sabato 14 giugno 2014

DAcardworld deliveries!

This is my first post non related to ebay pickups, and I'm happy to present you.....


And the product that I received is.....


I know, I'm becoming more unpredictable every week, but I'm very into this product, and I decided to combine the costs incurred in 10/12 ebay pickups (bidding and S&H), which is the equivalent number of hits contained in two boxes, and invest in a sealed product that guarantees you four autos and two patches in every box, which is very helpful when you're chasing the completion of the set (at least the not numbered versions of the autos and patches).

Only thing that disappointed me was the time passed between the shipment notice and the delivery, since I chose the 3-day delivery service (offered also for international customers), and the package arrived after ten days.

But let's get to the cards, before showing them to you separately, a panoramic view of what I got

Let's present them in detail shall I?

Probably the best hit was this Xander Bogaerts patch, numbered to 35 but with 6 colors on it!

I found 3 more patch cards, two of them being numbered to 131, a 3 color Justin Morneau and a 2 color Robinson they are!

And a Fernando Rodney numbered to 50 patch with 3 colors was also included in the packs!

While among the autographed cards, in my opinion the hit has been the first one I'll show in a sec, followed by the Rienzo...

Adrian Gonzalez auto (not numbered)

and the Rienzo auto is numbered to 25 (which is also his jersey number)

The remaning autographed cards I'm presenting are in no particular order, and consider that two of the following are double, which means that I'm officially offering them for trade if anyone is interested!

Brandon Phillips auto #'d to 35, Nelson Cruz auto #'d to 50, and the not numbered autos of Jose Berrios, Jameson Taillon, Jason Grilli and R.A. Dickey!

The cards that I'm willing to trade are the Jason Grilli and the R.A. Dickey autographs, so if you're interested please contact me and let's set a trade!!

I also put togehter 44 base cards, with no doubles (phew) but also no parallel versions, but I already set up a 30something order on COMC to fill-in some spaces in the base cards checklist....

Hope you liked this post and the cards showed, 

Keep collecting and Ciao from Italy!

This week in my mailbox episode 5

Hello everybody!

I'm back after a couple of weeks of non-posting, not because of the absence of deliveries to my doorstep, as you're about to see,but mainly because of work and because I was waiting for two boxes that I purchased on DAcardworld two weeks ago.

This post will only focus on the ebay pickups recently received, while the boxes and their hidden treasures will be posted in a separate post.

So, as I'm borinlgy repeating in every post since I started this blog, I'm focusing on the 2013 Topps Tribute WBC set, and the next are some of the more recent additions to the collection, and all come from the bay of E, and I think that every card costed more on S&H than the card itself (the problems related to living oversea!)...

Let's start with the un-numbered cards

- Yovani Gallardo auto

- Fernando Rodney auto (hate the Topps sticker)
- Derek Holland auto

Then some numbered cards, mixing patches and autos!

- Ross Detwiler auto #'d to 25
- Derek Holland auto #'d to 50

- Wandy Rodriguez auto #'d to 50

- Jimmy Rollins 2 color patch #'d to 101

- Edwin Encarnation 3 color patch #'d to 50

- Jameson Taillon plain red patch #'d to 35

This is it for the WBC loot, buut before I end this post, two more pickups not Tribute related, a Brad Lidge 4 color patch from 2009 Topps Unique numbered to 99 and a Gio Gonzalez Triple Threads 13 pieces of red jersey numbered to 18.

And that's all for this post!

Hope you liked the cards, and see you very soon on my next post, with the first box break!