Saturday, September 2, 2017

2016 Topps Now: Dansby Swanson #367 (1450 print run)

Nearly one year ago, Dansby was called up by the Braves from AA. There was a lot of fan fare made about him when the Braves orchastrated a trade w/ the Arizona Diamondbacks before the start of the 2016 season. I'm still in awe of this lopsided trade that eventually led to the firing of the Diamondback's General Manager.

When Dansby was sent down to AAA Gwinnett many thought it would be for the rest of the season, but on August 17, 2016 he would go 2-4 in his big league debut. While he does seem rejunvenized since returning from AAA, I'm really looking forward to the 2018 season as the Braves have a lot of great young talent that is just waiting to show the rest of major league baseball what they can do.

Monday, August 28, 2017

2016 & 2017 Topps Allen & Ginter Want Lists (Finally)

To say I've been a little behind in getting myself organized is an understatement. I've got several sets that I'm building that I don't have active want lists for. Over the past few weekends I bought a new 4 inch binder and some pages and got to work on putting my 2016 A&G and 2017 A&G organized and in pages. This evening I took some time to finally get actual want lists prepared. I'm hoping to trade of course, but I still have more work to do in getting my doubles and other new cards I have listed on my trade list.

If you have lots of base cards and or inserts from last year or this year's Allen & Ginter set and you're up to trading, drop me a line and we'll see if we can work something out.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Affordable Group Break Results!

Thanks once again to everyone that decided to participate in this break. I was afraid we were just going to fall short of having enough people to make this happen.

I thought the boxes had some pretty good stuff in them and I hope everyone will be happy w/ their teams' cards. I'll do my best to have everything packaged up this weekend and get them in the mail by Tuesday at the latest. If you want a wrapper or two let me know as soon as you can.

I recorded the opening of the boxes live via Facebook. We started right at 8 PM EST on Saturday evening, 08/26/17. The video lasts right at one hour, so if you don't want to watch and you're just curious as to what inserts/hits were pulled...just scroll on down past the video.


01) Atlanta Braves - Cardboard Collections (Paid) | Angels (from Royals & Random
02) New York Yankees - Mint Condition (Paid) | Blue Jays
03) Chicago White Sox - 2x3 Heroes (Paid) | Mets
04) Arizona Diamondbacks - Jared Rayes (Paid) | Marlins
05) St. Louis Cardinals - Cards on Cards (Paid) | Orioles
06) Cincinnati Reds - Jason German (Paid) | Indians (from Stealing Home)
07) Los Angeles Dodgers - Stealing Home (Paid) | Brewers (from Jason German)
08) Philadelphia Phillies - Mint Condition (Paid) | Giants
09) Houston Astros - Royals & Randoms (Paid) | Padres
10) Seattle Mariners - Royals & Randoms (Paid) | Royals (from Cardboard Collections)
11) Chicago Cubs - Cardboard Conundrum (Paid) | Tigers
12) Minnesota Twins - Cardboard Conundrum (Paid) | Rangers
13) Colorado Rockies - Infield Fly Rule (Paid) | Rays
14) Boston Red Sox - Will Rouse (Paid) | Expos/Nationals
15) Oakland Athletics - Cardboard Collections (Paid) | Pirates

2003 Fleer Focus Jersey Edition



2005 Fleer Showcase



2017 Panini Optic


2017 Topps Chrome


Congratulations to everyone! I'm not sure when I'll host another break, but when I do I hope to you back in the fold. 

Affordable Group Break Goes LIVE Tonight at 8 PM EST

Whether you're participating or not, I've love to have an audience as we get underway this evening. Head on over to Facebook where I'll be live. More specifically, go to my Facebook Page for the blog, Cardboard Collections.

Two mid 90's Fleer Hobby boxes and a few other surprises will be broken. See you soon!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Affordable Group Break: 2nd Team Randomization

Alright everyone, below are the results from the 2nd team randomization. This process was done live via my Facebook page. If you have not yet liked the page, I urge you to do so to keep up to date w/ the break and all the updates.

If you don't care to watch the video and want to know who your second team for each slot you claimed, click on the image below for a larger view.

Team trading has begun! If you are not happy w/ the 2nd team you were randomly assigned, no worries. Hit up one of the other participants and propose a trade. Or you can post in the comments here. I just ask that if you complete a trade, please let me know one way or another so I can update my own list. I'd hate to send you the wrong cards once everything is over!

I'd also like some feedback on whether you would prefer a live break this Friday evening or Saturday evening. The default time will be Saturday evening, 08/26/17 at 9 PM Eastern...unless more of you want to do it Friday. Just comment below or shoot me an email.

Thanks guys, looking forward to this!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Sunday Verse

1 John 5:14-15

New International Version

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

2016 Topps Now: Freddie Freeman #513 (print run 221)

Most people think of Freddie's power when hear his name, but last summer (September 28th) Freddie was channeling his inner Joe DiMaggio and found himself with a 30 game hitting streak. The franchise record was 33 games, set by Dan Uggla. Sadly Freddie's streak came to an end on the evening of September 28th, 2016.