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, 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.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

This Week on MSO-Tumblr

Hello all, welcome to another Sunday edition of This Week on My Sports Obsession – Tumblr.  (Does anyone else do that with the This Week in Baseball theme music running through the back of their heads?)  There are a lot of vintage NFL gifs in this post so if it gets to be too much on your computer, go to the tumblr page linked above to view them.

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Devin Hester

Colts vs. Jaguars

Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

vanillacts:<br /><br />Michael Singletary puts the brakes on Eric Dickerson.<br />

Mike Singletary stops Eric Dickerson

Barry Sanders with Rod Woodson

vanillacts:<br /><br />Barry Sanders splits the gap<br />

Barry Sanders

Barry Sanders

vanillacts:<br /><br />Reggie White kneels down for Barry Sanders<br />

Barry Sanders with Reggie White

vanillacts:<br /><br />Can’t stop OJ<br />

OJ Simpson

Marshawn Lynch with Ray Lewis

Jerry Rice as a pinball

Jerry Rice

Jim Brown, OJ Simpson, Eric Campbell, Walter Payton, Eric Dickerson and Barry Sanders 

White Sox vs. Rays

Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

mlb:<br /><br />A thing of beauty.<br />

Evan Longoria

mightyflynn:<br /><br />1965<br />via Mears<br />

Mickey Mantle

mariners:<br /><br />There’s no sweeter swing.<br />

Robinson Cano

vintagesportspictures:<br /><br />Jackie Robinson (undated)<br />

Jackie Robinson 

chicagocubs:<br /><br />Super Szczur<br />

Matt Szczur

fuckyeahwhitesox:<br /><br />Southpaw &amp; Southpaw<br />

Mark Buehrle

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jim Abbott collection

This is one of the A&G’s that I grabbed for $.50 along with 4 others for the player collections.

Jim Abbott

2013 Topps Allen & Ginter’s

To see this card (again) along with some other Michigan Wolverines cards, go on over to Too Many Manninghams and check them all out.