06 February 2010

Where have you been?!?!?

I'm sure that is the exact thought going through everyone's head right now.

Well, I have been a little over here and a little over there, but not right here.

The last two weeks were spent in class (Small Arms Maintenance...learning to break down, put together and perform maintenance on a slew of weapons...was pretty bad ass). Not to mention it has been kind of quiet thanks to some bad news regarding my income tax check (thanks Uncle Sam).

The only good thing going on recently? Some eBay wins and some mail. I have no scans of the mail (I plan on working on getting the scanner working tomorrow), but I do have some pictures of the cards I have won recently.

2010 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor Javier Vazquez. Slowly but surely building up the partial rainbow for last year's set (haven't seen the Super yet).

1960 Topps Bob Gibson. Poorly titled, not in the best shape, but I got it for a heck of a deal. Slowly adding all the 60's Topps base of Gibson I can, before saving up for his '59 rookie.

2001 Upper Deck Gold Glove Official Issue Baseball Lance Berkman & Richard Hidalgo. Not huge on getting game used stuff for my Hidalgo collection, but that ball is just freaking awesome, seeing as it has some of the writing on it.

1998 Topps Tek Richard Hidalgo x3. My first cards of Hidalgo from this set, which leaves me just 95 shy of completing the run for Hidalgo. Really hoping to land more in the next few weeks.

Last, but certainly not least, 2009 Goudey Game Used Jersey Hunter Pence. Just adding another one of the normal, basic game used cards to my ever growing Pence collection.

Thanks for checking out my recent eBay purchases, got another post waiting in the wings, but I will wait a few hours before I get that one up.


  1. Really cool to see a Richard Hidalgo collector. I know I have a bunch of commons from the late 90's from him if you're interested.

  2. Good luck on the '59 Gibby. I picked up his '60 card same as you and was thrilled.

  3. That Gibson is awesome. I'm all for getting good deals on kind of dinged up cards rather than paying thru the nose for minty fresh ones. I'm a little surprised though that Gibson didn't get an All-Star Rookie card in the 1960 set. That Berkman / Hidalgo is pretty awesome as well.