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I added pages today for my For Trade list and my Wanted list. First, I put it up as a post, and then realized the error of my ways. So check out the new list pages if you are here for card business, and for the people who aren’t into long lists of numbers, here is a more normal style post!

After swim lessons today, well, the card shop was right across the street, and the boys did do a good job swimming and behaving, so…

They got some cards, the good ol’ 50 cent packs from the ’90’s. And I found a couple things to make our transaction come out to an even number.

I can’t decide what to do with Scott Rolen. Really, the only reason I think I might collect his cards is because he’s from Indiana, which is a good reason. I always try to pull for the Indiana people and teams. Well, not always. The Colts could actually pack up and go back to Baltimore for all I care, and Lucas Oil could become a full-time, year-round marching band venue. Actually, that’s a great idea. Anyway, the price was low and I need some trade bait, so I grabbed this Rolen patch.

2001 Upper Deck Pros and Prospects Specialty Game Jersey #SSR Scott Rolen

2001 Upper Deck Pros and Prospects Specialty Game Jersey #SSR Scott Rolen

Then to eliminate my need for change, I grabbed a few singles out of the dime box to pump up the Bears collection, and I found a Josh Hamilton too. Last but not least, I could not resist a few packs of 2013 Topps Heritage, and I am glad I did not. I must have heard Starling Marte singing in there, it was the first card out of the first pack I opened.

I really like this set, which is great, I didn’t care for last year’s at all. I pulled out several of last year’s beloved Indianapolis Indians, and there is a lot of cool stuff in the set for a Cubs fan. With less than two months until my birthday, let me direct your attention to the checklist which has a great Ernie Banks bat knob book card, a Billy Williams/Andre Dawson dual auto, and many more. The more I look at it, the closer I get to blowing off Allen & Ginter and going after this one as my set build of the year. I like the Mint Set, and I’d like to have the Gil Hodges cut signature card.

All these extra purchases also give me an excuse to play with WordPress’ little gallery tool. I had to include the Justin Upton card I pulled, for some reason that guy shows up in every pack I buy it seems. Everybody’s got that one player they always seem to get, and he’s mine. Hopefully he’ll end up in a Cubs uniform or something so I won’t feel so irritated about having stacks of pictures of him.

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  1. […] base card, so the chase begins for the 380 parallels and inserts and printing plates and et cetera. I also got a Justin Upton, which is just what I do. Mark DeRosa singlehandedly is going to undo years of coaching the boys to “keep their eye on […]


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