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/

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.


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


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

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

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.

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.