Posts Tagged ‘1/1’

Call it laziness or exhaustion, but I can’t motivate myself to scan and write about a couple of the new Morneau cards I’ve recently received. Maybe I’ll do that tomorrow night.

Instead I decided to spotlight another card that used to be in my posession at one time. This time I want to murphpresent a 1/1 triple relic auto card of Dale Murphy from the 2007 Topps Triple Threads.

In the past, I used to be a big case breaker and I loved going after the high end products. I know plenty of guys who do the low end stuff and they make good profits from that, but that never had enough excitement for me so I did the higher end stuff (Triple Threads, Sterling, Premier, etc). 

This card came out of a case of Triple Threads and boy, did it save my ass. The rest of the case was pretty pedestrian, but never underestimate the drawing power of The Murph. I really wanted to keep this card because when I was a kid, Dale Murphy was one of my favorite players (obviously behind Mattingly). I remember spending a lot of days and nights as a kid with my grandpa watching the Braves on TBS.

When I went to sell it, two serious Murphy collectors got into an intense bidding war and the final tally on the card helped me break even on the case. I was sad to see the card go though. But, I used part of the money I received to purchase a new baseball, a box, and some postage. I sent all the to Mr. Murphy’s house and he was very kind enough to send me back the baseball signed. So all was not lost.

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Back to work!

Ok, I’ve been a little lax in updating the site since the Blog Bat Around post from last week. I can attribute that to having to be Mr. Mom this weekend to my 17 month old daughter and the both of us being sick the whole time. A sick 1 1/2 year old is tough enough, but when you’re sick too, it’s a nightmare.

I have managed to score 3 new Morneau cards though since my last post and I plan to get them each up here but I don’t have any of them scanned yet. So this morning I’m going to go back and spotlight a Morneau card that I picked up before this site started.

2988738917_05f99119a5In the 2007 edition of Topps Sterling, Justin was one of the many players included in the set. Out of all the Sterling cards produced, this is the only autographed or relic card that I have from the product. This is a 1/1 autographed relic featuring a lot of patch pieces.

I actually had three other Sterling autographed relic cards of Justin before I settled on this one. So why did I go for this card? For me it was an easy desicion. the other cards were extremely boring. They each featured single color (gray) jersey swatches and bland bat pieces. When this one popped up with it’s multi-colored patch pieces, I knew this was the card for me and I bid aggressively to get it.

I really do like the Sterling cards. They are nice and thick and have a great high-end look to them. I guess if you’re paying out the nose for a card, you want it to look the part. But who in the hell designed these things? Seriously…why do we need a card highlighting Justin’s 11 sacrifice flies in his MVP year? Some of the things that Topps chose to put on these cards is really dumbfounding. I guess they didn’t want to do just plain old square openings, but they surely could have come up with something better than this! Oh well….it’s still a cool card and I am happy with it.

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