Well I don't have an update yet, but I will be adding new cards soon. In the meantime, support my newest Flash game. Just go to the Home tab and click Games. It's a work in progress.
My 9th Oswalt Superfractor has arrived. It's the 2011 Finest, making it my 4th Finest Superfractor since 2005.
I have added about 20 new cards to the base, inserts, and parallels section. I'm inching closer to the 50% mark for that section.
It's a brand new year and life is great! I'm in the process of adding some new cards. Today I added 3 new 2005 Prestigious Pros parallels including the lowest numbered: black /10.
Merry Christmas to all! I'll be out of town for a week, but I have 25 new Oswalt cards to add next year.
The Daniel Hudson RC section is receiving an overhaul. One of my most wanted cards--a 2009 Bowman Sterling Gold Refractor autograph--had been added. I'm also in the process of adding ten new Oswalt GU and two cards from my most wanted list.
Many new cards have been added including my 10th Superfractor, many base and parallels, and several GU and autos. For the first time since 2000 and 2001 Oswalt will not be featured in Finest, Topps Chrome, and Bowman Chrome. That's the end of an era for me.
The inserts section has moved up to 46% completion. This is without 2012 being compiled.
Well I'm back in school. I've made some nice purchases lately. Those scans are coming soon.
My first consignment was a rousing success. 50 auctions brought in nearly $500 before fees. I have a lot to ship tomorrow.
This is perhaps my most significant update of the year. Tomorrow I'll be listing right around 40 auctions for my first consignment. They feature Topps from the 60s and 70s. You will see Aaron, Mantle, Mays, Clemente, and other HOFers. You can follow my auctions under my items for sale. On the Oswalt front, I'm working on a big trade with a fellow collector, and I'm also working on purchasing a significant Oswalt collection. Stay tuned for the details.
Well I'm back. I have some new cards to add in all sections. Oswalt has had an up and down return.
Four new cards have been added including two GU.
I have not updated the site in awhile. Oswalt will be starting for the Rangers on Friday!
Finally we will see Oswalt back in action as a Texas Ranger. He has signed a one-year contract with the team, and he should be ready for the big leagues in 3-4 weeks. All I can say is woohoo!
I am in the process of moving! It is a terrific one-bedroom apartment here in Canandaigua, NY. Hopefully I'll post some pictures of the new place! And, of course, pictures of my card space.
Nine new cards have been added to the base, inserts, parallels list.
Since establishing the wants section of my site, I have acquired two cards out of 100. Scans are up for the 2002 Topps Chrome Black Refractors #69 6/50 and the 2003 E-X Essential Credentials Now #32 6/32. Both are absolutely incredible cards.
Well school is nearly over. Expect some updates soon, including the addition of two amazing cards.
I'm working on a top 100 wantlist. Why? Because I'm a crazy person.
I'm at nearly 50% for all my recognized base, inserts, and parallels from '01-'11. I also added four new GU.
Well the update is coming...11 new cards.
So what is this card?
A 2005 Topps Rookie Cup Original Relics #291 F 5/7.
How much did it cost?
Well, with a poorly titled auction, less than $5.
Thanks for looking!
It features a small "Topps All-Star Rookie" metal relic. The card is thick.
A nice fact from MLB.com: “Meanwhile, over the past 20 years, only Roy Oswalt has a better strikeout-walk ratio to begin a career, at 6.47 over his first 100 innings. But Oswalt fell a bit short of Strasburg's K rate, at almost exactly one per inning.”
I need to scan! Watch out for a nice update, soon.
Oswalt had only one autograph and GU last year and that was within the same card. So far I have only seen one GU for him in 2012: in Museum Collection. So far they range in numbering, but all of them appear to be one-color swatches.
I'm working on making my site more elastic for better useability. This will be a long process, so keep that font size at default!
Changes were made to the navigation area. Hopefully it looks cool.
Chris Carpenter is out indefinitely with a bulging disc injury. Could this be an opportunity for Oswalt to sign with the Cardinals? We shall see.
It's time to unveil my biggest pickups of the year. The first is the 2011 Bowman Chrome Superfractor 1/1. I now own 7/21 possible superfractors. The second pickup is my 5th 2000 Bowman Chrome Retro/Future Refractor. I believe it looks better than the gem I submitted years ago.
After a disappointing loss on Ebay of a 2004 Reflections Gold /15, I rebounded nicely with a 2004 Donruss Elite Passing the Torch Gold with Nolan Ryan /25 for $25. According to a free search of worthpoint.com, the last sold in 2009. I cannot recall seeing one in a significantly long time. 2004 Elite is a personal favorite, and in terms of purely base/inserts/parallels, I'm at 14/24 completion.
The RC section is up to date save some SPX scans. The Daniel Hudson section will be my next project.
This is it folks, I believe the site is finally right where I want it to be. Also, I have examined my latest Retro/Future and the condition is grade-worthy. Stay tuned for details on my annual BGS submission.
Thanks to the Weebly Site Showcase for featuring my site.
Aligning my images can be a pain; however, I fixed a months-old bug. Some of the image instant expands will look unusual. I'm working on fixing them. The RC section will look amazing!
I'm making some improvements to the site. I have added my 5th Retro/Future Refractor. Scans are coming up soon.
After all years on every page I have my completion stats. I take the Beckett recognized totals and alter them slightly. I don't collect minor league, certain over-sized (example: 2002 Absolute Memorabilia Signing Bonuses), and after-market show stamped cards(example: Hawaii and Chicago). Even though the autograph and GU sections feature 1/1s, 1/1s are not included in those aforementioned section's statistics.
Things are looking up! The autograph pages are looking amazing. I should be adding about 20 new base and insert cards soon. I've also brought home a large portion of my cards. That means more trading. I have a lot of set fillers from around '97-'02. Email me and lets get some trading done.
My appraisal service business is available now. Please note that in 2010 I sold around 100 cards from my Roy Oswalt collection. I have made tremendous strides in my life, and the revenue generated from the sales has helped me progress as a person. I still add to my collection in a far less venerated degree,and I still plan on selling more of my collection in 2011. So this new site will be more of a museum of past and present owned cards. Any text in red will constitute a sold card.
Coming soon will be a redesigned site for my Roy Oswalt collection. I will also be adding information on my appraisal service and galleries for my investment cards. Please be patient during the transition.