The News Swap #11 - 1/31 - Singles Promo, Giveaway, and Mailday Video
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- SURPRISE MAILDAY VIDEO
- TUESDAY DOUBLE HEADER
- SINGLES PROMO
- PC DIVING
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Julio Rodriguez Bowman Invicta Atomic Refractor /150
Check the NEW SHOW & SWAP VIDEO for randomizing. Skip to the end if you don't wanna see the mailday
THIS WEEK'S GIVEAWAY:
2022 Pro Debut Hobby Box
THREE WAYS TO ENTER THE WEEKLY GIVEAWAY!!
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1 - COMMENT ON SHOW & SWAP VIDEO WITH YOUR FAVORITE CARD FROM THE VIDEO
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3 - COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR FAVORITE SET FROM 2022. ANY SPORT!
I think my answer would have to be Logofractor, but as far as main stuff that we saw in the normal market, I'd probably have to go Update this year. Very complete product. I'm sure I forgot some and will be reminded by your answers.
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Story Time - I think I mentioned this in a real old blog, but it's worth bringing up again. This is the story of the best card I ever pulled in a personal pack.
My family and I take a yearly trip to Cooperstown NY. Obviously one of my favorite parts of the trip is hunting for cards. Well back in 2017 as I was looking to spend my last $20 I had on me, I picked up a pack of 2017 Topps Jumbo and a pack of 2017 Archives Hobby. The lady working asked me if I wanted to pick the packs. I told her that I wanted her to pick, as my luck is usually poor when I do it. I grabbed the packs and hit the road to our next stop. I didn't expect to get much from two packs, so I ripped the packs in the front seat.
Much like 2022, Topps flagship was featuring the 1987 design for their insert anniversary set (30th and 35th Anniversary. We'll expect it again in 2027). In the Topps Jumbo pack, I got a Yankee auto from that 1987 set. All I can envision is Trey Amburgey, but that's not it :-)
Then came the Archives pack. Then I'd have my Cooperstown Aaron Judge Rookie Auto Story. Like I just got taken down by Stone Cold Steve Austin, I was stunned. At the time, he was red-hot, but did not have a ton of cards, let alone autos. This one is numbered /150. I've considered selling it many times but felt like I'd be selling the story with it, and I wasn't ready to do that.
Topps TBT cards are sweet! Throwback and retro designs are some of my favorite things about current collecting. I just don't do a great job of keeping up with the TBT sets. These are some nice ones I've added to my PC over the years. I think all are pretty obvious as to why.
Do you have a section in your PC of random Rookie Cards? Me too, could be any variety of reasons why something might end up this section, but usually it's a cool story or memory unlocked when I saw the card.
- Never had a tie to Cutch, but he's just a guy I felt like should be saved in Chrome.
- Joe Jackson is a distant relative of Shoeless Joe. Easy addition.
- The other two are more about card design. Love a good Retro Redesign!
A look at the evolution of Beam Team inserts from Stadium. I'm missing a couple to make the current run complete but here's a look at the layouts. I think top left and bottom left are my favorite designs.
The Beam Team talk is the perfect lead in to this week's eBay searches to check out.
Photos take you to current listings.
Beam Teams. There's so many different years to look for, with parallels and autos. This set dates back to the early 90's. You can get lost in checking all the ways to collect the Beam Team Inserts. If you're into 90's basketball, you'll really enjoy this rabbit-hole.
ariations. Every year seems to have some nice ones to grab. Prices can range from all over as there are Short Prints and Super Short Prints.
Here's your #1 MLB Prospect! Orioles could have quite a farm system in the making.
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Here is the full explanation of the Pitch Clock rules. This is going to be really interesting and it'll be fun to see how the league reacts to it all. Will they go after the batter next for speeding up the game?
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One place I started searching for good deals is the clearance section at Dave & Adams. Here's a look at baseball clearance sorted from low price to high. You may find something cool to rip here!
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