Tuesday, May 24, 2011

More new Rollies

Well my Rollie 1/1 cardfest continues with some great new additions.

You're saying "but CB that just looks like the regular old Gypsy Queen Rollie Fingers card"

Yes it does but when we flip it over...
Straight from the Topps Vault.  It a blank back.  The Topps Vault was selling these on ebay.  I got this for the minimum bid, which was $9.95.  I was thinking shipping was high but after seeing the way Topps packaged the card I'm very happy.  The card comes in it's own case.

Which is sealed by a Topps Vault sticker, in a bag, in a padded sleeve, in a box, oh and it has a Certificate of Authenticity too.

I also snagged this bad boy for the opening bid of 9.99.  I'll gladly pay 10 bucks for a printing plate to add to my Player Collection.  Since I missed the first one I saw on eBay, due to high pricing snagging this guy for just under 10 bucks plus shipping seems like a steal and another ray to my Tribute Rollie Rainbow.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Gypsy Queen Mini Rollies. and others

A few new Rollies to add to the collection. 
First we have Rollie Insert in a Brewers Uni in the insert set The Great Ones
And the mini version of the Great Ones.
Rollie is featured in an A's uniform for the base set, and I didn't scan the base card but here is the mini, just imagine it wider and bigger.
This one is actually the Red Gypsy Queen back parallel.

And I was also lucky enought to snag this little gem.
The Black printing plate.  Wahoooooo!.  I've got a couple other 1/1's coming so stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Another Rollie Rainbow, well almost.

Hey y'all, channeling my inner Deen there,
Happy Hump Day.  The weekend's in sight.  Well if anyone who ganders at this blog, there are at least a few, I put together a 2009 Topps Tribute Rollie Rainbow.  I actually finished the rainbow earlier this year, but that's not important.  With that rainbow I was lucky enough to find and snag the Red 1/1 Refractor.  A daunting task, and in 2009 it was the Gold refractor that was my bane.  I finally bit the bullet and bought a buy it now one.  It actually cost me more that some of my 1/1's from that rainbow, I also got two of the printing plates. 

This year the cards fell pretty quickly with all the refractors but the red.  I keep looking, but when your chasing a card as rare as a red 1/1 refractor there are so many factors that can keep you from finding it.  Maybe whoever pulled it is a Rollie fan too and doesn't want to sell it.  Maybe it was sold at an LCS, maybe it hasn't been pulled yet.  Who knows?  I also have missed one of the printing plates.  I say I missed it, but really I was just too cheap.  I bid up to 25 bucks and then figured I'd let it go.  I'm cheap and for the 2009 the priciest card was the red 1/1 and I don't think I paid over 25 bucks for it.

But I digress, so here is my incomplete Rollie Rainbow.  All the refractors minus the red.  This year was a different from the 2009 set, in that all the numbering is on the front, in 2009 numbering was on the back.  This year all the backs are identical across the different parallels of refractors, this goes for the relic and auto cards as well.

The base.

The blue #d to 199.

The green numbered to 75.

The gold numbered to 50!

And lastly the latest addition the Black #d to 10!!
I'm still on the look out for the Red and other Printing plates.

cb out.