Unexpected Mailday From Texas

A few days ago I received a package in the mail with a card inside. Nothing more. Not even an explanation as to why I was receiving this bubble mailer from the Lone Star State. However, I knew exactly why it was mailed to me; Kin found something he thought I’d enjoy.

We do that from time to time. We’ll send each other random finds that the other collects and just send them to one another without notice or explanation.

This time I received the card pictured below. A 2006 Andy Van Slyke Upper Deck Artifacts jersey card.

I’m not a huge AVS fan as I always liked Bonds and Bonilla more. Plus, I think I still harbor bad feelings from getting snubbed by Andy when I asked for an autograph after a game at Three Rivers Stadium when I was a kid. But, I never turn down free cards and this probably wasn’t anything I’d ever search for so I’m glad somebody was smart enough to add it to my collection.


A Bear of a Mail Day from Topps

If you don’t follow Blowout Buzz on Twitter, you should.  Their giveaways are real and this post is courtesy of them.  I won a Kris Bryant redemption months ago from them.  They are completely on the up-and-up.

Monday I tweeted asking how long it should actually take for Topps to send out live cards.  I had looked to see if my item had shipped and it hadn’t, per the site.  It hadn’t been all THAT long since I entered the code (I waited until the card was live) but it should be a quick process in my opinion.

I checked again Thursday, only to find that it had been delivered to my office on Wednesday.  It was shipped before Monday.  So, take note when looking at redemptions that it does take some time to update.

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Unique Ben Zobrist Mailday

Not too long ago Ben Zobrist made news by riding his bike to Wrigley Field. It’s not necessarily newsworthy, however, it was unique. Then Topps chose to make a card featuring him on a specially-designed bike with proceeds from sales of the card to be donated to Patriot Forward. I purchased one the day it was released and it finally arrived today. 

Not the most valuable card but definitely a unique piece of cardboard!

For more info on this card you can visit Sports Card Reference here

This TTM Is Mo-Mentous

My recent return is a legend of sorts from the 90s and early 2000s that played the majority of his professional baseball career in the northeast. He’s known for his size and the huge wad he would keep in his mouth while playing. And believe it or not, he was the highest paid player in the game at one point.

Who could it be?

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TTM Success(es) #34 – It’s Been Awhile

Kin Kinsley
November 24, 2016

I’ve really slowed down on mailing out TTM requests. You may have noticed that I’m posting less as well. The two combined means has led to it being awhile since I’ve posted TTM successes. Many of you have commented that you like them, so today is your lucky (Thanksgiving) Day! Continue reading

Recent Acquisitions

Kin Kinsley
November 23, 2016

My posts on the blog have slowed down, but my collecting has not. I have still been picking up cards now and then but just haven’t shared all of them. However, today is the day.

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