Friday, February 11, 2011


I was worried that the 2011 version of TOPPS may have dropped the "SKETCH" card.  However after a little searching on EBAY this week I was able to locate a few 2011 SKETCH cards.  Not only did I find a few, turns out they are some great looking cards!  I am not sure I like the direction they are going with re-creating older cards, but I guess it goes go with the anniversary theme.  Here are some pictures of the cards that have already been sold or are currently listed on EBAY.....

The Rays are going to miss you Joaquin.  Thanks for a great year in 2010!

This is one bad mama jamma.  Love the '73 feel and look of this card.

Great looking card.

Classic Killebrew

One of my All-time favorite cards re-drawn UPSIDE DOWN???
Still very sweet.


Not so sure about this one...  looks unfinished to me.

Sweet piece of artwork.  Doesn't look like Vladdy, but a really cool card.

This is really cool....

I really like these 1/1 pcs of artwork, and if you don't have one in your collection yet I highly recommend you go out and get one, you will not be disappointed.

The Card Addict

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Just the beginning!

I am not the first, and I will not be the last to post a break in the 2011 Topps collecting season.  In case you were wondering I bought two loose packs and a blaster from Wal-Mart.  These are the results of the first pack....

Paul Konerko.....  watching a looping single land softly in front of an unknown center fielder!

Christian Guzman....  turning a double play!

James "Big Game" Shields....  Only three cards in and I pulled my first RAY!!!!!

Rays Team Card...  Garza and Pena are now both Cubs....  Shoppach and Longo are still here though!

Pedro Ciriaco....  RC for the Pirates

Ryan Braun....Wal-Mart Exclusive Blue Diamond card.  Ryan could be Brendan Fraizers stunt double if the baseball career doesn't work out.

Babe Ruth TOPPS 60... Decent looking cards. However for some reason I do not like getting Ruth cards in new product.  Seems to me you should only be able to get a Ruth card by shelling out a lot of dough.

History of Topps  1994 moves from Brooklyn to NYC.....   Is that why ever year they put a Derek Jeter gimmick card in the set?

Evan Longoria Topps Town....   I hate Topps Town and not even Longo looking at a long fly ball out can change my mind.

Jhoulys Chacin...  Look at all the fans in those red seats....

Chase Utley...  Great card, up on his toes, love the score board in the background.

Carlos Gonzalez...  The 2010 NL Batting Champ...  197 Hits...  Monster Year, can he do it again?

So there is my first pack of 2011...  If you read this post all the way to this point you deserve a shot at a prize.....  So here is the contest......

The first person to comment with the name of my first Rays card from 2010 will receive:

1 Random Wax pack and 20 cards of the team of your liking.  You can guess as many times as you like, but only the first one will count, so make it a good one. If you poke around a little on this blog you will not need to guess.... Thanks for reading and good luck.


Friday, February 4, 2011


I just threw up in my mouth a little bit!

The Card Addict