Saturday, June 20, 2009

Thanks to boxbusters & some ebayer...

Today, a drewscards World Record was set. The most card mail for me in one day. Also, another record has been set! This is the 6th post for me today! 2 subscribers in one day, which is tied for the record, let's break it! So, today, I got a package from Ross from Boxbusters for his birthday contest that I won 1st place in, and a package from eBay for one of my better steals of all time. So, let's get started!

Mail from Boxbusters

1st: Joba Chamberlain, Topps 2008 Trading Card History # TCHC2, Reprint of 1955 Bowman
Very nice card. The design is spectacular, especially in chrome, and it features one of my favorite pitchers, Joba Chamberlain!

Sorry for the dark pics :(

2nd: Alex Rodriguez, 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Base Card #1 in the set
Very nice card. Of course I'm a huge fan of Allen & Ginter, and this is normally a card I wouldn't want in this product because the head shots are really nice often, but definitely an exception. A great photo of A-Roid.

3rd: Ross Ohlendorf, 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Rookie Card Card #157 in the set
Ohlendorf really didn't get a chance to prove himself on the Yankees, and now on the Pirates, Ohlendorf is pitching very well.

4th: Mickey Mantle, 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Base Card Card #7 in the set.
One of my favorites current Mantle cards, and has to be one of my favorite Allen & Ginter cards from the set. Very nice card!

5th: Robinson Cano, 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Base Card Card #135
Hands down my favorite Cano card. It is the best picture of him you can find and an amazing job of putting the card together! Topps, you get a pat on the back!

6th: Bobby Abreu, 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Base Card Card #145 in set
Looking at this card makes me think about how much I miss Bobby in NY. He's playing well on my fantasy team though. A very good picture in this one too!

7th: Andy Pettitte, 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Base Card Card #138 in the set
A nice shot of Pettitte in this card. Man, out of the bucketload of cash we spent on pitching, who would've thought this guy is 7-3!

8th: Mark Teixeira, 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter Maryland State Card Card #US20 in the State Card Subset
Maryland's flag is so cool! Mark is the hottest hitter alive in terms of baseball. He has 20 homers right now (in case you haven't heard about the Yankees :) and has gotten his average from below .200 to almost .300 in a little more than a month's span. A fantastic looking card in all, although he's wearing Braves stuff.

9th: Mickey Mantle, 2007 Topps Turkey Red Base Card #34 in set
You'd be very suprised to know that this is my 1st 2007 Turkey Red card! The border is amazing, and you can't beat the painting! This is a fantastic product in terms of design, but does fit better as an insert set in Topps.

10th (last one!)- 2008 Topps Chrome Rookie Signature, Ross Ohlendorf
Card #232 in set
Well, I mentioned before how well Ohlendorf is doing on the Pirates right now and I'm happy I got his autograph. Although many of you box breakers are probably sick of getting him in your boxes, I am happy to have this card. Hey, I like underdogs, how about that Bruney guy?

So, thanks a lot to Ross for the great cards! If you haven't already, go check him out at!

How about extra innings?

This is from a seller on the bay...

Yeah, that's right! A Johan Santana #ed 48/49 Autograph Jersey Card from 2007 UD Elements! After getting the inspiration from Mike Pelfrey Collectibles, I decided to go out and get one! I got mine for more than his, for about $23 shipped! I think its a steal, and when it is all said and done for Johan, he will be a 1st ballot hall of famer, and while you guys go chasing his autographs after that, I'll be relaxing with my Johan auto in my hand. If you have 20 bucks to spend, spend it on this guy!


  1. Glad they arrived safe and sound Drew.
    Thanks for taking part in the contest!

  2. Nice post. I aggree with you 100% about johan! Id rather pay 20 bucks for a johan auto/jersey than atleast 100 for an arod auto!


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