This blog is about sports and sports cards. Which both I love to talk about. My teams are as follows - MLB - Chicago White Sox, NCAA - Michigan Wolverines & NFL - Indianapolis Colts. Although I post my Michigan stuff to another site now - check it out at http://toomanymarios.blogspot.com/

Thursday, March 26, 2015

New additions to the White Sox and Vintage collections

*For those new to the blog, all purchases were made on Ebay (unless otherwise said) and all were under $.50/shipped.

*Since I made a huge purchase (147 cards) from JustCommons.com, I'm going to combine them with my Ebay purchases for the next couple of weeks.  I bought the cheapest cards of my player collections. I spent $2 on my tier 1 collections and $1 on the rest. I also picked up one relic card to make my purchase an even $25.

Today, we will start with the Vintage collection and Vintage collection pick-ups.

1984 Topps - Just Commons

1982 Fleer - Ebay

1975 Topps - Ebay

I'm not sure why the Willie Randolph was in my Just Commons purchase, I assumed it was an accident, but I can still use it. I already have the 1982 Fleer in my White Sox collection so this one goes to the Vintage collection.

1990 Donruss lot - Ebay

2007 Bowman Heritage - Just Commons

2014 Bowman Platinum - Ebay

2014 Panini Prizm - Ebay

2013 Topps Chasing History - Ebay

2015 Topps Rainbow - Ebay

2006 Upper Deck Star Attractions Relic - Just Commons

The 6 card lot of 1990 Donruss White Sox cards I grabbed all of those for less than $.50 total. The Joe Crede at the top (Bowman Heritage) was also a mistake by Just Commons, I ordered one of those for the Joe Crede Collection and for some reason, they sent me 2. Works for me since I could actually use 2. I'm not sure if the Adam Dunn is a parallel or not, I suppose I need to look into that. It wasn't listed as one when I bought it off Ebay, but looking at it without comparing next to another, it looks awfully shiny like. The Iguchi relic was the aforementioned purchase to get my Just Commons purchase to $25.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Player Collection Additions - Konerko, Ripken and Schmidt

*For those new to the blog, all purchases were made on Ebay (unless otherwise said) and all were under $.50/shipped.

1998 Pinnacle

1997 Bowman

2011 Bowman Green /450

3 additions to the Paul Konerko is always good, I now have 324 different Konerko cards so between him not really getting listed under $.50 much and I already have a bunch, I don't generally get many of his anymore.

1998 Topps

1995 Donruss

2004 Upper Deck Memorable Moments

I actually got all 3 of these in one lot and only paid $.54/shipped for it.  These 3 cards give me 144 cards in the Ripken Collection.

1984 Milton Bradley

1986 Sportflics (2/Pedro Guerrero and Darrell Porter)

2014 Panini Prizm

1988 Topps Commemorative set

1983 Topps (all-star)

2005 Donruss Zenith

2009 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions

With the addition of these 7 cards, the Schmidt Collection is up to 45 cards. I wasn't able to pick up very many and now, all of the sudden, I'm winning a bunch. Don't understand why, maybe his cards are just now getting listed cheap enough, I don't know.

That's all for the last batch, for this blog, my next batch will be over at the Michigan blog and then I'll be back with my Just Commons purchase.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Player collection additions - Carlton, Carter and Fisk

*For those new to the blog, all purchases were made on Ebay (unless otherwise said) and all were under $.50/shipped.

We saw the vintage pick-ups in the last couple of posts. Today, we'll start with the player pick-ups and we will be doing that alphabetically.

2013 Upper Deck Goodwin Champions

1983 Topps (All-Star)

2 more additions to the Steve Carlton collection. I actually purchased 4 of his but I ended up having 2 of them. Some days I'm too lazy to check and see if I have them before I bid.

1987 Fleer

2013 Topps Chasing History

2011 Topps Gypsy Queen

2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Collisions at the Plate

1 Vintage (sorta) and 3 modern cards. I was a Mets fan growing up, when Carter played for them, but I still prefer seeing him in the Expos colors. I'm pretty sure that's Ozzie Smith in that last card. I think I used that photo on My Sports Obsession II awhile back.

2001 Fleer Greats

2005 Upper Deck All-Star Classics

2001 Fleer Red Sox 100th Beantown's Best

2013 Topps Gypsy Queen Framed White

1981 Topps Drake's Big Hitters

4 Red Sox additions and 1 White Sox one (and a hideous uniform at that), that's not great for a White Sox fan but that's also partly to I have a lot of his White Sox ones (87) compared to the Red Sox cards (12).

Monday, March 16, 2015

Vintage additions (1977-1974)

*For those new to the blog, all purchases were made on Ebay (unless otherwise said) and all were under $.50/shipped.

Last post you saw the vintage from 1978-1980. Tonight, we'll finish the vintage purchases from the last couple of weeks.

This 1977 Topps brings me to 5.3% (35 of 660).

Not much to say about this card that hasn't been said before. You gotta love the Expos colors.

These 2 1976 Topps put me at 21.52% completed (142 of 660).

Not a huge fan of this set and these 2 cards of the Braves show why. I think the set would be pretty cool if they had used the team colors on the cards instead of the oddball colors that they do. I do like the logo for second base though.

These 4 1975 Topps put me at 3.03% completed (20 of 660).

My feelings about the 1975 set are pretty much the same as the 1976 set, should have used the team colors and the set would have been better.

These 4 1974 Topps put me at 11.36% (75 of 660).

I don't mind the 1974 Topps set, at least I do more than the previous 2. I do wish more vintage sets would have used team logos on the front of cards.

That's all of my vintage pick ups from the last couple of weeks. My next posts will do with the player pick-ups. I also got confirmation that my Just Commons shipment got mailed today so hopefully I'll have that by the end of the week.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Vintage additions (1980-1978)

*For those new to the blog, all purchases were made on Ebay (unless otherwise said) and all were under $.50/shipped.

Last post we saw my White Sox additions, today, we'll check out the vintage pick-ups. As usual, we'll start with the kids and work our way to the old folks.



These 5 1980 Topps bring that set to a completion of 12.12% (92 cards of 726)

I love getting 1980's cards because I started collecting in 1981 but there were still plenty of these around at the time so I had quite a few.

This 1979 Topps bring that set to a completion of 8.26% (60 cards of 726)

Only 1 of the 1979 Topps this time, but as you can see, I have 60 cards from this set so I must usually pick them up at a decent pace.



These 5 1978 Topps bring that set to a completion of 11.16% (81 cards of 726)

I always liked this set, I think it's the cursive team name that attracts me to it. I got a card up there that looks like my dad (I've never noticed that before) and also a Topps All-Time rookie so you know he had to of had a great career (spoken with sarcasm).

That's 1 card over half of the vintage cards I've gotten in the last couple of weeks so you'll have to check out the rest in the next post.