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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, December 30, 2012

1981 Topps

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

81topps-padres-barryevans72trade.eric

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    • Card Facts – Bob Shirley - Card #49
    • Purchase Price – unnknown

81topps-padres-broderickperkins393ebay.05(100$4.99)

  • Card Facts – Broderick Perkins – Card #393
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

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81topps-padres-ericrasmussen342ebay.05(100$4.99)

  • Card Facts – Eric Rasmussen – Card #342
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

81topps-padres-genetenace29trade.eric

81topps-padres-jerryturner285ebay.05(100$4.99)

  • Card Facts – Jerry Turner – Card #285
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

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81topps-padres-juaneichelberger478trade.kyle

  • Card Facts – Juan Eichelberger – Card #478
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

81topps-padres-ozziesmith207trade.eric

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81topps-padres-padresfuturestars356ebay.05(100$4.99)

    • Card Facts – George Stablein, Craig Stimac, Tom Tellmann – Card #356
    • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

81topps-padres-randyjones458trade.eric

81topps-padres-rickwise616ebay05.100.499

  • Card facts – Rick Wise – Card #616
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

81topps-padres-stevemura134trade.eric

81topps-padres-timflannery579kyle

  • Card Facts – Tim Flannery – Card #579
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

 

  • Total price paid – $9.18
  • Average price per card – $0.02
  • Percentage completed – 505/726 (70% completed)

Saturday, December 29, 2012

I almost did it

I almost did it, almost.  I was this close.  Not that you can see my fingers but put them as close together as you can without touching and that’s how close I was to buying some packs today.  I know what your thinking, but my resolution last year not to buy any packs and only spend my money on cards for my collections and I’ve done that all year.  Haven’t bought 1 single pack.

But I miss having cards to trade and since I’ve been on COMC and see how really easy it is to do, I’m thinking about starting to buy packs again.  What I can’t trade, I can sell off and buy cards for my collections on there.  I’m just so turned off of Ebay, I still purchase on there but the fees for selling have just gotten ridiculous.  Plus the pain in the ass of getting everything shipped.

I might have actually purchased something tonight had there been anything worth purchasing.  The only thing Walmart really had was 2012 Topps.  I looked at dropping $50 on a box of 2007 Artifacts but I didn’t like the size of the box for that price.  Maybe if I knew more about the set but I just couldn’t see doing that yet.

Stay tuned to see if I do.  I still have 7 or 8 more 1981 Topps posts till I’m caught up.  Plus I’m expecting a shipment from COMC on Monday hopefully so I’ll have those to show soon.

Friday, December 28, 2012

1981 Topps

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

Baltimore Orioles

81topps-orioles-dangraham161trade.eric

81topps-orioles-jimpalmer210josh

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81topps-orioles-oriolesfuturestars399josh

  • Card Facts – Mike Boddicker, Mark Corey, Floyd Rayford – Card #399
  • Purchase Price – free (trade with “Royals and Randoms”)

81topps-orioles-sammystewart262ebay.05(100$4.99)

  • Card Facts – Sammy Stewart – Card #262
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

81topps-orioles-tippymartinez119josh

  • Card Facts – Tippy Martinez – Card #119
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “Royals and Randoms”)

Philadelphia Phillies

81topps-phillies-bakemcbride90trade.eric

81topps-phillies-bobwalk494joe

  • Card Facts – Bob Walk – Card #494
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “the Sandlot”)

81topps-phillies-mannytrillo470josh

  • Card Facts – Manny Trillo – Card #470
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “Royals and Randoms”)

81topps-phillies-mikeschmidt206trade.kyle

81topps-phillies-peterose205trade.eric

81topps-phillies-philliesfuturestars526trade.eric

81topps-phillies-philliesteam682dennis

  • Card Facts – Philadelphia Phillies team – Card #682
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “Too Many Verlanders”)

81topps-phillies-philliesws403trade.kyle

  • Card facts – World Series – Card #403
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

81topps-phillies-stevecarlton202eric

81topps-phillies-stevecarlton630ebay30

  • Card Facts – Steve Carlton – Card #630
  • Purchase Price – $.30 (Ebay single)

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  • Total price paid – $8.93
  • Average price per card – $0.02
  • Percentage completed – 505/726 (70% completed)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

1973 Topps

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

New York Yankees

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  • Card Facts – Bernie Allen – Card #293
  • Purchase Price – $.28 (Ebay lot – 9/$2.54)

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  • Card Facts – Casey Cox – Card #419
  • Purchase Price – $.28 (Ebay lot – 9/$2.54)

73topps-yankees-fritzpeterson82ted31.145.45

  • Card Facts – Fritz Peterson – Card #82
  • Purchase Price – $.31 (“Crinkly Wrappers” lot – 145/$45)

73topps-yankees-hallanier479ebay50

  • Card Facts – Hal Lanier – Card #479
  • Purchase Price – $.50 (Ebay single)

73topps-yankees-mikekekich371ebaylots9.254

  • Card Facts – Mike Kekich - Card #371
  • Purchase Price – $.28 (Ebay lot – 9/$2.54)

73topps-yankees-ralphhouk116ebay50

  • Card Facts – Ralph Houk – Card #116
  • Purchase Price – $.50 (Ebay single)

73topps-yankees-ronswoboda314ebaylots9.254

  • Card Facts – Ron Swoboda – Card #314
  • Purchase Price – $.28 (Ebay lot – 9/$2.54)

73topps-yankees-sparkylyle394ebaylots9.254

  • Card Facts – Sparky Lyle – Card #394
  • Purchase Price – $.28 (Ebay lot – 9/$2.54)

73topps-yankees-stevekline172ebaylots9.254

  • Card Facts – Steve Kline – Card #172
  • Purchase Price – $.28 (Ebay lot – 9/$2.54)

This is my last post for the 1973 set.  All the cards I have should all be posted now.

  • Total price paid – $75.60
  • Average price per card – $0.24
  • Percentage completed – 314/684 (46% completed)

Friday, December 21, 2012

1981 Topps

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

New York Mets

81topps-mets-alextrevino23trade.josh

  • Card Facts – Alex Trevino – Card #23
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “Royals and Randoms”)

81topps-mets-claudellwashington151trade.eric

81topps-mets-dyarmiller472ebay.05(100$4.99)

  • Card Facts – Dyar Miller – Card #472
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

81topps-mets-edglynn93trade.eric

81topps-mets-elliottmaddox299trade.eric

81topps-mets-franktaveras343ebay.05(100$4.99)

  • Card Facts – Frank Taveras – Card #343
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

81topps-metsfuturestars259ebay.20(10$2)

  • Card Facts – Juan Berenguer, Hubie Brooks, Mookie Wilson – Card #259
  • Purchase Price – $.20 (Ebay lot – 10/$2)

81topps-mets-jerrymorales377ebay.05(100$4.99)

  • Card Facts – Jerry Morales – Card #377
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

81topps-mets-joelyoungblood58trade.kyle

  • Card Facts – Joel Youngblood – Card #58
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

81topps-mets-johnstearns428trade.eric

81topps-mets-leemazzilli510trade.kyle

  • Card Facts – Lee Mazzilli – Card #510
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

81topps-mets-markbomback567kyle

  • Card Facts – Mark Bomback – Card #567
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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81topps-mets-mikejorgensen698ebay.05(100$4.99)

  • Card facts – Mike Jorgensen – Card #191
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot 100/$4.99)

81topps-mets-mikescott109trade.eric

81topps-mets-neilallen322trade.eric

81topps-mets-patzachry224trade.eric

81topps-mets-petefalcone117trade.kyle

  • Card Facts – Pete Falcone – Card #117
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

81topps-mets-rayburris654kyle

  • Card Facts – Ray Burris – Card #654
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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81topps-mets-royleejackson223trade.kyle

  • Card Facts – Roy Lee Jackson – Card #223
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

81topps-mets-tomhausman359ebay.05(100$4.99)

  • Card Facts – Tom Hausman – Card #359
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot 100/$4.99)

 

  • Total price paid – $8.53
  • Average price per card – $0.02
  • Percentage completed – 505/726 (70% completed)