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Saturday, January 20, 2018

1972 Pro Star Promotions Postcards: Johnny Bench, PSA 5 (Via Canada)

I always enjoy picking up oddball issues and today's post features one I had never even heard of until I saw the card listed on eBay. I couldn't resist adding it and after a few bids I secured the latest addition to my Johnny Bench PC.

This 1972 Pro Star Promotions Postcard of the Hall of Fame backstop is a Canadian issue and unlicensed. I bought it raw and sent it in to PSA through work because why not. It came back with the 5 grade I expected due mostly to a janky bottom right corner. The simple shot of Bench works for me and Johnny is the 4th most valuable card in the set behind guys named Clemente, Mays, and Rose.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

1972 Icee Bear Project -- # 3: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Slabbed A PSA 8!

I recently added a fairly big piece to my 1972 Icee Bear PSA 8 project. A couple of the players will cost me far more than I aim to spend on average but because it's only a 20-card set I'll only have to depress my wallet a couple of times. Thankfully it'll be one less time than I anticipated at the outset as the below card came much cheaper than I ever thought it would.

This beautiful Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- card number 1 in the set -- appeared as a BIN on eBay for what seemed like a really low price. Some quick research confirmed my suspicions and I knew I couldn't let it slip past my reach. It was already sitting at a steal but I had a few eBay Bucks to play with and while it wasn't a lot as eBay stopped sending bonus bucks offers for months, every little bit helps. The final total was under a blaster and number three (and by far the biggest thus far) in my project was secured.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Don't Call It A Collection

I helped my buddy who draws me those rad Simpsons' sketches get a gift for a friend of his on short notice and he brought me a thank you gift the next time he stopped by the store.

He provided me with my first ever Cody Bellinger card and is now responsible for numbers two and three in my extremely modest Bellinger grouping of cards. I won't call it a collection as I have no intention of collecting Cody but I will gladly take rookies of his when people simply want to give me them. Because of course.

The 2017 Update SP with three cameos is such a cool card.

Thanks dude!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Jayson Kretzer Cryptozoic Archer Sketch

I knocked another person off of my needs list for a master set of sketch card artists from the 2014 Cryptozoic Archer release. I still need a lot of the rarer and pricey artists who worked on the show so it will be a looooong grind towards completing this project. For now, I chip away when I can and the seller I almost always buy from lowered most of his prices so I decided to grab one I've had my eye on.

I was able to snag a more affordable artist this time around in Jayson Kretzer. For just over half a blaster it was an easy decision particularly after having not added one in quite some time. Also, getting three characters in one sketch -- Archer, Malory, and Woodhouse -- was the sweet icing on the cake. The sketch does not depict any specific scene but I like it all the same.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lisa! Lisa! Lisa!

My buddy was in the shop this past Saturday and created another Simpsons' masterpiece for me and my ever-growing set of custom sketches. The core family members are now all complete and look great side-by-side in my Simpsons' PC.

Of the main family all that remains is Grandpa and possibly Snowball to pair with Santa's Little Helper (which of the 5 versions would be determined at that time).

Thanks as always amigo!