Monday, November 8, 2021

2021 Topps All Star Rookie Team...

 Here is the 2021 Topps All Star Rookie Team...

Tyler Stephenson, Cincinnati Reds – C
Ryan Mountcastle, Baltimore Orioles – 1B
Jonathan India, Cincinnati Reds – 2B
Patrick Wisdom, Chicago Cubs – 3B
Wander Franco, Tampa Bay Rays – SS
Randy Arozarena, Tampa Bay Rays – OF
Adolis Garcia, Texas Rangers – OF
Dylan Carlson, St. Louis Cardinals – OF
Luis Garcia, Houston Astros – RHP
Trevor Rogers, Miami Marlins – LHP
Emmanuel Clase, Cleveland Indians – RP

( Ryan Mountcastle was also on the 2020 team as an  OF.  Cal Ripken Jr is the only other player to be selected twice, and both Mountcastle and Ripken played for the Orioles)

Topps will be putting the trophy cup on their 2022 base set.  Also, as in the previous few years, Topps will issue a Topps Now card starting today (8Nov21).  Issued on for $9.99 each for a limited time of 24 hours.

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Field of Dreams !!!!

 This was AWESOME !!!!!!

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Friday, August 6, 2021

Topps National Baseball Card Day .....

 Don't forget .....

Tomorrow   Aug 7th 2021 ....   at your local hobby shop.

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The National Sports Collectors Convention 2021...


I had a spectacular time at this years convention!  The previous 2 times attending (2017 and 2019) I only spent a day each time, but this year I spent 2 wonderful days sorting through $1 and dime boxes,  along with other miscellaneous boxes that caught my eye.   Also seeing all the cards in cases that are well out of my means, but still fun to look at, and you never know, one day it could happen.  The best part was meeting and chatting with the dealers and other hobbyists.  From here on out when I attend, I plan on minimum 2 days, possibly 3.  I have already started by savings plan.

Finally got to meet ....

   Mike Moynihan from the youtube channel Baseball Collector on Bench Clear Media 

   Mike Sommer from Wax Pack Hero Blog and Podcast 

   Beau Thompson from One Million Cubs Project Blog and YouTube Channel with The Hobby Evolution

Check them out if you haven't already.  

Here are my pick ups ......

Royals from the 10 cent box...

Some $1 box pick ups.. most are numbered insert cards...

Cards for the '76 set .....

"MY" 2 "Big Boy" cards.....   

                                                                for the '59 set

                                                                   for the '61 set

Last minute purchase on my way out the door....

Whit Merrifield jersey from 2018 50th Year of the Royals

Did you get to attend this year??  Let me know in the comments.

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Saturday, July 24, 2021

This happened in 1983...

 On this date in 1983 .... (where were you??  I was watching)

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Friday, March 5, 2021

Another Great Oddball Set ...

 I have added another great oddball set to the collection...

The 1991 Topps Babe Ruth movie set!

Stephen Lang played Babe Ruth, Pete Rose played  Ty Cobb, and Rod Carew was the baseball consultant for the movie.

This aired on October 6th 1991 on NBC.

The Chronicles of Fuji blog had brought this set to my attention.  So I went to the place I know that carries a lot of different oddball sets/items, Fritsch Cards and they had it.

Now to try and find the movie some where.  Have not found it yet.  Let me know if anyone out there knows where to look.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Big Improvement to the display cabinet...

 Made a big improvement to my display cabinet..



Controlled by this...

Items can now be seen !

The Baseball Card Room is slowly coming together. 

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Mail Day !!!!!

 Got home from work and here is what I found in the mail...

FREE ( we all like free )  from Topps, they sent me a Mike Trout promo card.  I can use the promo code on the back to get 2021 Topps Now Road to Opening Day team set.  Wait and see how they look and maybe get the Royals.

Also found this at my front door.....also from Topps...

My 2021 Hobby box ....... YEAH!!!!🙌

To this date, I have yet to find any retail at any store in my area.  🙎

Hopefully soon!  I would like to open some retail before breaking into the hobby box.

Need to start looking for the Rookie Trophy Cup cards for my collection.

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

My Project 2020 and Topps Project 2020 (Update)

 My Project 2020 was started in April and construction finished in June of 2020. 

"The Baseball Card Room" 

The beginning...


Construction finished.....

Desk / work area and Royals Corner....

Packers corner on top of storage / display cabinet.  The Autograph wall! 
Harmon Killebrew auto jersey and George Brett auto jersey along with their rookie cards.

Storage closet...

My 1987 Technics stereo system with albums on bottom and CDs on the side..

The room is storing a few extra items right now, as my wife has me working on my project 2021..

Remodeling the family room !!!

Still working on what to set out on display and reorganization of The Baseball Card Room as time permits.


George Brett....

43 George Brett PR2360 / 75 George Brett PR5638 / 102 George Brett PR10757 / 112 George Brett PR6558 / 175 George Brett PR3278 / 192 George Brett PR3851 / 212 George Brett PR3002 / 271 George Brett PR4245 / 286 George Brett PR2272 / 313 George Brett PR2495 / 344 George Brett PR1705 / 375 George Brett PR1890
Eventually I might add the other 8 that are missing.

Other Project 2020 cards in my collection..

 90 Ted Williams PR41407 / 103 Roberto Clemente PR11577 / 100 Mike Trout PR74862

and the 97 Mark McGwire PR 19894 and 120 Ichiro Suzuki PR8333 were added to my Rookie Cup Collection.  ( I believe these were the only two that had the cup even though the actual card did not have the cup on them. )

I also have card 78 Roberto Clemente PR8610 by Oldmanalan coming soon.  

Others ???  maybe someday.

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Friday, January 22, 2021

Remembering Hank Aaron


                                                  Home Run Derby against Bob Allison

Home Run #715 called by Vin Scully !!!

Hall of Fame Speech

RIP Mr Aaron !!  Thanks for the memories !!

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