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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.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

The 80's are back

Last post of my incoming April cards. I should be ready to go on the May posts tomorrow.

Last but not least, I started picking up cards of sets that were close to being completed in the vintage collection. So as you can guess, these are all the 80's pick-ups.



My cousin has a few 80's card mixed in his package. These 3 cards from the 1982 sets (one of my faves of the 80's because of nostalgic reasons) give me 119 cards for that set. They aren't overly expensive so I should go pick up some more.


He also sent these 2 cards from the 1980 set, definitely like getting the George Brett card. This set is a little further on at 190 cards.

Next month, I'll have a lot more cards as I bought from a few places as well as gotten cards from bloggers and my cousin.

I have Sportlots and Card Barrel purchases for next month but last night I spend some time on BaseballCardStore.CA and bought a little over 50 cards at a dime a piece. With the shipping at $5 I essentially paid $.20/each which is still a good deal. I searched for all my Tier 1 and Tier 2 collections. I intended on picking up stuff to finish complete sets and never did so I may go back and make another purchase if the first one comes back well.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Vintage Mays and more

* I put my April incoming on random for today's post.

2 more days and 2 more posts. As I said in the last post, the last 2 are vintage posts and I already posted the 50's and the 60's so that should narrow it down for you. Before I get to the actual Vintage Collection cards, he sent me a couple that I'm keeping as well.


I always debated on collecting these checklists, because they are technically not park of the numbered set. I kind of feel that checklists should be part of the set so while I don't actively pick them up, I keep them when I get one.


I'm keeping this just because it's cool and it's Willie Mays. It's from a 1961 Topps Stamp set. It's listed as an insert from the 1961 Topps set.



Don Sutton and Nolan Ryan, yes please. My cousin sent these as part of his package. Obviously the Nolan Ryan card is pretty cool because I'm sure the base card is probably out of my cheap asses range. These 3 cards from 1975 give me 83 for the set.


He also sent this Don Sutton from the 1973 set that I needed.




These 14 cards from the 1973 set I picked up from Sportlots. I'm not going to post prices for each card but I did pay less than $.50 for each card. 4 of them were $.50 but the majority of them were $.18. The 15 cards put that set at 477 cards.

Next up is the few 80's that I picked up, I just about have everything scanned and ready to go for next month. That's what I worked on today.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

White Sox Hits

* I put my April incoming on random for today's post.

Today's random post is, wait for it, another White Sox post. Woo Hoo! Sorry, I couldn't help myself. These are all White Sox collection cards but there are a little nicer than most.


I'll start off with this Dylan Cease as it is #'d to /50. I like Cease but I can't decide if he's lived up to the hype yet. I'd like to see a little more consistency before I give him the thumbs up.








Told you they were a little better than usual. Some are dupes for me, I believe the first 4 autographs all are. There's a couple of decent names up there with Jose Abreu and of course, Frank Thomas. A couple of hopefully rising stars in Reynaldo Lopez and Tyler Danish. All of these were in the package from my cousin, Sluggo.

There are 2 more posts for this month, both vintage so all you non-White Sox fans will get to view something better, at least for you.

On a side note, I just finished watching the Sox/Angels game in '05 where AJ ran on the drop 3rd strike in the playoffs.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Sox Staff

* I put my April incoming on random for today's post.

Another quicky before I head to bed. My cousin is leaving tomorrow so things will get back to normal. I couldn't tell you the last time I left the house 3 days in a row.

Today you get a couple of our young pitchers. One you got to see start to shine last year, the other you'll get to see whenever we start playing again.


I picked up these 3 2020 cards of Lucas Giolito from Sportlots. The Opening Day I grabbed for $.18, the Opening Day blue for $1 and the 2020 Donruss you think you've seen here before but this is the Holo Blue variation, I only paid $.30 for it.


My cousin also sent me this Sepia Refractor of Lucas as well. Those 4 additions put his cards at 36 cards. I'm hoping last year wasn't a fluke and he's the real deal.

 



My cousin also boosted my Michael Kopech collection with these 6 cards as well. He was out last year with Tommy John surgery so he should be good and rested for his return since he was coming back early this year. These 6 give me 43 of him.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Modern Sox

* I put my April incoming on random for today's post.

Just a quick post, my cousin is still in town and I haven't been home much and I'm tired. It'll be a quick post but a lot of cards. It's one of those current Sox players that I sorta started a player collection of.






Those 9 cards of Eloy all came from my cousin, who is the one currently in town. He brought me another box but I haven't gone through it yet because I haven't been home.


I also picked up these 2 2020 cards from Sportlots. I paid $.18 for the base card and went ahead and put a buck on the blue. I think I was tired of shopping so I threw it on there to get to the $5 that week.

These 11 cards give me 37 cards of Eloy, a modest start for a new PC.