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.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Cheaper Than Stamps #42


After taking a break from the Cheaper Than Stamps to see all the stuff Dennis sent me, we are back to it.  For now, because I got a whole box of cards from Jeff at 2 by 3 Heroes to get scanned and posted as well.  Last time, we finished the player collections, so let’s get to the vintage portion of the series.


1987 Donruss (rated rookies) – Eric Bell, Greg Swindell, Benito Santiago, Duane Ward and Chris James

I ended up buying so many of these 5 card lots from the seller that he didn’t charge me shipping.  If I would have paid for shipping, these 5 cards would have cost me $.15/each but since he didn’t charge me shipping, I only paid $.05/card.


1987 Donruss – Mitch Williams, Glenn Braggs, John Cangelosi, Kevin Elster and Bobby Thigpen

Another 5 card lot from the same seller.  I picked up this lot for $.30 or $.06/card.


1987 Donruss – Juan Castillo

I picked this up as a single for $.19.  It sounds kind of expensive after seeing what I paid for the other lots above, but it still fits in the parameters of my purchase prices.


1987 Fleer – Eric King, Ed Correa, Bob Tewksbury, John Cerutti and Bruce Ruffin

You guessed it, another 5 card lot.  Picked this one up for $.25 or $.05/card.


1987 Fleer – Greg Mathews, Mike Aldrete, Mark Eichhorn, Chris Bosio and Bob Sebra

More lots for $.05/card.  You can see why I grabbed up so many of these lots.


1987 Fleer – Reggie Williams, Mike Kingery, Scott Bankhead, Paul Assenmacher and John Cangelosi

Yep, more for a quarter.  Not that any of these lots are huge stars, but the reason the seller lists these players together is because they are rookie lots.


1987 Topps – Mark Eichhorn, Vince Coleman, Glenn Braggs, Mike Birkbech and Ruben Sierra

I even grabbed a couple of lots of 1987 Topps rookies, also for a quarter.


1987 Topps – John Kruk, Paul Assenmacher, Bobby Thigpen and Mike Aldrete

Another 5 card lot for a quarter, except that I already had 1 of the cards.  So technically I paid $.06 a card instead of a nickel.


1987 Topps – Bob Shirley, Tommy John and Dan Pasqua

I bought these as singles, the Shirley for $.19, the John for $.22 and the Pasqua for $.11.


1987 Topps – Alfredo Griffin, Ron Robinson and Steve Sax

I picked up these in 2 card lots of the same card.  I only bid like it’s 1 card because that’s all I need and I still only paid $.12 each for the Griffin and Robinson.  I got the Steve Sax as a single for a quarter.


1987 Topps – Argenis Salazar and Lonnie Smith

I got the Salazar as a single for $.11 and the Smith came in a 2 card lot and I paid $.11 for that as well.


1987 Topps – Steve Sax and Mike Schmidt

I also grabbed these singles for $.21 (Sax) and $.18 (Schmidt).  Pretty soon, I’ll have to move my 1987 Topps have list to it’s own page (I do that when it hits 50%).

I haven’t taken the time recently to search ebay for cards for the vintage collection.  I usually start at 1952 Topps and search each year until 1987 Topps.  Then do the same with Fleer and Donruss from 1981-1987.  It takes a little time but as you can see, I usually end up with quite a bit of cards.

Come back tomorrow to see the 1986 cards.


Here’s the rundown on how much I’ve paid and to which collection so far in the Cheaper Than Stamps series.

Player Collections

Barry Larkin (7) $.82 – $.12/card
Bill Melton (4) $1.60 – $.40/card
Cal Ripken jr (26) $5.12 – $.20/card
Carl Yastrzemski (8) $3.07 – $.38/card
Carlton Fisk (2) $.66 – $.33/card
Chris Getz (4) $1.60 – $.40/card
Gary Carter (12) $2.07 – $.17/card
Hoyt Wilhelm (4) $1.25 – $.31/card
Jim Abbott (8) $2.33 – $.29/card
Johnny Bench (8) $2.05 – $.26/card
Mark Buehrle (2) $.45 – $.23/card
Michael Jordan (13) $1.91 – $.25/card
Mike Schmidt (7) $1.97 – $.28/card
Paul Konerko (3) $.70 – $.23/card
Ryan Zimmerman (10) $2.65 – $.27/card
Shoeless Joe Jackson (1) $.15 – $.15/card
Steve Carlton (4) $1.14 – $.29/card
Tom Seaver (6) $1.44 – $.24/card

Vintage Collections

1980's (210) $35.64 – $.17/card
1970's (19) $4.63 – $.24/card
1960's (7) $1.98 – $.28/card

Team Collections

White Sox (1) $.15 – $.15/card

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