This blog is about sports cards. I tend to only purchase cheap items so don't come hear expecting to see big money cards. My teams collections are Chicago White Sox and Michigan Wolverines. I also have a bunch of player collections.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Surprise package

I got a package in the mail, and when I say package, I mean a box a little bit bigger than the flat rate boxes that most of us have used. I had no idea what it was, I don't remember ordering anything. So I opened it and it was filled with bubble wrap. So I pulled all of that and unrolled it and inside that was a team bag. I opened that and there was a penny sleave and inside of all that was this,

I guess I did purchase that, for $.32/shipped and the dude had to spend at least $6 or $7 to ship it and it's not really even a card, it's metal so there is a lot less chance of something happening to it. I'm not complaining, just found it odd. This is my 39th "card' of Moncada who is currently on a rehab assignment. This is a 2017 coin, made to be like the ones they had back in the day.

Monday, August 19, 2019


Shhh! I'm not saying anything about starting the week off right because look what happened last week. I will say that I got 1 card in the mail today. It's a White Sox collection and it's a older style jersey, not one of my favorites, but it's always nice to see the old jerseys occasionally.

I guess I should have said a unique jersey instead of an older style. I picked up this Rodon for $.28/shipped from Topps Bunt. I always have to be careful bidding on Bunt cards because I've been real close to bidding on digital cards. This is my 29th card of our opening day starter who's currently out with Tommy John surgery.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Random Player From My Collections #2

I started this last week and since I didn't have many posts this week, I'll throw up another. Last week I only used baseball players, I didn't realize it at the time, so this week it will be all the players, in all the sports that I collect. Total players equals 3,311, let's kick off this random post.

#1192 - Dane Iorg (4 cards)

Another player from my Vintage Collections. Nothing really exciting about the 4 cards I have of his, they were all mid 80's. I chose the 1986 Topps because the other 3 were all headshots and this was at least an action shot. I picked up this card from my cousin back in September of 2016.

The TCDB has 55 cards listed, I only have 4 and I know I need at least 14 others for the Vintage Collection although some of those are in sets that I have a bunch of cards for so I wonder if I don't actually have more and I just missed them when I was recording them.

#472 - Pat Putnam (8 cards)

I picked Putnam's rookie card to showcase for him out of the 8 I have. I always liked these prospects card in the older sets. Although now that I look at his other cards, he has one in 1978 with other prospects as well.

According to the TCDB, he has 52 cards listed. I only need 7 more to go into the vintage collection. I picked up the 1979 Topps card for a quarter back in July of 2017.

#2037 - Paul Reuschel (1 card)

I didn't even know who this was. I recognized the last name of course because apparently he is the brother of Rick Reuschel. I only have the above card and it came to me in March of 2014 in a trade with 2x3 Heroes.

He only has 12 cards listed on the TCDB and I only need 2 others for my Vintage collection.

Nothing really exciting on that post, all Vintage collection cards, not even a White Sox. It's still fun to put up though and it ended up all being baseball anyways.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

My 2 favorite teams

I may have started the week off right in the last post, but I got nothing until today. At least I finally got something. 2 envelopes, both with one team in each one.

I grabbed both of these from the same seller. I paid $.25/shipped for the Rutherford and $.39 for the Cease. It is my 4th card of Rutherford despite him still being in the minors and my 5th of Cease who is currently with the big club so I'm sure I'll definitely see more cards of him.

Since I started with White Sox cards, I'll post these that I picked up at Walmart as well. I bought a blaster of Topps Stickers for $10. I like that they are card sized since I won't be sticking them anywhere. The backs also feature another player so twice the chance of getting stuff for my collections. That was the thought anyways, I only ended up with 2 Sox and they were both on the front.

A past pitching stud and a future pitching stud, although neither are with the club at the moment. Kopech had Tommy John surgery  and is scheduled to be back next year and you should all know that Sale is with the wrong Sox now. Actually, I found it surprising that Sale was featured in a White Sox uniform, I even had to send in a correction on TCDB because it was listed as a Boston card. It is my 10th card of Kopech and my 148th card of Sale. If you divide the blaster with the $10 I paid, it equals to $.25 a card/sticker.

I picked up this former Wolverine for $.28/shipped. It is my 8th card of Chesson, this is the gold version of Leaf Draft. I'm slowly getting up to double digits on Jehu's cards.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Starting the week off right

I got 5 cards in 2 envelopes in the mail today. A nice start to the week.

I picked up another Ripken, my 452nd, which is my highest player collection. I paid $.47/shipped for this 2000 Upper Deck Legends card.

Another tier 2 collection card. This 2010 Topps insert came to me for $.43/shipped and is my 85th card of Johnny Bench.

I also grabbed 2 more Wagner cards, putting his collection at 9 cards. I paid $.26/shipped for the Prizm Freshman Phenoms and $.34/shipped for the Select. All 4 of the above cards came from the same seller.

Last but not least, I picked up this game-used bat from Upper Deck SP (2001) for $1.34/shipped which is a great deal. It is my 135th card of Mags and my 9th relic card of his. This card goes to the White Sox collection. Ordonez is my 3rd highest non player collection behind Frank Thomas and Chris Sale.