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/

Monday, November 24, 2014

Cheap pick-ups, 2 weeks ago

Since I haven’t posted in awhile, let’s get caught up.  Here are the cards that got delivered 2 weeks ago.


2000 Topps Tools of Success

Johnny Bench collection.


note – This is my 29th card of the Bench collection and the 19th of his post career cards.


1992 Fleer Ultra

Carlton Fisk collection


note - This is my 90th card of the Fisk collection and the 76th card from his playing days.


2014 Topps Finest

Taylor Lewan collection


note – This is only my 2nd card of Lewan’s PC.


top left – 1991 Donruss


top right – 1996 Leaf Preferred


bottom left – 1985 Topps


bottom right – 1992 Post


Cal Ripken jr collection

note – These are the 123rd thru 127th cards of the Ripken collection and makes 108 cards from his playing days.


2014 Topps Update

Chris Sale collection


note – This is the 66th card of the Sale collection.


1987 Donruss

Vintage collection


note – This was actually a filler for one of the above cards.  This is the 57th card from the 1987 Donruss set.


1983 Donruss

left to right – $.20, $.21, $.21 and $.21

White Sox team sets

note – I still need 21 cards for this team set.

Friday, November 21, 2014


A quick update, I found a job (about a month ago) which is a good thing since the government screwed up my unemployment and shorted me a week.  Like I said, it was a month or so ago so I have been buying cards again for the last couple of weeks.  Before I get into what I’ve purchased, let’s get into the generosity of fellow bloggers.

Fail #1 - Jeff of “2 by 3 Heroes” and PWE fame sent me a small box of cards.  When I received them, I took pictures while I organized them so I could post a blog about them, well, I ended up not blogging for a really long time and ended up deleting the pictures (I even went and checked my recycling bin and couldn’t find them.  So you don’t get to see what he sent me, but it was a pretty big chunk of cards for my Vintage collection and also a bunch of cards of my player collections.  So a shoutout to Jeff, who deserved more of a blog post.  Sorry.  I failed.

Fail #2 – I also received an envelope of cards from someone else, my fail here is I don’t remember who.  Actually, I’m about 80% sure I know who it is but I don’t want to throw it out there before I know 100%.  So if you sent the following cards, let me know so I can give you proper credit.  I hadn’t put them away yet so I was able to capture the photos.

First, he started me off with some Chicago White Sox.


I know I have a couple of these but I’m pretty sure that I don’t have all of them.  I could tell you if I ever finished logging all my other White Sox cards in.  I love these cards with the big logo in the background.

Then we have the true purpose of the envelope.  He had emailed and said he had some 1973 duplicates from trying to finish his set.


Look at all that vintage goodness up there. I have added these to my 1973 topps set page and these 14 cards put me at 47% for the set.

Thanks to both Jeff and ? for the cards, they definitely helped me get by before I could start buying cards again.

*** UPDATE ***  Those cards came from Mark Hoyle.  Now I’m 99% sure.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Johnny Bench collection

I actually got this card in a lot of 4 1973 cards.  I wasn’t even sure how many of them I needed but there were 2 of my player collections in it, plus as you should know, I’m collecting the 1973 set so I figured I should be able to place a few of them into my collections and I didn’t check them before I bid.  They were all 4 leaders cards in the set and I ended up only needing 2 of them.  Which means I overpayed because I put a $2 bid on the lot which equals $.50 each.  The good news is, my cousin is also collecting the set so they will still find a good home.  The other one goes to the ‘73 set.

1972 Runs Batted In Leaders (Johnny Bench, Dick Allen)

1973 Topps (leaders)

I also grabbed this Johnny Bench from the afore mentioned seller that I grabbed 5 A&G’s for $.50.

Johnny Bench

2013 Topps Allen & Ginter’s

I also picked up this modern Johnny Bench for $.50.  I actually got this card in a lot of 4 Golden Age cards but I won the whole lot at that price.

Johnny Bench

2014 Panini Golden Age

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mark Buehrle collection

Thanks everyone for the good wishes on finding another job.

Today, I get to add another Mark Buehrle as a Toronto Blue Jays to the Mark Buehrle collection.  This is another A&G that I got for $.50.

Mark Buehrle

2013 Topps Allen & Ginter’s

Monday, September 29, 2014

Take the good and the bad

Good news and bad news on the home front.

The bad news is I got laid off last week so even though I pay very little for my cards, I now can’t afford to pay anything.  So I will have to come up with something else for blog posts.  Not that I haven’t been posting sporadically anyways.

The good news is I do still have the last of the cards that I did purchase cheap to post so I will have some things to post for a week or two.  Maybe a month since I haven’t been posting regularly.

Until then, we’ll see what happens.

Since I’ve been laid off, I have been working on getting all my White Sox cards organized.  I have all the base sets from Topps, Fleer, Donruss and Upper Deck done because I’ve been trying to complete those team sets but all the other various sets and inserts need to be logged into my Google Drive pages.  I guess the time I have could be considered more good news.