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Low numbered Palmer combo

Posted: November 19, 2013 in Baltimore Orioles, Blog
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Picked up this sweet card a while back. But had to share it with you all!

Nice orange relic (O’s relics that are orange equals pure awesomeness) with a well placed sticker autograph. To top things off, it’s pretty rare numbered to only 10 copies!

Hope you are enjoying seeing how my collection is growing.


COMC joy

Posted: February 25, 2013 in Baltimore Orioles, Blog, Mailbag

Everyone has a preferred way of getting cards. For some it could be opening boxes or cases, some could be trades, others maybe eBay. But for me it’s COMC. I do like trading, however since I have stopped buying boxes, I really do not have many cool cards to trade.

Recently, I have found it a great way to pick up partial sets of parallels.

I have been thinking a lot about the ways to spend my limited collecting allowance, and I always seem to end up back on COMC. I really love picking up a $.50 card to create sets of parallel cards from products I could never afford!

So with out any more delay, here are a few of my recent purchases. And the others from this batch will get future posts of their own.

2011 Topps Triple Threads Gold #48 - Jim Palmer/99 - Courtesy of

Up first, a partial set of parallel cards from 2011 Topps Triple Threads. Cards numbered out of /1,500 , /625, /249, /99. For all those I spent a whopping $1.77! Which is less than 1% of the cost the hobby box they came from! Not too shabby, if you ask me.

And for the last card of this post, a very shiny 2011 Cognac Diamond Jim Palmer. Really like the look of this card!
2011 Topps Cognac Diamond Anniversary #393B - Jim Palmer - Courtesy of

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Zistle Update

Posted: October 31, 2012 in Baltimore Orioles
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I am going through and updating the missing photos that I can. So I figured I would share the 5 I just updated! Let me know what you think…

A while ago I was able to pick up this autograph card of Jim Palmer.

I know it’s from an unlicensed product and it is a sticker autograph. But it is also numbered to /5.

For starters, I think this is one of my favorite unlicensed products. It looks really cool. Just the image of mr. Palmer in a football uniform is so different then most cards which are put out now.

New type of 1/1

Posted: October 20, 2012 in Baltimore Orioles, Blog
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A box from Topps came in the mail. At first I thought it maybe the redemption cards I sent in so long ago, but it was not.

I have never seen this type of card in a store or in person before.

Not only is there a nice little hologram sticker with cert number and stamped 1/1. I also got this cert of authenticity (which will be a pain to store). Wonder why Topps would not make the certificate the same size as a card, it would make it so much easier to save/ store.

Overall, the card is a Freaking Awesome addition to the expanding Palmer collection.

Newest Additions

Posted: May 13, 2010 in Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Blog

As most bloggers have pointed out, it is kind of a dull time in the hobby, so I have slowly been adding to my player collections instead of buying much of any new product. In my opinion, nothing has grabbed my attention. I have picked up a few random packs a while back, and was pretty disappointed in the results. After a simple cost and benefit analysis, I found that while opening cards is a lot of fun, it is not a cost effective way to add to my collection. However, I do have a few boxes of 2010 Ginter pre-ordered! I can’t wait… only like a month or so left.

Anyways, here are the newest additions into my collection:

First are a couple of nice Palmer relics. I really like both of these cards!

Old gray relics rule! Not to mention, the top Brooks is numbered 99/99, in ebay terms thats a 1/1. HA HA HA.

The best card that was added was from the 2009 Goodwin Champions….

A 2009 Goodwin Champions #86 mini Cyan Printing Plate. As I stated before, printing plates are pretty cool to add to my collection. I have two others, both of Jim Palmer. If you are interested, check them out in my Picasa photo album. I have been trying to keep all the collection highlights (Autos, Relics, Manufactured Patchs, and Printing Plates) showcased in the photo album.

The only printing plate I have ever pulled was an Alex Gordon 2009 Finest. However I have been wanting to add to my HOF collection by adding a plate. Just my luck I found one on eBay. Yes, I have been back on eBay. I tried for quite awhile to stay off, but some of the cards on COMC just seem to be priced too high and the sellers do not want to lower the price. Also I have found a few cards that I really wanted. So, that is my reasoning to going back to eBay.


I found the following 2010 Pro Debut Jim Palmer printing plate and I had to make it mine.

I really like printing plates, they are pretty cool and unique. It’s amazing thinking that this plate was part of the process of making other cards. What do you guys think about plates?