Friday, June 26, 2015

Now This Is Why I Blog

A few posts ago I showed off a card from the 1991 Upper Deck Quarterback Challenge that I had won off of Listia. I also mentioned that I really like this set, but didn't have very many cards from it.

Shortly after my post Brian (aka Captain Canuck) commented that he had a stack of doubles that I could have if I wanted.


But that wasn't all that he sent me.

It's not everyday that the mere sight of 1990 Donruss can bring happiness to someone. But when it's the last three cards you need (and three off of my Discouraging Dozen list), it's time for a celebration!

Mmmmm...almost cheaper than bottled water.

There was one more card in the envelope.

Another 90's set I should have finished a long time ago. Now I'm one card closer.

Many thanks for the cool cards, Captain!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Putting In My Ten Cents (Part 3)

Here's the final post featuring what I bought at the last card show. The previous two posts are here and here.

I've picked up a few of these cards here and there from the 1988 Fleer Star Stickers set, but I've never seen a complete set, nor have I seen this many singles available at a show. I picked up forty-two of the one hundred and thirty-two card set.

Two from the 1986 set made it into my stack of cards as well.

If I see Hostess cards in a dimebox, I will buy them. All of them. Even if I already have some of them.

I picked up three from the thirty-three card 1989 Toys 'R' Us set (I think the Alomar is a dupe)...

...and three from the twenty card 1989 J.J. Nissen set.

The thirty-three card Quaker Chewy Granola Bars card set from 1986 will one day be completed. Five more cards found their way into my collection.

There is no information on these cards, other than it is a twelve card set produced by ASA Inc. in 1983. Doesn't matter, I grabbed them anyways. I have eight from the Duke Snider set... from the Juan Marichal set,

one from the Brooks Robinson set,

one from the Frank Robinson set,

and one from the New York Yankees.

If anybody has more information about these, by all means speak up.

I also picked up two more cards from the 1979 TCMA Baseball History Series set. This card features Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Gil Hodges and Carl Furillo...

...and this one features Jackie Robinson.

I found one card from the 1981 TCMA Wausau Timbers Minor League set...

...and this Gaylord Perry from the thirty-five card 1981 TCMA 1962 San Francisco Giants set.

Finally we have made it to the last card. This is from the 1980 TCMA Columbus Astros set. The dealer had quite a bit of these minor league TCMA cards, but at this point I had pretty much hit my budget, so I only picked up a few.

The damage to my wallet for all of this was just over 20 dollars. Damn, do I wish I had a bigger budget.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Putting In My Ten Cents (Part 2)

Last post I showed you everything that I bought from one table at the card show I went to last Sunday. If you missed it, you can read all about it here.

Here's the stack of cards I bought from the other table. Manning this table was the dealer that has all the oddball cards.

The last time I went to this card show I found a whole bunch of box bottoms. I only bought a few and had written then that I wished I had bought them all. Well, he had a few left.

This time I bought them all.

He didn't have as many cards as he usually has, and had only a fraction of the oddball cards that I can usually find at his table. So I was a bit disappointed.

He did have a couple of monster boxes of random cards and I was able to find some that I needed.

Just like the previous table, every card set me back a whopping ten cents.

I picked up nineteen from the 1983 Donruss set...

...and thirty-one from the 1992 Pinnacle set. Yes, I haven't finished it yet and I still have a long way to go.

Three cards from the 1986 Topps Traded set also ended up going home with me.

I'm not sure how this card ended up with me, but I probably need it anyways.

This card I didn't need, but the price was right.


The last cards I'm going to show in this post are five 1991 Topps Cracker Jack Cards.

I'll show you the remainder of what I bought in the next post...and it's all oddballs.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Putting In My Ten Cents

I made it to the local card show yesterday, and I don't think that there are anymore in my area until almost the end of summer. There was barely anybody there (dealers and customers), so I didn't have to wait for a space to browse at any tables, but I hope that doesn't mean that the shows will become even less frequent. As usual, I was looking for bargains and only bought from two tables. I ended up spending $23 and not one card was more than ten cents.

Here's the stack from the first table:

The first table had some cards from 2015 Heritage and Bowman. I haven't really bought a lot of either, so I'm not at the point where I'm looking for singles. I am at that point for Topps Series 1 and Topps Opening Day. There wasn't any Opening Day singles, and only one card that I needed from Series 1.

It was all oddballs after that.

Let's start with Ken Hrbek from the 1983 Kellogg's 3-D Super Stars set...

...and Carney Lansford from 1988 Starting Lineup Talking Baseball.

Next was a 1986 Drake's Big Hitters Mike Schmidt.

Scanning through a dimebox of assorted cards, I found some (twenty-four) cards from the 1983 Topps All-Star Set.

There was also a box of just Red Sox cards. I rifled through it and found this almost immediately.

An eleven card set featuring Wade Boggs. Titled the "Boston Hitman", this was released in 1988 by The Star Company.

Cards that have rounded corners stick out like a sore thumb, so the minute I saw these I grabbed them. At the time I had no idea what they were, but they were Red Sox, and they were oddballs.

Turns out they are from the 1986 Broder Boston Red Sox Photo Cards set. It was released in two series, with eighteen cards in each series. These nine are from the first series and they are:

5 - Marc Sullivan
7 - Al Nipper
11 - Steve Curry
12 - Marty Barrett
13 - Dave Henderson
14 - Jody Reed
15 - Kevin Romine
16 - Pat Dodson
17 - Mike Rochford

 These nine were from the second series:

24 - Tom Bolton
25 - Joe Sambito
26 - Laschelle Tarver
27 - Calvin Schiraldi
28 - John Marzano
30 - Eddie Romero
31 - Steve Crawford
32 - Danny Sheaffer
34 - Todd Benzinger

You may notice the absence of many of the "stars" of the set. Oh well.

The mere sight of more rounded cards led me to pick up these nine from the 1987 Press Box Collectors Choices of the 1980's set. Apparently this company released several unlicensed sets in 1987, this one being thirty-six cards. I'm pretty sure I have a few of this set already and I think the Joyner might even be a dupe.

The last of my acquisitions from this table were eleven cards from a sixty card set released in 1987 by Indiana Blue Sox Inc.

(Although now that I'm doing more research into these cards, it looks like all of the rounded cards may all be Broder cards.)

That's a lot of cards for one post, and I still haven't shown you what I bought at the other table!