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Mail Day! Another Ginter Silk!

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Today I received a trade package from the perfect type of trade.  I sent about 20 different cards that I already had several of to begin with, in exchange for one card that I highly covet.  Being able to get rid of extra cards and reducing the excess fat in my collection is one of my main collecting goals for 2011.

Enough about that…today I received another one of my silk error cards from this year’s set.  In case you weren’t aware, Topps’ quality control department must have been on break when printing my silk card, and they somehow managed to put Brett Gardner’s picture on my card.


I was contacted a while back about someone who also had one but he hasn’t responded to me so I’m not sure if he has it.  So there you have it…I have #s 2, 6, 7, and 9.  If you can track down 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, or 10, I will provide you an offer you can’t refuse!

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December 29, 2010 at 6:35 pm

2010 Bowman Chrome

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Another product that I received for Christmas was a box of 2010 Bowman Chrome.  I’ve never really gotten much into the Chrome sets, but taking one look at a refractor lets me know what all the hype is about.  Someone please help me though…why are all the cards shaped like the letter “C”???  Is it the technology that makes these things so warped?

Anyways, below is what I received…all of it is available so let me know if any of it interests you!

Base: 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 40, 43, 50, 53, 67, 80, 82, 85, 87, 94, 111, 114, 124, 143, 148, 163, 174, 179, 179, 180, 180, Checklist 1, Checklist 2

Base rookies: 199, 202, 212, 218

Bowman Chrome prospects (all card #s start with BCP): 117, 119, 126, 127, 128, 129, 134, 135, 137, 142, 143, 146, 151, 151, 154, 155, 157, 161, 162, 165, 166, 172, 177, 180, 182, 189, 190, 191, 192, 197, 198, 200, 205, 206, 209, 214, 214, 217, 218, 220

Bowman Chrome 18U USA baseball: 4, 5, 9, 13, 14, 17

Bowman Chrome propsects Auto: 222 – Ryan Wheeler (Diamondbacks)

Bowman Chrome Topps 11 prospects: 6 – Mike Moustakas #’d 911/999 (Royals)

Bowman Chrome Refractors: 43 – Jose Lopez, 80 – Johan Santana, 124 – Kendry Morales, 149 – Jose Reyes, 178 – Chone Figgins

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December 28, 2010 at 7:37 pm

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2010 Topps Updates & Highlights

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It’s been a while since I’ve opened any cards after completely burning myself out after working on the Ginter Code this summer.  My parents have a tradition of giving me several packs for Christmas since I was a little kid, and for several years this would be the only packs I would open all year.  I got various packs but this post will circle around the few packs of 2010 Topps Updates and Highlights I received.  All of these are available, so if you see something you need/want, let me know!

Base:  1, 18, 39,42,50, 68, 69, 83, 84, 85, 90, 101, 105, 114, 127, 131, 133, 139, 143, 144, 144, 148, 160, 173, 175, 182, 185, 201, 206, 210, 216, 221, 224, 227, 249, 255, 259, 263, 264, 264, 275, 276, 280, 282, 300, 301, 301, 307, 321, 324, 327

Gold: 133 – Javier Vasquez

Tales of the game: 2-Triple Billing, 10-Walter Johnson

Topps Attax: Victor Martinez, Victor Martinez, Mike Leake, Kevin Youkilis

Turkey Red: 113 – Josh Johnson, 118 – Joe Mauer

Vintage Legends: 28 – Ozzie Smith, 38 – Lou Gehrig

Cards your mom threw out: Ernie Banks 1965 Topps original back, 133 – Tom Seaver 1968 Topps

Million Card Giveaway: 29 Yastrzemski, 29 Yastrzemski

What did I get with the Million Card Giveaway redemptions you ask?  One good, one not good:

1984 Topps Bruce Benedict

Pretty happy with this one:

1961 Topps Phil Rizzuto

 

 

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December 27, 2010 at 2:29 pm

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Sharpe’s Answer to his Code!

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In case anyone checks out the always awesome SharpeSince92 blog, you would know he occasionally has code contests from time to time.  Not sure if I was the winner, so I’ll wait for confirmation 🙂

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December 21, 2010 at 5:58 pm

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What are these cards????

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I picked these up at a local card show today because I’ve never seen them before, and I’m sure there are plenty of Canseco/Griffey/Sandberg supercollectors out there that don’t have them.  They are some kind of metal, have nothing on the back, and don’t appear to be numbered.  Any clue???!!!  They look to me like early 90s based on the picture…sorry for the poor photos, they came from my camera phone!

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September 18, 2010 at 1:55 pm

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Help Me Finish Off 2010 Allen & Ginter!!

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I’m tackling complete mini sets, and still need a few other things.  If you have a trade opportunity leave a comment below!!!

2010 Allen & Ginter NEED LIST:

Base: 56, 64, 91, 91, 103, 128, 137, 137, 171, 280, 280, Checklist cards 3 & 4 from Retail (not hobby)

Base SP:  303, 309, 345, 345

This Day in History: 62

Baseball Sketches:  11

World’s Wordsmiths minis:  10

Monsters of the Mesozoic minis:  6, 14, 25

National Animals minis: 35, 42

Regular minis – this is what I have, I need everything else: 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 22, 31, 32,  33, 34, 35, 39, 40, 42,  54, 57, 64, 65, 79, 82, 84, 90, 95, 95, 99, 100, 102, 103, 105, 107, 123, 127, 136, 137, 141, 143, 145, 148, 151, 155, 158, 159, 166, 168, 173, 177, 178, 187, 189, 198, 201, 205, 206, 213, 217, 218, 223, 224, 226, 233, 239, 240, 247, 251, 252, 257, 258, 259, 261, 264, 267, 283, 284, 285, 292, 293, 294, 296, 301, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 316, 318, 319, 320, 321, 323, 324, 325, 326, 329, 331, 332, 335, 336, 338, 341, 342, 343, 344, 346, 347, 349

A&G back minis – this is what I have, I need everything else:  1, 2, 5, 10, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 41, 48, 50, 57, 63, 72, 75, 76, 82, 85, 90, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 108, 109, 115, 116, 121, 122, 128, 129, 132, 134, 137, 142, 143, 144, 145, 148, 149, 150, 155, 157, 158, 163, 166, 168, 170, 177, 178, 179, 182, 184, 185, 187, 188, 192, 194, 197, 198, 205, 210, 212, 228, 229, 233, 236, 239, 242, 255, 258, 259, 261, 264, 269, 285, 288, 289, 290, 292, 295, 299, 310, 339, 340, 350

Black border minis – this is what I have, I need everything else:  7, 13, 30, 33, 34, 42, 57, 62, 76, 82, 88, 90, 95, 103, 116, 126, 129, 156, 162, 169, 184, 208, 217, 230, 234, 235, 258, 265, 266, 267, 284, 288, 290, 292, 295, 299, 323, 327, 350

No Number mini – this is what I have, I need everything else:  11, 38, 161, 206, 286

Bazooka Back minis – this is what I have, I need everything else:  193

Celestial Stars:  2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12

World’s Biggest – 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

Creatures of Legend, Myth & Joy – 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

2010 Allen & Ginter FOR TRADE:

Base: 1, 1, 2, 4, 4, 6, 6, 7, 7, 9, 9, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 20, 21, 22, 22, 24, 25, 25, 26, 26, 27, 27, 28, 29, 31, 35, 35, 41, 42, 45, 45, 46, 47, 49, 49, 50, 52, 53, 55, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 60, 60, 61, 62, 65, 66, 68, 70, 71, 72, 74, 74, 75, 76, 78, 78, 79, 80, 81, 84, 85, 86, 89, 89, 92, 96, 98, 98, 99, 99, 100, 101, 102, 104, 105, 106, 106, 107, 108, 108, 109, 109, 110, 111, 111, 113, 115, 116, 116, 116, 120, 120, 121, 125, 126, 127, 129, 130, 130, 133, 134, 138, 139, 140, 142, 146, 147, 147, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 162, 163, 168, 170, 170, 172, 172, 173, 174, 174, 177, 178, 180, 181, 182, 185, 187, 189, 190, 190, 192, 193, 196, 197, 199, 199, 200, 201, 201, 202, 203, 203, 205, 205, 207, 208, 209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 219, 220, 222, 224, 224, 225, 225, 226, 227, 227, 228, 229, 229, 230, 230, 232, 233, 235, 237, 238, 239, 241, 245, 247, 248, 250, 252, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 265, 268, 269, 269, 270, 271, 278, 278, 282, 282, 283, 283, 284, 286, 287, 288, 290, 291, 293, 294, 294, 295, 297, 297, 298, 299, 300, 306, 312, 313, 313, 313, 314, 315, 326, 327, 328, 332, 333, 338, 338, 338, 340, 343, 344, 350, 350

Regular minis:  7, 22, 102, 247, 324, 338, 349

A&G back minis:  32, 43, 63, 94, 122, 129, 142, 157, 158, 188, 205, 299, 339, 350

Black border minis: 266

This Day in History: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 27, 27, 30, 32, 33, 33, 35, 39, 39, 41, 41, 45, 45, 48, 52, 52, 55, 55, 59, 59, 60, 63, 63, 63, 64, 65, 65, 66, 66, 67, 68, 71, 72, 73, 74, 74, 75

Baseball Sketches:  1, 8, 12

Lords of Olympus minis:  2, 3, 6, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 18, 19, 20, 20, 20, 21, 22, 25, 25

Sailors of the Seven Seas minis: 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 6, 7, 7, 9

World’s Wordsmiths minis:  1, 4, 5, 7, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14

Monsters of the Mesozoic: 2, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 15, 16, 17, 17, 17, 17, 18, 21, 21, 22, 22

National Animals minis: 1, 3, 7, 8, 12, 13, 13, 18, 20, 24, 26, 26, 27, 27, 28, 28, 29, 29, 29, 30, 32, 33, 33, 33, 36, 37, 37, 44, 44, 44, 47, 47, 48

World’s Biggest: 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5

N43s:  Prince Fielder, Ryan Howard, Nick MarkakisBaseball Highlights Cabinet Cards: NCCB4 (Astros Teammates), NCCB6 (Yankees win), NCCB7 (Mauer), NCCB9 (Ellsbury)

Engineering Achievements Cabinet Cards:  NCCB3 (Hoover Dam)

Rip Card: Tim Hudson 17/50 (Ripped)

Jersey Relics:  Braun, B. Butler, B. Butler, B. Butler, Danks (with black pinstripe), Helton, U. Jiminez, J. Johnson, Kemp, McCann, McCann, I. Rodriguez, Samardzjia, Sizemore

Bat Relics: Melky Cabrera, Stephen Drew, Yunel Escobar, Prince Fielder, Adam Jones, Ian Kinsler, Ian Kinsler, Hanley Ramirez, Troy Tulowitzki, Troy Tulowitzki,

Framed Autos: Everth Cabrera, Cameron Maybin, Alexei Ramirez (redemption), Chris Volstad, Josh Willingham, Ryan Zimmerman

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September 1, 2010 at 10:12 pm

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Help Me Figure Out The Future of My Collection!

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I’m at a crossroads right now of what I want to collect going forward. My main goal has been to collect each of the Topps base sets from 1960 through 1990. Obviously this would take me many years to do, and would be my main focus of my collecting for the next 10 to 15 years.

However, I was fortunate enough to have a card in this year’s Allen & Ginter set for being the 2009 Ginter Code champion (#165), and part of me wants to scrap the 1960-90 idea, and instead start trying to complete a master set of 2010 A&G. I would collect the entire set of the following: base, regular mini, A&G back mini, black border mini, no number mini, Bazooka minis, all of the special mini sets (wordsmiths, animals, Celesital Stars, etc.), all of the boxloaders and n43s, all of the relics, and all of the autographs.

I wouldn’t go for the silk cards, the red autos, wood cards, blank backs, book cards, printing plates, or any of the other really rare stuff like nameplates or dinosaur relics.

Obviously the 2010 set has deep sentimental value to me as I actually have a card in the set. What are your thoughts? Which would you do if you were me?  Leave a comment below and let me know!

I also want to give an update on my chase for the various versions of my card…here is where I currently stand on that end.  First, the fronts:


Now the backs:

So I have the regular base, regular mini, A&G back mini, black-border mini, no number mini, bazooka mini, silk (error), blue printing plate, and the 1/1 blank back.  Still need: black, yellow, red, printing plate, and the 1/1 wood card.  If you locate any of these let me know!

Don’t forget to leave a comment for what route my collection should go…2010 Master A&G set, as that set has more sentimental value than any other set ever will, or go for the 1960-1990.  Thanks for reading!

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August 2, 2010 at 6:47 pm

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All The Hits From My Allen & Ginter Case!

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Ladies and gents, I’ve spent this rainy morning in Louisville scanning all the hits from my case of 2010 Allen & Ginter.  Pretty much all of this is up for trade/sale, but hurry, because a lot of this will end up on eBay soon!  Make sure to check out my trade list for this year’s set, as I have a lot of needs/extras!

First up, are the hits that I am definitely keeping…the Cueto auto didn’t come from my case, I acquired that in a trade.

Next up, the autos and rip card (which I ripped in 2.2 seconds after seeing it was Hudson)!:

On to the best of the jersey relics:

The rest of the jersey relics:

The bat relics:

The last of the bat relics and my mini hits (the red auto was in the rip card):

Let me know if there is anything in here you need!!

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July 17, 2010 at 10:39 am

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2010 Allen & Ginter Need/Trade List

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NOTE:  THIS LIST WILL CHANGE…PLEASE USE THE TRADE LIST IN THE RIGHT SIDEBAR FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE…THANKS!

I’m FINALLY getting a chance to sit down and sort through everything from the case I bought…I’ll also add this to my want list at the right, and it will probably take me a couple days to fully update it (Much more to be added to this list…I’m going to need a TON of base cards that aren’t listed yet).  I’ll also follow up with a post with scans of some of the better hits.  For now though, just the list!

FYI – I WILL TAKE ANY VERSION OF MY CARD #165 OFF YOUR HANDS!!!

NEED LIST:

Base: 2, 2, 6, 7, 7, 9, 9, 12, 16, 18, 18, 28, 28, 41, 44, 49, 49, 51, 54, 56, 59, 64, 64, 66, 70, 72, 81, 82, 82, 88, 90, 90, 91, 91, 91, 101, 101, 103, 104, 109, 110, 114, 114, 115, 125, 126, 127, 127, 128, 135, 136, 137, 137, 138, 143, 147, 148, 154, 158, 162, 162, 163, 163, 171, 171, 175, 175, 181, 182, 183, 183, 184, 188, 188, 191, 197, 204, 205, 209, 210, 211, 211, 217, 217, 228, 241, 243, 243, 245, 245, 250, 256, 262, 262, 265, 265, 271, 271, 279, 279, 280, 280, 283, 283, 284, 286, 298

Base SP:  301, 301, 303, 306, 306, 308, 308, 309, 310, 314, 315, 315, 319, 319, 322, 322, 326, 326, 328, 329, 337, 337, 340, 340, 345, 345, 350, 350

This Day in History: 1, 3, 9, 10, 11, 11, 16, 17, 17, 20, 26, 34, 40, 43, 46, 48, 49, 52, 54, 57, 59, 62, 62, 63, 64, 67, 68, 74, 75

Baseball Sketches:  3, 10, 11, 13, 14

Lords of Olympus minis: 2, 3, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15, 19, 21, 23

Sailors of the Seven Seas minis: 8

World’s Wordsmiths minis:  1, 2, 5, 10, 11, 14

Monsters of the Mesozoic minis:  2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12, 14, 16, 23, 25

National Animals minis:  3, 4, 6, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37, 38, 42, 43, 45, 49, 50

Regular minis: 165

A&G back minis: 165

Black border minis:  165

No Number minis:  165

Bazooka back minis:  165

FOR TRADE:

Base: 1, 1, 4, 11, 11, 13, 22, 22, 24, 26, 26, 27, 29, 35, 37, 42, 45, 45, 46, 50, 53, 60, 65, 71, 74, 79, 85, 86, 89, 99, 99, 100, 102, 106, 106, 107, 108, 108, 111, 111, 113, 121, 122, 129, 130, 130, 133, 139, 140, 149, 156, 157, 172, 172, 173, 173, 178, 190, 190, 192, 193, 196, 203, 203, 207, 208, 218, 220, 222, 226, 227, 229, 229, 230, 230, 232, 237, 238, 244, 255, 257, 258, 261, 267, 278, 281, 288, 291, 295, 297, 297, 299

Base SPs: 305, 311, 313, 313, 313, 317, 325, 327, 331, 332, 333, 335, 338, 338, 338, 339, 341, 342, 344, 346, 347

This Day in History:  5, 13, 27, 32, 33, 39, 41, 41, 45, 45, 55, 55, 60, 65, 66, 66, 72, 73

Baseball Sketches:  1, 6, 7, 8, 12

Lords of Olympus minis:  5, 11, 11, 12, 16, 17, 20, 20, 20, 24, 25

Sailors of the Seven Seas minis: 2, 4, 4

World’s Wordsmiths minis:  4, 7, 7, 8, 9

Monsters of the Mesozoic: 10, 13, 17, 20, 21, 21, 22

National Animals minis: 9, 12, 27, 27, 29, 32, 44, 44, 47, 47

Regular minis: 1, 2, 4, 7, 10, 22, 22, 31, 31, 33, 35, 39, 43, 52, 57, 60, 67, 69, 85, 86, 95, 95, 96, 102, 110, 123, 124, 138, 143, 146, 149, 168, 169, 177, 179, 189, 194, 196, 206, 213, 217, 217, 218, 219, 224, 226, 238, 239, 240, 247, 250, 251, 257, 258, 259, 261, 279, 284, 285

Regular mini SPs:  302, 304, 308, 309, 312, 316, 324, 325, 329, 331, 332, 335, 336, 338, 342, 343, 345, 346, 348, 350

A&G back minis:10, 16, 18, 22, 28, 32, 33, 41, 63, 63, 71, 72, 73, 95, 97, 105, 109, 115, 128, 129, 131, 134, 135, 144, 147, 148, 155, 156, 157, 158, 161, 163, 167, 170, 179, 182, 183, 185, 192, 198, 205, 215, 227, 230, 231, 236, 254, 269, 277, 284, 288, 296, 299

A&G back mini SPs:  303, 327, 339

Black border minis:  13, 30, 42, 57, 62, 76, 82, 88, 90, 95, 103, 116, 126, 129, 156, 162, 169, 217, 230, 235, 258, 265, 266, 267, 290, 292, 295, 299

Black border mini SPs: 323, 327

No Number mini:  Luis Durango (161), Revolving Door (286)

Bazooka Back minis:  193 – Tony Hoard & Rory

Celestial Stars:  CS1 (Teixeira)

N43s:  Prince Fielder, Ryan Howard, Ryan Howard, Nick Markakis, Albert Pujols

Baseball Highlights Cabinet Cards: NCCB4 (Astros Teammates), NCCB6 (Yankees win), NCCB6 (Yankees win), NCCB7 (Mauer), NCCB9 (Ellsbury)

Engineering Achievements Cabinet Cards:  NCCB3 (Hoover Dam), NCCB10 (Alaska Pipeline)

Rip Card: Tim Hudson 17/50 (Ripped)

Jersey Relics:  Braun, B. Butler, B. Butler, N. Cruz, Danks, Danks (with black pinstripe), Helton, R. Howard (with red pinstripe), U. Jiminez, J. Johnson, Kemp, McCann, McCann, I. Rodriguez, Samardzjia, Sizemore

Bat Relics: Melky Cabrera, Stephen Drew, Prince Fielder, Adam Jones, Ian Kinsler, Ian Kinsler, Carlos Lee, Hanley Ramirez, Troy Tulowitzki, Troy Tulowitzki,

Framed Autos: Everth Cabrera, Cameron Maybin, Alexei Ramirez (redemption), Chris Volstad, Josh Willingham, Ryan Zimmerman

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July 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm

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Picked Up Two Of My Error Cards This Week…Wait, What??

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As many of you probably know, I was awarded a card in this year’s Allen & Ginter set (card #165 to be exact!).  My goal has been to collect each of the 12 versions of the card and I’ve done pretty well so far.  I bought an entire case of Ginter this year and was lucky enough to pull 8 of my cards…7 base cards and 1 A&G back mini.  I was able to pick up a black border mini off ebay pretty quickly, and I’ve got a regular mini in the mail on the way to me.  Today I won an auction for the only no-number mini I’ve seen, for only a couple bucks (funny thing is, I offered the seller $10 just to end it early and get it out to me…he declined the offer).  I’ve been negotiating with a guy on one of the printing plates, but haven’t heard a thing about the other three, or the wood card (if you hear of anyone having these PLEASE let me know…I can make it well worth it!).

That just leaves the silk cards…I’m guessing if you’re reading this you know about the silk cards in A&G, but if not, each mini card in the set was also created on silk rather than cardboard, and there are only 10 copies of each silk card that were made.  I stumbled upon an ebay auction a couple weeks ago that has Brett Gardner’s silk card, only it had my name on it.  I had no clue if it was just an error on his card that ended up with my name on there, or if it was an error to my card where his picture ended up there.  After seeing another *correct* Gardner silk show up on ebay, I’m convinced there will be no correct silk of mine…oh well, at least I have my name on it and can say that I officially have an error card…

After speaking with Jason Wong, the 2008 champ, he told me he had only seen 2 of his 10 silk cards before (he was only able to get his hands on one).  Luckily, I’ve got two already and hopefully another on the way.

Oh yeah, Jason was kind enough to send me one of his signed cards (see above)…he’s a class act.

Speaking of signed cards, my first batch goes out tomorrow to everyone who sent me cards (still feels weird to sit down and spend time autographing things…don’t know if I’ll ever get used to that).  I was finally able to get a PO box, so for those of you wanting TTM autos of my card, please send it with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Nick Jacoby
PO Box 43196
Louisville, KY  40253

If you could, please send any versions of my card that are extras that I can keep (especially the minis).  I have a ton of friends and family asking for them!

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July 11, 2010 at 7:44 pm