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, November 29, 2014

Last Weeks pick-ups

Technically this is almost 2 weeks ago too because I hadn’t posted it earlier in the week like I had planned.


1987 Topps Kmart 25th Anniversary

Johnny Bench collection


  • This card is the 30th card of Johnny Bench.
  • This card is the 21st post career card.

*note - He spent his whole career with the Cincinnati Reds.


1973 Topps ERA leaders

Steve Carlton collection.


  • This card is my 29th of Steve Carlton.
  • This card is tied with another 1973 for my oldest card of his.
  • This card is also my 22nd of him with the Philadelphia Phillies.
  • This card is my 23rd card from his playing days.

*note - I got this with a bunch of other 1973 Topps cards from my cousin Sluggo.  He purchased a bunch for his set and sent me his dupes for my set (see below) and this was in there but since I fill my player collections first, it goes here.


1992 Upper Deck

Gary Carter collection 


*note – I got this card and the following card from the same seller.


1990 Upper Deck

Barry Larkin collection


  • This card is my 39th of Barry Larkin.
  • This card is my 36th from his playing days.

*note – He played for the Cincinnati Reds his whole career.


1997 Circa (checklist)

Cal Ripken collection


  • This card is my 127th of Cal Ripken jr.
  • This card is my 108th from his playing days.

*note – Cal spent his whole career with the Baltimore Orioles.


1978 Topps

Carl Yastrzemski collection


  • This card is my 14th of Carl Yastrzemski.
  • This card is my 7th from his playing career.

*note – He played his whole career with the Boston Red Sox.


1982 Topps (victory leaders)

Vintage collection


  • This card is my 46th of the 1982 Topps.
  • This card puts me at 5.81% for the set.

*note – I actually picked this up for the Tom Seaver collection. I made the mistake of not checking my list before I purchased it. It didn’t look familiar, so I didn’t bother checking it.


1954 Topps

Vintage collection


  • This is my first card from the 1954 Topps set.
  • This card puts me at .40% for the 1954 set.

*note – I got this free from a contest held at “$30 a week habit”. I was shocked and extremely happy to win it. Thanks Robert.


1973 Topps

Vintage collection


  • These cards put me at 421 cards for the 1973 set.
  • These cards put me at 63.79% for the set.

*note – These are the cards I mentioned above from Sluggo.  He’s my cousin and sends me cards (usually White Sox) all the time.  He does shows and buys out collections from people so he comes across cards all the time.  Luckily for me, he’s generous enough to give them to me, pretty much free.  I send him what little I have that aren’t part of my collection and all my penny sleeves and top loaders because I don’t use them and he still just keeps sending me cards and I’m not going to complain.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Cheap pick-ups, 2 weeks ago

Since I haven’t posted in awhile, let’s get caught up.  Here are the cards that got delivered 2 weeks ago.


2000 Topps Tools of Success

Johnny Bench collection.


note – This is my 29th card of the Bench collection and the 19th of his post career cards.


1992 Fleer Ultra

Carlton Fisk collection


note - This is my 90th card of the Fisk collection and the 76th card from his playing days.


2014 Topps Finest

Taylor Lewan collection


note – This is only my 2nd card of Lewan’s PC.


top left – 1991 Donruss


top right – 1996 Leaf Preferred


bottom left – 1985 Topps


bottom right – 1992 Post


Cal Ripken jr collection

note – These are the 123rd thru 127th cards of the Ripken collection and makes 108 cards from his playing days.


2014 Topps Update

Chris Sale collection


note – This is the 66th card of the Sale collection.


1987 Donruss

Vintage collection


note – This was actually a filler for one of the above cards.  This is the 57th card from the 1987 Donruss set.


1983 Donruss

left to right – $.20, $.21, $.21 and $.21

White Sox team sets

note – I still need 21 cards for this team set.

Friday, November 21, 2014


A quick update, I found a job (about a month ago) which is a good thing since the government screwed up my unemployment and shorted me a week.  Like I said, it was a month or so ago so I have been buying cards again for the last couple of weeks.  Before I get into what I’ve purchased, let’s get into the generosity of fellow bloggers.

Fail #1 - Jeff of “2 by 3 Heroes” and PWE fame sent me a small box of cards.  When I received them, I took pictures while I organized them so I could post a blog about them, well, I ended up not blogging for a really long time and ended up deleting the pictures (I even went and checked my recycling bin and couldn’t find them.  So you don’t get to see what he sent me, but it was a pretty big chunk of cards for my Vintage collection and also a bunch of cards of my player collections.  So a shoutout to Jeff, who deserved more of a blog post.  Sorry.  I failed.

Fail #2 – I also received an envelope of cards from someone else, my fail here is I don’t remember who.  Actually, I’m about 80% sure I know who it is but I don’t want to throw it out there before I know 100%.  So if you sent the following cards, let me know so I can give you proper credit.  I hadn’t put them away yet so I was able to capture the photos.

First, he started me off with some Chicago White Sox.


I know I have a couple of these but I’m pretty sure that I don’t have all of them.  I could tell you if I ever finished logging all my other White Sox cards in.  I love these cards with the big logo in the background.

Then we have the true purpose of the envelope.  He had emailed and said he had some 1973 duplicates from trying to finish his set.


Look at all that vintage goodness up there. I have added these to my 1973 topps set page and these 14 cards put me at 47% for the set.

Thanks to both Jeff and ? for the cards, they definitely helped me get by before I could start buying cards again.

*** UPDATE ***  Those cards came from Mark Hoyle.  Now I’m 99% sure.