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Saturday, February 7, 2015

2015 Topps Wantlist

Yes. This set is that good.

Series 1 complete

Now with Series two:

398 Jordan Zimmermann - Washington Nationals BH
444 Lonnie Chisenhall - Cleveland Indians BH
465 Seattle Mariners - Seattle Mariners
493 Alex Rodriguez - New York Yankees
549 Christian Walker - Baltimore Orioles RC
600 Albert Pujols - Los Angeles Angels
608 Justin Smoak - Toronto Blue Jays
640 Matt Clark - Milwaukee Brewers RC
654 Alfredo Simon - Detroit Tigers
660 Roberto Osuna - Toronto Blue Jays RC

I'm never going to finish Update:

US1 Aaron Thompson - Minnesota Twins
US2 Wilmer Difo - Washington Nationals Rookie
US9 Shane Greene - Detroit Tigers Future Star
US13 Tommy Pham - St. Louis Cardinals Rookie
US14 Joey Gallo - Texas Rangers Rookie Debut
US16 John Axford - Colorado Rockies
US17 Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
US18 Michael Blazek - Milwaukee Brewers
US21 High-Voltage Battery - San Francisco Giants
US23 Kevin Plawecki - New York Mets Rookie
US28 Miguel Cabrera - Detroit Tigers
US40 Sam Dyson - Miami Marlins
US44 Tim Cooney - St. Louis Cardinals Rookie
US45 Ryan Lavarnway - Atlanta Braves
US47 Jeremy Jeffress - Milwaukee Brewers
US51 Yasmani Grandal - Los Angeles Dodgers
US53 Daniel Norris - Detroit Tigers Rookie
US54 Tyler Ladendorf - Oakland Athletics Rookie Combos
Max Muncy - Oakland Athletics
US56 Kevin Siegrist - St. Louis Cardinals
US57 Nick Ahmed - Arizona Diamondbacks
US58 Josh Donaldson - Toronto Blue Jays
US61 Dallas Keuchel - Houston Astros
US66 Neftali Feliz - Detroit Tigers
US67 Leonel Campos - San Diego Padres Rookie
US69 Zach McAllister - Cleveland Indians
US71 Joakim Soria - Pittsburgh Pirates
US72 Brett Gardner - New York Yankees
US73 Tyler Saladino - Chicago White Sox Rookie
US76 Lorenzo Cain - Kansas City Royals
US81 Pat Venditte - Oakland Athletics Rookie
US82 Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians Rookie
US84 Sean O'Sullivan - Philadelphia Phillies
US90 Jacob deGrom - New York Mets
US91 Brad Boxberger - Tampa Bay Rays
US93 Sonny Gray - Oakland Athletics
US94 Shane Victorino - Los Angeles Angels
US95 Elvis Araujo - Philadelphia Phillies Rookie
US97 Josh Ravin - Los Angeles Dodgers Rookie
US98 Josh Fields - Houston Astros
US101 Jumbo Diaz - Cincinnati Reds
US103 Joey Gallo - Texas Rangers Rookie
US105 Brandon Moss - St. Louis Cardinals
US106 Shelby Miller - Atlanta Braves
US108 Adonis Garcia - Atlanta Braves Rookie Combos
Jefry Marte - Detroit Tigers
US110 Andrew McKirahan - Atlanta Braves Rookie Combos
Sugar Ray Marimon - Atlanta Braves
US111 Todd Cunningham - Atlanta Braves
US120 Brandon Cunniff - Atlanta Braves Rookie
US124 Preston Tucker - Houston Astros Rookie
US128 Brock Holt - Boston Red Sox
US129 David Ross - Chicago Cubs
US130 Jonathan Villar - Houston Astros
US131 Jordan Pacheco - Arizona Diamondbacks
US133 Vinnie Pestano - Los Angeles Angels
US134 Steven Matz - New York Mets Rookie Debut
US136 Byron Buxton - Minnesota Twins Rookie Debut
US137 Andrew Romine - Detroit Tigers
US141 Glen Perkins - Minnesota Twins
US147 Chris Archer - Tampa Bay Rays
US149 Thomas Field - Texas Rangers
US151 Colby Lewis - Texas Rangers
US152 J.R. Graham - Minnesota Twins Rookie
US156 Amazing Astros - Houston Astros
US165 Seth Maness - St. Louis Cardinals
US166 Severino Gonzalez - Philadelphia Phillies Rookie
US169 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
US170 Mike Foltynewicz - Atlanta Braves Rookie
US171 Jhonny Peralta - St. Louis Cardinals
US173 Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals
US184 Sean Rodriguez - Pittsburgh Pirates
US185 David Murphy - Los Angeles Angels
US186 A.J. Pollock - Arizona Diamondbacks
US190 Shelby Miller - Atlanta Braves
US196 Paulo Orlando - Kansas City Royals Rookie
US197 Wandy Rodriguez - Texas Rangers
US203 Jesse Hahn - Oakland Athletics
US204 Jeff Francoeur - Philadelphia Phillies
US205 Andres Blanco - Philadelphia Phillies
US207 Chris Young - Kansas City Royals
US208 Addison Russell - Chicago Cubs Rookie Debut
US211 Tommy Milone - Minnesota Twins
US213 Home Run Halos - Los Angeles Angels
US214 Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
US217 Franklin Morales - Kansas City Royals
US223 Kevin Jepsen - Minnesota Twins
US224 Ezequiel Carrera - Toronto Blue Jays
US227 Mike Trout - Los Angeles Angels
US228 Geovany Soto - Chicago White Sox
US234 Noah Syndergaard - New York Mets Rookie Debut
US238 A.J. Cole - Washington Nationals Rookie
US239 Michael McKenry - Colorado Rockies
US242 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs All-Star
US244 Colby Rasmus - Houston Astros
US247 Ryan Braun - Milwaukee Brewers
US252 Francisco Rodriguez - Milwaukee Brewers
US254 Billy Burns - Oakland Athletics
US256 Darrell Ceciliani - New York Mets Rookie Combos
Danny Dorn - Arizona Diamondbacks Rookie Combos
US258 Vincent Velasquez - Houston Astros Rookie Combos
Ryan O'Rourke - Minnesota Twins Rookie Combos
US259 John Jaso - Tampa Bay Rays
US261 R.J. Alvarez - Oakland Athletics Rookie
US262 Eric Young Jr. - Atlanta Braves
US265 Brett Lawrie - Oakland Athletics
US266 Ike Davis - Oakland Athletics
US267 Joe Ross - Washington Nationals Rookie
US268 Troy Tulowitzki - Toronto Blue Jays
US276 Alex Wilson - Detroit Tigers
US280 Mike Bolsinger - Los Angeles Dodgers Future Star
US281 Manny Banuelos - Atlanta Braves Rookie
US282 Jose Iglesias - Detroit Tigers
US283 Kris Bryant - Chicago Cubs Rookie Debut
US284 Matt Wisler - Atlanta Braves Rookie
US287 Jim Johnson - Los Angeles Dodgers
US289 Williams Perez - Atlanta Braves Rookie
US291 Eddie Butler - Colorado Rockies Future Star
US294 Mark Trumbo - Seattle Mariners
US299 Mikie Mahtook - Tampa Bay Rays Rookie
US300 Max Scherzer - Washington Nationals
US302 Chris Sale - Chicago White Sox
US304 Johnny Cueto - Kansas City Royals
US306 Vidal Nuno - Seattle Mariners
US312 Scott Oberg - Colorado Rockies Rookie Combos
Deolis Guerra - Pittsburgh Pirates
US315 Kyle Kendrick - Colorado Rockies
US318 Phillippe Aumont - Philadelphia Phillies
US321 Chris Heston - San Francisco Giants Rookie
US324 Carlos Rodon - Chicago White Sox Rookie
US326 Jonathan Herrera - Chicago Cubs
US330 Nate Karns - Tampa Bay Rays
US332 Matt Boyd - Detroit Tigers Rookie
US335 Norichika Aoki - San Francisco Giants
US337 Martin Prado - Miami Marlins
US339 Jose Alvarez - Los Angeles Angels
US342 Todd Frazier - Cincinnati Reds
US344 Aramis Ramirez - Pittsburgh Pirates
US345 Blaine Boyer - Minnesota Twins
US346 Brandon Crawford - San Francisco Giants
US358 Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
US363 Chasen Shreve - New York Yankees
US368 Aroldis Chapman - Cincinnati Reds
US371 Carson Smith - Seattle Mariners Rookie
US372 Alex Wood - Los Angeles Dodgers
US373 Mitch Harris - St. Louis Cardinals Rookie
US374 Tyler Moore - Washington Nationals
US375 Mark Lowe - Toronto Blue Jays
US378 Devon Travis - Toronto Blue Jays Rookie Debut
US381 Sergio Romo - San Francisco Giants
US383 Nelson Cruz - Seattle Mariners
US385 Collin Cowgill - Los Angeles Angels
US386 Alcides Escobar - Kansas City Royals
US388 Kevin Pillar - Toronto Blue Jays Future Star
US389 Seth Smith - Seattle Mariners
US393 Dan Haren - Chicago Cubs
US395 Dexter Fowler - Chicago Cubs
US399 Jace Peterson - Atlanta Braves

needs these barvez too
US106 Shelby Miller - Atlanta Braves
US111 Todd Cunningham - Atlanta Braves

Once I figure out which inserts I'm collecting I'll put 'em here
no I won't

Thanks to: Matt_F, Grogg, Kerry

Wednesday, February 4, 2015




 Ya done good, Topps. Ya done good.

Monday, February 2, 2015

First Baseball Card Pack of 2015!

2015 baseball is LIVE! Packs are in hand! Woooooo!!! It's finally here!

no, not that Topps stuff, 2015  Phungo Cards!!!

I've done this joke 100 times before but I don't care! YOLO motherscratchers!!! Let's open up my pack!

First card of the year: Jimmy Rollins, pack cover boy and 2014 Clemente Award winner. And apparently a Dodger now?? That's just wrong. J-Roll is a Phillie phorever. Not interested in players being on the wrong teams right now.

UGH. Marteeeeeeeeeen in an ugly gritty Deeeeeeeee-Backs uniform on a card that indicates he was traded to the Damn Yankeeeeeeeees last year. Oh well, we all still love Prado and it can't get any worse than this.

Oh no.


oh god no it's real now he has a BASEBALL CARD with that filthy team on it nooooooooo
Note how Deal used the old '60s Topps trick of using a picture with no cap for players who were traded to other teams. Very sneaky and it makes me want to jump off a bridge a little less because, hey, '60s Topps-style Heyward.

HA! This guy never got traded. Maybe I can flip this to Sooz. And all you douchebags complaining that Jeter is in 2015 products can suck it like an Everlasting Gobstopper.

Ferguson Jenkins..... Red Sock??!?!!? Deal's just phucking with me now.

Onto the inserts! First up is a 2010 Upper Deck Kris Medlen card with absolutely no MLB logos on it at all. NONE AT ALL. Damn I miss Upper Deck. I miss Kris Medlen too, he's signed on with the Royals.

2012 Topps '87 Topps Mini Thingy of Brian McCann. Like Prado, Brian is also a Damn Yankee. Wait, Prado got traded to the Marlins. DAMMIT YANKEES. I still insist that all Brian has to do is play halfway decently with the Yankees and make one good playoff run with them and he's a cinch Hall of Famer. That didn't happen last year though. Stoopid Yankees.

Yeah! Evan Gattis Rookie Cup Chrome! He's gonna smoosh ALL the home runs this year! For the Astros!
This is a very difficult year for me baseball wise.

Bobsled randomness! I think the rationale behind this particular card showing up in this particular pack is that Meyers is from Georgia and lives in Fairburn. Sadly, the Braves traded Elana to Switzerland last month for a speed skater and a 'secure' bank account to hide their Cobb County Stadium Slush Fund from the feds.

Yeaaaaaaaah Chipper never got traded! He's also the de facto 2015 team MVP as long as he keeps on tweeting.

MOJO!!! 1966 Topps Braves card I didn't already have. Sweeeeeeeeeeeet! A semi-high number '66 Rookie Starts card of Herb Hippauf and Arnie Umbach. Herb and Arnold were also lifelong Braves, as Herb threw 3 games of relief in '66 and Arnie won his only start for Milwaukee in '64 and pitched 22 more games for Atlanta in '66. Check out the cropping on Arnie's side of the card. Someone put the white bar in the wrong place!

1965 Team card! Like 1964, the Braves are again staring at 5th place in 2015. There was much discussion on Twitter what that stain is on the right side of the card. I say good ol' fashioned water. Other guesses were Kool-Aid, coffee and wine. What do you think droozled all over this poor card?

2015 Topps base cards vaguely remind me of some Fleer set from a decade ago that I can't quite place as does this Ginter design from 2011. Remember 2011? Life was good in 2011.

Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! A Chipper card I'm almost 100% sure I don't have! I really need to stop being lazy and finish cataloging all my Chipper cards. I really like this USA patch design. Goes to show that Panini CAN design a decent looking card every once in a while.

On an unrelated note, is the WBC still a thing? I can't remember the last one at all.

Johnny Logan fills an empty pocket in my Braves binder. It's also the only '57 Logan in existence with a Ghost Five on the front. EBay 1 of 1, baby!

After learning all about Faces and Heels in my Randy Savage post, I want to see Bryce and Chipper throw down in the ring. I wonder if crossbows are illegal in wrestling.

Hall'a' Famer Johnny Smooooooltz! I literally just traded anything to Thorzul for this card.

Fan favorite Gerald Laird is the final card in the buyback portion of the pack. Gerald was also a victim of the massive roster purge this offseason and had his roster spot snagged by AJ Pierzimnotbotheringtomemorizehowtospellhisname. I also needed this card for my Braves team set binder although you wouldn't know it because I haven't put together a want list yet. Dang, it's 2015 already, isn't it?

WOOOOOOO AN ACTUAL CURRENT BRAVE. Nick also gets the '66 Topps treatment with no cap. I may need to appropriate these images and MSPaint them into 'a '66 Topps design. For some reason I'm starting to appreciate the 1966 set all of a sudden when it's the new Heritage design. Topps is brainwashing me somehow, I know it.

Wow! Insert card of Khao Phing Kan island in Thailand. Best known as Francisco Scaramanga's hideout in The Man With The Golden Gun. Was not expecting a James Bond/Christopher Lee reference in my Phungo pack! The set is better than Ginter!

Last card in the pack is TP MVP. Terry has all the balls and might even be the Braves manager by the end of the season depending on how bad Fredi borks it up this spring.

Thanks Deal! 2015 baseball card season is heeeeeeeeeeeeere!

If you want to see some previous Phungo packs, well here ya go:
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014