Friday, September 28, 2012

Kyle Blanks Autograph

I just won this on Listia. Sorry I haven't posted here in a while; I've been doing most of my card blogging as my Cardboard Corner feature over at Gaslamp Ball- here's my most recent post. But while I'll be doing posts on specific players and cards over there, I'll still keep FoC around for broader stuff such as trades, auction pickups, pack rips and stuff like that. And scoring a new autograph for my small but growing auto collection definitely falls into that category.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Finleys For A Friend

I think I've made it abundantly clear that Marcus, the man behind all the way to the backstop... is one of my very favorite card bloggers. I almost said favorite but that wouldn't have been fair to Kevin of Orioles Card "O" The Day or Nick from Dime Boxes. Let's just call it a three-way tie for first since that's the trifecta of card blogs I absolutely check every day. Props-giving aside, the reason I mention that is because I usually try to keep an eye out for cards of players who people I know are collectors of and Marcus is a Finley guy. I got the three pictured at top with him in mind. If he doesn't have them, awesome. If he does, well, that's awesome too because then I'll have some sweet Steve Finley cards I didn't have before. It's about as win-win as any scenario could be. The '92 OPC is pretty much the same story. I just bid on it on Listia as part of a five card lot; none of the other cards are of any interest. I thought there was a chance he might not have it since O-Pee-Chee cards are a good bit more scarce than their Topps brethren down here south of the Great White North.  So, Marcus, just let me know which ones of these, if any, you don't have and I'll get 'em Texas-bound.