Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Shiver Me Timbers a mini contest

EDIT:  Well, for the second time, I've attributed cards to the wrong guy.  These cards came from Kenny aka Zippy Zappy of Cervin' Up Cards.  I scanned both sets of cards at the same time.  I already have a post scheduled for tomorrow thanking Kenny, but it apparently features the cards Matt sent.  I'm sorry for the mixup Kenny!  The contest still holds so go follow Bob Walk the Plank.  


I've always wanted to say that.

Ok, not really, but how else do you start a trade post about Matt from Bob Walk the Plank?

Before we get started with the cards Matt sent, I want to let you know that Matt just started blogging in January.

GO FOLLOW Bob Walk the Plank and leave a comment on this post that you did and I'll randomize a winner for a nice stack of cards from your favorite team.  I'll get them the next time I go to my friend's house. You know the one, the former LCS owner.  Maybe even some vintage if I can get my hands on some.

Alright, on to the goods.



I've been a pretty big fan of the Winter Olympics this year and here is a blast from the not so distant Gold Medal winning past.  Picabo Street won gold in the Super G at the Nagano Winter Games.  




I'm a big fan of combining military and cards.  This is the HMS Dreadnought and she was in service in World War I.  She actually sank a German submarine by ramming it.  That's somewhat unsettling for this submarine sailor, but pretty badass nonetheless.




I've never seen this set or heard of this guy, but the "Texas Baseball Club" apparently DID not draft him even though he's in the Draft Picks set.  I guess he signed as an undrafted free agent.




I haven't opened a pack of Finest since 1993 so I always appreciate getting Finest Rangers in packages.  I love the retro uniform Beltre is sporting in this shot.




Sweet Ed Stroud.  He's just happy to be bunting in a simulated at bat on a beautiful green field on a bright sunny day.  The fastest way to my heart is Senators goodness.




Ok, that was a little creepy.  Lee Maye is not messing around.  Better be on my best behavior down at BP.




The penultimate card in the post is this one.  Topher over at Crackin' Wax likes to use the word penultimate. I don't think I knew what it meant until I started watching his group break videos.  Oh, I'm sorry, my undiagnosed ADD kicked in.  Am I crazy?  That is an autographed card, #59/125, of a kid who was born on March 5, 1997!  1997??!!  Are you kidding me??   Ok, my son liked it.  He collects the USA stuff and this kid is only 3 years older than he is so he thinks it's great.




Ok, let's award the Gold for this post.  As in a 2012 Topps Finest gold refractor of Nelson Cruz.  It's #32/50.  32 is 4 times the $8 million Nelson is getting from Baltimore in 2014 so that makes this an Ebay 1/1!  I'm being silly, but don't you feel like Ebay sellers try to make that kind of stretch sometimes.

Matt, I hope you get a few more followers from this mini contest.  Thanks for the great cards!

28 comments:

  1. I followed him yesterday before this post - does that count?

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  2. That kid born in 1997? I'm wearing shoes older than he is.

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  3. I could be wrong but those look like the cards I sent you a few weeks ago for your delayed Zippy Zapping...

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    1. I'm sure you're right. I scanned them at the same time. I'll check when I get home.

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  4. Thanks for the plug! I love to trade guys, so comment on a post or shoot me an email. I have a trade bait link, but its not all inclusive. Just let me know who you like and maybe we can work something out. I'm always looking for Pirates and WVU players.

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  5. Also let me know if you have a blog and I'll put it on my reading list.

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  6. Arrrrr I be a shadowin' this matey. Me mostly be a likin' Them Curly W teams New and Old in the Nation's Capital.

    Many Thanks fer the contest

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  7. I'm following Bob Walk the Plank now too.

    Does your son want a relic card from a US U15 team member? It creeps me out to own it!

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  8. I'm now following Bob Walk The Plank. I also added his blog to my blogroll for an extra entry into your contest. (wait, what? I can't make up my own entry rules?)

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  9. +1 to The Lost Collector. Why didn't I think of that.

    I'm now following WTP. Thanks for the contest.

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    1. That would be BWTP. Reminded me of a fictitious card I did some four and a half years ago for a dayf's thing...

      My entry in dayf's National Collect Like A Pirate Day

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  10. OK, Following and left this comment! lol thanks, Dion that would be the Angels, Ravens or Flyers favorite teams

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  11. I am... but how many Pirate bloggers are there anyways? I think they may be catching up to the 97 Dodger bloggers out there...

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    1. I'm not sure if this is true for other Pirate bloggers but I know for me the reason I started was the extreme volume of Pirate cards out now. In the early to mid 2000's the Pirates had a weak farm system so there were no prospect cards to collect. The guys that were on the big league team were cheap so there was no need to find other avenues to find them as Jason Bay was about as expensive as it got. Now with so much high end talent I needed to find other avenues to obtain the cards as it was way too expensive to obtain everything I wanted via Ebay.

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  12. followed and added to the circle....

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  13. Following. :D
    Hope to see some good stuff from the Pirate Blogger.

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  14. I was already following the guy, but I am never one to turn down a contest.

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  15. I'm now the newest follower of Bob Walk the Plank...

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