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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/

Friday, November 30, 2012

Surprise package

Julie from “Funner Here” apparently needed to get rid of some Chicago White Sox cards because a surprise package made it’s way in to my mailbox a couple of weeks ago.

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All of these were new to the White Sox CollectionJerry Owens was supposed to be a 5 tool prospect but when he got here, he never lived up to the potential.  He wasn’t bad, just not as good as advertised.  You should know the rest of the players.  The Paul Konerko was a duplicate from my player collection so it went to this collection.  And a couple of 2012 which are always good for me.

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A Rockin’ Robin Ventura from 1991.  Not sure what the Rookies set is but it looks to be the same as the glossy Commemorative All-Star sets that Topps used to put out in the 80’s.  I like the 2003 Opening Day Magglio Ordonez because they remind me of 1983 Topps.  I suppose they probably did that for a 20 year anniversary of that set.

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She did manage to hit my Paul Konerko collection as well with this shiny card above.  I like the last few years of Bowman Platinums, I like the shinyness of them.

Thanks for the package Julie, it was definitely a surprise.  Be sure to check her out at “Funner Here”, she is closing on on her 1000th Roy Halladay card.

1981 Topps

I’m collecting the 1981 set, slowly but surely. This post is the latest in my quest for the completion.

Oakland Athletics

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    • Card Facts – Bob Lacey - Card #481
    • Purchase Price – free (trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Craig Minetto – Card #316
  • Purchase Price – free (trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Jeff Cox – Card #133
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

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  • Card Facts – Jeff Jones – Card #687
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Mickey Klutts – Card #232
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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    • Card Facts – Mike Davis – Card #364
    • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

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  • Card Facts – Mike Heath – Card #437
  • Purchase Price – free (trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Mike Norris – Card #55
  • Purchase Price – free (trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Tony Armas – Card #629
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

 

  • Cards posted in this set – 174
  • Total price paid – $4.57
  • Average price per card – $0.03
  • Cards left to post – 552
  • Percentage posted – 174/726 (24% posted)
  • Percentage completed – 505/726 (70% completed)

1973 Topps

I’m collecting the 1973 set, slowly but surely. This post is the latest in my quest for the completion.

Houston Astros

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  • Card Facts – Bob Watson – Card #110
  • Purchase Price – $.11 (Ebay lot - 40/$4.25)

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  • Card Facts – Cesar Cedeno – Card #290
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “Justin’s World”)

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  • Card Facts – Fred Gladding – Card #17
  • Purchase Price – $.13 (Ebay lot – 4/$.52)

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  • Card Facts – George Culver – Card #242
  • Purchase Price – $.31 (“Crinkly Wrappers” lot - 145/$45)

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  • Card Facts – Jesus Alou – Card #93
  • Purchase Price – $.31 (“Crinkly Wrappers” lot - 145/$45)

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  • Card Facts – Larry Dierker - Card #375
  • Purchase Price – $.31 (“Crinkly Wrappers” lot – 145/$45)

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  • Card Facts – Lee May – Card #135
  • Purchase Price – $.11 (Ebay lot – 40/$4.25)

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  • Card Facts – Roger Metzger – Card #395
  • Purchase Price – $.19 (Ebay lot 4/$.74)

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  • Card Facts – Tom Griffin – Card #468
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “Royals and Randoms”)

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  • Card Facts – Tommy Helms – Card #495
  • Purchase Price – $.31 (“Crinkly Wrappers” lot – 145/$45)

Boston Red Sox

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  • Card Facts – Danny Cater – Card #317
  • Purchase Price – $.31 (“Crinkly Wrappers” lot – 145/$45)

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  • Card Facts – Doug Griffin – Card #96
  • Purchase Price – $.11 (Ebay lot – 40/$4.25)

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  • Card Facts – Phil Gagliano – Card #69
  • Purchase Price – $.31 (“Crinkly Wrappers” lot – 145/$40)

 

  • Cards posted in this set – 183
  • Total price paid – $35.89
  • Average price per card – $0.20
  • Cards left to post – 501 (including NNO Checklists)
  • Percentage posted – 183/684 (27% posted)
  • Percentage completed – 314/684 (46% completed)

Price per card stayed the same this time, first time in a couple of posts. Percentage posted went up 2% again.

Vintage Collection–1987-1983

My Vintage collection consists of cards from 1987 and older.  Why 1987?  Read here.

I haven’t done a vintage post in awhile so here you go.

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The last vintage post was 1987 so let me just get these out of the way before I get to other stuff.  I’m going to bang out some more of the 1980’s stuff in this post so I can get to the real vintage stuff later this week.

I got the 2 New York Yankees for $.28 combined as singles.  The Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox card were all received in trades or surprise packages so I didn’t pay anything for those.

 

 

 

 

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I picked up the Tom Seaver for $.25 for my Tom Seaver collection but then received one in a trade so I got to fill both of these.  Picked up the Mike Pagliarulo for $.16.

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Picked up all 4 of these in 2 2 card lots for a total of $.20.

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I did get one 1985 Topps but it was also through a trade so no charge.

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Picked this up in a trade as well.  Already had one in the Tom Seaver collection.

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I picked up all 3 of these in trades as well.  You probably guessed that when you see that they are Sox cards.  I’ll leave off here and start with 1982 with my next Vintage Collection.  I have an interesting story in that one.  I actually got a free card from Ebay without using Ebay bucks.

I’ve added the card I got from the Diamond King to the totals below.

1960 Fleer - 1 ($.80)             1966 Topps - 1
1964 Topps - 1                     1968 Topps - 1
1965 Topps - 1 ($.50)            1969 Topps - 1 ($.99)

1970 Topps - 2 ($.50)            1975 Topps - 4 ($1.80)
1971 Topps - 1                      1976 Topps - 130 ($1)
1972 Topps - 1                      1977 Topps - 1 ($.50)
1973 Topps - 314 ($33.07)      1978 Topps - 27 ($1)
1974 Topps - 47                     1979 Topps - 10 ($3.50)

1980 Topps - 5 ($2.50)
1981 Donruss – 1                   1981 Topps - 505 ($4.04)
1982 Donruss – 10                 1982 Topps - 4
1983 Fleer - 3 ($.50)               1983 Topps - 1
1984 Topps - 1
1985 Topps - 15 ($.42)
1986 Donruss - 1                    1986 Topps - 29 ($1.81)
1987 Donruss - 3 ($.12)           1987 Fleer – 1                    1987 Topps – 60 ($1.70)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

1981 Topps

I’m collecting the 1981 set, slowly but surely. This post is the latest in my quest for the completion.

Houston Astros

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  • Card Facts – Alan Ashby – Card #696
  • Purchase Price – free (trade with “JABO’s”)

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    • Card Facts – Art Howe - Card #129
    • Purchase Price – free (trade with “Royals and Randoms”)

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  • Card Facts – Danny Heep, Alan Knicely, Bobby Sprowl – Card #82
  • Purchase Price – free (trade with “Manupatches & Mustaches”)

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  • Card Facts – Cesar Cedeno – Card #190
  • Purchase Price – free (trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Dave Bergman – Card #253
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Gordy Pladson – Card #491
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Jeff Leonard – Card #469
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Joe Morgan – Card #560
  • Purchase Price – $.35 (Ebay single)

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  • Card Facts – Joe Sambito – Card #385
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

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    • Card Facts – Ken Forsch – Card #269
    • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

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  • Card Facts – Luis Pujols – Card #313
  • Purchase Price – free (trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Randy Niemann – Card #148
  • Purchase Price – free (trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Cards posted in this set – 158
  • Total price paid – $4.47
  • Average price per card – $0.03
  • Cards left to post – 568
  • Percentage posted – 158/726 (22% posted)
  • Percentage completed – 505/726 (70% completed)