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.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Cal Ripken jr collection

I grabbed this card off the bay for $.53.  I don’t know much about the Pinnacle brand back then, I don’t think I’ve seen this card before but I like the Baltimore Orioles gear in the older picture.  It’s classic.

1993 Pinnacle Now & Then

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Cal Ripken jr & AJ Pierzynski collections

I didn’t realize that I forgot to post yesterday until I went to do it today.  Oops.

I grabbed both of these cards from the same seller, as (almost) always, it was free shipping.

Cal Ripken Jr.

Cal Ripken jr – 2001 Upper Deck (season highlights) #265

For some reason, I’m able to snag all kinds of Cal Ripken jr cards on the cheap.  For whatever the reason though, I’ll take it.  I got this one at my highest bid of $.54.

A.J. Pierzynski

AJ Pierzynski – 1999 Upper Deck Victory #223

I grabbed this rookie of AJ for only $.31.  I don’t have too many AJ cards with teams that aren’t the Chicago White Sox so I’m always happy to pick them up even if it is the Minnesota Twins.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

This Week on My Sports Obsession Tumblr

I’m trying to get back in the habit of reposting my tumblr content here again on Sundays.  This is what was posted in the past week on My Sports Obsession Tumblr.

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls 

dunklab:<br /><br />Manu Ginobili’s Monster Drive and Poster Dunk (x)<br />

Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs

twjcards:<br /><br />Card #114, Chris Sale<br />The Writer’s Journey<br />

Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox via TWJ cards

mlb:<br /><br />ladodgers:<br /><br />Dee-lightful<br /><br />Tip of the Cap play presented by New Era.<br />

Dee Gordon of the Los Angeles Dodgers 

mlb:<br /><br />raysbaseball:<br /><br />Catches like this are a pitcher’s best friend.<br /><br />Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era.<br />

Kevin Kiermaier of the Tampa Bay Rays 

whitesox:<br /><br />Jose Abreu - sacrificing style points for outs.<br />

Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox 

whitesox:<br /><br />Gordon Beckham may have invented a new dance move with this sliding grab. <br />

Gordon Beckham of the Chicago White Sox 

Alejandro De Aza and Avisail Garcia of the Chicago White Sox

whitesox:<br /><br />Alejandro De Aza with a sparking catch to end the top of the 7th.<br />

Alejandro De Aza of the Chicago White Sox

thestrawthatstirsthedrink:<br /><br />Probably the finest hitter of my generation..gone too soon<br />RIP Tony Gwynn<br />

mlboffseason:<br /><br />Godspeed, Tony Gwynn.<br />1960-2014.<br />

twjcards:<br /><br />Special card, unnumbered, Tony Gwynn “REST IN PEACE”<br />The Writer’s Journey<br />

via TWJ cards 

justcarrington:<br /><br />#RIPTonyGwynn #SanDiego #Legends #MLB #HOF #TonyGwynn #BatMan<br />

Tony Gwynn of the San Diego Padres

Paul Konerko of the Chicago White Sox

twjcards:<br /><br />Special card, unnumbered, Pete Rose “MANAGER”<br />The Writer’s Journey<br />

Pete Rose via TWJ Cards

mightyflynn:<br /><br />US Cellular Field<br />June 18, 2014<br />Chicago, Illinois<br />Photo by @AVaicaitis<br />

US Cellular Field of the Chicago White Sox

mlb:<br /><br />royals:<br /><br />Sound the alarm, Alex Gordon just robbed the Tigers.<br /><br />Tip of the Cap Play presented by New Era.<br />

Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals

washingtonnationals:<br /><br />Jayson Werth, stealing bases with grace and dexterity.<br />

Jayson Werth of the Washington Nationals

mightyflynn:<br /><br />Brock, 1968<br />via ksk collectibles<br />

Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals

mmaknockouts:<br /><br />Muhammad Ali knocking out George Foreman in their classic boxing match from 1974, “The Rumble in the Jungle!” The ‘Rope-a-Dope’ was born from this historic fight. Ali defied ALL odds and analysts, who thought he didn’t stand a chance against Foreman, who was the heavyweight champion.<br />

Muhammad Ali knocking out George Foreman

Lots of great stuff up there.  Lots of highlight gifs.  See what your missing by not following the Tumblr page.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sox from a Tiger fan

I received a PWE from Dennis over at “Too Many Verlanders” and his best blog “Too Many Manninghams”.  This was a nice surprise because he knows I’m not really buying any cards other than pc stuff and don’t really trade anymore so when guys like Dennis send me a PWE, they do it with the understanding that they probably won’t get anything back, or at least not for some time.  Which makes me appreciate the packages even more.  But enough chatting, let’s check out what he sent me.

John Danks

John Danks – 2013 Topps #150

The only Chicago White Sox of the package that’s still with the team.  Although 2 of the other 3 are retired so there’s that.  He’s struggled the last few years but as of right now, he’s over .500 for the first time since 2010.

Carlos Quentin

Carlos Quentin – 2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom #128

This would be the 1 guy still playing, although he’s with the San Diego Padres now.  I liked him with the Sox but he struggled to stay on the field because of injuries.

Jermaine Dye

Jermaine Dye – 2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom #69

Our 2005 World Series MVP.  The picture is of the perforated edition but Dennis sent me the base card.  COMC didn’t have that one listed so I used this one.

Jim Thome

Jim Thome – 2009 Topps Ticket to Stardom perforated #189

This one is actually the perforated card.  I said he was no longer on the Sox but I do believe he is in the system somewhere, I want to say in the front office.

To see the rest of the cards he sent me, check them out here.

Big thanks to Dennis for the cards.  Be sure to check him out at Too Many Verlanders and check out the rest of the cards he sent me at Too Many Manninghams.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Barry Larkin collection

Sorry, I missed a few days.  I haven’t ran away again, just kept forgetting to post here.


I grabbed this Barry Larkin for $.27.  I figured it would go for more, I don’t really see a whole lot of EX cards on the cheap.  The first hit I ever pulled was in a box of EX, although that was in 2001 and this card is a 1999.

Barry Larkin

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Vintage collection 1967-1968

I won 4 cards at a penny each from this seller but he had $.50 shipping, which was why I only bid a penny.   After I won them, I noticed he had a max shipping cost of $2 which I was already at, for auctions won for up to a week.  I went and bid on some more with a little higher bids since there was no shipping attached.  Let’s see what I ended up with.

Ray WashburnJohnny Lewis

Dick SelmaDick Schofield

Those are the 4 that I won for $.01 each with $.50 shipping on each card.  All are 1967 Topps.

Ron WillisCap Peterson

$.25                                          $.29

Larry Brown [Poor to Fair]

$.29                                                 $.25

Gary Sutherland


So I grabbed 9 cards from the 1960’s for a total of $3.37 which equals out to $.37/each.  Not too shabby

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Johnny Bench and Tom Seaver Collections


I picked up both of these cards from the same seller.  I got the Tom Seaver card for $.45 and the Johnny Bench for $.25,  They are both 2001 Upper Deck Decade 70’s (Disco Era Dandies).

Tom Seaver Johnny Bench

Friday, July 18, 2014

Cal Ripken jr Collection

I nabbed this card for $.50 shipped.  I remember getting some of these Pacific Paramount cards, I remember opening packs of them, I think the local gas station had them because they only sold cheaper stuff.

Cal Ripken Jr.

COMC has this card for sell for $2.  I believe is a parallel version, probably bronze.  I think the base set is silver colored.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Chris Sale collection

I was really surprised to win this card and that was before I went to COMC to get a picture of it and read that the cheapest they have it is $3.85.  The Ebay auction says it’s a short print and I assume that is correct.

Chris Sale

Chris Sale – 2014 Topps yellow #148

What was the cost of the “rare” card?  I paid $.26/shipped.  Basically a quarter box find.  I certainly can’t complain about that.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Gary Carter lot

I guess I’ll post a shipment a day until I get caught up, then I’ll post as they come in.  I’ve caught up on most of my cards so I won’t be posting anything from when I stopped blogging but I do have a small stack that I haven’t done anything yet so I’ll start with those.  I’ve also decided to take images from COMC instead of the Ebay images as sometimes they are pretty crappy.

Gary Carter Gary Carter

Gary Carter Gary Carter

Gary Carter Gary Carter

I picked up this 6 card lot of Gary Carter for $1.26 shipped which equals out to $.21 each.  All but the 1978 Topps go to the Gary Carter Collection and the 1978 will go to the Vintage Collection.