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.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

All-Stars and Chromes

I figured I'd better put out another post since 4 out of the next 7 days will be birthday posts. The wife is decorating for Christmas and I'm doing what I can not to so I need to look busy.

Today's post is only a few cards and they all came from Sluggo but at 3 different times.

I got this one at the beginning of October in some cards that Sluggo got in a collection.

Sluggo was going through some stuff he still had packed and it had larger cards in it so he gave this to me along with some other Sox jumbo cards but I actually had those.

I saw this at the Fort Wayne card show and I picked it up for a buck. I used Sluggo's money though so it came out of my payment for doing shows. It's a retrofractor which I assume is just a fancy name for the refractor's back in 2001.

These 3 cards give me 707 cards of Barry. As high of a number as that is, I'm still in a tie for 16th place on TCDB. I knew Chris at Nachos Grande and Dennis at Too Many Verlanders would be above me, I didn't expect 14 other to be as well. Apparently he's a popular collection.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Hello and Goodbye

I've been so immersed in the big Michigan win on Saturday that I haven't really watched or read much on anything else. A guy at work told me today that he thought he heard that Abreu signed with the Astros and I hadn't even heard it. I'm a slacker.

I understand the decision to let Abreu go as far as a business decision but that doesn't mean I like it. I really liked Abreu. I guess he almost signed with Cleveland so in that regard, I'm glad he signed with the Astros, even if I don't like them.

Today's post is a bunch of cards of a guy when I started collecting, I figured I wouldn't get very many because they were all expensive. Times have changed though.

Again, you know the story of the 582 Montgomery's. I was surprised the guy that sold these to the LCS didn't keep this one.

These 40 cards came from Sportlots. I picked them up all for $1 or less. A lot of them were under $.20. I realize there isn't anything flashy up there but for awhile, his cards were hard to come by cheap so this was a nice big lot and a decent add to the collection.

This is one of those manufactured relics that are so freaking thick. I'm not fan of these because of it but I have found a way to store them in my binders. I use 8 card pages, they fit in those easily and let's face it, most of these manu-relics are horizontal which works best in those pages. This isn't your average manu-relic, it's the gold version which are serial numbered to /50. The best part is I didn't pay a dime for it. Sluggo threw it in on one of his buys at the Shipshewana show and just gave it to me for helping out. Sweet!

These 42 cards give me 118 cards of Robert. A long way from when I first started. I picked up 12 cards from 2018-2020, back when they were more expensive. I picked up 36 last year and I am up to 70 for this year.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Happy Birthday - Eloy Jimenez

Eloy was born on this day in 1996, making him 26 today.

MLB Debut - March 28th, 2019 (White Sox)

Drafted by the Cubs

White Sox

Years Active - 

  • 2019-current (White Sox)

Cards on TCDB - 5940 cards (up 1001 cards from last year)

Cards I have - 129 cards (up 36 cards from last year)

PC Rank - #19 (#24 overall)

TCDB Rank - #7

Where they came from -

  • Sluggo (45 cards)
  • Sportlots (44 cards)
  • Card Show-Mishawaka (7 cards)
  • Fred Sawyer (6 cards)
  • Ebay (4 cards)
  • F&G Sportscards (4 cards)
  • the National (4 cards)
  • Box Breaks (3 cards)
  • Card Show-Plymouth (3 cards)
  • Card Show-Kalamazoo (2 cards)
  • Card Show-Shipshewana (2 cards)
  • Padrographs (2 cards)
  • Card Show-Ft Wayne (1 card)
  • Card Show-Warsaw (1 card)
  • High Heat Collectibles (1 card)
  • Too Many Verlanders (1 card)
  • Unknown (1 card)

Happy Birthday Eloy!

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Happy Birthday - Lano Hill

Lano was born on this day in 1995, making him 27 today.

NFL Debut - September 17th, 2017

Years Active - 

  • 2017-2020 (Seahawks)


Cards on TCDB - 27 cards (same as last year)

Cards I have - 3 cards (same as last year)

PC Rank - #85 (#1532 overall)

TCDB Rank - #1

Where they came from -

  • Sportlots (3 cards)

Happy Birthday Lano!

Friday, November 25, 2022

Happy Birthday - Blake Corum

Blake was born on this day in 2000, making him 22 today.

NFL Debut - N/A

Years Active - N/A

Cards on TCDB - 35 cards

Cards I have - 2 cards

PC Rank - #92 (#1890 overall)

TCDB Rank - #2

Where they came from -

  • Sluggo (2 cards)

Happy Birthday Blake!