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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, April 29, 2017

Schmidt Saturday

I got one more card today to finish off the week. This is, I guess, technically an odd-ball card but it's the 3rd one from that set that I've picked up on Ebay. The 2nd one in he last week or so.


I picked up the Harold Baines last week and I also have the Cal Ripken that I grabbed back in June of last year. This one gives me 103 cards of Mike Schmidt. I picked it up for a quarter/shipped.

Friday, April 28, 2017

1 card Friday

White Sox are on a roll, they are currently tied for first and also tied with the Tigers as I type this. If they win, they will be in 1st place by themselves. They are also going for their 5th straight win after sweeping Kansas City. This team has some talent but it is a young team and I don't expect this to last all season but I'm certainly going to enjoy it while I can.

Speaking of the Sox, I did get 1 card for the White Sox Collection today.


I picked this up for $.23/shipped. I didn't even look to see if I had it, I just assumed I didn't because I don't think I have to many of his cards. I only need 2 more Opening Day cards to complete the team set.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Vintage, Sox and an Auto

I got 5 cards in 2 envelopes, or at least 5 cards that I'm keeping. Technically, I got 6 because I thought I ordered a Topps Tiffany from 1991 but it wasn't. He either sent the wrong card or just doesn't know the difference between a Tiffany and a regular base card. Either way, it was only $.06 so I'm not overly concerned on how that plays out.


I picked up this 1977 Topps for $.16/shipped. It was my 94th card from that set which puts that at 14% completed.


Yikes! I don't know what to make of that card. This 1978 card was $.16/shipped and is my 135th card from this set which puts it at just over 18.5% completed.


Last but not least for the Vintage Collection. I picked up this 1980 Topps for $.25/shipped. It was my 138th card which puts that set at 19% completed.

Those 3 vintage cards make 110 cards picked up for the Vintage collection this year.


I got this card from the same seller as the 3 vintage cards. I picked up this Carlos Rodon rookie for $.17/shipped. I still need quite a bit of the 2016 Topps Heritage team set so I won't bother telling you how many I need


I also picked up another White Sox autograph for $.99/shipped. I've never heard of the guy, not that that says much because I don't really follow prospects.

These 2 White Sox Collection cards make 66 cards picked up this year for that collection.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Quick post

Just a quick one card post today. I actually got this yesterday but I went out to help my grandmother move some stuff around at her house and just never got around to posting it then.


I picked up this 1977 Topps of Dwight Evans for $.18/shipped. A pretty good steal on a vintage of a pretty good player. This is my 93rd card from that set which puts it at 14% complete.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Lots of Vintage and more

This is actually a 2 day post since I was to lazy to post what came in the mail yesterday. I got 1 envelope chocked full of cards yesterday and 4 cards in 4 envelopes today. We'll start with the chocked full envelope first.

I won a lot of 1978 Topps cards, I didn't bother looking to see how many I needed. I only had 118 to begin with so I took a shot. I even put a max bid at a quarter a card. This is what I ended up needing.









I ended up with 15 additions to the set. It was a 18 card lot so I say I did pretty good. After adding them to the list and recalculating, I ended up with 134 cards for the 1978 Topps set which puts this set at 18.5% completed. My winning bid was $1.62 so it equals out to 14 cards at $.11 and one for a dime.


Since we're on the vintage theme, I picked up this 1980 Topps for $.23/shipped. It puts that set at 137 cards and almost 19% completed.


I just picked up one of these Rite-Aid cards of Mike Schmidt, now I got this one for $.16/shipped. This 1988 Topps Rite-Aid goes to the White Sox Collection.


Now on to something a little newer. I picked up this 2015 Donruss Preferred for $.18/shipped. It would be nice if I could finish logging all my cards in so I knew how many Jose Abreu cards I had. I know it's not a ton but it would just be nice to know.


I also picked up another White Sox relic on the cheap. I got this Carlos Lee jersey card for $1.34/shipped. It looks familiar so I think I have one of these Timber & Threads jersey cards already, I just don't know if it's this one or not. I'll figure it out whenever I get around to putting the cards away.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Saturday spring haul

I had no envelopes today so like I promised, I'm going to show some cards that Dennis from "Too Many Verlanders" and "Too Many Manninghams" gave me when we got together at the Michigan spring game this past Saturday. He gave me a healthy stack of cards that I didn't have from player collections to team collections.

The first 2 player collections we both collect so I'm sure these are all dupes for him.





These 6 Ripken cards were all new to me and put that collection at 321 cards. I actually thought I had a couple of them but according to my records (which is always accurate, yeah right!) I don't.




We also both collect Barry Larkin as he is a former Wolverine that we both like. These 5 cards put that collection at 120 cards. I always liked the ESPN cards at the bottom, you would think they would have more subsets or inserts that had to do with ESPN but then again, it would probably be all Yankees and Red Sox players.


These 3 Johnny Bench stickers put that collection at 68 cards. I love these stickers because I used to buy and stick these in the Topps albums that you can buy when I was a kid.


These were great additions because I don't get to add to many to the Billy Williams collection. I assumed there would at least be 1 Billy Williams in the 100 years of Wrigley set but I hadn't actually seen one yet. They are nice cards, I like the sign with the ivy, I'd like it more if I was a Cubs fan but I could see a fan really loving that set. These 2 cards put that collection at 64 cards.


Dennis also hit my Gary Carter collection with this Tribute card. I don't get to see to many of those considering everything I buy is a quarter or less. This Carter puts that collection at 102 cards.


Dennis even managed to hit my biggest player collection with this Paul Konerko. I knew I had this but I generally keep dupes of serial numbered cards since technically, they are different. I went to log it into the Konerko have list and realized the one I already had was numbered to /999 and this one is to /99 so it's definitely a different version of the card. This Konerko puts that collection at 414 cards.


He even managed to hit the White Sox collection with this autograph of Bobby Howry. I remember him being a decent reliever back in the days before our last World Series.


The 2nd autograph that he sent me was a Michigan auto of Will Johnson. This card is from 2009 and is my first auto of Will.



These 4 cards are all starter to each player collection. I don't know that De'Veon will have to many cards in the pros. Taco Charlton should as he was a very good DE but we'll see if he sticks somewhere, plus, you know defensive players don't get to many cards to begin with. I fully expect Jake Butt to have some pro cards so this 2 card head start on his career is a nice step.

As always, a big thank you to Dennis for the cards and for the great seats on Saturday.