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, March 25, 2023

the Team, the Team, the Team cards

We set up at the Lansing Mall today, it was a good show with a lot of people but it wasn't as good as we had hoped it would be. It was good to see Dennis again. He came out to see and spend some money with us, plus as an added bonus, he brought me a whole bunch of cards. He made some trades on TCDB and picked me up a whole bunch for the vintage collection. I can't wait until I dig into it all tomorrow. He also gave me a bunch of other stuff from himself and knowing that we go through each other's TCDB before we send cards, I know I'll need all or most of them. I've been adding so much lately I wouldn't be surprised if I picked up a couple that he already had set aside.

I also picked up a bunch of Michigan autos for my PCS, some really good stuff, off the top of my head, I know there's an auto #'d to /5 so we'll see when I get to those.

I know as I pulled out a few cards that Dennis sent me, that there are more cards in that box that goes with today's post but I guess you'll see those when this post comes back around. It is late however, so I'm just going to drop some pics and tell you the year.








Out of all those fabulous team cards, the only card I paid for was the 1957 card. I picked it up at the Plymouth show from Nick who is a Michigan guy so I usually check out his table. I picked this one up and another really great other vintage that you'll see at a later post

Friday, March 24, 2023

Colorful Friday

The World Baseball Classic has got me so ready to watch the Sox. I just got to figure how I'm going to do that since I cancelled my cable. I'd pay for a MLB package if they would get with the times and not black everything out. I'm not sure why the MLB is so stubborn to change their policies.

Enough about baseball, at least for a week or so. Today's post is former Wolverine football post. It'll be a quicky as I have some things to do before going to bed as early as I do for work. I have to get up early to get up to Lansing for the card show tomorrow.

The top scan is from my latest Sportlots package and the bottom card is from my LCS. Lots and lots of color. 

These 9 cards give me 24 cards of Chris.

I picked up this at my LCS as well, well technically, I pulled it out of his box of cards in my card room but I still got it from the LCS.

This card of Hurst gives me 21 of Moe.

These also came from that LCS box. The one on the left is #'d to /99 and the one on the right is to /199. These 2 are also rookies. I just realized, every card on this post is a rookie card.

These 2 cards give me 26 cards of Taco.

There is a lot of shinyness on this post

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Happy Birthday - Mark Buehrle

Mark was born on this day in 1979, making him 44 today.

MLB Debut - July 16th, 2000 (White Sox)

Years Active - 

  • 2000-2011 (White Sox)
  • 2012 (Marlins)
  • 2013-2014 (Blue Jays)

White Sox


Blue Jays

Cards on TCDB - 2645 cards (up 130 cards from last year)

Cards I have - 381 cards (up 12 cards from last year)

PC Rank - #6 (#7 overall)

TCDB Rank - #2

Where they came from -

Happy Birthday Mark!

Monday, March 20, 2023

Sauce Castillo and friends

I'm just going to get to it tonight. The first player is the last of my January pick-ups so I'm gradually catching up.

These 8 cards of Franz (maybe 1 of Moe) all came from my last Sportlots package. A lot of them are from the Chronicles set but lots of Maize and Blue so it's all good.

These 2 came from Sluggo, lots more Maize and Blue to go with the Red, White and Blue.

I picked up these 2 at the South Bend show when Kevin bought out a couple of dollar boxes.

He does have some pro jersey cards. These 3 came from Hollisters at the last Lansing show, which is where we will be on Saturday.

I picked his out while sorting for the LCS. Obviously this is the purple parallel.

This one I have labeled as Man Cave but to be honest, I think it is also probably the LCS but I could be wrong.

These 17 cards give me 25 of Franz so it's been a productive couple of months.

These 2 scans of Sauce Castillo came from the last Sportlots package. I hadn't picked up very man of Stauskas in awhile so it was a nice package.

This one came from the sorting for my LCS. Which I picked up more cards to sort today. This is a Press Proof variation and is numbered to /199.

These 8 cards bump up the Stauskas collection to 39 cards.

This card came from my LCS sorting as well.

This was another card I picked up in Lansing from Hollister.

This Green, White and Purple variation came from the South Bend show.

These 3 cards give me 54 cards of LeVert.

Sorry about the quick post but I'm getting sleepy fast and I need to finish before I fall asleep at my laptop.

See you all on the flipside.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Happy Birthday - Nico Collins

Nico was born on this day in 1999, making him 24 today.

NFL Debut - September 12th, 2021 (Texans)

Years Active - 

  • 2021-current (Texans)


Cards on TCDB - 3109 cards (up 1251 cards from last year)

Cards I have - 24 cards (up 15 cards from last year)

PC Rank - #57 (#172 overall)

TCDB Rank - #9

Where they came from -

  • F&G Sportscards (7 cards)
  • Sportlots (6 cards)
  • Sluggo (4 cards)
  • Hollister's (3 cards)
  • Card Show-Lansing (1 card)
  • Card Show-Mishawaka (1 card)
  • Mom (1 card)
  • Too Many Verlanders (1 card)

Happy Birthday Nico!