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/

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Unusual Wednesday

I got 3 envelopes with 5 cards from 2 sellers. Yeah, I got 2 envelopes with a card each from the same seller. I don't even pretend to understand people who ship me cards at almost double what I pay them. It's an unusual Wednesday because we rarely get any mail on Wednesdays other than flyers. I don't know if that's on purpose or not but it is a fact.

I'm always happy to get another card from 1973 set cheap because it's my closest to be completed set from earlier than the 80's. I picked this card up for $.21/shipped. It is my 450th card from that set.

I also got another card for the 1978 set as well. This one came to me for a quarter/shipped. It is my 143rd card of that set and these last 2 cards make 227 cards picked up so far this year for the Vintage Collection. These last 2 were in the separate envelopes from the same seller.

In the last envelope, I got 3 player collection cards. We'll start with this Steve Carlton card I grabbed for a quarter/shipped. It is my 87th card for that collection and is my 7th card picked up so far this year.

I also picked up this Carl Yastrzemski card for another quarter/shipped. It is my 47th card of his and my 13th of his picked up this year. I seem to be getting a bunch of his lately.

Lastly, I picked up this Chris Sale for the Sale Collection and the White Sox Collection. I still haven't gotten a Sale card in the wrong Sox jersey but I have won one so it's only a matter of time. This is my 125th card of Sale and I've picked up 13 cards of his as well this year. I seem to be picking them up quicker since he became a Red Sox. All the White Sox fans must have quit collecting him and the Red Sox fans don't want his in the White Sox uniforms. Just a guess.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Playing catch up

It was Father's Day weekend which means we did our annual Father's Day camping trip. We leave Friday after work and come back on Monday afternoon which means all these cards below came in that time frame. Don't worry, it isn't as many as it sounds.

I picked up 1 card for the vintage collection and it came to me for $.23/shipped. It is my 143rd card of the 1978 set and my 225th card picked up for the Vintage Collection this year.

I also picked up this 2017 Bowman for the White Sox Collection. This is the first card from that team set that I've gotten so far. This is my 187th Sox collection pick-up this year. I picked this up for $.23/shipped.

I manage to add another Gary Carter to the collection and I feel like this isn't the easiest card to find. I don't know how many traded cards that Score released but I don't run across them a lot. This is my 106th card of the Kid and it is my 6th card picked up this year for that collection.

I managed another Devin Funchess card as well. Ever since his Super Bowl appearance, his cards get listed a lot more. This is my 19th card for the Funchess Collection and only my 2nd card of his picked up this year. I grabbed it for $.25/shipped.

Last but not least, I get to add this Barry Larkin from Ebay for free. How for free you ask? Well, I won it, paid for it (I don't remember how much), and after it hit it's 30 days since it was purchased and I didn't have it, I sent a note to the seller and told him I'd rather have the card then a refund when the form asked. He replied with a refund and sent me a note that he had other ones and he would ship it out. I told him I was more than happy to pay for it and didn't mind waiting but he told me to keep it and sent it out anyways. I don't pay much for these cards and I know how the USPS can be so I don't ever fret much when they don't come, that's why I wait 30 days before I even say anything. I purchase from him regularly as well so he could have held it until I won something else but he still sent it. So either he thinks I'm a dick or he thought I was going to be one. Either way, I got it free. It's my 134th card of Barry and my 14th card of his picked up this year.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

11 card Tuesday

I had a fairly big mail day as far as the cheap cards I get are concerned. I got 4 envelopes with 11 cards but I did get something I wasn't expecting or even knew existed.

I picked up 2 more Gary Carter's for the collection although it may only be 1, according to my records, I already have the Fleer All-Star but I won't know for sure until I put them away. Sometimes I guess at what I have because I'm not in the mood to check. I'm only out a quarter. I picked up the Topps Mini for only $.06/shipped. It is my 105th Gary Carter for that collection and my 5th picked up this year.

I picked up these 2 for the 1979 set. They were only $.16/each/shipped and these cards put that set at 314 cards in that set.

I picked up all 6 of these from the 1970 set from the same seller. I bid on a ton more but those are the only ones I got for under a quarter. I paid $.23/shipped for 5 of them and $.16/shipped for the Gene Mauch. These 6 cards from the 1970 set put that at 42 cards and along with the 1979 cards above, I have picked up 224 cards for the collection this year.

I was surprised when this card came, not because I didn't order it but rather, because it came from Japan. So this guy had to really lose out on some money with his shipping. I won it for $.20/shipped. On top of that, it's technically not the card I ordered (not that I'm complaining about that). Here is the original back and the back of mine, side by side.

As you can see, mine has Japanese (I assume) on the back of it. I didn't realize they did this in other countries. Obviously, I know about Leaf and O-Pee-Chee and have seen those and I've seen Japanese cards but I didn't know they had duplicate sets with another language on the back. This is my 145th card of Michael Jordan and is only my 2nd pick-up of him this year.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Late again

I received an envelope on Thursday but I didn't get around to posting it because we had our first softball game and then I just forgot they were there. I went to put my cards away today, like I try to do every weekend now, and noticed them sitting there, oops. I got 3 cards in that envelope, all modern, all player collections.

I picked up 2 more Ryan Zimmerman cards, they are only my 4th and 5th of his this year but they are also my 83rd and 84th cards in the Zimmerman collection. At this rate, I won't even hit 100 by the end of the year. I picked up the 2015 for a quarter/shipped and the 2017 for just a little less at $.21/shipped.

This card looked familiar when it popped up so I almost ignored it but I went ahead and checked to see if I had it anyways. Good thing I did, I have the mini version which is why it looked familiar. I picked up this one for $.15/shipped. It's only my 3rd AJ card this year and my 88th in his player collection.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A 9 card day

I got 3 envelopes today but 9 cards total. 2 envelopes with 1 card and 1 envelope with 7 cards. It would be nice if the post office could space this stuff out and just bring 1 envelope a day but you know, it's the government.

These 2 1980 Topps were in 2 different envelopes but they went together for the post. The checklist came in a single card envelope and I got it for $.20/shipped. The Al Bumbry card came in the envelope with 7 cards but it was the only Vintage collection in the bunch. I got it for $.23/shipped. Both of these cards put that set at 158 cards and 216 cards for the Vintage collection this year.

All 4 of these came in the 7 card envelope. I pick up Ripken's on the cheap all the time. I assume because of the era he played, there are a ton of his cards out there. I picked up the top 2 for $.17/shipped and $.20/shipped and the bottom 2 for $.17/shipped and $.06/shipped. These 4 cards put the Ripken Collection at 333 cards and also makes 23 cards picked up for that collection this year.

I grabbed this one for only $.15/shipped. I've bid on this one a bunch of times but it always went over a quarter so I was happy to finally land it. I did manage to land the paper white version awhile back for just over a quarter before I lowered my max bid. This is my 86th card for the Steve Carlton collection and my 6th pick-up this year.

I love these box bottoms because I remember always asking the local drug store if I could have the box, most of the people behind the counter would just give them to me. I picked this one up for $.25/shipped. This is my 104th card for the Schmidt Collection and my 8th pick-up this year.

This was in the other single card envelope. I'm always happy to add to my largest player collection because I don't get to do it as often as I would like. I paid $.25/shipped for this UD Reflections card. It is my 420th card in the Konerko collection and my 10th card picked up this year. It's also my 186th card for the White Sox collection.