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, June 30, 2016

Ripken, Mags and Bats

I had another softball game tonight and I'm still upright so that's a good thing. Even made it to 2nd on a double, that's pretty good for my fat ass. It was also the last day of my work week as I have a vacation day tomorrow. Another good thing is that I came home to a couple of cards. A Hall of Famer and an ex-Sox who left on a sour note.

2015 Leaf Heroes of Baseball
I actually thought this was a 2016 just because I hadn't seen it before then all of the sudden I seen a couple of Ebay. I won the 1st one I bid on at $.40.

2004 Topps Bazooka Bazooka Blasts
I also managed to pick up this bat relic card of Magglio Ordonez for $2.25. I wasn't happy with the way he left the Sox but he was a force to reckon with in his day, it didn't help he left and went to Detroit of all places. I did really like him when he played for us though.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Tuesday's mail day

I came home after work yesterday and worked on replacing the radiator in my car. I should say I watched mostly as my stepdad did all the work. We eventually got it in and running but I didn't have time to post the cards I received, which is a bunch. This morning, I got up and went to back out of the garage and I had no power steering. So I took my wife's car to work and when I came home, my stepdad came back over and we had to replace a belt, which was a pain in the ass, but it's done.

I did receive another card in the mail today, only it's one I didn't order. So I sent an email to who I think sent it to me, I won a 1993 Leaf and received a 1992 Leaf so I assumed it was from him. I also had to open 5 requests on cards I haven't received in over a month and had to send a message to another seller who is trying to invoice me $50.00 for shipping on a 7 card lot. I checked his feedback and he has 4 negative. All of them were lots he tried to charge shipping on after they sold cheaply so I'm guessing I won't see those.

It hasn't been a good day. Let's get to some cards, that might cheer me up.

1985 Topps
1987 Topps
I picked up both of these cards for the Vintage collection. I picked up the Scherrer for $.12/shipped/ and the Brookens for $.07/shipped.

2005 Topps Updates & Highlights
I picked up another Mark Buehrle for that collection. I grabbed this for $.42/shipped. I like that all 3 ERA leaders that year from the AL Central. World Series winner too, I wonder who that could have been.

1985 Leaf
1985 Fleer
Picked up 2 more Steve Carlton's, both from 1985. I ran across a seller that had a few of these Leaf cards for sell, you'll see a few in this post. I got this one for $.43/shipped. I also got the Fleer for $.30/shipped.

1985 Topps
1985 Leaf
2 more of Gary Carter as well, also both from 1985, also another Leaf. I got the Topps for $.30/shipped and the Leaf for $.40/shipped.

1985 Leaf
1986 Topps All-Star Glossy
2 more for the Fisk collection as well, you also might think I only picked up 2 for each collection. The last of the Leaf from 1985 and this one came for $.48/shipped. The 1986 Glossy came to me for $.38/shipped.

1998 Pinnacle
1998 Topps Rookie Class
1998 Upper Deck Rookie Edition Preview
Picked up all 3 of these Konerko's from the same seller. These 3 cards put my Konerko collection at over 400 different cards. Oddly enough, they were all listed as singles but I won all 3 for the same amount, $.38/shipped.

1991 Leaf Studio
1993 Fleer Ultra
1995 Leaf 
1992 Leaf Preview
4 more Ripken's as well. I picked up the Studio for $.44/shipped, the Ultra $.54/shipped, the 1995 Leaf for $.27/shipped and the Leaf preview for $.44/shipped. I googled the 1992 Leaf Ripken card to see if it was a different photo and it is from the exact same play but about a second later.

2013 Bowman Chrome Draft Pick Autographs
I also managed to get this rookie auto of Tyler Danish, he is currently in the minor but he did make his major league debut this year. I'm not positive but I think he got called up to cover for a bit because of injuries before being called back down. I picked this card up for $3.63/shipped.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Random cards

I'm not doing jack today after having to work yesterday so I have lots of time to throw up a Random post.

1958 Topps
Collection - White Sox, Vintage
Card - 1958 Topps
Player - Jim Derrington
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Trade
From - 2x3 Heroes
When - March, 2016

Jeff sent me this one earlier this year, he has always been generous toward me with his White Sox dupes.

2011 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions

Collection - Steve Carlton
Card - 2011 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions
Player - Steve Carlton
Teams - St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $.12
From - Just Commons
When - February, 2016

Another card received earlier this year. I listed all his teams since they don't really list a team on these Goodwin Champions card. Not a huge fan of this set because of the photos used.

1973 Topps
Collection - Vintage
Card - 1973 Topps
Player - Bill Singer
Team - California Angels
Acquired - Trade
When - January, 2012

I got a bunch of cards for my 1973 Topps and my 1981 Topps sets from Josh back when I was only collecting those 2 sets, pre-vintage collection.

2013 Bowman
Collection - Denard Robinson, Michigan Wolverines
Card - 2013 Bowman
Player - Denard Robinson
Team - Michigan Wolverines, Jacksonville Jaguars
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $.35
From - COMC
When - February, 2016

Another card from this year, which I guess shouldn't surprise me because my list of cards I add all the new cards when I receive them and I'm still trying to log all the older cards so there isn't as many. This is one of the better Robinson cards and yet it's not, just because he's in his Maize and Blue, except they photoshop the wings off the helmet.

2015 Topps Archives
Collection - White Sox
Card - 2015 Topps Archives
Player - Jeff Samardzija
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Trade
From - 2x3 Heroes
When - October, 2015

I can't believe I have to follow a Michigan man, with a Notre Dame guy. I'd say it was a joke from Random,org but all it gets are the numbers. Another card from Jeff, I told you he likes to hook me up.

Bonus My Baseball Card Obsession random card. I random that blog until a card that isn't part of my collection comes up, check it out.

1953 Bowman

Wow! It took a few randoms before I got to a non-collection card but man I wish this was part of it. What an awesome card. A 1953 Bowman card of Pee Wee Reese.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

A busy Saturday

It was an unusual Saturday as in I actually had to work, and go in an hour earlier than normal at that. I made the mistake of napping to long after work yesterday and couldn't go to sleep last night so not going to bed till 1:00 am and having to get up at 4:30 am did not help me any. After I got off work, I picked up my daughter at a friends house and then came home, showered up and headed out to my cousin's kids graduation party. I finally got home for the day and found an envelope sitting on the kitchen counter. I opened it up to 1 card but it's a nice card.

2014 Topps Allen & Ginter's Framed Mini Autograph
My first auto of Matt Davidson although I believe I have another one coming in the mail. He is currently in the minors which is probably why I picked it up for $2.75/shipped.

Friday, June 24, 2016

2 days of Mail

I did get some more cards in the mail yesterday but I had some car trouble after work and then had a softball game so by the time I got home and showered, I just didn't feel like getting online to post so we'll do 2 days of cards today.

1981 Donruss ($.38/shipped)
1981 Donruss ($.54/shipped) 
1981 Fleer ($.54/shipped)
3 cards, 2 Player Collections, a Fisk and 2 Schmidt's. All 1981. I believe I've bid on the Donruss Schmidt before and could never win it so it was nice to finally get it.

1981 Topps ($.12/shipped)
1981 Topps ($.24/shipped) 
1983 Fleer ($.16/shipped) 
1984 Topps ($.26/shipped)
4 more vintage as you can tell. I only put a quarter plus a few pennies (like I usually do) on the 1980's vintage which if you saw the last post, you know I still manage a bunch.

1987 Topps All-Star Set
I did get one for the White Sox collection as well, got it for $.54/shipped. I remember trying to get all these cards as a kid. I believe they were wrapper mail ins or something. I think I got most of mine from card shows and trading with other kids.

The next 3 cards I received today from 2 sellers.

1985 Fleer
1985 Fleer
Both of these 1985 Fleer came from the same seller. The Ozzie Smith goes to the Vintage Collection, I picked it up for $.26/shipped and the Ripken's card goes to the Ripken Collection, I grabbed it for only $.28/shipped.

2014 Topps Stadium Club Autograph
I picked up this auto of the former White Sox pitcher, I say former because he was traded in early June for James Shields, who hasn't exactly panned out, yet. I grabbed this auto for $2.99/shipped.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Playing catch-up

I didn't disappear this time, I swear. I didn't get any cards on Thursday and if you have followed this blog for awhile then you know that the family goes camping on Father's Day weekend so Friday after work we took off and didn't come back until Monday. So I have lots of days and lots of cards to make up so this will be a picture heavy post. I'll keep the pics smaller as to not suck up all your time waiting on them to load.

I don't know what days everything came in so I'm just going to post everything I got from Friday thru Monday. If you remember last week, I had said something about all the vintage cards I had bidded on, well they started showing up this week.

Like I said, I got lots for the vintage collection. I did manage a few player collections pick-ups as well.

I got a couple of more Jordan's and I actually ran across another Chris Getz.

That was everything I received while I was gone, but I hadn't posted a couple of days since then, so here's what I got on Tuesday and today.

Again, lots of Vintage and yep, a few more for the player collections.

Both 2005 UD Classics from the same seller, both Hall of Famers, but wait, there's 1 more.

I can't believe I got an Aparicio game used bat for only $3.82/shipped. That's a great way to finish a catch-up post from the weekend.

Everything should all be back to normal tomorrow now that these 63 cards are out of the way, now I just have to get caught up on the other blogs.