Saturday, 23 January 2016

2009 Goudey Graphs

I have been impressed with the personal collections of others , particularly those who amass collections of autographs.
There are 63 Goudey Graphs to collect. I will attempt over the coming months (years ) to collect all of these.
I have 20 and need 43 more.

GGAG Adrian Gonzalez San Diego Padres 
GGAV Mike Aviles Kansas City Royals 
GGBE Josh Beckett Boston Red Sox 
GGBH Bill Hall Milwaukee Brewers 
GGBM Brian McCann Atlanta Braves 
GGBP Brandon Phillips Cincinnati Reds 
GGBR Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 
GGBU B.J. Upton Tampa Bay Rays 
GGBY Marlon Byrd Texas Rangers 
GGCF Carlton Fisk Boston Red Sox 
GGCG Conor Gillaspie San Francisco Giants 
GGCH Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies 
GGCK Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 
GGCL Carlos Lee Houston Astros 
GGCU Johnny Cueto Cincinnati Reds 
GGDF Dexter Fowler Colorado Rockies 
GGDJ Derek Jeter New York Yankees 
GGDP David Price Tampa Bay Rays 
GGED Edgar Martinez Seattle Mariners  
GGEE Edwin Encarnacion Cincinnati Reds 
GGEL Evan Longoria Tampa Bay Rays 
GGFC Francisco Cervelli New York Yankees 
GGFI Chone Figgins Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 
GGGA Garrett Atkins Colorado Rockies 
GGGP Gaylord Perry San Francisco Giants 
GGGS Grady Sizemore Cleveland Indians 
GGHR Hanley Ramirez Florida Marlins 
GGIK Ian Kennedy New York Yankees 
GGJB Jeff Baisley Oakland Athletics 
GGJC Joe Carter Toronto Blue Jays 
GGJF Jeff Francoeur Atlanta Braves 
GGJG Jeremy Guthrie Baltimore Orioles 
GGJP James Parr Atlanta Braves 
GGJU Justin Masterson Boston Red Sox 
GGKG Ken Griffey Jr. EXCH Chicago White Sox 
GGKK Kila Ka'aihue Kansas City Royals 
GGKS Kelly Shoppach Cleveland Indians 
GGKY Kevin Youkilis Boston Red Sox 
GGLM Lou Marson Philadelphia Phillies 
GGMA Matt Antonelli San Diego Padres 
GGMB Michael Bowden Boston Red Sox 
GGMG Mat Gamel Milwaukee Brewers 
GGMM Miguel Montero Arizona Diamondbacks 
GGMS Max Scherzer Arizona Diamondbacks 
GGMT Matt Tuiasosopo Seattle Mariners 
GGNB Nick Blackburn Minnesota Twins 
GGOH Orel Hershiser
GGPC Phil Coke New York Mets 
GGPE Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox 
GGPF Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers 
GGRF Rollie Fingers Oakland Athletics 
GGRH Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays 
GGRS Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 
GGSD Stephen Drew Arizona Diamondbacks 
GGSI Greg Smith Colorado Rockies 
GGTG Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves 
GGTR Tim Raines Montreal Expos 
GGTT Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies 
GGVM Victor Martinez Cleveland Indians 
GGWF Whitey Ford New York Yankees 
GGWL Wade LeBlanc San Diego Padres 
GGYG Yovani Gallardo Milwaukee Brewers

Saturday, 17 October 2015

2015 Bowman Baseball Value pack

This one has been sitting for a while gathering, dare I say it, dust. Shame on me.
The 2015 Bowman set consists of 150 base cards, including 30 Rookies. This is a reduction from last year,which had a 220 card base set. There are a number of base parallels including Silver, Purple, Blue, Gold, Retail-only Green, hobby-only Orange, Red, Black, Silver Ice, jumbo-only Red Ice and White Ice.  
Traditionally Bowman is known for its prospects, which has grown to 150 cards. These are also available in a number of parallels; Purple, Blue, Gold, Retail-only Green, hobby-only Orange, Red and Superfractor. There are also parallels that were released in the Asian market only Black and Red. 

The Red Sox checklist contains:
#27 Mookie Betts
#76 David Ortiz
#81 Xander Bogaerts
#117 Mike Napoli
#122 Anthony Ranaudo
#125 Rusney Castillo
#126 Bryce Brentz
#133 Edwin Escobar
#143 Matt Barnes
#BP34 Rafael Devers 
#BP57 Jantzen Witte 
#BP64 Jordan Betts 
#BP70 Carlos Asuaje 
#BP92 Henry Owens
#BP133 Trey Ball 
#BCP215 Simon Mercedes 
#BCP230 Manuel Margot
As of yet I have not collected any of the Bowman cards.

I have a value pack that contains 3 packs of 10 cards plus 3 yellow parallel cards (which are retail exclusive parallels).

Pack 1:
#69 Victor Martinez Tigers
#85 Kurt Suzuki Twins
#101 Greg Holland Royals
#126 Bryce Brentz Red Sox
#128 Cory Spangenberg Padres
#BP56 Hunter Dozier Royals
#BP84 Nick Petree Cardinals
#BP122 Hunter Renfroe Padres
#BCP26 Hunter Harvey Orioles
#BCP68 Raimel Tapia Rockies

Pack 2:
#18 Jarrod Saltalamacchia Marlins
#24 Alex Cobb Bay Rays
#75 Jacob DeGrom Mets
#84 Henderson Alvarez Marlins
#117 Mike Napoli Red Sox
#BP14 Marco Gonzalez Cardinals
#BP45 James Dykstra Whie Sox
#BP101 Rio Ruiz Astros
#BCP49 Sal Romano Reds
#BCP104 Robert Refsnyder Yankees

Pack 3:
#20 Paul Goldschmidt D-backs
#29 Ian Kinsler Tigers
#99 Ian Kennedy Padres
#145 Xavier Scruggs Cardinals
#BP10 Logan Moon Royals
#BP49 Sal Romano Reds
#BP138 Mike Yastrzemski Orioles
#BP150 Carlos Rodon White Sox Silver Ice
#BCP65 Gabriel Quintana Padres
#BCP118 Domingo German Marlins

Bonus pack:
#BP48 Erik Gonzalez Indians
#BP57 Jantzen Witte Red Sox
#BP142 Albert Almora Cubs

Not a bad couple of packs, three Sox and a famous Red Sox sibling.
The first pack had way too many 'Hunters'.

2009 Goudey Memorabilia

In keeping with my Pursuit of 2009 Goudey Graphs, I will attempt to complete the 2009 Goudey Memorabilia at the same time.
According to baseballcardpedia there are 84 memorabilia cards to collect,

I have 41 and need 43

GM-AB A.J. Burnett Toronto Blue Jays
GM-AE Andre Ethier Los Angeles Dodgers
GM-AH Aaron Harang Cincinnati Reds
GM-AJ Adam Jones Baltimore Orioles
GM-AR Aramis Ramirez Chicago Cubs
GM-BC Bobby Crosby Oakland Athletics
GM-BE Carlos Beltran New York Mets
GM-BG Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals
GM-BH Bill Hall Milwaukee Brewers
GM-BM Brian McCann Atlanta Braves
GM-BP Brandon Phillips Cincinnati Reds
GM-BR Brian Roberts Baltimore Orioles
GM-BS Ben Sheets Milwaukee Brewers
GM-BW Billy Williams Chicago Cubs
GM-CA Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers
GM-CB Clay Buchholz Boston Red Sox
GM-CG Carlos Guillen Detroit Tigers
GM-CH Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies
GM-CL Carlos Lee Houston Astros
GM-CR Cal Ripken Jr. Baltimore Orioles
GM-CS Curt Schilling Boston Red Sox
GM-CU Chase Utley Philadelphia Phillies
GM-CY Chris Young San Diego Padres
GM-DA Johnny Damon New York Yankees
GM-DJ Derek Jeter New York Yankees
GM-DL Derrek Lee Chicago Cubs
GM-DM Daisuke Matsuzaka Boston Red Sox
GM-DO David Ortiz Boston Red Sox
GM-DS Denard Span Minnesota Twins
GM-DY Delmon Young Minnesota Twins
GM-FH Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners
GM-FL Francisco Liriano Minnesota Twins
GM-GA Garret Anderson Los Angeles Angels
GM-HK Howie Kendrick Los Angeles Angels
GM-HR Hanley Ramirez Florida Marlins
GM-HU Tim Hudson Atlanta Braves
GM-JA Reggie Jackson Oakland Athletics
GM-JD Jermaine Dye Chicago White Sox
GM-JE Jacoby Ellsbury Boston Red Sox
GM-JF Jeff Francoeur Atlanta Braves
GM-JG Jason Giambi New York Yankees
GM-JH J.J. Hardy Milwaukee Brewers
GM-JJ Josh Johnson Florida Marlins
GM-JM John Maine New York Mets
GM-JN Joe Nathan Minnesota Twins
GM-JO Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds
GM-JS Joakim Soria Kansas City Royals
GM-JT Jim Thome Chicago White Sox
GM-JV Jason Varitek Boston Red Sox
GM-JW Jered Weaver Los Angeles Angels
GM-KF Kosuke Fukudome Chicago Cubs
GM-KJ Kelly Johnson Atlanta Braves
GM-KS Kevin Slowey Minnesota Twins
GM-KW Kerry Wood Chicago Cubs
GM-KY Kevin Youkilis Boston Red Sox
GM-LB Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals
GM-LE Cliff Lee Cleveland Indians
GM-MA Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins
GM-ME Melvin Mora Baltimore Orioles
GM-MK Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers
GM-MS Mike Schmidt Philadelphia Phillies
GM-MY Michael Young Texas Rangers
GM-NM Nick Markakis Baltimore Orioles
GM-NR Nolan Ryan Texas Rangers
GM-NS Nick Swisher New York Yankees
GM-OS Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals
GM-PA Jonathan Papelbon Boston Red Sox
GM-PE Brad Penny Los Angeles Dodgers
GM-PF Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers
GM-PH Phil Hughes New York Yankees
GM-PN Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves
GM-RF Rafael Furcal Los Angeles Dodgers
GM-RJ Reggie Jackson New York Yankees
GM-RO Roy Oswalt Houston Astros
GM-RS Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs
GM-RY Robin Yount Milwaukee Brewers
GM-SH Gary Sheffield Detroit Tigers
GM-TG Troy Glaus St. Louis Cardinals
GM-TH Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres
GM-TS Takashi Saito Los Angeles Dodgers
GM-TT Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies
GM-VM Victor Martinez Cleveland Indians
GM-WI Josh Willingham Washington Nationals
GM-YG Yovani Gallardo Milwaukee Brewers

Sunday, 20 September 2015

2013 Panini Cooperstown baseball trading cards

 The final packs from a box of 2013 Cooperstown, which I purchased in an effort to complete the 165 Colgan's Disk inserts. At a ratio of 1 per pack,possibly not the best way to knock out the whole set, but enjoyable all the same. 
Follow my progress towards the complete set of Colgan's 'Stars of the Diamond' on round disks here

Pack 1:
#19 Nap Lajoie Cleveland
#42 Jackie Robinson Kansas City Monarchs
#48 Rick Ferrell Boston
#66 Billy Williams Chicago orange matrix 228/325
#90 Carl Yastrzemski Boston
Disk 7 George Wright Boston

Pack 2:
#17 Satchel Paige Kansas City Monarchs green shard
#24 Goose Goslin Washington
#31 Mel Ott New York
#81 Orlando Cepeda Atlanta 
#88 Bruce Stutter Atlanta
Disk 83 Frank Robinson Baltimore 

Pack 3:
#19 Nap Lajoie Cleveland green shard 
#29 Jim Bottomley St. Louis 
#36 Bill Dickey New York
#86 Phil Niekro Atlanta 
#93 Carlton Fisk Boston 
Disk 137 Ryne Sandberg Chicago

Pack 4:
#20 Rube Marquard New York
#32 Buck Ewing Lumberjack
#34 Harry Heilmann Detroit
#77 Steve Carlton Philadelphia
#91 Tony Perez Cincinnati 
Disk 100 Red Schoendienst St. Louis

Pack 5:
#3 Historic Ticket October 7, 1920
#9 Johnny Evers Boston orange matrix 063/325
#10 Frank Chance Chicago
#44 Dave Bancroft New York
#68 Yogi Berra New York
Disk 162 Gary Carter Montreal

Pack 6:
#1 Lou Gehrig New Yrok
#3 Tris Speaker Cleveland orange matrix 172/325
#9 Johnny Evers Boston
#51 Bob Feller Cleveland
#75 Al Kaline Detroit
Disk 35 Rabbit Maranville Pittsburgh

Pack 7:
#25 Lefty Grove Philadelphia
#32 Jimmie Foxx Boston
#67 Hoyt Wilhelm Baltimore
#74 Luis Aparicio Chicago green shard
#89 Juan Marichal San Francisco
Disk 16 Roger Bresnahan New York

Pack 8:
#2 Cy Young Cleveland
#26 Lloyd Waner Pittsburgh
#60 Whitey Ford New York
#65 Vin Scully Los Angeles orange matrix 269/325
#83 Willie Stargell Pittsburgh
Disk 94 Bobby Doerr Boston 

Pack 9:
#6 Rogers Hornsby St. Louis
#18 Rod Carew Induction
#57 Al Barliek Umpire
#64 Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn
#99 George Brett Kansas City 
Disk 30 Mel Ott New York

I now have 50 disks. A little way to go yet! 

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

2013 Topps Chrome baseball cards

Topps Chrome is always a popular choice with collectors, who like me like shiny.
The 220 card base set with the 25 base card variations, inclusion of die-cut cards, a rainbow of coloured parallels for player collectors and on-card autographs make these great packs to open.
I still need these (which is all of the Red Sox) from 2013 Topps Chrome: 
#29 Shane Victorino 
#46 Mike Napoli 
#79 David Ortiz 
#92 Dustin Pedroia 
#111 Jon Lester 
#112 Allen Webster RC 
#133 Will Middlebrooks 
#166 Jackie Bradley Jr. RC 
#204 Jacoby Ellsbury

I have seven packs to open, each pack contains 4 cards.

#34 Felix Hernandez Mariners
#191 Dexter Fowler Rockies
#199 Yu Darvish Rangers
#CC-JR Jose Reyes Blue Jays

Pack 2:
#51 Sergio Romo Giants
#56 Carl Crawford Dodgers
#80 Shelby Miller Cardinals
#146 Yadier Molina Cardinals

Pack 3:
#4 Jon Jay Cardinals
#137 Mat Latos Reds
#176 Wilin Rosario Rockies
#220 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals

Pack 4:
#33 Marcell Ozuna Marlins X-fractor
#78 Nolan Arenado Rockies
#87 Kyle Gibson Twins
#134 Kendrys Morales Mariners

Pack 5:
#72 Victor Martinez Tigers
#75 Robinson Cano Yankees
#82 Robbie Grossman Astros
#170 Carter Capps Mariners

Pack 6:
#43 Adam Wainwright Cardinals
#76 Cole Hamels Phillies
#220 Bryce Harper Nationals
#72C-MC Miguel Cabrera Tigers

Pack 7:
#52 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies
#64 Tim Lincecum Giants
#136 Albert Pujols Angels refractor
#180 Zack Wheeler Mets

Nuts no Red Sox again. 

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

2013 Panini Cooperstown Baseball trading cards

I few more packs from the retail box of Copperstown I purchased in an effort to collect the set of Colgan's Chips. Follow my progress here.
I have 18 packs to go in the box, which means 18 more Colgan's Chips.

Pack 1:
#5 Tyrus Cobb Detroit
#6 Fergie Jenkins Canada international play
#54 George Kell Detroit
#63 Warren Spahn Milwaukee
#96 Mike Schmidt Philadelphia
Disc 89 Herman Killebrew Minnesota

Pack 2:
#16 Historic Ticket October 7th, 1944
#38 Mickey Cochrane Detroit
#46 Charlie Gehringer Detroit
#95 Catfish Hunter Oakland 
#103 Carlton Fisk Chicago
Disc 50 Casey Stengel New York

Pack 3:
#30 George Sisler St.Louis
#37 Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh
#59 Phil Rizzuto New York green
#80 Johnny Bench Cincinnati
#87 Tom Seaver New York
Disc 66 Josh Gibson St.Louis

Pack 4:
#3 Phil Niekro Induction
#7 Walter Johnson Washington 
#49 Bob Lemon Cleveland
#58 Duke Snider Brooklyn
#100 Nolan Ryan Houston
Disc 62 Lefty Gomez New York

Pack 5:
#5 Roy Campanella's Shin Guards
#13 Dan Brouthers Detroit 
#28 Buck Leonard Homestead Grays
#55 Roy Campanella Baltimore Elite Giants
#71 Frank Robinson Cincinnati
Disc 23 Ed Walsh Chicago

Pack 6:
#5 Historic Ticket October 7th, 1922
#39 Dizzy Dean St.Louis
#47 Al Lopez Cleveland
#82 Rod Carew Minnesota
#94 Jim Palmer Baltimore blue 259/499
Disc 13 Rogers Hornsby St.Louis

Pack 7:
#2 Numbers Game Young/Johnson
#4 Christy Mathewson New York
#11 Cap Anson Chicago
#53 Lou Boudreau Cleveland
#62 Casey Stengel New York
Disc 154 Connie Mack Philadelphia

Pack 8:
#10 Frank Chance Chicago red 343/399 
#16 Edd Roush Cincinnati
#23 Hack Wilson Chicago
#65 Vin Scully Los Angeles
#73 Richie Ashburn Philadelphia
Disc 47 Luke Appling Chicago

Pack 9:
#15 Frank Frisch New York
#22 Zack Wheat Brooklyn
#72 Robin Roberts Philadelphia
#79 Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh
#86 Phil Niekro Atlanta orange 264/325
Disc 30 Mel Ott New York
Just a little bit closer.

Monday, 14 September 2015

2014 Topps Series Two baseball cards

I only the David Ortiz short printed variations to complete the series two Red Sox set. Which are:
#475A David Ortiz SP/Goggles on face
#475B David Ortiz SP/Goggles on head.
I have three packs of 2014 Series 2 each containing 12 cards and as directed I will be looking for exclusive cards. (and Red Sox naturally)

Pack 1:
#380 Tyler Chatwood Rockies
#410 A.J.Griffin Athletics
#419 Lucas Harrell Astros
#499 checklist
#529 Jesus Montero Mariners
#578 Tyler Thornburg Brewers
#613  Mark Teixeira Yankees
#617 Greg Holland Royals
#634 Gaby Sanchez Pirates
#652 Edinson Volquez Pirates
#659 Ervin Santana Braves
#BM-21 Shelby Miller Cardinals

Pack 2:
#343 Nate Freiman Athletics
#364 checklist
#365 Dan Uggla Braves
#369 Erick Aybar Angels
#414 Michael Wacha Cardinals
#555 Adam Eaton White Sox
#559 Asdrubal Cabrera Indians
#623 Chad Billingsley Dodgers
#624 Alex Presley Twins
#626 Tommy Hanson Rangers
#642 Brandon Kintzler Brewers
#FN-32 Michael Wacha Cardinals

Pack 3:
#354 Donnie Murphy Cubs
#377 J.J.Hardy Orioles
#390 checklist
#396 Brain Roberts Yankees
#511 Travis Wood Cubs
#534 Ian Kinsler Tigers
#538 Jon Jay Cardinals red hot foil
#580 Todd Frazier Reds
#590 Brett Cecil Blue Jays
#599 Jason Motte Cardinals
#616 Zach McAllister Indians
#625 Albert Pujols Angels

OK. I understand that people like to see variety in their cards, but I am not sure about these 'Red Hot Foils' Does any collector seriously try to complete the set?
It was the closet thing to red in these packs as well!