Sunday, July 7, 2019

Just Need One More......

All I need is ONE card Rodney !!!!!

                                    (Those Miller Lite commercials were the best!)

It must have been about 10 years ago, I purchased a large quantity of cards from somewhere, and included in the box were about 5 or so 1994 SP Holoview Blue inserts.  I liked what I saw, and was wondering where I was when they came out because I didn't remember them.  ( Realized I was getting ready for my first born child, so there were other priorities).

  click here to    1995 SP Holoview Blue      to see checklist.

Over the years I kept adding to my collection.  I was finally down to two cards.

I just purchased this one off eBay.....

The Alex Rodriguez (RC) card.

The big question is, do I set him free from his encapsulate tome?  None of my other cards from the set are graded, and this is only a 7.  Do I dare try and hope not to damage the card????
Let me know what you think.

Back to the set. I am now only missing one card....

   #16  Michael Jordan

The Rodriguez card is the pricey card of the set, (I got a good deal on mine) but having a tough time finding a good deal on the Jordan.  It also is his (RC) card as well.  I don't keep searching for it continually, so one might have slipped through without my knowledge, but one day I will get one.

The National Convention is just around the corner.  Thinking about going this year.  Maybe I can find one there.

Thanks for reading......

Keep On Collecting !!


Thursday, May 16, 2019

OUCH !!! It Finally Happened To Me ......

(I know I haven't posted much here.  I try, but as we all know life happens first.  Hope some of you will still read when I get a chance to post😀.  I do frequent my blog so I can keep up with everyone.)

All these years of buying and trading, I have not had this happen .......

(poor PWE !!)

Yes, I have had a few PWE's and not many bubble envelopes come with a little damage, but the card(s) were safe.  But this poor guy looks like it got stuck on the conveyor and sat in one spot for awhile.  

Here was the out come ...

Poor Rosario didn't fair to well. 😢  
You can see where the top loader started to melt and was crushed.

This is a Topps Now card of Eddie Rosario after setting Twins record of 10 HR in April.
Print run was 183 and is now minus 1.
The seller didn't have any left, so he promptly refunded my money.

Luckily I had purchased 2 others before that one. 

You would think that a single top card loader would survive in a PWE. 

Think I will keep this set up on my desk to remind me to try and add a little more protection when I mail PWE's.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Fourteen Percent .....

My 1952 Topps set is now 14% done !!!!!  (No I do not think I will complete this set)

Keeping with my collecting budget of the 52's, anything I can find for around $5 or less, I will try to snag it.

Here are my latest pick ups.....

Now poor ole Monty has seen better days.  But he is in a good home now, and is my first HOF'er from the set.

Everyone saw the movie The Natural.  Well, the first line on the back of Waitkus's card reads..

That element of Waikus's life was part of the Hobbs story in The Natural.

Now for the creme de la creme....

I have my first PSA graded 52.  Sid played 13 years with the NY Giants, Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates.  He had BA .283 / 202 HR / 805 RBIs.  Made the 1948 and 49 NL All Star Teams, and placed 4th in NL MVP voting in 48.  



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

In case you were sleeping ......

Like me some times....

Topps announced The 2018 Topps MLB All Star Rookie Cup Team ...

MLB All-Star Rookie Team
P/DH – Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels
P – Walker Buehler, Los Angeles Dodgers
P – Ryan Yarbrough, Tampa Bay Rays
P – AJ Minter, Atlanta Braves
C – Jorge Alfaro, Philadelphia Phillies
1B – Ryan O’Hearn, Kansas City Royals
2B – Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees
SS – Willy Adames, Tampa Bay Rays
3B – Miguel Andújar, New York Yankees
OF – Ronald Acuña Jr., Atlanta Braves
OF – Juan Soto, Washington Nationals
OF – Harrison Bader, St. Louis Cardinals

The Rookie Cup logo will be featured on the players’ 2019 Topps Baseball flagship cards, starting with 2019 Topps Baseball Series 1, which is scheduled to release on Jan. 30, 2019.

And they issued Topps Now cards of the players as well, along with autos and very short prints versions with autos.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

2 more 52's - 13% complete !!

I was able to attend this past months local card show, and picked up these 2 beauties--

1952 Topps  Dodgers Johnny "Bear Tracks" Schmitz and Cubs Joe Hatten.  This puts me at 13% complete!!

What I found interesting about these two, after reading the backs of the cards, they were both involved in the same trade in 1951.

June 15 1951 the Cubs traded Johnny Schmitz along with Andy Pafko, Wayne Terwilliger, and Rube Walker   to the Dodgers for Joe Hatten along with Bruce Edwards, Eddie Miksis, and Gene Hermanski.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

My Dollar Store Adventure...

Recently went to a Dollar Store for miscellaneous items, and near the register were these.. 

2018 Donruss
I only picked up 4 packs ...( I like the Panini product, but hard for me to buy because they are not MLB licensed and hard for me to look at blank uniforms/hats etc) .. but for $1, even I can't pass a few up.  (they come 4 cards to a pack)

Here is what was inside:
     84 Retro  Kershaw , Judge, Joe Morgan, and Braun.
     Regular cards including Stanton and Jim Palmer.
     Atlanta Aces Maddux and Glavine
     Tigers Dual Player card Cabrera and Castellanos

Might have to go back for more???

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

50% off part 2 ---

Just Collect had another 50% off sale.

This time I went to my Packers want list.

Here is what I got ----  1959 Topps

1959 Topps #129 Ollie Spencer RC - EX-MT *089-328

1959 Topps #95 Lew Carpenter RC - EX-MT *096-309

1959 Topps #162 Dan Currie RC - NM *101-515

centering is off a little, but other than that, nice looking cards for little money.

Go Pack Go !!!


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