Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas.....


Hoping all are safe and well throught this Holiday season.  May your 2021 be brighter!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Oddball sets..

 Thanks to Dan's (It's like having my own card shop) blog about his oddball 1992 Confex Baseball Enquirer cards,  there's another set I might have to look at getting.  I will have to at least get the  Royals.

So I thought I would show a couple of my oddball sets..... 

1985 Baseball Greats Caricatures..

I do not remember where I got these.

The other set is...

1989 Franklin Caramel Series 1 and 2 (Unlicensed)

I picked these up, in 1992, on a fall trip to the White Mountains in NH.  There was a card shop, in one off the small towns, that I stopped into and purchased these when I saw them.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Topps 2020 All-Star Rookie Cup Team

 Here is the list for the 2020 Topps All-Star Rookie Cup Team...

RC - 01   Alec Bohm        Philles          3B

RC - 02  Sean Murphy     A's                C

RC - 03  Luis Robert       White Sox     OF

RC - 04  Jarod Walsh       Angels           1B

RC - 05  Ryan Mountcastle   Orioles     1B

RC - 06  Kwang-Hyun Kim  Cardinals  P

RC - 07  Devin Williams    Brewers       P

RC - 08  Willi Castro      Tigers              SS

RC - 09  Kyle Lewis      Mariners         OF 

RC - 10  Tony Gonsolin   Dodgers        P

Topps announced this list by issuing a Topps Now card of each player,  2 per day, starting on Monday 16 Nov 20 through 20 Nov 20.  They said its a 10 card set and if you by all ten, through the Topps web site, there will be a bonus card.  Wonder who or what that card will be!  ( I purchased all my cup cards from ebay seller   mel030783 , so I will not get the bonus card from Topps.)

Topps did not follow protocol this year.  They failed to have a 2B and missed one OF.  They did have two 1B, which I suppose, one of them could be listed as OF.  Wonder if the bonus card will be a 2B, and also harder to get????  ****see Update Below****

The corresponding number RC - ## is the card number.  

Topps usually will place the cup on the players card the following year, so their 2021 cards should have the cup on them.


Guess the actual list was posted Nov 19, 2020, and I failed to see it :0( .  Here it is..

  2020 Topps Rookie All-Star Team:

C – Sean Murphy

1B – Jared Walsh

2B – Jake Cronenworth

3B – Alec Bohm

SS – Willi Castro

OF – Luis Robert

OF – Kyle Lewis

OF – Ryan Mountcastle

RHP – Tony Gonsolin

LHP – Kwang Hyun Kim

RELIEVER – Devin Williams

So Topps is placing Mountcastle in OF, but on the Topps Now card he is shown as 1B.

And I'm going to guess, since Topps posted the Now cards as a set of 10, that the bonus card will be 2B Cronenworth.  He will be hard to find/get???

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

Oct 3 Card Show Pick Ups....

Went to my local card show today, and here is what I got....

For my Topps 1975 and 1976 set..

 '75 Rod Carew and '76 Mike Schmidt ---- both together came in under $5 !!!

For my Royals Collection ....

2018 Topps - MLB Independence Day U.S. Flag Manufactured Patch Relics

Salvador Perez coming in at $3...

And for the fun of it, I pulled this out of the $3 box as well...

2018 Topps Now Spring Training Shohei Ohtani print run 6842.  The dealer had a $60 sticker on it.

I also broke down and bought 6 packs of Topps 2020 series 2 at $4 each.....I haven't been able to find any at the stores, soooooo.

I did get the sought after card of .....

Luis Robert RC ...  maybe I can recoup some of my money from the packs?????

Not to bad of a card show day!!!

Have to give a shout out to Jon at A Penny Sleeve for your Thoughts for his Friday giveway a few weeks ago.  I was able to get in right away, and walked away with this beauty for my Packers collection...

 1954 Bowman Bill Howton !!!  Thanks again Jon!!

Also, if you haven't seen cynicalbuddhas Collector's Crack 10th annual Almost easiest World Series contest , go check it out before time expires.  

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

Baseball Card Room Update...

 Quick update on the new digs (aka The Baseball Card Room).  Construction is complete! Yeah!!

Now comes the hard part.  What to put out for display??  I will most likely end up rotating items around.

I realized I had a lot of items stored and unseen for almost 20 years.  Lots of unopened pack boxes dating back to 1987.  More on those in future writings.

Here is a small sample of what is put up....


Once I get it complete, I'm going to try and make a quick video to post here and on youtube.

Also, going to reorganize and prioritize the collection.  Things will have to move out, to bring other things in.  Will be trying to put more content on my blog when all that happens.  (looking into starting a youtube channel!?!?)

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

Completed - 1994 SP Holoview Blue

I took advantage of a $10 ebay coupon and got my final card for this set...

card # 16  Michael Jordan

I love the holographic images!

These cards were issued with stated odds of 1 card for every 5 1994 Upper Decks SP foil packs.

Total cards in set :  38

 click here     1994 SP Holoview Blue      to see checklist.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020


Well, my LOA from my real job is coming to an end sooner than I expected.  I was planning on being out until Aug1, but business is picking up and I now have to report Jul1.  Mixed emotions.  I liked being retired (knowing it was not going to last) but looking forward to going back.  Need to make some money for all the purchases I made while out.

This was my latest project 2020 purchase.  Why ---  notice the trophy cup!  Ichiro rookie cup was actually on his 2002 card...
2002 Topps #225 Ichiro Front

Now that makes 2 project 2020 cards with the cup, which was not on the original card.

The first was this McGwire card
Actual McGwire was his 1988 card
Keeps me on my toes on watching these cards (pieces of art) come out.

With the market down on these cards, for now, really keeping my eyes open for some deals.

The Baseball Card Room will become slower in completion, due to me going back to work.
It is getting closer.  Should still have it done by the end of July (fingers crosssed).

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