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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/

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Mostly Sox Sunday

It's been almost a week. It's not that I haven't received cards, it's been that I've been lazy. Sorry. So this is a catch up post. All but one of the cards go to the White Sox Collection.





I picked up all these from a seller that had a bunch of 1990 Score. I, of course, bid on the White Sox cards that I didn't have and this is what I came up with. I only paid $.05/shipped for all but the Thigpen ($.20/shipped) and the Guillen ($.25/shipped.)


I picked up these 2 in a lot of 2. I paid $.26/shipped for the lot so only $.13 for each card. I thought I had some other Update from 2017 but apparently not as these were the first 2.


I also picked up this card of Barry Larkin, it's from 1997 Pinnacle Mint. I'm not positive on why there is a hole in it. I would guess they have cards with coins and some without. I don't know, just an uneducated guess. This is the 146th card for that collection.

Monday, November 13, 2017

A basketball card?

I got one card today but it's one I've been looking forward to just because it's a fairly new player collection.


This is only the 4th card of Caris LeVert that I've picked up since he went pro last year. I picked it up for $.23/shipped.

Contest Promotion


I'm going to waste my 1200th post on a contest pimpage because the contest is that good. That and I wasn't planning on celebrating it anyways, I didn't realize it was 1200 until I came to blogger to post this.

Regardless, check out the contest at A Penny Sleeve For Your Thoughts. He's giving away $15 of whatever you want on COMC. You'd think he'd give away some of those cards in his title but hey, it's his contest. I shouldn't promote it because that means more people that I'll lose against but the 2nd entry will help me.

http://pennysleevethoughts.blogspot.com/2017/11/comc-black-friday-contest.html

Saturday, November 11, 2017

1974 to Ripken

I got 2 envelopes with 5 cards total. 4 in one and 1 in the second although the 1 goes right along with the 4. Of the 5 cards received, only 2 collections are represented and the vintage collection ones are all from the same set.


Obviously they both go to the Ripken collection but the card on the left I picked up for $.22/shipped and is the card that I won by itself. The card on the right came with the rest of the cards on the post. I picked it up for $.22/shipped as well.  These 2 cards put that collection at 346th different cards of Ripken.



I also picked up these 3 1974 cards for the Vintage collection. All 3 were $.25/shipped each. I bid on a bunch of '74s but these were the only 3 I managed to win. They make 169 cards for that set.

Monday, November 6, 2017

3 + 1 + 7 = 11 card envelope

I got an envelope today with 11 cards in it. If you're new here, that's unusual. I actually won 3 of them which isn't that unusual for one envelope. They were all Kansas City Royals cards so apparently the seller figured I was a Royals fan and sent me 11 cards of that team. Sadly, out of all 11 minus the 3 I won, I only could actually use 1 more of the rest. Regardless, it is my 2nd free "filler" card that I could actually use in about a week, so there is that.


First off, the free card. It does fit into the Vintage collection and I was lucky enough that I didn't already have it because I do have 73% of that set.


I picked up this card of Amos (of who you'll see again) for $.23/shipped. This is my 171st card of that set.


Next up, we have this 1978 Topps of Freddie Patek that I also grabbed for $.23/shipped. This is my 153rd card of that set.


Last but not least, the other Amos card. This one is going back to a set I don't pick up often and oddly enough, it was cheaper than the others, or at least, the other 2 that I paid for. This card was only $.17/shipped and is my 49th card of that set.