2009 Donruss Americana Movie Posters

July 5, 2011

Here’s the list, let’s trade!  Strikethrough for cards that I have. (d) for doubles.

Movie Posters Materials

1   Orson Welles                            491/500

2   Marlon Brando                               500

3   William Holden                               40

4   Bette Davis                             184/500

5   Humphrey Bogart                             250

6   Henry Fonda                                 500

7   Humphrey Bogart                             250

8   Peter Sellers                               500

9   Jimmy Stewart                               250

10   Humphrey Bogart                             500

11   Gary Cooper                                 500

12   Clark Gable                              40/125

13   Cary Grant                                  500

14   Lillian Gish                                500

15   Vivien Leigh                                500

16   Cary Grant                              105/500

17   Burt Lancaster                               50

18   James Dean                                   75

19   Frank Sinatra                               500

20   Charlie Chaplin                         020/500

21   William Holden                               40

22   Charlie Chaplin                             500

23   Edward G. Robinson                           50

24   Montgomery Clift                            250

25   Jack Lemmon                                 500

26   John Wayne                                  500

27   Katharine Hepburn              (Damaged)146/500

 28   Spencer Tracy                  (damaged)219/500

29   James Cagney                                500

30   Liza Minelli                                500

31   Elizabeth Taylor                            500

32   Henry Fonda                             167/500

 33   Fred Astaire                            245/500

34   Katharine Hepburn                       012/500

35   Spencer Tracy                           450/500

36   Cary Grant                                  500

37   Cary Grant                              235/500

38   Cary Grant                                  500

39   Cary Grant                                  500

40   Leslie Howard                               250

 41   Bette Davis                             119/500

42   Gregory Peck                            094/500 (incoming)

 43   Greta Garbo                             328/500

44   Jane Russell                            337/500

45   Spencer Tracy                           451/500

46   Marlene Dietrich                        285/500

47   Fred Astaire                            112/500

48   Gary Cooper                                 500

49   Elizabeth Taylor                            500

50   Greer Garson                                500

51   Gary Cooper                             376/500

52   Barbara Stanwyck                        438/500

53   John Wayne                                  500

54   Ginger Rogers                               500

55   Mae West                                202/500

56   Shirley Temple                              500

57   Burt Lancaster                               50

58   Humphrey Bogart                             250

59   Sophia Loren                                500

60   Robert Mitchum                              500

61   Robert Mitchum                          463/500

62   Carole Lombard                              500

63   Katharine Hepburn                           500

64   Gary Cooper                                 500

65   Marilyn Monroe                              500

Movie Posters Combo Materials

1   Orson Welles / Agnes Moorehead          345/500

3   William Holden / Gloria Swanson              40

4   Bette Davis / Anne Baxter                   500

5   Humphrey Bogart / Katharine Hepburn         250

7   Humphrey Bogart / Mary Astor                250

11   Gary Cooper / Grace Kelly               091/500

12   Clark Gable / Claudette Colbert             125

13   Cary Grant / James Mason                203/500

15   Vivien Leigh / Marlon Grando                500

16   Cary Grant / Katharine Hepburn              500

17   Burt Lancaster / Montgomery Clift            50

18   James Dean / Natalie Wood                    50

19   Frank Sinatra / Janet Leigh                 500

21   William Holden / Ernest Borgnine             40

22   Charlie Chaplin / Claudette Colbert         500

23   Edward G. Robinson / Douglas                 10

Fairbanks Jr.

24   Montgomery Clift / Elizabeth Taylor         250

26   John Wayne / Natalie Wood                   500

27   Katharine Hepburn / Cary Grant          210/500

28   Spencer Tracy / Katharine Hepburn       284/500

31   Elizabeth Taylor / Richard Burton           500

33   Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers                500

34   Katharine Hepburn / Ginger Rogers    (d)185/500

35   Spencer Tracy / Katharine Hepburn       358/500

36   Cary Grant / Ingrid Bergman             182/500

37   Cary Grant / Rosalind Russell           484/500 (incoming)

38   Cary Grant / Grace Kelly                    500

39   Cary Grant / Loretta Young                  500

40   Leslie Howard / Bette Davis             215/250

41   Bette Davis / Henry Fonda               242/500

42   Gregory Peck / Audrey Hepburn               500

43   Greta Garbo / Joan Crawford             083/500

44   Jane Russell / Marilyn Monroe               500

 45   Spencer Tracy / Mickey Rooney           283/500

46   Marlene Dietrich / Gary Cooper              500

 49   Elizabeth Taylor / Mickey Rooney        133/500

50   Greer Garson / Teresa Wright            114/500

 51   Gary Cooper / Barbara Stanwyck          396/500

52   Barbara Stanwyck / Henry Fonda              500

 55   Mae West / Cary Grant                   259/500

58   Humphrey Bogart / Lauren Bacall              25

61   Robert Mitchum / Shelly Winters             500

62   Carole Lombard / Jack Benny             439/500

64   Gary Cooper / Teresa Wright                 500

Movie Posters Triple Materials

16   Cary Grant / Katharine Hepburn / Jimmy      250

Stewart

17   Burt Lancaster / Montgomery Clift /          50

Deborah Kerr

18   James Dean / Natalie Wood / Sal Mineo        50

24   Montgomery Clift / Elizabeth Taylor /       100

Shelly Winters

34   Katharine Hepburn / Ginger Rogers /         500

Lucille Ball

40   Leslie Howard / Bette Davis / Humphrey       50

Bogart

61   Robert Mitchum / Shelly Winters /       420/500

         Lillian Gish

64   Gary Cooper / Teresa Wright / Babe Ruth      15

Movie Posters Quad Materials

17   Burt Lancaster / Montgomery Clift /         100

Deborah Kerr / Donna Reed


Want List – 2008 Topps 50th Anniversary All-Star Rookies

July 2, 2011

All card numbers start AR.

Needs – 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 36, 37, 42, 43, 44, 45, 48, 50, 51, 52, 53, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 85, 86, 87, 90, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 105, 106, 108, 109

Haves – 5, 6, 8, 11, 13, 18, 26, 27, 29, 35, 38, 39, 40, 41, 46, 47, 49, 54, 55, 61, 62, 63, 71, 74, 78, 84, 88, 89, 93, 97, 104, 107, 110

Doubles – 41, 55


2008 Allen & Ginter Hanley Rip It ripped

June 26, 2011

Hello all.  Its been a long time – since the last post, much has happened, including major life changes.  Still, no excuse, here’s the Rip thing from the poll, in pictures.  The video didn’t work, so I just took pictures.

Thanks to all the voters.  Should have kept it unripped, but the mini could have been worse.  BTW, anyone else get nervous extracting the mini from the rip card?


The RIP IT and contest update AKA still waiting…

April 11, 2011

Hey all, especially the five entrants to the contest.  I will eventually get around to doing the giveaway, with everyone getting something.  Also, I’ll rip the Hanley and video it.  However…it’ll take a few weeks.  Business is booming and I won’t be free until the last week of April.  I’m sorry for the delay.


Contest ends and posts can now resume…

April 3, 2011

Thanks to the five commenters…you’ll all receive a prize!  I’ll do the drawing for this either tonight or tomorrow.

I’ll also do the rip of the Rip card on video and post it in a day or two.

Also, check out the latest post by iamjoecollector on eBay shipping costs.  Enough to make your blood boil.


I’m a dummy…

March 18, 2011

I can’t figure out how to keep the Vote-Contest (Votest) post on top, so I’m not going to post anything new other than this short note.  Lots of box breaks recently, I’ll write about them as well as today’s trip to Chantilly with Beardy after April 1. 

Please link to the contest/poll…I promise it will be worth your while.


It’s a Votest: Rip it or Not – 2008 Allen & Ginter

March 9, 2011

I was able to snag this Rip card of Hanley Ramirez for about fifty dollars and now I’m tempted to rip it open.  I’ll be honest – the logical Chuck side is telling me to keep it intact since the last time I had a Rip card (2006 case), all I got was a high numbered mini of some schlub.  The illogical side of me wants to open up a red auto or a 1/1 and make about twenty bucks profit.  Still, do I really want to rip a Hanley card for a gamble?

All the gamble was soaked out of me from my recent Vegas jaunt, so I'll leave it up to you guys, the readers.
Please vote and I'll carry out your wishes, dear reader.  Also, in exchange, please leave a comment on this post and you'll be entered into a random drawing for the following prizes.  One comment per person, please.  Also, if you wouldn't mind, please advertise this post so that I can get a lot of votes and have a large sample size to make this decision.  The more votes/comments, the more prizes.

5 commenters – one person gets 6 Hanley base cards (2010 Heritage #300, 2010 Topps #4 and #600, 2010 Update #150, 279, 329)


10 commenters - one person gets five (5) 2011 History of Topps cards (HOT 1, 3, 4, 9, 10) 

15 commenters - one person gets a Rogers Hornsby SP #44 
20 commenters - one person gets a black parallel card of Carlos Santana #209 (43/60) 
25 commenters - one person gets a Topps 60 Brian McCann auto 
30 commenters - one person gets three 2007 Allen & Ginter relic cards (Prince Fielder, Hank Blalock, Marcus Giles)
50 or more commenters - one person gets the following 12 cards: 
  • 2000 Upper Deck Pro Sign Shareef Abdur-Rahim auto
  • 2005 Donruss Champions #55 Doug Mientkiewicz bat relic
  • 2006 Topps Triple Threads Gold Travis Hafner triple relic /9
  • 2007 Fleer Ultra Faces of the Game Omar Vizquel bat relic
  • 2007 Fleer Ultra Hit Machine Nick Swisher jersey relic
  • 2007 Fleer Ultra Strikezone Johan Santana relic
  • 2008 Topps 2007 Highlights Rafael Furcal jersey relic
  • 2008 Upper Deck Masterpieces Rashard Mendenhall jersey
  • 2008 Upper Deck X Sean Casey jersey relic
  • 2008-9 Upper Deck Hockey Series 2 Alexander Ovechkin oversized card
  • 2009 Upper Deck SP Authentic Football Patch Auto Glen Coffee /999
  • 2010 Leaf Certified Raymond Berry jersey HOF /250

The end of this contest will be April 1, 2011.

Phew that was a long shill…no need to follow or anything, since I don’t post enough to demand a regular readership. Help this indecisive guy decide what to do with his rip card!


Back from Vegas…

March 6, 2011

…and boy are my legs tired.  No joke, living a commuter existence means that the moderate amount of walking done in Vegas resulted in achy legs.  Luckily, that’s one of only a few complaints from the conference trip to Vegas, and the rest are just the general, run of the mill travel bellyaches.  One particularly sad commentary of this American life: three out of four flights, a show, and a shuttle ride, my adjacent seat partners was orca fat.  I am by no means thin and, excluding one jack-ace of a smelly douche at the only show I partook, all were nice and cognizant of their size.  There was an equitable sharing of space usually, but it still required some craning on my part.  Wow, I sound like such a whiny schmuck.

OK, first the card connection: I met PunkRockPaint.  The PunkRockPaint of http://punkrockpaint.blogspot.com/ fame. Sorry for the http address, but WordPress doesn’t want to hyperlink right now. (corrected)

If you don’t know T’s work at PunkRockPaint, then I don’t know what you’re doing with your blog reading life.  The guy makes amazing custom cards and graphics work, and get this, he does most of it using MS Paint.  His Lost Retro card set is epic…check it out – http://punkrockpaint.blogspot.com/2009/07/lost-retro-baseball-card-gallery.html

To the right, you can see one of my favorites from the set, based on the Denny’s holographic cards from the 90’s.

You can read about our completely randome, LOTR slot machine meeting on his blog, as he’s described it better than I can.  What a lucky coincidence to look over and see a username that’s also the name of one of your favorite blogs!

Now, the one unique wrinkle I can add to the story: after PunkRockPaint’s lovely girlfriend and her mother arrive to whisk away the artiste, I cash out my nice slot machine win and head toward the bill breaker machine.  Two guys, playing adjacent LOTR machines, stop me to ask who I was talking to.  Apparently, they overhead me complimenting Paint’s work to his girlfriend, leading to me stating earnestly that it was a pleasant surprise to meet the famous PRP.  The guys wanted to know the identity of the celebrity that I had just met (they’re words).  I explained that PRP is a world famous blogger and artist, they asked me if I was someone (a poor choice of a question in my opinion), and I had to laugh.  No, I’m just the guy who got lucky with a slot machine to get to meet a fellow blogger.

T, great meeting you…now, make a set for us to buy!

Two non-sports, non-blogging Vegas notes:

First, poker – 1-2 NL cash games, about 8 hours total, down about $30, but only after a bad call costed me about 300.  Tournaments, played two, one at Caesars and one at the Venetian.  Final tabled both, but only cashed in the Venetian.  Net win, 150, total time, nine hours.  If I had to do it over, I’d spend all my time at the cash game.  If you’re a tight smart player and pick your spots, even without catching card you can be a profitable player at both Caesars and Venetian.

Second, the best promotion ever is the Binion’s opportunity to take a photograph with one million dollars.  The results of the free portraits must result in epic amounts of unintentional humor: tourists, alcohol, cameras…this should be a FailBlog affiliate – Not Having Fun photo site.  Anyway, I waited the requisite 30 minutes, walked over to the desk where the processed photos were waiting.  In the slot holding about 20 “single person” photos was this gem.  I wanted to abandon my own big smile picture and grab this slice of grim Americana, but didn’t think it would be right to steal it.  Foiled again by morals!

Do you think she was forced into posing by those crafty Binions marketers?  Maybe she was desperate for the coupons that gave you something or other if you got the picture?  Maybe it was a prop bet?

I like to think that she’s on the trip on her soon-to-be ex-husband’s dime after he something or othered.  She wanted proof of this spiteful sojourn, but, surrounded by lights, chimes, dings, and a flash, she realizes that her revenge is as elusive as a jackpot.  She is tired.  She wants to sit somewhere outside, exposed in the sun, feeling the prickles of sweat as her pale skin burns.  She doesn’t wait for the picture; she’s gone.

Or some crap like that – who cares, cause it’s a brilliant picture.


New Set to Collect – 1996 Bronze Leaf Signature Series

February 24, 2011

Last night, in a fit of non-sleeping eBay perusing, I came to the conclusion that I need a new set to collect.  Right now, the collecting has been adding Hanley Ramirez cards, the Donruss Americana Movie Poster materials cards, and half hearted collections of base cards of Shin Soo Choo.  Others have gone to the wayside (the Cards Your Momma Threw Out and the “a HOF base each” collections are kaput) while others are too expensive for me (Nolan Ryan autos).  I’ve stopped trying to collect sets, never tried for a complete rainbow (the Hanley SpX seems impossible).

So, here’s what I purchased to give myself a new goal – I randomly bought a 1996 Leaf Signature Series bronze auto base card of #140 John Mabry for $1.75 (plus $2.50 shipping).  I’m sure most of these will be cheap at card shows, shops and on eBay.  The set is comprised of 253 (one unnumbered card, Frank Thomas) cards.  The print run on the set seems to be 3500 copies, with the SPs running between 700 and 1000 copies. 

Introducing the new initiative…let’s see how long I do this before burning out on searching for Bobby Witt’s autograph.


2011 Topps Series 1 Hobby Box Break

February 17, 2011

On the way home tonight, I stopped at the LHS and got a hobby box.  Let’s see how we did:

Hanleys – base #20 and Toppstown TT-45

Giveaway – 6 cards

Parallels

  • Diamond – 9 cards: 32 Chris Johnson, 76 Tom Gorzelanny, 105 Jonathan Lucroy, 113 Arthur Rhodes, 154 Marlon Byrd, 191 Jay Bruce, 217 Yunel Escobar, 230 Aaron Cook, 267 Jose Contreras
  • Gold – 5 cards /2011: 46 Hong-Chih Kuo, 93 Paul Konerko, 307 Alex Rios, 311 James Shields, 327 Cristian Guzman
  • Black – 1 card /60: 209 Carlos Santana

Inserts

  • History of Topps – 2 cards: 4, 9
  • CMGR – 4 cards: 1, 14, 20, 23
  • Kimball Champions – 9 cards: 1 Ubaldo Jimenez, 6 Clay Buchholz, 10 Ichiro, 31 Nelson Cruz, 32 Alex Rios, 33 Martin Prado, 38 Roy Oswalt, 39 CC Sabathia, 46 Mel Ott
  • Duos – 9 cards: SC, MP, HH, VG, HHO, GT, KA, HM, LZ
  • Topps 60 – 9 cards: 1 Ryan Howard, 11 Troy Tulowitzki, 17 Dale Murphy, 20 Manny Ramirez, 31 Justin Upton, 35 Frank Thomas, 48 Buster Posey, 50 Miguel Cabrera
  • Lost Cards – 15 cards: 2 1953 Campanella, 4 1954 Campanella, 7 1955 Feller, 9 1956 Musial, 12 1963 Frank Robinson, 19 1970 Jackson, 23 1974 Schmidt, 25 1976 Yount, 36 1987 Eckersley, 37 1988 Maddux, 44 1995 Larkin, 46 1997 Rivera, 49 2000 Rodriguez, 56 2007 Tulowitzki, 57 2008 Cueto
  • Lost Cards Original Backs – 2 cards: 186 1955 Whitey Ford, 701 1990 Bernie Williams

Auto/Gamer – Topps 60 AutographL T60A-BM Brian McCann