This blog is about sports and sports cards. Which both I love to talk about. My teams are as follows - MLB - Chicago White Sox, NCAA - Michigan Wolverines & NFL - Indianapolis Colts. Although I post my Michigan stuff to another site now - check it out at http://toomanymarios.blogspot.com/

Friday, February 27, 2015

Tier 1 additions

What? Posting 2 days in a row. I wasn’t replaced by someone more responsible, it’s still me.

Let’s start off with my Tier 1 pick-ups. I have more cards in those collections so I don’t get too many cards added to those very often.


Luis Aparicio collection – 2013 Topps Heritage Then and Now


Paul Konerko Collection – 1995 Upper Deck Minors Future Stock

See, only 2 cards. I usually pick up the Luis Aparicio inserts so no surprise there and even though Paul Konerko was a great ballplayer, he doesn’t get much love in the hobby, which is fine, it means I can pick up his cards cheaper.

I actually thought I had this card, only it was autographed but when I went and looked for it, it was almost the same. This card has the Future Stock emblem at the top right and the one I have autographed, doesn’t. So without taking the time to Google, I’m guessing it’s a parallel or insert.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Non player collection pick-ups

I have lots of cards to post since I haven’t been posting them regularly, so let’s get started. I’m going to start today off with a bunch of non player collections.

I picked these up at a pawn type place that specializes in movies and games but they usually have some cards lying around. Their singles are ridiculously high but once in awhile I’ll come across a box of cards, usually vintage at a decent price. These were in one of those plastic cases that holds about 100 cards. I skimmed through it just to see what years were represented and went ahead and grabbed it. It was only $5 so I took a shot at filling some vintage holes.


These 3 1982 Donruss cards didn’t add much to the set but it now sits at 48 cards.


This stack of 1984 Topps brought that set to 126 cards which is just a touch under 16% completed.


The top 7 cards were in that lot, the Chicago White Sox team card I picked up on ebay on the cheap. These 8 1974’s bring that set to 72 cards which is a touch under 11% completed.


The last of the lot (and the oldest) were some 1973 Topps. There was about 10 or 12 from this year so I was hoping I could up that set a little but it ended up that I only needed the above 2. It’s better than nothing and my cousin (Sluggo) is trying to collect this set now so I have something to send to him. These 2 cards put that set at 423 cards, or 64% completed.

I think those cards were worth the $5. I also picked up a bunch of the higher years for my vintage collection on Ebay. Since there was so many cards listed (mainly one seller), I only put a quarter on each card and hoped I didn’t win too many. That didn’t work, I won a lot more than I was expecting, check them out.


A huge stack of 1987 Fleer, which was good because I didn’t have many, but I didn’t need to drop that much cash. Oops. This stack brings that set to 99 cards which puts me dead on at 15% completed.


Another huge stack of 1987, only Donruss this time. This stack puts me at 120 cards and is a little over 18% completed.


Another huge stack, this is getting ridiculous. Although it did bring me up to 188 cards in that set. It puts me a little over 23% which is almost a quarter of the way completed.


Another stack, ugh. I’m in so much trouble. This stack of 1984 Donruss bumped me up to 90 cards and 14% completed.

All those cards from Ebay also bumped me to the doghouse. I kept saying “I wasn’t supposed to win that many”. So needless to say, I haven’t bid on too many vintage since. At least that’s what I told her.

I did also pick up 2 cards for the White Sox Collection.


2011 Topps Heritage – Chicago White Sox team card.

I wish more sets would incorporate the team cards. I enjoy them.


2015 Topps Gold – Alexei Ramirez

My first 2015. I have a bunch of 2015 base and inserts coming from my fellow White Sox fan, Jeff from 2 by 3 Heroes because he’s cool like that but I have been bidding on my non White Sox player collections and the gold parallels, I picked this one up surprisingly on the cheap.

That’s all for my non player collections, I’ll start posting the others when I get the chance, hopefully this weekend and into next week.

Monday, February 23, 2015


I’m still around, been working on my other blogs trying to get them caught up. I have taken pics of the cards I’ve purchased in the last couple of weeks, I just have to take the time to crop them and then post them here.

This post, however, is about a card I was excited about winning on Ebay only to have it taken away. Check this out.


That’s right, I won this Cal Ripken jr. rookie card at only $.54. I realize that it can be had for $4 or $5 so it’s not the card it was when I was growing up. Considering I only put a max bid of $.54, I never actually win cards like this. I’ve been bidding on rookie cards of Cal for awhile but this was the first one I won.

I paid for it later that day then forgot about it, which I always do, it makes it more fun to open the envelopes when they arrive. The next day, I get an email to my phone that says my money was refunded. I knew I didn’t have any issues with any sellers lately so I clicked the email to see what it was, and was annoyed when I saw it was this card.

His technical reason was that he no longer had the card or couldn’t fill the order but we all know what the real reason was, he didn’t want to let a Ripken rookie go for that cheap of a price. I went and checked his feedback and he had a negative for the same thing, refunded money with no explanation.

I realize it may have been a mistake, it’s happened before and it never bothered me because the cards I usually invest in aren’t anything special but I really wanted this one, damn it.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Update with a Random Relic/Auto

I know I haven’t posted too much, I’ve been using most of my online time to work on a few sites.

  1. My Sports Obsession – Index – This site I am taking all photos from My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession II, Too Many Manninghams (just my photos), and my sports related boards on Pinterest and combining them all into this blog. They are tagged with players and teams so you can go to the bottom, click what you want and view everything on my sites.
  2. My Baseball Card Obsession – This site I am taking all the single card photos on my blogs, and some of yours and posting them. They are labeled with team, player as well as the set name. See below by what I mean by some of your cards as well.
  3. My Personal Collections – This site I am posting all the single card photos that are a part of my PC’s. They are labeled with only the name of that collection. I plan on having all my PC cards pictured but that’s a long way off.

All 3 of these sites are public so you can view them if you like. Blogger only allows you to post 50 posts a day before making you do a captcha for every post so when I post to them, I usually only do 50.

The My Baseball Card Obsession blog, what I meant by using some of your cards is, I go through my Feedly and the first 5 posts that I come across that have a photo of single cards, I post them to this site, and then the remaining posts (up to 50) I post from my previously posted cards. When I do eventually get caught up, I will post more of your cards as I won’t have very many a day on my blog. I do plan on putting a blog roll on this blog and once I use cards from your site, I will add your link to the blog roll.

If you want to use the labels on the My Baseball Card Obsession and My Personal Collections, if will only show you the labels from the cards shown (which are the last 50 posts, I believe) so if you want to see the labels from the whole blog, scroll all the way to the bottom, then click the labels button at the top. I’m trying to find an alternative way to do that, I just haven’t taken much time to do so yet.

And just so you get to see a card here, here is the latest Random Relic/Auto post.

These are all the cards that are not part of my PC.  They will all be either Chicago White Sox cards from the White Sox collection or Michigan cards from the Michigan collection.


Gordon Beckham – 2012 Topps Golden Moments Relic

I guess that’s fitting since he just resigned with the Chicago White Sox. I always liked Gordon, but after his rookie year, he had very little offense. He was always excellent in the field though.