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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/

Monday, January 27, 2014

This Week on MSO

It’s Sunday, time to 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.

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I get a little Hall of Fame heavy this week but there are a few classic MLB, NFL and NBA mixed in there as well.

Welcome to Cooperstown! Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Tom Glavine.

Welcome to Cooperstown

Frank Thomas<br />Photo by Mitchell B. Reibel (1994) via sbxxixxv

Frank Thomas (1994)

Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux slides on a wet infield tarp during a rain delay in the first night game at Wrigley Field on Aug. 8, 1988.  (Heinz Kluetmeier)

Greg Maddux (1988)

Greg Maddux (1988)

Tom Glavine (1992)

Tom Glavine (1992)

Cooperstown – 2014

Chicago Tribune, January 9th, 2014

Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr shouts at the line of scrimmage during a game against the San Francisco 49ers in 1962.  The Hall of Fame two-time Super Bowl MVP turned 80 years old on Jan. 9, 2014. (Neil Leifer/SI)

Bart Starr

The Big Hurt crushed this two-run homer in the 1995 All Star Game

Frank Thomas homers in all-star game

On August 3, 1990, Frank Thomas gets his first career hit

Frank Thomas – first career hit (August 3rd, 1990)

Deion Sanders attempting to take home against Kansas City Royals, Mike Macfarlane (1990)

Deion Sanders trying to score of Mike McFarlane (1990)

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan vs. Patrick Ewing

Michael Jordan & Patrick Ewing

Scottie Pippen taking it to the hole

Scottie Pippen

ON THIS DATE (1/10/1982)<br />32 years ago, 49ers WR Dwight Clark caught a game winning TD from QB Joe Montana during the NFC Championship game to beat the Dallas Cowboys 28-27.Known as “The Catch” it’s one of the greatest plays in NFL history.

Dwight Clark – the Catch

 

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Random PC Cards #36

The collections have been randomed along with all my memorabilia and autographed cards.  Here are the next 5 random cards.

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Joe Crede – 2007 Upper Deck Goudey #150

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Jermaine Dye – 2008 Topps relics

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AJ Pierzynski – 2009 Topps #154

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Jeff Liefer – 1999 Bowman #128 (autographed)

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Tom Seaver – 1986 Sportflics #25

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

New project

I’m working on a project so I may disappear from here for a bit.  I’ll still do my “This Week on MSO” post on Sunday, but it may be into next week before I post again.

What’s the project?  I’m combining all my sports blogs and pinterest boards on to 1 blog, only it will all be photos.  The only words on each post will be the link to the original post on the original blog.  So it will be filled with all the scans of cards from this blog, and all my vintage and current sports pictures from my tumblr blog, all my scans and pictures that I posted on Dennis’ Michigan blog and from a few of my Pinterest boards, all on 1 blog.  Every player (that I know) and every team will be tagged so you can search by player or team in the search box or browse through the thousands of tags at the bottom of it (like this blog is).

It’s quite a project because it only let’s me post 49 posts in a day and I have crap load to post.  I’ve been working on it for about a week, starting with my oldest posts (3/29/2011) and so far, I’ve made it to 2/12/2012) and I haven’t even started adding my Pinterest boards yet because I didn’t start that until some time in 2013.

Once I get a little further on that blog, I’ll post the links so you can check it out.  It may never even be used but I felt a need to do it.  I think it will be an awesome source for us sports bloggers and being as I don’t own any of the pictures (other than the scans of my cards) you all can feel free to use them as well.  (I do post the source if I know it.)

Here are the blogs and boards that will be added to that blog.

Here’s an example of a post from the new blog, these were copied from My Sports Obsession Tumblr that were posted on 2/9/12,

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Pics aren’t blurry on the actual post but I had to enlarge it so you could see the whole page.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cheaper Than Stamps #33

This is a series where I show off cards I need for my PC’s that I pick up on Ebay or COMC 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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1976 Topps – Steve Swisher #173

Picked up this card of Nick’s dad (I think) for $.29.  1976 is the set from the 1970’s that I have the most cards (other than 1973 Topps, which I’ve been collecting a lot longer).

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1963 Topps – Jerry Zimmerman #186, Bubba Phillips #117

I picked up the Zimmerman for $.30 and the Phillips for $.25.  Now I might be a little more picky if the Phillips was from the 80’s with that cut, but not from the 60’s and certainly not for a quarter.

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1961 Topps – Earl Torgeson #152, Johnny Kucks #94

This was another scanner blunder on my part.  The Torgeson actually goes to my White Sox collection as I don’t have it there yet.  Either way, I still picked it up for $.25 and the Kucks for $.30

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1960 Topps – Danny McDevitt #333

I even managed to pick up another 1960 card on the cheap.  Got this card for $.30.  It’s another one that’s miscut a bit but I don’t mind.

That’s all for the vintage collection so we will be heading back to the player collection soon.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cheaper Than Stamps #32

This is a series where I show off cards I need for my PC’s that I pick up on Ebay or COMC 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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1984 Donruss – Bob Gibson #246

Picked this up for $.10 so another virtual dime box pick up.  Not the Bob Gibson that you like to see but I still need the card.

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1984 Fleer – Kurt Bevacqua #294, Bob Watson #193

Got both of these for $.15 each.  I can’t see Bevacqua without thinking about his card where he’s blowing a bubble.  I believe it is in the 1973 Topps set.

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1984 Fleer – Jerry Dybzinski #57, Jorge Bell #148

This was another scanning mistake.  The Jerry Dybzinski goes into the White Sox collection but I didn’t realize it until I got to my 2nd step after scanning.  I picked up both of these cards for $.15 each as well.  All 4 of the 1984 Fleer came from the same seller.

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1983 Topps – Robin Yount (all-star) #389

I got this bad boy for $.25.  I don’t mind paying a quarter for 1983 and older so it worked out.  Oh yeah, it’s Robin Yount too.

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1982 Donruss – Ron Guidry (diamond king) #17, Bob Brenly #574

I thought I switched the prices on these cards but apparently not.  I picked up the Guidry diamond king for $.10 and the Brenly for $.25.

That’s it for the 1980’s, next up will be the 1970’s which I only picked up 1 card for so I’ll combine it with the 1960’s which I managed to pick up 5 cards for.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

This Week on MSO

It’s Sunday, time to 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.

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Gordon Beckham

Gordon Beckham

Montreal EXPOS Original Vintage 80s Official Licensed MLB Red Mesh Cap Trucker

Montreal Expos hat

R.A. Dickey’s knuckleball with added color.

RA Dickey’s knuckleball with added color

US Cellular Field<br />Chicago, IL

US Cellular field, Chicago

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck

Jerry Coleman

Jerry Coleman

San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers by inches.

My Sports Obsession turned 2 today!

My Sports Obsession Tumblr turned 2 last week.

Chris Sale

Chris Sale

Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas

Frank Thomas<br />August 28, 1990: HR #1

Frank Thomas – career HR #1

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Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

 

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