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, July 31, 2022


Sox are finally over .500, we'll see for how long. 

This guy is a former Wolverine but I collected him before I did Wolverines because I liked him when he played for the Sox. Now he's in the front office of the Sox in charge of the player development.

I haven't picked up any cards of Chris since July of last year so these were good to see.

I picked up these 4 cards on Sportlots. A minor league card and 3 parallels. At least one of them is in his Sox uniform and it's an action shot. These 4 give me 42 cards of Getz which is about 1/5 of his cards listed on TCDB.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Triple for Beltin' Bill

It's actually been 2 years since I've added cards to this player collection. 2 years tomorrow to be exact. It's not a big collection as he only has 82 cards even listed on TCDB.

I know you're thinking that those are some pretty basic cards for not having them but you'd be wrong. The 1972 at the top and the 1975 on the left are both O-Pee-Chee and obviously, the other 1975 is the mini. I picked up these 3 on Sportlots in my last package. Since they are O-Pee-Chee and a mini, they don't even go to my Vintage collection.

They put me at only 20 for the collection but like I said, he only has 82 so I'm just a touch under 25% complete.

Friday, July 29, 2022

Happy Birthday - Tommy Henry

Tommy was born on this day in 1997, making him 25 today.

MLB Debut - N/A 

Years Active - N/A

Cards on TCDB - 250 cards (up 22 cards from last year)

Cards I have - 6 cards (up 2 cards from last year)

PC Rank - #68 (#984 overall)

TCDB Rank - #2

Where they came from -

  • Sportlots (4 cards)
  • Card Show-Mishawaka (1 card)
  • Hollister's (1 card)

Happy Birthday Tommy!

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Happy Birthday - Isaiah Livers

Isaiah was born on this day in 1998, making him 24 today.

NBA Debut - December 16th, 2021

Years Active - 

  • 2021-current (Pistons)

Cards on TCDB - 471 cards

Cards I have - 1 card

PC Rank - #95 (#2423 overall)

TCDB Rank - #73

Where they came from -

  • Sluggo (1 card)

Happy Birthday Isaiah!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Century Mark

I said yesterday that I was starting my next round of posts. I have a few new PC's in this round, mainly thanks to Bowman U but I figured I'd hit those firsts today and get them out the way. Plus, one of them has a birthday coming up and I don't want the birthday post to show the card before I actually show it off so here we go, all in one post.

My first card of Livers who went pro in the 2021 draft. I showed it first because it's in a pro jersey. I liked him in the Maize and Blue, he always seemed to have fun and played hard. I picked these up from Sluggo.

With the NIL (Name Image Likeness) we now get cards of players still in college and that's where these come in of our back up (last year) QB. He's fighting for the starting job and a lot of people want him to have it. I posted these next because while they have the Maize and Blue, they are unlicensed. I got these 2 McCarthy's from Sluggo as well.

More Bowman U. This one of our starting RB is the pink parallel so it's shiny. We're expecting a lot out of him this year. This also came from Sluggo.

I was really excited when I saw Bowman U but I was disappointed because I didn't think about them having a license. I'm not sure if Fanatics has it yet or not but if they don't, I hope they can get it.

I saved the licensed Michigan card last. Fred brought me this card of Steven Hajjar. I have searched a little for some of his cards but hadn't come across any so it was nice to get one to start his collection. He's in the Twins organization so if he makes it to the pros, I'll get to see him play at least.

So add 4 more PC's to the list. These 4 players give me 103 player collections started. On top of the 2 teams I collect and the vintage collection. Boy has my collection gone a long way from the couple PC's I started with.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Ice Ice Nico

This is the last post of this round, and then I start with the stuff I've picked up earlier this month. I have 26 different posts in the next round. I like that I'm adding to so many collections all the time. I have a ton of PC's so I'm glad it's not focused on just a few players and I get a little bit of everything.

On to today's post though. I hated seeing this guy leave Michigan as I feel like he was just starting to get better. He was good to start with but I felt like he was going to be really good and then he was gone.

I really like the first card, the block M and the ice. Only thing that would make that better would have been if it was Blue Ice instead of the Red Ice. I picked up both of these at my LCS.

These 2 cards give me 14 of the former Wolverine receiver.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Cy Young contender?

Today's post is our starting stud. He has been our best pitcher to date this year and was an all-star snub considering he is top 5 in a lot of pitching stats. I mean, I got this stat off of Reddit which I assume came from a game.

His stats are crazy in those 11 games. 83 strikeouts (leads baseball this year) and an ERA of 0.42 is crazy good. Rant over, I just wanted you all to know how good he's been.

I picked up these 4 early Cease's from Sportlots. I like the reminder that we got him from the Cubs since he's as good as he is.

I also got these 3 shiny ones from Sluggo. You can see he was on the strikout leaders card last year so he's definitely not new to the K. I like the finest, love the jerseys, the background and it's a rookie.

These 7 cards give me 73 cards of our mustached ace.

It's slowly growing on me.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Benchmark Purchase

Since we went vintage on the last post, the random decided to go a vintage player but more modern cards. Except 1.

I had all these shipped in the last Sportlots package. A few cool cards in there. The Stadium Club's and Gold Labels are pretty nice and I like the remakes with the older patterns.

How about this for a vintage look a like. I kind of like the black border on the '69 look (ish). I think I like the name and position on top better than in the circle on the '69's. I picked this up at the Shipshewana show from Joe.

I know, you assume this is a reprint but it's not. I picked this up at the Warsaw show. It was my one big purchase. I probably overpaid for it but when I saw it, I couldn't walk away. I dropped $20 on it and if you know me, that is Obviously this is my oldest card of Bench. It's his first solo card, his rookie he shares with another guy.

These 23 cards get me over 200 cards, up to 207 cards.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Great players at great prices

I have a few days without some birthday posts so you might get to see some more pick-ups for a few days. Unless I get lazy, which is always a possibility. Had some good sleep last night too so I'm rearing to go today. I couldn't tell you the last time I slept past 10. I must have needed it.

Today's post is one of my more popular collections because it tends to speak to more collectors than player or team specific ones.

I'll start off with this. Josh, the guy who gave me the 8000 count box of 1982 Topps and all those publications that I purchased, threw this in with the sell just because it fit with my vintage collection. It actually means quite a bit because 1987 was when I went nuts and purchased a ton of Topps. I remember having a 8 or 9 copies of some of the cards that I PC'd. It was also the last year that I really purchased as a kid, which is why my Vintage Collection stops at 1987.

I've already finished the set so I won't open it and I think it's a pretty cool add to the collection even if it isn't worth much.

I picked up these 2 cards for the 1978 set from that $1 box at the Fort Wayne card show. As I go back and post all these $1 box vintage cards I got, I realize just how good of a purchase that was.

These 2 cards give me 186 which bumps me just over the 25% completed mark.

I added these 2 to the 1977 set. You seen the Yaz on his PC post, it came from the $1 box in Fort Wayne. The Lou Brock I grabbed at the Shipshewana show from Joe who's another guy we set up with and I know.

These 2 cards give me 275 cards for that set for 41% complete.

Another PC pick up that also goes in the Vintage. I picked up this 1976 Schmidt. Another $1 box Ft. Wayne pick up.

This card gives me 359 cards of the 1976 set which puts me at 54% completed. Off the top of my head this is 1 of only 2 1970's set that I'm over half complete.

As you may have figured out, if it's a vintage card with a pretty good player on it, or team card, it came from the $1 box in Ft. Wayne. All 3 of these go to other collections as well, the team card to the team card collection and the Schmidt and Carlton are both PC's as well.

These 3 cards give me 142 cards of the 1975 set which is 21% completed.

The top card is a Ft. Wayne purchase as it's also a PC card. Not the greatest condition but I'll take it for a buck. The bottom card was from my last Sportlots shipment.

These 2 cards give me 313 cards for a 47% completion on the 1974 set. Almost another I can put at half way done.

I specifically went looking for some 1973's with my last Sportlots purchase. I like the few action shots in there, you don't see the Fregosi pose often, watching him probably fouling out.

These 8 cards give me 511 of that set which is good for 77% completed. Obviously, this is the other 70's set over 50% completed.

Both of these 1972's came from Ft. Wayne. The top card is another PC card of Seaver while the bottom card I kept because of Hank Aaron. When I say kept, I could have purchased a ton of his card but was trying to budget so I narrowed down that $1 box purchase to PC cards that also went to the vintage collection.

These 2 cards give me only 84 cards of this set which is only 10% completed. Just for kicks I went and looked to see how many Hank Aaron's I have in my Vintage Collection. The answer is 5 but all our leaders or special cards, none of his base, yet.

As I said above, all my $1 box Ft. Wayne purchases were PC and team cards. This is where we start hitting the team cards. I got the Seaver from the same seller but it wasn't in the $1 box, I dropped $5 on it but I couldn't pass it up as I'm sure I got a discount since I bought so much from him so it was under $5.

These 7 cards from the 1971 set put me at 127 cards for a 17% completion.

I picked up the top 2 team cards in Ft. Wayne and the bottom card from Sportlots. If I wanted to pick up any 2 team cards from that set it would be those 2. The Sox card for obvious reasons and the Mets card because when I collected as a kid I was a Mets fan and I had that card. It was an expensive card of the Miracle Mets back then.

These 3 cards give me 99 cards of the 1970 set for only 14% complete.

These were the oldest of the team cards I picked up in Ft. Wayne. A couple of 1966 cards for $1, I'll take it.

These 2 cards only give me 42 cards of that set which is only 7% complete.

I picked up these 4 cards from the 1960 set from Sportlots for under $.50 each a piece. My 1960 set is probably my furthest along for that decade but that's mainly because I have quite a few of the Sox cards from that set.

These 4 give me 76 cards of that set for a 13% completion. Just for fun I went and looked and 29 of those are White Sox cards.

That's right, I even found some cheap 1958 cards on Sportlots. I'll pick these up all day for under $.50 if I can find them. Wonder how the Guardians like that logo.

These 2 cards give me 24 from that set for a 5% completion.

This was a fun post, I always forget how much I love picking up cheap vintage cards. I tend to focus more on my PC stuff and just pick up vintage when I run across them. Maybe I should add some to my search on Sportlots and specifically look for some again.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Happy Birthday - Taylor Lewan

Taylor was born on this day in 1991, making him 31 today.

NFL Debut - September 7th, 2014 (Titans) 

Years Active - 

  • 2014-present (Titans)


Cards on TCDB - 676 cards (up 11 cards from last year.)

Cards I have - 42 cards (up 21 cards from last year.)

PC Rank - #33 (#62 overall)

TCDB Rank - #2

Where they came from -

  • Sportlots - 21 cards
  • Ebay - 13 cards
  • Too Many Verlanders - 3 cards
  • COMC - 2 cards
  • Sluggo - 2 cards
  • Unknown - 1 card

I have 6 cards of him in the Maize and Blue.

And 1 autograph.

Happy Birthday Taylor!