June 29, 2017 § Leave a comment
First off, I am running a contest where I am giving away a PDF file of my new book. You can find that link here: https://twitter.com/angryccollector/status/880143105692909568
For $9.99 you are promised a McDavid rookie, hobby pack, and an autograph. So let’s see what I got.
The contents of the pack.
The auto: Mike Moore rookie auto – he can now be found in a European Hockey League; and not even an elite one.
The pack: Vanguard pack – I feel like this is a reach to say that it is a hobby pack. If I bought this for the hobby pack, I would be livid. Fortunately I bought it for the McDavid pre-rookie.
I got what I paid for. That said, it was still very disappointing. I bought it for the McDavid pro-rookie so I still left content.
June 24, 2017 § Leave a comment
I am proud to announce the release of my book. You can find the paperback of My Life is Fiction: The Coaching Diaries, on Amazon right now. Pre-order is up for the Kindle version. It will go live next Friday, June 30th. The Kindle version is much cheaper, and the version that I strongly recommend. Plus the Kindle version is at an introductory price of $2.99. So grab it before it goes up to $3.99 soon.
The Coaching Diaries is a fictionalized version my experience coaching youth baseball.
Read in real time journal entries the thoughts of a coach throughout a season. Seen through the eyes of a coach who is battling depression. Join the ride with him as he takes you through two season in a competitive youth baseball league; coaching kids ages three to six.
At times situations are funny. Others are sad. This book has it all.
This book covers two seasons so it is essentially two books in one.
It is a great value at 280 pages. Truthfully you can probably get through it in three or four bathroom sittings.
Why My Life is Fiction? For starters, I might write more books under this heading. I write what I know best, and allow myself to be a character. So you are getting a fictionalized version of Daniel A. DuBay
June 16, 2017 § Leave a comment
Going to give it to your straight readers: I did not do any card activity at all this week. My budget simply didn’t allow it.
I have two packs of cards that I need to open but am waiting until I absolutely need to squash my appetite to open some packs; even though the packs I have are retail. I even have a few posts written as backup in case I have a week where I am sick. I am just using this entry to point out that even though I wish that I could have something newsworthy to my card collection every week, it is not doable.
I am working on a e-book. Look for announcement on that soon.
I have been obsessed with this site of late:
– Punched.com <<<Check out the “Knockout Deals.” I have been able to load up on gifts for my my loved ones.
June 7, 2017 § 1 Comment
I have been so good about not buying blaster boxes this year and only buying packs or singles; until May that is. I saw a repack product with hobby packs that had Prestige basketball on the cover and took the dive at $11.99.
They also hooked me with the 2 jumbo packs, which I was curious about.
To my surprise, every pack shown on the box was what they gave me.
I started with the Prestige pack. 2 of the better rookies from the set in Noel and Dieng.
Pinnacle has always been one of my favorite products. This pack didn’t disappoint. I got an Artist Proof and a jersey card.
The Hoops pack was also fun. Pulled a Dennis Schroeder and Noel rookie. The only thing better would have been pulling a Giannis or CJ McCollum rookies.
NBA Hoops had some seriously underrated insert sets. My personal favorite are the Hoops Dreams inserts; something about the design screams premium insert to me. I also liked the Class Action insert. Look at the photography on the Howard card.
Overall I was very happy with this product. Of the 88 cards in the box, I will only donate the ones below, the rest all keepers. Basketball is my main personal collection so I might be more enthusiastic about this product compared to the average person. Definitely worth a flier if for under $15.
June 4, 2017 § Leave a comment