Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Wish-List

Christmas is just 2 days away. Like with any collector our wishlist are filled with card related products. So I'll give you my ultimate wish list of singles,set or boxes.

1. 1983 Topps Tony Gwynn Rookie Card

Tony Gwynn was a great player. Love the uniforms.

2. 2007 U.D. Black Adrian Gonzalez Relic & Auto

The Patch looks so amazing. A Gon is my favorite player.

3. 1959 Topps Bob Gibson
The 59' set's design is a thing of beauty.
4. 2009 A & G Hobby box

5. 2009 Topps Chrome Everth Cabrera Auto

Cabrera impressed me a lot last season. This card looks good with the chrome.

6. 2009 Sweet Spot Hobby Box

So There you go thats my wishlist. Hope you have a good Christmas, I know I will. I'm going to take a break from posting. See you Monday.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Want-list: 2008 Masterpiece

16 Jonathan Papelbon
26 Grady Sizemore
40 Alex Gordon
47 Prince Fielder
54 David Wright
75 Tony Gwynn
Doubles:Jose Reyes, Mariano Rivera

I'm trading all my SP cards: Yogi Berra, Albert Pujos

Contact me or reply to get some trades going

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Year in Review

2009 was the first year of collecting cards. I mean I was collecting since I was in 6th grade but never something serious. Ever since the card store at the mall closed a few years back, I stopped buying any cards. Except the 2 or 3 packs I bought every year. This past year I started getting into baseball a lot more. Although my Padres weren't very good this year, I did start following them more. I became more interested in cards and started looking for a card shop.I was lucky to find 2 great shops in my area. So thats how I became a collector. Now to my favorite and worst cards of the year.

Best looking base card
2009 Allen & Ginter

Best looking inserts
2009 Topps

Top card I pulled
09 Topps Career Best Relics Ryan Howard Bat

Worst Card I pulled

Best set to collect
2009 Allen & Ginter

Wrost Set
2009 UDX

2009 was a fun year for me collect and I hope 2010 is even better. Happy Holidays Blog-o-sphere thanks for 2009.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Fifth Man

Although, the free agent is barley heating up the Padres are looking to barley make any signings.

With Correia signing a 1 year/3.6 mil. contract the Padres rotation is set for the 2010 season.
The Padres rotation is Peavy less this year, but with all the young talented starting pitcher the rotation is going to surprise many people.
I'll try to give you non-Padre fans a little info on these pitchers

Chris Young
Was injured most of the last 2 seasons. His last full season was back in 2007 when he posted a 3.12 ERA. He's not ace material, but he will be leading the rotation offering some mentoring for the young pitchers.

Kevin Correia
Had a breakout season last year leading the Padres in wins with 12. His ERA was 3.91, but post the All-Star break he had a 3.26 ERA.

Mat Latos
Latos is one of my favorite Padre next to only Adrian Gonzalez. His fist year in the big leagues was an exciting one, in 7 outta 10 starts he allowed 2 or less earned runs. I can't wait for is 1st complete season, he learned a lot during the 09 season.

Clayton Richards
Came over from the White Sox's in the Peavy deal. He's not going to be an ace, but a back of the rotation guy. Don't expect an amazing season,but a solid one. Leaving U.S. Cellular Field and the American League will drastically improve his statistics.

This fith spot in the rotation up for grabs. Unless the Padres sign a starter or trade for one, they'll probably have Wade Leblanc or Tim Stauffer fill in the hole.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

New Looking Site

I Just changed the theme, now there's a main gallery page. I really like this theme it looks nice and clean. Hope you guys(& girls) like the new update. Also I would like to thank all my readers I reached a 1,000 views. I know It's a little bit, but it's a start.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

2008 Masterpiece Retail Box Break

After many weeks of not buying any pack I decided to buy some during the Black Friday sales. Although I got to the sale at two o'clock I still found some great products to purchase. I ended up buying a box of 2008 Masterpiece for $10. It was a retail box, but I didn't care. This was my first box that I've ever opened and the experience was great. Let's get to the cards now.

Retail Box Results

Base set : 84/90 (93%)

Short Print : 2/30

Hits :

C.C. Sabathia Relic

Navy Jim Palmaer #'d/125

Thoughts: It was a good box, with some surprise hits, what more could've wanted for the ten bucks. It's cheaper than a blaster. I really like this set with the mix of legends and current players. I was disappointed that I did not get the Tony Gywnn card I was looking for. I hope to complete this nice looking set.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Winter of Scott Boras(Contest)

With the baseball season already over, teams are preparing for next year. The Off-Season is looking up to be a hectic one, with many players moving to different teams. The Free-Agents available this year are making many teams pull out their check books. Teams that are desperate for a little pop in their lineup will be making a huge splash in the market. They will be making Scott Boras a richer man. Negotiations are going to be bidding wars and prices for players are gonna be steep. Lets take a look at the top free agents available.

1. Matt Holliday- The top free agent available, will draw many offers. He's going to end up on the team that bids the most. My guess is the Mets, they need some power, and their willing to acquire him no matter the price.

2. Jason Bay- Will attract any team that's looking for power in there lineup. Although his average was a little low he is still a good hitter. He'll probably get a huge lengthy contract. I think he is gonna head to San Fransisco, there going to be busy this off season.

3. Mike Cameron- Good all-around player, was exciting in 2007 with the Padres. He has so many teams that would be able to sign him. I'm taking a long shot on this one and saying he's heading back to San Diego.

4. Chone Figgins- Good hitter with blazing speed, and draws a lot of walks. A on-base % close to 400. Will probably get signed by the Mets.

Other Notables

5.Adrian Beltre

6.Orlando Hudson

7.Johnny Damon

8.Miguel Tejada

There it is the top 8 Free Agent batters available. Many exciting All-Stars that are gonna change teams significantly. Who knows where these players are gonna go, but we do know next year will be a competitive.
*Contest: To enter do 2 things
1. Follow me on twitter
2. Guess where the top 4 Free Agents will land.
Whoever gets the most correct will win
*Prize: 1 Serial Number cards, 1 open pack of UDX, 1 pack of 2009 Topps Update, and 1 scout Autograph cards.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Blog Update

Blog Status:

I'm starting up the blog after a 2 month hiatus. I'm making this a baseball blog like it first was.

New Features, etc:
I'm going to focus more on the aspects of selling and buying cards. Which Products are hot, what cards are being wanted. Also the crazy cards that are being pulled. Throw away your Beckett's, we will show you the real value of your cards.

I will be starting a set of posts, which i will update on a regular bases, that shows the top 10 highest priced cards of a particular set which have sold on Ebay. You will see the first post on the bottom.

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The Wax Report:2009 Sweet Spot

Top 10 Cards from the 2009 Sweet Spot set sold on Ebay(*Updated Daily)

1. Ichiro Bat Barrel Nameplate 1/4 $3,650/31 bids

3. Micheal Jordan Leather Glove Autograph 20/23 $539.99/Buy it Now

4. Derek Jeter Glove Autograph 2/30 $450/Buy it Now

5. Nolan Ryan Sweet Spot Red Ink 1/1 $431.99/3 Bids

6. Gordan Beckham Autograph 1/99 $332/22 Bids

8. Derek Jeter Bat Barrel Autograph 19/25 $307/13 Bids

9. Jose Canseco Bat Barrel Nameplate 1/5 $304.99/17 Bids

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

LW's NFL Power Rankings: Week 1

What a great week of football it has been. Many close games were played that came down to the last seconds. Many great teams, its going to be brutal in the last weeks of the season.

1 1-0 There defense looks great. Losing Polamalu won't affect the Steelers that much. Roethlisberger was great facing the Titans tough Defense. Steelers are looking like a dynasty, but not yet.
2 1-0Drew Brees had an terrific game with 6 TDs. Defense wasn't great allowing 27 points to a bad lions offense. The real test will be next week against the Eagles to see how the Defense holds up.
3 1-0Green Bay looks like a threat in the NFC this year. The Packers just destroyed Cutler on Sunday. Made Cutler look like Kyle Orton and that's saying it politely
4 1-0Many weapons on the Offense any QB can takeover and be decent. The Defense just shut down the Panthers passing game.
50-1They lost but they looked great against a powerful Pittsburgh team. Titans are still great without Haynesworth.
61-0The Cowboys look like a better without T.O. on the team. Roy Williams is going to have a breakout season.
71-0Flacco hasn't missed a step from last year. There Defense didn't overpower the lowly Chiefs. They will rebound from this.
81-0Very exciting game, but very sloppy by the Chargers. The Game winning drive was great, Rivers was amazing. The Chargers are used to starting slow.
91-0Tom Brady looks good, his knee looks solid. Took him a while to get comfortable.
101-0There Offense couldn't do anything right. There defense kept them in the game long enough to score the Game winning drive.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Were Back

Its an exciting day today, not just because this is my first post in weeks, but because of the football season starting. I'm not just a Charger fan but a big Football fan. Last season was great from the beginning of the season to the exiting last seconds of the Super Bowl. This season feels like a great one not just for the League but also the Chargers.

With the Chargers having a good team this year many are expecting a championship win this year. Rivers was amazing last year and this year could be one his best yet. I don't think we have seen Rivers full potential reached yet.

Having Rivera as the Defensive coordinator in the beginning of the season will help us from starting so slow like every year. Our Defense should be great this year and aggressive like the Steelers.I think the Chargers only have one team blocking there road to the Super Bowl, the Steelers.

I'm predicting an 08 Division Championship rematch this year in the playoffs. Its really hard to predict an AFC champion this year, its going to be close.

What a great way to kick off the season with a Steelers Titans game. This game has everything a rivalry, the Defending champs and even a storyline that continues from last year. Its going to great game and a great season. I will be posting a recap of every week in the Nfl its going to be great. Hope you enjoy the season also comment on your thougths about the season.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Chrome is Sizzling

2009 Topps Chrome Break

1. #136 Prince Fielder

2. #74 Chad Billingsly

3. # 177 James McDonald

4. #181 Jordan Schaffer

These cards look amazing they really are fun to open. The card stock is really good quality and they feel thick. I really want to complete this set which will be fun. The pack was good got stars like Fielder and rookies like McDonald. McDonald is a Starting pitcher that is being used as a relief pitcher with a 2.37 ERA as a Reliever. He will be a good pitcher in the future he has a lot of upside.

Pack Rating: 4/5

Set Rating: 4/5