Friday, May 29, 2015

Little Old, Little New

Today I don't have much to show, but still decided to do a Friday Night post to show I'm still fairly active on here.  I've gotten wrapped up in other stuff that just haven't been in the mood to do as many blogs as of late.  That should change soon.  Anyways, lets look at some pictures and discuss.

I recently won these cards on Listia.  I haven't been on there as much, and when I am I never spend a lot of time on it.  These were cheap, and I didn't have many from this set so I got them.  I think I like the Lowery cards best, but the main reason for getting these were for the Albert Lewis and Steve DeBerg cards.  I liked both of them when I first started watching and didn't have either of their cards so I wasn't much of a risk for me.  I still have no real plans to expand my Chiefs collection beyond getting some here and there, but this was a nice addition.

I also recently bought some 2015 Bowman cards.  I didn't plan on it, but I wanted to check out a Casey's convenience store that opened a while back and finally did.  It is a nice store, and to my surprise had packs of Bowman for sale, the first place I could find them.  Here are the results.

I got a Chris Sale card, so at least I knew somebody in the pack.  I also heard of Jake Lamb and Trevor May.  I know I heard the name Dilson before, so I guess I heard of all of them.  I'm not real sure if I like the design of these cards.  I'm not a fan of straight corners mixed with curved corners, and the Bowman logo seems a bit out of place, maybe it should have been under the team logo which doesn't stand out.

Here is the rest.  I'm not sure what I was expecting going in, but as far as the names, I'm cool with what I got.  I really could do without the Chrome cards though.  If I wanted Chrome I would buy a pack of them, I would have preferred more base set cards or an insert instead.  I guess I might try another pack in the future but I don't expect to buy too many of them.

That will wrap it up for tonight, I have been in the process of cleaning stuff up and still have a lot to do, so off I go.  Thanks for reading and have a great weekend.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Breaking in the new Dollar Tree

In a previous post I mentioned a new Dollar Tree opened near where I live.  I like the store and will probably be back there soon enough.  However, and I hope its just because they are new, their card selection is very minimal.  As a result I only bought 2 repacks, both from the only sports box they had- 30 cards from all-sports.  I usually pass on these, but figured if people bought a lot (or even any) they would expand the selection.  Anyways here is what I got from the two packs.  I didn't scan all of them, but about half from each.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Road Trip Relics

On Friday I had to run some errands and in the end went on a little road trip.  It was a little fun but didn't get much in terms of stuff to show.  I started the day off going to Savvy Seconds and came up almost empty handed- I did find a Lewis Black book which could be fun to read. From there we (my mom was with me) stopped by Pilot so I could get a drink.  One of the clerks I used to work with mentioned the new Dollar Tree in town just opened.  So we took a detour and went there.  I bought a couple repacks (which I'll show later) and thats about it.  We made our way down to the town of Versailles (its pronounced Ver-SAILS) and stopped at the Walmart (the whole reason for the trip to pick something up, it was the closest one with the item in stock).  Since it was early and it was Friday we decided to stop at the Open Air Flea Market.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

What About The Game?

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I went to a Royals game.  And it was rained out... I have described almost everything about the day... EXCEPT THE GAME!  Well a rain delay prevented me from seeing it, but I got a ton of pics from around the stadium that day including the Hall of Fame.  If you follow me on Facebook you might have seen them, if not, you are in luck.

Kansas City Royals Pictures

Now I took too many pictures to post them all here, so the best thing to do is just share that link and let you see for yourself.  However not all the pictures I took made it into the album.  So I thought I would share them on here.  Nothing impressive, but a little incentive and insight into what I think about when I walk around a rainy stadium hoping for the game to start.

This photo is from the approximately 7 minutes we sat in our seats if it was even that long.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Random Scan Wednesday

Things have been a bit hectic as of late and when they haven't been, I've just been lazy.  I realized I needed to do a new blog and have some random scans so I thought I would show them off.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Cooly Noted: A surprise from Bob Walk The Plank

I got home last week from the Royals game and got the mail.  To my surprise I had a package.  I was thinking if I had won something that wouldn't fit in an envelope or if something else I might have bartered for.  Then I saw the address said WV.  "Oh, man.  He got me something good and I have nothing for him."  That was my exact thought without opening the package.

After getting organized I finally opened the package and saw a note.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cards from a rainy day

So my last blog described a Royals game I missed and what I got at Cargo Largo.  I mentioned I bought some cards there too.  Today I figured I would show the cards off.  Their selection wasn't the greatest and had a lot of dented blaster boxes just short of retail (I barely even touched those).  They had a variety and mostly newer stuff but we did spot a couple packs of I think 1988 Donruss.  In total I bought 3 things totaling $6.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Thursday was a fun filled day.  I went to the Kansas City Royals game against the Cleveland Indians.  As luck would have it, these were the same two teams I saw play last year.  All week the weather forecast looked less than great.  On the day of the game I looked at  The forecast for my hometown: Rain almost all day.  The forecast for Kansas City: chances of rain beginning around 3-4 P.M.  So roughly about the 7th inning.  I was set, had my camera, some cash, my cool Royals shirt, and some Cracker Jack (I'm not eating anything at either Kansas City Stadium until I'm 100% sure they corrected ALL their cleaning violations.. well maybe a soda).

No rain as we leave, no rain as we get to Kauffmann Stadium.  We get in the stadium and I'm reminded of the seats... Section 431.  No big deal, I'll sit anywhere to be honest, but escalators come into play.  I'm not afraid of escalators, however, I am afraid of heights.  One set is fine, but then we had to take a second set.  Honestly, the height really wasn't the problem, it was the moving while going up.  Anyways we get to the top, and we find our section.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Sweet Chen Music

Atlanta Braves
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Mets
Montreal Expos
Cincinnati Reds
Houston Astros
Boston Red Sox
Baltimore Orioles
Texas Rangers
Kansas City Royals
Cleveland Indians?

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Dollar Tree packs a punch

On Saturday after I hit some garage sales, I hit up the Dollar Tree.  I've been hearing rumors for years that one is being built the next town over, but finally its coming true.  I have seriously thought of getting a job there, and I think I might apply.  Anyways, for today's blog I will show some cards I got from repacks.

Instead of buying current cards, I just got 5 repacks because you get more cards.  I also have doubts I'd pull a good card from 2015 Donruss or Topps at Dollar Tree and so 4 cards for a buck isn't worth it.  30 cards for a buck seems like a better deal.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

I'm (Garage) Sale-ing AWAY!

I could ramble on for days.  But today I'm not.  I'm just going to show off some loot I grabbed at some garage sales today.  Most I didn't need, but it was all mostly cheap.

The Beaker bag was free at Savvy Seconds after I bought this thing I'll use as a card holder for 50 cents.