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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/

Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday Mail Day

Before I get started on today's deliveries, I wanted to update you a bit. You may remember months ago when I said I purchased 3300 (give or take) 1980's cards from my cousin for a penny a piece. I finally got everything organized and updated and these are the sets that were most affected.


  • 1982 Donruss - 63% completed
  • 1985 Topps - 43% completed
  • 1986 Donruss - 71% completed
  • 1986 Topps - 82% completed
  • 1987 Topps - 87% completed
The top 3 listed up there weren't very far as far as my progress went but as you can see, they got a pretty good boost. The '86 Topps set was around 42% and the '87 Topps was around 80% when it started so as you can see, it still boost them up a bit.

On top of that, I met with Dennis of "Too Many Verlanders" and "Too Many Manninghams", the 2nd one being by far the best of the 2 blogs. We met at a Meijer in Ann Arbor on my way to the Michigan/Illinois game back in September and swapped cards. As usual, I gave him a few, he gave me a box full. He's definitely the most generous trader because I've told him I don't have much and he still keeps giving me stuff. He's awesome like that.

Most of the box were more '85 Topps that were mentioned above. After finally getting all those logged in, he bumped that set all the way up to 88% which pretty much doubled it. I didn't want to go without mentioning it because he's been a huge part of my collections. As always, thanks Dennis.

Now, onto the cards I received in the mail today. I received 3 but when I went to log them in, I realized I did already have one. Oops! Part of the card wasn't listed in the description and I didn't pay enough attention to the picture to realize I already had it. I only wasted $.15 so there's at least that.

1994 Action Packed Minors
I picked this up for $.17/shipped. I didn't think I'd win it, I've never even seen it before so I figured since it was a little harder to come by that I wouldn't win it. Guess I was wrong. This is the 97th card in my Michael Jordan Collection.

2013-14 NBA Hoops

I don't get to many of his cards, especially in Michigan gear but that's alright because I have a player collection of him anyways. I picked this up for a $.25/shipped. It is only the 8th card in the Tim Hardaway Jr Collection.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Thursday Mail Day

I've started picking up cheap cards again, although, currently I'm only putting a quarter max bid since Christmas is rolling up on us and I should probably spend a couple of bucks on the kids. So, let's get started.

2010 Topps 206
I picked this up for $.15/shipped. Which was even better when I found out it was a short print. Obviously, this goes towards the Ryan Zimmerman Collection.

2016 Topps Update
2016 Topps Update
I picked up both of these cards for the White Sox Collection. They both came from the same seller who had free shipping. I picked up the Austin Jackson for $.16 and the Todd Frazier for $.21.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Random Cards

I got some time to throw out a random post. I've been filling my time trying to log in all the cards I got from my cousin. He bought a bunch of cards from some lady and sold all the 1987 and older cards to me at a penny a card. We rounded down to an even $30 so as you can see, I have a bunch of cards to get logged in. I got them all into years and manufacturers to make the logging in easier. The only set I've logged in so far is the 1982 Donruss set, the cards he sent me took that all the way to a 63%. It started at less than 10% (I don't remember what it was). I'm working on the 1986 Donruss set right now but I'm only 160 or so cards in.

Let's get to the random cards.


#1168
Collection - Vintage
Card - 1987 Topps
Player - Dave Stieb
Team - Toronto Blue Jays
Acquired - Trade
From - Sluggo
When - Feburary, 2016

81topps-darrelljackson89

#619
Collection - Vintage
Card - 1981 Topps
Player - Darrell Jackson
Team - Minnesota Twins
Acquired - Trade
When - January, 2012


#2647
Collection - Vintage
Card - 1970 Topps
Player - Cesar Gutierrez
Team - Detroit Tigers
Acquired - Trade
From - 2x3 Heroes
When - June, 2016


#1061
Collection - Denard Robinson, Michigan
Card - 2015 Panini Michigan Wolverines Collection
Player - Denard Robinson
Team - Michigan Wolverines
Acquired - Trade
When - December, 2015

73topps-edgoodson197ted31.145.45

#1074
Collection - Vintage
Card - 1973 Topps
Player - Ed Goodson
Team - San Francisco Giants
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $.31
When - April, 2012

Once again, mostly Vintage Collection cards. Random.org doesn't like my player collection or even my White Sox collection cards apparently.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Random Cards

Here we are again, another random post. I did receive some cards in the mail, but it's nothing exciting so I probably won't post it here. I bought a lot of cards from my cousin, at what ended up being less than a penny a piece. It's mainly cards for my Vintage collections. It will probably take a few of the vintage years up over 50%. There was a ton of 1982 Donruss, 1986 Topps, 1987 Topps, 1986 Donruss for sure and a few odds and ends. It's going to take me forever to get them logged in and figure out what are dupes and what aren't. All in all, I should be adding probably 2500 more cards to the vintage collections.

81topps-yankees-tommyjohn550kyle

#2912
Collection - Vintage
Card - 1981 Topps
Player - Tommy John
Team - New York Yankees
Acquired - Trade
When - January, 2012

73topps-orioles-doylealexander109justin

#1901
Collection - Vintage
Card - 1973 Topps
Player - Doyle Alexander
Team - Baltimore Orioles
Acquired - Trade
When - January, 2012


#1606
Collection - White Sox
Card - 2015 Bowman Prospects
Player - Adam Engel
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Trade
From - 2x3 Heroes
When - March, 2016


#3215
Collection - White Sox
Card - 2008 Topps Heritage Clubhouse Collection
Player - Jermaine Dye
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Trade
When - May, 2011

73topps-carlosmay105

#197
Collection - Vintage, White Sox
Card - 1973 Topps
Player - Carlos May
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $.33/shipped
From - Ebay
When - January, 2012

Three White Sox collection and three Vintage collection, so once again, not much variety. Sorry about that but those are my two biggest collection so that's the way it goes.

As a bonus, I'm going to random another blog I started, although I haven't advertised it at all, mainly because it's for me but it is public. I'm not big on leaving a huge post about the pictures of cards that I post so the following blog is exactly what it says, Sports Magazine Covers, no words, just covers.


Sports Illustrated, April, 1979

They are tagged by magazine, year, sport, player and team so you can sort if you like. There is also only 60 posts at the moment but I've been adding, usually 10 at a time, a few times a week. A lot of them right now are Sports Illustrated but that's because that's what I found first. I will add other magazines when I get the chance.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Random Cards

I know, I've been ignoring this blog. I've been working on other stuff that mainly includes organization and cataloging all my cards. I'd say about 5 days a week, I spend at least a little time working on that stuff. It's enough to keep the itch scratched since I'm unable to purchase cards for a little while. Even without the purchase that I made, I still would have had to cut back because we've been nailed with some auto repairs as well as my oldest daughter (who's off in college) has had a few setbacks that we had to fund for her so either way, I'd be sitting here not buying cards.

Part of the cataloging I've been doing is adding photos to the Google Doc that has all my cards listed so today's randomed cards will come from the almost 3000 cards that I've got photos attached to so far.

81topps-tigers-miltwilcox658eric

#2928
Collection - Vintage
Card - 1981 Topps
Player - Milt Wilcox
Team - Detroit Tigers
Acquired - Trade
When - January, 2012

I actually got this card before the Vintage collection came about because I was trying to complete the set because it was the first year I collected.

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#598
Collection - Vintage, White Sox
Card - 1966 Topps
Player - Ron Hansen
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $.99/shipped
From - Ebay
When - August, 2012

Purchased this card before I had set my cheap limits of purchasing cards. I certainly don't mind paying a buck for a vintage White Sox card though.

81topps-hoskenpowell137

#233
Collection - Vintage
Card - 1981 Topps
Player - Hosken Powell
Team - Minnesota Twins
Acquired - Trade
When - January, 2012

If I remember correctly, Eric had sent me a bunch of 1981 Topps cards when I announced I was collecting the set. This is the 2nd card from this post that came from that trade.

73topps-phillies-darrellbrandon326ebay18.4.73

#1837
Collection - Vintage
Card - 1973 Topps
Player - Darrell Brandon
Team - Philadelphia Phillies
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $.12/shipped
From - Ebay
When - December, 2012

The fourth Vintage card of this post as well as the fourth card I picked up in 2012. Even though the number have varied quite a bit.


#1030
Collection - Michigan
Card - 2015 Panini Michigan Team Collection
Player - Jake Long
Team - Michigan Wolverines
Acquired - Trade
When - December, 2015

Dennis sent me this whole set and it is pretty awesome. It has players for multiple sports and multiple generations, it is just a really cool set.

Not to much variety on this post, out of 5 cards you got 4 vintage and 2 team collections. I randomed 3 times then took the first 5 numbers and it just worked out that way. I'll try to at least get a few of these posts up every so often, just to keep the blog alive during my hiatus from purchasing cards. I'm not sure when I'll be able to start buying again but right now, it'll be awhile. Especially if our cars continue to cost us money.