The News Swap #9 - 1/12 - New Singles, 2 Breaks, and a Trivia Giveaway!
Finest Delayed, 2-Box PYT Added for Friday Release Day
Finest Delayed, 2-Box PYT Added for FridSY
- Where did all the good Gypsy Queen Inserts go?
Topps Finest Releases 1/20/23. Here's the plan for release day.
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- Check all Autos on the site
- Nice selection of Variations
- Some Sweet NBA Rookies available
- Check NFL Stuff that's posted
Delayed by Topps until Friday. Here's the full schedule for Release Day.
Kicking off with a 2-Box Random. Not a lot of spots left in this one. We may do a second random as well.
8est we'll check out 2 boxes in a PYT.
Ending Release day with the rest of case #1 in a half case PYT!
Some PC stuff that I recently dug up. It's been a blast just going back through stuff to show interesting cards for the blog.
- The often forgotten Junior stint with the White Sox.
- Thought this Topps Magic Jackie Robinson on the UCLA football team was awesome.
- I missed out on the Bartolo Topps Now, so this one will have to do.
- Fleer Ultra AI, Dope pic. Yes Please.
Join our new SubReddit for The Card Swap. Lloyd is going to be helping grow the Sub and provide another place for the community to chat cards.
I really think it's cool how the term RPA really caught on, mostly for Football and Basketball it seems. The times I heard it referring to baseball, it's usually a Panini Product. So maybe it's a Panini thing I'm not aware of. Which would make sense. RPA's are very sought after for those sports and even helps eBay listings and Google searches, which has to add value.
In baseball, the most sought after type of card is the Chrome Rookie Auto and I think it's time to we start using the term CRA. It could apply to Topps and Bowman Chrome Rookies & Firsts.
Remember when Gypsy Queen had some really cool inserts? I don't really mean to turn into the "insert guy", but while going through some binders, I found these and it reminded me why Gypsy Queen was one of the sets that got me back into collecting Baseball in 2012. Check these out!
This batch is from 2013-2016. This years set only featured the Crystal Gazing and GQ Gems inserts. While I have nothing against either of those sets, they are a far cry from these. The Glove Stories is one of my favorites, especially the Trout photo. The Dealing Aces one is was cool to me as well. I believe Walk-Off Winners is being using for another insert set in another product. But these other ones could easily be revisited. Imagine them in Chrome!
I'm quite sure I have this card stashed somewhere, but this is from the 2012. Amazing.
Image is linked to eBay. There's also a sweet Jeter.
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Lots of new additions to the shop and redesigned page for easier browsing
Here's some stuff that I've been searching on eBay. Photos will link to current eBay Listings.
After checking out more Logofractor in that last mixer, I went right to eBay and was checking some out. Next purchase for me will be the Manny in Gold.
More sweet refractors this year came from Cosmic. Prices are bit high still but they may actually hold value.
Check out these sweet 90's NFL Autos from Scoreboard NFL. Laser Images is also a base insert set but these Autos are just amazing. If this Bledsoe is still there in a week or two, it will be mine.
One favor to ask, if you use eBay for purchasing singles and stuff. Please book mark 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!
Wanted to give a shout-out to Jason and Lloyd for helping out with the site recently. Jason will be helping me with singles. Lloyd is heading up the sub-reddit to help that grow. Jake and Emilee will also be helping out a bit too. Still trying to figure out the best way to get them involved but I'm looking forward to having a small team of people to help grow this thing - Thanks everyone!
Congrats to Chris L on winning this week's News Swap Giveaway!
Check the NEW MANNY VIDEO for randomizing and this week's Giveaway.
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- $30 Break Credit
- Supplies Care Package (soft sleeves, 3 sizes of top loaders, team bags)
- PC Card or Team Pack
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QUESTION - Since starting The Card Swap in late 2018, I've done 1023 breaks. How much do you think I spent on products alone for those 1023 breaks?
More fun with stats. NFL Edition. Playoffs are coming this weekend and these were some cool stats I found posted on Instagram via nflfeins
ohhhh look, here's a cool Manny stat to hold you over with some baseball numbers. I'm just gonna assume this one is true :-)
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