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Dilferules

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Aug 10, 2012
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Auburn, WA
First pickups of the month:

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The Jharel Cotton is 01/10, I try to go after the Tier One autograph parallels each year. The Canseco puts me one away from completing the A's in the 1998 Leaf Prized Collections set, also missing one each for the Donruss and Elite portions of the set...and plenty from the very rare Preferred subset. I couldn't pass up a Project 70 Canseco 1993 design, and there was no way I was missing out on a Coco Crisp tribute to Oscar Gamble's famous 1976 card.
 

Dilferules

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Aug 10, 2012
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Auburn, WA
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The Hinch down on the end is a 1998 Collector's Choice Prime Choice Reserve 316/500, tougher to find than you'd think a /500 card would be. The Giambis are a set of unsigned "proofs" from 1998 Donruss Signature:

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I was surprised to win these for $3.25 plus shipping, I know some collectors go nuts for these types of cards.
 

Dilferules

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Auburn, WA
April 5:

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The Piazza 2008 UD Premier puts me 2 away from the team set, this set was a decent sized and numbered /99 so it's a rough one. The Chavez 1999 Super Rave 11/25 is actually my first baseball Super Rave even though I'm only 3 cards away from completing the entire 1996-1999 regular Rave A's run. The 2001 Longevity Chavez gets me within 2 of completing the team set, both remaining are RC SPs/25. The Brad Sullivan Topps Chrome Refractor auto is 072/100, but is an error variation that is supposedly only 20 of those 100 cards. I don't know about that because I can't recall ever seeing the supposedly more common corrected variation. Anyways this one was tough enough to find that it was the last A's Topps Chrome regular refractor I needed 2002-2018. Nothing special about the Giambi, it's the regular Diamond Kings insert 0599/2500, but I didn't have it. Hendriks finally completes my 2019 Topps Total team set.

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2006 Ultimate Ensemble quintuple signatures A's card 12/15. This set actually had 6 all-A's signature cards: 1 sextuple, 1 quintuple, 2 quads, and 2 triples. I've got 5 of the 6, just missing one triple auto/50.

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This will probably be my personal biggest pickup of the year, an actual Trent Dilfer card from his playing career that I did not already own. 2002 Bowman's Best Gold 17/25. Much tougher to find than similar /25 cards, I can't remember if I ever saw one back in the day and just missed out because I was a broke college student, but I know for sure I haven't seen one in the last 15 years. I set a crazy snipe to make sure I won this and end up getting it for $36. Pretty high price for a Dilfer card so I assume there was at least one other rabid collector out there that also didn't have it.
 

JoshHamilton

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Aug 7, 2008
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Been on a minor league kick recently
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WizardofOz1982

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Sep 30, 2017
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Oklahoma
Some fun stuff today.

2018 Topps Update SP - This is is my third or fourth copy but I like this card for some reason.

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2018 Topps Update SSP - Decided I had the 5x7 versions I might as well get the regular too.

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First two Ginter card this year which is kind of nuts for me. My Ginter sets have kind of fallen by the wayside as I've focused on other facets of my collection.

2007 Ginter RIP card

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2018 Ginter X

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Dilferules

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Still need a whole lot of A's SP Prospects Destination The Show cards, those things are tough to find. I think that Chavez may be my first. Chad Harville puts me 5 away from the 2000 Bowman Gold/99 A's team set. Rickey completes my 1999 SkyBox Thudner Rant team set. I picked up a 2021 Topps Heritage team set minus the SPs - it includes Tommy La Stella's first and probably last A's card. Well except for the inevitable online-only Heritage parallel set.
 

Dilferules

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Auburn, WA
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Canseco was the last 2001 Topps Chrome Traded Retrofractor A's card I needed (and it's a beauty!), but I still need SIX A's Retrofractors from the main Topps Chrome set...some of these are just impossible to find. Josh Donaldson has 5 different Gold Refractors from the various iterations of 2010 Bowman Chrome...this one (#BCP61) gives me four of them, including the autograph. Just missing his Gold Refractor RC out of the regular Bowman Chrome set, though I do have that Orange Refractor. Rickey completes the 1996 Pacific Prisms Gold team set (5 cards). And I finally picked up a Dallas Braden "Sparkle" variation from 2011, still missing Brett Anderson from that year.
 

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