Trying to fend off the urge to buy a blaster or a pack or two to bust is a hard thing for me some weekends. I have little free time these days to buy anything, much less to blog about it, but whenever I get the chance I try to go out and get something. I've been really happy with the few Heritage Chrome cards that I've come across and I'd like to try and do a Mets team set of just the chrome cards. Plus I really like to try to buy something new for a change and Heritage would be just about right.
I like that they have these desaturated backgrounds that highlights the players better.
I picked up two so far. One on ebay and one on a trade. They also have this "wood grain" sort of thing going on in the backgrounds as well as being de-saturated. Little slashes dug into the surface of the card. I'm not sure what to make of it, but the player and the border is all smooth and colorful unlike the rest of the card.
The sad thing is, I can't seem to find any blasters or packs around. I even searched out some online and couldn't find any hobby boxes. I'm not sure if that's the right way to go. I need to go by the real hobby shop in town and see if they have any available.
But anyway, I couldn't find Heritage so I picked up another blaster of Goodwin Champions.
This is another product that I sort of like a few of the cards, but I don't really like the set overall. Last blaster I pulled some really cool stuff so this time I'm hoping to get something nice again.
I pulled a surfer. Not so excited about that. I have no idea who this is, apparently he's married to Gabrielle Reece the famous volley ball player. Her, I know. It'd be nice to have a card of her instead,don't you think?
I also pulled a few martial arts and non-baseball cards.
.. and another Manning. Last time I pulled big brother.
These cards are okay I guess.
... and an Obama.
I pulled lot of hockey cards in this box.
A guy holding a hockey puck.
..and for good measure one of those 2oth anniversary cards featuring a hockey player.
I know nothing about hockey except Wayne Gretsky and a lot of highlights on ESPN seemed to show a lot of fighting. That's pretty cool in my book, but I'm not sure if I could sit through a whole game. or fight or whatever they call it.
So far I've gotten at least one relic or auto per box as well as one of the Gypsy Queen minis.
I like this a LOT better than the A-rod I pulled last time.
This was a pretty good box for Mets though. I didn't pull any last time so it was nice to get some in this box.
Sheffield. Okay, at least in a Met uniform.
Delgado. That guy always seems to have cool cards.
David Wright. Whoo Hoo!! I like this one a lot, especially the Mr. Met.
This Jose Reyes card is now one of my newest cards that sits on my desk in a top loader. The dirt stain is nice, and the Mets logo is really sharp looking. The expression in his face, everything makes this card so cool to me.
The Matt Holiday card was on my radar. I'm sort of trying to track down cards of guys from Oklahoma. He's one of the easier ones to collect, simply because he's currently playing. Matt Kemp would be another fave.
Love the retired player cards. The old school logos are nice. In this case it looks nice...
... in this Zambrano card not so nice. I have no idea what that is supposed to be on the upper right. They're the Cubs, right? That looks like some sort of cartoon gerbil or rat. I'm really trying to figure out what that reminds me of. I vaguely recall something like that on a Saturday Night Live cartoon or something. It's driving me nuts trying to think of where I've seen that before.
Another cool retired player.
This is a cool card of Utley.
I mentioned early about the Delgado cards I have all being pretty cool cards? Well, I only have like 3 of them, so theirs probably a lot more that aren't cool, but ignorance is bliss, right?
Anyway, I've got a new theory that all Jermaine Dye cards are pretty interesting looking. I'm basing that on an Upper Deck card from maybe 2008, Allen and Ginter base and relic cards and now this one.
This is my big hit from the blaster. Last blaster I pulled an auto. Gavin Floyd.
I guess White Sox hits are the only mojo I get out of Goodwin.
I think this is my first relic that has a stripe in it. I like that you can see his face clearly. They didn't spend much time photoshoping the stadium reflection out of his sunglasses though. Kind of an interesting contrast from the trees and stuff in the background.
I didn't mean to spend this much time posting, but it's hard to stop when you get started. Hope I didn't bore anybody too much with my ramblings. If anybody sees anything worth trading for let me know. At some point I'll get around to putting some of this stuff over to my other blog dedicated to my trade/want list.
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