Thursday, December 14, 2017

TTM Thursday

I haven't sent out many ttm requests recently, so I haven't gotten many back recently. I did send out a one recently to Dave Dravecky and got it back earlier this week.

Dave had a great career and is an even better person. Very happy to add these to my collection!



Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Package from CMMDTO

Every once in a while I get a package from a fellow blogger that blows me away with the shear volume of cards. Such was the case with a recent package from fellow D-Backs collector Jared, of the blog Cards My Mother Didn't Throw Out. He sent a box of D-Backs goodness my way.

Jared is currently hosting a contest, so be sure to click here to check it out and enter to win some cool cards!

There is way too much to show everything, but I'll try to it justice.

First up are 15 Paul Goldschmidt cards. I needed 6 of them, which is actually a pretty good percentage considering I have 354 different Goldschmidt cards in my collection. What surprised me was that I needed the 1st Bowman Chrome card and the Bowman Gold RC.
















Jared didn't stop with the Goldschmidt cards. He included a barrage of other D-Backs cards for my boys and I. Here are just a few.

Here's a 2017 Topps Update All-Star card of Robbie Ray. Notice Goldschmidt hiding off to the right.


Here's a Bowman Sterling RC of Trevor Bauer. These cards look awesome in person. The scan doesn't do it justice.


Jose Valverde was a fan favorite with the D-Backs when he was our closer. The patches jersey pieces are just plain white swatches, but I really dig this dual relic of Papa Grande.


Speaking of fan favorites, there is no bigger fan favorite here in Arizona than Luis Gonzalez. Gonzo is definitely one of my favorites and this Luis Gonzalez Strata auto is awesome!


Finally, here's a Topps Tribute relic of 5-Tool Stud Justin Upton, numbered out of 50.


Again, this was just the tip of the iceberg. Thank you so much Jared!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Grading a Repack #2

Let's take a look at Repack #2.



Here's a look at the point system.

Point System

Hall of Famer: 10 points
Star Player: 5 points
Current Diamondback: 5 points
One Time Diamondback: 3 points
Dodger: -5 points
Oddball: 3 points
Damaged Card: - 5 points
Junk Wax (1987 - 1994) Base Cards: -2 points
Insert: 5 points
Parallel: 2 points
Mini Collection: 5 points
Vintage (Pre 1981): 25 points

Cards can't have + and - points, so for example, a card of a Hall of Famer or Star Player from the Junk Wax era will only get the positive points. Also, some cards will not have any point value.

Technically it doesn't qualify for any points, but it's my first Rock Shoulders card so 5 points.



Star Player: 5 points


Star Player: 5 points


Junk Wax: -2 points


Junk Wax: -2 points


Junk Wax: -2 points


Junk Wax: -2 points


Another card I have to give points to, just because. 5 points


Junk Wax: -2 points


Junk Wax: -2 points


Junk Wax: -2 points

 1982 Topps, so close to my definition of vintage. Star Player: 5 points

One Time D-Back: 3 points


Star Player: 5 points



Star Player: 5 points


Star Player: 5 points


Star Player: 5 points


Star Player: 5 points


Star Player: 5 points


Junk Wax: -2 points


Star Player: 5 points


Junk Wax: -2 points



Junk Wax: -2 points



Star Player: 5 points


Hall of Famer: 10 points


Dodger: -5 points

53 points.This falls short of Repack #1, which was at 64 points. This one had lots of Junk Wax which brought it down a bit.