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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, September 27, 2015

New Additions - Michigan Collection

This round of cards have all been randomized, let's get to today's cards.

Today's random came up on Michigan cards, so you all should know that Dennis sent me all these cards.





My Michigan collection isn't anywhere close to what Dennis' is, but he gets all the Michigan cards from the traders (I don't trade anymore) which is all good, because he sends me all the dupes that he ends up with, or at least the ones in the Maize and Blue. To get these 2 cards from him is really not surprising, the top is a base card and even the refractor at the bottom isn't surprising. What is, and always surprises me that he sends me are cards like these.




He always goes above and beyond when it comes to sending me Michigan hits. You can see the top card is only numbered to 50. The bottom 2 cards are very recent so I've actually seen these 2 play in the Big House.

Check out My Personal Collections (now with over 2600 cards) and My Baseball Card Obsession (now with over 3300 cards and over 1000 different card labels and 1625 players).

Saturday, September 26, 2015

New Additions - Vintage Collection (1981-1982)

This round of cards have all been randomized, let's get to today's cards.

For the 2nd day in a row, you'll get to check out more cards from the 1980's, 1981 and 1982 to be exact only this time they aren't all White Sox cards, they are for the Vintage Collection





I mentioned previously that I only looked for certain things at Dougs because he was closing, the 1981 Topps were one of them, mainly because he didn't have a whole bunch to go through.





3 cards from the 1981 Donruss set, 2 of those HOF's. These 3 put that set at 6.45% completes, it's only my 39th card. 




Also got 3 cards from the 1981 Fleer set, with 2 of the greatest managers. These 3 put this set at 5.3% as I have even less cards at 35 for the set.


Holy uni-brow Batman, I hope that's just a shadow.

I even got 1 card from the 1981 Topps set, and he was a pretty feared hitter in his day. This 1 card (plus the 2 above) puts this set at 73.42% completed at 533 cards.











Sluggo also sent me 10 cards from the 1982 Donruss set and those are some pretty big names back then up there. These 10 put this set at 9.85% complete with only 65 cards.



These 2 cards from the 1982 Fleer set, also of some pretty big names, put that set at 5.15% complete with only 34 cards. I already had the Steve Carlton in that player collection so it comes over here.





4 more cards for the 1982 Topps set, and 3 HOF's represented again. These 4 cards put that set at 7.32% completed with only 58 cards.

Check out My Personal Collections (now with over 2600 cards) and My Baseball Card Obsession (now with over 3300 cards and over 1000 different card labels and 1625 players).

Friday, September 25, 2015

New Additions - White Sox Collection (1980's)

This round of cards have all been randomized, let's get to today's cards.

Lots of cards on this round and multiple sources where they came from. The White Sox Collection additions from the 1980's is what came up, let's get down to it




I grabbed a couple of Sox from the 1982 Topps set at the barber shop. Nothing exciting but I do love this set, lots of memories of buying these in packs.




My cousin dropped this 1981 Fleer on me which actually brings me down to only needing 4 more for that team set.













Kyle dropped 11 cards from the 1982 set, you'll see the same 2 that I picked up at Doug's but Kyle didn't know I picked those up because I'm really slow at updating my want lists. That's ok though, because I'll just bump those 2 over to the Vintage Collection. All of these bring me to only needing 8 for the team set, I'd hazard a guess that I didn't have very many to begin with for this year.



He sent me 2 more cards for the 1983 Topps set which brings me to 1 card on the want list, the Carlton Fisk all-star card. I have one if the Carlton Fisk collection already so it would go right to this set.














If all those 1982 Topps weren't enough, he also gave me 13 cards from the 1985 Topps set. All of these great cards bring that team set down to 3, one of those being another Carlton Fisk (record breaker).


This is actually a 1986 Topps Traded card and was the final card I needed to finish that team set.



These 2 bring the 1986 Topps mini set down to 1 card, anybody want to guess which card I need? Yup, Carlton Fisk.






Even after all those 80's Sox cards Kyle sent, he still sent me another 5 to go to the 1988 Topps set which brings that set down to only needing 1 more card to complete. I'll give you a guess who it is, anybody? Nope, I have the Fisk this time, it's actually Joel Davis.

Big thanks to Kyle for all of this 80's love, he brought the team sets from 1983-1988 down to 5 cards to complete all of them. Check him out over at Nolan's Dugout





If you've been following along, Dennis has sent me all kinds of cards that are not the normal size, this one included. This comes from the 1985 Donruss Stand Ups set. You tear out at the perforation and it folds out to be a kind of 3D card. I had a bunch of these growing up but I never actually tore them out, I left them just like they are. Yes, that's Carlton Fisk who seems to be giving me issues on completing sets in the 80's but I actually had one of these already in the Fisk Collection.

Check out My Personal Collections (now with over 2600 cards) and My Baseball Card Obsession (now with over 3300 cards and over 1000 different card labels and 1625 players).