2-Card Phillies Pickup

Upon returning home from attending a mall card show, I began to rearrange a few items on my shelf. When finished, I realized I had two empty spots which needed to be filled.

What did I find to fill those spots?

First on my list was to reacquire a card I left go many years ago. Its a Scott Rolen 1997 Leaf #174. I originally picked this card up in 1997 while visiting my first card shop, The Penalty Shot. Although it says “Rookie” on it, we all know Rolen’s true rookie cards arrived two years earlier in 1995 Bowman and 1995 Bowman’s Best.

Second is a Bryce Harper 2022 Topps 3D #250. I’ve been wanting to add a 3D card to my collection for awhile. If Topps is looking to innovate, I wouldn’t mind seeing them attempt to make a Chrome 3D card.

2013 Bowman Box Break + New HK Pickup

I decided to drink the Kool-Aid and try a box of 2013 Bowman.  I usually don’t go for this kind of stuff, but it was a fun box to break.

Here are the most notable cards pulled:


  • Jairo Beras Bowman Chrome Auto

Mini Refractors

  • Tyler Skaggs
  • Alen Hanson
  • Ty Hensley
  • Courtney Hawkins

Ice Parallels

  • Carson Kelly
  • Austin Jackson

Blue Parallels

  • Jesse Hahn #’ed/500
  • Nelson Cruz #’ed/500

Sapphire Parallel

  • Tim Lincecum RC Reprint

Bowman Top 100

  • George Springer
  • Gregory Polanco

Notable Chromes

  • Gregory Polanco 
  • Byron Buxton

Notable RCs

  • Shelby Miller
  • Manny Machado
  • Jurickson Profar

Notable Prospects

  • Carlos Correa

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On a side note, yesterday I made a new addition to my Harry Kalas collection.  This one is going to be a biggie.  I’m not a fan of redemptions, but this time I didn’t have a choice.  I was able to acquire the Harry Kalas 2013 Topps Series 1 Chasing History Cut Signature #’ed 1/1.  Its already been redeemed and I’m now waiting on Topps.

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New Piece Of Phillies Memorabilia

I’ve been wanting to ad a Phillies rally towel to my collection for awhile.  They aren’t that expensive. This one only cost $9.00.  I believe this towel was provided during Game 4 of the ’09 NLCS versus the Dodgers.  That was the night the Phillies were losing 4-3 and Jimmy Rollins drove in two runs in the bottom in the 9th to win the game.  I’d like to hang it on my wall and maybe put a few Phillies pins on it.


Told you I would get one

After a week or two after finding out that 2008 Donruss Classics football cards contained the first memorabilia cards of legendary coach Knute Rockne, I finally bid on one and won.  This card will go great with some of my other vintage memorabilia cards.

New Pickup

Browsing eBay tonight I came across the pin section and picked up a Miami Dolphins 2 Time Super Bowl Champions pin.  Don’t have one like this.  This is my favorite football team of all time.

I also came across this awesome video about their perfect season.