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, December 30, 2017

Shoelace Saturday

I got one card yesterday but it was in my wife's purse so I forgot about it until today. There may by more out in the mailbox from today's mail but between the 0° and the foot of snow, I didn't leave the house. Maybe tomorrow, maybe not. It's supposed to stay like that for a few days.

I thought I already had this but apparently there are different versions. I already had the black and this is the gold. I picked it up for a quarter/shipped and it's my 34th card of Shoelace.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

3 cards and a relic

I got 4 envelopes today with 4 cards. Although technically, I'm pretty sure we didn't get the mail yesterday. My kids grab the mail for me on their way in from the bus and since they are on Christmas break, they aren't grabbing it. The only reason I thought to grab it today was because my wife yelled at me as soon as I walked in the door to not take my shoes off and go get it.

I picked up this Julio Franco for a whopping $.06/shipped. It wasn't listed as the Electric Diamond version but I had noticed it before I bid.

This is one of the elusive First Pitch inserts. I say elusive because I don't come across them very much in my cheap searches and when I do, I get outbid. There's a couple I have on search that aren't Sox jerseys but they rarely come up. I picked this one up for $.23/shipped. I wasn't sure who he was, I thought maybe a country singer and upon Googling, I am correct.

I also managed to pick up another Ripken for the 1993 Upper Deck set which is a pretty good set photography wise. I picked this one up for $.25/shipped. This is my 351st card of Cal jr.

Last but not least, I wasn't expecting to win this one. For one, it's a Triple Threads relic, and secondly, it's numbered to /27. This is my 86th card of Zimmerman and only my 2nd relic. I picked it up for $1.80/shipped so not only did I win it, I got it fairly cheap.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

I thought I was 2 for 2

Along with some last minute Christmas gifts that we didn't think were going to arrive on time, I got a couple of envelopes in the mail today as well.

Yesterday I received a huge box full of stuff from Dennis that I've gone through but haven't gotten around scanning stuff yet but I wanted to let him know I got it and it was awesome. Loved all the old Beckett's.

Let's get to today's though, I got 2 cards in 2 envelopes.

This card doesn't look familiar to me at all so I assumed I didn't have it. Until I got it and went to log it in. Oops. Definitely not the first time that's happened. I only paid a quarter/shipped so I'm not out to much.

This card I know I don't have because I had to check before I ordered it because I just got another one of his autographs awhile back and wanted to see if it was a different one or not. That and those are the only 2 cards I have of him. I picked this one up for $2.25/shipped.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

2 Days in a Row

I got another card in the mail today, and after getting a dual relic yesterday, I got an autograph today. He was a starter, at least for the first few weeks of the season.

If I remember correctly, he was our starting center fielder but after coming out the gate at a snail pace he lost his spot in center and then eventually his spot on the team. He had a great spring but it didn't carry over. Which considering this is a 2013, says something that he didn't get his shot until 2017. I picked this up for $2.25/shipped.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Wet Monday

You actually get a post during the week. Mainly because I skipped work today. Technically, I didn't skip, I had to go to court this morning so they knew I wasn't going to be there. After that we grabbed some breakfast, hit Walmart and went to visit my grandmother in the hospital (she had a hip replaced) and by the time I got home, I would have been getting home from work and I still had plenty of time to post. What that tells me is I dick around to much after work and that's why I don't post during the week. I guess I just told on myself.

I got one envelope today with 2 cards, it was delivered UPS while I was gone so I wasn't to happy that it was laying on my porch, in the rain but once I opened the soaking wet manila envelope, there was another, smaller manila envelope inside so it ended up being fine. The rain hadn't soaked through the 2nd envelope so that was good.

Either way, let's get to it.

I've been bidding on a bunch of his cards and haven't been able to get them under a quarter. He had a decent year this year after coming up and there is a lot of talk about him being great so I've been wanting to pick his cards up. I grabbed this for $.25/shipped.

I also picked up this Denard dual relic for $1.84/shipped. I guess it pays that he isn't playing anymore. It's also numbered to /399. It's my 2nd relic of his and my 32nd card of Denard.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Single card Saturday

I did get one card today and for most (probably all) of you, it'll be nothing exciting but it was for me, because I need it. I remember bidding on this without checking to see if I needed it for sure and after my last post, that was probably a bad idea but it worked out, I didn't have it.

I picked up this for a whopping $.06/shipped. It's a 2008 Topps Finest which I'm not sure I have any, that's why I took a shot without looking it up. It didn't look very familiar.

If I ever get around to listing the cards in my box I'd know if I have it for sure or not but for now, I'm working (slowly) on getting everything listed with a picture. I do have over 10,000 photos now so I'm getting there (again, slowly).

Monday, December 11, 2017

2 out of 5 ain't bad

I got 3 envelopes with 5 cards, although 2 of the envelopes came from the same seller and they were cards I bought at the same time. Following last Saturday's new player collection, tonight I have another.

I picked this one up with the following 3 cards. Although, I just went to take it off my team set and it wasn't there, which means I already have it. Damn it. Oh well, it was only a quarter/shipped.

I also picked up these 3 for $.25/shipped/each and upon putting them on my Barry Larkin page, I already had 2 of these. I don't know what the hell happened. If I drank I could blame it on that but I don't so I can't. I do get to add the 1996 Score thought. That makes 148 Larkin cards.

I know this one I didn't have because it's my first of Jehu and it's a Michigan card at that. 2 collections in one. This one I even got cheaper, only $.23/shipped.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday catch-up

Sadly, I was a slacker again this week so this post is all the cards that I got. It was a good week though, a relic, an auto, even the first card of a player collection.

We'll start with a player collection that I tend to log in a bunch of cards throughout the year. This 1987 Donruss Highlights card of Ripken came to me for $.25/shipped. This is my 349th card of Cal jr.

I picked up this former Wolverine for $.19/shipped. It's my 23rd card of Funchess which is the most by far, of any of the Wolverines that went pro that year.

This would be the new player collection. I've bid on a bunch of Peppers cards but this is the first one that I finally won, and for only $.17/shipped at that.

I picked up this Danks auto for $2.25/shipped. I really need to make a list of my autos and relics, I don't think this is my first of him but I don't have many, I want to say it's my 2nd auto but I'm not positive.

Last but not least, I picked up this Abreu relic. I always like to get cards of him because he is underrated outside of Chicago. Kind of like Konerko was, people don't know anything about him even though he puts up the numbers. I'm good with that though. I grabbed this up for $2.13/shipped.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

2 Ripken's and a patch

I got a couple of envelopes the last couple of days. 3 cards in 3 envelopes. Let's get to it.

I picked up this 1990 Panini sticker for $.22/shipped. I know I've mentioned before but I love these stickers because I used to do the albums when I was a kid.

I picked this up for the Ripken collection as well. Another Panini card but a little newer. 2013 to be exact but I still only paid $.25/shipped. Both of these Ripken cards (sticker) make 348 cards in that collection.

I picked up this Melky Cabrera for $2.25/shipped. I'm not sure what the deal is with the sticker on the patch but whatever, It's numbered to /99 as well. It's a pretty slick looking card probably because it's shiny. It's from Topps Tribute. I liked Melky, I hated seeing him get traded. He's one of those guys that you can say he loves to play the game.