Sunday, February 7, 2016

Top Pulls of 2015: #1

Last year I totally fouled up on closing out this annual feature by forgetting to reveal my best pull until it was July or something. I didn't finish before January this year, but at least I'll beat the Super Bowl coin flip, which I'm sure will be marred by controversy. (Standing on edge, perhaps?)
By the way, bet BIG on Carolina to cover. It ain't even gonna be close.

Card:
2014 Panini Prizm World Cup #S-AR Arjen Robben AUTO

From: Hobby Box

Why I Like It:
The thrill of a non-guaranteed autograph is one of the rarest pleasures of this hobby. Back when the World Cup was in full swing in 2014, I bought two boxes of Prizm. No autos. I still enjoyed the product enough to take another crack at a box the following year. Robben is in sort of the mid-to-lower tier of guys you'd want to pull in this set, but I was still pretty happy with this. To me, he's almost German by association, having achieved so much of his success with Bayern Munich. His cutback to his thunderous left foot is an awesome sight to behold. Everyone knows it's coming once he gets near the right side of the box, but they can rarely do anything about it.

Will I buy another box of this in 2016? Perhaps, and I hope I can get lucky again.

Pull the Trigger 13.22 ($20)

1970 Topps Luis Aparicio (Creased)

Bent. (Bad crop, too. The right gray border is indeed present, but didn't show up on the scan.) All this card needs is a little love.

$20 for all this good stuff.

THE PILE
1979 Topps Leading Firemen

Lot of 6 2002 Topps Cards

Fleer Greats of the Game Graig Nettles Bat Relic

1996 Topps Craig Biggio x2

Jose Altuve / Bryce Harper Panini Prizm

1978 Topps Andre Dawson

2008 Donruss Sports Legends Steve Cauthen Champions (0784/1000)

Hanley Ramirez Moments & Milestones (007/150)

1991 Topps Archives 1953 Topps Lou Boudreau

1995 Select Certified Jeff Graham Mirror Gold

1959 Topps Curt Raydon

2011 Topps Lineage Mike Minor 2011 Rookies

2009 O-Pee-Chee #421 Peter Moylan Black Mini

Four Hall of Famers and a Bent Garvey

2013 Panini Hometown Heroes Paul O'Neill State Stamp Parallel

2011 Topps CMG Reprint Ty Cobb

2002 Fleer Tradition Update Diamond Debuts Brett Myers

2000 UD Black Diamond Rookie Edition Anthony Sanders Jersey

2015 Heritage Advertising Panel (Opened)

2009 O-Pee-Chee Miguel Tejada Midsummer Memories

1978 Topps Greg Minton

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Pull the Trigger 13.21 ($20)

What is a PTT pile without an all-time goofiest card in it?

1978 Topps Greg Minton

Greg Minton will be your substitute civics teacher for today. He just wants to sit back at the desk, enjoy his coffee, and read his newspaper. You kids can do whatever you want, so long as you stay in the classroom and refrain from standing on the furniture. He'll give your real teacher a good report when she gets back if you follow this directive.

$20 for the pile.

THE PILE
1979 Topps Leading Firemen

Lot of 6 2002 Topps Cards

Fleer Greats of the Game Graig Nettles Bat Relic

1996 Topps Craig Biggio x2

Jose Altuve / Bryce Harper Panini Prizm

1978 Topps Andre Dawson

2008 Donruss Sports Legends Steve Cauthen Champions (0784/1000)

Hanley Ramirez Moments & Milestones (007/150)

1991 Topps Archives 1953 Topps Lou Boudreau

1995 Select Certified Jeff Graham Mirror Gold

1959 Topps Curt Raydon

2011 Topps Lineage Mike Minor 2011 Rookies

2009 O-Pee-Chee #421 Peter Moylan Black Mini

Four Hall of Famers and a Bent Garvey

2013 Panini Hometown Heroes Paul O'Neill State Stamp Parallel

2011 Topps CMG Reprint Ty Cobb

2002 Fleer Tradition Update Diamond Debuts Brett Myers

2000 UD Black Diamond Rookie Edition Anthony Sanders Jersey

2015 Heritage Advertising Panel (Opened)

2009 O-Pee-Chee Miguel Tejada Midsummer Memories

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pull the Trigger 13.20 ($20)

2009 O-Pee-Chee Miguel Tejada Midsummer Memories

Everyone likes baseball.

Everyone likes parks.

Pull it. Twenty dollars.

THE PILE
1979 Topps Leading Firemen

Lot of 6 2002 Topps Cards

Fleer Greats of the Game Graig Nettles Bat Relic

1996 Topps Craig Biggio x2

Jose Altuve / Bryce Harper Panini Prizm

1978 Topps Andre Dawson

2008 Donruss Sports Legends Steve Cauthen Champions (0784/1000)

Hanley Ramirez Moments & Milestones (007/150)

1991 Topps Archives 1953 Topps Lou Boudreau

1995 Select Certified Jeff Graham Mirror Gold

1959 Topps Curt Raydon

2011 Topps Lineage Mike Minor 2011 Rookies

2009 O-Pee-Chee #421 Peter Moylan Black Mini

Four Hall of Famers and a Bent Garvey

2013 Panini Hometown Heroes Paul O'Neill State Stamp Parallel

2011 Topps CMG Reprint Ty Cobb

2002 Fleer Tradition Update Diamond Debuts Brett Myers

2000 UD Black Diamond Rookie Edition Anthony Sanders Jersey

2015 Heritage Advertising Panel (Opened)