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.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Terrific Odd Balls

What? No Konerko post today? What are you going to do? Don't worry, more of you will appreciate these cards anyways, except, they aren't all cards.

I'll start off with a couple of oversized cards of Tom Terrific, both from the original Donruss brand. I'm not sure I even realized they were oversized when I bought them. I would have bought them anyways, just saying.

Lots and lots of stickers. I always enjoy the 80's stickers, lots of memories. I threw the Star Sticker in there since it's technically a sticker but I think most of us consider it a card since it's the same size.

This is a 1984 Fun Food Pin. This scan is a little more blown up because it's only the size of maybe a nickel. I don't think I've seen these before. I'm not sure where I'm going to put this, probably find some place on my shelves for it.

Theses were all pretty fun to open, you gotta love some oddball stuff.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

More of, well, you know

Since we seem to be on a Paul Konerko kick, let's have another one. As you can tell, I bought a ton of PK cards, all for under $.50/piece. I'll give you the numbers once I get to the last PK post. Today's you'll get to see the cards from 2002.

As usual, we'll start with the Bowman, or Heritage in this case. He didn't have a Bowman card that year so this and a Bowman's Best is all he had and I now have both.

For Donruss, I picked up this 1982 look-a-like Originals and the Studio. The Studio sets always annoyed me because I always list the manufacture in front of Studio and there's a few years where it could have been Leaf or Donruss. I realize they are one in the same but that's how I list them so this year, I appreciated that they used the Donruss in the name.

In the early 2000's, Fleer put out a ton of different sets. Kind of like Topps these days. Along with these 10, I have 5 other 2002 Fleer cards. You see the 2 on the bottom left, those are from the Fleer set, one is a gold back which is why there are 2. I didn't even know there was such a thing as a gold back until I ran across it.

Next up is the Leaf portion, or Donruss, or whatever. I always liked the Rookies & Stars sets back when they were new.

I picked up 4 from the Topps manufacturer. I like the Pristine, probably because it's more shiney. I like the Total set, at least the idea behind everybody getting a card, I just wish the modern day wasn't an online purchase set. $10/pack is a tad pricey for a set that used to be pretty cheap (at least I remember it being cheap.)

Finally, we have the Upper Deck. I'm not sure I've seen the Ballpark Idols set before, I know this was my first one I've gotten. The Authentics set is new to me as well, that would be the 1989 look-a-like.

You tired of seeing PK yet, I hope not because I have 3 more posts but don't worry, if the random allows it, I have other players as well as a team post.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Great News for me, PK for you

I was catching up on some reading before I came to do this post and read some exciting news. Exciting enough that I actually thought positive thoughts about Michigan football (it's been awhile.) No, it wasn't the signing of the extension for Jim Harbaugh. It was who he selected to be the running backs coach.

This Guy.

You should know him as one of my Tier 1 collections and personally, he's my favorite Michigan player of all time. He's been at IU coaching the running backs for the last couple of seasons, he also coined the phrase "Little Brother" in regards to that other team in Michigan. I'm excited to have him back in the Maize and Blue.

Sorry, I got a little lost in the good news. There is an actual post coming up. Yesterday we had the 1999 Konerko's, well, the great random on the internet decided to follow it up with his next year.

First up is the Ultra Gold Medallion. I do like that they die cut them this year.

The MLB Showdown. I still have never played this game.

A couple of Pacific, including the die cut red Crown Royal. That's a pretty sweet card.

A couple of Topps. The Chrome's aren't as nice as they are now and that card on the right is the Home Team Advantage parallel. I don't know how that set was distributed. If it was a team set or a parallel or whatever. Drop me a line if you know. I'm too lazy to look.

Last but not least, but because it's alphabetical, Upper Deck.

As you can see, I got a bunch from 2000 as well as the 1999. Don't worry, you'll get plenty more of PK before I'm done.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Paulie Pre-Sox

Just finished watching Michigan annihilate Wisconsin. If they play the way they've been playing, they should be in the final 4. They are talking about the tournament being completely held in Indiana. Would be nice if it wasn't during Covid, I probably would have tried to get tickets.

Today's post is another of PK, some of them pre-White Sox.
I picked up these 2 from the PK's short stay in Cincinnati. I always like the Reds and Dodgers cards of Konerko becaues they just look odd to me after all those years in a Sox uniform.

I picked up 1 Bowman with this Bowman's Best. It looks better than the scan, trust me.

I also picked up 2 from Pacific. Look at that bottom card with 3 photos of Paulie on there. I like the card even if that green isn't flattering.

1 card from Skybox. This is a nice card with the dark background and I like the jersey number on the front. I don't really make it a point to remember jersey numbers but I do know his.

You know you're going to have some Topps. Back in 1999 (I had a bunch of Topps that year), I don't remember ever seeing the Chromes. I have since, this isn't my first but I don't remember them back then. The Topps Star card is the base, I do have the 1 star already.

I thought I had the Victory, apparently not. The MVP is the silver script version.

In case you haven't figured it out, all these are from the various 1999 sets which was Paulie's first year with the Sox. Some of those cards are pre goatee when the only way I remember him is with it.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Random Cards #79

It's a Sunday so how about a random post, it's been a few weeks since I put one out.

Tier 1 Collections
(1440 cards - up 152 cards since last random post)

Collection - Tom Seaver
Card - 1992 Pacific Tom Terrific
Player - Tom Seaver
Team - New York Mets
Acquired - Trade
From - Ron (reader)
When - September, 2011

Tier 2 Collections
(1467 cards - up 18 cards since last random post)

Collection - Carlton Fisk, White Sox
Card - 1986 Leaf
Player - Carlton Fisk
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Unknown
Price - Unknown
From - Unknown
When - Unknown

Tier 2 Michigan Players Collections
(445 cards - up 1 card since last random post)

Collection - Mitch McGary
Card - 2014-15 Panini Select
Player - Mitch McGary
Team - Oklahoma City Thunder
Acquired - Trade
When - April, 2016

Tier 3 Collections
(1233 cards - up 1 card since last random post)

Collection - Carl Yastrzemski
Card - 1983 Topps Sticker
Player - Carl Yastrzemski
Team - Boston Red Sox
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $.26
From - Sportlots
When - January, 2020

Michigan Collection
(648 cards - up 1 card since last random post)

Collection - Devin Gardner, Michigan
Card - 2015 Panini Michigan Wolverines
Player - Devin Gardner
Team - Michigan Wolverines
Acquired - Trade
When - December, 2015

White Sox Collection
(8218 cards - up 188 cards since last random post)

Collection - White Sox, Vintage
Card - 1983 Topps
Player - Rudy Law
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $.15
From - Ebay
When - December, 2014

Team Card Collection
(145 cards)

Collection - Team, Vintage
Card - 1980 Topps
Player - Multiple
Team - Toronto Blue Jays
Acquired - Unknown
Price - Unknown
From - Unknown
When - Unknown

Vintage Collection (1950's)
(71 cards)

Collection - White Sox, Vintage
Card - 1954 Topps
Player - Jack Harshman
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Purchased
Price - Unknown
From - Flea Market, North Carolina
When - March, 2013

Vintage Collection (1960's)
(306 cards)

Collection - White Sox, Vintage
Card - 1965 Topps
Player - Juan Pizarro
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Unknown
Price - Unknown
From - Unknown
When - Unknown

Vintage Collection (1970's)
(2285 cards)

Collection - White Sox, Vintage
Card - 1974 Topps
Player - Jim Kaat
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $.35
From - COMC
When - December, 2012

Vintage Collection (1980's)
(7348 cards - up 31 cards from last random post)

Collection - Vintage
Card - 1985 Topps
Player - Bret Saberhagen
Team - Kansas City Royals
Acquired - Unknown
Price - Unknown
From - Unknown
When - Unknown

(230 cards)

Collection - Mark Buehrle, White Sox
Card - 2008 Topps Retail Relics
Player - Mark Buehrle
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $1.50
From - Ebay
When - August, 2011

(366 cards)

Collection - White Sox
Card - 2016 Topps Heritage
Player - Matt Purke
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $.99
From - Ebay
When - September, 2017

There you have it, I thought the White Sox were going to do a clean sweep on the Vintage sets but Saberhagen put a stop to that.