Posts in category: Capewoods Collection
What do baseball players like?

“What do baseball player’s like? is often a question that can often be found on the backs of baseball cards. Not such a useless hobby after all. Let’s try to answer this question using a pack of 2015 Bowman I recently acquired in a repack box.Anthony R…

My 400th Mike Schmidt Card

My regular readers (you know who you are) should know that Mike Schmidt is my favorite player. I reached a minor threshold with my 400th Schmidt card. I don’t have nearly that many cards of any other player. I’ve actually had this card since May but am…

1979 TCMA 50’s Cards – Phillies

My good friend B always finds some nice baseball cards for me for my birthday. This year was no exception.In 1979, TCMA seemed to primarily release minor league sets, but also produced this 291-card TCMA 50’s set, noted on the back as being from the “B…

Some 1988 MInor League Cards

I’m still working my way through the backlog of repacks I bought this year. I always like the ones that have loose cards because you’re liable to get anything in there.This particular repack, in addition to having 4 packs of cards, also had 50 random l…

Players I Collect – 2016 continued

In the last post I got through Willie Mays, so we’re about halfway through the alphabet. Let’s get going with Mark McGwire.Mark McGwireTopps MLB Debut Medallion Series 2These cards came as a bonus in Topps blasters from Target or Walmart. The ‘medallio…

2016 Topps Update

As of this posting, I haven’t heard anything from Topps about the blaster I bought last week which was filled with already opened packs, mostly containing non-Topps cards (see here). By now, I’ve returned this box to Walmart and got my money back. I to…

The Worst Relic Card Ever!

I’ve been working my way through various repack boxes I bought over the summer. In one box I came upon a pack of 2012 Panini Triple Play. This was the first year for this revived brand name. I reviewed it here. I can’t say I really cared much for it.I …

2016 Topps Update Extreme Wierdness

I bought a blaster of Topps Update yesterday. The box says “…plus one 500 HR Futures Club Medallion Card!”Along with the 10 packs, there was this:No surprise here, this is they way they usually pack these special blaster cards. What was a surprise is…

2016 Leaf Babe Ruth Collection

I’m finally getting around to cataloging the cards from repack boxes I bought during the season. There’s nothing like watching the baseball playoffs while scanning and cataloging cards.I don’t remember seeing any of the 2016 Leaf Babe Ruth Collection o…

October 2016 Reading List

My goal of reading 100 books this year looks lost. I’ll have to read 30 books between now and the end of the year. Not likely. Oh, well. I did manage 9 in October.This is a sequel to Stewart’s highly enjoyable historical novel “Girl Waits With Gun” abo…

Players I Collect – 2016

Continuing a series of posts of 2016 cards of Players I Collect that had cards in 2016. I’m excluding most Phillies and Astros since I collect all of them. The last player was Chipper Jones. Next up John Kruk.John Kruk  Admittedly, I mainly coll…

Players I collect – 2016

Continuing a series of posts of 2016 cards of Players I Collect that had cards in 2016. I’m excluding Phillies and Astros since I collect all of them. The last player was Ichiro. Next up Bo Jackson.2016 Topps Bunt was good for a lot of former players. …

Players I Collect 2016 – Part 5

Continuing a series of posts of 2016 cards of Players I Collect. The last player was Ricky Henderson. Next up, Ichiro. He was still an active player in 2016, although this is to be his last season. Since he is extremely popular in the hobby, I don’t ex…

Book Club – September 2016 Reading List

I’ve probably mentioned before that I keep a catalog of the books I own and have read on-line at librarything.com. I think you can find me there if you look for capewood. Every month they have a large selection of Advanced Reader Copies of new books. A…

Players I Collect 2016 – Part 4

Leaving off with Griffey, now we get to…Vladimir GuerreroGuerrero retired in 2011 after a 16 year career. There were a few 2012 cards and then none until this year. I have a total of 216 Guerrero cards. For awhile, it seemed that he appeared in just …

Players I Collect 2016 – Part 3

Continuing on with the Players I Collect who had cards in 2016. Or at least the cards of them that I have.Dwight GoodenAfter a 6 year gap, there have been no lack of Dwight Gooden cards since 2012. Overall I have 106 Gooden cards, most of them from his…

Players I Collect – 2016 Part 2

I finished the last post with George Brett. Let’s pick up with:Jose CansecoThere was a long gap (2005-2013) when I didn’t see any Canseco cards but since 2014, he’s back. My collecting years include Canseco’s entire career and he used to be very popula…

2016 Bowman Platinum

This is not a bad looking set, if you like foil-board cards. I don’t particularly so I don’t buy much of this product. Topps didn’t produce a 2015 set and I can’t say I missed it. The 2016 set is only going to be available at Walmart for some reason. I…

Players I Collect – 2016 Part 1

As well as collecting any Phillies and post-1994 Astros cards I can find, there are also a handful (OK, a bushel full) of players who’s individual cards I collect. I’ve been doing this since I started collecting in 1985. It’s a mishmash of players, inc…

2016 Topps Bunt (the physical cards)

All I knew about Topps Bunt digital cards was that there was such a thing. I have no more interest in collecting digital cards on my phone than I have in collecting Pokemon on my phone. I saw a blaster of Topps Bunt at Target yesterday, and at only $9….

Book Club – August 2016

I managed to get a lot of reading done this month. Long hot summer days with nothing much to do I guess.Kangaroo is the code name for a secret agent working for a very secret branch of the US government, sometime in the future. He was recruited because…

Donruss Chrome!

The first Topps Chrome cards were 20 years ago, in 1996. I wonder if their patent (assuming they had one) has expired.Of course this Panini product is not called Donruss Chrome, it’s called Donruss Optic.It has the exact look and feel of Topps Chrome. …

Champion Eaters on Cards

I finally found a couple of blasters of 2016 Allen and Ginter. I’m probably not going to do an comprehensive posts on the product, but just some cards that are of special interest.

The world of competitive eating seems pretty odd to me, especially any video I’ve seen is pretty disgusting. It doesn’t look so much like eating as shoving stuff into a garbage disposal. Anyway, this guy, whose 24, is studying nutrition when he’s not shoveling food into his face. When you’re a championship eater, apparently you don’t specialize. By the way, his nickname is “Megatoad”.

This wasn’t the first time Allen and Ginter featured a hot dog eating champion. Back in 2008 they gave us this guy.

Since this card, Chestnut, also know as “Jaws”, has one nine of the last ten Nathan’s championships, only losing to Megatoad in 2015. He is quoted as saying ″I will not stop until I reach 70. This ‘sport’ isn’t about eating. It’s about drive and dedication, and at the end of the day hot dog eating challenges both my body and my mind.″ He’s 33 years old. Wikipedia doesn’t mention him having a real job. Can you make enough each year doing this to live on? Maybe he gets all his food for free.

OK, just one more.

Thomas is 49 years old and it’s not clear from Wikipedia if she’s still doing this. Her last listed championship contest was in 2013. What’s amazing about here is she only weighs 98 pounds. One of her feats is eating 11 pounds of cheesecake in 9 minutes. Erp. She has 2 nicknames, “The Black Widow” and “The Leader of the Four Horsemen of the Esophagus”

2016 Topps Allen & Ginter – Finally

So every blogger and her brother have already written about 2016 Topps Allen and Ginter. Well, here’s my two cents.First off, it took forever for the product to get here to my corner of SE Texas and all I finally found was one value pack. One. The pack…

Book Club – July 2016 Reading List

11 books this month. Too much free time? I’ve also, perhaps, padded the total with some comic books. But they were fat ones.This book came out in 1985 and I probably should have read it before now. I read her new book a few weeks ago and started lookin…

1988 Topps Big

I pulled a sealed pack of 1988 Topps Big from a recent repack. Topps Big had a 3-year run from 1988-1990. I don’t ever remember seeing them for sale. Did you collect these when they were new? Ten years or so ago I bought a box of the 1990 product, so I…

1991 Topps Instant Win Game

In addition to cards from each set, I like to keep a copy of whatever promotion the card company was running with the set. In a recent repack I pulled an unopened pack of 1991 Topps. For whatever reason I didn’t have any of the promo cards from this se…