Sunday, January 14, 2018

Coming Soon To A Field Near You ....

With it being -10 right now, and over half the country frozen,  its hard to believe ..


We are now only 30 days away from SPRING TRAINING !!!!!!
Countdown is based on a February 14 opening date, as posted by MLB.

Image result for spring training

Image result for kc royals spring training

YES !!!!!!!

Keep On Collecting !!


Saturday, January 6, 2018

2017 Christmas Haul ....

Every year the family asks --- what would you like for Christmas.
My answer is of coarse Baseball Cards !!!  or other baseball related memorabilia.
(sometimes GB Packer items)
And they always give that look.  (all collectors know the look)

Well, they all did a fabulous job this year.

I will start with .....

Here is the break down of the contents..

This is what was inside the box -- 2 2016 Topps series 1 / 1 2016 Topps Heritage / 1 2016 Stadium Club / 3 Topps Chipz.....

close-up of the chipz..

Plus this white box full of cards.

Nothing to exciting in there ... commons commons and more commons .....

I also recieved a Mega Box of 2017 Topps Chrome Update..

and 7 packs and a blaster box of 2017 Topps Update.

From the Topps Update and Chrome Update.. these were the most exciting cards that were pulled.

2017 Topps Chrome Update TREY MANCINI RC Auto

2017 Topps Update CODY BELLINGER RC Variation

2017 Topps Update MICHAEL CONFORTO Variation

Also got this great vintage looking tin sign...

My gem mint 10 of a wife really came through this year.  The top 2 gifts are ..

Great T-Shirt along with Bazooka Joe and Sand Lot socks. (You're Killing Me Smalls!)

AND the best gift ....

Just published-- 50th anniversary book for the KC Royals.  I have been a Royals fan since they started in 1969.

Hope everyone in the blog-o-sphere got what they wanted for Christmas.

Here's to a new year of collecting in 2018..



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Must Read...

Jon over at -- Penny Sleeve for Your Toughts --

had a very interesting read.

I am not passing judgment on anyone.

Just passing information along to my fellow collectors, and you can be the judge.

Its about the possibilities of counterfeit cards on one of my favorite buying sites.

click the links below to read.

Story One   

Remember -- This is for your information and judgement.

Thanks Jon for the information.

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

FREE basketball cards WINNERS

And the winner (s) are ----

since only 3 comments left -- all 3 won the cards!!!
  - jasongerman9  --  Jason

 - Al Kawamoto

 - Scribbled Ink

Please send me an email with your name and address..

fasportscards AT gmail DOT com.


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Saturday, November 18, 2017

FREE Basketball Cards......

Will be randomizing away some free basketball cards.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, and you are entered into the might randomizer.

The name in the number 1 spot, after randomizing the names 5 times will win .....

1992 - 93   Upper Deck   Hakeem Olajuwon / Shawn Kemp / Gary Payton
1992 - 93   Upper Deck   Micheal Jordan MVP / Micheal Jordan Scottie Pippen Scoring Threats
1996           NBA Hoops Earth Shakes  -  Shaquille O'Neal
1996           NBA Hopps Wicked Dishes  -  Anfernee Hardaway

If more than 10 people comment, I will also give the person in the last spot the same cards.
25 people or more and the person in the middle will also get the same cards.

You have until Saturday Nov 25 2017 ...  12 Noon central time.   

Good Luck !!

Hope everyone has a Great Thanksgiving and safe Black Friday.

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

2017 Topps All Star Rookie Team..

This just out..

2017 Topps All Star Rookie Team ...

Topps might put the trophy cup on their 2018 cards.  (sometimes they do and sometimes they don't)

They are issuing a Topps Now set ..

TOPPS NOW® MLB All-Star Rookie Team Set

Keep On Collecting !!


Friday, August 11, 2017

The last item purchased at NSCC2017...

As I was making my first initial round at the National, I can across this booth selling autograph photos.  There were photos from all sports, and lots of HOF'ers.  They ranged in size from the typical 5 by 7 to 8 by 11, as well as a few odd sized ones.  They ranged from $5 to over $50.

You are thinking what I was thinking, not authenticated signatures or photos. Reproductions!!!
He had all kinds of folks, sorting through and buying items they liked.

I'm not much into buying autographed things, even with authenticated paper work.  I would rather get it myself, in person.

BUT-----    This caught my eye.....

Click on photo to get a better look!

Origin of picture.....
This art work, of the 11 than-living members of the 500 HR Club, was created by artist Ron Lewis back in 1988.   It was than made into a limited edition lithograph, to be signed by all 11 players at the Atlantic City show in 1988, where these greats gathered.  To this day, it is still one of the most sought after and reproduced pieces of sports art.

This is a smaller photo print version.  The picture measure roughly 5 1/2 in by 10 1/2 in, and framed in a 11 by 14 in frame.

Sellers Story ----- He worked for a company in the late 80's that reproduced many sports art and photos, than had them autographed by the players.  Back than, they would sell them via QVC and in catalogs, such as JC Penny.  I do remember such items for sell at those places.  He said he has had these in storage since than, and over the past few years began selling them as ART work.  He did not say they were or were not authentic.

Not to drag this out on authentic or not ....

As I was heading for the door to depart this great event, I walked by the booth one last time, for one last look.  Since seeing it originally back in the late 80's, I've always thought it would be nice to have one.  So I broke down and bought it.  He had sold a few, at the $50 sale price.  But I did get him to come down to $40.

It was hard to lay out the 2 twenties for it.  Deep down my gut was telling me, -- not real --.
But, my eyes were saying yes, because it looks great.  The than 11 living 500 HR Club with autographs that look great.  My eyes won out!

I purchased a great piece of art, real autos or not.  Who knows, maybe, just maybe they might be....
naw --- maybe ????

It looks great anyways.

Keep On Collecting !!