I picked up this card at a card show for a buck only because I thought the Chinese signature looked cool. He was a Red Sox prospect who was traded to Seattle at the 2011 trade deadline for Erik Bedard.
But I didn't realize until I had gotten home what made this card even cooler.
You might not be able to tell by the scan, but it's a 1/25! My first 1! Sweet!
Last post I showed you the football cards I picked up...now here comes the baseball cards.
We'll start off with a couple from 1976 Topps. Not in the best condition, but good enough for me.
Two cards from 1977 Topps. I already have both of these, but these two don't have my initials written on the top of the card.
I also picked up a trio of cards from 1978 Topps.
I have this one already...but this is one of my favorite cards of all time. Now I have one for the set and one to display.
I'm not sure if this really is his autograph or not.
Looking at some more of his autographed cards some look close to his signature...
...and others don't.
This was the usual "I wasn't sure if I had this card or not, but for ten cents I'll take a chance".
Three from 1982 Donruss. (Sorry, but I need the Wallach.)
One from 1982 Fleer.
Four from 1982 Topps.
Two from 1984 Topps.
A mess of 1985 Donruss...
...and one from 1985 Leaf.
Some of these cards had prices on them...for instance the 1982 Fleer Ferguson Jenkins and the 1982 Topps All-Star Rod Carew had $10 written on them. I hope that nobody really tried to sell those two cards at that price.
The Leaf George Brett was marked $6. Since the Donruss version books at $3, that was probably what a dealer was trying to get for it. I like 10 cents better.
One from 1985 Topps.
One from 1986 Donruss. Someone wanted 2 bucks for this. They didn't get it.
I love anything and everything 1991 Stadium Club.
I also found a pack of two cards from the 2002 Post set. Let's see who I got besides Alex Rodriguez.
Why, it's Vladimir Guerrero...the first Expo to have a 30-HR/30-SB season. Yes I do read the card backs.
I also grabbed this 2013 Bowman Chrome Prospect card of Deven Marrero.
These last six cards are from the 2016 Topps 65th Anniversary set. This is a WalMart exclusive...and I was stupid interested in collecting this and bought a few of these boxes at the low price of $24.99 each. In the box were sixteen cards and one autograph. The idea behind this set was to have one card represent each year of the flagship releases from 1952 to 2016. The idea behind this set was to also sell you the same damn sixteen cards in each box. It only took me five boxes to decide that I'd had enough. I'll put up a wantlist for this at some point and if anybody else is trying to finish this I obviously have some dupes as well.
I'm quite backed up when it comes to posts showing off what I purchased at the local card show. Here's a bunch that I picked up a few months ago...each card was a dime a piece.
WARNING***FOOTBALL CARD ALERT***WARNING
The 1979 Topps set was released a few years after I started collecting. I have quite a bit of this set, but I haven't made a want list for it yet. Some of these cards are dupes but in much better condition than the ones I currently have.
It wasn't until I scanned these that I realized I bought the Clarence Davis card twice.
However, the 1980 Topps set is a much different story. I pretty much focused on baseball that year (the 1980 Topps Baseball set is the first set I ever completed), so I didn't buy much in the way of football (although I did pull the Phil Simms rookie). The only card I found from this set was this common of Rolland Lawrence. Bet you didn't know he is the Falcon's all-time interception leader.
A trio of George Rogers cards from 1982 Topps.
A lone card from 1983 Topps. Anybody remember the disastrous team of Al Michaels, Dan Fouts and Dennis Miller for Monday Night Football?
This is the first card I've ever picked up from the 1984 Topps USFL set.
I also don't have many from the 1986 Topps set either, so I'll pick up any cheap ones that I can.
1989 Score was a set that I missed the boat on (Unfortunately I didn't however, miss the boat on 1990 and 1991 Score).
That's all for this post! Next I'll show you what I picked up for baseball cards...all for a dime a piece!
No, this doesn't mean that I'm celebrating Christmas in July. It means I'm finally getting around to posting something that I got for Christmas... in July.
Anybody remember Secret Santa from last December? Well I'm finally getting around to thanking William from Foul Bunt for sending me about two hundred and fifty cards off of my want lists. If you haven't subscribed to his blog, you should. He does quite well with TTM auto requests. I wish I had the time to do that, because it sounds like it's a lot of fun to get those back in the mail. I have a hard enough time posting more than twice a month lately.
So back to my want lists. Yes, the want lists that are badly in need of some updating.
First I was gifted one hundred and ten cards from the 1975 Topps set, which included the infamous Herb Washington card.
Also included was Rudy Meoli, which some have said should replace the current header of my blog.
Next to that was one hundred and four from 1995 Topps. I started this set while I was in college (don't do the math...I didn't go straight after high school).
Only one card from 2004 Topps...
...but ten cards from 1985 Topps.
Another set I collected in college was 1994 Topps. William included twenty from that set.
Lastly, there were six from 1988 Topps Update.
Thanks William for all the cards...and Merry Christmas in July!
Kaz from "This Way To The Clubhouse" may not blog anymore, but he certainly comes to mind when I have an excess of "useless" Mets. I sent him a few a while back and he responded by sending me some "very useful" Red Sox.
Most of these names are pretty familiar even to non-Red Sox fans save for Michael Chavis who is currently in Double A. According to SoxProspects.com, he is a third baseman with "defensive struggles".
Awesome. Just what we need.
Blake Swihart is/was a promising catching prospect currently playing for the Pawtucket Red Sox. Then last year they put him in left field. Now they are going to try him at first and third base.
Rusney Castillo is making 11 million dollars a year while playing for the Pawtucket Red Sox. What a gig.
Thanks Mark for all of the great cards! Hope all is well!
Well that's certainly the longest title for a post that I've written...and it's based on fact. My wife still insists on starting questions with "Do you remember when...?" or "Remember the time when...?" and I always give her the same answer.
How do I remember important things like her birthday? Britney Spears was born the same day. I just Google Britney Spears if I need to know. (I'm just kidding, I know it's December 2nd. Um...hold on, I'll be right back.)
Yes, it's December 2nd. I knew it.
So you wouldn't be surprised to know I screwed up making a purchase recently.
I saw the one hundred card 1993 Classic Hockey Draft Set for a dollar.
If you were into hockey in the early to mid 90's you would recognize a lot of names in the set.
This was one of the many partial sets I had...until I found this.
I was looking through all of the cards, happy that I could finally file this set under "completed".
Although I did seem to recall that there were some Manon Rheaume cards that I was not seeing.
You probably don't know this name unless you were a Bruins fan.
I looked through all one hundred cards and then I remembered...