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.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Vintage from Sluggo

Sluggo's been mentioned a number of times on this blog. He's my cousin who lives in North Carolina. He sets up at card shows and such so he gets to look at all kinds of cards. Unlike me, I'm lucky to take in a card show a year where as he does them almost every other week. He always comes across cards for me and since his work pays for him to ship UPS, he mails be boxes of cards every so often. This time, my mom was down south for their anniversary and met up with him for a meal and he sent a small package back with her to give to me. It was a pretty good package, he doesn't use my have lists so sometimes I get a bunch of duplicates. I only got a few in this package but that's mainly because of the contents.

All these card go to the Vintage Collection but I also got a few that were part of my player collections.

He sent me this Cal Ripken Jr from his 2nd year. This is the 2nd of his 3 1983 cards and I don't have any of his 1982 cards. This card makes 314 different cards of his that I have and it is the 35th 1983 Donruss of that set.

I could have sworn I have this but I'm pretty sure I have a reprint from one of the many sets that do that now. I want to say it was an insert reprint set from the early 2000's. If I wasn't lazy, I'd look for it and tell you for sure.  This is my 337th card of Tom Seaver.

These 3 cards all go to my Carl Yastrzemski Collection and gives me 36 cards. About half of those are from his playing days. Again, I thought I had the 1979 but apparently not so I guess that's why we keep lists.

The last card that gets included in the player collections as well is this 1970 Topps that goes to the Steve Carlton Collection. This is my 79th card of Steve Carlton and my oldest as well. This is also the 34th card of the 1970 Topps set.

That's it for the player collection portions, now on to the straight vintage portion.

He must have picked up a bunch of Nolan Ryan because you'll see him more than a couple of times. This 1983 Topps is my 97th card from that set which puts it at just over 12% complete.

2 more Nolan Ryan's and 3 more to the 1982 Donruss set. These 2 put that set at 426 cards which is almost 65% completed.

This is my 37th card from the 1982 Fleer set.

This is my 75th card of the 1982 Topps set which is just over 9% completed. See what I mean about all the Nolan Ryan's?

This is my 45th card of the 1981 Donruss set and it puts it at just over 7% completed.

Hey, it's not a Nolan Ryan. This is my 126th card of the 1980 Topps set which puts it at just over 17% completed.

2 more Nolan Ryan and 2 more 1979 Topps. These put my 1979 set at 311 cards and almost 43% complete.

Both of these 2 cards are from the 1978 Topps set and they are both Hall of Famers. This is the last Nolan Ryan you'll see in case you were hoping for more. I'm certainly not complaining about all of them. These 2 cards put that set at 117 cards and just over 16% complete.

This card of Lou Brock (which is a pretty awesome card) is my 157th card of that set which puts it at almost 24% completed.

These 4 great players put my 1975 Topps set at 31 cards which puts that set at almost 5% completed.

This 1972 Topps rookie card is my 32nd card which puts this at just over 4% complete.

These 2 1971 Topps are my 70th and 71st cards of the set. They put that at over 9% completed.

This Bill Buckner rookie from the 1970 Topps set puts that at 35 cards and almost 5% completed.

These 6 cards from the 1969 Topps set puts it at 36 cards and just over 5% compmleted.

This 1968 Topps card puts that set at 28 cards and almost 5% complete.

These 2 cards from the 1966 Topps set are popular players as well. They put that set at 21 cards and almost 6% complete.

But wait, there's more. He even sent me a couple of cards from the 50's.

This 1956 Topps of Herb Score is only my 4th card of that set and it puts it at just over 1% complete.

Finally, 1954 Topps card of Hank Bauer is only my 2nd card from that set which puts that at a measley just under 1% completed.

Absolutely great cards for the vintage collection.


  1. What's the name of the card show(s) he goes to??

    1. He does a bunch, they are in the Asheville, NC area though. I know a few are at some of the malls there.

  2. So many awesome cards! My favorites are the well cropped action shots: 56T Score, 81D Ryan, 82T Ryan, and the 76T Brock.

  3. You mention you don't have any 82 Ripkins...I have a dupe of the 82 Fleer I'd be willing to trade. Email if you're interested...my screen name (without spaces) at gmail.com.