Monday, October 15, 2012

2012 Topps Update Brewers Team set

I finally got around to putting the Brewers teams set together from this years Update set.  And while I like that there are 9 cards in the team set, it fills a 9 pocket page with no waste, there are a few rookies I would have like to see included, Michael Fiers and Wily Peralta. These guys got rookie cards in Bowman and Chrome, but it would have been nice to include them in the flagship set. And to be honest a few of these guys were only Brewers briefly and aren't on the team anymore. As it is there are 8 player cards and one All-Star card of Braun.

First up we have a guy not with the team anymore.  #US27 Cesar Izturis.

Cesar signed a minor league contract with the Brewers this year, was invited to spring training and was added to the 25 man roster for the season. He was claimed off waivers by the Nationals in August.

#US51 Manny Parra. I'm pretty sure the only reason Parra is in the update set is because he didn't make it into the regular set.  Parra missed all of 2011, but was with the team all of 2012.

#US108 Kameron Loe

#US143 Jose Veras. Jose came to the Brew Crew as a trade with the Pirates for Casey McGahee last year.

#US197 Cody Ransom. Another guy  not on the team anymore.  The Brewers picked up Cody off waivers from the Diamondback only to have the Diamondback take him back later this year. Just when he was getting hot.  Cody also hit his first grand slam with the Brew Crew this year.

#205 Travis Ishikawa. I'm finally glad to have a card with Ishikawa in a Brewers uni. I got to see him play at spring training and he was lighting it up. And was very nice and signed a ball for me.  I'm hoping he's at spring training next year because I'm definitely sending to him.

#US231 Tim Dillard Tim's been up and down with the Brewers organization for a while.  Don't know if he's going to be back next year or not.
#US271 Ryan Braun All Star.  The only Brewer who made it to the All Star game this year.

#US317 Marco Estrada. Last year was Marco's "break out" year, but this year he was finally put to work. Pitching 138 innings and getting 143 strike outs.  

Well there you have it. And I can't believe I haven't posted here is forever. I thought for sure I'd posted the base set.  Well I'll have to remedy that.  Until then.

Monday, April 9, 2012

The 70's they're done!!

A few years back I decided to try and organize my Brewers team collection.  I had been pretty haphazard up until then.  Picking up random Brewers relics and autos, keeping extra base cards from sets I was putting together or packs I opened.  I finally decided to try and put together full team sets.  My over all objective was to have a team set or every issue ever to feature a Brewer in it.  That's a little overwhelming to say the least, so I broke it down into easier chunks.  The first of those chunks was get a complete team set from all Topps flagship issues from 1971 to present.  Well I'm happy to say that the 70's are finally done.  And since this was by far the hardest and most expensive to finish, I'm very happy.  I'd also like to thank all those great traders out there that sent me cards along the way and still do.  I'm close to finishing up the 80's and 90's.  Believe it or not finding singles from a lot of those sets is harder than you think.  I've been using to fill a lot of holes but even they don't have all I need.  If any one else knows a great website that has cheap commons with cheap shipping let me know.  I plan to feature all 9 70's sets here soon, other than the ones I've already featured.

thanks again

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012


I'm still sorting out my huge haul of eTopps I had delivered just after Christmas.  Out of the over 200 cards I had delivered I'm only planning on keeping about 20 to 30.  Here we have the Brewers cards I had in my portfolio that I now have in hand.

2010 Prince Fielder #d to 699
2009 Mat Gamel rookie #d to 999
 2009 Casey McGahee Rookie #d to 749
2007 Yovani Gallardo Rookie #d to 999

2007 JJ Hardy #d to 749

2006 Prince Fielder Rookie #d to 999
2006 Chris Capuano #d to 499
2005 Rickie Weeks
2005 JJ Hardy
2005 Brewers Team Card. Not a single player featured on this card is still with the team.

2004 Lyle Overbay.   

Well that's it.  

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A recent card show pick up.. The Mighty Mo!!!

The card shows here are kind of a joke.  I've talked about them before.  Same two guys with the same stuff and they usually have to team up with the stamp and coin guys to fill up the space.  But I was jawing with the guys and notice this nice Paul Molitor card sitting behind the glass.  He flipped me a price that was just right and I walked away with a nice new card for my Paulie Mo and Brewers Collection.

Just a super nice patch card numbered to just 28!!