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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 29, 2013

This Week on MSO

I will recap the pictures that I post on My Sports Obsession Tumblr page.  It is a variety of sports pictures and videos from vintage to current.  Of course, some days have more Chicago White Sox, Michigan Wolverines and Indianapolis Colts but there are a lot of other stuff mixed in.

The blog sat for most of the week so not too much to post today.

We can come together

NHL

Michigan Basketball’s all-time assists and steals leader, Gary Grant.

Gary Grant – Michigan’s all-time assist leader

Jim Thome

Jim Thome

Glenn Robinson III

Glenn Robinson III

If there is too many gif images above they may not all show up, if this is the case, then check out all the photographs and gifs above on My Sports Obsession Tumblr.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Cheaper Than Stamps #20

This is a series where I show off cards I need for my PC’s that I pick up on Ebay for cheaper than a stamp.  My maximum I spend on these cards is actually $.30 so I get them quite a bit cheaper than a stamp.

We left off with 1982-1981 so we’ll pick up right here.

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1980 Topps – Gary Alexander, Dan Ford and Jerry Terrell

This year was actually the year before I started collecting so I didn’t have very many of these or from here on out on the vintage.  I picked up all of these 1980 Topps in 2 card lots.

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1980 Topps – Tim Johnson, Phil Mankowski and Champ Summers

A couple of Detroit Tigers.  I remember Champ Summers but not much of the other 2 players.

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1980 Topps – Ellis Valentine, Mike Paxton and Bob Davis

I remember the Ellis Valentine from the 1981 Topps set because he had the guard on the front of his batting helmet like a football helmet.  Powder blue on the Toronto Blue Jays though, gotta love that.

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1980 Topps – Clint Hurdle, Bert Campaneris and Mickey Lolich

Now there are some names I recognize, Clint Hurdle is a manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates but I remember him more from the Colorado Rockies.  Bert Campaneris I don’t think I need to explain and Mickey Lolich I remember with the Detroit Tigers.

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1980 Topps – Ken Forsch and Doug DeCinces

I recognize both these names from the 1980’s as well.  I want to say Forsch and DeCinces from the California Angels is what I remember though.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Cheaper Than Stamps #19

This is a series where I show off cards I need for my PC’s that I pick up on Ebay for cheaper than a stamp.  My maximum I spend on these cards is actually $.30 so I get them quite a bit cheaper than a stamp.

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1982 Topps Future Stars – Mark Davis, Bob Dernier and Ozzie Virgil. Steve Balboni, Andy McGaffigan and Andre Robertson.  Frank DiPino, Marshall Edwards and Chuck Porter.  Vance Law, Bob Long and Johnny Ray.  Jody Davis

Love the hockey stick set.  I picked all 5 of these up in a lot for $.54 which goes down to just under $.11 a card.  I definitely remember Jody Davis being as I’m not too far from Chicago.  Also Bob Dernier for the same reason.  I remember the Johnny Ray rookies being hot at a time too.

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1982 Fleer – Johnny Ray and Mike Marshall

Without looking, I’m pretty sure both of these are rookie cards.  It’s amazing what comes back when you look at cards from your childhood.  I love this set, I’m not sure why.

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1982 Donruss – Johnny Ray, Mike Marshall and Steve Sax

I picked up these in 5 card lots.  Again, all 3 of these are rookies.  So I happened to pick up all 3 Johnny Ray rookies and 2 of Mike Marshall’s.  I can’t complain about getting a Steve Sax rookie either.

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1982 Donruss – Von Hayes, Brett Butler and Darryl Motley

Off the top of my head, I know the Brett Butler is a rookie as well.  Maybe they were both rookie lots that I picked up.

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1982 Donruss – Tim Wallach and Jody Davis

Another Jody Davis rookie and Tim Wallach was a fairly big name in the 1980’s or at least that’s the way I remember it.

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1981 Fleer – Joe Torre                  1981 Donruss – Jim Kaat

I went ahead and threw these 2 1981’s on this post as well since they are the only 2 I got from that year.  Haven’t really ran across a whole lot of Topps and when I do, I have over half the set already.

I picked up these 2 cards as singles.  I paid $.16 for the Joe Torre and it came in a lot of 3 of that card.  I got the Jim Kaat for $.15.

I’ll save the 1980 for the next post because I picked up quite a few of those.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Cheaper Than Stamps #18

This is a series where I show off cards I need for my PC’s that I pick up on Ebay for cheaper than a stamp.  My maximum I spend on these cards is actually $.30 so I get them quite a bit cheaper than a stamp.

We left off with 1984, so here’s the next few years.

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1983 Topps – Julio Gonzalez, Dwight Bernard, Lee Mazzilli, Richard Dotson, Sal Butero and Tony Armas

Like the last post, I combined singles and lots so you’ll have to trust me that I spent less than a quarter on each card.  Nothing too exciting up above, I remember collecting this set.  Really, all the Topps set bring back memories, they were the easiest to find at the local drug store.

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1983 Fleer – Greg Brock, David Green and Dave Rucker.

I’m pretty sure each of these were singles.  Again nothing exciting but I absolutely love these 80’s sets.  So many memories.

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1983 Fleer – Superstar Specials Willie Stargell & Pete Rose, Ben Oglivie & Reggie Jackson, Robin Yount & Buddy Bell, Dave Winfield & Kent Hrbek

I won this in a lot of 5, the other card had some Boston Red Sox on it which also included Carl Yastrzemski so it went to that player collection.  Some great players up there that I got pretty cheap.  You can’t beat that.

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1983 Donruss – Mel Hall, Eddie Milner, Candy Maldonado, Gary Gaetti, Dave Hostetler and George Wright

As you can see, I picked up a lot of 1980’s this time around.  Once a week, I do an ebay search for each year from 1952-1987 of Topps and 1981-1987 on Fleer and Donruss.  It takes awhile, which is why I only do it once a week.

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1983 Donruss – Greg Brock, Glen Wilson and Storm Davis

Donruss didn’t change their design much it’s first few years, this year going with the bat and glove at the bottom.  But at least they had a license and could use the team names.

***Apparently this was my 700th post, I didn’t realize it until after I posted it.  So I’m adding it here.  Certainly didn’t expect to be around this much.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Cheaper Than Stamps #17

This is a series where I show off cards I need for my PC’s that I pick up on Ebay for cheaper than a stamp.  My maximum I spend on these cards is actually $.30 so I get them quite a bit cheaper than a stamp.

We left off on 1985, mainly because I’ve picked up a crap load from 1984 so it will get it’s own post.

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1984 Topps – Bill Doran, Marvell Wynne and Pat Sheridan

I’ve scanned all these in sets of 3, some came in singles, some came as lots.  So you’ll just have to trust me that I paid less than a quarter for all the cards in this post.

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1984 Topps – Allan Ramirez, Jack Fimple and Andy Van Slyke

I remember the Van Slyke being one of the must have rookie cards.

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1984 Topps – Dan Morogiello, Charlie Hudson and Dave Anderson

I don’t know if I’ve ever heard of the first guy and I can’t say that about too many players in the 1980’s.

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1984 Fleer – Tom Brennan, Mark Clear and Andy Van Slyke

That’s right, I got 2 of the must have Van Slyke rookies, woo hoo!

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1984 Fleer – Mike Boddicker, Steve Sax, Dickie Thon, Tim Raines and Al Oliver

I know I picked up these 5 in a lot and I could probably check and see how much I paid, but I need to get some post done and we know we all just come for pics of the cards.

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1984 Donruss – Dave Anderson, Scott Garrelts and Gary Pettis

Woo hoo, I got 2 of the 1984 Dave Anderson’s.  I know, not as exciting as Andy Van Slyke but hey, you go with what you got.  If you would have asked me what Gary Pettis’ rookie card was I would have said 1985, so I’m guessing maybe the Topps was just a FTC or in other words, we sucked and didn’t get him in last years set.

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1984 Donruss – Bill Doran, Mike Young and John Stefero

I picked up a bunch of 1984 Donruss lots as you can tell.  Well, maybe not yet but you’ll notice by the time you get to the end of this post.

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1984 Donruss – Danny Cox, Gerry Willard and Brook Jacoby

While I remember having 1984 Donruss as a kid, I don’t remember having a lot of them.  The local drug store must not have carried them often so I don’t recognize a lot of these cards like I do Fleer or Topps.

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1984 Donruss – Kevin Gross, Dennis Rasmussen and Charlie Hudson

You got to love the San Diego Padres colors although those are the colors I associate with them even to this day.  I do, without sarcasm, love the Phillies powder blues though.

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1984 Donruss – Allan Ramirez, Ray Fontenot and Jack Fimple

Now that I’m typing out the names for all these cards, I’m realizing I picked up multiple cards for some of the players.  I have the Topps versions of Ramirez and Fimple.

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1984 Donruss – Tom Henke, Gerald Perry and Butch Davis

I picture Henke with the Toronto Blue Jays.  Powder blue uniforms with the Kansas City Royals though, must have been a color of the time.

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1984 Donruss – Mike Stenhouse, Andy Van Slyke and Curt Wilkerson

Well looky there, I have all 3 Van Slykes.  I truly didn’t realize I had all 3 until just now.  The Stenhouse is the error version with no number on the back.

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1984 Donruss – Mike Jeffcoat, Brian Dayett and Chris Smith

As you can tell, I picked up a lot of the Rated Rookies.  Technically I have 2 lots of 5 cards of them.

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1984 Donruss – Greg Gagne, Mike Fuentes and Mike Brown

I’m not sure what denotes who gets a red flag and who gets a blue flag.  So far the Montreal Expos are the only team that is red.  I remember Gagne being with the Minnesota Twins for a long time and was a pretty good player.

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1984 Donruss – Tom Dunbar, Angel Salazar and Doug Frobel

OK, maybe it’s not just the Expos with the red flags.  I suppose I should go and Google and find out.

This is the last of the 1984’s.  Check back for some older cards soon.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

This Week on MSO

I will recap the pictures that I post on My Sports Obsession Tumblr page.  It is a variety of sports pictures and videos from vintage to current.  Of course, some days have more Chicago White Sox, Michigan Wolverines and Indianapolis Colts but there are a lot of other stuff mixed in.

December 16th, 2013

Devin Funchess

Devin Funchess

Roger Staubach being tackled by L.C. Greenwood (1976)

Roger Staubach being tackled by L.C. Greenwood (1976)

December 17th, 2013

Taylor Lewan

Taylor Lewan

Devin Funchess

Devin Funchess

December 18th, 2013

Jackie Robinson meets Ernie Banks!

Jackie Robinson and Ernie Banks

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

December 19th, 2013

Clyde Drexler over Isiah Thomas

Clyde Drexler and Isiah Thomas

Gary Carter &amp; George Brett, 1983 All Star Game<br />Comiskey Park<br />Chicago, Illinois<br />SPORT magazine photo via Mears

Gary Carter and George Brett (1983 All-Star game)

December 20th, 2013

Drew Henson ices the game on a naked bootleg in Columbus (circa 2000) 

Drew Henson

Avery Bradley hits the shot we all practiced when we were kids.

Avery Bradley

 

If there is too many gif images above they may not all show up, if this is the case, then check out all the photographs and gifs above on My Sports Obsession Tumblr.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Random PC Card #32

The collections have been randomed along with all my memorabilia and autographed cards.

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Dave Dravecky – 1983 Topps #384

Dave Dravecky collection

Wonder what the odds of me hitting 2 cards from the 1983 set in a row were in these random PC posts?

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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.

Player Collections

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.

Team Collections

White Sox Collection – All Topps, Fleer, Donruss and Upper Deck team sets.  All relic or autograph cards as well.

Michigan Collection – All Michigan players in their maize and blue uniforms.  All relic or autograph cards as well.

Number of cards posted per collection.

  1. Tom Seaver collection – 12 cards
  2. Paul Konerko collection – 5 cards
  3. White Sox collection – 4 cards
  4. Carlton Fisk collection – 2 cards
  5. Michigan Wolverines collection – 2 cards
  6. Billy Williams collection – 2 cards
  7. Dave Dravecky collection – 2 cards
  8. AJ Pierzynski collection – 1 card
  9. Luis Aparicio collection – 1 card
  10. Mark Buehrle collection – 1 card

* note – the White Sox collection and the Michigan collection only have the relic and auto cards inserted into the Random PC card posts.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Cheaper Than Stamps #16

This is a series where I show off cards I need for my PC’s that I pick up on Ebay for cheaper than a stamp.  My maximum I spend on these cards is actually $.30 so I get them quite a bit cheaper than a stamp.

I didn’t realize that I hadn’t posted since Sunday, my bad.  I left off with the 1987 cards that I picked up for the vintage collection.

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1986 Topps – Willie Wilson #25, Ray Knight #27 and Tony Phillips #29

I picked these up from the same seller.  I paid a little more than I would have liked for 1986 Topps, but it was still cheaper than a stamp.  I paid $.21 (Wilson), $.27 (Knight) and $.21 (Phillips).

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1986 Topps – Tom Gorman #414

Now the price of this one was more like it.  Only $.06

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1986 Fleer – Bob Kipper/Curt Ford #648, Billy Joe Robidoux/Mark Funderburk #652, Kal Daniels/Paul O’Neill #646, Charlie Kerfeld #303 and Otis Nixon #591

I picked all these up in a lot.  $.25 bid with $.50 shipping which is the equivalent of $.15/each.  I believe at the time these were the first 1986 Fleer cards.

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1985 Topps – John Marzano #399, Cory Snyder #403, Billy Swift #404, John Hoover #397 and Shane Mack #398

I picked this lot up for $.40 with $.50 shipping for a total of $.18/each.  I remember how awesome I thought these USA Olympic cards were back in 1985.