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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/

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Completed Team Sets–1975 Topps

Another vintage team set that I completed with the previous COMC purchase was this awesome set.

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I had thought I finished this with the end of the year purchase in December but I accidently bought a mini instead of the regular sized card.

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I really do hate all the oddball colors but yet I love the set for them.  I can’t understand it.  I kind of feel the same way about the 1976 Topps set as well.

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I guess the advantage of being a White Sox fan is that there is rarely a high dollar card that you have to pick up.

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Technically the leader and rookie cards aren’t part of the team set, but I’m throwing them in anyways.

Believe it or not, I still have a couple of Vintage Complete Sets to post.  So stay tuned because I have a few other packages from fellow bloggers to throw up as well.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

COMC Purchase #6–1973 Topps

I had some money burning a hole through my COMC account and decided to spend it. The negative – I forgot to leave $3 to to pay for the shipping, so I had to add another $10 so I could ship them. The positive – that gave me another $7 to spend. I basically went through each player collection and picked up some cheap cards that I didn’t have. The following is previous entry’s on this purchase.

Dave Dravecky CollectionLuis Aparicio CollectionPaul Konerko CollectionTom Seaver Collection1981 Topps1973 ToppsMichigan Collection

You can see above what is to come, if there is no link, it is to come soon.

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  • Fred Norman ($.42)
  • Wayne Simpson ($.40)

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  • Total price paid – $78.11
  • Average price per card – $0.24
  • Percentage completed – 319/684 (47% completed)

I paid $3 to ship all 46 cards which comes out to just under $.07 a card.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

COMC Purchase #5–1981 Topps

I had some money burning a hole through my COMC account and decided to spend it. The negative – I forgot to leave $3 to to pay for the shipping, so I had to add another $10 so I could ship them. The positive – that gave me another $7 to spend. I basically went through each player collection and picked up some cheap cards that I didn’t have. The following is previous entry’s on this purchase.

Dave Dravecky CollectionLuis Aparicio CollectionPaul Konerko CollectionTom Seaver Collection – 1981 Topps – 1973 Topps – Michigan Collection

You can see above what is to come, if there is no link, it is to come soon.

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  • Bruce Hurst, Keith MacWhorter, Reid Nichols ($.45)
  • Tug McGraw (World Series) ($.48)

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I really thought I’d end up with more 1981 Topps since the majority of them are inexpensive but I’m guessing that’s why a lot of them don’t get put up on COMC.

I paid $3 to ship all 46 cards which comes out to just under $.07 a card.

 

  • Total price paid – $14.73
  • Average price per card – $0.03
  • Percentage completed – 509/726 (70% completed)

Monday, January 28, 2013

COMC Purchase #4–Tom Seaver

I had some money burning a hole through my COMC account and decided to spend it. The negative – I forgot to leave $3 to to pay for the shipping, so I had to add another $10 so I could ship them. The positive – that gave me another $7 to spend. I basically went through each player collection and picked up some cheap cards that I didn’t have. The following is previous entry’s on this purchase.

Dave Dravecky CollectionLuis Aparicio CollectionPaul Konerko Collection – Tom Seaver Collection – 1981 Topps – 1973 Topps – Michigan Collection

You can see above what is to come, if there is no link, it is to come soon.

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  • 1976 Topps (NL Victory Leaders) ($.41)
  • 1984 Topps (NL Active Career Victory Leaders) ($.42)
  • 2012 Topps Golden Moments ($.44)

Always happy to get a vintage Tom Seaver card for under $.50, even if it is a leaders card.  All my 2012 Topps cards of Seaver have come from trades because I didn’t purchase any 2012 cards.

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  • 2011 Topps Kimball Champions ($.46)
  • 2012 Topps Mound Dominance ($.44)
  • 2011 Topps 60 ($.43)
  • 1982 Topps (All-Star) (.44)

I was surprised I didn’t have the Kimball Champions.  I really liked the looks of the mound dominance cards and had been looking to pick one of those up.  The 1982 Topps all-star card has a lot of memories for me, I painted that in art class when I was in Jr. High.  If I still had it today, I would scan it and post it but I don’t know whatever happened to it.  It would give you all a good laugh because I sucked at art class.

I paid $3 to ship all 46 cards which comes out to just under $.07 a card.

1981 Topps

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

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  • Card Facts – Alan Trammell – Card #709
  • Purchase Price – $.30 (Ebay single)

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    • Card Facts – Al Cowens - Card #123
    • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Lance Parrish – Card #392
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Lou Whitaker – Card #234
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Lynn Jones – Card #337
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “Royals and Randoms”)

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  • Card Facts – Mark Fidrych – Card #150
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “Royals and Randoms”)

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  • Card Facts – Mark Wagner – Card #358
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Stan Papi – Card #273
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Detroit Tigers team card – Card #50
  • Purchase Price – $.50 (Ebay single)

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  • Card Facts – Dave Steffen, Jerry Ujdur, Roger Weaver – Card #626
  • Purchase Price – $.11 (Ebay single)

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  • Card facts – Tom Brookens – Card #251
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

 

  • Total price paid – $12.74
  • Average price per card – $0.03
  • Percentage completed – 505/726 (70% completed)

1981 Topps

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

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    • Card Facts – Brian Doyle - Card #159
    • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Bucky Dent – Card #650
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Tim Lollar, Bruce Robinson, Dennis Werth – Card #424
  • Purchase Price – free (trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Ron Davis – Card #16
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Ron Guidry – Card #250
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

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  • Card Facts – Ruppert Jones – Card #225
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Tommy John – Card #550
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Total price paid – $12.99
  • Average price per card – $0.03
  • Percentage completed – 505/726 (70% completed)

1981 Topps

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

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  • Card Facts – Danny Goodwin - Card #527
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Dave Edwards – Card #386
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

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  • Card Facts – Dave Engle, Greg Johnston, Gary Ward – Card #328
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

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  • Card Facts – Geoff Zahn – Card #363
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

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  • Card Facts – Jerry Koosman – Card #476
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

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  • Card Facts – John Castino – Card #304
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Card Facts – Rick Sofield – Card #278
  • Purchase Price – $.05 (Ebay lot – 100/$4.99)

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  • Card facts – Ron Jackson – Card #631
  • Purchase Price – free (Trade with “JABO’s”)

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  • Total price paid – $12.99
  • Average price per card – $0.03
  • Percentage completed – 505/726 (70% completed)