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The News Swap #15 - Big League Breaks, New Singles, & GIVEAWAY


See anything you like?


See anything you like?


2 PYT's and a Random set for release day!


What if Ken Griffey Jr wasn't injured so much?


Hello Hello - I hope everyone is doing well! Lots of news to pass along, along with some other fun stuff to check out. We'll have some quick and cheap breaks until Bowman gets here, but I will do some Bowman pre-sell breaks soon. I'll have 5 Jumbo boxes to check out. We'll do some random, some PYT, and I'll save one for the next Mega Mixer. Here's everything to check out. Thanks everyone for reading and don't forget to check back for updates, blog replies, and maybe something that was missed.

 

Check the new page for the new giveaway and all the ways to enter!

 

BUY 3 - GET 15% OFF

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Stocked up on retail stuff and wanted to check out some 2023 Big League. Come check out how I did! Likes, comments, and subs are appreciated.

 

3 SPOTS TO JOIN THE COMMUNITY AND CHAT MORE CARDS, SPORTS, AND LIFE...

1 - DISCORD

3 - REDDIT

 

Check out what AI thinks are the best Opening Day Performances. SwapBOT3000 is currently working on it's newest assignment so stay tuned for more!

 

Here's some stuff I've been checking for on eBay. Photos take you to current listings.


Corbin Carroll is a big chase for 2023 Big League. Featuring a Super Rare Red Foil Rookie of the speedster for his first appearance as a rookie in 2023.

 

Big League also marks his first rookie auto.

 

Luis Robert is back and playing like the superstar that we all expected. After a down year last year, his prices are very affordable and a great time to buy.

 

Stadium Chrome was a sharp looking set featuring a nice checklist of autos. Have you seen these shimmer autos that are /5? Amazing looking card and I'm sure will carry a premium with only 5 each. But if you have someone you collect, maybe this is one you can score for the PC.

 

Another buy low candidate as his return looms, Fernando Tatis Jr. If you're still a believer in Tatis, now is a great time to add some nice stuff of his at a good price.

 

One favor to ask, if you use eBay for purchasing. Please bookmark this link for when you search and I will get a small commission from eBay. Doesn't charge anything extra for your purchase but will be an easy way to support the site. THANK YOU!

 

STADIUM CHROME HIGHLIGHTS

Stadium Chrome was a lot nicer than expected and we did very well it. Check out that pair of Tatis Orange Refractors /25! We'll see some more coming in a combo and a mixer.

 

2023 is off to a fun start! What are your thoughts on the new rules?

Favorite new rule of MLB?

  • Pitch Timer

  • Less Shifting

  • Limited Pick Off Attempts

  • Bigger Bases

Least favorite new rule of MLB?

  • Pitch Timer

  • Less Shifting

  • Limited Pick Off Attempts

  • Bigger Bases

 

The perfect blend of two great hobbies - Baseball & Music. Check out the site for The Baseball Project!

Don't forget to use code SWAP4LIFE to get 20% off your order!

 

PC ADDITIONS

Here's some stuff I'll be stashing to my PC. You may have seen some of it in a video or on social media. Forgive me for wanting to show them again :-)

 

Also added 7 new Mannys to the collection. New total is 1507

 

Check out this sweet Junior Minor League Card. Didn't necessarily need it graded, but minor league stuff like this could be easy to fake. The PSA 8 def helps in this case.

 

Cool story...I had an Allen & Ginter relic of Ian Grushka, from New Found Glory, posted to eBay and it sold. The ship to address? Ian Grushka! I reached out and it wasn't him that ordered it but it was being shipped to him. The customer worked a deal with Ian for the relic. It was for two each signed Garbage Pail Kids Card, custom pick, and a New Found Glory (not pictured, already on my record cabinet). So I refunded him for the order and he sent me one of each of the return items he got. He was a really nice dude and as a fan of New Found Glory, this was an easy deal to make. Even just for the story!

 

YOUTUBE WATCH LIST

Just a couple videos I found interesting while down a YouTube rabbit hole that probably started on something completely unrelated.


Jomboy kills it with this review of an Umps perfect game in the World Series.

 

I had no idea that Joe Mauer was a top recruit as a Quarterback.

 

History Lesson: If you've never learned about Rube Waddell, you may find this guy fascinating. Like I did when I watched this one. He might be the only player with a "No Animal Cracker" clause in his contract.

 

Please subscribe to my YouTube Channel if you haven't already. Likes and comments are always appreciated. Here's some playlists if you want to check all the non-break videos. THANK YOU!

 

Brendon is back with another Ballpark Breakdown as he traveled to Arizona for the World Baseball Classic. Thanks for the write-up!

 

Thanks everyone for reading and continuing to support the newsletter, website, and channel!

- AB

9 Comments


Jake M
Jake M
Apr 14, 2023

I love the pitch clock so far, I have a few friends who weren't super into baseball who have been watching games regularly now and I can't help but feel like the shorter games have helped that.

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The Card Swap
The Card Swap
Apr 20, 2023
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It def feels like there are more eyes on the games now.

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Thomas Lacombe
Thomas Lacombe
Apr 12, 2023

So far I've enjoyed the new rules. I sort of liked the chaos of the pitcher/batter clocks but it seems only a few games into the regular season players are already well adjusted.

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The Card Swap
The Card Swap
Apr 20, 2023
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totally agree. everyone picked it up pretty quick and I watched a game the other night and it was barely mentioned or noticed. Kinda cool!

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Emilee
Emilee
Apr 11, 2023

The only rule I’m not a fan of is the limited pickoffs one, which is odd because I love base stealing. I think the limited pickoffs just kind of leaves the pitcher with their hands tied and it seems unfair to a degree. Other than that, the other rule changes are growing on me pretty quickly to be honest.

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The Card Swap
The Card Swap
Apr 20, 2023
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this one went under the radar for me. not sure exactly how I feel about it. But I do like more steals.

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Derick McClellan
Derick McClellan
Apr 11, 2023

I don't think I dislike the new rules. I think I have to just face the reality that I am not welcoming of change in and of itself. Oh my goodness that's deep.

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The Card Swap
The Card Swap
Apr 20, 2023
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haha. that's just what baseball does to us.

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Loving the new rules. The quicker games have been really nice and I like the huge jump in steals

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