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, May 27, 2016

Down goes the streak, and my internet

I didn't disappear this time, I swear. I was having internet issues and I got the Comcast guy to come out yesterday and thought he had fixed it, but apparently not. I do have internet, but it comes and goes so this post may take awhile to actually get typed out and posted. They are supposed to come out on Sunday afternoon to fix it (again). I'm going to take the router in to the local office tomorrow morning and replace it and see if that doesn't do the trick so I don't have to wait until Sunday. Wish me luck.

As far as the cards go, my streak ended at 8 days. Remember last week when I said we usually only get ads and fliers on Wednesdays so I wasn't expecting cards? Well, that's what happened this Wednesday instead. I did get cards on Thursday and Friday though so let's check those out.

1984 Donruss
1984 Donruss
I got both of these 1984 Donruss from the same seller on Thursday. The Gary Carter goes to the player collection where as the Harold Baines goes to the White Sox collection. The Baines came at $.38/shipped and the Carter came at $.55/shipped. I'm still a ways on the 1984 Donruss team set for the Sox but the Carter is my 80th card for his collection.

2015 Topps Chrome

2015 Panini Rookies & Stars
Thursday also netted me these 2 Devin Funchess cards. I got the chrome for $.54/shipped and the Panini for $.23/shipped. As I mentioned last time I posted his cards, his collection has been moving right along after his Super Bowl appearance. These 2 cards put that collection at 17 cards.

2013 Topps Cut to the Chase
This is a pretty slick card that I've been trying to grab for awhile, except cheap. I finally managed to pick it up for my max bid of $.54. I love the shininess and the die cut and you know, it's one of the best pitchers in the league right now and he's a Sox player. So much going for it, how could I not. The Chris Sale collection is now up to 105 cards.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

On The 8th Day, Ebay Gave To Me, 2 Free Cards

8th day in a row. I'm thinking that I purchase way more cards than I thought I did. Although, technically, 1 of those days was a package from someone else and not a purchase.

Today, I actually had to walk to the mailbox to get my cards because my daughter, who normally grabs the mail after school, had a field trip to Chicago so she wasn't getting home until later. I thought the change of routine might stop the streak. I was happy to see 4 envelopes, each containing 1 card I purchased but 1 envelope had 3 other cards as filler and 2 of those I could use as well.

2015 Topps Baseball History
 I picked up this modern day Carlton for $.37/shipped. I love the powder blue uniforms of the 80's, I really don't know why. This is my 67th card in the Steve Carlton collection.

1992 Score
I grabbed a couple more of Cal off of Ebay. I continue to grab his cards cheap, mainly because there are so many during the junk wax era. I paid a quarter shipped for this big headed Ripken.

1988 Fleer
A double Ripken. I grabbed this one for $.44/shipped so $.22 a Ripken. These 2 cards bring the Cal Ripken Jr Collection to 229 cards. What was nice about this pick up is the seller wrapped it in 3 other cards. 1 card was a NBA card which is going to my cousin in my next card dump but the other 2 fit in another collection.

1980 Topps
I assume since I purchased a Ripken card that he assumed that I was an Orioles fan. We all know that I'm not but I can certainly use this in the Vintage Collection.

1980 Topps
He sent me 2 cards from the 1980 Topps and I needed both of them. Those 2 cards put the 1980 Topps set at 112 cards which is just over 15% completed. I still can't believe he sent 3 vintage cards.

2011 Topps Finest Orange Refractor Autograph
Just like Josh Fields (Sunday's post) Brent Morel was supposed to be our 3rd baseman of the future and he's no longer with the Sox. I picked up this autograph that's numbered to /99 for $2.99/shipped. It's a pretty slick looking card, very shiny.

Monday, May 23, 2016

7 Day Mail Streak

Psst! Guess what? I got cards in the mail again today. That makes 7 mail days in a row.

I got 2 cards from 2 sellers in the mail today, at least I assume the mail since they were sitting in my recliner when I got home. The magical fairy takes them from the mailbox to my recliner every day.

1994 Score
Even though it's a Yankees card, I still purchased it since the Maize and Blue ties even out weight that. I picked this Abbott up for $.38/shipped and it is my 75th card of Jim.

2012 Upper Deck SP Signature Edition Prospect Autos
Another day, another auto for under $3, barely. I grabbed this Jordan Danks auto for $2.99/shipped even though he is no longer with the Sox. I liked his play when he was here but he wasn't panning out as a major leaguer.  His brother was also traded recently so we are Danks free now.

What are the odds on going 8 days straight? Anybody?

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Saturday's mail day

I need to think of better titles for these posts. I did complete the week with cards in the mail every day, I just didn't get around to posting the cards yesterday but that's why we have Sunday's. My daughter and her friends walked down to the local mini mart and she was kind enough to grab the mail on her way in. She's the person that gets it every day after school, after this week, I'm going to have to remember to grab it on my way home from work since school will be out and my kids will probably never see daylight. I got 4 packages with 4 cards.

2010 Topps Update the Cards Your Mom Threw Out
It would be nice if I could grab the original of this card for under $.50 but until that happens, I'll have to stick to picking up reprints. We all know Topps will put out a ton of them every year. I grabbed this one for $.54/shipped and is my 328th Tom Seaver card.

2015 Topps Chrome Orange Refractor
I also grabbed another Devin Funchess, his cards have been easier to pick up since Carolina made the Super Bowl and he had some decent games as a rookie so his cards get listed more often. I got this one for $.54/shipped and is my15th card of his.

2014 Bowman Silver Ice
I really like this card and was happy to pick it up for $.50/shipped. The action shots are great but Sale's face in them tend to be on the scary side. This is my 104th card of his.

2005 Topps Team Autograph
I did also manage to grab another autograph of Josh Fields, he was a very high prospect at one point and was supposed to take over for Joe Crede when his back gave out but he never panned out to be what he was supposed to. I have 3 or 4 autographs of him since they don't go for to much anymore. I grabbed this one at $1.99/shipped.

Friday, May 20, 2016


It's Friday, no work for 2 days, and more cards on the recliner. This marks my 5th straight day with cards in the mail. I might have a problem, but I'm not overly concerned because it is a fairly cheap problem.

2002 Topps Total
I managed to pull down a Mark Buehlre, I don't get a ton of his online but I do get some. This one comes to me for the $.40/shipped and is my 176th card of Mark.

2012 Donruss Elite Extra Edition Autographs
I also grabbed this autograph of Brandon Brennan. I'm not a huge fan of these cards because technically they are minor league cards but I do still pick them up for hopefully future White Sox players. I grabbed this numbered (/749) autograph for only $1.48/shipped. That would be another reason I picked it up.

We'll see if I can complete the week with at least a card a day come tomorrow.