Monday, August 31, 2009

Mailday! HOF Collection

I have decided to start building my collection of HOF autos or relics. I received the following today from an Ebay purchase:

2007 SP Legendary Cuts
Tony Gwynn Legendary Materials #079/125

More to come this week.......

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

HOF Collection-Harmon Killebrew

I don't know why but I love the look & contrast of the Classic Cuts from this 2002 Fleer set. I have been sort of tooling around with the idea of building a HOF collection with either game used or autos of Hall of Famers. My pocketbook won't allow me to get the biggies but it will sure be fun trying...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Another great contest!!

Coolio Cards is hosting a great contest over on his blog here:

Check it out!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Group Box Break Ideas initial blog said I wanted to focus this blog on group box breaks and I am eager to do one! The first order of business is deciding what everyone would be interested in breaking! Send me your ideas and we can decide what the group break will be and if we can get enough participants!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Collective Troll Contest

Be sure to visit Collective Troll's Blog to enter his HOF themed contest!! Follow his blog here:

Card Cache Contest

Card Cache is kind enough to host a great contest for A & G on his blog. Be sure to check it out at

Good Luck!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

2009 Topps Chrome Box Break

The cards are beautiful but I was disappointed in my break overall but still fun! I beat the odds with 3 autos but not the players I wanted. Here are the results:

Rookie Cards Base: Elvis Andrus, Chris Jakubauskas, Koji Uehara, Jordan Zimmerman, Rick Porcello, Jason Jaramillo, Jesse Chavez, Andrew McCutchen, David Freese, Anthony Claggett, Trevor Crowe, James McDonald, Greg Golson, Brian Duensing

World Baseball Classic: Yen-Wen Kuo, Kangan Xia, Chris DeNorfia, Shuichi Murata, Akinori Iwamura, Fujia Chu #406/500, Yi-Chuan Lin #483/500 Cheng-Ming Peng Blue Refractor #192/199

Refractors: Troy Glaus, Jermaine Dye, David DeJesus, Brett Anderson RC, Brian Roberts, Trevor Crowe RC, Alfonso Soriano, Chase Utley

Randy Johnson Blue Refractor #190/199

Jason Jaramillo AUTO

Everth Cabrera Auto

Brian Duensing Blue Refractor Auto #194/199

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Random Card Of The Day

I haven't posted since starting the blog last Thursday so I figured I should write "something". Thus it is now time for the random card of the day:

2005 Leaf Certifield Materials: Fabric Of The Game #47/50

2009 Topps Chrome Break Tomorrow!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Box Break Part II

Here Are The Hits:

Framed Relic: Hank Blalock Bat
Framed Relic: David Wright Jersey
Rip Card: Vernon Wells #04/10
I decided to Rip the card and here was the hidden gem:

Joba Chamberlain Red Ink Auto #09/10
I always love Allen & Ginter and this year beat last year for me thanks to Joba!!

My 2009 Topps Allen & Ginter Break Part I

I love this stuff! I had a great time breaking this product and by the end I wasn't disappointed. Here is what I pulled:

Base Cards:
Rookie Cards=Koji Uehara, Jordan Zimmerman, Matt Tuiasosopo, Donald Veal, Jason Motte, Brett Anderson, James McDonald, Bobby Parnell, David Price, Everth Cabrera, Brad Nelson, Kenshin Kawakami, George Kottaras, Shairon Martis.

National Pride Cards: Ervin Santana, Justin Upton, Jason Bay, Geovany Soto, Jake Peavy, Edinson Volquez, Victor Martinez, Derek Jeter, Miguel Cabrera, Stephen Drew, Mark Teahan, Ryan Braun, Carlos Beltran, Francisco Liriano, Carlos Delgado, Joba Chamberlain, Adrian Gonzalez, Ichiro, Ryan Rowland-Smith, Carlos Pena, Edgar Gonzalez, Carlos Lee, Yadier Molina, & Alex Rodriguez.

Highlight Sketches: C.C. Sabathia, David Price, Ken Griffey Jr., Brad Lidge.

Code Cards: Vernon Wells, Gil Meche.

National Heroes: Tiradentes

Mini Cards: John Smoltz, Joba Chamberlain, Koji Uehara, Frank Evans, Jeff Francouer, Donald Veal, Everth Cabrera, Jason Bay, Josh Hamilton, Michael Phelps, Pat Burrell.

Mini A&G Backs: Manny Ramirez, Blake Dewitt, Mark Teixeira, Yadier Molina, Lastings Milledge.

Mini Black Border: Jack Cust, Kevin Millwood, Eric Chavez, Dan Haren.

World's Biggest Hoaxes: Pi, D.B. Cooper

N43 Boxloader: Grady Sizemore

Next up.....the hits:)

A New Blog

Welcome to Baseball Card Nirvana! This is my first attempt at a blog and I decided what better thing to blog on than my favorite hobby. My goal is to hopefully make this a blog focused on group box breaks!

I would love to be able to get enough particapants to keep each person's cost down but still enable them to walk away with something to make the money invested worthwhile....and to have some fun as well!!

I am sure this will be slow to develop as it will take some time to build up enough of a readership to enable us to get enough participants. If you are interested in participating in future group breaks please chime in and let me know. The other issue would be trust in me to hold an honest box break. I have not done any online trading but I have purchased and sold cards on Ebay (Cubbyblue34) and my rating is 100%. I can assure you this legit.

My plan would be similar to some other group breaks I have seen held. I am not looking to make a profit....just enough to cover the cost of the box & shipping of the cards to the participants. Cost of the box divided by total participants plus a small amount for shipping should cover it.

Each participant would pick a team with all cards depicting that team going to that person. All unclaimed teams would be issued to participants based on a preset randomized order.

I look forward to growing this blog and having a great time meeting fellow baseball card afficionados!!


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