Posts in category: Capewoods Collection
2016 Topps Archives Father and Son

I bought a blaster and a couple of loose packs of Topps Archives. I pulled 3 of the Father-Son cards.  And I like all three of them.First off we have the Griffeys, Ken and Ken Jr.I believe that there are several cards featuring Ken and Ken Jr. Thi…

Book Club – May 2015 Reading List

Only 6 books read this month. I’m never gonna make that 100-books read in 2016 goal.  Dang. Anyway, some interesting stuff this month.This was a free Kindle book I got through BookBub.com. It was OK. There’s a project going on in deep space to cau…

My 98,000th trading card

I got my 97,000 card in February.  Another 1,000 down.  I’m calling this my 98,000th trading card but I would guess that more than 95% of them are baseball cards.I’m currently working on the blaster and 2 Bowman value packs I bought last week…

2016 Bowman – First Look

Blogging has been sporadic and will probably remain so for awhile. But I got some 2016 Bowman and had to spout off.As usual, Bowman is split between 150 base cards and 150 Prospect cards. Each pack also contains 2-3 Chrome Prospect cards and the occasi…

2016 Panini Diamond Kings – the extras

I featured the base cards of 2016 Panini Diamond Kings yesterday. Today I’m going to cover the inserts and parallels.Before I start, let me note, that there are over 100 different parallel, inserts, and parallel to inserts, relics and auto cards in thi…

2016 Panini Diamond Kings – The base cards

I picked up a blaster of Diamond Kings at Walmart late last week. I debated buying two but I’m sort of glad I didn’t. I was a big fan of the early 2000’s Diamond King sets (especially 2004). I didn’t think Panini could do better.I did a little searchin…

Vincent Velasquez

In the off-season, the Phillies traded their promising closer, Ken Giles to the Astros for 4 players. One of those players was Vincent Velasquez.Valasquez started his 2nd game of the season, today, April 14. He was incredible.  He managed to throw…

1992 Donruss Rookies – Part 2

I posted the top 10 players in the set the other day, now just some interesting cards or players. Mondesi is the only player in this set who was named a Rookie of the Year. That was in 1994, when he beat out Manny Ramirez for the award. Although h…

1993 1915 Cracker Jack Reprints

In 1993, to celebrate their 100th anniversary, the Cracker Jack company released a 24-card set of mini cards recreating some of the 1915 set of Cracker Jack. I have the only Phillie in that set, Grover Cleveland Alexander.If you remember what the 2004 …

1992 Donruss Rookies – Part 1

My collecting goal this year is to beef up my past year’s Phillies collections. Sort of at random, I’ve been working on 1992. I needed 7 (of the 10) Phillies cards in the 1992 Donruss Rookies set and couldn’t locate them on eBay. But I did find the ent…

Movie Review: Batman V. Superman

Although I enjoy the Marvel Universe movies, I was a DC kid growing up, and Superman was always my favorite super hero. That’s why I had to see “Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice”.I’m very much of a different opinion than many of the movie critics. W…

2016 Donruss First (and last) Look

Somebody must like Donruss or Panini wouldn’t have trotted it out for a third year. I have the same complaints about 2016 Donruss that I’ve had for the last two years. The design is unattractive, The photography is uninspiring, no team logos, and the b…

2016 Topps MLB Wacky Packages – Again

I threatened another post on this and here it is. Since the blaster box, I bought 4 rack packs and the Phillies related cards and the Astros card I didn’t have on eBay.Philadelphia cheese steaks are, of course, a Philadelphia institution so this was a …

March 2016 Reading List

I’m falling further behind in my goal to read 100 books this year.  I’m going to have to take a few weeks off and do nothing but read to catch up. Sounds appealing.I subscribe to a daily email called Book Bub which suggests Kindle books to read ba…

2016 Topps MLB Wacky Packages

Back in 2014 I bought a pack of Topps Wacky Packages Chrome Stickers (see it here). There was one baseball related card in the pack. Now, Topps has a whole Wacky Packages set devoted to baseball. And it’s a hoot. I bought one blaster and I may go get a…

2016 Topps Opening Day Surprise

I made a post about 2016 Opening Day last week and really wasn’t planning another one, because, what more could be said?  My post was based on what I found in the first of four 24-card rack packs I had bought.Then I opened the second pack and foun…

2016 Topps Opening Day – First Look

I didn’t see any blaster boxes of this product so I bought some of the 24-card rack packs. In keeping with my 2016 card-buying policy, that’s all I’m going to buy. I’ve never really been that enamored with Topps Opening Day, especially when they stoppe…

Pope Francis Rookie Card!

The Phillies issued a baseball card to commemorate Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia last year. I just heard about it on Facebook and managed to find one on eBay.Since Francis was elected to the Papacy in 2013, I’m not sure this is his ‘true’ rookie …

2016 Topps Heritage – First Look

I’m just back from Florida and spring training baseball. The weather was great and the baseball was fun. I hope to do a few posts about the trips later. Like a dope, I forgot my camera so all I have is a few iPhone snaps. But my friend and traveling co…

Card Show Finds 3 – 65 cent cards

Another dealer had $1 cards with 15 cards for $10. That works out to about 65 cents/card.1991 Conlon TSN #250 Ty CobbSince I just finished reading Cobb’s bio I bought this card. Turns out I had a colorized version of this card that Conlon printed as a …

Card Show Finds Part 2 – 75 cent cards

What can you get at a card show for 75 cents. Quite a lot actually if you’re willing to sort through a bunch of cards. At one table a guy had a couple of boxes of cards for a dollar. He was offering 25 for $20. I pulled out 26 which he let me have for …

Card Show Finds #1 – 1952 Topps

There is a major card show in the Houston area twice a year. I haven’t been to it in a few yearsbecause I seem to always hear about it too late. But this year, I made it to the first one. My daughter, who is always looking out for my benefit, found a f…

1991 Topps Stand-Ups – Phillies Lenny Dykstra

I’ve been looking around in tradingcarddb.com, looking for Phillies cards I don’t have when I came across this. They didn’t have an image for it so I looked on eBay and found a couple of sellers offering it. The scan above is mine but the scan wit…

2016 Topps – Second Look

Ok, I’ve got about 70 cards from the first blaster scanned and can now form a better opinion.I have to admit that the design is growing on me, mainly because I really like full-bleed cards but I don’t think I’m going to love this set.  Lets look a…

Repack Madness 2015 – Part 3

I’m still working to post cards from all the repacks I bought last year.  This next is one of those Fairfield repacks where they package 4 packs and a relic. I’ve had mixed luck with these. I’m showing cards from 3 of the packs because I needed so…

Book Club: Ty Cobb – A Terrible Beauty

OK, football season is finally over. The last football has been turned over, the last pass not caught and the last stupid penalty has been made (I’m talking of course about Super Bowl 50).Now let’s get back to baseball.I like to read the ocassional bas…

2010 Topps Commerative Patches – Robin Roberts

I’ve never been a big fan of these Topps manufactured patch cards but don’t mind getting them as a throw in in blaster boxes. And of course I like them a lot better if the cards depict either Phillies or Astros. I recently picked up these Robin Roberts…