Monday, January 12, 2015

Wallet Card and Best '52 Pick-Up ....

No... Not this kind

and not this

Mad Dog (wallet card) and I ventured out in the cold to the local monthly card show this past weekend
and here is what I got .....

SEVEN 1952 Topps (w/ Mad Dog in the middle).
Best Part -------   cost me about $2.50 each  WOW...
Normally I might find 1 or 2 for that price.
In this condition, they will usually run any where from $5 to $15 each.
Minimal creasing on a couple of cards / small amount paper loss on one card where tape was removed / one has glue stains on back from when it was attached to something
REALLY HAPPY with these conditions... 
This puts my '52 collection at 32 cards out of 407  --- 7.9% complete !!!!
Mostly commons (No Mantle Yet ???? / have reprint)
Some notables I do have : Dom DiMaggio / Ed Lopat / Preacher Roe / Dutch Leonard /Bob Friend RC / Walt Dropo
(kept on Trading Card Database / not my photos / not for sale or trade, sorry)
Probably will never finish this set, especially when I try to get as cheap as possible.
But having fun trying.  Who knows, maybe one I will come across some of the big names for cheap.... zzzzzzz DREAMER zzzzzz.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


I'm in ....
    The game of Wallet Card      by Baseball Card Breakdown

The BIG question was which card do I choose ?????

Do I go with someone from my favorite team-  (Royals or Twins)
OR --  Player ( Brett , Ryan , Harper , Trout ,  (can't sacrifice Mantle) etc  )
OR --  player from an enemy team  (Yanks , White Sox , Tigers )
OR --  from junk wax era  -- OR Newer ...

OR --------  HOW ABOUT A NICE VINTAGE  ------

Yup ----  This is the one -  1975 Topps Bill  "Mad Dog" Madlock #104 !!!!!

WHY??   I love my vintage cards.  Also, it was part of The Heart and Soul of my collection - The Topps Rookie Trophy Cup Collection.  That is until it was replaced with one in a lot better condition.

        Mad Dog  STATS      by Baseball

Here is the Mad Dog's home (for now)

This old beat up wallet that has seen its better days.

Some day soon, he will be moving into his new digs......

My Gem Mint 10 Wife bought me a new wallet about a year ago.  But like everything else, old T-Shirts and underwear,  I just keep using them until the bitter end.

 I will keep you updated on Mad Dogs whereabouts through out 2015.
Maybe by doing this game it will get me to do more posts.



Tuesday, January 6, 2015

NEW HOF'ers ....

Welcome to the Baseball Hall Of Fame...
  Randy Johnson   97.3%
  Pedro Martinez   91.1%
  John Smoltz        82.9%
  Craig Biggio       82.7%

Donny 'Baseball' Mattingly  9.1% in his final year ......
Maybe the Veterans Committee in the future ???????

Read more about it here   ...    BBWAA