Tuesday, May 19, 2020

George Brett on MLB Tonight 15May2020...

As a huge Royals and Brett fan,  I found this interview, which also happened to be Brett's birthday, to be fun to watch.  The story of him trading for one of his original game used bats was great.

A must watch for all Brett and Royal fans !!!

       Watch here -  George Brett on MLB Tonight

JULY 24, 1983: George Brett Loses His Mind [VIDEO]

1975 Topps George Brett Rookie Card: The Ultimate Collector's ...

Donald Trump gives George Brett the Royals treatment in Kansas City

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Sunday, May 3, 2020

Dollar Store Cards ......

When I need to shop for greeting cards, the dollar stores are where I like to start.  I usually don't like to pay 3 to 7 bucks on greeting cards.  (Baseball Cards are a different story!)  A few weeks ago I needed to get a few greeting cards for those special events that came up and still coming up.  During this time of confinement, I try not to leave the house/yard, unless walking with my wife and the dog.  I was successful at finding some great greeting cards (not always), and also found these..

$1 packs of 2020 Donruss (5 cards per pack)
I like the Panini products, but I hate the generic uniform look.  Miss the team logos and names.
I will pick up a few items through out the year.  So for now, mainly a Topps guy.

Got a couple of Diamond Kings.  A yellow Lucas Giolito and regular Pete Alonso!
Always liked collecting the Diamond King Cards back in day.

3 Rated Rookies

Patrick Sandoval / AJ Puk / Matt Thaiss

4 86' Retros

Man Of Steel Rickey Henderson nickname
Paul Molitor / Travis Demeritte RC / Domingo Leyba RC

5 yellow parallel 

Clayton Kershaw / Paul Goldschmidt / Tommy Edman
2 86' retro
Jim Rice / Yonathan Daza RC

and the rest including

Aaron Judge base and variant cards
Gerrit Cole NY / Kris Bryant 

Over all, not to bad!!  It gave me a few packs to open during this time.  

I've been on leave from work now for 30 days and the time is flying by for me.  Kept pretty busy!
Doing a lot of outdoor things since its been pretty nice outside.  But the biggest project is The Baseball Card Room.  For the past 20 years, this is what the room looked like..

You get the idea!!!!

The closet I had done earlier, since that's where most things are stored.  But the rest of the room was left unfinished.  Well that has all changed thanks to CoronaVirus.  I have cleared everything out, while still keeping some since of order to the cards, so I can find things for trades or sales.  There is now sheet rock up and ready to be taped.  Than paint, floor covering and decorating (display my collections).  I should have enough time to finally complete this project.  I am not due to return to work until Aug 1, unless things pick up.  I am really enjoying retirement,  but my wife says no, not yet.  She has another 90 days with me!!  
Pixs of the New Baseball Card Room will be posted when done.

Also been reorganizing the collection, since most of its pulled out.  Trying to get things load on to Trading Card Data Base.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Congratulations new HOFer's..

DEREK JETER ........

Derek Jeter Rookie 1993 Topps 98 - Reprint Baseball Card - York


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1971 Topps #117 Ted Simmons Rookie Card Cardinals VG-Ex 2020 HOF!


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Congratulations to the Class of 2020 !!!!

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Grademaster Card Centering Tool .....

I had been looking for an easy way to determine centering on cards.  Yup, used a ruler, nope on the sewer's Omnigrid.  Wanted something really simple.  While trolling google, I found this link to a Blowout Cards Blog story about this centering tool.  Here is the link...


The creator is Nick Schultz, and here is his eBay listing, if you are interested in getting one...

 eBay Grademaster Card Centering Tool

(FYI:  I do not know Nick; I bought mine from his eBay listing; Not promoting his item and not receiving gratuities.  Just providing info on an item I thought other collectors might be interested in.) 

Here is what you get...

The centering tool, instructions, and percentages card.

I love it.  Really easy to use. 

Here is a youtube video I found on using it.  (this helped me to determine to buy one)

(not promoting this youtube site,  Just the information he is providing)

Hope this helps anyone looking for a better way to determine the centering of your cards.

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving !!!

Best Thanksgiving show  ...   WKRP

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Friday, November 22, 2019

End of October Card Show...

(WOW!!! 3 posts in the same month)

Had great success at the card show.  Picked these up for less than $1 each.!!


2018 Topps Silver Pack Paul DeJong / 2019 Bowman Ready for the Show and Bowman Chrome Prospects  Vlad Guerrero Jr / 2010 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Eddie Rosario / 2018 Topps Update Juan Soto / 2018 Topps Update and Topps Gold Label Shohei Ohtani / and 2018 Bowman ROY Favorites Jack Flaherty.


2018 Topps Triple Threads Amber Corey Kluber #30/199  /  2016 Topps Triple Threads Amethyst Gerrit Cole #162/340  /  and 2018 Topps Update Independence Day Ketel Marte #76/76.

 3 Judges, 2 Trouts and a Jackson....

2018 Topps Heritage Highlights  Reggie Jackson / 2018 Topps Gold Label and 2019 Donruss Dominators Diamond  Mike Trout / 2018 Topps Heritgae Than an Now and  2018 Topps Chrome Future Stars and 2019 Topps Chrome 1984 Baseball  Aaron Judge.

 For the Royals Collection..

Rookie cards of Brad Keller, Jake Kalish, Yordano Venture, Nick Pratto, 2018 and 2019 Bowman Chrome Talent Pipeline cards, and a Brett and Jackson A&G cards.

For the 1976 set

Bill Melton , Don Hood, and Charlie Spikes.

Those were my bargain buys.

I also picked up this....

1955 Harmon Killebrew Rookie card PSA grade 4(MK).  It had slight marking on back of card that was hard to see.  The card will go with the jersey I picked up in Cooperstown.

Sometime in the future, I plan to  reframe  the jersey with the card.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Cooperstown NY / Hall Of Fame

At the beginning of October, my wife and I went on a fall color trip to New York.  We flew into Syracuse NY, and our first stop was Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall Of Fame.  We spent about a day and half there, than worked are way up to Lake Placid NY.  The scenery was fabulous!

(View from atop Mt Baker of the McKenzie Mtn Wilderness area)

(start of the High Gorge Falls)

Cooperstown / Baseball Hall of Fame .....

This was my first time there, and plan to go again.  If you never been, I highly recommend it. I also would go again in the fall because it was less busy than other times of the year (Induction weekend).
I'm within 10 years of possibly retiring, and my wife always ask what my plans are.  She's afraid I will just sit around the house bothering her 😎.
While in Cooperstown, I looked at her and said, "This is where I'm going to retire!!" I could work part-time at any of the card shops in town and even the HOF.

Its a thought !!!! 😊

I know I didn't hit all the shops, but these are the ones I did visit. (not in any order)
  Seventh Inning Stretch , Pioneer Sports Cards , Baseball Nostalgia Inc , Mickey's Place ,     Yastrzemski Sports, Cooperstown Bat , and Safe at Home Ballpark Collectibles.
Lots of cards and collectibles to look at.  Here is what I found in the $1 boxes...

(1968 Topps Game 2 Carew 1 Kaline and 1958 Hoak)

(Killebrew 2014 Allen & Ginter's and 2004 Toops All Time Fan Favorites)
(Royal's pick ups - 2019 Topps Archives Bo Jackson and 2 Leaf signature cards Nunnally and Valera)
(cards for the George Brett collection)

(1986 Fleer Micheal Jordan Rookie Card !!!!)
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Here I am with my friends!  They forgot to tell me to wear my suit !!

Loved all the memorabilia and artifacts that are there.

(Babe and Ted each completely made from one piece of laminated basswood.  All wood, no cloth, leather or stone) 

(Brett's pine tar bat)

Here are the two big ticket items I (we) bought...

We walked into Safe at Home Ballpark Collectibles, and I started browsing around at all of the great memorabilia they have.  Mean while, my wife was up front talking with one of the owners and I could here her say that a curtain item was really cool.  She came to the back of the store, where I was, and said "you need to come look at this".  I thought to myself, as we walked to the front, hey I might be able to spend a little money here.  This is what they were talking about....

The owner had just gotten back with a large purchase of framed autograph jerseys, approximately 15 of them,  and this was one of them..

I asked what he wanted for it and he said make an offer.  While I was contemplating my offer, I said it would be great if he had a Harmon Killebrew jersey as well.

And he did ....

Now I'm looking at both, wondering how much am I willing to spend here.  I decided to only go for one, but which one.  Because I'm a Royals and Brett fan, I choose the Brett jersey.  He accepted my offer and dropped it $50 bucks! What!!! So I started looking at the Killebrew jersey again, which made my wife really nervous.  He accepted my offer for the two, and they are now proudly displayed  in our family room.  Both came with COAs.

FYI --- for the best Ruben Sandwich ever -- go to Double Day Cafe !!!!

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