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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/

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lots of Canadian love

You'll get lots of cards in this post. These are all from one seller but the auctions were over a period of a week or two. He ships from Canada so he holds them and sends a bunch at once, it saves him on shipping and I don't mind waiting a bit to get the cards. Especially if it means he keeps selling stuff with a penny start and free shipping.

We'll start off with some White Sox Collection pick ups.


2004 Fleer Ultra Gold Medallion of Carl Everett for $.25/shipped.
2013 Pinnacle Slugfest of Adam Dunn for $.25/shipped.


2016 Topps Gypsy Queen Mini of Adam Eaton for $.22/shipped.
2005 Donruss Signature Series of Freddy Garcia for $.15/shipped.


2013 Topps Update Gold of Dylan Axelrod for $.23/shipped.
2013 Bowman Gold of Alex Rios for $.25/shipped.


2015 Panini Prizm of Jose Abreu for $.25/shipped.
2015 Panini Prizm of David Robertson for $.15/shipped.


2016 Topps Update of Brett Lawrie for $.15/shipped.
2015 Topps of Adam Eaton for $.12/shipped.

That's all for the White Sox Collection portion, let's check out the player collection additions.


I picked up this 1991 Topps Stadium Club of Carlton Fisk for $.16/shipped. This is the 146th card of the Fisk Collecton.


I got this 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes of Steve Carlton for $.25/shipped. This is the 78th card of the Steve Carlton Collection.


I got this 2001 Fleer EX of Barry Larkin for $.25/shipped. This is the 112th card in the Larkin Collection.


I got this 2015 Topps of Mark Buehrle for $.25/shipped. This is my 183rd card in the Buehrle collection.


Last but not least, I picked up this 2012 Topps Opening Day Blue for $.25/shipped. This is my 407th card for the Konerko collection.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Lots of envelopes

I got 4 envelopes today from 2 sellers and also got some cards from my cousin. I haven't gone through those yet and a couple of the envelopes had quite a few cards in the them so I'm going to show off the smaller envelopes today. I'm not sure how I ended up with 2 different envelopes from 2 different sellers, I would assume the holiday through off the some of the mailers.


It's rare to get a 1987 Topps card anymore since I'm a little over 87% complete. I'm sure I could find the cards I need fairly easily but I just let them come to me, it's not like I'm in a hurry. I picked up this card of Chris Speier for $.06/shipped.


1986 Fleer, on the other hand, is only a touch over 11% completed so I'm always happy to grab these. I got this card of Don Robinson for $.15/shipped.


Ahh, the good ol' Montreal Expos. Although, now that I look at it, 2 of them have Tigers on, I'm guessing trades of some sort happened. I'd prefer to see this then some of the horrible photoshops on these 70's cards. I picked up this 1979 Topps for $.15/shipped. That set is at 42% complete.


I also picked up a couple of 1994 Fleer for the White Sox Collection. These 2 didn't really do much as far as that team set goes, I still need quite a bit of them, but regardless, I still needed these. I picked up the Robin Ventura for $.23/shipped and the Ellis Burks for a dime/shipped.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Sale Saturday

I got one card in the mail today. I think that means I got a card every day this week. I'm not sure that will happen again for awhile but I'm certainly not complaining about it. It goes to a player collection and the White Sox Collection. Only, the bad news is, he is no longer with the White Sox, he's now with the wrong Sox.


I picked up this Chris Sale addition for $.23/shipped. I thought I had this Prizm card but I must have been thinking of another years card. I do have another so I assume that's what it is. This is my 112th card in the Chris Sale Collection.

Friday, February 17, 2017

1970's style

I got another couple of Vintage cards in one envelope today. This seller listed a bunch of cards from the 1977 Topps set and only managed to win 2 which is what you'll see today but he listed more a week later and I won 13 more but I don't have those yet so you'll have to wait to see them. Let's check out the Vintage Collection pickups for today.

Rick Jones


From what I'm guessing is a photoshopped hat to the baby blue Rangers uniforms, ahh, the 70's. Not to mention those sideburns. I picked up these cards as singles for $.21/shipped and $.23/shipped. These 2 cards put the 1977 Topps set at 71 cards and just under 11% completed.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

3 generations, 2 sports

I got 3 cards from 3 different envelopes today, It's been a pretty good week for getting cards in the mail. Brings me back to the days when I used to bid $.50 on each card. It's been slimmer pickings since I lowered it to a quarter. It was so low that I started searching for Vintage collection every day instead of once a week which is why you've seen some more vintage as of late.


I'm always surprised to win cards from the 70's, let alone, the early 70's. I picked up the 1972 Topps of Earl Williams for $.25/shipped. This is only my 29th cards from that set.


Now 80's cards, I'm never very surprised to win. I picked up the 1983 Topps of Shane Rawley for $.15/shipped. This is my 96th card from that set which puts it at just over 12% completed.


I did manage to come away with one player collection. He's been making somewhat of a name for himself in the NFL so he's getting more and more cards. This Devin Funchess Collection pick up came to me for $.23/shipped and it's my 18th card of his and my first that wasn't 2015. It's a 2016 Panini Contenders, my first non-rookie year card.