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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, June 23, 2021

Happy Birthday - Tim Anderson

Tim was born on this day in 1993.

MLB Debut - June 10th, 2016 (White Sox)

Years Active - 

  • 2016-current (White Sox)
2013 Bowman

Cards on TCDB - 2250 cards

Cards I Have - 137 cards






Just some cool cards of Timmy.

Where they came from -

  • Sportlots (99 cards)
  • Sluggo (15 cards)
  • Ebay (12 cards)
  • Fred (work) (4 cards)
  • 2x3 Heroes (3 cards)
  • Box Break (2 cards)
  • Unknown (2 cards)
  • BaseballCardStore.CA (1 card)
  • Card Hemorrhage (1 card)
  • Card Show (1 card)
  • F&G Sportscards (1 card)
  • Packs (1 card)
  • Padrographs (1 card)
I guess you can tell where I got most of them. Lots of card bloggers up there as well.

I have 1 relic card, technically I have dupes of it.


I have 2 autos, I purchased those awhile ago before he won his batting title. I don't know what they run now.

Happy Birthday Tim!

*I have all these cards in my collection but all these photos came from TCDB (and 1 from Ebay).

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Lotsa Sox

 Finally got my cards from Sportlots all logged in and started scanning them, the bad thing is tomorrow we are going up to 10 hour days so I'm not sure when I'll finish. I have so many cards to get logged in for my cousin but I can't seem to finish my own. I usually ship my Sportlots box around the 1st, and it's now the 22nd and I'm still not finished. I've been a slacker.

Today you get some team cards that came from Fred, at work. There's a whole bunch of cards because they've been building up. Usually a couple of times a week, he brings me cards. On average, I have half of what he gives me but I still end up with a bunch that I don't have. They are in order in how he gave them to me.

First up is this color parallel of 2020 Panini Absolute of the current MVP. I marked this down as receiving it in May so I've had it for awhile now.

First up is this 2000 Pacific Omega of Mags, it is my 164th card of Ordonez. The Kip Wells is also from 2000 and is a pretty slick looking card, better than the scan looks.

Occasionally, Fred will hit me up with a bunch from one set. I don't know if he comes across these in his collection or somewhere else. These 5 cards put me over half way on the 18 card team set.

Some 90's White Sox studs up there with Thigpen, Kittle and McDowell. The last card is a press proof and I think it's probably the first time I've seen one from the 1995 set. The Thigpen puts me at 48 cards, almost half a century and the McDowell puts me at 56 cards.

These were the first of the 2021 Heritage that I received, although I don't think they are the first I've shown. I know everyone loves the 1972 set but I was never a fan.

Love the red, white and blue prisms, even better when it's a stud like Abreu. The 3 Abreu's up there give me 152 of him. I've been debating on starting a PC of him, he's really been growing on me the last couple of years. I've always liked him but his play has meant more to me. The Andre Rienzo is also a color parallel.

A couple of cool looking Metal Universe cards, the Durham is really cool, it looks like he's running right through the card.

Fred also sent me 3 from the 1995 Flair set, I do like the looks but I hate that the name and team are in the same color as the backgrounds. The 2 Ray Durhams up there give me 76 cards of him.

As you can tell, on this day, he gave me an assortment of cards. The Steve Sax from 1993 leaves me 6 cards short of that 22 card set but the Wayne Edwards from 1991, in the middle, completes the 33 card team set. Although, when I went to TCDB to check, they have 2 checklists listed in the team set and I'm pretty sure they weren't listed before but I guess I need those 2 now. Damn it! The oddball in this group is the 2019, it is the 150th anniversary parallel.

These 5 put me 3 cards away from that team set which is a 28 card team set. Might have to grab those on Sportlots next time.

And on the opposite side of the spectrum, those are the first 2 cards of the 1996 Ultra set. The Gold Medallion's are cool but they would have been better with a team logo or something in the background, not the Ultra logo.

Last but not least, Fred brought me these modern cards a couple of weeks ago. They were my first of the A&G Chrome and those are some nice looking cards. They've gone Chrome on Stadium Club and A&G (and flagship), I wonder if they are going to give some other the treatment. Now that I think about it, they are in Heritage as well in a limited capacity. Danny Mendick is the only one still with the ballclub. James Beard still is as well but he's still in the minors.

As you can tell, Fred gives me quite a few cards and I still need quite a few of them.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Ninety's Abbott

Had a decent time camping, just chilled. To be honest, I felt like I could have been home working on my cards. My daughter, who's almost 19, was hardly around and my son, who's almost 17, pretty much hung out around me most of the weekend so it was good bonding time with him.

I'm glad I wasn't home to watch the Sox as we got swept this weekend. I did have some time this morning to continue logging my past Sportlots cards in. I really need to stop letting my box get up to 500 cards before I ship them, it takes forever to get through them.

The random gave us a player collection for today. I still have one more post of this player to go so these are all between 1992-1994.

This is what's left of the 1992. The Pinnacle is the normal sized card, the other 2 are the micro mini's.

These are an assortment of 1993's. A couple of Score's at the top followed by the back of a Donruss Triple Play with Wade Boggs on the front. The bottom row is a Duracell (which I had never seen before) and a Bowman.

In the Topps section, you see a home team advantage followed by the micros. The bottom row is the traded and the Stadium Club Member's Only.

These are all 1993 Upper Deck's. The first is an On Deck insert, followed by the Community Heroes insert and a Fun Pack set. The bottom card is the 5th Anniversary set insert. I'm not a big fan when they superimpose other pics across the top like that.

On to the 1994, these are all Donruss. Their flagship followed by the Special Edition. The bottom row is the Studio and the Triple Play. I like the Studio set with the locker room background, other than it being the Yankees.

This is the other section from 1994 with everything from Pacific to Oscar Meyer. The top row is Pacific, Leaf Limited and Score Gold Rush. The bottom row is the O-Pee-Chee, Oscar Meyer and an oversized Fleer Extra Bases.

Next up is the dupes section, not really but it looks like it. The top is the flagship and the gold version. The Stadium Club photograph is pretty cool, the other one is the Member's Only. The bottom row is a Bowman and another Stadium Club but the team version.

Last but not least, because it's more or less alphabetically, the 1994 Upper Deck. You have the Collector's Choice's at the top with the base and the silver signature. The middle card is the Denny's hologram version followed by another Fun Pack at the bottom.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Happy Birthday - Jordan Poole

 I posted this on a timer, so I hope it posted on Saturday.

Jordan was born in 1999, making him 22 today.

NBA Debut - October 24th, 2019

Year Active - 

  • 2019-current (Warriors)
Warriors rookie

Cards on TCDB - 1140 cards

Cards I have - 13 cards



Figured I'd show my partial rainbow.

Where they came from - 

  • Sportlots (8 cards)
  • Sluggo (5 cards)

That was easy enough.

These are the other Michigan cards I have of Jordan, along with the partial rainbow up there.

I do have one auto though, and it's also a Michigan card.

Happy Birthday, Jordan

*I have all the cards shown in this post but the photos are from TCDB. (Technically, a couple pics up there I posted on TCDB so those are mine.)

Thursday, June 17, 2021

M&B Cards

This will be my last post for a few days. It is Father's Day weekend and as I have every year for awhile now, we are going camping. I won't be back until Monday afternoon so I don't know if I'll get one out then either. There's a PC birthday this weekend, I'm hoping to get it set to post on that day but we'll see how that goes.

My cousin and I are possibly making plans to go to the National this year. We'll see if everything plans out. We talked about hitting a Sox game that night as well. I'll let you know if we get anywhere.

As for today, the great random on the interwebs picked a team collection post. Fred gave me all these cards at one time or another in the couple of months.

This is my 5th card of Steve Everitt. Since it's an older card and I don't have a PC of him, all 5 of those are Maize and Blue cards.

This is a Press Pass Paydirt, which I had never heard of but there you go. This is only my 3rd card of Jon Runyan.

I got both of these at the same time, hence, the same scan. The Derrick Alexander is my 13th card of him, apparently they put out a bunch of college uni cards in 1994.

I also got this card of our current head coach, Juwan Howard. It's only my 4th card of him in the Maize and Blue, they are also 1994 so either they didn't do the same with basketball, or I just haven't gotten very many.

Fred also picked up this auto for me, I'm sure he didn't pay a bunch but I still find it odd that he picks up cards for me. I can see bringing in his old cards when he comes across them but to actively search for me is odd. Not that I mind. This is my 7th card and my 2nd auto of Navarre.

I actually have more Michigan cards from Dennis' latest package but I still haven't finished scanning them all. I've been kind of lazy this week and have been working on other things.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Happy Birthday - Billy Williams

Billy was born in 1938, making him 83 today.

MLB Debut - August 6th, 1959

Years Active - 

  • Chicago Cubs (1959-1974)
  • Oakland Athletics (1975-1976)
Chicago Cubs rookie

Oakland Athletics

Cards on TCDB - 1695 cards

Cards I have - 104 cards


A few oddballs from his playing days. I am missing his 1962 and 1966 Topps cards to have the whole run of playing days cards. I need to rectify that.

Where they came from - 

  • Sportslots (32 cards)
  • Just Commons/Card Barrel (17 cards)
  • Ebay (16 cards)
  • COMC (15 cards)
  • Too Many Verlanders (13 cards)
  • Baseballcardstore.ca (4 cards)
  • Crinkly Wrappers (2 cards)
  • Card Show/Kalamazoo (1 card)
  • Media Madhouse (1 card)
  • Sluggo (1 card)
  • the Collective Mind (1 card)
  • Unknown (1 card)



I don't have any autographs or relics so I figured I'd show a few of the better looking more modern cards. Most of them have a blue background, you can tell I like it when the cards match the teams.

Happy Birthday, Billy

*I have all the cards shown but the photos above are from TCDB.