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.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

PK Wednesday

I got a card today and it's a great card as in it's something I don't get to add to often. If you're a Sox fan (and maybe if you're not) you know who it is just by the PK in the title.

I don't think his cards get listed very often on ebay. In my eyes, he's one of the greatest lesser known players of the game. That showed all the time on the field when they would choose to pitch to him in occasions when they should have walked him. He usually made them pay for that. This card is my 448th of Paulie, it's a nice dual colored jersey swatch and it's numbered to /25 so it was a pleasant surprise to win this for $3/shipped.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

A day late and a couple dollars short

I got a few cards yesterday but I was busy moving my grandmother and watching a waste of a football game that took away 3 hours of my life. Then I was just pissed and didn't do anything the rest of the night. So here's the cards from yesterday.

Picked up all 3 of these for the Baseball Collection, which is essentially cards that don't fit in my other collections. I picked all 3 up at a dime/shipped each.

I also picked up another Carson Fulmer for the White Sox collection. I still have a ways to go to catch up on my 2018 team sets. I picked this up for $.15/shipped.

I also picked up my 4th card of Channing Stribling, all 4 are autographs. I grabbed this one at $2.25/shipped.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Fun(chess) Tuesday

Hey, look who's back. I finally got another card in the mail. I won it about a week ago and it finally arrived today. Today is also the first day since I won that last card, that I paid for another card, so it might be another week before you see something else.

I picked up my 32nd card of Devin Funchess for only a quarter/shipped. I've picked his cards up pretty steadily since he hit the pros.  Steadily enough at 9 cards in 2016, 7 cards in 2017 and this is the 8th one this year.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Random PC Cards

Figured I'd pump out a random post since I haven't gotten anything in the mail recently. I have started bidding again but no more relics or autos until the end of the year due to the fact that I am taking the family down to Florida right after Christmas and it's slow at work so they are giving us a week off at Thanksgiving and as of now, 2 weeks at Christmas but that may be longer. So I'm cutting back to just quarter and cheaper cards for a couple of months. Let's get to the random post though.

Tier 1 Collections

# 2818
Collection - Paul Konerko
Card - 1998 Topps Rookie Class
Player - Paul Konerko
Team - Los Angeles Dodgers
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $.38/shipped
From - Ebay
When - June, 2016

Tier 2 Collections

# 1283
Collection - Jim Abbott
Card - 1993 Fleer
Player - Jim Abbott
Team - California Angels
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $.15
From - COMC
When - February, 2016

Tier 3 Collections

# 6011
Collection - Cal Ripken Jr
Card - 2000 MLB Showdown Strategy
Player - Cal Ripken Jr
Team - Baltimore Orioles
Acquired - Trade
When - December, 2016

Michigan Collection

# 1369
Collections - Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Card - 2014-15 Upper Deck SPx Finite Rookies
Player - Nik Stauskas
Team - Michigan Wolverines
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $1.25
From - COMC
When - February, 2016

White Sox Collections

# 6691
Collection - White Sox
Card - 2003 Fleer Flair
Player - Frank Thomas
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Purchased
Price - Unknown
From - Box Break
When - June, 2012

Vintage Collection - 1950's


# 2942
Collections - White Sox, Vintage
Card - 1957 Topps
Player - Jim Landis
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Purchased
Price - Unknown
From - North Carolina
When - March, 2013

Vintage Collection - 1960's

# 6438
Collections - White Sox, Vintage
Card - 1960 Topps
Player - Dick Brown
Team - Chicago White Sox
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $1
From - Card Show
When - February, 2012

Vintage Collection - 1970's

# 7273
Collection - Vintage
Card - 1976 Topps
Player - Woodie Fryman
Team - Montreal Expos
Acquired - Trade
When - November, 2012

Vintage Collection - 1980's

# 8075
Collection - Vintage
Card - 1987 Fleer
Players - Jerry Browne, Mike Stanley
Team - Texas Rangers
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $.16/shipped
From - Ebay
When - October, 2013


# 8970
Collections - Mike Hart, Michigan
Card - 2008 Press Pass SE Game Gear
Player - Mike Hart
Team - Michigan Wolverines
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $2
From - North Carolina
When - March, 2013


# 9502
Collection - Chris Wormley
Card - 2017 Panini Contenders
Player - Chris Wormley
Team - Baltimore Ravens
Acquired - Purchased
Price - $1.50/shipped
From - Ebay
When - June, 2018

Looks like the Michigan players took over this post but it's random so there it is. See you whenever I get some new cards in.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Last 2, for now

This will be my last post for a bit. As I said before, last weekend was really busy and I never took the time to get on Ebay and this week has been catching up. I do plan on bidding on stuff again, probably this weekend, but I don't have anything coming after these 2 cards. At least for a week or 2.

We'll start with a virtual dime box pick up for the Baseball collection. I think that's pretty good for $.10/shipped. The corner was bent a little when I got it because it was only in a penny sleeve but those are the chances you take when you bid on free shipping. Very few sellers actually send them with just that though so it's usually an easy risk.

I also picked up this 1989 Topps sticker, this is just the back and that was how it was advertised so I was surprised that it still had the stickers on the front. Not that I needed those but I'll take a sticker back of Cal for $.25/shipped.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Catch-up Post

I have another catch up post. My oldest kids were here for the weekend for a wedding and I was busy Thursday through Monday and then a couple of days to recover because I'm not used to actually having to leave the house on my days off. Oh yeah, and my anniversary was Tuesday, probably should throw that in just in case the wife stops by (won't happen.)

I picked up this 2018 Ripken for a quarter/shipped. It is my first of his from 2018 and my 419th different card of his.

I picked this up for $3/shipped. I don't really follow Sale anymore so I'm not sure why I still collect him, but I haven't quite made that decision yet. He's finally getting his shot at the playoffs and he should do well since he had time off from an injury because he usually fades at the end of the year. This is my 141st card of Chris.

This is one of those hugely thick cards. I picked up my 8th card of Caris LeVert for $1.99/shipped. It is numbered to /25 as well so I think it was a pretty good pick up.

This is my 9th card of Jake, the 4th autograph. I think I mentioned last time I picked up his card that since he's injured again, I've been picking up more of his cards. This one came to me for $2.25/shipped.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Postage Due?

2 more cards in 2 more envelopes today. One came with $.21 postage due. The mailman delivers it then expects me to pay it, which I don't. I have already told him to return to sender, I don't care if it is under a quarter, I purchased it with free shipping, not $.21. Now that I type this out, it makes me sound petty but it annoys me. Almost as much as it annoys me when they tape the top loader to the inside of the envelope. Don't get me started on that.

I debated on adding these buybacks to my collections. I'm not going to count it as a Vintage collection but I will the White Sox collection. I figure I'm paying less than a quarter, is it really gonna hurt to buy them.  I paid $.22/shipped.

Another Denard relic, I've been picking these up more consistently now that he isn't playing anymore. I picked up this relic for $2.25/shipped. I like the card, the no borders helps.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Non Player Collection Cards

I didn't have much left coming to me but apparently, everybody sent their stuff on the same day. I received 4 envelopes with 4 cards today.

Picked up this card for the Baseball collection out of the virtual dime box of Ebay. The pic doesn't really show it but it is die cut.

I was surprised to win this card for the Michigan collection. I have a/some Jake Long autos but I'm pretty sure they probably came from Dennis. I picked this up for $3/shipped.

I wasn't surprised to win this as it's a pretty generic card of the late 90's but I was happy to because while I have a ton of Frank Thomas, I don't have many relics, or at least I don't think so. I don't have a player collection of him but with all those 90's inserts, I'm pretty sure if I did, he would compete with my Konerko collection for the most cards and it's over 400. I did pay the max bid of $3/shipped for it.

Last but not least, I picked up another auto of Matt Davidson who is pretty much our current 1st baseman/DH. I like him and he can crush the ball, but he's pretty inconsistent so far so I keep hoping he gets better there.  Although the inconsistency has paid off for me as this is my 4th different autograph of him. I picked it up for $2.25/shipped.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Dennis Weekend, Baseball Edition

Welcome to the 2nd and final post of the cards that Dennis gifted me this past weekend at the Michigan game. Check out yesterdays post for the 1st one. While yesterdays was all Michigan related, it was also all football and basketball. Today, we'll show all the baseball.

We'll start off with the 1 White Sox collection card I got. While it's nice and shiny, as well as numbered, it is Albert Belle. It's still needed though so we'll take it.

I thought I had this when I went to look up since I had 6 different cards of his from this set, but I didn't. This is my 357th different card of Tom Terrific but only my 2nd one picked up this year.

This shiny card is my 447th different one of Konerko. As much as I like seeing Paulie in black, I don't mind his Dodgers or Reds cards as I don't hate those teams either.

Dennis always hooks me up with this player and the next as we both collect them. These 4 cards of Cal make that ever growing collection at 423 different cards.

This would be the other Michigan Man I mentioned in the last post and as you can tell, Dennis hooked me up. He got me base, inserts, shiny, oddball and even a "big" card. These 17 cards put that collection at 185 cards.

A big thank you to Dennis for the cards and for being my date for the game. Be sure to check out "Too Many Verlanders" and "Too Many Manninghams"