Friday, August 3, 2012

August Contest: Part 3

Welcome to part 3 of the August Contest.

You can still go back to the first two posts if you missed out on them.

What is the best card you've acquired this year?  It could be one you pulled or bought for yourself.

See, short and simple.

35 comments:

  1. I pulled a Carlos Gonzalez auto out of 2012 Gypsy Queen, not a huge card but a nice pull for a Rockies fan.

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  2. Definitely the authentic Cy Seymour tobacco card I received thanks to the generosity of a fellow collector. (Which I recently blogged about.)

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  3. My Ginter original is probably the best card, or else the Bryce Harper auto redemption (that I immediately sold).

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  4. Babe Ruth jersey relic purchased off ebay.

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  5. 1964 Topps #541. Not naming names because it'll be in a future post and I wanna keep it a surprise.

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  6. Bought it last Saturday. '56 Duke Snider.

    Best pull? Probably an auto of Alcides Escobar out of a pack of Opening Day (not easy to do).

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  7. Umm Chris Getz 1/1 Printing Plate via Japan

    http://arbitrary-crap.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/getz-pc-update.html

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  8. My best pull was a 2012 Ginter Roger Federer auto. My best card that I am keeping is a 2012 Ginter David Wright relic (still dirty).

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  9. Best pull was '12 Topps Archives Yu Darvish Auto.
    http://tilnextyear-tom.blogspot.com/2012/05/topps-archives-2012-box-1.html

    My favorite was the "well loved" '78 Molitor & Trammell rookie card I traded for on my baseball trip.
    http://tilnextyear-tom.blogspot.com/2012/07/june-baseball-trip-1978-topps-finds.html

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  10. A Ginter George W. Bush auto was by far the best pull of my collecting life. Not sure I could pull something better than a signature of an ex-president.

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  11. This Jon Jay Triple Threads auto/jersey I got from a reader:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--2N-dZPoI_E/T-qYNx4d3dI/AAAAAAAAR2g/kFt49VSEFTE/s1600/jjay11toppstriplethreadsautojersey.jpg

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  12. A Hanley Ramirez Jersey relic tagged " El Nino " #6 of 9 at an out of town LCS..$4

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  13. A number of extremely short-printed cards for my Ryan Getzlaf Dominion Master Set, which have yet to be posted. But here's a posted one: a black 1/1 printing plate of Russell Martin from '08 UD Spectrum Swatches, which I needed for the rainbow I'm working on.

    http://plaschkethysweaterisargyle.blogspot.com/2012/07/my-200th-russell-martin-card-is.html

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  14. I had a huge pull from my A&G boxes, but I haven't posted it yet (though I have sold it), so I'll go with my Bryan Randall 2005 Bowman Gold 1/1.

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  15. Easily the best card for me so far this year is the Gwynn Auto i pulled from my A&G box.

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  16. Acquired through a quickly placed, well-timed, comment claim, a la Dayf...
    Most definitely the best card I've gotten this year, a very fricking cool, hand painted, Philly Phanatic!! I've blogged about it three times now:
    here:
    http://dawgbonesaphilliesphan.blogspot.com/2012/05/phanatical-posting.html
    here:
    http://dawgbonesaphilliesphan.blogspot.com/2012/07/10000th-contest-entry.html
    and here:
    http://dawgbonesaphilliesphan.blogspot.com/2012/07/more-fuji-esque-ness-la-dayf.html

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  17. The Nolan Ryan mini auto I got in Community Gum's case break of Archive for $20!

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  18. My Dante Bichette bat relic that I got in a trade with Night Owl. It is one of the best cards in my Rockies collection.

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  19. I scored one of those Basketball Panini Booklets, featuring 7 different jersey swatches, reading "Forward".

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  20. I couldn't decide the Virdon is the coolest but expensive. So since the Yaz was free I think it wins.

    http://thoughtsandsox.blogspot.com/2012/05/major-addition-to-player-collection.html?m=1

    http://thoughtsandsox.blogspot.com/2012/05/not-quite-ordinary.html?m=1

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  21. Mine was a Miguel Cabrera auto out of a pack of Gypsy Queen from Wal Mart.

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  22. A Funmi Jimoh commemorative pin that I pulled from a Olympic blaster last week. 1:147 odds.

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  23. My favorite card that I've pulled is probably Rickey Henderson base in this years A&G...nothing special, just a really nice baseball card :)

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  24. i didnt pull it, but the boys over at community gum pulled it for me in a case break of topps archives. a redemption card for the fan favorites sandy koufax auto. topps says it's to be delivered in august....AUGUST !!!

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  25. Carl Yaz Auto/Bat card see link

    http://dionsipautosonly.blogspot.com/2012/06/carl-yastrzemski.html

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  26. No autos yet this year, so I'll say the Gary Carter Retired Number manupatch from Series 2, shown at the end of this post:

    http://tenetsofwilson.blogspot.com/2012/07/i-won-play-at-plates-june-contest.html

    And I came to that conclusion honestly; only after I copied the link in here did I remember it was from a previous contest of yours.

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  27. 1906 Fan Craze Irving Young, no doubt about it. It's in just awesome shape for a 106 year old card.

    I have a post coming up in a weel of so.

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  28. Nothing fancy but I was really happy to finally pick up a 1977-79 Sportscaster Bobby Bonds.

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  29. 2012 Bowman Chrome Josh Thole RC Autograph.

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  30. I just added autographs of Charlie Lau and and Arnie Portocarreroof the Baltimore Orioles. What's the big deal? They both died more than 20 years ago.

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  31. Definitely my Willie Mays auto

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  32. I picked up my first Kaline auto off of eBay, and then a few months later Carl Crawford Cards sent my second Kaline. Helluva year.

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  33. 2011 Topps Marquee Chris Young Titanic Threads Auto #2/10. Sweet card and I got it for a great price!

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