Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Completed Set - 2008 Topps Update

I have not purchased many cards lately...and nothing from the 2018 releases. Instead I've been trying to go through the mountain of unsorted monster boxes that I have in my closet to see if I need any of these cards for my hundreds of unfinished sets.

Thanks to the generosity of a fellow blogger (and I can't remember which one because I think it's been a couple of years since I received them),  I can mark 2008 Topps Update as completed. 

This set was kind of unique for me since I never intentionally bought a pack of it. All the cards I either got from repacks, boxes of commons or from other bloggers. If you've read my blog on a regular basis (and I'm truly sorry if you do), you may have read posts where I mentioned buying boxes of 1500 commons from my LCS for 10 bucks. I bought a lot of these in 2008 and they were full of 2008 Topps Update. I'm pretty positive the Kershaw came out of one of these boxes, which means I got it for less then a penny. It also means I have a fair amount of dupes and probably could help someone out if they are trying to put this set together.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Did I Finish A Couple Of Sets?

Recently I received a nice package of cards from my want list from Tom from the blog "The Angels, In Order". He also included a note hoping I still needed these.

Since I am completely unorganized (even more so than usual now), I have to say I honestly don't know. My want lists are not updated but any generosity from a fellow blogger (and author of a blog I enjoy) is greatly appreciated.

He sent me twelve cards from 2007 Upper Deck. I know I still need quite a bit from that set.

I also received fourteen cards from 2009 Upper Deck.

 Lastly he sent me a couple of cards, which according to my want lists are the last ones I need.

First is the 1989 Donruss Nolan Ryan...

...and then a 1989 Score Jim Eppard.

So according to my wantlist I've now completed 1989 Donruss and 1989 Score, two junk wax sets that I should have finished off years ago. Now if I could only find them to verify that they truly are completed. (That's one of the many reasons I've decided to buy far less cards this year and focus on sorting through the thousands of cards I have sitting in monster boxes around the house.)

Thanks Tom for the cards and helping me finish a couple of sets!

Monday, February 12, 2018

2001 Fleer Red Sox 100th Set

Much like the 2003-04 Parkhurst Original Six Boston set that I've blogged about in the past, this Red Sox set released in 2001 was also five dollars a pack. At that point in my life, I really didn't have much money to spend on cards, so this was a treat as opposed to a regular purchase.

At a recent card show I found forty cards that I needed for the set. At a dime a piece I spent four dollars for all of them. Since the set is a hundred cards, I got almost half the set for less than a price of a pack.

I bought another pack of the Brighams Coca-Cola set in hopes of finding the Carl Yastrzemski card that I need. I was unsuccessful.

I also picked up a trio of 1985 O-Pee-Chee Red Sox. It wasn't until I did this post that I realized I bought two copies of the Jerry Remy.

We'll wrap this post up with three from 1983 Fleer.

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!