Thursday, January 4, 2018

2017 Topps Stadium Club

Over the summer I bought a box of 2017 Stadium Club. This is about as "high-end" as I get. I paid somewhere around $129 for the box. Of course I still need a lot to complete the set. I also picked up fifteen cards at one of the more recent card shows I attended.

First I'll show a few cards from the box starting with one of my Mom's favorite players.

Yes, my Mom was a Yankees fan growing up.

I didn't pull the Aaron Judge card, but I did pull the gold parallel.

Here's a couple from the fifteen I bought at the card show.

I love seeing cards with the older style uniforms.

I need a hat with my name on it.

I'll have a wantlist up for this in the near future.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2017 Topps Heritage

With the Aaron Judge craze, the card aisles have been pretty bare for the most part. I didn't buy any Heritage right when it came out, and the card shop in my area never reordered any after their initial shipment ran out. WalMart and Target weren't much help either. I was only able to get a couple of $20 blasters and have had to supplement the rest of the set by raiding boxes of commons and the card shop and card shows.

At a recent card show I picked up one hundred and fifteen of them for ten dollars. I'll be putting up a want list shortly.

Monday, January 1, 2018

1975 Topps

I've picked up a lot of 1975 Topps via card shows and generous bloggers sending me some. Unfortunately, I have no idea who sent me if you've brightened my doorstep with these recently (as in the past year or so), thank you very much.

So if you don't mind, I'm going to show off a few.

When I was very young (like 10), I used to brag that I knew something about every baseball player. One of the older kids in my neighborhood tried to test me and tried to stump me with Manny Sanguillen. Every time I see a card of him, I think of that conversation. For the record, I said "Catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Used to play for the Oakland A's".

Good thing that was in the late 70's and not the mid-70's because I would have had no idea who this was.

Or him...

...and definitely not him.

Everytime I see a card of Len Randle, I think of his 1978 Topps card.

Baseball players were like gods to me. So when I found out Lynn McGlothen died at age 34 in a mobile home fire, it wasn't that he died, but that it was in a mobile home! I did paper routes in my youth, and most people that lived in a mobile home were old people that smelled funny. So I couldn't picture a baseball player in a mobile home.

I remember getting a Strat-O-Matic type baseball game when I was young and this was the only Red Sox player I was not familiar with at the time. I never ended up playing it because (it was too hard and nobody else was interested in playing it with me), so I just read the cards.

All I remember about him (other than also playing for the Royals) is that Peter Marshall (the original Hollywood Squares host from 1966 through 1981) is his father. I always thought that was pretty cool.

Just a great photo.

Hope everyone is enjoying their New Year's!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

A Handful Of Bledsoes

Quite often when I'm rummaging through dimeboxes, I'll see where someone has decided that their player collection no longer has the worth that it used to. This particular time, I saw a plethora of Drew Bledsoe cards. I only was interested in rookie cards and inserts from his rookie year.

1993 Bowman Foil. I already have this card but at ten cents I'll take two more please!

1993 Fleer Prospects.

1993 Playoff.

1993 Score Select.

Lastly, 1993 Upper Deck Rookie Exchange.

Most of these cards book for around five or six dollars, so I was quite happy to find them for so cheap.

With only a few more hours left in 2017, I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year!

Friday, December 29, 2017

2003-04 Parkhurst Original Six Boston (Revisited)

I posted back in September that I had found a bunch of these cards at a recent card show. While the packs were somewhere around 5 bucks each back then, I was able to get the singles at that show for a dime each.

Well, I found more at the same low price.

These aren't black and white cards, I just happened to scan them that way.

This time I ended up with twenty more cards.

Also continuing the habit of picking up 80's hockey cards for a dime each landed me a couple of O-Pee-Chee beauts.

First, this 83-84 Phil Housley rookie...

...then this 86-87 Denis Potvin.

Now three from 1981-82 Topps.

A 1985-86 Topps Paul Coffey.

Four cards from 1987-88 Topps including Kevin Hatcher and Ulf Samuelsson rookies. 

I also picked up a 1988-89 Topps Bob Probert rookie.

Although I already have one, I couldn't resist picking up another 1990-91 Upper Deck Sergei Federov rookie for a dime. 

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas! (If you celebrate it.)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Best Leadoff Hitter Of All Time

...and a perfect card to lead off this post. Yes it's more random cards I've picked up at recent card shows.

I bought a blaster of 2005 Bowman Heritage a few years ago, so I picked up some parallels...

...including one of the recently retired Carlos Beltran.

I wasn't sure if I had this card or not, but when you find a card that books for 8 bucks in a dimebox, you take a chance.

Sometimes I'll buy a card I know I already have just because it's a dime.

I probably have this one already too. I have recently slowed down buying cards because I've gotten so many boxes that I haven't even sorted. My fantasy is to one day have everything all organized and neatly put away instead of unorganized and all over the house. I'm pretty sure it's my wife's fantasy too.

I already own the Lou Gehrig from the 1987 Hygrade All-Time Greats with the green I have the orange border version as well.

I found this 1989 Upper Deck Gary Sheffield rookie in a dimebox as well. According to the toploader the card was in, this was (not) selling for $8. It's just a matter of time before I find the Upper Deck Ken Griffey Jr. rookie in a dimebox. Yeah, right.

We'll close out this Thursday evening post with an 1982 Donruss Tom Seaver. 

Have a great night!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Winner, Winner, Liver and Goat Cheese Dinner!

I don't use the phrase "Winner, winner, chicken dinner", in fact I had to look it up to even see why people say it in the first place. Using liver and goat cheese instead is my satirical take on the supposed health kick we Americans are supposedly on.

I used to subscribe to Men's Health about ten years ago, back when I used to hit the gym every day. There were always a few healthy recipes in the magazine too, with ingredients that I often couldn't pronounce, much less desire to eat. It also amazes me how many people I've read say that we should grow our own food. Just because you can grow patio tomatoes doesn't make you a farmer.

Wow...that's really disjointed, isn't it? What does that have to do with baseball cards?

Some 1992 Topps Gold Winner Cards I picked up at a card show.

Per the usual, I picked these up for a dime each.

Three cards from 1983 Fleer.

I bought another three pack of 1982 Topps Coca-Cola Brigham's Red Sox cards and needed the Chuck Rainey that I pulled. Now all I need is the Yaz and I've finally completed the set. I have a bunch of dupes if anybody else is trying to do this set as well.

Now let's shift to hockey...Olympic Hockey. I don't know why I like this set, it was released in 1991 by Impel Marketing. It is a ninety card set that featured members of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame. I picked up all the cards I could find of the 1980 Gold Medal winning hockey team. I've seen both the games against the USSR and Finland, although not at the time they aired originally.

I'll pick up any early to mid-80's hockey cards. During that time period I was either not collecting or collecting baseball only. Needless to say, I missed out on a lot of the key rookie cards from that era.

Case in point...although these five '84-'85 Topps cards are welcome additions, my collection is sans a Steve Yzerman rookie.

Fun fact nobody cares about: My brother used to be Rejean Lemelin's garbageman.

Instead of rolling the dice for '87-'88 O-Pee-Chee Luc Robitaille rookies, I was trying to get 1987 Topps Cory Snyder and Mark McGwire cards.