Hit me up if you are looking for any of these!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Foil So Thick

A while back I sent Kerry over at Cards on Cards a few things of his wantlist.  He sent a very generous stack of cards in return.  I'm bad about keeping my wantlist (and this blog for that matter) updated, but Kerry managed to pick out a ton of things that I needed.  I'll skip straight to what warmed my little heart the most:

1994 Fleer Ultra 442, 443, 452

I collected this set as a kid and needed all three of these cards.  I really dig when teams are numbered sequentially within a set.  Makes it easy on my brain.  I don't know if my eyes are getting bad or if it's the foil, but I have a hard time reading the print.  Definitely still love them.

1994 Fleer Ultra All-Star #12

Needed this one too.  I absolutely love '90s inserts and Fleer/Ultra had a ton of them every year.  Of course the Braves were endlessly featured during their run of division titles.  Thanks for the trade Kerry!!

These '90s cards make me want to focus on finishing up childhood sets in 2016.  I'm thinking that I'll purchase the '16 Series 1 flagship team set off eBay and trade for the inserts/parallels.  Otherwise I'm going to dig around for '90s stuff.  I'll be updating my wantlist accordingly.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Pressing Needs

After reading Night Owl's post about receiving a card he didn't know he needed, I thought I would revisit a set that I believed to be long completed.  As a child I had the peculiar habit of organizing team sets alphabetically by last name, instead of numerically.  I always had a good knowledge of the Braves' roster so I thought I knew what I was doing.  Now, when I have the time I periodically go in and rearrange those sets.  Today I found some glaring holes in one of my all-time favorite sets: 1993 Upper Deck.  With the aid of The Trading Card Database, I realized that I need the following three cards:

24, 426, 459

This hurts.  On the bright side that second Chipper is pretty sweet.  If anyone out there has one or all of these, please let me know.  This will definitely be one of those collecting things that eats away at me.  I've also put the '93 UD inserts on my wantlist.  Hit me up!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Newest Braves

Yesterday, I featured some vintage cards received in a trade.  Today we're looking at the opposite end of the spectrum.  Tom, from Waiting 'til Next Year, sent over another stack of cards off my wantlist.  He sent some extra cards including most of the '15 Allen & Ginter Braves.  I wasn't planning to put together the team set but I've changed my mind.  My wantlist has been updated accordingly.  You can see my end of the trade here.

Tom also sent cards of two of the newest Braves prospects:

2015 Panini USA Stars and Stripes #58 and #65

Tom was correct in assuming that I knew that Kolby Allard and Lucas Herbert were the first two selections made by the Braves in the 2015 draft (14th and 54th respectively).  It is worth noting that they were both class and battery mates at San Clementine High in California.  Both players have signed so it should be fun to see how they develop together.  Hopefully I'll soon get a chance to see them play with the Rome Braves.

But wait, Tom also sent this:

I'm always down for a parallel even if I don't know what to call it!  I'm not much for prospecting but these cards are definitely welcome in my collection.  Thanks Tom!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Vintage Braves

I haven't been posting too often here but I've been lurking around comment sections making trades.  I recently traded with Charlie at Lifetime Topps Project and Mark of My Best Friend Collects Chipper Jones.  Both took huge chunks out of my wantlist.  Additionally they sent extra cards that I just have to show off here.  I haven't much ventured into the realm of vintage cards.  (For me that's anything pre-1981.)  So I was pretty pumped to receive these.  Lets have a look, going back chronologically.  These first cards are from Mark:

1972 Topps #74 and #172

My experience with this set is limited to the '72 mini inserts in the 2013 Topps flagship.

1971 Topps #52 and #81

I've read a lot about the '71 cards on the blogosphere but I've never held any in my hands.  Love them.

1969 Topps #489

Very cool!

And from Charlie:

1965 #407

I only have one other Milwaukee card so this is a very very cool addition to the collection.

These cards almost make me want to abandon the quest for endless parallels.  I'll always put together the most recent Topps base team set but maybe next year I'll take shot at finishing some of the older sets.  For now that means '80s and '90s but I'll eventually make it further back.  These cards represent a pretty good start.  Charlie and Mark, thank you so much!

I'm eager to move all non-Braves cards out of my apartment so I'm open to any and all trades.  Hit me up!