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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/

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

January Pick-Ups - Tim Hardaway jr.

January pick-ups

This months pick-ups come from
  1. Dennis at "Too Many Verlanders" and "Too Many Manninghams"
  2. Sluggo (my cousin)
  3. Ebay
  4. Packs (I actually bought some packs)

I've randomed and todays selection is going to the Tim Hardaway jr Collection





Your going to see a lot of these this month as Dennis hooked me up with the complete set and there are a bunch of my player collections mixed in. This is my 3rd card of Hardaway and my first in the Maize and Blue. They will be worth looking at though because it is a great looking set.


I did buy a rack pack of 2016 Topps and I will eventually get around to posting it, I had decent feedback on the other packs that I posted as far as you all wanting some cards. I will try to get them out sometime this week but to be honest, my grandfather passed this past weekend and the Celebration of his Life party is tomorrow so I'm not sure what all I'm going to get done in the next few days. Since he's in town for the funeral, my cousin (Sluggo from some trade posts) and I plan on hitting a card shop that I found out about when I went to that card show in November.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Packs pick-up - 2015 Topps MLB Chipz

I did pick up a pack of 2016 Topps yesterday that hopefully I will get scanned in the next few days to show those off.

This was the last of the packs I picked up last month. They have a discount box with packs in it and these packs were at $1 a pack so I picked up 5 of them.



  • Jose Altuve (Astros)
  • Sonny Gray (A's)
  • Gapper (Reds)


  • Stephen Strasburg (Nationals)
  • Craig Kimbrell (Gold) (Braves)
  • Jason Kipnis (Indians)


  • Jose Bautista (Blue Jays)
  • Billy Hamilton (Reds)
  • Adam Wainwright (Cardinals)


  • Chase Utley (Phillies)
  • Wally the Green Monster (Red Sox)
  • Jeff Samardzija (A's)


  • Max Scherzer (Blue) (Tigers)
  • Phillie Phanatic (Blue) (Phillies)


  • Mariner Moose (Green) (Mariners)


  • Sonny Gray (Red) (A's)
  • Pablo Sandoval (Red) (Giants)

  • Jay Bruce (Magnetic) (Reds)
  • Wally the Green Monster (Magnetic) (Red Sox)
  • George Springer (Magnetic) (Astros)

All are available for trade. I do like these chipz, I can't really tell you why. I do like and play poker when I can but I don't think that's the reason I enjoy these. I didn't get any White Sox or player collections in these 5 packs so they are all available. Let me know if you would like one and I will get it out PWE when I can.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Box pick-up - 2015 Topps

This was another discounted small box that I picked up last month. It was 2015 Topps flagship series 1 but I just wanted to open some cards.


  • 268 - Aroldis Chapman (Reds)
  • 306 - Juan Lagares (Mets)
  •   20 - Madison Bumgarner (Giants)
  • 308 - Carl Crawford (Dodgers)
  • 207 - Bryce Harper (Nationals)
  •   58 - Evan Gattis (Braves)
  • 273 - Brandon Hicks (Giants)
  • 254 - Steve Cishek (Marlins)
  • 213 - Jered Weaver (Angels)
  • 329 - Logan Forsythe (Rays)
  • 128 - Anthony Swarzak (Twins)
  •   84 - Jonathan Schoop (Orioles)
  •   81 - Chris Young (Mariners)
  • 105 - Jeff Baker (Marlins)
  • 203 - Paul Goldschmidt (Diamondbacks)
  •   30 - Tanner Roark (Nationals)
  • 163 - Chase Utley (Phillies)
  • 285 - Nelson Cruz (Orioles), Chris Carter (Astros), Mike Trout (Angels)
  • 127 - Justin Morneau (Rockies), Josh Harrison (Pirates), Andrew McCutchen (Pirates)
  • 247 - Aaron Hill (Diamondbacks)
  •   73 - Freddie Freeman (Braves)
  •   28 - Alex Cobb (Rays)
  • 330 - Brian Duensing (Twins)
  • 104 - Bud Norris (Orioles)
  • 175 - Adrian Beltre (Rangers)
  • 199 - Eric Young Jr (Mets)
  •   26 - Bryce Brentz (Red Sox)
  • 170 - Tommy Medica (Padres)
  • 135 - Matt Dominguez (Astros)
  • 161 - Howie Kendrick (Angels)
  • 256 - Adam Eaton (White Sox)
  • 230 - Jean Segura (Brewers)
  • 185 - Ricky Nolasco (Twins)
  • 202 - Mike Minor (Braves)
  • 324 - Chris Archer (Rays)
  •   41 - Chris Colabello (Twins)
  • 157 - Ubaldo Jimenez (Orioles)
  • 249 - Jose Reyes (Blue Jays)
  • 236 - Zack Wheeler (Mets)
  • 237 - Lucas Duda (Mets)
  •   75 - Dustin Pedroia (Red Sox)
  • 228 - Jake Peavy (Giants)
  • 234 - Brandon Belt (Giants)
  • 351 - Tom Koehler (Marlins)
  • 326 - CJ Wilson (Angels)
  • 154 - Brandon Finnegan (Royals)
  • 146 - Tony Watson (Pirates)
  • 119 - Anibal Sanchez (Tigers)
  • 188 - Madison Bumgarner (Giants-WS)
  • 221 - Jason Kipnis (Indians)
  • 313 - Giancarlo Stanton (Marlins), Anthony Rizzo (Cubs), Lucas Duda (Mets)
  • 210 - Salvador Perez (checklist/highlight) (Royals)
  •   24 - New York Mets
  •   93 - Andre Ethier (Dodgers)
  • 144 - Rusney Castillo (Red Sox)
  •   76 - Ian Kennedy (Padres)
  • 323 - Eric Hosmer (Royals)
  • 139 - Gary Brown (Giants)
  • 229 - Bryan Morris (Marlins)
  • 347 - Dexter Fowler (Astros)
  • 192 - Joc Pederson (Dodgers)
  • 212 - Cliff Lee (Phillies)
  • 125 - Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies)
  • FP-11 - Tom Morello (First Pitch) (Cubs)
  • 15A - Bill Clinton
  • BR-9 - Babe Ruth (the Babe Ruth Story) (Yankees)
  • H-8 - Ted Williams (Highlight of the Year) (Red Sox)
  • 158 - Kevin Kiermaier (20/99) (Rays)
  • A-9 - Buster Posey (Ar-che-types) (Giants)
  • 197 - Glen Perkins (Gold) (Twins)
  • FHR-38 - Troy Tulowitzki (1st Homerun) (Rockies)
  • FHR-23 - Chase Utley (1st Homerun) (Phillies)
I got some decent cards here, the Kiermaier snow camo card was pretty cool, numbered to /99. I only got one White Sox card but I actually already had it because Jeff (2 x 3 Heroes) sent me the series 1 team set about a year ago so all cards up there are available. Like I said in my last post, I'm not worried about trading, if you see something you like, let me know and I'll PWE it to you. Otherwise, I give them all to my cousin for him to sell at card shows because he sends me a ton of cards all the time.

I have to run to Walmart a little later today and I'm going to try to grab at least a pack of 2016. I think I want to at least grab a pack of everything released, I don't know why, just to say I did I guess. Plus it always makes more blog posts other than my usual "look what I got" posts.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Box pick-up - 2014 Topps Update

I'm slowly getting everything ready for my January pick-ups posts, it was a lot of scanning. I also bought packs at 3 different times and I figured I do one of those kinds of posts, which is what this one is. I'm almost done with the scanning so hopefully not to much longer I'll be able to get those posts going. I got another package from Dennis and also another one from my cousin which is why the scanning is taking awhile, it wasn't just Ebay pick-ups.

I picked up a box of 2014 Topps update (it was discounted and there wasn't much to choose from). Here's what came in the box, I know it's an older set now but if you see anything you want, drop me a line, email is in my profile. I'm not even worried about trading, because I don't have much else but I don't mind sending you a PWE with that card.

  • US-220 - Roenis Elias (Mariners)
  •   US-90 - Steve Lombardozzi (Orioles)
  • US-305 - Sean Doolittle (A's)
  • US-233 - Nelson Cruz (Orioles)
  • US-223 - Yasiel Puig (Dodgers)
  • US-102 - Daniel Murphy (Mets)
  • US-310 - Troy Tulowitzki (Rockies)
  • US-246 - Erick Aybar (Angels)
  • US-105 - Ehire Adrianza (Giants)
  • US-184 - Danny Santana (Twins)
  • US-224 - Jared Burton (Twins)
  • US-231 - Brendan Ryan (Yankees)
  •   US-64 - LaTroy Hawkins (Rockies)
  •   US-20 - Gregory Polanco (Pirates)
  • US-100 - Jose Abreu (Checklist) (White Sox)
  • US-221 - Gregory Polanco (Pirates)
  • US-266 - Drew Smyly (Rays)
  • US-117 - Bryan Holaday (Tigers)
  • US-203 - Cole Figueroa (Rays)
  • US-172 - Tucker Barnhart (Reds)
  • US-240 - Aaron Sanchez (Blue Jays)
  • US-273 - Martin Prado (Yankees)
  • US-135 - Jake Odorizzi (Rays)
  • US-280 - Cole Gillespie (Blue Jays)
  • US-131 - Chris Denorfia (Mariners)
  •   US-75 - Nick Punto (A's)
  • US-257 - Eduardo Escobar (Twins)
  •   US-67 - Scott Van Slyke (Dodgers)
  •   US-42 - JD Martinez (Tigers)
  •   US-40 - Stephen Vogt (A's)
  •   US-36 - Vance Worley (Pirates)
  •   US-60 - David Ross (Red Sox)
  •   US-29 - Tyler Skaggs (Angels)
  • US-149 - CJ Cron (Angels)
  • US-214 - Tommy LaStella (Braves)
  • US-178 - Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers)
  • US-199 - Julio Teheran (Braves)
  • US-101 - Kyle Blanks (A's)
  • US-329 - Todd Frazier (Reds)
  • US-277 - Chris Sale (White Sox)
  • US-239 - Jose Abreu (White Sox)
  •   US-53 - Miguel Cabrera (Tigers)
  • US-196 - Erisbel Arruebarrena (Dodgers)
  • US-110 - Jackie Bradley Jr (Red Sox)
  •   US-88 - Jon Singleton (Astros)
  • US-262 - Eddie Butler (Rockies)
  •   US-87 - Allen Craig (Red Sox)
  •   US-86 - Cesar Ramos (Rays)
  •   US-93 - Troy Patton (Padres)
  • US-107 - Josh Collmenter (Diamondbacks)
  •   US-78 - Reid Brignac (Phillies)
  • US-323 - Chase Headley (Yankees)
  • US-138 - Asdrubal Cabrera (Nationals)
  • US-126 - Omar Quintanilla (Mets)
  •   US-31 - Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers)
  • US-120 - Randy Wolf (Marlins)
  • US-314 - Corey Dickerson (Rockies)
  •   US-32 - Mark Trumbo (Diamondbacks)
  •   US-23 - Ubaldo Jimenez (Orioles)
  • US-219 - Mike Olt (Cubs)
  • US-115 - Nyjer Morgan (Indians)
  •   US-65 - Chad Qualls (Astros)
  • US-236 - Jerome Williams (Rangers)
  • US-230 - Kurt Suzuki (Walmart Blue) (Twins)
  •   US-27 - Shin-Soo Choo (Walmart Blue) (Rangers)
  •     US-1 - Albert Pujols (Walmart Blue) (Angels)
  • ASA-GS - Giancarlo Stanton (All-Star Game Access) (Marlins)
  • TM-CG - Carlos Gonzalez (1989 Mini) (Rockies)
  • FN-JS1 - Jon Singleton (the Future is Now) (Astros)
  •   US-37 - Leury Garcia (Red Parallel) (White Sox)
  • PPA-HR - Hanley Ramirez (Power Players) (Dodgers)
  • US-118 - Collin McHugh (Gold) (Astros)
I was happy with this purchase just because I ended up with so many White Sox cards. The bad part is, I realized that I never updated my 2014 Topps update want list so I have no idea if I have any of these. The Chris Sale looks familiar so I might have that but I need 2 of his cards anyways (1 for team collection, 1 for player collection). I was really happy to get one of the colored parallel cards of a White Sox player on top of that.

All cards (Except the White Sox ones) are available, if you want one or a couple, just let me know. I scanned everything in the packs and will eventually get them up over at My Baseball Card Obsession so if you want a look at a certain card, let me know that as well and I can send you a scan.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Projects

2 Posts in a day, what the hell is going on here. I've been meaning to do this post and figured since I was sick and not moving around too much today, I would work on it.

I was inspired by Capewoods Collections when he posts his random cards from his collection, I noticed he has a number next to them.

Notice the card #5628

I saw that and thought, 'he must have every card he has numbered on a spreadsheet," followed by the thought, "I want to do that" so I have been working on that. I figured I might as well start with the cards on My Personal Collections, so I have started off with the very first post and have been working my way through. I've also been adding them to the spreadsheet as I add them to that blog from when I started the spreadsheet until today.

So this has been my process, every time I post cards to this blog, I post a copy to My Personal Collections blog, underneath the pictures on that blog, I add this information.
Then I go to the spreadsheet and log on all this information.

You can click on it to enlarge it enough to read (I think). 

First, I usually have to Google the number on the back of the card because I've already scanned it and put away by the time I post it. It's usually not to hard to find that info. I add the number, and then I link it back to My Personal Collections page for that card so you can click for an image. When I remember, I also like to go back to my have lists and put this link on those as well. Then I fill in the player, card, team, whether it's a hit, which of my collections that card belongs in, how I acquired it and where or from whom I got it. If I got the card in a trade, I link the name of their blog to their blog. I use the trade under the acquired loosely since I don't do much trading anymore, but I have a couple of awesome guys who still send me cards, if I ever get back into it, I'll send them some cards. This column gets tricky when I do cards that I've already posted to My Personal Collections because I have to go back through this blog and figure out who gave it to me (if I can) otherwise it gets listed as unknown.

Capewood has been at that for awhile.


But wait, there's more. After all that is done, I go back to this blog and make another copy of the card and post it to My Baseball Card Obsession. Then I select the next card and start all over.

So basically, posting a post to this blog has become more than just posting here but if I ever finish everything, it will look great and it's a way for me to know if I have oddball/inserts that I don't have listed in my want lists because I have a ton of those that if I run across them at a show, I have no way of telling if I have them or not. Plus, it gives me something to do while I'm sitting in front of the TV most evenings. I have been working on this for awhile, the last thing I posted, earlier today, was #851. Long way from the finish, but it's something.