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, December 10, 2019

Sox Stickers

I'm still throwing up posts of some stuff that my cousin sent me since I'm no longer purchasing on Ebay. We chatted on the phone yesterday and he informed me that he has another 800 count box almost full to ship to me. Guess I know what I'll be doing this weekend.

I just wanted to throw up a quick post of a few stickers that he sent me that I loved, mainly for the memories.

Best I can tell is the top 2 are from 1982 Fleer and the bottom one is from 1983. I remember wanting all these when I was a kid and if those years are correct, I was only in my 2nd and 3rd year of collecting which puts me around 10 years old (yeah, I'm old now). I loved these.

I got these along with 16 cards from the late 80's and 90's in the box. I won't show those here as there is nothing fancy but they were needs. I'll be back with some more modern cards in the near future.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Random Players From My Collections #6

I haven't done one of these in awhile and I'm just sitting around doing nothing today so here you go. I have 3,357 (up 12 from the last post) players listed in my collection.

#2746 - Felix Mantilla (1 card)


If you're familiar with TCDB, then you know that a high number means that it's going to be a player with 1 card (I have over 1,300 1 card players). Felix is obviously part of the Vintage collection with this 1965 Topps.

According to TCDB, he has 54 cards, 11 of those would be part of my Vintage Collection so I have 10 more that I need to get.

#1976 - Eddie Williams (2 cards)

I didn't know who he was by name but upon seeing the cards I have of him, I do recognize those. I went ahead and showed both since I only had 2.

According to TCDB, he has 97 cards, there are other White Sox cards of his that I will need to get but I'm not going to click on each one to see if he's with the Sox. He only played there in 1989 according to Baseball-Reference.com.  He was in the majors for 10 years though.

#1369 - Lerrin LaGrow (3 cards)

I recognized his name but probably just because it's an odd name. I figured he was a Vintage Collection guy and I was right, except that he is evidently a White Sox Collection guy as well.

As you can see, I have 3 of his cards, the first 2 he is with the Tigers. According to the TCDB, he only has 23 cards and only 5 of those I still need for the Vintage Collection.

Maybe I should call these posts, players that I only have a few cards of, since over 2,500 of the 3,357 players have 5 cards or less. Then again, the players I have a bunch of you probably have already seen the cards here so it's probably good the way it is. Only thing off the top of my head is to random all the players I have 50 cards or more, 6-49, and 5 or less just to spread it out. We'll see, maybe I'll change it up, maybe not.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Scary Moment

Had a scary moment this morning. I was putting away the cards my cousin sent me and as I was flipping through my Carlton Fisk cards (in binders) to get to the last page, when I noticed something. What it looked like was the page had melted around the card, like when you put the blow dryer on plastic to make the plastic seal around the item. I tried pulling out the cards and they were stuck. I got out which ones I could, then started checking other pages. All in all, it effected 3 or 4 pages. I had to throw out 16 cards in all but what I can't figure out is, there was what looked to be mold on a couple of the cards. A few pages in the middle of a book with 40-50 pages in it got wet, sitting on a desk in my finished basement. There is absolutely no water anywhere around my card books, no wet spots on the ceiling, nothing on the walls, no water anywhere.

I ended up searching all my books, page by page and I only found one more instance of the page looking the same but not nearly as bad and I didn't lose any of the cards. This book was all the way on the other side of my desk, nowhere near the first book.

What scared me at first is I didn't know how many cards, or if all my books were effected. Also, the first card I noticed that was definitely damaged was this,

My first thought was crap, one of the high dollar cards from the 1973 set, a Fisk rookie. Since then I have learned that it can be had for a few bucks and that it's technically not the rookie but I didn't know that at the time and I was annoyed. I sat down at my laptop and was logging off the cards that I was throwing out and this card was 1 of 2 (the other was behind this one) that I couldn't even get out of the page. So I went to look at the 1973's and it showed I didn't even have this card. After I looked a little further, it was actually this card.

So I panicked for nothing, for one, it wasn't as much of a high dollar card (although a few dollars is for me) and it wasn't even the card that I thought it might be. All the cards I lost are fairly easily replaceable so not a big deal now but it is still a mystery to how it all happened.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Shoeless Friday

I'm still waiting on my last Ebay package, if I don't get it tomorrow, then I'll start the process of getting a refund and a sportslots seller can have my money. I purchased another 20 something cards today and had them sent to my box. After it gets there, I'll have 4 packages there. I think I'm going to have it ship next week so I'll probably add another package or so to it.

As I mentioned in my last post, I'm going to show some cards that my cousin sent me. I planned on posting a few times a week but I'm so old now that I usually nap after work which leaves me less time to work on cards. I really should go to bed earlier so I don't need the naps.

Here's the other player collection that he has probably about doubled with his last 2 packages.

These Panini Diamond Kings are kind of tough sometimes to figure out what year it is since they've used the same photo multiple times. I believe this is from 2017.

Everything else left of Shoeless Joe are all 2019 Panini. This one is from the Leather & Lumber set. I like it, it's different and it's a die cut.

This one is from the Diamond Kings set but it's an insert set labeled 1919.

These last 2 are from the Joe Jackson insert set, also part of the Diamond Kings set. There are 5 total cards, including the checklist in this set, Sluggo sent me the other 3 in his last package so I now have the final 2 to the insert set.

These 5 cards put the Shoeless Joe Jackson Collection at 22 cards. It was only at 15 cards this year until the last couple of months. I only picked up 1 or 2 cards every year since 2013 until this year where I've gotten 8 of them, 7 came from  Sluggo in his last 2 packages.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

A couple for Sunday

Since I only have one (hopefully) more package coming from Ebay before I'm officially through with them and I chose the Sportslots box route on my shipping from Sportslots so I won't get those for awhile, I thought I'd spread out some cards that my cousin sent me. He sent me about 100 cards but I only needed 1/4 of them between already having the rest and he just sent a bunch of dupes. For the most part, they'll be by player since I got a few cards of most of the players. I'll start off with a player collection.

This 2019 card of Fisk is my first of his 2019 cards. It's a 1984 Topps insert, but I noticed the photo was different so I went and looked and it is, he also didn't have an all-star card so it's a totally new card which is even better.

He also sent me this sticker back from 1990 Topps Stickers. Nothing too fancy but I do remember these from when I collected as a kid.

These 2 cards put me at 170 cards of Fisk.