I am on the hunt for a decent card site that sells base cards. I use SportLots a lot for that reason but am curious if any of you have ever used Kronozio? Are they more of an alternative to the Beckett marketplace than SportLots? COMC is really missing the boat on base cards.
I am asking this question because I was trying to find Clerks base cards and SportLots doesn’t even have a category that fits the cards. If anyone has a lead then let me know.
This is a brand new segment where I do something card related with the people in my life. This is in an effort to show people who are important to me that the hobby can be fun.
If you threw a bunch of things in a randomizer what would come up: how about a gay pastor opening a Clerks hobby box? I started with Pastor Curtis because he is one of the most colorful characters in my life. Before doing this, I thought that he was a blank slate when it came to card collecting but as I learned he collected as a kid. My goal with this was to bring myself closer to people by showing them the joy of collecting. I feel that comes across with our banter. I hope you guys enjoy because this was a fun time.
Curtis is an author as well as currently leading the United Church of Christ in Simi Valley. Check out his book on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D9G3S60/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0
The past 3 years, I have committed to putting together one set together. This year, I am going with Donruss baseball. I know that it is random but I have my reasons:
More hits per box than Topps flagship
Better checklist in regards to hits and rookies
I know you hate it when I say anything about design aspects but compared I prefer the Donruss design to the Topps flagship. If they had team logos then it would be perfect.
Emphasis on the Japanese phenom and current Seattle Mariner Yusei Kikuchi
Variations like Heritage; except they are easier to identify – and probably more readily available.
Domingo Ayala autographs; Some of you may like him. For some reason he just ticks me off. https://www.domingobeisbol.com/
Only got 2 duplicates. About 35 to 60 percent of the base set. I am working on the camera angles and realize that I need to hold the cards at a better angle to the camera. Good thing I am not a breaker.
All of the hype of the new Heritage baseball release got me curious. With all of the error cards and various that Topps put in there, I figured the best way to see the difference in cards was to get into a break. I got into a half case break and snagged the Diamondbacks and Marlins.
Speaking of breaks, I gave up buying into breaks for Lent. Did any of you that gave something up for Lent, do something hobby related?
Since finding out that Dollar Tree had packs with exclusive parallels in each pack, I made a point to seek them out. As a basketball collector, I wanted to grab at least one pack. I found out about these in the middle of January and it too me until the week of March to find these. I went to about 6 Dollar Trees looking for them. By the time that I found them, the place had 4 packs left.
The packs guarantee a yellow parallel. I believe they guarantee a rookie but I am not positive on that. As you will see below, I got a rookie in each pack. Any information in the comments on that is appreciated.
It is nice to finally have a reason to finally be enthusiastic about Dollar Tree packs. The Yellow pops on the card. These are not worth killing your gas money to try to find them but they are a nice reason to stop into the store if you are near them. I wish that I could buy a box of these to chase the rookie yellows.