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Old 03-31-2016, 10:48 AM
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Default OMG I'm collecting modern: my modern Houston Astros pickup thread

I've been an Astros fan from birth. Then by choice. (cause screw the Rangers, am I right?) This is my first attempt at collecting modern and I must admit that I can't believe all the variations, "errors", parallels, autos, relics, Santa hats!?!

I tried to just limit it to Topps products. For the team collection I've stayed on track. However, I decided to PC Correa and Altuve. Wow. Sooo many cards. 1/1's don't really count in my universe, so I don't even keep an eye out for them. If they happen to come my way for the right price? That's a different story.

Here are the cards that I have deemed worthy/ must have so far:

I like the look of the Leaf products. The lack of logo...
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Slowly picking up Correa autos that I like/can afford. I even buy the ugly ones if they aren't that expensive.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:52 AM
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Bowman seems to have enough variations to choke an elephant. I don't expect to get anywhere near completion.
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:58 AM
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Rich Klein and Kin have been helping me out with base cards
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I'm still not sure if I want to chase Correa minor league cards. Time will tell.
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Old 03-31-2016, 11:05 AM
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A few 2016 Topps & Heritage Variations. I really like the acetates & the silver framed.
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Was able to pick up two Jose Altuve all star Letters along with some numbered and non numbered Real Ones autos. I pulled one of the non numbered myself.
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Evan Gattis red back that is limited to 10. 2016 Topps platinum Evan Gattis 1/1. I smell a rainbow in my future.
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These just showed up in the mail. Wood grain Chris Carter & Correa auto
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Wow really going in on the modern . It's looking good .
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Thanks man. I've been hitting it hard lately.
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Great stuff! They are both really fun to watch

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Great stuff! They are both really fun to watch
Agreed. I haven't been this excited for some baseball in at least a decade.
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5 card Correa mail day.
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Wood grain Team card with Altuve & Correa!!! Heritage/999 Auto/50 Blue Plate/49 Pink Plate/10 Press Proof/99 2015 Update Gold & 2016 Heritage Altuve box topper punch out thingamajig/10. Soooo many donruss variations/parallels.

I pulled the Stand Up myself!!!!
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Modern --- you ought to be ashamed of your self. What would Mr. Richter say?

BTW -- I have the 2016 Spring Fever Correa is you want it. Sitting on my desk at home, I'll try to remember to bring the card on Saturday.

(In case you are wondering why I'm dong this -- it's also part of an inside joke with the two of us,
in a conversation that is something similar to this one which occurred in Triple Cards in Plano)

I see a horribly mis cut group of 2016 Heritage on the front counter

Dealer/Collector in the store said their worthless, I mention I have a customer for them (BTW LAXCAT is that customer -- and if you have any ANY off cut old or new cards which show other cards please contact him)

Dealer/Collector changed tune from: I throw them away to "IS THERE A PREMIUM on them?" Nothing like a good old fashioned change of tune on a dime

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Dealer/Collector changed tune from: I throw them away to "IS THERE A PREMIUM on them?" Nothing like a good old fashioned change of tune on a dime

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I also collect miscut and print errors and have had this happen too many time to count.
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I'm a taker on any Correas I don't have. Of course the MC as well. I've run into that. More often it is the exact opposite. I have regular customers that give me stacks of MC's whenever I see them. A few dealers also know I'm good for a trade from my $1 boxes for the MC's that they deem as worthless.

Cat out of the bag: I'm working on a complete run of sets from 57-79 that are MC with a portion of another card on them. Baseball & Football. I don't make my list public b/c I'm afraid of a price increase.

They are fun & modern MC's are a bear to find.

I call this one "Mission Accomplished"
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Blank and Wrong Backs. All under the sui generis of "printing flaws"

I think the real reason all the modern stuff is much harder to find is so many people send them back to companies customer service to get better centered cards that they leave circulation.

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Good Correa mail day. Japan Fractor/35 gold and bubbly 2015 & an OD SSP
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Is this kid Correa any good <sarcasm font>
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Looks like a me your new collecting habits just got a bit more expensive.
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Looks like a me your new collecting habits just got a bit more expensive.
Yeah. Double edged sword. If I want the 'stros to be good I have to shell out the $$$.
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Is this kid Correa any good <sarcasm font>
Let's hope he keeps this up. Kids work ethic and all around attitude is awesome.
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GRRRRRRRRRRR. Did find some other stuff for him though. He'll show scans in another thread
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Picked these next few up in DFW at the two shows this weekend.
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Picked these up at a show in San Antonio. Easy to find stuff I like that doesn't break the bank.
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I love finding Astros in $1/discount boxes.
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Great stuff Matt. Some of my favorite pickups this year have been Astros. With all the variations it can exhausting collecting modern issues, but despite some vintage collectors disdain for "shiny" cards many of them look amazing in hand.

Here's my favorite Astros.

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As a fan and LSU baseball season ticket holder I'm appalled at the lack of Alex Bregman.
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Only have one Bregman. Don't know where it went.

Those are some sweet autos. Man, I hated those Astros uniforms.

1/1 blank backs from Topps Vault. I like that the Heritage came in nice one touches.
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