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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/

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Random PC card #5

These will probably be about all I post for awhile due to financial issues but hopefully you’ll enjoy these.  The collections have been randomed along with all my memorabilia and autographed cards.

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Tom Seaver – 2012 Topps Golden Moments #GM1

I like that they started making more cards of Tom Seaver.  Of course, I prefer they all be White Sox cards, but they all can’t be perfect.  Actually, as I’ve mentioned before, I was a Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets fan growing up so I don’t care which jersey he has on.  Well, except for maybe the Boston Red Sox.

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The collections that can be represented are the following.  Tier 1 are my main concentration and Tier 2 and 3, I’ll pick up here and there after I start buying cards again.

Tier 1 - Paul Konerko collection, Luis Aparicio collection, Billy Williams collection, Tom Seaver collection, Dave Dravecky collection, Mike Hart collection.

Tier 2 – Jim Abbott collection, Mark Buehrle collection, Joe Credecollection, Carlton Fisk collection, Chris Getz collection, Shoeless Joe Jackson collection, Michael Jordan collection, Barry Larkin collection,Bill Melton collection, AJ Pierzynski collection, Chris Salecollection.

Tier 3 – Johnny Bench collection, Steve Carlton collection, Gary Cartercollection, Cal Ripken jr collection, Mike Schmidt collection, Hoyt Wilhelm collection, Wilbur Wood collection, Carl Yastrzemski collection, Ryan Zimmerman collection.

Random PC Card #4

These will probably be about all I post for awhile due to financial issues but hopefully you’ll enjoy these.  The collections have been randomed along with all my memorabilia and autographed cards.

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Paul Konerko – 2013 Topps Walmart #14

While I absolutely hate the fact that Topps makes 50 different colored borders of the same card, I really do love some of the colors that they use.  Not that this one is one of those.  I liked it better when Walmart used the black borders in 2010 because black looked awesome on White Sox cards.

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The collections that can be represented are the following.  Tier 1 are my main concentration and Tier 2 and 3, I’ll pick up here and there after I start buying cards again.

Tier 1 - Paul Konerko collection, Luis Aparicio collection, Billy Williams collection, Tom Seaver collection, Dave Dravecky collection, Mike Hart collection.

Tier 2 – Jim Abbott collection, Mark Buehrle collection, Joe Credecollection, Carlton Fisk collection, Chris Getz collection, Shoeless Joe Jackson collection, Michael Jordan collection, Barry Larkin collection,Bill Melton collection, AJ Pierzynski collection, Chris Sale collection.

Tier 3 – Johnny Bench collection, Steve Carlton collection, Gary Cartercollection, Cal Ripken jr collection, Mike Schmidt collection, Hoyt Wilhelm collection, Wilbur Wood collection, Carl Yastrzemski collection, Ryan Zimmerman collection.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Random PC Card #3

These will probably be about all I post for awhile due to financial issues but hopefully you’ll enjoy these.  The collections have been randomed along with all my memorabilia and autographed cards.

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AJ Pierzynski – 2012 Topps Chrome #204

This is the first card from the AJ Pierzynski collection shown here.  It’s a relatively new collection but since he’s been a White Sox for awhile, I have more cards of him then some of the other collections.  I miss AJ and really like him when he played for us.

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The collections that can be represented are the following.  Tier 1 are my main concentration and Tier 2 and 3, I’ll pick up here and there after I start buying cards again.

Tier 1 - Paul Konerko collection, Luis Aparicio collection, Billy Williams collection, Tom Seaver collection, Dave Dravecky collection, Mike Hart collection.

Tier 2 – Jim Abbott collection, Mark Buehrle collection, Joe Credecollection, Carlton Fisk collection, Chris Getz collection, Shoeless Joe Jackson collection, Michael Jordan collection, Barry Larkin collection,Bill Melton collection, AJ Pierzynski collection, Chris Sale collection.

Tier 3 – Johnny Bench collection, Steve Carlton collection, Gary Cartercollection, Cal Ripken jr collection, Mike Schmidt collection, Hoyt Wilhelm collection, Wilbur Wood collection, Carl Yastrzemski collection, Ryan Zimmerman collection.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Random PC Card #2

These will probably be about all I post for awhile due to financial issues but hopefully you’ll enjoy these.  The collections have been randomed along with all my memorabilia and autographed cards.

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Luis Aparicio – 2003 Topps Gallery HOF #5

At least my first 2 random cards were Hall of Famers from my collections.  Although the main cards that I love from the Luis Aparicio collection are the vintage cards, there have been quite a few released recently.  Although this was in 2003 so it’s a little before they went crazy making new cards of older players.

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The collections that can be represented are the following.  Tier 1 are my main concentration and Tier 2 and 3, I’ll pick up here and there after I start buying cards again.

Tier 1 - Paul Konerko collection, Luis Aparicio collection, Billy Williams collection, Tom Seaver collection, Dave Dravecky collection, Mike Hart collection.

Tier 2 – Jim Abbott collection, Mark Buehrle collection, Joe Credecollection, Carlton Fisk collection, Chris Getz collection, Shoeless Joe Jackson collection, Michael Jordan collection, Barry Larkin collection, Bill Melton collection, AJ Pierzynski collection, Chris Sale collection.

Tier 3 – Johnny Bench collection, Steve Carlton collection, Gary Cartercollection, Cal Ripken jr collection, Mike Schmidt collection, Hoyt Wilhelm collection, Wilbur Wood collection, Carl Yastrzemski collection, Ryan Zimmerman collection.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Random PC card #1

These will probably be about all I post for awhile due to financial issues but hopefully you’ll enjoy these.  The collections have been randomed along with all my memorabilia and autographed cards.

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Tom Seaver – 1979 Hostess #65

One of the reasons I really liked Tom Seaver was I followed his career for awhile.  Growing up I followed the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds and obviously the Chicago White Sox.  All 3 Seaver has played for.  You know I was ecstatic when he signed with my favorite team back in 1984.  I remember buying all kinds of products that came with cards as well.  Anytime a product came with cards, I was buying them.  Hostess, Quaker, Big League Chew, Post, Licorice to name a few off the top of my head.

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The collections that can be represented are the following.  Tier 1 are my main concentration and Tier 2 and 3, I’ll pick up here and there after I start buying cards again.

Tier 1 - Paul Konerko collection, Luis Aparicio collection, Billy Williams collection, Tom Seaver collection, Dave Dravecky collection, Mike Hart collection.

Tier 2 – Jim Abbott collection, Mark Buehrle collection, Joe Crede collection, Carlton Fisk collection, Chris Getz collection, Shoeless Joe Jackson collection, Michael Jordan collection, Barry Larkin collection, Bill Melton collection, AJ Pierzynski collection, Chris Sale collection.

Tier 3 – Johnny Bench collection, Steve Carlton collection, Gary Carter collection, Cal Ripken jr collection, Mike Schmidt collection, Hoyt Wilhelm collection, Wilbur Wood collection, Carl Yastrzemski collection, Ryan Zimmerman collection.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Are you still there?

Psst!  Are you still there?

I’m working on coming back.  While it’s been a long time since I’ve purchased cards, I haven’t lost the love, just the funds.  I’m still reading your blogs for the most part, some days I do skip just because I get behind.

So I’ve been taking the time to scan all my Personal Collection cards so I could at least throw up a random PC card every so often, at least it’s something.  Speaking of, if you go back a couple of posts, you’ll remember that I was adding some more players to my PC.  I have added them and pulled what cards I already have of them, but I haven’t added anything new to the collections.  So here are all the players I collect now and a brief description on why (listed alphabetical.)

  • Jim Abbott – Always respected him for making it with one arm, plus he’s a former Michigan Wolverine.
  • Luis Aparicio – Former Chicago White Sox great.
  • Johnny Bench – I used to be a pretty big Cincinnati Reds fan growing up, they were probably my 2nd favorite team for awhile and I always liked Johnny Bench along with Tom Seaver.  A guy I grew up admiring.
  • Mark Buehrle – Former Chicago White Sox great as well as just a really great guy and pitcher.
  • Steve Carlton – Former Chicago White Sox great, although he is more known as a Philadelphia Phillies.  Another guy I grew up watching and admiring.
  • Gary Carter – I was a New York Mets fan growing up, they were my #1 team so I watched and followed Gary Carter.
  • Joe Crede – I loved Joe Crede when he was with the Chicago White Sox.  He was a huge part of the 2005 World Series Champions.  I hated seeing all his back problems because he was clutch with the bat and was a Gold Glove caliber 3rd baseman.
  • Dave Dravecky – I was a fan of his when he was battling cancer.  My father died of cancer when I was young so I grew attached to him during his struggles.
  • Carlton Fisk – Former Chicago White Sox great.  His most famous blast is as a Boston Red Sox but I still loved him in the pale hose colors.  Loved his hard nosed play.
  • Chris Getz – Former Chicago White Sox player.  Former Michigan Wolverine.  I wished the Sox would have held on to him a little longer but I was hoping he would at least get a starting job with the Kansas City Royals and that has happened yet.
  • Mike Hart – Former Indianapolis Colts.  Former Michigan Wolverines.  He played at Michigan when I really started to get into college football.  I was amazed that he rarely ever fumbled.
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson – I’ve always been a fan of “Shoeless” Joe.  Probably since seeing Field of Dreams.  I feel bad that he was part of the Black Sox scandal but his stats never showed it.
  • Michael Jordan (only White Sox (minors) jerseys) – I was a huge Michael Jordan fan with the Chicago Bulls (back when I watched the NBA.)
  • Paul Konerko – Current Chicago White Sox great.  I’m a huge Paulie fan!  Great guy on and off the field.
  • Barry Larkin – Former Michigan Wolverine.  As I said before, I was a Cincinnati Reds fan as well and followed him growing up.
  • Bill Melton – Former Chicago White Sox great.  I really like Beltin Bill Melton on the pre and post game shows.
  • AJ Pierzynski – Former Chicago White Sox great (in my mind).  I loved AJ when he was with us.  He did whatever it took to win and if he failed, he got pissed at himself.  I loved that.
  • Cal Ripken jr – I was a huge fan of his growing up.  The whole Iron Man thing blew my mind and I liked him more for that then anything.
  • Chris Sale – Current Chicago White Sox.  I like this kid and am hoping he stays with the Sox for a long time.
  • Mike Schmidt – Another guy that I was a huge fan of growing up.
  • Tom Seaver – Former Chicago White Sox great.  Was also playing for the Cincinnati Reds back when I was a fan of theirs.
  • Hoyt Wilhelm – Former Chicago White Sox great.  He played for the Sox and he has a lot of vintage cards.  2 great loves.
  • Billy Williams – My dad’s favorite player so he holds a special place in my heart.
  • Wilbur Wood – Another Former Chicago White Sox great who has a lot of vintage cards.
  • Carl Yastrzemski – Another guy I was a big fan of growing up.  I even learned to spell his last name when I was pretty young.
  • Ryan Zimmerman – I’m a relatively new fan of Ryan, but I mainly like him because his mother has Multiple Sclerosis and he donates and does a lot for fighting against the disease.  I shouldn’t have to tell you that my wife has MS.

There you go, I went from 6 to 26 PC’s.  Some of those collection I hardly have any cards because I just started and haven’t bought anything new.  But when my funds get back up, I’ll start picking stuff up for them, cheaply of course.  The original 6 will be my main focus but I’ll pick up other players here and there.

Please don’t ask or send me trades because I literally have nothing to send back.  I may eventually get around to updating the site too.  Now that this is all typed out, I’m going to go back and keep cropping my scans.  I scanned all the pages a few days ago, now I just have to crop each card but that’s going to take awhile.

Hopefully I’ll be back sooner rather than later.