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, October 30, 2017

2 Phillies for 2 Collections

Even though I said in the title I got 2 cards, technically, I got 3 but I only ordered the 2 Phillies cards. They also came from 2 different sellers.

I picked up this 2017 Topps insert of "Lefty" for a quarter/shipped. It's a nice full color shot of Steve Carlton. It is my 92nd card of his for that player collection.

As you can see, the 2nd Phillies card goes to the vintage collection. I picked up this 1978 card for $.16/shipped.  It is my 152nd card for that set.

Along with that last vintage pick-up came this card as a throw in and it goes right into the same collection. A freebie, hells yeah, I'll take it. It's my 70th card of the 1981 Fleer set.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

3 in 3

I've gotten a few cards in the last few days. I'm a slacker, sorry. 3 envelopes with 3 cards, well, technically 2 cards, and a sticker.

This is actually the back of the sticker. I remember these from back in 1988. The other side has a sticker of Eddie Murray on the front but I bought it for the back side. I picked it up for $.15/shipped. This is my 343rd pick up for that collection.

I also grabbed this well loved checklist from the 1971 set for the Vintage collection. It only cost me $.14/shipped. It is my 77th card for that set.

Last but not least, I picked up this shiny Mark Buehrle for that collection for only $.15/shipped. It is my 192nd card for that collection.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

2 Player Sunday

I got an envelope in the mail yesterday. I worked, I'm healing from a surgery and now I have a pinched nerve in my hip that I'm dealing with. I didn't get online much last night, just wasn't in the mood which means you get a rare Sunday post. 2 cards were in the envelope, both player collections, both players I don't get very often.

I picked up this former Wolverine for $.25/shipped. It is my 31st card in that collection. It's my 1st card of his picked up this year. I'm not sure exactly what is going on with him currently, I assume he's a free agent because I haven't seen anything on him this pro season, not that I watch pros often.

I also grabbed this AJ card for $.15/shipped from the same seller. It is my 91st card of AJ and only my 4th picked up this year.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Huge White Sox addition

Two days in a row? That's a rarity these days. This card is the most exciting one that I've won in a long time. I know you can't wait to see it in all its glory. Are you ready for it? Are you sure you can handle it? Stop pretending you didn't already see it below.

Sorry! I couldn't help myself. It's part of the team set in my eyes because the checklist has a number in the base set. So there you go, I needed it for the White Sox Collection. At least I only paid $.06/shipped for it.

You can go back to other more exciting baseball card blogs now. Sorry to distract you.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday Mail Day

I got an envelope today with one card. It's a rarity to get any envelopes on a Wednesday. Usually all we get is flyers.

The card was one I didn't even know existed (sorta), mainly because I don't really look at all the parallels. It was listed as a refractor on Ebay but I could tell it wasn't chrome, therefore, not a refractor but I bid on it anyways.

Upon further investigation, this is the silver parallel, even though it pretty much looks the same as the base. It is numbered to /499 which is the only difference I see. I paid $.23/shipped for it.

Monday, October 16, 2017

A pack and an Astro

I've had a busy weekend but I will hopefully get back on track now. I had to have my Gall Bladder removed on Thursday and while it was outpatient and I was home quite a bit, I didn't spend a whole lot of time online.

I got one envelope on Saturday and one envelope today. The Saturday envelope had three cards in it. I actually won a pack of cards that contained three cards. Then the envelope I got today had one card on it.

Here is the pack of cards I got. It's from 1994 Score Burger King set that only has nine cards in the set and I now have three of them. These three.

I paid $.58/shipped for the pack which puts these three cards at $.19, $.19 and $.20/shipped. It also makes cards 340, 341 and 342 in the Ripken collection. I'll have to see if I can find the rest of the set.

I also added another 1973 card to the Vintage collection. This card puts that set at 451 cards (68% completed). I don't get to add to many of these cards anymore so this was a nice pick up for only $.21/shipped.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017


I received an envelope today with 4 cards. All team collection cards, all from the same set, kinda. I'm not sure what you call the additional sets that come with Bowman, subsets, inserts, a set of it's own, I don't know, but that's what they are.

All 4 from 2014 Bowman. I believe all 4 have played in Chicago, although two of them for a brief time or during September call-ups. Tyler Danish and Tim Anderson are both on the team currently. Anderson has the best career going for him as of now, he was the starting shortstop and will be for the immediate future. I picked up the Courtney Hawkins for $.23/shipped and the Brett Austin for a $.25, which is funny because those are the 2 that haven't "made" the team. The 2 that had, I got both of those for only $.06/shipped. Maybe because the other 2 are prospects, I don't know.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Prizm Wednesday

Hey, I didn't have to wait a whole week this time. I got an envelope today with 2 player collection cards from the same set.

I picked up this 2013 Prizm card for $.23/shipped. It's only my 2nd card from the team set but it's my 129th card for the Chris Sale collection.

I also picked up this Barry Larkin from the same set for that collection. It was more expensive at a quarter/shipped. It is my 144th card of Larkin.