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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/

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Update with a Random Relic/Auto

I know I haven’t posted too much, I’ve been using most of my online time to work on a few sites.

  1. My Sports Obsession – Index – This site I am taking all photos from My Sports Obsession, My Sports Obsession II, Too Many Manninghams (just my photos), and my sports related boards on Pinterest and combining them all into this blog. They are tagged with players and teams so you can go to the bottom, click what you want and view everything on my sites.
  2. My Baseball Card Obsession – This site I am taking all the single card photos on my blogs, and some of yours and posting them. They are labeled with team, player as well as the set name. See below by what I mean by some of your cards as well.
  3. My Personal Collections – This site I am posting all the single card photos that are a part of my PC’s. They are labeled with only the name of that collection. I plan on having all my PC cards pictured but that’s a long way off.

All 3 of these sites are public so you can view them if you like. Blogger only allows you to post 50 posts a day before making you do a captcha for every post so when I post to them, I usually only do 50.

The My Baseball Card Obsession blog, what I meant by using some of your cards is, I go through my Feedly and the first 5 posts that I come across that have a photo of single cards, I post them to this site, and then the remaining posts (up to 50) I post from my previously posted cards. When I do eventually get caught up, I will post more of your cards as I won’t have very many a day on my blog. I do plan on putting a blog roll on this blog and once I use cards from your site, I will add your link to the blog roll.

If you want to use the labels on the My Baseball Card Obsession and My Personal Collections, if will only show you the labels from the cards shown (which are the last 50 posts, I believe) so if you want to see the labels from the whole blog, scroll all the way to the bottom, then click the labels button at the top. I’m trying to find an alternative way to do that, I just haven’t taken much time to do so yet.

And just so you get to see a card here, here is the latest Random Relic/Auto post.

These are all the cards that are not part of my PC.  They will all be either Chicago White Sox cards from the White Sox collection or Michigan cards from the Michigan collection.

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Gordon Beckham – 2012 Topps Golden Moments Relic

I guess that’s fitting since he just resigned with the Chicago White Sox. I always liked Gordon, but after his rookie year, he had very little offense. He was always excellent in the field though.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

This Weeks Purchases

Yep, I’m back at buying again, or maybe not. I got a little excited on buying cards again after the couple of weeks off work that I searched for my vintage collection first. I bid on everything that fit it my collection with a $.50 max bid up to 1981 then I put a max bid of $.25 on those and up. When all was said and done, I ended up bidding on over 300 cards. Most of those 1986 and 1987 so I figured, I only put a quarter on them, I should get outbid on a bunch. That was not the case. Now that the week is done, I ended up winning 224 of them, yikes. So even though there wasn’t a very high bid, it added up quick. So needless to say, I’m probably going to have to wait a week or 2 again before I start buying. I did get some cards in the mail this week though, all for the vintage collection.

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1979 Topps Dale Murphy

$.38

Vintage collection

  • This card gave me 57 cards in the 1979 Topps set.

I was surprised to win this one, I normally wouldn’t have bid because the seller didn’t list a card number and I don’t usually bid on those since it’s a pain to look and see if I have them, plus it was a generic stock photo of a bunch of cards but it was Dale Murphy, and I knew I didn’t have it so I went ahead and bid on this one card of his.

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1979 Topps Jose Cruz

$.54

Vintage Collection

  • This card gave me 58 for the set.

I bought this from a different seller then the Dale Murphy card. It was the same seller as the following 3 cards.

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1980 Topps – Bruce Sutter, Joe Torre and Tom Lasorda

$.42 (Sutter), $.33/each (New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers)

Vintage Collection

  • These 3 cards give me 88 cards for the 1980 Topps set.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Wallet card siting

My daughter was out running around with friends today so since it was just my son and I, we headed out for some “guy time”. We went to an indoor mini golf place since although it is up to the 30’s here, there is still plenty of snow. Why did I tell you this, because we weren’t alone.

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He helped me win by blocking the hole when my son was trying to putt.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Random Relic/Auto

These are all the cards that are not part of my PC.  They will all be either Chicago White Sox cards from the White Sox collection or Michigan cards from the Michigan collection.

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2000 Bowman – Jeff Liefer

As you can probably tell, this isn’t a certified auto. I got this card in a trade along with another one that was collected at a game (if I remember correctly).