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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/

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Random vintage collection

I’ve randomed all my cards in my vintage collection by decade.  Here’s what popped up.

For a description of what my Vintage collection is, click here for the post.

1950’s

1950s

1955 Topps – Gair Allie

Another 1955, I know you’re shocked.  I’m down to only 2 more from the 50’s decade to show on these posts.  I believe this is the last of the 1955’s though, all 3 have been shown.

1960’s

1960s

1969 Topps – Gary Waslewski

I have 6 cards from 1969.  You got to love the airbrushed hat and the shortened team name.

1970’s

1970s

1973 Topps – Mike Cuellar

I have 421 cards from the 1973 set.  I’ve been working on this set longer than I have the vintage collection which is why I have so many more cards in this set. Although I haven’t made much headway as of late.

1980’s

1980s

1981 ToppsAl Oliver

I have 529 cards from the 1981 set. I’ve been working on this set longer as well. I still love the hats with the info on the front.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Trade with Dennis

Not really a trade since these days I’m a sucky trade partner but Dennis knows this and still sends me cards.  You’ll get to see some of these cards and others over at Too Many Manninghams as well.

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2013 Topps Allen & Ginter’s

Jim Abbott collection

  • This card gives me 33 cards of Jim Abbott.
  • This card gives me 22 cards of him with the California Angels.
  • This card gives me 5 from after his playing days.

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2012 Panini Cooperstown (High Praise)

Johnny Bench collection

  • This card gives me 34 of Johnny Bench.
  • He played his whole career with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • This card gives me 24 from after his playing days.

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2008 Topps Stadium Club Auto and 2008 Upper Deck Premier Prospects

Mike Hart collection

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2008 Upper Deck Draft Edition autograph

Michigan collection

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2014 Topps All-Rookie team

Tom Seaver collection

  • This card gives me 261 of Tom Seaver.
  • This card gives me 129 with the New York Mets.
  • This card gives me 183 from after his playing days.

Big thanks to Dennis (especially for the autos) and be sure to check him out over at Too Many Verlanders and Too Many Manninghams.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Last weeks purchases

Time for more incoming cards. These are the cards I’ve received this week from my Ebay purchases.

As always, these are alphabetical.

buehrle01

2003 Fleer Box Score

$.10

Mark Buehrle collection

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1992 the Sporting News Conlon

$.50

Shoeless Joe Jackson collection

Friday, December 26, 2014

Random Relic/Auto

I’m going to random my autographs and relics as well.  These are all the cards that are not part of my PC collections.  They will all be either Chicago White Sox cards from the White Sox collection or Michigan cards from the Michigan collection.

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2004 Donruss Elite Extra Edition #’d/961 – Josh Fields

Josh was one of our huge prospects back then who never really lived up to his potential.  I always liked the guy, he just didn’t pan out and the White Sox gave him plenty of opportunity.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Random Vintage

I’ve randomed all my cards in my vintage collection by decade.  Here’s what popped up.

For a description of what my Vintage collection is, click here for the post.

1950’s

1950s

1955 Topps – Bobby Hofman

You got to love the 1955’s.  I have 3 of them, I believe you’ve now seen 2 of them.  I told you I didn’t have much from the 1950’s. That’s what happens when you only buy cheap.

1960’s

1960s

1968 Topps – Wilbur Wood

I actually have 20 1968’s so you’ll see some more of these eventually.  I probably picked this up for the White Sox collection then realized I already had it so it went to the vintage collection.

1970’s

1970s

1974 Topps – Steve Stone

I have 64 cards from the 1974 Topps set. This card was probably the same as above, bought it for the White Sox collection and already had it.

1980’s

1980s

1987 Topps – Lee Guetterman

I have 523 cards from the 1987 Topps set.  Pretty good action shot for a pitcher card.  Actually a defensive action shot, either that or the catcher threw back a horrible throw.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last Weeks Purchases

It’s time for another edition of me showing off my purchases off of Ebay.

They are listed alphabetically by last name.

abbott01

            1992 Pinnacle Team 2000        1992 Pinnacle (the Idols)

$.50                                       $.27

abbott02

1992 Topps (all-star)                 1992 Topps       

$.11                                    $,11

Jim Abbott collection 

  • These 4 cards give me 33 Jim Abbott cards.
  • These 4 cards are my 22nd of him with the California Angels.
  • These 4 cards are my 28th from his playing days.

Notes

  1. You’ll see these 4 cards on Too Many Manninghams at a later date.

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     2012 Topps Gypsy Queen mini - 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen mini

$.54                                            $.54

Johnny Bench collection

Notes

  1. These 2 cards give me 33 Johnny Bench cards.
  2. These 2 cards are my 23rd post career cards.
  3. He played his whole career for the Cincinnati Reds.

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1982 Fleer

Steve Carlton collection

$.45

Notes

  1. This card gives me 36 Steve Carlton cards.
  2. This card give me 28 cards with the Philadelphia Phillies.
  3. This card is my 29th from his playing days.

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1991 Bowman                              1992 Topps    

$.21                                            $.21

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1987 Topps Kmart 25th Anniversary

$.21

Gary Carter collection

Notes

  1. These 3 cards give me 40 Gary Carter cards.
  2. The top 2 cards give me 4 cards with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  3. The bottom card gives me 21 cards with the New York Mets.
  4. These 3 cards give me 35 cards during his playing days.

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     1989 Topps                    1992 Topps (all-star)

$.11                                      $.30

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1991 Topps                             1994 Post

$.30                                        $.50

Barry Larkin collection

Notes

  1. These 4 cards give me 44 cards of Barry Larkin.
  2. He played his whole career with the Cincinnati Reds.
  3. These 4 cards give me 41 from his playing days.
  4. You will see these 4 cards on Too Many Manninghams at a later date.

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2007 Upper Deck Ironman

$.54                                                $.54

$.54

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2000 Topps Stars

$.54

Cal Ripken jr collection

Notes

  1. These 4 cards give me 139 cards of Cal Ripken jr.
  2. He played his whole career with the Baltimore Orioles.
  3. The top 3 cards give me 26 from his post career.

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1982 Fleer                                    1990 Upper Deck

$.54                                                      $.54

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1988 Donruss                           1985 Donruss

$.45                                         $.51

Mike Schmidt collection

Notes

  1. These 4 cards give me 31 of Mike Schmidt.
  2. He played his whole career for the Philadelphia Phillies.
  3. These 4 cards give me 21 during his playing career.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Random Vintage

I’ve randomed all my cards in my vintage collection by decade.  Here’s what popped up.

For a description of what my Vintage collection is, click here for the post.

1950’s

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Bennie Daniels – 1959 Topps

This card actually came up with the 1960’s on the last post before I realized it was from 1959. The card says rookie stars of 1959 which usually means it was printed the next year. I figured it out before I posted it though.

1960’s

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Dave Stenhouse – 1965 Topps

I always liked the 1965’s, I think I like the flag. I tend to like all the sets that they used those. I also like having a card of a team that is no longer in existence. I know they moved, but they are no longer the Washington Senators.

1970’s

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Joe Torre – 1976 Topps

This card is a little (just a tad) miscut so eventually I will replace it. I’m not a huge fan of this set, if they would have stuck with the team colors at the bottom instead of random, I think it would have been a lot better.

1980’s

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Bob Brenly, Chili Davis, Bob Tufts – 1982 Topps

This card brings back memories. I remember when it was one of the cards you wanted because it was a Chili Davis rookie card. Back in the day, I probably had 8 or 9 of those.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Team collection pick-ups

I  broke these up to 2 posts because the PC post was getting pretty long.

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2014 Panini Donruss

White Sox collection

$.40

  • I still need 3 cards for the team set.

*note – I purchased this in a lot of 2 with a duplicate copy that went to my Chris Sale collection.

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2004 Fleer Tradition

White Sox collection 

$.49

  • I still need 12 cards for the team set.

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2004 Topps

White Sox collection 

$.49

  • I still need 14 cards for the team set.
  • I purchased this card from the same seller as the next one.

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2003 Topps

White Sox collection 

$.49

  • I still need 13 cards for the team set.

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1983 Donruss

White Sox collection 

$.35                                       $.21

  • I still need 19 cards for this team set.

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1983 Topps

White Sox collection 

$.11                                     $.15

  • I still need 3 cards for this team set.

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1995 Skybox Impact

Michigan collection

$.45

*note – You’ll see this card at Too Many Manninghams at a later date.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

PC pick-ups for last week

I found out that I get 2 weeks off at the holidays.  Yeah!  The bad news is I only get my holiday pay for those 2 weeks so for 2 weeks, I’m getting very short checks.  So I have suspended my Ebaying for a couple of weeks so the posts will get smaller, if any at all.  I assume I’ll still have a few cards trickle in so there will be a post, just smaller.  I will still try to do the random vintage posts, maybe an extra 1 or 2 until the beginning of the year when I can get back into the full swing of things.

Let’s get into last week’s purchases.

abbott01

1992 Fleer

Jim Abbott collection

$.25

  • This is my 29th card of Jim Abbott.
  • This is my 18th card of him with the California Angels.
  • This is my 24th card from his playing days.

*note – I purchased this card from the same seller as a fellow wolverine player further below (Barry Larkin)

*note – You’ll be able to see this card on Too Many Manninghams at a later date.

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2012 Allen & Ginter’s

Johnny Bench collection

$.36

  • This is my 31st card of Johnny Bench.
  • This is my 22nd card from after his playing days.

* note – He played his whole career for the Cincinnati Reds.

* note – I purchased this card from the same seller as a Cal Ripken jr card further below.

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2010 Topps Legendary Lineage

Carlton Fisk collection 

$.34

  • This is my 91st card of Carlton Fisk.
  • This is my 6th card of him with the Boston Red Sox.
  • This is my 15th card of him after his playing days.

*note – I have a lot more of his cards then the other player collections started at the same time because of his time with the Chicago White Sox.

larkin01

1992 Fleer (superstar specials)

Barry Larkin collection

$.25

  • This is my 40th card of Barry Larkin.
  • This is my 37th card from his playing days.

* note – He played his whole career with the Cincinnati Reds.

*note – I purchased this card from the same seller as the Jim Abbott card listed above.

*note – You’ll see this card at Too Many Manninghams at a later date.

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2014 Playoff Prestige

Taylor Lewan collection

$.49

*note – You’ll see this card at Too Many Manninghams at a later date.

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2000 Fleer Gamers Cal to Greatness

Cal Ripken jr collection

$.49

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2007 Upper Deck Ironman collection

Cal Ripken jr collection

top left – $.16, top right – $.16, bottom left – $.40, bottom right – $.21

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1993 Donruss                         1994 Post   

Cal Ripken jr collection

left – $.50, right – $.54

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          1992 Pinnacle          1988 Donruss (diamond king)

Cal Ripken jr collection 

left – $.50, right – $.16

*note – These make 135 cards of Cal Ripken jr.

*note – The 5 cards from his playing days make these my 113th from that time frame.

*note – The 4 cards after his playing days make these my 22nd from that time frame.

*note – He played his whole career with the Baltimore Orioles.

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2013 Press Pass

Denard Robinson collection

$.40

*note – This is my 14th card of Denard Robinson.

*note – This is my 5th card of him with the Michigan Wolverines.

*note – You’ll see this card at Too Many Manninghams at a later date.

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2014 Panini Donruss

Chris Sale collection

$.41

*note – He has played his whole career with the Chicago White Sox so far.

*note – I purchased this in a lot of 2 cards, the other will be featured in the White Sox pick-ups.