Thursday, May 25, 2017

Cards From The Binder (Chapter 10)

Something in my house is white and fat....

I'm not a binder kind of guy, but I do have one that houses a veritable potpourri of cards and other things that have absolutely no relation to each other. So every now and then I feature a few cards from this mess, which usually translates into a post with very few views.

I'm not a comic book collector, but this card was included in the "Death of Superman" comic book that was released in 1992.

I bought two to open and one to keep just in case, you know in case it became valuable (which it didn't).

This is a 1995 Fleer Metal Trent Dilfer. Like many of the cards in this binder, I can't remember how I acquired it. I was buying any sportscard magazines I could find and this was probably included in one of them.

They didn't call this a promo card, they called it a sample card...hence the S-1 on the back.

The next "sample" card from 95-96 Fleer Metal was definitely from a magazine, I just can't remember which one.

I don't think you can tell from the scans, but the left side and bottom of the card have perforated edges. If my memory serves me correctly (and we all know how that goes), there were three other cards attached to this one.

I actually liked Collector's Edge football back in the day. This was one of four promo cards released (the other three were Ronnie Lott, Jim Everett and Bernie Kosar).

I think this may have come out of a Tuff Stuff magazine. Anybody remember that one? I've read it's now called Sports Collectors Monthly. I used to buy this magazine a lot back in the '90s. I liked the articles but their price guides were quite unrealistic. I remember not being able to give away Starting Lineup pieces they were listing for $50.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

1982 Brigham's/Coca-Cola Red Sox Set

One of my "finds" at one of the recent card shows I attended was a dealer that had boxes of 3 card packs of the 1982 Brigham's/Coca-Cola Red Sox set. Even though the dealer wanted a buck a pack, I still bought several of them.

It was a twenty-two card set (not including the title card...which was in every pack).

Included in this pack along with Dennis Eckersley was...

...Rick Miller...

...and Gary Allenson.

Sadly, with all the packs I bought, I wasn't able to get all the cards for the set.

Right now I'm missing:

2. Tom Burgmeier
15. Chuck Rainey
18. Bob Stanley
20. Mike Torrez
22. Carl Yastrzemski

So if anybody has any of those five cards, I'd be willing to make a trade for them. I also have some dupes as well.

Sunday, May 21, 2017


According to Billboard Magazine, this was the biggest song of 1978.

According to me, this was the biggest baseball card of 1978.

I've had a copy of "Shadow Dancing" for quite some time, but I didn't have a copy of the Eddie Murray card until this past week. 

I had gone into my LCS just to pick up a storage box and while I was paying for it, noticed the card in the case below. I told the owner of the shop that I only wanted to know how much he wanted for it, but at only $20 I couldn't pass it up.

So now let's rewind back to the February card show that I've been posting about for the past few months. This will be the last post about it because I'm at the last table. This dealer had a bunch of 1977 and 1978 Topps commons and only wanted a dime a piece for them. If you've read my previous posts, you know that I've already spent a bunch of money, so I was going to stop at fifty cards for five dollars and then I was going to call it a day.

I had my want list with me this time (so there would be no guessing), and picked cards that I needed from the '77 set and from the '78 set (mostly from the '77 set).

When I told him I had fifty of the cards he said "Two dollars."

I said "I'll keep looking." Now I was going after any card I needed.

So for my original budget of five dollars I ended up bringing home...

Two hundred and two cards from the 1977 set...

...and eighteen from the 1978 set.

The condition of the majority of the cards was not bad and you certainly couldn't beat the price.