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A colorful $10 Challenge entry

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , on March 16, 2011 by Cardboard Icons

After much searching, I’ve found my $10 Challenge entry. I’ll be the first to admit this is not nearly as good as my last entry.  But, this is better than a typical vintage entry … and I came in under budget.

I’ve really soured on memorabilia cards over the last year or so.  In fact, I’ve sent 98 percent of what I had to CheckOutMyCards.com.  But there are some that I really like.  And at the top of the list are these 2001 UD Gold Glove Slugger’s Choice batting glove cards.  There’s something special to me about a batting glove, probably because the swatches have much more character than your typical jersey … even multicolored patches.

I’m working on this set and pick  up singles every now and then when the swatches appeal to me.  This Rafael Furcal set me back a whopping $3.

Yeah, it’s another jersey card.  Yeah, it’s Cesar Cedeno.  But, look at that swatch!  Classic.  As ugly as the Astros Creamsicle jerseys were, they still have wide appeal as they can be spotted from a mile away.  And to capture the essence of that on a piece of cardboard is something I loved adding to my collection for a mere $4.  There have been two other Cedeno jerseys on eBay recently, but they were single colored swatches.  It’s not often you get a two-tone non-swatch, non-pinstripe like this.

Card of the Day: 2000 Bowman Chrome Oversize Rafael Furcal

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

00chromefurcalWhy? Why, Why, Why? Why am I hearing rumors/reports this week that the Oakland A’s and San Francisco Giants are both interested in signing Rafael Furcal? This makes about as much sense as these oversize 2000 Bowman Chrome cards. Continue reading