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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/

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Another autograph addition

The magical mailbox decided to bless me with 4 envelopes this afternoon. I only have one more card that I'm bidding on and them I'm out for a bit. I still have quite a few cards coming so the blog will keep on rolling for a week or two. 

Let's check out today's cards.

1980 Topps
You can never go wrong with some vintage, especially when it's a player collection and a Hall of Famer. I grabbed this for $.41/shipped.

2016 Topps Archives

1992 Bowman Foil
 I got 2 Jim Abbot cards in the mail today from 2 different sellers. Sadly, one is a Yankees but I can't do anything about that. The Archives came to me for $.40/shipped and the Bowman for $.38/shipped.

2015 Topps Chrome Autograph
Last but not least, another White Sox auto. I've gotten a few of these recently and still have a few more. Micah Johnson was supposed to be our answer at 2nd but after a few tries, he ended up getting sent over to the Dodgers in a trade which I believe is where he resides now. This came to me for $2.95/shipped.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Hump Day Delivery

I got 3 envelopes with 3 cards today in the mail. A player collection and 2 White Sox Collections are represented.

1999 Topps
I do have a little love for the 1999 set, when I came back to collecting after leaving as a kid, this was the set that I came back into and I had a ton of them. After all, I was now an adult and was paying for my own stuff. This Ripken has a good action shot but it almost looks like it was during warm-ups. Oh well. I paid $.54/shipped.

2016 Topps Berger's Best
You got excited didn't you? Well don't, it's a reprint. Although I do already have the original so there is that. This came for $.38/shipped.

2004 Upper Deck SP Prospects Autograph Bonus
A seriel numbered autograph card for under $2, sure I'll take that. I hadn't heard of him but it is technically a Sox card. I only paid $1.40/shipped for it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

2 Days of Envelopes

I had a busy day yesterday so I didn't get to post the 3 cards I received so I'll add them to the 3 cards that I got today. I came to my wife working in the yard so I helped shovel out some spots to plant plants and then had a late softball game so I didn't get home until 10 and after showering and eating, I was ready for bed. It was one of those rare days where I didn't even pick up my laptop.

Let's get to it.

1982 Topps
 I added this card to the Vintage collection even though it was a secondary card to the one below it. It was listed in the title but the only photo was the card below so I only bid for the 1.

1981 Topps
This was the card I bid on for the Steve Carlton collection. I won the lot for $.49/shipped so according to my records I got this card for $.25 and the 1982 Topps for $.24/shipped.

1985 Topps
Sticking with the 80's card, we'll show off the latest addition to the Mike Schmidt collection. I was surprised I didn't have this but I didn't. I picked it up for $.50/shipped.

1993 Leaf

2013 Panini Prizm
I grabbed 2 more for the Fisk collection, one for the each of the Sox's. The 1993 Leaf came to me for $.30/shipped. The Panini was had for $.40/shipped.

2014 Panini Rookies & Stars Dress for Success
To change gears a bit, I also picked up this relic piece from Denard Robinson for his collection. It actually came from the same seller as the 1985 Schmidt above and it was free shipping as well so it ended up being sent to me for $2.04.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

42 All-Star Appearances in this post

4 more cards on what has become housework day. Saturday's have been my mow the lawn, weedwack and whatever else I need to get done day. Today I did those 2 plus took down an old satellite dish off my roof and dug out the firepit, along with a few other minor repairs. When all was said and done, I walked out to the mailbox and grabbed the mail, gave my wife the bills and kept the rest. 4 envelopes for 6 cards. Although 1 card wasn't part of my collection and the other ended up being a dupe so 4 new cards for the collections.

1993 Fleer Ultra
One for Fisk and I believe I still have at least 1 more coming. A few of his cards got listed recently and I've been grabbing them up. This one came to me for a dime shipped.

1996 Pinnacle
I actually picked this up in a lot of 3 of these Pinnacle checklists, I bid on it for the card below and didn't realize this one was in it so I ended up with 2 out of 3 cards for the collection. I paid $.50 for the lot and only needed 2 cards so that puts this card at a quarter. This card goes to the White Sox Collection.

1996 Pinnacle
This was the card I wanted from the lot, another Ripken. This one also gets marked at a quarter shipped.

1961 Topps
I also grabbed this 1961 Topps for the White Sox collection and it only cost me $.54/shipped. You can never go wrong with a 60's card for that price.

Friday, July 8, 2016

4 card Friday

After 2 days of no cards, I finally came home to 4 in the mail today. Let's check it out before I get to an announcement.

1999 Upper Deck Powerdeck Auxillery

1994 Donruss
I picked up 2 more Ripkens. I find it odd that after getting another the disc of Powerdeck earlier in the week, that I also land the Auxillery insert. I'm almost positive they were different sellers as well. I grabbed the UD for $.50/shipped and the Donruss checklist for $.41/shipped.

2013 Topps Allen & Ginter's Across the Years
One more for the Johnny Bench collection, another modern day one at that. I got this A&G insert for $.30/shipped.

2001 Upper Deck SP Game Used Edition Authentic Fabrics
Picked up another Sox relic, although I'm not sure if it's actually a White Sox piece of fabric being as it's blue. It could be a throwback jersey but I don't know that they were using those often back then. I don't know and it doesn't matter, it's listed as a White Sox card so it is. I got this for $2.46/shipped.

My announcement is that I'm going to be cutting back, way back on my purchases. It's not that we are struggling again or anything but I have a few things I need to purchase for my personal use. I told the wife that I would cut back so I could afford the other purchases. So the blog will still be active for a couple of week because I still have bids out but after everything comes in, the posts will cut back. I will probably just divert my time to my other card blogs but I'll still post here occasionally, if anything, some random card posts.