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Dilferules

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Aug 10, 2012
1,029
Auburn, WA
Just a few small pickups during the first few days of the month:

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The Tejada is /150, so one of the easier variations from this set that has about 12 trillion variations. Almost as many as a base 2020 Topps card!

Here are my two 1/1 versions:
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mrmopar

Member
Jan 19, 2010
4,059
I definitely see Ruth in the photo. I have no artistic talent, so I could not do anywhere close to that, but the artist missed the boat capturing the Ruth look in my opinion. Something is just off. I think it might be the nose and eye on his right side.
 

AnthonyCorona

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Oct 6, 2014
9,566
Modesto, CA
I’ve shifted my collecting a bit, I’ve really been enjoying trying to complete rainbows. Once I get my comc shipment I’ll have this rainbow
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metallicalex777

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Aug 7, 2008
13,794
Seattle, Wa
Happy New Year everyone! Been quite some time since I've shared any pickups. No better time than to start in January. My most recent additions...

A Secret Santa Felix themed gift from a very special friend @michaelstepper :

I won't show off the box and the wrapping, but it certainly made for a wonderful Christmas package and an unforgettable at that. Included were 6 items to open which were the following...

King Felix K towel from his last pitched King's Court game:
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7 shiny Felix blue refractors from over the years:
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2 Heritage Black Refractors and an image SSP:
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2014 Topps Finest 1994 Retro Refractor /25:
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2014 Gypsy Queen Felix Hernandez Jumbo Patch /10:
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2018 Topps Tribute Ken Griffey Jr Jersey Patch Logo/Dual Bat /150:
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And if that wasn't enough, this non card was included as well...

Game Used MLB ball pitched by Felix Hernandez to Albert Pujols up to the full count from the April 18th, 2019 Mariners vs. Angels game:
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Offset from the amazing PC additions gifted above, I also received two cards to start off my very first set build...I'll be attempting to complete the full 2007 Sweet Spot Classics Legendary Memorabilia set (not the patch set). Thank you to @MojoDan for these two beauties:

2007 Sweet Spot Classics Legendary Memorabilia Joe DiMaggio with pinstripe:
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2007 Sweet Spot Classics Legendary Memorabilia Lou Gehrig with pinstripe:
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metallicalex777

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Aug 7, 2008
13,794
Seattle, Wa
Agree, also not sure what it is


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To me, the artist didn't get the eyebrows and the eye squints as true as the photo...therefor gives the Ruth kind of a Seth MacFarlane baby face. I also think for the Diamond Kings set, the canvas texture on the card also dimples the trueness of the artwork a bit. Total nitpicking...a gorgeous card and a set that would not look nearly as neat without the artist pictures.
 

mrmopar

Member
Jan 19, 2010
4,059
Sorry, didn't mean to start a sh*t fest on your card. It is a nice card, as Metallicalex777 said, I did not mean to diminish the pick up. Hopefully the artwork critique is not taken personally by you as a dis on the card.
 

baberuthfan

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Aug 12, 2008
322
florida
Sorry, didn't mean to start a sh*t fest on your card. It is a nice card, as Metallicalex777 said, I did not mean to diminish the pick up. Hopefully the artwork critique is not taken personally by you as a dis on the card.

no. Not at all. I personally think the artwork is what made this set. Some are good Some bad. The scan of the card does pick up the canvas like texture which sorta distorts certain parts of the art but I have seen worse sketches of Ruth trust me. I liked this card bc of the seam on the jersey
 

tramers

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Aug 7, 2008
21,138
hickory nc
I like the Ruth . Example i only have one picture of my mother's parents 1930 NO INFO and still haven't found their graves .So all the Ruth's are great Those taking pictures way back had to hustle to make money .
Want to see a young baseball fan SMILE ? Give them a glossy BABE RUTH card .
 

Dilferules

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Aug 10, 2012
1,029
Auburn, WA
Nothing terribly exciting today, just some cheap stuff that I didn't have yet for some reason so they were on my 2021 top priorities list:

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The Chavez is the /500 version, already had the base one, still don't have the /50. Working on the Rickey Henderson Pepsi set after I finished the McGwire one from the same time period last year. The Reddick is just the regular 2013 Gypsy Queen Mini, which was tough to find for some reason but isn't supposed to be an SP. I only need 4 other regular GQ minis for the full A's run, but they're all SP's 2014-2016.
 
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Nothing terribly exciting today, just some cheap stuff that I didn't have yet for some reason so they were on my 2021 top priorities list:

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The Chavez is the /500 version, already had the base one, still don't have the /50. Working on the Rickey Henderson Pepsi set after I finished the McGwire one from the same time period last year. The Reddick is just the regular 2013 Gypsy Queen Mini, which was tough to find for some reason but isn't supposed to be an SP. I only need 4 other regular GQ minis for the full A's run, but they're all SP's 2014-2016.

That McGwire pic
 

Dilferules

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Aug 10, 2012
1,029
Auburn, WA
That McGwire pic

What a nerd, right?

Another real mix of stuff today but some nicer ones along with the cheapies:

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Love the 2001 Elite Status/Aspirations cards and the Giambi is pretty low numbered, 03/16. The Zito X-Fractor is /99. I'm whittling down my 2001 Gold Label Award Ceremony Relics A's needs, I think I'm down to just needing a Canseco bat card. Luzardo was $20 plus shipping, which I thought was a decent price for a Blue Refractor auto RC of him...I think that's about what I paid for his base Chrome RC auto when the set first came out. The Boggs Red Sox Leaders card knocks me down to 2 remaining team leaders cards needed for my '88 Topps set: Blue Jays (signed by Fred McGriff or George Bell) and Orioles (signed by Eddie Murray or Cal Ripken Jr., oy).
 

Calripkenjrcollector

Active member
Dec 12, 2009
934
National City, California
Five new Ripken Autographs to start the New Year...
 

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