Saturday, March 23, 2013

LCS Finds!

I have finally found a Local Card Shop and it is only 50 miles away! The little guy and me paid it a visit today. I was pleasantly surprised, lots of new stuff and plenty of vintage. And I like vintage!

On to the finds.

I am always on the lookout for Stargells and I grab these.
Pretty good company on the RBI leaders card!

Next, I found a few vintage cards to add to the set projects.

Finally, I came across these.
As a kid I remember seeing these at shows but I never owned any. Dave Parker looks pretty serious in his!

I also grab a few to "pay it forward" to some fellow bloggers.

Pretty good day with the boy and I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Random Act of Kindness

A bit ago, out of the blue, I received a random act of kindness from fellow collector, Jaybarkerfan's Junk. He sent me these Tiger cards.

This one act has sparked me to "pay it forward" more than I have in the past. Thanks again!

Friday, February 22, 2013


February 22nd in my house is referred to "Miracle on Ice Day". Today is the 33rd Anniversary (Yes, 33 years!) of the great Olympic hockey game between the United States and USSR. I am sure many of you know the outcome of the magnificent 4-3 victory, but many are unaware that this game was not the Gold Medal Game. The winner of the game would then advance to the Finals. 

At the time the game was played I was a preteen home with the Chicken Pox. I was able to see all the games on television as I was home from school during those weeks. Ken Morrow was a local hero in my town and the news and newspapers were hyping things up from that angle, (as much as they could in the 80's.)

This one event springboarded my love for sports and collecting in general. And on this day I often am reminded of simpler times in my life, the joy I get from sports and my love of this hobby.

Do you recall where you were at and your feelings on this day in 1980?

Friday, February 8, 2013

I bought a blaster

I went to the local Wally World last night and picked up a Series 1 blaster to prepare for the big snow storm. I was shocked by the amount of Blue Borders that came in the box (20 to be exact) if you are chasing any of those let me know and we can make a trade, as I am pretty much sticking to the base set.

I also have these for trade from the blaster box:

I also got an Emerald Jon Jay #224 and a Gold Vernon Wells #210 0435/2013 for trade.

Stay warm out there!!

Monday, October 22, 2012

A New Project

I love baseball history and I am a very nostalgic person. I am mainly a set builder and I have been thinking of a way to showcase some cards while perserving some history along the way.  So I had an idea of showcasing some cards with league leaders in the major statistical categories, HR, RBI's AVG., Wins, SO, Saves, etc.and placing them in individual albums.

To further explain lets look at the 1979 Home Run Leaders:

1. Dave Kingman     48
2. Gorman Thomas  45
3. Mike Schmidt      45
4 Jim Rice               39
5. Fred Lynn           39
6. Don Baylor         36
7. Ken Singleton     35
8. Dave Winfield     34
9. Bob Horner        33

 So in my Home Run book I would have a page like this that represents the 1979 HR leaders.

You then could turn the page over and see the Home Run stats each player had in 1979. And there would be similar pages for the other years. This gives me the opportunity to chase some more cards and recognize some very good players. 

The only problem I have is determining what stats to do and what year to start. What do all of you think? Anybody else doing this?

Sunday, October 21, 2012

eBay Mail Bag #2

While searching for some Stargell cards, I came across the 1971 Topps coins. I had forgotten all about them. I remember a trading friend from my youth having a ton of these.

I picked up about 20 of them in a few auctions, but these are the highlights.  I have forgotten how fun subsets were.

eBay Mail Bag #1

While I am waiting for another card show to come along, I have made a few purchases on eBay.  I am a big fan of the cloth stickers from this years Archives, so I picked up this lot of 1977 Topps Cloth stickers.

Not sure if I am going to chase this set or not. But nonetheless I think they are pretty cool.