Posts Tagged ‘Autographs’

I have never ordered a box of football cards before so I thought I would try. I was stuck with deciding which box to pick….

Then I started to think that I really enjoy the Masterpieces Baseball sets. Why not try a 2008 Masterpieces Football box? Who know I could end up with a Joe Flacco or Ray Rice Rookie Autograph (ON CARD)? After thinking about this, the choice was simple… 2008 MASTERPIECES.

I got a lot of cool cards.

Black Border:

Red Border (/199):


Blue Border (/150):




We got down to the last pack. I started thinking to myself, the autograph better be in that pack. Since I had opened both relic card packs, I let my wife open the final pack and hopefully find the autograph. She did find an autograph and my jaw dropped when she showed it to me.

That’s right a PEYTON MANNING ON CARD AUTOGRAPH!!! I could not believe it. So happy to add this card to my collection. My wife is excited too!


TTM success from the past…

Posted: November 15, 2009 in Blog
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I am going to start sending out TTM requests in the next few days, but figured I would showcase some of my past successes. Way back like 10 years or so, I tried my hand at TTM autographs. I was not into baseball cards at this time (wish I had been now), due to a number of reasons. But needless to say, I must have sent a ton of letters out. And the few I got back are very enjoyable. Just a fair warning, none of these TTM autographs are sports related (except the last one).

Up first is Robin Williams.


Then John Travolta.


Then Cindy Crawford.


And finally Jim Carrey.

card1101And one of my favorite autographs I have gotten in person.



A few weeks ago Brian from the excellent blog, Play at the Plate, was opening a pack and came across a card I really wanted to add to my collection. While opening 2009 Goodwin Champions, Brian pulled a ON CARD autograph of Nick Markakis! As soon as I saw that I quickly sent him an email and the card is now mine! THANK YOU Brian! I owe you big time.
Play at the plate

Now that brings me to the Assignment Dinged Corners put out. What are your 3 favorite autographed cards?

  1. 1972 Topps Autograph
  2. 2008 Masterpieces Break #8 Jim Palmer Autograph
  3. Play at the plate

There you have it: My top 3 on card autographs. And thank you again Brian!

I have amassed a large collection of relic, autograph, and parallel cards that I really don’t care about. As the title of the post states, all these card are now up for trade. I will continue to post until all are listed. If you see anything you like/ want, contact me. I am currently looking for Cal Ripken Jr., Brian Robert, Nick Markakis, and Adam Jones.

Trade Bait #7Trade Bait #8Trade Bait #6Trade Bait #5Trade Bait #4

Trade Bait #3

Trade Bait #2Trade Bait #1

My wife had bought me a third box as a present, and after opening the first two boxes, I was still excited to break the box! I was really hoping for a Cal Ripken Jr. base, black border mini, regular mini, or even the foil mini. Sadly I did not get any of them! I am still in the process of organizing everything I pulled. But for now I will share the inserts…

Black Border:

Goodwin Box #3 #4

Foil Mini:

Goodwin Box #3 #5


Goodwin Box #3 #3


Goodwin Box #3 #6Citizens of the Century:

Goodwin Box #3 #2Background Variation:

Goodwin Box #3 #1

Weekend Visit to the Card Shop

Posted: September 21, 2009 in Baseball, Blog
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In the process of organizing everything, I was in need of a few storage boxes and top loaders. I took a trip to the local card shop, only to find out that the one I frequently visit was closed for the day…

On to plan B, a card shop located over in Ellicott City, MD. While there I found everything I was looking for and more. While inside, I picked up more information about a signing featuring Brooks Robinson and Art Donovan coming up next month. I have a lot of stuff already autographed by Brooks, but I really want to get a picture of him with my son and me. If we have the funds I would like to get the same with Art Donovan. We will see.

After getting side tracked, I got the boxes, top loaders, and other supplies. While standing in the checkout line, with all the packs on display, I had to pick up at least one. So after much debate, I ended up with 2 packs of 2009 SPx. I ran out to put all my stuff in the car, and ripped open the packs.

Here is what I got:

2009 SPx

2009 SPx #3

2009 SPx #2

All cards pictured here are available for trade.

I was totally excited to have two boxes arrive today from Blowout Cards. As I was opening the boxes with my wife and son, my wife pointed out how flimsy the cards were. I believe if Upper Deck had put in the time to create a better back to the cards and use better card stock, this product could definitely compete will A&G. I mean the artwork and images on the cards are great. However, it just feels cheap.

Base: 94/150

SP: 16/40

Super SP: 4/20

Mini Exclusive: 10/42


2009 Goodwin #132009 Goodwin #6

Gypsy Queen back:

2009 Goodwin #112009 Goodwin #10

Foil mini:

2009 Goodwin #3

Citizens of the Century:

2009 Goodwin #5

Citizens of the Day:

2009 Goodwin #7


2009 Goodwin #122009 Goodwin #8


2009 Goodwin #2

Case Hit: (My wife did not realize what it was at first, but she is so lucky when it comes to opening boxes. I can’t wait until I get a box or 2 for Christmas from her, maybe her luck will continue.)

2009 Goodwin #92009 Goodwin #1Needs:

2, 5, 7, 8, 14, 16, 17, 19, 26, 27, 28, 32, 37, 41, 42, 45, 46, 50, 51, 53, 57, 60, 62, 67, 69, 73, 74, 80, 81, 82, 85, 88, 94, 96, 97, 101, 104, 105, 106, 107, 110, 114, 115, 123, 124, 127, 130, 131, 133, 134, 136, 141, 142, 147, 148, 150, 152, 153, 155, 156, 158, 159, 161, 163, 164, 167, 168, 170, 171, 173, 174, 176, 177, 179, 182, 184, 185, 186, 188, 189, 191, 192, 193, 195, 196, 197, 199, 200, 201, 202, 203, 205, 207, 208, 209, 210
Minis: 211, 212, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 238, 239, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 247, 248, 249, 250

Doubles: NONE!