Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I won a eTopps cards yesterday around 11:30am. I paid right away. I have been buying and selling eTopps cards for about 4 years now. I know how it works and I know how long it take for transfers to happen, etc. As of this post the seller still has not released the card to my portfolio.
I sent his an email this morning and I got this reply:
I thought it was very rude.
So question is, should I leave negative feedback?
Monday, December 12, 2011
2 Different Circa 1987 Topps Tom Selleck Negatives
Sunday, December 4, 2011
If you have any questions contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The store site is:
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
I am currently on Day 8 of 61.
I have accumulated so many negatives I thought I would post one or two negatives a day on each day for the rest of the year. Some auctions came with two negatives.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
I was able to contact Mike who is a super nice guy and got him to sign his card. I now have all three Ginter Code Champion's autographs on card.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Read the article from MLB here.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I already posted my first post.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
I'm a few days late posting a couple TTM's I received this week. My first TTM this week was from UFC Octagon Girl, Arianny Celeste. I recently sent a few UFC cards to be autographed, my first back was from UFC President Dana White. This is probably my favorite TTM back so far. There were 100 reasons I wanted this card autographed, reason #1 I found an address that was used for TTM's and was successfull, reason #2-100 she's freakin' hot.
Thank you Ms. Celeste for signing my card!
I also sent Ms. Trafton a relic card I pulled from one of my many boxes I purchased in the last couple of years. I asked if she would autograph that as well and she did.
Thank you Ms. Trafton for signing my card!
Autograph Set Completion: 17/324
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
My very first box and 3rd pack I pulled one of the sparkle cards I read about from bdj610's Topps Baseball Card Blog and The Beckett Blog earlier this afternoon.
I will post my box breaks soon.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Thank you Mr. Navarro for signing my card!
Autograph Set Completion: 16/324
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Not only did he surprise me with the relic card inscritpion and drawing he went out of his way again and drew Mr. Yodel on a index card. A picture is worth a thousand words but I don't know what to say. I guess all I can say is wow. This is so f-ing cool! It's already in a frame and hanging on my wall.
These two pieces plus my first TTM Allen & Ginter card I sent to him only add to my other John Higby piece. Last year at the 2010 National Sports Card Collectors Convention I met up with Nick Jacoby, the 2009 & 2010 Ginter Code Champion. He had some leftover framed autographs from the special Code Breaker set. He let me pick a couple. Low and behold he had John Higby (pictured below). Since I had the relic I thought it would be cool to have the autograph and put them in my collection. Thanks again Nick!
Last but not least I have to say "Thank You" to Mr. Higby for everything!
I already emailed him to personally thank him and he responded back.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Thank you Mr. Pennington for signing my card!
Autograph Set Completion: 15/324
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Thank you Mr. Phelps for signing my card!
Autograph Set Completion: 14/324
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I titled it "Topps #338 Throughout the Years".
Since my card number is #338 in the 2009 Allen & Ginter set I thought it would be a neat little project to collect every Topps card #338 from 1952 to present AND Allen & Ginter card #338 from 2006 to present.
I have already started putting the page together. Go here to view www.2008gintercodechampion.com/338throughouttheyears.htm
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I sent 3 cards from the 2010 Allen & Ginter for TTM request. I sent to Nick Jacoby, Regis Philban and Shawn Johnson. My first TTM request I received back was from Nick Jacoby, the 2009 Ginter Code Champion.
I am a little late again posting my TTM requests.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
3 Game Used Relics
Evan Longoria -Jersey
Hanley Ramirez -Bat
Brock Yates - Shirt (SP)
2 Black Borders
#42 Mark Buehrle
#246 General Custer
1 Bazooka Back
#25 Evan Longoria.....#23/25
I will be putting all the above on ebay this weekend (8/13-8/15) EXCEPT the Brock Yates.
Along with the above, I will be listing alot of cards, relic cards and a autograph card.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I am a little late posting this TTM.
On April 14 I received my 11th TTM request from Ms. Mariel Zagunis. She is a fencing champion. She was the 2004 Summer Games Gold Medalist and became the first American to win a fencing gold medal in 100 years.
Thank you Ms. Zagunis!
Autograph Set Completion: 12/324
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Thank You Ms. Armstrong!
Friday, February 5, 2010
Today I received my 8th TTM request from Steve Wiebe the Donkey Kong Champion. Mr. Wiebe was the first person ever to top one million points on Donkey Kong and Donkey Kong Junior. He sent a little note with his card saying congrats and he is going to get one of my cards and send it to me to be signed. That would be really cool. Then I'll know the feeling of another person in the set asking me for my autograph.
Thank You Mr. Wiebe!
Autograph Set Completion: 9/324
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
CONGRATULATIONS TO PAUL (a follower of mine from crawfordcards) from N.D. FOR WINNING MY CONTEST!!!THANKS TO ALL FOR ENTERING!!!
The answers are next to the questions........
I decided to give both of these cards away. I tried to think of what kind of contest I wanted to have so I decided on trivia questions based on something in my collection. I wanted to do a code puzzle but not everyone is into codes but maybe in the future.
For this contest, there are 3 questions based on something in my collection.
The winner will receive both the autos. 1 regular auto with the inscription "1st Ginter Code Champion" and a auto in Chinese. Please note, I do not auto cards TTM with that inscription or in Chinese.
1. These 2 Baseball Hall of Famers are the only 2 Hall of Famers to pitch a no hitter on Opening Day in their respective leagues. Name these 2 Hall of Famers, the teams they pitched the no hitter for, the team they no hit and what year they pitched the no hitter.
ANSWER: Bob Feller for Indians, vs White Sox in 1940; Leon Day for Newark Eagles vs Philadelphia Stars in 1946
2. This pitcher is the first pitcher of this type to be elected into the hall of fame. He pitched only 1 no hitter in his career. (HINT: He has 1 career homerun.) Name the pitcher, the type of pitcher he was known for, the team he no hit and what year he pitched the no hitter.
ANSWER: Hoyt Wilhelm, knuckle ball, pitching for Orioles vs Yankees in 1958
3. All 3 of these Baseball Hall of Famers also have 1 thing in common. Beside playing baseball and being pitchers, what do these 3 Hall of Famers have in common?
ANSWER: All three served in WWII
All 3 of these refer to a Hall of Fame Bat I have autographed by all 3.
I went to Cooperstown in 1993 to see my favorite player Reggie Jackson get inducted into the Hall of Fame. My parents bought me the bat while I was there to get what autographs I could get. I only ended up with these 3 but I think the 3 are just fine with me. I am a BIG fan of collecting Leon Day memorbilia. He lived in Baltimore for the remaining years of his life and I was honored enough to meet him 3 times, twice in Baltimore and once in Cooperstown. I took the chance in 1993 to get Leon Day's autograph on my Hall of Fame bat because being from Baltimore we had heard that me "might" be inducted one day. In 1995 he was selected into the Hall of Fame but sadly he passed away 6 days after learning his selection. At least he knew before he died, unlike other stars who should have been inducted before there death.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
With the last name Wong some might have a clue I am of Chinese heritage, I am 1/4 and 3/4 other nationalities. To make a long story short, my great grandmother (Marie Wong) was born in 1894 in Canton, China. She came from China and went to New York City with her family when she was little. My great grandfather (Kim Sing Wong or Wong Kim Sing) was born somewhere in Northern China in 1867. He went to California in the late 1800's and migrated to Baltimore, Maryland at a unknown time in the late 1800's maybe the early 1900's. My great grandfather was 26 years older then my great grandmother, she was 14 and he was 40. It was a arranged marrige as that was their culture. I found the newspaper article about my great grandparents wedding in Baltimore, the newspaper was dated Feb 10, 1908. Click the picture below to read........
All my friends know I have my name written in Chinese tattooed on my arm. Some have asked if I have signed any cards in Chinese. I have been praticing writting my name in Chinese for a few years since my older and wiser Chinese friend showed me how. My great grandmother was like a mentor to all the Chinese who lived in Baltimore in the 1920's all the way up to her death in 1994 when she was 100 years old. My friend had heard of her back in the day when he was a young boy.
No one has requested me to sign in Chinese probably because no one besides my friends know I can. FYI please do not send any TTM for me to sign in Chinese.
Monday, November 9, 2009
I've been sick off and on for the past month, I finally feel a little better. This year has been rough on me and alot of other people.
Friday (11/6/09) I received my 7th TTM request. The number 7 is pretty lucky for me and this time it is lucky again! Today I received Ms. Cat Osterman! This took a little over a month but it was worth the wait. I've read a little bit on Ms. Osterman and she has accomplished ALOT in her softball career. She is like the Nolan Ryan (one of my favorite baseball players) of softball.
I am a new fan of Cat Osterman (http://www.catosterman.com/) and the Rockford Thunder (http://www.thunderprofastpitch.com/). Hopefully her team plays next year and I will be following her and her team in the 2010 season. Plus she is totally cute!
Thank you very much Ms. Osterman!
Autograph Set Completion: 8/324
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Today I received 93 Year old Negro League star James "Red" Moore.
With the card there were two letters attached. The first was with a picture of Mr. Moore and the teams he played for along with his autograph below his picture in black sharpie.
The second letter was from a Mr. Gregory White. Looking at Mr. Moore's website (http://www.jamesredmoore.com/) Mr. White represents Mr. Moore. In Mr. White's letter he asks if I would consider a small donation.
I will comply to his donation just because back in the early 1990's I was introduced to the Negro League and Negro League star Leon Day. Mr. Day was living in Baltimore after his playing years and he did local appreances. I met Mr. Day twice and have several of his autographs. Before his death I (actually my parents because I was about 14) sent in a donation to Mr. Day, this is why I am complying to Mr. White's request.
Please visit http://www.jamesredmoore.com/ for more information on Mr. James "Red" Moore.
Autograph Set Completion: 7/324
Friday, October 16, 2009
Today I also received Minnesota Twins pitcher Pat Neshek. I've been reading Mr. Neshek's website for a few months and I have seen posts with his autograph. It is pretty neat way he signs his cards, I like the baseball in the P. Not only did Mr. Neshek sign the card but he was also the "Odd Man Out" for this year's ginter code! It's like we have a little connection to the Ginter Code. He wrote three quotes on the front of the card. It says "The code has been cracked", "Odd man out" & "2009 Ginter Code". Not only did I receive the card back but Mr. Neshek took the time to send three autograph cards of him in the minors and a letter. I asked him what the coolest game used memorbillia he has since being a basbeall player. Click the picture above and read his letter. I sent Mr. Neshek my card autographed for his collection. Thank you very much Mr. Neshek!
Autograph Set Completion: 6/324
Today I received sailing champion Anna Tunnicliffe. Ms. Tunnicliffe is a Olympic Gold Medalist for sailing in Beijing. Thank you Ms. Tunnicliffe!
Autograph Set Completion: 5/324
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Today I received yo-yo champion John Higby. This is the coolest card so far. I know it's only the 3rd TTM I have received but what he did was awesome. On the front he signed it John and on the back he wrote "To Mr. Wong!" and then he drew his famous character Mr. Yodel with the letter "J". I did not ask Mr. Higby to draw anything but that was very cool he took the time to draw Mr. Yodel on the card.
Thank you very much Mr. Higby!
Autograph Set Completion: 4/324
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Today I received Negro League Star Herb Simpson. Mr. Simpson signed this card twice. On the front he signed it Herb Simpson and the back reads " May God Bless You / Jason" signed Herb "Briefcase" Simpson. Thank you very much Mr. Simpson!
Autograph Set Completion: 3/324